What Cancer Cannot Do -- PDCC28


Hello! Thanks to everyone who played along last week! There were so many fabulous entries.. I had fun taking a peek at everyone's creations!

It's time for another Play Date Cafe challenge. Julie has chosen the inspiration photos above and the colors Light Pink, Light Grey, Black and White this week.

Please welcome our Celebrity Guest Designer, Ashley Cannon Newell!


When I first saw these colors, I immediately thought of Breast Cancer Awareness. Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, cancer doesn't isolate itself to appear only during a particular week or even month. It just appears unannounced, unwanted, whenever we least expect it. I made this for a dear sweet friend, whose mom was just diagnosed with cancer. I'm just so heartbroken for their family and the unknown that lies ahead. I know she is scared for her mom but wants to be strong for her as well. They are in my thoughts and prayers... I know it isn't much, but I wanted to do something for her to let her know that I am here anytime she needs me. Instead of just making her a card, I made a little framed item that she can display (or give to her mom). Here's a look at the entire frame:


To give you an idea of the size, this is a frame that originally had openings for two 4" x 6" photos. I carefully cut the mat on both sides to create one 6" x 8 1/4" opening. A few months ago, I had picked up some Think Pink Making Memories paper that I thought would come in handy for cancer awareness fundraiser projects. These colors work perfectly for the color challenge and for what I wanted to create. The stamp I used is from Cornish Heritage Farms -- Cancer is so Limited. Here's a close-up of the words:


I removed the glass from the frame so that I could add all of my embellishments. A few week's ago, my SIL, Mary, sent me a package full of some pretty lace and handmade crochet flowers.. they were just perfect for this! I added some stitching, rhinestone florishes and pearls to the center of each flower. I also added some dyed seam binding ribbon, tied a few bows, added a black button (with pearl) and a couple of heart-shaped trinket pins. Here's a detail shot of the embellishments:


Are you ready to play along? We'd love to see your creations! Be sure to go over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC28. And, be sure to visit my PDCC teammates for some wonderful inspiration.

Lisa Somerville
Celebrity Guest Designer, Ashley Cannon Newell

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Cancer is so Limited (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: True Black (Papertrey Ink), Grey (Bazzill), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Think Pink (Making Memories)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Blush (CTMH)
Accessories: Rectangle and Big Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rhinestone flourishes (MAMBI), Pearls (Prima), Crocheted flowers, Lace, Button (Papertrey Ink), Trinket pins (Maya Road), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute and encouragement to this dear family. You really made this color story even more significant : )

    Beautiful creation, Stephanie!

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  2. Very touching, Steph, and another beautiful creation.

    Happy Birthday, BTW... Hope it's been a great day!

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  3. Stephanie.. I love this poem and love what you created here. It is so touching and beautiful! This is such a wonderful gift for your friend and sure to be treasured.

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  4. Beautiful card - the wording on the stamp is so true!

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  5. this is just gorgeous!! such a beautiful verse, Love all your gorgeous details!!....love it! Hugs Juls

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  6. Such a beatiful gift..it is just wonderful!! Love it!

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  7. Wow, gorgeous, love these colors!

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  8. Oh so pretty Stephanie! What a wonderful stamp showcased! Love all the beautiful accents :)

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  9. Oh my!!! I'm going to have to play in this challenge! I LOVE these colors!! I love the lace and flowers on the bottom, perfect placement!
    My mom has a best friend who was has breast cancer. Hers was bad, they had to do a stem cell transplant to get rid of all the cancer. She has been in remission for 10 yrs now. So....it is so important they know they can beat it! This card/frame/saying is perfect for that reason! I wish her all the best!

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  10. Such a beautiful piece of art I'm sure your friend will treasure. Your choice of embellishments is just fab!

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  11. LOOOOVE it love it love it! I love how much pink you have! I love the sentiment as well! Super job, Stephanie! I love the PDCC team!

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  12. what a sweet encouragemnt to give to your friend-this is really a beautiful piece stephanie

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  13. This is truly beautiful! LOVE the lace, crochet flowers and seam binding! :)

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  14. This is beautiful Stephanie -- your friend will no doubt be very touched by this beautiful and thoughtful gift. Absolutely gorgeous, and it carries such an important and true message... {{HUGS}}

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  15. Beautiful tribute! The crocheted flowers are gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful tribute! The crocheted flowers are gorgeous!

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  17. Stephanie, your project is amazingly beautiful! So soft, pretty and encouraging! Fabulous job girl!

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  18. So beautiful Stephanie, love the colors and the crochet flowers... very pretty!

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  19. Stunning Steph! I love how you've used the crochet flowers and it works so well with the challenge colours. What beautiful words. I wish I had known them a while back. Lovely x

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  20. This is such a stunning, thoughtful project Stephanie. I am in awe. Your colors are beautiful together, and the sentiment is perfect. So meaningful...

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  21. This made me stop and think for a few moments just to take it all in. Its all so true and is just lovely for your friend/mum it will mean so much and inspire them to be strong. Tracy Evans x x

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous Stephanie! What a thoughtful gift this will be! I'm sure your friend will be very touched! I was just reading it.

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  23. Great card for a great cause, you're friend will adore this. Soft, feminine and beautifully pieced together. I am such a HUGE fan of your work. Pxx

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