Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

Hi Everyone! 

Our Design Team assignment for this month was to create a  masculine or Father's Day themed project.

Dad is a carpenter by trade and in all honesty, the person I still believe hangs the moon....at least in my world :)  And although he always seems to have a  million things on his to-do list, he still has always managed to put his priorities as a father first.  So, that year he flew down to visit and make renovations to our home (to make it more wheelchair accessible for me).   Rejean and I feel so blessed to have him...are so grateful to him for this (and for all the other countless times he's been there for us!). Okay, now I'm REALLY missing him, so on to today's project.

I created a layout of the special time in our life when we bought our first home and Dad came down to make some modifications to it for me.  I used several My Pink Stamper sets for this such as "Boy Crazy", "Love-alicous" and "Everyday Life".  All of them can be found at the retailers found here.

(Click on any picture for a larger image)

And since it's hard to capture all the many elements to this page, let me try to show a close up of a few of them.

I created the house using good ol' fashioned paper piecing.  No Cricut used there.  But I did find a couple of cute images on the Cricut Lite Handyman cartridge.  I created the house using chipboard, some cardstock and a two cuttlebug folders for added texture.

And a close up of some of the sentiments:

The sentiment on the stamp set used above actually says "for my Friend", but inking only the "my friend" part worked perfectly for this title.

I wanted to keep the journaling private, so the photo mat opens up to reveal our note.  I incorporated a sentiment from the My Pink Stamper "Love-alicious" set as part of my journaling.

I think that's about it.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 Happy Father's Day, Dad -with lots and lots of love! xoxox

My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy"
My Pink Stamper " Everyday Life"
My Pink Stamper "Love-alicious"
Cricut Lite Handyman Cartridge (paint can and paint brush both cut at 1 3/4")
Cricut Don Juan ("My Dad" - cut at 1 1/2")
Cuttlebug folders (brick pattern and houndstooth pattern)
Chatterbox Inc. patterned paper
Bazzill Cardstock
EK Success Paper Shaper punch (wrench and hearts)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Versafine Ink
Pop Dots (under paint can and paint brush)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

For all you critter lovers...

If you're an animal lover like me, I have something that I think is pretty special  that I'd like to share with you.

Years ago, through our love of scrapbooking, I was blessed to meet this wonderful friend named Holly.  She has since moved away, but somehow, I think we're probably better friends now than when we lived in the same city.  Anyway, Holly has always been a tremendously talented person, as well as a huge animal lover.  And recently, she decided she would incorporate that love into making some dog bows for others who also adore their pets.

Now, I have to admit.  Muffin is no girly girl.  And I rarely dress either of them.  But they seem to love these.  And I love the fact that they are so easy to put in her hair.  The hair bows have clips, so there's no messing around with little elastics.  Here are a few pictures of ones that she sent to me.  I've ordered several more since. :)

And for Bailey, our male westie...an adorable bow tie (which by the way, he LOVES!!)

Poor ol' Bailey needs a good haircut, but hopefully you get the idea.

Here is a close up of just the bow tie.

   Her Etsy shop is called "Give a Dog a Bow" (pretty clever, don't you think?  I'm so proud of her.) 

If you'd like to have a look at all the different goodies she offers, here is a link to her store:

She also has a Facebook page where you can see other dogs (and cats!) modeling their bows.  

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  I'm working on some new projects so you'll be hearing from me again soon. :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day - Challenge # 10

Hi Everyone and Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Today has been such an awesome day over at My Pink Stamper.  And the great part is the fun is not over yet! :)  

Our challenge was to create a Pet layout or card.  I decided to make a card using the My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" stamp set. (which I looove!)

 All other details can be found on the My Pink Stamper blog.  

Please don't forget to enter the challenges for YOUR chance to win some AMAZING prizes.  One lucky person will win a Cricut Imagine machine!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Have a Tweet Day!

I just realized I had forgotten to post a card I recently made.  Actually, I made several of these (with slight variations) for friends recently celebrating a birthday.  It's super simple, but I really like the way it turned out.  I hope you do too. :-)


Create a Critter Cartridge - bird cut at 3"
Martha Stewart border punch
DCWV Glitter Stack -patterned paper
Versafine Ink

And a quick reminder about the HUUUUGE weekend planned over at My Pink Stamper!  On Friday, Robyn will be releasing some awesome new stamp sets!  (If you're curious, there are a couple of sneak peeks on the My Pink Stamper website right now.)  All I can say is you are going to LOOOOOVE them!!!!

And on Saturday May 7th, there will be TONS of fun to celebrate National Scrapbook Day!  There will be challenges, giveaways and videos...all day long. You will NOT want to miss this!!

Hope to see you there! :-)

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