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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Floral Pink Ribbon of Courage cards

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Happy weekend to everyone! :)

As most of you know, I am currently battling the dreaded 'C' again. yeah, it pretty much stinks, as I feel lousy most of the time. as with any disease, there are good days and the not so good ones. the past few weeks have been rough, but I am really trying to get crafty time to help combat the doldrums that easily come with being sick for so long.

I created 2 cards for Breast Cancer Awareness month. they are almost identical, with only minor variations. imagine my shock as I was creating these to discover that I have NO pink 12x12 cs! none! what is up with that?! as much as I love pink in my crafting, I obviously rarely use it as a card base unless I am making something different than my standard 6x6 card. almost every card I make has a kraft cs base. guess I had better ask Santa for some pinky goodness in my stocking this year. ;)

the bg piece was created with distress inks stamped over distress oxide. I used the gorgeous Tim Holtz Glorious Bouquet as well as several Prima tiny bg stamps - script and doily. 2 shades of crackle paint were added sporadically and then topped with splatters of white Mr. Huey's spray. edges were distressed with ink.

the pretty awareness ribbon is from the SU! Ribbon of Courage stamp set. the sentiment is from the same set. the hearts in the ribbon were colored with SU! markers. I then used an aqua painter to mute the colors. after fussy cutting, I wrinkled the image to add a vintage feel.

beautiful flowers are from Michael's and altered with inks and Frantage embossing powder. bg papers are from the Kaisercraft Magenta and Echo Park Wedding Day collections. pink tags were stamped with a Prima bg script stamp. doily is from my stash and was distressed with ink. vintage buttons, lace, ribbons, and iridescent sequins are also stash items.

I want to add a little message here about the sentiment:
for anyone dealing with a terrible disease, courage is required on a daily basis, sometimes by the hour. but that also goes for the members of their family. there is courage needed to face the diagnosis and what it means for the changes that take place. courage is needed when dealing with medical appointments and procedures. courage is needed the most when trying to wrap your head about what the future means and not giving up hope. sometimes courage is needed when people who mean well say things without thinking of how it comes across. (no, my  multitude of sins did not cause my cancer, but I will smile and say thank you for trying to be encouraging.) courage is needed as the person diagnosed deals with the numerous changes that their body is going through, tasks that can no longer be easily accomplished, and the multitude of emotions that can, at times, be overwhelming. we might be a bit tattered, but we are not broken. and we will fight with all we have because that is what courage means - bravery in the face of adversity.

Thank you so much  for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your weekend! remember that you are truly loved! :)

SSS Mon. - All Things Pink
Alphabet Ch - 'O' is for one word sentiment
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Craft Rocket - pink
Southern Girls - anything goes
Unicorn Ch - pretty in pink
Creations in Pink - anything goes in mainly pink
Creative Craft Cottage - make it pink
Digi Doodle Studios - black and/or pink
Path of Positivity - courage


Stef H said...

GOD sure works in mysterious was as you have been on my mind recently and this morning, i see your post.
as always, your creations are gorgeous and... as always... you are in my prayers. i do think of you often, and i hope you start feeling better soon and that you get to post more just to ease your heart.

i luv you Jen even if we rarely connect. God bless you and keep you.

always your friend,

Darlene said...

WOW ... hello my friend! I'm so sorry to hear that nasty C is back. I too have thought of you often and shame on me for not reaching out. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. I'm so happy to see your crafting abilities have not faultered ... this is beautiful! I pray for your strength and commend you on our courage! HANG IN THERE SWEETIE!
Oh yea ... and thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so very gorgeous and I can see where the word Courage is one that would be so meaningful with this dreaded disease. I hope that you can beat it and once again have good health. I will keep you in my prayers too.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card and powerful message! Take care and wishing you well 😀. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo x

Chris said...

Two beautiful cards promoting such a great cause! Thank you for sharing at Catch the Bug.

Rhonda Miller said...

I've been thinking of you. Your cards are beautiful.

meg said...

Two beautiful cards that evoke many emotions for me personally courage is one of these thank you for sharing at the Alphabet Challenge

Basslady said...

this encouraging card looks stunning!
thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

sending lots of healing hugs from germany,

Joan B said...

pink!! it's one of my favorites for cards. just gorgeous. I am sorry that you are suffering from cancer and that your family is suffering as well. Courage isn't easy. You are courageous. Wish I could way a wand and make it all go away.

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh Jennifer, I am so sorry your cancer is back. Please stay positive - you can get through this again! Just take each day as it comes and stay strong. Could you please send me your mailing address ( so I can send you a card. My brother just finished 6 months (12 rounds) of chemo for colon cancer and so far, so good. This is a terrible disease and sadly I hear of more and more people going through treatments. You can survive this! I like what you wrote about courage and bravery. Please know I'm thinking about you and praying for you. Sending gentle hugs too. It's nice to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop - I haven't been crafting or blogging much the last couple months but the cats have inspired me! Your cards are beautiful and I love the message of courage as well. Stay strong!

Jolanda's Blog said...

This card is amazing!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage Good luck and I hope you’ll join us next time again.
(DT member)

Helen said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiments too.

Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

Helen x

Suzanne H said...

I've hopped over from the Cat Lovers Hop and popped in to say hello and prayers for your recovery. Beautiful cards and best of luck to you during your treatment and recovery.

Pippa said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Path of Positivity. But also thank you for your beautiful words about courage and your own circumstances. I wish you a speedy and long lasting recovery from your own illness and continuing courage to face whatever comes on the road to that recovery. God bless you. Oh yes and anyone who suggests that illness is a result of sin has not read the Bible properly! (John 9: 1-3 for starters).