Blooming Pink

there are a number of challenges using pink for breast cancer awareness this month. i’ve mentioned before that i love pink but i’d like to raise awareness of the think before you pink campaign that “calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.” as one who has lived the experience i ask more questions and check more labels; i hope you do too.

on to my card.

pink flower thank you card

i painted the marianne design die cut flower with twinkling H2Os, added a marianne design branch and die cut sentiment from penny black. the dark green card stock and pretty background papers were included in the simon says kit of the month for may but these pretty papers are still available.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ALL THINGS PINK
Scrapy Land Challenges #123 – Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells (penny black)
Daisy Chain Challenge # 35 Pink or Halloween
Craft Rocket Challenge # 64 Pink

thanks for poppng by.

Pink Porta-Potties!!?

*this is a sticky post that will remain here until october 31*

every october,  pink ribbons and pink products are everywhere, but the canadian cancer society’s new fundraising campaign to “flush out cancer” with pink porta-potties is ridiculous.

cashiers in retail establishments ask, ‘would you like to donate to breast cancer?’ and i, in return, ask, ‘why would i donate to breast cancer? you mean for awareness? for research? for prevention? where does the money go?’

i always get the same answer, ‘those are good questions, i’ll let management know.’ great, thanks.

there is only one resource i turn to for unbiased information and that’s the Breast Cancer Action site and their Think Before You Pink® campaign. 

surely, consumers are aware of pinkwashing, but the pink month continues with some creative, but hardly entertaining, spins on the need for more funds – like pay up or the pink porta-potty remains on your lawn until you do.