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Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness

We are in the last days of October, a month that has the great designation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In other words "Pink" month.  This has special meaning to me because I am a survivor.  In 2006, October, I had my usual check up, but things were all so usual.  By the middle of the next week I was in for a biopsy and a week later was in the hospital for a lumpectomy.  I thank God for each opportunity that He gives me to witness about the comfort and Grace of my Heavenly Father.  I can't tell you how important it is for each and every woman to have regular check-ups.  I did and we caught mine, if we had not caught it, because it was in the lymph nodes, the end could have been much different.  Survivors have the special privilege of having required check-ups at least every 6 months, and I make those too.  God is good, He has blessed many men and women with the brains and integrity to become doctors.  To diagnose, find and remove cancer cells, tumors, etc.  Then there are reconstructive surgeons who do their part in making women who have mastectomies feel and look nearly normal again.

So here is my card.  My Pink card as a tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness.  Pink is in!

As usual I have sprayed this with Tattered Angels so the sparklies make it harder to take a great picture.  To give an idea of depth I took a picture from a different angle.

I made both flowers by hand, the lower flower just by taking a 12" strip of paper at 1 1/4" wide, scored every 1/2".  The little flowers are just small punches that I have cupped and layered to give a small bud look to.  The upper flower was an attempt at making a mum centered whimsical flower.  The die cut branches, leaves and swirls are Marianne and MFT.   The hat pin I made again with whimsy in mind. The cute jeweled butterfly is the perfect addition to the cute littler flowers. Most of my hard embellies like pearls and the hat pin are from my favorite spot - PizzazzAplenty. Finally there is a verse of encouragement on the inside from ODBD.  The bright center in the flower is from Stickles.

The end of October is here, but that doesn't mean taking medical responsibility of your body is over, or it's to late for this year, "I'll do it next".  If you haven't had your appointment for this year yet, stop.  Take the time to do it now.  If you have kids, do it for them, Every child deserves to grow up with their mom ;)  Blessings and special love for those of you who are survivors as well <3

Thanks for stopping by!
This card has been entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes, Craft your Passion: Flowers and Bling, Crafty Ribbon Challenge: Bingo (all but Lace),  Our Daily Bread Designs: Pink


Tui Nathan said...
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Tui Nathan said...

Great card cindy ... love these fancy flowers - great texture and dimension!!!

Jan Marie said...

So very beautiful! Love the flowers, love the flowers, love the flowers! (And the swirls and gems and that background DP is gorgeous! Blessings!

Jenn said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and good luck!!