Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love Bug Pages

Two posts in one day...can you believe it?!  LOL  I thought I'd also take a minute to share my latest class offering at our local scrapbook store.  I will be teaching this project on February 19th.  Hope you like it! :-)



Anyone like kits?

Usually I'm not a "kit" kind of scrapbooker (been there and done that many times in the past).  But this one caught my eye.  You do not have to sign up for any further commitment with this one.  It has just such a fun Valentine theme that I just couldn't pass it up.  It's a little more pricey than some kits, but it seems like you get alot for your money.

Please note that I am not affiliated in any way with this website.  I just thought it was adorable and wanted to pass along the info to you.  It seems there are only two kits left.  So, if you want it, you'd better not think long and hard about it. LOL

Here is little look-sie at the kit.  It's called "Truly Scrumptious" and has tons of product from some amazing companies we all know and love!


If you're interested, you can read more about it or purchase it here.  Happy shopping everyone! :-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Disney Trip 2010

After posting my Mickey & Minnie pages, it occurred to me that I never did share my Disney trip photos with all of you.  So, I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

Twenty years ago, my friend Katie and I went on a grad trip to Orlando.  Katie had been back to Disney many times over the years, but last summer, we went back together.  I guess what they say is true...you're never too old for Disney, because it was sooo much fun.  And visiting the characters was probably the best part for me (as you will see on my face). LOL

So here I am...in all my silliness!  Katie didn't like having her picture taken (although she humoured me and got in several shots).  But because she is one of my dearest friends (and I'd like to keep it that way) I won't share the pictures with her in them.  ;-)

There was one thing I wanted to buy FOR SURE while I was there.  A pair of Minnie ears.  When I found some with lots of bling, I was in love!  But I had to try them on, just to be sure...


Handy Manny was quite the Don Juan.   I think he actually made me blush a few times. 


Goofy decided to "strike a pose" so I decided to join in!


 But after meeting all the characters, it was Donald that had my heart.  After all, who can resist a man in uniform....and with all that cuddly fur!!  When he asked for a kiss, I just couldn't resist!



Thanks for letting me take this stroll down memory lane with all of you.  I guess you might be seeing some more Disney layouts in the future.  I have lots to scrapbook!

Hope you're all having a great week!  Thanks so much for all the sweet comments you've been leaving.  I read each and every one and appreciate them so much!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

 Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful week so far.  Today is the first Design Team post of the year and I'm excited to share with you my project.  Are you ready to see a fun pink/Love themed layout...Disney style??  Well, here it is!  I hope you like it!  (Click on any picture to make it larger).

Page 1

Page 2


I choose to put the stamped sentiment in a frame to highlight it


For this layout, I used the My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments stamp set.  It features all kinds of wonderful sentiments...great for many occasions throughout the year.  Here is a little peek of what they look like...

If you'd like to purchase a set of your very own, please visit any one of these online retailers.

Cartridges used:
Mickey and Friends (Minnie & Mickey cut at 5")
Love that Mouse Sentiment 3"
Live Simply (frame for stamped sentiment) 2 1/2"
Graphically Speaking (thought bubbles pg. 1 of layout)  1 1/2")

Wishing you all a fantastic day! :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Robyn!

Today is a very special day -  for it's the birthay of a very special person!  I'm sure many of you know Robyn (owner of My Pink Stamper).  She is a true blessing not only to our Design Team, but also to many, many of her viewers.

Kassidy, one of our Design Team members, had the fantastic idea to make Robyn a project and post it on our blogs. So Robyn, although I'm not the best card maker (or photographer LOL), this comes from my heart to yours.  I hope you like it.  You'll be seeing it in your mailbox shortly. Wishing you the most wonderful birthday EVER! {SQUISH} :-)


Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge used for the muffin (cut at 3 1/2")  and My Pink Stamper "Family & Friends" stamp set for the sentiment

You can purchase the stamp set through any one of these online retailers.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for another new project!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Hi Everyone...and welcome to the My Pink Stamper first monthly Blog Hop!! We hope you've found lots of fun projects and inspiration so far.

Let me start by telling you a little about myself...

My name is Shelley. I went to my very first scrapbooking class as a way to meet people after moving to a new town. Ten years later, it is still my passion...and even more so after my husband bought me my Cricut machine! I teach classes as a way to share my love for scrapbooking with others ~ but what I love most is the opportunity it has given me to meet so many wonderful people!! I was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, but now live in the beautiful state of Georgia with my husband Rejean and our two very spoiled doggies. I am so honored and excited to be a part of the My Pink Stamper Design Team!!!! And I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with all of you!!

RECIPE FOR LAYOUT

My Pink Stamper "Everyday Life" stamp set

Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge for vase 3", flower stems 3" and flowers 1"


Patterned Paper (2) 2"x 12"

Pink strip of cardstock (2) 1/4" x 12"

Green strip of cardstock (on photo mats) (2) 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Green cardstock (2) 1" x 12" (punch, then cut)

Martha Stewart Doily punch

Martha Stewart Button punch

Stickles

And for all of those who like to make cards, I used my leftover scraps to make something for you too! :)



RECIPE FOR CARD

My Pink Stamper "Everyday Life" stamp Set


Flower - Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge 3"


Pink mat 4" x 5 1/4"


Green cardstock strip 3" x 5 1/4" (cut, then punch)


White cardstock strip 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"


Patterned paper 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"


Martha Stewart Button Punch


Martha Stewart Doily Punch


Pop Dots for under flower


Ribbon (unknown)

The My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp set (along with many fun other choices!) can be found through these online retailers.

Oh, and last but not least, your secret keyword is: PINK STAMPER STAMPS OR


Thanks so much for stopping by!! Now... check out the awesome project that Tammy has for you! :)


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let it snow!

This year we've been getting alot more snow than is typical for Georgia. In fact, we just had our first white Christmas in years!! What a blessing that was!! So, I couldn't resist doing a cute snowman page. I whipped out my "Snow Friends" cartridge along with the My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set (since it fit my theme perfectly).!!

Here is what they look like:

Aside from the cute saying, what caught my eye were the adorable little snowflakes. I really wanted to highlight them in some way on my layout...but how? I know! A border! And so, that is what I did. I created a fun, colorful border all around my page...using only two snowflake stamps and repeating blocks of four different colors.
And here is a close up of Mr. Snowman and the "Let it snow!" sentiment (also from the Winter Punnies stamp set).

For this layout there is room for four photos. I created my photo mats to mimic a "window". And although you can't really see it in the picture, the "snow" on it is made of white glitter paper. So, it's VERY sparkly!!!

In case any of you might be interested, here is the link where you can find several online retailers that carry the Winter Punnies stamp set (along with many other ones that go perfectly with your Cricut cartridges).


RECIPE
Blocks for snowflakes 1"
My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set
Snowman - Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge - 3 1/2"
Doodlebug Designs glitter paper
Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye (Be Merry Sweet Sprinkles)
Brown Photo Mat- 8 1/2 x 8 1/2"
White Photo Mat -8 1/4 x 8 1/4"
Colored blocks on "window - 4 x 4"
Pebbles Inc. Chalk (Basic Brights)
Zig Writers in Chocolate & Pure Black
Pop Dots for snowman
Versafine ink in Onyx Black

Hope you like today's project! See you soon for a super fun blog hop!!

-Shelley


Sunday, January 9, 2011

News to share! :)

Some of you may have already heard, but Friday night it was announced that I was one of those chosen to serve on the My Pink Stamper Design Team!!!! Even writing this now...two days later...I can hardly believe it. I'm sooo excited about this wonderful opportunity...and the chance to get to know the other design team members!

Thank you again so much Robyn!! And thank you to all of you, for your sweet comments and your support. It means so much to me!

Our first monthly My Pink Stamper Blog Hop begins next Friday night. Hope to see you there! :)
Shelley xo

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Entry

A dear friend of mine convinced me to try out for the My Pink Stamper Design team. Truthfully, I thought about it the last time, but I couldn't seem to muster up enough courage to try out. (as anyone who knows me will attest...I'm my own worst critic! LOL). But this time with her encouragement, I decided to give it a try. There are lots of beautiful entries but only two available spots...so I'm just hoping and praying for the best! Working with Robyn would be a dream come true. But either way, I just hope she likes what I make.

I decided to go with a Valentine theme and make a fun little page for my hubby and I. Other than the title, all cuts were made using the Create a Critter cartridge. I made my own eyes for the two frogs as I wanted them to be nice and big. **And can I just say that anything that could go wrong when I was creating this did? Murphy's Law, I guess. When my layout was completed, I couldn't even find my camera. And where did I find it, you might ask? On my knee! Guess I must be a little nervous...I'm such a goof! ;o) **

Here is my submission:



A close up of the cute little frogs/toads (I used pop dots to give them a bit more dimension)...


And the details to the challenge... in case you'd like to try out too! :o)

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using Robyn's favorite colors......
Pink
Green
Brown
(other optional color of your choice)

Recipe:

Title - Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge (Tea Time font) 1 1/4"
Patterned paper by K & Company
Create a Critter...
Frogs: 3 1/4"
Mushroom (cap) 4"
Mushroom stem - cut using paper trimmer and then rounded at bottom using my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder .
Butterflies 1 1/2"
Grass 1 1/4"
Door - 3 x 2" (corner rounded at top)
Photo Mat - Brown (3 1/2 x 5"), Turquoise (3 1/4 x 4 3/4")
EK Success Border Punch
Eyes for frogs - EK Success paper shapers
Ribbon- American Crafts
Stickles in Crystal
Swarovski Crystals for the butterflies
Thanks for looking and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at cricutcuteness@yahoo.com or shelleylee34@yahoo.com .
Until next time....Happy Scrappin',

Shelley :o)

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