Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pink Day & Prizes

I like pink. Duh. Could I possibly make a more obvious statement? As if my pink craft room, my pink clothing, my pink sewing machine, my pink accessories and even my pink doughnuts (more on that in an upcoming post) weren’t enough to clue you in, I have decided to do a blog post in honor of this cheerful color... Okay, another blog post. ;)

But there is a method to my pink madness. You see, today is Nat’l Pink Day. That’s right, blog buds, there’s a day dedicated to a color. First Nat’l Doughnut Day and now this—does it get any better? Oh, I know. Pink doughnuts! I guess it does get better.

So, in honor of my favorite shade, I’m going to give a few pink pretties away. You interested? How does a pink polka dot apron from one of my favorite stores, Hip & Humble, sound? Well, this cute number can be yours (minus the matching owl).

Also up for grabs is a bit of pink sparkle in the form of a handmade button ring. My winner can choose from one of the following. And all of these are currently available over at my little jewelry shop, Happiness on a String.

Before we get to the nitty gritty of the giveaway, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pink things. This pic of me with a few of my favorite pink posessions was taken for the Paper Crafts magazine blog a few years back. Even then I was doing “Happy Pink Day” posts. I spy with my little eye a Cheshire Cat snowglobe. Do you see him?

Speaking of Pink Day blog posts, my pals over at PC mag are giving away a delicious pink prize pack today in honor of this special ocassion. Click here to enter.

These shots were taken for a little pink mini album I created for Mini Albums in an Evening, an incredible special issue from Simple Scrapbooks magazine. I spelled out "pink" in a bitty key chain album, with a favorite pink item illustrating each letter of the word:
P: Peeps
I: iPod
N: Nailpolish
K: Kitty
A bit nerdy, sure, but it made me smile and I had fun putting the project together. I suppose that's worth the nerd fest. ;)

And for my current magazine, Creating Keepsakes, I had my entire pink craft room featured in our June 2009 issue. How fun is that? You can see close-up shots, how-tos and more on CK’s website. (There will be a link to it on the slideshow that runs on the homepage. You just have to wait a minute for it. Wait for it. Wait for it...) If you have time, I’d love your feedback. This was a doozy of a project but I’ve enjoyed the outcome.

Over the top? Perhaps. But I find happiness in this hue, so why not surround myself with it? Now, if I could only get my hands on the new and fabulous pink printer combo from Canon. One day…

On to the Pink Prizes
Okay, let’s talk prize specifics. To be entered into my drawing for an apron or a button ring, please leave a comment about your favorite color and why you love it. Maybe it’s yellow because it reminds you of sunshine. Or perhaps seafoam green is more your thing. Whatever it is, I’d love to read all about it. You have until Saturday, June 27 to comment. I’ll announce my winner right here on Monday, June 29, so please check back.

Now, in celebration of Nat'l Pink Day, I'll leave you with this fun Jason Mraz video - "Geek in the Pink." Fairly fitting way to conclude this post, don't you think? I'm the geek in the pink, y'all!


Geek In The Pink - Jason Mraz


abbeyviolet said...

My favorite is periwinkle... a rather specific bluish purple, but loving pink just now with a baby girl due in July!

Megan said...

Oh, that's wonderful, Abbey. Congratulations! :)

rae said...

happy pink day to YOU!!

Sherry said...

pink is my "thang" too! :) I find myself buying more and more pink items. Now to get a pink room...still working on that!

Linda said...

I love pink too. In fact, when I have been shopping for clothes with my sister-in-law, she insists that I have to buy something that isn't pink. It's hard. I love that color.

.................... said...

I love green - it's just such an awesome color...but if I have to pair it with anything I pick pink!!!

The Calls said...

Megan, This is too fun. I love that you are a PINK fan. My favorite color is Kelly Green... I am not sure why, but it is bright and sassy and makes me happy! ha.

bcre8uv said...

Those are the prettiest donuts I have ever seen!

My favorite color is celery/pear/apple green...but I think you already knew that. :)


Heather said...

They say you can determine your favorite color by looking in your closet -- if that is the case, it is that bright, lime-ish green that is my fav -- I have 6 different green shrits --- followed closely by pink -- I have 5 of those.

ronee said...

It's really hard for me to decide on one color. I would have had to say green, blue or brown, if you ask me. I could probably wear brown everyday easily for a month without having to wash clothes..maybe its cause i am brown..who knows! anyway..love you and love that pink you!

shara said...

Wow, you are crazy about pink!!! But what girl isn't, if they are being honest with themselves. I love the new trend of pink, red and orange togther.

Nicole said...

1st off Great Blog Megan. I love your craft room.
My fav color is PINK, cause its pretty. I think Pink is the prettiest color out there and it looks good anything( clothes, stickers,phones,baby girl clothes,pattern paper,m&ms,etc)

Now all I need to a pink crafting area and I'll be good to go. After the Wedding (this August YAY) I will be able to start building up my crafting area.

Queen of Paper said...

First off, I love Jason Mraz and that is my favo song of his. Plus that video was filmed close to my home :)

Why do I love Orange???

Besides it being the happiest color, here are a few things I love... that are Orange:

Starburst, Oranges (the fruit), Flowers, 70's carpet, My first car, Halloween (my birthday), Pumpkin Pie, traffic signs to keep us safe :), Basketball WOOT!, carrots, Ikea, Orange ties with blue shirts on men, and Orange Juilius!

I could keep going, but I think I made my point why I love it so much lol.

PS I love your blog!

Queen of Paper said...

Oh, plus Pink is the sister to Orange... I'm just saying lol!

Deanne said...

Ocean blue would have to be my favorite...because that is my favorite place...the ocean :)

{Candice} said...

Hi Megan!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, your sweet comment totally made my day :o)

I'm thrilled to find someone who loves pink as much as I do.
We live at the beach so our home is decorated in shades of blue & aqua {my 2nd favourite colour!} but my studio is my own personal shrine to all things pink right down to the telephone and my laptop... and now you've got me yearning after that gorgeous pink printer too!

Thank you for the delicious eye candy, I'm off to check out the pictures of your studio now...

Mandi C said...

Love all your pink stuff! I have 2 boys, so pink is rare at my house...my current color is blue...any shade...probably because it's the color I like to wear the most.

Melissa said...

I love celery green...it's all over...lamp shades...paint color...bedding..etc!

Kim J. said...

That is a lot of pink, my friend -- but it totally suits you! My fav color changes SO often . . . right now, I'm all about yellow. Any shade!

I wonder if that means I need more sunlight. Something to ponder.

Holly said...

think pink! I love pink!

Just Us said...

I am actually a color combo lover...my scrap space is lime green, hot pink, and black. My bathroom is black, and hot pink. Our bedroom is brown, blue, and khaki. Lastly, my kitchen/dining/living room is red, black, white, and grey. I like neutrals with pops of overly bright colors...sooo fun!! (but I would say I am drawn to pink as well-heehee)

Meg Giroux said...

My favorite color is Pink....I have so much of it, It is soooo feminine and I just cant get enough!

Scrap Happy said...

I know I am late with my comment but just the same, I also LOVE pink. I even have that pink backpack in your pic! Your pink scrap room is my dream! Pink makes me happy as does Hello Kitty. They go well together!!!!

Betheny said...

Lol. So this is gonna sound really random since this post was posted about 2 yrs ago {there was a link to this post on the side or bottom of your blog} I am SO excited for this year's National Pink Day that is coming up now!! Pink is my absolute FAV color ever...ever. I even did my daughters 1st birthday par-tay soley based on this color. ;) Check it out at: http://tomseth.blogspot.com/2011/04/par-tay.html Eeeek!