Friday, October 1, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Tribute To My Mom!

Hello Everyone...As many of you know, the month of Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  There are many events and fundraisers this month to celebrate the lives and memories of those we love.  Breast Cancer touches the lives of most everyone in one way or another.  This month our family will celebrate my Mom, who is a survivor of 9 years, and her Mother, who also had Breast Cancer.  My Grandmother was diagnosed at age 40, was treated with a radical mastectomy and radiation and lived to age 93!  Her story reminds us of just how important early diagnosis and treatment are.

While battling breast cancer my Mom has shown continued strength and has inspired many.  I wanted to make an album for her to let her know what a blessing she has been in my life! 

I used the Porcelain Paper Line from Basic Grey to cover 8x8 pieces of book board.  There are various flowers, some I made with ribbon and others with dictionary paper and doilies.  I also used several GORGEOUS Prima Flowers!!!  Many of the ribbons, fibers and lace were from my stash, which were used to  cover my binding rings!  The ribbon corset design was made from sodapop tabs!  I actually colored them by placing them in a baggie with Ranger Alcohol Inks...pretty cool! The tags were made from Acrylic Paper, which I distressed and embossed with Tim Holtz Inks and Embossing Powders.  I then sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.  The Acrylic Paper reacted with the Glimmer Mist creating a sanded look...kinda cool!  The butterflies were stamped with Versa Mark Ink and embossed with Zing Embossing Powder, which is very fine, giving the image more detail.  The heat from embossing the butterflies caused the transparency to curl, as if they were flying off the page!  Also made a Marion Pocket..Love It and a Laura Denison Cascading Pocket to hold my fabulous chip pieces  and envelopes from Maya Road and calendar from Jennie Bowlin!

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