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Friday, October 8, 2010

Think Pink Blog Hop




It's here! It's here! Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Karel's blog, she started it all! We are doing this Blog Hop to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, and remind all of you to do your self-exams!!!! Our Sponsor is Sarah, at http://pinkcricut.com/ and she has generously donated a 25 dollar gift certificate for out Grand Blog Candy Prize. If you haven't seen her line of Pink by Design Stamps, you should check her out!!!
I decided to create something other then a card for this hop. This is a post it note holder made out of an acrylic frame. The first picture is without the ribbon, but I felt it lacked something, so I went back, took it apart and added the ribbon. The post it notes are on top of the frame, and you can replace the tablet once this one is gone. I'm not sure you can see it in the picture, but I stamped the image once, then again and cut it out, and added some dimensionals to give it some depth. You also can't see it in the picture, but the pink cardstock is embossed. I used my new ScoreBuddy to make diagonal lines one way, and then the opposite way (so it has a diamond shape). Then I used my Stampin' Up Scallop border punch to give the edge a little design, then layered that on top of white cardstock. Imagine this on your desk, you don't have to search for a tablet, and it reminds everyone to have hope that there will be a cure soon!!
These pictures aren't the best, but it is dark out and trying to get a picture without shadows in my craft room is a challenge.
So this is only your first stop on the hop, I am sure there are plenty more of wonderful creations along the way. Not to mention some great Blog Candy along the way! So continue on your way, and don't forget to do your self exam!!!

***I changed the design again!! I kept looking at the PostIt Note holder and feeling it was STILL missing something, so I took it apart again and matted the ribbon in a brighter pink. Then I went and embossed a small piece of paper in the diamond shapes and added it to a RSVP pen, the pen was still lacking so I added some little pink polka dots to that. Wish I had a mini ribbon stamp! Anyway I am FINALLY happy with the design! I took these pictures outside, but the grass was still wet with dew, so I left the frame inside the plastic. You may be able to see that I also added some sparkle to the center of the flowers.***
Next head on over to Crafting This Moment -- And in case you get lost along the way here is the list of participants:
1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity – http://karelj.blogspot.com
2. Gina’s Stamping Creations -- http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!!
3. Crafting This Moment -- http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/
4. The Cricut Diaries – http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com
5. Sweet Sassy Diva -- http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
6. Scrappin’ Sista -- www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
7. If It’s Groovy -- http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
8. Oh, Snap! -- http://ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com/
9. Crazy About Cricut – http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
10. Gen’s Den -- http://www.gensden.com/
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs --
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
12. Heartfelt Creations -- http://tlbheartfeltcreations.blogspot.com
13. Creations With Becka – http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
14. Calie’s Creative Corner – http://caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com
15. Tidbit’s Place – http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com
16. Gypsy Paperie -- http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
17. Life From Marianne’s Table – http://number1aunt.blogspot.com
18. The Suburban Crafter-- http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/

99 comments:

Groovy Deborah said...

The addition of the ribbon was the right touch...especially during Pink Ribbon month :) Awesome!
Deb♥

Tracy Brown said...

Gina -
Love the note pad holder - I have been meaning to make one of these and just haven't done it yet. You did a great job and I like the pink.

Terri said...

I LOVE this!!! As you well know Breast Cancer Awareness runs deep in my heart since my Mom passed in 99 of Cancer and it all started with Breast Cancer...Awesome JOb!!!

Michelle said...

Gina what a great idea... love it
Michelle

SRCREATIVEDESIGN said...

Love your pink ribbons, and thanks for spreading the word of Cancer Awareness.

srcreativedesign at aol dot com

craftaholic said...

Thanks for getting the word out for Breast cancer awareness..It is important to do self exam's!!! Thanks for hosting the pink blog hop!! Rexann
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

doverdi said...

Great project! TFS!

Celeste said...

Absolutely beautiful card...

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Gina I think the ribbon is just the right touch! GREAT JOB and I love the blog background!

Sonya said...

Lovin' all the pink. Such a great project. Save the tatas!

Josie0602 said...

Great project for Breast Cancer awareness!

tracyg398 at yahoo dot com

MLiss3 said...

Beautiful project! Love all this pink!

M'Liss

Karelj said...

What a great idea! And, as always, it's executed brilliantlly!Thanks for being a part of this.

Judy said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing

Scrappin' Sista said...

I'm lovin' it. The way you embossed the card stock with the diamond pattern. I never would have thought of that. I was so focused on I need the plate. Thanks for being a part of the hop with us. TFS.

Christel
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

RobinDiane Creates said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Gina Thornton said...

Thank you ladies!
What's funny is I thought of saying something clever like Save the Tatas, but I didn't want to offend anyone, however, that isn't what this hop is all about! It's about raising awareness!
So......
Save the Tatas!!!

ScrappingDeb said...

Very nice. I have to say we must be crafting sisters - I'm constantly changing and redoing too! The result was worth the effort!

Queen Bee said...

Great post-it holder! Glad y'all are doing this hop!

stefeni said...

Super cute note holder! Don't you just hate when you complete a project and it's too dark to take a good photo? Thanks for sharing your ideas!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Dana said...

I like the notepad. It turned out really well!

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Donna said...

Your post it pad is really nice. Thanks! Donna # 4454 fiskateer

Cricut Chick said...

Very nice cards. I think I would have been happy with them the way they started out but I know when it just doesn't seem right, you have to try to make it better.
GREAT job!

Julie
Cricut Chick
cricutchick(at)rocketmail(dot)com
www.cricutchick.com

Valine said...

This is great, I love it!

mom2tayandbay said...

Very cute and what an awesome desktop reminder! TFS

jennyplace2 said...

Very nice and thank you for spreading the word for such a great awarness.

cdm317 said...

Beautiful!

kramer_buffy said...

I really like the post-it holder, not sure what it look before but it looks super cute now.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Looks like a realy pin. Beautiful card.

Kelly Sas said...

I've made these post-it holders before, but I think making one for breast cancer awareness is a great idea! Love yours.

Warm n Wonderful said...

Found the blog hop by chance and thought you'd like to see my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness.
http://celebrationcards.blogspot.com/2010/10/think-pink.html

The Scrapoholic said...

New follower! loved your stuff!
thescrapoholic (at)gmail (dot)com
thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

This is a great project. An important message.

Bevy48 said...

Beautiful pink project TFS!! blanphearatyahoodotcom

Lynn B. said...

This is a really cute and useful idea. Thanks for sharing.

lpboyles(at)gmail(dot)com

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your pink project is great! It is fun to hear of other crafters taking things apart to change them since it is something that I do all of the time!

NatureLovinGirl said...

Great project, awesome cause!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love what you did with the Pink Ribbon!! Thanks for participating in this worthy cause!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Beautiful Cards!!

R said...

Lovely!!!!

rhondah*

Myss said...

Great cards, very pretty! Thank you for helping to raise awareness!

primka4 at sbcglobal dot net

JD said...

Fantastic idea! I'm going to have to make one for my desk at work. TFS!

Stephy001 said...

Another one of those things I want to try. Yours is wonderful. I love the changes you made as well. 3rd time is a charm sometimes and yours was for sure.

christys_scrappin said...

Wonderful idea! Great idea for the blog hop too!

Here is my link...just starting out and could use some new followers! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

RLS Innovations said...

Love your post it note for Cancer awarebness.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

daraallen1962 said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I lost my grandmother and my husband lost his cousin to this disease. Such wonderful ideas you are sharing and such wonderful service you are providing. Remember, ladies, feel those boobies!

daraallen at comcast.net

TracyM #6773 said...

Super cute, practical project Gina - TFS & spreading the word!!!

Heather said...

Pretty card!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

lovely card

Esmommy said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy

NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Heartz said...

Thanks for sharing! Great idea!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

Juicy Creations said...

love the post it note holder.. very cute.. i would buy that..
juicycreations808@gmail.com

aremus said...

Thank you for sharing your project on this hop. Beautiful!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Love this!!

~Carol
jmuchick2004 @ gmail.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Love your PINK project they are great... it all perfect and love that your spreading the words...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Jodie R said...

I love the Post It holder!! It is beautiful!! Thanks for the blog hop and the reminder!!

MaryNSC said...

O I love making things like this for gifts thank U for sharing..

scrappinmomma said...

Love your post it note holder,it came out so cute. tfs..

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

What a great project! And what a great hop! :-)

~*Jen*~ said...

LOL true crafter...sit back and take a look and when your not happy try something else! Love the final outcome! Thanks!

SherriC. said...

I love it!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...

Beautiful note holder! You can never have enough pink! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Cute project. Thanks for sharing.

A Scrap Above said...

HI Gina

Love this idea, TFS
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa said...

Love the note pad holder Gina! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

such a cute idea.. turned out really nice. thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Far North said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the Pink!

Kards by Kathi said...

Great holder and I love your blog. http://blogbykathi.blogspot.com/

*BJ* said...

Love it! TFS bettylarrynatyahoodotcom

janeskeepsakes said...

Great card! Awesome!
janejohnson13@wildblue.net

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for being a part of this and for spreading the word about such and important cause. I just love your project. I'm a new follower.
Take Care
Michelle

scrapBugz said...

Really like holder. Great project and thanks for sharing.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

mbchoj said...

Love your idea really pretty!
mbchoj at aol dot com

lizzie said...

gorgeous!!!

Pamela said...

I love the note pad holder. I really need to try making these.

scrapaholicjen said...

Love the post-it holder! Beautiful - thanks for sharing!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Audrey said...

Love your note pad holder and you are so right to mae people aware of breat cancer and let us keep praying for a cure!

Margie said...

So pretty! TFS!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your post it note holder. I love all emphasis on Breast Cancer and screening.

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Annmarie said...

I think the ribbon and "bling" were the perfect additions. Thank you! amporath at gmail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for being a part of this great hop! I am having a great time so far... I havent gotten lost yet... I will! Thanks for sharing your creative idea!

Becky said...

It is adorable! I so understand the whole "it's almost there let me tweak this and then that" process!

Thanks for the chance to win!

beckysews AT hotmail DOT com

Tona said...

Love your project!

Jennybean said...

I love the post-it holder, very nice!

Debbie said...

this note pad is so nice love it thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Wonderful project. I like the changes you made.

Karen S. said...

Very cute! Love the idea of the post it note holder!

Groovy Deborah said...

Just wanted to say it has been a fun hop and have been happy to be a part of it with all of you! Think Pink today and always, Groovy Deb♥

JJewel said...

Love the ribbon, gorgeous addition! I need to do a project like this!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!!!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

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scrapperbecka said...

Love the holder great job!

kellystar said...

I love your project. Great reminder notes!

Michelle said...

I know the blog hop is almost over but, I wanted to say Thank You to you for being apart of it and I really enjoyed getting to see your work. I am a new follower to your blog and I will be checking back in on you.

Thanks again,
Michelle

Bobbi said...

This is a great post it not holder. Where did you get the acyrlic frames?

SweetSassyDiva said...

I really enjoyed participating in this blog hop! I am glad that we got the word out and hope that we helped to save at least one Mommy, Grandma or daugher even! The girls will thank you too! :) TFS!

I became a follower!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Haidee said...

Great LO!!

Great way to be reminded.

:)

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Sandy said...

Very nice, thanks for getting the word out!

Liz said...

Love the note pad holder! TFS - you did a great job!
craftylizard at gmail dot com