Friday, October 30, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)



Sometimes I hear people say that the internet is impersonal. I say that's baloney. Especially, on a day like today, when we have a chance to come together in unified spirit in support of breast cancer awareness.  What a great opportunity to share projects with other crafters around the country for a common purpose!


Hopefully you're not lost, and are enjoying going through Michelle's wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e). If you need to go back to the beginning, please start here. My card was made with memories of my grandmother May, and our dear family friend, Mary Lou, both who have fought breast cancer. Mary Lou died of it last summer after fighting for almost 10 years. My grandmother died of regular little old lady causes in September after being a SURVIVOR for over 25 years. Her picture is below.


My card is made using Papertrey Ink stamps, paper and ink - with a little ribbon that I received from some sweet Zeta Tau Alpha sorority members who were passing these out at a hockey game (of all things) that we recently attended. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!

To friends and visitors who are struggling with cancer, other health issues, financial issues, and the other curveballs life throws at us - please hold on to those little sparks of hope. Sometimes they are very dim, and lurking in the darkest places. I encourage you to find it and hold on tight. I've been doing this a lot of this recently. We've had several friends and family die or become very ill this year, not to mention my own recent scare with Olivia. Things are tough, but we are enjoying every day to the fullest.  Hang in there!


Next Stop: Vickie Y - - http://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/
I had a chance to visit her blog today and it's AWESOME!!!

21 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Beautiful card dedicated to some beautiful women. xoxo

Heather said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Vickie Y said...

A beautiful tribute. Your card is gorgeous. TFS

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card and what a beautiful pic!

Michelle said...

Love that you repurposed the ribbon, Aimee. And what a lovely tribute to your grandmother especially. Is that the giga set from PTI? It's a fantastic background. Thanks for joining the Blog Hop(e)!

Molly said...

Inspiring...and beautiful...great job!

Kerri said...

What a beautiful card, and thank you so much for sharing your personal story with us!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! And your grandmother is so lovely!

Jill said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for your words of encouragement!

Cassie_lu said...

great card and love how you 'framed' the ribbon. that homemade background paper looks great too.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

What a nice card and for the students to pass out the ribbons at a ball game.
Rebecca:)

Martha said...

its beautiful and great dedication.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card!!!

Tami said...

beautiful! Love the recycling to spread the message!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful. What a wonderful dedication.

Anita said...

Your card is beautiful...just like your grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing!

Annette said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely photo of your grandma. Take CareX:)

ryannmarin said...

Your story is so touching. Your grandmother is just beautiful too! I love the card you made - what a touching tribute to what sounds like fabulous ladies.

Tiff said...

Thank you for sharing your story! Your card is beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Your card is gorgeous. What a nice tribute to your loved ones. And I'm with you...the internet can be personal if you let it, I think :)

Charlene said...

Your grandmother is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story. Great card hon!