Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card is what we have today. I was on Facebook a few days ago and saw this incredible video by a Mom of a son, Mason, that passed of Cancer.

To watch her video and learn about her story go to Baby Mason’s Mom’s video.

It moved me to tears and educated me. I was surprised I didn’t know these statistics. They are staggering. Did you know that every day 43 children are diagnosed with cancer? Of those children diagnosed, 12% do not survive! Cancer remains the number one death by disease for children. Although there have been great advances in the last five decades the number of diagnoses has not reduces in the past twenty years.

For more information on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and what you can do, please go to Cure Search for Children’s Cancer.

Now that I have helped to educate you about Childhood Cancer, now I am going to educate you on how to create this cool card. Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #2 

Acrylic Stamping Block

Card Base

Paper to Stamp Sentiment

Paper to Mat Sentiment

Y03 Chameleon Pen


3-D Foam Square

Memento Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer

This is the card we are creating. We used the sentiment from the A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #2 

This is a close up of the stamp set. As you can see, there are multiple creative uses for this awesome stamp set.

This is the awesome Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer we are using for the background on the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card Project.

As you can see in the chamber of the tool, it is adjustable by using the screw on the side to tighten the pen or marker you place inside.

One of the amazing things about this tool is that it is adjustable for just about any pen or marker size. It has a removable chamber that allows you to use larger markers!

This is the Chameleon Pen we are using for this project. Next to it on the right is a thick marker used for elementary schools. This awesome tool will work with THOSE TOO!!

For this project you will not need the blending solution cartridge so you can set it aside.

Take your Chameleon Pen and slide the marker, tip first, into the pen holding chamber.

You will want to make sure that the pen is lined up so that you can get the air to splatter the ink. The above close up is a great example of how to do so.

The bulb on the end is what you squeeze to get the air to blow onto the ink causing your splatter effect.

With just a few squeezes, this is how it looks! You can add additional colors for other projects to add a really cool multi color effect.

This is what it looks like when it has been completed.

You can see the difference in how much I used the background color on the first versus the second background. This is where your creative input comes in. There isn’t a wrong way!

Now to start putting together the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card Project, take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #2  stamp set.

Ink your sentiment,

Stamp your sentiment on your paper and set it aside.

Place adhesive on the back of your mat paper.

Adhere your mat paper to your card base.

Place your 3-D foam squares on the back of your stamped sentiment. Put your sentiment on top of the mat paper as shown.

You did it! You created this adorable CAS (Clean and Simple) card for your Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card Project.

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY!

The Chameleon Pen set of 5 Pen Pastel Tones is what we are giving away this week!!

 To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post. We are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #3 – Ready for a Fight Stamp Set!

The winner is  Esther Saldana !

 Esther,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Card Project!

Please be sure to continue to keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers with the horrific damage they have had due to the hurricane.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  



14 replies
  1. Becca Yahrling
    Becca Yahrling says:

    I know quite a few adults battling cancer, some beating it and some who have not. But I’ve never known, personally, any child battling it. That has got to be the most heart breaking thing any parent and most horrifying thing a child has to go through. I just can’t imagine it. Your card is lovely and the BG is really interesting.

  2. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the ribbon stamp you used, and the Spritzer is so fun! I have one but have not used it lately! You have inspired me to get it out! Makes a fun background!
    I am a blog follower (deniseb…)and a YouTube subscriber too!

  3. Robyn
    Robyn says:

    Hi Melissa-
    Thank you for sharing about Childhood Caner, I did not realize the statistics. So sad and so scary. The Tim Holtz spritzer tool is SO cool!! I have never seen that! Does it need water? Or is it just air that gets the ink out? That seems so simple and great for beginners like me😀 I love your Awareness Ribbon set 2 stamp set, they are absolutely beautiful, and I love how they are in honor of your uncle. He sounded like he was very supportive in your creative journey. My favorite parts of this video is even though you are descussing sensitive matters, you always still make me laugh 😉 You are so good like that. The Chameleon Markers are amazing and I want them SO bad.
    I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend with your men. Take care. Until next Monday

  4. Barb macaskill
    Barb macaskill says:

    Sorry my post is so long! I am a youtube and blog follower. Macask are the first six of my email addies. One is yahoo the other is gmail. 🤞TFS!

  5. Barb macaskill
    Barb macaskill says:

    This is a story that hits me in the gut like a linebacker! March 23, 2001 and May 14, 2003 at 7:23 am are moments I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life. My dear neighbors, Pete and Kathy had 2 handsome little boys, Joseph age 5 and Jacob age 3. I love both of them as if they were my own and saw them every day of their lives.
    On March 23, 2001, in the middle of the night, Joseph woke up screaming that his tummy hurt. Pete and Kathy, sensing that something was very wrong, rushed him to the local hospital immediately. After a few tests they were told that an ambulance was on its way to take them to the Children’s Hospital. They did not tell them what they suspected but once they arrived the doctors had gone over the results from the local hospital and told Pete and Kathy how sick Joseph was. He had emergency surgery right then to remove a tumor the size of a football and another the size of a grapefruit. The road to fighting a rare childhood cancer, Wilm’s Tumor, had begun. They literally spent months in ICU getting treatments and having surgeries.
    Unfortunately, he lost his battle on May 14, 2003. Nobody who had the honor of knowing this wise beyond his years young man will forget him.
    He had a smile that lit up even the darkest corners of a room, his laugh was the sound of fairies playing and his wisdom would make Mensa members look dumb.
    There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t thought of him fondly. He loved Butterflies and whenever I see a kaleidoscope of them I have to smile and a little laugh always sneaks out because I know Joseph has stopped by to say hello!
    I know that he was at the right place to have the best odds of beating this nasty disease because I was treated at the same hospital for cancer twice as a child and once as an adult. I just wish Joseph had been as lucky as I am.
    My son named his first son Joseph in honor of him and it is amazing how similar their personalities are. They even sound alike.
    I love your card and must get my hands on this stamp set because I know quite a few people who are battling cancer now. TFS!

  6. Arianna Barbara
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Love how you used yellow color!!! Beautiful card!!! Congrats Esther!!!

    I’m already subscribed on YT (Arianna Barbara) and to your newsletter (ary_barbara)

  7. Janis in ID
    Janis in ID says:

    What a great cause, Melissa, and one that I am not very familiar with. Your stamp set is lovely and so is your card. What a fun background. Thank you for the chance to win the Chameleons! I follow you here and subscribe to your YouTube channel. Hope you have a great week!!!
    <3 J


  8. Sue D
    Sue D says:

    I have a different version of this cool tool. I need to get it out and play. Would love to try this type of marker. Great card and thanks for sharing about your uncle.


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