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Friday, October 8, 2010


Welcome to the 1st Think Pink Blog Hop! If you got here from Heartfelt Creations -- then you are in the right place, if not you need to go to One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity and start from there. A big shout out to Sarah over at Pink Cricut for sponsoring our grand prize drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to her store. She is the creator of Pink By Design stamps. If you haven’t tried these stamps yet, you have too they are awesome. To enter the grand prize drawing you must visit and leave a comment on every blog in the hop.

I am so excited to be a part of the Think Pink blog hop. I wanted to be apart of spreading the word about Breast Cancer awareness to all women and men. I found some myths and facts about Breast Cancer from www.baltimoresun.com
Check these out, they are really interesting:

Myth: Only women get breast cancer.
Fact: 1,970 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2010.

Myth: If your grandmother, mother or sister had breast cancer you will get it, too.
Fact: Only 15 percent to 20 percent of women with breast cancer have a family history of the disease.

Myth: If no one in your family has had breast cancer, you won't get it either.
Fact: 80 percent to 85 percent of women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Myth: Your genetic risk of getting breast cancer comes only from your mother's side of the family.
Fact: Half of your genes come from your mother and half from your father. Therefore both sides of your family influence your risk equally.

Myth: Only "old" women get breast cancer.
Fact: 25 percent of women with breast cancer are younger than 50.

Please take time today to share with all the women in your life how much they mean to you and some of the facts you learned here today.

Okay on to the projects I made for this special occasion and of BLOG CANDY!!!!!. I hope you enjoy them.

I have made three special projects for this hop.

The 1st is a Think Pink gift box. I found round gift boxes at Joanne’s for a dollar, painted it pink, and then added paper from Making Memories Breast Cancer Awareness paper pack sold a Michael’s. Then I added ribbon around where the 2 different papers meet and around the body.

 I added pink ribbons around the lid to give it an extra touch ontop of white ribbon I wrapped around the lid
. Finally I finished it off with some flowers on the top of the box lid.

2nd I made a Pink pencil holder using the same paper collection from the 1st project. I went to Target and found the pail in the $1 section along with the pencils and paper pad.

I also used the same Making Memories flowers from the 1st project and finished it off with a ribbon.

The 3rd project I made I am so excited about how it turned out. I found these card board coasters at Michaels in the $1 section, and get this all $1 items were 70% off, so I ended up getting them for $0.30. Can you believe that? I wanted to make a pink project for my daughter’s bedroom, so I came up with this wall hanging.

The 1st step was to cover all the coasters with paper, then I sanded the edges down so the paper fit perfectly on the coasters.

Then using Once Upon A Princess cartridge, I cut out the princess and clothes at 3 ¼ inches, Cupcake at 2.5 inches, and the butterfly at 2 ¾ inches. I used Platin Schoolbook for the letters and cut those out at 3 inches. Then glued onto the coasters.  I also inked the edges and letters to get them some depth.

I put holes in the coasters using my big bite, and then found these metal rings at OfficeMax to connect each coaster together. So this is what the final project looks like.

NOW--- on to the fun stuff....For the blog candy for the Think Pink Blog Hop I am giving away the Cricut Cartridge PUMPKIN CARVINGS, this is awesome cartridge and you will have it in time to use it on your pumpkins for Halloween.

 All you have to do to enter to win is become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this post by Monday October 11th 11:59pm PST. I will use random.org to draw a winner on Tuesday October 12th and will announce the winner later that day. ***Remember to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing you must visit and leave a comment on every blog in the hop!

Your next stop on the hop is Calie’s Creative Corner Happy hopping!

If you get lost along the way here is a list of the blogs participating to get you back on your way!
1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
2. Gina’s Stamping Creations
3. Crafting This Moment
4. The Cricut Diaries
6. Scrappin’ Sista
7. If It’s Groovy
8. Oh, Snap!
9. Crazy About Cricut
10. Gen’s Den
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
13. Creations With Becka THIS IS ME


Karelj said...

These are so cute! And you're not late...midnight tonight! I can't wait 'til tomorrow!

Michelle said...

I love all of your projects!!! I can't pick a favorite one because theya re all so good but the one you did for your daughter's room is too cute.
Take Care

craftaholic said...

What an Awesom project and you did such a fine job on them!!! Love your Blog and thank you!!!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! AWESOME JOB! I love altering dollar things to make them look like a million bucks! I love the coaster deal too WOOHOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful projects... I just love them all... Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Sonya said...

I already own some of those coasters. Bought them hoping I'd figure out something to do with them. Love your project! Sonya

Tracy Brown said...

Wow - I love a good deal isn't great. I love all of your projects but my favorite is the coasters - I have a little girl too and could relate to that project. You have inspired me. Love the blog I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your work.

Josie0602 said...

I love your project using the coasters!!


Karelj said...

Your projects are wonderful! Thanks for being a part of this!

MLiss3 said...

All your projects are very sweet and lovely.

Nice blog too.
Enjoying the hop!


Summer said...

I LOVE all your projects but expecially the wall hanging! Great job!

Gina Thornton said...

IU also love all of the projects you made, but my fav isa your daughters sign! A friend of mine is a manager at a resturat ad I jokingly said I needed some of his coasters to craft with because I was too cheap to buy them., He came back with a big handful of them. I just looked at him and he said they just came in on the delivery truck! How cool is that! I think I will try making one of these for both of my children! (Although their names are much longer!)
Thanks for hopping with us! And for the chance to win Pumpkin Carving!
GRKIDDO at Verizon dot net

stefeni said...

Those are good facts that I didn't know about breast cancer. Thanks! And your projects are so beautiful. And such a great idea to turn ugly coasters into beautiful decor!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Judy said...

What great projects! Thanks for sharing with us.

Valine said...

I absolutly love ALL your projects but that little name banner for you daughter is just toooo cute!!!

vcampbell22 at earthlink dot net

Dana said...

I love your wall hanging. I want one for my room! haha


Cricut Chick said...

Love them all but especially the coasters:)

Cricut Chick

kramer_buffy said...

OMG... that pink wall hanging is JUST ADORABLE.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

jennyplace2 said...

Looks like someone has been very busy! Love all the projects but I must say my favorite is the wall hanging for you daughter room. TFS

Scrappin' Sista said...

All of your projects are adorable but I really love the wall hanging. I may have to lift it for my two girls. TFS and for bring a part of the hop.

Your blog hop sister,

Elisha said...

Wonderful projects!! Guess it's time to head to the $1 sections!! Thanks so much for shairing.

elishacarter at msn dot com

Warm n Wonderful said...

Found the blog hop by chance and thought you'd like to see my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Wow! Your projects are awesome. Thanks for putting so much effort into the hop and sharing your knowledge of breast cancer with us. It always helps to spread the word.

The Scrapoholic said...

New follower! I love all your Beautiful projects!
thescrapoholic (at)gmail (dot)com

Stephanie said...

That is a really cute wall hanging. Thank so much for sharing.

Donna said...

Love your wall hanging, that is such a cool idea. the container is also very useful, thanks for the fun blog hop!! Donna # 4454 Fiskateer

NatureLovinGirl said...

Your projects are beautiful and I'm hoping to scraplift some of your ideas!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love all of your projects!!!! As a survivor, I want to thank you for participating in this worthy cause!!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

R said...

lovely projects!!!


Queen Bee said...

Absolutely love the coaster wall hanging!

christys_scrappin said...

Very pretty! Now a follower too!

Looking for new followers....hope you can stop by....:-)


Lisa said...

Love your creativity on all your projects! I am now a new follower.


Myss said...

Love the one for Kayla! Where did the creative gene come from and why didn't I get any of it!! Very pretty!


mom2tayandbay said...

I love all your projects! Beautiful. But my face is your daughter's wall hanging!! I'm sure she loved it.
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your gift box and the pencil holder are pretty and very well done, but like everyone else, I just adore the wall hanging you made from the coasters. I have two sets that I haven't known what to do with. You just gave me such a good idea! Thank you so much for all of the work you put into your projects.

daraallen1962 said...

I wish I had the ability to look at coasters and then make what you did! Wow! Thanks for the sanding technique, too.

Thank you so much for doing this. I lost my grandmother and my husband lost his cousin to this disease. Such wonderful ideas you are sharing and such wonderful service you are providing. Remember, ladies, feel those boobies!

daraallen at comcast.net

RLS Innovations said...

I love your wall hanging for your daughter.


StarlightScrapper said...

The altered coasters are awesome! I love the papers you used and the simple but pretty embellies. :)

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

love the wall hanging

Scrappy Heartz said...

What a deal!! My husband would say "You robbed them blind" (he's a police officer)! Love how it turned out!! Thanks for sharing!!

Debbie Chapman

Juicy Creations said...

wow great job on all your projects.. i love the pencil holder very creative.. thanks for sharing..

Heather said...

Awesome projects! I love the coaster project! What a great find!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Carol said...

Great job on all of the projects!! I especially love how you used the coasters!!!!! I saw them at my Michaels, so you may have inspired me to go back and get some!!

jmuchick2004 @ gmail.com

Esmommy said...

Very cute. I love the dollars bins. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing


The Scrapbooking Queen said...

All your project are perfect love how you did them all with bargin priced items...
Thank you for spreading the word about breast cancer awareness ...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Carrie said...

Great projects! Love the coaster idea! Thanks for sharing!

aremus said...

What great project!! TFS!! Also thank you for the facts that you shared.

amandaremus at gmail dot com

scrappinmomma said...

I love all your projects,they are all amazing. tfs


SherriC. said...

I love love love your projects!!!! thanks so much for the great ideas.....I love the project you did for your daughter, I bet she loved it!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

MaryNSC said...

U R making me want to go to MICHALES.. The wall hanging O MY GOSH!!! I bet she had a FIT!! Thanks for sharing..

~*Jen*~ said...

I loved the project you did for your daughter!! It turned out so cute! Great job! Thanks!


Jodie R said...

Wow! great projects and great BC facts! Thank you so much for doing this! It is such a great reminder!!
jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

What wonderful projects! I saw those same coasters at M's and didn't even think about altering them! Dang! Great job!

I just became one of your new followers!

Jamie said...

great projects i love em. But I REALLY love your wall hanging.. its super cute.. i saw those coasters on sale too but I was like.. what would I ever use those for?! thanks so much for the inspiration.. wish i could think outside the box like that.. i'll have to see if they still have some. thanks so much for the great idea!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

Fabulous projects Becka, especially your Kayla banner!!!
Thank you for being part of a blog hop for such a great cause. I'm a follower but please don't include me in your RAK for blog candy as I'm international.

Kards by Kathi said...

Beautiful wall hanging. You are very talented and I enjoyed visiting your blog. Please check out my new blog at: http://blogbykathi.blogspot.com/

doverdi said...

Awesome projects. I just love the coaster one. I have hundreds of coasters waiting to be altered. lol I'm sure my little great nieces would love something like that in their bedrooms. TFS!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for being a part of this and for spreading the word about such and important cause. You had tons of great info on your blog. I just love your projects. You've been pretty busy too I can see. I'm a new follower. If you haven't done so already be sure to check out my blog as well.
Take Care

mbchoj said...

Love love love your projects!!
mbchoj at aol com

scrapaholicjen said...

WOW!!! I am loving ALL of your projects! IO might have to copy them! Thanks for sharing and being a part of this blog hop!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Pamela said...

Your gift box and pen holder are awesome! I love then both! The coaster wall hang is AMAZING! Love it! I loved reading all the info you have on your post!

Groovy Deborah said...

You are one very crafty lady!!! Loving how you put those finds to good pink use :)

I must, must, must create one of those coaster projects for my little girl's room! She would love that! Thanks for sharing all of these. It's been a fun hop :)

Think pink today and always, Groovy Deb♥

Annmarie said...

the altered coasters is my very favorite! Thanks for the stats and wonderful ideas!
amporath at gmail.com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for your fantastic creative projects and ideas! I am a mom of twin boys... I wish I had little girs right now! Oh but I do have 6 nieces... and Christmas is coming! Thank you most for all of the extra effort you put into this blog... all of the facts and reminders. I do so appreciate it! I sure hope and pray others are absorbing all of it too! Thank you!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love all of your projects

Katsews at Gmail dot com

Jennybean said...

I love your projects - very creative!

Debbie said...

wow you need amazing job with all these projects I love them so creative you are wow, I am now a follower with you please come visit me Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Love the wall hanging.

JJewel said...

The gift box is gorgeous. I was in M's and J's today to get my Imagine mats and I was looking for breast cancer paper and could not find any! Your paper is beautiful!

Vicki said...

Great projects. I especially like the wall hanging.

Rachel said...

I am a follower! I LOVE the projects! I have some of the coasters.... thanks for the inspiration!!

wannascrapallday at hotmail


I love the wall hanging you made for your daughter. my granddsughter name is Kayla too.
Rebecca Minor

xosparklesxo said...

Great projects! The wall hanging is pretty fabulous :) Congrats on making Tracy's design team.

scrapperbecka said...



Becky said...

These projects are wonderful. I especially love the coaster to wall-hanging you did!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

Love that wall-hanging! This is my first time here...love your blog.


Michelle said...

I know the blog hop is almost over but, I wanted to say Thank You to you for being apart of it and I really enjoyed getting to see your work. I am a new follower to your blog and I will be checking back in on you.

Thanks again,

Bobbi said...

All your projects are so cute. My DD would love the wall hanging. TFS

Millward Happenings said...

Becka these are great! It was soo good to meet you this weekend!! Even if neither one of us won anything! Kami kkmill@pmt.org

SweetSassyDiva said...

oh those are great!! you were so busy :) TFS!!


Karen S. said...

All of your projects are beautiful! Love the coasters!

Sandy said...

Goodness, I need to bookmarks all your projects to try later, love the coaster idea! TFS!

Liz said...

I love all of your projects!! I am planning to make name hangings for my boys' room - and just helped a friend do one for her niece. They are so fun, and there are so many options! TFS your amazing talent!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

crazyaboutcricut said...

gorgeous!! Wow. I'm so glad to be doing this hop with you :o)

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