Thursday, December 31, 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop Ringing In 2016!!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for journeying your way through this fun and fabulous blog hop!!  It's a New Year Stampy tradition for so many of us and it's just amazing to be so blessed with so many friends and fellow talented crafters through the year!!  Grab your favorite yummy beverage and cuddle up in a comfy spot and be prepared to see all kinds of gorgeous creations and generous blog candy giveaways!!  All to thank YOU!!  Each and every one of you!!

My blog candy is my holiday gift to a randomly drawn commenter!!  A brand new Stampin' Up!  cute Koala stamp set and lots of various embellies along with a $5 Starbucks Gift Card and a little thank you card I made!!  Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner on Jan. 8th!!  Winner will have one week to claim the prize.  If the winner does not then a second winner will be drawn.  No restrictions on location, I don't mind sending the prize anywhere!

You'll find the list of blogs to hop through is at the end of this post.  But I'd love to share just a few of my favorite cards from this year!!  I became a Demo for Stampin' Up!  in August and I'm having the best time!!

Yes there ARE pink birds in my white Christmas world!!  LOL

I went for a masculine design here and love how it turned out, big bow and all!

I'm in LOVE with glitter which most of you know!  So just having fun with the new PINK glimmer paper!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you've had a beautiful holiday season and have an incredibly wonderful 2016!!!  And have a lovely time hopping!!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design


Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

~ Have a PINK Day! ~
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sweet Pink Christmas!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

 I can tell you I've ALWAYS loved this little image!!!  I was thrilled to find it's actually designed by Floppy Latte Designs and our sponsor this week at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is the fun Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet which carries this!!!!

 I printed it on a laser printer and then was able to color with my Copics.  Pink and snowflakes and a touch of glitter pen!!  This image always makes me smile and I think lends itself to being very much a pink Christmas girl!!!

Come on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and play with us!!  This challenge is Anything Goes!!  Now you know you want to play!!  

~ Have a Pink Day! ~

Monday, December 21, 2015

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!!

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It's a Pink Christmas post today!!!!  It's true I love Christmas in ANY color!!  But Pink...well duh!!  It's my favorite!!!  And if it's pink GLITTER??!!!   Swwoooon!!!


This is one of my favorite cards I made this year.  You know why?  YES!!!  Pink Glimmer paper!!!  One of the NEW products coming your way in just days!!!  I sooooo ADORE it!!  Of course!!  I used the gorgeous Wonderland dp to contrast the pretty pink sparkle!  And the Softly Falling EF is one of my faves for sure!!  I had a little snowflake charm because well, do I really have to admit all the little things I have in my craft room??  LOL  Having a blast with these Holiday Greetings dies and the glimmer paper!!

So how about a little tip so you can get all the pretty layering you like, if you're like me, but not use up all your glimmer paper to do it!!!  So here you go!!  Just cut out your layer to the size you need, this one is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Then I took a rectangle die that fit closely enough and used it twice to cut out the inside pieces so I can use them for other cards and then I still have what looks like a full layer on my card above!!!  VOILA!!!

Yes a few more days and a few more Christmas cards to come!!!  Hope you all are having a fabulous week!!!!

~ Have a PINK Day! ~
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dashing Through The Snow!

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Yes, I have been on rather a Christmas card-making roll.  But then I do love making Christmas and winter cards all year round.  It's the snow addict in me!  LOL

I really never got into the habit of sending many Christmas cards out however, and the ones I do are all unique.  Only one year ever did I make a stack of identical cards to send out.  Although I just may be tempted again to do that with my MISTI!  Stinkin' love that tool!!  lol

But for are a couple more of my Stampin' Up Christmas designs...

Maybe I should call it "Glitter All The Way"?  Heehee!  I used both the White and Silver Glimmer cardstock along with the Basic Black and Real Red.  Really it is a simple card and layout.  Again my favorite Sleigh Ride Edgelits, this time the sleigh and a little sliver of the silver ribbon that coordinates with the Jingle All The Way stamp set.  Topped with one of my faves again...yes I know, but I do so love those wooden snowflakes!

My tiny little Christmas tree display in my craft room is my staging for my photos for now.  Methinks it just might be a permanent staging that changes colors and designs with the seasons.

Here's another

I do so love ribbon and bows!  I wanted a more masculine design.  Yeah, yeah I know.  But seriously I don't get too masculine as most of you know, so this will have to suffice!  lol  The Winter Wonderland Vellum is so cool and it's reversible!  I saw the gold stripes but they weren't quite working for me, so I turned it over and VOILA!  Silver stripes!  The black cardstock just adds a little depth and masculine feel.  This ribbon is really easy to work with I promise!

I've got some homemade gift ideas coming stay tuned!  And also a great giveaway on January 1st!!  Meanwhile....I truly hope you're all enjoying the holiday season!!!

~ PINK hugs! ~

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oh Christmas Cards! Oh Christmas Cards!

Oh you know it!!  I do so adore Christmas and with the snow piling up here on our mountain and the woodstove crackling away most days it's just heaven to sit in my craft room and make Christmas cards!!!!

 Now here are some of this year's creations using my Stampin' Up! addictions!!!  LOL

The Embellished Ornaments stamp set and matching dies are soooo pretty!!  Especially when you use the dies with glimmer paper!!  It makes CAS cards really pop!!!  I actually made card kits with this design....but I have to get them put up in my Etsy shop!!!  LOL

Supply List:   
Stamps: SU Embellished Ornaments
Dies: SU Delicate Ornaments Thinlets
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Twine

Now this card uses the MISTI!!  And it really, really is the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented!!  I was gifted this by my amazing Boss Lady, Lydia Fiedler!!  It was a very special and appreciated gift when I had hand surgery a few months ago!!  It helped me immensely!!!  I love this Wonderland stamp set and this card uses a cool, new technique using the MISTI that Lydia came up with!!  Here is the link to the tutorial:

Splitcoast MISTI Marbling Technique

Stamps:  SU Wonderland
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Passion Pink
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Passion Pink
Accessories:  Twine

I made a little set of 4x4 gift cards using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  And the snowflakes were stamped in pink to contrast with the blue dp.  I seriously could make an entire PINK christmas house!!!  LOL  

Stamps: SU Flurry of Wishes
Paper: SU Whisper White, Night of Navy, Season of Cheer dp
Ink: SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Ribbon, Pearls

More Christmas cards to come!!  Hope you are having a fun and creative holiday time!!!  If you see anything you'd like to learn more about please feel free to ask away!!!

~ PINK hugs!! ~

Monday, November 30, 2015

Love To Scrap "It's A Scramble" Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to a special Love To Scrap Challenge Blog Hop!!!!

Some parts of the world are experiencing cold weather and some are experiencing warm weather. Kinda scrambled, wouldn't you say?! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog is excited to bring you our "It's A Scramble" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by the awesome River City Rubber Works! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their online store!

As you hop, collect letters at each stop and be sure to leave each designer some love. Once you have collected all the letters, unscramble them and email your guess to - then all the correct guesses will be entered into the drawing for the River City Rubber Works gift certificate!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects. 

Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up an Anything Goes project for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! **Be sure to use the same email address to email your guess and to link up your project so we can make sure you're given two entries into the drawing!**

Please note that even though this is an Anything Goes challenge, our normal rules apply. :)

I chose this ADORE---ABLE image:  Polar Bear Skating!!!

Well it's snowy and icy and cold up here on our mountain so this little guy was just perfectly fitting!!  Just a bit of copic coloring and of course a touch of glitz!  

Here's the set I made, a little Holiday hostess gift!!  Some Stickles to glitz up those fancy ice skates!!  LOL

My letter is:  I

Here are your blog hop stops:

We hope you are enjoying the hop! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun, head on over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Happy Hopping!
~ Have A PINK Day! ~

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza Event!!!

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Lots of great deals and perfect timing for some fun shopping!!!  Nov 23 thru 30!!!

Just click the link below!!!

Stay tuned for some Christmas card designs and card kits I'll be posting this week!!!  

~ Have a Pinkalicious Day! ~

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LTCSB Bling It Girlfriend Challenge!!!

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Time to bling it all up!!  Join us in such a fun challenge:

I got this super cute image from one of our sponsors, Limited Runs Digital Stamps.  I do so love my mocha!!  And pink!!  And bling!!  LOL  So it was perfect for me!

Come play along for a chance to win some cute images!!  And stay tuned for some serious Christmas card posting!!!!

~ Have A PINK Day! ~

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Challenges with Stampin' Up!!!


It's almost gone, but it's been a busy and exciting month!!!

I wanted to share my challenge and card for the HYCCT event on Splitcoastampers benefiting Breast's of course PINK!!!

You can find the actual challenge right here..there's still plenty of time to play along:  

It's also my card for this week's Love To Scrap Challenge Blog found's Anything Goes so come play along:

Here's my card........

I used the lovely Stampin' Up One Big Meaning sentiment, lined it up perfectly to center with my MISTI tool, and used my brand new Brusho watercolors as enabled by the ever amazing Lydia!!!  lol

I am excited to also share that you can order all things Stampin' Up from me!!!  Or even jump in as a fellow demo!!!  It's fun!!!  Here's the link if you want to check it out!!

~ Have A PINK Day! ~

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October PINK - Splitcoast's Hope You Can Cling To!!!

It's OCTOBER!!!  That means a special month of amazing and fabulous card challenges, bringing awareness and support to those battling breast cancer.  All of the cards and then some that are entered into these challenges (hundreds and hundreds) all get sent directly to cancer patients and their loved ones!!!  Have I said again how much I LOVE October at Splitcoast??!!!

Come on and join the fun here:

Here are just a few of my cards so far....can't show the rest until the challenges go live each day throughout the month!!!  LOL

 This one is for Lydia's challenge to make a card representing our least favorite weather.  Yep....I don't do cute flip flops it was!  Retired There She Goes stamps.

 Dina challenged us to use our I made little fingerprint chickies and an adorable sentiment from Verve.

 Lori challenges us to make a fun card with a "split" and a sentiment!  I didn't even use stamps for this one!

 Now Kathy challenged us to use a native or camo theme and this little MFT cutie fit the bill perfectly!!

Paula has us using an image that isn't colored or has just a tiny bit of color!  Now that was a bit of a challenge to not color the whole thing!  LOL  These Lili of the Valley cuties still look cute uncolored!

Hope you all are having an AMAZING Fall!!! 

Stay tuned since some FUN changes are coming to my blog......and soon!!!!

~ Inky Hugz and Smilez ~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Etsy Shop!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Just a quick post...I finally did it!  I opened up a little Etsy Shop!!  I have only a few cards in there at the moment...but I have plans for lots more cards plus other crafty items!!  I just had to share!!!  Click on the banner to check it out if you'd like!!

Wishing you all a fabulous end of summer and if you're like me you are so ready for Fall!!!

~ Lee

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue For Autism Hop!!!!

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Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  

We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here:…/the-light-it-up-blue-for-….

If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6. 

I was very happy to be asked to participate in this Hop....I've had many friends and some family touched by Autism and have been intrigued and very happy to see some wonderful progress made in both diagnosing earlier and helping with the challenges those diagnosed face.  Most recently our cousin's little boy was diagnosed and able to start a program designed to actually help re-train the very exciting to see the progress!! 

Now here is the card I created for today's hop! 

I pulled out a retired Gina K. Designs stamp set that actually was designed to promote Autism awareness a few years ago.  Since blue is the color that identifies Autism awareness, I went with a monochromatic card.  The cardstock is Gina K Powder Blue and I used Memento Sky Blue Ink.  I had the little puzzle piece charm that I bought long ago to go with this stamp set but had never actually made a card with it.  You gotta love having a crafter's stash of goodies, right?  LOL

You'll want to grab a lovely cuppa of your favorite beverage and check out the main link I posted at the beginning and hop along to see all the amazing creations designed just for this special hop today!!!  And enjoy!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, March 6, 2015

Virtual Stamp Night.....Challenges and Creativity!!!!

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 It's here's so fun to play along and get creative with challenges I haven't tried in a while (or at all).....or stamps that don't get used often ( do NOT even ask as I will never admit how many stamps I own and how many are yet uninked!!).....or just giving free rein to my imagination (now THAT could be a scary place! lol).

Click on that link at the top to go to the VSN Forum and find all the details and challenges and probably a few folks to chat with!!

Here are a few of the cards I made for some of the challenges...............

 This adorable dragon is a digi I found.....I love all things fairy and dragon and search high and low for images that are my style since there are so many types of fairies and dragons.  This little guy is one of my FAVES!!!  I colored with my Copics, then used some liquid applique for those marshmallows he's roasting!!

Now THIS cutie is also a digi!!!  Misti (Scraperwannabe on SCS) was out visiting me in January and we discovered this fabulous Digi Shop......2 Cute Ink!!!  OMGosh so so soooo adorable!!!!  This little guy even made it simple for ME to do a masculine design....and yet still have my details and embellies!  LOL

And this is one of VERY favorite Darling Divas by Debbie for Gina K.  Now how could I resist making a pink, girlie, glittery winter card??!!!  And gingham....and pearls....well, you get the picture!!  ;)

Ok so what are you all up to this weekend?  We have some warmer the 40's to 50......and the HUGE piles of snow are slowly turning to mud!!  LOL  Sounds like a good plan for me to stay in and stamp!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~