Monday, October 3, 2016

Pink blog hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer has had a personal effect on my life.  Five years ago I lost my Mom to breast cancer.  Then, three years ago last month I was diagnosed with breast cancer as well.  Mine was caught early and I have been cancer free for  three years today.  It's a scary disease and I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in this hop.
For my first share, I am using the Star of Light bundle.  I absolutely love this set and Framelits.  It is so elegant and the sentiments are beautiful.  My inspiration for both of my cards comes from my friend and upline, Frenchie.
Card Recipe:
base: Thick Whisper White, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
Pink Pirouette: 1 X 5 1/2, 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 and a scrap for the detailed star
Silver Foil strip: 3/4 X 5 1/4 and a scrap for the star
Whisper White: 3 1/8 X 4 1/8
Fancy Frost Specialty dsp: 4 X 3, sponged with Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Greetings from Santa, Star of Light
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, big shot, Starlight thinlits, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals, Multipurpose glue, Fast Fuse adhesive

My next share is a tribute to my Mom.  As I said before, she passed away 5 years ago from breast cancer, and her birthday was on Halloween so I combined pink with Halloween and came up with this.  I love how it turned out and makes me smile thinking of my Mom.  For the bear, I started with image 1 and stamped in Pink Pirouette, then image 2 with Blushing Bride and step 3 with Melon Mambo.  The little pumpkin comes from Jar of Haunts and was colored with blender pens.  For the hat, I used the bottom part of the pumpkin and hand cut it.  I took my black marker and went around the edges to make it look like it was a stamped image.  I added some Blushing Bride bakers twine to make a breast cancer ribbon for her hat.  The little speckles on the background were made using the Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand markers.  I used the fat end of the maker, removed the cap, and put the marker tip into the cap and then flicked it out which gives you really nice little speckles. 
Card Recipe:
card base: Pink Pirouette, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in half
Basic Black layer: 3 3/4 X 5
Whisper White: 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 and scraps for the bear and pumpkin
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Baby Bear, Jar of Haunts
Accessories: Blender Pens, paper snips, Dimensionals, fast fuse adhesive

I am excited you  are here. To continue to be inspired whether you’ve come from the person previous to me or after me (Holly Pedersen) on the list below all participants are listed to help you as you journey among us being filled with pink inspiration.


  1. Always hard to lose our moms. Sorry for your loss, what a wonderful tribute!

  2. Great cards... thanks for sharing!

  3. Holly I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May sweet sweet memories wrap in you a hug of comfort.

  4. I love your cards, the tribute to your Mum is beautiful

  5. Beautiful star card & super cute pumpkin bear! Go you!!! Kelly x