Monday, April 25, 2011

My Pink Stamper Live!

Just a quick post to let all of you know that there is going to be a  My Pink Stamper Live broadcast tonight at 10:05 p.m. Central (11:05 p.m. Eastern).  Hope to see you there! :-)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

Hello and welcome to April's My Pink Stamper Design Team Post.  This time the theme of our project was any kind of favors.  I decided to use the My Pink Stamper Sport-tastic set which looks like this:

Aren't these sentiments fun?  In case you'd like to purchase a set (there are lots of others to choose from too), you can click here for a list of online retailers.

My project...perfect for a little boy who may be wanting a baseball themed birthday party.  Or, for some avid baseball fans who love to host parties while watching the game together.

(Click on any photo for a larger image)


1.  I used a box that I had on hand to put all the yummy goodies in. 

Because my box had four sections inside, those had to be cut out. 

As you can see, I wasn't fussy about how the inside looked since it would all be covered anyway.

Adhere patterned paper around your box as shown.

Next,  I used a punch for the upper and lower borders on my box.

Aren't the loops cute??  They make me think of shoe laces in sneakers.  Next, a very thin strip of blue was added to give the border a bit more "pop".

I re-purposed some red shredded paper from another gift basket. 

The baseball glove was made using the Boys Will be Boys Cricut cartridge.  Detailing  was added using a white pen.  Then, I stamped the cute sentiment and added it to my basket (using a pop dot for a bit of dimension).

And the finished project again:


Boys Will be Boys Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart Loopy Border Punch
Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper by Scrappin' Sports & More ((#1255 Baseballs)
Uniball Signo White Pen
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black

Thanks for stopping by!  And please be sure to drop by The My Pink Stamper website to see all of the fun things made for this challenge.   Have a great day! :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shop 'til you drop!

I thought I'd share a card with you that I made today.  This card uses the My Pink Stamper Pinka-licious set and has a pocket inside to store a gift card (or some money) for the recipient. 

Click on any picture for a larger image.

I added stickles on the flowers as well as around the sentiment.  The camera doesn't quite pick up all the glittery goodness, but hopefully you get the idea. :-)  Also, I added an extra little green strip and popped up the flower on the purse....just to add a little extra dimension.

And the inside...

Making the pocket was very simple.  I just cut a strip of black cardstock (2 x 5 1/4).  Then cut my patterned paper strip at 1 3/4 x 5.  I then adhered my patterned paper to my black strip of paper.  Then , to make the pocket -when adding it to the inside of my card, I only put adhesive on the edges of both sides...and also along the bottom. 


My Pink Stamper "Punnylicious" stamp set
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge (purse cut at 3 1/4" and flower inside cut at 2")
EK Success Paper Shaper Punch (for smaller flowers on front of card)
EK Success Border Punch
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Bazzill cardstock
Patterned Paper by Time Flies Design ("Shop-A-lot LuAnn")
Stickles "Crystal" & "Black Diamond"
Zig Writer - Black

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!  Thank you for your sweet comments!  I've been reading them all and appreciate them so much! xo

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop for April! And another wonderful's Friday!! :-)

Our challenge for this month was to make a project with a birthday theme.  For this challenge, I chose to work with the My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" set. 

I've probably said this before, but I looooove this set.  And I'm talking big puffy heart kind of love!! :-) And even though my husband and I do not have children, I think it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. There is also one sentiment from the "Everyday Sentiments" set used for the middle of page two.  Both of these (and more!) can be purchased at any of the online retailers here

Okay, on with today's layout. I really wanted to call attention to the adorable sentiments on the stamp set, so I chose a color palette that was a little different than what you'd normally expect for birthday pages.

After finishing my layout, there was one thing that kept bugging me about it, but I couldn't quite figure out what it was.  After gazing at it for hours, it finally it hit little boy wasn't dressed!  The cartridge cuts him out as a silhouette, but I decided to give him some "clothes".  (Sometimes it really is all in the details!).  And I was going to give him a party hat, but I didn't want to cover up his cute spikey hair. LOL

So, here it is.  Not the best pictures...but hopefully you get the idea.  It's been overcast here and as you probably know by now, I'm not much of a photographer. :-)

The whole layout (click on pictures to enlarge)...

Page 1 (close-up)

Page 2

And some close-ups of the "embellishments" with their cute stamped sentiments...

gift tag for the present on page 1

Page 2 elements...

From the My Pink Stamper "Everyday Sentiments" stamps (these are HUGE...perfect for scrapbook pages as well as the inside of cards!)

And my personal favorite....the cutest dinosaur EVER!!

There was a vote in our house last night on what colored pants/shorts this boy needed.  I wanted the burgundy, but hubby felt he'd look best in yellow.  Hubby won...this time. ;o)

My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" stamp set
My Pink Stamper "Everyday Sentiments" stamp set
Patterned Paper  by My Mind's Eye
Bic Mark-Its
Versafine Ink
Pebbles Inc. chalk
Lots and lots of Pop Dots
ATG  (adhesive gun)


Create a Critter - toad (2 1/2"); sun (2 1/2"); dinosaur (3")
Car Decals - boy page 1 (5"), face page 2 (same image as on page 1 but only use face portion (4")
Cricut Classic Font - title (4")
Birthday Bash - bow (8"); tag (6"); candles (2 1/2")

Thank you so much for stopping by and please don't forget to go back to Robyn's page to join in this fun challenge!  We love to see your work too!  :-)

Now, on to your next stop which is Edna.  I'm sure she'll have something amazing to show you (just as she always does!)

And in case you might have missed anyone along the way, here is the entire list:

Shelley --YOU ARE HERE!

Edna -- NEXT STOP!

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Just a quick reminder that the Pinkalicious Blog Hop begins tonight at 8 p.m. (CST).  Hope you all can stop by for a visit! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Under Construction

I'm so excited to share with you another project using one of Robyn's new My Pink Stamper sets called "Boy Crazy".  This set is sooo fun and has all kinds of cute sayings for that special little (or big!) boy in your life. 

First, I took a red 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and cut the inside out, leaving about 1" all the way around. (Remember to save the inside piece as you will be using this later for your photo mats.)

Take a 12 x12 sheet of patterned paper.  I chose this blue plaid paper from the Fancy Pants "My Family" paper stack as I thought it had a masculine feel to it. Cut 1/2" off two sides - your paper should now be 11 1/2 x 11 1/2" .  Ink around the outer perimeter using any brown ink of your choice (I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy - along with the Inkssentials blending tool which I LOVE and use all the time!)

Add your pattern paper to the center of your red border.

Next, cut three strips of paper all roughly 2" x 11 1/2".  Ink around each piece using the same brown ink you used previously.  Layer on bottom of page as shown below.

Cut one truck and one tractor using the Boys Will be Boys Cricut cartridge. (images on page 37 and 75 of handbook.)  Both vehicles were cut at 3 1/2 inches. I traced around the outer perimeter of each image using my Bic Mark-It markers before assembling or adhering anything down.  I also added dimension by using pop dots under the tires of the tractor and also under the white "rims" of the truck.

Photo Mats were cut to the following:
2 Red @ 4 x 6
2 White @ 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Yellow 2 x 5 1/2 (then punch)
Green 2 x 3 1/2" (then punch)

Black border around page-- three pieces cut at  3/4" x 11 1/2" ( then punch using EK Success Border punch).  Arrow was cut at 2" (same cartridge).

(Click on picture to enlarge.)

(Sorry for the lines in the photo.  I tried to take the picture by our window but the blinds created shadows.)

**I added a small black mat around the windows of each vehicle so that they showed up a bit better. **

And the adorable sentiments from the My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" set which can be found here. (along with many other fun sets!)

Hope you liked this little tutorial.  Thanks so much for stopping by! :-)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Teacher's Touch Lives

Today's project was made for a sweet teacher friend of mine for her birthday.  If you're looking gift ideas for your child's teacher, this might be something to try.  And this might be a fun project you can do WITH your child. :-)

I bought one 10x10 artist canvas at our local craft store.  Then painted it black using acrylic paint. 

I created my 10x10 layout and then placed it on my canvas. Since I wanted this to look like a mini chalkboard, I added strips of beige/sand color cardstock strips (1/2" x 12) all around the outer perimeter of my layout.

 One thing to remember when creating an altered canvas is to add those elements with pop dots last.  This will ensure that when you apply the adhesive to the back of your page, you're not "smooshing" any of your 3D cuts.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I used pop dots on the apple and books.

 I didn't add any stamping this time, BUT, I had serious thoughts about adding a little gift tag to the apple on top.  There are several My Pink Stamper sets that would work very well if you're giving this as a teacher gift. 

Some suggestions:

"Thanks for your service." -MPS "Faithful Sayings" or "Everyday Occassions"
"For my friend" - MPS "Everyday Life"
"Apple of my eye" - MPS "Fruit & Veggie Puns"
"To &From" - MPS "Christmas Wishes"
"Handmade with love by" -MPS "Family &Friends"
"Thank You" - MPS "Simply Sweet Occasions", "Family & Friends",
"Everyday Life" or "Sweet Baby"

Lots and lots of choices...and they can all be found at these online retailers.


Apple & Books  cut at 5 1/2"  using the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge
Title made using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge - "Teacher" cut at 2" and "Touch Lives" cut at 1 1/2"

**One note:  The white border around the apple and books was cut freehand by adhering my image to white cardstock and using my scissors to cut around it.  I had tried using the "shadow" feature on the cartridge, but found it made a thicker border than I wanted.**

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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