When you hear those awful words from a sister, mother, daughter or friend? “I have breast cancer” What do you say? What can you do? Your heart is broken for them and you wish so desperately you could take the fear away, just do something or simply scream at the top of your lungs and make it go away, if only it were that easy.
Every 19 seconds a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the world. That number is just staggering. While there are many, many survivors that are given a good bill of health daily not all are so lucky. This disease is still taking too many lives. Taking mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, co-workers away from us.
Marie shares with us on the blog today a beautiful tribute to her cousin who lost her battle at such a young age and leaving her little girls behind. This beautiful tray is a reminder of her cousin’s faith that her girls would grow up to be strong, independent women.
As you know October is the Breast Cancer Awareness month. For me this is a personal matter as my cousin died from Breast Cancer at the young age of 37-year-old. I always think of her as one of my Best Friends and I will never forget what she told me one of the last times I visited her. She told me that she had faith in her little girls growing up to be strong, independent women. She told me that even though she would not be there for them, she was certain of that she had given them the roots and a solid ground to stand on. That she had given them the self confidence that they needed to take the step and lift against the things they dream of. This tray is a tribute to her – Marie.
Start with this little white sola tray from 7gypsies. This tray holds one 4×6 photo and room for 3 little treasures. We love that Marie chose this tray to create her special tribute.
The 7gypsies Collection Gypsy Moments offers a range of quotes and ‘There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wing’ is just perfect quote for this tray.
The Cherry Blossoms where first painted with white High Impact paint, then with Glimmer Mist and then Glimmer Glam to add the final sparkle.
The Dragonfly was originally in a brass finish. To give it more interest it was painted with Glimmer Glaze on the wings and Glimmer Glam on the body. Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam will paint onto virtually any surface allowing you to transform metal, plastic, resin, wood, fabric, crystals, glass, etc. to coordinate with your project and transform into the perfect piece.
Another 7 Gypsies quote – ‘be strong – you never know who you are going to inspire!’
You can fill the boxes or you can add stuff to the outside giving your tray lots of dimension and texture.
Thank you for stepping by today!
Products from Canvas Corp Brands:
7 Gypsies Printers Tray: Metal Label Holder
Canvas Home Basics 45′ Hemp Rope “Hot Pink”
Canvas Home Basics Pink & Ivory Toile 12×12
Canvas Home Basics Pink & Ivory Dot Reverse 12×12
Canvas Home Basics Pink & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse 12×12
7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments “A Novel Thought” 12×12 (cut out quotes x 2)
Canvas Home Basics The Watering Can Birds & Bees on Ivory 12×12 (cut out wings word)
Canvas Home Basic Burlap Fringe
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Party Pink” & “Apple”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam “Tail Fin” & “Grandma´s House”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze “Paradise Pink”
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint “White”
What a perfect gift to inspire, remind and pay tribute to someone amazing in your lift that has battled breast cancer.
October 5, 2015 @ 10:20 am Jean Marmo
This is just lovely! Thanks for supporting Breast cancer awareness! I am a two time survivor!
October 5, 2015 @ 11:59 am Kyriakos
A wonderful project. I love the detail with the butterfly.