Friday, September 3, 2010

First Friday Challenge #3: Think Pink!

Welcome!! This month's challenge was chosen to remind us all of the

In honor on October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to take this time to offer a few ideas of my own and allow you to view various others. You will be able to take these projects and have time to make use of them.

It seems now-a-days everyone of us has been touched by the disease. My grandmother had a total mastectomy a few years back - but she survived it!! She is a strong woman and to her that just made her the woman she is today. I believe this fits her pretty well: Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Author Unknown

Theme Details:
*Think Pink, project must contain the color pink and some sort of inspirational/encouraging message pertaining to breast cancer....however you interpret this.

*The project must be your unique creation that was made specially for this challenge, after this post AND only one entry per person, please.

*You project must contain as least ONE cricut cut.

Challenge Starts: Friday, September 3rd at 8 am CST
Ends: Monday, September 6th at 11:59 pm CST
Winner Announced: Tuesday, September 7th
Facebook Contest Begins: Tuesday, September 7th (lasts 24 hours)
Facebook Contest Ends: Wednesday, Septmeber 8th

I have a special surprise for you...drum roll, please!!!

Sarah from Pink Cricut has generously given the blog candy for this months challenge. She recently announced her line of Pink by Design stamps and has a special announcement TODAY regarding her go check out her website!

The WINNER of the drawing will luckily get a $25 gift certificate to Pink by Design to spend however you choose. (good for 90 days)
Pretty awesome, huh?

Well, there's more!!

EVERY SINGLE person that participates in this challenge will get a gift certificate for $3 off any purchase during the month of September.

So, technically -----> everyone's a WINNER :)

**in order to receive your gift certificate you MUST email me your first/last name & email address.....make sure the subject line says:
Pink by Design Think Pink

I had a special give-a-way for this challenge too, but I will save it for later in the be watching!! BUT, I do have something VERY fitting to give away, so I will go ahead and do it!

I have TWO Cuttlebug Awareness Ribbon Dies that I will give the winners of a facebook contest....for those of you that have a facebook and like to get a bit competitive:) After the challenge is closed and the winner is announced I will place all the creations into an album in Cricut Me That's facebook and the top two pictures with the most likes will get the ribbon dies.
~plus this way, more people get to see what wonderful projects you made~

One more detail:
If you are wanting to do something "worth while" with your "card" if that's what you choose to make - email me and I will send you an address of a place you can send your "un-used card". We have a group locally called Survivor Sisters and they will use your cards to encourage woman that have just been diagnosed.

On to the fun!!!
Here are my creations:

I decided to create 2 cards for today!

Card is an A2 favorite now-a-days!

Mirror/Border cut @ 3.28 x 3.15
French Manor Cart
Ribbons cut @ .35 x .54
Stand & Salute Cart
Mirror cut from vellum, clear with swirls

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

I can’t see myself at all.

Others envision a different me,

Why couldn’t my body just be?

Wrapped with cloth from left to right,

It is a daunting sight.

I am strong, I will recover,

In this dark I see a glimmer.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

I am the most beautiful woman of all.

~abbie taborsky, 2010


Another A2 card!

Cuttlebugged background
Printed quote from computer

Shaker for video (my video prepared for today got messed up...I will be filming and posting during this challenge)
Ribbons cut @ .35 x .54
Stand & Salute Cart
Scallop cut @ 3.67 x 4.63
Forever Young Cart, gypsied flower

inside....ribbon cut with cuttlebug die


Fromicia from YellowBird Creations is still hanging in there with me as my monthly guest glad she has stuck around!! Thank you:) Stop by her blog, she blows me away with her creations!

card..."great breasts are worth fighting for"

journal..."fight like a girl"

Christel over at Scrappin' Sister
is my other guest designer for this month. Go check out her blog, she has she really fun creations!! I'm completely impressed that she accepted this offer while she WAS MOVING!!! Kudos!!
card..."there is hope"

Head over to their blogs for more details on how they made their cards!!!!

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and I look forward to seeing what you create!!

**Create ~ Link ~ Comment **
(participants link to mister linky and comment, will verify before announcing winner)

Email me - if you don't have a blog/website, I will be HAPPY to
link your project for you!!


  1. Each October, I send brast Cancer Support cards at the request of anyone who wants one sent. This is terrfic motivation for me to get at it and make up some in advance. I'm in the middle of a blog-hop (check it out--it's for the Cricut Card Fairies!), so it'll be Monday before I get anything posted...http.//

  2. I need to use spell check! Breast Cancer!!!!

  3. Love this challenge! Anything I can do to support awareness.

  4. This is such an awesome challenge! This is such a great cause!

  5. Very nice challenge.. let me see if I could make my card on time.. my cousin just had her surgery, and I was thinking about making her a card to send..

    Thank for sharing...

  6. WOW Abby, GREAT cards & I LOVE this challenge! and Especially it's a WONDERFUL cause!;)
    Thank you for sharing my sweet friend!;)
    Gypsy Hugs,

  7. What a wonderful challenge. My Mom had Breast Cancer and she beat it. She lived for another five years after her surgery and then passed from away from Oral Cancer. It is a horrible disease and everyone need Hope that someday there will be a cure. I miss her everyday, everry moments! Not only was she my mom, she was my best friend.

  8. Great challenge close to my heart! Just linked.

  9. Great challenge idea and such beautiful cards ladies!