Sunday, October 16, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Project and Love at First Sight Scrap Page

update 10/16/2011:  Got invited to a SECOND linking party at One Artsy Mama! Whoohooo! 
Go check all those cool projects out! And it's for a great cause.

All this pink really has me itching to hit The Body Shop and get a hot pink hair extension.

Should I? Do I dare? If you knew me, this would be stepping out of the box!!

Leave me a comment and tell me to DO IT and I just might put on my big girl panties and get one!

oh happy dance! New baby in our family and I got invited to a linking party!

PitterAndGlink.blogspot.comNow, Bethany at Pitter and Glink did not know when she asked me to be a part of her linking party exactly how important this subject is to me. She is having a linking party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out her party!

She asked us to create a project in pink and link it up!

Here is my project and here is all the scoop:

Let me tell you a quick little story.

The day I found out I was pregnant for my daughter, my husband's Aunt Denise lost her battle with breast cancer. I mean, we knew it was coming but it was still horrible and terrible and a shame. We drove out for the funeral and I let everyone know that I was preggers. In the midst of being sad, it was one really bright spot for our family. The first grandchild on both sides.

So, when I was asked to create a project, it only made sense to make something around that event.

I decided to create a scrapbook page because we just found out we have a new baby in our family! I was going to send a card, but thought a scrapbook page would be better and is celebrating new life! The baby's Mom scrapbooks, but I am figuring it might be a few days before she gets around to scrapbooking little Lillyan's first photos.

Here are some details about my page:
The roses are recycled, coming from a bouquet given to me by Marilyn. I took them apart (actually made two flowers from one) and sprayed them with my home made glimmermist.

My letters made me super happy too. They were colored chip board stickers I painted white and drew a pink line around their edges. Some crackle glaze from Tim Holtz made them PERFECT!

My little heart with a calendar is awesome too, I can't wait for Stephanie to write all the neat little details like the baby's height and weight on there in her own hand! That is why I stamped the two little hearts!

Most of the papers in this project are ones I've stashed for a while. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays so I pulled out a huge packet I had that contained some Stampin' Up papers and also Close to my Heart. E-mail me if you want to know something that I used specifically, but most of the products used are just stash stuff!

So, if you want to party with us, please make something pink and link!


  1. Very cool page indeed! Congrats on the new edition to the family :) Love what you did with the TH Crackle glaze - have some of that stuff winging it's way to me as we speak...

  2. This is just gorgeous! I know the new mommy will be overjoyed to get such a beautiful, personalized gift! And I am so honored that you linked this up to my Pinkerific Party for Breast Cancer Awareness! God bless!

  3. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo and the doily!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Wonderful - a new baby and a gorgeous lo as a pressie. So many new babies at the moment, love that!x

  5. This is so beautiful and so pink!... and for a perfect cause!!

  6. What a beautifully soft page, perfect for a baby's page.

  7. What a beautiful project. I would love for you to link this up to my 'think pink' party.

  8. go on! Put those big girl panties on!!! hot pink extension could be interesting, brighten up autumn no end!
    We need photos as well...


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