Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Sponsors, Giveaway and FREEBIES!! {CLOSED}

We are so proud to announce our newest sponsors! Please see our Sponsor page for the complete list of our generous sponsors. 
I Love RRR

Now onto the freebies provided by our generous sponsors.  Click on the image to download.


The Crafty Pad Designs has a FREE for ALL digital image, Race for Life.

Squigglefly has a FREE for ALL digital image, Show Your Suppor Bear.

Limited Runs Digital Stamps:  2 winners will receive the BCA digital set.  Leave a comment for a chance to win.  Two winners will be chosen on June 7th.

Now that you have your free BCA images, why not enter our current challenge?  Click here for the details, ends June 7th.....plenty of time to enter.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Challenge No. 2 {CLOSED}

Thank you everyone for sharing your creations in our first challenge! It was fun to visit all your blogs to see your beautiful creations.  I will make this short as today we bring you Challenge No. 2 with our first Design Team!!  Our challenge is being sponsored by A Day for Daises.

Now for the most amazing inspiration from an equally amazing team.  Please visit their blogs for the details on their fabulous projects.

GSS Blog Hop

Sarah used  "Daisy Knome"

Esther  used "Girl Power" and paper pieced the cape with the free LUFP printable BCA paper.

Esther also created a beautiful charm!!

Joanie used "Birddy".

Now let's see your creations!  If you have digital stamps from A Day for Daises, we would love to see them, but is not required.  ADFD has a freebie section, stop by and check them out.   Please also "like" A Day for Daisies Facebook page for another freebie.
The rules:  Create a Breast Cancer Awareness project and link it up by June 7th.  
New creations only please. Post as many projects.  Your project must have pink.  Here's your freebie, the "Faith" ribbon designed by Yolie, click on the image to download.

The winner of the challenge will win a $12 voucher to the A Day for Daisies shop.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meet our FIRST Design Team!

Thank you for the lovely response to our Design Team call.  It was a super tough choice and I ended up selecting 5 DT members instead of 4 as we had planned.  

Meet our First Design Team. This talented group of ladies will be posting Breast Cancer Awareness projects leading up to our big Link Up for Pink event.  They are a valuable part of the LUFP's team. We hope you will decide to follow us on our journey and of course on our Blog and theirs. 
Here is a little bit more about our very talented Design Team members.

LUFP DT Member

 I am retired and work full time in my studio making art in a 100+ year old converted barn here in the woods of New Hampshire with my also retired hubs and brown tiger kitty Raphael (yes, like the painter). I am eclectic working in paper arts (my main passion) where I make handmade cards, collage art, tag art, and handmade albums. I love color and texture which is why you will see lots of layers on my handmade cards, and well, most of my art! I also dabble in mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, nature photography and silver smithing all of which I love. After a 25+ year hiatus from art my artistic muse (Elly by the way) one day smacked me on the head and yelled in my ear (as muses are known to do), "what are you waiting for"? This is me...

Click here to view my blog, Mossberry Cottage.

I am a wife, mother, grandmother. I like to hike, water ski, bake and of course craft, craft, craft. I especially love paper crafting whether it is making cards, layouts, home decor, and more.  I have been blogging for almost 2 years now and really love it.  It is fun to not only share my creations but to be inspired by others. In fact I am sure my hubby would tell you I spend to much time on the computer. I feel like I have made many friends since I started blogging and have enjoyed sharing my passion with them.
I will be celebrating my ten year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor this summer. As a breast cancer survivor this cause has a special place in my heart. It is important to raise awareness, not only to educate other women on the importance of mammograms, etc. but also to work toward a cure so our daughters and granddaughters will not have to worry about this disease.

Click here to view my blog, For the Joy of Creating

I love life, enjoy all people, as I never meet a stranger.  I will go out of my way to help someone that needs a hand no matter what it’s for.  My daughter and I started a card class at our church and we now have a morning and afternoon class as it has grown to 38 ladies from all ages who come to enjoy themselves and we get many hugs and thanks.  I make cards almost daily and they are donated to our church for sale and they keep all monies received.  I just enjoy all of my friends and for the small family we have remaining we show lots of love to one another.   LUFP is, I think it is for one of the greatest causes.  I make Breast Cancer cards and have given many away to women who had or have  cancer.  I get many hugs and smiles and what more motivation can you get?

Click here to view my blog,  Joanie's Classy Card Corner

I am truly humbled by the many people in my life who have been touched by the affects of cancer in some way. My beloved Grandmother passed away from breast cancer and I miss her every single day and it's been 12 years since her passing. I believe being a part of this design team would allow me another outlet to honor the memory of my Grandmother and to honor so many others who have and or are suffering because of cancer.
I work full time at a University and craft when I can find the time. I LOVE crafting--it is truly my outlet in life. I enjoy trying various techniques and I rarely meet a stamp set I don't love. I enjoy using my Cricut and love rubber stamping. In my free time when I am not crafting I love spending time with my husband and our family and friends. I am a big MN Twin's baseball fan and I love college hockey as well! Go Sioux.

Click here to view my blog, Sarah's Stamping and Stuff

I am married to a wonderful man who supports my crazy hobby and have 3 wonderful children ranging from ages 8-15.  I am involved in every aspect of their lives, still find the time to manage my crafting addiction. I love to make pretty cards and hope that one day I can get back into scrapbooking, but for now, cards seem to be my comfort level.
In the last couple of years, I have seen more of my friends been diagnosed with breast cancer.  I work in the HR field and have seen employees or their family members being affected by this horrible disease.  It breaks my heart each time I hear that someone is going through this and it just makes me realize even more how much awareness is needed, not just for women but also for men.  Men have also been struck with breast cancer and I've heard of those cases from people who are close to me.  The three individuals that are motivating me.... are Michelle, Edie and Jeny.

Click here to visit my blog, Scrappy Zeni

I'm Yolie the founder of Link Up for Pink.  I am blessed to be married to one super supportive husband, Michael.  I enjoy making cards, scrapbook layouts and most recently, I’ve gotten into Smashing.  I love the journey that this site has taken me on in getting to know talented crafters from all over the world and providing me with constant inspiration! 
As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it should not start or end in October, we should always be aware. Remember to do your self-breast exams, send reminder cards to your friends to get their mammograms, and accompany a friend to their appointment. 
As we take this journey together, let us take the time to celebrate life, live for today and remember the lives of the women and men no longer with us.
Click here to visit my blog: JustYolie,JustCreate

Friday, May 11, 2012

Winners and more winners!

We have the winners of the April giveaways and our First Challenge winners!!  Thanks to all who entered the challenge!!  

The winners of the April Giveaways are:

Shelly's Images: $9.00 voucher is  Sandra from Nanagramps Craft Designs
Stamps Of Life: Stamp set of winner's choice (up to $12.95 value) is Dawn from Dawn's Crafting
Fresh Brewed Designs: Muy Caliente stamp is Sarah from Sarah's Stamping & Stuff     
Paper Makeup Stamps: Hope stamp is Tina from Handmade by Tina
Limited Runs Digital: BCA Collection winners are  Hazel from Hazel's Handmade Crafts & Merry from MerryMade Cards & Crafts
SVG Cuts: $5.00 gift certificate is  Monique from Unique Monique Creating
Punkin Patch Stamps: stamp set of winner's choice is Amy E. from Scrap This,Save That

The winners of our First Challenge are:
Purple Cows: Roll It stamp #7 Rhonda from Rhonda's Place to Share
SVG Cuts: $5.00 certificate is #13 Esther from For The Joy of Creating
Punkin Patch Stamps: Stamp set of winner's choice is #5 Lori M from Reflections from Granny
Ooh La La Lattes: Cup Cozie is #9 Vanessa from My Paper Creations

Don't forget we have our first Design Team call, check the post below for the details.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Design Team Call

We are pleased to announce our first search for dedicated and passionate design team members!  We are looking for people who LOVE to craft and are passionate about bringing cancer awareness to the crafty community.

·        Two monthly Breast Cancer Awareness projects:  one project posted on both our blog and your personal blog.   One project on Link Up for Pink’s monthly challenge.  (We will host monthly challenges leading up to our BIG Linking Party held October 1st through 14th)
·        Two Breast Cancer Awareness projects during Link Up for Pink’s linking party Oct. 1 -14.
·        Must be able to participate on our Facebook Fan Page
·        Promote Link Up for Pink through your own personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any online forums when you are able to.
·        Participation on the LUFP Facebook Fan page
·        Check in on the LUFP private Facebook group to make sure you’re up to date
·        Comment on participant’s submissions.
·        Ability to participate fully until October 14th.
·        Must be a current blogger.

Perks of the team:
·        Exposure to your work through our blogs
·        Free and/or discounted digital/rubber stamps and/or products as available
·        If accepted, you will receive a LUFP Pink Welcome package.

Email us the following information to: yolie@linkupforpink.com:
1.      Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.
a.      Share three projects highlighting your best work.  Projects do not need to be new for this call and can use any theme and products you want.
b.      Your full name
c.       blog or website address
d.      email address
e.      Provide one paragraph about yourself telling us about you; let your personality shine through.

2.      General Questions:
   a.   Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain
         (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer, for kit company),
                        and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment.
                        Please list the workload and the length of your commitments as well as names                             of companies.
                   b. What is your motivation for participating in our design team? (Be candid)
                   c. Are you able/ willing to make at least two monthly posts and participate during
                        our Linking Party in October?
                   d. Are you able and willing to commit to LUFP DT until October 14th?

We will contact you by email if chosen as a Link Up for Pink Design Team Member.  We ask that, you accept the position within one day of notification (preferably ASAP).  Your photo and short bio will be featured on our blog.  We will need these within a few days of your acceptance.

Applications are due by May 15th at 12midnight PST.  DT members will be contacted by May 20th via email.