Friday, July 31, 2015

Cancer Awareness Hop

Hello crafty friends,

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Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research. Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.


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Not only are we debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal), Sparkle N Sprinkle is also revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign.
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The SNS sets are:
Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)


A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  


The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)



Cancer is very real and very scary.  Unfortunately, it's something that can strike our pets as much as us.  That's why I choose to feature cats on some of my Cancer Awareness cards.  I truly believe we can find a cure for ALL Cancers, we just have to keep fighting.



For these two card I used the super cute Kitty Love stamp set by Sparkle & Sprinkle and the Whispers - Fight It die from Die-Versions.  I LOVE the tall kitty, so on my first card I made him the star and hanged the Fight It die around his next.   I used yellow for the cancer ribbon, because the Animal Cancer Awareness Ribbon is yellow w/tiny paw prints on it.

On the second card, I used just the ribbons from the Fight It die, but if you look close you will see that I used the tiny ribbon from the boxing glove around necks of the taller kitties.

For my next set of cards, I went w/a more girly theme...  I used the Pink Ribbon Background Digital Stamp as my background.  I printed the digital image on a laser printer and using a hot laminating machine, I pink foiled everything that printed black.  
Here's a better look at the foil, which I also used on an adhesive backed die cut Whispers - Awareness Doily die from Die-Versions.

I used the same pink foil enhanced Whispers - Awareness Doily die from Die-Versions for this card...

and for my last card...I die cut three Whispers - Awareness Doily dies in three colors to create my flower element.

You should have come from Patti's blog; if you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the Die-Versions Blog or the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for the complete list of participants. Your next stop along the way is Marie's blog.




54 comments:

  1. Your projects are all amazing, Mary!! I love the designs and the details!! I lost my beloved dog of 15 years to cancer a couple of years ago so I love that you made cards for pets, too!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Lisa. I follow Cole & Marmalade on facebook and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  2. Like all your creations. Especially can relate to the part about cancer & pets. I had to out down my Mixed Hound Teddy of 14 yrs last yr due to Cancer of the Tongue.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. I think a lot of us have similar pet stories and it's so sad. Our pets are part of our families and when they get sick we feel the pain just as deeply. Cancer needs to be eliminated.

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  3. Wow- you put a lot of thought and love into your cards! As soon as I saw the first set I said "oh my gosh". Cancer can affect all of our friends and family- not just people. I am very glad you made the cat cards in addition to your girly cards.
    Your girly cards are wonderful. Happy layouts and details!
    Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower! :)

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    1. You are so sweet and welcome, I love followers :) I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook (LOL) and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  4. Great designs. Love the cats and the boxing gloves around the neck. The dies and stamps in this release are amazing and a must have for any stamper.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. the boxing glove die totally rocks and will work for some many projects. Those cat stamps are beyond cute. It's almost like the two products were for meant for each other.

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  5. All of these are wonderful. The kitty cancer cards are as cute as can be (love the one with the boxing gloves around his neck) and the foil on the others looks amazing.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I have to admit the cat cards are my favorite. I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  6. Mary ~ All your cards are amazing! I really love the kitty ones, sometimes we forget that our animals suffer from cancer too! I love all the designs on your cards!

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    1. Thanks Lori. The kitty cards are stealing the show or post in this case :) I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  7. All of your cards are beautiful ... And I love that you recognized pet cancer as well .. Thank you SO much 😢

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    1. Thanks Debra, I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  8. I love your kitties and all your cards are just lovely!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, Those cat stamps are beyond cute. I loved working w/them and look forward to making many more great cards w/them.

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  9. All your cards are fabulous..oh I love how you have dedicated a card to kitties..I lost one to cancer 2 years ago!

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    1. Thanks Diane, and I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. I have a two of my own and I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook (LOL) and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  10. Mary - Wonderful! I too love the animal cancer awareness cards. I lost a dog a few years ago to bone cancer. It was really tough on all of us, but she was a trooper and handled her illness with the grace she always had during her (not-long enough) life. All your cards are beautiful. I love the foiled one a lot too :) Thanks for being part of this blog hop and spreading awareness for cancer research.

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  11. Wow, so many cards! I love the idea of the cats and cancer awareness. I would have never thought of doing that. The way you made those cards was cute and yet got the message across. The other cards get your message across also without being sad. They are uplifting and joyful.

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    1. Thanks AuntDi... hey my hubby grew up w/an AuntDi next door :) I follow Cole & Marmalade (two cats) on facebook (LOL) and recently Marmalade beat cancer. He's was my inspiration for the cat cards.

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  12. They are all great but the cat one is my favorite, I used to have cats myself growing up.

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    1. The cat cards were my fav also :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  13. Love, love all your cards. Such creativity.

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    1. thanks, thanks, thanks Joy Tindel :)

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  14. Awesome detail in your designs. The kitties are so cute and I love the boxing idea. The foil looks amazing on the second card. The final card is so pretty with the rainbow of ribbons.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Michelle Tidwell... much appreciated :)

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  15. Lots of creative juices flowing here! Love your ideas with the kitties! So sweet! The girly ones are full of bling and the last one is so cute using the die as the flower. Love them all.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Shona... much appreciated :)

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  16. I have that cat and really love it. So great to see how you put it in your card.. All are great and inspiring.

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    1. I also have cats... 2 of them, so you can image I have a few (ok, more than a few) cat theme products. Had to put them to good use. Thanks for your lovely comment... much appreciated :)

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  17. What great cards! Your use of the stamps and dies is outstanding.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Pat... much appreciated :)

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  18. Very clever use of the ribbon and the boxing gloves, I so want those gloves! Your last card really made me smile because it is so bright and cheerful and I love the sentiment, it goes so well with the colors.

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    1. Thanks Alane. The boxing glove die totally rock and will work well on many projects. Those cat stamps are beyond cute. It's almost like the two products were for meant for each other.

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  19. Love all your ideas. Have to come back to see whick one I will use myself.
    Thanks for inspiring me.

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    1. Well, have you decided which one you'll try making? Make sure to post a photo of your finished project on the Die-Versions facebook page, so that we can all give your kudos :)

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  20. the cats are fun. Even though it's a terrible disease we have to laugh to get through the rough patches.
    the multi-colored heart is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful cards.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Mary... much appreciated :)

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  21. Oh WOW!! Your projects are amazing!!! You're right about it affect our pets as well... My brother has lost 2 dogs to it.... it was very hard for him & his wife since they had no children... they're pets where their children... it was heartbreaking for them.... I love seeing the different version of encouragement in your cards.. :)

    Theresa

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story w/me... much appreciated :)

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Donna... much appreciated :)

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  23. Myfavorites are the Kitty Love cards.

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    1. Mine also :) Thanks for your comment Cheryl.

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  24. I love your Cat cards- the cats are so fun and whimsical- and love the ribbons around their necks. LOVE the foiling idea too. Wonderful cards!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Shelly... much appreciated :)

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  25. All of you cards are wonderful! I love cats and I have cancer...perfect fit! The die cuts and stamps work so well together.

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    1. I'm so very sorry to hear that your have cancer, my thoughts are w/you and your family. Thanks for sharing your story w/me. Keep FIGHTING!

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  26. You have made many great things in support of this hop!! Your projects are excellent and are sure to bring smiles!! So cool that you are a part of this magnificent hop! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Taunya... much appreciated :)

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  27. Mary, I am so impressed with the cards on this subject. The fur-children do need a spokesperson and these stamps with die cuts are sweetly lovely and a good reminder. I also like the backgrounds you stamped and the pretty die cuts on the other cards! hugs, de

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Donna... much appreciated :)

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