Friday, October 4, 2013

Fight Like A Girl

Hi Everyone,  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a breast cancer survivor, so this is a very special and personal time for me. This disease effects more than 1 out of every 8 women all over the world and many men as well! Although cancer, in various forms, has effected varies members of my family, I was the first to have breast cancer. Thus, do not assume that since it does not run in your family that you are exempt or "safe" from it.  

I created this card as a reminder to all of my friends that getting a yearly mammogram, though irritating and uncomfortable, is still an effective method of detecting this ugly disease. I also believe in self examinations, a simple monthly procedure that takes you no more than 5 minutes to accomplish. Be familiar with your body and trust yourself to know when something has changed. Also, be familiar with some of the more "common" symptoms of breast problems -- burning or pain in the breast, swelling, tenderness for no apparent reason, changes in skin texture, and hardening of tissue around the nipple. Early detection CAN save lives, and knowledge is powerful.

Do not be afraid. Do not assume the worse. A significantly high number of tumors, cysts or other abnormalities women experience with their breasts are NOT cancerous at all. However, they should not be ignored. Even the most innocent of things have the possibility of changing and becoming more serious if nothing is done. Pull up your big girl panties and see your doctor. Simple procedures or mild medications can easily take care of those.

We have come a long way in the fight to find a cure for all forms of cancers. There is still a long way to go, however, and I don't know if we will ever be successful in completely eradicating it. But we cannot give up. We cannot stop trying. We cannot ignore. We must do what we women do best --

Fight Like a Girl!

Red Carpet - Use Pink
Cut It Up - Think Pink and use a die
Go to Galz - Breast Cancer Awareness
Link It Up for Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Challenge #27
Wags and Whiskers - Breast Cancer Awareness


  1. Perfect for this month! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  2. A darling card for such a wonderful cause.
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  3. So very true Jenee! Thank you for the great reminder and this card is so wonderful! She sure is tough and I love the paper and corners you've used!

  4. great card, love the sentiment. Saw it over at LUFP

  5. You make me smile, Jenee! I love those corners!

  6. Love the saying. Great card. Thanks for thinking pink at RCS.

  7. Jenee, congratulations on being a survivor! It's not wonderful that you experienced it, but it is truly a gift that you've come out the other side & are helping to raise awareness. Huge hugs, my friend!

  8. Thanks for a very thoughtful blog post and for sharing your story. Congratulations on being a survivor! Your card is adorable.

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


  9. She is adorable with those boxing gloves on. Perfect sentiment to go with her! I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!


    Link Up For Pink DT

  10. Beautiful card!!! Love the sweet image!!!!
    Thanks for joining our linking party!!!!

  11. Very beautiful card and cute image! Super beautiful coloured! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the darling image and your coloring is awesome. Great design! Thanks for joining LUFP linking party and hope to see more of your creations here.


  13. Gorgeous card and a stunning image beautifully coloured. thanks for playing along at mawtt.

    Kelly x

  14. Oh, I am so glad I popped by for a visit as I missed this post last week...
    I love what you have written and your card has such an important message. Well done for sharing your personal story ~~ I am so glad you are a survivor and one who is willing to speak up for the rest of us!!
    Lovely card and thanks for the inspiration !! xo

  15. LOVE it! Tilda is so adorable!

  16. Your card is beautiful and so is your message. I'm also a survivor and know how important early detection can be!

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for the great info and congrats on being a survivor!! Thanks for playing along with us on the Cut It Up Challenge blog!

  18. OMG! Now this is really, really cute!! Love the image and your coloring is fabulous!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge blog!!


  19. So cute! So glad you joined us at the CIU challenge!

  20. Amazing project you made! :)

    Thanks for participating in Wags n' Whiskers challenge!

    Wags n' Whiskers DT