Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: A-Manda Creation

We have another Sponsor Spotlight for you today!  A-Manda Creation!

My name is Amanda Wittenborn and I have been scrapbooking as long as I can remember. But it became a greater passion of mine when my first son was born. I was having a hard time keeping up with all the pictures and then I found digital scrapbooking and have been hooked ever since! I started designing digital kit in January 2011 as a way to help scrap my own personal photos when I couldn’t find just the right kit. So you will find most of my kits mimic what is happening in my children’s lives!

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Still time to enter our Challenge and leave a comment for a chance to win some goodies!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - Designs On Cloud 9 + Giveaway

Another Sponsor Spotlight day!!  Today we introduce to you Designs on Cloud 9, here's a little bit about Michelle, shop owner:

I have loved arts and crafts ever since I first could finger paint. I always loved taking art classes in school and had extra crafty projects in the works at home. I started scrapbooking in 1996 and haven't stopped since. I started selling my creations on Ebay in 2001 and in 2007 I realized a dream and opened my very own scrapbook store! I closed my store to relocate, but continued to sell online. When I was introduced to paper piecing, my scrapbooking was taken to a whole new level. I just love making the piecings and the joy they add to my layouts. Now I am drawing my very own patterns and love it! I hope you will enjoy creating with my cutting files as much as I have loved drawing them. Each one is hand-drawn by me. I do not use any kind of clip art or other premade images in my piecings. Happy Scrapping!

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 Michelle is generously giving away a $20 voucher to her shop!!  Leave a comment and a winner will be announced on July 5th along with the Challenge winner and our Sponsor Announcement giveaways!  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

For All the Survivors


I made this card for LINK UP FOR PINK for all the survivors of Breast Cancer.  I know it had to be a very hard battle and wanted to make this card just for all of you.  The image I used is "Meg" from the "Causes" catagory of Bugaboo Stamps as well as the Sentiment.  The paper is from DCWV pack, All Dressed Up.  All the other embellisments are from my stash.  I hope you enjoy my card and Best Wishes for the future.

Don't forget to enter our LUFP Challenge No. 3.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fight Like a Girl

Hi everyone! I am here with a cute card.  I think she's such a sassy girl and reminds us to continue fighting for a cure and survival.

You can see additional details on my blog.

Don't forget to enter our LUFP Challenge No. 3.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fight Like A Girl...

Morning everyone! Today it's my turn to post some inspiration for our current challenge to keep you gal's creative juices flowing, as well as remind everyone of our mission...breast cancer awareness.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fact For Today...

Physical activity

Evidence is growing that physical activity in the form of exercise reduces breast cancer risk. The main question is how much exercise is needed. In one study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) as little as 1.25 to 2.5 hours per week of brisk walking reduced a woman's risk by 18%. Walking 10 hours a week reduced the risk a little more.

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thanks for stopping by


Monday, June 25, 2012

New Sponsors and Giveaways! {CLOSED}

We hope you are enjoying getting to know our sponsors through the "Sponsor Spotlight" posts.  We have the most generous sponsors so please make sure you stop by and visit them.  And how about our wonderful inspiration from our super duper talented Design Team!  They have been hard at work so please leave them some comment love.

Now we introduce to you our NEWEST LUFP sponsors!!  Please visit the Sponsor page to view the complete list.

Ginger Snap Scraps


2 Creative Chics - one winner will receive a $15 voucher

Fresh Brewed Designs - 1 "Save the Hooters" rubber stamp set

Paper Makeup Stamps - 1  Hope Fairy with a bonus sentiment
Limited Runs Digital Stamps:  2 winners will receive the BCA digital set 

And don't forget Bugaboo Stamps and 3 Girl Jam are sponsoring our LUFP Challenge No.3

Winners for both June giveaways and Challenge No. 3 will be announced on Friday, July 6th.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mammograms are a Piece of Cake

There has been so much controversy about the importance of both self exams and yearly mammograms.

There have been those that say self exams are not necessary. I am here to tell you that it is very important to know your body! While doing a self exam I found a pea size lump which I had not felt before. This led to my calling for a mammogram and my diagnoses of breast cancer. Thankfully I found it early!!

I have also heard some say that Mammograms may not be necessary every year. Well, since early detection is the key to survival I believe you should get "the girls" checked every year. Some forms of cancer are very aggressive so time is of the essence.

There are also those that are afraid of the discomfort or are embarrassed, etc. Ladies, a few moments of discomfort and a little embarrassment are nothing compared with losing your life. If you haven't scheduled your mammogram this year, do it now!

Mammograms are a Piece of Cake

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - Mousse from Jolie Chocolat and Primrose Pinafore from Ally's Wonderland both by SEI; font - Diner; From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge; border punch - EK Success; twine - Divine Twine; button - my stash.

Don't forget to enter our LUFP Challenge No. 3.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Best Wishes

Hi, I am posting my weekly card for LINK UP FOR PINK because I feel it's for such a super fantastic cause.  The title of this card is Best Wishes because I wish everyone the best that is going through some phase of breast cancer.  So I hope you like my card because it's just for you.

The stamp set used was "ALL ABOUT HER", 'Moulin Divas Tre's Chic, and the image was colored with Copic markers, the flourishes were from the Spellbinders die set Floral Flourishes, the ribbon, paper, and stones are from Michael's that were bought at one point in time and therefore from my stash.

Well, that wraps it up for this week, I hope you come back to visit me on June 28th,  because I enjoy your visits tremendously. 

But do visit daily to see all the gorgeous creations being made by the other Design Team Members.

Don't forget to enter our LUFP Challenge No. 3.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Checking is the Key...

Morning everyone! Today is my turn to post a little inspiration to get both your creative juices flowing as well as reminding you all of an important task you owe to yourself...Getting the "Girls" Checked regularly...

For more details on my card please visit my blog
Thanks for stopping by

Don't forget to enter our LUFP Challenge No. 3.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

LUFP Challenge No. 3 {CLOSED}

Welcome to Link Up for Pink Challenge No. 3!!  We are super excited to be sponsored by Bugaboo and 3 Girl Jam!  What's the challenge?   A PINK Breast Cancer Awareness project; create any project you wish, but it must be BCA and have pink.  You may use any image and product you have....we want to see your projects.  Winner takes all!!

Bugaboo is offering a Wonderful Prize....7 digi stamps ~ $21 value!!

3 Girl Jam is offering a fabulous special Pink Bundle of Crinkle Ribbon and 5 yards of Cotton Candy Pink twine!!!
3 Girl JAM

Now for some Design Team inspiration with our sponsors digi stamps and crinkle ribbon.  Remember to click on the card to see all of the details and leave these wonderful DT ladies some comment love!

Yolie created with JJ Calendar Months - May and used the Think Pink sentiment to create the background paper.  She's also sharing the sentiment she designed. Click on the image to download.
Your turn!