My friend Chaitali Narla got some of her crafty buddies together today for a pink blog hop today - so welcome to the last stop on the hop!
You already know I've been crafting all month for our Hope You Can Cling To card drive for the patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and I was stoked to be asked to hop along with these great ladies.
This is a cause near and dear to Chaitali's heart because her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She actually designed the stamp set we're using today to honor her mother. I love how all the artists I know really put their heart into their work, and if you look closely enough you can always see that. Thanks for including me Chaitali - it's an honor!
For my inspiration today I used Susie's challenge which is words of encouragement. I made a collage with the strength and hope images from Pink Power for my background with Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo ink. I think a lot of the women who receive our cards during this card drive (we are over 1,000 now!) have more strength daily than most of us can imagine - they have to - that's always in the background. The moments of hope really pop during tough struggles - and I tried to echo that in my design. I also created a little shadow for the ribbon with grey as well. I love doing that with solid images - it's amazing how much that adds.
I finished it off with a little silver glimmer paper and some striped grosgrain ribbon.
If you just came here and didn't know about the hop, start back at the top - these women are amazing!
I hope you can find some time this month to make a card for one of these great ladies and send it to MD Anderson - you never know when it's going to be just what someone needs.