10/16/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

16 Oct

Hello there! Thanks for hopping over. If you landed here today, chances are you are participating in the 10/16/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. Thank you so much for being on board and showing your support. If you are lost and looking for the beginning of the blog hop, please start at DSJM Designs to start the journey!

As I was thinking about this post, I began to ponder what is Breast Cancer Awareness, really? What is the purpose and what do I have to say about it? As I clicked from site to site and spoke to family and friends, I joyously discovered the result of this movement is building strong community.

Here’s a little story to describe how I see it: The police station in my neighborhood has a ridiculously large sign that reads “CommUNITY Center” (and yes, it really is written like that). At first glance I thought this sign was cliché, but quickly realized the significance. As a community we become unified. We help one another. Our souls find rest in knowing we are working together. Life seems a little bit safer and a little more manageable when we know we are not alone. When something as life-shaking as breast cancer sneaks into your world, it is community that helps you take a deep breath and move forward. This is life in the most beautiful sense. Being real and letting others into the sticky places in our lives.

Here’s a little something I made to represent my involvement. To show that I am in. that I care. I also want to contribute to the community, so I will be giving these earrings away to one of the followers of this blog. To subscribe, click the button on the right labeled ‘Sign Me Up’ under the ‘Email Subscriptions’ header. The random drawing will be held on Sunday 10/17/10 and the winner will be announced right here! To take a peek at more button earrings and sewn stationery, you can visit

Pink Button Earrings by Pink Button Creations


Cute as a Button - Pink, White and Grey Earrings


Well that’s about all I’ve got for you here. Once again, thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Tracy at to see what fun stuff she’s got brewing! Happy Hopping!


Posted by on October 16, 2010 in Pink Button Creations, Uncategorized


76 responses to “10/16/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

  1. Denise

    October 16, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Cool earings! Nice blog – thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!

  2. Rebecca Minor

    October 16, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Just soo CUTE
    Rebecca Minor

  3. Debi Nowak-Hawkes

    October 16, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Dear Sweet Emily,

    Your words touch my heart even though I never had breast cancer.
    I did however participate in the 2006 Susan G. Komen 60 mile walk in San Diego. UNITY is exactly what you feel when you are walking with thousands of other people for the same cause. When I started to cry from the pain my horrible blisters were giving me ( I really should have opted for a bus ride to the next stop) I thought about my friend Pam who went through breast cancer and all the other people (men get it too!) that had it, and I realized what a wuss I was being! If they could go through the pain of cancer, I could go through the pain of blisters for one more day.

    Big hugs,


  4. ~Heidi

    October 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Great story. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Adrea

    October 16, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Very cool earrings. They are totally unique! Love it!

  6. Charlotte Cornett

    October 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Love the earrings!!!

  7. jennifer anderson

    October 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

    wonderful words. thanks!

  8. Shana

    October 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Ohmymalanta! I love them! Thanks for being a part of this special hop!

    love you


  9. Ashleigh Copenhaver

    October 16, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Very cute earrings!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

  10. Erika Seever

    October 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

    You words are very touching.

  11. Michelle Taylor

    October 16, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I love the ear rings and have never seen anyone make ear rings before.

  12. Stephanie

    October 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

    That’s a beautiful story. Your earrings are just perfect.

  13. Chrisel

    October 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Though truly are, CUTE AS A BUTTON. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

  14. Minta

    October 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

    What a touching story! Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Tracy

    October 16, 2010 at 8:34 am

    What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Vicki Wilson

    October 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Love the earrings. Thanks for sharing.

  17. brenda

    October 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    That was a wonderful story. Love the nonpaper crafting idea. Gonna try that one

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

  18. Cassandra

    October 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for sharing your story. The earrings are great. Thanks for sharing

  19. picnic

    October 16, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Amazing…TFS the story…

  20. Becky Mayhew-Lear

    October 16, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I love these earrings, they are darling! Loving this blog hop as will, such awesome work!

  21. Maria

    October 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Great earrings! Thanks for sharing your story.

  22. jandokan

    October 16, 2010 at 9:07 am

    What a great idea,
    those earrings are super cute!!
    Hugs Anja

  23. Denise

    October 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Hi Emily, I thought your project was cute and different. I didn’t find where to follow you. Nice earrings.

  24. Stefeni

    October 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    What a great point of view. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  25. Brandy Jones

    October 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thank you so much for sharing…And for the giveaway!….Brandy

  26. PInk Cricut

    October 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Such a cute idea for earrings

  27. Amee

    October 16, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Great project. I’m glad to hear you found inspiration through friends and family and the sign for the commUNITY center. :) I think in everyway we can find some sort of inspiration from somewhere for breast cancer awareness. I posted on another blog that at the local hospital here, we have a Breast Care Coordinator. She got a phone call from a newscaster that grew up in this area wanting to donate a good chunck of change to the breast care center at the hospital. So with that she designed a fund to help women get the breast care they deserve! She’s a great inspiration to the cause because she has great inspiration, her mom who is a breast cancer survivor!

  28. Judy

    October 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  29. Judy

    October 16, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for sharing

  30. Kathy (felkatz)

    October 16, 2010 at 10:35 am

    very cute buttons… I subscribed to your newsletter (but under diff email i have for all my crafty newsletters)….

    felkatz at gmail dot com (contact )

  31. Rhonda Miller

    October 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  32. Lilygirl

    October 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. Your earings are really cute!!

  33. Georgia

    October 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Most awesome button earrings and the story was great. We should all unite when tragedy come to our neighborhood. Sadly that isn’t always the case. Pray for unity, please….I do.

  34. Karel

    October 16, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Thank you so much for your post. I have been active in Breast Cancer Awareness for a couple of years now, even though I have never had it. It will take all women (and men) to eventaully find a cure. Thanks for sharing the cute earrings and for helping to spread the word. ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Debbie Painter

    October 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for caring & sharing….Earrings are adorable!!!

  36. Liz

    October 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Great earrings! Thanks for sharing and for participating in such an important blog hop cause!

  37. Marion

    October 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    What a touching story. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Tracy ~ CraftJunkieToo

    October 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Emily – stopping along the hop to say Hello – cool site. :)

  39. Gloria

    October 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    So cute and original. Thank you for your description on how you see it. It was so touching. -Gloria-

  40. Anne

    October 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Your post is very inspirational and the earrings are as cute as can be! Thanks so much for your participation in the blog hop.

  41. Sue Parks

    October 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    You are an inspiration to all of us; keep up the good work.

  42. Jayma

    October 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Cute little earrings that would remind me every day!

    Thanks for your words!

  43. Carol E

    October 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Cool earrings. Nice story. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Bonnie Cantu

    October 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Emily~

    Your words are very touching.. I love how you are looking at this in a different lite.
    I am now a follower and will be checking out your other projects.
    I LOVE your earrings you made, how cool are those!
    Bonnie c

  45. Christy

    October 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    What an excellent project! Such talent! WOW!

    I am now a follower….hope you can do the same! Here is the link if you are interested!

    I am in a blog hop right now with blog candy to give away too….hope you can stop by! :-)

  46. linda iko

    October 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    so cute

  47. Jackie Ritsema

    October 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for being a part of this hop! I absolutely agree with the whole CommUNITY idea! I loved reading what you had to write. I am a new follower of your blog. Besides scrapbooking and paper crafts I too love making jewelry! Your earings are absolutely adorable. Thank you for the chance at winning them. They are perfect! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  48. Patti B

    October 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Cute earrings. thanks for being part of a great cause.

  49. Karen

    October 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Love your project and your words touched my heart, if more people thought like you this world would be a much better place!!!!
    Thanks for a hop for a great cause!!

  50. CyndiU

    October 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Way cute earrings. I like to wear unusual earrings, hope I get to win these. Thanks for being part of the hop and offering such sweet blog candy.

  51. Charlotte

    October 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  52. Shari Young

    October 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I love your earrings. I couldn’t figure out how to post a comment on janjasblog, but I love her humor and her cards.

  53. Anna L. Dowdy

    October 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Sweet earrings and I enjoyed your story. Thanks for the chance to win. I signed up for your newsletter/follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  54. michelle

    October 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Very cute earrings!!!

  55. Kathy

    October 16, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Love the earrings! I’m a new subscriber! Thanks for sharing and taking part in the hop.

  56. theresa

    October 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    great blog hop..

  57. B-Jo Laing

    October 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you for participating in this hop, as a survivor, it means so much. Your earrings are adorable!

  58. Erin

    October 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks for taking part in this hop to raise awareness. Your words touched my heart- having supported my mom as she fought (and beat) breast cancer, I have learned so much about the amazing community out there. I just don’t want my daughters to have a need to learn about this community!

  59. Tracy

    October 16, 2010 at 11:36 pm


  60. crazyaboutcricut

    October 17, 2010 at 1:52 am

    What an amazing project for an amazing cause! Thanks for doing this hop :o)
    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

  61. lifeintheboomerlane

    October 17, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I agree about creating community. I walked in the first two 60 Mile Breast Cancer Walks in DC to honor my best friend who had died a couple years before. Thanks for this post!

  62. Teri

    October 17, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Very cute and thank you

  63. AnnMarie

    October 17, 2010 at 7:16 am

    just lovely, you are so creative!
    amporath @

  64. Mandie

    October 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Sweet earrings and great story :)

  65. Wendy Crowe

    October 17, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I loved reading your story. It’s really hard to read about this stuff without tears. Luckily, it hasn’t touched me personally,but it’s tragic that anyone would have to suffer through something like this. thanks for sharing and contributing to the cause. :)

  66. Janet Licari

    October 17, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Thank You for sharing your story and for being in the hop to help others.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  67. Jessica

    October 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    What adorable earrings! I haven’t worn earrings in a long time, but these, I’d wear! Good luck with your business.
    I was touched by your description of what happens when cancer invades. You are so right, it does help knowing you’re not alone. Thanks for sharing.

  68. Mary

    October 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

    You are such a sweet person, love you words!
    Your earrings are so creative, I would love to wear them.
    mhalford6 @aol. com

  69. Kristin Sullivan

    October 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    You’re earrings are so cute! And you’re right – it takes a community of support to help someone going through this.

  70. Cricut Chick

    October 17, 2010 at 11:11 am

    What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing that with us. I keep going back to the part that says “When something as life-shaking as breast cancer sneaks into your world” the word “sneaks” really describes how it happens. While your eating dinner, it’s sneaking in, while your sitting at work, it’s sneaking in, while your sleeping, it’s sneaking in. Please go get your mammograms everyone! You need to know now! Early detection is the key to survival!

    Cricut Chick

  71. lisajanew

    October 17, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Your earrings are adorable.

  72. Cricut Matriarch

    October 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The story is very inspiring! Love the earrings too.
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

  73. Darlene

    October 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    very cute! gonna go check out your other creaions now! TFS
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  74. Mandy

    October 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Cute earrings and thanks for sharing.

    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

  75. Wendy

    October 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    You are so right when it comes to what you said!!!! I loved reading you’re thoughts!!! Very cute earings as well!!!

  76. Kathy

    October 18, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Unique earrings

    Katsews at Gmail dot com


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