Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weathering the Storm

Hello, it's Link Up for Pink posting time again and I have a card today and the sentiment says "Weathering the Storm".  When someone is going through all the phases of fighting breast cancer it's like being in a storm.  I have a little write up I found on the internet that I will add a little later in the post.  For now here is my card and I hope you get some comfort knowing we here at Link Up for Pink are by your side even though you can't see us, but you can come here and there's always something to hopefully ease your pain physically and mentally. So here we go....
 My cutie little girl is from Scrapbook Stamp Society, Digi Doodle Download Stamp, by Heather Valentin, Lil Ragamuffins - Emily Rainy Day.  I think she is just perfect for this card.  Please get busy and post your creations and have the chance to be a winner of 5 free digis from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  This is an awesome place to shop for some of the most fantastic digis for all your needs.  Today is the last day to post for Challenge 5 to win this awesome prize, so get your creations posted today before midnight PST.  Good luck to all who participate.
Now for the article I read and thought it would be good for support, strength, courage and hope.
Sailing through life is not about the size of the sailboat you have, or the equipment you own. It's about being a resourceful captain and steward of your boat, its resources, the people you choose to have along on your journey, and where you allow yourself to go.
It is learning to ride the waves. Weathering the storm makes you strong, durable, flexible, and more resilient. Experience makes you an expert sailor. You become stronger, wise, and always more prepared for the unexpected. Becoming an expert sailor requires you to learn new techniques, come through some rough storms, and then lets you enjoy the peaceful and serene times that also become part of the sailing experience, where you glide with the breeze, enjoying the nature around you. A novice sailor may be energetic, and have the best boat and the newest equipment, but the seasoned sailor brings the depth that adds value and wisdom to the voyage.

When you are at the start of the breast cancer journey, you can join hands with other shipmates who have been through the breast cancer experience to strengthen your position.  There is less of a chance the ship will capsize if there is a good solid crew, so learn to let others help, take in their wisdom, and sail your boat in only the way that you can - with grace and courage.

I hope this article helped you in some way to let you know you're not alone.  I hope and pray a cure is close by.

Okay, it's time for the big day tomorrow....

Challenge 6 starts September 20th until September 26th, note it is for one week only.  The winner will be announced on September 27th.  Our fabulous, generous sponsors are:

Fresh Brewed Designs

You will not want to miss out on this challenge as there are some fantastic prizes, awesome stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs and Cotton Muslin Bags from State Line Bag Co. 
It's going to be lots of fun and I hope to see many of you posting your creations to perhaps win some of the awesome prizes, but most of all to support a fantastic cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.
And for more great news!!!!! 
October 1st through October 14 is our big Link Up for Pink Blog Hop.  This is going to be lots of fun too and there are prizes, prizes, prizes and more prizes to be won by lucky participants.
So get "Scrappin' and make it Happin".
Good luck to all participants.
Well, that's all the news I have, whew!!! that was a lot.  ; ))
Until next time, take care and God Bless.
This card is also being entered in the following challenge for support for Dawn's Mom...... Dawn's Crafting


  1. Hi Joanie, thanks so much for sharing your card in The Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink Challenge at Dawn's Crafting!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  2. Love the blues on this card, so pretty!!!!!!