Friday, October 7, 2011

Pink is my favorite color for many reasons...

...one of them being that it promotes breast cancer awareness. It seems like everyone knows what that pink ribbon means. This time around, we're encouraging everyone to be aware. Think of someone they know who is fighting or has survived breast cancer. Think of your good friends and remind them to take care of themselves by doing regular breast self-exams.

My good friend Sara is hosting the challenge this time around at Guylou's Inimitability. It's a pretty simple challenge, really. Make a card with pink ribbon and make the predominant color of the card be pink, as well. Guylou even made a brand new image for everyone to use, called Gabrielle and Ribbon. Check her out on my card:
Isn't she pretty? I colored her with copics and highlighted her wings with a silver stardust pen. Guess what else? You can get her for FREE between October 7-14, just by using the code BCA-Gabrielle at checkout in Guylou's store. So, you don't have any excuses this time around. I think the rules are pretty easy: pink and ribbon. The image is free, plus you've got until October 20th at 10 p.m. EST to upload your project to Guylou's Inimitability.

If it helps, think of someone you know who is a survivor, or who is currently fighting this awful disease. You could even send this card to a friend, just to remind her to be aware and do breast self-exams. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, and the best means of prevention is early detection. I'm sending my card to my aunt, who is a survivor. She's strong, she's awesome, she has the most positive attitude and sense of humor, and she knows how to kick cancer ass; she fights like a girl and I am so proud of her!

14 comments:

Trina said...

Guns, your card is beautiful! I just love the added pieces - photo corner, bead sprays, butterflies, and that cute birdy!

Sara I. said...

Wow! Love the papers and they stand out beautifully with that design!!! I love all the little butterflies and satin pink ribbon - such perfect touches!! Gorgeous card Gina!! ~hugs

Brenda said...

Love your card Gina. What fabulous papers. i love the green and pink together with those butterflies. Just gorgeous!!
Hugs~Bren

Guylou said...

Gina... This card is not only gorgeous, it brings such a serene feeling. I love the paper, butterflies and lil bird... perfect! The pearl stands and the bow add wonderful dimension to your card. What a fabulous way to showcase Gabrielle and Ribbon. Well done!
Cheers!
G

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Gina, what a beautiful card. There is so much to love on this one.

Stefanie said...

Hello Gina, thanks so much for leaving me a comment about my new found pork allergy @ journalingjunkie. I am also always on the lookout for new dt members if you're interested in creating LO's around a journaling challenge please drop me a mail. (my name is stefanie - eyeore at telkomsa dot net)
I have 4 cats, 2 oriental tabbies, a Siamese and a semi-mese - coined that by my oldest as the cat was 1/4 of the regular price.

Tracy S said...

Very pretty Gina. I love that you did pink and green together! Love all the detail and texture you added.

Reflections from Granny said...

Hi Gina,

Gorgeous card, angels and butterflies, along with a string of pearls, just gorgeous.

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving me the very sweet comments.

Hugs, Lori m

Carmen O. said...

Hi Gina!

I just love your pink card! I also like pink and green together. I really need to make a card for this challenge. I lost a dear friend this year to this awful cancer and know a few others who are fighting it. Definitely No excuses!


Thanks for stopping by! Always great to see your smiling face at my place ;).

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Kim Kelley said...

WOW Gina this is so soft and pretty! Love the butterflies with the flower background! Gorgeous!

MommaSaid said...

Amazing card and big hugs to your aunt for being a strong source of inspiration!

Sheree said...

Wow!!! This card is gorgeous Gina!! Love the papers and image but..wow! The embellishments really make this come to life!
Keep an eye on your mailbox!
Hugs,
Sheree
I'm trying to catch up on posting comments...yikes!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card! Please come join Link Up for Pink, we have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes)!
Yolie
www.JustYolie.com