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Saturday, December 8, 2007

A {Squishy} Sketch for You to Try

Yesterday, I got squished! I was very worried that it would hurt. Well, I knew it wouldn't "hurt", but the uncomfortableness of it made me tentative. Let me tell you right now---it was painless, not even in the least bit uncomfortable! Like I wanted to tell the girl she wasn't squishing them hard enough! So if you are needing a mammogram (and you do if you are at least 40), go get it DONE! There's nothing to it! Today's card is meant to convey that message as well as serve as my sample for Jen's A Sketch For You To Try, AND I am giving it to a dear friend of mine in our bunco group that is not faring so well with her breast cancer fight right now. She has a very rare form of the disease and was just told that they are done trying to treat it, in other words, there is nothing more they can do for her. We are praying. That's what we can do for such an unfortunate circumstance. I must admit that this sketch was a little tricky for me and this card took an extra long time to make (maybe because of the emotions involved in it?), but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. I actually used my new watercolor paper and my aquapainter with my SU! Classic Ink Pads. WAY FUN! Maybe I'm turning a corner and am falling in love with coloring! Anyway, here's the plan of the day for you...

1. Get a Mammogram! (The place I went to even took walk-ins.)
2. Pray for my friend, Bev.
3. Check out Carole Burrage's and Shannan Teubner's versions of this sketch. They are terrific and it certainly looks like they had NO problems with it at all!
4. Challenge yourself and try it on your own. Upload it to SCS using SFYTT as your keyword so I can go and look at it and see what wonderful talent I am among!

Thanks for playing!

Stamps: Think Pink (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Brilliance Archival in Graphite Black, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Real Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, GP White, Watercolor Paper by Canson, DP by The Paper Studio
Other: Various Ribbon, White Gel Pen, White Brads, Dimensionals, Heat Tool (to set the black before watercoloring), Corner Rounder, Kite String, 1/8" Hole Punch, Photo Corner Punch


  1. this is so great!!...and such wonderful, yet sad, meaning behind it!!

  2. This is so bright & cheery!! I'll pray for Bev for sure! your coloring looks awesome, girl!

  3. Yes, we are fellow lecturers, but yours might actually save a life! Good advice for everyone to follow, and I'm glad yours was pain-free. I will keep your friend in my prayers. Love your card -- one of my very favorite MFT sets. Too bad there is always such a need to use it...


  4. Sorry to hear about your friend! I will add her to my prayer list.
    Good that you had your mammogram. They're scary, but very useful in early detection. I have had to have one every year since I was 35 because my sister had breast cancer.
    The card is beautiful and the message is the best. I hope it perks up your friends spirits.

  5. Susie, this is a truly beautiful card. Your friend will most certainly appreciate it.

    Best Wishes.

  6. Sorry to hear abouy your friend with breast cancer...a good friend of mine just got diagnosed and is starting down that road. Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. great card! I was 'squished' when I was 18 and scared to death!! Luckily - I was able to have the lump removed (reason why I had to be squished) and it wasn't cancerous. Good luck to your friend too!! You've also been tagged by me. :)

  8. Hey, girlie! You need to approve your comments -- I know I left one yesterday! Anyway, consider this your notice that you've been tagged. :) See my blog for details. Hugs!

  9. I love this card -- great colors and ribbon!

    I'm scheduled to be "squished" soon -- we're all in this together! :)


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