Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's Always with You & a Terrific Treat

I know that diabetes is something my family thinks about a lot but from the comments yesterday, it's affecting so many of you too. From yesterday's post: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. My grandfather was a diabetic for years and my mom was diagnosed several years ago. The Diabetes Association uses the colors grey and red for their awareness colors. The grey represents the drudgery of dealing with diabetes every day and the red represents the multiple blood tests that a diabetic performs each day. To spread awareness of the disease, I'm featuring grey and red projects all week!
I used CPS91 as my sketch for this card. I was going to use my bird from the Always set, but he wasn't in the box nor was he right out on my desk. I wonder where he flew off to? Some lace, a vintage button and a distressed flower are my little details. I love how this card has a modern feel with the polka dots and vintage flair with the lace and button. I just noticed that the word "hope" is kinda in the center on my card. Couldn't done it better if I'd planned it that way!!
I really want to spread the awareness of diabetes and I'm hoping you'll help me! So I'm gonna offer up a Terrific Treat as a bribe (which I said I would never do, but hey, decisions can be changed.. I've just decided to do this as I'm typing this post so I don't have a picture right at this moment to share with you, but I'll work on that later tonight.
How to win my Terrific Treat?
1. Post a link on your blog to THIS POST (one entry)
2. Create along with me by uploading your grey and red creation to your blog. Leave a link here
so I can come see it (one entry)
3. Bonus entries for sharing the link on any message boards you frequent and for subscribing to
my blog and for sending your card to someone with diabetes.
4. You can take the Diabetes Risk Test HERE. It doesn't take very long and is a really neat way
to see what risk factors you may have if any.


Danni said...

Very pretty card!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that this card is soo very pretty!! :)

Valerie said...

Your card is beautiful! I did the DT challenge for Pink Papery Studios and just posted it on my blog here http://pixiedreamdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/11/pink-papery-studio-diabetes-awareness.html I don't know if I can join in on your treat since I'm part of the DT but if I can I will be posting the card either way on splitcoast and giving the card to my Mother since she is diabetic. Thanks for the great challenge I had fun making a card with colors I never used together.

Stampin' Heather said...

I don't have an entry I just wanted to say that I love the lace on this card!

Linda Beeson said...

Is that cute! Love your take on the CPS sketch!

Jaspere said...

Cassie, I wanted to let you know that I've made two red and gray cards for the challenge and have posted them on my blog and Splitcoast. Trying to spread the word. Thanks for the challenge. Shelly