***I'm giving away today's card. Read below for more details.***
I love that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Don't get me wrong--I hate the fact that cancer of any type even exists. I'm just grateful that we take the time to raise awareness, to encourage each other to go the doctor for check-ups, to raise funds for cancer research, and to surround our family and loved ones as they battle this terrible disease.
In October of 2006 my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought her battle and won. I am thrilled to say that she has been cancer free for seven years now. I am so grateful that I still have my mom.
Ever since then, I can't help but think of my mom every time October rolls around. I'm a sucker for anything that has a pink breast cancer ribbon on it. If I see a product being sold where the proceeds are going to breast cancer research, most likely I'll buy it. So it should probably come as no surprise to you that I've purchased my fair share of breast cancer stamp sets, paper, etc. I sat down with my supplies yesterday and decided to make a card with my stash.
I started with this sketch as inspiration for my card.
Although the glitter ribbon looks red in the photo, it is actually hot pink and very sparkly. The "think pink" sentiment and the polka dot layer behind it came as part of a kit that I bought. Each of the layers is popped up on dimensionals.
I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make the tag on the card. I thought the tag looked a little plain so I added pink pearls at the top and bottom. I finished off the tag with a Pretty in Pink Bow. There is pink everywhere on this card!
If you look closely at the DSP, you'll see that the pattern on the paper is made up of four breast cancer ribbons placed together so that the open ends of the ribbon form the "diamond" shape. It creates a beautiful pattern.
The inside of the card is very clean and simple.
Now I need your help. I would like to send this card to somebody who is currently battling breast cancer. Please leave a comment below nominating somebody to receive this card. I will choose somebody to send this card to on October 20th. If you don't want to leave the person's name below or share details, you don't have to. Just let me know you have somebody in mind and I will contact you privately for info if your name is drawn. If you'd like to share their name and story, that's fine too. Only share what you're comfortable with.
Please share this post with others so they can add a name to the list as well. I'd love to brighten somebody's day who is currently battling this awful disease.
Thank you for your help and thank you for stopping by!