Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

As many of you know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.  <3  It's a disease that has touched the lives of many of us and the ones we love.  My sincere hope is that there will be an (easy) cure to cancer and that it would not take the life of one more person.  Until then, we fight for the cure and do what we can to raise awareness.  

In honor of breast cancer awareness month I will be going pink on Fridays this month and sharing some stories, facts and inspiration for you.  For my first post I wanted to dispel a myth that might keep many of us from seeking medical help.

Myth: All lumps found in the breast are cancerous.

Fact: FALSE!  Clicky to learn more about the different types of lumps and which one may be cancerous.  It is not uncommon for woman to find lumps in the breasts throughout their lifetime, but not all lumps are the same.  If you find one, seek medical attention.  It could just ease your mind or it could save your life if detected early!

Our local high school has gone pink for tonight's football game.  To show his school spirit and to honor family members that have faced this nasty disease, my son has worn pink for the first time.  When he dives into something he goes all out.  

That is my brave boy!   Real men wear pink, especially when they are supporting women.   One last shot of him walking into school to grab his trumpet and warm up before the game.  His high school band plays during the game to support their team.

Finally I will get to my card.  :)  This card could be sent to any loved one facing cancer or as a reminder to your friends & family to get their check-ups.

This card was made using this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. 


Stamping on the curve is easier than it looks.  First I used a light mechanical pencil and traced the curve from the Stitched Borders Die.  Then I curved the sentiment on the die and used a clear block to pick it up.  To create a shadow effect on the sentiment I stamped it in 2 different shades of pink ink, slightly offset from each other.

The pink rhinestones were added as a finishing touch.  Again I used the curve die as a guide.  Don't have that die?  No problem, any round object would work as long as it is bigger than the card.  Try a plate or bowl in a pinch.  ;)

Stamps: Girlfriends (CAS*ual Fridays Stamps for Stamp of Approval - releasing Jan 2016)
Ink: Bubble Gum (Hero Arts); Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamp); Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White Thick (SU)
Accessories: Pink Rhinestones (ki for Hampton Arts); Stitched Borders 1 Die (Pretty Pink Posh)


Leigh Penner said...

Such a fun post! Your card is so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Cute card, gorgeous son! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!