Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Calling All Sistah's "Remind a Sistah" Blog Hop

It is August 17th and you know what that means? It is a Calling All Sistah's Blog Hop sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!! For the blog hop, you should be arriving from Susan White's Blog.

I cannot believe it is the middle of August already. This summer has gone by too fast for me. Unlike some mothers', I am not ready for school to start. Since I work in a school, school starting means my vacation is over too!!

Today the Calling All Sistah's Blog Hop is a little bit different. We were all challenged to design a card to "Remind a Sistah" to either check themselves monthly OR a card to remind a friend to make their yearly mammogram appointment.  (This is something I need to do for myself so this hop was a great reminder for me too!!) Who doesn't appreciate a nice reminder-especially a home made card?

Please be sure to comment on each blog as there will be 3 winners randomly chosen for $15 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps gift codes from the blogs on the hop. If you get lost, just hop on over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog to get the full list of participants.

I chose to create a card to remind a friend to make their mammogram appointment.

I knew what I wanted to do right away once I saw the theme. I started by using my Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter to die cut a t-shirt out of watercolor patterned paper. I stamped a phrase from the "Calling All Sistahs" stamp set onto the front with black ink.

I then die cut a white tag using CAS-ual Fridays "Tag Buddies Fri-dies" and stamped the first part of the sentiment with "Raspberry Jam" in and the second part in black.

I used a heart embossing folder to dry embossed a piece of pink card and mounted this over an A2, top folding card that complimented the patterned paper t-shirt. Next I cut the top part off the tag and adhered the remainder to the top of the pink, embossed card stock.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the t-shirt and layered paper flowers over the collar, using a mini sequin for the center. My last step was to randomly adhere sequins in a diagonal down the front.

The next person on the hop is Vicky Dutcher.

Want to join the hop next month? Visit the "Calling All Sistahs" Facebook page for more details. You must use at least one product from the "Calling All Sistahs" stamp collections to join. Michelle donates 50% of the proceeds from each set to the National Breast Cancer Society.

Thank you for stopping by today! Remember to check yourself monthly and to get a yearly mammogram.

Stamps-"Calling All Sistahs" CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Dies-"Tag Buddies Fri-dies" CAS-ual Fridays, Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter, DJ Inkers
Paper-"Baroque Burgundy"-Stamping Up!, "Hibiscus Burst"-PTI, "White" Hobby Lobby and "Watercolor" Patterned Paper-CraftSmith
Ink-"Archival Black" Ranger Ink, "Picked Raspberry" Distress Ink, "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink, "Raspberry Jam"-Hero Arts
Other-Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers, Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte, Foam Adhesive, Big Shot Machine



desperatehousewifecraft said...

Love your tshirt! I was wondering how to make a pic without being too shocking and you managed it! Beautiful card.

Sue D said...

Sweet reminder!

Unknown said...

great reminder card....blessings

Lori Kobular said...

I love your card! What a great reminder! I wish my GYN's office would send out a reminder like this! That tee shirt is so pretty with the flowers and I love the embossed heart background!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and a great cause!

Russell Productions said...

Pretty in pink. Thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

Super cute idea!

Jean said...

Very cool card! As a breast cancer survivor, I appreciate this reminder to all!

Heather North said...

I'm so glad you liked this theme, Nora! Your graphic T-Shirt idea is AWESOME!!! I think Michele needs to make a t-shirt die for those of us that don't have a craft cutter. ;)

Mary Holshouser said...

Fun card for a serious subject.
Tell it like it is!
thanks for sharing.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so creative Nora and I just love that sentiment!
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

Another fabulous card, and what a great way to remind everyone to take care of ourselves! I love how you colored the T-shirt, and how you added texture to the panel on the background! Beautiful work, Nora!