Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teapot Tuesday - Dodge Balls and Buttons

Sometimes life throws us curve balls and sometimes, big ole' Dodge balls.  That's the case with this week's Teapot Tuesday Destination - MMTPT151.  Sandy Vadas is a friend of a friend.  I've never met this brave lady but she's already had to face more in a few years than most of us will in our entire lives. 

Here's a bit of Sandy's story as told by her friend, and mine, Susan:

Sandy Vadas is a nurse and works in the Cath Lab. She was married in April of 1991 and in Dec.1991 her husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s. They were told they would be unable to have children but Sandy had 2 boys . Between 1992 and 2007, Sandy’s husband had been in and out of remission a number of times, became blind, had a stem cell transplant, had 2 heart attacks and 10 stents. In 2007 he passed away leaving Sandy and the 2 boys.

Sandy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, had a bilateral mastectomy and went into remission 06/09 until now. The cancer returned this year in February and she is now receiving Chemo every week. She continues to work full time and loves helping people no matter what the issue! Every year since her husband’s death she has had a fundraiser called Dodge for the Cure. This is a Dodge Ball tournament to help raise money for the Oncology floor at the hospital because she wants to give back to the community.

The challenge this week is to make round cards for Sandy in honor of her fundraiser dodge ball tournament. 

based on this teapot

I love the clean shiny white base of this pot and the bright colored buttons so I used SU Glossy white CS for the circle base card, then put the scallop behind the base.  I've got a few buttons to straighten, I see!

If you'd like to send a card to Sandy, here's the address:

Sandy Vadas
C/O Susan Kujawa
5501 SE Meadow Springs Blvd.
Stuart, Fl . 34997

Cardstock - Stampin Up
Stamps - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Versafine
Accessories - buttons, glue dots, twine, PTI banner die, flower punches

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Bev Gerard said...

Wow, Charlene!
This button-loving creation is a perfect piece from the inspiration teapot!! Sandy is going to LOVE this, and the teaparty challenge is going to be thrilled with your creative take on this!


Lionelsa said...

Adorable card. It brings smiles :-)

~amy~ said...

Your card is sure to make Sandy smile...love all the buttons!

Sue said...

Wow Charlene you have the greatest teapots! I love this one, and the card too!
Great job, for a great cause.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

jen said...

This is a super fun & happy take on the inspiration(s)! :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for you did for me. I am now Cancer Free and I look back at the cards you all did for me and smile so wide. They make me HAPPY and I sent a photo to you with a huge thank you a while back. I just wanted you all to know how much you all carried me through such a difficult time. Now I am geared up for the dodgeforthecure tournament this May 12.2012 at Jensen Beach High School GOD BLESS Sandra Vadas

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