Friday, October 8, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you didn’t know what all those “I like it on the ____” posts were on Facebook, join my club.  I had to ask my friends who are in college to explain it.   Apparently, it’s where you “like to put your purse.”  And obviously the innuendo is enough to get everyone talking and truly increase awareness of Breast Cancer Month.  (Since that’s what it’s supposed to promote!)
I like it on the desk in my kitchen. 
To honor Breast Cancer Month, I’d like to share some beautiful cards that our designer Anthonette Chavez has made using our PSA Dare to Dream Collection.   These cards would be great to send to someone you know affected by Breast Cancer, or a great fundraising opportunity.  (Create a few dozen, sell them on your Etsy store and donate the profits to Susan G. Komen!)
The designs here are so clean, simple and professional looking.  Anthonette is also showing us that you don’t have to use PSA Peel & Stick stamps “in the round.”  Here she’s cut out the words to suit her design.   It’s an interesting and different perspective.

For some gift type ideas,  Anthonette decorated a Tic-Tac case and our designer Mara Campbell created a treat bag for her friends who were participating in a Breast Cancer Walk.  They are both great ideas to give as little gifts and tokens of appreciation.

What a beautiful way to honor Breast Cancer Awareness and support it!
Supply Spotlight:
1)   Live for the moment card:  Stamps:  Dare to Dream (PSA Essentials), Paper:  Melon mambo - textured, Pumpkin Pie, & Kraft (Stampin' Up), Very Vanilla (Stamp'in Up), white, mauvre, (Only the Best).  Tools:  Big Shot with scalloped square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), flower die (Sizzix), Scoring board (Martha Stewart), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers).  
3)   Thinking of you card:  Stamps: Dare to Dream (PSA Essentials), Paper: Pretty in Pink and Basic Black (Stampin' Up), white (CA Paper Goods).   Tools:  Heart to Heart Punch (Stampin' Up), Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), 1.25" circle punch (All Night Media), 1/16" paper punch (Fiskars).    Other:  Metal tag (Stampin' Up), bling frame (Heidi Swapp), Pretty in Pink Ribbon (Stampin' Up).
4)   Tic tac case:   Stamps:  Frenchie (PSA Essentials), Paper:  patterned paper (KI Memories), Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Rose Red (Stampin Up),  Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin'Up), Small Heart Punch (Stampin'Up) Scoring Board (Martha Stewart). 
5)  Treat bag:  Stamps Dare to Dream (PSA Essentials), Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Stamp,  Paper:  Papertrey Ink.  Tools:  Circle punch (Fiskars).   Other:  Twine (The Twinery), Ribbon (Offray).