It's the last Wednesday of the month!!! That means...(drum roll)...that it's
time for the
time for the
Our hoptress (that's hop+mistress), Alison, decided since last month's theme was all about the guys...that this month, in all fairness, should be all about
And, since October is fast-approaching, and October is also
we were tasked to come up with a project that is PINK and dedicated to the preservation of THE GIRLS...you know...THE GIRLS--also known as:
(in alphabetical order no less)
(in alphabetical order no less)
- Bomb Shells (I'm not making that up)
- Chest-ticles (my fave)
- Hood Ornaments (I sense a car theme here)
- Hypno Globes
- Money Makers
- Tah Tahs
- The Girls
- Watermelons (or in my case...grapes--well, more like raisins now)
(just humor me and nod)
It's a gift.
Breast Cancer Awareness is something that is very near and dear to my heart. See, every woman in my family on my mom's side (back 5 generations) has had either breast cancer, ovarian cancer...or both. This includes my mom and my grandmother...my aunts, great-aunts, second cousins...you get the picture. Those of us in my generation are holding our breaths and crossing our fingers that we will break this terrible trend.
It is SO vitally important to do self-exams and get regular mammograms. I cannot stress this enough. I also think it's a good idea to get genetic screening for BrCa1 and BrCa2 (though my mom was negative for both and still ended up with breast Ca). I'm happy to report that both my mom and grandmother survived breast Ca...mainly because it was caught EARLY. So, I IMPLORE all of you ladies out there to take care of your Chest-ticles.
That said, if you hopped over here from Glittery Katie's totally Fab blog (isn't she awesome?) then you landed in the right place. Here are my entries. Yes, plural. I made 3. One for each boob and an extra just because I can. What can I say...I was inspired.
For the first one, I used our beloved Bombshell Angel...but for this challenge...I, um...altered her. A lot... Photoshop is my friend. How many changes can you see in her?
Fight Like A Girl
A closer look:
************************My second offering today is this tit-illating card. We're heading back to the Old West where women were strong and proud! What? They didn't have implants back then? Oh well. deal with it.
Here's a crafty tip...I wanted to put star brads on here, but I only had silver ones. That wouldn't do at ALL. So I whipped out my hot pink permanent marker and colored both them and the staples so they'd match.
CRAFTY HINT: remove the chunk o' staples from your stapler and color just a few, then drop 'em back into your stapler...this is a WHOLE LOT easier than trying to color them AFTER you've stapled them..just sayin'.
************************Since my first two projects centered around the after-effects of cancer...I decided I better make a preventative card--just to balance things out. For my last card I went a little (okay a LOT) wicked. But hey...you GOTTA maintain a sense of humor.
Thank you for hopping by and looking at my projects!
Next stop is Emily's Tah-Tah-rific blog. Be sure to leave comments along the way to show your love and support. Then, enter YOUR project on the Bombshell Blog for a chance to win some super FAB prizes!!!
Here is a complete list of the talented ladies who are participating in this hop!!
Bombshell Angel stamp (pin-up girl)- Bombshell Stamps
Fun 'n Flirty Bombshell digi stamps (off-the-shoulder shirt)- Bombshell Stamps
Retro Cowgirls stamps (cowgirl, barbed wire and gun)- Bombshell Stamps
Wanted poster digi stamp - Bombshell Stamps
Cherry Bomb stamps (devil)- Bombshell Stamps
Butterfly Queen stamps (pin-up girl) - Bombshell Stamps
Nestability Dies - Spellbinders (Lacey Oval, Lg Scalloped Rectangle)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
scallop border punch - Martha Stewart for EK Success
star brads - Creative Impressions
Patterned Paper - KI Memories, Heidi Grace, The Paper Studio, Colorbok, Anna Griffin
Ribbon and flower trim - Michaels
rhinestones - Recollections
I am entering one, some or all of these cards in the following challenges:
- Craft Your Passion - #130 Save The Hooters
- Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
- Oldie But A Goodie - Show Us Your Ribbons (the patterned paper in all 3 cards is SO old it's not made anymore)
- Paper Play Challenges - #38 Choose a Holiday (I chose "Breast Cancer Awareness" Day)
- Simply Create Too - #22 Anything Goes
- The Squirrel and The Fox - #27 Celebrate The Occasion
- Split Coast Stampers - Hope You Can Cling To 2012 (Show Us What You're Made Of)