Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - The Stamps of Life

Our Sponsor Spotlight today is The Stamps of Life.  


I could tell you all about my industry resume, but that's a little boring. Just trust that I've been in the business since 1998...contributing magazine editor, product designer, teacher, TV spokesperson, QVC demonstrator, published designer, published author....blah, blah, blah.....
Ok, hey, I love stamps, I love paper. My job is my hobby and my hobby is my job.
I love sharing my life with others. (Check out my {Life} with Stephanie Videos!)
I love Diet Coke, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, the beach, God, my family, hugs, anti-bacterial lotion, scrapbooking and stamping. {Just not all in that order....}
Grab a Diet Coke and stay awhile......sign up for our newsletter (envelope button at the top of the page) and check out our travel schedule...hopefully we can meet in person someday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Stephanie

P.S. Yes, I DO love Diet Coke. I even drink it for breakfast! Never had a sip of coffee in my life! ;) 


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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - The Stamping Boutique

Our Pink Spotlight shines on The Stamping Boutique today!

Tracey Malnofski's resume reads like a who's who of the Stamping Industry. Besides being the owner and a designer for The Stamping Boutique, she's also a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Company and has also worked for InStyle Stamps, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. She's a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in her community.Tracey has quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but she loves them all. Her "Boutique" has it all - fairytale, whimsy, sentimental . . . and Candy!

Here's what Tracey says about her Stamping Boutique.


"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.
Have a happy day!














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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Today we formally introduce to you Robyn's Fetish as one of our generous sponsors.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor Link Up for Pink.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just a little Pick-Me-Up

 
This is just a little Pick Me Up to let everyone involved with breast cancer know that you have lots of friends praying and hoping for a cure real soon. So here is my creation made just for you.


This adorable image is from Beccy's Place, and the beautiful textured ribbon is from Rhonda, Bumblebee Creations, that I won as part of my prize on a Fresh Brewed Design Challenge.  So I thought it was great to put it on a special card made for an awesome reason.  I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoy creating them.  

Hugs,
Joanie


And to all the Crafty Scrappers out in blogland, you still have time to enter Challenge No. 4, sponsored by Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam.
LUFP
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Put Your Brave Girl Boots On

When we had something difficult in our lives to deal with my grandfather would always say "Pick your self up by your boot straps and deal with it"


My daughters used to get frustrated with me at times when I would quote grandpa and tell them that. I think they wanted a little more sympathy, but I always felt like grandpa was right.
You need to get back up and come out fighting, so to speak.


That was my inspiration for today's card.






Supplies used: cardstock - white, brown, pink; patterned paper - Cowgirl and Side Saddle in Filly by Moxie; pearls - BoBunny; twine - LUFP; button - my stash; stamps - Brave Girls itty bitty by Unity Stamp Co.; ink - frayed burlap Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; corner rounder - Fiskars; Pop Dots.

Don't forget Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam are sponsoring our LUFP Challenge No. 4
LUFP
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Courage Is My Strength!

Hello friends! I hope you're having a great day!  I created this card using a set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company: Ippity Stamps the set I used is called Courage Is My Strength.  A perfect card for someone who just might need an awesome pick-me-up!


How does breast cancer grow and spread?

To grow, malignant breast tumors need to be fed. They 
get nourishment by developing new blood vessels in a 
process called angiogenesis. The new blood vessels 
supply the tumor with nutrients that promote growth. 
As the malignant breast tumor grows, it can expand 
into nearby tissue. This process is called invasion. 
Cells can also break away from the primary, or main 
tumor and spread to other parts of the body. The cells 
spread by traveling through the blood stream and/or 
lymphatic system. This process is called metastasis.
When malignant breast cells appear in a new location, 
they begin to divide and grow out of control again as 
they create another tumor. Even though the new tumor 
is growing in another part of the body, it is still called 
breast cancer. The most common locations of metastatic 
breast cancer are the lungs, liver, bones and brain.



Don't forget Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam are sponsoring our LUFP Challenge No. 4
LUFP
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Sponsors and Giveaways {CLOSED}

Can you believe we are a little over 2 months before our Linking Party starts?! We have the most generous sponsors helping us spread awareness!    We have over 50+ sponsors and lots of prizes for October.  The list of prizes will be posted as we get closer to our Linking Party, but for now, we are are super excited to announce some returning sponsors and a couple of new ones too!









GIVEAWAYS:

Jellypark Stamps - 1 winner - 2 digital stamps winner's choice


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

Limited Runs Digital Stamps:  1 winner will receive the BCA digital set 
1 winner will receive the BCA Bra Set


And don't forget Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam are sponsoring our LUFP Challenge No. 4

LUFP
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hope and Believe


Happy Monday everybody! Zeni here with another card encouraging those beautiful fighters to never give up, to hope and to believe!


For this card I used a beautiful image from Scrapbook Stamp Society and some beautiful ribbon from 
3 Girl JAM (coral crush and ice blue).  The words Hope and Believe are from the Pink by Design Breast Wishes stamp set.

Hope you all have a great day and stay healthy!

Don't forget to enter our Challenge No.4:
LUFP
If you haven't hopped, you still have time....the winner will be announced tomorrow, July 24th.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

FORGET ME NOT

 
Hi, this is my little Fairy Child Stamp "Forget Me Not" from Scrapbook Stamp Society and I just thought she was a cutie.  Of course, she is not going to forget you, nor is anyone else, because everyone is hoping and praying that a cure for Breast Cancer is not too far in the future.  So here is my lil' friend and yours and I hope she makes you smile.



Please remember that LINK UP FOR PINK - Challenge #4 is still going on and you can enter your creations and perhaps win some of the fabby prizes being offered by some of our very generous sponsors.  We have over 50 sponsors, is that not the greatest? 

So get your scrappin' stuff out and get your entry in.

LUFP

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pink Hope Blog Hop {CLOSED}





Hello and welcome to Link Up for Pink’s first “Pink Hope” Blog Hop!!  As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but here at LUFP, we want to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends all year long.   We want to get the message out to all women about Breast Cancer and the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms.

We are so happy that you are joining us today.  Our Design Team and our invited guests will share beautiful projects and most of all raise awareness.

Our sponsors today is Scrapbook Stamp Society.  One lucky winner will receive  a $12 voucher to Scrapbook StampSociety.

The DT also played with a fantastic sketch designed especially for LUFP by Melissa Craig from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


So make sure you leave a comment on each stop.  A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, July 24th,   So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope.
LUFP - Link Up for Pink YOU ARE HERE
Esther - For the Joy of Creating    YOUR NEXT STOP
Lisa: A Mermaids Crafts (Guest)
Theresa: My Sassy Cards (Guest)
Zeni - Scrap Zeni

Friday, July 20, 2012

If You Are Blue.....

Children often come up with the best statements. I felt this one was perfect for a card to go to someone going through breast cancer.

Often as a cancer patient you find yourself feeling blue, and with all you are going through it is to be expected. Sometimes you just need a little card or note to pick you up and let you know someone cares.

This was the inspiration for my card:


Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, 2 shades of pink; stamp - Kid Quotes by Inkadinkado; ink Tukedo Black by Memento; cut file - Silhouette Studio


Take care of your girls - get your mammograms!!

Come join us tomorrow for our 1st blog hop!!!!!!



Don't forget to enter Challenge No.4:
LUFP

Thursday, July 19, 2012

LUFP Challenge No. 4 {CLOSED}

LUFP
Welcome back to another LUFP challenge! This month we have two wonderful sponsors, Ippity Chick-Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam!
3 Girl Jam


Here's what you are playing for,
Unity Ippity, All Things are Possible stamp set and Pink Crinkle Ribbon.  One winner takes all!




We are also playing with a fantastic sketch designed especially for our challenge by Melissa Craig from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Here is some Pink Awesomeness inspiration:

Zeni used one of the flowers from  "Flowers + Friends = Priceless" stamp set.


 
Joanie used the sheep from "Simply Home" stamp set.



Sarah used the butterfly from "All things are possible" stamp set.


Esther used used one of the flowers and stem from  "Flowers + Friends = Priceless" stamp set





 Yolie used the frame from "Life is the Journey" stamp set.


Rules: 

  1. Create a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink project.  Don't have any BCA product? Check out the "Freebies Page".
  2. Please use the sketch if you're creating a card. Use the sketch for your creation.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun! 
  3. You do not need use Ippity Stamps.  Use what you got!
  4. Your project must be a BCA project must have pink as the main color.
  5. Link directly to your post not your blog.
  6. Unlimited entries allowed.
  7. Combine with other challenges, the more the merrier.
  8. Ends August 2nd, midnight PST.  Winner will be announced on Friday, August 3rd.