Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fight Like a Girl

It's so funny, that phrase used to mean that you were weak.  Girls can't hit. Girls can't punch. Girls have no power. Girls can't fight.  Well....bull!  Women are strong and we fight every day.  I love the chorus to Bomshel's Fight Like a Girl:

"Hold your head high, don't ever let 'em define the light in your eyes. Love yourself, give them Hell. You can take on this world. You just stand and be strong and then fight like a girl."

I think that pretty much says it all, doesn't it.

This phrase in particular has come to be kind of a motto for the fight against breast cancer.  This is one of my special causes.  No, I don't really know anyone that's gone through it.  I was born in October, which you may or may not know is Breast Cancer Month.  I kind of just adopted that as one of my causes.  I donate to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation every year.  I participate in all kinds of fundraisers.  When I made jewelry, I used to make special Breast Cancer bracelets and donated the proceeds.  It's pretty much been my go-to cause.  (For more information on Susan G. Koman Fight for the Cure go here.)

Here is today's card:

 I decided to use one of the tickets that Femke so generously provided as a freebie through the Tiddly Inks Paper Craft Planet Group and the card kind of just built itself from there.  I used one of The Greeting Farm's stamps, Rockabilly, and colored her with Copics. Her outfit and shoes were paper pieced, my very first try at that technique.  Here's a close-up:

The Breast Cancer Awareness charms on the corners are left over from my jewelry-making days.

I used a number of challenges to help me design this card.  First, and foremost, is the Anyone for Anya sketch for this week:

I also used Pollycraft's Embellishment Bingo Challenge for the week:

I chose the top line, Lace, Charm and Pearls.

Another instrumental challenge in the building of this card was the Desert Island Crafts itinerary for the week.
1. Pattern Paper   2. Pearls   3. Glitter/Bling   4. Ribbon/Lace   5. Image   6. Punch/Die Cuts   7. Embossing   8. Square Card   9. Flower   10. Button
I used #s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9

Sorry for the long post!  I hope you liked my creation today.  Blessed be, and fight like a girl!

Crafty Cardmakers: Embossing
Desert Island Crafts: Cabio's Itinerary
Southern Girls: Frills & Polish
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya?: Sketch
Craft Your Passion: Let it All Hang Out
Digital Tuesday: Texture


Anonymous said...

Cheers to you! Fantastic on this card, it's not only cute but you've colored her to life.

Thank you for taking on this wonderful cause, my grandmother passed from Breast Cancer before I was born, my cousin is almost one year breast cancer free and her Mom passed away a little over a year ago with breast cancer.

Hugs, Lori m

Janette said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Vickie said...

Cool card! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Ambrella (Catherine) said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for your participation at Stamp-n-doodle

Denise said...

Your card rocks! I love your digi and Fight like a girl ticket. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime.

Julie said...

I love your card people could learn a lot from you and your generous nature, as a woman,thankyou for caring,you should be appreciated for your charitable work. Thanks for sharing this beauty with the Southern Girls challenge.Good Luck,Julie.x

Vicki said...

Great job! The paper piecing looks amazing.

paulssandy said...

Congratulations on winning this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge. Your card is absolutely fabulous.