Sunday, October 9, 2011

Triumph Over Fear


Where there is a sketch for a round card, I am there LOL!  Thus my playing along with this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.  I love how they are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month.   In addition, if you play along and use pink on your card for each week's challenge this month, you get entered into a draw to win some blog candy.  Great sketch, great cause, great time to play along :)

I immediately thought of Verve's Words of Wisdom set when I saw the theme as there are a  few sentiments in that set that are perfect for the fight against breast cancer (or any other form of cancer for that matter).  I chose this sentiment because it is a statement I'm sure every woman who  has received "the news" has had to live through.

A good friend of mine as well as a teacher and parent at our school have worked through their own battles against breast cancer, and thankfully they are all survivors :)  That being said, please take full advantage of your annual mammogram because in each case I've mentioned above, it was early detection that saved their lives.  Yes, it's (o)(o) to (_)(_) for a bit, but it's well worth it!!  Enough said, I'll get off my soap box now :) 

My rolled roses look like they haven't been watered for a while as I'm still trying to master rolling these puppies up so they look a bit more put together.  If anyone has any tips, I'd love the advice!  Until then, hopefully the half pearl in the center focuses your eye there LOL!

Have a great day.  I'm off to teach Sunday School this morning and then we are having our Thanksgiving dinner tonite so it's going to be a busy day.  Bonus:  I get to continue my thanksgiving by celebrating some acknowledgements:  I won last week's JUGS challenge with this card and was selected as a runner up at the Friday Mash up with this card.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers, and to the rest of you, thank you for stalking, reading, commenting on my blog.   You are all part of what I am thankful for (((hugs))).




What's In It?
Stamps: Words Of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Mellow Moss, Early Espresso, Rose Red
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Lacey Circle and Circle Nesties, Hearts Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Leaf  and Butterfly Punches, MFT Rolled Rose Dies, 1/4" Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Brad,  Half Pearls, Glue Dots  

21 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is beautiful!!!! Love the cluster of roses and that sweet pink ribbon! I think your roses look just fine. I find patterned paper a bit more pliable or felt is soooo easy to roll! I have crumpled up my card stock die cuts prior to rolling as well - it breaks down the paper a bit to make it a little more forgiving! Happy rolling!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card and a great sentiment. I think your roses look fine. Love everything about your card. Have a Blessed Sunday.

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! I don't see anything wrong with your rolled roses! I have trouble with them myself :(

Congrats on your wins! WTG!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm looking forward to turkey today!

Queen Mary said...

Marisa, this is a beautiful card! I love the embossed hearts on a round card and the tiny little butterflies! And never fear, I'll get 'em squished -- it's that time of the year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that added "pink" ribbon! Perfect with this fun round card~

nwilliams6 said...

Love this sketch and your beautiful flowers - I need to go learn how to make these. This is one great card Marissa.

Laurie said...

OH my! This is gorgeous! I love the white on the pink and black layers! And those flowers? LOVE! OH and the bling? Love that too! Sooo pretty!

Marie said...

WOW what a beautiful card, Marisa. Your rolled flowers look great. Love how you incorporated the pink ribbon on your card. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Those rolled roses look good to me!! Love this sentiment and love how you put this card together!!! New floor and paint in my DD's BR- I'm pooped today!!! Now, Dawn gave congrats on your wins--what did I miss?

Emily Keaton said...

This is so lovely, Marisa! I think your rolled flowers are just lovely. And boy, I sure do love your round cards. So pretty!! A hearty happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! Turkey, yum-yum!!

Benzi said...

Lovely card, Marisa. Your roses look super to me. Already been through the 'smasher' about 4 months ago. Can't not do it..too important.
Congrats on your wins and I see one of them was them your beloved leaf. I love it, too.

Becky Carafa said...

This is soooo beautiful! Great details, and your roses look great! It's the darn rolled daisies that are giving me trouble, lol!

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty card, Marisa!! Love the roses and the sentiment is wonderful...lovely:)!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous circle card! Love the embossed heart BG and your roses are lovely! I can only make them using a petal roller...slit on one end to roll it and a ball on the other end to curve the edges of the petals. Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, Marisa this has touched my heart. This is one extraordinary card. From the perfectly placed pink ribbon to those awesome flowers. Beautifully done my friend. I am in awe of this gorgeous card.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Maureen said...

what a gorgeous, uplifting card!! Just full of texture and fabulous details...the flowers look great from hear...I've only used my die with felt...will have to experiment with paper...I use my pliers to hold the middle and wrap.

Melissa Craig said...

Really stunning card. The rolled roses are fabulous and I love the embossing. You also couldn't have picked a better sentiment! Thanks for joining us Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sunshine said...

Beautiful! Thanks fro sharing:-)
Sunshine, New Zealand

Andrea Ewen said...

What a gorgeous, uplifting card, Marisa...those rolled flowers are just beautiful and your sentiment is the perfect reminder for those who are struggling with faith...you can't let the fear overtake you!
I love how you made that bow... and the texture and die cuts are all marvelous together!
This is a wonderfully inspirational card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Marisa, I hope you had a wonderful THanksgiving. :) And congrats on your two cards receiving honors! Whoo hoo!

I see only beautiful rolled roses on this card, don't be so hard on yourself! It's a great card.

TannyP said...

How on earth can you squirm at a skewed panel and not even balk at a circle card?! Ack! This makes me nervous!! You, however, obviously have them mastered. This is a beauty and I think your rolled roses are stunning!