IF YOU WANT TO LAUGH...

...IT'S OK!  How often do you hear this message when it relates to Breast Cancer?  Not too often.  I don't know about you, but I hear "If you want to cry, it's OK" or "If you want someone to talk to, call me."  I have a friend whose cancer, as she would say in her own words, is as stubborn as a beast.  She is tired of being met by sadness, by people who expect her to be depressed or angry or, or, or.  Wendy just wants to be asked "to go out on the town," even though the answer would perhaps be no.  She just wants to be asked to "go have a laugh."  She told me that, to her, it seems like everyone around her has cancer and is depressed and sad and that she is being "just like Wendy."  I don't underestimate the many, many differing moods in between the ones I describe above, having walked alongside many women and men in my past profession as Chaplain.  However today, it just felt right to bring out the message of the rightness and place for laughter, joy, and mostly the blessing that many people experience on the face of tragedy.  Today's card is dedicated to the women, woman and men that walk the walk with breast cancer and want to still have good, whole-hearted belly laughs!!!  SQUISHY HUGS.


These are the Copics I used to color in the beautiful and cuddly pink ribboned bear below.




My little friend was embossed on Vellum first and then colored with Copics. She was highlighted with Stampin' Up markers where fine points were needed.  I used a white Gel Pen for faux stitch marks.  Ribbon is highlighted with Glossy Accents.




Paper is The Sasha Collection by Prima Marketing, letters are cut out from the cricut expression (calligraphy), gold letters are Thickers, highlights on flowers are Stampin' Up Markers and glitter dust with glossy accents highlights.

8 comments:

  1. What a poignant story that goes with this card! Wonderful card, Samara!

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  2. What a wicked awesome card! This is amazing! I love the colors!

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  3. Awesome card and the story makes it all the more special. My friend who lost her battle with breast cancer was the same as your friend. Just wanted to forget for a little while about the cancer and have some fun and be "normal for a bit"

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  4. Thanks for the card it is just fab, nice story too!

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  5. Sweet card and I love the message!

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  7. Great card!!! I love it and I agree, sometimes you just want to laugh!!!

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  8. Your card is amazing, Samara! I love all the wonderful colors! Great message, too! Super job with the challenge!

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My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x