Friday, May 6, 2011


Hello everyone!!

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog hop!

I kept trying to come up with a theme for a hop that was already done.

Then it hit me. My fiance's 6 year Cancer free anniversary is right around the corner,
celebrate that.

So here we are!

Let me introduce you all to Dan Carroll.
He was 24 when he found out he had Testicular Cancer.
At that age one never thinks something like that can happen to them.
Dan went through very extenisve Chemotherapy and surgery.

This is Dan after his first Chemo treatment
Not only did his life change but his entire family lives changed.
He continued his Chemo and constant Doctor visit.
During good & bad weather.

Here's Dan toward the end of his Treatment.

Here's Dan today with is #1 fan at Hunter's first Reds game.

So six years later, Dan is still Cancer free and has his own fan club (Hunter & me)

Thank you all so much again for joining me on my first hop that is so close & dear to my heart!

Here are some amazing women you need to see:

Here's my first card.

The theme I used for this one is HOPE
I used the Cindy Loo cart for the background and the H.

I will have a give away posted later today.
**I just moved and I need to find my usb cable :)  **


  1. Wow, what a blessing to be free of cancer! Best wishes, lovely inspirational card!Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  2. What a great cause for a hop. Great celebrations for great causes.
    I am a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  3. I am beyond words!! Thank you so very much for asking me to be a part of this. I loveit!

  4. I'm a NEW follower
    I have blog candy you can win
    Become a follower today
    Rebecca Minor

  5. Yay congrats to Dan a true survivor...what a wonderful blog hop!

  6. Beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiring story about Dan!

  7. tfs a beautiful story.. my daughter is 5 yr cancer free of cervical cancer.. Thanks for this log hop - sure to hop along. new follower as well!!

  8. Beautiful card! Great hop...thanks for sharing your story!

  9. Congrats on 6 years! Many MORE! Cancer touches so many. I lost my 3 y/o son to it.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  10. Thanks for letting me join in your hop. I'm so glad that your sweety has been cancer free for six years and here is to 100 more. Pretty cards I love the soft yellow. Hugs- Glora

  11. First off Congrats to Dan!....and his fan club, I am sure you all played a huge part in his victory! I think if cancer touches someone you love and together everyone recovers in a way we are all survivors. God bless and watch over you and your family and give you many more healthy years for EVERYone!
    Thanks for doing this hop, and glad I found your blog

  12. You are a very special person and this is a wonderful way to celebrate.I am so glad I found this blog hop.Your project is great and I am now a follower.
    Hugs, Anita

  13. Great posting Maria... he is truly a warrior. Your card is very pretty... Thanks for inviting me to be part of your hop...HUGS...SK :)

  14. WoW this is a great cause to celebrate! Our family just went through cancer of the nerve in my brother-in-laws jaw. This was his second round with it the first was 10 years ago now last September he found out it was back he had to have his jaw replaced with a bone from his leg then like your husband many treatments. Well, he found out two weeks ago he is also cancer free!!!! It is amazing how brave they are and were their strength comes from. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm a new follower
    Hugs, Lisa

  15. thanks for having me in the hop today Maria and wow to go Dan congrats on 6yrs cancer free!!
    I love your card the yellow is very pretty Hugs Debbie

  16. Absolutely beautiful card - I love the quote - for a very worthy cause. Congratulations to Dan for six cancer-free years and here's praying for many, many more. I am waiting on word if my cousin is cancer-free after treatments for breast cancer. It touches all of our lives.

  17. Wow!!! I love. What a blessing! I love your card. It's simply encouraging. You are wonderful to have organized this hop of continued hope in his honor. I pray that he continues to be cancer free as well as an inspiration to many others.


  18. He looks strong and healthy today. So glad to hear he his cancer free. What a blessing.

    Smiles Sher

  19. He looks strong and healthy today. So glad to hear he his cancer free. What a blessing.

    Smiles Sher

  20. Yours is a wonderful story. Cancer touches everyone when someone we love is diagnosed. My sister is fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma and we are praying a PET scan this month shows remission and she will then move on to radiation. My grandson had a brain tumor removed in 2009, it was benign, but is showing regrowth. My life has changed dramatically watching these two struggle. God bless you, Dan and Hunter. Your card is great also.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  21. Beautiful card...but what is even more beautiful is that you are having a happy life with the three of you, I am so happy everything went well and your sweetie has been 6 years cancer free, it is such a horrible disease. You have been blessed.

  22. What a great story with a happy ending. Your card is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  23. Great story,love your card.My mom died of cancer 10 yrs ago,I just did the relay for life! I am a follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  24. Thank you for the blog hop. I a new cancer survivor, 5 months out of chemo! I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in August 2010. My Cancer journey is documented at

    I am so thankful Dan is healthy and happy!!