Monday, October 10, 2011

Hope You Can Cling To

As you may or may not know, breast cancer awareness and finding a cure is a cause very close to my heart.  As one of my friends mentioned to me, October is both a good month and a bad month for those of us touched by breast cancer.  Bad month: I can't even break an egg without being bombarded with pink ribbons.  Good month: the love and support that is shown for fighting cancer: those who have won, those who have lost, those who are helping others to fight.  In that spirit, I've set a goal to try and complete (and mail!) all 33 challenges for Splitcoast's Hope You Can Cling to Challenges.  I've gotten seven done so far, and will be spreading them out through the week.  First up, for Lydia's Pink Critters challenge:
Yes, I've used this stamp and pun before, but it's a favorite of mine.  Quick and easy to make, too: print the sentiment and stamp the chicks across.  While I had this Rubber Soul stamp set out, I saw Mr Lion and thought he would make a perfect circle card for Beate's Encircled with Love challenge:
See how the blossom nestability now looks all mane-y?  Another easy card since I let A Muse's gingham paper do all the heavy lifting.

If these cards put you in a giving spirit, just in case you haven't heard, there are two big blog hops that are trying to raise money for two wonderful stampers.  The first happened this past weekend, but you can still go here to read all about Operation Julie's Smile and donate.  The second is going on today through Wednesday (I'll have a post for it on Wednesday).  You can go here to read about Swimming for Katie and donate.

And then give an extra hug to someone today.

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are perfect, Meg! I love the sweet CAS design of the first one (and what, you're not allowed to use the same stamp or pun twice?). I love the scallopy mane for the second card, it's perfect!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are awesome, Meg! The look so different, but they both have the whimsy that I love about your cards. I'm sure they will be appreciated. I read your linked post--hugs to you. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

great cards...but I esp love the simplicity of the pink chick creation!

Angela said...

Oh, these cards made me smile! You rock for taking the plunge on all those challenges -- way to go!!

Jess said...

Both are fantastic cards! I love the first one though - that white space has me swooning!

Melina said...

These are too sweet! lovely CAS cards Meg :)

onecraftymama said...

What a fantastic challenge to set for yourself, Meg, especially the mailing part. I read your linked post too, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine, and I don't have the right words, so I'm sending hugs. Buckets of them.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Good for you challenging yourself! I'll have to go and see them at SCS!!

I ADORE card #1..............I love the pink chick!!! Just so great!!!

And yes - the blossom nestie is PERFECT to coincide with the lion mane!!!!!

I've been reading all about Julie and Katie.....heartbreaking for both, especially Katie! :*(

Maria

Debgem said...

Both these cards are just perfect for the challenge! I just adore the tough chick!!

Jenny said...

Awesome cards Meg, love the neat stamping on the chick card...brilliant play on words too.
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, are these ever perfect, Meg! I love both of them equally.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

I really love the tough chick card!!! LOVE IT!