Monday, September 22, 2014

TCP Survivor

Woo Hoo!  It’s Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat’s Pajamas!   You are going to love what’s in store in the next week!   There are 7 fabulous new sets, 4 Cut Ups Dies and 2 Cutables we’ll be showing you over the next week.  

Today we begin with a wonderful set that’s especially close to my heart.  October brings with it Breast Cancer Awareness month which is really important....and what’s special about this new set is that it is also perfect for encouraging others who’ve faced different other types of Cancer too.  

For our family it’s Leukemia.  

Almost eight years ago my husband was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia.  It sort of rocked our world and yet, really powerfully impacted us in a lot of positive ways too.  I’m proud to say my husband is a survivor and the leukemia is in remission.  So this card is all about him.  

How fabulous is Bun Bun with the ribbon???  The ribbon for Leukemia awareness is orange, so I coloured up ‘da bunny and the ribbon with Copics and trimmed them out with a little white border, popping it up on the Kraft cardstock.  I embossed SURVIVOR onto the cardstock in white.  Then for the background layers I embossed the awesome Dots Die onto the white cardstock and added the Star Rosette Cut Ups behind it, adding the cut out stars from the same diecut that I had cut previously in white.  

On the background you can probably see the cute orange ribbons I stamped in Memento Tangelo ink.  

A few accents with some more of the cut out stars, baker’s twine and a button, with some washi tape to ground it all together.  

Here’s the inside, the sentiment is embossed on one of the awesome new dies you’ll see this week - Fancy Flip Frames CutUps.  It has some awesome pieces in it that will stand alone or pair with the Fancy Flip CutUps.  

Of all the things we learned in Cancer treatment and recovery  - the thing that was most powerful was how standing together, and being in a supportive community impact healing and your attitude toward becoming well.  It totally does make you stronger.  We’re so grateful for people and our Church that stood with us so supportively - and how much we were able to grow our marriage relationship by standing together.  I’m so blessed to walk with a Survivor!  He’s pretty awesome. :) 

Here’s a peek at this special stamp set (so great!) and the fab Fancy Flip Frames die.  

And now here’s some more fun in store:

Are you ready to win some stamps?  On September 30 we'll be releasing our latest TCP Collection, and you can win it.  We'll be giving you a Sneaky Peek on the SCS forum each day of our 7 New Stamp Sets and 4 New CutUps Dies! 

All you have to do is comment on this thread at Splitcoaststampers. It can be about anything. The more comments the better.

Then, each day during Sneaky Peek Week, starting on Wednesday, September 23, we'll randomly choose a winner from the comments on this thread. The winner will win the set that we Sneaky Peeked the previous day.

We'll announce the winner each day on the Sneaky Peek thread for that day, at different times each day, and the winner has one week to PM Alma. 

So what are you waiting for? Talk amongst yourselves...HERE

Check out the The Cat Pack inspiration with this AWESOME set!  

Christine (you are here)
Brenda  (Swanky Stamper this month)
Debbie  (Swanky Stamper this month)


Maria A. said...

Adorable card Christine, your coloring is impeccable, thank you for sharing.
Many blessings to you and your husband.

Joyce Casaldi said...

So glad he is in remission and doing well!
This is exactly what I had in kind when I messaged about the set. Cancer is so much more then pink ribbons!

Conniecrafter said...

love him hugging the ribbon, so happy for you and your family :)

clara from { ps:heart } said...

this is so beautiful and heartfelt, Christine! I love it! :) your work is always amazing.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Fabulous use of the different elements! A card that's cute, but with a lot of impact. Love the inside sentiment. Really love the kraft and orange. A very useful set. You are a strong family, Christine!

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and beautiful Christine.
Gr Karin

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Hi Christine!

This card is so fun!! I have been looking through your site and I like your style! I just wanted to let you know that Sami Stamps is having a DT call. If your interested use the link below to get more information and/or participate. =)

Brenda said...

Love your card Christine, I love the story behind it even more! Your family is a perfect example of answered prayers!

Noelle said...

This is a fantastic card to celebrate a special leukemia survivor :) I love the stars and the pops of white. :) *hugs*

Nancy Thomas said...

Beatifully designed card and I love the sentiment behind it. Thank you for sharing your story.