Monday, October 15, 2012


Hi Friends!

The month of October is just flying by!  Is it for
you too?  Being that the month of October is
Breast Awareness month I thought I'd make a
card and enter a challenge over at CR84FN. 
Have you gotten your mammogram this year?
Mine is scheduled for 10-24-12.  I just saw
my gynecologist last week.  I knew one day
that it was coming, but didn't want to face it.
He told me that he is retiring next July.  I've
gone to him for twenty years.  He is my
favorite doctor of all doctors.  Just a sweet
caring doctor.  But, he deserves a wonderful
retirement filled with fun and relaxation!

Ok, on to my card now.  I used several die
cuts on this card.  I did some gold embossing
on the butterfly and label.  The large label
background was stamped with text in re-
gards to breast cancer.  Tiny pearls, gem
flourish, felt hearts, and lace for interest.
Seam binding ribbon with felt butterfly, twine,
and small tag stamped with the word, "hope".

I so hope for a cure for breast cancer one day!
I'm sure we all know someone who has been
affected.  My thoughts and prayers go out to
those who are suffering from any type of

Please stop over at CR84FN Color Challenge
to view the lovely DT inspiration and join in
on the fun!  Thanks so much for dropping
by today!  Take care and have a wonderful
week, hugs!

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, MFT(Natural), Girls' Paperie
Stamp:  SU(Strength & Hope)
Ink:  SU(Pretty in Pink), Tea Dye(Tim Holtz)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties
Gems:  K&Company
Pearls:  SU, K&Company
Dies:  Heart(Taylored Expressions)
          SU(Label), Butterfly(MFT)
Felt:  Taylored Expressions
Twine:  PTI
Emboss Powder:  Tim Holtz(gold)
Lace:  Paper Studio


  1. wow, what a stunning card, Maria! I soooo love every little detail to this! :)
    Sorry to hear your favorite doctor is retiring! After all those years, I can understand how you hate to see him go.

  2. Maria, your card is fabulous. I love the beading flourish and the way you used the butterfly with your yummy ribbon. It's a beautiful card.

    I hate losing a doctor and lost 2 of mine year before last, an OBGYN that I loved and my GP...hard to start over with new ones.

  3. Hey Maria! Your card is beautiful and I must say full of hope!! Yes I have had my mammogram this year!!

  4. Gorgeous card Maria! Love the beautiful butterfly and all the fancy bling! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  5. Maria, love all the die cuts and the embossing and the Gorgeous butterfly! Thx for playing with us at CR84FN'!

  6. Very pretty card, Maria! I've lost so many of my doctors in the past year due to retirement or job changes. It's so hard to find someone to replace them when they've been so wonderful.

  7. Such a bummer when a great Dr. retires:( Love the elegance of this design and how you've done the crystal swirls...gorgeous


  8. What a beauty Maria. I love the felt butterfly and heat border. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN. :)


  9. What a beautiful card, Maria! Good luck with your doctor appointments, and sorry to hear your fave doc is retiring (good for him, bad for his patients). I have a fave, too, and shudder to think of what I'd do without him!

  10. This is full of shabby goodness - just so pretty. Love all the pearly details. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  11. How stunning! This gorgeous card is full of amazing eye candy! I don't know what to drool over first! I love it, Maria!

  12. This is absolutely beautiful Maria, a real stunner! Full of shabby chic goodness, I love the lace, the bow, bling, papers. Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84Fn this week!

  13. WOW Maria, What a gorgeous card!!! I love all the shabbiness!!

  14. WOW! This card is awesome! Great job! Olena

  15. Gorgeous card, Maria! Love the butterflies, the die cuts and the gem flourish! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  16. so pretty! love the butterfliy

  17. Maria, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the pearls and the butterflies are the perfect touch. Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog.

  18. Wow Maria! This Sure is a Beauty!! Love the felt accents and all the lovely layers and bling! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)