Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 more days!

Can you believe it?  Only four more days until Christmas!  So do all of you have your shopping done?  

 Let me start with a quick reminder that Robyn (My Pink Stamper) is having her 12 Days of Christmas celebration.  Lots of AWESOME videos by Robyn and some of my design team friends, challenges and also PRIZES to be won! And while you're there, grab the My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas button for YOUR blog or FB page.  Santa's elves are watching and you could win a prize!

I haven't really updated in awhile, so let me tell you what's been going on here.  First, my husband and I have some family members with health issues.  So, we're in the midst of planning a trip home for 2012.  

Also this month, I had the opportunity to participate in a Christmas Workshop with the children of our church.  It was soooo much fun!! It was for children ages 5 to 5th grade and what cuties they are!!  I prepped 60 cards for the event so there was alot of cutting and stamping. Luckily I had my trusty Cricut and my awesome My Pink Stamper stamps to make the task a little easier. :)  For these cards I used two My Pink Stamper sets:  "Faithful Sayings" and also the "More Faithful Sayings". Both sets can be purchased here.  There are some fabulous sentiments on both that work perfectly for Christmas projects!



Please ignore the "Dell".  I couldn't find my card easel at the time. LOL



And as much as they loved the cards they made, the main "hit" was actually this... 
The children LOVED playing "crash up derby" with it and rolling it off the side of the table.  But, I'm happy to report that, although my Brayer was probably a little traumatized from the experience, it is still in one piece. LOL

Have a great day! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 3!

Today is Day 3 of the My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas celebration!  Are you all joining in and having fun?  When you visit, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some great prizes.

Oh, and don't forget to put this adorable blog button on  YOUR blog and/or Facebook page for a very special drawing.  The Secret Elves are watching. :) 



I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! LOL

Okay, not really....but I do LOVE this shirt that my Mom & Dad bought me for Christmas. 


 I know - I wasn't supposed to open it before Christmas.  But when a nice big parcel comes to your door, it's hard to resist!  To be honest, I've been that way since I was a little girl.  Mom & Dad would always have to hide my presents downstairs because I was such a snoop! :)  I guess some things never change.

So why am I telling you all this? Because my parents bought my shirt at one of my favorite clothing stores in Canada called Reitmans.  And I just found out that they now have online shopping! And the BEST part?  They now offer shipping to the U.S.!  Yay!

Reitmans

Happy shopping! :)

P.S.  We also got a shiny new stainless steel electric can opener. You think maybe I can expect coal next year for opening my gifts early?   

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas!

Just a quick reminder that today is the beginning of the My Pink Stamper 12 days of Christmas celebration.  All kinds of fun videos, challenges and some awesome PRIZES to be won! This is one event you're not going to want to miss! :)


I'm working on some Christmas projects now so I'll be back soon!  Have a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Card and other news...

First, let me give a shout out to the best Dad EVER on his special day!  Happy Birthday, Dad!  I love you!! xo


Guess what?  Only 23 more days until Christmas!  I have to admit, even after all these years of living in Georgia, I am still a Canadian girl at heart.  And it still seems odd to me to not have snow for Christmas.  But I have to say, seeing the beautiful Christmas lights everywhere is really putting me in the holiday spirit.  Now, if we could only get our OWN tree put up! :)

Last week one of the children in our neighborhood tried to help us out by making our house look more "festive".  They decided to use our garage as target practice for some lovely paint balls.  And a nicer shade of green they could not find. (can you detect the sarcasm here? LOL)  Hubby and I managed to get it washed off, so all is well.

In other news...

You may notice that some pictures are missing from my blog.  That is because I'm being published for the very first time! :)  I promise I'll be putting the pictures back just as soon as I possibly can.  Until then, you can look for my projects in the upcoming April and May 2012 issues of Cricut Magazine.

I have one other thing to share, but I'm going to wait a bit on that.  ;-)

So, on with today's project.  Recently, I participated in a Christmas/Holiday card swap.  And the cards we got back were sooo cute!  This is the one I created for it.  I used the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set for it.


The snowman is from the Snow Friends Seasonal Cartridge.  Isn't he adorable?  I just love him with his cute little earmuffs and mittens!

RECIPE
Cricut Snow Friends Seasonal Cartridge (snowman cut at 3")
EK Success Border Punch
Stickles
Versafine Ink (Onyx Black)

Have a great weekend!  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Pink Designer Post

Can you believe it's almost time for Thanksgiving?  We have a 10 lb turkey in our fridge just waiting to be cooked.  I sure hope hubby has good insurance because I am not much of a cook! :)

Today is our Design Team Post for November.  This month our challenge was to make a unique fold card using our Cricut and any new My Pink Stamper release.  I chose to make a tri-fold card.  It was super fun to make - a little harder to figure out how it folded though.  If you would like to try one there are all kinds of great tutorials on youtube.


For my card, I used two of the latest My Pink Stamper sets:  "Itty Bitty-licious" and "More Fabulous Phrases" which can be purchased here.

Recipe
Patterned paper by The Paper Studio  (Birthday Extravaganza collection)
Create a Critter cartridge - frogs cut at 2" (I cut a little heart punch in half to give each of them a tongue)
EK Success Paper Shaper punch - heart
Versafine Ink (Onyx Black)
Pop Dots

**For the patterned paper, I just measured each portion of my card and then went down a 1/4" each time for the additional mats.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper to see what my other friends have created.  And we'd love to have you play along! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everybody and thank you so much for joining us for November's Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  If you're arriving here from my friend June's blog, then you are in the right spot! And in case you just happened to stop by today and would like to see what the entire design team has created, you can start here .

Our challenge was to make a scrapbook page or mini album using the Cricut and one of Robyn's new stamp sets.   I chose to use both the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious and the More Fabulous Phrases sets.  Both can be purchased here
 
On to my project.  I hope you like it! :)

(Click on any picture for a larger image)

This picture is of me.  If I looked scared in this picture, it's because I probably was.  As a child, I was absolutely terrified of Santa!  My brother was too.

It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I chalked around each of the Christmas lights.


And finally, the letter to Santa.  I thought it would make the layout more special if the child could sign his/her own name.  (haven't added one yet to this layout).


The phrase was a little long for my Cricut cut, so I inked half of the sentiment, stamped it.  Then stamped the other half.  Worked perfectly!
 RECIPE
My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes ("Dear Santa")
My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases ("Thinking of you makes me smile.")
My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious ("With Love")
Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge (tree cut at 5")
Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge (letter cut at 4 1/2")
Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge (lights cut at 1 1/2")
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Stickles
Bic Mark Its
Pebbles, inc. Chalk
Versafine ink pad (Onyx Black)
EK Success Paper Shaper punch (heart)
Background paper by Adorn It -Carolee's Creations (from the Happy Holidays Collection - "Santa's Coat")
Pop Dots

Now head on over to my friend Helen's blog to see what prettiness she has created!  And please, if you can find the time, we'd love it if you would go back to the beginning and play along with us!  Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Club Scrap & My Pink Stamper Layout

Hi Everyone!

I've been working hard on some new projects and today, I'd like to share one of them with you.  This layout features October's Club Scrap kit (along with some of my favorite My Pink Stamper stamps).  This was a layout idea they had for this particular kit.  I just added some additional elements  to customize it a bit.  :)

Because my husband and I do not have children, I had to be a little creative with this layout.  I wanted it to feature all members of our family...even our furry ones. 

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Page 1:

Page 2:

The "Families are Forever" sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper "Everyday Life" set.

The sunflowers are from the Accent Essentials cartridge.  I cut them at 1 1/2".

The house is a paper piecing that I created myself. 
The small dots on the roof were created using a stencil (which came with my kit).


Each photo mat is labeled using a 1 1/2" heart (punch).  I stamped the words "father", "mother", "brother" and "sister" - all from the My Pink Stamper "Family & Friends" stamp set.  The paw print is from My Pink Stamper "Biggie Punnies".


When outlining with my Zig Writer, I made the left side a bit darker to give the illusion of this being a bit more dimensional (like a candy heart would be).

RECIPE
Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge - sunflowers @ 1 1/2"
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Zig Writers (black & brown)
Creative Memories 1 1/2" heart punch
EK Success small heart punch
Versafine Ink (for sentiments) - Onyx Black
Pop Dots (for sunflowers)

**All papers are from the October Club Scrap kit (with the exception of the yellow and red- those were from my stash). **

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two more! :)

Hello again! I have two more A2 size cards to share.  Both of them use the new My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases set.  If you'd like to see lots of other fun projects using this set and more, be sure to drop by the My Pink Stamper website  often this week! 


Here is my first card:

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Recipe
My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (pumpkins cut at 3 1/4")
EK Success border punch
Paper by Sassafras Lass ("Buttercream Bliss")
Bic Mark-It markers (for outlining the pumpkins)
Stickles
Pop Dots (for pumpkins)

Note:  The pumpkins actually cut in a set of three, but I cut one off  to make it fit  my card.  So, I had one left over to use on another project later. I always like to keep my leftovers.

And finally...


Recipe
My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases
Car Decals Cricut cartridge - (smiley faces all cut at 1 1/2")
Colored blocks cut at 2 x 2 1/4"
White (inner) blocks cut at 1 3/4 x 2"
Purple mat for sentiment - 3/4" x 4 1/8 (then stamp image on white cardstock and trim)
Bic Mark-It markers (for highlighting)
Versafine Ink Pad (Onyx Black) for sentiment
 Pop Dots for faces

Whew!  Okay, I think that's it for today! :)  Have a wonderful rest of the week.  

Until next time...

More projects

Hi Everyone!

I had intended on only showing one project each day, but it looks like tomorrow and Friday are going to be super busy for me.  So, I'm going to do two posts today and play catch up. :) 

For my first two projects I used the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious set.


So many awesome sentiments!  To order a set of your own, go here.

And here are my projects along with the recipe for each.


Recipe
MyPink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious 
Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge (chair 2", palm tree 4", star fish - 1@ 3/4" and 1@ 1")
Create a Critter cartridge (clouds - 2 @ 1/2" and 1 @ 3/4")
Base of card - 4 1/4 x 9 (then fold the 9" side in half)
blue background - 4 x4 1/2"
the waves - K & Company "Citronella Waves"
Sand was made by just paper tearing.

I also inked and outlined my pieces before assembling my card.

And now for my second project - a Christmas themed explosion box.


This project is a little harder to to explain.  But, if you Google explosion boxes, there are lots of tutorials on how this is done. The technique is, from what I understand, always the same. To make this, you will need four pieces of card stock - three for the base and one for the lid. These are the measurements I used:

Layer 1 - Cut paper 9 x9".  Score at the 3" mark on all four side.
Layer 2 - Cut paper 8 5/8 x 8 5/8.  Score at 2 7/8 on all four sides.
Layer 3 - Cut paper 8 1/4 x 8 1/4.  Score at  2 3/4 on all four sides.

For the lid - Cut paper 6 1/4 x 6 1/4.  Score 1 1/2 " from all four sides.

**Note: After assembling, I found that the sides of my lid were a bit too long, so I trimmed them down another 1/2".**


The bricks were cut as follows:

8 pieces cut at 1/2 x 3/4"
16 pieces cut at 1 6/16 x 3/4"
4 pieces cut at 1 3/4 x 3/4"

I inked all the bricks to give them a shadowed effect before placing them on my "chimney".  

When you do create your chimney, the sequence of the bricks goes as follows.

1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"
1 6/16" x 3/4", 1 3/4 x 3/4", 1 6/16 x 3/4"
1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"

And on the inside of my box:


All of the papers used for the inside are from the Echo Park "Seasons Greetings" collection.  Such beautiful papers!  I also inked each block using Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain).  The "Believe" sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set which can be found here 

I apologize for the next picture being blurry.  It's hard to take a picture and hold the flaps of my box down at the same time. ;)



 I cut out all my red candy canes first.  Then, for my green ones, I used the flip feature on my Cricut machine.  That way when placed together, they formed a heart.

Christmas Cheer Cartridge - candy canes cut at 2 1/2"
Jolly Holidays Cartridge - Santa (for the top of lid) - cut at 4" (trimmed off legs and feet)

I think that's about it.  With so many measurements, I'm sure this was a bit confusing.  I hope I explained things okay.  But if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me an email.  I would love to help out in any way I can. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Pink Designer Post

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the My Pink Designer Post for October! 

Challenge:  

Create a Christmas/Holiday card using your Cricut machine and any one of the following My Pink Stamper stamp sets:

Winter Treats and Sayings
Biggie Christmas
Yummy-licious
Sweet Goodness  

I have to say, I soooo loved this challenge since Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year!!  Here is what I came up with:

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It's a little different than my usual style, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Sometimes it's nice to change things up a little. :) And isn't that stamped sentiment beautiful??  I love it!  It's from the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set.  You can order this set and many other fun stamps here

RECIPE
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge (poinsettia cut into layers, inked, then petals folded a bit to add dimension) - 2 @ 3 1/2", 1 @ 3" and 1@ 2 1/2)
Echo Park Patterned Paper (from the Season's Greetings Collection)
Pop Dots (for under flower)
Martha Stewart border punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) - shading for flower
clear dew drops (found at Michaels)
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black (for stamped sentiment)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please don't forget to head on over to My Pink Stamper to see what the other Designers have created too!  We'd love it if you took part in this challenge with us! :)

Have a super day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hello! :)

If you visit My Pink Stamper today, you'll see some goodies  from the Design Team using some of Robyn's new stamps.  I have a few projects featured there today (and a couple of other surprises yet to come!)

Because there's going to be lots going on this week with this latest release, I will post one of these projects each day along with the recipe.  Then, you can create some too, if you'd like. :)

So for today, I've made just a simple and fun little note card.  It measures 3 1/2  x 4"....perfect for writing a quick note to a friend or loved one to let them know you're thinking of them.


I outlined my flower using my Bic Mark Its before adhering the layers together.  Then, I added the sentiment using the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious.  Pop dots were added to the back of my flower to give it some added dimension.  Then, I added some yellow stickles to the center.

RECIPE
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (flower cut at 3 1/4)
White cardstock (3 1/4 x 3 3/4)
Blue Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection - "12" Ad Lib Scribbles") - 3 x 3 1/2"
Bic Mark Its
Stickles (yellow)

See you tomorrow for our monthly Design Team post! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Hop winner!

Just a quick note to announce the winner of our last My Pink Stamper blog hop.  The winner of the "My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns" set  is....

Congratulations Abusybee!! 

Carri, I just sent you an email. :)

Thanks everyone for playing and for your continued support.  I appreciate you all so much! 

Big news!!!

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  The My Pink Stamper design team (including myself! :)  have been hard at work on some fun new projects to showcase Robyn's NEW STAMPS!!  This release has 8 new sets and each one is as awesome as the next.  Be sure to go over to My Pink Stamper to check them out! All I can say is you're going to LOVE them!  Oh, and for those who use an iPhone or Smart phone, there is an extra surprise for you that Robyn will share! It's so fun!! 

One of the projects I've been working on is a card.  For it, I used new the Itty Bitty-licious set. I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you the recipe for my card..in case you might like to make one too!  


Recipe
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge - medicine bag cut at 7"
Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge - pill bottle & pills (cut as one image) - 6"
EK Success Border punch

Have a WONDERFUL weekend and be sure to stay tuned!  Lots more fun to come! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Pinkalicious blog hop for October! If you're coming from Chelle (Paper Krate)'s blog, then you're in the right place! 

For this month's challenge we were asked to make a treat or goody bag using our Cricut and either the My Pink Stamper's Sweet Goodness or Yummy-licious set.  (shape and theme of gift bag was our choice).

I found a jar candle at Walmart for about $5.  It's called Spiced Pumpkin Pie and smells amazing!!  So, I decided to go with a fall theme and incorporate a pumpkin pie into the design of my gift bag.

And a close-up so you can see everything a bit better.  I love how the sentiments found on the My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious set worked perfectly for this project. If you'd like to order a set of your own, you can order from any of these online retailers.


To make the pumpkins, you will need three ovals.  Slightly overlap two of them side by side and then add the third oval to the center.  (I outlined each of my ovals with my marker before adhering anything together - just to give them a bit more definition).  The stems were cut freehand.  

RECIPE

Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge (sunflowers  cut at 1 1/4 and 2")
From My Kitchen cartridge (pie cut at 3")
Ovals for pumpkins (2 & 2 1/2")
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch
Zig Writer for dots in center of sunflower
Bic Mark-Its
Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black
Patterned Paper bought at Hobby Lobby (Paper Studio brand, I think)
EK Success Paper Shaper Punch - for "slits" on pie

And...I have exciting news!  Robyn has graciously offered to sponsor today's giveaway! Thank you sooo much Robyn!! :)  With Halloween just around the corner, how would you like to win the super fun My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns set?  Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you if you win!  I'll pick a winner next week.

Now, your next stop on the hop is my friend Edna! And if you're just stopping by, be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper so you can see everyone's project...and to play along with us! ::)

Here is the entire list again (just in case you missed anyone along the way).

 June

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scrumptious! :)

Hi everyone!  Hope you are doing well!  I worked on a card last night and would love to share it with you today.  It uses the My Pink Stamper "Yummy-licious" set. (link is in red lettering if you're interested in a set for yourself....or a lucky friend! :)


Recipe

My Pink Stamper "Yummy-licious" set
Imagine More cartridge - background patterned paper
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - strawberry cut at 5"
Paisley cartridge - bumble bee cut at 2"
Stickles (sorry, no color name on bottle but it's clear with gold glitter in it)
Versafine Ink Pad (in Onyx Black)
American Crafts Ribbon

Hope you all have a very Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A great tip!

The other day while working on a project, I decided to use this paper that I *love* but because it had glitter that comes off, my adhesive would not stick.  In fact, I tried several adhesives...all with no luck. Even my ATG was no match. 

Not wanting to throw out my pretty paper, I thought there HAS to be a solution.  And then it came to me...I wonder what would happen  if I put a thin coat of Mod Podge over it?  And so, using just a cheap foam brush, I put some all over my sheet of paper. 


As you can see from the picture, the Mod Podge is white when you first apply it - but it dries clear. 

I'm happy to report that IT WORKED!  The glitter is a bit more understated than it once was.  But, now it also has the most beautiful sheen to the paper as well.   (I'm sorry - I tried but I couldn't quite capture it on camera).   But it does work.  So if you have papers where the glitter keeps falling off, this might be worth a try.  I used the gloss finish and LOVE the results!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vintage school themed layout

Today I decided to try something very different from my usual kind of layouts.  Basic Grey posted this sketch awhile back as a challenge.  I got busy and never got around to trying it until now.  I had in mind a cute  layout complete with a school bus, some apples, etc.  But, I really wanted to challenge myself.  So, I decided to try my hand at a vintage themed layout. 

I had fun with it and it gave me the opportunity to play with my Tim Holtz inks. (my hands are now covered!  This may be a one time deal for me...my first, and quite possibly last, vintage page. LOL).  I'm only kidding.  Sometimes it's fun to challenge yourself by trying something new.

Here is the sketch I used.  I didn't follow it exactly...but hopefully it's close enough.


And here is my layout:

(Click on picture for a larger image)

Recipe
Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Basic Grey Recess Collection (paper is called "Elementary")
Prima flowers
Tim Holtz Ink

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Looking for cute Halloween paper?

If you love cutesy (which I do!), then you will LOVE this!  I found a K & Company paper stack at Michaels called "Spooktacular".  I believe it's an older collection - but it's adorable!!  All of the papers are double sided and there are THREE sheets of each design!  How awesome is that?!

Here is a peek:


And in case paper packs are not on sale this week, you may like to have a coupon. 


Enjoy! :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A great find!

I found a coupon online for 40 % off a Martha Stewart product.  So, I printed it out and off I went to Michaels.  I originally planned on buying the spider web punch around the page.  But when I got there, I found something even better! 

This...


Isn't it CUTE??  When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was Christmas ribbon candy.  I am just beyond excited and cannot wait to play with it.  I've already tried it and it works perfectly!! (sometimes using punches is a challenge for me with sitting down...but not this one! Yay!! :)

In case you'd like to purchase one of your own, allow me to enable you with a coupon. LOL

Happy shopping, my crafty friends!

Monster Bash?

In case any of you might be planning a halloween party, I thought it might be fun to make some invites for the occasion.  These will fit into your standard A2 size (invitation) envelopes.

To make the base of each card:

Cut one piece of cardstock that is 4 1/4 x 12".  On the side that is 12" long, punch your border for the flap.  Once you have done that, cut down the 12" side to 7 1/2".  You should now have a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 7 1/2".  On the 7 1/2" side, score at the 2" mark (including the border).  Fold over.  You now have your flap.  Decorate as desired.

I glued mine down, but if you'd prefer, you can make your flap into a pocket and put it on the bottom.  Then, you can tuck your paper with the party invitation inside.  That way, the recipient can remove the information portion and put it on their fridge as a reminder.

Scaredy Cat:


Recipe
 Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge - cat cut at 2"
EK Success Border Punch


Recipe
My Pink Stamper Spook-alicious set
My Pink Stamper Sweet Baby set
Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge - ghost cut @ 2 1/4" (I cut off the ball and chain portion)
EK Success Border Punch




Recipe
Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge - spider cut @ 1 1/4"
Martha Stewart Border Punch


Hope all of you are having a nice weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Class act

When I saw this cute sentiment on the My Pink Stamper School Days set, the first thing I thought of was a "class clown".  Why did I think of that?  Well, it's mainly because of a boy I knew when I was in elementary school.

At the risk of embarassing myself, I'll tell you about the circumstances of how we met.  I'm sure any of you teachers reading this will find it almost inspirational.  When I was in grade 5, I had this habit of not wanting to do my reading homework for my teacher. And on almost a daily basis, she would threaten to send me to the principal's office.  (I was a very respectful child...I just hated homework.)  Anyway, by the end of the year, my teacher had still not followed through on her threats and I had yet to see the inside of the principal's office.  But come that following September, I found out she had exacted her sweet revenge.  For it was then, I learned that she had recommended I be put in the "low" reading group.  And for the next ten months, I was forced to sit beside a lovely boy whose favorite pastime was turning his eyelids inside out.  Ewww!  Still makes me cringe to this day.  Lesson definitely learned the hard way!!! LOL

So, in recognition of that traumatic moment from my childhood, here is my card. ;)  I hope you like it.


Recipe

My Pink Stamper "School Days"
Cricut "Wrap It Up" cartridge - clown cut @ 3 1/2
Echo Park Summer Days Collection (paper is called "scene")
Sassafraslass paper
Stickles
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Inkssentials Glossy Accents 
Colored rhinestones
Ribbon (by Nicole - found at Michaels)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prize alert!

Just wanted to let you all know that Robyn has a wonderful giveaway going on right now over on her website.  It's for the Kate's Kitchen imagine cartridge...which I have and LOVE!!  So, if you own the CE2 or the Imagine...or even hope to one day...you may want to enter by leaving a comment! Good luck!


Oh, and if you have the My Pink Stamper Spook-alicious set, Robyn would love to feature some of your projects  in her online gallery.  Here is where you can enter your Spooky creations (deadline Oct. 15th).


Can't wait to see what YOU create! :) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Pink Designer Post

Hi Everyone! 
For this month's design team post, we were given the following challenge:
Using the new My Pink Stamper Spookalious set, make a project using the colors green, orange, purple and black.

By the way, in case you haven't get seen this awesome stamp set, let me give you a peek:


 And if you'd like to order a set of your own,here is a list of online retailers.

So, here is my project...or should I say projects for today.  I hope you like them.  :)

First, a great way to use up those paper scraps that we all have in our stash!  I did not use any template for this layout.  I just placed the bigger strips where I liked them first, and then trimmed the other colors to fit.

(Click on any picture for a larger image)

Recipe for Layout
My Pink Stamper "Spookalicious" stamp set 
My Pink Stamper "Fontabulous" (for title)

Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch
Pop Dots
Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black

Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge
 Pumpkins - Two @ 2"
                          Five  @ 1 1/4"

Spider - One @ 1" (flip feature turned on)

Ghosts - One @ 1 3/4"
              One @ 2 1/2"  (flip feature turned on)

**I "freed" my ghosts by cutting off their ball and chain before adding them to my layout. LOL**

  And now for my card...


 I have several cartridges with ghosts on them, but I really wanted this card to be super easy - and for anyone to be able to re-create it...regardless of what cartridges they may have.  I thought a Pac Man kind of ghost would be fun and different, so I used two simple ovals and cut the bottoms off using decorative scissors.  I really love the way it turned out.
  
Recipe for Card
My Pink Stamper "Spookalicious" set 
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (ghosts cut at 2 1/4")
EK Success border punch
Decorative Scissors
Stickles
EK Success Paper Shaper punch (hearts for bow)
Pop Dots
Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black

Now head on over to My Pink Stamper to see what awesome things my design team friends have created! And we hope you can play along too!  Until next time...have a wonderful week! :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A little teaser. :)

Once in awhile, you spot something that instantly inspires you.  This is that something for me. 


Can you guess what it's going to be? 

Stay tuned! :o)
  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Winner!

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to announce the winner of the My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" set.  Are you ready?

Drum roll please...

The winner (through random.org) is:

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) !!!

Congratulations, Samantha!  I will be contacting you shortly for your address!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments!  I read them all and appreciate them so much!

If you didn't win this time, be sure to stick around.  Lots of good stuff still to come! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You're my favorite card

Awhile back, someone we all know and love was nominated for the August YouTube On The Rise competition.  (I'll give you a hint: She loves PINK! :)  So, I decided to make her a card to celebrate this accomplishment.  I hope she doesn't mind me sharing with you.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  The television and the word "tube" are from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge.


For it, I used four different My Pink Stamper sets (which you can find here):

My Pink Stamper "Fontabulous" - for the "You" in you tube
My Pink Stamper "Friend-tastic" - "You're my favorite"

And on the inside it read:

From the heart
You are FABULOUS!
 (My Pink Stamper "Yummy-licious" and "Fabulous Phrases" sets)

Have a great day and don't forget about the Blog Hop giveaway.  I'll be drawing the winner tomorrow so there's still time!  Just leave a comment by following this link. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Some info...

Good morning everyone!

I have been getting some questions about the Halloween mini album I made for our recent My Pink Designer post.  The mini album itself was not something I created.  It is a blank board book that you can buy from a company called Create & Treasure.  They come in a variety of fun shapes...and all you have to do is decorate them.  Super easy and super fun -and make great gift albums!  Here is the link in case anyone is interested:


They would also make an amazing gift for the scrapbooker on your Christmas list. You could put together your own kit for them - a book, some paper and some My Pink Stamper stamps (which I found worked perfectly for the size of this album). 

Have a nice weekend! I'm  so looking forward to spending some extra time with my hubby and our two doggies. Maybe we'll do something outdoors since it's a nice day outside.  (My husband just informed me that tropical storm "Lee" is coming.)  Talk about raining on my parade! LOL So, I guess we'd better enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. :) 

  See you next week for some more crafty fun! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Card alert!

I'm so excited - I actually created something today!! :)  Here is a card made using the My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious stamp set as well as the Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge. 

This stamp set is so versatile.  Although it has alot of expressions when giving someone a yummy treat, it also has some great everyday sayings such as "welcome", "for you", "from the heart", and many more.  For my card, I stamped the "for you" sentiment several times...all they way down one side to create a fun border.


And a close-up of the flowers in the vase.  As most of you probably know by now, I love adding little "extras" to my Cricut cuts.  For this I added the two little pink strips on the vase as well as the heart.  I also used paper glaze on those elements as well as the centers of each flower.


The vase with flowers was cut at 4 1/2".  I also traced around each part using my Bic Mark-It markers...just to give everything a bit more dimension.  Then, I added it to my card using pop dots.

Paper is by Echo Park.  Have I mentioned how much I LOOVE their papers??!  Such adorable patterns and they are two sided!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

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