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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion: Breast Cancer Awareness & Link Up for Pink Party!! :)

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  It's one of my FAVORITE days -- and time for another challenge at Celebrate The Occasion!!!  This week we were asked to create a card, layout, or 3D project in support of Breast Cancer Awareness!! :)  The WONDERFUL CTO Design Team has some WONDERFUL inspiration for you, so I really hope you'll pop over and check out all the FANTASTIC ideas!!

I have several friends and family members who have battled or are battling Breast Cancer -- Because of this, awareness is something that I believe is very important...  It only takes a few moments to conduct a self exam -- YOU are the most important key to early detection...  Schedule regular mammograms, and encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same...

My card today is very, very personal...  I will be sending this to someone that was recently diagnosed.  I want her to remember that she is one of the most beautiful people in my life -- As she tackles the obstacles ahead, I will be praying for her and thinking of her and loving her...  I have already seen her incredible bravery...
This card is a "Wiper Card"...  When closed, it is a standard A2 size (5.5"x4.25").  It's called a wiper card because as you pull it open, a little something "pops up" from inside the card...  These are such fun and easy cards to make.  If you would like to learn how to make this style card, you can find the tutorial on my friend Erika's blog HERE...
My background paper is from the Creative Memories Simply Beautiful Power Palette.  I also used Pink Lemonade and Grape cardstock...
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!!)...
This phrase is from the Creative Memories "Think Pink" kit...  I added my Gelly Roll Stardust Glitter pen around all the edges for some extra "glam"....
The "Brave is beautiful" sentiment is from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs...
The Crinkle Ribbon I've used is from 3 Girl JAM and is called "Baby Girl" (I have a giveaway going on now for some of this ribbon -- If you'd like to enter, please CLICK HERE)...  And the BLING gems are from Creative Charms...

Now, pop on over and visit my creative friends at Celebrate The Occasion to link up YOUR card, layout or project celebrating a Birthday (be sure to use a balloon) for a chance to WIN this month's PRIZE!!  You have until Sunday, October 9th at 11:59pm to add your take on the Challenge!!  Hope to see you there!! :)

The other day, I created a set of FOUR Breast Cancer Awareness cards (also using the digital image from Karber) that I am using as a GIVEAWAY -- If you'd like a chance to win these (pictured below), please CLICK HERE for all the details (there's also a digi-FREEBIE and a "Fight like a GIRL" blog button for you to grab)!! 
Additionally, I'm linking this card up to the "Link Up For Pink" Party!!  When you create a project for Breast Cancer Awareness for CTO, be sure to also 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,

19 comments:

Celeste said...

WOW such a beautiful card... Thank you soooo much for linking up with us for link Up for Pink..... Hugggs

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

A beautiful card and your friend sounds like a beautiful strong person....I wish her the best and my thoughts and prayers go out each day for special people like her. Your cards will mean so much.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card, I am sending prayers to your friend!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

scrappin sista said...

Love your cards, nice work!!

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. I love the pop up idea.
Nikki x

Diane Hodrick said...

Your cards are super cute...love the swiper....and fantastic coloring! Thanks for sharing!

JulieK said...

Such a beautiful card Amy! Your friend will cherish it- she is lucky to have you in her life.
:)

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Amy,such lovely sentiments for your friend.
Jayne x

Pam said...

These are really wonderful cards. The image is great! and you colored it so good. I just said a prayer for your friend, and I will continue to keep her in my prayers. Hugs, Pam

JustYolie said...

Amy, I'm so thrilled to see another BEAUTIFUL BCA card!!

Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink....can't wait to see your next project...plenty of time to link up! :)
Yolie
www.JustYolie.com

GabyCreates.com said...

You did a great job! I bought this image! I have to create a card TFS
Thanks for linking up with us over at LUFP ~Gaby

Esther said...

Wonderful card!
I will send up some prayers for your friend!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful card Amy and the coloring is fantastic!! Cute image!! My prayers for your friend Amy.
Hugs

Jessica said...

Amy, I have been meaning to tell you that my CM package arrived last weekend. I took pictures as I was opening it and am hoping to get a blog post together as a thank you and shout out to you as well as Creative Memories! Thank you so much, the small cutter and new mat have really come in handy! And, how perfect that they arrived just before all of the WCMD fun and now LUFP!!! BONUS!!!
:O)
Jessica

Beckie said...

My goodness...I am so upset :( I so thought I had clicked follow you a long time ago. I have your blinkie on my blog...however, I just discovered I hadn't clicked to follow. Well, rest assured! I am following you now ;) And I still got your blinkie.

Super great cards. Love 'em.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really beautiful wiper card, my prayers are with your friend :)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Thanks for your awesome DT work in this challenge. I just entered it. So excited to be scrolling down and saw another challenge at the top of your blog too! Love it. Entering. You are one busy lady! That image is just perfect for the breast cancer theme. Thanks again! x

Carole said...

Such a lovely and fun card. Sending prayer to your friend.
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com

ScrapMyWay said...

Amy you did such an awesome job with the stamp. I love the pinks & purples and the added ribbon & glitter...gotta have the bling! TFS, Claire

 
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