Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. You can read more about BCAM and NBCAM here. For our part, we wanted to showcase a few beautiful, uplifting projects that feature the color pink, some with inspiring quotes. These projects would make wonderful gifts for someone that you know who is fighting breast cancer.
Strength. Courage. Perseverance. No one willingly chooses to be in this battle. Yet, so many of us have friends and relatives in the midst of fighting it right now. Let's reach out to them and encourage them. Let's make a difference in this world for good! Let's dare to spread our wings a bit and offer a touch of comfort to those battling this horrible disease.
Hello, everybody! Today I would like to share my mixed-media canvas. I really like pink because it is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay. I created a simple composition with amazing and very beautiful resins from Relics & Artifacts. I used Molding Paste and I created a textured background with stencil circles. I also used Prima Watercolors for this project. I love how these sweet watercolors come in a darling little tin that you can also use as a palette. I could not forget about coffee. Finally I added my favourite metal supplies. ~ Monika
Prima Marketing - Stencil - Circles 980429, Prima Marketing - Modeling Paste 961411, Prima Marketing - Heavy White Gesso 961442, Prima Marketing - Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel 961398, Prima Marketing - 30x30 Rossiebelle set 585365, Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Pastel 590253, Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections The Classics 584252, Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Tropicals 684269, Prima Marketing - Mechanicals - Rustic Washers 963422, Prima Marketing - Clear Stamp - Messy 961893, Prima Marketing - Vintage Vanity - Clear Stamp 960933, Prima Marketing – Archival Cast – Archangels 941659, Prima Marketing – Archival Cast – Rising Spirit II 941727, Prima Marketing - Metal Die – Doily II 572792, Prima Marketing – Mechanicals – Barn Stars 963392, Prima Marketing - Mechanicals - Mini Knobs 963385, Prima Marketing - Mechanicals - Mini Stars 963354, Prima Marketing - Cling Stamps - Don't Forget to Fly 962005
Gracious, long-suffering, and beautiful. This swan project by Stacey represents many who are fighting breast cancer, all done up in the signature colors and adorned with a few flowers.
"One of my favorite colors has to pink, right from when I was little girl. It's just so pretty! I created a swan canvas piece in all the beautiful shades of pink from the Watercolor Confections Sets and Color Bloom Sprays. Add in a little Metallique Vintage Rose Paint and pretty flowers, and I almost don't want to give this piece up!! She turned out so beautiful and it was so easy with all of these stunning Prima products." ~ Stacey
Prima Products: 963200 Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Vintage Rose, 580278 Color Bloom - Boysenberry, 573737 Color Bloom - Cotton Candy, 590253 Watercolor Confections - Pastel Dreams, 584252 Watercolor Confections - The Classics, 961374 Heavy Gesso - White, 590048 Flower Bundle - Pink, 590024 Flower Bundle - White, 590307 Prima Flowers - Savanna, 583309 Royal Menagerie - Elizabeth, 577452 London Roses - Regal, 581701 Isabella - Dani
Inspirational quotes can be so uplifting. They give a sense of purpose, and a great reminder to take our focus back to the bigger picture when dealing with daily struggles. Today Riikka shares a fabulous project created with one of Prima's inspirational quote stencils.
When I first saw the 9.5x12 stencils with inspirational texts, I immediately thought about their use in scrapbooking! In this page, I wanted to combine the important reminder with a layout for my younger daughter. I picked a photo that resonated with the “go” as she’s playing with her kick scooter, but naturally, I meant the saying in a broader sense. To keep the text readable, I added everything else to the side of the page and kept the background otherwise untreated with any mediums. If you wish to see how I made the layout, please see the Snapguide for instructions!" ~ Riikka Kovasin
Prima Products: 847777 – Rossibelle Vintage Memories 12x12, 847784 – Rossibelle Nostalgic 12x12, 585167 – Rossibelle 3x4 Journaling Cards, 585204 – Rossibelle 4x6 Journaling Cards, 588151 – Wherever You Go… Stencil, 588793 – Color Bloom 2 Black Tulip, 963132 – Art Alchemy Paint Metallique Magenta, 590581 – Rossibelle Melody Flowers, 586980 – Rossibelle Druzy Stones, 572068 – Wire Thread Stark White
Making choices. Yes, circumstances are often difficult and overwhelming, especially when fighting a disease. Yet, we can take that, set ti aside mentally, and still choose happiness. Choose to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what is swirling around us. Find a few wonderful people who can help lift you up and fight this battle alongside you.
"I created this quick and easy Birthday Card for a friend! I'll be mailing this with a gift, so I wanted to make it extra special. How I did it: I used the Spills cling stamps and some watercolor for my background. Next, I added a spray inked resist tag, with a sticker from the Rossibelle Collection. I also added the orange sticker 'Oh Happy Day' to the front of the card too! I adhered some of the Sweet Peppermint Snow Roses to the card to finish it off. I love them! I'll be including the stemmed flowers too and the inspiring quote card as part of the gift." ~ BonitaRose
Prima Products: Sweet Peppermint Flowers - Snow Roses 590642, Flower Bundle - Peach 590055, Flower Bundle - Pink 590048, Watercolor Resist Tags - Frames 582791, Instascrap - Sticker Sheets “Birthday” 971182, 12x12 Collection Kit - Rossibelle 585365, Prima Cling Stamps - Spills 580254, Color Bloom - Ginger Coral 580285, Color Bloom - Yellow Mustard 580261
You can help increase breast cancer awareness too! Reach out to someone suffering and brighten their day with a card, a phone call, or a bouquet of flowers. If you do not know anyone that has breast cancer please consider supporting one of the many wonderful places doing research to help find new cures. And thank you for making this world a more beautiful place to live in.