Friday, May 13, 2011

Race for a Cure Blog Hop!



Good morning! Today Emma and her My Creative Time Design Team are having a hop for breast cancer awareness. We are showcasing My Creative Time’s “Race for a Cure” stamp set. This hop has special meaning to me, as my cousin Mary lost her 8 year battle to breast cancer three years ago. She was not just a cousin, but a friend, coworker, and godmother to my son, and she left behind a wonderful husband and three school-aged children.


Mary is never far from our minds, and this summer her daughter, husband, and sister will once again do the Avon 2-Day Walk to raise money for breast cancer research. I thought that this card would be a great encouragement to send to one of them before the walk. Don’t you love these shoes? I really want a REAL pair for me! I cut them from Groovy Times at 3”.


My background paper was printed from the Better Together Imagine cartridge. Both the “Race for a Cure” stamp and the ribbon are from Emma’s stamp set.

Recipe:

8 ½” x 5 ½” Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet Cardstock, scored at 4 ¼”
4” x 5 ¼” Papertrey Ink True Black Cardstock
3 ¾” x 5” White Bazzill Cardstock (for Imagine pattern)
Core’dinations Cardstock
My Creative Time’s “Race For a Cure” Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Angled Labels Die & Tiny Tags Die
Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet & True Black Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Joann Craft Essentials Markers
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Here is a close-up look at the “Race for a Cure” stamp set. Click
here for ordering information. Emma is donating $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for each set sold!


Emma is donating this fabulous prize today to one lucky person who comments on all of the stops along the hop. Here is the lineup. If you didn’t start with Emma, head back there. Otherwise, your next stop is the wonderfully talented Glora!

Emma ~ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Katie ~ http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/
Glora ~ http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Cathryn ~ http://www.inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Jen ~ http://jennyscards.blogspot.com/
Kate ~ http://www.scrapperscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Ruthie ~ http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/
Emma (guest designer) @ Monique Griffith ~ http://monkeydoodlecricut.blogspot.com/

142 comments:

Lezlye said...

Love your card and I was excited to learn the tennis were on a cartridge I OWN! WOuld love to win the prize package!

thekolbes said...

Many prayers and thoughts going out to you and the rest of Mary's family. I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Janet said...

I have lost one dear friend to this retched disease. Sandy was a great friend and inspiration for me I miss her dearly. I really love this card awesome. TFS
Big Blog Hugs
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for participating in this hop. I lost a sister to breast cancer so this is very close to my heart.

Karen said...

I love this card. Breast cancer has touched to many women in my life....we need a cure...

Mel said...

Very cute card for a wonderful cause.

Nati Tristan said...

That's a verycute card! I love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dakota Bear said...

The running shoes are perfect.

Gia said...

Very cool card! Love the shoes :)

Cassandra said...

Wow...what a neat card...love the idea!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom

BunnyFreak said...

Love the card with the shoes.

Brenda said...

OMGosh I love your card! The shoes are fabulous!! Looks like another cart I need, LOL and a stamp set too. I am very sorry your cousin lost her battle with BC.
bsl60@embarqmail.com

silvia said...

Awesome card!! Prayers Mary's family and friends.

Scrapendipity said...

Fabulous card, Katie! What a great way to honor Mary's memory

Hugs
Shar

Glora said...

Katie this is absolutely perfect! They will love it. I don't think that I know anyone that doesn't know and love someone that has been effected by breast cancer. This is definitely a good cause. And yes, I want a pair of tennis shoes like that too! hugs- Glora

Tosha said...

LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

such a cute card.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great card. That is perfect. I love the shoes. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie K. said...

Love your card. I can see why you want a pair of those running shoes, they are awesome. Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

wolfescrappers said...

Oh I love that card. and those shoes....lol
TFS
wolfescrappers at aol dot com

Leanne said...

Love your card Katie! I want some tennis shoes like that too!! I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. I'm praying one day and hopefully soon they will have a cure. I've lost a aunt and a cousin both to breast cancer and it was such a hard thing to watch. As always, you have created another amazing card! Hugs, Leanne

GrannyCharlotte said...
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GrannyCharlotte said...

I'm going to try this again. I didn't complete the last one correctly :) The card is AWESOME!!! The colors and the design with the shoes is (dare I say it again) AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
c1130cc at bellsouth dot net

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love the pink tennies! Such a great cause!

~Saundra :)

{Raechel} said...

Very beautiful card!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

Mad Crafter said...

Katie, what a beautiful card. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Such a great cause:)
Cindy funkycards.blogspot.com

Trail of Treasures said...

This card is beautiful Katie! I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. It's absolutely horrible to go through something like that! Thanks for your inspiration, and really, with everyone's support, we can conquer breast cancer!

Hugs,
Tracey

Stampingl8y said...

Great card, and I luv how your blog is decorated, too! I just grabbed your blinkie for my blog :)

stampingl8y@att.net

Melissa said...

What a fabulous card! So sorry for your loss. Praying for a cure for this horrible disease!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Courtney Larson said...

I love this. The jute is a nice touch.

Scrapnatic said...

Love those shoes!! Thanks for sharing!!

scrapnatic@yahoo.com

the purple muse said...

Your cards are so adorable! Thanks for being on the hop:-) Come by my blog and "like" my FB page. Trying to get to at least 25:-)

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Sorry about your lose. I have 2 children who have fought cancer and won the battle. I'm very thankful to say. What cartridge did you use for your tennis shoes?
Thanks
Sherry
needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com
upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Fabulous card. Still keeping hope that they find a cure for this horrible diease. Thank you for sharing.

vflambert at hotmail dot com

Gina said...

This is adorable! my best to you and your cousin's family! Her spirit lives on in things you do like this, a walk, a prayer, anything! Thanks for sharing!
Gina

Silvia said...

TFS I love your card those shoes are awesome and your cousin's family is gonna love that card is very sweet!!

alvinadiaz@msn.com

Tami B. said...

What a great card for a wonderful purpose! I hope your family members do great on their walk. I have to agree with you...I love the shoes!

CathyinMN said...

This is a perfect card to send to anyone who is going on any of the walks to raise money for breast cancer. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Kate said...

So sorry about your cousin.

This card is so Adorable. Hope you do well on your 2 day walk.

Hugs
Kate

Emily said...

Adorable card! Love the shoes :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Kathy said...

Cute card, love the colors.
Hugs,
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Kat's Blog said...

This is a darling card, just love it.

Kat
kat.raymond@gmail.com
http://katskreativegreetings.blogspot.com/

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a lovely card. Hugs to you and Mary's family. We must never give up the fight. Smooches... frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

mississchic said...

Too cute. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

brittmartin0910 said...

Adorable card.


brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Creative Craft Corner said...

Love this card!! TFS!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

Love the card...I have blog candy you can win
Become a follower today
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Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

teachU14 said...

Wonderful card! My prayers go out to Mary's friends and family. It's wonderful that her family continues to walk and raise money for a cure :)

teachu14.blogspot.com

anitaandbugs said...

You did a fantastic job of a tribute to your friend-----I know we are all praying for a cure everyday.
Hugs, Anita

Debbie said...

this is a great card, thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

VICTORIA said...

Love your card Katie. TFS Victoria :)

Suzy said...

I love this stamp set, the card, and the cause you are supporting! :) Thanks for the fun hop and chance to win. So far Friday the 13th has been pretty lucky!
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Nadia's World said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is never easy to lose a Loved One...

Your card is amazing! Love the color combinations, etc. I think your relatives would be thrilled to receive this card! I, too, wouldn't mind having a pair of sneakers like these!

TFS!!

Nicole T.

Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a great card. Love the pink sneakers.

Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Cindy said...

Great job with your card!The pink sneakers are cute!! :)

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great card!!Great cause!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Carina said...

Those are awesome....

http://www.paperjunkiemama.blogspot.com/

paperjunkie@haw.ca
carin

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

It seems that this disease affects all of us in one way or another, I'm sorry. This is a wonderful card & I'm sure they will all love it!!! Those shoes are really awesome, you did a great job!!!

Cathryn said...

Beautiful card Katie. I am so sorry about your cousin. You are so sweet to keep encouraging her husband and children! TFS Cathryn :)

Lisa said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, those shoes are cool, I wouldn't mind a pair myself. Very cute card.

Laney's Legacy's said...

great card, thanks for sharing really cute.

later tater,
laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

This a fabulous card! I love the shoes!

TFS

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Toothfairy said...

Nice card! Love the colors and of course the sentiment!
ash2jay@aol.com

kathlee said...

Wonderful card! Hugs to you and your cousins family!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

I love your card!!

www.thecricutcorner.com

Doreen said...

A great card and a great cause!!

Anonymous said...

Those shoes are super cute. Love the texture paper you used.

Thanks for sharing
Sue
shannegan 16 @ att .net

Mrs.Debbie said...

I love this card my Aunt has been fighting for 10 yrs and still with us today. That's for sharing

Hugs

mrs.deb@sbcglobal.net

Joan said...

Love this card. What a great way to support the fight against Breast Cancer.
joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

Brandy said...

I'm so sorry about your families loss - I'm sure Mary would be proud of you all for continuing he fight. Love your running shoes!!!

Brandy

bahoot at comcast dot net

Kelly Braund said...

This is a great card! Love the pink tennies!

mamawcindy said...

Just Love your Card. Sorry to hear about your Cousin Mary. Prayer's to you and your family.
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Victoria said...

Great card...they'll love getting it. TFS

Jnvwhitaker1at cox dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wonderful Card - LOVE those shoes!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Reminds me of some pink sneakers I found, sadly they didn't fit just right. Thanks

Denise C.
dlwcaspell1@nts-online.net
www.designsbydenisec.blogspot.com

Amy's Designs said...

Awesome card and awesome cause.

Kim H said...

Katie,
I LOVE those shoes! I want a pair! The colors are just fabulous! Great detaisl too! I am so sorry to hear your story! I pray for everyone who is dealing with this horrible disease!
Great job Katie!

jen said...

Katy this is AWESOME!!! I didn't have much time to do my card so it was very simple. :)
Have a super weekend!
hugs,jen

Janeen said...

Love your card, those shoes are great! So sorry to hear about your cousin! This is a great blog hop! TFS!

majelica at comcast dot net

Jessica said...

What a cute card! Fab idea with the shoes! TFS

alwaysfriendli@hotmail.com

Cindyloohoo said...

I love the card. TFS your story. Ccn35@aol.com

Ashley said...

That is an adorable card!! You did a great job!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Esther said...

Wonderful card!

I'm a survivor and want to thank you for supporting the 'cause!!!!

http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

momtryin2scrap said...

thank you. you have just given me and idea what to give my kids teachers by the end of the school year. I picture of themselves with much written appreciation of how they influence their lives.

Marcie

babes_le at yahoo dot com

Scrapente said...

wow thats an awesome card. Thanks so much for supporting that cause.....

Scrapente at hotmail.com

My Creative Time said...

OKAY!!! YOUR CARD IS JUST AWESOME!!!!!!! I just LOVE my DT!!! Very Clever card my sweet friend!!! Thanks for showcasing my stamps to "PERFECTION"!;)
big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

lindagk23 said...

Your card is so beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about your cousin and am sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. And thank you for sharing and being a part of this blog hop.

cowbelleru said...

What a terrific card. The tennis shoes are great. I just love the Nifty 50's cart, it is so fun. TFS and a chance to win.

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

GlendaLea said...

What a super card! Love it! Thanks so much!
Glenda
glendalea.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

great card! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Josie0602 said...

A wonderful card for a wonderful cause. Hope it gives your family the inspiration it deserves!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Kathleen said...

Sorry for the loss of your cousin and friend. I, too, lost a 45 year old friend to this horrible disease after she battled for 13 years against it. This is a wonderful card and a great motivator for the family. TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Darlene said...

Oh my!! I love it! Good Luck to Mary's family

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

amr3mommy said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting the cause!

sewgirl said...

Breast cancer sucks!!!!! I have had two occurrences -- thankfully both were very early stages so here I sit - get those mammograms!!!!! Thanks for participating with Emma hop. Cute shoes,,

4Ucards said...

We all need these shoes. A great card to send to my friends that walk with me to help cure Brest Cancer. This card is pure motivation!!

Karen said...

Your card will give great encouragement to those who are walking in memory of your cousin Mary.

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

Love this layout. Good job.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Your card is lovely.. so many ideas for card to support friends with Breast cancer on this hop.. all so cute...

Thanks for sharing..

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

tremblayfam said...

I think Breast Cancer has touched many lives. I had it 4 years ago. Thankfully I survived! Thanks for the chance to win!
tremblayfam@hotmail.com

Micia said...

what a great card! I so would Rock those shoes right along with you. My grandmother had BC and is doing well. She is a survivor. I look up to her so much for her courage and strength. thanks you for making this card.

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Love your card! The sneakers are great! Thanks for the reminder of how important this stays at the fore front of our minds and hearts.
Thanks, Jessica

Mimi said...

Love those tennis shoes! What a cute project!

come visit my blog @ www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
cbarwick@comcast.net

Lady Fair said...

The sneakers are adorable. I'm sure Mary would be proud of all her family is doing to help wipe out this disease. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love,love love the shoes.Emmas stamps are wonderful for such a important cause. May you never have to go through anotherfamily member or friend suffer with with any kind of cancer.TTFN,Debbie

tandkparker said...

Your card is wonderful! Love those sneakers! The texture on the card to great too! What a great stamp set & blog hop - supporting a cause that touches so many lives.
Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Christie said...

That is such a beautiful card!! I'm a shoe lover and those shoes are soooo cute!!!

Christine said...

Great card! The sneakers look great.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

grammiej said...

what a special card, love the shoes and the sentiment, they "fit" perfectly!

jashmore1944@att.net

carmen said...

what a tribute to your cousin!!!!!! you did a wonderful job on the card and I know that Mary's faimly will absolutely love the card!!!! TFS
massey1982@aol.com

bluecrayons said...

absolutly stunning. just love it. prayers to mary and her family and all those who suffer..

rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

Luv my grandkids said...

Great job! TFS thanks also for the chance to win Emmas stamps! Yay!

Tiffany said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I love your card! TFS

Tiffany - http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Love the shoes! Cute paper too. TFS!

cynthia nixon at gmail dot com

scrapeahappy said...

Those shoes are fabulous! i want a pair too!

sherry said...

Very cute card, love the berry colored card stock you used ! Thanks

Tamara said...

Oh I love those shoes! Great card! I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. :(
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

Jewels said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I too have lost 2 family members to the disease. My thoughts are with you.
Beautiful Card!

Laura said...

Love the card. Cancer has touched so many people in this world!!!


Laura :)
l.kowalski@comcast.net

Tricia said...

This card is perfect! Love those shoes!

Tambo said...

Love the shoes and so appropriate. My BFF had stage 4 breast cancer a year ago, she is cancer free now and I hope she stays that way. sorry for your loss. tfs Tami
tambo1010atcomcastdotnet
Tambo's Creations

Michelle said...

I love your card. The shoes are so cute and go great. So sorry for your loss.

michelledotjones84atgmaildotcom

Kris Dietz said...

What a great card and for such a worthy cause. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Donna and Sara said...

Katie, thank you for sharing your story with us. It helps to remind us that we need to do all we can to combat this! Great project too.

Maryjo said...

What a great card, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have had loved ones affected by this disease. TFS!!

dnestrud@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I love this! It's so wonderful to be able to inspire people who are survivors or who are battling such a terrible disease. Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah
i_toot_the_flute@hotmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

I love this card!!! This is such a great cause that's dear to my heart because I am a breast cancer survivor. Thanks for participating in this!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Kris said...

I love those shoes! So sorry about your cousin... her family will love this card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Amy E said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! And thanks for showing the pink shoes...I have the Groovy Times cartridge, and never noticed them before!

amyis300(at)hotmail(dot)com

scrapaholicjen said...

Lovely card - so sorry about the loss of your cousin.
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Carolee said...

Totally cute card!
Blessings,
Carolee
cwolfquilter@gmail.com

Jilleen said...

I love your card. It is spot on Race for Cure!

Jilleenhays at yahoo

xxsquigglesxx said...

Love those shoes! So cute!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise said...

Great card Katie. Love those shoes:-)

dendearmas@aol.com

MeMe said...

I love those shoes.
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

sweetlilscrapper said...

soooo cute!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Creative Crafting said...

Very cute card tfs. thanks for a chance to win!

creativecraftin70 at yahoo dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great card!!! :-) tfs! -Sam

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

love the running shoes

Terria said...

Great Card:)

Vicky said...

love your card looks awesome

Katya said...

Love the card the shoes look very retro :)
Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com