Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hope

This card was made for a special lady named Lenora :) ! She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing surgery soon. If you have time today, maybe you could say a little prayer for her, I'm sure she'd appreciate it! Her granddaughter is collecting cards to give her after surgery. Heather, I think you're absolutely wonderful to do such a sweet & thoughtful thing for your grandma and thank you for including me!! I hope this card brightens her day and reminds her that when we place our trust in God, there's always HOPE!

The stamps on the outside of the card are from Our Daily Bread Design's set, HOPE. You can see that stamp set along with some great breast cancer awareness accessories right HERE!

Here's the inside of Lenora's card along with a few pink treats! During Breast Cancer awareness month, you can find all kinds of candy with special touches of pink added. The scallop treats are peppermint patties and they have pink peppermint filling inside! A fun & simple way to show someone you care :) ! The scripture on the inside of the card is from the newest Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set, Flourished Christian Symbols. I love this scripture wanted to share it with Lenora. For the peppermint treats, I used the SU hostess set, Best Yet, for the sentiment, and the SU set "Sprinkles" for the pink hearts. I think it was Cami (Stamp a Little Love Baby) who I first saw do this peppermint treat idea last year. She's a genius, plain and simple. That round Scallop Punch is perfect for making peppermint patties extra special!

Since this is Breast Cancer awareness month, I want to take a moment to share some important information with you. We hear over and over again how important early detection is...and I can tell you from experience that it's absolutely true. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. A very small, early cancer was found on a routine mammogram. I worked for a surgeon for 13 years and we saw many, many breast cancer patients. The earlier a cancer is found, the more treatment options are available and your chances of surviving are much greater. Here are 3 simple guidelines from the American Breast Cancer Foundation~
1.
Learn and Perform a Monthly Breast Self Exam
Beginning at age 20, it is most important for you to know your own breast. A regular monthly breast exam will familiarize you with what is normal for your breasts, making it easier to realize any changes that may be occurring. A monthly breast self exam is not a substitute for regular screening mammograms.
2. Have Clinical Breast Examinations
A clinical breast examination is very much like your monthly self-exam, except it is performed by a doctor or nurse. It is suggested that women under 40 have this done every two years, and women over 40, every year.
3.
Have Annual Mammograms
We, at the American Breast Cancer Foundation, urgently encourage women to have their first (baseline) mammogram after age 35, and to consult their doctor for a personal mammogram schedule until the age of 40. Every woman 40 and over should get annual mammograms.
Email us at
info@abcf.org to request "A Guide to Breast Health Care"

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day :)

Supplies for the Hope Card (size 4 1/2" square) ~ Stamps: Hope, Flourished Christian Symbols (ODBD) Paper: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always, White Ink: Graphite Brilliance, Pink Pirouette Tools/ Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder/heat gun (for the word HOPE), Ticket corner punch, Round nesties/Cuttlebug, Kaiser self adhesive pink rhinestones, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch

Supplies for the Peppermint Treats ~ Stamps: Best Yet, Sprinkes (SU) Paper: Regal Rose, White Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose Tools/Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

8 comments:

Pauline said...

I'm ashame to admit this but I very seldom examine myself for lumps etc. The way I feel about my breasts is that they are too big, and I wouldn't miss them if they were gone. That's silly of course, not to mention totally irresponsible. I am going to have to change my attitude.

Kim said...

This is an awesome card.. and the peppermint patties are so fun. Thank you for sharing.

Angel said...

Fabulous card and I know Lenora will love it! I LOVE peppermint patties and need to try this cute idea soon. But if I buy those candies they seem to disappear quickly! Hmmm...

Diane said...

Beautiful card and the peppermint patty covers are adorable. How sweet...in every way!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, this is indeed a beautiful card!! This is a creative and fun reminder! Thanks!
--Becca

Rhonda said...

I love this project! And to know that the little candies have pink filling. WOW, this is a great little idea. Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to make up some little packages for the ladies at work for a little reminder about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. TFS

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such a beautiful project - love how you did the rhinestones on the ribbon, and love the little peppermints! Thanks for the reminder to take care of ourselves too!
hugs, Jami

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful card and a wonderful reason to make and give one! Prayers going out to your friend who is under going surgery.
TFS