Friday, October 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Blog Hop

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.  Since there is currently no cure, early detection is crucial.  You can do this by having yearly mammograms, yearly clinical 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 (

5 Digi Stamps (

$20 GC to Designs on Cloud 9 (applies to regular prices, not sale prices)

Sampler Bag from Premier Designs by Blanca
no picture available at this time, but it is CUTE stuff!!!! And PINK!!!! :)

Rachelle Larsen ~ 5 Pink Praying for You Cards

A $25 GC to Scrapping Bug Designs!!!! (Applies to regular prices, not sale prices)
Please show Chrissy some love at

$15 GC to Girl Boy Girl Designs (Applies to regular prices, not sale prices)
Show some love here =)

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!

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 ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Katie ~
  4. Jennifer F. ~
  5. Tahi ~
  6. Tonya - <you are here>
  7. Jennifer-
  8. Amanda ~
  9. Chrissy ~
  10. Corry ~
  11. Shawnee ~
  12. Beth ~
  13. Rachelle ~
  14. Lynne ~ 
  15. Jen B -

The Breast Cancer cause is a cause close to my heart.  It claimed the life of my aunt and affected my great-grandmother very late in her life. As it does, it's lasting effects do not end there. 

My project is a simple, but one that I can keep close and remember my loved ones. 

The base, ribbon, and Hope were all created with Make the Cut software and my Cameo.  I added a bit of twine, so that I do not lose my place in my favorite book.

As I said, Breast Cancer is a cause close to my heart.  But I have lost many loved ones to other forms of cancer.  Right now my baby brother is in the fight of his life.

He was diagnosed with Carcinoma in situ January, 2010.  He is only 34 years old.  He is a father of four, ages 16 to 10.  He has followed each and every test, treatment, recommendation that his doctor has thrown at him.  But his body is being take over this malicious disease.  He is unable to work.  His family is losing all their posessions, including their home.  There is one way that we all can help, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to a wonderful paper piecing store, or some great scrappy stuff in the process.  Please consider donating just $5 to his Cancer fund. 

For more information on the $25 gift certificate, please visit Scraptastical Kreations Fan Page.  Please leave a private message letting the Scraptastical Kreations about your generous contribution for your name to be entered into the drawing. 

For more information on the scrappy stuff, please visit Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking & Supply.  Don't forget to like her page while you're there.  :-)  And please send a private message to Scrapadoodles so that you can be entered into her great giveaway for a much needed cause. 

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, you can go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Now it's time for you to go to visit Jennifer.

Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. Lovely tag... and so fittng... my heart goes out to you and your family... prayers to your brother and yes there is HOPE!

    1. Thanks Rhonda. Yes there is Hope...and I'm hanging on to it with all I've got.


  2. Cute tag/bookmark. Prayers to you and your family. :)

  3. Great tag!! Sorry to hear about your loss..

  4. love your tag and much love to you and yours


  5. Great tag! Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Love your tag, Praying for your brother and your family.

  7. Love the tag and I will certainly add your brother to my prayer list. I just lost my best friend at the age of 34 to this nasty disease. Take care!

  8. Beautiful bookmark and a wonderful reminder to pray for those around you and hold your loved ones close. Great job!

  9. i lost my Dad and numerous of his siblings to cancer of some form or another. It's not nice. Praying for your brother and family, and for you. thanks for sharing your inspiring bookmark, and for being a part of this hop. i am a new follower

  10. Pretty tag!
    My heart goes out to your brother and his family
    I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. Your story touched my heart!! I will keep your brother in my prayers!! Stay strong and keep crafting! your bookmark in pretty!

  12. Tonya; I like you tag with the sparkly ribbon; but most of all the important words "HOPE"!! Thank you for sharing your families story with us, I have a dear Uncle I lost to the disease.
    I can tell that you & your family have those important words in your lives, HOPE. I will keep you & your brother along with your families in my thoughts and prayers.
    Praying for all of you!!
    ~Beth & Emily

  13. oh my goodness, I am so very sorry to hear the news about your brother. my prayers are with all of you. I am going through a fight of my own with this nasty disease, so I know how tough it is. you have to try to find joy every day, no matter how difficult it may seem to be. know that I am thinking of all of you.

  14. Oh honey I'm so sorry for what your brother is going through but stay positive... my prayers to him, his family and you. Great card! xoxo

  15. What a beautiful tag. I'm sorry to hear of your brother's struggle. It certainly is a malicious disease.