Friday, October 4, 2013

Hope Floats

No, I am not talking about the movie featuring Sandra Bullock.  I am talking about the how being hopeful, keeps our spirits up and selves afloat.  Versus negative thinking which draws you down.  Which isn't to say I don't do my share of both by the way!  Though I do try to keep the good in perspective with every situation.

I made this card for this week's Cut it up Challenge.  The theme is Think Pink for breast cancer awareness month.  Many of us have been touched by cancer in our lives, afflicting ourselves or someone we know.   Yet cancer research has come so very far and we and continues to make strides.  So hope feels like an appropriate message.  Whether cancer has touched your life, we invite you to come along and play.  AND, if doing if for the purposes of aultruism isn't enough, well then you can try your hand at winning a prize!

This week's prize is sponsored by two generous sponsors!  There is a $20 gift certificate to As Cute as a Button AND a $10 gift certificate to  My Scrap Chick.  AWESOME!

Challenge rules:
1.  Follow the Cut-it-Up blog.  
2.  Use a die cut in your *new* project and follow the theme.   Um....did I mention you can use any die cut machine?!  Yep, any die cut...electronic, manual, big, small, you name it and you can use it!  Note that hand held punches don't count.
3. Link up to the blog.
(you  can view the complete rules here.)

For this card I used a lot of different dies.  The letters are from Lawn Fawn's Quinn's ABC's die, the large butterflies are from Simon Says Stamp and the little ones from an Embosslit from Stampin' Up!  The papers are MME and SU! and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.  For my layout I used Seize the Sketch #5.  While I am at it, I am also entering this into Fetti Faves over at RC. :)

So I hope you are feeling inspired and will come play along with us!  The last contest was so great and there were almost 60 entries.  So fabulous, all of them!


Did you want a Question of the Day?  How about telling me what your cause is, cancer, MS, autism?


14 comments:

cm said...

Beautiful card for a most worthy cause; one I also support, as my sister-in-law just underwent a mastectomy on Monday. Your card does indeed inspire hope: spirit-lifting and heart-warming! I'm aiming to play with the Cut it Up Challenge this time! Thanks for the inspiration!!
c

Creative M said...

GORGEOUS!! Love that pattern paper!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Katie,
This is card so pretty! I love everything about, the colors of the butterflies, the paper, the word hope on the panel it's all really amazing.

Susie

Melinda Spinks said...

Such a pretty card and I just adore that sentiment - Melinda :)

Marti Wills said...

Cute card! Not sure what my cause is but probably Mental illness....

Virginia L. said...

Love the color mix and patterns!The composition is fabulous! My charity cause is cancer! Happy WCMD, Katie!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love, love, love all the elements of this!

Happy WORLD Card making day!!!

lenny said...

Cute, colorful card!!
Love your take on that sketch! Great sentiment!! Love it!

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous..love all the pink with pops of black!

Unfortunately, I guess it would be cancer, MS & autism. I know someone that has been touched by all those..

Stephanie said...

That's a beautiful card, and I really love that quote about rainbows!

Barb said...

oh my! i love the filigree butterfly in a pattern. awesome! i love the floral banner topper ;)

Cindy said...

Cool card! Love the patterned papers you used and that big butterfly is so cute!

Annette Allen said...

wow wee totally loving all the pink..great designing..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This is GORGEOUS! I love those papers-- perfect for this card design!!! LOVE that butterfly and how you've used this sentiment! FAB as always:) <3