Thursday, May 5, 2011

Patches of Pink

Patches of Pink Design Team Day and the
Thursday Link-Up Party!

Hi Everyone,

I am happy to announce that I am on the Design team for Patches of Pink ! Patches of Pink is owned by Jalisa who is a very sweet and wonderful crafter. She has something for everyone to enjoy on her blog! From weekly challenges to generous giveaways and some wonderful free digital stamps drawn by Jalisa's hubby, there is always something creative going on !

Every Thursday there is a Link Up Party where you can submit something that you made that week. You have from Thursday to Sunday to link up your card, project, etc. then come back to Patches of Pink on Monday until Tuesday at noon (EST) and you can vote for your favorite. Then Jalisa picks her favorite and the readers favorite choice is also announced. For full details stop over to Patches of Pink .

This Thursday (Today) is Design Team Day also and our theme is to make something using SPRING colors. We have had some nice days this past week weather-wise, and it was so much fun to make my card while knowing that warm weather will be here in no time at all! I really loved coloring this image and since I was thinking spring colors, I decided to make the ladybugs PINK!!

Here is my submission for the Design Team Day:

Here is the recipe for my card. I am trying to organize my crafting area and I dug into some of my older stash to find some of the items on this card. Try your hand at making a spring card using scraps, embellishments and older papers, it is a blast to see that things that you purchased or received as a gift go so well together! That is what happened when I made this card.

Card: Bazzill Chiffon Yellow Cardstock
Design Paper: DCWV The Pocket Full of Posies Stack
Image: Bugaboo Stamps (Scene It - Ladybugs)
Mat for Image: Bazzill Petunia Pink Cardstock
Ribbon: Self Adhesive Pink Ribbon from JoAnn's Clearance Aisle
Flower: This was attached with a different ribbon to a bottle of Distress Ink Stain that I bought online from the Crop Stop. I thought it was so pretty that I wanted to use it on my card.
Ink: Image was printed from my HP inkjet printer and colored with Copic Markers. I added Tumbled Glass Distress ink to create the sky. The grass is Copic Marker.
Sentiment: Dab a Little clear acrylic stamp. These clear acrylic stamps are made by my friend, Maria who also works at the local rubber stamp store where I help out.
Sentiment Punch: Stampin' UP! Designer Tag punch in Petunia Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Sentiment Mat Punch: EK Success Large Photo Labels Punch in Chiffon Yellow Bazzill Cardstock
Jeweled Butterfly Embellishment: Purchased at Joann Fabrics so long ago that I have no idea what company made it.

So try your hand at making a card from items you already own, or show off some of your work that you did this week at the Thursday Link Up Party at Patches of Pink! Or Both!! You can share up to 2 projects/cards each week. It is really fun to see all of the different items that others make and they always give me some great inspiration.

Jalisa also has a Mother's Day giveaway going on this week. The prize is "Even More Punny-licious" Stamp set sentiments from My Pink Stamper. They work perfectly with the Cricut 'Create a Critter' cartridge too! I have the link to the giveaway on my right sidebar -->
Just click and enter for your chance to win!!

Have a wonderful Spring Thursday and hope to see you at Patches of Pink. Share some love with Jalisa by leaving a comment and/or voting for her blog for the Top Mommy Blogs. The button to vote is on the home page.



  1. Wow Andrea!! This is very cute!! I love your pink lady bugs!!

  2. Hi Andrea,

    a very lovely Image you've used for the card. Wonderful Spring-Card.

    Hugs Dunja

  3. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the coloring - so bright and springy and fun!

  4. Love your bright spring-y card! Your coloring of that beautiful image rocks and makes it pop off the card!

  5. Love bright and Springy!! Your colouring if fantastic and I love your sweet sentiment...:) hugs x

  6. Adorable SPRING coloring Andrea! love it!

  7. This is wonderful!! Such a happy card!

  8. Love how springy this is Andrea! Very cute!


  9. One of my favorites I've seen with this one. Great job!

  10. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colors and your coloring is just beautiful!