Thursday, October 13, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The other night I was putting more pink duct tape on my son's football cleats and uniform as he prepared for a big game.  I'm so proud of him for wearing pink during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I was really happy to see so many of his team mates also wearing pink.

I created this breast cancer card. The bra was made using a scallop circle punch.  Simply punch 3 circles, 2 from the same paper and a 3rd from a coordinating paper. Cut the very top off the 2 matching circles. Cut the 3rd circle in half. Fold one half of it over the cut edge of one of the other scallops and repeat with the remaining pieces.  Cut strips of  paper from the coordinating paper to use as straps. Round the end of the straps and assemble the bra on your project.

As scrapbookers we can do our part to help the fight against Breast Cancer too.  Wendy of WM Squared Designs has released a kit called Be Aware. I used it to make my card.  It's a fabulous kit with pretty papers and elements. Don't take my word for it, take a look at it:

And there are word art bits to go with it:

And an alpha too!

But that's not the best part.....  the best part is that Wendy is donating 20% of the profits from the sales of this kit to Susan G. Komen! What a great way for you to craft and help an important cause!  You can purchase the kit and coordinating pieces from Wendy's shop.

Here are a few more great projects using this kit made by some of Wendy's Creative team:

By Kim

by Liz

by Nikki

Aren't these fabulous?  That calendar by Nikki is a printable hybrid project that she has shared!  It includes 13 months (from Oct 2011 through Oct 2012) at 4x6 inch size, easy to print on photo paper!  You could use it as a desk calendar and mark the dates for your annual mammogram and monthly self exams! You can download this calendar HERE.

Here are some other ways that you can help.  Create a card or two or a dozen and share them with breast cancer survivors.  Many cancer centers accept handmade greeting cards to give to their patients.  You could make up a bunch and donate them to your local center and brighten some one's day.  If you don't have a center near you, you can look into these 2 different ways to share your cards.  

A Wisconsin woman, Kathy Mortl, has been collecting cards for breast cancer survivors. It started out as neeing cards for a breakfast meeting and now Kathy wants to keep the project going. She is calling it Cards of Hope. They have been coming in from all over the world and are going out to patients all around the country.  You can read about Kathy's project HERE.  Send your cards to:
Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092

There is also this challenge post at Splitcoast Stampers. They are hosting a challenge to create cards for breast cancer patients at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Be sure to read through their forums, looks like there are some prizes for participating.

Whether you are a digi scrapper, traditional scrapper or hybrid artist I'm sure you can make use of the fabulous kit By WM Squared.  And help to fight breast cancer too! And perhaps you can use your talents to put a smile on the face and in the heart of some one that is fighting breast cancer.


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Oct. 13, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Wonderful post for an excellent cause Cathy! Great job on your card too. It's adorable!

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