Hope, Strength, Courage... 36

Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 5, 2011 @ 7:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the JustRite Stampers August Release! I'm so excited and honored to be part of this special and exciting event! Today, several of the JustRite DT members  will be sharing beautiful projects ALL created using the "special" Strength & Courage set.

JustRite IS Crafting For a Cause
In an effort to find an early diagnostic test or screening tool for Ovarian Cancer, JustRite Crafting For a Cause will donate 20% of the sales from Be Strong and Courage and Strength in 2011 to Ovarian Cancer Research. To learn more about the symptoms of this “silent killer “ visit www.OvarianCancer.org.
and here is a short inspirational story from Amy Tedder, (the illustrator and graphic designer for JustRite):


Hi! I am celebrating 6 years of being ovarian cancer free! I am hoping you will join me in the JustRite Crafting For a Cause Fundraiser.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers because it goes unnoticed for years. They call it the “silent killer.” Most women can shrug off the symptoms as other things. My only symptom was that I was so tired. “But...having 3 children will do that to you!” My regular doctor found my cancer when I was 39 years old and scheduled me an appointment with the best oncologist in South Carolina. My doctor found my cancer because he took a risk and ran a test that my insurance might not have covered.
Today, we need to encourage all the women we know and love to go for their yearly check ups. If there is any kind of family cancer they need to insist on having the lab work done. I am finding that each woman has to be her own advocate. No one else will automatically do it for us. We have to schedule the appointments, WE have to request the tests, WE have to look for ways to protect our own health and take time to take care of ourselves. Just make your appointment and make your mother, sisters and friends schedule their appointments!
“During my cancer recovery I was blessed to receive cards and notes from friends to encourage me. My hope is that you will use these stamps to encourage your loved ones that are the care givers or are fighting cancer. “
                                                                                                                                                                —Amy
and here is the card I made showcasing several pretty images from Strength & Courage using Teal in support of Ovarian and other gynecological cancers:
 To create this card, I inked up the oval shaped sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped then using a Spellbinders Labels Ten die template to cut the image. I hand trimmed the beautiful ornate stamped image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored using the Copic Markers shown below, inked the edges using distressing ink, then adhered it to the sentiment using 3D foam squares for added dimension.
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Strength and Courage set:

Here is a ribbon color chart provided courtesy of Kellie at JustRite Stampers that you may want to use as a quick reference guide when creating your projects:
Thanks so much for looking! I will be back tomorrow with some samples for Day# 2! For  COMPLETE details, please be sure to visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog and for some more AMAZING samples of inspiration, please be sure to visit the following DT 
members: 
Mona Pendleton (that's me)
Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JB-09930 Strength and Courage - Interlocking
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders JB-S5022 Labels Ten, Big Scalloped Borderabilities Petite, Grand Calibur
Ink: Copic Markers: C0-00996 BG11 Moon White, BG13 Mint Green, BG45 Nile Blue, BG49 Duck Blue, TS-0111S Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Vintage Photo
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: PTI
Other: ribbon, flower and pearls from stash

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 Comments

36 Sweet Comments So Far:

Becky said...

This is beautiful..wonderful colors.

Lisa said...

Stunning Mona and for such a wonderful cause ~ blessings to all involved.

Evgenia said...

this is amazing

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful card and a great cause! I love what JR is doing with this! Thanks for being a part of it!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love the die cut you used as the focal point and the teal colors.

Ros said...

Such a wonderful cause and a wonderful card ... the set is so lovely .... TFS

Julie Ranae said...

I saw these sets at CHA and couldn't wait to see your creative hand with them and of course, I am NOT disappointed! Beautiful work and a very informative post.

june lanum said...

such a beautiful card and for a great cause////

PapierGirl said...

Beautifully done Stella and such a worthy cause! :)

Heather Jensen said...

OMG! I love this set. You did a beautiful job showcasing this image. A coworker died of Ovarian Cancer last winter. She didn't even know she had it until it was too late. So sad and scary. :)
Hugs~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love the teal ribbon and lovely accents!

Nadine said...

Gorgeous card for a great cause! Beautiful color combi!

Pamela_U said...

Mona, what a beautiful card! That stamp is wonderful and I love the teal! Great cause! Thanks!

Dawnll said...

This is such a beautiful design and such a worthy cause.So glad you are a part of this event.
Your projects are always so beautiful

Penny said...

So gorgeous as usual, Mona! Thanks for bringing these wonderful sets and worthy causes to our attention! Enjoy your weekend!

Tracey said...

PERFECT in every way Mona!!

Lori said...

Love your card! Really beautiful stamp andI love the cause! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Thanks!

Irene Oden said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful colors, Mona! Love the cause!

Davi said...

You did a wonderful job on this beautiful card Mona! Seems cancer affects many of us personally. Im so glad that they have made a beautiful stamp set to be able to used for awareness as well as to encourage others.

Courtney said...

This stamp is so beauiful Mona and I love the matching bg paper you used! This is simply elegant!

Nancy L said...

Mona, your card is so beautiful and very inspiring! Love to see such a worthy cause! TFS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Gorgeously designed card, Mona! You show these stamps so well! I love the gorgeous coordinating papers! Pure talent, my friend!

Mercedes said...

Stunning Mona and such a great cause! Love the teal color!

sandi said...

Beautiful! Wonderful cause...I love the way that you capture everything with all your lovely cards. Such talent!

Debgem said...

A beautiful card for a fantastic cause. These stamps ar just lovely.

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card Mona and for such a worthy cause.

take care
Mandy
x

Mary Chen said...

Beautiful card and wonderful cause! Great job Mona!

PaperMomma said...

Love this card, Mona! That die you used is so gorgeous as is this stamp set! Love the cause, very worthy! TFS!!

Millicent Forester said...

Another gorgeous inspiring card! Thanks again, Mona!

Emily Taylor said...

Love this design! So gorgeous, Mona! You really are making my weekend! Thanks!!!

Kat Hill said...

What a gorgeous series of stamps! All very inspiring and for worthy causes! Thanks!

Stella said...

This post touched my heart. My SIl was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer last year. A very difficult time and after the surgery she also had 6 months of heavy chemo therapy. Thank god she's still with us. And checked every 3 months....
Forgive me for being off track; on to your card.....breathtaking....

Mandy Gwelton said...

Another beauty! Love the teal!

Andrea M said...

What an crucial cause and a beautiful stamp set to benefit it! I'll definitely have to look into this!!! Mona, your card is STUNNING!!! What a way to display that ribbon! Thanks for sharing Amy's story!

GinaB said...

Beautiful card and beautiful words in this post! Thanks so much, Mona!


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