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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that is a subject very close to my heart literally, as it is the demon that I live with every day, Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

I was first diagnosed in 2004, so I have been dealing with it for many years and up until the past couple of years I was doing fine. I will now embark on a change of treatment to monthly infusions, so I depending on how my body takes them, I may not be able to post quite as often as I would like, but please stay with me, as my craft and family is what keeps me going!!!

Today, I have a card which has the slogan “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. An initiative of MS Research Australia, the mission is to accelerate Australian research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS.

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The minute I saw the stamp set, Sealed with Love, I noticed the lips and knew I had to have this set to create my own cards for MS. It also had the word KISS, which is perfect for my sentiment. The black font I printed from my computer.

And check out my Everyday Hero wonder woman, she just says to me, we can beat this disease and it’s not going to define who we are!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this card?

You can see more about the Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising @KissgoodbyetoMS or make a donation to this wonderful cause.

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Everyday Hero, Sealed With Love
Inks: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolour Pencils, Triple Banner Punch

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7 thoughts on “Kiss Goodbye to MS”

  1. Sending love and best wishes with the new treatment, anything that can help you and the others who have this is a real bonus. Love and I will still follow you as I know first hand the hurdles one has to jump to get over these things that get sent our way.

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  2. Love the card and the sentiment even more. I also have family members who lived (my aunt) and (her granddaughter) are living with the disease. Please keep your focus on your family and what you love to get you through the change in treatment. Best wishes with the new treatment. Success is just around the corner…be patient and have faith. You are in my prayers and positive thoughts!!! Cyber hugs.

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  3. Hello Kate- I was drawn to your blog by the beauty of your cards, not knowing you have MS. You see. I also have MS; I was diagnosed in 1991 and have done well. But the last 5 or so years I have had more leg weakness. Stamping and card making are therapy for me. I live in the U.S. and my doctor has talked about infusion therapy as well. I am currently on an oral medication.
    I will be very interested to hear how this new therapy goes for you! Thank you for sharing this Kiss MS goodbye card! Love it!
    Take care,
    Julie Monson

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    1. Hi Julie, had my first infusion yesterday and all went really well, no reactions! Feeling very positive now. I was diagnosed in 2004, so not as long as you, but the weakness in my legs has become much worse in the past two years, which is why I had to change meds from the oral ones. Hope you are doing okay xxx

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