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Saturday, October 8, 2011

LUFP: Love

Hello... This is Celeste from www.touchedbyabutterfly.com.
I want to thank everyone that has linked up with us for Link Up for Pink.... Oh wow it is amazing. I am loving all of your wonderful projects.... Keep them coming... You still have plenty of time to Link Up those Pink projects.
 Okay I wanted to share a sweet story with you.... As most of you know I make Journals of Love for cancer patients. I bring the journals I make to my local Cancer center. Well I got a phone call from another Cancer center asking me if I still make the journals.... I said "I absolutely do". She then asked me if I would bring some to her. I told her I would be there within the hour. When I go to the cancer center to my surprise there was a lady waiting there for me. She had received one of my journals. She has breast cancer. She showed me her journal. I cried. The journal was tattered and worn. She then told me that the journal helped her to get through the toughest times.... She really touched by heart....
Today I am sharing with you a few journals I made and a card.... I hope you like.....

 These two journals will be going to my local cancer center. The digi images that I used on the journals are from Fresh Brewed Designs. I used Tulip paint on the vase of roses from I Love to Create. (Both of these companies are sponsors for LUFP)

I made this card using an SVG file from Yolie. Isn't a wonderful card base.... The flowers are some flowers I won from a friend Jani's blog candy. The beautiful paper you see is called Bonjour from Kaiser Crafts.(sponsor for LUFP)  The beaded butterfly is made by me.... I really enjoyed making this card to send to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition

Kaiser Craft

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 family! 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, Lynne Her Craftiness

Thursday, October 6, 2011

LUFP: Guest Designer Esther

I was honored when Gaby asked me to be a guest designer for Link Up For Pink. 
I knew I wanted to do something extra special because this is a cause that is very dear to my heart.

You see I am a breast cancer survivor myself. It has been 9 years this July since I was diagnosed. I underwent surgery, chemotherapy and took the drug Tamoxifen for 5 years.

Breast Cancer is very scary and it will strike one out of every nine women! Not very good statistics.
I urge you to get your yearly mammograms and do a self exam once a month (I found my lump doing a self exam).
If you are so inclined, make a donation to Susan G Komen Foundation by doing this you help those ladies suffering from cancer as well as funding the research to find a cure!

Please join Gaby, Celeste and Yolie at Link Up For Pink with your pink creation!!!
Here is my project:

Supplies used: printers tray - 7 Gypsies; cardstock - pink; patterned papers - Special, Unique and Gifted from Uncommon by Authentique, Hazel "Lovely" Adorned in Stella and Rose by My Minds Eye, "Never Enough" All Together Alpha paper in So Sophie by My Minds Eye; Bird Cage Die Cut - QuickCuts; Heart punches - Martha Stewart and Fiskars; love teensy tag - Imaginisce; border punches - Martha Stewart and EK Success; butterfly cut from Indie Art Cricut cartridge; sterling silver stick pin, findings, ribbon charm and believe heart charm from my jewelry making stash; Swarokski crystal bead, glass bead and pink gem stone from my jewelry making stash; Be Strong quote - soft spoken by Me & My Big Ideas; other phrases and tags - Tabloids, Noteables and Excerpts two sided elements all from Authentique; Lacey Label Circle and Label One Square die cuts - Nestabilities by Spellbinders; ribbon rose - Making Memories; Satin Ribbon - Michael's; flowers - Prima, Petaloo, Recollections, Moxie; pearls - Kaiser Craft; metal corner - my stash: Pop Dots

I'd like to auction off this printers tray and donate all the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation. If you'd like to place a bid and help out the cause you may do so either in the comments at the end of this post or contact me (the bar is at the top right hand side of my blog). I will close the auction on Oct. 15th! Good luck and Thank you!

Please visit Esther's Blog and leave her some love!! @ www.forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

LUFP Sponsor

We have another sponsor  to announce, Cardz TV Stamps will be donating an acrylic stamp set!  Thanks Mary!

Now here is our Guest Designer.... (coming post in one minute)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

LUFP: Guest Designer Diann

I'm very thankful for the opportunity to support breast cancer awareness.
I do believe only by the grace of God have I not suffered this disease, so
for that reason alone, I give my total support.  My sister has had breast cancer and my elderly mother-in-law also, so it's been around me and I'm aware how much love, support and encouragement people with breast cancer need.  I was not with my sister for her surgery as we live a good distance apart but my strength, love and encouragement was there.  I've always felt bad about not being with her.  Thank the good Lord, my sister has been cancer free for 6 years now.  When my husband's mother was diagnosed, I could hardly believe an 85 year old would have to go through this.  What a trooper she was and just a pillar of strength and I was with her every step of the way as she lives less than a mile away.  She actually encouraged others in the waiting rooms and never felt sorry for herself or displayed any feeling of not coming through it.  She is 86 now and doing fine!  I do believe we should do all we can to make others aware, encourage by thoughts, cards and visits and helping others any way we can...I hope I can always do this.  I created this Journal of Love for Celeste to take to a patient to write down thoughts, encouragements, appointments, prayers and such.  I also made a bracelet for breast cancer awareness.
Diann Scholl

May happiness touch your life today!

Diann's ARTspot

CWC Flashback

Hi! today is Cooking With Cricut
Designers - Flashback Fav
Challenge #54

This is one of my favorite layouts using my Cricut
For those of you that visit my blog often, you know I have already shared this layout.... but at CWC the challenge is to share one of your favorites!  How easy is that!  Hope you can join in the fun challenge!
Stop by CWC to see what the other great CWC designers have shared!
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

LUFP: Hope and Support (Yolie)

Hi this is Yolie, from JustYolie, JustCreate!  I'm so enjoying visiting all who have linked up!!  Your projects are beautiful and thank you for sharing your stories.  If you haven't yet linked up, please join us, there's plenty of time! :) Here's a card I created using Tickled Pink's stampsnewest BCA Pink Ribbon release! All are $1 each, ONLY for October and are only going to be available for a limited time.  The crocheted flowers were made by my Mom!  ¡ Gracias Socorrito! I sprinkled pink glitter by Tulip on the ribbon, belt and the edge of her dress.


Here's a second card I created using Paper Makeup Stamps, Corset and sentiment set. The corset is pink, but it looks more like purple...time for a new camera. :)
Tickled Pink Stamps, Tulip (ILoveToCreate), Paper Makeup stamps are our generous sponsors! :)

Thanks, Yolie

Monday, October 3, 2011

LUFP: Hope

Hi! Thank you for visiting and participating in our LUFP party!!
I am super excited to share this card that I will be sending to
PA Breast Cancer Coalition

I used the Race for a Cure stamp set by My Creative Time (LUFP Sponsor)
(inspired by one of Kazan Clark's Halloween card)

Thank you so much for participating by entering your gorgeous projects in LUFP

Sunday, October 2, 2011

LUFP: I am here to support you

Hello my Crafty Friends......This is Celeste from Touched By A Butterfly. I am soooooo SUPER EXCITED to have you joining us for LINK UP FOR PINK........
I am so happy to see so many of you already linking up....... All of your projects are absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! Please keep spreading the word
Here is my card I made to send to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition

I made my card using Leah and Bra digi stamp from Guylou Inimitablity (LUFP sponsor). The pretty pink crocheted flowers are from Angie's ART  FULL Life (LUFP sponsor)


Thank you, Celeste