Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday!

Welcome to the first Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday of 2012 - and it's Friday the 13th on top of that!  Oooohhh!

Thanks for joining me today!  If you arrived here from Missy's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you arrived here on your own tonight and would like to begin at the beginning, hop on over to My Pink Stamper so you can see all the wonderful projects from the start.  The theme for this evening's hop is A Fresh Clean Start.  We were asked to make a project that would represent the fresh, clean start that a new year brings.  I almost immediately thought of making a journal.  A new year, a new diary.  Any other Bridget Jones fans out there?  ;-)




















The My Pink Stamper set that I have chosen to showcase with this project is called Flowers and Friendship:






















As some of you know, I moved towards the end of last year.  We didn't move very far away, but we still have new neighbors, a new church, and all the change and adjustment that goes along with that.  That is why I thought the stamp, "Bloom where you are planted" would be perfect for my journal - as a reminder to make the best of change and new opportunities.  The journal was made by embellishing a composition book, and I used the Cricut cartridge Kate's ABC's for the flower and the name plate.

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Flowers and Friendship
Cricut Cartridge:  Kate's ABCs
Embossing:  Sizzix
Paper:  Pebbles Inc Twitterpated Collection, AC Cardstock, Stampin Up
Embellishments:  American Crafts (ribbon), DCWV (buttons), Diamond Glaze

I'm really glad that I had the opportunity to do this because it's the first time in weeks that I have sat down and spent some quality time with my My Pink Stamper stamps!  I went through every single set that I own and now my head is full of ideas and I'm ready to get crafting.  If you would like to see where you can purchase some stamps of your own, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now it's time to hop along to Court's Crafts.  I have also included the entire blog hop order below for your convenience.  Have fun, and don't forget to return to My Pink Stamper at the end to join in a challenge and for a chance to win a prize!

43 comments:

Missy said...

Super cute journal Andrea, it's so bright & cheery!! The embossed part really sets it off!!

Sonya said...

Love those bright, cheery colors you picked!!

DIANA L. said...

I love these colors it is like all my favorites together and thank you for sharing your creativity.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Such a cute notebook. LOVE the colors.

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty journal, nice cheerful colors.

Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love the embossing. I need to make one of these.

Jill said...

Love the embossing! Nice project!

Tracy said...

Very pretty journal! I love the bright colors!

Kerry~Momma K said...

Great journal. I love the bright colours that you used.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

OCCricut said...

I Just LOVE the colors and papers your chose!!!

Happy New Year!!

loving3boys1girl said...

Cute journal! LOVE the paper!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Tracy-CraftJunkieToo said...

How fun! Love your fabulous project…and yes, great minds DO think alike. :) lol
Tracy

readysetstamp said...

sooo cute!! I love how you did the embossing and the colors that you choose! :0) XOXO, Julie. :0)

RockinRenee said...

The colors you chose are SO much fun! TFS!

Vicki and Don said...

Ca....UTE journal! Love it! TFS!

vleith @ escapees (dot) com

Julie said...

I love the colors that you chose for this one. Looks great!

Julie
www.randomcraftsofkindness.com

Shawnee said...

I love the colors you used for your journal. It is hard to move even if it is a short distance. It is a great attitude to have. Wishing you a wonderful 2012.

June Houck said...

Andrea, this turned out so pretty AND you chose the perfect stamp sentiment. My dh & I are getting ready to put our house on the market and we hope to move only 15-45 minutes away, but the change is still both exciting and unsettling. No doubt you will bloom where you are planted, Andrea. May you attract new friends that are every bit as sweet as you.

Tammi A. said...

this journal is beautiful...the colors are so bright. love it

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Simple Creations said...

So many of us made a journal. I love the details of the buttons and sentiment. Great colors!

Angela

Stephanie said...

Love the journal. Love the colors. I'm a new follower and subscriber.
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

CA Scrapper said...

Beautiful journal, love the colors that you used!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

I love your journal. The colors are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

ctibbmn said...

Love your journal!! I was just thinking today about making a journal with embossing, but the Cuttlebug isn't big enough for the whole front - thanks for the inspiration to finish my vision!!

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

Lady Fair said...

Pretty journal, excellent choice of sentiment, too.

Doris P. said...

love your journal - so happy! I too love the saying!! parkernana4@AOL.COM

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

PERFECT place to document your new journey in your new home! Love the sentiment you picked! The embossing is the perfect touch on the front :)

Dreama said...

Just lovely with beautiful colors.

Dee Burns said...

Congrats on the new things in your life this New Year. Your Journal is perfect for Happy thoughts.

Wishing you well and a Happy New Year!

Dee B

Debc06 said...

Beautiful Journal/Diary. Love the colors you used.
TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Look around the corner said...

very cute. well done

Court said...

What a great reminder to yourself!

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Love your book and love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Jessica said...

I love this project. I did this last year with my school notebooks. The nice looking notebooks are so expensive, this is a wonderful way to save money and not style!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the makeover on the notebook. Especially like the embossing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sinful Crafts said...

Love your take on the journal idea, it seems in this design team great minds think a like.

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

That notebook is very pretty. I love the flowers you cute from Kates ABC.

Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Michele from MS said...

What a beautiful journal! Can't wait to finish the hop so I can get started on mine!!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

I love the pink flowers :)
Tfs,
Cheryl

Deanne & Rebecca said...

very beautiful! love the colors
Rebecca
thebcrafters@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

What a cute journal. I like the colors you chose.

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Your journal is so pretty. It means more when you can creat your own journal.
Hazel
hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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