Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Assignments sent

Happy New Year everyone!

After what seems like forever, assignments are finished and sent to you via email. Let me know if you do not receive them. Now I am off to play in my card room so maybe I will post some samples to inspire you.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

To all of our Send Love Today family,

We wish you a Blessed day with your families and hope that you make memories to last a lifetime!

Hugs and Love
Sandi, Linda and Barb

Monday, December 7, 2009

Two more angels

Well it certainly has been a rough week for SLT friends. We lost two more friends; Claire and Andrew. If you wish to sign their Caring Bridge or send Sympathy cards, I am sure both families would appreciate them.

Thanks for all you do to bring smiles to our friends; YOU do make a difference!!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Nathan is now our angel

We just heard the news that Nathan has passed away. His family is VERY grateful of the support he has received from all of us at Send Love Today. Thanks for all you do to bring smiles to those dealing with this terrible situation!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I love beads!

Here is an easy card to make with beads. Just put red-line tape around the shape and add beads. It looks so cool when finished. Hope all is well in everyone's world! Thanks for all you do!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Hi everyone!

Nathan now has a blog for anyone who wants to follow his story. It can be found at nateyfight.blogspot.com . Thanks for all you do for SLT!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Luke is now an angel

Luke lost his battle this week and is now free from his suffering and is an angel in Heaven. His memory is a treasure to all who knew him and he will be deeply missed.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Inspiration from Tanya

Here is a wonderful card from Tanya. We cannot express enough how much your cards mean to all of our SLT friends. To update you; Luke and Claire are currently in Hospice care. Thanks for all you do!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dominic earned his wings

This was on Dominic Horns Caring Bridge site:
Sunday, September 20, 2009 8:27 AM, CDT

This morning I don't have the words.

Dominic has flown to heaven this morning after a very long night. I don't know what else to say. He passed at 5:50 this morning. He has always been an early riser and has woken up in heaven.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Just an update. Maddie's mom switched her from Care Pages to Caring Bridge. Her new site is caringbridge.org/visit/madelinekojeszewski She also has changes to her profile. Maddie is now in 4th grade and no longer likes Disney princesses. She is very much into the Jonas Brothers and High School Musical now. She still likes everything else listed under her info. She has an MRI this Tuesday.

The photo is of an art doll that a new volunteer is making for our friends. Aren't they fabulous! She found us through and ad in Art Doll Quarterly and we are thrilled that she is volunteering to make one a month for us. Bayleigh was a first recipient of one and LOVED it! Thanks to all of you for all you do!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Great News from Ann

Marlo (a.k.a. Ann) sent us this email. "I wanted to let everyone know,yesterday was my checkup........and NO changes!!! So now I go just twice a year for mri's,dr visits!! It will be 4 yrs in feb.......I am so blessed, and wanted to say thanks for prayers ,encouragement and well wishes!! most of all for your friendship! hugs and love to all marlo


Monday, September 7, 2009

Volunteer Get Together

Hi Everyone!

I sent out an Evite today which tells you about our first Volunteer get together on October 10th, from 9-11 AM, at Panera Bread in North Olmsted. I only sent it to the local Ohio people but if you live further away and want to join us, we would love to meet you too!

The inside of this wonderful card, made by Jodi R., reads-

An Ordinary person
facing extraordinary
circumstances and
acting with courage,
honor and self sacrifice

Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Our SLT Cowboy Angel

Hi everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that we lost another friend today. John Williams, our SLT cowboy, earned his wings today. His strong faith and love for everyone is an inspiration to all of us. He followed Stacy's Never Give Up motto right to the very end and he will be deeply missed by all of us!

If you recently were assigned to send cards to him, I will be reassigning you someone this weekend.

Thanks for all you do, both John and his wife, truly appreciated all the smiles our SLT cards brought to him!

Long distance hugs
Sandi, Linda & Barb

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Craft N Things

Hi everyone!
Great news! Send Love Today was written about in an article in the current issue of Craft N Things. We were pleased to get publicity and hope that it brings in more volunteers.
Here is a very cute card made by our volunteer Jodi! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Volunteer's website

Hi everyone!

By now you should have received the assignments for September and October. Please remember that this week though, is still the old schedule. We will be trying to post updates about our friends here so all can be aware. We get thank you notes that are really to all of us and wanted a place to share good news and updates.
If you are looking for some wonderful ideas, check out one of our volunteer's websites. It is FABULOUS! The address is www.avantcarde.etsy.com


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Fun

Hi everyone! How appropriate I showcase one of my mom's cards on her birthday. She is a very special lady and does A LOT for SLT ! Thanks Mom and Happy Birthday! And thanks to all of you too for all you do for our friends!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Loss of a Dear Friend

It is with a heavy heart, I write to inform you that Alexa B. loss her battle and earned her wings this morning! Her family will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Even if you are not assigned to her, I am sure the family would appreciate cards from friends at Send Love Today!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another great card!

It is amazing how fast time goes. Please continue to pray for Alexa B. She is amazing and her family is too! They told them 3 weeks ago that Alexa would not make it through the week and here she is still fighting. Please also keep Caleb S.'s family in your prayers, as losing a loved one is always difficult, especially someone as precious as Caleb.
Here is another wonderful card from Jodi! Thanks for all you do for our Send Love Today Family!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thanks Jodi!

Here is a wonderful card from our volunteer Jodi! She sent some others too I will share with you. Just a note, Alexa B. has had an amazing week and her family is blessed to have this extra time with her. Luke P and Caleb S are having a tough time right now.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Paper Bag Fun

Hi Everyone!

Here is a fun idea. It is a card I made at Inky Antics booth at a stamping show. If you haven't heard of this company, you should go check it out. They have fabulous stamps and ideas! Anyway, this one is made with a lunch bag and opens up with a message, but also a slot if you want to include a gift card or extra surprise note. Sorry I scanned it in wrong. Have fun with it; the possibilities are endless! I have even made with white, red, or blue lunchbags which I find at Target.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sorry for my missing in action!

Hi everyone! Sorry I was missing in action! With the end of the school year and my son's graduation, needless to say it has been hectic. (Besides, I wanted to leave Pam's eagle picture up because it is ADORABLE!) Anyway here is a simple card idea that was made with a premade notecard and then embellishing it. Enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pam's Eagle

Oh my Gosh! This is absolutely adorable! And you would not believe how quick she makes these. Pam, is one of SLT's volunteers and has made all sorts of crocheted items for our friends; blankets, hats, and shawls. This one is her latest and soon may become our new mascot. THANKS Pam!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thanks Ashley!

Hi everyone! I hope all of you enjoyed Mother's Day with loved ones! I know I sure did! Here is a sample card from one of our volunteers Ashley! Thanks for sharing with us! Anyone that wants to have their samples posted here, just send them to me and I will share with our group!

Thanks for all you do for SLT!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sentiments for inside cards

Hi everyone!
One of our volunteers asked for ideas for the inside of cards. Here is one I have found so far. It is made on excel and the bottom row shows the categories you can click on. I will keep looking! They love any messages. I comment on their personal favorites or sometimes just tell them I am thinking and praying for them. If you have any ideas, post them here.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fun use of eyelets

Okay everyone, now I am not a big fan of eyelets but when I was taught to make this one using the eyelets to pull ribbon through for the dragonfly, I thought it was very clever. Hope you like it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April Showers

Hi everyone! Wow, did time get away from me or what? I never in a million years would have thought that it has been a month since I posted. That will not happen again. I took a short trip to Florida to help out with my granddaughter, went to Artiscape in Columbus, and who knows what else took the time. Anyway, here is a card I made at my Cuy Falls club; those ladies are awesome! TGIF!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thanks Jodi!

Hi everyone!

Here is a card sent to one of our friends by our volunteer Jodi. It is ADORABLE! Remember, if you want your creations posted here, send them to me and I will add them.
If you have extra time and want to send an extra card, Sarah is having a difficult time with her platelets lately. She is such a cutie though, she still has a wonderful smile.
Also, sympathy cards to Cheyenne's family, I am sure would be appreciated for our newest angel.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for all you do for our SLT friends!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hi everyone! This week was up and down with Cheyenne having such a rough week. She made it to Disneyland for her birthday and had a great time. Speaking of great times, I spent the day with my sisters Barb, Linda and Jan along with my mom yesterday and boy did we have fun. Mom twisted our arm and made us go to Archivers (they know her by name)...LOL. Here is a card my mom made. She makes such wonderful cards! Be sure to count your blessings each and every day. I know I do, with my family being one of my biggest blessings!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sister Sue

Another week has flown by. I have so much to do in my craft room and so little time. Here is one of our sister Sue's cards. The photo really doesn't do it justice because it cannot show the 3-D effect her cards have. Each one is a FABULOUS creation! What you cannot even see is that on the inside she stamps sentiments on polymer clay and then colors them with chalks. I keep telling her she needs to submit some of them to Somerset Studio or any of the Stampington magazines for publication. Thanks Sis, for your inspiration and for all you do for SLT!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


I feel so blessed to be working with so many caring people. It is amazing the amount of donations we receive, cards we receive and volunteers' commitment to helping our brain cancer friends! Here is a card from Julie; she hand stitched the saying on this and other cards she sent for our SLT friends. THANKS for all you do for SLT!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Day

Again, the time has flown by. I was so busy with our church marriage enrichment day I didn't post here for two weeks. Here is a card from one of our volunteers which is just adorable.

Remember to cherish your family and friends. I spent a WONDERFUL day with my family yesterday. My family is so important to me and I just couldn't imagine life without each and every one of them. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and such wonderful friends and I hope you have special people in each of your lives too.

Long distance hugs,

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Time flies

It is amazing how time flies! It seems like just yesterday I posted to this blog and it has been over a week. Here is a card one of our volunteers made. Nancy is also in my Circle of Friends group and is a very special person! Thanks Nancy for sharing this with us! (She has several others too I will post soon!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another snow day

Hi everyone!
We have yet another snow day here in Ohio! Fun for teachers and students but traveling is ridiculous. Here is a cupcake card we made at club. It is really easy. Put the frosting part through a cuttlebug and then rub chalks over it. Put the bottom part through a crimper and it looks just like the cupcake wrapper. Hope you enjoy this one.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Birthday card

Hi everyone!
Here is a card I made using some of Alexstamping ideas, combined with Stampscapes. It is actually for my brother in law, not SLT but I thought I would post it because it could be used for all types of cards.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lauri C's card

Here is a card a volunteer sent for our friends. Before we send it out, I thought I would post a copy for inspiration. If any of you ever have any cards that you would like posted here for others to see, please email me a copy or send it to me and I will post before I mail.

Stay warm!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Stay Warm

Today is another day off from school because of the temperatures. I hope all of you are staying warm. It is a good day to make cards and if you need inspiration I found this Flicker site which has all kinds of cards made with rubberstamps. You can look at the cards without joining...click on group pool....but to add your own cards, you need to join.



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow Day

Hi everyone!

Well teaching does have an extra perk in the winter time.....a snow day. Actually it is a cold day because our temperatures are so low here. So here is another site I found while surfing. It seems to have lots of good links.


Monday, January 12, 2009

One Powerful Hour Challenge

One of the ladies from my Circle of Friends group has a wonderful challenge site called One Powerful Hour, where you have one hour to create and clean up using a theme. This week's theme is birthdays and it happens to be her birthday, so here is my creation for her and her challenge. Happy Birthday Caroline; I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Another link for you

Hi everyone!

Here is another site for you to check out when you have time. Please let me know if you find any helpful websites to post too!

Long distance hugs


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


YAHOO YAHOO....we have had 5 new volunteers this week....keep spreading the word for us!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January February assignments

Hi everyone, Here is the schedule for January 2009 AND February 2009. It seems to be working better doing two months at a time; please let us know if you have problems with this. PLEASE BE SUREYOU HAVE MY EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK SO IT DOESN’T BOUNCE MY EMAIL AS SPAM. I am sending this as TWO EMAILS; one is the news and the assignments and the second email is the addresses. Hope this helps. As you heard by now, we are sad to report we lost two friends; Ella H and Jon C earned their wings in November. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both families. We welcome new friends; Kole M, Brian E., and Peighton. We also welcome new volunteers; Lisa A., Margaret, Mildred, Kevin, Misty M, Danielle, Lori W., Ellen P, Margie R., Cheryl A, Shan Pals, and Leah A. Thank you so much for helping to bring smiles to our friends with brain cancer. If any of you belong to any card making groups, please tell them about us. SLTprefers to have handmade cards sent, but this is NOT a necessity. Some of our volunteers are purchasing cards to send which is just as wonderful. If your card making groups or clubs wish to make cards one month, they can send them to our P.O. Box. I hope the blog links have been helpful. I have not been posting a lot lately because it does not seem to be visited often. I will keep posting links for you to use for creative ideas for your cards. If you anything you want linked, please let me know through the site or through email. http://sendlovetoday.blogspot.com/ Also, we now have a store set up where anyone can purchase merchandise with Send Love Today’s logo and website. Check it out at http://www.cafepress.com/sendlovetoday

Birthdays for January and February. Friends (If you wish to send an extra card, we are sure they would enjoy the birthday wishes!) Caleb (Jan 7), Drew G (Jan 18), Hunter (2/9), Alexa B (2/21), Ella W (2/24) Volunteers: Suzann (Jan 2), Beth C (Jan 10), Brooke (Jan 16), Carol and Shan Pals (1/23) Ellen (Feb 4), Jan P. & Rebecca P (Feb 15), Karen (Feb 17th), Sandi (Feb 22) We hope all of you have a very special day!

Please let me know if this schedule does NOT work for you or if you are unable to meet your commitment;remember someone is counting on you. (If ever you wish to change your commitment, either MORE (lol) or less per week, simply email me!!) You can send little surprises too if you wish. Be sure to sign the card with your name and also SEND LOVE TODAY. (You can sign your first, or first and last, whichever you are comfortable with). You are not required to update me every time you send a card but you certainly can if you have the time. ***There is a wonderful website called CaringBridge(http://www.caringbridge.org/) which has daily updates on some of our "friends". It is nice to see the faces behind the names we send cards too and keep updated on the struggles they are going through. You can always drop them a line on their websites too.
Sarah's is www.caringbridge.org/visit/sarahecouncil
Marlayna's is www.caringbridge.org/visit/marlayna
Alexa B's is www.caringbridge.org/visit/alexabrown
Bayleigh's is www.caringbridge.org/visit/bayleighphillips
John S’s is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/johnshattuck
Olivia’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/oliviabelle
Owyn’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/owyntylerlaw
Andrew’s is www.caringbridge.org/aws
Erin’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/erinroderick
Justice’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/justiceredman
Krystin’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/krystinp
Diana’s is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dianawagner
Trevor’s is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/trevortredaway
Rian’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/riananderson
Maggie’s is www.caringbridge.org/va/maggie
Drew’s is caringbridge.org/va/drewb
Harley’s www.caringbridge.org\visit\harleycombs
John Williams is listed under johnwilliams
Kayla’s is www.caringbridge.org/visit/kaylamella
Hunter’s www.caringbridge.org/visit/huntertownsend
Benjamin’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/savingbenjamin
Peighton’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/peightonbailey
Quinn’s www.caringbridge.org/visit/quinnrooney
Kole’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kolemiller
Briannah’s www.babybriannah.org
Emily B’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilybeck
Emily Lee’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilylee
Vinny’s www.caringbridge.org/visit/vinnydigerolamo
Cheyenne’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/cheyennebroswell
Claire’s http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/clairemccolloch

There is also a place called Care Pages. You have to set up an account first to view them but it is similar to CaringBridgeand gives you photos and updates. Log in at www.carepages.com, then the individual’s name.
Maddie ( Madeline’s) is under Maddiekojeszewski
Chris B’s is under OurPeanut
Jack’s page is under JacksonRyan
Caleb’s is under keepingupwithcaleb
Conner B.’s is under Oobi

THE SCHEDULEFor each of the 4 weeks in January beginning with the week of January 4th ANDthe 4 weeks in February:
Sue F – Marilyn, Diana (every other week)
Ann Ries- one to each (please let me know when you can no longer do this Ann)
Beth R – none for January
Debbie W –Alexa S
Debby B – Ann
Diane R-Bayleigh
Jan L – Erin
Jane T – Justice
Jeanne P – Madeline
Jenn A – Quinn
Jodi R – Trevor
June J – Harley
Karen R. – Briannah
Kristen Kojeszewski – John W
Linda S. – Diana
Michelle H – Benjamin D
Misty B – None for January
Nancy P – None for Jan
Sandy Popa – Cathy H
Trish K – Ella W
Valerie B – Emily B
Vicki W. – Maggie
Tiffany – Mark
Allison - Drew
Karen M – Vinny
Sharon S – Hunter
Sarah D – Andrew
Beth C – Chris B
Libby A – Conner M
Renee R – Krystin
Christine P – Owyn
Rebecca P – Caleb
Jeannnette – Cheyenne
Shelly D – Claire
Patricia S – Conner B
Girl Scout Troop 143- Jack
Bridget S – Marilyn, John S.
CheyenneM – Marlayna, Olivia
Elaine S– Sarah, Peighton
Karla G – Brian E. Kole M.
Kathy S – Alexa S., Ann
Michelle A. – Bayleigh, Erin
Noreen S – Justice, Madeline
Sarah Elizabeth – Quinn, Rian
Cheryl R. – Trevor, Harley
Jeri – Briannah, John W
Diane K- Kayla, Benjamin D
Pamela E – Alexa B, Cathy H
Loisirene – Ella W., Emily B
Carol H – Emily Lee, Maggie
Amy H. – Mark, Drew, Vinny
Linda T –Mary Pham
Barb W – Hunter, Andrew, Chris B.
Cathe G – Conner M., Krystin, Owyn
Kimberly T – Zach, Caleb, Cheyenne
Krista S – Claire, John S. Marilyn
Kristen Kolesar – Jack, Marlayna, Olivia
Marlene P – Conner B Sarah, Peighton
Mom – Rian, Kayla, Zach, Emily Lee
Sher R – Brian E., Kole M., Alexa S
Suzann S- John W., Chris B.
Tori D – Andrew, Conner M, Krystin
Cee I – Cheyenne, Claire, Conner B
Jessica F. – Owyn, Zach, Caleb
Lisa W – Jack, John S. Marlayna
Lisa A – Olivia
Margaret – Sarah, Peighton, Brian E.
Mildred – Kole M
Kevin K – Mark
Misty M – Alexa B
Ellen P – Ella W.
Margie R – Cathy H., Emily B., Maggie
Cheryl A – Emily Lee
Shan Pals – Drew, Vinny
Leah A – Hunter

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope this year brings you many smiles because you are taking the time to brings smiles to those dealing with brain cancer and you deserve smiles too! If you have any links you want me to add to this site, please let me know!

Thanks for all you do! Enjoy the new links!