Thursday, October 22, 2015

AEIHeartUChallenge - Think Pink!

Challenge 29
 
 
I've lost one sister to cancer ... but happily have one other, and a few 'sistahs', who have won their own personal battles!  Today I'd like to celebrate all those wonderful wins with my card for the Think Pink challenge at Avery Elle:
 
 
I've used one of the gorgeous acetate panels from PinkFreshStudio, placed over a rectangle cut from my card base.  I then backed it with dotted vellum, added a die cut 'thankful' and added the finishing touch with the gorgeous flowers and leaves - all Avery Elle Laurels and dies!
 
Here's a better look at the see-through panel, and flowers:
 

 
... and the most perfect inside sentiment, also from Laurels:
 
 
Those are the wins I'm thoroughly thankful for, and tickled PINK about
 
=]  Michele
 


19 comments:

Lisa said...

I didn't know you lost a sister to this awful disease Michele. I'm sorry to hear that. My grandmother, my dad's mom, lost her battle with breast cancer when he was just 15. I wish I had known her. Your card is extra special and extra pretty too!! Love it ;)

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness, you have been a busy girl! I am so sorry you lost your sister...I'm sure she is smiling down on you today with your lovely tribute and gorgeous card, Michele! I love the acetate panel and your flowers are just beautiful! Loving this new die cut sentiment, too!

Karren said...

This is a wonderful tribute and I love all the little touches you've put on this card. So beautiful!

Nora N. said...

Oh Michele!! I am so sorry that you lost your sister to cancer. It is such an awful disease. My mother died from ocular melanoma when I was 23. It was one of the worst things to happen in my whole life. You never get over losing a family member.

Your card is stunning. I love all the small touches. The vellum, the acetate, (which is in my cart at sb.com just waiting for me to pay!!!) and those pretty flowers. I think my favorite is the sentiment inside. STUNNING design!!

Bobby said...

Great celebration card, Michele. Sorry for your loss but glad so many more survive today.

~amy~ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...cancer is such a horrific thing and sadly I think we're all touched by it in some way shape or form.

Your card is beautiful...power to pink.

lostinpaper said...

Cancer sucks, what else is there to say. Big hugs to you and your fabulous card GF!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Amazing details, Michelle! Love this acetate overlay and your layering with the polka dots is awesome, but the inside sentiment made me smile big!
I, too, am sorry for your loss.
Big hugs,
Xox

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous...sigh!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card....as sweet as can be!

Cat Craig said...

Michele, so sorry about your sister. Cancer is a horrifying disease, watching a loved one struggle and succumb is a very difficult thing to do and live with. Hugs.

I always look at the cards first and put them together in my mind before reading the post...you had me perplexed with the acetate. Fabulous touch.

Sharron said...

So sorry to hear you lost your sister to this horrible disease. I have several friends who thank goodness are survivors. Your card is such a lovely tribute. Love your layers using acetate and vellum--so pretty!

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Michele ... a wonderful tribute to your sister ... I'm so sorry that you and your family lost her in such a cruel way. Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

So sorry about your sister, Michele. I did not know that. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love all the layers and that cool see through panel.

maria f. said...

Your card breathes sweetness (not too pink either). Which is such a dramatic contrast to the ugliness of cancer...

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear you've lost a sister, Michele, but I'm sure where she is, she is smiling at you and enjoying your cards!!!
Your card is simply stunning!!!! Loving all the beautiful pink and the lovely little flowers ...and the sentiment on the inside!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!
Hugz

Taunya Butler said...

Sending a message of love to you and hugs!! Your card is beautiful and so uplifting!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OMGosh - this is awesome!!! I'm in LOVE with those transparent panels - and the way you used them is so incredibly clever and lovely! I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister, but I applaud you for cheering on those who've won the battle against this horrible disease! Thanks so much for playing with us over at the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

cm said...

I had no idea you'd lost a sister; my heart weeps for you! Your card: stunning! The acetate panel is something new to me; I'll be keeping an eye out for them next time I'm in a 'real' crafting store. Love the pink panels; love the flowers. And yes: thankful is such a powerful word, as in: I am THANKFUL for you!
Hugs~c