Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Can Fight Cancer! Supporting Team Maddy

I can't imagine what it would be like to be told your child has cancer.  My thoughts and prayers to all parents who are experiencing (or have experienced) this reality.  The card I made to share today will find its way to Maddy, a beautiful little girl who knows all to well what it is like to face this battle.  I pray that my card will inspire you to create and donate a card as well.  Together we can spread love and support one card at a time. Click HERE for details.

My card was designed around a sketch challenge.  For those of you new to challenges, sketch challenges provide a sketch and crafters are asked to create a project inspired by this sketch.  Below is the sketch that we were asked to work with:

This challenge is being held by the awesome team at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.   

 Fight Cancer: I Can 

Those of you who have Cricut cutting machines will most likely recognize this adorable critter/bear from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  Although it is one of my oldest cartridges, I find that it is still one of my favorites.  To add even more cuteness to the critter, the edges were inked and she was given googly eyes.  

The sentiment, as well as the frame for this card, were made using the Silhouette Cameo.  A white paper flower was inked to make the edges orange.

The cancer awareness color for leukemia is orange.  Since Maddy is battling leukemia, orange is a dominate color on this card and the color of the bear's ribbon!  This ribbon was made using the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

FCCB - Sketch Challenge
My Craft Spot- Cute Critters Challenge
My Creative Moments- Anything Goes
DL.ART - Anything Goes Linking Party
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 

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  1. This is so sweet. I love the thought behind it -Your bear is adorable and I feel the same way about CAC cartridge and I absolutely love your daughter and all the work she does for cancer patients. I am your newest follower and I hope you will come follow me also.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  2. PS I hope you will enjoy blogging!!. Have a Blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. Oh Cindy, my treasured friend, Maddy is going to adore this! The little bear is precious and I love that you incorporated so much orange. The sentiment is perfectly done. I love all of the texture you added and Maddy will love those sweet googly eyes! Beautiful work on this heartfelt creation! Thank you for sharing your cute critter with us at My Craft Spot! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. What a sweet card! I really like that cute bear. I think she is going to love it!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  5. What a darling card for Maddy. My prayers are with that sweet little girl! I will be happy to send her a card. Thanks for joining FCCB this week!

  6. Oh my - this is such a sweet, sweet card! Your little Teddy is just darling and I love the pretty papers you used to create this beauty. Maddy is sure to love and treasure this. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge this week at My Craft Spot.

  7. What an absolutely DARLING card - and what a wonderful thing to do! I'm sure she will treasure it! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!