Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SOS100: mother's day or ♥PINK♥

yes, that's right, this week at shopping our stash you get to choose your own challenge by making either a mother's day related project *OR* one that's predominantly pink... and by predominantly, our team of judges has determined this should mean 60% or more of your project should be pink. if you've read my blog even ONE OTHER TIME, you'll have no doubt already guessed which option i selected, and may have additionally sussed that the 60% threshold was no problem for me. of course, it really NEVER is a problem for me, but especially not when niece madeline margaret has a birthday coming up, which she does (her 9th! can you believe it?!) so i made this:

(patterned paper--mostly scraps and pre-cut items, wahey: crate paper, glitz design, my mind's eye, amy tangerine, doodlebug, anna griffin, basic grey, fancy pants, scrapbook wizard, crafty secrets, creative imaginations; thickers: american crafts; pearl flourish: prima; gems: recollections; border punches: recollections, fiskars, easycut craft; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i haven't decided yet if said embellished panel is going to be the adornment for a pretty gift bag or the topper for a biggish card, so i'm keeping my options open. either way, if i come up with something really fab in terms of gift wrapping, i'll be sure to photo and post it! i should have photos of her main (handmade) gift later this week, too. i have, at maddie's request, crocheted a little dolphin for her. all the parts are done, i just need to stuff it and sew it together. isn't it weird how the "finishing" in yarn projects, despite being the smallest proportion of work always seems to take the longest, and require the most effort? why *IS* that? or is it just me?! anyway, i will have it completed in time for her party on saturday night, and i hope it will be a big hit!

and now i'm sure you're longing to head over to SOS and see what my totally awesome fellow DT-mates have created, and whether they've made something for mom or taken the second option. of course, we all know leslie* will have chosen ♥PINK♥ but the others may well surprise you, so do go and take a peek!

*ok yeah, i'm totally lying, leslie is actually not at all a fan of "light red" but luckily SOME OF US are willing and able to pick up the slack!!! :) :) :)


  1. Who would have guessed that you would have went the pink route? (wink)

    This project would be spectacular framed!!!

  2. Totally pinkalicious. Make sure you show us the dolphin when it's done!!

  3. Pink and SO PRETTY!!!! She's going to love this as much as I do - maybe even more. Love your gorgeous card!!! Hearts, butterflies, bling, and pink - you just can't beat it! Love your stitching too!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The stitching on the letters, and all the PINK! And oh em gee, what IS it about finishing? I think in my case it's because by that point I am usually at the "I'm finishing this geedee thing if I have to sit here all night" point...

  5. Oh this is the PERFECT kind of PINK!!!!!

  6. Wow!! Now this is what you call a pink card! It's amazing and no doubt Madeline Margaret will be of the same opinion!! Love it!

  7. Stunning! I love those glitter letters!

  8. So cute. She must have had the best day. This card is beautiful. I bet she LOVED it. :)


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