Wonder Women ~ Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!  This is an exciting day for me!  It's my first time being in charge of a blog hop and the hop is for such a great cause.  What is Calling All Sistahs?  I'm glad you asked!  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 yearly mammograms.  Michele designed the Calling All Sistahs line during her cancer treatment and is now donating 50% of her profits from that line to National Breast Cancer Foundation.  It is such a worthwhile cause, and I happily did my part, buying the entire line before I became the Blog Hop Coordinator. 

You may be wondering if this concept works.  I'm here to tell you IT DOES! This month I had my first mammogram, and I had the courage to do it because I've been following along the hops and reading YOUR stories.  Every month I was reminded to do my self checks as I reminded my blog readers to do theirs.  My blog readers have shared their stories with me and I knew I wasn't alone.  Cancer is not contagious, but it can be caught early!  So, I donned my "Wonder Woman" cape and had my girl's pictures taken.  

Can I tell you a secret?  It was uncomfortable, yes, but not nearly as painful as I thought it would be.  My paps-mere a few days before this was much more uncomfortable.   If you have been too scared to get your first mammogram, as I was, I'm here to tell you that you can do this, my sistahs!  I'm right here cheering you on.  Let's detect these things early, so we can face them head on with the most possible options and best outcomes!

One thing I keep in mind any time I am fearful is the saying included in the Hope Ribbon stamp set: "hope is stronger than fear"  Hope comes from the Lord.  He has not given us a spirit of fear, so I cling to the hope that all my sistahs would be free of cancer.  Below is my video for this card.

Direct link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYKwbjzmvWI

If you would like to be a part of next month's blog hop, be sure to join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop Facebook group to hear about sign-up deets next month.  **hint** The hop will be on the 17th of the month.  You are welcome to share all of your creations using the Calling All Sistahs line in the albums set up on Facebook.  We love to ooh and ahh and be inspired by your work.  :)

If you aren't on Facebook, no worries.  Just email me between the 1st and 10th of the month with your name and blog at sistahoodhop@outlook . com to be added to next month's hop.

I am the last stop on this fabulous, but don't worry if I am your first, just continue on with the first hop on the list, the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.  After you do your self check.  ;)   Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment on each stop of the hop!  Michele is giving away (3) $15 gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps shop.  Woot-Woot!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps <<<Start Here<<<
Archana Bhurke
Nora Noll
Susan White
Shona Chambers
Bonnie Sharp
Lori Kobular
Diane Jaquay
Jeanne Jachna
Theresa Knopf
Alanna Moses
Jennifer Ingle
Joanna Harty
Kristie Goulet
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Rendino
Ceal Pritchett
Lisa Lahiff
Lydia Evans
Lori McAree
Claire Apostoloff
Vicki Dutcher
Channin Pelletier
Lisa Harrolle
Heather North >>>you are here<<<

Supply List
Stamps: Hope Ribbon (CAS*ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: 21, 81, 82, 26, 202, 022, 025, 003 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Onyx Black (Versafine) Versamark
Paper: Bristol (Essentials by Ellen or Strathmore) Vellum Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)


Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your card, Heather and that sentiment. I almost used it on my card too. I too, had my first mammogram last month. Not painful at all, just uncomfortable as you stated. xoxo

Lori Kobular said...

Thank you for the video tutorial! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you colored the hope ribbon, it looks awesome! I also love how you pop dotted it onto the card base, I used loads of pop dots too when I do that! Thank you for a wonderful blog hop!! Everyone's creations are beyond awesome!

Lori said...

Stunning card Heather! I will have to come back later to watch the video. Thank you for all of your hard work organizing the hop and letting me be a part of it!!

AnnieD said...

That is a lovely and simple card. Less is more.

Diane Jaquay said...

Yay for having the courage to get your first mammogram! Your card is beautiful, love how you colored your ribbon with the Zig pens!!

Michele Gross said...

You are awesome! I'm so glad you shared your story about your mammo. We all need the support and guidance of our sistahs and to know that none of us are alone :) Gorgeous card and stunning hop. You did super duper good :D

Susan White said...
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Susan White said...

Heather you inspired me!! I paused the video half way through and booked my Mammogram for June 14th. :)
Your card is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story, very encouraging!!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card! thanks for the Video

Tracey McNeely said...

Way to go Wonder Woman! Love your card so much. I have now had 5 mamos, not my favourite thing to do but a necessity. We all need to be Wonder Women!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the coloring of the ribbon
very pretty card.
thanks for sharing your story.
And for sharing a great card.

SusanME said...

Love your coloring technique - thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

Thank you for Sharing this beautiful idea! Thank you for the reminder of the self exam! I love, love, love that sentiment! You can apply to so many things in her life! We have so much hope in HIM and yet he often are taken over by fear! I just love that sentiment! Again thank you!

LisaH said...

Thanks for organizing this fantastic bloghop Heather! Your card is gorgeous and I really loved watching your video too. Next month...same time same place? ;)

Bonnie said...

Hey Wonder Woman! so glad you got your mammies checked - it's an annual thing for me - my mom and two aunts had breast cancer, so you want to bet I am going in to get 'em squeezed!! I love your creation - so CAS and so beautiful!! You have done an awesome job with this hop - looking forward to many more!!

Shelly said...

This is sooo pretty!

Sue Smith said...

Very beautiful card. I love the white embossing you used. It makes the colors pop out so nicely. Great job :)

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Love your card. My sister is a BC survivor. Thank you for your support!~Kim K.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! And... good for you for getting the girls checked!

Mom and wife. said...

Love your card, bright and clean.

Unknown said...

Great encouragement about getting those important mammograms! I think we all feel a little fearful that first time, but it's so essential!
Your card is beautiful, and that embossed vellum is so elegant!

Elise Smith said...

The way you colored the ribbon is so pretty! I love that watercolor, "tie-die" look.

Sue D said...

Lovely card for this important cause.

Karen said...

Love your card.

foleysfriend said...

So beautiful - you and the card! Thank you for all the work you are doing in the background to help spread the word about breast cancer, mammograms, self-exams with this Blog Hop.

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!! I love the way you colored in that ribbon. Great design!!

CADC Blog said...

Love that you shared the story of your first mammogram. Mine's past due, but I scheduled it.

Thanks for letting me go on this hop journey with you.
BTW, love the card!