Friday, October 12, 2012


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 FB 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
Eureka Stamps : http://eurekastamps.com/ http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/


5 Digi Stamps
QKR Stampede: http://qkrstampede.com/ http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/
 
$20 GC to Designs on Cloud 9 (applis to reg prices, not sale prices http://www.designsoncloud9.com; http://www.facebook.com/DesignsonCloud9

Sampler Bag from Premier Designs by Blanca
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Premier-Designs-by-Blanca/248072125246318
no pictue available at this time, but it is CUTE stuff!!!! And PINK!!!! :)

Rachelle Larsen ~ 5 Pink Praying for You Cards
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Handmade-Cards-By-Rachelle/194186057360089?ref=hl




A $25 GC to Scrapping Bug Designs!!!! (Applies to reg prices, not sale prices)
http://www.scrappingbugdesigns.com/
Please show Chrissy some love at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-Bug-Designs/112382888836311?fref=ts


$15 GC to Girl Boy Girl Designs (Applies to reg prices, not sale prices)
Show some <3 here =) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Girl-Boy-Girl-Designs-by-Jen-Balding/113186302038084?fref=ts
Store: http://bit.ly/K37bzB
Blog: http://bit.ly/lhsu91

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!
http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com

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 ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
  2. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
  3. Katie ~ http://katiesworldofcrafting.blogspot.com
  4. Jennifer F. ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
  5. Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com
  6. Tonya - http://scrappingfunwithtonya.blogspot.com
  7. Rhonda - http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com
  8. Jennifer-  http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
  9. Amanda ~ http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com
  10. Chrissy ~ http://scrappingbugdesigns.blogspot.com/
  11. Corry ~ http://craftncorry.blogspot.com
  12. Shawnee ~http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
  13. Beth ~http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
  14. Rachelle~http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
  15. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  16. Jen B.  http://bit.ly/lhsu91
My project that I want to share with you is a two page layout using the 'think pink' pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9.
       I just love this set. I love the fuzzy bears as well as all the pink.



If you know someone that has been diagnosed with cancer you know it is tough on you as well. You can call them, send cards and even bring them to doctors appointments but yet you still feel so helpless as you watch them fight for their life. Shortly after my sister was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, my niece and I decided to do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This is a day walk that covers 40 miles. These events are totally life changing. We loved it so much that we proudly have completed 4 different walks ~ 3 in Boston and 1 in Chicago. In addition to walking we also have raised over $15,000 for research and awareness.
This is a picture I took of my sister (in her beautiful baldness), her husband and her daughter during the closing ceremonies. I can't help but cry every time I look at it. My sister is a 8 year survivor and a great example to anyone who is currently fight this disease. I am proud of you Alison!!



Now it's time for you to go to Chrissy ~ http://scrappingbugdesigns.blogspot.com.
Thanks for hopping with us!

38 comments:

  1. OMGoodness a beautiful layout!! Love the paper and so happy to hear your sister is an 8year suvivor :))
    rrandrr@insightbb.com

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    1. Thank you so much. It was fun to create. Thanks for hopping.

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  2. Your layout is beautiful!!!!! I love how you added the awareness ribbons to the photo mats. Congratulations on your sisters survival, the walks, and the money you've raised!! I'm happy to share this hop with you.

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    1. Thanks so much for all the positive comments. I had fun hopping with you too:)

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  3. love your layout and a beautiful pic as well

    Cathie

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments :)

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  4. Awesome layout!! Love your tear bears!! Congrats on your sister survival ♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much! I finally have my bears where I love how they come out :) Thanks for hopping along.

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  5. Love your LO, THAT is thepaper I bought to use! LOL Your story and pic brought tears to my eyes!Congrats to all of you for all your hard work and efforts and congrats to your sis! Here's to many, many more cancer free years & a cure! :)
    Thanks for doing this hop and sharing your story, Amanda!
    ~Colleen

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    1. haha great minds think a like my friend. I have passed on your inspiring words to my sister. Thanks for hopping along :)

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  6. I love your LO, it is beautiful!
    Rachelle

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    1. Thanks so much. That means so much coming from someone as talented as you :)

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  7. What a touching story!!! Keep fighting!!!
    BTW beautiful layout!!!
    ~Hugs Chrissy

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissy!! It was so much fun hopping with you.

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    1. Thanks so much. I love how this one came out :)

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    1. Thanks so much Katie. I had fun hopping with you. Hope you enjoyed your first one.

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  10. Beautiful layout and touching story. Thank you for walking and spreading awareness.

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    1. Thank you for the comments. I would walk one in every city if the donation amounts weren't so steep. I really do love participating in them though.

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  11. Amazing story of courage and the willingness to do all you can to help fight such a horrible disease. Congratulations to your sister and her 8 years ~ that truly is motivating! Your layout is so fitting ~ love your tear bears!

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments. It was fun to create. I hope you had fun hopping.

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  12. you and your sister are awesome, as is the layout with fuzzy bears. i love it. Thanks for sharing. i am a follower

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    1. Welcome. I love having followers :) Thanks so much for the compliments.

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  13. Well done, Amanda! This is a great layout! You will come to my Relay For Life this year......even if we have to drug you! ♥

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    1. Thanks Ally. We will have to see about the Relay...

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  14. Beautiful LO!!
    Hugs to your sister!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments. I sent a link so my sister will get everyone's messages :)

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  15. love your layout and your sister looks beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments and hosting this hop. I had fun hopping along with everyone :)

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  16. Amanda: Thank you for sharing your sisters story with us. We have walked & pushed strollers in walks before, they are very rewarding! Congrats on your sisters 8 years!!

    I love the paper you used, it is one of my favorites & the bears are so cute! We are new followers.

    ~Beth & Emily
    Motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
    Mddesigns_11@yahoo.com

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    1. AWWW. I love having new followers. Thank you so much for the great compliments and thank you for walking!!! We all having to continue this fight til there is a cure.

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  17. oh your pages are beautiful! but I must say that photo you have posted outshines them all! :) thank you for sharing the inspiring story of your sister. it gives me such hope. :)

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    1. Awww thank you so much Jennifer. You keep up your fight. Here is my email address (ajpfpd@yahoo.com) if you need someone to talk to or just looking for advise...My sister is currently holds a chair event holder for the 2013 Relay for Life in Clearwater Fl. She is very helpful and willing to help if you need it :) Best wishes to you!!

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  18. Beautiful layout. Congratulations on your sisters 8 yrs!!!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Tahi!! It was so much fun hopping with you :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the great compliment. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hoppin along :)

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