Thursday, 17 March 2016

March Calling All Sistahs

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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!

Here is my card for this months hop.
On some pink card, stamp in white pigment and clear emboss the ribbon from the Hope Ribbon set. Add some shading with Zig clean colour pens and a watercolour pen. Cut our with the Ruffled Ribbon Fri die. Cut out some flowers from vellum with the Friendly Flowers Fri-dies. Sponge daub some Chalk inks on the back in Warm Violet and Berrylicious. Let dry. Add some details with a white gelly roll pen. Adhere layers of flower together with Designer Dries Clear adhesive. Add some white prills with the same glue and let dry. Adhere the ribbon to a white panel that has been sponged using a Tim Holtz mini blending foam and Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. Stick that to larger accent panels and a base card in shades of pink. Place the assembled flower in the middle. 

There are some great prizes again this month.... Cas-ual Fridays is giving away three $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 two $25 store credits and all you need to do is comment on ALL the blog hop stops.

Hop on over to Lisa's blog next for more inspiration....

The complete hop:
1.CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 
7.Emma  ←you are here!
11. Archana 


  1. Wonderfully bold and beautiful! I love your gorgeous flower!

  2. Stunning card. Thanks for all you do! Great idea! My sister was diagnosed last May with Stage 2 Breast cancer, had 12 rounds of chemo, a lumpectomy, and radiation. Today, she is a survivor and is cancer free. Sharing your link with all my "sistahs" too.

  3. Love your pretty pink ribbon card! Great reminder to do our monthly exams!

  4. Beautiful! I love the addition of the 3 dimensional flower too!

  5. Stunning,wow you brighten the world,yeah!

  6. This is a gorgeous card as are the women surviving breast cancer. Both are soft but strong, passing along knowledge and knowledge is power.

  7. Wow, what a beautiful effect with the heat embossing and that floral embellishment!

  8. This is so bright and pretty! I love the flower with the ribbon!

  9. Very pretty! Love the bold colors!

  10. Oh, Emma, the soft pink flower is so pretty & delicate. Very nice touch adding it to the ribbon.

  11. Beautiful card. Love that sweet flower.

  12. Great card! Good initiative! Keep it up!