And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Save The Hooters Hop

Good Morning and thank you for joining in  on the Fresh Brewed Designs Save The Hooters blog hop. 
If you are getting here from  the sweet and inspiring Catherine's blog then you are right on track. If not, please start off at the beautiful and talented Linda's blog. 
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. In the year 2011 in the United States alone approximately 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women 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, and approximately 39,520 deaths from breast cancer (women).
My husbands grandmother has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer twice in just 5 years resulting in two successful surgeries where they had to remove most of both of her breasts. Her last surgery was just weeks ago and she is doing very well (this pic was taken over the weekend at my in-laws home). I am dedicating part of this post to her and part to my friends who have suffered or had scares and worries that they might be diagnosed. I, above all other things, believe in the power of prayer. With God all things are possible. We do not have to do these things alone. He is with us and he sends friends and angels there to be beside us. Only through prayer and trusting will any of the things we are wanting to do be accomplished. While you try to spread the word, raise awareness and send smiles, remember to pray as well.

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.

Here are some cards I created for this hop:
This card inspired by the Papercraft Star sketch

this card was inspired by the I heart sketches monthly sketch challenge

this card was inspired by the Card Patterns Sketch

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 the Freshly Brewed Challenges 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:

Freshly Brewed Challenges

other card challenges 
Fab 'n' Funky -  any difficult theme
Simon Says Stamp - dies or punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  - birds  (2nd wk)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lace - 2nd Week
Paper Take Weekly - Creature Comforts
Partytime Tuesdays -  Sketch* &/or Monochromatic
 The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Dot`s
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
The Paper Players  CAS with Animals or Plant
Sentimental Sundays -  - Monochromatic
2 Sisters -  Lets get Sentimental
Challenge Up Your Life -  Paperpiecing
One Stop Craft - #149 Girly
Paperworks - Recipe - distressing, lace and pearls   


  1. Absolutley beautiful cards. i love them.
    Thank you for sharing your story with us....

  2. Oh my goodness!! Two owlilicious cuties!!! What a wonderful cause to get crafty to support!!

  3. WOW, you really outdid yourself. Beautifully stunning cards!

    Patti Ross

  4. Heather!! You continue to amaze me with all your talent!!
    Beautiful stamps, beautiful hop and beautiful YOU!!!

    Love ya

  5. Well done Heather for bringing the word cancer to the foreground so many people sweep it away and wont talk about it.
    Love your cards and the Hooters they are such fun beautiful cards to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  6. heather, girl, i love both your cards! they are awesome & just love how you are promoting BCA! you are such an amazing person & i'm so blessed to know you! super big hugs sweetie pie!

  7. Heather, Heather, Heather, each of these cards is GORGEOUS!!! WOW, girlfriend!!!! Where do you find the time?!?! You are definitely a Wonder Woman!!!

    Thank you for designing such a wonderful stamp set and such fabulous digis to raise awareness and to help such a marvelous organization!!! I am honored and blessed to call you my friend!!! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this amazing and inspirational hop!!! I love you!!!

    Big, FAT, country HUGS!!!!

  8. Both cards are superb! Cheers to your Grandma-in-law!

  9. Gorgeous beautiful cards, Heather! I especially LOVE the 2nd one! pink and black rock! The images you designed are adorable and fun which is wonderful when dealing with something serious. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this hop (and for the support you've given me!). HUGS!!

  10. Beautiful cards. My prayers go out to your family. God Bless
    I am having a giveaway you should stop by and enter

  11. Fantastic Heather!!! What a great hop and I am in love with the save the hooters bra image!!

  12. These are FABULOUS!!!! What a wonderful cause!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene :D

  13. GORGEOUS ARRAY of CREATIONS!!! Every flick is a masterpiece.... I am so much in love with those stamps & your creations bring out the most of it.... :D

    Ash... :)

  14. Adorable cards! The owls are cuties! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

  15. Oh, Heather, these cards are just lovely. I am loving these new stamps. TFS.

  16. These cards are all amazing.. Thanks for sharing with us all. Cancer is too common these days and people need to know about it..

  17. Wow! This last stop is a real show stopper! Your cards are so gorgeous! I love the shoe card with the pretty lace! Pure perfection! I am so very proud and blessed to know such a classy, talented, thoughtful and compassionate person! Thank you for designing such a special and most unique stamp set and digi images for such a worthy cause!
    Thank you for all you do!
    Hugs and love, Sheryl

  18. Fabulous cards for a wonderful cause! All the best to your husband's grandmother! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  19. Fabulous card, and a great cause! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

  20. I am so sorry that MY post did not post as scheduled--and that I was the weakest link today!!! I dont know what is going on with my blogger lately!! next time I will post it early -before I go to work--just so I know it is up!! Love your cards Heather!

  21. Your creations are awesome! Thanks for sharing your story!
    Thanks for joining our 'For the Birds' challenge at The Sisterhood.

    1 of the Sistahs

  22. great cards, I love the cause and think anything that fights breast cancer is a good thing.
    thanks for playing with us at CIC.

  23. Bravo my friend! I do believe this hop was the most inspiring one yet! I could feel your true heart in your post, your family is blessed to have you! As I am blessed to call you my friend. I am honored and so humbled to be a part of this hop. I have been praying for this hop to reach out and touch those who are hurting and to encourage every woman who hops to get a mammogram and to remind at least one friend or family member to do the same. I know that all of the hard work you put into designing these amazing stamps and images will be rewarded, for HIS glory not our own! God Bless you my FRIEND, my SISTER in Christ!
    Ps. your cards ROCK!!!!!

  24. Hi heather! Beautiful arrangement of cards! Thank you for the invite to such a wonderful blog hop. I truly enjoyed my visits. Such talented artists and for a great cause as well. Your husband's grandmother is very blessed to have you in her life as well to help get the word out. God Bless you and her in her battles to fight back from this dreaded disease. *hugs*

  25. Wow, three beautiful cards! Thank you for this fun & meaningful hop. I just love the FBD images, and am very glad to have learned about Chemo Angels. My grandmother had a full mastectomy when she was diagnosed, and then enjoyed many healthy years until her natural time care. Thank goodness she had regular check-ups! My thoughts and best wishes to your family.

  26. Heather,
    Thank you for an inspiring day. I have personal reason that I support awareness. I am glad to see your hop today, I had a great time. Visiting and commenting on everyone's blog.
    I just love the cards you made for today's hop! Then one w/ the corsets is just too cute. Love your Papercraft Star sketch card love the charm. Loving the one w/ the owl in the heel w/ lace and pearls, oh my, so beautiful!!

  27. I'm so glad to hear your GMIL is doing better. :) Thank you so very much for inviting me to be part of your blog hop! Also, for helping us spread the word for Link Up for Pink!! Your digi and rubber stamps are amazing!! You card creations are always so inspiring! I'm so happy to have met you, even if it's just online. {Hugs} to you!! :)

  28. Such a beautiful card!

  29. Great cards and stamps - Great to hear that your husband's grandmother had a successful surgery -- and so sorry for your friend's scares and worries. Prayers to you your family and friends --
    and thank you for sponsoring our LUFP event and helping us spread the word.

  30. Love your cards and wish your husbands grandmother a speedy recovery.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  31. They're all gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  32. As I've said before you're so talented girl! I so adore the bra/owls image. Your creations are absolutely wonderful and you should be so proud of your work. I also love that you're supporting such a great cause. Beautifully done!!

  33. Wonderful card and such a good cause..sending my best to your husband's grandmother. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  34. These are the cutest little pair of hooters ;) Love all of these cards. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players.

  35. These cards are fabulous and so fitting, love them... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  36. I wish health to your husbands grandmother!
    Your cards are fantastic! I'm so happy you shared them and your story with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  37. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

  38. THESE are OUTSTANDING! Love, love, love all of the good ju-ju and happy hootering! For a WONDERFUL cause and YOUR lovely talent! Great job! Thank you, SO very much, for gracing Card Patterns with your fine creation(s)!

  39. Wonderful cards Heather, really amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean this fortnight.
    Hugs, Francesca.

  40. I think my favorite card is "Save the Hooters!" That card is just to cute. Thanks for sharing your inspiring journey with us.

    We hope you had fun playing along with our "For the Birds" challenge at the Sisterhood.


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