The Reverse Confetti team and Jennifer McGuire are hopping today to bring encouragement and cheer to friend and RC owner Jen del Muro.
Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer toward the end of last year. She is a fierce one and her prognosis is good, but the journey over the next year will nonetheless be a battle. We want to fill today (and every day of her journey) with love and support. I am continually amazed by Jen's positivity and strength and determination. She's an inspiration to all of us standing with her in this fight.
Jen's mantra, #beastmode, has gone viral among her friends and crafty peers, and it totally fits Jen's personality.
We love you, Jen!
The card I've made for Jen features a sentiment from My Heart Trusts.
My prayer for Jen every day is for complete healing, minimal discomfort, strength, peace, and especially that the year passes quickly and she can put all this behind her!
I made the marbled background using a nail polish marbling technique. I remember doing marbling with shaving cream and re-inkers back in the day, but I've never done it with nail polish. I filled a tray with a inch or two of water (I used an empty salad greens container), then drizzled three different nail polish colors, swirled a little with the handle of an old paintbrush, then quickly submerged a piece of watercolor paper for a few seconds to pick up the color.
I used magenta, light green, and gold shimmer polish colors. I love every bit of the veining and shimmer and even gunkiness in some areas, and the best part of all is that it literally only took minutes to create half a dozen marbled backgrounds. (I picked out the prettiest one for Jen!)
Be sure to work your way through the hop line-up, and if you'd like to leave your own words of encouragement for Jen, you can do so on the Reverse Confetti blog.
And last, but not at all least, a friendly PSA: PLEASE make sure you and/or the women in your lives are doing self-exams and getting regular mammograms when advised!
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Thanks so much for visiting!