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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fight Like a Girl

Well, Eric and I are in the midst of a "Night Owl Sleepover Birthday Party" for our  newest 9 year old, Audrie.  Be jealous.  I have 6 screaming little girls over here and two 11 year-olds trying to help me keep them under control.  Tomorrow's forecast:  more sugar.  Luckily, I still managed to sneak in an hour or so to make this card for the  

Hop for Hope Blog Hop!  

We are releasing a very special set today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This set was created by YNS illustrator Fhiona Galloway, who is currently battling breast cancer herself.  We are dedicating our hop to this very special lady, along with all of the other amazing women who are fighting this difficult fight.  We have several special guests joining us so you won’t want to miss all of the gorgeous creations!  Be sure and leave comments along the hop, we will  be giving away a $20 YNS Gift Certificate to one lucky hop participant who comments on all the blogs!
The new Fight Like a Girl stamp set retails for $15.00 and Karen is donating $3.00 from each sale towards cancer research.  
The set's main image is two precious Fhiona friends supporting each other and holding the symbol of hope--a ribbon loop that could actually be for any type of cause depending on what color you make it.  I wish I could have used that image, but I didn't have a chance to finish coloring it in with all my party preparations this week!  So I went with something simple using what is almost one of my favorite sentiments for fighting breast cancer--"FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!"  I'd say the best ever, though, is "Save Second Base"(which isn't included this time. Phooey.).  I loved layering the sentiment up with some tulle, ribbon, lots of bling and letting it steal the show!  Girly!!
Now it’s time to hop on over to my pal, Jenny P.'s blog  Thank you so much for joining us for this special hop, and don’t forget that by purchasing this adorable set, you are helping to find a cure for this terrible disease!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  If ya'll follow my blog or even stop by occasionally, ya'll will notice I like, no love, the look of a flag-ended sentiment or panel on my cards.  It just makes it fresh and adds a little more detail than a plain rectangle would have.  When I cut them, I just eyeball it and cut from the tip at an angle to the center.  One of my besties, Cherie shared another even easier way to do it the other day at Scrapper's, especially if you're not an eyeballer.  She makes a cut from the middle vertically in the center of the sentiment or panel, then cuts the "tails" from the corners to the end of that cut.  Genius!

Stamps:  Fight Like a Girl (Your Next Stamp)
Paper:  White, Kraft, Aqua Mist (PTI), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Follow Your Heart (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories:  Circle and Label Nestabilities, Circle Punches, Tulle, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions), Adhesive Rhinestones, 3D Glue Dots, Tiny Attacher, Brad, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. love your Card Susan, gorgeous ribbon !

  2. The flag sentiment looks great against the ribbon - so creative.
    BTW I am not jealous of you and I will be in the same position come Dec when I too will have a 9 yo in the house. She is already planning her party and as of right now wants 8 girls over. You get to be jealous of me in a couple months.

  3. A wonderful card for a great cause. There is so much texture and detail on it with all of the layers.

  4. LOL Oh my! Good luck with that. I have a few years yet before that chaos reigns in my household, but I remember that was about the age I had my first big sleepover. We were so excited to drink Cherry Coke and watch Annie. Hehe. Happy Birthday to your little munchkin.

  5. A gorgeous card Susan! The colours are so soft and pretty!

  6. Beautiful Susan! I love the the gorgeous ribbon with tulle!! So pretty. My nine year old's birthday was Friday. I know what you mean about loud giggly girls! Great memories for them. Luckily, it only happens once a year.

  7. I give you huge kudos for creating this beauty in the midst of birthday girl chaos! Amazing card - hope your little one had a very happy birthday!

  8. Gorgeous!
    I love your use of tulle and ribbon.
    Great blog hop for a great cause!

  9. LOVE this Susan!!! Your ribbon is perfect!!! you always amaze me with your fresh take!

  10. I love your "simple" card. The ribbon is perfect!

  11. Love your card and the ribbon and bling is awesome. I love the layers and colors.
    I have always used the center cut and then from side to side to meet the middle end. Gesh wish I would of told you.. but didnt know you were doing different. Another is a square punch and line it up at the corner so that it cuts the v notch..
    I remember those sleep overs and lucky I survived room full of screaming laughing girls is crazy but nice memories. Have a quiet relaxed day.

  12. beautiful - love the ribbon and the tule

  13. This is so beautiful Susan! So glad you found time around the screaming sleep over party girls to join us!!! Thank you so much for participating in this very special blog hop. xo

  14. Oh GO FIGURE, my comment didn't stick from my phone... Grrrr.... There is NO WAY I can be just as witty since it's not spur of the moment!!!! ;)

    This is SUPER Cute how you used the sentiment and that yummy ribbon for the ribbon!

  15. Lovely--I like the ribbon and the tulle.

  16. A very meaningful card. Such impact for a small project!

  17. Wonderful how you made a pink ribbon and put the sentiment on it.

  18. Great card! I love the mesh and the chevron trim. Great design to this card!


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