Saturday, June 23, 2012

Loving Women Of A Life Time


If  You Are Looking For "THINK IN PINK" BLOG HOP ~ HERE


 

Welcome to a very SPECIAL Blog Hop! This Hop will be dedicated to Women who have made an impact in our lives...

You will read about loving stories and see the awesome creations that these ladies have made for that someone Special. They made these projects and sent them to there recipients.
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I have Seven Awesome Sponsors for this Blog Hop!

Here they are!

Kat Shriber  She will be giving away a 30.00 CTMH Roxie paper kit!

Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen-   She will be giving away 6 of
her stamps (3 are her up coming stamp collection), and (2 )25 packs of wobbles!

LuAnn Hale-   she will be giving away a 40.00  Gift Certificate to her
stamp store!


Christy KerleyShe will be giving a $25 dollar gift certificate

Sarah Hamer (Pink By Design): She will Be giving away one of her stamp sets! ( 9 Months)

Cori  Ginger snaps scraps- is giving away  WINNER'S  choice of Camp A Lot, Little Miss or Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad!

And.....


K Andrews Designs: Getting Cricky~ She Will Be giving away one of her stamp sets! Also Don't forget to check out her Awesome Giveaway on her Blog!  It's the  BIG green giveaway!! She is   giving away over 140.00 worth of stamps just for entering a photo of you  with your favorite reusable cup!

I wanted to Thank them for being so generous and helping me make this hop more Special!

RULES HOW TO WIN THESE FABULOUS PRIZES:

YOU MUST COMMENT ON ALL THE BLOGS!!
FOLLOW MY FRIEND MANDY HENNIS and let her know I sent You!

For  An Extra Chance FOLLOW Me!

So Now onto my story and project that I have made for this Special Friend of mine.

So my story starts off back in Dec 26th 2011. My Son Ethan who is one year POST LIVER TRANSPLANT.. was put on the ventilator. His little body couldn't breathe due to the fact that he had two huge Virus's and those Virus's attacked his Kidneys and Lungs. So Dec 26th my son and I were Life flighted from Akron Children's to Cincinnati Children. I do not have any family there. So they took Ethan and put him in the PICCU and all I could do was watch in shock.. that night I got a call from the front desk asking me to come down stairs a lady was waiting for me... Now mind You Sue-Ann ( Suzy's Crafts) and I only knew each other from being on a Design Team... but other than that  we had  never met each other.
So I went downstairs and sure enough there she was with a huge bag and more importantly a huge HUG! I just cried.. I was happy that I wasn't there by myself. I took her to Ethan's room and there she looked at me with fear in her eyes.. and she had some tears coming down her cheeks and I told her aw don't cry. She just looked at me and told me NO MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS BY THEMSELVES.. Sue-Ann has been there for me ever since. Her family jokes and says yeah we thought mom was out of her  mind when she was going to the hospital to meet a young women who she has never met! Now I am part of her family. I have never met such wonderful people who open there home up to a stranger. Sue-Ann came and Visited Ethan and I at the hospital a lot! She helped me by giving me clothes, food and even money. We have gotten so close.. now we are inseparable!
Ethan is doing quite well and we will be heading back to Cincinnati Ohio on August 2 for his surgery on his tonsils and adenoids and a biopsy of his lymph nodes.
I am so blessed that God sent an angel to me during that hard time. I wouldn't know what I would have done if i have never had met Sue-Ann and her Beautiful Family!

So here is my project that I have made for her...


It's a Magnet Board!


These are the magnets that I made!





Thanks for stopping by.. I have a HUGE favor to ask of you! One of these Special Ladies will be receiving a prize from me.. After you Hop and if you leave a comment telling me who you think should Win you can get ONE more chance at the Giveaways.. Please tell me how I can contact you to let you know your a WINNER! ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY!

HAPPY Hopping!

Now onto the Fabulous SUZY'S CRAFTS


Here is the line up just in case you get lost on your way!


Suzy's Crafts http://Suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com ~Next~
Jessica Kephart http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/
Carla Townsend http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Shawnee Penkacik http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
Miranda Enclade http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Sylvia Gonazalez Solorio http://bellascrapbookingdesigns.blogspot.com
Cicily http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
Becka http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
melissa Pinter: http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com








57 comments:

Homespun Elegance said...

Awwwwww Melissa! That is just sweet as can be! I am so glad that you and Sue Ann found each other.

xoxoxox

Jessica @ www.HomespunElegance.blogspot.com

Barbara B said...

Melissa,
What a wonderful story! I was so choked up reading it. I love the Magnet Board. It is beautiful! Thanks for hosting this hop!

Barbara B
barbarab3.blogspot.com

Barbara B said...

Melissa,
What an awesome hop! I am still teared up from all of the beautiful stories! All the projects were fabulous and winners. It was hard to choose, but I vote for Suzy's Crafts! Her album is so beautiful!

Barbara B
barbarab3.blogspot.com

Shawnee said...

Beautiful project. I love how you met Sue Ann. I actually met Rachelle that way too except I was the one who was sick. Thank you for hosting an awesome hop!

Shawnee

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Susan Martin said...

Your story is amazing.. and I'm glad your son is doing well. What an amazing friend that was sent to you. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Susan
http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

ParkNSlide said...

God blessed you with a special gift when He sent you Sue-Ann. What a special friend and your story and project honor her in a special way.

ParkNSlide said...

I think that you are ALL winners for having the love and support of these women who have touched your lives and supported you through good times and bad. Based on the projects and the presentation of the stories, my vote goes to Barbara. I loved how she personalized her stories with all the photos and her card with the cat was my favorite.

Susan Martin said...

Wow.. really hard to pick someone.. everyone was so great with their stories and their projects. I would have to go with http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/. I really loves her story and her projects.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Aren't scrappy friends THE BEST!!!!?? I'll stop back after I've finished your hop ... love your story about Sue-Ann!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Laurie said...

So glad Sue-Ann was there for you. Love the magnet board!

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Project Mel!! I'm so Glad that Suzy was able to be there with you physically when we weren't able to be!! She IS AN ANGEL!! WE LOVE YOU SUZY!!! Your Project is beautiful!! Can't wait to hop the rest of the way through this wonderful blog hop!!

Many Blessings,
Tina
http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Kathy H said...

Awesome story and so wonderful to have Sue-Ann support you... I have to check the other hoppers yet later.

KAT said...

i knew you would choose sue ann. i would have too. i think you are both very special in that you share and love. although it was very difficult to choose who i think should have an extra chance at winning something, it boiled down to my choice being jessica. her story really inspired me. if i were younger and didn't have to work to support my family, this is something i would have liked to do. work with people needing special care. giving them hope. i admire that in her, and hope you do as well.
nice stories by all. you are all blessed to have that 'special woman or women' in your lives.

Suzys Crafts said...

ok Melissa, I had to come back after reading all the blogs because you made me CRY! Girl you know I love you! I made Doug sit her and read it and he teared up as well! But I think you have it wrong, YOU are the inspiring one! You are a strong, god loving, beautiful woman and have taught me so much about faith. I am so lucky to have met you. Thank you and hurry up and get down here and bring me my present!! It is beautiful. Thank you so much. We all miss you and you know we adopted all of you! LOL. Now to vote, I too must say Jessica. All the women in this hop are so wonderful, but her story is so touching about helping others. She is wonderful!!

angel4ever said...

The world is always a wonderful place when you have wonderful friends to share it with you for better and for worse!

Your project is beautiful!!! I love it! ♥

Tiffany
angel4ever-thecraftyteacher.blogspot.com

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Amazing - and you story is amazing - what an extrememly thoughtful person Suzy must be. Thanks for sharing - I'm off to hop and I'll be back:-)

Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Hop!! Just hopped all the way through! My favorite project was: Cicily http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/ I just loved her Card!! It was So creative & Loved the design!! Although it was hard to pick just one project as they were all wonderful!!

Amazing Hop Mel!!
Thanks so much!!

Many Wonderful Blessings,
Tina

Karons Krafty Korner said...

WOW - what amazing stories everyone has shared the important people in their lives . Do I really only have to choose one? It has to be Jessica from Homespun Elegance - awe inspiring story and amazing projects. Thanks for such a wonderful blog hop. Regards, Karon.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

luv the care and generosity you're showing ~ Beautiful project & So Honouring... she couldn't help luving it !
following already ;)

Jacki Randolph said...

Hey, you should of warned us we needed a box of Kleenex for this hop!! OMGoodness, all the beautiful inspiring stories!!! You are so blessed to have found SueAnn, God knew she was the perfect Angel and knew the love and bond would be strong!! Bless you both for being such beautiful and strong ladies and sharing your stories with us today!! I am so blessed to have you both I can call a friend!!!
Love ya girl!! A fantastic inspiring hop!!!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful weepiness ! have loved hearing these stories and the willingness of the bloging women who shared is a Gift!
Great idea for a hop, Mel..TY!
Barbara gets my vote for your query..
have a wonderful weekend of Honouring women ! sooo pleased to have hopped!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

oh , and i did FOLLOW MY FRIEND MANDY HENNIS and told her you sent me..;)

plus being your own follower frm earlier

Rebecca said...

Your project is amazingly beautiful, and your story is even more so. You have been so blessed with the gift of friendship by Sue-Ann! Love and friendship can go so far in one's time of need! I am so happy to hear that your son is doing better and will pray for him for his future surgery and his continued good health as well as you and your entire family!

Rebecca said...

This is my after-hop post. This was such as inspirational and uplifting experience for me, although it left me in tears! All of the stories were so amazing, but I think that Sue-Ann touched me the most because she came to the rescue for someone she really didn't know personally and "changed" Melissa's whole situation by providing her with so much. A friendship like that is truly a blessing!

--Rebecca
RebeccaJoNH@gmail.com

Kathy said...

OH Mel, you are right, I am going to need a box of tissues.Angels come to us in so many ways. Sounds like Sue Ann is yours. I adore your project, love the butterfly magnets, and the colors are wonderful. I hope I get to meet you when you come to cincinnati. Hugs Kathy, I follow you and Mandy.

Sheri R said...

A heart-breaking and heart-warming story all in one :)

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sheri R said...

I am a new follower!

sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sheri R said...

Although all the stories were wonderful, as were the projects, I vote for Jessica at Homespun because I have a feeling she will use the prize to help out the 'Mommies and Kiddos'.

Sheri

Sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Kathy said...

Hi Mellisa, I loved the hop!!! It was awesome, so many wonderful and tearful storys. What a wonderful way to do a hop!!! I loved all the storys! I think homespun Elegance was my favorite. What a giving place. Hugs Kathy You have my e-mail. Have a wonderful weekend and love and hugs to your son. :)

SherriB said...

Awwwwe--that was such a touching and heartwarming story! Sue-Ann really is your angel.

You did a beautiful job on the magnet board!

Miranda said...

Melissa, what a wonderful story and an awesome project! So happy I could be a part of this fabulous hop!
Miranda :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Mel I am so glad Ethan is doing better. It was a godsend that Suzy was there for you. It says a lot about the two of you how close you continue to be. Great friends are hard to find and you two hit the jackpot. I love the magnet board you made it is beautiful.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com
(I signed up to be an email follower on Mandy's blog and would like to sign up as one on yours too but didn't see a link)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow what a wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us and reminding us how simple things we do can affect others! This story is truly touching and I am so glad there was someone there for you and your son in your time of need. Many thoughts and prayers for all of you!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

silvia said...

Hi Mel,
such a wonderful hop!!
My heart goes out to youy and Ethan. ((((HUGS and Prayers))))
Your gift for Sue-Anne is beautiful just as she is a beautiful "gift" to you.

silvia
www.sillyscrap.blogspot.com

silvia said...

I just finished the hop and I would choose
Jessica @ www.HomespunElegance.blogspot.com
a winner. I LOVE that she is getting involved to help others.

silvia
www.sillyscrap.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

What a wonderful story, she sure was your angel:) glad your son is doing better.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ok and this is super hard to pick a winner out of all of these wonderful stories, but I am picking Suzy's Crafts, something in her story really touched me! Thank you so much again for this hop and for sharing all of these stories and projects with us!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! your story is something that just bring gooose bumps to my arm. You must of felt so alone and then to have a super women appear out of nowhere just when you needed her, she is a angel for sure and to think you had never met before. I am so happy to hear that your little guy is doing much better. I remember reading your post over on facebook and had the littl guy in both hubbys and my prayers for a very long time.
jennyplace26@gmial.com

jennyplace2 said...

Also wanted to let you know that I am a new follower and loved your project.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

jennyplace2 said...

Just finished the hop and was so taken by all the heart warming stories the girls were willing to share. I also went over and followed your friend blog and let her know that you sent me. Hope you win the contest.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Well this was a hard choice BUT I kept coming back to your story on how Sue-Ann helped you out and her story about her mom. No wonder she is such a caring person. I vote for her to get the goodie you have for one of them.
Thank you for such an inspirational blog hop!
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Cathy said...

I enjoyed the hop, love your project by the way,I would like to try to make one.

I followed all and enjoyed their stories!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I let Mandy know you sent me. Forgot to do that when I signed up earlier. lol It's that ol' sometimers again.
Hope you get some great blog candy!
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say earlier I let Mandy know you sent me. Good luck to you.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

oops thought that other one got lost. lol
dmcardmaker

Norma G. said...

Hi Melissa, this is such a beautiful story. It's funny how God always puts the people we need in our lives when we need them. I'm sorry to hear your going through such a hard time right now. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday for the "Well OWL Be" Blog Hop :D

Theresa said...

What a beautiful story...it's amazing how selfless someone you never met could be..you are both very blessed

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Super Awesome Magnets Board.. love the papers and the colors. the Butterflies are Amazing love love Butterflies. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Iam a new Follower and I when to Mandy Hennis and told her you sent me. Beautiful Story.
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

I loved all the stories I read today, but the way Sue ann reached out to Melissa touched me more deeply than th eothers since she opened her heart to essentially a stranger..how amazing. Thanks to you, and all these ladies for sharing today.

scrapperbecka said...

Mel
That is a beautiful story and you are so lucky to have a friend like that. Good luck with the upcoming surgeries.
Becka

Candace said...

so glad SuAnn was there for you when you needed it. I thought of you often when you were really struggling with watching your little boy going through so much. I really hope it's all UP from here. :)

Can't wait to hop! :)

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Candace said...

PS - I am already a happy follower of yours!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Candace said...

I think SuAnn deserves the special prize... not only for what she has done for you, but for her awesome story about the ladies who have overcame such hardships in their lives. She seems like such a compassionate lady - the world needs more of her!

Great hop! :)

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Christine Kiehl said...

I have to agree with Park n slide, you all are winners for having such wonderful support system for each other! Sue-Ann obviously feels blessed by having the two of you in her (their) lives as well! Friendship is much like that HUG she gave you, you can't give one without getting one in return! What a beautiful heart felt project. Thanks for the hop! Christine at jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

Karen L said...

I don't know if I'm too late for the hop but just wanted to say that you are a special friend and that this magnet board is so pretty! That you appreciate your friend and her support and want to acknowledge it in this way just has me in tears. So glad to hear that Ethan is doing okay and will be thinking of you.

Karen L said...

Wow, I am still all choked up by the amazing stories I read. So hard to pick a favorite post and project but I would say Homespun Elegance's project just had me amazed!