Wednesday, October 31, 2012

One Happy Cat

My breast cancer card for today features a smiling kitty sitting inside some frilly lingerie.  This is a Penny Black stamp and I love that it portrays a sense of whimsy and joy.  Joy is hard to come by sometimes.  But if we take time to do something we love or be with someone we love, it becomes easier.



This stamp is a large image so I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.  I colored kitty and the other elements with Copic markers (yes, it's fun to color even when you're 66!) and matted it with some pretty pink stripe paper.  I finished it off with a strip of another patterned paper and a pink cardstock base.



There are many cancer survivors who deserve peace and calm and joy.  Hugs the ones you love and I hope it gives you much joy.

One Happy Cat

My breast cancer card for today features a smiling kitty sitting inside some frilly lingerie.  This is a Penny Black stamp and I love that it portrays a sense of whimsy and joy.  Joy is hard to come by sometimes.  But if we take time to do something we love or be with someone we love, it becomes easier.



This stamp is a large image so I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.  I colored kitty and the other elements with Copic markers (yes, it's fun to color even when you're 66!) and matted it with some pretty pink stripe paper.  I finished it off with a strip of another patterned paper and a pink cardstock base.



There are many cancer survivors who deserve peace and calm and joy.  Hugs the ones you love and I hope it gives you much joy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Think Pink

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Girl is the image for my breast cancer card today.  She is holding a pink ribbon in the shape of a heart.  Both digital papers are from Daydream Designs.  I particularly love the one with words of hope and encouragement.



Yesterday I accompanied a friend for a test to determine the extent of suspicious cells that need to be treated.  She handled it well and hopefully it will be good news.  I admire her courage and know she will heal in both mind and body.



 So always Think Pink!  Not just in October but every day.

Think Pink

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Girl is the image for my breast cancer card today.  She is holding a pink ribbon in the shape of a heart.  Both digital papers are from Daydream Designs.  I particularly love the one with words of hope and encouragement.



Yesterday I accompanied a friend for a test to determine the extent of suspicious cells that need to be treated.  She handled it well and hopefully it will be good news.  I admire her courage and know she will heal in both mind and body.



 So always Think Pink!  Not just in October but every day.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Strength and Hope

When facing breast cancer, you must have strength and hope.  Strength to follow through with diagnosis and treatment.  Hope to know that however it all turns out, it will be ok.  The glue that holds both of these qualities together is our faith in God.  He is a rock, a shield and a comfort.  He is the only certain thing in our lives.



This sentiment from Daydream Designs is one of several taken from the Hope Endures set.  I made the digital image quite large to be the focal point of my card.  The white heart frame is a journaling card and I thought it would be perfect for this sentiment.  I finished it off with black and pink cardstock.


   


$3.95 for 10 images and sentiments.  They all can be layered, resized and recolored.  Thanks Diane for recognizing that hope endures!

Strength and Hope

When facing breast cancer, you must have strength and hope.  Strength to follow through with diagnosis and treatment.  Hope to know that however it all turns out, it will be ok.  The glue that holds both of these qualities together is our faith in God.  He is a rock, a shield and a comfort.  He is the only certain thing in our lives.



This sentiment from Daydream Designs is one of several taken from the Hope Endures set.  I made the digital image quite large to be the focal point of my card.  The white heart frame is a journaling card and I thought it would be perfect for this sentiment.  I finished it off with black and pink cardstock.


   


$3.95 for 10 images and sentiments.  They all can be layered, resized and recolored.  Thanks Diane for recognizing that hope endures!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stella

I've got another Stella card for you today.  She is a digital character from Bugaboo Stamps.  I love working with Stella.  She is so real and has many real problems.  She is a big advocate of breast cancer awareness so it's only fitting she make a second appearance on my blog.



Of course she is making her statement inside a frilly pink bra.  The pink and green papers and bright pink cancer ribbon are all her idea.



See you tomorrow!

Stella

I've got another Stella card for you today.  She is a digital character from Bugaboo Stamps.  I love working with Stella.  She is so real and has many real problems.  She is a big advocate of breast cancer awareness so it's only fitting she make a second appearance on my blog.



Of course she is making her statement inside a frilly pink bra.  The pink and green papers and bright pink cancer ribbon are all her idea.



See you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pretty and Pink


This card has a fresh, springy look.  It's fun and cheerful.  I combined the plaid and floral papers from two different paper lines.  Who says you have to stay in one collection?  Also, I love the yellow cardstock I used for the base of the card.  It ties both papers together and gives a contrast to all the pink elements.  I used a sentiment from Daydream Designs Sweet Goodbyes digital set and inserted it into a circle from Hope Endures Sentiment Pack Pink.  After printing it onto white cardstock, I die cut it in a circle shape.  I went up a size and cut a circle with a scalloped edge to mat the main sentiment image.



Friends.  Especially those we've met and had to physically leave behind because of changes in our lives or moving away.  It is very hard.  I recently watched a video that describes what a true friend is.  Someone who has the same spiritual goals and will be there no matter what.  Take time to tell your friends how much they mean to you!


Pretty and Pink


This card has a fresh, springy look.  It's fun and cheerful.  I combined the plaid and floral papers from two different paper lines.  Who says you have to stay in one collection?  Also, I love the yellow cardstock I used for the base of the card.  It ties both papers together and gives a contrast to all the pink elements.  I used a sentiment from Daydream Designs Sweet Goodbyes digital set and inserted it into a circle from Hope Endures Sentiment Pack Pink.  After printing it onto white cardstock, I die cut it in a circle shape.  I went up a size and cut a circle with a scalloped edge to mat the main sentiment image.



Friends.  Especially those we've met and had to physically leave behind because of changes in our lives or moving away.  It is very hard.  I recently watched a video that describes what a true friend is.  Someone who has the same spiritual goals and will be there no matter what.  Take time to tell your friends how much they mean to you!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers

Hi everyone.  I have a beautiful card for you today.  Most of my blog posts this month have featured the Breast Cancer theme.  I'm continuing that until November 2nd when I will have a special post.



I love the black, pink and white colors that set off the ribbon images so well.  The cloud image is from Daydream Designs Sunshine and Rain Digi Set.  The gray outline was perfect to insert a sentiment from the Thoughts of You set.  I recolored the words to fit my scheme.




After printing the cloud and sentiment on the pink ribbon digital paper, I mounted it on some bright rose cardstock.  The pink ribbon background paper was some I had in my stash.  Black cardstock is the base for the card and a white taffata bow finishes it off.



I have a friend who is going through a scare and will need to have some suspicious cells removed.  Maureen, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Thoughts & Prayers

Hi everyone.  I have a beautiful card for you today.  Most of my blog posts this month have featured the Breast Cancer theme.  I'm continuing that until November 2nd when I will have a special post.



I love the black, pink and white colors that set off the ribbon images so well.  The cloud image is from Daydream Designs Sunshine and Rain Digi Set.  The gray outline was perfect to insert a sentiment from the Thoughts of You set.  I recolored the words to fit my scheme.




After printing the cloud and sentiment on the pink ribbon digital paper, I mounted it on some bright rose cardstock.  The pink ribbon background paper was some I had in my stash.  Black cardstock is the base for the card and a white taffata bow finishes it off.



I have a friend who is going through a scare and will need to have some suspicious cells removed.  Maureen, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Laugh

I've loved all the pink cards I've made so far this month, and as always breast cancer awareness is in the forefront for October of every year.  We should not forget all the other months that friends and loved ones face their struggles.


I thought I would lighten the mood a little and create a card that still sends a message but also is a little on the funny side.



I bought this digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps a couple of years ago and am just now getting around to using it.  Her name is Stella and I love her style!  I made the card fairly simple because I wanted to focus on the image.  I colored her with Copics on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Of course, she is sporting a pink outfit, right down to her shoes.  I used a polka dot layer of digital paper from Daydream Designs.  Some Pink Piorette and Melon Mambo paper sets off the dots perfectly.  I found the row of glittery pearls and knew Stella would approve.  Pink and white twine finishs off the card.



So, hope you got a laugh from this project.  Come back tomorrow for another pink creation.


Let's Laugh

I've loved all the pink cards I've made so far this month, and as always breast cancer awareness is in the forefront for October of every year.  We should not forget all the other months that friends and loved ones face their struggles.


I thought I would lighten the mood a little and create a card that still sends a message but also is a little on the funny side.



I bought this digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps a couple of years ago and am just now getting around to using it.  Her name is Stella and I love her style!  I made the card fairly simple because I wanted to focus on the image.  I colored her with Copics on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Of course, she is sporting a pink outfit, right down to her shoes.  I used a polka dot layer of digital paper from Daydream Designs.  Some Pink Piorette and Melon Mambo paper sets off the dots perfectly.  I found the row of glittery pearls and knew Stella would approve.  Pink and white twine finishs off the card.



So, hope you got a laugh from this project.  Come back tomorrow for another pink creation.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Soft and Pink

Today's card has a soft and quiet feeling.  We all know someone who is under the weather or just not feeling up to par.  I'm still working on breast cancer cards and awareness.  This card is simple in design but so very effective when it touches a heart.  A faint pink floral background is stamped on the bottom half of the card.  I love the scalloped edge.



The pink pearl circles are just the right touch to make the card feel elegant.  The simple sentiment finishes it off.

Soft and Pink

Today's card has a soft and quiet feeling.  We all know someone who is under the weather or just not feeling up to par.  I'm still working on breast cancer cards and awareness.  This card is simple in design but so very effective when it touches a heart.  A faint pink floral background is stamped on the bottom half of the card.  I love the scalloped edge.



The pink pearl circles are just the right touch to make the card feel elegant.  The simple sentiment finishes it off.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Declaration of Hope Day

I love you Mom



5 years ago I lost my mother.  It changed me.  I created this card to honor her.  She had strength, hope and courage.  Breast cancer took that all away.  I love the images I used in this card.  They represent all the struggles involved in fighting this insidious disease.  The one quality she had up to the end was HOPE.  She thought she was going to beat it.  Hope is defined by Webster's as "to expect with confidence".  She had confidence that hope would endure.


Daydream Designs put together a set of digital images and papers that can be used to create projects to honor your friends and loved ones.





 The card I made is simple but effective in its message.  I love the sentiment because I truly feel I have not said goodbye to my mother.  I can't wait to see her again.  Feel her arms around me and look into her beautiful blue eyes.



Members of the Daydream Designs Dream Team, join together this month as one voice on this day to extend hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer and other life-altering diseases or disorders.  Everyone on the team has either personally battled the ravages of cancer or their loved ones or friends have been touched by it.  Some have witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer's or the struggles associated with Autism.  Whatever the struggle, we have discovered the importance of hope.

 We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, and as you visit each blog, we know you will be inspired by the creative talents of our team.  We've each designed projects using images and/or sentiments from the new Hope Endures series.


Diane


Miesje


Helen


Beth


Peggysue


Jerusha


Karen


I encourage you to comment on my card or just share your personal story.  It's through experience and hardship that we ALL ENDURE HOPE.


Declaration of Hope Day

I love you Mom



5 years ago I lost my mother.  It changed me.  I created this card to honor her.  She had strength, hope and courage.  Breast cancer took that all away.  I love the images I used in this card.  They represent all the struggles involved in fighting this insidious disease.  The one quality she had up to the end was HOPE.  She thought she was going to beat it.  Hope is defined by Webster's as "to expect with confidence".  She had confidence that hope would endure.


Daydream Designs put together a set of digital images and papers that can be used to create projects to honor your friends and loved ones.





 The card I made is simple but effective in its message.  I love the sentiment because I truly feel I have not said goodbye to my mother.  I can't wait to see her again.  Feel her arms around me and look into her beautiful blue eyes.



Members of the Daydream Designs Dream Team, join together this month as one voice on this day to extend hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer and other life-altering diseases or disorders.  Everyone on the team has either personally battled the ravages of cancer or their loved ones or friends have been touched by it.  Some have witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer's or the struggles associated with Autism.  Whatever the struggle, we have discovered the importance of hope.

 We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, and as you visit each blog, we know you will be inspired by the creative talents of our team.  We've each designed projects using images and/or sentiments from the new Hope Endures series.


Diane


Miesje


Helen


Beth


Peggysue


Jerusha


Karen


I encourage you to comment on my card or just share your personal story.  It's through experience and hardship that we ALL ENDURE HOPE.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello Kitty

I've got the cutest card for you today.  Everyone likes Hello Kitty.  The die cut I have makes it easy to cut out her adorable shape.  Another cut of the die with pattern paper creates her dress, purse and bow.



She is popped off the page with foam dots.  The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up!.  I used white craft ink on black cardstock and it resembles a chalkboard.  I double matted it with pink and white paper.



We all have friends who have helped and encouraged us when we're going through a crisis.  This sentiment reminds others that we are ready to help and be there for them.  I've made several of these cards and will make more.  When we listen to friends and their problems, ours seem to melt away and we get involved in thinking how we can work to solve them.  Real kitties are soft, cuddly and nurturing.  Certainly Miss Hello Kitty presented in a card can be that way too.



I want to say "thank you" to all my friends who have been there for me.