Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vintage Tilda at Just Magnolia AND PINK SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you have had a magnificent week and are starting into an even more splendid weekend. I have had some sissy health issues but those went out the window with some very exciting and fun news I had later in the week which I will share with you REAL soon!! Let's all remember that this is now OCTOBER and be reminded that it's also Breast Cancer Awareness can bet that I will never forget that October is much more than Halloween and Columbus Day (in the US)!!! Those aggravating mammograms take but a few minutes but believe me, they can also mean the world to you and your loved ones!!!!

This week at Just Magnolia our challenge is 2 x 2. So we want to see things in pairs – 2 papers, 2 ribbons, 2 charms, 2 embellishments etc. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as the main image on your creation is a Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fabulous prize. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday 14th October. So I hope you will come over and join with us this week where the very nice prize is from The Cutting Cafe.

On my easel card I used 2 designer papers, 2 mats under everything, 2 stamped images, 2 types of ribbon, 2 charms, 2 gold sprays, 2 medium poinsettias, 2 small poinsettias, 2 red berries, 2 white glass snowballs, BUT...shhhhhhh...don't tell but I used 3 holly berries!!! hahahhaha So how about showing us at Just Magnolia what you can do in TWOs!!!!

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, all double matting is PTI, and the DP is BG Jovial. All panels were machine stitched. I stamped the little darling Vintage Tilda or Tilda with Christmas Ornament on Cryogen White adding a touch of Stickles to her lace and Glossy Accents and Spica Gold to the ornament. She is from the New A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 at Magnolia-licious...isn't she the cutest little thing, just getting ready to decorate the tree?!?! She was cut out with Nesties leaving her little legs to dangle on the outside. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Sage Pleated Satin and Red Diamond Satin from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. I have a bell and a snowflake charm dangling from the Bow Easy red bow. In the upper left I used the end of a prima branch which has 2 tiny poinsettias. For the right bottom corner I used 2 medium Prima poinsettias which I outlines with Gold Stickles, then 2 gold Magnolia sprays which the lovely Tanja got for me at Stempel-Mekka 2010.....thanks so much, Sweetie!!...2 red berries, and 2 white glass snowballs. For the base I used the same 2 ribbons on the horizontal adding a second image, the Merry Christmas Post circle, adding Green Stickles and 3 (shhhhhhhhhhh) red rhinestone holly berries.

And now to help me celebrate the end of my PINK JOURNEY and to remind you of the importance of awareness, I would like to offer the first of my several PINK SWEET STUFFS this month. But first I need to ask you to do a BIG favor for me!! One of my past DT sisters from Belles 'n Whistles has just found out that she now has breast cancer...Elise Dinolfo, a lovely and vibrant 38 year old lady with a 4 year old little boy!! Please drop by her blog and leave a little bit of love along with alot of heap big hugs...I would love for you to let her know that I asked you to drop by!!!!! She will need all the love and support which each of you gave to me as I was going down that bumpy road!!!! Elise had not yet reached the magic age of 40 so had never had her first mammogram yet...she found those scary lumps herself. So ladies, do you now see why I am on the soapbox begging ALL of you to have the necessary testing and do those regular self-examinations...Breast Cancer does not show favorites at any age!!!!! Thank you sincerely!!!!

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SWEET STUFF...AND I hope you like it!!! Please leave me a comment before Friday, October 15 and I would appreciate your placing this on your blog if you have one so that every one our blogging friends will be aware of my plea!!

1 MM Whimsy Project Kit
1 Pink Ribbon Desk Calculator
3 pairs of Pink Ribbon Sport Socks
1 Pink Ribbon Beanie Baby
1 Pink Ribbon Pen
1 pack of Pink Ribbon tissues
1 Breast Cancer Awareness Pin
1 Pink Ribbon Bracelet
5 Pink Ribbon Charms
5 Pearl Heart Ribbon Slides
4 bunches of Pink Mulberry Flowers

Thank you so much for dropping by to check on my World of Maggies and I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come back real soon. With big hugs for each of you and my ongoing thanks for all of your support!!!


Renkata said...

Ohhhh God,
I am reading these with tears in my eyes, but I know thing happend and we just must be strong.
I sure will pop over her blog.
You are really strong woman.
I admire you and your gorgeous work.

ursula Uphof said...

Oh my gosh Jacque, what a lovely Christmas Card.
Pleased to hear those issues have gone out of the window, and can't wait for your big news. Thanks also for being so generous with your candy, have put it on my blog for all to see. Have a wonderful weekend and a good week.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is Fabulous!! I just love the paper and those flowers are great. TFS.

Thanks for a chance to win some sweet stuff. I'll post it on my sidebar.

Rosa Forino said...

grazie del tuo consiglio... a volte dimentichiamo noi stesse, andrò a fare un saluto alla tua amica, sono sicura che avrà bisogno di tanto coraggio come te... :-) oltre ad un sorriso al giorno... grazie per la tua generosità saluti dall'italia

Kim. said...

Your card is gorgeous as always, I don't normally like the dark papers but you managed to turn this into a beauty with the light image.
I have been over and given Elise some words of encouragement during her forthcoming journey and have linked your candy on my sidebar.
Kim xXx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Sorry to hear your DT friend has been diagnosed, hope she is as strong as you!!


paperpapier said...

What a lovely card Jacque! The beaming red colour embellishment is so luscious, bright and merry.
I feel sad to hear about Elise's story and have just dropped by her blog with some love. Hope that both of you will have some good news in God for His love and mercy.
hugs, Heaney

PCM said...

Jacquie - as always, your card is beautiful. I SO appreciate your postings every week - just knowing what you are going through, and yet you bring joy to the blogging world. I have your friend in my thoughts - this is a disease that hits all too close to home.

10na said...

Your card is very beuatiful, love the christmas colors. Your pink blogcandy is lovely and fingers crossed. Greetings from Denmark. October is also breastcancer month over here. Hugs 10na

Denimo said...

Well Jacque... you certainly are a wonderful friend. We know Elise will be in for the fight of her life, but she's very lucky to have a supporter/friend like you. Thank you for sharing your passion with your 'pink' sweets!!

solka said...

Jacquie, you are so strong! Be healthy!
xo Olga xo

ScrappingHappy said...

i love your card its so beautiful i would love to do something just like it

Jayne Hayward said...

Your card is amazing and love the image you have used. I have posted a link on my blog and also added a bit about your very dear friend to help spread the word about your amazing blog candy.

Wishing you all my wishes and happiness for the future. Carry on and be strong I know you can do it!

I have posted some love on Elise's blog too.

Jayne xx

unicorn said...

Wow:)))This Christmas easel card is adorable.Everything is gorgeous on it.Great color combination and perfect colored image:))This sweet stuff is wonderful and thanks again for the chance to win it:))

Hugs Jeni:)

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely stunning... I just love love your work.... Thank you for the chance to win some fabulous things.
Sending you good vibes.... I will be heading to Elise's blog now.... I am also posting a link to your blog from mine....
Many Hugggggs to you....

Tasha said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! The dp works perfect and he poinstias are gorgeous!!! Popping by Elise's blog to show some love, tons of healing hugs to you hunni it must have been a very long and difficult road and i consider myself very lucky (if you wonder why check my blog and it's not meant to offend) Keep strong and keep your head held high you've fought hard and now look your making cards that are truly MAGNOLIA-liscious
Lots of love and support.
Tash xxxx

Lisa said...

Thinking of you , be strong and thanks for the chance to win

Tracey T said...

Will pop over to your friends blog now, Jacque. Your courage and positive outlook is truly inspiring and I am sure your friend will be encouraged by your strength. Hugs, Tracey T x

Dorte said...

I just want to dropp by and say hi!
Have a great week Jacque.
Hugs Dorte-Norway

Ujjwal said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous as ever with a wonderful use of all the 2s (and a 3 :D ).

You have been so brave through the hard phase and I am sure Elise will find some strength from the way you positively fought.

Off to pop by Elise blog now!!

gila said...

OOOhh, was für eine tolle Karte, sooo schön ist die, ich kann mich gar nicht satt sehen
lg gila

ScrapgalGR said...
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ScrapgalGR said...

Jacque I admire your courage and your attitude, I wish you the best and thank you for sharing with us your gorgeous cards

Catherine Atkinson said...

Lovely card. And thanks for raising awareness of breast cancer. My mother was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 49 -- and next year will celebrate 15 years of being cancer-free!

Linda Palmer said...

I love your card. It is beautiful as always. I am so sorry for your DT friend and will be praying for her. I will also visit her blog and leave her some love. I don't know how to add this to my blog as I am new to blogging and computer illiterate. Thanks for the opportunity to win your sweet blog candy.

dmbennett said...

Such a wonderful card. But then again all your cards are wonderful. Such great inspiration for me.
As I was reading your post, I started to tear up. I lost my Mom to breast cancer 12 yrs ago. She died the day after I found out I was pregnant with my third child. It was very hard on me and it still is. I am soo glad that you have made it through this part of your journey and will keep you in my thoughts. I'll add your friend as well.

jan farnworth said...

your card is fab and i love your pink stuff.

Vintage cards and more said...

You've made again a beautiful card, and I hope youre DT friend is such as strong as you are!! Greetings and a happy weekend from Sonja.

nicky said...

Your card are so wonderful, i like her!

The pink stuff is super cool.

I go and link you on my blog!

hugs nicky

Rene said...

She's just gorgeous and you are amazing!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Jacque, I followed your invitation and left words with Elise. I had a thought for you all during this week, as I prepared a project for a DT duty on friendship which will be on my blog tomorrow.My intention was to underline the importance of friendship in one's life, especially when a terrible diagnosis occurs. Since October is dedicated to Cancer awareness I created a card, trying to make the color pink "speaks" about softness, tenderness, friendship. And extend to all my fellow visitors to take a moment, and dedicate it to all who undertake this journey. Your name is mentioned as an example of courage and I will add Elise on my post. As my sunny afternoon brings me so much joie de vivre, I close my eyes, and offer this moment of peace for everyone whoes life has been changed by such a journey.
Hugs, & love.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

oh Jacque another gorgeous creation! Awesome giveaway! Those squishy mammograms are a pain but the alternitive to not catching the dreaded disease in time is even worse!!! You betcha I will post this giveaway on my sidebar!

Charline said...

I lost my mother of cancer although it wasn't breast cancer.. i know what it is to go through...

Unknown said...

It has been such a privilege to join the Magnolialiscious group because I have met such wonderful people like you. You are truly an inspiration!

Take Care,


Lorraine said...

Hi Jacque huni reading this post has been an emotional rollercoaster i am so pleased that your treatment has come to an end but i am sad to hear that your friend has just found out that she has cancer is just not fair.I shall be popping over to her blog after this comment to show her that there are people here to support her.I will also put your candy on my blog to let everyone know about your pink awareness candy the more the merrier as they say and i shall send them here.
On a more happier note your card today is absolutely beautiful as always your colouring is perfect papers stunning and an all round wonderful piece of art you really do inspire me not just on a crafting level but as a strong wonderful women too.
Lorraine xx

Kras said...

Dear Jacques, you are very strong woman
I congratulate you most warmly.

scrappyjacky said...

A beautiful card as always...and your friend is in my thoughts.

sissi70 said...

Carissima Jacque sei una persona splendida,andrò subito a trovare anche Elise.Complimenti per le te card,un abbraccio Silvia

Joan V said...

Jacque, thank you for posting today and the reminder of how important it is to have our mammograms and do self exams. You are a brave woman and my prayers go out to you for good health and much happiness. I will pop over to Elsie's blog and leave a message. Your Tilda card is so cute. I don't have any Tilda images yet, but someday I will. Thanks for all the inspiration. Take care and have a beautiful weekend.

Lorraine said...

Hi Jacque hun me again thought you might like to see my post so its
thanks xx

Pink Dandelion said...

So happy to here that you have come to the end of your Pink Journey and thank you for the reminder to be self aware. Your Tilda card is gorgeous, I love the Poinsettas. Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Regina said...

Jacque...This is absolutely stunning. Love the colours you`ve used and the attention you have to all details...just love it !
You are very talented crafter and inspire a lot of people that just love popping by daily to see your creations!:))

You have been so strong and I am sure Elise will find on you an example!

Since October is dedicated to Cancer awareness
I´ll post and also your blog candy pic.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!


Julie said...

If ever someone was a true inspiration Jacque, it's you. I so wish I had half as much courage and determination you have and also your compassion is unending. Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity to enter for your candy, but most of all thank you for all the love and support you give to everyone.
And the important advice you share
Big Hugs

Maria Therese said...

Goegous card!! Love the sweet details!!

Margreet said...

Hi Jacque...awesome card with beautiful papers and details...fab colouring of Tilda...thanks for giving the chance to win that gorgeous candy...I brought Elise my love and I hope she will have your strength and drive to pull her through!
xxx Margreet

Ardilla said...

Hello, Jacque!
Thanks for sharing and remind everyone of us the importance of testing... You are very brave, I'm happy to see you fighting and coming to an end!!!

Have a great week,


Teri said...

Jacque, first of all, what a wonderful friend you are to help Elise receive all the hugs and prayers and thoughts she will need during this difficult time in her life. I did stop at her blog to tell her I know you will play an important role in her recovery! You are an inspiration to all who have come to know you!!!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait for the holidays and this starts to put me in the mood! I love that little Tilda!!!
Hugs to you!! And I hope your "sissy" problem ((which makes me smile!) is all taken care of! Can't wait to hear your exciting news!!!

Shirley N said...

When I heard Elise's news, it was as heartbreaking and devastating as when I first heard your news. I know Elise will fight this just as hard as you did and I hope she can draw strength from you. You are both such high-spirited, loving women that I know nothing can keep you two down and Elise will beat this just as you did. Love the person that you are Jacque and I love your Tilda card, it is beautiful!

Anna said...

Your cards are beautiful!I link you on my profile!/profile.php?id=1662932457

I'm Italian, sorry for my English!

Teresa Carini said...

Hi Jacque! I have read about your friend and I took an encouraging hug from a distance!
Thanks for helping to propagate the message of awareness about breast cancer! is true that given recent mammogram at age 40 does not allow the younger screening where there are also cases, but that self-inspection becomes more important.
And thanks again for your example and your generosity.
Your card is wonderful as always!
I get the link of this candy so important to my blog! I leave you a big hug!

Sande said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Like all the cards you have done! Lovely candy you are offering - pink is my favourite color! Thanks for telling us about Elise, I will pop over her blog!
Big Hugs,
Sande said...

Stunning card as always. Thanks for the reminder regarding self-examination! Will keep your friend and her family in my prayers. x

carol said...

Hello, your card is gorgeous, this is my first visit to your lovely blog land, you are a brave lady, hopefully your DT friend will get through this bad time and be come strong like you, i have popped on over and said hello and left her a hug or two. ((((Hugs)))) for you too!! x carol

Helle said...

My best and biggest Get-Well-Hugs I am sending to you and your friend !
♫ Helle from Norway

Kari said...

What a lovely Christmas Card! Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous candy. Have a wonderful weekend and a good week.

Kari :-)

Ashley Newell said...

I left a comment for Elsie. Thank you for spreading awareness and sharing your journey! It's very brave!

The card is beautiful! I love the papers and the pretty poinsettias!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jacque,
1st thing i would like to say is your card is absolutely stunning and secondly while i am reading i cant help but are vary brave lady and also an inspiration to all women and you deserve to have a big celebration!!
My Mum is a breast cancer surviver and has luckily been cleared now for 12 years and fingers crossed it never comes back!
Me and my sister keep an eye on ourselves and check all the heart goes out to you, surviver's and those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease!

To all ladies please check yourselves, it will only take 2 minutes and it could save your life and all the heart break!

Massive hugs and xxx

P.s Thank you for the chance of winning this yummy blog candy and i will add it to my side bar too!

izunika said...

Beautiful Christmas Card!

Christine said...

Hi jaque stunning creation sad to hear of your friends BC I have been over to give support as I am another pleased your doing well.

luv n hugs Christine xx

Unknown said...

Love your card... beautifully Christmassy colours... thanks for the chance to win...

Heidi said...

I am so glad for you, this has been such a hard journey and I have seen the ladies outpouring of love/support foryou. I hope we can do the same for your friend.

XxJULESxX said...

Wow awesome card as always!!!! and i wish you all the best hun,bless you!the candy is gorgeous!!!!

ackery633 said...

absolutely fab card x get well wishes xx thanks 4 a chance to win the lovely candy xx

superdidine said...

Wahou wonderful card Jacques !
Thanks for all these gifts

Jessie said...

What a beautiful card Jacque and thanks for the chance to win your candy!

Ewelina said...

Hello- I love watch for your cards.

Katy said...

Hi Jacques, I've browsed your blog many a time and am never ceased to be amazed by your courage, support and determination to help others, I'm sure your posts will serve as great comfort to others going through similar experiences and are a reminder to us all that a simple chack can really make the difference. I wish you and Elise all the best. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Jenny V. said...

Beautiful card Jacque. Love the easel card and the great colors of Christmas. I'm so happy for you on your ending to your pink journey. You are such a brave and strong lady with full of spirit and energy. Thanks for being an inspiration to us. My auntie was also had breast cancer and now is a survior.

JLJ Designs said...

Jacque - Your card is beautiful. I think you're a shining light for breast cancer awareness. I'm going to post your candy on my blog and encourage self-exams.


José said...

You made a very beautiful card Jacque! Thanx for giving the chance to win this georgeous candy.I will post it on my sidebar.
Hugs José

Basteltriene said...

Hi, its e beauteful Candy! Thanks for the chance.
Hugs and kiss
Gisela from Germany

Jacqui P said...

Hi Jacque, as usual you inspire everyone's creativity as well as their soul!!
So glad you've reached the end of your treatments. have given your candy pride of place! thanks for the chance to win!
jacqui xx

Linda . J said...

You are an amazing woman Jacque and so are your cards, totally gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Net said...

What fantastic news for you Jacque - I'm so pleased for you.

I'm just back from the US - they do so much more to raise awareness than we do.

Anonymous said...

I think no one can imagine what this cancer do to you . Until you get it yourself. I've a lot of respect of the people who fight on to beat the cancer.

I do pray doctors find a threathment to beat cancer.


Donalda said...

My dear friend, I know you have been through so much and I am so thrilled you are doing well now. You are always in my prayers hon. I have posted your candy on my blog. Hugs

Sarah said...

A really lush card Jacque, love your layout and the pointsettias are so Christmassy - beautiful.
Another thing I would like to thank you for you daily intake into your cancer experience - your blog and your information has really stuck in my mind which is half the battle of knowing what would / could happen, so thank you for your bravery and your compassion. I to am always telling my friends to check themselves regularly. Best wishes and hugs. Sarah.x

sarah morgan said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Card Jacque. I absolutely adore your blog and you cards are so inspirational. Keep Well!

Best Wishes

Sarah UK

Dawnll said...

I would be honored to place your picture of goodies on my blog. Will also pop over and leave some words of encouragement.
You are such a sweetheart. Always enjoy popping in to visit

Rachelxx said...

Went for my mammogram yesterday morning - followed by blood tests at another hospital - that's chronic illness for you! Best wishes to all going through medical issues of any kind.

You & your friend are in my thoughts.....

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fabulous! I'm a survivor too! Thanks for a chance to win.

megline said...

Your card is georgous as always. Thanks for the chance to win and take care of yourself.
Hugs, Line

Caroljenks said...

Jacque you are such an inspiration to all.
Your candy is awesome and it is wonderful that you raise awareness to this horrid subject in such a thoughtful and kind way.....all to help others - thank you :)

I will pop over to Elise's blog now and leave her some love & hugs.

Carol x

Candy said...

I have been to Elsie's blog and written to her. Thank you for telling us about her.
Your card is gorgeous. Love the double ribbon, double charms and your plaid paper especially! Beautiful work as always.
Trusting you are feeling better with the new drugs. Can't wait to hear your good news :o)
Love, Candy

sucor said...

Your card is gorgeous as always!
I went over and left Elise a few words of encouragement.

Kendra said...

Congratulations on the end of your journey! Thanks for letting us take it with you.

Deb said...

Hi Jacque ~ When I began my crafting journey at the beginning of the year, I was drawn to your blog to find inspiration and designs to help me with my own novice creations. What I found, and what kept drawing me back on a weekly basis, was your story of courage, determination and sheer will to overcome and survive. I was moved to tears on many occasions and that distant northern rumble you may have heard from time-to-time was your cheering section up here in Canada who wanted you to 'feel the love' and hopefully draw comfort and strength from it. You are an amazing woman and it has been my great pleasure to follow you on your journey and stand by cheering as you crossed the finish line!! Well done Jacque!!
Deb T. xoxo

Tammy said...

What a wonderful ending to such a horrible journey that so many have to endure. My prayers go out to the survivors, the fighters and the families of the ones that lost the fight. Great reminder for everyone to get checked.

Casper said...

Hiya Jaques,I am Casper pleased to meet you!

You are a one of a group of very special ladies - I call us SURVIVORS.

If anyone doubts your comment about cancer knowing no age boundaries - Then believe me it does not discriminate with age - I was 34 !

This is a great time & a great blog Jaques to open people up to dangers of thinking there are too young.

Yes this is heavy stuff,blogs are for fun & hobbies.I am very new to blogging but I see it as a community of people in a support system.

I had 2 mastectomies one elective,complications,both ovaries removed.Miss the babies I could have had.

Sadness is a very big part of life.
But LIFE means survival.

Girls check & keep checking your lady bits,I was lucky I found my lump it was classed as a subtle tumour.Took my GP a while to understand but I got refered to the Hospital Breast Unit.

I will jump over to your friends blog Jaques.

Sending you congrats on your survival & wishing you strength,love & hugs.

I have a card that I have just designed "Marching for Survival"

"For you my Sisters"

When we all band together,
We march forward for our Sisters,
All women are our Sisters,
Sisters band together,Today
Sisters stand side by side in hope & strength.

Radiate your love & hope like Rainbows to colour our Sisters lives with light & hope.
Show & give strength in numbers.

Make a difference to a " Woman" make her smile through her hidden tears.
Offer a moment in time
One moment is all it takes to change a woman.

written by Casper McAulay 2010


Is that Jaques going to throw me off her site for the length of this post!

Take care of each other,smile once a day it can make a difference to one person!

Take care of you,
Big Hugs

Rufus said...

Jacque, can't wait to hear your marvelous news! I will go to your DT friends blog and leave her a note. She's got YOU for a marvelous example.
Maggie Hugs to ya,

creativearts said...

The Magnolia card was adorable! I just finsihed reading the poem and Casper's ramblings! I join her and you as being a Survivor! It has been 20 years for me and I found my own lump, so everyone needs to do those self exams. Also, mammograms are so important. Your blog is so wonderful Jacques, and I think you have the means to send this message to so many people. Keep up the good work! At present I am making cards to give to a friend whose mother just started chemo. I'm hoping the cards will cheer her up and tell her she is not alone in this fight! I also put some "pink ribbon" cards in our doctor's office for display and our doctor's bought all of the employees "pink ribbon" shirts to wear during October! Our doctors are podiatrists and also will sponsor some walks for breast cancer for us.

jude said...

I admire your Strength and determination hun !Put you have travelled ,and you batteled and youve made soooo many people aware !Thankyou for that and thankyou for the lovely pink candy.Have made a card for breast Cancer Awareness i would dearly love you to pop by and let me know what you think .
love n hugs judex

fusiafscrapping said...

Your card is fabulous as always!
Congratulations on the end of your journey! You are such a brave and strong wonman.
Thanks for giving the chance to win that gorgeous candy.

Maris said...

what a great card, and hope you going well, your very strong !!a big hug for you xx

Sonya said...

Dear Jaques, So pleased to hear you are at the end of a long journey. My thought and prayers are with your friend and all those who have been touched by this awful disease. I wish you well.
Love your beautiful card.
Take care.

Yukkie Jenny said...

Jacque, you card is beautiful, as always.

And as always I admire your strength and vital force. Wish you and other ladies a lot of luck.


Mari said...

What a lovely Christmas Card.
Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous candy.
Congratulations on the end of your journey!

Sandra1968 said...

I am very happy that you celebrate now the end of your Pink Journey. My mom hopes to celebrate it next month. I think you're a very strong and brave woman. And because you're writing about your journey on your blog, you're also contributing to the awareness of breast cancer in your way. Thank you for that.
And I'm really looking forward to your fun news :-)

Your x-mas card is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful details.

Now I'm heading over to your friends blog.

juli (sweetpz) said...

Wonderful card Jacque! thanks so much for sharing! Thank you for making us all aware of how breast cancer can affect all of us. I lost my grandmother 11 years ago from breast cancer. Wishing you all the best!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very festive and beautiful winter card. The charms are beautiful touch :o)

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya hun
your card is so beautiful i can't believe the work you each and everytime makes, my huge compliments to you hun
hugs angelique
your candy is great as always hun
thanks for the chance to win
now i'm going to visite your friend
hugs angelique

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

WOW, love your card.

Thank you so much for letting me in on a chance to win this fab price. I posted about the breast cancer/pink ribbon month (in norwegian) earlier. Will also post about your candy.
Hugs Anja

Lisa said...

This card is amazing! It's really gorgeous, as always :)
And thank you for putting togetehr this fab candy. You're such a sweetheart Jacque!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful Christmas card - I love the rich, vibrant colours.
So glad that your health is improving. My mum finished her treatment a year ago now and is doing brilliantly.
Thankyou for sharing your journey with us and for doing a fabulous job at promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.
Caroline xxx

Sarah said...

Wow what a stunning festive card Jacque, I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your BC journey with all of us, your positivity is such an inspiration. Thank you also for the chance to win your gorgeous sweet stuff, off to pop a link on my blog xxx

Janette said...

Your card is beautiful, as all your cards and creations are. Like everyone else, I have been touched by your story and your personal journey, through the nightmare of Cancer. I admire so much, your positive attitude throughout this dreadful ordeal, and can only hope and pray, that now you will go from strength to strength. I will pop over to see your friend, I know she is lucky to have you to turn to.Do take care and God bless.xx

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Great candy!! Thanks for the chance to win! It's great that you're giving so much suport on taking cancer away!

Anonymous said...

Jacque, went over to Elise's blog, left a message and sent her a private email. With friends like you and God in her corner, she will come thorough. Hope all is well with you. take care.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that your pink journey has reached an end!! That's something to be thrilled about. So sorry to hear that another is just beginning.
Thanks for the lovely card to look at. What a pretty one!
Beth Greco

Maryann Laursen said...

Hi JAcque, sooo glad to hear, that your pink journeyis about to end now, and sooo sad to hear, that your friend is getting on to it. I have been admiring the strength you´ve always shown everyone for a looong time, and I´m very sure, that it´s a big part of why you got throug ths sooo well, and I´m so happy for you hun.
Yor card is stunning as always dear friend, and I really wish, I could create anything that gorgeous myself, but it never get to look anything like yours , when I´m done LOL.
Have a wonderful time ahead sweet friend, and all the best of luck to both you and your friend, and I´ll sure leave her some love too, that´s for sure. we never know, when we will need it too do we?
Have a wonderful day and take very good care.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Sue said...

Such a lovely Cristmas card.Gorgeous detail as ever.Glad you have come to the end of your pink journey,hope it only gets better for you now.
Love and hugs to you.

Create With Joy said...

Praying for your friend; thanks for being a continued inspiration to me.


bluebell-flowerwood said...

hello great candy,would love to enter also i would love to join your blogg if it is possiable,i now you have to give permission. love bluebell- flowerwood,happy crafting


You are such a great inspiration, and this story about your friend is so moving - I shall pop over and visit Elise today. I am already one of your followers, and will now add your candy details to my blog.
{{{{Hugs}}}}, Sylvia xxx

Christina C. said...

What an AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS Christmas card! Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me.
So sorry to read of your friend's diagnosis. I will definitely be visiting her blog. You just keep up the good work, Jacque, and keep reminding us to be aware!!!!!Love you, Christina

Kimberly S. said...

You are such a sweet person!! I will definitely hop over to your friend's blog to wish her well! I had a scare myself after my very first mammogram at 40. It definitely made me think we have to test for this way before 40...despite what the insurance companies say!! Hugs to you for being so brave on your journey!!

Anonymous said...

My friend, Tink, was just diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a lump through self examination. She had surgery on Friday and will start chemo and radiation treatments soon. I would love to win the prize for her and let her know that there are lots of people out there who are thinking about her and pulling for her in this fight.

Jacquie, you are an inspiration to all with your awesome talent and the courage you have shown in the fight against breast cancer.

I am Pink for Tink!

Lorraine said...

Glad that you are at the end of your Pink Journey, your are so strong and your friend will be glad that she has you for support.

Ms. Jen said...

You're an ispiration to women everywhere! And a true survivor. God Bless you!

Kim said...

Jacquie this is amazing hun! WOW What a beauty! Tilda looks gorgeous! Great design hun! Thanks so much for the chance to win such lovely breast cancer awareness goodies!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Val said...

What a beautifully delish card.

It is wonderful to read that you are at the end of your PINK journey. I pray that health continues to be good.


Meretekj said...

What a wonderful christmascard.
Thanks so much for the chance to win this gorgeous candy:)
Hugs Meretekj

Unknown said...

Just got back from our 24 Hour Booby Crop no5 this year all in aid of breat cancer and we are hopping that yet again this year we will have topped our last years limit.....

Love the card as usual and I will of course drop by your friends blog, hope you are still enjoying the kits hope to speak soon and so glad you are better and doing well.

love and hugs


Shazza said...

you are as amazing as your creations Jacque. I have posted about the candy and your card is just beautiful x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your cards are beyond beautiful! I love that you share not only your cards, but your journey- I do not have any immediate family facing this issue, so I do not always think of it- I am happy to make a card orr whatever to help. Hugs to you!

Brook said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Love Tilda. Glad to hear your journey is at it's end. Thanks for the sweetness!

Debby said...

so sorry to read about your friend.
Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
thanks for the chance to win.
Keep well!hugs!

Maureen said...

I am glad your treatment is coming to an end. Stay strong. I have left some kind words on Elise's Blog. What a lovely pink selection that anyone would be proud to win.
Thank you for giving me the chance to enter the draw.

Dawn said...

So glad to hear you are at the end of that long journey! Will pop over to leave some love & encouragement on your friends page now!
Thanks for the chance of these lovely pink goodies!
Dawn x

Stampersue said...

I'm sorry to hear about you friend and I'm off to her blog next. I admire your courage I know it is not always easy.

You're cards are amazing and I love what you do.

Keep well


sallysbitz2 said...

This is a stunning Christmas card xx

Breast Cancer is so wicked. I know several ladies (family & friends) who have suffered or is suffering from breast cancer!

Screening should be made before you reach 40!!
it is curable if caught early enough.

You come across as a very high spirited women xx

Our Nursery school is raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing anything PINK, this includes Early Years Practitioners & Children xx

Rene said...

Hi Jacque, Yes it is horrible that young women in their 20's and under forty can get breast Cancer, and why is it happening more frequently these days. Hope you are ok.
Rene from OZ xo

SannaS said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love it!! =)
And such a sweet candy, thanks for the chance!!
Hugs, SannaS

pcrusberg said...

Your cards are so amazing! All of your details are just perfect. Thanks, Pam

Brennen said...

Another beautiful card. You never disappoint. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize for such a great cause.

La Vikinga said...

Hi Jacque!

Another well-made, sweet vard with stamp from magnolia - I can see you truly love creating with her! It's really "christmassy", the card you made, with many details in red and poinsettias and all - congratulations!

Charlotta (greets you all the way from Sweden)
and OH; by the way I have great news to tell you: I'm going to New York for a week this November and I hope to find some scrapbooking stores there!!

Luciana Kajiura said...

Lindo cartão. Precisamos lutar contra o cancer e conscientizar a todos sobre a importância do exame anual.

Lena said...

Jacque, you certainly are a great woman and wonderful friend. We know Elise will be in for the fight of her life, but she's very lucky to have a supporter friend like you. Thanks for sweet candy. Here in Brazil there is a popular prophet says that "kindness generates kindness, love, love produces even greater." Thank you for sharing this love example. Hugs and much love for you, Elise and family. Lena

Lynn said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with a lucky someone the beautiful blog candy.

Trish said...

Jacque, you are a great inspiration for anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation.
You've created another fab card and your generousity is incredible- thank you.
Big hugs,

Cindy J. said...

A very close friend of mine has fought breast cancer twice and won. She is an inspiration for me to appreciate every day!!! Thank you for the blog candy and for remembering the cause!

rinat said...

Oh my gosh Jacque, Your card is amazing! I love the colours you`ve used.

Thanks for a chance to win some sweet stuff.

Edyta said...

Be strong and thanks for the chance to win.

Esme said...

Beautiful card Jacque!! Love poinsettias, and those charms are very cute!
Will pop over to Elise's blog now to leave her some positive thoughts - I hope that she can take some comfort from your battle & victory.


Esme xx

AmandaK said...

Thank you for the touching story and the prizes!

Sharon Caudle said...

Another beautiful card, Jacque! Love those gold trimmed poinsettias and Tilda is so pretty holding her ornament! Hope you're doing ok!

Bobbi said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the background paper. Off to visit with Elise. Thanks.

Tonje said...

Thank you for what you are doing. For what you are giving away, but even more for standing up for such an important cause. Cancer is something that will effect every one of us sooner or later. Either a friend a relative or ourselves.

I will post your generous give-away on my blog.

sequin said...

This wonderful candy! Thanks for the chance!

Detenish said...

Oh Jacque, what a lovely Christmas Card.
Pleased to hear those issues have gone out of the window, and can't wait for your big news. Thanks also for being so generous with your candy, have put it on my blog for all to see. Have a good week.

Wilma und Silvia said...

Wunderful candy once again. In addition we admire your optimism and your thinking of others wellfare.
Hugs Wilma and Silvia

Sandie said...

Wonderful card Jacque, there are only so many times I can repeat myself.. you rock Magnolia cards!!

I will certainly pop over to Elise's blog and leave her some support.

christys_scrappin said...

I love, love ALL your projects! You are very talented....for sure! The blog candy looks good too....all PINK! :-)

I am a follower from way back....hope you can do the same! :-) Here is my link if you are interested!

PIPCRAFT said...

stunning card and what a set of candy my absolute all time fav colour and for such a good cause thank you for the opportunity to be involved in your fantastic creativity xxxx judith smurthwaite xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful card as always!! And great candy! This is a wonderful cause, as I am a breast cancer survivor, and try to help this cause as much as I can.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to both of you. My very best friend found out she had Breast Cancer, stage 2 and for 3 months I held her hand and found out as much as I could (leaving out the bits I didn't think she needed to hear) Too much info can be a bad thing!!! Then came the day I found my lump!!! It couldn't be surely, I had the various tests and was finally told the lump was Benign (relief) however my consultant decided to remove the lump and two weeks later I was told I had stage 3 aggressive (the cancer was hiding behind the lump)I had to have another (bigger) operation but count myself lucky to have the original lump out. Two years later I have just recently had my last herceptin.

OMG this is the 1st time I've told this story. Sorry to go on... Sending much love to both of you, and please question ANY changes to your breasts. Ooo and tell your men, which is just as important. My husband survived aggressive Testicular cancer (which had spread) 15yrs ago now. I guess we're both lucky really.

Hugs Wendy x

lisa said...

hi your cards are lovely my nephwe jack is 9 and he is hosting a pink ribbon breakfast on the 31 od oct in loveing memorey of his great nanna she had breast cancer and he has said he would like to raise as much money as he can and has all ready has lots of things that people that have doniat and he is looking for more to raise lots of money but your cards are so beuflful just love them

PamSpradlin said...

Another fabulous card. Love how Tilda is sitting among the pointsetta's. I visited Elise's blog. She will be kept in our prayers.

KarenB said...

Your card is amazing.

Thanks for sharing your story and continuing to promote breast cancer awareness.

Lyse said...

What a beautiful card Jacque. And thank you for promoting Breast Cancer awareness. I used to work with breast cancer patients and know the importance of awareness to both sexes. Breast cancer doesn't discrimate who's life it touches. Thank you for sharing your staory with us all.
Big Hugs
Lyse xxxx

Njeri said...

am 26 and thinking am on the safe side but thanks for pointing out that i need to get checked.
love your cards namesake.

Rosalee said...

Hey there Jacque. Your Christmas card looks fantastic.
You have been a great inspiration to all of us during this difficult time in your life. It is so great to know that you have made it through all of this. Wishing you all the best now and always.
Hugs, Rosalee M.

TaijuS said...

I love your cards! Greetings from Finland!

Jennifer Northrup said...

Love blog candy. It was great meeting you at Sandy's last week. It was a wonderful class.

anita01 said...

Dag Jacque,

Ik bewonderde je blog en zag allemaal kunstwerkjes, zo mooi zo geweldig...dat ik een klein berichtje in het Nederlands achter laat bij je. Helaas is mijn Engels niet okee sorry.

Ik heb dit week-end voor Pink Ribbon 51 euro opgehaald en met heel veel plezier de kaartjes verkocht. Ik vind het heel belangrijk.

Hoe toevallig dat ik nu bij je bent....heel veel succes en....geniet, doe ik ook!

Lieve warme groetjes,

Alicia B said...

Thanks for sharing your story in the hopes that others will take note and get that yearly exam!! This is such a wicked disease that I so hope one day we can delete it completely. *Hugs* and take care!

Bev said...

You are an amazing and strong women. Thanks so much for making us more aware of what we need to be doing. My prayer is that they will find a cure soon! Hugs to you...Bev

Mina said...

just stunning my inspirational friend
Mina xxx

Sue said...

As ever Jacque I just love your card.My family has been touched by this evil.Not this one though.I am just glad that there are strong women out there like you that keep the rest strong.Love and hugs as ever.

Cor* said...

Another absolutely stunning creation. You must channel all your good fortune to your cards, because they always seem to be smiling! I wish you the best and will def. pop over to the young mother of that 4 yr old. I have a 9 yr old. 4 yr old & 7 month old and don't know what I would do if something like this happened to me. Thanks for the chance at some heart warming candy.

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous card Jacque, every detail is so perfect! Fabulous papers too! I've posted your candy on my blog hun, you're such an inspiration to us all! big hugs, Jane xxx

Alex. said...

Cancer is the terrible illness i know. And Breast Cancer for a woman is so bad. And i must cry, if i read, that your friend has it. I wish her so much luck and pray for her.
Hugs & Kisses

Katarina said...

Thank you for the chance Jacque. I have linked you on my candypost. You're such an inspiration. Hugs from Sweden:

cocoa said...

Another beautiful card, and I really like this new stamp. Thank you so much for promoting Cancer Awareness. I wish the best to your friend and will add her to my prayer list.

Anne Bente said...

thank you for the chance to win
hugs from Danmark

Claralesfleurs said...

Hi Jacque,
I just read the bad news for your friend Elise and it touches me more deeply that many women around me and my family were affected. I am wholeheartedly with you and with her in this event and especially good luck. Thank you for sharing these moments with us all as stressful because we are all concerned by the possibility of cancer. I often visit your blog but rarely leaves messages. Congratulations for your wonderful work and good luck for the future.

Wholeheartedly with you.

Big hug from Quebec

Clara XXX...

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Hi Sweetie!
You always creat the most fantastic things and you are such an inspiration for me in many ways.
Sending you a great big hug and I´m soooo happy that you are cancer free♥!!


Elzie said...

I'm so happy for you. Must be a relief having those good words.
Lovely card as always.
Hope you have a nice week.
Love Elzie

Inge said...

Love your candy!
Thank you for the chance!

x Inge

Sassy Scrapper said...

Thank you thank you thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart! Elise is one of my dearest and bestest blogging buddies! She means the world to me and then some. The news of her Breast Cancer brought me to my knees and left me aching with sadness. It really tore me up inside. I shed rivers of tears because the most loving, sweetest women I know would have to endure such a thing as fighting Breast Cancer. When I came to visit Maggies world and saw your post for Elise I felt so much happiness that she will have you as a true inspiration. We've been here for you for months while you baddled and beat Cancer. Cried for you, prayed for you and rooted for you all the way. You've been such an inspiration to us all. As a woman, a fighter, an artist and now a survivor!!!! Big hugs for you! Bonnie

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous card and what fun and timely candy. My MIL and my mom are both breast cancer survivors and they are the most courageous and beautiful women I know.
Congratulations on the end of your pink journey.

Cali Creationz said...

my MIL has breast cancer...everyday is a struggle...PINK is now our fav color! Keep up the fight! And of course love the card!