Shake, shake, shake the Sistahs Blog Hop


Hey there.....

Welcome to the January Calling all Sistahs Blog Hop.

Every month on the 17th designers from all over the globe come together to give you new card inspirations and remind you to check the SISTAHS!

Today Cas-ual Fridays has collaborated with Pretty Pink Posh to bring you a special mix of sequins  aptly named Sistahood Sparkle.
Light , Medium and dark Pinks as well as Sparkly Clear in a variety of sizes.
It's just a must have for all the Breast Cancer, Valentines, Girly cards you are about to make.
The Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix is available in the Cas-ual Fridays shop now and when they are gone...
they are gone for good!


I knew I wanted to make a shaker, so I took the adorable flower stamp from the Mon Ami set, ran it through my Silhouette PicScan and made a die cut. Obviously I resized it . :)

Front of card has been splattered with paint.


Funky ribbon was found at Michaels.

Stamped my favorite sentiment from the Be stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Now for my story...and I'm sticking to it:

I had a Mammogram in July 2013.
Found a lump in October 2013
You do realize that was only 3 months!!!!!
Cancer can grow and spread sooooo fast.
Make sure to check yourself EVERY month...how about today?!?

Double Mastectomy (because hey, I am not looking to do all this incert bad word again).
Six rounds of chemo.
1 year of Herceptin treatments every three weeks.
Yes I went bald (temporary thing).
Yes I learned to live for the moment.
Yes I learned to appreciate all I have.
Yes, cancer has changed me forever...in a good way!
No...It was no picnic and definitely not for sissies!

So there you have it.
My story and inspiration to remind you to check those Sistahs monthly.

Please click on over to  Gwendolyn Estrada's  blog and see what she has created.

Make sure to comment on each stop as there will be 
two $15 gift certificates given away to lucky crafters.
Comments close Midnight EST January 19th.



Thanks so much for stamping by...

22 comments

Heather North said...

If I wasn't going to check myself before, I am now. Thanks for the gentle kick-in-the-pants reminder of how important it is to check every single month.

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I enjoy seeing your cards in my favorite magazine cardmaker and here. Just lovely. Love the shaker and the flower.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the sequin mix and your pretty shaker card! Thanks for sharing your story with us. This hop is my monthly reminder!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Really beautiful card. What a great idea to scan your stamp and cut it after. I shall try that too! Thanks for sharing your story and reminding us how important it is to check ourselves frequently.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful shaker card Penny!! I love that ribbon!

Cathy Smith said...

Beautiful Card, thanks for sharing your story :)

Janet Kohler said...

The card is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story. God bless you for sharing your talent with us.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Kimberly Rendino said...

This shaker is gorgeous! And thanks for sharing your story - what a wake up call for all of us!

Sharon Salerno said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story! I have had several scares but thankfully they gave not been cancer. However, every time one pops up it is scary.

So proud of all of you who remind us each month to do a breast check.

Sue LD said...

Love how you made this flower a shaker window.

Jeanne J. said...

So pretty! I love the contrast of the hot pink and white and that beautiful flower!

Theresa Knopf said...

Adorable card!

Denise S. said...

Cute shaker card.

Sandi said...

Your story inspires and strengthens me every time I hear it. You are such a strong and positive woman and your cards are amazing.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card and I've CHECKED, 100% for 2017 so far, and I am resolved to be 100% in Dec of 2017 too!

Sharon Roselli said...

Loved hearing your story, thanks for sharing! Love your card I need to get the badass stamp.

Mary M. said...

lovely card and powerful words make a great impact. thanks for sharing your story with us.

Preety said...

beautiful card and powerful words :)
thanks for sharing and supporting an important cause!

Joni said...

thanks for sharing your story. your card is quite interesting.

Jo Herbert said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the boldness and the pink really pops. Great card. Hugs Jo

Kara Stainbrook said...

So pretty! Your story can change lives!

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