Friday, December 16, 2016

Calling All Sistahs - December Blog Hop

Calling all Sistahs! On the 17th of the month CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sponsors a blog hop to remind you and the important women in your life to make sure you're doing your monthly breast self-exam and scheduling a yearly mammogram. You can make a difference and you might just save a life!

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection is so important for treatment! We want all the women in our lives to know how important they are to us and how much we want them to live strong healthy lives.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps owner Michele is a survivor. She designed a line of stamps to provide support and to promote awareness. 50% of the sale of products in the "Calling All Sistahs" campaign are donated to breast cancer research and awareness.

If you're hopping along you should have reached me from 
Penny Ward's blog.

You can get all the blog hop details and begin here - at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!

We know everyone is busy busy busy with the holidays ! That's no excuse to neglect yourself!   That's why we're calling this the MAKE TIME blog hop!   I can't tell you how much this issue has been on my mind this month!  I've been getting Christmas cards with notes from friends I haven't talked to in a while and found that one has lost a spouse to breast cancer.  Another good friend was diagnosed with it this month.    This sad news breaks my heart!   There's no cure yet, but early detection is so important! This is a reminder to get yourself checked! 

I think we all know someone who isn't getting their regular mammograms either because they're embarrassed or because they think they don't need to.   Why not remind them WHY they should get it done... not just for themselves.. but for us. 
I wanted to give my card a little holiday twist this time for December.  I started out with strips of ombre pink that turned into red.. and then a few strips of green to make it Christmas.   I stamped two sentiments on some Tag Buddies Fri Dies.  I added a bit of gold dot washi to the flag shaped one to help define the edges.

I added some Friendly Flowers Fri Die cuts to the background to make it fun and festive - these could just as easily been a few snowflakes!

Ready to see more?  The next stop on this hop is Lori Kobular!  But before you go please leave a comment!    There's THREE $15 gift certificates up for grabs!  Winners will be selected from the comments left on the hop posts!  You have until 12 am USEST on December 19 to leave a comment!   

Here's a list of the entire blog hop to help you navigate today! 

Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)

Want to go shopping? There's lots of stamps in the sale section of the store, and yes.. you can double dip using my special code. Any commission that would normally be given to me has been redirected to CASual Fridays for their Calling All Sistahs Campaign to use toward breast cancer awareness and prevention. I do not accept any payment for products I use on my blog. I only work with products I love and would recommend.

Good Luck and Happy Hopping! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Stamps | CASual Fridays Calling All Sistahs
Dies | CASual Fridays  Friendly Flowers, Tag Buddies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Gold 4 mm, 6 mm
Ribbon | May Arts 1/4" Twill Chevron Stripes Red


Heather North said...

Jeanne, I am so sorry about your friends. {hugs} Thank you for sharing their stories to show us how important it is to take care of ourselves, even during this busy time of year. You are so right. We matter to the people who love us. <3

designbydonna said...

Love the double tag idea. Pretty colors on your card.

Lori Kobular said...

I love your card with all the different stripes of color! Such a happy card, it sure makes me smile! Merry Christmas to you!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love the bright colors to grab your attention to this important message!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent card! Love that colorful striped background a lot

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful card!! I love the burst of colors. The sentiment is so apt! thanks for sharing

Suzy said...

Wow I love that stitched background with the colored strips! Of course the message too

Michele Gross said...

I love this card!! I love your message! Thank you for helping to spread the word. Alone I am just one voice, but together we can make a mighty roar!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous colors and card. What a wonderful cause for a hop. Thanks for keeping it real ladies.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I just love this Jeanne! It's so beautiful and colorful!
Holiday Hugs!

Unknown said...

Great card. Short, sweet and to the point.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layers of color.
I'd be happy to get such a
reminder in the mail.
Great sentiment.
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year

Localeyez said...

Love the white flower contrast! Less is more!

AndreaH said...

As I said to penny I'm so pleased I've found you all as I never remember to check. Now thanks to you all I won't forget. Love your sweet stamping idea. Merry Christmas Jeanne x

Marybeth said...

Hi Jeanne, remember me , lol! Had to tell you how much I love the colors and blocking on this beauty! I have so much to do I don’t know what to do next so here I am on the computer:)

Sue D said...

I like the white elements against the colorful background.

Sharron said...

Wonderful card, Jeanne! The colorful panels make such an awesome base and the Friendly Flowers done in white are so pretty and whimsical!

Kara Lynne said...

Such an important reminder! The colors of those stripes are wonderful and your tag on tag is fantastic!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love the colors!