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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blessed at 60 Birthday & Blogaversary Blog Hop -- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Card & Pin

Welcome to DAY TWO of Kathie's "Blessed at 60" Birthday & Blogaversary Blog Hop!!

What a wonderful treat to be back for DAY TWO of this fantastic hop with my friend, Kathie!!  Yesterday, we said HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathie...  Today, we are CELEBRATING that my dear friend has been BLESSED with so many "extra" birthdays since she kicked CANCER in the DUPA!!  Each of us have selected a cancer that we are interested in bringing more awareness about -- Even though this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (so do your self-exams, schedule your mammogram, and encourage a friend to do the same!!), it's important to be aware of signs and symptoms for other forms of cancer as well because EARLY DETECTION is ALWAYS our best defense...  If you missed DAY ONE of this super-special hop, I hope you'll visit all the projects from yesterday too (I've included the links for all of yesterday's projects all the way at the bottom of this post just in case you'd like to catch up!!)... 

If you hopped here from Jessie's blog, then you are in the RIGHT place!! :)  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our CELEBRATION, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kathie's blog because I really want you to be a part of this AWESOME celebration!! :)

I created a project to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer...  Each year, almost 22,000 women are diagnosed with this silent killer...  Since there isn't a standard test to diagnose Ovarian Cancer, it's important to know the 4 main signs and symptoms: 1) Bloating.  2) Pelvic or abdominal pain.  3) Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly.  4) Urinary frequency or urgency.  If you or someone you know has experienced these symptoms for at least two weeks, please be persistent when speaking with your PCP or make an appointment directly with a gynecologic oncologist.  For more information on Ovarian Cancer, and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance...
For my project I created a card that I can send to a newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patient...  If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ANY form of cancer, then you know that one of the hardest things about this disease is the fear of what the future may hold...  Knowing that you are cared for and thought of can make the difference in being able to stay positive.
The rosette on the card is actually a pin so that it can be removed and worn in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness...
The pin is very dimensional and is simply pinned to the front of the card...
That mix-n-match sentiment is from the "Owly Hoo Sentiments" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs - I love that there are so many neat phrases that can be used even without an owl on your project!! :)  ...(By the way, the Getting Cricky "Thankful" Blog Hop is still going on, so CLICK HERE for a coupon code on all of Kristal's stamps!!

I'd like to thank Kathie for including me in the Cancer Awareness part of her hop...  I'd also like to thank  all of my FABULOUS friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a WONDERFUL hop!!  :)

Now....   Before you leave...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

I have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and a stamp set to one fabulous winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this question: "Is there a cancer survivor or fighter in your life that you would like to recognize?"  I'll create a card similar to this one (with an awareness pin) for someone mentioned on this post (separate from the blog candy)...
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you subscribe via email (enter your email address in the box at the top of this page -- please leave an extra comment once you have CONFIRMED your subscription).  
  • You will also receive a BONUS chance should you decide to follow Love To Crop! via Networked Blogs OR "Like" the Love To Crop! facebook page (again, please leave an extra comment for each extra thing you do)...
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

I'm the LAST STOP on this hop, so if you've missed any of it, please allow me to direct you back to my wonderful creative friend... Kathie!! :)

And one last thing...  Please remember that Kathie has an INCREDIBLE giveaway on her blog to WIN a BRAND NEW Gyspy!!  You'll want to check out all of the details and enter to WIN (while helping out a really wonderful cause!!)... 

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!)

Kathie's Birthday Blog Hop

DAY TWO (October 23rd):
  1. Kathie
  2. Kari
  3. Debbie
  4. Carla
  5. Kathy
  6. Heather
  7. Vicki
  8. Tisha
  9. Jessie
  10. Amy

DAY ONE (October 22nd) -- in case you missed any of the fabulous Birthday projects!!
  1. Kathie
  2. Kari
  3. Debbie
  4. Carla
  5. Kathy
  6. Heather
  7. Vicki
  8. Tisha
  9. Jessie
  10. Amy
Until next time,



Love the card and thanks for the info!! I really wish i could say that I knew someone who is a survivor, 10 years ago my nana passed away from breast cancer, she had been in remission for 15 years but then it came back and spread. She was a survivor for those 15 years and I am glad she did or I never would have known her as i was only a baby when she was dignosed the first time. Thanks for the chance to win!! And again thank for inviting me to this hop!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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kathlee said...

You are the bomb Amy. Not only are you a fabulous crafter but your writing abilities are amazing. (I can't believe I am saying all this after you called my cat FAT!) are such a dear friend and I thank you for everything. I am looking forward to spending that week scrapping and I'm holding you to it! I am so proud to call you a friend!
{{hugs}} & love ya!

Lara said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing! lclass003atgmaildotcom

girlia said...

Great card and good info.

Jessica Buffa said...

Amy what a fantastic idea to create a card with a removable pin. I love the embossing, the pin is beautiful and the color scheme is gorgeous! So happy to have hopped both days and sad that it is over already :O(
Cancer has been a word I have been familiar with all of my life. I have lost a grandma and two uncles to this horrible disease. I am lucky to have all of my siblings and my mother who are all cancer free. I love participating with groups who raise awareness about early detection, support, and statistics. It means a lot to me personally!

Unknown said...

The pin is amazing. I love it. And loved that you used KAD owl set for it. Love it! My mom is my cancer survivor hero. If you have the time to check out my link today I would love for you to stop by and read about my mom and her fight against cancer. Thanks for sharing my friend

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Amy! I love the colors that you chose, and that the rosette is also a pin to wear! Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Wow What a Beautiful card love the way you made this the papers and color are great. thanks for the info to may dont know or think about getting checked out for this bad nasty cancer. thanks for this hop what a great Tribute to all thanks for sharing your story. you all have outdone yourseves with this very special hop.
much Hugs

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card! The pin is such a great idea! Cancer is a HUGE issue in my family. virtually EVERYONE in my mother's family died of cancer of various kinds and most of the second generation. In my own family of six siblings, three are already cancer survivors! Yeah survivors!!!

K Clark said...

wow... love the card with the pin!!! great idea

great hop and I love all the ideas! TFS

Unknown said...

beautiful card Amy, my grandmother died from Ovarian Cancer. There is a blood test you can take to see if you have it. Its called CA125 I have it checked yearly with my labs. Just in case.

Sugarlips said...

You did a fantastic job. The card is absolutely beautiful and I love that you can remove the rosette and wear it. Thanks so much for the info also, I never knew any of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and I can know be aware.

Vicki said...

Hey kiddo! Yet another incredible creation from you...I am happy to say that the checkup was recently and no masses on the ovaries! And the baby carriage, according to the doc is that of a 32 year old!! BUt do not more babies in this oven! LOL I appreciate you bringing this to everyone's attention. No one likes the exam but it is so necessary.

Love your card and the pin is the fun aspect of it. Follower OF COURSE!

Unknown said...

Amy my dear sweet friend, you are awesome!! This card is so special. A removable pin is so inventive. Thank you for all the info too. You are just so inspiring!! I am lucky in that as of now no one in my family has ever had cancer. Good genes maybe, or luck or God? But my best friend Michael, died of cancer in 2001 and he was only 41. One of the best men God has ever created. I miss him every day. My new grandson is named after him, Kyce Michael. Hugs, Pam

Cyndi S said...

Love your card. Thanks for bringing awareness to this form of cancer. We all need to be reminded to pay attention to our bodies. My Aunt Eunie had breast cancer and beat it. Sadly, years later she got another form of cancer and was not as lucky. She has been gone for about 14 years now and is still dearly missed. I am gladly a follower of yours on facebook and your blog.
cstephenson at q dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super card! Love the colors on this! My SIL is currently a Breast Cancer Survivor!

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