I can't tell you how happy I am to have made it this far in the MFT Idol Contest! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be where I am now! But here I am, and here we are, down to four contestants. Many thanks to *everyone* who has voted for me! I hope you'll see a project today that will inspire you to vote for me again this time.
The challenge this week is: Inspirational Women. And we have to use pink and brown as our colors.
OK, my (and many others', I expect) first thought was mothers. After all, who else inspires people more than their mother--and Mother's Day is right around the corner. Then I thought of teachers. Definitely inspirational, but I've done teachers for this contest. Inspirational women come from all walks of life, all socio-economic groups, and all professions and jobs. But I didn't choose any of them. I decided to honor breast cancer victims and survivors. ALL women can relate to these brave women who inspire us every day with their strength, and their hope, and their determination despite their fear--and in doing so, become our heroes. So, this is for them: Fight Like a Girl!
I decided to do a sort of survival kit for someone just recovering from mastectomy and/or receiving chemotherapy. We've all heard about or known someone in this situation and for the most part they don't feel well--especially if they're undergoing chemotherapy, so I've tried to focus on comfort. "Fight like a girl" is a slogan used by a local Relay For Life team. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and adopted it for my project. I think it speaks volumes about the fight against breast cancer. I got one of their t-shirts and had a pink baseball cap embroidered with the slogan to match to add to this kit. I'll be donating this kit to my local breast cancer center to be used as a fund raiser or just given to someone in need, at their discretion, and I'm told these items, especially the cap, would be very much appreciated.
I'm going to spare you all the details for this project, LOL. It's a lot and I know you don't want to read all that. Suffice it to say that if the recipe below and the pictures don't answer your questions, you can feel free to email me and I'll gladly try to help you. Please see my blog for details. What started as a few items quickly grew to what you see--I kept getting ideas and, well, you know the rest ;-)
The colors that we were required to use are perfect for this project. Pink, of course, is synonymous with breast cancer awareness and is very feminine, and brown compliments pink so well. I'm using Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink card stock along with the new paper from MFT--Chocolate Kiss by Stephanie Fizer. It's so rich and yummy and will be available after the release party tomorrow night--so I guess this is a sneak peek! I've used several MFT stamp sets for this project: Think Pink, Hot Stuff, Essential Sentiments, and Chamomile and Peppermint by Annie LaPointe. And lots of pink ribbon. Everthing is stamped on Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic markers.
Thanks for looking! I hope you'll consider voting for me starting tonight, May 5th at 10PM until tomorrow night, May 6th at 10PM at the MFT Forum HERE. This week there's a twist: whoever gets the highest number of votes gets to pick a charity to which MFT will make a $50 donation! So, help me get that $50 for the American Cancer Society, OK? Thanks!
Registered: July 27, 2006 Location: Martinsville, Virginia Posts: 875
Tue, May 05, 2009 @ 11:50 AM
WOW!!! You Rock! I can't wait to take a chance on this one. I am amazed by your talent. God has truly blessed you with the gift of papercrafting. I can only case you with pride. Thanks for sharing and for being a blessing to the papercrafting world!! God Bless....Wanda50 in Martinsville
Registered: May 16, 2007 Location: Olympia, WA Posts: 41129
Tue, May 05, 2009 @ 7:26 PM
OMG Your dedication paragraph brought me to tears.... Bar you are TOTALLY awesome for your goodness and love.... This project is SURE to bring a joyful tear to the recipient.... And I LOVE that Fight Like a Girl slogan!!!! TOTALLY Super set and those words dont come close to saying what I feel!!!!!