1.You all know about Elmo, the furry and red little monster from Sesame Street.
2.Well behind every great Muppett is a loving Mother, and I am here to tell you about Elmo's mother, Mrs. Elmo.
3.Mrs. Elmo's fur is shocking pink and was quite surprised at Elmo's fire engine red fur at birth, but there are many different lineages of furry monsters on both sides of the family so that explains this red headed giggly cutie!
4.Mrs. Elmo has survived breast cancer and volunteers at the hospital playing scrabble with the patients as they receive their chemo, which can take hours at a time. She LOVES to volunteer and LOVES to play scrabble and LOVES the color pink!
5.My card was inspired by THIS CARD of Jenns. I changed from Elmo(red) to Mrs. Elmo (brightpink), made a square card, and added pink ribbon, primas and scrabble letters. Congrats Jenn for being featured stamper!!! Thanks for the challenges Bethie and Cindy and have a sublime Sunday!
6.I really do love scrabble and played with my Mom for hours and hours during her life and especially during her illness. She could whip my butt at the NY Times crossowrd any day but I usually won at scrabble. the games score paper was the last game my Mom and I ever played, and she won! My brother swears I let her but I did not.
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010 GMT Views: 1339
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 35866
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 @ 9:21 AM
What an awesome card, NR, sure to bring a bright smile to a patient! I love your sweet background story a la Mothermark. Take care and know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you.
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Registered: February 24, 2008 Location: MN Posts: 11495
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 @ 10:39 AM
Your card is just adorable....And I loved your story... The fun you had with playing scrabble with your Mom is soooo precious...isen't it wonderful to have memories like that. Mine just passed away in april, so this hit home when I read this.