Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs August Hop!

Hi there friends!!    It's the 17th of the month and you know what that means, right?   Time for a self-breast check!    The theme of our CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs hop this month is "Remind a Sistah", so I thought a nice (and pretty!) reminder would be a bookmark!

handmade bookmark | bookmark | check yourself | breast cancer | Jillibean soup | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps |

I used some pretty paper from Jillibean Soup  and cut it down to make a bookmark.   The edges were distressed with a sanding block,  and I added some Antique Linen Distress Ink to the edges.   I stamped the sentiment, from Calling All Sistahs, with Versamark ink onto a strip of vellum cardstock and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder.   I stitched the edges with a zig zag stitch for some interest, and then adhered it to my patterned paper by wrapping it around the edges and adhering to the back side.    I adhered this piece to a sturdy piece of cardboard so it can take some abuse, lol!  

I wanted the message to be visible as needed (i.e., that time of the month!), so I created a band to go around the sentiment using another pretty piece of patterned paper from Jillibean Soup.   I adhered the strip to itself loosely enough so that it can be slid on and off, and then tied a pretty twine ribbon around it as well.   

handmade bookmark | bookmark | check yourself | breast cancer | Jillibean soup | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps |

Hope you've enjoyed my project!   It's such a pretty reminder to do your monthly check!   Be sure to check out CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies - a portion of all sales will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness programs!!!   Also, be sure to hop along and leave comments at all the stops - there will be three $15 prizes awarded to lucky commenters!!  Comment by midnight on August 19th to enter.  And if you'd like to do some shopping, feel free to use my code, KIMBERLY16, to save 15% off at the CAS-ual Fridays store!!    Your next stop is Lisa's blog - happy hopping, friends!!  

             Kimberly Rendino  (you are here!)


  1. Beautiful bookmark and a good cause!

  2. What a gorgeous bookmark! I love the papers you used and the way you tied it up so pretty with the twine and the band! Who wouldn't love to be reminded with this beautiful bookmark!

  3. Great idea. Good way to make gifts to share the message!

  4. A bookmark is a lovely way to remind your sistahs, because it can be used for many months to come. <3 Where did you find rose gold embossing powder? I've been searching and haven't found any. Your rosy embossing is beautiful.

  5. This is just perfect! As a breast cancer survivor I thank you for bringing attention to it!

  6. I love a pretty bookmark. Use them all the time.
    This reminder for a self-exam each month would be
    very handy - as well as useful and decorative.
    thanks for sharing.


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