Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hop For A Cause - Inking Pink!

Greetings Everyone!!  Today is the day it starts!!!  The first annual Inking Pink Blog Hop!!

I'm so lucky to be on the SBS team with Patricia who has put her heart and soul into bringing this amazing hop together.  Along the way you will find some SERIOUSLY fabulous blog candy (here as well!) and some simply gorgeous creations.  I know you will be so kind and leave lots of love!!

For my blog candy I am offering up a STUNNING turquoise, pink, white and chartreuse Lily Pulitzer silk scarf as well as a variety of pink craft supplies!!!  When the hop ends, I will be picking a winner at random using random.org to send my goodies out to.

My creation today is a 6x6 card starting with a pink (what else?  ;) card base.  I then used a slice of Basic Grey flowery DP as my next layer that I had in advance stitched twice around the edges with ivory thread.

I then chose this yummy Hambly screen printed paper (the dress forms) and mounted that to a slice of SU! Pure Pomegranate.  I used black thread to stitch the two together to add visual interest.

My main image is from Christy Croll's Tiddly Inks 'Dare To Be Aware' set.  I colored Christy's gorgeous woman along with the Awareness Ribbon in with my Copic markers and carefully trimmed them out.

I adhered her to a piece of shimmery ivory cardstock from The Paper Company (purchased at ACM) and stitched the perimeter with black thread.  It seemed a bit 'empty' so I used an old SU! sentiment stamp that says 'from the heart' and I added the Ribbon in the lower left corner of my main panel.

Before adding my main panel to the card I tied a pink ribbon using PTI grosgrain ribbon (THE BEST) first so that there would be balance to the entire creation.

I added my main layer using foam adhesive.  My interior is quiet with a scrap of the Basic Grey DP with matching Basic Grey letters with the simple word of 'hope'.

Before I sign off and you hop to the next amazing blog I also wanted to share with you what my six year old daughter created along with me for this event.  I carefully explained to her what I was doing and why I was doing it.  She loves all forms of art (particular to Christy's designs) but she loves art in any form and was thrilled that I printed her this image on fabulous PTI cardstock and allowed her to use my Copics to create.  

Thank you for joining me as well as my fellow artists, designers, women, and survivors in this amazing event.

Please head to the fabulous Nicole's blog to see what gorgeousness she's created today!!!

Crafty Hugs -


Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof. Join me, and 24 other talented women for our first: 

Blog Hop for Awareness that has been creatively titled:

"Inking Pink"

Many of us have family or friends that have been affected by breast cancer and all of us want to encourage all of you to check yourself! For my friend Patricia and her fellow team members at The Beary Scrap DT, they have recently found out that one of their dearest friends and alumni team mates has Breast Cancer. In her honor, we are "hopping" in hopes of helping to spread awareness throughout the world.

The hop will start October 26 HERE

From here you will be guided on a journey around the world to visit all the talented artists participating in this amazing event. Some of your fellow crafters along the hop are even offering blog candy! Please be sure to give a little comment of love to each and every crafter along the way.

The hop will run through October 31 to give all of you enough time to "hop" around and visit each blog.

We all hope you will join us in our hop, and most of all we all want YOU to give yourself the greatest gift and do a self-check. The more you do it, the more breast aware you will be!

Thank you for joining me and all the other ladies and I hope to make this a huge success!!

The following is a list of the beautiful ladies on the hop.


drcroc said...


turned out beautiful!!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

very unique card! I love it and your daughters too!
liz :o)

C&M Creations said...

Very cute card!

Patricia Mae said...

I just love it and I love that your daughter made a card to. Thats awesome. Thank you both for being a part of this hop.

Anna said...

Your card is almost as pretty as your daughters ;o) She did great just like her mommy :)
Awesome prize. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Bonnie Patterson said...

Really nice and the daughters ain't bad either

FitterTwit said...

That was wonderful and your daughter is so amazingly talented!!!

Loz said...

great image! ♥

Louise F NZ said...

Gorgeous card and Kendalls picture is just so sweet.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

She is stunning. Thank you for sharing and being a part of a great blog hop.

jandokan said...

Great card!

but I LOVE your DD creation :D
it's amazing, she's talented!!

Hugs Anja

alethea said...

love both your card and your daughters!!

.adri. said...

What a lovely card! :o)

By the way, I am a new follower of your blog. I am looking forward to reading your posts!


Marley said...

wow beautiful card and your daughters coloring is so good!! thanks for this hop. Big hugs Marley

Trickut said...

Beautiful card. Your lil angel did a wonderful coloring job. My daughter is 9 and everytime I do a card I print her out a copy to color also. It is wonderful quiet girl time we spend together.

Hugs to you both
Rachel & Emily

Lori said...

Your card is great, but your daughters card is the star...how wonderful. Hugs Lori lorileng@bellsouth.net

Annette said...

What a positively lovely & feminine card by you & your daughter! Thanks so much for your support & encouraging breast cancer awareness & prevention. My sister is a survivor – 15 yrs & still going strong! I have a mammo every year on my birthday (of all days) 10/15! All is well!

Chelsea said...

Hi Meredith, first let me just say your 6 years old daughter is an amazing artist! It's amazed me how her creative mind works at such a young age.
Your card absolutely gorgeous, beautiful design and layout.
So glad to be apart of this Hop with you.

ldfdesign said...

lovely cause and a very lovely card! great job!!!!

Becky Moore said...

You and your daughter are both really creative!! Terrific card! Thanks for taking part in such an awesome endeavour!
smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Lelia Pierce said...

Meredith...the importance of checking the girls is reiterated with the diagnosis Elise received. I'm 33 (today) and I check my tatas monthly!

Your card is wonderful! Love all the layers!


grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

Marlene said...

Adorable card!

So happy to be participating in this blog hop alongside you!

Ashleigh said...

tfs and I happy your 6 year old helped out!


Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Love that stamp & your daughter did a great job coloring it too... a future card maker!
ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

terriennz said...

That card is cute! I'm already a follower..

Terrie B

CheckerBeads said...

What beautiful work!


kandijo said...

Love your card. TFS

Chelle said...

Gorgeous card but I love what your daughter did.

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful card. Your daughter's project was wonderful. I love that my 6 yo DD shares my love of papercrafting;)

mum of two said...

Your card is beautiful, and I love the image you used - and your daughter did the cutest job of coloring :) TFS


Carisa said...

beautiful! and i love your daughter's creation as well.

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful card! I love your daughter's work too! Well done!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Melissa said...

Awww, that is so nice that your daughter wanted to be involved as well, thanks so much ladies for giving me the opportunity to take this trip around the world with you ladies!


Debbie said...

so pretty love your daughters pic too I am now a follower feel free to follow me Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Nadia's World said...

Love your card and it seems that your daughter is following in her mommy's footsteps! She too, did an awesome job.



DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card, Meredith and how sweet that your daughter created one too. Never too early to make her aware and foster her creativity. You both did a fabulous job! xxD

Vicki said...

Great card. Love the ribbons. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Melia said...

Gorgeous, and i Love your daughter's art work


Jennifer said...

AWESOME card. Reminds me of Project Runway. Love the paper BTW.

Renkata said...

wow so sweet and cute.

Christie said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card & your daughters inspiration, how very special she is! Thank you for doing this blog-hop! I am a 6 year BC Survivor! I am now a follower & I do self-exams regularly!! :)


CA Scrapper said...

Love your card and your daughter's card is awesome too!! Thanks for being part of this hop.


Carley said...

What a great card, I love it! And the picture your daughter created is so adorable!


Stitchinwitch said...

That is a beautiful card and your daughter has definitely inherited your talent

Cricut Matriarch said...

CUTE card! Love the hair!

Thanks for sharing!

ellen s. said...

such a great cause and hop! love your card!

sandra said...

You both girls made your projects beautiful!
Such a great experience to be apart of this Hop!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

ok have to say...love your daughters work she is a natural crafter... my daughter does the same thing...crafts right along side of me! I love your card & the image is just fabulous!
staci412 at optonline dot net

Jamie said...

awesome card and I love your daughter's art work, I have an artist in my house too! I am so glad to be a part of this hop with you! Hugs! Jamie

Lisa J said...

I love how you colored her in and trimmed for the card! Such a lovely design!


ScrappinMomma said...

very pretty I love it. TFS
So cute what you daughter did.

Unknown said...

What a fun card - and I love your daughter's project too! I'm glad to be a part of this hop with you! Hopefully we will help spread awareness to save the Ta ta's!

scrappin2babygirls said...

great card by you and great card by your daughter.. you're both very talented! Thanks for taking part in this great hop and for the chance to win your candy!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Love this Meredith - It's a subject that ALL women should take an interest in. It's great to see your daughter's artwork and she'll no doubt grow up to be self aware as well
Helen x

Linda Iko said...

Very Beautiful card.


Gaby said...

beautiful idea, TFS!

jen said...

I'm now a follower on your blog :)
I love your card!! Just awesome. Thanks so much for caring and doing this for a great cause.
hugs to you,jen

I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for being a part of this hop! I am a new follower and very happy to be. Thank you for your adorable projects! But I do have to say I love your daughters more! :) For being 6 she did an awesome job! Make sure you tell her! (Don't worry I love yours too! She is learning from her mom... one of the best!:)

Kathryn said...

Great card! And your daughters was fantastic. It is so great when they are doing things with you.


~*Jen*~ said...

You cars is great!! I love the girl with the ribbon wrapping around her! Beautiful! Thanks!


Janis Lewis said...

How fun. Great card and family time. Loved seeing her colored picture too. So sweet. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

kathlee said...

Adorable card! love the stitching. Such a nice touch! And your daughters art is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Tanya said...

wow what a nice card. also you have a nice little crafter with you :)

taniwol at yahoo dot com


I'm A follower
Rebecca Minor

stefeni said...

Great card! I love the randomness but how they fit together. And your daughter's art is so cute!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great card!!


Gina Lindsay said...

Very nice card! I love your daughter's too!

Adrea said...

What a very cool card! And I like your daughters project too! Thanks for sharing both.

Mary said...

Awesome image for sure! Love the one your lil one colored so cute. I hope you scrap that page.

Thanks for the chance to win!


Unknown said...

Thanks for being part of the awareness.

Sue Rolfe

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

That is really nice!! And your daughter did A Fantastic Job!!!! TFS!!

Cor* said...

Stunning card. Love the bodices in the background. Your daughter's creation is super cute! Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

Beautiful card and wonderful cause!

Susan L said...

How adorable and I love to see another generation participate!

Thanks for promoting this cause!

Sue B


Leah said...

Love them both!! Thanks for supporting BCA!

Teri Barefoot said...

so very pretty and your daughter did a great job

stephanne said...

What a fabulously empowering image you and the junior artist have worked with, very pretty creation!! I am honoured to be taking part in this event with you!!
hugs, stephanne

Kards by Kathi said...

Terrific blog and great project. Thanks for sharing.


Hi, I am Karen Driscoll said...

Your daughter is a great artist I can't wait to come back and spendmore time!
Karen kadrisc@aol.com

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card ... and your daughter is obviously a chip off the old block!

live well laugh often love always said...

right to the point!!!

grandmafairymary said...

We can surely guess where your daughter gets her talent. Beautiful card. thanks for being part of the pink hop!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

You made a really cute card. Your daughter is a natural. She did real great for her age. Thanks for sharing! hugs...Mona

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card! All your layers and papers and stamps etc etc etc are beautiful! Thanks for taking part in this hop.

Payne Family Fun said...

thanks for sharing your talents. What a cute card! :D

Anonymous said...

I love that card and you are very creative. Thank you for being part of this hop. It is wonderful to see so many people support a wonderful cause.

Lindy said...

Your card turned out BEAUTIFUL and your daughter is very talented. I loved both of the projects.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance at the awesome blog candy.

Auntie Em said...

Love your card! And your daughter's artwork is precious!
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Scrappers' Ranch said...

AWWW! You are such a cool mom to let your daughter do this too! I love these, very beautiful
TFS, I am already a follower
Bonnie C

Lalia Harris said...

thanks for being part of the pink week! This is fun to find new blogs!

quilt4fun2 said...

A very nice card. Your daughter is off to a good start in art. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Stacy said...

That turned out great!!

Stacy Armer


Marianne S. said...

Your card is great. Getting your daughter involved and informed at such a young age is wonderful. It is so sweet that the two of you could share in this special event together.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

love the fact you have included your daughter x Leigh x

Tanya said...

Great card! Your daughters is cute too :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Sassy Scrapper said...

Fabulous creation by both you and your daughter! Thank your daughter for joining us as well! Never too early to spread awareness.
I am both proud and honored to have shared in such a wonderful blog hop with you in hopes to spread breast cancer awareness!
Hugs Bonnie

Darlene said...

I think both cards are just stunning, but I happen to be a bit partial to your daughter's bc I sometimes have a little trouble staying in the lines. I'm sure hers looks way better than mine would. TFS
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Kathy said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...


Your daughter's got talent!!! :) I love both of your creations!

Thank you so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Debbi said...

What an awesome card! LOVE the image, and your daughter did an amazing job, too. :-)

Trisha said...

Wow! What an amazing card! What an awesome idea to include your daughter! They never too little to start teaching about things that can save their lives! Thanks

Liz said...

What an amazing card! Your daughter did a great job too, plus fun mommy and me time :) Thanks for helping get the word out concerning such an important topic!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

SherriC. said...

you and your daughter did an awesome job!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Your card is beautiful I love it and your daughter has the making of the next artist. Thanks for sharing,
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

trisha too said...

Very nice, Meredith!

Ann Marie said...

your card rocks (and daughters picture is adorable). Thanks for sharing amporath @ gmail . com

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for the wonderful Blog Hop.
Hugs. Nataliya.

Pammejo said...

Love your card. pammejo1@yahoo.com

Liset Villarino said...

Love the card, especially your daughters.
TFS, Liset

Miranda said...

Great Card!!!! Your daughter's art work is inspiring!

Miranda :)

Shelley said...

I have been so honored to be on this hop with you. wonderful projects!
shelldian at hotmail dot com

me said...

great that you have your duahgter to do things with you. ALso on this part she might remember for later too :-)

scrapBugz said...

Beautiful card and your daughters card is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

mjbaker at earthlink dot net