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October 6, 2012

FMS #55 ~ A Jen M Sketch; cQc #157 ~ Colours; and CFC #73 Where The Girls Are!

Whoosh, and It's the Weekend Again! 

And today is "World Card Making Day!"  Who knew we had a lobbyist?!  I'm sure there is a challenge somewhere for that, but if so, I'll have to connect with it later.
We are heading off to supervise the twins this weekend, while DS and DDIL hit the road for a romantic weekend getaway.  We will be tending to, and attending, the their soccer game this afternoon and then bringing them, the Duke, the kit, and the kaboodle all back here for a sleep-over.  Can't wait!
So without further and usual blitherings, here we go.
I took a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which is number 55, designed by the uber talented Jen M:
This week two of my favorite challenges, CASual Fridays, and ColourQ are making it easy for all of us to recognize and pay tribute to the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This week at CASual Fridays we have challenge number 73, "For the Girls," and it is generously sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
And at ColourQ, we have challenge number 157, where the timely and lushurious colors are pink, melon, gray, black, and white:

And here you have it:

Each and everyone of us has been impacted by breast cancer.  While there has been an increase in the number of women I know and love who have been diagnosed with breast cancer as my circle of friends has gotten older, I'm happy to say that in the last five years, every one of them has survived! 
So, please keep getting your boobies flattened every year, sweet ladies, and keep donating money to research ~ it really does make a difference!!

Enjoy every day!  As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!

Paper:  SU black, white, and dsp melon
  mambo, basic black, basic grey, and
  pink pirouette
Stamp:  Penny Black, "...this day"
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Die:  Nestie BC ribbon
SU flourish punch
Ribbon:  SU melon mambo
Pearls from stash


Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, your card is absolutely stunning, made all the better because of the cause it stands for. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Darnell, pretty and fitting in every way for this month's Breast Cancer Awareness. thanks as always for joining us and sharing your card at the colourQ.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the ribbons and sentiment!! (I love Gothe)! Happy to see your work at CAS-ual Fridays, Darnell!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Darnell! Great card! I love this sentiment and your use of the ribbon - great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

G Peplow said...

Wonderful cause and a wonderful card, I love your inventivness Darnell! Thank you for your kind wishes too :0) Gay x
p.s Have a great weekend with the twinks, sounds like a lot of fun to me:0) Gay x

Sue from Oregon said...

Had to laugh-hope you survive the "twinks"! Great take on this sketch...I loved it too!

Anonymous said...

Darnell hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and the twinks soccer game was a win for the boys. Fabulous card and love the sentiment .


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, beautiful card and for a great cause. The sentiment is so meaningful. Love how you've added pink & white dots with the DP and pretty bow. Have fun with your adorable grandsons ! Shirleyx

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I love this, Darnell! It packs a real punch.

LeAnne said...

A perfect sentiment that puts everything into perspective...and a pretty card as well! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ with your wonderful creation!

Cindy Hall said...

Beautiful and meaningful card. Very well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

kingstonmama said...

Lovely card, Darnell. Love how you've used these colors. The pink ribbon finishes it off perfectly. ann

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful Darnell! I absolutely love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

N@ Ali said...

lovely card, beautiful message. thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

Allisa said...

Love how you tied your bow! Hope you had a fun weekend. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jean said...

LOVE this one ~ great sentiment and great take on the colors!

Angie Tieman said...

Super fabby card! Love the sentiment and the way the real ribbon coordinates with the breast cancer awareness ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Brilliant blog post Darnell and thanks for playing along with us with this wonderful card.... love the sentiment and dotty ribbon :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card,, so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.