Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Calling All Sistah's with Laura's Loft and CAS-ual Fridays

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Calling All Sistahs!
1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

On August 17th, 2015  an awesome friend of ours became 1 in 8
Calling All Sistahs was started by Michele Gross, owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is her hope to create awareness for breast cancer beyond just the month of October by reminding you to do your self breast exams on the 17th of each month, and encouraging us all to remind all the great women in our lives to do the same. You can read more about her story HERE 
The Calling All Sistahs Collection was created by Michele with the specific intent of donating 50% of her profits from this collection to Breast Cancer Research and Awareness programs in honor of all who have been affected by breast cancer.
Laura's Loft are thrilled to be one of the first stores in the country to offer this special collection of stamps and dies. It's important to us to be able to remind all of our sistahs to check yourself and we are proud to continue Michele's effort by donating 50% of our own profits from this collection to breast cancer research in VA. 
Join us here on the blog on the 17th of each month for CAS-ual Fridays projects dedicated to the fight against Breast Cancer and in support of our sistahs suffering through it along with a personal reminder to get yourself checked. 

I am so happy to support this cause, I lost a friend a university to breast cancer, and know several woman who have suffered from this horrible disease. Catching it early is a life saver! 

 ***This is your reminder to do your breast self-exam!***
and remind your sistahs too! 
If you're not exactly sure how to do a self exam, you can click here to get the information you need, and then follow up with your doctor at your next appointment.
Don't forget to go for your mammograms!

Saturate a piece of Tim Holtz's Distress Watercolour paper with water and the brush on some Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet until it blends. Let dry. Spritz lightly with water and blot. Overstamp with the hope stamp from the hope ribbon set in the same colours and the specks from Tim Holtz's cracks and specks set. Rip up some coloured and translucent papers and adhere. Spray with some perfect pearls in pearl white. Apply some Picked Raspberry Distress Paint round the corners and some Judikins Metallic Fuchsia glass beads.
Stamp the ribbon from the set in black and emboss in clear on pink card. Cut using the Ribbon Fri-die. Colour the hearts and pick out some flower centres using gelly roll pens. Then cover the hearts in Ranger's glossy accents. Let dry. Stick onto some white card and fussy cut a slightly larger ribbon. Accent edges with Picked Raspberry pad. Mount to backing card with foam tape, then adhere assemblage to bright pink mount and a baby pink card.

There are no less than 5 amazing prizes to win! Cas-ual Fridays is kindly giving away 3 $25 vouchers to their store. The winners will be pulled randomly from comments on ANY of the blog stops...the more you comment on, the more you might win! Laura's Loft is generously giving away 2 $25 vouchers and all you need to do is comment on ALL the blog hop stops.

For More information on Breast Cancer Awareness just click here
Please do your self exams!
I'll be back next month to remind you again :)

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  1. Such a pretty pink card and for a worthy cause too

  2. Wow!! Love the background you created for your card - thank you for explaining how you made it.

  3. Very touching to use "hope" as part of the background.

  4. Thanks for sharing your idea. Love the pink

  5. I love the background. Perfect color.

  6. Love me some Pink! Gorgeous card sweetie!

  7. Terrific card. Like how you turned back the vellum on top corner.

  8. Love this card. Even though the "hope" is light, it still grabs your attention. Hope is what it's all about.

  9. This card is stunning! Your background is absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully designed card!

  10. Awesome background, great card:-)

  11. I love all the layers of color and texture on this beautiful card! Srong and sassy all the way.

  12. Your card is just amazing with all that color and the vellum strips! A really beautiful project!

  13. the card is bright and bold and so pretty.
    Hopefully someday we won't need to make cards for such a
    terrible disease.
    thanks for sharing.