Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just 'Cause Part 2

Wow, if you haven't had a chance to check out the Just 'Cause Bugaboo Catch The Bug challenge from yesterday - please do - there are so many wonderful causes out there and so many things I learned about this wonderfully talented design team I've had the pleasure of working with for the month of October.

I was in a 'Cause' mood this weekend, so here is another 'cause' card using the Bugaboo Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears - wonderful how this set of freebies can be used for causes OTHER than Breast Cancer.

My cause for today is Alzheimer's Awareness.
Two and a half years ago, my grandma passed away with complications from Alzheimer's Disease.  A little over three years ago, my husband's grandma Stella also passed away from Alzheimer's Disease.  And presently, my husband's aunt, Aunt Jeanette has Alzheimer's Disease.
It  was so hard watching these once vibrant, very active ladies just go into this state of not remembering loved ones, remembering the past or looking forward to the future.  Forgetting how to do simple every day things and having to be helped to do things on their own - something as simple as using a fork to eat a meal.
My grandma lived with my mom and dad for two years before she passed away.  We smile when we thing of those times - with what little memory she had of things left, she sure could be spit fire - telling YOU how it should be done.
The saddest part of this disease to me is having someone you love look at you and NOT know who you are - not remember things you did together.
So, for Alzheimer's Awareness, I put together this card.
Image - Bugaboo "Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears"
Paper - Bazzill, Core Couture, Doodlebug Designs & Handmade "Find a Cure" paper
Coloring - Copics
Cuttlebug - Embossing - Swiss Dots
Punches - EK Success
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling and Computer Generated Sentiment

Challenges this card is entered in -
So, join us over at The Bug Blog for the "Just 'Cause" Challenge and tell us your story!
Thank you so much for stoppin' by today.  We worked around the house yesterday and got a ton done, so today is a veg day - I got to play in my studio all day!!!
Dinner in the crock pot, so really, we don't even have to cook dinner tonight!!
Now that's MY kind of Sunday!
Happy Hauntin' n' Carftin' Too!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card and hopefully one day soon they will have a cure for this horrific disease.
    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

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  2. This image is very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

    ps I ADORE the header on your blog!!

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  3. What a sweet card for this worthwhile cause!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful die cut design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

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  4. What an adorable image for a special cause so close to your heart!! I love all the scalloped edges on this one!! Thanks for taking on our die cut challenge at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

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  5. Absolutely THE BEST sentiment Min-Min! My Uncle Daniel is in the late stages of this terrible disease. . .:(

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  6. Very cute card for such a great cause. I really like the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

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  7. Min, beautiful card! and a great cause! SOrry for your losses :(

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  8. Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs Pascale

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  9. That's a great card - and with a great cause!

    Thanks for taking part in our first Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

    kaos

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  10. Really cute image used. Love the dp and the blues.

    Thanks for joining in with us over on our very first challenge on TCPF

    Jayne xx

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  11. So super cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something for our Digi Day challenge!

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  12. lovely work, and a fab image you have used too

    good luck in the challenges

    sarah-Louise xx
    tiggertastic blog

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Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min