Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Hope Ribbon" Easter Basket

Good morning!   Easter is tomorrow and I am still trying to get some last minutes things done for special people.  I just love these little baskets and have made a handful of them now. 

Remember we have our challenge #11 at:

I used in this project:

Beccy's Place – "Hope Ribbon" Image   
Ek Success - Circle and Scallop Circle Punches
Color Box by Cat's Eye - Pigment Inks
Lovely candy
2 Metal paper fasteners so handles move

Remember get those TaTa's checked!!
Together we can cure breast cancer.

Have a blessed day!
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Esperanza {Hope}

Time is flying by, Easter is this weekend and April is just around the corner.  Pretty soon our 3rd Annual Link Up party will be here!!
Today I'm sharing a card using Designs on Cloud 9 dress form, Fitting Friendship file and a sentiment stamp by Latina Crafter, translation "hope".

Stop by the DC9 and grab your freebie:


Our current challenge ends next Thursday, click the badge below for the info:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Joy

I wish I could give all my Link Up For Pink friends a gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers for Easter, but you'll have to be happy with a small bouquet of paper ones!!!!

I wish you all a joy filled Easter!!!

Supplies used: card stock - pink, green; Silhouette Studio cut file; wooden skewers; florist tape; tag - Martha Stewart; stamp - Hampton Art; ink - Positively Pink by Stampin' Up; ribbon - Michaels.

Remember ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to Someone Special

I want to wish a "Special Lady" a very Happy Birthday and many, many more to come. She is not only a great friend, but a very caring, loving, and awesome person. Here is the card I made for her and then continue to the end of my post, please.  Thanks.



Now, I would like to tell everyone just how "Awesome" she is. Three years ago I posted and entry on a blog and won a prize.  I noticed when I went to her blog she had a site posted on the side panel, "Link Up for Pink", so I decided to check it out and it was a blog that was just starting and I decided to join in to support those fighting the battle of Breast Cancer.   I feel I have been very blessed not having to fight this battle.

I just want to say I am so happy our paths have crossed and I have a very wonderful friend.

Here's her story of how Link Up for Pink got it's start.
It started with an idea of hosting a blog hop, but instead I realized it would be best to host a linking party; an opportunity for all to share their pink projects, share their stories, build a strong community and most importantly bring awareness to breast cancer. When I brought this idea to a friend, she immediately responded, “Let’s do it”.
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. Somehow, some way we have known someone who has battled this terrible disease; some have fought a good fight, but unfortunately, some lost the battle. We lost my brother-in-law Kevin, Dulce’s daddy to cancer. My husband lost his grandmother to breast cancer and his Mom, my mother-in-law, Pat is in remission!

Link Up for Pink has a Relay for Life page. I am proud to announce we are one of the three virtual Relay for Life groups and the first ever blog event to be recognized by the American Cancer Society. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click on the badge below.
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.

Thank you.

Gosh,  Link Up for Pink has grown and we now have a design team, we have monthly challenges, and of course the huge blog hop in October.   We have many, many generous sponsors, and our October Blog Hop has over 450 entries.  She works very hard keeping up with everything including the DT girls... her biggest problems!!  LOL 

When you visit my blog you will see many cards posted for Link Up for Pink. I am honored to be a part of the design team and have met other great friends on the team and those that have commented on our creations.


Yolie, have a wonderful birthday!!!!

Hugs and kisses,

Joanie &
Kelly (my daughter and newest team member)!!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Is it your birthday???

If so, here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday and many, many more to come from me and my friends at Link Up for Pink. I have posted a special card for your special day, I hope you enjoy and it brings a big smile to your face.

You can find out more about the products used for my card by going to my blog:
Now for some great news!!!!!
Link Up for Pink Challenge 11 is now going on and it's time for you to get your creation posted to win a really awesome prize from our Super Duper Sponsor -
You can win 5 digis plus a bonus prize.  How awesome is that?  Start Scrappin' to make it Happin'.  The next big winner could be YOU!!!


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Challenge No. 11

It's time for new challenge!

Our challenge sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs!

Here's what you are playing for:  5 digital stamps {winner's choice} and Crafty Girl with sentiments rubber stamp! {$24 total value}

Here are sample of FBD's digital stamps in action:

 CraftyGirl created adorable card using Cookie Mouse

Easter card LUFP Style!  Esther used Chick with bunny ears.


 Joanie's darling bird card using Sweetie Tweetie.

Kelly's card is such a great reminder to get them "pinched"!  She used Not so crabby crab.

OK now it's your turn!

  1. Projects we like to see:  Breast Cancer Awareness, inspirational, healthy reminders, "celebrate more birthdays", you're in my thoughts, encouragement, etc.
  2. Create any BCA Pink project.  Don't have any BCA product? Check out the "Freebies Page".
  3. You do not need use Fresh Brewed Designs Stamps.  Use what you got!
  4. 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 April 4th, midnight PST.  Winner will be announced on Friday, April 5th. 
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Keep Calm and Fight On!

It's hard to do, keep calm when you are fighting any kind of adversity!

But it's the best thing to do. Stay Calm. When we are calm we can think more clearly and handle things so much better!! When we are calm we are peaceful, unanxious, happy, secure, etc. When we are not calm we are anxious, troubled, worried, etc.

Learning how to remain calm in times of stress will not only make things go more smoothly immediately, it can also, over time, help you lead a healthier, happier life.

Getting stressed is not going to resolve the situation.

So Stay Calm and Fight ON!!!!!

Supplies used: Card stock - pink , white and pink embossed; patterned paper from LUFP; stamp from Fight For A Cure by Jaded Blossom; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; ribbon - Michaels; border punch - EK Success; corner rounder - Zutter; Button - Jennifer Scull

Remember Ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Gill " Birthday Card

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend.  The weather here in Virginia is getting warmer and the bunnies are having a great time running about in the back yard, guess spring has sprung!!!

Challenge #11 is starting soon on March 21st, so get those markers, embellishments and papers ready.   

On this card I just had to use Sherri Baldy's "Gill" image.  I was one of the lucky winners in last week's blog hop and won it from her DT name sake Gill.   She is just so pretty and of course I had to use pink.  I used some design paper Yolie sent me (isn't it pretty)?   Thank you Yolie!!! 

I used in this project:

Sherri Baldy  – "Gill" image 
Queen & Co. - Bling
MS - Butterfly Punch
EK Success - Flower Punch
Sizzix - Label II Die
MS - Lace Punch
Twine - From Twinery
Glitter Gel Pens
Spare Button from Stash

Have a blessed day!
Get checked and save those Tata's!!!


Friday, March 15, 2013



the crystal ball and see that a Cure is on the way soon. I pray and hope that a cure will be found in the near future. This is my little fortune teller, that I thought was just adorable, that I have used for my Link Up for Pink creation. I hope you like her and she makes you smile. She's pretty sassy looking, don't you think? ;)

Now for some good news!!!!

Challenge 11 is coming up soon, March 21st and I hope you make a creation and get it posted to help support those fighting the battle of Breast Cancer and by doing so you are eligible to win a fabby prize of 3 digi stamps plus a bonus prize from Fresh Brewed Designs. Now that is one awesome prize from a fantastic sponsor.
Good luck to all participants!!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Erin Go "Bra"

I'm popping in today with a "punny" little card for St. Patrick's Day!!!

I thought the pun on words was just perfect for Link Up For Pink. I added a few touches of pink with my sewing machine, some rhinestones and a little pink bow on the bra.

Hope it brings a smile to your face :)

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Supplies used: card stock - vanilla, green; patterned paper - ShamROCK by Reminisce; stamp by Skipping Stones Design; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; border punch - Martha Stewart; ribbon - Michaels; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; font Celtic; sewing machine.

Remember Ladies - Take Care of Your Girls!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Challenge No. 10 Winner!!!

Thank you for participating in our photo inspiration challenge.  All entries were beautiful!!  A special thank you to our generous sponsor Paper Secrets!
Shop Paper Secrets for your paper crafting needs. Find great deals, inspiration, challenges & prizes! Blog:

Now to announce the lucky winner of the $25 voucher to the Paper Secrets shop!

The winner is.....lucky #6

Congratulations Debi B, please contact Yolie at yolie at linkupforpink dot com

Our next challenge starts March 21st  :)