Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monthly Self Check Reminder!

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by
Today I want to share a very special card for a blog hop I am participating in.  I do not know of one single person who has not been touched by cancer in some way... Cas-ual Fridays has started a monthly blog hop to remind women to do a monthly self breast exam.  You can read the story on how it began here.  I encourage you to take a few moments to read up on how to do a self exam if you do not know how.  It takes moments to do your self exam and could save your life.  Please remind all of the women in your life to do so.
You should have arrived from the blog of Jennifer Ingle.  If you did not or got lost along the way please start back at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.
CAS-UAL FRIDAY's  has their own line of stamps and dies mainly for Breast Cancer cards and it is called Calling All Sistahs and 50% of the profits from the sales of the Calling All Sistahs line goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. for research and medical help.  Check out the line here.  Anyone is welcome to participate in the Blog Hop that happens on the 17th of each month. 
Here is my card for the hop!

Products used:
Cas-ual Fridays Hope Ribbon
Cas-ual Fridays YOU (from a previous Stamp of Approval Box)
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder
I first took the Hope Ribbon stamp set and the word HOPE.  On pink card stock I embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster powder in rows. I wanted the HOPE to be staggered .. I do have to say I am one of the worst straight line people in the world.. So I did take a ruler and make a cheater line so it would be straight.  After I had all of the hope stamped out and embossed.. I took two tiny hearts from a set called YOU (from a previously released Stamp of Approval set) and stamped in random places using So Suzy Ink Bites in Watermelon and Thistle Thicket.  I then used the largest die in the Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames set.
For my top layer, I took again the Fancy Frames die and I only wanted a tiny portion for a layer.  I then stamped and embossed hope is stronger than fear .. I added a few more hearts from the YOU stamp set.  I took out my twine (I am trying to use this more) and after wrapping a few times I saw it looked perfect in the grooves from the die.  It worked perfect.  I then added a few flat back pearls and with scor tape I adhered that to my main card .
I added some foam tape to the main panel and ran the watermelon ink bite from So Suzy around the outside edge.   My card turned out amazing and I can't wait for this to make someone smile who is going through this terrible disease..
Thank you so much for stopping by.. Be sure to comment for a chance to win a gift certificate and keep on hopping!
Your next stop on the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop is Kelly Griglione

 **There will be a $15 Gift Certificate given to 3 people that comment along the hop.**   Comments close on July 19th at midnight EST.

You can learn all about how Calling All Sistahs got started here.

If you are a facebooker, we'd love for you to join us in our Facebook group! Click here to join
This group is for hop stops, hoppers, and anyone interested in Calling All Sistahs :)
If you should get lost along the way please go back to the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  
So remember we have all come together for this blog hop to encourage our Sistahs to do their monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammograms!!



  1. Beautiful card Kara, a great job!

  2. Love the hope stamped background on your beautiful card!

  3. What a beautiful encouragement card this is!

  4. I love everything about your card, Kara!!! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop and explaining how you created your card so all of us can CASE you. :)

  5. This is so beautiful and lovely, I like the way the twine is tied onto the card.

  6. Beautiful card.
    We have to live on Hope and faith - that
    everything will come out alright or that
    we won't be affected by this.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. very pretty! I like the die you used and the way you tied the twine!

  8. Pretty card and an awesome sentiment! Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Pretty--I like the embossed hope background.

  10. What a beautiful card! Love the hope on the background.