Friday, 16 December 2016

Callin' All Sistahs - December Edition

It's that time of the month ...

Calling All Sistahs is a campaign started by Michele Gross of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps after her discovery of breast cancer.   The idea behind it is to remind our sistahs to do their monthly self exams and annual mammograms.  Michele designed the Calling All Sistahs collection during her cancer treatment and is now donating 50% of her profits from that line to National Breast Cancer Foundation.  This is an important reminder for all my sistahs.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the US and 1 in 9 women in Canada will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Look around, do you see 8 (or 9) women? Think about it, on average, one of them will develop breast cancer. It's up to us to do something to do what we can to reduce that incidence. Annual mammograms and monthly self exams are one way for us to take an active role. This is your monthly reminder.

Michele is being super generous by offering to three random winners, selected from those leaving comments on the various stops of the blog hop, $15 gift certificates to CASual Fridays Stamps.  Only the comments left before 12:00am (EDT) on the 19th of December will be considered for the great prize.

We'd love to have you join us on this important Blog Hop. The Calling All Sistahs' Blog Hop will require the use of any CASual Fridays product, no longer restricted to the Calling All Sistahs' product line. Won't you join us and help us to spread the word?

Here's my card

I thought that I'd make a word cluster cards because I love all the sentiments on CAS-ual Fridays' Calling All Sistahs stamp set. Since this month's theme was "Make Time", I stamped these words in a contrasting gray. I didn't have a sentiment that would work, so I used the "Make" from Altenew's Simple Flowers stamp set (the sentiment is actually You make me happy) and the "Time" from Paper Smooches' Birthday Sampler stamp set (the sentiment is actually Party Time).

Next stop on the blog hop is Lydia Evans

Here's the complete blog hop list

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 

Thanks for joining us and make time to check yourself.


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

a2z Scrapbooking

It's the 14th of the December and that means that I'm up at a2z Scrapbooking.

Here's my card

I had purchased this Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet stamp set. I wasn't sure how to line the various layer stamps up. Well, lucky me, there is a nice diagram on the backside of the stamp package. I used my MISTI to help me line up the different layers. Fortunately for me, Hero Arts put together some of their shadow inks into ink cube collections to help me with my ink color choices. For this card, I used Hero Arts Lucy's Floral Favorite Ink Cubes AF355. I trimmed the panel and added 1/4" stripes.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop and DT call

It's the beginning of another month. That means that it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards. Actually, it's a design team blog hop in addition to a photo inspiration challenge, which runs December 1st to 15th.

 Here's the blog hop order

  Sue N. <<this is me

Here's my card

I was inspired by the red wreath, the lime green colour and a big bow. The stamp is H217S from one of our sponsors, Great Impressions. I stamped the image with versamark on vellum, used gold embossing powder and heat set. I positioned the sentiment, which is also a Great Impressions stamp, B73S and also used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I coloured the back side of the vellum with copics.

I'm always looking for ways to adhere the vellum that doesn't result in "splotches" of adhesive which can be seen through the vellum. I hid the adhesive behind pearl embellishments on the corners.

Next on the blog hop is Susan

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