Pink Pumpkins For the Cure

I’m re-posting my pink pumpkins that I made last year.  They ended up being my most popular post!  Hope you enjoy.

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Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month?

 I can say (pretty much without a doubt) that everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer or has battled this beast themselves. I lost my grandmother 19 years ago to breast cancer. I often wonder if she would have lived longer (and more comfortably) if we had the technology that we have today.

I believe  every woman in this nation wonders if they will be the “1 out of 8″ diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had a scare myself 6 years ago.  I’ve always been very diligent about doing my self exam…one morning I found a little tiny lump.  Talk about freaked out.  I was lucky I was able to get into an oncologist very quickly (my husband was able to make a few calls).  After a thorough examination, the doctor felt that it was a benign cyst.  Sure enough, within a few months it was gone.

Reflecting on the moment that I felt that cyst…from the time I shut off the water in the shower to finishing drying off,  I felt my life had changed completely.  In a matter of moments, I thought of my children, chemo therapy, etc., etc., I was the “1 out of the 8″.

If you are a breast cancer survivor, my heart goes out to you.  You live a sweet life every day and I bet you do not take one thing for granted.  You are blessed…. I pray that the rest of us (the 7 out of the 8) can value life as much as I know that you value you yours…I pray that we take nothing for granted, live in the moment, and realize that life is a journey and we must savor the sweet moments along the way.

So, guess what?  Did you know that PINK is the new orange this month? Yup, it is! How fun is that? You know what that means? Yup…PINK PUMPKINS!

Here are mine:

These were sooooo much fun to make!

Blog friends, I challenge each and everyone of you to make a pink pumpkin this year!

Materials I used for pumpkins:
Martha Stewart Craft Paint (Pink Taffeta Pearl and Amaranth Satin)
Ribbon
Straight Pins
Breast Cancer Ribbon Stickers (I found them at Michael’s) and I painted them a darker pink
Glitter
Glue

Here are the Link Parties I’m attending:


Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister’s Stuff

Scrappy Saturdays @ Candace’s Creations

Scrappy Saturdays @ A Vision to Remember

Think Pink Sunday @Flamingo Toes

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table Dreaming

Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative

Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

Creative Blogger’s Party Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime

Strut Your Stuff Sunday @ J and M’s Eye Candy

Twice Owned Tuesday @ Creating a House of Grace

Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites

So Creative Party @ So Very Creative

One Project At A Time @ A Bowl Full Of Lemons

Tutorials and Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z

Running With Glitter Link Party @ Running With Glitter

Topsy Turvy Tuesdays @ I’m Topsy Turvy

Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef In Training.blogspot.com

Creative Link Party @ Today’s Creative Blog

Who’s Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting

A Little Birdie Told Me  Tuesday @ Rook No 17
Tuesday Confessional @ Crafty Confessions
Lil’ Luna Link Par-tay @ Lil Luna

5 Minutes Just For Me

Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday @ At Home With K

Recreate Into Something New @ Not So Simple Housewife

Tuesday {Ten} @ Under The Table Dreaming

Whatever Wednesday @ Momma Hen’s Coop
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

Share the Love Wednesday @ Verry Merry Vintage Style

Blue Cricket Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design

Home Décor and Organizing Link Party @ Organize Your Stuff Now

Create and Share @ The Trendy Treehouse

Anything Goes @  Type A Decorating

Piece of Work Wednesday Furniture Party @ Prim and Proper

Share Your Awesomeness @ Thirty Sixth Avenue

Wow Me Wednesday @ Gingersnap Crafts

Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims

Look What I Made @  Creations By Kara

What I Made Wednesday @ Sweet Peas and Bumble Bees

Show and Share @ Southern Lovely

Re-Create Into Something New @ Not So Simple Housewife

Pinkolicious Thursday @ Frugalicious Me

Restored it Wednesday @ Restore Interiors

What’s Up Wednesday @ Sew Woodsy

Would You Buy It Wednesday @ Junker Newbie

Time to Shine @ A Diamond In the Stuff

Show Me What You Got @ Not Just A Housewife

Whatever Wednesday @ Momma Hen’s Coop

A Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday On Tuesday
Strut Your Stuff Link Party @ Some What Simple

It’s a Party @ Creative Princess

Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop @ Saved By Love Creations

Thrifty Thursday Link Party @ Thrifty and Fabuless

Open House Linky Party @ No Minimalist Here

Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating with Nikki

Hookin Up with HoH @ House of Hepworths

Creative Juice Link Up @ Momnivores-Dilemma

Everything But The Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack

Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans

Fab Friday Link Par-Tay @ Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday @ Delightful Order

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On a Shoestring

Friday Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense

Boost My Blog Friday @ Design It Chic
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On the Fridge
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Potpourri Friday @ Twenty-Eight-0-Five

Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home

Tickled Pink Friday @ 504 Main

Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

BFF Open House Link Party @ Answer Is Chocolate

Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction

Themed Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors

Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister’s Stuff

Scrappy Saturdays @ Candace’s Creations

Scrappy Saturdays @ A Vision to Remember

Think Pink Sunday @Flamingo Toes

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table Dreaming

Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative

Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

Creative Bloggers Party Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime

Strut Your Stuff Sunday @ J and M’s Eye Candy

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

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  1. Great idea, Mandy! Your pumpkins look fabulous and the message behind them is so important. Well done!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  2. I love these! Thanks for sharing and reminding everyone that October is breast cancer awareness month!

  3. Mandy,
    My grandmother also passed with breast cancer when I was around 10 years old. I remember how upset my mother was. I was young enough to know that whatever cancer was it wasn’t a good thing. Back then, they could only do chemo and it was much harder on you than that which they use now. In the end she battled it bravely and with courage.

    Thanks for sharing this and your pumpkins are adorable!

    Kris

  4. Love these for Breast Cancer Awareness month! They are adorable and have great meaning behind them :)

  5. Mandy, this is a precious idea!

  6. These are FABULOUS!!

    Definitely love the message they stand for!! Great work.

  7. Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous and for such a good cause! I’m having a link party all week long for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I would REALLY love for you to link this up here: http://pitterandglink.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-linky-party-pinkerific-party.html! There’s a free party printable and a giveaway involved. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  8. Loved this idea, Mandy! Breast cancer awareness is sooooooooooo important!

  9. Mandy these are the best pumpkins I have seen out there yet. Fabulous job!~ Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  10. This is the second time I saw pumpkins like these. First time was late last night browsing the blogs. I think you did an AWESOME!!!! job, They are gorgeous and for the best reason I know of. My Mother was a survior. And I had my own scare, luckly only cysts too. Thanks for sharing and bringing even more awareness to this cause.

  11. Hello Mandy,
    Your pumpkins are gorgeous! You did a terrific job!
    Blessings, Wendy

  12. Those are beautiful pink pumpkins! I may just take you up on the challenge! If I do I’ll post pics and give credit to you (of course!) I’m happy to be your newest follower!
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Mandy, I just saw your post over at the newbie party. These are awesome!! Very creative of you!!! What an awesome way to call attention to such a worthy cause. I just did a post this morning, in tribute to my mother. I am a newbie as well, and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! God bless you!

  14. I just made a PINK pumpkin too for breast cancer awareness! and made a white one with teal ribbons on it for ovarian cancer awareness. Our local Michaels had a BEAUTIFUL display of pumpkins done up for breast cancer awareness which is where i got my inspiration to even do one…. Both causes are close to my heart!

  15. I love these! They are so beautiful :) What great gift ideas for special friends!
    I just joined your party and am following you now!

    ~Tami

  16. hi there! so pleased to meet you! saw your ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PINK PUMPKINS on bowl of lemons and i had to come and see!!!! what a fabulous blog! i am so looking forward to looking around and coming back to see all your new posts since i am your newest member! thanks for sharing and remember that mammogram everyone! : ) and remind your friends and family! : ) hugs…andrea — family and doxies (heaven and earth)

  17. I made three of these today…..too cute!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!

  18. perfect! Me and a friend were talking this morning about painting some pink pumpkins for the cause. So glad to see people sporting their pink, I need to get together my pink project! Thank you- I shared this on FB http://www.facebook.com/pages/Momma-Hen/123880607653210

  19. WOW! These are SO awesome. I’m definitely featuring them in my Favorite Finds Friday post this week.! :)

  20. Very, very pretty in pink. I love them and the message of course. :)

  21. I have accepted the challenge. I shall be making a pink pumpkin!

  22. Thank you Mandy for your kind and loving thoughts. I am a breast cancer survivor ( 3 years now) and you are so right about each day being so precious…I have 3 little granddaughtersand a daughter and friends and I pray for a cure…The first thing my surgeon said to me was “this is curable” and I keep that locked in my thoughts and in my heart……I know that i have benefitted from all the progress made in treating this disease…..we all need to keep up the fight…thank you again., your words have special meaning for me…..

  23. Wonderful idea…thanks for the inspiration…am DEFINITELY doing one of these!!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/…hope you might stop by and say hi!)

  24. love it!!! How creative.. I would LOVE for you to link it to my Pin Inspirational Thursday Linky pweease.. :)) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html.. PS:officially following ya with smiles..:))

  25. What a really fabulous idea. I am inspired to make one for my friend who is two years out in remission from Breast Cancer. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Your pink pumpkins are fabulous. No, I didn’t know October was cancer awareness month I appreciate your awareness message.

  27. Wonderful idea! Made beautifully too!
    Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2011/10/bake-for-cure-part-i.html

  28. This just couldn’t be prettier! Thanks for calling attention to breast cancer awareness. It is a cause close to my heart as I lost someone very dear to be to IBC. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

  29. What a fantastic idea Mandy. So perfect.

  30. Love it! Love a project with a heart. I craft in my Etsy shop to raise money for cancer research. It all helps!
    Awesome pumpkin!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking…

  31. Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers says:

    These are beautiful! And the message behind them is just as powerful. My mom is a chemo nurse, so I’ve been involved in many breast cancer fundraisers over the years. One of the nurses that my Mom works with was just diagnosed with breast cancer and is going through treatment. I think I’m going to make a pink pumpkin for her. Thank you for such a wonderful idea!

    I’d love for you to link this up to my Monster Mash Bash! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

  32. Love love love this pumpkin!!! I have been meaning to stop by all week but it was love at first sight. Thank you for linking up to Amaze Me Monday. This post will be featured on this week’s party :D

  33. Super cute idea! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

  34. very very cool! happy pink saturday and may we soon find a cure. xo

  35. Thanks for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  36. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House wrap up and features! Thanks so much for making it such a wonderful party. Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you would like!

  37. Love these!!! I may just have to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    And thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

  38. Love pink, love pumpkins, and I love a good cause even more! I’ll be featuring this on tomorrow’s thrifty thursday link party. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspirational project :)

  39. Hello, thanks SO much again for linking your pumpkin up to Pin’Inspirational Thursdays last week.. I featured it as my top five this week.. Please stop in and have a looksey/grab a button if you’d like.. This is totally awesome.. :))..Hope you can link up again today..~M

  40. Thanks for sharing, these are great. I featured them on my blog yesterday, feel free to check it out & grab a featured button.
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-5-think.html

  41. These are beautiful!

  42. Found your beautiful pink pumpkins on Pinterest. What a great idea sorry I didn’t find you earlier cause we have a Pumpkin Patch. I shall be turning a few pink for sure!!! Thanks

  43. Pink is my favorite color, and I looooooooove this pumpkins that you made
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