Monday, January 31, 2011

FCCB #45 - Support the Cause

The theme for the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Support the Cause.  We were encouraged to make a project based on a cause that is near and dear to our heart.  I thought long and hard about this because there are a number of causes that are important to me:  I have a brother in the military that I am very proud of, and I have lost a number of family members to cancer, just to name a couple.  I decided to focus on breast cancer because although I and my family have been spared so far, as a wife, mother, daughter, woman, and friend it is a disease that hits very close to home.  I will be 38 years old this year and I have had 4 lumps, starting at the age of 21.  Luckily they have all been benign, but there may come a time that that isn't the case, so I think it's important to emphasize that I have been the one to find each one of them.  One of the lumps, I had a number of doctors that couldn't find it unless I showed them where it was.  Self examination is extremely important, as are regular mammograms.  Get to know your boobies - and don't be afraid, be vigilent!

To all of the brave women out there battling breast cancer, I salute you and send all of my hopes and prayers to you.

Cricut Cartridges:  Walk in My Garden, Gypsy Font
Embossing:  Sizzix
Punch:  Fiskars
Paper:  Paper Pizzaz, Georgia Pacific, AC Cardstock
Embellishments:  Recollections (pearls), Stampin Up (eyelets), Stickles, Offray (ribbon)


Kate said...

What a lovely card - with such an important message. We are losing far too many women to this horrible disease. Thanks for the reminder to do a regular self-check. Too many women think it won't happen to them.
PS SO glad to read that all your lumps have been benign!

Rhonda Emery said...

what a pretty card. and yes this is a very important cause.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Beautiful card, Andrea! THis messege is so important. Thank you for reminding me about self examination.

Saundra :)

Edna said...

BEAUTIFUL card and message to us all, is very important that we takecare of ezch other ;) Hugs

Tanya said...

What a lovely card...and for such a great cause. My mom is a breast cancer surrivor and I have had 2 surgeries to remove questionable masses. Thanks for helping to put the word out there for women...we are so busy taking care of others, we often forget that we must take care of ourselves also!

Maria said...

Thank you for the very important reminder....sorry to hear you have had so many scares...your card is beautiful!
Maria :-)

CarrieAnne said...

Beautiful card - and a fantastic cause!!

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