Monday, October 24, 2011

OCL Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!

Today Our Craft Lounge's designers are having a blog hop in honor of those battling breast cancer!  We want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!  Our hop celebrates the courage and strength that it takes to Fight Like a Girl!

With two older brothers who were very excited, at least in the beginning, to have a baby sister, I've always been a girlie girl who has loved the color pink and girlie, frilly things!  Although breast cancer can affect men too, it is a diagnosis that women receive much more often, so it is only appropriate that the color pink be associated with October and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The card I'm sharing today is definitely over-the-top pink and frilly!  It was made mostly from scraps left over from projects that were scattered across my workspace at the time, including some of my favorites like pink tulle, notebook print and music paper from Echo Park's Be Mine!

This image, from Our Craft Lounge's set, You Make Me Happy, is a beautiful illustration of the plant echinacea purpurea, more commonly known as purple coneflower.  For some reason, I find the daisy-like appearance of this pretty purple-pink flower absolutely enchanting!  I love the glow of its orange-green crown and the way the petals seem to bow to the sun!  Echinacea is said to boost the immune system, and maybe even to lessen depression, so this set is aptly named, and also totally appropriate for this particular occasion!  Hopefully, receiving a pretty pink card like this one would bring sunshine and hope to the one who receives it!

How would you like to get some great OCL products to show your support?  How about a Granny's Support Team stamp set and two jars of Sparkly Fluff ~ in shades of PINK!!!!  Be sure to leave comments along the way today...we will pick a winner tomorrow morning.

It's not too late to participate in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over at Splitcoaststampers!  The people of M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston would be thrilled to receive the cards you create!

Here is the list of designers who are participating in today's hop!  Remember to comment to win!  :)
Our Craft Lounge You Make Me Happy
Echo Park Be Mine


  1. Deb, your card is just beautiful. Love it! What a great hop!!!

  2. So beauitiful! I love the layers and of course the pink!

  3. Wow, when I first paged down to see your card, I thought to myself " How girlie". I just love it! I like your thought on the cone flower and health. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Oh my goodness Deb!!! This is so feminine and gorgeous!

  5. I dont think it is over the top pink---i love it! Beautiful card for a beautiful cause!

  6. Beautiful card. Love the tulle, button and bling.
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

  7. Very nice colors. Love all the touches you added to this card.

  8. So beautiful and colorful

  9. Wow. This is stunning! Love the vintage look!

    :) Gale

  10. Gorgeous card Deb ~ thanks so much for hopping.

  11. Love the wide range - from the simple to the sophisticated! A lot of creative stimulation!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. love this flower, your card is gorgeous!