This is such a beautiful stamp set with 5 Frames, Ribbons, Butterflies, and Several Sentiments--21 Stamps are included in this set!
The Be Strong stamp set is the very first CLEAR stamp set from JustRite Stampers!!
JustRite Crafting For a Cause
In an effort to find an early diagnostic test or screening tool for Ovarian Cancer, JustRite Crafting For a Cause will donate 20% of the sales from Be Strong and Courage and Strength in 2011 to Ovarian Cancer Research. To learn more about the symptoms of this “silent killer “ visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Hi! I am Amy Tedder, the illustrator and graphic designer for JustRite, I am celebrating 6 years of being ovarian cancer free! I am hoping you will join me in the JustRite Crafting For a Cause Fundraiser.
Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers because it goes unnoticed for years. They call it the “silent killer.” Most women can shrug off the symptoms as other things. My only symptom was that I was so tired. “But...having 3 children will do that to you!” My regular doctor found my cancer when I was 39 years old and scheduled me an appointment with the best oncologist in South Carolina. My doctor found my cancer because he took a risk and ran a test that my insurance might not have covered.
Today, we need to encourage all the women we know and love to go for their yearly check ups. If there is any kind of family cancer they need to insist on having the lab work done. I am finding that each woman has to be her own advocate. No one else will automatically do it for us. We have to schedule the appointments, WE have to request the tests, WE have to look for ways to protect our own health and take time to take care of ourselves. Just make your appointment and make your mother, sisters and friends schedule their appointments!
“During my cancer recovery I was blessed to receive cards and notes from friends to encourage me. My hope is that you will use these stamps to encourage your loved ones that are the care givers or are fighting cancer. “
Amy's story is so touching and I know we have almost all been effected by cancer in one form or another in our lives. I am thankful for doctors like Amy's who take the time to really listen and do what needs to be done!!
Here is the card that I designed using the Be Strong stamp set. I used almost all teal on my card which symbolizes ovarian cancer.Here is a color chart that you can use for cancer awareness. I stamped the frame with teal ink and then for the sentiment I used tuxedo black ink. I used S5-022 Labels Ten and the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss the label shape. I stamped the ribbon using teal ink on teal paper, hand cut the ribbon and added some diamond glitter.
I also used S4-347 Labels Twenty-Three, S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and GI-005 Grand Impressabilities Flower Delight from Spellbinders™ on the card. For a finishing touch I added some Finesse Swirls White Pearl and Baby Bling White Pearl from Want2Scrap™.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02165 Be Strong
Paper: Discount Cardstock Frosted Teal Prismatic, Intense Teal Prismatic, Simply Smooth White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Teal
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S5-022 Labels Ten, S4-347 Labels Twenty-Three, S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents; GI-005 Grand Impressabilities Flower Delight
Accessories: Want2Scrap™ Finesse Swirls White Pearl, Baby Bling White Pearl; Diamond Glitter; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Please be sure to visit each of the JustRite Designers and see the projects they have to share with you using the New Be Strong stamp set.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fantastic weekend!!
Hugs & Smiles,