Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Alzheimers Awareness


In case you haven't heard, there is a HUGE blog candy award going on over at My Blog by Cammie. You can go to the link for more details, but in a nutshell it is to help generate awareness for alzheimers and appreciation for those who care for alzheimers patients. I was immediately intrigued because this has long been a cause near and dear to my heart. Alzheimers runs in my family, and I have lost three relatives to it. Part of the entry process for the blog candy is to create a card to send to someone who is or was an alzheimers caregiver, so this is the card I created.

I received this Causabella image as a gift from one of the girls who participated in my bella card swap a few months ago. She only sent one image, so I've been hoarding it for a special card. When I see ribbons like this, I generally think of one of two colors... Pink (breast cancer awareness) or yellow (support our troops). I know there are other colors for other causes, but I wasn't sure what they were, so on a whim I decided to google "alzheimers ribbon color" and learned that the ribbons for alzheimers awareness are purple... hence the color scheme behind this card. I also found a cool site that creates a purple ribbon for your blog and when you do it, the site donates $10 to the Alzheimers Association. You can even have your ribbon dedicated to someone. I created a ribbon in honor of my Aunt Betty and added it to the sidebar on my family blog. I'm planning to send this card to the staff at the care home my Aunt lived at during her illness.

The card is a standard A2 invitation size, and I think this might be one of my new favorite color combos - Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke! So pretty! By the way! Did you know today is National Punctuation Day! No lie! Look it up if you don't believe me! Ok, enough of that. ;o)

Ok, now it's your turn! Show your appreciation and make a card for this great cause. And who knows, you might end up winning OVER $1000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE in the process! Or, just send some good karma my way, because you have to know that there'd be some serious pay-it-forward blog candy going on here if I won that loot!

Details:
Stamps: Causabella (Stamping Bella), Many Thanks (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Black (Unknown)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, White (Unknown)
Other: Rub-ons (Stampin' Up!), Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Purple Brads (The Paper Studio), Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

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13 comments:

Rach said...

gorgeous card Sarah, and for such a fantastic cause.. hugs rachxx

Danni said...

What a neat card! How fun to learn that purple is for Alzheimer's awareness.
Just wonderful!

Lorraine said...

great card! I love that Cammie is doing this to create awareness! and the blog candy is the godiva of all candy! lol!!!!!

Lorie said...

Oh, Sarah! This is beautiful! I hope to get to stamp for this cause soon! :o)

cheribella said...

Love this card. I had no idea that the purple ribbon was for alzheimer's.

Christi said...

I didn't know that about the purple ribbon either! This is awesome Sarah!!

Emily said...

Sarah, this is so pretty! I didn't know that purple was for Alzheimer's. Love the layout of this card!

Dani said...

Wonderful card! Love the purple ribbon. :)

ChrissyM said...

What a lovely and such meaningful card! Awesome job!

Chrissy D said...

Love the colors, Sarah. You won some Blog candy on my blog - so stop by and read so I can ship it to you! :)Congratulations!

Mindo said...

Very Pretty, I love the color combo

n8tvtexan said...

ooohhhh fabu card! I've read about Cammie's great candy on several blogs and finally read hers. I need to make a card of my own.

JAR said...

Beautifully done!!

 
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