Sunday, September 28, 2008

Show and Tell Monday!

I can't believe another week has come and gone. October is just around the corner. Where has the time gone. I have had a busy week and interesting weekend. I am so thankful to be able to write this blog because Sunday morning my hard drive crashed. . . completely corrupted! However, all is not lost. Thanks to my dear husband, I am actually blogging on my computer tonight. He went and got me a new hard drive and installed it today. After hours rebuilding my computer here I am, starting from scratch. Now the fun part will be retrieving "my life" from the old drive. Lesson learned . . .don't put off backing up your computer.

That said, I have a few things to share with you this week. To start I have some tags for a custom order I am working on. These are for Pink October and Breast Cancer awareness. I am still tinkering with the small tag a bit but I really like the way they turned out. My Grandmother survived breast cancer twice in her life, and my SIL has also recently completed chemo. My Mother has just hit the 5 year mark of being cancer free. Nothing is harder than watching someone you love battle this awful disease, you feel so helpless. I'm sure we all have someone we know. .be it a friend, loved one or acquaintance that has been affected by cancer. It really is so vital that we get our check-ups, do our self exams and take care of our bodies, not just for ourselves, but for our families as well. I dream one day the word cancer will be a distant memory. .

Moving on to a bit of fun and a sunnier topic. For Pink Friday (Office Chic) this week I have many things going on. I will however only share a sneak peek at a few goodies. Last week I showed you some painted staplers, well here a a few that are all gussied up. I hope you like them. They really do brighten up your work space.

Well, that is it for my show and tell. Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by.


sita said...

Love your slide show and wow what a story with Breast Cancer, my favorite aunt died of it a few years ago and it just amazes me all she went through with it. I love your office chic goodies! Thanks for sharing a touching post.

Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
I just love everything you make. Your post was very moving. Thanks for sharing that.

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, I am so glad to hear your computer is up and running. I hope you can retreave everything. The breast cancer tags are so pretty. What an awesome cause. I hope everyone in your family is doing well. The office staplers are just adorable. How cute for this pink friday. I hope I can come up with something for that theme. LOL luv, gail

Carolee Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing your tags, pretty as always, and your office helpers.

Lisa said...


Your breast cancer tags are awesome. I think I may just have to have a set of those.


Patty said...

What a touching show and tell. I love the breast cancer tags. The staplers came out great. Great Pink Friday items Sweet Pink Hugs Patty

Cottage Flair said...

Great post on breast cancer. Your pink tags are just perfect. Your designs are always so lovely. Cute staplers too!~

kathleen said...

Nice job on the show and tell and the tags. Love the staplers!
Have a great pink day!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Everything you do is so special and lovely.
We really do need to do as much as we can to fight for our lives against this horrible disease.


My Pink Boutique said...

Glad you got your computer back. I hope the info. recovery from the old drive goes well. Your pink tags are beautiful!
Kimberly :)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carrie!

Love every single pink tag! So pretty. I lost my sister and aunt to cancer so I know how painful it is. I bet those pink tags will go super fast. And I just love your office creativity! I never would have thought of decoration a Great idea pinkie!
Have a fun week,
Janets Creative Pillows

Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....your pink tags will be perfect for Pink October!


Shell said...

Hey Carrie!
Love your pink tags. Wonderful and for such a wonderful cause. Your office items are going to fly off the shelf. They are so fun!
Have a great week my friend.

Kiamyka said...

What a beautiful Show and tell thanks for sharing
xx Chris

Patricia said...

Timely post on breast cancer. The tags are lovely. Who wouldn't smile looking at those staplers, nice work.


Rememer, grammy those mammies

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Carrie,
Your staplers turned out great!!! My Mom is a breast cancer survivor. She also had colon cancer. I make sure I get my exams regular. Thanks for sharing.

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Carrie,
I just love your tags and staplers. Everything you do is so nice and the details are amazing!

Thanks for sharing!

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Carrie, your Show and Tell goodies are gorgeous! You know I love everything you do, and I'm sure glad you were able to replace your hard drive. Sending prayers for you data retrieval...I KNOW what it's like to loose it all, so we now have an external hard drive as a backup.

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Loved your tags for Pink October. I always have my lady appointments for October, as it is my birthday month and it reminds me to take time for me.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Silena said...

Hi Carrie, Glad your puter is back are right about it being our life-line!! Your new creations are lovely. The staplers are so clever and so beautifully crafted....and the breast cancer tags are great and for a great cause. I'm with you in hoping that some day the word "cancer" will be only a memory!

Marie Antionette said...

You have some very nice things.Love everything.Hugs Marie Antionette