Hello! I am so happy to be sharing this week’s StampInsanity Challenge with you, for several reasons. First, we have an amazing new release. Second, this release is important. Third, it’s a fun collaboration with Fussie & Fancy. Fourth, and most importantly… it hit very close to home this week. Like, four houses away. More on that in a bit. Here is the new set called Katie For a Cure.
Here is the story, in Beth’s words, about this very special digi set.
"Katie for a Cure is a very special set I designed to honor my cousin Kate, who earlier this year, at age 33, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kate is the picture of health and vitality, and her spirit is magical. She has two very young children, and is in the prime of her life – which makes her diagnosis all the more distressing. As only Katie can, she is fighting this disease with the strength and grace of a pure champion. Her story is sadly not unique, but this is my Katie, and I had to do something. It is tragic, but I am sure that my family is not the only one to have this disease repeatedly rearing its head at us. It is my hope that together we will raise a donation that we can all be proud of. And if nothing else, Kate will get a smile from all the beautiful cards that you share with us. Thank you all in advance for your donations and your creations!"
Now, we have a color challenge this week! It is to use Pink and Black. Easy peasy, right??? Here’s my card.
Now, as I mentioned above…this hit very close to home. I made this card for my neighbor Kelly. Her Mom (also a neighbor of mine) passed away from Cancer just a few short days ago. To make matters even worse, her husband (Kelly’s Dad) passes away only 3 weeks ago. Needless to say, this has been a horrendous time for Kelly and her entire family. Especially her three kids. So, when the dust settles just a bit, I will be giving her this card. I don’t even know what to say to her…I just want her to know I’m here fr her. Having lost my Dad very unexpectedly 9 years ago, I know how she feels…to a degree. I can’t even imagine what she is feeling after losing both of her parents.
Here’s a close up of Katie. I used my colored pencils once again.
Here’s the inside. I made the large ribbon using a Sizzix die from a breast cancer set I have. Of course, the beautiful sentiment is part of the SI new release.
I stamped some flourishes and added a pink and black matte rhinestone.
I know this isn’t as much detail as I usually give, but I really want the stamp set to speak for itself. You can only purchase it at StampInsanity. It costs $10, and ALL proceeds are going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Isn’t that wonderful?
Clicking on the badge above will take you right to the store so you can purchase this inspiring set for yourself!
Now please take a ride by the rest of the Groovy Gurlz to see what they have created!
And be sure to also visit the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog too! Click on the button below!
Have an inspiring, and blessed, day!