19 September 2010

All Things Unity #15 {Scrap PINK}

Hello, friends!


Today starts another challenge over at All Things Unity! I love using my Unity and Ippity stamps--so this is a great challenge for me:}


This two week challenge is::: scrap PINK! Our friend and leader, Sara, will be teaching her first class at a crop named "Scrap Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this year is the 25th anniversary of this event. 


I have always supported cancer research, but this summer it hit a bit closer to home for me. I have a dear friend {only 25} who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and is undergoing treatment. It tears me up inside--she is such a wonderful person and so strong. Good news is that she is doing great--she looks and feels great!! Praise God! I thank God that she found it early and that she is doing well. Because of her courage and strength....I'm dedicating this post to her! And she was my inspiration for these cards! So THANK YOU, J!!!


My first card was created using a soft pink, maroon, and brown palette. I love this paper--I've been wanting to use it for a couple of months! I created a tag and stamped a tag image [I think that is what this is called] from Unity's Garden Variety. I masked the sentiment inside the image so it was blank. The butterfly is from Unity's Life Becoming. I used metallic cream and pink for the body with silver gems. The sentiment is from Unity's April KOTM. I just love the way this card turned out (inspired by Kandis Smith). LOVE it!
My next card was created for a male--men can get breast cancer too! We used blue on our cards for men. I liked using blue....but I added in a hint of yellow/green and tan. I just thought this made the card pop more:) I love the way this card turned out--it came together fairly quickly (inspired by Melanie Douthit). I love that sentiment tag--one side with a lighter tan! So clever!! Wish I would have thought of that:) I used Ippity's Just Wanted To Say stamp set for the sentiment. And that string was cream before I tied it on the card! I used my dew drop chalk ink to dye it. I think it looks AWESOME:} I love this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! **NOTE:: I just remembered that Card of the Week has a "thinking of you" challenge--this is perfect!! And masculine:) LOVE IT! 
I also wanted to share with you that I recently donated my hair to Locks of Love. I have been wanting to do this for awhile--and I'm so glad that I did! I encourage you to do it too! **NOTE::: I am still getting used to short hair--and I think I might need to visit the saloon every Friday for them to do my hair! I just don't know how to use a curling or flat iron!
Before and After--with hairdresser Debbie (isn't she fabulous!!}
I was trying to get a picture of my hair after Debbie did it--running out of daylight...taking a pic by myself...silly plants in the way! Oh well! Maybe I will visit her again soon and take a pic then:}


That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by all the other All Things Unity DT members' blogs! So creative and such wonderful cards to celebrate this wonderful event! 





Cathy {Guest Designer}
Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me}



Be sure to stop by ATU for more deets on this challenge and for websites to visit for more information about Breast Cancer Research or about Men's Breast Cancer Awareness. You have until midnight October 2 to get your entry linked up! Remember to use Unity or Ippity stamps plus pink or blue--and anyone who links up will be eligible to win a Suzi Blue by Unity {winner's choice} from Limelight!! PLUS--a matching donation of $10 in their name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. HOOORAY! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am so glad I'm a part of All Things Unity! I'm so glad that my friend is doing well, and that she inspired me for this challenge! I do hope you will play along with us! Can't wait to see what you create:} Be blessed!
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17 comments:

TROG said...

Wow Your Hair was long!!! I like it short too!!! Beautiful as always...143

Laurel said...

Wow gorgeous card! I also love your new 'do' so fun!

Virginia L. said...

How beautiful! Love the first card's unique color combo and the 2nd card's cool design. You look gorgeous in your new short hair! What a great cause! LOVE seeing your posting!

lynn said...

what a great cause! love your hair-long and short! my daughter in law does locks of love--her hair grows an inch a minute, i think:)

now, your cards are just wonderful-as always! i esp. love the blue card, cuz i cannot do guy cards, and this is perfect!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards. I just love your new hairdo and what a great cause too!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful card and you look fabulous with short hair!!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Savannah!

Wow, what a wonderful new haircut you have! Looks great, with the short hair!! And how wonderful you donated your hair, I think you do wonderful things for your community, friends and the world! Way to go, a true inspiration! Good to hear your friend is now doing good, I've had too much experience as well, with cancer with friends and family. I hope there will be a cure for this terrible disease and hope we can all contribute our own thing for it! Love your cards, Sav, the butterfly is gorgeous and the other card is so wonderful, perfect! Great job!! Hope you're enjoying the Sunday and your new hair! ;-)

Hugs, Wendy

Lisa said...

Love your new short hair!! Off to ATU to look at the challenge...

Tracy said...

Wonderful cards and I LOVE your new doo! It's looks so cute on you. :)

Julie Ranae said...

I've been telling you all week how wonderful I think your hair looks...it really suits you!
Your cards are absolutely lovely as well....a great post, Sav!

TROG said...

You're so cute...

Jan said...

super cute cards and love the new haircut!!

kbell said...

you cards are cute, for sure. but i must comment on how ADORABLE your hair is!! i just love it. i chopped off my hair 3 weeks ago and donated it to locks of love too! i'm STILL getting used to styling it. good luck!

Paul said...

Fab cards! The butterfly is adorable and I love the retro embossed squares on the other. As for the short hair. What can I say but WOW!!! I think it rocks. Plus you get a fab new look and help a cause too. Pxx

Faye said...

Savannah, I love your beautiful cards. And I love that you donated your long hair. My hair is gray and fairly long but wispy. However, when I checked the requirements for donating hair, I didn't qualify. The rules are so stringent concerning food, meds, length, thickness and so forth. I thought older women, like myself, would be the ones more often needing wigs since breast cancer strikes older women at a greater proportion. But hooray for you! You're a trooper. Your hair will grow back, if you want to let it. You look terrific in short hair, though.

Suzanne C said...

Love that you donated your hair! Such a sweet thing to do. Your new do is lovely! The cards are fab. Love the male card perfect in every way. The butterfly is gorgeous and love that paper too!

Linda Beeson said...

Your new hair cut is oh so adorable! LOVE the Thinking of You card, the embossed part is a great accent as is that cute punched border.