Saturday, October 1, 2011

Think Pink

Hi All!  I'm so excited to share something very special going on over at Tickled Pink Stamps this month...owner Kellie, who's located in Australia, is having an amazing special release of some very inspiring images for Pink Ribbon Day which is the equivalent of Breast Cancer Awareness month in the States.  Today I'd like to introduce you to Hope...but first something I don't think I've shared yet on my blog is a little about what I actually do for my day job and it makes this release extra special...I hope you don't mind if a take a minute (or two) to explain.  For the last 7 years I've been working in the Breast Care Services department at the largest local hospital in my state.  We do everything from routine screening mammograms to biopsy's, cancer diagnosis and both pre and post breast surgery procedures.  In addition we have a large mobile mammography program that travels throughout the state, and even some bordering states, rural areas to be able to bring our services directly to the patients in these sometimes under served areas. 

To say it's a rewarding but sometimes difficult job, even on the clerical side as I am, seems like an understatement.  I've seen women who've been proudly getting their routine mammograms for more years than I've been alive and who continue to come every year religiously.  I've seen nervous and scared first timers who don't know yet how to separate the internet jokes from the reality of what getting a mammogram actually is and feels like.  I've watched supportive families and friends come in with their mothers/wives/sisters/daughters as they have a biopsy done.  And I've also witnessed loving family and friends accompany some of those same scared woman as they come in for surgery after having been told they have the 'C' word.  But one of the best things about my job is that if you do it long enough you also get to see some of those same scared woman triumphantly celebrate each little milestone along the road to being cancer free.  And to be able to lend support, give a giggle or just do my best to help in any way possible with all these situations or experiences is a blessing :)

So the fact that these images bring awareness to something that touches my life daily in so many ways is very exciting for me!  They will be on sale for the whole month of October, starting on the 4th,  and all of the proceeds will go straight to supporting Pink Ribbon Day.  Now how about you finally get to see this card of mine eh?  Tickled Pink Stamps happens to be sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week so I've used their sketch so I can play along- I sure hope you'll join me!  And don't forget to stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to see some other amazing work from my fellow DT members and some very talented guests :)

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Clothes: RV32, RV34, RV17, RV19, N3, N5, W1, W3
Sign: RV32, RV34, RV11, Colorless Blender; Multiliner for handwritten sentiment

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday- sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges- Celebrate World Card Making Day
4 Crafty Chicks- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock American Crafts; DP- MME Lost & Found 2 Blush; Charm- Michaels; Border Punch- Martha Stewart; Pleated Ribbon- Pink Paislee Bayberry; Gems and Metal Word- my stash


Louise said...

Hi Katie!
WOW! This is so sweet, love your beyond beautiful inking. Stunning papers and such a great interpretation of that sketch, Katie


Lori said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Terry said...

Hey there thank you for joining the DT from Sketch Saturday with your wonderfull card, love the colors and the image that you have used. Wow..Hugs Terry xxx