Thursday, October 4, 2012


Hi all! As you know, October is a month where moms, sisters, friends, aunts and daughters unite to tell our "sisters" to remember to raise breast cancer awareness and take care of their personal health. Well, it's also a time when you can send a card to someone affected by breast cancer. It's a time when your creations can actually help save lives! Today, Flourishes is unveiling a handful of challenges you can take part in to help others THINK PINK! And, one of them is a part of their Release Week Challenge! Simply play along in the...
HOW TO PLAY: Make a card with a pink flair and you'll be in the running. After you make your creation, simply link it up over on the Flourishes Blog using the Inlinkz widget. Play as many times as you like. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them but if you don't, play along anyway -- you could win some (five sets to be exact!). You have until October 12th at 5PM EST to enter! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCOCT12.

On to my creation!

I knew when this pink challenge came up, that I would try to make my color combos easy by picking up Flourishes' Color Made Easy Candy Pink Collection. (You can see all the collections HERE and read up on how the system works!) The Candy Pink card stock is a perfect match to the Candy Pink Copic Collection - how fun is that? And while there are matching ribbons as well, I decided I needed to just use some fun white ribbon to help make the rest of the card pop. I also decided the Think Pink stamp set would be PERFECT for this challenge! After stamping my image on Flourishes Classic White using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I did use the Candy Pink Collection as well as the Iced Blue Collection for some subtle shading. Cut both images out and mat onto a circle that had been die cut out of some Basic Grey Indie Bloom decorative paper. (The large circle out of decorative pink paper is also from that Indie Bloom paper pack.) Add a little stitching and some bling and.... almost done! The sentiment is also from the Think Pink set, which I stamped on a notched out strip of pink paper. Ta da!  I should say -- my inspiration was this week's Mojo Monday Sketch that you can find HERE!

And, here's a close up so you can see the way I layered my stamped images!

And that, my friends is it! If you liked this challenge, you can combine challenges and help make an impact with two other VERY special campaigns! You can.....

JOIN COPIC OZ! If you make a pink creation and use Copic Markers, you can also join the gals over on the Copic Oz blog as they raise funds for the McGrath Foundation to support those affected by Breast Cancer. For EVERY card entered, $5 will be given to the McGrath Foundation thanks to X-Press Graph-X, our Australian distributor for Flourishes. You have until Monday October 29th (AU EST). And, the winner will be announced on Tuesday October 30th! The winner will receive Flourishes' Think Pink stamp set along with some other goodies! Click HERE to learn more!

JOIN SCS! This month, Flourishes is joining dozens of stamp manufacturers and card making retailers along with Splitcoaststampers for the Hope You Can Cling to month for breast cancer awareness.  Each day this month, there are challenges with some fabulous prizes on the line -- including a $100 gift certificate courtesy of Flourishes! But, the most important piece of this month is the donation of cards to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. These cards can be sent with encouraging words or can be sent blank, so that families have a way to write notes to their loved ones in care. Instructions on how to send cards are a part of each of the challenges! You can click HERE to learn more about the Hope You Can Cling to campaign!

And, while you're busy hopping, make sure to stop by and see the handiwork of the Senior Design Team -- they are all positively PINK!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Jan Marie Caruso
  • Julie Koerber 
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tammy Hershberger

  • So you see, so much inspiration and so many ways to touch lives this month! So, get those fingers inky and pink! What a way to share your time and talents to impact others! Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stamping!

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    Kathy Jones said...

    Pink Perfection!!! Julie your card is gorgeous girl and I love how you used both the shirt and the handbag!!! Fabulous!! Thank You SO much for promoting the Copic Oz Challenge and helping to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation who support women with Breast Cancer!!!! {HUGS}

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    Silke Ledlow said...

    Totally beautiful girly card Julie! Hugs ~S~

    dpkennedy said...

    Super pretty! Love the two images layered together!

    TLady said...

    PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    ChristineCreations said...

    Really cute Julie! Love the t-shirt and purse pair together here.

    denise g. said...

    Great card! Love the white ribbon with all that pink. Happy Weekend!

    Diane said...

    A pretty and cheerful card...your coloring is always so perfect!!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Feminine and fun Julie.