Sunday, October 2, 2011

Have you had your mammogram yet?

October is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
Unfortunately, I think that each of us may know somebody who has fought this horrible Cancer and lost or somebody who may have fought and won the battle against Breast Cancer.  Then there are those who are still fighting this very scary disease and they need all of our prayers, love and support.
I have only been stamping for a little over a year now and I started by attending a fun
Stampin Up Workshop.  
When I was there, I met a very young and pretty mother of two children who was fighting Breast Cancer.  
She obviously loved stamping and making cards and 
I knew next to nothing 
about stamping or card making. 
 I was there to learn.  She cheerfully showed me how to change my adhesive glue for the first time and encouraged me to bravely sponge the edges of my stamped images.
She demonstrated the Big Shot for me and showed me how to use it, that first time.
 I enjoyed two workshops sitting with her and 
chatting with her.
She was so very cheerful and enthusiastic about stamping.
We didn't have a third workshop for a few months due to the holidays.
Then when I attended my next workshop, I was
devastated to learn that
she had lost her battle with Breast Cancer.
I will never forget her pretty face or how very sweet she was.
I can't even imagine how devastated her small children and family are to have lost someone so very dear.

I can't stress enough how important it is for all of us ladies to have our Mammograms.
Early detection can save your life.
Have you had your Mammogram yet?

care so much about the fight for Breast Cancer that they have organized

Here is one of the cards that I made to enter, for this very important and worthy cause.

I made this card with the 
DCWV Baby Girl Stack DP
Sizzix Tags, Scallop Combo #2 Die
(I dry embossed the large tag to put my cut our cup of latte on.)
MFT medium scallop dienamic
SU butterfly embosslits
I colored my Fresh Brewed Designs, Latte Awareness image with my copic markers, 
I painted over my colored top with 
for some fun sparkle. Then I cut it out and added some pink bling.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Link  Up For Pink  Linking party
Hiding in my Craft Room   Pink
My Sheri Crafts   Think Pink

If you like my pink card,
Read about my Pink Blog Candy here!

Thank you for visiting my blog!
I enjoy reading your comments!
Hugs Sheryl


  1. You know I adore this card! It is simply breath taking. Your post made me cry :( Very heartfelt and oh so hard to hear. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card! I like that you placed the coffee on top of the tag! Beautiful sentiment too! So sorry to hear about your friend and thank you for sharing your story.

    Thank you for linking up! I can hardly wait to see your next project...there's plenty of time to link up!

  3. i keep writing and deleting.... such a sad story :( i wish it had a happy ending. your card is beautiful and so are you!

  4. Crying now..... Thanks for linking up with us @ LUFP with such a gorgeous card and thank you for taking the time to share such a story with us ~Gaby

  5. A touching story you were so kind to share. I'm sure you think of her in some little way when you make your cards and I see you put the loveliness into this card as well.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this Sheryl. I can imagine how heartbroken all of her family and friends were. So wonderful of you to share something so nice about her and to dedicate this post to her as a reminder to us all.

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love all of the layers of pink, the scallops, the TAG! Gorgeous all around!!!

    Sending smiles to you today!

  7. AWESOME. Great colors and love the tag addition. Stopping in with LUFP. New follower ;)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  8. I just love this card. Love the use of the tag. A new follower

  9. Lovely card! Love the way you used the tag! Sorry to hear about your friend. Thank you for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  10. Its absolutely stunning hun & just simply love everything about it :D
    Sorry to hear about the lovely lady who lost her battle against this terrible disease!!
    hugs and xxx

  11. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Hoping by from "Link up for Pink"! ;o)

  12. I saw your card on Link Up For Pink and wanted to tell you how gorgeous it is! Thank you for sharing your personal story too! It serves as a good reminder to get those Mammo's done!

  13. Beautiful sentiment. You did a great job on the coffee cup. I love how you accented it with sparkles!