Pink Friday ~ Snowflakes

All month long I have been going pink on Fridays on my blog for breast cancer awareness.  My sincere hope is that by blogging about this serious topic we can start the dialog and that you would talk to your doctor.  Early detection is key to survival rate.

Today is National Mammogram Day.  Yes, it's a thing.  Make your appointment today if you haven't already had one this year.  Why you should you get a mammogram?  Do it for yourself, of course, but also for those who love you and want you around for a long time.  Here is a link to the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a video on Mammograms.  http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/mammogram

My pink card today really has nothing to do with breast cancer and that is ok.  Pink reminds me to stay on top of my breast health (no pun intended).  It's a reminder to schedule appointments and do a self check.  It reminds me to ask my loved ones if they are making their appointments and it prompts me to reach out to friends & family battling breast cancer.

  I made this card while on a business retreat for the Stamp of Approval and StampNation Design Team.  While there, Michele Gross, creator of CAS*ual Fridays Stamps, shared her story with us.  If you would like to read her story, and I encourage you to do so, CLICKY HERE.  Her story is changing lives.  It already has changed mine.  (more on that tomorrow)  Thank you, Michele for being so open with all of us, and of course for letting me play with all your CAS*ual Fridays goodies at the retreat.  <3  My prayers are with you and I know you will kick cancer's hiney!!!  Love ya, Sistah!!!

It just so happens that my card fits the middle row of this month's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  Don't you love it when things work out that way?  I colored my card with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pink markers, then spritzed it with water.  This is a fun technique if you can stand to let the water & ink go where they want to.  I'm in love with that Lovely Snowflakes, so I had to stamp it out and then die cut it so it would be the star of my card.  Lastly I added a little sparkle with a thin strip of black diamond glimmer paper.  

Stamps: Lovely Snowflake (CAS*ual Fridays Stamps); I Got You (The Ton)
Ink: Shimmery Silver (Delicata) 202, 200, 82, 26 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush) Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: Black Diamond Glimmer Paper, Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Zig Zag Stitched Square Dies (My Favorite Things)

Lovely Snowflake
Lovely Snowflake (CFS)


Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the pink with that snowflake! Great reminder too! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a cool design and I love the way you used the square on an angle within the frame. The silver with the pink is fabulous too!! Michele's story has certainly made me aware of the fact that I never self check, so I think its great she is going to remind us all of the 17th of each month. We should all be more aware!!

Shona Chambers said...

And I completely forgot to thank you for sharing your card with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

Claire said...

Great post Heather! Fab design and I love how you've stamped the sentiment over the snowflake. The tilted image gives it a real fun feel! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shelly said...

Super SWEET card!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!