If you are looking for my Crafts 4 Eternity post, please scroll down or click HERE!

I feel so blessed today as I'm one of the newest members over at Wags 'n Whiskers - you'll be seeing me around the blogosphere touting some super cute Wags 'n Whiskers images through February 2014!! GULP - 2014, how did we get so close to next year? Thank goodness I do NOT age along with the calendar! LOL

Stop by the challenge blog and check out all the new designers and give them a nice warm welcome - we all love love! :D And then take a few minutes to play along with our challenge - PINK - Breast Cancer Awareness. October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness and girls, if you haven't, please take  time to get your girls smooshed...that's a word right - it may save your life!

I wanted to use an image to brighten someone's day - not just focus on the battle they may be fighting, but just a cheery, happy card. So I used Buddy's Balloons and incorporated lots of pink! The inside says "You Make Me Smile", perfect for Splitcoaststampers Challenge "Hope You Have a Great Day" which is part of their Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forum for MD Anderson.

Layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #194 (SSSC194); I thought Buddy was getting lost amongst all the pink, stripes, dots, etc. so I tried the Bokeh technique...um yeah...not sure I like how it turned out! :( The image is cut with just a portion of the balloon outside the nestie, then I colored a 2nd balloon, cut it out and mounted with dimensionals. I added glossy accents to the balloon and to Buddy's nose, I also added some white gel dots to the party hat.

 Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll take time to join us in celebrating PINK - Breast Cancer Awareness!


Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers Buddy's Balloons
Papers: Copic XPress It, PTI Raspberry Fizz, MFT Steel Grey
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Soft Blush, Pure Poppy
Accessories: nesties, Copics, white gel pen, glossy accents, PTI small scallop border



  1. This is so cute Michele and sure to cheer up anyone with your bright, pretty pink! Congrats on your new DT :)

  2. The only time that so much pink is acceptable!! gorgeous card and well done :D x

  3. This is just precious and the pink and black makes for such a striking colour combo.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


Thank you so much for visiting and taking time to leave me a note! I read every single one and *heart* hearing from you. Hugs, ~M.