Friday, May 13, 2011

Strength and Hope

In 1997, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in 7th grade at the time and was pretty concerned about my mom. But  my mom is a strong woman, and after a lumpectomy, radiation, and chemo therapy, she beat the cancer and has been in remission for about 13 years now. Praise the Lord!

Because of this experience with my mom, I’m a sucker for campaigns that donate money to breast cancer research or to organizations that help breast cancer patients. This is why I almost cried when I heard that Stampin’ Up!, as part of their Making a Difference program, teamed up with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Here’s how it works: throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is an organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.  For more information on The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, visit

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Stylin' at Daycare

When Sybella moved up to the Pink Room at daycare (12-18 month babies), the daycare asked me to provide a labeled container to keep her belongings. I couldn't just send my daughter to daycare with her name just simply written on the container. No...I went all out and made this cute little name tag for her container. What is even cooler is that I used only paper out of my scraps box.

Stampin' Cita Tips:
  • Use the Scallop Squares Big Shot Die to cut out the scallop squares. To get the strip of solid color, cut off part of the top and bottom of scallop and adhere to the patterned paper full scallop. 
  • Monkey stamp is from the Fox and Friends stamp set. Any of the images in this stamp set could be used in place of the Monkey.
  • Use the Naturally Serif Sizzlit Decorative Strip die and the Big Shot to cut out the letters for the name tag.
Seriously, my kid has the cutest container in her room. :)
Happy Stampin',