Thursday, October 3, 2013

3rd Annual Link Up for Pink

It's time again for the 3rd Annual Link Up for Pink. Click on the link for more details. 
This is a cause that is close to my heart because I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 27, 2009. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Mine was detected during my yearly mammogram and by the grace of God I am still here. Please remind family and friends of the importance of yearly mammograms. If you cannot afford one, check local clinics because at this time of year many offer free screening. If you are one that is opposed to the Obama health insurance initiative, think again. The low cost insurance plan that just went in to affect would afford the usually uninsured the opportunity to have the availability of such an important procedure easily available. The plan also puts to an end the practice of cancer survivors like myself being turned down for insurance or procedures because of "pre-existing" conditions! Spread the word. "Screening Saves Lives."
I'm a little late getting my first card posted for LUFP. I'd love to surpass my goal of 30 cards from last year. I don't think that'll happen because I will be out of town for four days next week. I'm sure I can post at least 15. An average of one a day is certainly doable. Wish me luck. In the meantime why don't you "Link Up for Pink."

Kraft cardstock card base
Ike's World freebie image - Awareness
Copic Markers
Create with TLC sentiment
Spica Glitter Pen
Spellbinders Nestabilites Lacey Squares die
Sizzix "pink ribbon" die
Glitter paper
Misc papers left over from last years LUFP
Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge rolled flowers
Martha Stewart medium branch punch
Foam Dots

Challenges entered
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Turtle Soup Crash your Stash challenge - Use 2 papers that are at least a year old
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - Pink or Cancer Awareness/Support
Top Tip Tuesday - Flowers (Week 1) DT Call
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Pretty in Pink/Awareness
Glitter Text Generator


  1. Love your card and the message is profound!

  2. oh my this is so beautiful and lovely all in one...amazing..found you over at link up for pink

  3. Hi Rachelle, glad to see you're joining Link Up for Pink linking party!! I have been watching for your gorgeous cards. You are awesome for making so many cards and sharing them here. Glad you are doing well


  4. This is a beauty! I love it!

    Tiffany ♥

  5. Saw your card on LUFP and had to stop by. Beautiful card, and such lovely coloring. :) hugs, Kimberly

  6. Beautifully done :) Saw you at LUFP hugs Nikki

  7. fabulous card, love the colouring. Saw it at LUFP

  8. Excellent art work! Congratulations!

  9. OMG!! Every thing about your card is just stunning! Love the way you colored Ike's image. Your rose arrangement is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Ike's World Challenges!

  10. A stunning card and the image is coloured so well Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  11. Wow! This is an amazing coloring on image. Her 'Make Up' is flawless and and I love this! Lovely flowers and perfect sentiment. Wonderful and I appreciate you joining us here at Ike's World Challenges, Shoni - DT

  12. You've done this image proud. Beautiful.

  13. You have coloured Ikes lovely image so beautifully. Stunning card,Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ikesworld this fortnight.

  14. What a stunning creation, your colouring of Ike's image fabulous. Love the addition of the flowers, the perfect finishing touch :) Hugs Jane IKEsWORLD DT

  15. Beautiful Martha!!!! So glad to see you back this year!!!
    Thanks for joining our linking party!!!!

  16. Stunning! Love your coloring on this lovely image!

  17. Stunning card, your colouring of Ike's image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Ikesworld :)

  18. That is a BEAUTIFUL treatment of Ike's image. Thank you for joining in the fun at Ikesworld. xxx Keren

  19. This is stunningly beautiful - I love the way you coloured her and your roses are gorgeous :-D

    This image is called "Awareness" and is by me at IKEsART :-) Perhaps you could amend it from 'unknown freebie image' ?
    Thank you for joining us at Ike'sWorld Challenges.

    IKE x

  20. You did a fab job with Ike's image. She's a beaut isn't she? Love your coloring. Hugs~Patti

  21. Hi Rachel: Nice to see you again! Thank you so much for sharing your own story; it will be very helpful to all that read your blog. It takes courage to not only go through what you did, but to help all womyn by talking about it. Bless you for that! Your card Rachel is stunning. You have every bit of it created with such beauty...your coloring is fantastic, the flowers, the die, the papers - and to have the ribbon paper included - just fantastic Rachel - just lovely. You have really brought it for Ike's World Challenge. Thanks for that on behalf of the Challenge. Soulfully Yours, Samara DT Ike's World Challenges

  22. ohhh so pretty. Love the way you have showcased the image. Bless you for spreading the word out and so glad your's was cut in time!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Ike’s world challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

  23. You have done such an incredible job colouring Ike's beautiful Awareness image. Your card overall is just so soft and pretty. Love the floral cluster too.

    I am so happy to hear that you are one we can count in the survivor column. It is so good of you to continue to get the word out so that others can catch it in time themselves.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the current Ike's World Challenge.

    Lisa D., DT Member

  24. Beautiful creation for a very worthy cause.
    Love and Hugs

  25. Gorgeous coloring! All of your cards at LUFP look amazing!

  26. Beautiful coloring. I saw your card on Link Up 4 Pink