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Monday, October 3, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness -- Link Up For Pink & Fight Like a Girl!! Freebie & Giveaway :)

Happy Monday, everyone!!  Are you settling in to the fact that it's already October yet???  Where did summer go???  Today, I actually started my first fire of the season...  Since staying bundled up in multiple blankets on the sofa while the thermostat read 51 degrees in my living room was NOT an option, I made the "furry" family happy and filled the fireplace with a warm, crackling fire...  And that decides it...  Fall is upon us.

With the changing leaves and crisp, cool nights comes something else...  Football players sporting pink socks and armbands...  Band members with pink feathers atop their hats...  Office staff trading button down oxford shirts for pink polos and t-shirts...  Kiddos with temporary pink ribbon tattoos on their cheeks and hands...  Waiters with pink pens, stores with pink shopping bags, pink tractors, pink signs, pink pins and a sea of pink everywhere else ya look too...  That's right -- It's October, and that means "Breast Cancer Awareness" month...

My friend Lynne over at Her Craftiness asked me to help her "Think Pink" and share her personal mission of Breast Cancer Awareness...  I'm delighted to be one of her Guest Designers for such a worthy occasion.  I created a set of cards (that I will be giving away to one person who comments both here and on Lynne's blog -- on the post with my card)...
This card was something new for me -- It's a "hybrid" card.  I designed the main part of the card with my Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus software (available HERE)...  I love my digital software for all kinds of things -- card-making, scrapbooking, projects, and so much more...  If you're looking for an easy-to-use digital scrapbooking software program, I can't recommend any other product more.  I've been so impressed with this software -- If you're ready to try some digital software, please feel free to download the FREE trial version HERE...  And while you're there, be sure to check out all of the amazing digital content available HERE...
I picked up this fantastic "Breast Cancer Awareness" digi stamp from Karber Digital Images -- It's on sale right now for only $1.80!!  Since I've used a Karber Image on my card, I can enter it in their Weekly Challenge (Challenge #42 -- Anything goes using a Karber stamp!!)...
I used my software to create this great "FIGHT like a GIRL" tag...  I can use this tag as an embellishment on my digital pages, print it out to use on cards, or even add it as a button on my blog!!  Would you like to use this tag on a project of your own???  Or would you like to post it on your blog in support of Breast Cancer Awareness???  I have it as a FREEBIE for you today!! :)  I do ask that when you create a project with it that you would please include a link back here so that others may also enjoy creating projects with this tag:
*** To download this tag with the best quality, click on the tag, then right click and "save image as"...

If you would like to post this "tag" as a button on your blog in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, simply right click on the code in the box below, click on "select all", then right click and select "copy"...  Go to the design tab on your blog, select "add gadget", select "add html/java" option, right click in pop up and select "paste", then save.
Fight like a GIRL!!
Copy and paste the following code:
I can't stress enough the importance of taking steps for early detection...  Talk to your daughters, your sisters, your friends about doing self-exams...  Schedule a mammogram for yourself, and invite a friend (or friends) to do the same...  And if you know someone who has been diagnosed with this disease that does not discriminate, please...  find ways to be an encourager, a supporter, and the hug that your someone needs...  And most of all...  Love them through it:

** If you cannot see the video above, or wish to view it on YouTube, please CLICK HERE... **

As I mentioned earlier, I created a set of FOUR of these cards that I am using as a GIVEAWAY when you leave a comment on my post here AND on the post with my card over at Lynne's blog!!  So if you want to win these (4 cards with envelopes):
Please be sure to visit Lynne (and become a follower) too!! :)

And if you'd like to create a project for Breast Cancer Awareness, be sure to check out the "Link Up For Pink" party over at the lovely Yolie's blog (it's also taking place at Celeste's blog and Gaby's blog)...  They have over $3000 worth of prizes and giveaways!!  WOW!!  Additionally, you can create a card (or cards) to be sent to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition -- your note of encouragement will be included in "Friends Like Me" care packages distributed to newly diagnosed cancer patients...  Please be sure to pop over and check out the "Link Up For Pink" Party today!! :)
Until next time,


Anonymous said...

beautiful card... I love it... thank you for the freebie. Thank you for joing us for Link UP for Pink..... can't wait to see more of your projects.

Tami B. said...

OK, I now have an Amy V. download in my free digi files. Is there anything left that you haven't done yet Wonder Woman?
Love the cards and the button/badge/digi. Thank you, I look forward to using it on a card. Are you going to have them put it up on Free Digital Stamps?
I can't wait till we have our first fire. (That's the "official beginning" for us too.)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and sentiment. I haven't tried a hybrid card yet - I love my embellishments too much!
Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog and I am now a follower here. I love your explosion purse, by the way!
Nikki x

Iris Benkel-Sommer said...

what a wonderful card,
i love the image.
do you cut the sentiment with a cutting machine?
what machine do you have? i have a BlackCatCougar.

best wishes

JulieK said...

Beautiful card Amy!!

Rhonda Emery said...

this card is so beautiful I love it.

PapaSue said...

An array of lovely cards for a great cause.

Thank you.

Melissa said...

Your card is beautiful!

RiNNE said...

so gorgeous! i love how simple it is but delivers a grand message!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing The Karber Challenge :)

Tambo said...

Amy, this card is stunning. Very beautiful! My BFF had stage 4 BC last year, having a double mastectomy. It was very intense, being with her during the before and after. She is cancer free now and I am thankful for everything that is done for cancer patients. It is so scary. I get my mammogram faithfully every year! tfs Tami

Tambos Creations!

JustYolie said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! I just love how used the outline of the image! Gorgeous and creative!

Thank you so much for linking to Link Up for Pink! I hope you create another project....there's plenty of time! :)


Jess said...

Hi Amy! My name is Jess. It's the first time I get into your blog andI have to say that it's awesome! From now I'm a new follower! Your cards about the Breast Cancer Awareness are absolutely perfect. I've put the button on my blog :) Thank you for sharing it!

Laurie said...

Really pretty card! I posted the button on my blog too and intend to link up when I make my card for the challenge.
Laurie fellow DT member

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful. I have been keeping my eye on this digi. I love how you made your button and I am sure I will be grabbing it. Thanks for all you do
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here
burffrau @ aol dot com

DIANA L. said...

great card Amy. I love this link up party.

Janet said...

gorgeous v]card and thanks for the freebie
also thanks for the tip regarding the CM software I have it just didn't realize how much can be done with it.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet said...

I love that image! I purchased it myself and you did a great job with it!
Thanks for joining us at LUFP! Hopefully we see more of your creations ~Gaby

Darlene said...

Beautiful card!!

Eva Laney said...

Gorgeous card Amy and thanks for the button.
Eva :0)

Jessica Buffa said...

Amy, your cards are so lovely. I love the soft edges and the shade of pink you used. I grabbed the image (to make some cards) and I put it at the top of my sidebar as I feel it deserves its rightful place there to be seen by all! Thanks for sharing!

AmyJRockstar said...

I would love to win these cards! They are so gorgeous! I'm gonna have to check out that software for sure. I really want to try digital scrapbooking, and I want a program that allows you to print what you create as well. Please email me if you have any advice or other words of wisdom on digi-software. I'd appreciate it! Thanks for the freebie too! I'm heading over to Lynne's blog to comment right now. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

My FAVORITE!!!!!!!!! TFS

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