Sunday, September 14, 2008

Think Pink with Our Daily Bread Designs

When Our Daily Bread Designs released the set called Hope, I was very thankful. This set can be used for many different causes, but I chose to stick with the "Think Pink" theme. Breast cancer has unfortunately affected our family for years.

Shortly after Bill and I got engaged, my mother in law found a lump in breast. 10 long months later, she finished the last of her radiation treatments one week before our wedding - we were so thankful to have her there for our big day! Linda was back to work in no time and feeling like she was in remission and on top of the world until our son was a year old.

She started going for more tests and had found that the cancer had silently crept into her bones. Through this, Linda tried to keep working, looking after her dogs and the family all while refusing to be a victim (she could be a little stubborn :)

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer Linda made the most that she could with the little time that she had and helped us to welcome our daughter into the world and celebrate her first birthday, Christmas and Easter before passing away in her sleep. My children were young at the time and will only remember her by a few memories and the abundance of shared stories and family photos. May 15th, 2008 marked the one year anniversary of Linda's passing.

When I got the Hope set into my hands, the first thing I thought about creating was something that I would see daily - every time I see a pink ribbon, I can't help but think of Linda. I made a desk note pad because I forever have sticky notes stuck all over the house and also made a coordinating journal with the papers that Kelley sent me to keep by my computer. I am always in need of scraps of paper and this way I will have organization and memories all in the same place :)

This set is a wonderfully versatile as you can change the colour of the ribbon for many different causes and the scriptures still match. The scriptures are incredibly inspirational and comforting, perfect for positive thinking!

Kelley has put together a "Hope" package that is free when you purchase the Hope stamp set (package is a $10 value and while quantities last) Here are the goodies that you will receive with your purchase :)

Project Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Hope
Paper: Papertrey White, Rose Red, Prism DP, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Rose Red, SU Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Composition Book, Bind It All (Clear Dollar Stamps), O-Wires, RSVP Pens, Our Daily Bread Designs Hope Pack, Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Ribbon Brads, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Sponges, Acrylic Picture Frame, Post-it's, RSVP Pen

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Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a beautiful set you've created!! hugs, Jami

Shirley said...

A beautiful set and what a beautiful tribute and testimony you just gave for your mother-in-law. TFS

Busy Momma said...

hugs. i didn't know your mil passed from cancer. My aunt died from it when I was about 8, she was like a second mother to me and it still affects me.
That is a beautiful set, I'll have to bookmark it for when I have some extra money-especially since I could use it in red for MS for my mom.
thank for sharing all your goodies with us.

Rosette said...

That is so lovely Kim to share. I come and visit your blog often and would like to know some more of you, so've been tagged. Please visit my blog for rules etc.. Thank you for your wonderful creations you share with us, and more!

Michelle said...

Hi Kim ~~ I just tagged you on my blog :)