Sunday 16 October 2016

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop - October Edition

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 to the winner, the new release from CASual Fridays, including a new Calling All Sistahs style stamp those leaving comments on the various stops of the blog hop. Only the comments left before 12:00am on the 19th of October will be considered for the great prize.

We'd love to have you join us on this important Blog Hop. So, next month, the Calling All Sistahs' Blog Hop will require the use of any CASual Fridays product, no longer restricted to the Calling All Sistahs' product line. Won't you join us and help us to spread the word?

Here's a list of those participating in this month's blog hop where the theme is to encourage a sistah!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps


Kara Stainbrook

Kelly Griglione

Kimberly Rendino

Laurel Beard

Lisa Lahiff

Lori Kobular

Lori McAree

Lydia Evans

Nora Noll

Penny Ward

Rahmat Gouse

Sandi Pressley

Shona Chambers

Sue Nagata (that's me, and you're here!)

Vicki Dutcher

Heather North

Here's my card

I started with Kite Stencil's Aladdin's Screen stencil. I added different shades of pink with ink blending tools. I matted this panel with a bright pink. For the sentiment, I used my MISTI (who was I to think that I didn't need this tool?). The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays' Calling All Sistahs stamp set. I matted the sentiment using the same bright pink as the card matte using a Spellbinders die. It felt that the card needed a bit more, so I added some sheer pink ribbon.

Next on the blog hop is Vicki Dutcher

Thanks for visiting


  1. Such a pleasant card :) love the simplicity ....thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful card! I love the stenciled background and the way you framed the sentiment!

  3. Fighting like a girl is the only way to go! I check my tatas regularly because of a history of having cancer (3 times) and don't want to take a chance on missing anything!
    Love your card and supporting each other is AWESOME!! TFS!

  4. Love it...Girls are such fierce fighters!

  5. Love the sentiment.
    Even fighting like a girl we
    can prove to cancer that it's
    not going to beat us.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. So pretty!! What a great message for women!

  7. Very pretty design. I like how you inked the background.

  8. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. Love your sweet stenciled background and strong sentiment. Thanks for inspiring us!

  10. Great pretty!! Perfect message and that's the only way to fight!! 🎀

  11. Nice card. I like the different shades on the background.

  12. What a pretty background and I love that sheer ribbon!

  13. Love the stencil you used! Stunning card!

  14. Sue, your stenciled background is fabulous! I need that stencil. :) I love the way you've made your sentiment the focal point of your card with the soft ribbon behind it. Thank you for being a part of the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!

  15. This is one VERY awesome stenciled design, Sue! Love the balance and gradient of colors! So happy to see that you are enjoying your MISTI!! :) Hope you are doing well! Hugs!

  16. That is a beautiful stenciled background. Great job on the card!


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