Friday, October 5, 2012

Keep Fighting


 
It's that time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the wonderful folks at Splitcoaststampers is hosting the 3rd annual Hope You Can Cling To. This month long event encourages papercrafters from across the globe to make and send cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. If this sounds like a cause you can get behind click the link to learn how you can help. Most of us know someone who has fought breast cancer, is a survivor or is currently going through a battle with this disease. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor, one of my BFF's lost her mom to breast cancer and I'm currently on a design team with two ladies who are going through their own battles with breast cancer. One being, Jennifer Scull, and I'm sure most of you know who Jen is. :) She's fighting a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer but I'll let her tell her own story. Click the link to see how she has been coping since her diagnoses in February of this year. If you would like to help or learn more about HYCCT then click here for the details including the address to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. (I highly recommend that you read this first before you begin making your cards.)




I wanted to make a card that would let the person receiving it know how special they are and to keep up the fight. One of the things I learned from my aunt is how discouraged you can get while going through this crises in your life. It is meant as a gentle reminder to keep going, one day at a time. I used two coordinating dp's from Cosmo Cricket's-Tea for Two 6x6 paper pad and Bazzill Basics Paper-Pinkini to create my card. I love the nestie friendly stamps that Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps created to work with Spellbinders Labels. I used two of the Very Vintage Labels 10 stamps for the front & inside, stamped each one in Memento Angel Pink and die cut each with a Labels 10 die. Both sentiments are from Verve, the quote by Snyder is from One Person and the inside sentiment is from Words of Wisdom, and were stamped in Memento Rosebud. I've kept it simple and sweet by adding pearls to the corners, paper flowers from Recollections, and a strip of decorative ribbon (which we were asked to do) for the Strip Tease challenge at SCS. You can view the gallery for this challenge by clicking here and hopefully it will provide inspiration in creating your own cards. :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by! Before I go, I'd like to welcome my new followers and thank those of you who leave a sweet comment for me. It means so much!

Hugs,
Lisa

10 comments:

Lisa M said...

Such an outstanding card L1.
I am so touched by your post and words of encouragement and what an incredible cause for us cardmakers. Whomever this is going to will no doubt feel your love and support and caring thoughts. It's absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs to you my friend and have a wonderful weekend and stay out of the theme parks. ;)
L2

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Lisa and the words on it are so true.

Greetings Janny

sassy said...

what a beautiful card perfection hugs sassyxxxx

butterfly said...

What a powerful and moving post, Lisa - and a really beautiful card with all the supportive encouragement you talk about just shining out of it...
Alison x

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful card to honor your friends!! You have a great style of writing. Love the feminine colors and papers - and of course those WM labels!

Tracy said...

Lovely card Lisa for such a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing. :-) Hugs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Lisa. That tag is gorgeous and the paper flowers are lovely.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the fancy label and beautiful blossoms! Happy World Card Making Day!

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards and such a worthy cause. This is near and dear to my heart as I have a family history and our family has a vested interest in providing quality care in our community. This is such a wonderful idea to share our cards!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the sentiments inside and out! LOVE theWM label and the pretty flowers! Fab card someone will truly be encouraged by!

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