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
Paper: Paper Pizzaz, Georgia Pacific, AC Cardstock
Embellishments: Recollections (pearls), Stampin Up (eyelets), Stickles, Offray (ribbon)