Friday, October 12, 2012

You Can't Scare Me...

I think this holds true for anyone who has been through chemotherapy, etc. You feel like after that you can take on anything, 'cause what could be worse?

That was my inspiration for this little Halloween card. 

It was created with a digi from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our generous sponsors!!
The digi is called Goofy Ghost which you can purchase here.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, grey, pink, black; patterned papers from Dear Lizzy and Hello Sunshine by American Crafts; digital image - Bugaboo Stamps; Copic Markers; Silhouette Studio cut files; embossing folder - Sizzix; Pop Dots.

For those of you who have been following this blog for awhile you know that I am a breast cancer survivor and this year marks 10 years cancer free!!!!

In honor of hitting my 10 year anniversary my daughter threw me a party! She called it "Pamper Yourself Pink". She mailed out these darling invitations to my friends and family who supported me through my treatments and fight against cancer.

I want to share a few pics of the party with you and some of the neat things she came up with.

Here is a shot of the table:

It's hard to tell in this photo, but she had little cards next to each dish of food she had prepared and the beverages. Everything she made for the party was helpful in fighting cancer, along with being delicious. Here are some close ups of the cards:

She had these darling badges for everyone to wear:

The super cute boobie cake she made me:

Me with my cake:

Some of the decor:

Besides all of us gals getting together and having fun she wanted it to be educational to everyone and help raise awareness. Therefore along with the wonderful cancer fighting foods she had a super quiz about all kinds of breast cancer facts (some I didn't even know), with a prize going to the person with the most answers correct.

Both of my daughters collaborated  on these bracelets and gave them out at the party:

Pretty touching, isn't it?

I had made favors for all my guests that had darling Hershey Kisses that I embellished with stamps loaned to me from my good friend Gaby of Gaby Creates and a printable that my good friend Yolie of Just Yolie made for me. Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of them :(

My sister made me this gorgeous quilt:

Last here is a pic of me with my two beautiful daughters:

It was a beautiful and special day that I will never forget!!!
Thank you for letting me share it with all of you!!!!

Remember ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!
Get Your Mammograms!!


Trina said...

What a fantastic party! Here's to 10x10 more cancer free years!

Oak Pond Creations said...

Esther what a touching and beautiful day for you. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and happy crafting. <3-Kim

Shea said...

What a wonderful thing for your daughters to do - here's to 10 more cancer-free years. Times 10!!

Margreet said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful may be proud on your daughters...congrats on being clean for 10 years!
xxx Margreet

Stamping in Pink said...

Wow Ester, you have two very special daughters! I raise a mug of tea to salute you and wish 10x10 more years! hugs Karen

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fantastic. What a great way to celebrate 10 years cancer free.

Anne-Marie said...

Huge congratulations!! You have daughters to be proud of, and they must love you so very much....kudos to them for all that wonderful preparation.
I, too, am celebrating....I just passed my 5 year breast cancer free mark, and my 3 daughters have told me they have something planned...woohoo!
Here's to the future, sweetie!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Wow! TFS. The Halloween card is absolutely the most fabulous card every! I'm just passed three years but plan on having a blowout party at the five year mark. Congratulations on making it to 10!

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Your card is super cute! Congratulations on your ten years. It is eleven for me and I thank god for that daily. How wonderful to celebrate with your family and friends. Love the cake. said...

You look wonderful Esther!!!! You are an inspiration to me and to so many!! Congratulations!! And what a wonderful thing your daughters did for you! Love seeing you so happy!!! Love your card!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh this brings tears to my eyes!!! I am so happy for you! hoping I get to see that 10 year mark as well.... here's to all of us fighting the good fight! hugs to ya! :)

JustYolie said...

Your daughters AND you are GORGEOUS!! What a wonderful way to celebrate!! Praying that you stay cancer free!!! Big hugs to you Esther!!! :)

JoanieMc said...

Big hugs and God's blessing that you will never have to fight that battle again. Beautiful family! Hugs, joanie

Diane said...

What a wonderful party....and what wonderful (and beautiful) daughters you have...thanks for sharing yur special day with us...I enjoyed reading about it and looking at all the beautiful photos!!