Tuesday, October 12, 2010

When I saw the challenge Think Pink on card challenges, I immediately thought of Breast Cancer, October being the breast cancer major advertising and fundraising month 'n all (good cause tho ladies!).

I made this card - as it was my original thought - and thought I would be cheeky enough to post a 2nd card in the challenge.

The card is simple, but the message isn't.

I used Bazzill cardstock, SU ink and stamp, some pink brads I had kicking around, and the paper - I cannot remember whose it is.

The paper is left over from a layout I had done a couple of years ago - a friend, Michelle, who looked after P while I worked, was diagnosed with Breast cancer, and ultimately lost the battle after 2 years. She was younger than me, and left behind 2 children, similar in ages to my boys. It brought home the message, that cancer can choose anyone...

Inside, I used the 'What Cancer Cannot Do' stamp. It reads:
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter Hope
It cannot corrode Faith
It cannot destroy Peace
It cannot kill Friendship
It cannot suppress Memories
It cannot silence Courage
It cannot invade the Soul
It cannot steal Eternal Life
It cannot conquer the Spirit
         (author unknown)

I wish I knew who put out the ribbon paper, and I wish I had purchased more than one sheet - I don't have very much left of it.

The month I found out Michelle had breast cancer, I went to my doctor and spoke to him, and got a referral to the breast clinic. I carried it around in my bag for months.
The day I found out Michelle had died, I went to the clinic and handed in my referral. I got an appointment at the hospital within weeks - a history of breast cancer in my family.
I went to the appointment, and got called back. All clear.
The next year, I got another referral, and again, I went and again, got called back. Again, all clear!

Please ladies, Michelle was in her 30's, it was sad seeing her change over the 2 years, loosing both breasts, going through chemo, loosing her hair, loosing her life.......

off my soapbox now, sorry

Anyway, here is my 2nd challenge...



  1. Jamey, thanks for taking time to tell us your story, so sorry to hear about your friend Michelle. Your card is lovely, and the poem is special also.

  2. Hi Jamey, I found your story very moving, thank you for sharing.

    Love your second entry to our challenge.

    Take care,


  3. What a lovely card Jamey. Thanks for sharing your story, it really makes you think.