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Friday, October 23, 2009


Yep it's that time again!!!


But before we get to that - have you checked out my newest designs in the store??? But not only that - did you see that we now have photos on the products screen of actual examples how some of our designs are being used?!?! How cool is that!!! What? you don't know what I am talking about - well visit HERE!!!!

Now when you shop you can see how others are taking my designs and making them their own!!!! Additionally - send me YOUR projects made with my designs and they will be featured as well!!! How cool is that?!?!!

One last thing!! Don't forget I am hosting the weekly Challenge over at VDBC!!! It's going to be a lot of fun and the prize is GREAT!!!! Get more information about that HERE! Or actually enter HERE!

Now on to the real reason you are here!! FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!!

I have really been missing my hubby lately and found myself digging out all my yellow ribbon stuff! Hence today's freebie is an Awareness Ribbon in three different sizes (2.5" tall, 4" tall and 5" tall). Almost every cause has a ribbon and to help you out - I have added a list of all the awareness colors and what they stand for!!!

Ok now on to the download. But before we do - here's the fine print... (I know, I know I hate the fine print too - but unfortunately my mean lawyer says I have to put it on here!!! Bahahaha)

Please note that this design is covered by my TOU (terms of use). If you do not have a copy of these TOU please make sure you download it HERE before downloading the freebies!

This design is only available for a short period of time - once it is no longer available here it will be available in my section of the VDBC Store for purchase!

Please do not share this file. If you know someone who might like to have it, then send them HERE to get it!! (Thanks sooo much!)

To download todays FREEBIE - just click on the file type you wish to download - and when promted enter the password: iagreetotou

(This is a paid 4share account, you shouldn't have any issues with downloading from here or getting a virus but if you have an issue please email me!)

Sorry file is no longer available for free download. Please check back NEXT Friday for another FREEBIE FRIDAY give-away!

All right - I think that's it!!!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend - I plan to upload the rest of my new stuff today and tomorrow - so make sure you check back over the weekend to get the low down of what went up!!!!

Before I go here's that awareness color list I said I would share!!!

Pink Ribbon :
Most commonly associated with breast cancer awareness, this ribbon is also a symbol for birth parents, and childhood cancer awareness (alternative color: light blue)

Yellow Ribbon :
We've all seen this symbol used to support our troops, but it is also a symbol for MIA/POW, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, amber alerts, bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, and a general symbol for hope. A yellow ribbon with a heart is used to represent the survivors left behind after a suicide.

Pale Yellow Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of spina bifida

Red Ribbon :
Most commonly associated with the fight against AIDS and HIV, this ribbon also is a symbol for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and Red Friday's for Troops

Burgundy Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of brain aneurysm, Cesarean section (worn upside down), headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William's syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, and adults with disabilities

Purple Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, alzheimer's, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn's disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia

Lavender Ribbon :
This color is a symbol for general cancer awareness. It can also be a symbol for epilepsy, and rett syndrome

Periwinkle Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of eating disorders and pulmonary hypertension

Blue Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music, colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), and anti-tobacco - particularly anti-second hand smoke (in Canada; alternative ribbon color: brown), I Love Clean Air/ILCA Campaign (Japan)

Dark Blue Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim's rights, free speech, water quality, and water safety

Light Blue Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of childhood cancer (alternative color: pink), prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, and scleroderma

Teal Ribbon :
This color is a symbol for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims

Green Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, homeopathy, and worker and driving safety

Orange Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness

White Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of innocence, victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma, in memory of

Pearl Ribbon :
This color is a symbol for emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis

Black Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of mourning, melanoma, and gang prevention

Brown Ribbon :
This color is an anti-tobacco symbol as well as a symbol of colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue)

Grey Ribbon :
This color is a symbol of diabetes, asthma, and brain cancer

Silver Ribbon :
This color is a symbol for children with disabilities, Parkinson's disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.

Gold Ribbon :
This color is a symbol for childhood cancer

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon:
This style of ribbon is a symbol for autism

Lace Ribbon:
This style of ribbon is a symbol for osteoporosis

Pink and Blue Ribbon:
This style of ribbon is a symbol for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death due to SIDS or other causes

Flag Ribbon:
This style of ribbon is a symbol for both the victims and heros of the 9/11 attacks. It is also a symbol of patriotism and support of our troops. In addition, it is a symbol of fireworks safety.

Until Next Time!


Lori McDonald, Designer

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Sue aka barracudasue,  October 23, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

Thanks, Lori not only for the freebie but for the list of what each color stands for! WOW, I knew some of them but there are colors for about everything, aren't there! Thanks, again!

tonyakaye,  October 23, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

Wow! What great research. I never knew there were so many color/causes that uses the "ribbon". Thanks for the cut file.

Lisa Avolio October 23, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

I had no clue there were so many ribbon color meanings out there. Thanks for the info, and the cutting file.

Sandy October 27, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

The puzzle piece ribbon is for Autism Awareness. April is Autism awareness month. I would like to see you add this to your ribbons also. Being the mother of an autistic child we need as much out there that we can get.

Thanks so much!


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