Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness - Ribbon of Courage

Ribbon of Courage

I am so excited for this blog hop!  As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, that is our theme.  My mother, Sally, was a survivor after she had a mastectomy of one of her breasts.  This blog post is dedicated to her memory.

I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and a variety of Stampin' Write Markers to create the card below.   

The die-cut piece was trimmed leaving just the word Hugs.  I used the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack and 3/8” Stitched Ribbon.

My mother had a hard life and yet she was always strong and brave through it all.  She raised 6 kids on her own after my father's death when I was just 11 years old.  Each of her children considered her not just our mom, but our advisor, our friend, and our cheerleader.  The word survivor fits her entire life, not just this small part that included a literal piece of herself.

Please remember to have a mammogram this month!  Breast cancer effects so many woman (& men) and getting a little squeeze is important and could save your life.  Contact your doctor and make an appointment today.  

I have another post coming up on 10/8 that will give you a lot of information about Inflammatory Breast Cancer - so be sure to follow me with one of the options in the upper right corner. 

Until Next time . . .
                   Hugs, Karie B.

Hop on over to the next blog to see more Colors Of Courage samples.

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  1. Beautiful testimonial for your mom! Your scrapbook page is a such of lovely way to capture those sentiments.

  2. Karie what a pretty card and a wonderful share on your brave mother. So sorry for your loss.

    1. Thank you Deb. Mom passed away in 2002 but she is always in my heart.

  3. Thanks for sharing about your mother. And the card is nice.

  4. Lovely card and page. Yes so important to have a mammogram done regularly!

  5. Lovely card and scrapbook page! Beautiful tribute to your mother.

  6. Love your projects Karie and thank you for sharing your story.

  7. Beautiful coloring on your ribbon!

  8. Luv that ribbon!!!! What a lovely card with lovely memories!!

  9. Thanks for sharing about your Mother! Great card and love the detailed coloring on the ribbon!

  10. What an honor for your moms memory! Great idea to color the ribbon as you did! Thanks for sharing your mom with us all!

  11. Loved the scrapbook page about your sweet mother!

  12. A wonderful tribute to a lady who seemed like a fighter to overcome so much. Beautiful card and page!

  13. Your card is cute, but I really love your scrapbook page! Thanks for sharing about your Mom!