Pink Power Blog Hop

Hi friends!  Today I'm participating in a very special Pink Power Blog Hop.  Chaitali has rounded up some of her crafty friends to help spread breast cancer awareness. This is a cause close to her heart after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She designed the Pink Power set for her mom with a lot of love and is sponsoring this hop by providing this set to her invited hop guests. Some of the Verve design team members are joining in the hop today as well, rounding out a list of power crafters!

So if you've been hopping along, you should have come by way of Catherine Pooler's awesome blog.  If you're just popping in and want to check out all the crafty goodness from the very beginning, the hop starts over at Chaitali's blog.


Chaitali would love to see cards made and sent for this cause, and a perfect way to do that is the Hope You Can Cling To challenges going on every day this month at Splitcoaststampers.  For my card, I chose the Stripping Down challenge and this week's Mojo Monday sketch is just perfect for using scraps and paper strips.  All of the pieces on my card came from scraps I had on my desk.  I glued each strip of paper down on top of the one before it in 1" intervals to make a 4" background for the card, then cut 1" circles from each of the papers to add as the scallops.

I sort of pieced together the sentiment to say "beautiful hope" using stamps from the Pink Power set. I really do think hope is the most beautiful thing and the most caring thing we can try to nurture in those who are struggling with illness.  Hope can change everything.  To make the sentiment, I masked off the bald is words with tape before inking, then peeled off the tape and stamped the beautiful in black.  Then I added the Hope stamp in pink.  The silver striped banner is a piece of washi tape I taped to white cardstock, then trimmed into a banner.  I added the butterfly from Pink Power embossed in white on vellum, then hand trimmed and layered over some white thread.  I colored the ribbon body pink so it would stand out, then added some sparkle with a mix of pearls, rhinestones and glass glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful time hopping along and a fantastic start to your week.



Mojo Monday 367
Enabler's List
Stamps: Pink Power (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps (Echo Park, SU! and BasicGrey), vellum, white
Ink: blushing bride (SU!), black, VersaMark, Copic marker
Accessories:  thread, rhinestones, pearls, glass glitter, washi tape, paper distresser


26 comments

  1. Oh I love the pink ribbon in the butterfly. Beautiful.

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  2. Wow. Just absolutely wow. I love every single detail of this, from the ragged edges to the beautiful, delicate butterfly. Thanks for using your art to help shed light on such an important subject.

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  3. Beautiful hope, beautiful card...lovely!

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  4. Wow Julee, this is just amazing!!! I love the little clusters, they're so sparkly and interesting, love!!!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Julee! I love how you pulled all the pretty elements together! Well done!

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  6. This is beautiful. Love the pink ribbon for the butterfly's body. The strips of papers and half circles at the top look great. Love it. Neat way to do the sentiment also.

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  7. What a beautiful card Julee. Love the colors, the pretty butterfly... what a wonderful set. The pearls, rhinestones, and glass glitter cluster look great.

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  8. beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I love the color and paper combination you used on this great sketch! Your card is elegant!

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  10. Julee, this is gorgeous! I love the sprinkle of rhinestone, glitter, etc. This card totally shine.

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  11. Oh your card is so PRETTY. LOVE that sweet buttterfly. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. Your card is my favorite so far. My mom is a 20+ years breast cancer survivor. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I love all the distressed edges, and amazing layers!! The knot of thread is a great touch under the butterfly!

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  14. such gorgeous details, Julee! ox

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  15. What an fantastic card! I love all of the great papers you used and that wonderful touch of bling you added!

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  16. Gorgeous card Julee!! Had a giggle on your early post :) Thanks so much for supporting this hop and participating in it!!

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  17. Don't know what to say besides stunning! WOW!

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous shabby chic creation! Love that little trail of bling!

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  19. So different from what you usually see for breast cancer, love it!!

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