Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blogger, Where Did You Take My Post??? Please Do Not Comment on This Post

I am working on a new post, blogger took away this post!!!!! Please proceed to the next stop on our hop by going to CELESTE'S BLOG.

Good Morning and thank you for joining in on the Fresh Brewed Designs Save The Hooters blog hop. I am the first stop on the hop so sit back with your coffee or tea and get ready to get inspired.

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. It is there and it is a 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 those cancers is Breast Cancer. Here are some staggering statistics for 2011 in the United States alone for breast cancer in women:
- 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer 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)
- approximately 39,520 deaths from breast cancer have been reported

Fresh Brewed Designs has created a brand new rubber stamp set as well as several digital stamps in which part of your purchase will be donated to Chemo Angels. If you have not heard about Chemo Angels we suggest you look them up. They are a wonderful organization. They support all forms of cancer as well as have ways to donate in the form of time, cards, as well as monetary donations. To find out more about how Fresh Brewed Designs will be taking part, read here.

For today I chose to use the new rubber stamp set Save the HOOters. I also chose to keep it simple, but come back another day and I'll get more into that!

Perfect for paper piecing. I love "the girls" tucked inside the pretty blingy bra! I think it was meant to be my participating in this hop. Not only do I have friends who have survived breast cancer (three cheers for fabulous and brave Gina and Vivian!!!) but I am scheduled for my mammogram tomorrow morning, bright and early. I'll be glad when it's done, then I will treat myself to a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks!!

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

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 Celeste's blog.

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

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

Linda: you are here!!
Celeste: Touched by a Butterfly
Stacy: Impressions of a Ribbon Addict
Crystal: Scrap Candy Designs
Vanessa: My Paper Creations.
Stacie: Hestia's Helper
Yolanda: Just Yolie, Just Create
Carolyn: Kirei na Kami
Rhonda: Bumblebee Creations
Sheryl: Ink and Lace with Sheryl Cauble
Catherine: Paper Addict Catherine
Heather: Heather's Coffee Break
Freshly Brewed Challenges


Patti Ross said...

Good for you, getting your mammogram! I think we, as women, get so busy, we forget that our health needs to be a priority. Thanks for raising awareness!!!
I love this card!!!

Patti Ross

Anonymous said...

beautiful card. I love it.