Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs "Save the Hooters" Blog Hop

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Good Morning and thank you for being a part of the Fresh Brewed Designs "Save The Hooters" Blog Hop. If you are getting here from Yolanda's inspirational blog, then you are right on track. If not, please start off at the beautiful and talented Linda's blog.

We are so happy that you are joining us today as we spread smiles, share beautiful projects and most of all raise awareness.

The word Cancer is one that makes us all cringe and sometimes turn away. That does not make it GO AWAY it just means we try to avoid talking about it and pretending it is not there. Unfortunately, it is there and it is a very harsh reality. I know most of us have had family or friends who have been diagnosed with a form of cancer or know someone who has died of cancer related causes. One of these cancers is Breast Cancer. In the year 2011, in the United States alone, approximately 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women have been reported, approximately 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer), and approximately 39,520 deaths from breast cancer (women).

With these somber facts in mind, Heather, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, wanted a way to help those who are battling breast cancer and to help raise awareness of the importance of having regular breast exams. Today, we have the privilege of sharing with you the "Save the Hooters" Breast Cancer Awareness rubber stamp set Heather created along with several fabulous digital stamps that were designed to spread the word to "Stamp Out Breast Cancer". A portion of every BCA stamp set and digital image sold will be donated to Chemo Angels.

If you are not familiar with Chemo Angels, we encourage you to look them up. Here is a little bit about their amazing program:

Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. We believe people going through the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy deserve some encouragement. Many of our Chemo Angel volunteers are cancer survivors themselves, or people whose lives have been affected by cancer in some way. Our common denominator is a desire to brighten the lives of cancer patients while they are going through this challenging time.

Here is some information on the different types of Angels:
  • Traditional Angels are assigned to a specific patient. They send their patient at least one card or letter and a small, inexpensive gift every week. 
  • Card Angels are assigned to a specific patient. They send their patient at least one card or letter every week. 
  • Support Angels make regular financial contributions to the Chemo Angels Cancer Support Organization. 
  • Prayer Angels are put on a mailing list and notified whenever any of our patients has a special need of prayers. To become a Prayer Angel, send a request to
They are a wonderful and truly inspiring organization. They provide comfort and support to individuals battling all forms of cancer; and as you can see, they have ways to help in the form of time, cards, well as monetary donations. To find out more about how Fresh Brewed Designs will be taking part, read HERE.

For today's hop I chose to use one of the adorable images from the "Save the Hooters" BCA rubber stamp set. This set has two wonderful images and two coordinating sentiments. This set is definitely Freshly Brewed SWEETNESS, and it helps to spread a very important message...not to mention helping a wonderful organization!!! In my opinion, it doesn't get much better than that! I wanted to show you the interior, but I wasn't able to finish printer is being very temperamental...i.e, not working. :o( Since I can't show it to you today, the sentiment will say..."A friendly reminder because...I love you: it's time for your mammogram!". I plan on making many more cards with this fab stamp set, so I will show you the interior at a later date. ;o)

Fresh Brewed Designs is also sponsoring the Link Up For Pink. This pinkalicious linking party will be held from October 1 - 14. Every project linked will be pink themed and there will be lots of opportunities to win some wonderful prizes. Grab the badge and be sure to save the date!

Also, if you purchase the featured BCA stamp set or any of the BCA digital stamps, be sure to be watching for a special link in the tabs under the blog header at Freshly Brewed Challenges. There will be a special link up challenge just for you starting October 1st. We will allow back linking as long as you are using these images.

Your next stop on the hop will be at Rhonda's delightful blog.

Thank you again for hopping with us and for helping us spread the word.
Have a very blessed and beautiful day.

I am also playing along in the Less Is More - Anything Goes (CAS) Challenge, as they are attempting to reach 1,000 submissions.

Blessings and Hugs,

Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Me :o)


Anonymous said...

STUNNING.... I love your card.

Ching-a-ling said...

You're an absolute angel for creating such a fabulous card for such a worthy cause. You have me seriously considering purchasing a set to contribute.

Patti Ross said...

What a great idea!!! So much love in that thought!

Patti Ross

Heather said...

Oh Carolyn, My dear sweet friend!

This post has me in tears. Beautifully written and exactly what I WANTED to say without being able to find the right words.

Your card is AMAZING! I love the pearls and the soft pinks. I know the inside will be just as gorgeous as the out. What a wonderful way to send a reminder!!!


Hestia's Helper said...

Such a simple design that really focuses on the oh-so-important message!!
One of my favorites so far in the hop!
Just striking!!!

Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL!! simply stunning card & design! love the sheer ribbon bow, the stick pins, the bling, & just everything. so gorgeous girl! hugs!

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VanessaB said...

ohmygoodness what a beautiful beautiful card! your coloring is flawless and love all the delicate pearls placed around image and the tulle (sp?) with pins and.... the real bow in the middle! perfect, gorgeous touches!

. said...

Your card is beautful. Love all the bling.
I am having a giveaway you should stop by and enter

April said...

This is STUNNING!! I love the white card!! Wonderful!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the simple and elegant look of this card - stunning!

AshKuku said...

That's stunner!!! What a crisp & appealing creation! Simple yet elegant... The light pink is truly crawling into me.... :D

Ash... :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, your card is so pretty. TFS.

Annette said...

This card is amazing.. I love it.. very pretty..
thanks for sharing.

Sheryl said...

Wow! It took me a while to close my mouth again after my jaw dropped! This is an absolutely stunning, classy and elegant card, made by a very lovely and classy lady! I love the bow on the bra and that Tulle is perfection! Brilliant and beautiful creation posted along with heartfelt and meaningful words!
Hugs, Sheryl

bumblebee creations said...

what a gorgeous card---blogger was not playing nicely today--and did not post my pre-scheduled 8:00am post! I am so sorry!!

Stacy said...

Oh Carolyn, your classy, elegant style always leaves me speechless. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Your post was so heartfelt and touching, I am sure Heather was moved by it! You are always so kind and generous, I am truly blessed to be a part of this hop with you!
Many Hugs coming your way!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is JUST beautiful carolyn and such a wonderful expression of caring for those suffering with or affected by this horrific disease. I pray that God finds us a cure some day.

cg said...

Fantastic card, wow! All those the pins & the tulle...just gorgeous! Thank you for all the info on Chemo Angels...I'm definitely going to be sharing it.

Kristina said...

I absolutely love your card. Heather showed it on her site at TCC and was talking about this hop, and that's when I saw it and bought it right then. lol. Any ways, I signed up to be a follower too btw. Thanks for sharing your creation w/ us today! Just beautiful!

JustYolie said...

S*T*U*N*N*I*N*G!!! I just love your creations!! Thank you for displaying our Link Up for Pink badge! :)

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card! said...

This is beautiful and so "tender" love it all -- Thanks for sharing our LUFP badge!

Indy said...

Just gorgeous--love it!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

beautiful card, love the pearl accents.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anne said...

Lovely card and a good cause

Carmen O. said...

What a beautiful post! Also such an adorable card. I love, love, love this image. The little pink ribbon and the tulle set this off perfectly. Beautifully done!

Catherine said...

Hi sweetie!!!! ((((HUGS))))) Oh, it's been too long! We should plan a phone chat soon!

Your card is beautiful! I love the pink polkas and the way you layered your die cuts is stunning! The satin bow is a perfect touch and I'm loving the gauze. And oh my stars, the pearls! Gorgeousness!

Sorry I didn't make it out to hop yesterday - it's been a crazy busy week with work and lots of family birthdays.

Thinking of you & sending hugs across the miles! KIT!