Thursday, March 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs

Calling All Sistahs!

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. 

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 is 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.  

 ***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.

Now onto the fun part, our hop!

In addition to all the fun, knowledge and inspiration we are spreading, Laura is giving away two $25 Store Credits to Laura’s Loft to randomly drawn commenters!


Therefore, it is important to be sure that you leave some love on each stop on the hop.

Winners will be announced on our Mar. Absolutely Inspiring Challenge on Mar. 20th.
If your just wandering in, please be sure to go back to the beginning of the hop, here.

Pink is my favorite color.  With that I had to use pink on my card.  I stamped the Hope Ribbon with pink ink and then used a brighter shade of pink to highlight some of the hearts on the ribbon.  I then cut out the stamped image using the matching Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die.  I mounted the ribbon on a piece of pink card stock that I had punched the upper edge with hearts and added some heart washi tape at the bottom.  I chose a sentiment from the set and stamped it in the same ink I used to highlight the hearts on the ribbon.  I flagged the ends and popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.  Here is my card for the hop. 

Inside of card and envelope

The next stop on the hop is Angie who I am sure will have a great project for you.

Remember, If you get lost along the Hop, please go back to CFS for the link list!

For More information on Breast Cancer Awareness just click here
Please do your self exams!

We'll be back next month to remind you again 

Thanks for visiting me today.  Remember to leave a comment at each blog along the hop to win some of the fabulous prizes.  Have a Great Day!



Shelly said...

Aww...this is so sweet!

Bonnie said...

So wonderful to include the envelope and all your sweet additions! Love it!

My Kraft Kloset said...

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.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty pastel pink card! This hop is a great reminder to do our monthly exams!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Pretty design!

Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Maureen Jones said...

Great card! I love the addition of the hearts on the envelope too!

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

Love the soft look of your card!Great inspiration!

cindybearj said...

Pink is my favorite color also. I love the way you carried the front into the inside and the envelope. The ribbon looks like felt in the picture. Beautiful card to carry an important message.

Karenladd said...

I really love that pale pink and the die cut borders. How wonderful that a beautiful card can also signify strength and hope

Angie Tieman said...

This is so pretty with the soft pink!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty! Love the soft pink!

Heather North said...

Pretty in pink! Love the way you highlighted the hearts with a brighter shade of pink!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, and I love the little cut out hearts.

Neha said...

Great card! Good initiative! Keep it up!