Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month Card #1


As if you didn't already know, today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As a three year survivor, I am very aware of the importance of yearly mammograms as well as seeing your physician whenever something doesn't fell quite right. Supposedly there are no symptoms..but I beg to differ.

Beginning about seven months before my diagnosis I persistently didn't "feel well." I was tired and feverish most of the time. Of course I self medicated and was able to fell "okay" several days out of the week only to have the not "feeling well" return. I also noticed that I was exercising  regularly and while my clothes were fitting better, my number on the scale never changed. I ALWAYS lose weight when I exercise. All that is to say there may not be specific symptoms associated with breast cancer but there will be something! My mother and my aunt are both survivors and they both whole-heartedly agree.

This year I plan to donate 31 cards ( a card for everyday) to my oncologist's assistant. She likes to send to patients that might need a little "pick me up." I've donated in the past but never this amount. I have to post most, if not all, of those cards here. Wish me luck and take care of your breast health by scheduling your mammogram today!

Image is from KennyK and colored w/Copics. Sentiment is from Sassy Studio Designs. Papers from my stash w/Sizzix ribbon die-cut. Glitter from Martha Stewart.

Challenges entered
Link Up for Pink
Dream Valley ChallengesGo Pink (BCA)
The Hybrid Chick - Use 7 things on your card ( I used a digi, die-cut, sentiment, bling, designer paper, glitter, and embossing!)

sparkle - http://www.sparklee.com

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you on fighting the fight! I love your beautiful card-- and I think it's so amazing that you are sending out 31 cards! You my dear have inspired me to create 31 breast cancer themed cards this month to send out to an organization as well! I better get creating :)

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  2. Congrats to your Mom, Auntie and you for fighting a good fight!! You SOOO can make 31 cards and I hope to see them all linked up. :) :) Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, hope to see more of your cards entered.

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  3. Praise GOD and what a blessing to bless others in the process. They are going to be thrilled to receive your beautiful cards!

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  4. I hope you make your goal of 31 cards, what a AEWSOME idea!!! Congrats for being a BC Survivor!!! I follow your blog and read it daily... I am getting my mamo on the 8th for the first time... I have reached the 40 benchmark where it is suggessted, I am very nervous because I think I felt something in my self exam... anyhow I know this is probably t.m.i but thanks for your story and what you are doing for the cause!!!

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  5. Awesome card!! LOVE the sparkly gloves!!

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  6. Love your card. What a pretty way to put up a fight! Thanks so much for joining on the Card Caravan at the Hybrid Chick

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  7. Congrats on being a Breast Cancer Survivor! That is a true blessing...I hope you make your goal of 31 cards! This card ROCKS!

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  8. Your card is amazing and your personal story touched my heart - God Bless YOU!!! I pray you make your goal, you've got a great reason too!!!
    Tina

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  9. Congrats to you and all survivors. Good luck with making those 31 cards. I know each of them will be greatly appreciated when received. By the way, love this card :)
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  10. AWESOME goal and AWESOME suggestions for checking our breasts! Thanks for sharing with a new follower. Your card is a knock-out!!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your card. The image and embellis are awesome. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  12. God Bless you for fighting the fight and remaining a survivor!! I too am a survivor of 7 years now... WooHoo! I love your card ... shows spark. Can't wait to see what else you have. Great idea about giving the cards away!!
    Blessings, Cheryl

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  13. Darling card!
    You did a fabulous job coloring it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

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  14. Awesome card! Great job on the coloring. Good luck with making your 31 cards, what a wonderful thing to do. :) I'm a new new follower. Hugs, Tami

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  15. I love this! Perfect image and sentiment combo! I just bought the heart ribbon paper. Love the sparkle on her gloves and your coloring is outstanding! Good luck making the 31 cards! That is a wonderful thing you're doing! So happy for you to celebrate 3 years! Sending {hugs}!
    Regan

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  16. Love your image and all the bling you've added! Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink and spreading awareness!

    Many blessings,
    Zeni
    www.scrappyzeni.com

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  17. Oh lovey, I so appreciate this post! My mother was a Breast Cancer survivor and yet it wasn't until she was diagnosed that I was informed how to check myself, and now I and my daughter both know what to do. Yet there doesn't seem to be much information out there. I'm certain that your post will alert more people to the dangers - thank you!!

    And thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges, too!

    love Mags B x

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  18. CONGRATS to you, your Mom & your Aunt!! Amazing Suvivorship! Awesome idea to make and send cards! Your card is beautiful!

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  19. Congrats to all you girls for fighting the cancer.Today My hubby's little niece of three years died of cancer.Its so good to hear your a fighter.

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  20. Your card stood out in Link up for pink.

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  21. Beautiful message.....i love your fighting spirit:)

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  22. Visiting from Link Up For Pink. Like the coloring of your digi.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. Visiting from Link Up For Pink- what a fabulous card, amazing colouring and gorgeous colours you've used x

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  24. Well I am definitely liking your style. Three times in one day and I will be back.

    Have fun creating and YES YOU CAN!!!

    With smiles

    Laine

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  25. beautiful card. Thank you for linking up with us at Link Up for Pink.
    Celeste

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  26. What a great slogan and I love how you've coloured her, this is a fantastic card!! XOX Lucy

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  27. Congrats to you, your mum and your aunt! I was just over at Link Up For Pink where your card caught my attention, so I thought I'd pop over and have a closer look. Great image and sentiment, not to mention your idea of creating 31 cards this months, best of luck with that. It's a beautiful thing to do.

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  28. Your card turned out fantastic! Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, you still have time to enter a few more cards! :)

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