Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome to Inking Pink Blog Hop

This is my first blog Hop, so be gentle..

Welcome to our Inking Pink Awareness Hop! I hope you enjoyed Jess' blog. Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof. We are grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends, wives, cyber-friends and design team teammates.I am sure we have all been touched by breast cancer, either personally or knowing a close friend or relative who has been diagnosed. Please, please regularly self examine and also get your Dr to check your breasts at your next appointment.

This is an enormous hop, which just shows what a great community of crafters we belong to. I love that we have access to talented people world wide - how lucky are we?? This is the perfect excuse to kick back and discover new blogs (you can always say it's for a good cause if anyone should enquire about how you spent your day..)

Our hop starts at Patricia's blog (she has done an amazing job putting all this together) so if you started some where else please start there you don't want to miss what we have for you.

Ok, this month why not put together a Lo or a card that has pink on it somewhere, just to remind yourselves that it is Breast cancer awareness month?

To help you with that I have some very pink and yummy blog hop candy that I am giving away (to anyone, anywhere!!). All nice and pink with some chipboard, stamps and a few other bits and pieces thrown in. Just leave a comment and you will be in the running for my little pile of goodies.

I am not a pink person but I have done a Lo with pink (well some pink..) for my daughters 14th birthday. So grown up now -sigh.

(using the latest Design Dollies sketch, more news about them soon!!)

Thanks for dropping by. Off to Kellies blog now, she has some very cool stuff to look at over there, have fun

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of hops (25!!).













Karen (yay me)












So, off you go - lots of yummy sites to explore, much bounty to be had in the form of blog candy, leave love wherever you go and SELF EXAMINE!!

PS will be drawing a winner on November 1st so check back in. xx


liz said...

super nice layout! I love all the elements that you added!
liz :o)

Cathie w said...

very very cute

thanks for making ua all be aware


Patricia said...

Karen You did awesome on your first hop!!!! What a cute picture. Thanks so much for being a part of this hop.

cdaily28 said...

So cute love the LO!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such an AWESOME prize and love love love love love that lo!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anna said...

Very pretty layout and beautiful daughter and I agree they grow up way too fast. Congrats on your first blog. You did an awesome job. I would have never known it was your first time. :)
Awesome prize. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

My Creative Time said...

WOW, what a SUPER SWEET layout!! I love it!
Gypsy Hugs,

Bonnie said...

She is cute and that is a nice layout

FitterTwit said...

GREAT POST!!! Your project is just so great!

Aussie Loz said...

Great layout! And thanks for the chance at that gorgeous candy ♥

alethea said...

Love your layout!! I don't do scrapbooking but am very inspired to perhaps start!! LOL!! What a great cause!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!

Louise said...

STUNNING! I just love your scrapping style Karen. Gorgeous pic and perfect embellishments.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I like your layout. Very cute daughter. Thank You for sharing and being a part of such a great blog hop.

Larisa said...

Love your layout a lot - it is good )))
The prize is fantastic! I linked it on sidebar
Thanks for the chance to win)) Hugs. Larisa. xxx

jandokan said...

Great Lo :D
(super pic of your DD)

Hugs Anja

Trickut said...

Love the layout thanks for supporting and spreading awareness.


Marley said...

Wow beautiful lay out!! I love it. Beautiful picture of your daughter.. thanks for this great bloghop and for a chance to win those yummie pink goodies! hugs Marley

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just GORGEOUS!! This layout is stunning. Your daughter is so sweet!!!


Erika said...

Awesome layout. Super cute. Love it

Lori said...

I love your style of layouts...and signed up to follow. Hugs lori

Annette said...

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!

bird said...

I love your layout i also dont use much pink in my layouts but you did a good job.

alwayscharlie said...

Adorable layout! (you can still use adorable for a 14yr old right?lol)
What an awesome way to spread the word along with love, hope and encouragment!
You ladies rock!

smilesmoore at hotmail dotcom

Chelsea said...

Hi Karen, your layout if gorgeous and your daughter is so beautiful. What a great give away, someone is going to be so happy!
Such a great experience to be apart of this Hop with you.

Carrie said...

Cute layout! Thank you for helping spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness and self exams!

Lelia Pierce said...

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

Your layout is simply beautiful...as is your daughter!


grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

Marianne said...

It is so nice to find other female crafters that aren't pink lovers, not that I don't adore my pink loving craft friends though. Your layout is so sweet and your daughter is a cutie. I agree, our kids sure do grow up so fast. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this hop. I am a newer follower of your blog.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Great layout, thank you for sharing and for taking the time to help get the word out about self examinations for breast cancer. chale@gci.net

Lesley from WI said...

Love the LO. They grow up so fast! Cute.

kandi_8 said...

Love your layout. TFS

Marlene said...

Your layout is adorable. What a stash of goodies you've got there!

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

Christina said...

Love your LO! This is a great hop.

terriennz said...

What a cute layout! I'm already a follower.. thanks for a chance to win!

Terrie B

Ashleigh said...

love your layout. TFS

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

pretty layout! I love the blog candy... I'm not really a pink person either but we're having a fund raiser for a friend who is currently in the battle against breast cancer so this would be perfect!
ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Bobbi said...

What a cute layout. My son's birthday is Sept. 26th. TFS

Cricut Matriarch said...

Very nice layout!
The first hop - must be scary! LOL

Thanks for sharing!

Chelle said...

Beautiful layout.

hectorhd517 said...

Super cute layout...love the paint splatter effect, its a nice touch! Thanks for a chance to win!

Melissa said...

This is such a nice thing you ladies are doing, thanks so much for letting me take this trip around the world with all of you!


Carisa said...

great layout!!!

scrapaholicjen said...

Your layout is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win this AMAZING blog candy!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Debbie said...

cute layout, I am a pink lover lol thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Nadia's World said...

Love the layout and the photo of your daughter. She is beautiful.

TFS and being a part of this hop!


juelt said...

fun stuff!! I do like pink - not my favorite though

Vicki said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

Lovely layout.... great Blog candy.
Thanks for a chance to win.. thank you for taking place in a hop for such a GREAT cause

~*Jen*~ said...

Love your layout!! You did an amazing job!! Thnaks!!


Christie said...

Love the LO. Sooo cute!! Thanks for the chance to win and for supporting awareness to get your tata's checked!!

Anonymous said...

You did Great on your 1st blog hop, Karen! Thank you for doing this blog-hop! I am a 6 year BC Survivor! I am now a follower & I do self-exams regularly!! :)


Jennifer said...

What a fun LO. I need to scrapbook more.

Renkata said...

Beautiful layout.

CA Scrapper said...

Very, very cute LO!! Thanks for being part of this hop.


scrapperbecka said...

Super layout! I think for your 1st hop you did awesome!

Carley said...

I think your LO is great!!!


sandra said...

Great layout!
Such a great experience to be apart of this Hop!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

what a beautiful daughter...they grow up too fast! Love your layout & thank you for the chance to win that yummy pink goodness!

staci412 at optonline dot net

beadz said...

What a cool layout! It is a pleasure to be on this hop with you! Hopefully we can encourage many women to save the Ta Ta's!

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Karen~
Your LO is too cute! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win some yummy pink candy (that's the BEST kind)
I am now a new follower
Bonnie C

MommaMcVic said...

Super cute layout! I am a pink person so wish me luck!!

Jamie said...

Cute layout and great candy. I am so glad to be participating in this hop with you! Hugs! Jamie

penbrandy said...

What a nice layout...Thank you for sharing it with us!!!...thank you for the giveaway!! Brandy

Penbrandy at msn dot com

Lindy said...

Awesome layout....you did a wonderful job on your first hop. Enjoyed looking around your blog and I'm a new follower.

Thanks for the wonderful awareness hop and the giveaway.


Lisa J said...

Love the LO!! I think this is the best hop I have ever participated in as it not only has great projects but a FANTASTIC cause!

On to swim in the sea of pink!

Maria said...

Cute layout! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy!!!

Esmommy said...

Cute LO, TFS
Now a follower of your blog
Thanks for the chance to win some super cute blog candy

scrappinmomma said...

Very cute layout. Love the blog candy also.


michelle said...

lOVE THE LAYOUT and what an awesome thing you ladys are doing to rise awaerness for breast cancer . michellecrawford80@yaho.com

Jamie said...

love the layout.. the splatters are great.. its very complimentary to a 14 year old girl.. thanks for sharing! and thanks for the chance to win ur great candy.. and for being part of this wonderful hop!

WAM Family said...

So precious! Very nice lo. The young lady look so sweet. Thank you for sharing your talent.


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Jen said...

Woo hoo I'm your number 60th follower... Love your layout and I Love PINK!! lol
Thanks for taking the time to do this for everyone. It means a lot. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.


I'm a follower
and I posted a link on my blog sidebar
Rebecca Minor

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for being a part of this awesome hop! I am so happy I can be your newest blog follower! Great layout! And thanks for the chance at some fabulous treats! They would be so much fun to play with!

kathlee said...

WoW!! Great Blog Candy for a fantastic and very important cause! Great blog! I'm a new follower...come visit me!

Janis said...

Great layout. Your daughter is so pretty. I loved your "be gentle" comment. You did GREAT! Awesome candy too. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

jennyplace2 said...

Love your layout, but I did have a heck of a time finding the pink LOL I love pink! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. I am now following you and hop you will do the same.

Tanya said...

thanks for taking part in the hop.
love the layout that you did.

taniwol at yahoo dot com

ReinasMomma said...

Thanks for sharing! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

Jayne said...

awesome layout. thanks for doing this! (and the chance to win some candy!)

Dana said...

Love the layout! You did a great job!


stefeni said...

That layout is beautiful! I love it!!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Lori said...

Your first Hop? Great job Karen!!! It's been wonderful being a part of this important Hop with you...

Your daughter is pretty : ) and makes the lo SHINE!

Lots and lots of love ~ Lori

Anonymous said...

Very cute!!!


Adrea said...

Super Layout! Thanks for sharing!

silvia said...

Cool Page!! LOVE the paint splatters!! Thanks for helping spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness. As a mammographer, this cause is very near and dear to me.

Heather said...

Beautiful layout!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

craftaholic said...

Cute LO!! Thanks for doing the blog hop and you have done well!!

Cor* said...

Awesome layout! Love it's simplicity & respect! Thanks for the chance at your candy.

RLS Innovations said...

Thanks for reminding us to check ourselves. No one cares like we do.

Sue Rolfe

Hilary said...

Thanks for being a part of this! Very cute work!

SueNJ said...

I love it. I may have to do a page for my daughters 16th :)

Thanks for promoting this hop :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B


Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the blog hope. Fun Fun!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Nice page...liked the flower and paint splatter. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Leah said...

Great LO! Thanks for supporting BCA!

Teri A said...

I just really love what you did

stephanne said...

What a lovely layout, the picture is fabulous and teh goodies you've used look great!! I am thrilled to be taking part in this event with you hun!!
hugs, stephanne

Kards by Kathi said...

Great blog and terrific project. Thanks for sharing.


Kadrisc said...

Great LO thanks for participating, I might not have found you otherwise!
Karn kadrisc@aol.com

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous layout, love all the details (great pic too!)

crafty critter said...

happy birthday little lady!
love everything that i have seen on my journey

Jackie said...

your are doing well on your first hop.
thanks giving time to such a noble cause.

Mona E said...

Great Lo. Love the misting on the background. Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy. Love what you ladies do for the cause. Hugs...Mona

grandmafairymary said...

love the layout! Thanks for being part of the pink hop!

littlen said...

Very nice LO. TFS.

Jessica said...

Lovely layout for an equally lovely girl! Thanks for sharing

Ms. Jen said...

Thanks for the reminder. We just found out my grandmother is having surgery in a week because they found aggressive cancer in her breast at her mammogram. It's SO important!

Payne Family Fun said...

What a cute layout for your daughter's birthday and what an adorable daughter! Thanks for the blog hop.....and your candy looks absolutely yummy!!!!


Anonymous said...

Karen I appreciate your participating in this blog hop for such a great cause. Thanks for the wonderful candy and sharing that great layout.

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is so cute! Love the embellies and the painted background. Perfect for a 14yr old.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Divinity said...

your layout is beautiful!!! :) i love your style...so glad i ran across this hop -- i've become a follower of your blog. :)

Lalia said...

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

Debbi said...

Wonderful LO! Yep, the kiddos grow up fast, don't they?

Stacy said...

Thats a cut LO!!

Thank you!

Stacy Armer


♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Congrats on co-hosting your first blog-hop x smashing candy x lovely cause x Leigh x

Tanya said...

Really cute layout!

Awesome giveaway :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

Girl, I'm with you. Im not a pink girl either. I went to make a card fr Breast Cancer awareness and found that I didnt really have anything pink either!
great LO

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Sassylassy said...

AWESOME LAYOUT! 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

Kathy said...

Awesome layout and a Great cause. Thanks for the chance to win the fantastic giveaway, and letting me be part of it all.

My Crafting Time said...

Love your layout. Wow, that is some nice Blog Candy. TFS.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Monica Flores said...

I really love the elements you added to your layout!!! TFS


Jennifer said...


What a sweet layout!!! :) And I like how you used the pink sparingly!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win (your yummy blog candy),

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

the layout is cute, can't wat to hear more

td2854 said...

I really love your layout!! very cute!!

My Lil' Bits said...

Love your layout! That gives me inspiration for one for my daughters scrapbook that I am making for her 18th b-day! Thanks for the yummy blog candy too!

Liz said...

Great job on your first hop! Love your LO!! Thanks for supporting such a great cause by participating in this blog hop!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

SherriC. said...

what a sweet LO.... don't you just hate how fast they grow....my son will be 18, I just don't know where the time has gone...TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Thanks for sharing. Really cute layout and daughter. LOL
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

trisha too said...

This is a fantastic layout!!

My girl is almost 16, so I kinda know how you feel . . .

Yummy candy; thank you for participating in this hop for a cause!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Annmarie said...

Its so exciting to have something in common with people from all over the world. You live in a place thant many would love to visit! our daughter is a doll and love the LO. amporath@ gmail .com

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for wonderful Blog Hop. And i am so lucky to be here. Your L/O are stunning. Hugs, Nataliya.

Yesi said...

WOW! great LO

Thank you

HildeM said...

Fantastic LO ♥

Thanks for giving me the chance to win and thanks for making us all be aware!

Hugs, Hilde

Pammejo said...

Your layout is amazing. Love it, just became a follower. pammejo1@yahoo.com

Rosalee said...

Awesome LO Karen. Love the touch of pink. I'm not a pink kinda gal either.
I've just added a link to my sidebar to help spread the word and I'll be sure to self examine.
Thanks for the great chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Liset said...

Very cute LO

CrafteA said...

Nice layout! TFS

Heike said...

Wow, your layout is beautiful, love the great Details.


2 Chicks on a Limb said...

Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for helping raise awareness!


Miranda said...

Awesome LO! Thanks for raising awareness!

mlenclade at gmail dot com


kirsten said...

Thanks for being part of this awareness blog hop.

Very nice layout.

nanapuddin said...

Very sweet LO! TFS and the chance to win such great blog candy!

pippirose said...

Very sweet!
Thanks for the chance to enter.
I've done my "check".
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

me said...

Loevely to participate in this hop.
You are too generous also with th elovely candy thank you so much

Congratulations on your doughter :-) and yes they grow fast..

KarenB said...

Woo hoo... congrats on your first blog hop!! Loving that gorgeous LO too :) You're absolutely right about the wonderful online community too - so many generous and telented crafters sharing the love :)

Shelley said...

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

scrapBugz said...

Very cute layout.

mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Cristina said...

Cute layout! and awesome candy! Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Cristina

marina said...

Great layout! Thanks for making us Aware!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi karen. What a pretty layout for your daughter. And what a huge and generous giveaway. I'm a new follower and I hope you stop by and visit sometime. Hopefully we will have a new friendship.

Hugs...Tracy :)