April 17, 2017

Welcome to the NEW Calling All Sistahs blog!

Welcome to the NEW Calling All Sistahs blog!
I'm so glad you're here!

As you may know, the idea behind the monthly Calling All Sistahs blog hop was #1 to remind our sistahs about doing their self breast exams to spread awareness about the importance of early detection every single month, and #2 provide some fun and inspiration to keep things light hearted that could include so many of you. My hope was that the hop would grow so we could reach even more sistahs but I've come to realize that there were a few roadblocks for a lot of you: lots of you have blogs but are a little intimidated by the idea of being a hop stop, lots of you who don't own any of my stamps or dies yet and lots of you who don't have blogs at all, but would still like to be able to participate through Instagram or your flickr or SCS galleries...if only that were possible.

Well, possibilities are born from challenge and that's something that is right up my ally!
I've come up with an exciting change to our monthly reminder format that will still accomplish my 2 primary objectives BUT will also provide a way for more of you to be able to participate each month with or without a blog.

Starting May 17th, I will post a parade of projects from my new Encouragement Squad design team as part of my reminder post on the 17th! You will get to meet them later this month!

The next day on the 18th, an encouragement challenge will begin for anyone and everyone who wants to participate! It will be a photo that features color chips. Players can use the color chips or draw inspiration from the photo, or both to create an encouragement card with no product and no genre restrictions. It could be for someone who was just diagnosed, going through treatment, recovering from any sort of illness or surgery, going through a rough time in a relationship or job, or experiencing a crossroads in life. There are a bazillion reasons that we might need to make an encouragement card to let someone know we are thinking of them, and that will be the main focus of this new challenge. You can read how to play by clicking the tab at the top of the blog.

Doesn't that sound fun and exciting!!
Mark your calendars because it all starts May 17th and 18th!

This month, to launch this fun and inspiring new blog, I am joined by a few of my company Girl Fridays and lots of sistahs who've been supporters of Calling All Sistahs. We are here to remind you to do your monthly exam, and we're here to inspire you with wonderful creations in a big inspiration parade! Please do your self exam, and take the time today to schedule your mammogram if you are overdue. You matter!

And now, let the inspiration parade begin!
Each project is linked to the designer's blogs so you can visit to see more info about each card and get to know these awesome sistahs a bit :)

Mon Ami

Hope Ribbon, Pretty Posies

Hope Ribbon, Loving Thoughts

Daisy Chain, Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die, Calling All Sistahs

So Pretty, 4 Petal Fri-Dies

Floating, Hope Ribbon

Hope Ribbon, Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Dies

Be, Word Ribbon, Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Dies

Calm and Gentle, Floating

Hope Ribbon, Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die, Modern Petals, Be

Calm and Gentle, Full On Floral

Hope Ribbon

Hope Fri-Dies, Hope Ribbon

Be

Be, Full On Floral

Full On Floral, Hope Fri-Dies

Calling All Sistahs, Tin Roof

So many wonderful cards! I don't know about you, but I'm certainly feeling inspired :)

I hope you are as excited about the big announcements I've made today!
Please add this blog to your bookmark bar or your blog reader list so you can follow us each month.
We'll be introducing you to the Encouragement Squad very soon! There are some wonderful designers who are just aching to spill their beans!!