Saturday, October 16, 2010

DD16 - Think Pink

Welcome to our DOUBLE DELIGHT Challenge with D2D!!  (sorry I'm a bit late with my post today--had some "schtuff" going on that involved a neighbor's pitbull and the police at our house.  We've been dealing with it all week actually.  Hoping it gets solved soon!)

*Warning... this is kindof a long post today!  =)

This week we are "Thinking Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness (which is the whole month of October).  Faith has drawn up some amazing digi sets this week that are available in her shop with this theme in mind, and her design team has some absolutely gorgeous creations with them so be sure to hop over to Delightful Inspiration blog to see for yourself!

If you participated you played in last week's challenge, you got this collage digi "Beautiful Blessing" for FREE as well as a coupon code for 50% OFF one of her other new sets in the shop!   WOW, thanks so much Faith--you are so generous and your digis are just beautiful this week...THANK YOU!! 

Please use the "Beautiful Blessings" digi and make a PINK card.  Can be for a breast cancer survivor, someone fighting that battle right now, or maybe for a loved one who lost someone to the disease.  If you don't know anyone personally, then just feel free to make a thinking of you card, but make it PINK!  =)

My card will go to my friend Cindy who is a breast cancer survivor of ... about 10 years now.  She is amazingly strong and I'll never forget all that she went through with chemo treatments... mastectomy... etc. while having 3 kids AND attending college to get her masters degree to teach!!  She even took care of my daughter Carly when she was only 18 months during this time while I was living at the McDonald House.  I had a preemie in the NICU for almost a month.  She is just amazing!  Now she teaches ESL at my daughter's elementary school. 

Kathy's challenge card is showcased on the Delightful Inspiration blog today--woohoo!  Congrats Kathy!!  =D 

Hope you'll come join us for our special challenge this week at DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGES!!  We draw a monthly winner for a GIft Certificate to the D2D shop, so the more you enter the more chances you have of winning!!  Ü

ALSO:  all this month there are PINK Challenges going on at SCS (every day during Oct) and this fits into the FAB FLOWER POWER challenge. 

I have to also point out that These paper roses that I used on my card came from my lovely bloggy friend Marilynn!  She sent me a whole package of them and they are gorgeous.  THANK YOU again Marilynn!!   I "met" Marilynn through both my term at Layers of Color as she's a fan, as well as Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges.  She's a talented stamper and a sweet Christian lady with a big heart.  You can see more of her work at her blog, "Mississippi McGyver". 

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS!!

Kathy Winter said...

Great card Kris. I love the layout and the way you sponged the background. And those roses are fabulous:)

Lori said...

Beautiful Kris! It looks to me like she is gazing out of a window. The ribbon looks like a valance. The flowers are fabulous, and the ones you colored match so well.

Lorie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will absolutely appreciate it!

Karen said...

Stunning card Kristine! I just love the bits of glitter on the flowers...and your coloring is fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is one super gorgeous card girl!! Love the image and your coloring!! HUGS

Rose Ann said...

This is just gorgeous, Kristine...and so beautifully colored!! I love your beautiful ribbon treatment and flowers as well!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful, Kristine! I can almost feel the freshness of the garden and smell the roses!!!

Grace said...

Wow Kristine! This is truly amazing! Your coloring is gorgeous and the card just exudes hope and joy! Thanks for pointing us in the direction of this challenge! I love the flowers from MariLynn! She is very talented and happens to be GDT for LOC this month too! It was sooo good to see you stop by my blog tonight! Miss you too gf!!! I see you are doing absolutely drop dead gorgeous work though, as always!!!

Helen said...

This is very pretty. I love your gathered ribbon and those roses are gorgeous. I love the window look of this card. So pretty.

BearyWishes said...

Wow, gorgeous card Kristine. Love the colours and layout. Thank you for sharing your card at Designed 2 Delight.