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. “
—Amyand 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
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
Other: ribbon, flower and pearls from stash