It was a pink morning....

yesterday for my husband and myself.  I never imagined myself taking part in "The Run for the Cure," Edmonton's breast cancer annual walk, especially as a survivor.  My life changed in December 2009, when they found a lump during a routine mammogram and it continued to change for almost the entire year following.  After two surgeries, six months of chemo and a month of radiation, I was ready to get on with my life as a survivor.  I walked last September for the first time and was overwhelmed, looking out at the crowd of people offering their support for friends, family and loved ones.  Let's hope they find that cure soon, but in the meantime, check those boobies and have your annual mammogram!

We were on our way back and were amazed how many walkers were still coming!

And on a lighter note, I know I did say the other day, I was going to show a Halloween tag
that I had finished. Here it is: 
I used a few techniques that I have learned from Jennifer McGuire's online inspiration class.  The tag was made with glossy paper, embossed, and then the raised areas sanded.  I then inked the whole tag with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink.  The sanded areas become darker after the excess ink is wiped from the tag.  I cut out a chipboard witch with my Tim Holtz die, covered it with Rocky Candy crackle paint and then after it was dry, wiped distress stain over top.  The acrylic branch is from Kaiser, the potion circle is Echo Park, patterned paper is Pink Paislee(the accordion flower) and the wicked metal embellishment is from Tim Holtz.
Tomorrow I will show you my finished canvas from Jennifer's class!  Have a great Tuesday!


Petra van Osch said...

Good for you girl! It must have been so special to take part of that walk. In the Netherlands we also have breast cancer awareness month. A friend walks the A Sisters Hope: 60 km in 2 days to raise money. Over here we have to deal with cancer as well as my ex-husband, the father of my boys, needs a surgery for the 3rd time in a few weeks because of skin cancer that has already spread. Difficult for him but also my kids have to deal with it. We just have to hope for the best and that why I loved reading your story!!

Back to scrapping: really admired that gorgeous (little piece of art) tag!

KellyCreates said...

Thanks for sharing your story, Jan, and the inspirational photos of the walk. I admire your courage and strength. That tag is amazing too!

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