August 18, 2017

CAS04 August 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 where this month's inspiration will take you?











Now it is your turn!  Link up your encouraging card by the 13th and come back on the 15th to see if you are the winner!


August 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs August Reminder Post


2 years ago today
I did a routine self breast exam and
I found a lump that turned out to be breast cancer.
I got scared.
I got mad.
I got hurt feelings.
Then I crushed it.
2 years ago today I had cancer. 
Today I don't and I'm here to remind you of the importance of early detection.
Next week I get to help my oldest son move into his dorm room for his first year of college.
The week after that I get to take my youngest son to his driver's license test.
The month after that I get to attend my niece's wedding. 
The month after that I get to celebrate CAS-ual Fridays 5th birthday.
My calendar is full of significant events and yet it still has lots of days waiting to be filled. 
I get to have them all because I caught cancer early! 
I don't have to miss a single thing.
Please...
no matter how full your calendar is, no matter how busy your day is,
take 5 minutes to check yourself and then make your mammogram appointment if you're due.
If you're not sure how to do it or what to expect,
check out this page from our friends at NBCF that will provide you with information and links to help you.

Today I'm joined by my Encouragement Squad who will delight you with their encouraging creations.





Melissa


Melissa also included a great sentiment for the inside of her card!

Calling All Sistahs


Come back tomorrow to join our newest Encouragement Challenge

August 15, 2017

CAS03 Winners!

It's time to announce our newest batch of winners for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  aka CAS03 

Drumroll please.....

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


Sandie

Contact Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to get your gift code!!!



Be sure and pick your winner's badge!




Be sure and pick your winner's badge!

Coming in a VERY close second is:

Preeti

Be sure and pick your winner's badge!



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

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!