Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to our Breast Cancer Awareness Hop

Welcome to our 1st annual Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. We are so glad that you have decided to join us for this very important cause.  According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And since there is currently no cure, early detection is crucial. You can do this by having yearly mammograms, yearly clinical breast exams, and regular self-breast exams.

We have some FABULOUS sponsors for this hop!!!!! You MUST leave a comment on each blog in the hop to be eligible for any and all prizes.

Also, for all prizes you wish to be considered for, you MUST visit their FaceBook pages and/or blogs, LIKE & FOLLOW, and leave a comment on FB. So, if you want to be eligible for ALL the prizes, (I know I would!) You have a bit of work to do, but I promise, it will be worth it!!!

5 Digi Stamps

5 Digi Stamps
$20 GC to Designs on Cloud 9 (applies to reg prices, not sale prices);

Sampler Bag from Premier Designs by Blanca
no pictue available at this time, but it is CUTE stuff!!!! And PINK!!!! :)

Rachelle Larsen ~ 5 Pink Praying for You Cards

A $25 GC to Scrapping Bug Designs!!!! (Applies to reg prices, not sale prices)

$15 GC to Girl Boy Girl Designs (Applies to reg prices, not sale prices)

A Pink SMASH Book from Tahi Diaz!

Tahi is one of our talented Ladies in the hop, so when you get to her blog in the line up, please FOLLOW hers, as she is being so generous in donating this fabulous prize!

Please join us today, we have some very talented women wanting share their stories and art work. We have also found some wonderful sponsors for exciting Blog Candy. But today, I ask you from woman to woman, please take to heart what October means to every woman, read the stories, visit websites, and get involved. Let’s all hold hands and take this walk together…

  1. Pamela ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Katie ~
  4. Jennifer F. ~
  5. Tahi ~
  6. Tonya -
  7. Rhonda -
  8. Jennifer-
  9. Amanda ~
  10. Chrissy ~
  11. Corry ~
  12. Shawnee ~
  13. Beth ~
  14. Rachelle~
  15. Lynne -
  16. Jen B.

This is a special hop for me. My grandmother, whom was one of my role models and idols, was diagnosed with breast cancer twice. The first time, she was lucky and had it all removed and went many, many years with no return. She then got it again and decided she was at a point where she didn't "need" her breast anymore and had one removed ~ she had a sense of humor like no other and it never got her down! One thing I learned from her was NEVER take it for granted ~ always check yourself and be vigilant. I went through a scare a few years back and had my first mammogram before I was 30. It's never something to take lightly. Thankfully it turned out to be nothing, but I am very proactive with my health. Please encourage all to be the same way!

Now for my project, I made this floral arrangement to support this very important month. One pink for support, one white for all the survivors, and one from awareness paper. I made a redneck wine glass, but turned it into a vase with white/pink ribbons.

I used the following:
3d Flower file from the Silhouette Store
Recollections Paper
Pink Chalk
Miscellaneous jewel brads
Tim Holtz metal tag
Pink/White Twine
Pink/White Ribbons

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, you can go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Now it's time for you to go to the wonderfully creative Tahi.

Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. Great project!!! Love it so beautiful :))

  2. Wow I love your redneck vase Jennifer!!! Your flowers look great and thank you for sharing your story.

  3. Great project!!! Your flowers are beautiful.


  4. This is gorgeous!!!! Your Grandmother sounds like a hoot, and a true woman of hope. Must be where you get it from! :)

  5. that is so beautiful! You did an amazing job!

  6. amazing!!! these look hard to do!

  7. What a wonderful story! Your grandma sounds like an amazing lady! I am sorry to hear of your scare but thankful that it was nothing. I love your roses project. The paper you used is beautiful!! Great job!

  8. Your Grandma's story is so much like my mom's sister! Now this sister has leukemia and is handling that well, too. i love your flowers. Thanks for sharing, and for being a part of this hop. i am a new follower

  9. Jennifer: Thank you for sharing your story & about your Grandma. Your flowers are gorgeous, I really like the one with the breast cancer inspirations. I might have to get this cart.
    ~Beth & Emily

  10. Your flowers are beautiful!!! thanks for all your help!!!

  11. Oh wow... totally in love with those flowers... Great project!

  12. These are just awesome!!! I totally love 3D flowers. Great job!!! I had fun hopping with you :)