Friday, October 28, 2011

I love candy!

The cute candy corn is from Fresh Brewed Designs.  The paper is from DCWV and Echo Park.  Bling from my stash; twine from here.


DO NOT EAT CANDY CORN!  Help this little guy out will ya!!  
I won't eat candy corn this Halloween or ever....I don't like them. LOL  My candy of choice, Jolly Ranchers!

All paper from DCWV and the image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  I will share my last Halloween card later this morning. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CWC Challenge #57 Scarecrows

There's a new challenge over at Cooking with Cricut: it's all about scarecrows, crows and hay.  The scarecrow and pumpkin are from Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  The wagon with hay is from Pop up neighborhood cartridge.  The crow is from Paper Crafting World, it was too cute to pass it up. :)  Paper: DCWV, MAMBI and Co-oredinations.  The twine is from The Twinery; buttons and bling from my stash.

The pictures were taken last year at our local pumpkin patch.  I don't have many pictures of this day so I'm making a 8x8 photo book.  Should be easier to complete, I think? :)  Please stop by and check out with the amazing CWC DT has designed for you! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I created this layout for my Roberts Crafts DT day; a not so spooky Halloween layout.
I used DCWV paper and The Paper Company card stock. The cuts are from Paper Dolls Dress Up and October 31st Cricut cartridges.  I also did some stamping; the Happy Halloween, trick or treat and eek! are by Inkadinkadoo stamps. 

Candy Corn Family

The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and colored it using Bic Mark It markers. I used DCWV and Echo Park paper; glitter by Studio G.  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and twine from The Twinery.

I'm entering into their color challenge FBC#69.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Thank you for stopping by during Saturday's hop.  The winner of the Crafty Sprouts stamp set Totally Witchin is # 8 Victoria from Victoria's Junk.

Congrats Victoria!!
Please email me at yoliejustcreate(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

El Cucuy Blog Hop

Welcome to the El Cucuy AKA The Boggieman blog hop!!  This is the last stop of the hop.   You don't want to miss out on all the fabulous Halloween creations, so please start from the beginning and don't forget to leave a comment. :)
As your host, I came up with the theme of the hop, but I couldn't get myself to make something "cucuy (boogieman) worthy!  I had a card in mind, but couldn't get myself to make was too creepy for me. LOL  I'm a big scaredy cat, so I consider this creepy. :)  When was about 6, I was a terror!  My aunt Carmen couldn't handle me anymore.  So she would tell me spooky stories and told me that the cucuy was going to get me if I continued to be bad.  It was a different time back then although I have used it with my nieces and nephews but it didn't really work.  LOL  Here's the screen shot of my almost "creepy" card:

So here are the cards I did manage to make, not creepy but spooky cute! :):)  The candy monsters are digi stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.  The sentiment "I heart candy" is from Crafty Sprouts, Let's Go Blog Hopping, stamp set.  I also did some masking for the second sentiment, "I heart candy corn".  The word corn is from a different stamp set, but here's the sentiments I used.

Erika from Crafty Sprouts is sponsoring the hop! Thanks Erika!  Please leave a comment on every blog for a chance to win Crafty Sprouts stamp set Totally Witchin.  I will announce the winner on Monday, October 24th.

And here's the super duper pooper scooper talented line up!!!

Elsa - Cricut Lover

Erika -Crafty Sprouts

Gaby - Gaby Creates

Patty - Creative Diva

Ruthie - September Ninth

Xochitl - Cricut Critter

Yolie - JustYolie

Sorry for the pooper scooper, but those are the words I can think of right now that rhyme with super duper. LOL

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sending Some Bloggy Love

The image is by Fresh Brewed Designs .  I colored the image using Bic Mark It markers, glitter pens and color pencils.  The shape is from Elegant Edges.  If you look closely, there's a letter addressed to Mr. Turtle!  Too cute!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #56

I made the Cooking with Cricut Design Team! Yay! This is the first challenge I'm participating as a member of the Dt.  The challenge is to use purple, green and follow the sketch below.  I used the postage cut from the Sentimentals cart and the pumpkin with flourish from Scary and Chic.  The adorable bear is a digi stamp from Paper Crafting World, you can find it here.  The ticket stub and the "treat" are both by Inkadinkadoo stamps.

Happy 'Owl'oween FBD Challenge #67

The owl on pumpkin is a spanking new digi stamp by Fresh Brewed Designs....I love owls, on paper that is.  I'm afraid of the real ones, they are all over my neighborhood and I have a couple nesting on my roof. Not cute! LOL   The sentiment is from the Ows2Love stamp set by Stamps of Life.

I'm entering the card to Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge #67, create anything using pumpkins and to challenge #69 use black, orange and purple.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Link Up for Pink Winners!!

Thank you everyone for sharing your projects and stories!!  We also want to send out a huge thank you to all of our generous sponsors! THANK YOU!
Our first annual Link Up for Pink was amazing and we hope to see everyone again next year!   Now, here is the list of all the winners. 
  1. The Cutting Cafe: Pink Word Book / #249 Mickey's Craft World
  2. The Cutting Cafe: Think Pink Collection / #324 Linda from Turtle in the Sand
  3. The Cutting Cafe: Hope Collection / #235 Diana from D.L. ART
  4. Cutters Creek: $35.00 gift certificate / #305 Jani from Paper Compulsions
  5. Cricut for Beginners: Cricut for Beginners DVD / #303 Sarah's Crafts & Stuff
  6. Cricut for Beginners: Cricut for Beginners DVD / #14 Cricut Couple
  7. Cricut for Beginners: Cricut for Beginners DVD /  #116 Mary from MareBear Scraps
  8. Anonymous: a set of professional landscape photos / #45 Staci from Precious Memories Scrapbooking
  9. Anonymous: handmade pink bracelet & earrings / #70 Ashley from Heart Hugs Designs
  10. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #228 Cely from Creating in Carolina
  11. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #169 Pankti from Line of a Poem
  12. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #75 Christine from Crafting Serenity
  13. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #258 Tanya from Simply 52
  14. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #310 Billie from Ink on My Fingers
  15. Marvy Uchida: 1 set of Marvy product / #109 Mary from My Stampin' Hide-away
  16. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product / #279 Corri from Bug Lover Cards
  17. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product /  #148 By Adrian 4U
  18. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product / #343 Rachelle from I'm Black Martha
  19. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product / #71 Gloria from Oma's Crafts
  20. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product / #185 Creating with Chrissy
  21. ILoveToCreate: 1 set of Tulip product / #218 Heather from Paper, Stamps and Glue...Oh My
  22. Angie Haviland: a set of crochet pink flowers / #328 Tisha's Craft Cove
  23. Marvy Uchida & Penny Duncan / #50 Vanessa's Paper Creations
  24. Marvy Uchida & Penny Duncan / #302 Stacy from Impressions of a Ribbon Addict
  25. Marvy Uchida & Penny Duncan / #327 Judy's Handmade Creations
  26. SVG Cuts: $20 voucher  /#112 Jessica from Chick-N-Scrap
  27. Punkin Patch Stamps: 1 stamp set /#497 Joanie's Classy Card Corner
  28. Punkin Patch Stamps: 1 stamp set / #275 Heather from House Built of Cards
  29. Punkin Patch Stamps: 1 stamp set / #234 Frances from Be Creative, Be You
  30. Punkin Patch Stamps: 1 stamp set / #330 Sally from Stamping by SAM
  31. Punkin Patch Stamps: 1 stamp set / #25 Gale from Playing with Paper
  32. Crafty Emma's Store: $10.00 voucher /#350 Annette from My Mind's Dust Bunnies
  33. Crafty Ribbons: assortment of Pink ribbon /#370 Felicia from Scrapper in the Making
  34. Cricut Cartridge Storage: Scrap'N Easel /#315 Kimberly from Munch
  35. Roberts Crafts: Forever Young Cricut Cartridge # 106 JayneDesigns
  36. Jen's Digi Stamps: 1 set of 5 digis / #53 Margreet's Scrapcards
  37. Jen's Digi Stamps:  1 set of 5 digis/ #51 Cards by Judie
  38. Jen's Digi Stamps:  1 winner: free BCA digi set / #269 Gem's Little Creations
  39. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #300 Wanda's Whimsical Wonders
  40. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #55 Gale from Playing with Paper
  41. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #136 Lora from Notes from the Scrapbooklady
  42. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #193 Hazel's Handmade Crafts
  43. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #31 Unique Monique Creating
  44. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection /  #256 Laurie from Scraps by Sissy
  45. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #541 Amy from Scrap This, Save That
  46. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #252 Jean's Crafty Corner
  47. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / # 295 Cheryl from Inspired Creations
  48. Kaiser Craft: 1 paper collection / #356 Deborah Love My Paper
  49. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #16 Alma from Sweet Mel Home
  50. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #348 What Katy Did Next
  51. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #448 Ceal from Simply Beautiful 
  52. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #85 Lana's Paper Scraps
  53. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #42 Trina Makes Stuff
  54. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #37 Tiffany from Handmade Cards & Paper Crafts
  55. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #23 Raquel's Designs
  56. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #17  Kristylee's World
  57. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #83 Heather from Paper, Stamps & Glue Oh My
  58. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #236 Sugarlips Sassy Surprises
  59. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #108 Karen from Little Scrap Pieces
  60. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #439 Barbara from My Little Spot of Sanity
  61. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #61 Claire from Scrap My Way
  62. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #138 Alice Brown Creations
  63. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #153 Sweet Designs by Cheryl
  64. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #137 Melissa from Moe Creations
  65. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #449 Pat's Scraps
  66. Robin's Nest Scrap: 1 mini paper set / #535 Velma from Snowflake Dreams
  67. There She Goes Clear Stamps: 1 set of winning the race & Angel Mail / #74 Designs by Kaleptra
  68. There She Goes Clear Stamps: 1 set of winning the race & Angel Mail / #241 Tip Top Toppers
  69. Crimson Cloud: Free SVG download / #372 Christel One Scrappin' Sista
  70. Crafter's Companion: Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool / #320  Cheryl from Inspired Creations
  71. Di's Digi Downloads: 5 digi stamps / #82 Maria from Pandiland
  72. Sassy Studio Designs: 4 digi stamps / #98 Lawren from AHobby-holic
  73. Shelly's Images: 2 digis stamps / #243 Meli's Letters, Crafts & More
  74. Shelly's Images: 2 digis stamps / #103 MerryMade & Crafts
  75. Shelly's Images: 2 digis stamps / #122 Carina's
  76. Sew Many Cards: $20.00 voucher / #131 Janet from Sonnet Designs
  77. Delicious Doodles:  4 digis / #140 Dawn's Crafting
  78. Digi Doodle Shop:  $5 voucher / #146 Kevin from McCrafty's Cards
  79. Digi Doodle Shop:  $5 voucher / #152 JessiCards
  80. Glitterbabe: $15.00 voucher / #340 CAFE Expressions
  81. Stretch N Bubbles: 5 digis stamps / #165 Judy from Crafty JAR
  82. Amanda Creation:  $10.00 voucher / #208 Kath from Let's Get Scrappy
  83. Kerri Powell: $10.00 voucher / #221 Cokie Pop Paper Boutique
  84. Anonymous: 1 set of beaded butterflies & flowers / #264 Eleonora's
  85. Anonymous: 1 set of beaded butterflies & flowers / #257 Laughing Fridge Art
  86. Anonymous: 1 set of beaded butterflies & flowers / #266 Merlyn from My Artbook
  87. Doodle Pantry: 3 digi stamps / #289 Hubbly Bubbly Busy Alie
  88. Kenny K Downloads: 4 digis of winners choice / #331 Nancy from FancyCrafty(Me)
  89. Kich N Blues: 5 Digi Stamp Collections / #307 Delphinoid's Card & Crafts
  90. Debbi Tullier: bag of crafty goodies / #245 Sara's Sugar & Spice
  91. Little Scrap Piecies: 9 yards of crinkle ribbon / #232 Lori's Artsy Obsession
  92. Amber Ink: $15 voucher /  #239 Wendy Made
  93. Happy N Scrappin: $25 gift certificate / #552 Deb McCoy Facebook album
  94. Peachy Keen Stamps: $15.00 Gift Certicicate / #3 Tella from Bugaloo's Scraproom
  95. Market Street Stamps: $15.00 Gift Certicicate / #147 Nicole from Canadian Nickle
  96. My Creative Time: "Race for A Cure" Stamp Set / #537 Shelly from My Creative Rumblings
  97. Pink By Design: Stamp Set / #429 Rhonda's Place to Share
  98. Mr. Cricut Crazy: 1 stamp set / #395 Lori from Scrappin' My Stress Away
  99. Mr. Cricut Crazy: 1 stamp set / #255 Madison from Funky Cards
  100. Mr. Cricut Crazy: 1 stamp set / #141 Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog
  101. Copic: Pink Copic Set / #474 Patterns by Sher
  102. Copic: Pink Copic set / #179 Esther from For the Joy of Creating
  103. Copic: Pink Copic Set / #6 Beckie from Just B Creative Crazy
  104. Copic: Pink Copic Set / #412 Hetty from Design Junkies
  105. Scrapbookaholic Abby: 1 stamp set / #503 Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut
  106. Digital Delights: 3 digital stamps / #316 Jennifer from My Cubby Crafts
  107. Crafty Sentiments Designs: digi stamp or digi paper / #365 Shawnette from Craftin R.N.
  108. Paper Crafting World: $20 voucher / #317 Hey Hey Paula
  109. Jillian Vance: 1 Have Faith stamp set / #119 Carri from DoubleClick Connections
  110. My Thoughts Exactly: 1 stamp set / #362 Mickey's Craft World
  111. Chomas Creations: mini holder & 10 pens,  Cricut or Silohoutte / #189 Crafty Pink Butterfly
  112. Simply Betty Stamps: 3 digi stamps / #202 Bettina from Bettands hobbykrok
  113. Anna Belle Stamps: digi stamp or digi paper /  #273 Carol from CMDesigns
  114. Paper Smooches Stamps: 1 stamp set / #394 Amy from Scrapping Mommy
  115. Cri-Kits / Mar-Kits: pen holder set / #501 Yess from Creative Minds
  116. Sweet Stamping Treats: digi stamp / #32 Anita from Cards & Coffee
  117. Sparkle Rubber Stamps: Khloe on Scooter stamp / #290 Christine from Nanaseaside
  118. Our Daily Bread Designs: $20 voucher towards a stamp set / #442 Joanie from Classy Card Corner
  119. Stampin Daisies: stamp Set / #514 Angie from Scrappin Memories
  120. Karber Digital Images: 2 digis of the winner's choice / #284 Crafty Hazelnut
  121. Fresh Brewed Designs: 5 digis of the winner's choice / #363 Pauline from My Paper Playground
  122. Stitchy Bear Stamps: $10 voucher / #478 Rachel from I'm Black Martha
  123. Crafty Sprouts: Besties for Life stamp set / #36 LaiLai's Crazy Creations
  124. Joy's Life: 1 Cricut Vinylology DVD / #107 Yvette from Gamma's Creative Corner
  125. Joy's Life: 1 stamp set / #57 Lori from Reflections from Granny
  126. Joy's Life: 1 stamp set / #158 Deborah from Love My Paper
  127. Joy's Life: 1 stamp set / #562 Diana from DL Art
  128. Joy's Life: 1 stamp set / #411 Vanessa from My Paper Creations
  129. Paper Makeup stamps: $15.00 voucher / #46 Eva from Papiervirus
  130. The Paper Shelter: $25 voucher / #371 Paper & Scraps Creations by Julia
  131. Scrappy Moms Stamps: Cancer stamp set / #420 Sleepy Cat Crafts by Beejay
  132. Guylou's Inimitability: $10 voucher / #12 Neha Steps Towards Crafting
  133. Heart Song Inspiration:  3 digis to one winner / #144 Heidi from Papirdama
  134. Bug Bites stamps: 1 stamp set / #509 Sil's Stamping, Scrapping & Stuff
  135. My Time Made Easy: $25 voucher / #73 Kreative Bastelideen
  136. Tickled Pink Stamps: 3 BCA digis / #274 Crafty Dragons
  137. Burlap and Buttercups: Scrapbooking kit / #499 Creative Minds
  138. Scraptastic Club: 1 scrapbooking kit / #84 Alina from Addicted to Scrapbooking
  139. Scraptastic Club:1 scrapbooking kit / #553 Darlene from Two Scrappin' Lawyers
  140. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #529 Min from Kaymin Kreations
  141. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #52 Joanie's Classy Card Corner
  142. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #68 Mickey's Craft World
  143. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #487 Designs by DJ
  144. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #139 Ashley from Heart Hugs Designs
  145. Anonymous: 2 stamp sets by Stampology / #91 Annette from Clever Creations
  146. The Stamping Boutique: 3 digi stamps / #247 Pamela's Craft Spot
  147. Trade Fish Designs: $15 voucher / #402 Chelsea's Creative Corner
  148. Lawn Fawn: stamp set / #1 Creative Minds
  149. Designs on Cloud Nine: $20 voucher / #433 Stacie from Hestia's Helper
  150. Cardz TV Stamps: 1 stamp set / #67 Created by Sunshine HoneyBee
As a reminder, we had three sponsors who offered giveaways free for all: Beccy from Beccy's Place offered 2 digi stamps;  4 My Baby Scraps offered a digi scrap kit; Papa Sue Creative offered free SVG and PNG files.

Once again, thank you everyone!!

PCW: Chocolate Cupcake Challenge

We will start a new season of challenges on Friday at  Paper Crafting World!  Our first challenge for the Autumn term is to create using a chocolate cupcake or cake. 

This is Betsy! The newest addition to the Cutie Patootie Collection, isn't she the cutest!  I created the circle flourish with shapes in SCAL2.  The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars.
Here's one of the sketches we were asked to follow:

I tried following the sketch on my second, but it took on a mind of its own. :)  Another Cutie Patootie, Suzee.  She borrowed the shoes from the Kisses 2U Bear and she's holding the newest swirly cupcake.  The flower medallion and the celebrate title are also PCW cutting files.

Please stop by PCW blog for the more details on the challenge.  PCW is the sister blog of Cooking with Cricut.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sending Smiles...

Across the Miles
The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs  rubber stamps, E(spresso) Mail.  I colored it with Bic Mark Its and glitter pens.

Link Up for Pink winners will be announced Tuesday, October 18th @ 12noon PST. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Link Up for Pink

Thank you everyone for linking your beautiful PINK creations to Link Up for Pink!   Wow!! We had 562 amazing projects linked!! 
The winners will be selected by and announced on Tuesday, October 18th in the afternoon. 
Also you can make monetary donations to LUFP's Relay for Life page.

Thanks again for participating!

Friday, October 14, 2011

First Annual Link Up for Pink!

**This post will remain on top October 1st through 14th. For daily LUFP posts, please scroll down.**

Welcome to the First Annual LINK UP FOR PINK linking party!!

I'm super excited the day is finally here! 
We have over $3,000 worth of giveaways from 84 generous sponsors, that makes 153 prizes to give away!!!  Complete list here.
As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it should not start or end in October, we should always be aware. Remember to do your self-breast exams, send reminder cards to your friends to get their mammos, and accompany a friend to their appointment.   We also like to announce Link Up for Pink now has a Relay for Life page.

RULES:  Please follow them we don't want to remove any links.
  1. Your project must have pink as the main color.  All crafts are welcomed.
  2. Please no backlinks.  Your Pink project must be new, created for LUFP.  You may however, enter other challenges.
  3. Link up as many projects as you wish.  Please enter only one project on one post.  If you are making a set of identical cards, that will count as one entry.  If you are making different projects, enter them on different posts and link them up separately. 
  4. Link directly to your post, not your blog.  Please include our LUFP badge or link back to any of our blogs, that way others can join the party.
  5. Since this is a Linking Party, please visit and leave comments on at least 5 blogs of your choice.
  6. If you are making cards to donate to PA Breast Cancer Coalition, please write a little note of encouragement or sentiment on the inside of your card.  The cards will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in their Friends Like Me™ carepackages.   Write “Link Up for Pink” below your address and mail your cards directly to:
    344 North Reading Road
    Ephrata, PA 17522
  7. Have fun!

We are sharing the same linking widget.  You can link up at either one of our blogs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

LUFP: Celebrate Courage!

I can't believe these past two weeks just flew by!  You have today and tomorrow to link up your PINK creations!  We have enjoyed seeing your projects and have been inspired by the stories of courage and perseverance. Here's the card I'm sharing today.

The paper is Recollections and the title is from the Pink Journey cartridge.  The swirly mat is from Penny Duncan, a LUFP sponsor.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LUFP: Scrapbook layout

Hi, this is Gaby from

I am still super excited to see all that pink everyday I open my blog!!  Gorgeous creations everybody is linking!!  There's still time!  Hope you can link up your pink project with us!!

Today I have a layout with a pocket to hold the number and pamphlets from the Susan G Komen 5K that my sister and I participate on.  And of course a picture or a strip of pictures in the pocket.

My niece lost the camera from last year, so this year we will make sure she does not hold the camera.

The picture you see I "borrowed" from the Susan G. Komen site. I adhered it with removable tape to be able to replace it after the run/walk on Oct 16th.

I used my SilhouetteSD for the title; Fiskars punches Large and XLarge for the clouds; MS heart edge punch; Hero Arts kids at play stamp; Hero Arts and Studio Calico for the cloud background stamps and MyCreativeTime's stamp set for the sentiments (One of our LUFP sponsors!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

LUFP: You are Loved

I'm so lovin' all the wonderful creations linked so far!  Wow!! We have over 300+ link ups!! That's so wonderful!! :)  Remember you have until Friday, so there's plenty of time to make a card or two and link them up! :)

Here' my project, a candle wreath. Aren't those roses gorgeous!? I used a 4" foam ring, covered it with pink organza.  I used a ruffled edge ribbon to cover the side and added large rhinestones to fill up some of the spaces.   I cut 2 scallops; one pink polka dot paper; another out of a cereal box and glued them together.   Lastly, I added the pink butterfly I purchased at Dollar Tree. :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

LUFP: Support

Hi! This is Gaby from GabyCreates

It's been a week since LUFP went live! and how super exciting it is to see all those beautiful pink creations!

Today I am sharing a heart shaped card I created that I will be sending to PA Breast Cancer Coalition

This is were you can send your card creations!

You still have one more week to share/link your pink projects! and remember that if you wish to send your cards to a recently diagnosed breast cancer patient, you can
to this address:
344 North Reading Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
THANK YOU for participating!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

LUFP: Guest Designer Lynne

I was thrilled when Yolie asked me to be a Guest Designer for Link Up for Pink. This is a very important cause for me as it concerns not only millions of other women but it affected me!

Let me tell you my story . . . I wasn't due to get my mammogram until January but my daughter had asked me to meet her for her sonogram beginning of December to see what the sex of my first grandchild was. While we were waiting, we were talking and she said since you're here why not see when you can get your mammogram appointment. Divine intervention was looking down on us that day because when I went over to the desk, they just happened to have an appointment and I could have it done after Jen's sonogram. Well, it was discovered Jen was having a "princess" and my mammogram went fine. I got a phone call Christmas Eve with the news that there were abnormalities and I would need a biopsy which was scheduled for January 3rd. I went January for my biopsy and markers were left inside the breast due to an undetermined mass.

My life got crazy as I was to see a surgeon to have the markers removed with a determinations as to the mass. My surgery kept getting postponed and rescheduled. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and I was still running her to her chemo appointments when my dad's health start failing. Mom was getting more and more confused with the chemo and it was determined that her lung cancer had spread to her brain. My dad passed the end of January, Lily was born the beginning of March, and my mom passed on March 24th, the day of my surgery.

It was determined with the mass removed and a 2-inch scar on my right breast that I have atypical ductal hyplasia which is basically pre-cancer cells in the milk ducts and makes me a high-risk cancer patient. What does this mean? It means that I need to go to the Hillman center and have mammograms twice a year. There are a lot of women that walk around with this diagnosis and need to watch and monitor.

I'm lucky that I'm just a high-risk cancer patient but its scary walking around knowing this!!!!! Thus breast cancer awareness is a personal cause for me! Please be sure to do self-breast examination and have your mammogram after the age of 40 unless there is cancer in your family!!!! Do this for yourself and your famly! I know I want to be around to see my granddaughter grow up and see that precious smile. I will do this for myself and for her!!

My project is a card which I cut with my paper cutter. There are bras hanging on a pink polka dot ribbon clothes line with little tiny clothes pins. The bras were cut using Forever Young Cartridge. The little birdie on the inside was cut using Create a Critter. I cut the bras with fun colored scraps I had and even included a white bra for the utilitarian in us! The card was cut using one of my favorite paper stacks Linen and Lace. The breast cancer awareness ribbon the birdie is wearing is a brad.

Hope you not only enjoy my project but get your mammogram and do a monthly self-examination. Early detection is the key!

I do have blog candy --- I have some breast cancer awareness buttons. Please leave a comment on my blog and if you are not already a follower, I would love to have you follow me as I have a great Guest Design Team and we have a lot of fun projects!

Thank you for stopping by

God Bless

Hugs and Love,

Her Craftiness