July 18, 2017

CAS03 July Challenge Post

Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.

The rules are simple:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our new blog.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

Are you ready to see this month's inspiration that will take you away?

Photo Credit: www.dreamstime.com




Susan
Floating

Now it's your turn!  Use the linky tool below to add your encouragement card by August 13th.



July 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Reminder Post

It's the 17th of the month and I'm here with my Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your self breast exams and make your mammogram appointment if you've forgotten. 

I'm still here because of early detection. 

There is always talk about finding a cure. 

I'm not a doctor. I have no medical background. But I did crush this disease. And I'm here to tell you that this disease is curable especially if you can catch it early. The cures are there, they aren't easy or pleasant but this is a curable disease. 

My hope is that one day they will discover a prevention for it. Now wouldn't that be something?!

Do your checks. Tell your friends, your family, anyone who matters to you... your sistahs to do their checks too. 

Finding out you have it sucks. Not gonna lie. 
But crushing it because you caught it early...that's priceless.

My sistahs are here with me today to delight you with their creations.
Be sure to check out my Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after I was diagnosed in 2015 with the purpose donating 50% of its profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you all with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends. 

Enjoy the parade of hopeful cards and then please join us tomorrow to check out the new theme for our monthly Encouragement Challenge! We'd love to have you play along :)

-Michele








Be sure to come back tomorrow for our newest Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!  And don't forget to check yourself.


July 15, 2017

CAS02 Winners!!

It's time to announce our second batch of winners for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  aka CAS02

Drumroll please.....

The winner of a $25 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is:


Congratulations Maura!!!



Here's your winners badge you can add to your blog or share on social media!!!  Contact Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to get your gift code!!!


Coming in a close second was Liz!  Congratulations Liz!!!



 Here's your Runner Up winners badge you can add to your blog or share on social media!!!



Last month's winners, Dawn and Michelle, please grab your badges for your blogs too.

Our new challenge goes up on the 18th.  We can hardly wait to share the awesome inspiration for you this month!


June 18, 2017

CAS02 June Challenge Post

We had so much fun with our first Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  If you missed the winners post Clicky to go there now and see if your card was chosen.

Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day.  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.

The rules are simple:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our new blog.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!

Are you ready to see this month's inspiration?

photo credit: http://callingallsistahs.blogspot.com/2017/06/cas01-winner.html

Are you inspired?  The encouragement squad can hardly wait to see what you create!  Link up  your encouragement card below.





June 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Reminder Post


It's the 17th of the month and I'm here with my Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your self breast exams and make your mammogram appointment if you've forgotten. 
I'm still here because of early detection. This past weekend I was in Seattle visiting friends, one of whom is also still here because of early detection. While at lunch this weekend, my other friend received a phone call giving her an update on one of her friends who was undergoing surgery that day. Lymph nodes clear! She too will be around thanks to early detection. 

There is always talk about finding a cure. 
I'm not a doctor. I have no medical background. But I did crush this disease. And I'm here to tell you that this disease is curable especially if you can catch it early. The cures are there, they aren't easy or pleasant but this is a curable disease. 
My hope is that one day they will discover a prevention for it. Now wouldn't that be something?!

Do your checks. Tell your friends, your family, anyone who matters to you... your sistahs to do their checks too. 
Finding out you have it sucks. Not gonna lie. 
But crushing it because you caught it early...that's priceless.

My sistahs are here with me today to delight you with their creations. 
Be sure to check out my Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after I was diagnosed in 2015 with the purpose donating 50% of its profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you all with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends. 

Enjoy the parade of hopeful cards and then please join us tomorrow to check out the new theme for our monthly Encouragement Challenge! We'd love to have you play along :)
-Michele














June 15, 2017

CAS01 Winner!!

Are you excited to see who the winner is for our first Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge?  Everyone's cards were so beautiful.  Thank you so much for participating. It was a tough choice for our Encouragement Squad.

And the winner of the $25 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is:

Dawn's World


Congratulations Dawn!!!
Please contact Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to claim your $25 prize.

Second runner up is:

Seashell Creations

Congratulations, Michelle! You've got some bragging rights.  We are working on getting winner's badges you can put on your blogs.

Come back on the 18th for our second challenge, and keep an eye out for the Calling All Sistahs reminder post here on this blog on the 17th.


May 18, 2017

CAS01 May Challenge Post

Welcome to our first encouragement challenge!  We all need a little cheering up from time to time.  There have been times where we were facing health issues, a loss, hard choices to make or life changes.  What better way to show your love, care, concern and support than with a handmade card?  

Each month, on the 18th we will have an inspiration photo and challenge to spark your creativity.  You can use the photo or the colors or both to create your card to encourage, bless or lift the spirits of the recipient.  Then link up here by June 13th for your chance to win a $25 gift code from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to use in their online store!  You can use any product you wish, but if you are chosen and your card has a stamp or die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, your prize will be doubled!!!!!! 

Drum roll please for our first scrumptious inspiration photo and color palette.

photo credit: https://www.dreamstime.com/

Let's see how the Encouragement Squad was inspired.

Ceal

Full On Floral, Pretty Posies

Gwendolyn

Be, Floating, Flower Power

Heather

Be, Full On Floral, Loving Thoughts
Bubble Box Fri-Dies

Larissa
Pretty Posies
Posies Fri-Dies

Lori

Mary

Pretty Posies
Posies Fri-Dies

Melissa
Scallop Tags Fri-Dies

Penny
Bold Wishes, Loving Thoughts, Sassy Smiles
Loving Blooms Fri-Dies, Posies Fri-Dies

Rahmat

Pretty Posies, Truth Is

Susan
Floating

Pretty inspiring collection of cards, isn't it?  Now it's your turn.

Rules:
1. Make an encouragement card using the inspiration photo or color collection or both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th to be eligible to win.
3. Any products welcomed.  You are not required to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on your card, but if you do and your card is chosen, Michele will double your prize.