October was National Breast Cancer Awareness, and I wanted to get this card posted before the month ran out. Winter Storm Alfred had a completely different plan as we were without power for 146 hours (that is 6 days and 2 hours).
Although in many ways cancer is much like our weather . . . you can't stop it from coming, it puts you in quite a state of panic, and as we have seen with the crazy weather this year, it definitely does kill! The key to cancer is Doppler radar. Early detection . . . mammograms, colonoscopies (which my spell check still does not pick up), screenings, etc.
But I digress . . .
While shopping in a South Carolina scrapbook store I came across this amazing rubber stamp. I tried to walk away . . . I really did. I even checked out without it. But then I saw some amazing "Fight Like a Girl" pink, black and white paper with dots, scallops, and stripes on a stand nearby and it was like a fishing expedition. Hook, line and sinker!
Hmmm . . . what do you do with a card like this? My thought was to make a card that would hopefully work to inspire someone during their fight, or let them know that folks are thinking about them.
So I created this little shaker card . . . using the adorable stamp and the fabulous paper to make the bra. I stamped on white, then stamped on the pattern paper and cut out the pattern paper, adhering to the white. I colored using my copics, added some confetti to the shaker and I really love the result.
So after making this, it was scoffed up by a friend of mine. She added an inspirational personal note inside, and is making it's way to a friend of hers who just finished several month's of treatment.
So . . . folks . . . take advantage of the Doppler Radar!