Tuesday 16 August 2016

Calling All Sistahs: August Blog Hop

Calling All Sistahs is a campaign started by Michele Gross of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps after her discovery of breast cancer.   The idea behind it is to remind our sistahs to do their monthly self exams and annual mammograms.  Michele designed the Calling All Sistahs collection during her cancer treatment and is now donating 50% of her profits from that line to National Breast Cancer Foundation.  This is an important reminder for all my sistahs.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the US and 1 in 9 women in Canada will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Look around, do you see 8 (or 9) women? Think about it, on average, one of them will develop breast cancer. It's up to us to do something to do what we can to reduce that incidence. Annual mammograms and monthly self exams are one way for us to take an active role. This is your monthly reminder.

Michele is being super generous by offering 3 - $15 gift certificates to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to those leaving comments on the various stops of the blog hop. Only the comments left before 12:00am on the 19th of August will be considered for the gift certificates.

Here are those participating in this month's blog hop.

And here's my card

I started by using distress inks (worn lipstick and picked raspberry) and ink blending tools to create the background panel. I cut a tag from a piece of scrap bright pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment from CASual Fridays Calling All Sistahs stamp set. I felt that it needed something more, so I added a second tag using printed vellum, some sequins for a bit of shine, silver thread and a small silver bow to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting.

Now on to the next stop on the blog hop - Bonnie Sharp


  1. I love the beautiful gold sentiment on the tags, pretty card!

  2. Love the vellum tag behind the tag with the important reminder! Great card!

  3. Great card - love the moving tag!

  4. Your beautiful vellum tag was the perfectly finishing touch for your lovely card, Sue! Thank you for joining us in reminding our sistahs to check themselves!

  5. I like the colors and tags.

  6. Very pretty.
    The use of the tags is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing.


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