Friday, October 7, 2016

Jingle Belles/Shopping Our Stash co-blog post to celebrate (GAH!) Pink Christmas!

Hello crafty friends! The gals from SHOPPING OUR STASH are honored to again join in with the JINGLE BELLES to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That's right, it's time for


In her own words, here is what our SOS teammate and Jingle Belle, Lauren, has to say about this awesome challenge:

What is it?
A challenge to make and link *PINK* holiday cards in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Where is it? 

When does it start?
 At midnight!
(technically, at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, October 7th)

Whom does it benefit?
Lauren and Stephanie (aka the Jingle Belles) are each donating $2 per linked up card to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

How many cards can I link?
As many as you want, there's no limit!

What if I don't celebrate Christmas?
You're welcome to make pink Hanukkah, pink Solstice, pink Kwanzaa or pink New Year cards instead.

Does my card have to be ALL pink?
Nope! But it should be noticeably pink. So there should be more than, say, the blush on Mrs. Claus' cheeks, if you see what we mean?

What's with the "(GAH!)"?
Our friend and fellow papercrafting blogger, Leslie Hanna (aka the Crooked Stamper) passed away last December. Each year, Leslie was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the event... which was pretty cool, seeing as how she really REALLY did not like the color pink, at all. A fact she wrote about quite hilariously on many occasions. So it's a bit of a tribute, and a way to have her with us in spirit!

So now that you know what it's all about, here is the card I came up with for this amazing challenge:

and the inside: 

Everything on this card is at least 3 years old, except that dainty ornament die, which I bought earlier this year, and am just now using. (SMH) I die cut it in water color paper, then using a stamp block, scribbled the colors of Marvy Uchida markers I used to color it. (with a water brush) After it dried, I slathered on Crystal Stickles. The sentiment was heat embossed using silver EP. This turned out great, I think!

I love how this challenge not only brings to light Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it also pays tribute to our friend and SOS founder, Leslie Hanna, who passed away last December. If you followed her blog, The Crooked Stamper, you'd know that she couldn't stand the color pink, and always referred to it as (GAH!) PINK!. Her witty, sarcastic humor was what drew me to her. She was an amazing crafter and friend, and I miss the insanely funny email conversations we had. She is, and will always, be missed. ♥

Ok, time to stop tearing up, and head over to Jingle Belles so you can add your pink holiday card(s) to the linky there, and help raise funds in the fight against breast cancer! Go, be creative, be awesome, and get your pink on!

Stamps: MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Starlite Silver
DP: MME - Collectable
CS: Bazzill; DCWV; Strathmore water color paper
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Holly Ornament die: SB - Labels One Nesties: Marvy Uchida markers; Whispers - Silver EP; heat gun; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; DMC - silver floss; Kuretake - water brush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte, Glossy Accents; Glue Dots


  1. This is so soft and pretty!! I love all the embossing!! Beautiful!

  2. Adorable card, Chris! Love the paper and love that sweet and fancy ornament. Gorgeous embossed sentiment, too. I love how this honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and your sweet friend, as well. Great job!

  3. ohhhhhhhhhhhh this is LOVELY! i may have mentioned that, lol, but it bears repeating! i especially love the way you've framed the ornament by so cleverly using the fancy square label die on the diagonal... thank you SO MUCH for helping us celebrate (& promote!) PINK XMAS at jingle belles!!! <3 <3 <3


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