Sunday, October 21, 2012

Believe in Yourself

  Unity Stamp Company and Paper Issues have teamed up for today's hop in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month.  I love all the pink I see in October, it really gives me hope that someday a cure will be found.  My own mother passed away 4 years ago this month from her battle with breast cancer so I am participating in honor of her today.  

Paper Issues has made up a special project kit that is available for purchase today. It is the same kit that we have all used in our projects today, and it has lots of fun little embellishments as well as gorgeous patterned papers.
this is a peek at the kit,
you can purchase it HERE
(don't forget your coupon code UNITY)
Here's a look at what I made for the blog hop today.

First up I decorated the white glassine bag that the embellishments came in and added a tag with a sweet sentiment inside.  Could use this as a thinking of you type gift, or to add with something special. One oof my mom's favorite gifts were soft nightgowns that she could button up the front. Or chapstick, she used that a lot too!

I used this Unity Set designed by Samantha Walker, totally not a 'Breast Cancer awareness" set 
but is totally appropriate for such a gift. 
My next card is a simple "go gettem girl" type card
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I used "Fight Like a Girl" Itty Bitty on this one
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81 comments:

MandyKay said...

beautiful projects! I am sorry for your loss. :( I hope they can find a cure for this ugly disease, soon!

Liz said...

Just gorgeous

Unikmo said...

Love that you are honoring your mother! love these designs!!

~amy~ said...

So sorry about your loss...awesome cards...they are both beautiful

Margie said...

Wow-these are really beautiful and special!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards to honor your Mom.
DeniseB

Cassie Box said...

I love that you used the glassine bag, too!!! The tab at the top of the card is perfect. Thank you for rocking this kit!!! =)

misty said...

These cards are so impressive! I can't make a decent card to save my life, you make it look effortless!

Angel said...

i'm so sorry about your mum. your mum would have been very proud of you. i LOVE each and every project you have here in honor of her. stunning!

teresa said...

Sorry about you loss..your cards are beautiful!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My hat off to you for rising above your personal loss to participate in the blog with such a gorgeous card.

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful projects!!

Thienly Azim said...

I am so sorry about your mom... glad that we can do something together today to remember all those who battled this... what gorgeous projects - I've always wanted to decorate a glassine bag.

Aimee said...

OMG, so far your cards are my FAVE from this hop!!! I will be pinning these!

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous! I love all the details, these are very eyecatching creations.

Mei said...

Oh gorgeous designs!! Very detailed!

Jen Naus said...

Great projects, sorry about your loss!
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your projects are absolutely gorgeous!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome projects!! your details are amazing!

Cazzy said...

So sad to hear you lost your Mum, so every year this is a reminder for you.

Love all your projects, oh and by the way I couldn't comment on Mandy's blog before yours, it just wouldn't work. I will try again later.

Cazzy x

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful projects - this is clearly a cause near and dear to your heart. The sentiments are really wonderful and I love your layers.

Sharon Jones said...

What beautiful projects you have to honor your mother! Pray they find a cure soon!
Hugz2u,
Sharon

marilyn said...

Sweet way to honor your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss. Gotta find a cure!

bharsch said...

Beautiful cards honouring your Mom. I think that is very special.

Tonya said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. What a wonderful way for you to honor her. My SIL has stage 4 breast cancer and we are so grateful for everyday that we have her. We've got to keep fighting to find a cure.

Beautiful projects, hun. Hugs

Billie A said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. It's always hard to loose someone who has meant the world to you. Hugs and your in my thoughts and prayers.
I love your cards, tags, the details, layers and all are wonderful. Beautiful work.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous projects. Sorry about your Mom. I was a lucky one and am now a 5 year survivor. Hugs to you.

Penny Walker said...

Love the card, fight like a girl.

PollyZas said...

beautiful cards, sorry about your mom, cancer sucks, I lost my sister to cancer last year.

Noelle Reese said...

BIG Hugs coming your way! I lost my Mom too in 06/06 and it is the worst! I love your card and the bag.

awendybird said...

I love your projects Natalie! My mom passed 2 years ago last month. Its so hard isn't it?

Jean said...

Just so gorgeous!

MB Isaac said...



I am so sorry for about the passing of your mom. this is a beautiful way to honor her.

Liked both sponsors on FB

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Fight Like a Girl one!

buglvr2010 said...

I love your cards! What a great idea to embellish the bag!

Melissa said...

wonderful cards!!

MzLavr2 said...

So awesomely creative projects!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Kim said...

Beautiful cards. I'm sorry for your loss, I hope one day they will find a cure.

Debbie said...

Love the Fight like a girl and punching gloves.Thanks for sharing.

robindiane said...

Love the fight like a girl card. Beautiful work.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Beautiful cards.....I love them all. I'm so sorry for your loss of your mother. I know its hard to loose a mother, I lost mine as well just coming up on 8 yrs. Ago. It feels like it was yesterday. She is my hero too. I'm very sure she is very proud of you. You have a wonderful talent.

Michelle said...

Great projects. So sorry for your loss!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I have that exact stamp.. fight like a girl. i love that stamp.

Lucy said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Very inspirational projects.

Julie Odil said...

What a great tribute to your mom.

Jen said...

Natalie, love how you remember your mom's nightgown and chapstick...may those beautiful memories last forever! Your projects are gorgeous...fantastic inspiration!

Peg said...

Sending you a cyber hug.
Beautiful project.

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Gorgeous work!! So inspiring!!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards! :) Linda Vigil

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

beautiful projects. TFS

Rebecca Beattie said...

what a cute idea... love all the layers xxx

Queenie said...

Beautiful projects and sure your mum would be proud of you!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Bente Fagerberg said...

I love these! Sooo adorable. Those stamps are awesome!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Such beautiful work!

Diana Fernandez said...

I love what you've created! I just love that sentiment for breast cancer awareness

Kate Vickers said...

beautiful project! I love the layering.

Paper doll said...

Both cards are great BUT that second card is my favorite! I am a sucker for a tag!!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

Sorry for your loss! I hope one day there will be a cure!

Great projects! Love that fight like a girl card!

JPScraps said...

All your cards are gorgeous!!

Leah Crowe said...

Your glassine envie is divine, so totally over the top gorgeous! ((big hugs)) to you, and am so sorry for your loss.

Karenladd said...

OH my gosh...your cards are so wonderful! LOVE all the embellishments and layering...so much fun!

Kim W said...

Love your cards...so many layers...I love cards that make me really study to find all the wonderful layers combined to create a beautiful end result.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These are beautiful---esp that glassine bag! LOVE IT!!! And I LOVE your card---fab use of those papers! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Shellye McDaniel said...

love it all! layered with goodness to the hilt...really lovin' that little bag :)

Damaris said...

Very lovely blog you have here. Super cute cards you made. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

And Thanks for a chance to win a lovely prize.

x0, Damaris

Valerie said...

Oh gosh, I am SO sorry about the loss of your mother; that is something I can not even begin to comprehend as I am blessed to have my mother with me still. Your projects are beautiful and I think I'm gonna sign up to receive your posts in my e-mails for sure!

Juliana T said...

love these cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are all so much fun, and I am so sorry to hear about your mother words are never enough for the loss of a loved one. THank you for sharing withus!
Lisa

Ilda Dias said...

What beautiful cards, they are gorgeous!!!

Crystal said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful way to honor your mother's memory, I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you.

Laura Jane said...

So pretty..lovely layers.
We can all hope for a cure.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your cards! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!)

Christina Collins said...

Perfection!
I love all those beautiful layers.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful projects

SherylK said...

Great project. I love all the layering. One of my favs :)

Carol said...

Great projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Mel - The Paper Retreat said...

Thanks for sharing your projects and about your mother. Sorry for your loss. Your projects are absolutely beautiful - I am a new follower.

Jeniff said...

Beautiful cards. Love it!!

Victoria S. said...

Love your cards! I am a survivor!

Amelia Harris said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Michelle Looi said...

Awesome creation! LOve the inspiration and thanks for the chance!