Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inking Pink Blog Hop - Keep your "Girls" in Check!

Welcome to our first Annual "Inking Pink" Blog hop.  You should have made your way here from True's Blog.  If that's the case then guess what... you found the finish line!  If you arrived from somewhere else, you may want to head on over to Patricia's Blog and follow along.  This hop will take you around the world, so please sit back with your morning coffee or evening tea and celebrate our stories and projects with us.  There's lots of  "Pink Candy" out there to be had.  You won't want to miss your opportunity to get your hands on some of it.  Be sure you leave some {{{ LOVE }}} by posting a comment on each of the wonderful girl's blogs.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It's the time when the pink ribbons come out to remind us it is time to get the "girls" checked.  Like any form of cancer, breast cancer knows no age.  It can strike when you least expect it.  Our lives can often spin out of control and we forget to take care of ourselves.  Regardless of age, it is important conduct a monthly self exam and a yearly mammogram, especially if there is a history of breast cancer in your family

Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof.  We are grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends, wives, cyber-friends and design team teammates. Many of us have family or friends touched by breast cancer and all of us want to encourage all of you to check "The Girls"!  For those of us at The Beary Scrap DT, we have recently found out that our dearest friend and alumni team mate Elise has breast cancer.  In her honor, we are "hopping" in hopes of helping to spread awareness throughout the world.  So, have you checked "The Girls" lately?

For my card, I chose an adorable image from Belle's 'n Whistles.  I chose this image because the recipient of this card adores Elizabeth Belle's images and is known to tinker with them quite often.   The picture came out a little fuzzy.  I will try and take a new one in better sunlight tomorrow - it's was raining today.

My image was colored with copic markers.  I used Bazzill Cardstock as my base.  My DP's are from My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue collection.  Oh, they are so pretty.  DP edges have been distressed and inked with some Stardust Stickles applied for more sparkle - not like the paper isn't already glowing with prettiness.  I added a few KaiserCraft pearls (Dollar Buys at TBS), a satin ribbon and a few mulberry paper roses.

In case you missed visiting a blog, here is a recap of all the beautiful Ladies that have participated in The First Annual Inking Pink Blog Hop for Awareness:

Now, I know you are waiting for that Blog Candy...

Now isn't that pink goodness at it's finest.  My blog candy contains
  • 1 of each of everything from My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue Collection (brads, buttons, letter stickers, glittered accessory sheet, dimensional die cuts, glittered layer stickers, ribbons & trims, 1 stamp set, 5 tags & titles, 1 chipboard album, 10 papers) 
  • Lots of Mulberry Paper Flower 
  • 1 Bubblegum Glimmer Mist 
  • 1 Pink Stickles Glitter Glue 
  • 1 Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue 
  • 1 PINK ATG Adhesive Applicator 
  • 2 yards of crochet lace trims 
  • 1 yard each of ribbons in pinks & browns

If you would like a chance to win this sweet goodness, all you need to do is...
  1. Please become a follower if you aren't already.
  2. I would love for you to post a picture of my candy or about the Inking Pink Hop on your blog.  By doing so, you are helping to spread the word of Breat Awareness.  You may be doing someone a favor.  
  3. Post a comment below.
  4. Take the oath to check "The Girls".
Wasn't that easy?   You have until Sunday, October 31 at 11:59pm eastern time to enter.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday, November 3.

For myself and all the amazing Ladies that participated, remember... Keep "The Girls" in check!  Monthly self-check and an annual mammogram.  Why... because you are LOVED!


Added Content:  10/27/2010:  My Story in brief

We have entered into the 24th hour of The "Inking Pink" Blog Hop.  I am speechless at how many of you hold this cause so dearly to your hearts.  The stories I heard about your triumph with any kind of cancer via comments, posts, emails and phone calls at our store have been quite touching, and tear jerking.

I am, relatively speaking, a quiet and  reserved person.  That is until you get to know me.  Although I have never had to deal with the impact of breast cancer in my family, we have had several family members taken by cancer.  Regardless of the origin, cancer is evil, it is unforgiving and it is heartbreaking.

I had lost my Mom over 5 years ago to cancer.  This is very difficult for me to "put out there" so I ask you to bear with me since I don't know how my words will flow.  Cancer is cancer... it is  evil!  My mom had become very ill.  We had thought she stroke.  She was hospitalized on December 13, 2004.  After 5 days in the hospital, we were told she had a tumor on her brain and a spot had been found in her lungs.  Both were most likely related.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer on December 18, 2004 and transferred to a more prominent hospital where they could better exam her condition.  This facility was almost 2 hours away from home. 

Hours after her transfer we found out that she had lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain.  They diagnosed her with stage 4 lung cancer.  The doctors remained optimistic and gave us much hope that she would pull through.  Within days, the brain tumors were "aspirated" and she was sent home to spend Christmas with us.  Treatment plans were discussed and to occur after the holidays.  We were told that Mom would pull through.  I knew in my heart that she would not recover.

That was the last Christmas we got to spend with our Mom.  She was home until New Years.  Her condition worsened, she was unable to walk, talk, or even write.  After repeated phone calls to her doctors and specialists without a response, our family physician had suggested Hospice Care.  She was 53 years young when she passed away on January 16, 2005.  Not even a month from her initial diagnosis.  To young, to soon, and NOT fair.

Christmas is difficult is our household.  We celebrate her life each holiday, regretting that she was taken from us.  I miss my Mom.  If she had been more proactive about her health, she may still be here on Earth enjoying her grandchildren.  My Mom was (and still is) my best friend.  I think you get the picture.

My mom was a nurse. As most people are in the medical field, she was as stubborn as can be when it came to taking care of herself.  She was too busy taking care of everyone else that the one person she forgot to take care of was her.  I'm trying not to get to "deep" into this story of one of my personally pasts with cancer.  This is hard enough for me already.  The moral of the story is... we need to take care of ourselves if we want to be there to take care of our loved ones.  Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women.  Any form of cancer is devastating.  I MISS my Mom dearly.  So do my sisters.  My children never had the chance to get to know their Grammy.  My youngest has never met her, but I see Mom in her eyes everyday.  I wish they had because she was an amazing woman.  She IS the reason why I gave up my career in the medical field.  I pursued her passions in art and photography in this happy medium known today as scrapbooking and card making.

Thank you all for joining us in our Hop for Awareness.  I hope that we have made an impact on you.  Remember to TAKE CARE of YOU.  Encourage others to do the same.  After all, we can't be there take care of others if we don't take care of ourselves too.  Yes, a light bulb flashed over my head.  Life is too short.  For goodness sake, take CARE of YOU... TA-TAS, and ALL!



Cathie w said...

love your project it was beautiful....i followed and checked the girls


liz at liz's paper loft said...

awww too cute! I love all the layering you did!
liz :o)

C&M Creations said...


Patricia Mae said...

Kimm your card is so cute I love it. Thanks so much for all you did in helping me in this awesome hop.
Big Hugs.

Bonnie Patterson said...

How adorable the little girl is cute

FitterTwit said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the coloring!!!

Loz said...

'the girls' have been checked during this hop!! Something that I do regularly.. thanks so much for the chance to win some gorgeous goodies, I've posted about the hop and your candy on my blog ♥

alethea said...

I love this card.. Simply gorgeous!!! What an inspirational blog hop this has been!! I am now a follower of your blog and am about to post this blog candy and the blog hop pic in my sidebar!
You are all inspirational ladies and what a lucky lady Elise is to have you all support her!!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

A very cute card. I am now a follower. I promise to do a check before I go to bed. Thank you for sharing and being a part of a great blog hop. Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

Louise Forsyth said...

Gorgeous card, makes me want to bake cupcakes.lol
Very pretty card and gorgeous colouring.

jandokan said...

I love your card
it's stunning :D

and your blog candy is great too!

I'm a follower of your blog and I've posted a link to this post on the sidebar of my blog!!

Hugs Anja

Marley said...

Oh your card is so cute! I love all the glitters and the beautiful image; awesome coloring! thanks for this great bloghop for a good cause and also big thanks for a chance to win this candy! Hugs Marley

Trickut said...

Your card is just so sweet! This is such a wonderful Hop. The outpouring of Hope, support and awareness is so heartening.
Thank you so very much


Melissa said...

Love your card it is gorgeous! I just became a follower and posted your blog candy on my blog sidebar www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

I am taking an oath to check my girls!


Andrea Venini said...

Kimm, thanks for the opportunity! an how you joined in this cause. Thanks for your words.

Erika said...

So cute. Love the layering. The little bit of glitter really makes it pop. LOVE IT

Lori said...

Beautiful work...thank you so much. lori / lorileng@bellsouth.net

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Just UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS!!! I've been sitting staring at your card for minutes now just soaking in all of the beautiful layering, coloring and embellishments!!

And that's some serious blog candy. So generous!!


Pamela Lash said...

What a treasure - your card is unique and well-planned! TFS

Mama LoveBug @LoveBug Creations

pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Annette said...

What a gorgeous card! Such a sweet stamp & all the lovely layers! Thanks so much for your support & encouraging breast cancer awareness & prevention. My sister is a survivor – 15 yrs & still going strong! I have a mammo every year on my birthday (of all days) 10/15! All is well!

LadybugCarrie said...

So super cute! Thank you for helping spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness and self exams!
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Tami B. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I thouroughly enjoyed the blog hop today (even tho' I got teary-eyed more than once reading everyone's stories.) I have a story of my own, so yes, I checked the girls 2 nights ago.

Becky Moore said...

Very cute card! I am a new follower and was happy to share your candy and info on the hop on my blog!
smilesmoore2 athotmail dotcom

Amanda said...

Super cute card! You ladies are so awesome for showing your support for breast cancer awareness. Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Chelsea said...

Hi Kimm, your card is so sweet and the layout is amazing! So happy to be a part of this Hop with you.
Your candy is so wonderful, good luck everyone!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win the awesome candy!
I am now a follower
And I posted your candy on my sidebar, here: http://lindsayscraftlounge.blogspot.com/
And of course I check the girls regularly!

Lelia Pierce said...

Kimm...the importance of checking the girls is reiterated with the diagnosis Elise received. I’m 33 (today) and I check my tatas monthly!

Another beautiful creation! I love all the gorgeous glitter...one can never have too much!


grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Your card is beautiful!
I have checked my girls and have an appointment next week for mammograms. I am also a follower of your blog! Thanks for taking part in such a wonderful cause!!

Marlene said...

I'm your 100th follower! Yippee!

What an absolutely amazing card! Gorgeous!

So happy to be participating in this blog hop alongside you!

CheckerBeads said...

That is just beautiful. I could never layer that much and make it look so fabulous!!

thechecker@gmail dot com

Ashleigh said...

very cute tfs and for raising awareness!

I have added this to my blog and I am now a follower!


Paula-Scrap Addict said...

that stamp you used is adorable, she reminds me of Holly Hobbie (the old school one)! I've done it all, now following, posted your candy on my sidebar, made the promise to pretty much everyone along the blog hop :-)
ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Christina said...

What a beautiful card. This is a great blog hop and such a great cause. I have had a blast this morning. Thanks so much.
I am a follower, I checked me out, and I linked you to my sidebar.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

kandijo said...

Beautiful card. TFS

terriennz said...

I absolutely LOVE your card! It's beautiful! Now for a chance to win your AWESOME candy.. I'm already a follower of yours (1), I am posting about this blog hop on MY blog (2), I am commenting LOL (3), and I give myself self examines all the time (4). Thanks for a chance to win!!

Terrie B

Chelle said...

I now a follower. I will check the girls. I am now adding your blog candy and by the end of the day the hop will be posted on my blog.


In Memory of Muriel May Clemens said...

Thank you for doing this. Cancer has been a big part of my life. I check each month. Best to Elise and her recovery. Cheerin for her and others dealing with this.

LindaP said...

Wow... Your card is so beautiful.. I ove the flowers, such a nice touch!! Thanks for the fun hop today! Love your blog too!!

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful card. I posted about the hope and your candy. I have my 1st mammogram appointment in January. I had a scare last month and since breast cancer runs in my family the doctor said to make an appointment and considering I will be turning 40 in January. Thanks for making more people aware.

Unknown said...

What a cute card! I luv the colors pink and green together is one of my favs:) I'm now a follower of your blog! Thx for the chance to win some great stuff! and I promise to check "the girls".

Debbie said...

your card is so beautiful I really love it tfs I am a follower feel free to follow me debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for being part of this blog hop to raise awareness. I am now a follower of your awesome blog and I checked the girls.

Melissa said...

Wow, all of you ladies done a fantastic job with this blog hop, and did it with a cause, you will be blessed! Thanks so much for sharing all the stories, they were encouraging. I just want to say thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to take this trip around the world with all of you!

Your card is beautiful


juelmarie said...

I've done all except - link you to my blog - i'm a new blogger and haven't figured it out yet - let me know how and ii'll do it!

Vicki said...

I'm a follower. I've posted here:

And I promise to check regularly.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Nadia's World said...
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Nadia's World said...

Love your card! It is beautiful...

I am now a follower, checked my girls at the beginning of this blog hop, I have posted your blog candy on my side bar and posted about this blog hop/candy on my blog!

Thanks so much for being a part of this blog hop. All of you women are amazing and I appreciate what you have all done to help make us aware of the seriousness of getting checked!

Thanks again for a chance to win this awesome blog candy....would love to win!


scrapperbecka said...

I love the card, its great! I am a follower. Had my exam in March. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cricut Matriarch said...

What a cute card and a beautiful little girl!

Thanks for sharing!

Aly's mom said...

I'm hoppin' away. I think I'm finally getting the hang of this blog hop thing! This is great! I'm helping spread awareness, getting ideas, and learning stuff all in one shot. Thanks for all the great ideas!

sandra said...

Beautiful card!
Amazing prize!
So glad to be apart of this Hop!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

stunning card! the papers are beautiful!
I am already follower ~
I posted about the hop already & posted a pic of your pink yummieness~
commenting now ... LOL
I already told Susan that I will be joining her in the shower ritual LOL!
Had a blast hopping... now off to the hop neglected children....lol

xxx, Staci

CA Scrapper said...

Love your card!! I just became a follower of your blog. Thanks for participating in this hop and the chance to win.


Carolyn said...

Adorable card and for a great reason. I was able to do #1, #3 & #4. I am a new follower but I do not have a blog. This is my comment, lol and I promise to check on the girls. I would love to win your great candy stash. tfs

Unknown said...

Oh so cute!!! seriously cute. I spread the word EVERY day- no joke I work for a facility that checks for these things... and I am now a follower! I will blog about this, but my blog is private only family- but they will see it!

penbrandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your card...it is beautiful!!...Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!....Brandy

Penbrandy at msn dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Thanks for this great pink giveaway! I am now a follower of your site. And I will gladly take the oath to check the "girls". In fact, I already have my appointment scheduled to get the "girls" squished. :)

coupondenise at live dot com

michelle said...

Thanks for the awesome candy! im a follower now and i would gladly take the oath to check the girls. my blog is michelle-ladybugcrafts.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Such a cute card! Awesome Pink giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.
My girls have been checked, and I promise to check them every week! I have also become a follower.

Kathy said...

Beautful card for a great cause! I promise to check the grls regularly! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Kimm, this is so pretty! I love when you get to make cards with us! (Hey, you should enter it at the BnW Challenge blog this week too)I'm glad to be a part of this hop with you! Hopefully we will help spread awareness to save the Ta ta's!

ScrappinMomma said...

what a super cute card. I love it TFS

I have posted this hop on my blog here is the link to my blog

what great blog candy you have... DROOLING!!

Making the time to check my girls every week from now on!!

Now a follower as well.

Maureen Reiss said...

Your card is soooo pretty!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the chance to win

Lisa J said...

I love cards like these and someday hope to be able to be this creative and make my own. They are so beautiful!

I posted on my blog about your candy and this hop as well.

Hope it helps at least one person with their awareness!

Thanks for sharing!

mbchoj said...

Super cute card! Just became a follower!
Have no blog :(
Thanks for the great hop. What a great cause!
mbchoj at aol dot com

scrappin2babygirls said...

love your card.. great coloring! I am a follower, I posted a link to your blog and candy HERE!, did the check, and am posting this comment. you're giving away some great candy.. thanks for the chance to win, for sharing your lovely card, and above all for being part of this great hop!


I'm a follower
I posted a linke to my blog sidebar
Rebecca Minor

Gaby said...

beautiful card!!

Jennifer said...

Lovely card. I love the color choices.

karenw said...

Wow this has been big hasn't it! I feel very lucky to have been involved. Love the card, so very sweet. xx

jen said...

I'm a follower now and yes I do check the girls. My Mom is a survivor two years now....woo hoo.
Thanks so much for taking the time to do this blog. I love your card!
Stop by and visit my blog sometime.

hugs to you,jen

silvia said...

Beautiful card!! I LOVE the image that you used and the cascading pearls! As a mammographer, breast cancer awareness is very near and dear to me. Thanks for helping spread the word :)

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for being a part of this hop! I promise to check the girls! I already do... and mamograms really are not that bad! :)

I have been following you on facebook for awhile... I am not sure why I never followed your blog until today! Woops!

I am working on my own blog... just starting... learning! I am a little challenged in the computer department! Oh well. If I figure out how I will advertise this hop! I do have a couple followers! Being creative is more my thing! Not adding the computer work!

Thanks again! I appreciate your blog!

Melia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card... and for such a great cause... at the moment your follow button is not showing but have your blog saved so i can come back to it! I have posted your candy on my blog sidebar on my blog...


Kathryn said...

What a gorgous card! Thank you for sharing your talent and the word about Breast Cancer. I do check my girls at least once a week and as I am getting older it will be more often I am sure. I have been a follower not just for the chance for winning your blog candy, but because I love your work and it is truly helping my mind come out of a block. Thank you again and God Bless.

wamfamily at surewest dot net

Linda said...

Love your card.I became a follower posted your blog candy on my blog and checked the girls. Thanks for sharing


Linda said...
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Tanya said...

thanks for taking part in this hop.
i am a follower, i did a check
i don't know how to link a blog onto my blog or i would. new blogger.

taniwol at yahoo dot com

~*Jen*~ said...

Love love your cute card!! the little girl reminds me of my own little girl so innocent and sweet. I have done all 4 of your requests!! Thanks so much!


Unknown said...

The card is adorable, and what else can I say but I love all the pink !! Thanks for the candy and spreading awareness of breast cancer
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Janis Lewis said...

I love your sweet card and that image. It reminds me of Holly Hobby and I loved Holly Hobby when I was a little girl. I have your candy on my sidebar, the blog hop button on my sidebar, and am a new follower! And with all the Breast Cancer Awareness posts, I have checked the girls more this month than I think I did all last year. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

jennyplace2 said...

First I just want to say how much I love your card, it is just so pretty! I promise to check the girls, my mom passed 6 years ago todat from cancer so this hop was good for me, not a day goes by that I don;t think about her, she was my mom and my best friend! I have posted your blog candy on my side bar and also become a follower, I would love if you could do the same. Have a lovely week.

kathlee said...

Such a pretty card,just beautiful! New follower here and I have a picture linked back to you on my sidebar. I also have a blog post about the Blog Hop..actually I have several. My blog is in its infancy but it has so much candy posted on it I look like I've been around forever! Darn good thing this candy is calorie free or I'd be in BIG trouble!
I pledge I will faithfully continue to check the twins monthly!

ReinasMomma said...

Just became a follower! I definitely make time to check myself especially since I had a breast cancer scare a few years ago. Thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!! Also, thanks for the chance to win this super awesome blog candy. I posted it in my side bar, I'm a follower, and my "Girls" are being thoroughly checked.

Lori said...

Kimm... your card is FABULOUS! I am ashamed to say that I have that stamp but haven't used it yet. You've inspired me though - gotta get it out!!!
I've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this Hop with you. There really isn't anything more important in the area of our health. Without our health, we have nothing to give...

I can not promise to check my 'girls' cuz I don't have them anymore lol! After next year, I won't have to have a pap anymore either (benefits of having cancer?!?!)... You just gotta find the JOY in life ♥ I AM your follower though!

Thank you for blessing me with your post!

Lots and lots of love ~ Lori

Dana said...

Love the card! The image is adorable! I will have to check them out :) oh, i am a new follower too!


stefeni said...

Such a precious card! I am a follower, I posted about the hop and I promise to check my boobies. Thank you for a great hop.


spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Adrea said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you for sharing!

debpaint16 said...

Kimm~ I love your card!! I am a 6 year BC Survivor & I really appreciat everyone who participated in the great "hop"!!
I love all your "candy" would love to win this!
I became a New Follower, I posted your link on my Facebook page & I check what's left of the "girls" regularly!!


Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card and I love how it has just a touch of vintage to it

Miss Mary said...

Gorgeous card...love the image!
I'm a new follower!
Scrap n' Stamp.

Heather said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I love your project and that little girl.

Sue Rolfe

Hilary said...

This blog hop is such a great idea! Inspiring in more ways than one! Thanks!

Linda said...

Wow wonderful card, wonderful hop, wonderful cause!


ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

Im a follower and have a post on my blog!! I would like to Thank each and every one that did this hop and Keeping the awareness out there and Making it a success! Very Grateful to each and every one of you!!! http://ibecircled.blogspot.com


Cor* said...

Kimm. your card is TDF gorgeous! The layout is fabulous and that cute little image is adorable with your coloring and stickles galore!! love it so much. What a great end to a fantastic hop. I always check 'da ladies' so I do solemnly swear to continue. I have added your candy to my sidebar as well! Hopefully it'll get more people involved! Take Care.

Unknown said...

I met all the criteria and am so glad to be a follower now. Your card is just lovely.

Thanks for making this a great last stop :)

Sue B


CricutLvr!! said...

Great job with raising awareness!!! I have posted your giveaway on my blog with a link to your blog hop. I am a follower now as well 8)
Beautiful card by the way!!

Styme123 said...

Great card! love the colors. Would love some "candy" just in time for Halloween :-)

Teri Barefoot said...

beautiful work

stephanne said...

Hi Kim, I just read your story and I know how it hurts to try and talk about it, it's like opening up a wound that never heals. Until Elise came into my life, I don't think I told anyone about my moms struggle with cancer, to put it out there in Blogland has felt like, well, gut-wrneching, actually. You are brave for sharing this with us and I hope that it helps readers to understand the importance over being self-aware. Your card is beautiful, I love the distressing and beautiful glltter, the colours are fabulous together!! It has been my pleasure joining in with this fabulous event with talented women such as yourself!!
hugs, stephanne

MAGDA said...


juli (sweetpz) said...

whata sweet card! thank you for bringing awareness to this disease. I lost my grandmother to breast cancer 11years and i can't imagine what she must've been through. Definitely will get the "girls" checked!

Kards by Kathi said...

Terrific blog and great project. Thanks for sharing.


Hi, I am Karen Driscoll said...

Beautiful work, thanks for participating in this special cause!
Karen kadrisc@aol.com

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! and thanks for sharing your Mum's story, she was way too young for you to lose her.
It's been a great hop for a very worthy reason and the girls are most definately checked!

live well laugh often love always said...

love what you do!!!!
need to add more pink to my supplies

littlen said...

Your card is adorable. Thanks for sharing your story. I have become a follower.

Payne Family Fun said...

thanks for sharing the super cute card, and thanks for letting us into your heart....you are a wonderful person. I am so sorry that your mom was taken from you so early! that is NOT fair! I have a couple of friends with breast cancer and it sucks!!!

I put a link on my blog and followed. Thanks again!

Jessica said...

First and foremost, thank you for sharing your story. I lost my dad to lung cancer 40 years ago. There weren't many treatments then. But now my Sister in law is a survivor!
And my Mother in law is fighting it now, and has a good chance too. I, too, am a cancer survivor of 18 yrs. We can all beat this devastating disease. Be an active part of your health care, take care of yourself, and be positive. And you can do it.

Anonymous said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. I lost my mom two years ago the 23rd to Lung cancer. I lost my oldest and dearest aunt just days ago on the 17th to lung cancer as well. They diagnosed her with lung cancer two weeks before she passed. Ironically she never smoked one cigarette in her entire life and yet it was lung cancer that took her from us. Thank you for sharing.

Please check out my

Lindy said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I lost my aunt last week to cancer and my mom has breast cancer. I check the girls daily. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks for the wonderful hop for such a great cause.


Lindy said...

Your card is absolutely beatufil and I'm your newest follower.

Thanks again - Lindy

moknowsall said...

My dear friend at work had a masectomy 6 years ago. she just went to the doctors for a mole on her hairline. it was the breast cancer cells on her head. she had it operated on. She was a mess but with lots of support she is doing well now. I had my girls checked last month and down there too. All is well and for that I pray for me and for all who have BC. TOday I wear my pink ribbon pink for awareness.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi Kimm!
Love your card! It is so cute. Love all the layering and your colouring is gorgeous. I would love to play along in your awesome candy. I have posted you in my left sidebar. I have Made place for all you ladies` candies at the same place.

I read your story about your mom. I am so glad that i am sitting here alone course i just started crying. I am sooooo sad that you lost your mother. I can`t even begin to understand how that must feel like.

My mother`s sister is currently struggling with cancer and we don`t know how long we are lucky to have her around. She is also one of those persons that rather will take care of others than herself. So it was too late when they finally caught it. I am just so glad that she still is around and that she was able to attend my marriage this summer. We have allways had a tight bonding in our family.

Thanks for a wonderful bloghop with lots of inspiration and i do check my "girls" every time i shower. And i promise i will continue to do so.

Lots of hugs...Mona

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Hi Kimm~

This is very pretty! I love this little stamp.
I am a new follower and have posted your candy and your link on my blog, come check it out.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Lalia Harris said...

thanks for being part of the pink week! This is fun to find new blogs! Love your story. I checked my girls on Monday!

Unknown said...

Hi x thank you so much for sharing this with us x I could tell it was difficult for you x although I didnt know your mum x I feel sure she would be soooo proud of you for doing this x Leigh x

Stacy said...

I love this card!! That stamp is wonderful!!

I am a follower and I added your candy to my blog!!

Stacy Armer


Marianne S. said...

I want to begin by saying thank you for sharing such a hard personal story with everyone on this hop. My heart goes out to you with the holiday season coming.

Your card is beautiful, I love all the details. I know that the person getting this card will be very honored. Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Love your card, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story, it made me tear up. I will add your candy to my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win, I am following! :)

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Kimm,I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I am so happy you could share your story with us. I admire your strenght. I was not able to share my story on my blog, I really wish that I could have. Your mom would be very proud of you. I lost my mom in 2000 and still hurts so much. The world as I knew it stopped! I slowed down, I stopped to smell those roses, I could care less that my grandkids hit my house like a tornado I love every minute of the chaos! And I am aware!!!! My mom's fight was orarian cancer so I get my yearly untrasound. And since our dear friend's diagnosis. I've done my self exam.
I am both proud and honored to have shared in such a wonderful blog hop with you in hopes to spread breast cancer awareness! Hugs Bonnie

Darlene said...

what a beautiful card. TFS
Thanks to all the ladies for hosting a wonderful blog hop for such a worthy cause.
Im now a follower, I posted a pic on my blog and I have checked my girls! Thanks for the fun

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Aly's mom said...

I already commented but have to say again thanks for doing this! I've found lots of great new blogs and hopped around a lot. It's now way past my bedtime and I'll be tired tomorrow, but I really wanted to get all the way through. I'm sorry about your mom. I lost my Dad to cancer and Cirhossis (SP?) in '92. It was a long drawn out illness and so hard to watch someone you love fade away. Anything we can do to avoid getting this illness is worth it and self-exams are free and easy. Keep a check on those ladies!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card is beautifully done. Thank You for your story and for being in the hop. Thanks for the chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Jenn Zeeb said...

I am a NOW a follower an will post a lnk on my blog. You story is a very touching one, thank you for sharing it with us.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Kimm! My heart goes out to you and your family...I am so sorry about your Mom. Thank you for sharing your personal story with us. It really does make us more aware.

Your card is so sweet! I love the the colors and your coloring is divine!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (your scrumptious blog candy!),


Is your crochet lace trim handmade? I haven't crocheted since I was a kid, but I would love to get my hands on it (I used to be able to copy any pattern)!

Addicted Scrapper said...

Happily became a follower of your blog and posted a link to my blog.


Thank you!!!!!!

Trisha said...

Cute card!! What a fun blog hop!! Thank you!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love all the shine!

So sorry about your Mom but I was sadder to hear that losing her still clouds your holidays. Don't dwell on what you don't have, celebrate what you do have! Precious memories of her, gorgeous children with her traits, even though they didn't get to know her (How amazing is that?) and a wonderful and blessed life full of love and beauty! I lost my mom a few years ago and the first Christmas, I kept looking at the chair she would have been sitting in to enjoy the celebrations. But then I realized that she was the last person who would ever want us to not enjoy every minutes of the holidays and our family get togethers!
{{{Hugs}}}to you and peace and contentment for your holidays this year!

My Lil' Bits said...

Beautiful card, great blog hop, thanks! I am now a follower and I check my girls.

Debbi said...

Your card is amazing! I have met all of your requirements, and I appreciate so much the emphasis you and your fellow blog-hoppers are putting on cancer awareness!
Thank you for sharing your heart, and I am so sorry about your mom. I lost my dear mom-in-law to cancer 1-1/2 years ago, and my mom is being checked today to see if her colon cancer has returned. God bless you all for taking the time to emphasize such an important topic!

Angie Smith said...

I am a new follower and have been checking the girls every 6 months due to a lump that was found about 1-1/2 years ago. I have also posted a link to your blog candy on my blog:

Liz said...

What a beautiful card! I am a new follower, and I promise to check the girls. The doctor took care of it a week and a half ago at my last prenatal check, but I promise to continue every month. Thanks for participating in such an amazing and important blog hop!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Thanks for sharing your story. You really touched me. I am a new follower.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

SherriC. said...

your cards is sooo cute, TFS!!!!
and thatks so much for the chance to win...
brodiec88 bat hotmail dot com

trisha too said...


Yep, following--

blog posted/linked--

and took the oath!

Thanks, Kimm!

Yesi said...

GORGEOUS!! Wow! thank you for the chance! posted it on my blog yesenialesso.blogspot.com

I'm a follower! :)

email: hernandez22yesi@gmail.com

Thank you

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for this beautiful Blog Hop. Hugs. Nataliya.

Hildes Scrappeunivers said...

Thanks for giving me the chance to win this fantastic candy, and that you focus on the impotance of checking the girl.
I've written about it here: http://konkurranseblogg.blogspot.com/2010/10/candy-hos-beary-scrap.html
I follow you, and i,I've checked my girls :)

Have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs, Hilde ♥

Pammejo said...

love your project, just beautiful.

Rosalee said...

Hi Kimm, love your card. That glittered paper is the best.
I have just become a follower of your blog and I've also added a link to my sidebar. Will also make sure to check the girls
Thanks for the chance at winning your candy
Hugs, Rosalee

Bridget said...

Such a wonderful thing to be reminding so many to check the ta ta's!!

I have become a follower, posted this comment and check the ta-ta's.

Thank you for 3 chances to win the super blog candy :)


Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, what a wonderful Blogcandy. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower.

Your card is so beautiful.


pippirose said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful Candy.
I've linked you on my sidebar:

I'm a new follower.
And yes, I've checked "the girls".
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Kimm, this is such a touching story (and yes, I'm crying) Big hugs to you my friend!

Ann Marie said...

Your title is awesome, the card is beautiful and I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are strong and seeing her in the eyes of your daughter is amazing! We have much in common. I am a new follower, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your story. Your candy is on my bloghttp://mm5beebes.blogspot.com/ - together we will beat this disease known as cancer.

Miranda said...

Your card is awesome! So many of us have been touched by this horrible disease! What you guys are doing is wonderful! We have had several battles in our family with several types of cancer some won and others lost. My favorite Aunt whom I loved dearly and was like another mom to me lost a battle with lung cancer in 2005, very similar story to your mom's we miss her very much! Stay strong!


Leyla said...

Thank´s for sharing,,,, your candy it´s so cute..
God Bless You

Rain of kisses to you



Shelley said...

I have been so honored to be on this hop with you. wonderful project! Thank you for sharing your story.
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Jenny V. said...

Beautiful card Kimm. This is such a touching story and thanks for sharing.

me said...

the card is lovely! SO touched by our story and so true. I sometimes think just hold on push through for my husband, kids or others and me well.. we'll see about it later! but it is indeed so, you cannot take care of others if you do not take care for yourself, I had to learn the hard way but hey I am still here and I did learn :-)
Hugs and compassion digitally. I hope you can still let your children learn and 'see' you mom by telling about her.
I would also love to have a change on the candy, I did 2-4 but about one.. well we'll see furst I am going to check out more of your work before I just become a follower. Will let you know tho :-)

Am so glad too for this hop amazing, encouraging and great to participate! THank you all!

Dallas Freyer said...

What a touching story and beautiful card. I am a nurse myself and entered into the field purly so that I would have the knowledge to communicate with doctors when my family was in need. I lost my Mother to lung cancer my senior year of high school. She was diagnosed in September and it had spread to her brain as well. She started radiation and was given a good prognosis, but passed in early December. Not fair at all. Thanks for sharing, Dallas


me said...

:-) am back yup 1 also :-) hereby a new follower I really like your work!

scrapBugz said...

Beautiful card. I'm now a follower.
Thanks for sharing.

mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Cristina said...

Just wonderful! lovely candy and blog!
Here is my link, thanks for sharing
Hugs, Cristina

kirsten said...

I was deeply touched by your story. You're right. Life is too short. We have to make the most out of it.

Sandie said...

What a beautiful card, and what a very touching story. Cancer has touched my life all over the place. My brother. My best friend passed away. My father died of cancer. Just to name a few. I love what you ladies are doing here. Thank you! I'm a follower.. and posted your link and blog candy on my blog.

Unknown said...

Hi Kimm. Your story is so touching. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. I still miss mine today and it's been years. You card is just precious. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us and for spreading the word.

I have my yearly mammogram scheduled and I'm a new follower. Hope I'm not to late to enter you over the top generous giveaway but either way I'm glad I came by.

Be blessed Sweetie....Tracy :)