Thursday, October 6, 2011

Link Up For Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  From October 1 -  October 14 some very talented ladies will be sharing their stories and/or showcasing some very special projects.  A few months ago I was fortunate enough to cyber-meet Lynne of Her Craftiness.  As a result of that meeting I participated as a designer on my very first blog hop, and have created projects just for Lynne's blog.  Now, as a result of this meeting, I am participating in this very special Link Up For Pink event.  

Cancer touches us all in one way or another.  For me, I lost my mother to lung cancer 19 months ago.  My father-in-law succumbed to cancer before I ever had the privilege of meeting him.  My brother was diagnosed with liver cancer 4 months ago, and on September 19, 2011 my grandmother died of stomach cancer.

This a layout is a tribute a colleague who is a survivor, and the colleagues who participate in the Race For a Cure event in New York City's Central Park.  In the scroll is a “Motion to Make a Difference,” a “legal motion” on behalf of Team Legally Pink against “the defendant,” Breast Cancer. Originally printed on pink paper, and distributed to all staff it provides information on why staffers should join the team and how to do so. It also encourages staff members to “serve” their friends and family members with the “Motion.”

Here is a close-up of the motion:

I made a copy of the original, and shrunk it on the office copy machine.  I found the scroll image online, and fit the motion into it to create the image for the layout.  I used Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo distress ink on white cardstock.   The base of the layout is pink parchment cardstock from AC Moore.

I purchased the scales from my local scrapbooking store.  She has a Pazzles, and cut the image at 3 inches at my request.  I also purchased a single sheet of the paper it is cut from.  I don't know what brand it is.  The team name "Legally Pink" is cut from the same paper using Tim Holtz' Vintage Market on my Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from my stash.

I'm happy to say that this layout is framed and hanging in my office.  I have been asked to create another one.  I hope to have it finished and posted before the Link Up For Pink event is over.  Don't forget to visit the Link Up For Pink hostesses:

Celeste -
Gaby -
Yolie -

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  1. Oh wow soooo sorry to hear Cancer has sucomed most of your family.... We lost my fiance mother to Lung Cancer 3yrs ago...
    Your layout is absolutely beautiful.... Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and joining us for Link Up for Pink.

  2. Oh I am so sorry that Cancer has affected your loved ones in such way....
    Thank you for sharing your story and for finding the strength to join us by linking your beautiful "race for the cure" LO

  3. I'm sorry to hear about the huge loss in your family. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your layout is so beautiful!


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