October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is an unfortunate fact that any of you have been directly touched by Breast cancer, either yourself, a family member or a close friend. This year, as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, I decided to create a new project to honor those who have been touched by this disease.

I have always loved fairy tales. One of my favorites was The Princess and The Pea. This project, Pink Princess and the Pea, is a stack of 6 mattress boxes in a canopy bed frame. Each mattress box contains a “Tag-olio” to hold photos and journaling. This project seems to “fit” with the encouragement of self exams. The pea represents the lump some have found during a self exam. I can only image the panic of discovering that lump in your breast.


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I have set a up a donation website through Susan G Komen Passionately Pink for a Cure program. Anyone who makes a donation on that webpage will be entered into a drawing to win the original project shown or one of 3 kits to make your own Pink Princess and the Pea. Thank you  to all who are willing to donate. Be assured that 100% of the donations on the website (see the link below) go to the Susan G Komen Foundation, a leader in the charge against Breast Cancer. Through this site, you will receive a receipt for your donation and information about how your money aids in the fight against Breast Cancer. (The site is secure and no money passes through my hands.)


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To go to the Pink Paper Doodles donation website, CLICK HERE




The Princess an the Pea project is the first in a new series:  the Once Upon a Time Series. The Once Upon a Time projects are 3 dimensional projects that are inspired by fairy tales and folklore from around the world.  Each project will have two different looks:  one a light palette and one a darker palette. All kits contain materials to create both the project and a mini album.  All kits also include the pattern/tutorial to create the project and corresponding mini album. Patterns are sent electronically.

This ongoing series will be scheduled regularly, but not on a monthly schedule. The order the projects will be released will depend on when the paper and or embellishments for the projects are available.

The Reservation system I am using was developed to guarantee that you will be able to receive all of the Once upon a Time projects. The deposit is essentially much like putting down a last month deposit on an apartment. As long as the deposit remains in place, you will be guaranteed to receive the next Once Upon a Time project.

Most Projects will have a Primary Version and a Secondary Version. Both will use the same pattern and will typically be different only cosmetically or with minor changes. The instructions for both versions will be included in the pattern. When you have a Reservation deposit in place, you have the option of receiving the Primary Kit, or the Secondary Kit, or if you wish, can you can purchase both versions.

You will receive further information to download upon purchase of your Reservation.

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