Wednesday 16 November 2016

Calling All Sistahs - November Edition

It's that time of the month ...

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 three random winners, selected from those leaving comments on the various stops of the blog hop, $15 gift certificates to CASual Fridays Stamps.  Only the comments left before 12:00am (EDT) on the 19th of November 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 my card

I was inspired by this card by Joanna Harty

Card created by Joanna Harty  using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Mon Ami 

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock. I chose the large bloom from the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set. I used versamark, white embossing powder and my heat tool to start the card. I coloured the image with prismacolor coloured pencils. The sentiment, from CAS-ual Fridays' Calling All Sistahs stamp set was also white heat embossed. Using an ink blending tool and picked raspberry distress ink, colour was added to the edges of the kraft cardstock. 

Next on the blog hop is Vicki Dutcher.  

Here's all those taking part in this month's blog hop. 

Thanks for visiting


  1. You have inspired me to try sponging on craft cardstock, Sue, with your beautiful card and Joanna's inspiration card. I've never thought to use any color other than neutrals on craft, but now I must try all the colors. :) Thank you for being a part of the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the background you created and that flower is stunning!

  3. I have not tried sponging on kraft, great idea! Love how yours turned out!!

  4. Beautiful shading, it gives your card such an elegant appearance. Nice layout, all together a great card!

  5. Great card! I love that you embossed with white ink and colored the image with color pencils. The colors are wonderful.

  6. This is a lovely card. Love this flower and your colouring is just lovely.

    Please can you contact me on regarding 52CCT. Thanks, Deborah

  7. Very pretty. I like the inked background.

  8. Ooooo! This is soooo pretty! Love the edging to match the flower!!


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