Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Relax - Pink Ninjas Are Baaaaaaaaaack Baaaaaaabbbbbbbbyyyyyyy!!!!!

Julie, you are infectious (in a good way)!!!  LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I'm so excited to reveal my first Pink Ninjas layout since the new team and website were revealed this year! 

Now, we're gonna do things a bit different this go around.  The prompts will run once every two weeks and each will consist of three parts: a prompt, a technique, and a pink twist. 

So, let's get this party started!

Prompt - Resolutions
Technique - Use black & white photo
Pink Twist - Alphas

Be sure to pop on over to the Pink Ninjas blog to check out what the Legion of Awesomeness (otherwise known as the Pink Ninja Design Team) made for your inspiration (and you will NOT be disappointed or underinspired) and PLAY ALONG WITH US!!  You know you wanna!

Almost everything on this layout is from the Ninja Addicts Three Little Birds kit.

I'm telling you (and I am NOT being compensated in any way for repeatedly saying this!) every time I look through this kit I notice something new and awesome - it's just that stuffed with juicy goodness!

The only things not from the kit are some Glimmer Mist used with a Heidi Swapp flower mask, a large Martha Stewart border punch (used on the pink woodgrain paper - LOVE that), and some Martha Stewart microbeads.

Love the gorgeous pink tuille, the Felties snail ("be the snail"), the flowered ribbon, the acrylic pink mushroom, and can you see it?  The pink iridescent ponchello??!!!!!  It's that rad mesh stuff to the right of my picture. 

Can you see the microbeads on the letters? They're my hot "pink twist".  OMG I only bought a 3 pack of these beads and since making this layout I HAD to go get the entire sample pack. They are so much fun!  And how stinkin cute are those wood panel chipboard letters??!! 

"Relax" is my "one little word" resolution for 2010. My journaling says, "2010 resolution o*l*w - Just relax already! Calm the f**k down. Trust your first instinct. Enjoy the journey. Be the snail. Love them for all they're worth."

I used that "one little word" to encompass a lot of areas I am hoping to address this year.  I stress about everything and I'm sick of it. It makes me quick tempered. Road rage is a daily occurrence. (My mantra in the car these past few days has been, "It doesn't matter.  Maybe they really ARE in more of a hurry than you.  It doesn't matter."  Just because I'm going 60 in a 45 zone and they're riding my ass, apparently just because I'm in a mini van I am obviously going too slow and ~deep breath~ "It doesn't matter.  Let them pass..." )  I stress about every little thing in every layout (which causes them all to take hours and you know I make a lot of layouts each week). And, funny enough I usually like best the layouts that I did in a hurry. I need to relax in every aspect of my life. Stop and remember my priorities are to raise happy kids, get them wherever they need to be in one piece and without drama, and document our lives knowing that in 20 years or even 20 days no one that matters is scrutinizing every little aspect and detail of HOW I put it to paper. They'll just be happy it's there to begin with.

As a wise woman recently blogged, "sometimes when youre not ready,,, for anything,,, putting a bow in your hair makes it a tad bit easier,,,, sometimes,,,, "  In my case, maybe a flower...
Details - All items from the Pink Ninja Addicts Three Little Birds kit except:  Glimmer Mist; Heidi Swapp flower mask; Martha Stewart large border punch & microbeads. 


A Sarasota said...

Be the snail... ommmm... ommmm. Be the snail...

great LO!

Diana Fisher said...

Love the misting, baby!!! Great stuff, and love that kit! Awesome page!!

jacque4u2c said...

Oh my goodness! This just so rocks! I love every single element that you used!!! BRAVO!!!

Emily said...

I love how you added that you are NOT being compensated for your advertising... hehe. None of us are. That's the rad thing about it. I LOVE this layout and that picture of you is the bomb!! You totally rocked this!

Heidi said...

Em, you are so funny! You know I was just thinking that sometimes when you're on a DT that has a kit the members get the kit for free...just wanted to reiterate that we don't HAVE to love this kit. We just DO because it RAWKS!!!

allyson joy said...

you are amazing,,, i love the same as emily ~ soooo cute!!! man ~ im shy right now, so many sweet words here,, love, love that little shout out to me at the very end ~ i wish i could squeeze you right now!!! thank you. and i adore that layout ~ and i love, love that you put that flower in your hair,,,, youre the very best miss heidi!!! love youuuuuuuu!! thank you!!

sarah said...

this is just great! :) love all the details... and congrats again for becoming a ninja! :)


Mo said...

oh yes, you know i love this layout...and i love the mantra when i start to get pissed that i'm behind some older person is......"hey mo, that's probably someones grandma or chill"....he he or when someones riding my ass...."maybe they REALLY REALLY need to be somewhere and it's VERY VERY important..." but that one doesn't work too well for me so i just tell myself to breathe......aaaaaaaah
can't wait to see what else you make!


Beth said...

ooo loving the misting and the design of this layout, sweets!
so cool! hope you are having a great week so far!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

u sooooooooooooooooooo rock!!!! and so does this lo!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! Sooooooooo amazing and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your word for this year! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tyggereye said...

This is a great layout@! Wow I really like that kit. I'm not typically one who is a big kit fan, but that one is pretty cool. I'll have to go check out the blog. (and add it to my bloglines)

I like the quote. I can see how a bow in the hair might help the day. I saw a girl in my class the other night with a ribbon tied in her hair. Something I would use on a scrapbook page or card. And I thought wow.. that looks pretty.

I can go on for days! Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog.