Friday, October 17, 2008

You're On My Mind

Here's my weekly entry for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #26. The colors this week are:
Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White

As you know, this month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. I made this card for my Aunt Christine in New Mexico. She was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer over 2 years ago called

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). When it is diagnosed, it is usually already considered Stage 4 cancer. I bring this to your attention, since unless you have a family member with IBC, you probably never heard of it. It gets easily misdiagnosed, since it can look like a skin irritation. My Aunt was lucky, in my small hometown, the doctor immediately suspected it was IBC and referred her to an oncologist in Santa Fe.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation "symptoms instead may include redness, swelling, or skin inflammations. Further complicating diagnosis, the disease often cannot be detected via a mammogram or ultrasound, like other breast cancers, and it is very aggressive."

My Aunt had both breasts removed almost 2 years ago. She's had more rounds of chemo and radiation than I could count, yet through it all, she's been very positive. She's been able to continue to work. Amazingly, she doesn't get very sick from chemo.

Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, swirl (Inque Boutique)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, So Saffron DSP, white
Ink: Wild Wasabi, VersaMark
Other: Felt Fusion, SU button, paper crimper, scallop border punch, clear embossing powder, dimensionals, corner rounder, 3/4" circle punch


Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card for your Aunt, Anthonette.

And for sure this will be on KW Top 10/15 :)

Kadee said...

I just LOVE it Anthonette!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about your card! Well done

Deanna said...

Awesome card, love the corregated flower!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Your Aunt Christine will love this card, it's gorgeous.

Traveling Mama said...

Your card is so beautiful! I'm sure your Aunt will love it!

Sherri said...

Super pretty! I love your flowers!

Sarah said...

Love it! what more can i say! Simple but elegant.

Becky said...

When I first saw your card I said "wow!" and WOW! it is! I love it!

Sankari W. said...

Your card is a beauty Anthonette - love the crimping on the flower and the background of the white cardstock is so beautiful. I know that your Aunt will be so touched in receiving such a card. Hopefully one day soon, cancer and other such illnesses will have an effective cure.
Best wishes to you always!!
Sankari :)

chloe said...

This is soo beautiful; DEFINATELY another top 15'er!!

Mary said...

Wow, gorgeous card! I absolutely love it!
It sounds like your aunt is amazing. I wish her the best of luck.
BTW, I love your Buckeye story. It's such a small world.

f said...

Beautiful card. I really love this!

Angie Tieman said...

This card is fantastic! It's definitely a Top 10 winner for me!

Thanks also for that info on IBC, I was not familiar with that. Glad to hear your aunt is staying strong!