Friday, August 5, 2011

Be Strong

Good morning everyone.  Welcome to the JustRite August release.  For the month of August, JustRite is releasing 2 awesome new sets.  Both sets have the same theme - cancer awareness.  We all have a family member or friend who have been affected by cancer.  My mom was diagnosed with uterine cancer is 2001.  Luckily it was diagnosed early enough so that she is now cancer free. 

Here is a bit of information regarding the JustRite Crafting For a Cause fundraiser:

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

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. “


Today's release is called "Strength and Courage" which is so fitting for anyone affected by cancer.  This set comes as a large oval interlocking set with 4 centers and 4 borders.

For my card I chose to use only a center from "Strength and Courage", stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto the same K & Co designer paper that I used as a layer on the card base.  I also diecut a piece of dark brown cardstock using Spellbinders Labels 10 and Petite Ovals.  For the decorative bottom edge, I diecut 2 Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Borders in yellow and brown and layered them.

The sentiment "Be Strong" is a sneak peak at the JustRite set being showcased tomorrow, diecut with the JustRite Cusom Charm Dies (a perfect fit).  The yellow ribbon was also stamped using a stamp from the set being shown tomorrow.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see that set.

Here is a look at the complete "Strength and Courage" set

JustRite has also provided an awesome reference chart showing the different colors associated with each of the cancers - when many people think of cancer they automatically think "pink" but there are many other colors associated with cancer.  This chart is also included in the new JustRite Catalog which can be purchased here:
Here is a list of JustRite Designers who will also have some great projects using "Strength and Courage".

JustRite Inspiration
Becca Feeken
Mona Pendleton
Debbie Olson
Michele Kovack
Kellie Fortin
Kathy Jones
Stephanie Kraft
Angela Barkhouse
Kazan Clark
Heidi Blankenship

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a look at the other JustRite Crafting For A Cause set.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  Have a great day!


StampsJustRite Stampers - Strength and Courage, Be Strong

Dies:  JustRite Custom Charms, Spellbinders Labels 10, Petite Ovals, Fleur De Lis Border

InkMemento Rich Cocoa

Paper:  K & Co


Becky said...


marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card!!! Love everything about it.

Luv 2 Create said...

Simply gorgeous!!!