MOJO161-Give a Hoot

Stampin up mojo monday owl bat punch
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and time to pay tribute to victims and survivors of this relentless disease.  As many of you know, I lost my beloved sister-in-law, Karol, earlier this year to breast cancer.  I cherish the time I was able to witness her humor and generosity.  She is deeply missed. 

Stampin up breast cancer awareness mojo monday
Two additional women in my family have survived the disease. They will each receive one of my "pink" Halloween cards.  We all know someone who has been affected.  Be smart.  Early detection is key to fighting breast cancer.

Today's Mojo Monday sketch will get the creative juices flowing.  Perhaps you want to take your project for a "pink" spin this week, too?


  • Stampin up breast cancer owl punch My owl silhouette was inspired by a card my fellow demonstrator T Huggins created for a swap (her version being in more traditional Halloween colors).  She also notes it's not her original idea.
  • Punches were the superstars for the owl, stem (Two-Step Bird Punch), bat and "moon."  Even the sentiment shaped up with two oval punches.
  • Blushing Bride card stock took a trip through my Big Shot inside the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Holiday Mini Catalog).  Very pretty in pink.
  • Stampin up breast cancer button I love the Blushing Bride Candy Cane Button (Big Designer Buttons, Holiday Mini Catalog).  Super sized button holes made it a dream to criss cross with Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

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Wicked cool stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  Wicked Cool (WM 118735, CM 120600)
Paper:  Blushing Bride (119796), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black
Cool Tools: Two Step Owl Punch Extra Large (118074), Bitty Bat Punch Large (119279), Two Step Bird Punch Extra Large (117191),  1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch Large (119855), Scallop Oval Punch Extra-Large (119856), 2 1/2" Cirle Punch Extra Large (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120906), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120889)
The Perfect Touch:  Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons (Holiday Mini Catalog, 121718), Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261), Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119267)

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    1. Great cards for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink, white, and black look fabulous together.

    2. Mary, i love love this card with the PINK and black it’s gorgeous. i know want to make one:) Love all your beautiful cards!!!!

    3. This is just the cutest design I have seen in a long time! I just love punches, too.

    4. I suppose it is the colors because they are some of my favs together, but this card just “shines” in my book. I love it!

    5. Hi Mary
      LOve how you did this pink halloween on honor of Breast Cancer.
      You did as always awesome creations.
      Greetings from Puerto Rico


    6. Fabulous tribute cards for Breast Cancer Awareness month! I love the colors and the creativity!

    7. A pink Halloween card – who would have thought?! Love how you threaded the big ribbon with the narrow taffeta ribbon 🙂

    8. Your cards are so beautiful! What a clever way to get the message out. Love it. Hugs,

    9. You are always coming up with something I’d never thought of! Who would of thought, pink and black for Halloween. Looks great!!

    10. This is sooo gorgeous!!!
      Thank you for sharing..

    11. Love it Mary! Pink and black is one of my favorite color combos!

    12. That’s a beautiful card and a wonderful way to not only honor your sister-in-law but remind everyone to be proactive!

    13. This card is adorable. I simply love it. What a way to keep it in the Halloween theme but changing it up a little bit. Who needs orange anyway?

    14. A clever combination for a wonderful cause.

    15. Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister-in-law. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor. These cards are too cute! I am off to put a “pink” spin on a card for my Aunt. Mary, your idea are amazing and your talent so inspirational! Thanks!

    16. My sister is a survivor and your gorgeous card would be so perfect to send at this time. Thank you for your amazing ideas!

    17. Simply adorable. You have the best ideas. I love the shadow idea on the owl and bat etc. Love the color combo too. You rock as usual. Can’t wait to see what awaits tomorrow. ((Hugs)) Becky

    18. Well there’s a color combination i never would have thought of for halloween, but understand the concept. And as always the effect is stunning! Beautiful!

    19. wow what a great idea! love the pink Halloween card. prayers to all with awful disease.

    20. You make spooky stuff so cute. I think I’m going to have to have that owl.

    21. So sorry about your SIL. Your pink Halloween cards are so thoughtful for your family members.

    22. I love how you used non-traditional colors for this Halloween card. So fabulous!!!

    23. Awesome Mary! Great Monday moo cards…they’re super cute!

    24. Gorgeous and inspirational cards, Mary. With all the breast cancer in your family, I sure hope all the women in your family get exams & mammograms often!

    25. Mary – How beautiful – what a lovely idea! And extra fun with the Halloween theme! I have a special survivor in my life, and I am going to make a card for her as well – thanks for the idea and sharing your amazing work with us!

    26. You are so clever. This is a great card.
      I know it has been difficult. We have all been affected one way or another but the love for them never leaves our hearts.

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful talents with us.

    27. What a wonderful idea, Mary! You really do honor the people you love with what you do. XOXO

    28. So sorry to hear about your SIL, but so happy to hear there were 2 survivors in your family too. This card is perfect Mary, I am sure they will love it.

    29. Mary, your cards are extra special and gorgeous! Love the pink and black Halloween … very clever.

    30. Sorry to hear about your loss to this nasty disease. I love your card and never thought of a pink & black Halloween card!

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