Friday, October 21, 2011

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

The new Paper Cutz challenge this week is In The Pink.  Make your card or project this week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I think almost every family has been touched by cancer in one way or another.  In my family, my husband's mother had breast cancer back in the 1960's, had surgery and lived to the age of 92!  Unfortunately, his sister was not as fortunate.  She battled breast cancer through ten years and several surgeries.  Just two Septembers ago she lost that battle. Now all the women on his side of the family have to consider whether they are next.

So, my card is in honor of my sweet, sweet sister-in-law, Barb.  Barb fought her battle with grace and beauty and was an example to her whole family.  She was a Christian so we know she is with the Lord, but we all still miss her terribly.

I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.  This brand new Digital Delights image works well with the Our Daily Bread Designs Proverbs stamp.

Card Recipe:
Paper: My Minds Eye Blush, Very Vanilla
Markers: Distress Worn Lipstick, Copics - R81, R83, R85, E15, E17, E18
Embellishments: Corner metal from Wild Orchard, Really Reasonable Ribbon, SU Pearls, Spellbinders Label One and Label Six

Challenges for this card:
Hop over to Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful pink creations for our In The Pink challenge.

Have a wonderful day!


Chrissy said...

Nancy, such a cute the teddy bear and lovely colours.

Thanks for sharing with us at 'Make it Monday'


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nancy this is gorgeous, that image is so beautiful the colours and design look wonderful
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, such a sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Nancy. That bear image is adorable. Several women in my family have had breast cancer too. Here is to strong courageous women!


Stampalicious said...

goodness, that is one cute image! I love it, and I love what you did with it, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

mamapez5 said...

A very thoughtful card, and cute too. Thanks for sharing it with us. i saw you on Make it Mondays, (and Inspire me Fridays!).
Kate x

Shell said...

What a sweet card. Your coloring is wonderful! I love your layout, as well. Great job. :) Thanks for joining in our Pink Clearly Inspired Challenge!!

Michelle said...

Hi Nancy

what a gorgeous card! This bear is just adorable.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Michelle :o)

loz said...

Soo beautiful Nancy..Popped in from Make-it-Monday for a look..Loz

Cassie said...

Such a cute image, Nancy! Thanks for playing along in CIC38 :D

sallysbitz2 said...

Nancy, your card is lovely x
You are right, I believe everyone has suffered a loss in their family to cancer.

hugs sally x

(ps .. I have candy up for grabs)

pinky said...

Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

Nancy this card is wonderful, so nicely crafted and the image is so adorable!

Tameko said...

Fabulous card. Love your focal image and sentiment. Perfect combination in honor your loved ones.

Donna said...

I love this adorable little card, just beautiful. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

Patti B said...

Cute card. Love your image.


ahlers5 said...

What an adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC this week.

Kathy D. said...

Yes, that terrible C word has touched many of us. So sorry about your loss....time helps but it still hurts. I'm close to my in-laws and losing my mother-in-law to the C word was not easy so I understand. You made a beautiful card and honored your sister in law while doing so.

Thanks for going "pink" with us at
Hope you will come back and play on Friday Nov 4th when the new challenge is posted!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! hugs x