Saturday, 12 October 2013

Smile - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

I am hosing a Girls Night In to fundraise for the Cancer Council tonight and thought I would do up a pink themed layout to feature on the night. Photos are of my mum when she had to shave her head during her chemotherapy treatment in 2010. Despite undergoing a complete double mastectomy and six months of chemo treatment, she maintained a positive outlook and often had a smile on her face. She remains cancer-free today which is a great result! Unfortunately my paternal grandmother passed away from breast cancer about 20 years ago, early detection and advances in cancer treatment are so important which is why I'm hosting the fundraiser. If anyone is interested in donating, the fundraising page is here:


I used the beautiful Kaisercraft mask and two different coloured inks to create the background. The feathers were my first time using foam stamps from A2Z Scraplets and also the first time I had used some Gelatos I purchased when in Melbourne. I think they will take a bit of getting used to but I'm excited by my initial attempts. I also used a couple of brads from a funky pack I purchased, another Tim Holtz metal tag and a Flourish with a Bling swirl which I coated with gesso to tone down the hot pink colour a bit.

 This layout was inspired by the challenge over at Once Upon A... Sketch. Their journalling challenge was to document "The Journey..." so I chose the start of mum's chemo journey. Nadia created this lovely sketch to work from.


  1. What a gorgeous page to celebrate your mom's recovery from breast cancer. I can tell from these beautiful photos of her that she faced that difficult journey with grace. So many amazing details here and I love how you created your background with the stenciling!! Thanks for joining us for the October Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. Lauren, that is such a lovely layout for your Mum. So glad to hear your Mum is cancer free now. I wish your night a great success.

  3. This is such a good cause and how wonderful that you are able to host this event. I hope that you had fun. This is a lovely layout and the photos of your mom just show her positive attitude. Beautiful background and so clever to incorporate the title into your journalling like that. Wonderful layout. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  4. Such a beautiful layout and wonderful tribute to your Mom! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

  5. Chiming in with the other ladies, couldn't word it better than Stacey already has!! Also I have seen loved ones taken from us far too early so I can relate to what your mum has been through. Thank you ever som uch for sharing your beautiful page with us at OUAS! xx


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