Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hoping for a Cure

Hi my friends, here's another "Hope" card for Link Up for Pink.  I think we all hope and believe that a cure is on its way soon.   So here is the card I have created for you.

I used Martha Stewart's punch for the edge of the card front and corners of the butterfly paper piecing.  The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pack of  EP paper (and I lost the pack since using it, so I can't tell you the name and the cardstock is Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up and the stamped images and sentiment are from Stampin' Up "Hope and Strength" stamp set . 

Now for some really fantastic news!!!!!  Link Up For Pink Challenge #8 is starting on December 27th at midnight PST.  The theme is "Anything Goes" with a "Touch of Pink."

Our super fantastic sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and the prize is winner's choice of 4 images.  How cool is that? 
You really need to check out their shop for some of the cutest images ever!!!!   Something for everyone for anything you're creating.

So with all that being said,
Start Scrappin' to make it Happin"
"YOU" could be the next winner of a fabulous prize!!
Until next time,
Take Care and God Bless.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hope Ribbon

Hi, sorry it's been a while since I posted to Link Up for Pink, but my daughter and I have been moving the scrap room from the second floor to the downstairs area.  Oh, what a job!!!  I feel like they should call someone from the "Hoarder" to see what we have accumulated.  And guess what?  We still buy more!!  LOL  Well, I think now that we can see and we know what we have we can come to a halt on purchasing anything else.  ; )    Well..... for a while anyway.  LOL

Well, here is my card and I hope you like it. 
The lighting is not the best, but we haven't moved everything down, so things won't look the best until we get completely settled in.
The paper I used is from Mambi, a breast care awareness pack, and the stamp is from Pink by Design.  The ribbon is from my stash.
Well, that's all  have for today, so until next time,
Take Card and God Bless. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another Birthday Wish

Hi my friends, I am here to post another card to Link Up for Pink Breast Care Awareness Challenge #7 and of course it's a Birthday Card for all of you out there that are or will be celebrating.  I hope you like it and Best Wishes.

The background papers used are from Michael's except for the Gurnsey Gingham background which is a stamp from Mary's Creative Journey, {ippity chick} Unity Stamp Company. 

The ribbon used is from my stash and the image is from C.C. Designs, Sweet Kiki La Rue from All that Scraps.com and colored with my Copic Markers.
So now my scappy friends, it's time to get out your stash and start
Scrappin' to make it happen.
Enter your creation in 
Beginning November 22nd 12:00midnight PST
and you could win a fantastic prize from Mary's Creative Journey our fabulous and generous sponsor for Challenge #7.
I will be waiting to comment on your creations.
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Celebrations for Holidays

Gosh, celebrations for Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us already.  Where in the world did the year go?  Well, we at Link Up for Pink have also added another day for celebrating and that's "More Birthdays" as our theme.  Yes, we want to wish everyone a Happy Birthday and many more to come.  And in keeping with the theme, I just celebrated my birthday on November 20th and it was a biggy, no not the party, the numbers...  ; ) a big 72.  Whew, and the years seem to go by so much faster now.  So with all that said, here is my Birthday Card for everyone that had or will have a birthday and I hope you enjoy.

I used a cute stamp from Ippity Chick at Unity Stamps and also want to say they are the generous sponsor of Challenge 7.  Thanks Mary for supporting Link Up for Pink, you are awesome. 


My stamp is made of cupcakes and I thought I'd make chocolate cupcakes and oh, notice the icing, yum, I used Liquid Applique and heat embossed it and it puffed right up.  The cardstock I used is from Michael's as well as the patterned paper, the ribbon is from my stash. 

Well, it is time to get your stash out and start making your creation for
Link Up for Pink Challenge 7 which starts on November 22nd.

Beginning November 22nd 12:00midnight PST
We will be looking forward to more great creations and remember there is always a prize to be won.  Is it going to be YOU??
Girls please check your boobs often and get those mammograms!!
So until next time take care
and God Bless

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello My Friends

I am back again to post a card for my friends out in blogland that are fighting the battle of breast cancer.  I hope and pray a cure is close by.  So here is my card for Link Up for Pink for Breast Care Awareness.

I chose white CTMH white cardstock for cardbase, the patterned paper is from Mambi Sheets Specialty Cardstock for Breast Cancer, the stamps used are from Just Rite "Be Strong", the seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the flowers are from Kaiser Scrapbook and Recollections.  Well, I think that's about it, I should have it all.  ; )

Thanks for visiting and hope you come back soon.  I appreciate all comments and hope to hear from you soon.

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless
Please get the girls checked, it can save your life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brighter Days

Good morning my friends, hope all is going well in your part of blogland.  Having a little rainy day here, but a great day for scrappin'.  I am posting once again for Link Up for Pink and hope you enjoy my CAS card today.

The cardstock I used was Pretty in Pink from Stampin Up, the embossing folder was from Provocraft, no name on folder, the white cardstock is from Close to My Heart, the patterned paper is from Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby and the sentiment was designed in Make the Cut and used Spellbinders Scalloped die to cut it out.
Well, my friends, that's all I have for today and I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Please come back often and you're more than welcomed to leave a comment.   You're my inspiration.
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

You're So Special

Hi my friends, it's great to be back and sharing our cards and projects with Link Up for Pink to help provide support for those that are fighting the battle with breast cancer.  We just want to let you know that we're all here, praying, believing and hoping a cure is very close.  So here is my side step card that says.......

Yes, you "Are Sew Special" because of the strength, faith, courage and hope that all of you are having and putting forth during this journey of your life.
I thought the image was really cute and would put a smile on everyone's face.  She is a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter and is called the Cute Dress Maker and that she is.
The sewing die cut used on the bottom front is from Tim Holtz and is called the Sewing Edge.
All the images where colored with my Copic Markers that I absolutely love.
All other buttons, paper, and thread are from my scraproom stash and oh, gosh, there is lots of that on hand.   ; )
I want to remind all the Scrappers that the new Link Up for Pink  Challenge #7 will begin on November 22nd and we will be looking forward to seeing all your fantastic creations posted and the Sponsor for the Challenge is:   Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey
Be sure to come back often to visit because I enjoy your company and besides, you're like family!!!
Well, my friends until next time,
Take care and God Bless,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Be Witchy

Good morning my friends, guess what?  Yep, I did a Halloween card after saying yesterday it wasn't one of my favs, but I just thought this digi from Scrapbook Stamp Society of Witch Suzie was just too cute.  So here is my card and I hope it doesn't "spook" you too much.  ; )

I again, finished the inside of my card also.  Just a thing with me, do a card and go all the way.
Well, that's my card for the day and I am going to post it in the following challenges:
ABC Challenges - Something New Challenge - New digi of Witch Suzie from Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Craft Us Crazy - Black as your main color challenge
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Black Challenge
 Forever Night Challenges - Challenge 51
So that is it for today, thanks for stopping by and hope to see y'all real soon. 
Until next time
Take care and God Bless

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Little Tilda Christmas

Hi all my friends, I haven't been posting for a while because I was so busy with Link Up for Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop, but now I am back on track and will be posting cards more often.  I am not really a Halloween type person, I do some, but not one of my favs.  I do really like Christmas, so that's what I decided to do here.  I have gotten lil' Miss Tilda ready for Christmas, so here she is.  Hope you like her.


I decided to do a little pink and aqua with some poinsettias in pink and heat embossed with silver to give them a little frosty look.  I also like to decorate the inside of my cards as well.

So this is my first Christmas card for this year, more to come of course, and I will be looking forward to having y'all visit and I hope it's often because remember, y'all are like family.  ; )

So until next time
Take card and God Bless

I am posting this for the following challenge and DT Call:
Wish me luck!!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I Will Survive!

Good Morning, so glad you came by to see the beautiful creations that have been posted and to join in the fun for Link Up for Pink's 2nd Annual Link Up.
My creation for today is "I Will Survive" and this girl looks like she really is giving it her all.  The image is from Kenny K Stamps and is called "Strong Island".  Personally, I think she is going to win the battle and become a survivor.  I hope all of you fighting this battle can do the same, Fight like a girl, have Strength, Faith, Courage, Hope, and Believe and I  pray you will be a Survivor too.

Here is some great news to get you on your way to win some Awesome, Fantastic, Fabulous prizes that have been generously donated by some AWESOME sponsors, many, many fantastic supportive sponsors.  All you need to do is post your creation during Oct, 1 through the 14th and you will not only have a fun time, but a chance to win great prizes. 

The winners will be announced on October 19th.

Now for more exciting news!!!

Before we go onto the list of giveaways, we have two sponsors who have giveaways FREE FOR ALL!

On October 1st, Beccy from Beccy's Place has a digital image;

  4 My Baby Scraps has a digital/printable kit. Please visit their sites to download.

Paper Crafting World is offering 40% off all downloadable purchases over $5; use code: LUFP40

 AnnaBelle Stamps is offering 10% off store wide, enter code: pink2012

Wait there's more!!

Digi Darla is offering one FREE digital image of your choice. Limit one per person. The code will be emailed to you after the event ends.

Dude Time Doodles is offering one FREE digital image, Bedazzled Beth.

Oh, my gosh, how easy to win just a few of the prizes that are being offered.

Just check out Link Up For Pink for all the rules so that no submission is deleted.   We want everyone to win, win, win.

Well, get out all your scrappin' stuff and get going to get your entry in for the drawing.  Best of luck to all participants.

That's it for all the exciting news!!!!
Hope to see y'all linking up your creations!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Beary Special Wish

Hi again, I am here to post another card for Link Up for Pink Breast Cancer Aware linking party.  Well, today I decided I would try something new that I have never done before, I made a totally digital card.  Let me show you a really beautiful card and then I'll tell you my story of how I came to do this.  Okay, here goes.
Gosh, there is just so much you can do with the digital designs.  This particular Digital Designer Pack came from "Touched By a Butterfly" and I used several BCA packs to achieve the look I wanted.
The Pink Lace Heart and Flowers came from FBD Series BCA and the Bear and Butterfly came from Hope BCA Kit.
It was amazing how easy, with the help of my daughter of course, to make this card, she is really a photo shop guru. She stood over my shoulder and explained how to click here and click there to get certain things.  It was fun and once I got the hang of it I am sure I will do more using this technique as I sit and create.
Celeste of Touched By a Butterfly is one of our very generous sponsors donating (5) $30.00  vouchers to five lucky winners.  That's an awesome prize.
You need to stop by her store and see the beautiful Designer Packs and also I got a note from her today saying:
I am so excited to announce I am now selling my kits at Heartfelt Perfections. I am so honored and excited to be a part of this wonderful store. I am currently uploading kits there now. All of my products will be 20% off this month.
Congratulations, Celeste on your new journey. I wish you the best.
Now for some really exciting news you need to check out
to see the gorgeous creations being submitted to win the fabulous prizes that have been donated for the Linking Party.
On the link it will show you all of our fabulous supporting sponsors and the generous prizes donated that's over $4,000.
So my friends it's definitely time to
Take care and God bless and please,
get them checked.

My Ribbon Box

Hi, and thanks for stopping by for another visit and on such a special day because it's during Link Up for Pink's 2nd Annual Link Up Party.  I have a very special post today, first of all. I would like to thank Lauren at My Time Made Easy for the beautiful cut file she made especially for our Link Up Party.  So here is my creation and I put some extra love and care in making this to make it special because I am giving it away as Blog Candy after the party is over. 


Easy rules to win....  you don't have to follow my blog, you don't have to follow me on Facebook,  just leave me a comment and come back to visit sometimes. I enjoy your company.  I mean, we're like family!!  ; ))  One comment will be picked randomly to be the winner.  Good luck to all who participate.

The cut file for the box will be on sale at My Time Made Easy after the party is over, so here is a little of what I used to make my creation.
I used Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink cardstock.  The pattern paper on the very top is from K & Company from Michaels, and the Pleated Ribbon is from Michael's, Lace from stash, Twisted Pearl Cord from Hobby Lobby, Pink Pearl flourishes are Recollections from Michael's, the large Pink Flower and Butterfly is by Prima also, and the two soft Pink flowers are from Recollections Signature Special. 

Now for some awesome, fantastic news !!  This is Link Up for Pink's 2nd Annual Link Up Party and all of you are invited to win some awesome prizes from some Fantastic Supportive Sponsors that have been ever so generous with the prizes.  You need to get your entry in, and oh, you enter as many times as you wish, just check the rules at www.LinkUpforPink.com so no one's submission is eliminated.  Join in for some fun time, get inspired by all the creations submitted, and then perhaps win a fabby prize too! 

Oh, and there are some sponsors giving a prize just if you submit and entry, no drawing, enter and win!!!   Where in the world can you go to get a prize that easy??? 

So I think it's time to get Scrappin' and make it Happin'.  !!  Best of luck to all who participate.  

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

There is HOPE

I was tidying up my desk to create a card or two and oh, goodness, did it need it, and I picked up a package that I had bought either at Michael's or Hobby Lobby and the big "HOPE" all glittery just caught my eye and like said, hey, how about using me? The paper I received in a package from Link Up for Pink when we started our first challenge and it just matched perfect.  So here is what I created. 
There is "HOPE" and at time we all need it regardless of what the circumstances are and I think you will all agree.
Breast Cancer Awareness linking party
The list of giveaways and rules has been posted!!
$4K worth of giveaways from 90 generous sponsors....we have 121 prizes to giveaway. Please join us and help spread awareness.
Be sure to check this link out for the rules and list of fantastic prizes being given away.
It is super duper fantastic awesome wonderful and you DON'T want to miss out.
Until next time, take care and
God Bless.

Sending Luck to Everyone

Hi, here is my post for the Link Up for Pink Party and you will need to check everything out because we have one awesome linking party going on.  First, let me show you my card and hope she brings much luck to you.  My Mom told me growing up as a child never shoo a lady bug because it's lucky... of course, that was only a couple of years ago..  ; ))  Anyway, let's get things going because there is soooooooo much to tell you about.

My sweet little lady bug is a digi image from Scrapbook Stamp Society,  her name is "Cute As A Ladybug" designed by Heather Valentin.  I thought she was just precious and surely would bring us all some good luck.

Scrapbook Stamp Society is one of our great supporting sponsors and has some fabulous prizes you can win.  Be sure to go to LinkUpForPink and see the fantastic sponsors we have supporting us and also how generous they are with the prizes donated for our Link Up for Pink Party.
You have until Oct 14th to get your creations posted, but you can enter as many times as you wish. 
All the rules can be read at Link Up for Pink.
So that's it for now,
my lil' lady bug and I wish you all the best of luck.
Until next time, take care and
God Bless

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Can you smell the apple pie baking?

I am making the post for Fresh Brewed Designs for their Challenge #115 Photo Inspiration, which are apples.  So here is dear old Granny getting her apples ready to bake an old fashioned apple pie.  YUM!!!

The stamped image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and it's called "Gardening Granny", she looks really cute in her jeans don't you think?  ; )   Well, I hope she gets going soon, I sure could use a Fresh Brewed cup of coffee and a big slice of Apple Pie.
That's about if for now, so until next time
Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Good Morning, here is my last post for the month of September for Link Up for Pink, whew...where has the month gone?  Well, today I have turned my thoughts to the survivors.

Gosh, how I hope and pray each and every one of you fighting the battle can say that.  I have done many cards on here for all that are fighting, hoping, praying, believing, having strength and courage and the love from family and friends to win the battle, but today I thought I would do a card for the survivors who have been through so very much and did all they could do and did finally win the battle.  So here's my post for them and I would like to say I am so thankful ... "YOU'RE A SURVIVOR". Best wishes forever!!
I made an easel card that stands up and opened, I thought you would enjoy reading the sentiment inside giving you a great feeling of accomplishment.  I bought this stamp and others for breast cancer awareness at Hobby Lobby, but this one I decided to use because of what I wanted to do. The paper is from my stash, the crochet flowers are from The Paper Studio, the pearl swirls are from Want2Scrap, the other pearls, ribbon, leaves and lace are from my collection of stuff.   ; ))  I do not part with my stuff... there always comes a time to use it.  (I'm going to be on the TV show as the Scrapbooking Stuff Hoarder."  ; ))

 The digi stamp I used is the Breast Cancer Awareness from Digi Darla Designs. They have an awesome supply of digis to choose from and I heard some good news.....read on....

First of all, today is the last day to get your entry in for Link Up for Pink Challenge 6, you have until midnight PST, so those of you who want to win fabulous prizes from Fresh Brewed Designs and Stateline Bag Company, well, guess you better get a move on.  ; ))

Secondly, guess what starts on October 1st????

Yes, our big LINK UP FOR PINK BLOG HOP.... woo hooo.   You DO NOT want to miss out here.  This is the time to show what you can do and post your creation or card here to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness and to have many, many chances to win some fantastic, fabulous, great, awesome prizes!   In addition to all our generous sponsors, I heard, now listen up... pay attention...I heard..... oh, this is awesome y'all, but I was told...... you are not going to believe this... that Digi Darla Designs ... and they have awesome digis, but... are you still here???  Okay, good, here goes.....

Digi Darla Designs  said that, "each person will receive a coupon code for a free digital image worth $3 to Digi Darla.  Only one per person.  Although they can enter as many times as they want for the chance to win the other prizes being offered."   Okay, post a card, win a prize, now it can't get any easier then that. 

So scrappers get your mojo on the flow, start scrappin' and make it happin, and I hope to see lots of Pink being posted and the best of luck to all who participate.

Well, I guess I better end here because I could really go on and on about all the fun, winning lots of prizes, seeing all the beautiful cards being posted and remembering it's all for a great cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.

So until next time, take care and God Bless.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hope Whispers

Hi again, I'm glad you're stopping by,  it makes me so happy when you come by to visit here, why, you're like family!   :)   Today I did a rather clean and simple card, left off all the bells and whistles I guess you could say. 
I just thought this card would make us stop for a minute and just think.  Some are saying, I have breast cancer, I'm fighting like a girl to win the battle, I'm taking chemo,  I am on radiation, I have the pain, I'm getting tired.  Some are ready to just give up.  But then the thought of, I've gone this far and why give up now.  You need to believe in Hope, it strengthens.
My card image was generously donated by Oak Pond Creations.  I fussy cut the gloves, hung them with a platted cord, and embossed the card front, used a brayer with pink ink to color the highlights and then cut the oval shape out to hang the gloves to remind you that you are a fighter and are not giving up.

Kimberly, artist and owner, of Oak Pond Creations has designed a digital image for Link Up for Pink. All 2012 sales will be given to the LINK UP FOR PINK Relay for Life page. 
I would like to take a minute to thank Kimberly of
Oak Pond Creations for this very generous donation to Link Up for Pink which is for such a fantastic cause.
So please, go to their site and buy your special digital image to make your donation. 
I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope you come back to visit soon.
So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Challenge 6 has arrived!!!!

Hi everyone, Link UP for Pink Challenge 6 is here and we are ready to
show you all the creations that have been made by our design team members to inspire you.  No cards posted.  What? No cards?   A new surprise for all of us.

This was something new for me and I totally enjoyed the fun and excitement and the learning of new techniques on cloth that I had while doing it and hoping all was going to come out okay.  Not hard at all and oh, so much fun!!  The Cotton Muslin Bag is from Stateline Bag Company and the image stamped is from Fresh Brewed Designs, "Caution Contents Are Hot."  The flower is a stamp and die set from Heartfelt.  And the coffee beans are real... my bag smells like fresh brewed coffee.... Yum!!

Fresh Brewed Designs
So I decided that my bag would be a "Thank You Gift Bag" and has a gift card holder which is the coffee cup and inside is the gift card for my favorite brew house "Starbucks."
So get your entries in to be a lucky winner of bags from State Line and stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.  Awesome!!!! 
The challenge starts September 20th and ends September 26th, notice it's only for one week!!!  The winner will  be announced
September 27th. 
Good luck to all who participate.
Okay, now for more great news!!!!
October 1st starts our Link Up for Pink Blog Hop.  You do not want to miss out on this as there are prizes, prizes, prizes, and more prizes to be given away.  Please support Link Up for Pink and get your creations posted as this is for such a fantastic cause.
Well, that's all folks,
until next time take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weathering the Storm

Hello, it's Link Up for Pink posting time again and I have a card today and the sentiment says "Weathering the Storm".  When someone is going through all the phases of fighting breast cancer it's like being in a storm.  I have a little write up I found on the internet that I will add a little later in the post.  For now here is my card and I hope you get some comfort knowing we here at Link Up for Pink are by your side even though you can't see us, but you can come here and there's always something to hopefully ease your pain physically and mentally. So here we go....
 My cutie little girl is from Scrapbook Stamp Society, Digi Doodle Download Stamp, by Heather Valentin, Lil Ragamuffins - Emily Rainy Day.  I think she is just perfect for this card.  Please get busy and post your creations and have the chance to be a winner of 5 free digis from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  This is an awesome place to shop for some of the most fantastic digis for all your needs.  Today is the last day to post for Challenge 5 to win this awesome prize, so get your creations posted today before midnight PST.  Good luck to all who participate.
Now for the article I read and thought it would be good for support, strength, courage and hope.
Sailing through life is not about the size of the sailboat you have, or the equipment you own. It's about being a resourceful captain and steward of your boat, its resources, the people you choose to have along on your journey, and where you allow yourself to go.
It is learning to ride the waves. Weathering the storm makes you strong, durable, flexible, and more resilient. Experience makes you an expert sailor. You become stronger, wise, and always more prepared for the unexpected. Becoming an expert sailor requires you to learn new techniques, come through some rough storms, and then lets you enjoy the peaceful and serene times that also become part of the sailing experience, where you glide with the breeze, enjoying the nature around you. A novice sailor may be energetic, and have the best boat and the newest equipment, but the seasoned sailor brings the depth that adds value and wisdom to the voyage.

When you are at the start of the breast cancer journey, you can join hands with other shipmates who have been through the breast cancer experience to strengthen your position.  There is less of a chance the ship will capsize if there is a good solid crew, so learn to let others help, take in their wisdom, and sail your boat in only the way that you can - with grace and courage.

I hope this article helped you in some way to let you know you're not alone.  I hope and pray a cure is close by.

Okay, it's time for the big day tomorrow....

Challenge 6 starts September 20th until September 26th, note it is for one week only.  The winner will be announced on September 27th.  Our fabulous, generous sponsors are:

Fresh Brewed Designs

You will not want to miss out on this challenge as there are some fantastic prizes, awesome stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs and Cotton Muslin Bags from State Line Bag Co. 
It's going to be lots of fun and I hope to see many of you posting your creations to perhaps win some of the awesome prizes, but most of all to support a fantastic cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.
And for more great news!!!!!
October 1st through October 14 is our big Link Up for Pink Blog Hop.  This is going to be lots of fun too and there are prizes, prizes, prizes and more prizes to be won by lucky participants.
So get "Scrappin' and make it Happin".
Good luck to all participants.
Well, that's all the news I have, whew!!! that was a lot.  ; ))
Until next time, take care and God Bless.
This card is also being entered in the following challenge for support for Dawn's Mom...... Dawn's Crafting