October 18, 2018

CAS 18

Before we get to today's challenge, I wanted to take a moment to say farewell to one of our creative Encouragement Squad members.  Susan White has been a part of our challenge team since the very beginning.  She was a part of the Calling All Sistahs blog hop before that.  We will miss her, but wish her well in all of her future creative endeavors.  Susan, we hope you will play along with us again once life settles down for you and your family.

Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  
There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated #teenagerswilldothattoyou
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. Using any products from your stash, make an *encouragement card* inspired by the photo or colors or both. It's totally your choice!
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 challenge.
*so, just what exactly do we mean by an encouragement card??
Anything that would brighten someone's day from I'm thinking of you, to sending you hugs to consolation and everything in between!*

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

October 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs October Reminder

3 years ago today, I became cancer free. Tomorrow, the 18th, I'll get my 3 year mammogram.
Pins and needles? Ya, a little bit...ok, a lot a bit. Hoping to get the all clear.

October is breast cancer awareness month. I've seen a lot of chatter in social media this month, and some of it is negative: strongly disliking the color pink, feeling angry that blogs are turning pink, hating having to go through all that cancer brought, negativity about non profit cancer organizations, etc. etc. etc.
That's all well and good and everyone is entitled to their feelings, BUT!
As strongly as anyone feels about all things pink and breast cancer awareness, it's that awareness that saves lives.You have to know what the risks are, what the strategies are, what the treatments are, what choices you have.
Your very first choice is this...are you or aren't you going to do the bare minimum to take care of yourself?
Get your mammogram! Do your self checks! 
Would you rather find something and have the chance to fight it and win?
Or would you rather stick your head in the sand and not do anything, and have no choices when they really count?
I support NBCF.org because they work to provide support to women who need it. 50% of the sales from my Calling All Sistahs Collection is donated to this organization. The money they receive helps to provide mammograms to women who can't afford it. They have a host of information on their site to help you understand the importance of early detection and the steps you can take. 
All the research and strides that have been made in the treatment of breast cancer is a waste if you won't start from the beginning. 
Get your mammogram!
*dropping the mic*

Come back tomorrow to join us for a new Encouragement Challenge!

October 15, 2018

CAS17 Winners

It's time to announce our newest batch of winners for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  aka CAS17

Drumroll please.....

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


Email Michele at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com to get your gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays store!
Don't forget to pick up your winners badge!!!

Runner up is:


Don't forget to pick up  your runner up badge!!!