Monday, November 17, 2008

A Special Week

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. Now, my mom is not down in the dumps with her diabetes, but I can imagine that it does get old having to think always about blood sugar, carb intake and the like. She manages very well with her diet but was put on insulin several months ago. With my history, I really need to make more of an effort to eat right and exercise which are two of the major ways that you can help prevent becoming diabetic. In honor of all those with diabetes, I am dedicating my blog this week to projects featuring the colors grey and red!

The main image panel on this card was created using the Faux Silk technique and a collage style of stamping. The jewel in the center of the bow was from a pack of Christmas embellishments I picked up last year at Hobby Lobby. I am in {love} with this card. Do you think it's wrong to feel so proud of yourself for creating something beautiful? I know pride is not a characteristic that God wants us to have; but sometimes it's just darn hard not to be!!

My friend Vicki from Stamped Smiles sent me this award. Really touched my heart that she would say such sweet things about me. If you are a reader of her blog, you know how talented she is and if you aren't head over and visit her!

I'm supposed to pass this award on to 5 other stampers as well. So many to chose from so I'll list 5 even though I could list several more!!
1. Janna - she hasn't been stamping very long but {oh, my} is she talented!
2. Lorelie - I love all the layers on her cards!!
3. Maren - she always uses ribbon and has a clean, crisp style!
4. Cindy - amazingly talented and her blog is almost always Just Stampin Up stuff which I love!
5. JanTink - such a fun blog to read as she has a terrific sense of humor. And she has no problem being proud of her GORGEOUS creations ... so you know what, I'm gonna take a lesson from her and be proud of myself too and not feel bad!! God gave me some talent to use and develop.

Well, the list could go on, but I'll stop here because I REALLY need to get some work done today while the little man is off at MDO. I do hope you'll come back all week - I love it when you stop by!!


Janna said...

Cassie!!! Thank you so much! I am truly honored! I can't wait to post it on my blog and pass it on. I love your card. Diabetes is a truly difficult illness. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my daughter and was never so glad to be able to stop the daily blood tests and special diet along with the constant worry. I can't imagine having to do that the rest of my life.

Thanks for sharing your story!



tara said...

because of my dad having diabetes i found that the truly sad thing about this disease is that it is like snowflakes. there are no 2 cases that are alike. the doctors tell you the basics but you have to go by trial and error to figure out what works for your body. on person can't have potatoes but the next can eat all they like. that is what makes it hard. you do what they say but sometimes it doesn't give you the result they say it should. thanks for making this disease stand out this month.

tara said...

two comments in one day.

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Cindy said...

Dear Cassie,
I can't thank you enough this morning. First, thank you for giving time on your blog to support those who have diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes one month ago. I can't tell you how much this has changed my life already. I alternate between thinking I can handle it and complete denial. With the Lord's help I am adjusting day by day for the long haul.

Secondly,I can't thank you enough for honoring me with the beautiful Kreativ Blogger award! You made my day! You have made me smile on many a day by your sweet kindness.

Valerie said...

what a pretty card!!!