Friday, October 8, 2010

Pink Blog Hop

I signed up for Karel’s Pink Blog Hop as Breast Cancer Awareness is a subject very near to my heart. My older sister is a 3 times Breast Cancer Survivor. Over the years she has had some difficult times with the diagnosis especially when she was in her late 20’s when she was first diagnosed. She had 20 years of being cancer free only to have it come back a year ago. She went through a very difficult time with the last surgery and is still recuperating. I am doing this blog hop for her as a way of letting her know how thankful I am that she is now cancer free & to have her in my life as well as those who are battling this horrible disease.

Welcome to Karel’s Pink Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Gina’s Stamping Creations -- http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/, you are in the right location. If not you can pick up where you should be or left off from the following list of talented blog participants.

1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity – http://karelj.blogspot.com
2. Gina’s Stamping Creations -- http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
3. Crafting This Moment -- http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
4. The Cricut Diaries – http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com
5. Sweet Sassy Diva -- http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
6. Scrappin’ Sista -- http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
7. If It’s Groovy -- http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
8. Oh, Snap! -- http://ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com/
9. Crazy About Cricut – http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
10. Gen’s Den -- http://www.gensden.com/
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs -- http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
12. Heartfelt Creations --http://heartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
13. Creations With Becka – http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
14. Calie’s Creative Corner – http://caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com
15. Tidbit’s Place – http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com
16. Gypsy Paperie -- http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
17. Life From Marianne’s Table – http://number1aunt.blogspot.com
18. The Suburban Crafter-- http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/

Special Giveaway Instructions - To win the $25 gift certificate that Sarah at Pink by Design Store so graciously donated, all you have to do is complete the hop and leave a comment on every blog. On Tuesday, utilizing random.org, a blog number, and then a comment number for that blog will be chosen. The winner will be notified by a posting on One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity, by a posting on Karel's Facebook and Twitter Accounts, and every effort will be made to personally contact the winner. Be sure to also check out Sarah's store.

When my sister Donna was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, I found this cancer stamp set and had to buy it. I knew it would be perfect for creating cards of encouragement both for her and others fighting this horrible disease. I sent her a card back then using this stamp set and will again give her one as a celebration for being a survivor.My next project idea is something I’ve had for sitting around for a few years and thought that it’d be perfect for this Pink challenge. A few years ago I found these adorable boxes at our local dollar store. I bought them & they’ve been sitting around all this time waiting for me to put them together. The boxes are all made of a sturdy chipboard and the package came with 4 different box styles with instructions, ribbon, tags & clear buttons to decorate them. All you had to do was punch out the box shapes, fold on the score lines & add some sticky tape in places. So easy, yet so nice! Wouldn’t these be adorable filled with chocolates or something sweet and give to someone fighting cancer?The next stop on your blog hop is The Cricut Diaries – http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com. Your going to love what she has to share. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the blog hop.

98 comments:

Michelle said...

I like the idea of send her the survivor cards each year. Your second project is adorable with the pink and black. TFS
Michelle

SRCREATIVEDESIGN said...

I loved reading about what you wrote about your sister. As a recent cancer survivor myself, I can certainly tell you that your sister must hold you close to her heart, as you do her. My prayers for a speedy recovery for her.

srcreativedesign at aol dot com

craftaholic said...

I am sorry that your sister has had to go through such a hard time and am glad that she is doing good now! you are the best sister to her and I know she loves you very much for standing by her!!Thanks for sharing you story. Love the stamp you found!!! Rexann
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

Celeste said...

Such a heart warming story... Hope all goes well with your sister... Your projects are wonderful.
Celeste

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your sister! I love the stamp set and the boxes are awesome!

Tracy Brown said...

Very nice. It is nice to see someone have a close relationship with their sister and support her that way. Very nice projects.

Sonya said...

I have seen that stamp set. I love what you did with it. Like the boxes too! What a deal!

Josie0602 said...

Best wishes to your sister in her recovery!

http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

MLiss3 said...

Great stamp sentiment. Everyone should have one or more to keep on hand.
Love your projects too!
Prayers for your sister and family.
M'Liss

Karelj said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for being part of this!

Summer said...

I love the boxes! Super cute!

Judy said...

Glad to hear that your sister is doing well now. Your boxes are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Your cards and little pink and black boxes are so nice, Diane. It's the love and support that you give to people who are suffering thru these crucial times, that can make such a difference. I'm sure your Sister must hold dear to her, YOUR heartfelt love and support.

Scrappin' Sista said...

I truly love your cards. I am going to have to try to find these stamps somewhere. UH!!! TFS and being a part of the hop with us.

Christel
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Gina Thornton said...

Wanted to say that I am sending healing prayers for your sister.
Also I LOVE that stamp, and would love to know where you had gotten it!
Thank you for being a part of the hop! And I just realized I didn't say to hop to you next in my blog, so I will fix that!
Thanks!

Debbie C 4668 said...

1hat a great card. It sounds like you are a great inspiration for your sister...good luck to her.
Your black and pink boxes are very cute

ScrappingDeb said...

I love your projects and thanks so much for sharing your story with us. Please post for us when you send your second card to your sister so we can all rejoice with you! Hugs to you all.

Queen Bee said...

Very cool idea for the cards! My prayers are with your sis!

stefeni said...

That stamp is so powerful. I love it. Great job on the little goodie boxes too :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Gina Thornton said...

hmm I did leave a post earlier, but I ma not seeing it. :( I just came to see if I posted my email icorrectly, it is GRKIDDO at Verizon dot net. (not "com")
Hopefully my post didnt get lost, it is just waiting approval...

Dana said...

Wishing your sister a speedy recovery and may she continue to be cancer free!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Donna said...

Hope and best wishes to your Sister, I love the stamp and the boxes are amazing. Thanks for sharing. Donna# 4454 Fiskateer

Valine said...

All of your projects are great! I'll be praying for your sister!

Cricut Chick said...

Very nice:)

Julie
Cricut Chick
cricutchick(at)rocketmail(dot)com
www.cricutchick.com

mom2tayandbay said...

Very cute! I love that Survivor stamp set. Thanks for sharing about your sister and wish her the best!

Alma said...

I think your cards are beautiful and you have a very brave sister! TFS your story!

almabrooksblog.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Thank you for spreading the word. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Just tink she beat it once she can do it again. My prayers are with your family.

cdm317 said...

I will keep your sister in my prayers.
Beautiful work.

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

it is so sweet that you do this for your sister, I do it for my aunt that after a long fight didn't win at the end, and for my mom that keeps fighting!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

That stamp set is gorgeous. Great projects.

Kelly Sas said...

Your sister is blessed to have you there for her helping her get through this. Love your projects!

Warm n Wonderful said...

Found the blog hop by chance and thought you'd like to see my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness.
http://celebrationcards.blogspot.com/2010/10/think-pink.html

The Scrapoholic said...

New follower! sorry to hear what your sister has gone thru. loved your stuff!
thescrapoholic (at)gmail (dot)com
thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Love your cards and your boxes. So glad your sister is getting better.
Great work.
stuff at gt dot rr dot com

Bevy48 said...

TFS your very touching story and your project :-) blanphearatyahoodotcom

Lynn B. said...

The cards are very special, and I'm sure very meaningful to your sister. Your other projects with the pink and black were great as well. Thanks for participating in this today.

lpboyles(at)gmail(dot)com

NatureLovinGirl said...

I love the boxes and your idea of chocolates inside make it a great gift idea! My prayers to your sister and family. Cancer's tough. I had a scare myself and get a mamo yearly now.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Beautiful projects!! As a survivor, thank you so much for participating in this worthy cause!!


javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your sister is lucky to have you! You sound like you are a great support to her.

Your cards are great! I know it would mean so much to someone to get one of them to be an encouragement to them.

The boxes are fun! It is always great to come across things you have set aside and find them at just the right time.

Lisa said...

Love the cards and the boxes!

R said...

What a great blog!

rhondah*

Lisa said...

LOve the cards and also the boxes!

Myss said...

The cards are beautiful and I think sending her a survivor card each year is great. Love the 2nd project! TFS.

primka4 at sbcglobal dot net

JD said...

Beautiful cards... TFS.

~ JD ~
jdykstra5606{at}gmail{dot}com

Stephy001 said...

Wonderful stamp! Your sis is very lucky to have you. Best wishes to Donna, you, and your entire family. Glad that your sis is a SURVIVOR

christys_scrappin said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea! :-)

Here is my link...just starting out and could use some new followers! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

RLS Innovations said...

Your boxes are cute and anyone would love to get them filled with chocolates.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

daraallen1962 said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I lost my grandmother and my husband lost his cousin to this disease. Such wonderful ideas you are sharing and such wonderful service you are providing. Remember, ladies, feel those boobies!

God Bless you and your sister.

daraallen at comcast.net

TracyM #6773 said...

Cute boxes Diane :)
Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on being such a support for your survivor sister!!!

Heather said...

Very nice cards!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

sweet very nice

Esmommy said...

Very cute. Love the stamp you found.

Thanks for sharing
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Heartz said...

Prayers for your sister! Great ideas on your blog! Thanks for sharing!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

ScrappingDeb said...

Hmmm.... I thought I left a comment before, but maybe not. I love the idea of survivor cards. Fun hopping around.

Juicy Creations said...

love the survivor card.. im glad your sister is doing good now..
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Carol said...

Such a touching story behind your cards. Thank you for sharing!!

~Carol
jmuchick2004 @ gmail.com

aremus said...

I really like your cards. That is a great card to send to people who have fought Breast Cancer and beat it. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Very Nicely done love your boxes too.. have to go to my store and see if they have them.. I also very glad your sister is a survior...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Jodie R said...

Thanks so much for sharing your sister's story! What an inspiration she and you are! (((HUGS)))

Carrie said...

Great projects! And thank you for sharing your story.

MaryNSC said...

I M so HAPPPY your sister is still with you.. I have 4 sisters and I hope I m the first to go..I could not live with out my sisters..It has been hard enuff with out my Mom..Brain cancer got her..:O(
I Love your projects they are very pretty!!Thank you For Sharing..

scrappinmomma said...

I enjoyed reading your story about your sister.I Loved both your projects.thanks for the inspiration.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

~*Jen*~ said...

Glad to hear your sister is doing well! Nice crads and boxes! Thanks!

SherriC. said...

Really nice cards, Thanks so much for sharing...
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards! Do you remember where you bought that stamp? Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Sending prayers for your sister..

TFS your beautiful card with us, and the boxes are too cute.
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa said...

Love the stamp, love the card. Blessings to your sister and for you for your support.

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

TracyM #6773 said...

something went wrong when I tried to post earlier Diane...

Wishing your sister a speedy recovery from her surgery and strength for her battle to keep cancer-free. Your cards are beautiful and I'm sure that she really appreciates your thoughtfulness and support!!!

Jamie said...

very cute.. both the projects.. and very thoughtful to send it to your sister again.. im sure it means the world to her! :) thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kards by Kathi said...

Love your creativity and your blog as well. Please check out my new blog at: http://blogbykathi.blogspot.com/

*BJ* said...

Thanks for sharing.. Best wishes for your sister bettylarrynatyahoodotcom

janeskeepsakes said...

Love your work. Thank you for sharing.

janejohnson13@wildblue.net

scrapBugz said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

mbchoj said...

I like those stamps. Love your cards too!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Pamela said...

I was so happy to read that your sister is doing well! I love all the pink items and you projects.

scrapaholicjen said...

Hugs and prayers for your sister - thank you for sharing your wonderful projects!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Margie said...

Beautiful projects! Sending hugs and prayers for you and your sister.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Best of wishes for your sister that she can beat the breast cancer once again. I love your projects.

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Annmarie said...

The survivor cards are so professional looking, beautiful job. And I love the little boxes as well! amporath at gmail.com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Fantastic card! I am a new follower of your blog! I found you on Sunday so I am thankful I now know the name of the stamps you used etc. I totally love this hop so far.... breast cancer is so dear to so many of us...

Becky said...

Your cards are gorgeous and so sweet! Thank goodness your Sister has you in her corner!

Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win!

beckysews AT hotmail DOT com

Jennybean said...

love your projects!

Debbie said...

your story is touching I wish the best love your projects Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Wonderful projects! I think it's so sweet that you'd send your sister a survivor card each year.

Karen S. said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen S. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Groovy Deborah said...

Diane sending love for you and your sis as she continues on her survivorship. You found some amazing pink goodies all over the place Good Eye! That tape shoe is hialriously awesome and oh-so girlie!!!

It has been fun doing this blog hop with you and the other girls!

Think Pink, today and always :)
Groovy Deb♥

JJewel said...

God bless your family and your sister's obvious strength against this disease is admirable. I pray she will be cancer free from now forward!!
Thank you for participating.

Rachel said...

What an amazing journey! Your projects are fabulous!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Rebecca Minor
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scrapperbecka said...

I love all the pink items, great job on your projects

Bobbi said...

I love this stamp set, I am definitely looking for it. My oldest sister is also a survivor and she is my inspiration, she was so strong through everything. I am so sorry that your sister is going through this, for a second time, and will keep her in my thoughts.

SweetSassyDiva said...

I love the idea of survivor cards! P&PT for your sister and you! :) ((((HUGS)))

I really enjoyed participating in this blog hop! I am glad that we got the word out and hope that we helped to save at least one Mommy, Grandma or daugher even! The girls will thank you too! :) TFS!

I became a follower!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Haidee said...

Did you say chocolate???hehe
Sorry to hear about the story of your Sister. happy that she is still here.

My Uncle just lost the battle due to cancer :(.
very hard on my family.

Like your whole blog site.

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Sandy said...

Love the survivor card! Praying

Liz said...

I am glad to hear your sister is a survivor! It's horrible what she has had to endure, but she's survived. Your projects are amazing!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

crazyaboutcricut said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm proud to be on this hop with you and show support :)

Anonymous said...

That sure is a awesome give away i really impressed with them :) And your blog is also very awesome :)


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