Crafting for a Cure – Boobie Love!

By Theresa Calderini on March 14th, 2013 »

pink cancer4

It’s extremely difficult for me to create something without understanding its purpose. You’ll notice throughout my blog posts that along with many of my creations comes a story that is related to the creation, I do this in hopes of helping you understand that there is much more to a creation than just the physical item that is made. I’m inspired by stories, all types of stories which involve people, songs, places, pictures, if it’s got a story, I’m going to want to understand it!

This story took me a while to wrap my arms around because its such a tough subject. We are all aware of breast cancer and the impact it has on lives, but there is a deeper story behind the word cancer and I wanted to tap into that. This has been an emotional yet necessary journey because at the very core of breast cancer, there are human beings being affected but I wanted to understand a little more about this cancer and why so many people are stepping up and getting involved in raising funds to reach a cure.

pink cancer5

A couple websites for you that I found interesting. There is so much detail on the web for cancer, and breast cancer has enough information to keep you reading for years.

1.) Think before you pink – history of the pink ribbon I wondered where the concept of the ribbon for cancer came from – specifically, the pink ribbon for breast cancer.

2.) Susan G. Komen website : Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement.

3.) Stories from those who have had breast cancer Stories told by those who have been faced with breast cancer.

pink cancer3

After delving into this sensitive subject, I realize how blessed I am to not have come face to face with this disease…..others have not been so fortunate. So, I started wondering “what can I do to help?” Presently I’m unable to walk / run, I could donated financially but this just doesn’t seem like enough. I’ve got to help continue to the effort to raise awareness…..my mind starts to think about what I can do to get involved.

Everything I do seems to center around my creations so I put on my creative thinking cap and this is what I come up with…….

Cards for Cancer!!

I’ll be participating as a vendor on April 6th, 2013 in Tampa at a “Crafting for a Cure” event which is lead by Cups of Sunshine, which is a team that lives in Florida and participates in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte NC. They raise funds that go to the Avon Foundation which benefits medical treatment, research and awareness.

I’ll be selling my paper crafts (cards), mixed media and altered cigar boxes but wanted to do a little extra for this event. I’ll be offering a line of “Cancer Cards” of which a portion of the proceeds will be given to the Cups of Sunshine team!

pink cancer1

This card will be one of the main attractions for the “Cancer Cards” line! The image, created by Krista Smith, Saturated Canary LLC is called “Boobie Love”! She is sweet and sassy and a wonderful edition to these cards. All “Boobie Love” creations, and other Cancer Cards will be sold at the Crafting for a Cure event, you only need visit the event to purchase yours!

Come out on Saturday, April 6th to the Crafting for A Cure event, visit their facebook page for more details! This is your way to get involved!

hope for cure

 

 

Tags: , , , , ,


16 Responses

  1. WOW! Such a beautiful project and cause as well. God bless you!

  2. TFS such a wonderful project. Your generosity of creativity to such and important cause is to be applauded. Good luck at your event!

  3. There’s some great layering going on on this card. It was done very well and of course has a super great message. ♥

  4. Corri Garza says:

    I love your card and the sentiment! Fabulous dimension!

  5. Debe says:

    Thank you from each & everyone affected….

  6. Cindy Rippe says:

    Lovely design! It feels good to design for such a great cause doesn’t it. Wishing you great success at the event.

  7. Ann Butler says:

    What a great cause and beautiful project!

  8. Cyn says:

    I love the card you made – it warms my heart when I see others creating for causes!

  9. Great cause and great event. Love the card, too. It’s so sweet and you can really tell that it’s made with love.

Leave a Reply