Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

     I haven't done a lot on my blog this month for Breast Cancer Awareness but as a survivor (13 years), I'm always promoting mammograms, early detection, and self-exams.  My mother was a survivor of more than 20 years and she passed on at the age of 86 from completely unrelated causes.

     At Tuesday Throwdown this week, we have a new challenge with a theme of "Awareness" and that can be for Breast Cancer, or Autism, or Juvenile Diabetes, or Say No to Drugs, or any of a dozen other causes that might touch your heart.  We just want to see you do a card with an Awareness theme.

     Our sponsor is the fun and wonderful Bugaboo Stamps, and they are offering a choice of 7 digis to the winner.  They also generously supplied images to the DT for use on the challenge samples this week.  I chose an image completely unrelated to Awareness Ribbons or topics, but I think it worked out fine.  What do you think?  A little humor never hurt.   :-D

     Very simple design -- again, I printed the image and sentiment directly to the card front, then colored it with ProMarkers.  I added the two bows, the larger of which I dyed bright pink, trying to match the balloon pinks.  I love the idea of a giraffe "wearing pink."

     If you're over 50 and haven't yet scheduled your mammogram, please do it today!  The life you save could be your own.  :-D

Addicted to Stamps
A Gem of a Challenge
Aud Sentiments
Crafting at the Weekend
Crafting Cafe
DL.ART Thankful Thursday
Dragonfly Dreams
Fussy and Fancy
Karleigh Sue
Miriam's Crafting
Outlawz CAS
Red Rubber Inspirationals
Scribble n Scrap
Sweet 7

     I hope you'll come play with us and find something you'd like to use for an Awareness project.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. This is sooo darn CUTE NC!! I love that you colored the giraffe pink!! Really awesome card for this challenge my friend! HUGS :)

  2. CAS perfection once again!!! Love that little giraffe! Cute, cute, cute card - and even better in all the pink!
    Hugs to you!

  3. I just love the pink giraffe and the gorgeous bows. It sure does work for Breast Cancer Awareness.
    Linda xxx

  4. I LOVE the pink Giraffe and balloons- what a fun and creative idea! LOVE the pink bow- a lovely touch! Bless you- that is awesome that you promote the awareness theme- early detection is the key!

  5. Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments NanaConnie! A great example of a CAS card - and a cute & creative idea!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#117 – Anything Goes]
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  6. Your card is so pretty! Loooove the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  7. Ha Ha! Well done NanaC! This is just sooooooo cute! I totally love it!
    Thanks for sharing at The Crafting Cafe in our Think Pink challenge this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. well done on being a survivor NC and love your pink giraffe and gorgeous bow--thanks for joining us at CATW
    Carol DT x

  9. I love love love this care and what a great, positive story you shared. I bought that particular image a few weeks ago and now you have reminded me to use it....afterall...I bought it because i loved it so much.

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Karleigh Sue.
    I am glad you and your mother are breast cancer survivors.
    My daughter is a breast cancer survivor (3 years) but still on medication.
    You could also enter this card into the Sisterhood of Crafters breast cancer challenge

  11. This is adorable. Congratulations on being a survivor. The affects so many of our mothers, sisters, grandmothers and friends. Love your card Connie...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  12. Such an adorable card for a great cause! Thank you for sharing with us at the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog. Good Luck!! xx Hugs, Cheri

  13. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  14. Oh NC this is great love the giraffe!!! Love the CAS of this one.
    Linda K.

  15. This us such and adorable and beautiful CAS card.

  16. Oh my goodness...that pink giraffe is fabulous! Love the pink monochromatic look! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  17. So funny card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  18. What a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  19. Great CAS card for a great cause! Thank you for joining in The Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Fussy & Fancy DT

  20. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  21. A gorgeous make, thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck.

    Donna x

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap
    Huggsss, Angelique
    Scribble & Scrap Store

  23. Great clean and Simple card!! FAB image.. that giraffe is adorable!!..
    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at ATSC! Hugs Sol

  24. This is so sweet. Love it! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  25. Love the fun image.Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our mainly pink challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  26. Gorgeous card, and particularly love the layering in the balloons. Is the ribbon detachable?

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this 'think pink' month, and good luck!



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