Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.
~ Chinese Proverb
As most folks know by now, October is Breast Cancer awareness month and one of my favorite hang-out joints, Splitcoast Stampers, is getting in on the 31 days of Pink action. Splitcoast is conducting their second annual Hope You Can Cling To card drive benefiting breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
You Know I'm not gonna let a bunch of Pepto-Bismal-Pink wearing NFL players out-Pink me. Well, actually, my card doesn't have any pink. But, you get the idea.
This little creation is for one of the daily challenges to help prime our creative juices over at Splitcoast. Bev Gerard suggested a window card in her "Looking in on You" challenge:
" 'Looking in on You!' is something we've all done when checking on someone who is battling disease . . . from temporary sickness all the way to the battle of a lifetime, cancer. Whether we "look in" on someone down the street, or across the country, supporting our sisters in their battle is all-important. Our visits, phone calls, prayers, flowers, and heartfelt handmade cards are all a part of their total care package."
I'm hoping this cute Sassy Cheryl image will cheer up one of the patients being treated for breast cancer and her family – just a cup of tea to help them get through another day.
I'm following E.T.'s recipe for her beautiful card in our Catered Crop FTR22 party this week. I picked up her lace (for curtains), thread, buttons, gems (pearls), bow, and die cuts. Of course, I paper pieced nearly the whole card – my favorite things to do. I wanted to make the bottom panel look like wooden planks – well, at least it does in my mind's eye.
Here's the rest of the recipe. I'm trying something new and I'm anxious to hear what you think about it. I'm using InLinkz Link Manager to create little thumbnails of the products I used with links to sites where you can get them. I'm a little afraid it will slow down the site, so if you have time, I'd love your feedback. Besides the things below, I also used taffeta ribbon, retired Stampin' Up! paper and button, a sheet of acetate, and some stock piled lace.
Okay . . . off to bed for me so I can wake up and watch those Pepto-Bismol-Pink NFL players. Go Colts!