Friday, October 7, 2016

World Smile Day

Happy World Smile Day! I want to be the first to say Happy World Smile Day to you! Actually, I think we should smile every day! Pretty much any day I can play with paper is a day that I am smiling!
On a more serious note, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month! I would like to give a shout out to each and every one of you who have been affected by this. I am a two time Breast Cancer survivor with the last diagnosis being in 1997. That means it has been almost 20 years since I heard those words "You have cancer". I want to encourage you to take charge of your health - early detection is key for breast cancer. Both times, mine was caught on a mammogram.
Each year a friend and I walk in Relay for Life. We started almost 20 years ago and we did not know each other except from church. But, each year we would make a promise to return and we hold hands and walk and catch up on our lives. We only saw each other annually at these walks. A few years ago, we decided to fix that and now meet regularly to talk and catch up on our lives. 
So to honor both Smiling and Cancer, I created a layout for you using many of my favorite Helmar products!
I would love for you to visit my blog post over there to see which products I used! 
I used this month's sketch over at Stuck?Sketches

Thanks for commenting. Your comments bring a smile to my face!


  1. :) This is a lovely layout. I love the story behind it. You are a cancer warrior! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  2. What a great layout! Just perfect!! BL

  3. Congrats on be a two time winner. Good for you to walk each year to raise awareness and celebrate life. Your layout is positive and uplifting. Thanks for joining in with Stuck?! Sketches.

  4. Love your layout, no wonder you are a winner. You did great with the sketch as well.. Penny BL

  5. This layout is so pretty! Great job! Bloggie Love

  6. Great layout and I think your story will encourage a lot of people!Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!Sketches:)

  7. This is such a beautiful page, gorgeous embellishing too! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

  8. Thanks for sharing your story and beautiful page! Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  9. What a pretty page! Thanks for playing!


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