Thursday, March 17, 2016

CAS-ual Friday's March Calling All Sistahs

Welcome to the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs hop if you are just starting you can click on this link
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to start at the beginning. That way you won't miss a thing!

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.
We at 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 right here 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. 

CAS-ual Fridays is giving away three $25 gift certificates and Laura's Loft is giving away two $25 gift cards which will randomly be draw from the comments so be sure to go to each hop stop to leave lots of love!

I was thrilled to be in on this collaboration with CAS-ual Fridays and help bring awareness to self checks for early detection of breast cancer. 

What an awesome thing Michele is doing every month! 

Please forgive me but this is going to be brief. As I write this I have the flu.
I started with Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock and stamped my Hope Ribbon in SSS Hollyhock. I stamped the word Hope in SSS Intense Black. Then I masked it off and stamped the sentiments in SSS Slate, Smoke and Intense Black. I used MFT's Blueprints to die cut my layering pieces and assembled my card.

I hope I was able to inspire you! 
Be sure to leave me a comment. 
I love to hear from you!
For More information on Breast Cancer Awareness just click here

Please do your self exams!
Nothing could be more important!

The next stop on the hop is 
She has some awesome creations to share with you!

I'll be back next month to remind you again :)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.blogspot.com/
Jingle http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://notablenest.blogspot.com/
Laura http://www.lauralscott.com/
Deana http://www.designcreativelybling.com/
Jasmine http://journeywithjasmine.blogspot.com/
Emma http://heartofcraft.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/
Robbie: http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/search/label/CHA
Angie http://schwooo.blogspot.com/
Archana http://handmadecardsbyarchana.blogspot.com/
Joanna http://www.hartybyheart.com/


  1. Oh wow! I love how you masked off your ribbon to stamp all of the encouraging words!

  2. 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 card with the pretty pink ribbon! Great reminder to do our monthly exams!

  4. Your card would certainly be an uplifting inspiration to any woman who was going through breast cancer!

  5. Hope you feel better soon!
    Your card looks amazing and inspires!

  6. Thanks for soldiering on through the flu to deliver a pretty card.

  7. What a beautiful card with the deep pink and black color combo. Love the layered stamping and I hope you feel better soon.

  8. So cute! Love the text behind the ribbon!

  9. Sorry you haven't been feeling well, Deanna. My son had the flu this winter and it was tough for him to get over. Hope you heal quickly. Your card is still fabulous! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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