Good Morning! Well, our walk day is here! For once we have good weather, which has not been the usual case in the past. I look forward to walking with a view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York skyline. I look forward to the feeling that everyone there is working toward one common goal — a cure for diabetes. Donations are still open for our walk team, as is the Blog Candy for a Cause. You can still get in on a great cause, a tax deduction and some awesome blog candy! In addition, make sure you check this out if you need a little bit more of a nudge.
Anyway, today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and our challenge this week is “What’s Your Cause?” What is closest to your heart? What is the cause you fight for most? If you noticed, Jodie released some adorable bunnies and bears with awareness ribbons yesterday. Two are freebies and would be perfect for this challenge. Plus, she has the fantastic Pink Ribbon collection. Link up your new creation, showcasing your favorite cause to the Catch the Bug blog for a chance to win up to 7 free digis. Please note a few particulars — link up to your NEW creation (no back-linking), link to our challenge post in your post and in order to win the 7 digis, you must use a Bugaboo Stamps image. You can still win digis with a non-Bugaboo project, but not the top 7.
In addition to the Bugaboo Stamps images up for grabs, our challenge is also sponsored by Creative Craft World this week and they have generously donated a set of Promarkers in skin tones for the winner.
As you may have guessed, my cause is a cure for diabetes. Just this past week, another family lost their 13 year old to Type 1 diabetes. They were not remiss in giving insulin. They weren’t failing to test blood sugar. The young girl went to bed the night before, seemingly in good health and never woke up. The early diagnosis was a severe hypoglycemic episode, horribly named “dead in bed syndrome“. It is a reason why, until earlier this year, my husband rarely went to bed before 2 AM. It is why we test our daughter in her sleep. It is why we’d rather have her be 250 at midnight than 100. It is just one of the reasons why a cure for this disease needs to be found.
Now, really on to my card:
Each year, JDRF chapters hold galas as a way to raise funds for research. I remember when Ainsley was first diagnosed, our local chapter held it in the town where Jon Bon Jovi lives. I had dreams of going, looking all glamorous and maybe rubbing elbows with him. Well, I woke up quickly when I realized three things — I was 7 months pregnant at the time of the gala and not feeling glamorous at all, the tickets were for people with much deeper pockets than us and Jon Bon Jovi was not attending. LOL! We’ve never gone to a gala because we still don’t have deep enough pockets — the tickets usually cost hundreds of dollars.
So I’m living vicariously through Beth from the Pink Ribbon Gals collection. She’s glammed up with a red gown, a gray ribbon for diabetes and lots of rhinestones. The layout is this week’s Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch. I’ve been on a bit of an easel card kick lately, so I chose to do another. The designer paper is from Making Memories Black Tie — very elegant patterns in this collection. That fabulous ribbon is May Arts — satin trimmed grosgrain, from my friend Michele. I added in a pair of awareness ribbons cut with my Cuttlebug die. Each ribbon has a red rhinestone for that ever needed drop of blood. I stamped CURE with PaperTrey Ink’s Fresh Alphabet.
What’s Your Cause?
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Pink Ribbon Gals – Beth; PaperTrey Ink Fresh Alphabet
Paper: Basic Gray, Pure Poppy, Select White, Making Memories Black Tie
Ink: Memento lady Bug
Copics: C3, C5, C7, R24, R27, E00, E11, E000, B02,
Other Stuff: May Arts ribbon, rhinestones, Nesties
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you check out Catch the Bug for the rest of the fabulous creations from my fellow design team members.