Inspired by Your Amazing Courage

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card of inspiration. My card today was inspired by the amazing courage of my neice … Samantha Rose. I’m using the Greatest Journey Bundle … this was on my Wish List from the moment I saw it, and for very personal reasons. I love the sentiments and they are inspirational, yet there is one that is “inspiring” and that is the one I’m using today. I’m also using the dies, specifically the “rider on the bike”.

She was just a little girl, a baby when they discovered that Sammy had CF / Cystic Fibrosis. It affects their lungs and we were told to prepare that she would not have a long life expectancy (things are better now for children) and her health was critical so many times … but this girl persevered.

Approximately 14 years ago she went through her first “double” lung transplant, and has since has another. She is so grateful for her new chance at life (and her donors) that she is not wasting a second … she experiences all she can in life. She has journaled her experiences and connected with others suffering from CF. She has joined in to raise awareness as well …

She continues to amaze all of us .. family and friends, she is a true inspiration. But I have to share the pictures of HOW she celebrates her life that inspired my card today ….

She’s on that bike …

So my card today has the biker in the mountains ….

And I am truly inspired by her courage, the way she chooses to live her life and honor those who gave that second chance to her.

And if she’s nice biking in those mountains, she’s climbing them! Yep … this photo still makes me hold my breath!! Oh Lord, look how high she is!! I could go on for hours about how proud I am of her and the way she honors the life she was given… she is an inspiration. Love this girl …

And flowery foo foo cards are just not her style (that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like flowers) but I just felt this was so fitting for Sammy. The designer paper is so pretty and coordinates perfectly with this bundle, so with some paper and a couple die cuts the card was ready for the sentiment … Inspired by your courage!

Oh yes, and my oldest grandson, well a picture is worth a thousand words! And video’s … oh my, they can be hard to watch LOL.

More power to those who follow their dreams and inspire others by living their best life. I’ll stick to my passion of card making and sharing that!!

I hope today’s card inspired you. Just so you know, there’s also a tent and a hiker in that bundle, and I have something floating around my mind for one of the designs in that Enjoy your Journey designer paper. Can’t wait to share that one with you!

I think you will agree that this bundle and coordinating designer paper will be an adventure to stamp with as well. Thank you for sharing your time with me today. Have a beautiful day ~

Here is a list of ingredients that I used on today’s card …. Click on the image for more information or to begin shopping. Thank you. ❤

4 thoughts on “Inspired by Your Amazing Courage

  1. What a wonderful Aunt and Grandma! I think everyone is encouraged by your niece and the direction her life has led her. Praise the Lord! Sharing His Love, Jean

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