Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

PBD Junk Drawer Challenge

Check out my Junk!
The challenge is over but I had to share. Post your junk project on the Pink by Design Facebook Page.

PBD Challenge #11: Single Layer Card

Single layer cards can be so hard when you're used to adding tons of embellishments to your projects.


When you have a super cute stamp set- it becomes pretty easy!

This is a sneak peek of a new stamp set that will be released tonight at the U-Stream starting at 8:00pm CST.

You have until 8:00pm to link up your Single Layer Card at Pink by Design!

PBD Challenge #10: Go Wild

Challenge # 10 is Wild!
Any animal or animal themed project will do.

Just Sayin'
Isn't she the cutest!

You have until 8:00pm to link up your Wild projects at Pink by Design!

PBD Challenge #8: Ribbons or Bows

Hi Everyone!

It's my turn to host Challenge #8
Ribbons or Bows

I LOVE my ribbon! 
I love how versatile it is and I'd love to see how you use your ribbon!

Tie it in a bow!

Make a Flower out of it!

Scrunch it up!

Or just do something completely different!

Show off your Ribbon skills by linking up HERE!
You have until 6:00pm to link  up your project.

PBD Challenge # 7: Tag You're It

Tags are so fun to make!

Simply Everything

Link up your Tag at Pink by Design by 5:00pm today!

PBD Challenge #6: Sketch

Sketches drive me crazy!
Do I do a layout?   (Which I don't like to do!)  Or a card?
Do I take the sketch literally and try to match it perfectly?
Or do I do my own interpretation?

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch!

All Girl
You have until 4:00pm to link up your Sketch Project at Pink by Design!

PBD Challenge #4: Silhouette

Challenge #4 is to use a silhouette in your project.

You have until 2:00pm to link up your project at Pink by Design!

PBD Challenge #5: Ombre

Challenge #5 is Ombre over at Pink by Design!

Ombre means shaded or graduated in tone.

Remembering With You

You have until 3:00pm to link up your Ombre project!

PBD Challenge #3: Embossing

Challenge #3 is all about Embossing.

I love to do heat embossing.

The fact is-
I'm pretty lazy.

My embossing powders are stored away- and to use them would mean that I would have to get out of my chair, get them out, use them, clean up, and put them away.

Here is the JulieK method of embossing.


During: Just trace over your stamped sentiment


You have until 1:00pm to link up your embossing project at Pink by Design!

PBD Challenge #2: Favorite Holiday

Back with Challenge #2 at the Pink by Design Anniversary Challenge Day!

This one is all about Favorite Holidays!

I love Thanksgiving.
It's all about being thankful for the things you have.
(and you get to eat  yummy food!)

Link up your project at Pink by Design until Noon today.

PBD Challenge #1 Home Decor

Hi Everyone!

I excited to be able to play along with all of the challenges at Pink by Design today!

Challenge # 1 Hosted by Jessica is a Home Decor Challenge.

Mine isn't really home decor...
but I'll use it in my home (or my purse, or my car, etc).

It is a n altered notebook!

It started out as a little black and white composition notebook.

I stamped an image and sentiment on it from Days Like This and finished it up with some Wahsi Tape.

Easy Peasy!

Link up your project until 11:00am today!

Friday, July 27, 2012

What's Up Buttercup?

Wa-Hoo!  It's Friday!!
"Happy Weekend"!

I'm so excited to share my super cute card with you today.
It uses 5 elements that I absolutely LOVE.

1. The chatty girls are from the Cricut Imagine cartridge "Better Together"
2. Background paper:  from Lisa Norris's Etsy Store- Natural Love Chevrons and Stripes and Summer Brights Circles and Spots.
3. 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon in Ice Blue
4. "Gossip" Sentiment from PBD "Days Like This"
5. "Buttercup" Sentiment from the new release "Attitude"

Are you ready for the Pink by Design 2 Year Anniversary Party!?!

Today (Friday) make sure you follow the PinkbyDesign. Pinterest 2 Year Anniversay Board.
You will be invited to post your favorite Pink By Design projects!

On Saturday we'll be having hourly challenges on the PBD blog with LOTS of prizes to be won.
To top of the day- Sarah will be hosting a U-Stream at 8:00pm CST to show off some MORE new stamps (that are Fabulous!)
there may even be some friends at the U-Stream that you may want to meet!
**clears throat and points to self**

See you later!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Winner and Announcements

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post today for two things.

First- just a reminder that the 3 Girl JAM Design Team Call ends on Tuesday July 31st.
Find out all the details and learn how to apply HERE.

Second- The winner of the Pink by Design new Stamp Release Blog Hop is:
  1. Love the projects! The banana split layout is really awesome. :)
Jen you won the Pink By Design stamp set Days Like This!

Please e-mail me at with your mailing address by August 5th.

Third and finally-  Don't forget about the Pink by Design 
2 Year Anniversary Party that starts on Friday.  
On Friday: Follow PBD on Pinterest and you will be "invited" to post your favorite Pink by Design projects on the 2 Year Anniversary Board
On Saturday:  Join in on the hourly challenges from 8am-8pm for your chance to win fabulous prizes.  At 8pm Sarah will host a U-Stream (you may even see me in the background!) and show you some New Stamps- you will want these for sure!
Join the PBD Facebook Event page for more details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Pink by Design Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the latest and greatest Pink By Design stamp release blog hop!
You should be here from Sarah's blog, but if you just happened to stop by, make sure you start from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Every time there is a PBD release I have a new favorite stamp set.  Crazy but true!
This release is no exception!

I am going to show you something from three of the new sets!
(yeah- I was busy getting my craft on!)

My first project uses the beautiful set called "Pray".
Lovely sentiments that can be used for so many occasions.
This was a quick and easy card using Bo Bunny paper and 3 Girl JAM Chocolate Brown ribbon.

My next card features 2 sentiments from "Attitude".
(There's been some sass flying around my house lately!)
Cricut Paper Dolls Teen Scene

My last project showcases the set called "Instantly".
For those of you who know me- you know that layouts are not really my thing.
Well- I did an 8x8 layout.
We had a "moment" in our house last night that I know my girls will remember for years to come.
When I asked my 11 year old daughters what they wanted to eat for dinner, their response was, "Banana Splits!"  (probably because it was around 100*F outside)
My husband and I looked at each other, smiled, and said "Sure!"
If you could have seen the looks on their faces....
Click on the photo for a larger view!
I LOVE this set!
It is so fun!
You will love it too!

now that I've talked your eyes off.....
I have some blog candy to send out to one lucky follower!
Please comment below for your chance to win one of my most favorite PBD stamp sets:

Your next stop is my fabulous friend

Thanks for stopping by!!

Don't forget that next Saturday is Pink By Design's 2 year anniversary celebration so make sure to check out all the fun!

Pink by Design Blog

Monday, July 16, 2012

And the Winner is...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the Two Bundles of Joy Hop.

The winner of the Baby Bundle of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon is:

super cute card!! and your twins are adorable both then and now!!!

Dotti, please email your mailing address to: by July 25th, 2012 to claim your prize!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two Bundles of Joy

Welcome to the Two Bundles of Joy Blog Hop!
This Hop was put together by Nicole to celebrate her cousin.
You should have made it here from Colleen's blog- if not, make sure you start from the beginning so you don't miss anything.
I am so excited to be a part of this Hop to help welcome a new set of twins to the world!
I am the proud mother of twins and I wish the Mom (and Dad) to be the best of luck.
My best advice:
Get as much sleep as you possibly can!
The answer to your question at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc. is...
No, it doesn't get easier-  it just gets different.

Here is a picture of my twins today (11 years old)

And here they are at 1 year old
This is the product that saved my sanity!
It's hard to feed 2 hungry babies at the same time- but not with this!
It's called the Podee
Now- On to my projects.
Two babies = 2 cards.

 Images from the Silhouette online store.
Stamped sentiment form Pink by Design: Sibling Love
Cricut Imagine Baby Boutique
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon: Baby Bundle

There can't be a hop without blog candy now can there!
One lucky follower who comments below will receive their own Baby Bundle of  3GJ Crinkle Ribbon.

Your next stop on the Hop is:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday!!
I'm so happy to show you a super cute little bag that I made!
My daughter Avery was the inspiration for this project.
She likes loves pigs!  She loves lemonade!
And since she was a baby we've called her "Squeezy" (I can't even remeber why!).
I saw Penelope Pig in a lemon costume and knew I had to do something for Avery with her.  :)

Sentiment from PBD "Simply Everything"

I found this pennant flag box, by Lori Whitlock,  in the Silhouette store and had to have it! 
It looked like the perfect size to hold lemonade or drink packets- we go through a lot of these during the summer in our house!
So-- Miss Avery will be getting her Pig Lemonade Box  in the near future.

Make sure you link up your ribbon projects with the Ink it Pink Challenge- use Ribbon!
3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons!

Hi Everyone!

I  made this super quick card to show off one of my newest (new to me!) stamp sets by Pink by Design- Gratitude, and my most favorite color of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon- Aqua Splash!

I am linking this up to the new Ink it Pink Challenge at PBD- use ribbon!
You can link up your ribbon projects at Pink By Design HERE
(don't forget to grab the Ink it Pink Challenge button for your blog!)
While you're at- if your project has a bow on it...
you can link it up at 3 Girl JAM- Beautiful Bows!

Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's a shortcut to the 3GJ link up!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DT Call & Link Up

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I posted a DT Call over at 3 Girl JAM if anyone is interested in finding out more about it.
You can check out the post HERE.

Also, a quick note to reminder you that you still have until July 15th to link up your Beautiful Bows projects for a chance to win a 3GJ Bow Maker and a $10.00 voucher to the 3GJ store!

Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Winners Chosen!

Hi Everyone!
Whew!!  It has been so crazy busy at the Bling House this week!!
The girls are at camp this week and I have had a little break from my "real job".
The last few days have been busy, busy, busy- packing up 3GJ Bow makers and shipping them out!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Pink By Design Blog Hop on June 29th.
There were some fabulous stamp sets released.  If you haven't picked any up yet, you can do so HERE.

The winner of the "Days Like This" stamp set is:

A HUGE thank you to for hopping through the 3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows Blog Hop on July 1st.
There was such a great response to the *New* 3GJ Bow Maker that I was BLOWN AWAY!!
Thank you so much!

The winner of the Red, White, and Blue Ribbon Bundle and the mini-album card is:

Don't forget about the super duper sale at 3 Girl JAM that ends today (July 5th).
Get your very own Bow Maker and a FREE 4yd piece of Summer Sprinkle Crinkle Ribbon for $5.99.
Click HERE for this deal. 
You can also buy 2 bundles of crinkle ribbon and get 1 bundle FREE.
Click HERE for this deal.
This sale is good through today.

Don't forget to link up your Beautiful Bows projects by July 15th for your chance to win a $10.00 voucher to the 3 Girl JAM store.

Winners- please contact me at with your name and address by July 15th to claim your prize.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

3GJ Beautiful Bows Hop

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows blog hop!
We are so excited that you are here!!
If you just happened to stop by, make sure you go to 3 Girl JAM to start the Hop.
There's so much excitement in our household over the new Bow Makers that are available now.
A and M are excited because they can make beautiful bows now (even more beautiful than they already could!), and even Mr. Bling is excited because he was able to get a little crafty on the production side of things!

For my project, I made a little mini-album card.

First, I made some background paper with the Pink by Design Big Hexagon stamp set.  I used the new Tim Holtz Summer Distress Ink set *love*.  I used a sentiment (also PBD) and cut around it and layered it twice- inking the edges as I went.

The inside contains 4 pages for pictures, doodling, notes, or anything at all!
I decorated the pages with more PBD stamps (The Life You Imagined) and Washi Tape!

The mini was put together by punching holes through all the papers and running some Goblin Green and Sunflower 3GJ ribbon through.
I tied a double bow with 2 ribbons with the pegs in holes 1 and 4.  This made a larger 4 loop bow.

Isn't that FUN!

I have some blog candy today too!
One person who follows 3 Girl JAM and A Little Bit of Bling and comments below, will win the project that I created for today as well as the Red, White, and Blue Crinkle Ribbon Bundle (which is almost sold out!).

Don't forget to comment on all the stops along the way to have your chance to win the Sponsored prize package from our friends at Inky Impressions.
make sure to link up you own Beautiful Bows project at 3GJ by July 15th for you chance to win a $10.00 voucher to the 3GJ store!

Your next stop is our very special Guest Designer:
Heather from Random Recipes, Paper Crafts, and Photos by HL

Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the full lineup:
3 Girl JAM 
Julie: A Little Bit of Bling
*Special Guest Designer*
Heather: Random Recipes, Paper Crafts, and Photos by HL
Jessica E: Chick n Scrap
Angie: The Crazy "Scrap" Lady
Jovan: Cards By Jovan
Mackenzie: Cheese and Crafters
Ashley: The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
Jessica S: Jessica's Craft Shaque
Zeni: Scrappy Zeni
Avery: Iowa Craft Girl
Gloria: Oma's Crafts
Carri: AKA ABusyBee
3 Girl JAM