Monday, October 17, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My sister-in-law Janice's family has been greatly affected by breast cancer, so today's card was made in honor of both her twin sister Frances, and her sister-in-law Sherri. Sherri lost her battle with cancer last year, and Frances has been cancer free for one year now. The bond this family has is like no other. They are the perfect example of strength, love, hope, courage, faith, and support. 

To the Horsley Family, and to everyone else who has been touched by breast cancer, just remember that "Life is tough but so are you!"

I have included some details about the making of today's card down below, but first I want to share some photos of my beautiful sister-in-law with her twin sister Frances and her sister-in-law Sherrie.  These are the faces of some amazingly STRONG women! 

Today's card features the most adorable Newton's Support stamp set by Newton's Nook.  This is such a fun set with many great sentiments.  I have included a short video below showing how the background was created (please don't mind my voice, I've caught a lovely cold).  Also, don't forget to stop by the Kat Scrappiness Blog to see all of the beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness cards created by the other members of our design team.  We'd love it if you'd join the card challenge!  Anyone can participate by simply submitting an encouraging or uplifting card to the gallery for a chance to win!  You can also take advantage of 10% off by using the coupon code BC2016 when you shop at

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  All of the supplies I used are listed below. 


  1. I love this card! This is an awesome story of your family's women. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. This is an amazing card! I love your technique and all the details!

  3. I have wanted to try this for years. It looks so easy! Nice card and best wishes for you and your family.

    1. Thank you so much, Gina! Definitely give it a try! Also - I couldn't leave a comment on the card you submitted for the Kat Scrappiness card challenge but I LOVE it! I'm so glad you joined us for the Breast Cancer Awareness Card Challenge!

  4. Thank you so much for the beautiful card today and for sharing a story that is close to your heart! I know this is something that touches so many lives and I hope this hop helps spread awareness! Thank you for sharing the video too! What a fun technique!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  5. What a fun little tutorial! I love this technique, your daughter made a beautiful background as well :) Wow, your family has really been affected by this horrible disease. My mother in law is currently going through chemo for breast cancer, so we know how difficult it is to watch someone you love go through it.