A Survivor Soiree
October 15, 2008

I am more excited about today's posts than I have been about any other post in SMP history. Why, you ask? Well, not only are we doing a ton of giveaways, we are also featuring some absolutely beautiful invitations crafted by some of my favorite designers...all to honor those who have been touched by breast cancer. It just feels like it's going to be a good day.

To kick it all off, I wanted to tell you about this great new project that Viola of Chewing the Cud and Libby of Byrd + Bleeker are launching...A Survivor Soiree!

Here's the deal, straight from the horse's mouth...

Perhaps it's your sister. Your mother. Your best friend. Celebrate their triumph with a Survivor Soiree!

*Surprise your guests with these NEW BEGINNINGS letterpress invitations (shown in the top left photo) by chewing the cud.

*Make your event even sweeter by having byrd + bleeker create a SWEETNESS OF LIFE candy bar and more pink party goodness.

As for that amazing candy bar...there are actually "Breast Cancer Awareness" candies included in there; Hershey Kisses, York Peppermint Patties, Dove Dark Chocolate Pieces and Mars M&Ms Promise Blend.  A portion of those candies' purchase price also goes towards the Susan G. Komen foundation - so really, it's a charity two-fer!  What could be better?! The floral arrangements include antique green hydrangeas, pale pink stock and a combination of pink and champagne lisianthus in mint julep cups, bottles, glass vases and rustic ivory pails. The jar tags all have inspirational quotes by breast cancer survivors. 10% of all proceeds from a Survivor Soiree will be donated to the Nellie B. Connally Breast Cancer Foundation at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

I am in love with this concept. The letterpress invitations are beautiful, the candy bar concept is over-the-top great and the celebration of life that motivates the project...well, it's just lovely.

And guess what, the girls are offering a 20% discount to all SMP readers through the month of October! Just mention that you heard about the project right here! And, that isn't all...Viola of chewing the cud is offering 50 NEW BEGINNINGS cards which can be converted into save the dates to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment as to which invitation from her collection is your favorite, and we'll choose a winner randomly!

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And the winner Is...Mandy!

"I absolutely LOVE the “Good Old Days” invitation set from Chewing the Cud. My wedding is in an old theatre and this would be the perfect way to reflect the vintage vibe."