Saturday, October 1, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!

Hi there-and welcome to our Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. We'd like to bring attention to this disease that can usually be cured if caught and treated in time. Most all of us know someone affected and through this fun, P-I-N-K Blog Hop we can spread the support for so many women. It is dedicated to my cherished friends Bonnie and Terri who are still struggling with their afflicition. If you need to begin at the beginning, please click HERE to be taken to the lovely Denise's blog. You should be arriving here from Jearise's blog and there's LOTS of BLOG CANDY along the way including THREE sponsors!

The page I'm sharing with you today is 5 years old so not my current style, but SO SPECIAL that I had to take the opportunity to share it with you. Our LSS was selling 'Page for the Pink' kits with these brown and pink papers and encouraged each person that purchased one to return the created page to be on display at the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. I felt compelled to purchase one though at the time I knew NO ONE afflicted or affected by the disease. I searched the internet and found the photo shown and journaled about how it touched my heart and why I chose it and returned my page to the store upon completion. A few weeks following the race the coordinator inquired to the store as to who had made this particular page. Apparently, at the race, she happened upon an elderly gentleman weeping in front of my layout. You see, this was his wife who had JUST succumb to the disease and he was so deeply moved by my page that he requested a copy! I still get chills when I think of this and the AMAZINGLY divine things our God does! Needless to say, I'm the one with the copy and I proudly gave him the original. Whenever I get lost in a crafty funk and lose purpose, I always return to this story and the true essence of what we do as scrapbookers.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Remember that when you're completely finished with the hop you'll want to return to Denise's Blog and let her know which project was your favorite. You'll want to be sure to become a follower of each blog and leave a comment there too. Your next stop is with Charity. Click HERE to continue along this delightful journey with us and be taken there. I wish you many blessings my dear friends!


  1. What a very moving story, Brynn!! Thank you for sharing it and causing us to give pause to think about how our work may one day touch someone so deeply. I have a neighbor who lost her husband to other cancers; Jerry has been gone now for a little more than a year. While he was at the hospital and in hospice, I sent him as well as his wife some handmade cards. Just recently, his widow Sally told me that she'd saved every one and when she is down in the dumps, she brings them out of the precious box to look at them again, and she takes solace in knowing how much Jerry enjoyed each one. I miss Jerry. He led a good life and was deeply loved.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. That story gave me chills...It makes me so happy to know that you were able to reach out and give a stranger such a precious gift. Hugs!

  3. Great story behind this wonderful page! Thanks for sharing today.

  4. A beautiful story and what a great cause!

  5. What a wonderful cause for a hop. I love your page and story behind it! Thanks for raising awareness and for the chance to win :)

  6. What a beautiful poignant story, and your page is simply stunning. Lovely to be hopping with you for such an amazing cause.

    Linda xxx

  7. Hey Brynn, I love your Layout, I think that it is so important to help in any way to find a cure for this horrible disease. That man who was so moved by your LO, that is something that you will never forget. Karen♥

  8. Oh man that's a sad yet inspiring story. Thank you for sharing that. (((hugs))) **new follower**

  9. Your story gave me chills, how awesome that this gentleman know has this page as a memory of his wife.
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    New follower!

  11. First I am so glad I was able to get your blog link up and working on the lineup.

    Brynn I love your project. Thank you so much for sharing with us and participating in this wonderful event for so many that have either had, have or has a person in their life with cancer of any kind. I am a follower and thank you for sharing with us and have a great weekend. Hugs, Dee:)

  12. I love your page :)
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  13. Brynn I want to thank you for you have touched me in a very special way I had been receiving emails on design & technics of the per say proper way to scrapbook and I have been scrapbooking for quite sometime and I had gotten depressed and down that none of my pages followed the tips being properly aligned and I kept telling myself that it was to be fun something I enjoyed and I had enjoyed up until I started receiving these tutorials so as I read your story and look at your page it reminds me that it is a craft to enjoy and maybe someone could be blessed by the sharing as happen with you. And through the people we meet through these blogs and their crafts that come from the heart and within not from someone trying to sell you classes. Thank You so much for sharing and helping me personally. cbcotton at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi Sweetie,
    What a beautiful story! It's amazing how this world works sometimes. Just amazing. I love the layout and think it's wonderful that you could touch this person's life without even knowing how much it would mean. Wow. TFS. :0)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway and stop by my blog for current hops I'm in and a chance to win even more blog candy!

    Amy Jo (follower)

    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    DT Member:

  15. GREAT LO for a great story. I like seeing a LO in the hop.

  16. Beautiful page! 1st sb page I've seen in this hop. Such a great idea, obviously hit the spot when the old man saw his wife in the photo.

    Well done on being part of such a worthy cause.

    I'm a new follower.

    Lisa xx

  17. AWesome !!! GREAT PROJECT !!! tfs!!!


  18. Great project & what a great story...
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