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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mom's Day Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the MOM'S DAY BLOG HOP!!!  This is my very first blog hop and I'm super excited!  There are 26 amazing designers in this blog hop who have some pretty fabulous creations for you to enjoy.  If you are hopping with us today and have just come here from Liz, then you are in the right place.  If you are just joining us and want to join in on all the blog hoppin' fun, then click HERE.   

Now, sit back and relax as I give you just a taste of one of my biggest passions....CRAFTING!!!

I'm the kind of papercrafter who doesn't like to waste anything, whether that be paper, Cricut cut-out's that don't work out, ribbon, etc.  When I started thinking about what to make for this blog hop, I started thumbing through my favorite Cricut cartridge...Create a Critter.  When I saw the picture of the cute bird house, I came up with the idea to have a big mommy birdie and a smaller daughter birdie.  I had a slightly hard time trying to get everything to fit "just right" on this card.  And this is my end result.  I think it turned out quite sweet.


~Recipe~
Card Size : 4.25 x 5.5 inches on cream color paper
Blue layer : 4 x 5.25 inches
Bird House : cut at 3.5 inches from Create a Critter
Mommy Bird : cute at 3 inches from Create a Critter
Daughter Bird : cut at 2.5 inches from Create a Critter
Embossing on house roof and heart from Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stamp from FISKARS Holiday Hooplah stamp set
Ribbon and embellishments from Michael's


 I'm doing an awesome giveaway on here that ends on May 7th, the day before Mother's Day.  To enter, just CLICK HERE.


If you like my creations, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.
Thank you.

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Next Stop:
Ok, so now you're ready to hop on over to Jess' fabulous blog and check out what she has created for you.

Thanks for hoppin'


I also entered this card in the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Card Challenges
Stamp Something
Scrapbookaholic by Abby
Creative Cutter Room
Sisterhood of Crafters

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Link-Up Party 4 - 28 - 2011

Well, "it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood..."  The sunshine makes me super happy and seeing all the pretty spring flowers, definitely gives me ideas for some spring cards.  However, I know the weather hasn't been too kind to some of you.  I know back in my home town, they have been getting so much rain and have had a flood watch out for days.  So many roads are closed making it very hard for people to get anywhere.  Just please stay safe and be careful as you travel.

I can't believe it's Thursday already.  Where does the time go?!  Well, you know what to do.  It's Link-up Party time!!!  Link up you latest and greatest below.  We have been getting more and more link-up's every week and that is AWESOME!!  Thanks to everyone who has my button up on their blogs.  That is a great way to get to word out about this super fun and inspiring link-up party, featuring...YOU.

I can't wait to see all of your creations. Please link up no more than 2 posts and tell your friends to link up too. The more that link up, the more inspiration we have! Then, you can vote for your favorite project  Monday through Tuesday at noon (EST).

Please grab my Link-up button below and place it in your post that you linked up. This helps others to see it and come participate in the link-up party! Thanks!





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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday...Well, Wednesday Spotlights

Hello Everyone!  So, I'm so sorry I didn't get Tuesday's Spotlight's up yesterday.  It was a crazy day, and I just didn't get around to it.  All of the entries were SO AWESOME!!!  I know I keep saying this, but you all are truly amazingly creative.

So, here they are.  Our Tuesday Wednesday Spotlights.
Click on the pictures below to go check out their projects and sites.

Here is my favorite from this week's link-up:



Here is the readers' pick from this week:


If you were featured, congrats and you may grab this button:


Patches of Pink Spotlight Button




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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One More Easter Card

Hi everyone!  First, I want to let you all know that I am #25 on Top Mommy Blogs!  That's really exciting and it's all because of you!  So, thanks to everyone who voted for me!  This is a really good thing for my blog and I'm so honored that you all would vote for me!!!

Also, don't forget to vote for you favorite project on my link-up party.  To vote, CLICK HERE.

I realized yesterday that I had another Easter card that I forgot to share.  So, here it is!

I was really coming up short on ideas for cards and I really wanted to use the egg from the Create a Critter cartridge.  Then this idea popped into my head, "What about having "Happy Easter" pop out of the egg?!"  I think it turned out really cute. What do you think??


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Monday, April 25, 2011

Vote Now

Don't forget to vote for your favorite projects from this week's link-up party!

to go vote.


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring and Easter Fun 2011

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you see a glimpse of what has been going on in my life for Easter. I've had a wonderful time teaching lessons in church, interacting with the little children in the nursery of my church, hanging out with my family, teaching my little girl about Easter egg hunts, making Easter goodies, and also teaching a card workshop at a Super Saturday activity at my church (last week).

Pictures from the Super Saturday Card Workshop:





Pictures from Easter:



Looks fun huh??


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring and Easter Link-Up Party!!!

Hello all my Springy friends!!  It's a beautiful spring day here, but way too windy!  I guess you can't have it all (sadly tomorrow it is supposed to snow a little bit too).
The Easter bunny just finished getting everything ready for my baby girl's Easter basket.  I'm really looking forward to getting some super cute pics of her finding eggs in her sweet Easter dress.  She is such a beautiful baby girl!  

In keeping with the Spring/Easter spirit, here is my entry for the link-up party.  Can't wait to see what you all have been working on.  Link up at the bottom of the post.



While my mom was here, she helped me create a few cards.  She suggested I do the ribbons on the corners this time for this card.  I usually don't think outside the box.  I guess I need to do it more often because I really LOVE  how this card turned out.  What do you think??

Are you excited yet??? I sure am. I can't wait to see all your creations. Please link up no more than 2 posts and tell your friends to link up too. The more that link up, the more inspiration we have! Then, you can vote for your favorite project  Monday through Tuesday at noon (EST).

Please grab my Link-up button below and placed it in your post that you linked up. This helps others to see it and come participate in the link-up party! Thanks!




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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Announcing The Patches of Pink Design Team for 2011

Hello everyone,

I’m sure you all are dying to find out who my design team members will be. My hubby and I have been going over the entries for a while now, and let me tell you this has been hard!!!!!!!! (a lot harder than I thought it would be). There were so many wonderful entries. I am not exaggerating when I say that I wish I could pick many, many more of you.

First of all, I wanted to announce that Andrea from Color The Way and Bonnie from PinkBonBons were made Patches of Pink Designers back at the beginning of this month. Congratulations Andrea and Bonnie!!

Second, congrats to Dunja from Dunja's Cards and More, who was voted as the top entry (with 38 votes). Welcome to the Patches of Pink Design Team!

Now for the hard part…

Here are my Top 3 picks from this week (yes, I ended up doing 3 instead of 2 since it was so hard to pick from so many wonderful ladies)…

DRUMROLL…

1. Valerie from The Best Is Yet To Be
2. Brynn from Flair and Frills
3. Houses Built of Cards

Congratulations ladies!!!  I truly am looking forward to working with all of you! 

If you were picked as a designer, please email me at patchesofpink(at)gmail(dot)com no later than April 26th to accept the position. (If I do not receive an email by the end of that day your position will be forfeited.)

Just so everyone knows, I also have runner-ups picked in case any of these wonderful ladies are unable to do it.

Thank you for your entries. I enjoyed them very much, and again I want you all to know how truly wonderful you are and how hard of a decision this has been. I look forward to seeing your projects in the future in my link-up parties! You have definitely inspired me!


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Monday, April 18, 2011

Vote For Your Favorites and Monday Menu

Hello everyone! There were 35 projects submitted this week for the Easter challenge. Awesome!!! Now, it's time to go vote for your favorites HERE. You can vote for 2 projects. The person who gets the most votes gets an automatic spot on the Patches of Pink Design Team. I will also be hand-picking 2 other individuals to be on my design team, which is going to be really hard since there are so many great projects!!!

Go Vote Now. CLICK HERE.
Voting goes all day today through tomorrow at noon. Thanks.

~Weekly Menu~
 Monday: Chicken wraps
Tuesday: BLT's
Wednesday: Sweet and sour chicken, rice, and veggie
Thursday: Lasagna, garlic bread, and salad
Friday: Steak, potatoes, veggie, and salad
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner
Sunday: Homemade pizza
~Weekly Goals~
Finish my daughters Easter basket, clean house, laundry, make a couple more Easter cards, make treats for friends, and enjoy the warm weather on Wednesday (if it is not already raining, since it is supposed to rain a ton this week). My daughter wants to play outside. Cooperate weather!


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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Butterfly Easter Card

Hey everyone!

It's getting down to the wire now. You only have until midnight tonight to link up and enter to possibly become a Patches of Pink Design Team member. Hurry and link up here!! And then you can vote for your favorite projects Monday through Tuesday at noon.

I made another Easter card that I wanted to show off to you all. It's simple but cute.




What do you think?

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Wee Memories Challenge
Creative Card Crew
Colour Create
Charisma Cardz
Daring Cardmakers
Creatalicious Challenges

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Card, Link Party, and Challenge

{VOTING IS CLOSED}

Hello Everyone!!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  I have really enjoyed spending time with my mom and I know she has enjoyed spending time with her grandbaby.  Sadly, my baby girl has been sick all this week with a horrible cough.  She has been keeping us up ALL night.  She did sleep a little better last night, so hopefully that's a good sign.  Oh, and today is beautiful!!!  Hopefully we can get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Since it's Thursday, it's time for my Thursday Link-up Party.  But this week, our party is a little different in some exciting ways!!!

First, this link party is EASTER THEMED. All entries must have something to do with Easter. Please link up no more than 2 of your creations. You can link up any time Thursday through Sunday. Voting begins on Monday.

Second, Patches of Pink Design Team members will be hand picked from the entries. Two by me and then one who gets the most votes.

Voting goes Monday through Tuesday at noon (EST).

Here is my creation for this week's Easter link-up party:





Please grab my Link-up button below and place it in your post that you linked up. This helps others to see it and come participate in the link-up party! Thanks!


Now, let's see your creations!!!


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Linking my card up to the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Pollycraft Challenge
ABC DT Challenge
Stampin' for the Weekend
Fun with Shapes and More
Paper Cutz Challenge
Patti-Lynn Creations
Ooh La La Creations
Stamps R Us

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Showers Card by Hubby

Hey all you wonderful readers out there!

First of all, I'd like to say thank you so very, very, very much for loving and supporting my wonderful wife. She just adores your support and comments. Thank you.

If you couldn't tell already, I'm hijacking Jalisa's blog for the day. :-)

Also, don't forget that tomorrow's Link-Up Party will be Easter-themed, and Patches of Pink Design Team members will be selected from projects that are submitted. Exciting huh?

Recently, I created the following card around the theme of April Showers:


Recipe:
Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 in.
Blue Layer 5.25 x 4 in.
Light Blue Lined Layer 1.75 x 4 in.
Sentiment Layer: Brown: 1 1/8 x 2.25 in.; White: 7/8 x 2 in.
Brown Ribbon: 6 in.
White circle (bear): 3 1/8 in. diameter
Brown circle: 3 3/8 in. diameter
2 brown brads
14 pop dots
My Pink Stamper sentiment

What do you think of the card?

Also, please vote for Jalisa and her blog by clicking on the button below (She did not put me up to this). I just know how much Jalisa loves feeling supported by you gals, and I can see her face lighting up even now in my mind at the thought of people liking her creations and her blog enough to vote for her. Thanks!

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew
Paper Playtime
A Spoonful of Sugar
Papertake Weekly Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Paper Play Challenges
Sassy Studio Designs
Bugaboo Stamps
Crafty Calendar Challenge
Heart 2 Heart Challenges
Crafty Pad Designs
Creative Cowgirls Challenges
Craft Us Crazy
If The Shoe Fits
Pink Paper Paradise
Woodware USA Stamps
SU Only Challenges
Party Time Tuesdays 
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog 
Chatterscene April Showers Challenge

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Favorites - Cute Critter Cards

Thank you to everyone who came out, linked up and voted in this week's link-up party. This link-up party was the largest yet! Exciting!!! Thank you for the inspiration. If you didn't check it out already, you can go see all of the entries here.

Click on the pictures below to go check out their projects and sites.

Here is my favorite from this week's link-up:



Here is the readers' pick from this week:


If you were featured, congrats and you may grab this button:

Patches of Pink Spotlight Button



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