Friday, October 21, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope that you have had a delightful week and are ready for a splendid weekend!!

Today is our new challenge at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and I would love for you to join in with us this week. This is a VERY special challenge for me and we are being hosted by the wonderfully talented Anne for our PINK for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS challenge. Please let our PINK week remind each and every one of you about the importance of being aware of breast cancer and what we can do to catch it early!!! That is definitely the KEY!!!! We can't wait to see you there with your lovely PINK creations!! There are 2 fabulous surprises up for grabs this week!!! We would love for you to have a peek at all of the magnificent DT Sample cards/projects over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar please come on over and show us your PINK!!!

I made a 4-part portfolio which you see the front of above and which measures 6" X 12" when closed. This measurement allows it to stand on its own when opened. I apologize for the pics but I could not get the pinks to photograph as it is IRL so just pretend with me.....smiles!! I used some gorgeous WOC Self Adhesive Rhinestone Swirls on two of the corners and some lovely 1" Silver Grey Organza Ribbon to close the portfolio. For the floral treatment I used 1" Wild Roses, 5/8" Open Roses, and Heather resting on MS punched rose leaves and a couple of vintage German stems.

This is a full shot of the portfolio and the measurement is 12" X 24". It is very easy and of course you can decorate it any way you wish. I have made another in the Christmas theme which I will have here next week. I used Bazzill for all double matting and all of the DP is from the Authentique Uncommon Collection. All images are from the 2008 Magnolia Pink Collection from Magnolia-licious which was made especially for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I started with a piece of white CS which measured 18" X 24" (perhaps you can ask your local printer to cut you this base) and then I scored the long side at 6", 12", 18" and the short side at 6". I then folded the short side up to make the pockets and used Scor-Tape at each of the folds. You can see that I double matted and machine stitched each panel though that is not necessary. And then the fun begins!!!

On the first panel I added a calendar and put Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets and some pink colorway rhinestones in the pocket. For the second panel I used the Pink Tilda With Rose and Pink Stitched Ribbon which were colored in Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her dress and Glossy Accents to the Rose. For the third panel I used Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess , colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her clothes. The horizontal is WOC 1/2" Pink Satin Ribbon anchored with 2 grosgrain bows. In the pocket is a pink moleskin mini-notebook on which I have placed a Copic colored Magnolia Pink Strength, Cure, Hope Circle. The fourth panel is just a grosgrain bow with a pink mechanical pencil.

The fifth pocket holds some ribbon stickers and a pink 2012 weekly planner and the sixth panel has the Magnolia Pink Strength, Cure, Hope Text. The seventh panel is the darling little Pink Tilda With Heart sitting on the Pink Bench and another Pink Stitched Ribbon, all colored with Copics adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles. And the last pocket holds some Fight Like A Girl Post-It notes.

I hope you like my little project and will decide to join in with us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge.

PINK SWEET STUFF - As I promised, I am pleased to offer my FOLLOWERS a bit of PINK SWEET STUFF and hope this will remind you all about those very important mammograms and self-checks!!!! I am asking that you PLEASE place this on your personal blog if you have one so that everyone in blogland will also think about the importance of AWARENESS!!!! Please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Monday, October 24 at Midnight EST. Good luck!!!!

1 Pink Ribbon Beanie Bear
1 Pink Desk Calculator
4 Bunches of WOC Pink Roses
2 Packs of Rhinestones
3 Pairs of Breast Cancer Sport Socks
1 Pair of Pink Ear Warmers
1 Pack of Pink Rose Tissues
1 Pack of MM Pitterpatter Trims and Treats
1 Pink Bubble Pen

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come back often!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have been here! May your weekend be a special one and until we meet again, I send great big hugs!!!! THINK PINK!!!!!!


Crafterkhush said...

This is a gorgeous card Jacque.. Loving all the pinkness and the great work you guys are doing in spreading awareness about Breast cancer.. Although curable my aunt succumbed to it 2 weeks back after fighting it for over a year,... :-)

Becky Dunham said...

Very sweet candy Jacque! I am more than happy to post this on my blog to remind everyone. Love your portfolio above - can't wait to see the Christmas one :) Hugs!

Unknown said...

Oh Jacque, you thought of everything on this! More like a trapper card to keep all kinds of goodies :O) All the pink reminds me of my Mom who had breast cancer and beat it 30 plus years ago. I remember all the things she went through because me and my sister were right there with her. I know it was the Lord and the prayer of so many people that brought her through it. This is truly an awesome project :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

LindaS said...

This is so beautiful in pink - such a huge work you have done and great design too. WTG

Martina said...

What a beautiful 4 part portfolio....stunning! And you are so right with reminding everyone to go for echeck-ups! Mine will be in three weeks...
Thanks for the amazing Candy...I have put it in my sidebar!

Sara I. said...

As always, your creations blow me away - this is definitely no exception!! Gorgeous papers and delicate details. Thank you for the chance to win an amazing RAK and hope this finds you in good health! xx

cardmaking bird said...

It's beautiful and what an amazing gift for someone! Hugs, Marie xx

Maria Therese said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card so beautifully decorated!!

Larrik said...

So beautiful 4 part portfolio !!!

Penni said...

Love this super pink creation.

Great Sweet Stuff too - thanks for the chance to win.


Ali said...

Gorgeous makes I love them. Off to pop a link on my blog xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this portfolio is sooooooooo amazing, and I can´t wait to see the christmasone too, as I just sooo love christmas, and if it´s anything near as beautiful as this, it´s just stunning.
Thanks soo much for the chance for another sweet stuff here. Be sure, I´ll share it on my blog. My mum died from this a few years agom, because she was too scared to go and see a doctor in time, so be sure, I´m very aware and get my mamo every single year to be sure, and I can´t recommend that enough to all my friends too.
Have a wonderful week-end hun and lots of fun.

cowboydutrem said...

I absolutely love the cover of your portfolio. That paper is amazing and I love the way you enhanced it with the beautiful rose cluster.

Shirley said...

What a stunning card Jacque! And thanks for the lovely give-away..
Hugs, Shirley
(a survivor for 13 years now...)

*** Enjoy every day ***

Jayne Hayward said...

Oh Jacque you are absolutely amazing. This project is totally amazing and is so well put together. You are so kind to offer such lovely Sweet Stuff. I have posted a link on my blog :-)

Jayne xx

Jill said...

Oh Jacque, what a gorgeous creation again. Must have taken ages to make! Love the papers and the Maggis are coloured so perfect.
Thanks for the chance on the sweet stuff, you are a very kind woman.
Hope you are ok and I wish you a great weekend
Hugs from Jill

Jani said...

What a wonderful project!
I love it!
Especially the front!
And thanks for the chance to win.
Jani x

kbrandy4 said...

Absolutely stunning Jacques!!! I love all the added extras, thank you so much for the chance to win your yummy candy!!!

Hugs Hazel xx

Jolita said...

What a gorgeous portfolio Jacque!

Hugs, Jolita

alethea said...

Wow, your portfolio is absolutey gorgeous Jacque!! Love all the elements to it!!!! Hope all is well with you!! Hugsxx

Lydia said...

fab gift idea - its beautiful xxx

Ardilla said...

Wonderful project!
Thanks for the chanec with the sweet stuff :)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just breath taking. You have soooo much detail in this hon, It is just gorgeous.
Hope you are doing well dear. Biggest Hugs

Carly said...

What a truly magnificent creation!
Big Hugs
xoxoxo Carly

Helen said...

WOW, your portfolio is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see the X-mas one. I have put your sweet stuff on my blog. Wishing you a lovely weekend and sending hugs from Holland your way.

Hanneke said...

What a great creation! I love the sentiment "Fight like a girl"! Great job on the portfolio. I will be joining the candy, thank you for a chance to win this! Hugs, Hanneke

Marcelle said...

Loved the portfolio.
The pink ribbon is with a reminder in my blog!
Have a wonderful wknd and thanks for the sweet pink stuff.

Berry said...

The work is stunning love the portfolio and all the pink! Thanks for the chance at the fab candy hugs Rebekah xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a gorgeous creation, you know i love pink sweetie, i think this is a must to do, to chech your self, some one i know had resently hear that she has breastcancer to, she will be in churgery next week, i just did a check up myself last week, i do this every mounth, because it runs in the familie.
big hugs sweetie
maybe next week my hubby may come to our hospital or the week after, we have to wait, we had a family meating yesterday, they can't get him better, he's on 4 morfineshot a day, but thank god he has no cancer, they checkt some out of his lung, i don't know if you have send a card already, the post is at this moment so badly,or baybe you've forgot it?
it could happen, your a bizzy lady
have a great weekend sweetie
hugs angelique

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
me again
thank you so much for the chance to win the pink sweet stuff
big hugs
angelique XXXXX

Sol said...

Ofcourse I would like to join in on you Fantastic Candy!!... Pink is not my colour.. But mabye I manage to put something together!!...
I love the Beautiful card you have made... And the roses on the outside of the card has blended in so well.. that I first did not see them..
Great job on the inside of the card and.. those pink ribbons.. How cute!... Ready for all occasions with this gift!! :o)
Have a Great Weekend Jaque!!. I have been thinking of you lately! Hope life goes on, okay for you. After your mother passed away!. Sending you a BIG HUG.. with a smile! :o) You are the BEST!!!

Iulia said...

Amazing creation Jacque and you are an amazing woman! I'm so happy you are fine now sweetie!
Luv, Iulia

yvon said...

Wow Jacque, this is just amazing.Love all the details you putt to it. What a work of art.
Have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs, Yvon

Barb Hardeman said...

This is a beautiful portfolio Jacque. I can see every triumph, every challenge and every breakthrough you've experienced shining through in this gorgeous work of heart! Have a fabulous weekend...hugs...Barb

Ksenia said...

Absolutely stunning!

Teri said...

Oh Jacque! What a gorgeous, gorgeous wayt o remind us to be safe! Early detection is the key, a very close friend of our family is going through radiation for breast cancer now... her mammogram wasn't scheduled until December, but she was having tests for someting totally unrelated and the nurse suggested to just do it early and be done... so she did and they found the cancer. Thank God she will be fine... it is scary to think if she had waited...
Anyway, the portfolio is just beautiful, as is everything you touch! Thank you for sharing your creations with all of us and for reminding us how important life is!! I hope everything is going okay for you.... please remember to take time for yourself during all the hubbub you must still be going through!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Teresa Carini said...

Hi Jacque! I really like this card pocket and tag! I find it very beautiful in its details and delicate colors you used!
And huge thanks for the opportunity to participate for such a beautiful award! I have the link to my blog!
Have a beautiful weekend! A hug!

Pam said...

Jacque....your portfolio is AWEsome in pink and an inspiration for us to take care of ourselves!

Roma said...

Beautiful work i love the pink & the images are so sweet .The candy is lovely & i have put this on my blog,take care:)

Jacqui P said...

Wow your portfolio is amazing!! you always have such attention to detail!! beautiful!! thankyou for the chance to win your fab candy will put it in my side bar.
Jacqui P xx

Sandy said...

Congratulations Miss Survivor You! I am thinking pink right now. While in Florida, we saw a 5K and most people were wearing some kind of fancy bra, mostly pink, outside of their shirts. There were even men walking with no shirts and pink bras on. It was quite an affair. My hat goes off to you and wish you lots and lots of years of good health. Oh - I am forgetting that wonderful card. Great idea Jacque! I will let you know when I copy, case, steal, borrow, or what ever you want to call it. I will most definitely give you all the glory!!

auntie lisa said...

This is amazing....what a cool it! And love the candy too....thanks for the chance to win! xxxxxx

Candy said...

What an awesome project!! LOVE it :)
You always make beautiful things and this one I know is dear to your heart.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs, Candy

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, What a gorgeous portfolio to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! You have added so many wonderful pink details!! I just love every little thing, because I know all the love you put into it!!
Suzan Laverty

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Jacque, this is so sweet inside and out hun!! Love the pinks with the flowers and all of the goodie surprises inside! :) Adorable creation! Thanks for sharing!! Smiles, Vicki

Sarah said...

Jacque, your portfolio is stunning, beautiful details and contents. Thank you so much for the chance to win your pink sweet stuff xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Jacque~

What a beautiful project! I can not imagine how much time it must have taken you to put together. I love the pink! My art room is purple and pink! I love the first page, it reminds me of tea roses...and the paper roses are just beautiful! I love the dp you used through this, and that pretty ribbon across the project as your horizontal line. Your coloring is up to your usual standard--incredible!

Thank you for offering such amazing "Sweet Stuff"--you have such a beautiful, giving heart. I just love the flowers! They are amazing! And, the pink socks, and other goodies are wonderful. I would love to put these items in my art room...fabulous gift-away!

I help others receive free mammograms (if they are financially in need) by visiting the Breast Cancer Site. (I hope your guests will read this.) You just click on and click on the pink tab. It is completely free, the advertisers pay a certain amount for each click that people leave! It is wonderful! Anyone can do it, and it takes under 2 seconds. There are other critical organizations there also. I click on all of them daily. You can only click once a day!

Thank you for being who you are Jacque! Gifted, giving, and informative just to name a few qualities!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Jacque!! Sorry I haven't commented in a while, but I'm still checking in on you and your fabulous projects! :) This portfolio is fabulous! Love how you've decorated it! Beautiful coloring and amazing embellies as always! Hope you're doing well! Have a fabulous weekend!
hugs, Sharon

Hlora said...

Very bright job!

Shazza said...

wow Jacque this is fantastic, I love every detail. I am having a Think Pink coffee morning next Thursday at work.
Thanks for the sweet stuff x

Marie-Anne said...

It's a gorgeous creation.


Ellen said...

I love the portfolio you've made. It's just so wonderful!
And with you and all the women that visit this blog, I Think Pink a lot, always.
Thanks again for sharing sweet stuff in pink this time.

groetjes, Ellen

Christina C. said...

What an unbelievably gorgeous portfolio you created! I am truly blown away!!!!!!!!!!
So much creativity going on are amazing! THIS IS A WORK OF ART AND A LABOR OF LOVE.
Thanks for always reminding us to get checked.
Have a wonderful weekend, Sweetie!

Tine said...

Hi Jacque & a fab portfolio that must have taken ages to create. Your message is very poignant as I lost a friend to breast cancer as it had spread & taken it's dreadful toll on her.
Take care & on a lighter note, thank you for offering this fab candy.
Tine :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pink creation Jacque! Love the DP and all the little details just lovely
Hugs Julie P

fionalawlor said...

WoW! This is gorgeous Jacque! I love all the gorgeous papers that you have used and of course all the gorgeous little tildas :o)
Thanks for a chance to enter.
Fiona L x

Ann said...

I'm thinking pink, and loving your project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cami said...

Gorgeous pink portfolio, Jacque. Love how you used all the Pink Collection Tildas and the pretty pink DPs throughout each panel. Your work is always an inspiration.
Hugs, Cami

Rosalee said...

Love Your portfolio Jacque. I think you did a fabulous job. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Danielle Champagne said...

Good Evening DEar Jacque, your portfolio is TOTALLY AWESOME. A work of art and heart. Such a beatiful way of reminding us to THINK ¸PINK, and get checked. In FRench we say "voir la vie en rose"... Well to me it is associated with you my dear Jacque.
Take care, sending love & hugs.

Rufus said...

Jacque, your portfolio is fantastic. Thanks for the chance at your Pink Sweet Stuff. If I should win it I'll be wearing the sport socks and the ear muffs while playing tennis this winter! Looking forward to seeing the Christmas version of this portfolio.

Michele C. said...

Hi Jacque, how r u?
OMG..Lovely stuff and wonderful roses!
Thanks for the chance to win and have a fantastic weekend.

Outi said...

Dear Jacque, we all have to do whatever we can to fight this terrible disease and support all those who are suffering. Anything counts, really. I'm having an auction on one of my pink cards among my workmates and it's satisfying to see all those names on the list of contributors.

Keep up the good work!

Hugs Outi

PS. Your portfolios are really amazing!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jacque!
Your portfolio is so beautiful. I love the gorgeous pink you used. so very well put together. Gorgeous as always.
Hugs Maz

Unknown said...

Hallo Jacque your creations is super gorgeous. I love all the details.

Luciana Kajiura said...

Jacque, novamente obrigada pela sua generosidade em oferecer este lindo brinde. É muito importante fazer a mamografia para detecar o cancer de mama o quanto antes, pois sabemos que as curas são muito grandes quando tratados no início. Não podemos deixar de fazer o acompanhamento médico. Parabéns pelo lindo projeto! Beijos, Luciana.

luciana kajiura said...

Jacque, thank you again for your generosity in offering this beautiful gift. It is very important to mammography to detect breast cancer early on, because we know that cures are very large when treated early. We can only do the medical care. Congratulations on the beautiful project! Kisses, Luciana.

Lucy said...

Oh how fabulous is this portfolio! I wish I could do work like that :)

Linda Dale said...

Oh My, this is so beautiful and so amazing. You have definitely done a fabulous job. GorgeousI papers and such attention to detail is just superb. I always look forward to your lovely creations. THanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

Elle said...

how wonderful for you to offer such a great prize package honoring breast cancer. Your portfolio is STUPENDOUS! Just like the rest of what you do, only better.

ДжуJIbетта said...

Это замечательно, помнить и поддерживать больных женщин. Спасибо.

Marianne said...

OMG what a wonderful candy you offer. Thanks for opportunity to participate, as well as all the inspiration you give

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

It's a gorgeous creation !
Thanks for the chance!
Maria Luisa

Unknown said...

Wow excellent and stunning work again!!!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy!!!!! Your the best!!!!!

TA Carbone said...

Jacque as one cancer fighter to another, you are the best. But most of all the best at BEING A FIGHTER and 2nd of your wonderful creations you make and inspire others to try

aka TA

Frances said...

What a gorgeous creation !
Thanks for the chance!
Hugs, Frances.

Елена Столярова said...

Шикарная конфетка.Спасибо.Вот бы выиграть(подарочек на День рождение,как раз оно у меня 24:)))))

ewarost said...

Jacque ta piękna praca powstała w bardzo ważnym celu. Akcja różowej wstążki znana jest na całym świecie i pozwoliła uratować życie wielu kobiet.
Tobie życzę zdrowia :)

Asas à imaginação said...

So beautiful and so important your work, Jacque!!!
Thanks and big hugs for you!!!

La Vikinga said...

I feel my words in English are not enough... You always surprise because even if you have your own style, your cards never look the same. This is a very different folding that I have never seen you do.

Congrats to Bevs' candy!!!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Kirsty said...

Hi wow your project is incredible a wonderful gift inside and out ! Every detail is stunning down to the lovely thoughtful surprises inside ! Always an inspiration not just with card making !! Your wonderful generous brave personality shines through on your blog !! Kitty :P

Loz said...

gorgeous folder Jacque!! I love all that pink and what better reason to use it!!! xx

Rebecca Johnson said...

Hi Jacque,
I don't have a blog yet but will definitely email all my friends this timely reminder, male and female. Men can get breast cancer, too, albeit seldom. Ironically enough, yesterday I got my remindeer from the hospital that I'm due for my mammogram. I had written to you a year ago that I had waited 7 years to be tested and, luckily, my test was negative.
My testing at that point was due to your inspiration. Thank you, my friend, again.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Tammy said...

What a brillant creation..yet again, Jacque.
I love it from the front to the end....What a great awareness gift.
Be blessed always,

Debbie said...

Hi Jacque, really beautiful creation. I don't know anyone who isn't touched by how important self awareness is.Really poignant sweet stuff that will strike a chord in most peoples lives hopefully with positive results.Thank you for the chance to win - you are most generous.Take care.Love Debbie x

Skylark said...

Jacque this portfolio is absolutely fabulous I am about to start makeing card for a coffee morning/sale & the money will go to macmillan. In memory of my sister who saddly died from cancer in june.
Thank you for the chance to win

Candy said...

Wow what an amazing portfolio! Fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.
I just ordered my first Magnolia stamps, can't wait to start coloring. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.
I am a new follower.

SherriC. said...

Oh Jacque, your portfolio is just STUNNING!!!!!!
I just LOVE it,
Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing sweet stuff.......
you are so so so kind, I look forward to your posts
hugs from Canada.....

April said...

Wonderful Creation! Just Stunning!!! thanks for the chance to win the lovely pink sweet stuff :o) x

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Юлия Исаева (Юлюша) said...

Loving all the pinkness and the great work you guys are doing in spreading awareness about Breast cancer. thanks

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