With Love from your Sistah

Welcome to the February Sistahood Blog Hop.

Each month on the 17th crafters from all over the globe come together along with Casual Friday's  to bring you new inspiration for card making and to remind you to check the SISTAHS.

Breast Cancer is no picnic...
ask me how I know!

I stamped the large striped background...UGH!
(just use striped paper)

Die cut a White stitched oval and stamp the sentiment from the Girlfriend stamp set.

Itty bitty roses are diecuts, then a bit of Lime string for the leaves.
Finished the card with the Sistahood Sparkle sequins mix.

Now for my story...

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 Melissa Miller'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 February 19th.

Casual Fridays:  Girlfriend stamp, Sisterhood Sparkle sequins
Concord and 9th:  Stripe stamp
Impression Obsession:  Tiny Swirl Flowers die
May Arts:  Lime String
Imagine Crafts:  VersaMark onyx Black ink

Thanks so much for stamping by...


Lori Kobular said...

Absolutely gorgeous Penny! I love the bold sentiment, it is sure to make a sistah feel the love! The black and white stripes are beautiful too!

Heather North said...

Oh my goodness, Penny!!! I'm in love with your card, sistah! The graphic black and white with the delicate flowers and string leaves, not to mention the sweet sentiment. Swoon. Thank you for being a part of the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!

Michele Gross said...

You are strong, amazing and awesome! Thank you for sharing your story and being part of this hop. I LOVE that card! Perfection :)

Mary Holshouser said...

The little flowers really pop
off the bold stripes of the card.
thanks for sharing.

Late Blooming said...

Yes...love the black and white bold stripes and especially glade you are going to be OK. God is good.

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

lovely card. thanks for creating awareness about breast cancer

Dee Earnshaw said...

very stylish card:)

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing your story and for the wonderful card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I absolutely LOVE those tiny swirl flowers! Beautiful look and design! Thanks for sharing your story!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the b&w design and the pretty pink flowers for embellishments!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

What a striking card! Love those stripes! Thanks for sharing your story too.