Sunday, October 26, 2014

There's an Elephant in the Room!

I struggled with this card. First, it's a very powerful image! Fabulous design and great colors. It's for a serious topic... cancer... well... breast cancer specifically. It's Pink October, folks! In case you've missed all the pink ribbons. 
I live with leukemia every day. My ribbon is orange... in case you want to know. 
I have a brother who moved in with us recently because he's unable to work. He's Stage IV kidney cancer. Last year, they gave him three years. Last month, he had one of his kidneys removed. It's a struggle to watch him every day going through what he does. Kinda makes me feel silly with my little ol' leukemia. 
I have another brother living with a blood cancer as well. It's a really odd name and very rare. It's a one in a million kinda deal... we don't understand why that 'one' was my brother. I can't ever think of the name... it starts with the letter 'M' and that's pretty much it. It's not really something that you learn to pronounce unless you live with it, I guess. My brother can pronounce it fluently. 
I suppose it's like me with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Just rolls off my tongue. Ha! I call it CML.
So... yeah... cancer... it's everywhere... it touches everyone's lives these days.
Anyway, here's my card and I let the image do all the talking:
Powerful image, right? This is for the Imagine That! Progressive Challenge and Inspiration Blog's October Progressive Challenge. This month's freebie is Let's Squash Cancer. Well, it's free if you participated last month. This month you can get it for $2.50 if you want to join in on the challenge and as long as you keep participating, you receive the following month's challenge set free! Isn't that awesome? I've used the pre-colored image and I had this pink card stock that matched the pink on her t-shirt and polka dots on bow perfectly! I then added some pink ribbon and rhinestones for some girly touches. I wanted to make one of those twirled ribbons but I ran out of the ribbon! I should have measured first. On the inside of the card, I added the 'elephant in the room' sentiment that comes with the set.
I thought it the most appropriate sentiment for such a powerful image. Wouldn't you agree?
This is an 'in case I ever need it' card... kinda like sympathy cards. I hope I don't ever need it.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh sweetie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Cancer is evil. (My daughter was treated succesfully for Hodgkins Lymphoma last year: chemo is horrible, too.) I pray that cures will be found for you and your brothers.

    That is a very powerful image, as you say, especially combined with the sentiment! yet it's an image that makes me smile with hope. Let's squash cancer!!!

    With loads of love and hugs, Mags B xxxx

  2. Eine sehr schöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Imagine That Challenge. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi


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