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Friday, September 30, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop


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Good morning New, Old, and Soon to be Followers and Friends, and welcome to a super exciting weekend here at Scrapping, Card Making, and Living with Fibro!  I have not one, not two, but three hops for you this weekend!  The first hop is the Breast Cancer Awareness Hop.  This is a very important hop for all of us ladies out there as I'm sure almost every single one of you have been affected by this disease in one way or another.  My personal story is that my mother got it twice and had to have a mastectomy twice as well, along with chemo when it wasn't quite as advanced as it is today.  She is a SURVIVOR!  I am so lucky to still have my mommy with me, but it was certainly scary at the time.  Her mother, my Granny, also had breast cancer and had to have a single mastectomy.  She also survived breast cancer, but later died from another form of cancer.  As you can see, this disease hits too close to home for me.  So thank you all for joining us today and for following along.  We have a great lineup in store for you with prizes and inspiration along the way.

If you have arrived here from my girl (and owner of one of my awesome DT's and also a sponsor here today) Jillian, then you are in the right spot!  If you just happened upon my blog today and would like to start at the very beginning with the lovely lady who started it all Denise from Vintage Heartfelt Designs (I'm a former DT member there), then you should do that!  Starting at the beginning will ensure that you are "in" for all the prizes along the way and let me tell you, there are lots!  To be eligible for a chance to win the "big" blog candy that Denise is giving away on her blog, you must leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of each blog and mention that in the comment you leave.  If you are already a follower of that blog, mention that as well.  Denise will be giving away her own candy, we also have three amazing sponsors for this hop and there will be candy on some of the individual blogs along the way.  You definitely don't want to miss out!
Alright, enough of my rambling... Here is my project for this 1 day hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment (you must also be/become a follower) to win some blog candy from me!  I will be combining comments from each of the hops this weekend to give away some goodies.  I haven't quite decided if I will do one or three giveaways, so be sure to comment on each post to better your chances of winning!  If you are the winner, you will get a surprise package of scrappin' goodies!

For my creation I used this adorable digi stamp, which is currently free from Sew Many Challenges!  Be sure and check out their site to get your copy of this cutie.  The background cardstock was made by using my "Have Faith" stamp collection available for purchase at A Jillian Vance Design (Store).  They are one of the sponsors in this awesome hop!  Be sure and swing by to thank them and leave a comment.  I am also on their Design Team, which can be found here.

Here is a list of our awesome sponsors:

Our first sponsor is Jillian Vance who's favorite color is pin and who will be offering a set of her stamps. The link for Jillian is

Our second sponsor is Micelle from Cloud 9. She is offering a $20.00 GC to use on her sight. The link for Michelle is

Our third sponsor is  Jennifer Restivo a member of the VHD design team, will be offering a $10.00 GC to or oh my crafts.

Hope you like my card!

Front of card.  Used digi stamp, flower brad, embossed AJVD background stamps and a ribbon from my stash.  Pink cardstock on green striped cardstock from my stash.  All with inked edges.
Colored with Copics, outlined with Black Zig
Closeup of the background.  I used a bunch of AJVD stamps and embossing glue/powder.  Then added a ribbon with my ATG gun and punched a hole through the ribbon to add my two flowers (one is Prisma, the other is a different company), then I added a flower-shaped green brad to match the green background of the whole card.
Closeup of some of the words.

Now you're off to another very favorite lady of mine Gill of Creations by Gill M.  She actually created the lovely button for this hop!  Please head over there and show her some love as I'm sure she will have something beautiful in store for us today.

Don't forget to scroll up for my other hops and enter to win my 500 follower giveaway at the sticky post on the top of my screen!

XO ~ Amy Jo

P.S.  If you get lost, the entire lineup can be found at Vintage Heartfelt Designs


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Very sweet card, Amy! My, you've been a busy girl with all these hops ... thank you for participating in this one! It's always nice to see that you're well and creative.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Donna Lee said...


Linda said...

Amy, I was deeply touched by story of your mom and grandmother. I too have lost a family member to this awful disease so I am so pleased your mom is still with you.

Your card is adorable and I love the teddy she is just soooooooo cute.

Linda xxxx

Carol's Place said...

Great card Amy, that teddy actually looks fuzzy!!

Linda Dale said...

Cute card, love the Teddy. Thanks for sharing your story about your mom and family. Keep the faith, keep praying. New Follower

Jennifer said...

Cute card! Bear is adorable!
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Brittney said...

Cute card!
I'm following you!

Donna Phelan said...

He's 2 cute! TFS! **new follower**

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your card is adorable, love the bear.
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Rachelle said...

That is such a pretty card..
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Dee said...

Amy I love your cards. Thank you so much for sharing hopping with us and participating in this wonderful event for so many that have either had, have or has a person in their life with cancer of any kind. I am a follower and thank you for sharing with us and have a great weekend. Hugs, Dee:)

Lisa said...

what a cute card! TFs

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

lorby said...

Very Sweet. TFS. Jearise in Lorby's World.

Gill McCall said...

Amy this is so CUTE i love the little bear. I adore your colouring too and i am a copics girl at heart also. Have you ever tried spectrum noir pens - ooohh they are just as good as copics but cheaper !! i bought the lot !
Love the background embossing you created as its subtle but very effective. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card.

Theresa said...

Amy, what a strong family you have. I myself have a long family history with this terrible disease. My cousins' mom passed away to breast cancer when she was 3 so she came and lived with us so I call her and she is and always will be my sister. My mother, grandmother, and then my poor sister like that wasnt enough just found out that her mother in laws breast cancer has now spread to her lyphnodes and so she is only taking oral chemo and we are all praying for more time with her. Thanks for taking part in the hop and sharing your story!

LisaG said...

Great card Amy! The embossing is really nice, never seen any BCA crafting materials before.

Well done on being involved in such a worthy cause.

I'm already a follower!

Lisa xx

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