Awareness

Good afternoon!  It has been quite a day already...
Actually it started a few days ago..I've been having some pretty major headaches and couldn't figure out what was causing them.  We were thinking it was my eyes, so started looking into where we could go to get them checked when my husband decided to check my craft room for any environmental problems that could cause my headaches.
Well, guess what...one whole corner was completely molded out!!  We had this problem last year and thought it had been fixed...guess not.
So now I am completely displaced from my craft room...all my stuff is sitting on the kitchen table, which isn't really working for me.
Plus, I can't really use my computer/cricut because my computer is having lots of issues and not running properly.  So I'm pretty much stuck using only the few die cuts and punches that I have to decorate my cards.  You have no idea how difficult that is!!!

And to top it off...my printer decided to run out of black ink and I don't have any replacement cartridges...well I do, but they are the wrong number..ugh...now I can't even print images!

So for the next week or so, my cards may be pretty boring...if I even post any at all.
Think I will take this time to do some networking, visit new blogs and find some new challenges :)

But I wanted to share 2 cards with you that I just finished up.
I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out (printed before my ink ran out :) ).  I struggled with the gray/lavender color combo, mostly because I don't have a lot of gray papers/card stock and the purple paper I chose was hard to match.  But it worked out :)
The image is a new one from Saturated Canary called Butterfly Baby.  It's my fav right now..really any SC image is my favorite...I love them all and have a hard time choosing which to work with every day :)
I've colored her in with my colored pencils and then covered her wings with stickles.  This image is to help bring awareness to a very delicate disease.  You can read all about it and find more information in Krista's blog post here.

I printed out the sentiment and used my scallop scissors to cut around it.  Then punched out some stars, turned them into buttons and strung some purple twine into a bow.
One of the panels layered behind the image is embossed with a cupcakes folder.  Wanted to add something sweet on there since it is a birthday card :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
    Crafts 4 Eternity #91-When I Grow Up
    Frosted Designs-Embossing
    One Stitch at a Time #133-Butterflies or Buttons
    Raise the Bar #113-Gray and Lavender
    Robyn's Fetish #127-Stitching
    Sketches by Carly #66
    The Squirrel and the Fox #27-Celebrate the Occasion
    Stamptacular Sunday #183-It's Your Birthday
    V's Sweet Ideas #4-Embossing


My next card I started working on this morning and right when I figured out the layout and went to print everything...no ink...so I stewed over what to do with it.  Since I couldn't print I had to work with something either already printed or die cuts.
I used my Anemone Spellbinders!  First time using that!  After running the templates through my cuttlebug, I inked up the embossed parts with some pink ink to give the flower some character.  Then I outlined everything with some clear glitter.

Punched out the side with my Martha Stewart Double Arches punch and lined it with small pearls.

The sentiment tickets were freebies from The Crafty Pad.  I'm probably going to be making a lot of BCA cards...that theme just seems to be strong in my mind right now.  I forget sometimes that it has affected my life too...my wonderful 94 year old grandma has breast cancer...I think I forget about that because she isn't actively fighting it.  She has decided to leave it alone, so even though we see her struggle from day to day, I forget that a lot of it is from the cancer.  I love my grandparents dearly and it pains me to watch them slip away from us :(

I just pray for everyone out there that is affected by cancer...of any kind.  It sucks...period...

So, I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #56-For the Girls
    Craft Your Passion #130-Save the Hooters
    Cupcake Crafts #212-Think Pink
    Dream Valley #42-Go Pink
    Link up for Pink
    The Sweet Stop Sketch #178

Thanks for stopping by!  Sorry for the long post...but thanks for sticking it out!!! <3

38 comments:

  1. These are both gorgeous...love how you fancied up the wings on the first one!! Hope your headaches get better and you can get back into your craft room soon!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Frosted Designs!!

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  2. I never would have guessed you were working with limited supplies when you made these - I think they're wonderful! Hope you can get settled back into your craft room before long! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

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  3. Fantastic job on your cards!
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a pretty card!! Love the details on her wings and the Stickles are really perfect! Your second card is also very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards! I am so sorry to hear about your crafting space :( Ugh nothing is worse than headaches especially those from mold!

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  6. Oooh, I'm glad you figured out the source of your headaches, but sorry it means tearing up your crafting space! Hope it all gets resolved quickly. Love how your Butterfly Baby card turned out in shades of lavender. And your flower card is very pretty too. :)

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  7. Both your cards are lovely!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

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  8. Beautiful card, gorgeous image great colouring, thanks for joining us at OSAAT and good luck . Hugs trisha DT.

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  9. Gorgeous card, great image and colouring, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

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  10. Both cards are beautiful - thank you for entering the OSAAT Butterflies or Buttons challenge with your first card. It worked out fine. Hazel x

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  11. Beautiful cards, the Card for Link Up for Pink is just perfect. I love rhe punches used, the flower is gorgeous, great job, and the colors beautuful together. Great choices and fabulous card. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  12. Love both your cards, hope you manage to get your craft room sorted out,

    Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem Of A Challenge this time,
    Wendy x

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  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Hugs.
    Evie

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  14. Soo Pretty Emily!! Love the soft pretty colors and dp's you chose and Your Wonderful Sparkly Layered Flower is just Beautiful! Great take on the sketch too! So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  15. Both cards are very pretty! LOVE the glittery wings on the first card and the flower on the second card! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge! (:

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  16. Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, hope to see more of your cards entered.

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  17. Both are gorgeouss :) thanks for joining the A Gem Of A Challenge.
    hugs Ria

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  18. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  19. You did an awesome job! I really like how you colored in the image! Thank you for joining us over at V's Sweet Challenge! Hope you get your craft room back real soon

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  20. Such sweet cards. They are both adorable.
    Hey i am having a giving on my page. you should check it out.
    Scrapbrat07.blogspot.com

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  21. Both of your cards are simply stunning!!Love the details! Thanks for joining my Think Pink Challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  22. Your cards are fabulous! Thank you for a great tutorial!! And thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

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  23. Pretty cards Emily. The sweet image looks great and the coloring is fabulous. The layered flower image is so pretty on your second card. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.
    PS: Hopefully the mold problem gets fixed soon!

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  24. Wow! These cards are great! I especially love the touch of sparkle added to the wings in the first one! Thank you for playing along with The Sweet Stop Sketch. Have a great week!

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  25. Such a darling card Emily! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your pink card - so much texture! Thanks for joining our "Go Pink" challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  27. Both are gorgeous cards but my fav is the top one, Thanks for joining in with our Butterflies and buttons challenge over at OSAAT Good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member

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  28. Really love both of your cards! Thanks for joining us and helping us spread BCA at LUFP!

    Many blessings,
    Zeni
    www.scrappyzeni.com

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  29. I know what it is like to have reappearing mold in the house. YUK! I am sorry to hear your crafty area is the room in question. Your cards are lovely!
    That fairy baby card is very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish!
    Susan G (DT)

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  30. Lovely card, fab image, your coloring is fab. thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday challenge this week

    Hugs Winnie DT

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  31. Love your card! Those colours are awesome. The butterfly image is beautiful and your star buttons are sweet. Great job with our challenge. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and I hope to see you again. Good luck!
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

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  32. Wow. what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at CYp for our BCA challenge! HUgsxx

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  33. This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

    And good luck.

    Caz xx CYP DT

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  34. Great card, I love the colour combo! Visiting from Link Up For Pink! x

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  35. Both cards are gorgeous...but I love the first one most (because you have used Carly's sketch...haha)...darling image...thanks for joining Sketches by Carly!
    xxx Margreet

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  36. Simply GORGEOUS cards!! Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, you still have time to enter a few more cards! :)

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  37. Gorgeous pink card! The flower is beautiful :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  38. She is so sweet! I love her little sparkly wings! Thanks for playing with us at V's Sweet Ideas!
    Lisa

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