Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!  Oh my goodness, it has been SOOOO long since I've posted.  I am so sorry.  I had such plans on making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards and scrapbook pages, and I just never got around to any of it.  And do you want to know what my poor excuse is? 

A messy, MESSY craft room!!!  I'm talking floor to ceiling chaos.  I would post a picture but honestly I'm too embarrassed.  How in the world I managed to collect so much stuff over the years is something I will never understand.  So, my New Year's goal is to simplify.  I may donate some stuff and I may do some giveaways if there's anything I think you may like (so stay tuned for that).  :)  

I did manage though to get one crafty thing made lately.  It was for a Cricut Swap with some local friends.  The theme was "bugs" and I made 12 of these little cuties.  The bee is from the Paisley cartridge and the hive and grass are from Create a Critter.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and I PROMISE you'll be hearing much more from me in the New Year!  xoxo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scentsy anyone? :)

Hi Everyone!  I'm on my way out to dinner tonight with a dear friend but wanted to take a minute to say hi and to share with you something I think is pretty exciting.  I am hosting my very FIRST online party!!!  It's with a company called Scentsy.  In case you've never heard of Scentsy, they have all kinds of wonderful products but specialize in flameless candles.  (they use a lightbulb inside both their plug ins and tart warmers).   They also have bath products and lovely things you can scent your laundry with. 

I just thought I'd mention it to you since gift giving season is right around the corner.  My party is open to anyone who might like to place an order.  

Here is the link if you'd like to take a look:


Under my reps picture, you will see my name:  Shelley Lee.  And all you have to do is click on the "Buy from party" link in purple.  My party closes on Nov. 1st.

Thanks so much everyone!  I hope you're having a great day and I'll be back soon with some projects to share. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some of my favorite blogs

Wow!  It's been awhile since I updated my blog.  I'm so sorry you guys!  Let me fill you in on what's been going on:

First, I got a nasty virus on my computer and pretty much lost everything -including the photos.  It was a hard lesson to learn, but from now on I'll always make time to back up my hard drive.  BUT, the good news is my hubby bought me a new Macbook Pro (which I've been wanting forever!).  Since we've always had PCs, it's taken a little getting used to, but so far I'm loving it.  (If any of you have some pointers for this Mac newbie, please let me know!  I can use all the help I can get! LOL!)

We also have some sick furry members in our family.  Our vet now suspects that Muffin's liver issues are the result of Cushing's Disease.  And if that weren't enough, we took Bailey in for what we thought were some sort of skin issues.  Well, it turns out that he has RINGWORM!  :(  Needless to say, that has not been fun to deal with...for him or for us.

   So, I haven't been crafting much over the last several weeks.  But, I do have an upcoming crop this weekend.  So hopefully, I'll have something to share very, very soon.

Until then, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite blogs with you.  Please note that I am not being compensated in any way for mentioning them, nor has anyone asked me to recommend their blogs.  I just really enjoy them and hope you love them as much as I do. :)

My friend Michelle's blog is simply awesome.  It has something for everyone -  from sewing, scrapbooking, home decor and yard sale transformations.  Lots of fun inspiration here!

I had the opportunity to meet Stephanie awhile back and take a class from her.  She is an incredible talent and a truly sweet person.  

Pick up a copy of  almost any Cricut Magazine and you are sure to find some of the CUTEST projects created by Charity Hassel.  If you've been looking for some projects to really make you want to dust off your Cricut cartridges, then this is a blog you will definitely want to check out. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back soon with some Halloween, Fall and Christmas projects to share with you.  Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner?  And I haven't even STARTED my shopping yet!  Eek! :)  

Monday, September 3, 2012

Winner!

I am so sorry it's taken me until now to announce the winner.  I  have been having a few health issues and taking some medicine with some nasty side effects.  But I hope to be back to posting regularly very, very soon. 

The winner of the My Pink Stamper Lunchbox Thoughts is....

Kimberly said...
I am going to my Robyn and the design team!!! you all have done such a fab job! on a good note... I am sure we will still see a ton of inspiration from you all
Congratulations Kimberly! :)

I'm going to send you an email right now.  You will have one week to contact me with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for playing along and for the nice comments.  If you didn't win this time, stick around...there are more giveaways to come!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Another money saving tip!

I'm back with another money saving tip!  This is an old trick I found quite some time ago (that I once shared on my old blog).  In case some of you haven't seen or heard of this, I decided to share it with you today.  I'm not sure where I found it in my online travels, but it's a great idea!

We all know how expensive adhesive can be!  This will allow you to make your own homemade dots of glue.  All you will need is a bottle of "Aleene's Tack It Over and Over", and an old empty sticker sheet from your stash. Some people have tried using wax paper but apparently, it will NOT work for this purpose.


Each bottle retails for less than $5 and will make TONS of dots! The best part about this is you can make yours any size you like. Maybe even try making some lines to adhere your favorite ribbon to your layouts!


Apply the glue to your sticker sheet as shown. (Make sure you use the glossy side of your sticker sheet so that the glue dots will peel off easier later.) Allow your dots to dry overnight. The dots will turn clear when they are ready to use.


 Hope you enjoyed this tip. Be on the lookout for some more great ideas in the near future!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Some news to share...

Hi Everyone!  In case you haven't had a chance to visit the My Pink Stamper blog lately,  Robyn  has shared some news.  In order to spend more time with her family, she has made the decision to step down from the business part.  So, although she will continue in the blogging world - all My Pink Stamper products will be retired once her retailers sell out.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2012/08/my-pink-stamper-big-news.html

Thank you Robyn for allowing me to be part of this amazing journey.  And thanks to our Head Designer, Maria for all her hard work on our behalf. To our entire team:  It has been an honor to work with all of you - and such a blessing to call you my friends.

It's been awhile since I've had a giveaway, so how about a chance to win an awesome My Pink Stamper set?  Lunchbox Thoughts is PERFECT for your back to school projects!

  Just leave a comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. :)

Hugs & Happy Crafting!
Shelley

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Money saving tip!

What does a bowl of hot water and a small tube of bb's have in common?  Together they will unclog your bottles of Glimmer Mist!


Here is a wonderful video I found in my online travels.  I hope you enjoy it.  I tried it out and it works like a charm!! (The only thing I did differently was instead of holding each nozzle under a running faucet, I chose instead to use a bowl of hot water.)

Note:  It may be a good idea to use an old bowl for this purpose, as my water did turn color.
**Another suggestion I found online was to use a can of compressed air.  I tried this method first and it did not work for me. **

Monday, August 13, 2012

Have a moo-velous day!

Well, I hate to admit it, but it seems that summer is officially over.  Rejean (my husband) and I just got back from a  nice vacation in Savannah.  I will share some of that with you soon!  But, it's been awhile since I've shared a project with you.  So, that's on my to-do list for today.

With the start of the new school year, I thought I would share a cute gift idea for that favorite teacher, student, or friend! 

While grocery shopping one day, I found this cute pink milk carton at Walmart.  It has yummy strawberry milkshake Whoppers inside. 

To decorate, I used the My Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles set.  I think it turned out really cute. 
Just a simple project to wish someone a very happy day. (or in this case, a "moo-velous" one!)


A special thanks to my friend Dana for her input on this project.  Her and I sat together during our last crop and she was so sweet to offer me her opinion whenever needed.  So, thanks Dana! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back again! :)

Just putting back a couple of cards which I had previously removed for publication.  Both of these were featured in the May 2012 issue of Cricut Magazine.

Thanks for letting me share.  But most of all, thank you for taking the time to always comment on my projects and for being so supportive of my work.  It means so much to me.  Love and hugs to all of you, my crafting friends!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A new look!

My blog has a new look compliments of my sweet brother, Matt!  I was having trouble finding a header/banner that I liked for my blog.  So, he created one using a photo of one of my cards. Isn't it just the CUTEST?  I just love it and think he did a great job!!

  In fact, I loved it so much that I also turned it into a new blog button!  You will find it listed under the "About Me" section on the right hand side.  Please feel free to add my button to your blog if you'd like. 

I also made a few other little changes.  I hope everything is easy to read.

Have a great day and I'll be back soon with more projects.

Thanks so much, Matt!! xo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Pink Designer Post Day - July

I hope everyone is having a nice summer!  So far, we've been having a good one.  It's been very, very hot here in Georgia though - and I could certainly do without the afternoon thunderstorms! (not a fan of those at all! :)

Today, I would like to share with you three cards I made with the awesome new My Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles stamp set.  In case you haven't seen it yet, here is a peek. It is part of a great kit sold through Pumpkin Spice.


Isn't it  CAAA-UTE??!  I have had SO MUCH fun playing with this set! 

And so, I have a few cards to share with you today.

The first is a shaped card.  


This card measures 5". The sunflowers (cut at 1") are from the Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge.  I also added some Stickles to each of the flowers.  The patterned paper is  by Basic Grey.

And my second card:


This is a 5 1/4" square card.  I used my Gypsy to make the floral background (Paper Lace 2 cartridge - cut at 4 3/4").   Inkssentials Paper glaze was added to the flower centers.  And the scallop borders were made using an EK Success border punch.

And last but not least...

This is your standard A2 size card.  I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background. All other cuts were made using the Create a Critter cartridge.  (barn 3 1/2", grass (fit to length) 2", clouds 3 @ 1/4" and 2 @ 1/2").  The little heart in the top center of the barn was made using my favorite punch of all time - it's by EK Success.  I just love that little added detail. :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

A summer day in July....

Two furry members of our family went for their new cool summer haircuts this weekend.  So, I thought it would be fun to share with you.  I think they're pretty darn cute...but then again, maybe I'm a little biased. ;)

Muffin in her favorite spot - on her Daddy's knee.


Bailey sporting a new purple bandana with turtles on it.


And Muffin at the end of our little "photo shoot"....all tuckered out!

Can you believe this sweet little girl sat for over a month at our local Humane Society?  What a blessing she is to our family!

And one quick reminder: Tomorrow is My Pink Designer Post Day over at My Pink Stamper.  We have lots of fun projects made and hope you can find the time to join us. (All details for my projects will be found here on my blog tomorrow.)

Until next time...happy crafting!

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop - July

Hello friends!  I'm so excited to be a part of another fun release!  If you're coming from Tracy's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by today, please be go back to My Pink Stamper so you won't miss any of the great projects my friends have made.


Okay, so are you ready?  Presenting the new My Pink Stamper kit featuring the awesome new set called Moo-ey Doodles!!


And here is what I made.  Oh!  And if you haven't tried these kits yet, it includes the most FABULOUS Bazzill smooth cardstock.  I absolutely LOVE it for stamping!!


 I used my Gypsy to weld together two milk jug cuts (from the Create a Critter Cartridge - my favorite!). 

Recipe

My Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles
My Pink Stamper Darkest Night Ink Pad
Create a Critter Cartridge (milk jug cut at 5 1/4")
Doodlebug Designs Paper Frills - "Cupcake" - for the border on top
Copic markers
EK Success Paper Shaper punches (daisies and leaves)

Your next stop on the hop is Roberta.  And here is the list again in case you missed anyone along the way.

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post - June

It's Design Team post day over at My Pink Stamper.  Today, we are showcasing projects made with the new "Yankee Doodles" stamp set.   Can I just say that I LOVE that adorable little firecracker image?  All of the images are so cute, but that one has to be my favorite.



Like my last blog post, I decided to make a child friendly (matching!) party favor for any upcoming July 4th parties you may be having. 



And on the inside....

POP ROCKS!!!  I don't know about you, but  as a child, I used to LOVE these!  And I think they'd make the perfect favor for this special occasion.

More info:

If you do a search for "mini pizza box" on either Google or Pinterest, you will find all kinds of great tutorials.
The Pop Rocks were purchased at our local dollar store.  They came three to a package - so this idea is VERY inexpensive.

If you would like to purchase this new stamp set (which happens to come as part of an awesome kit), please go here .

And be sure to check out  My Pink Stamper to see what my other crafty friends have made!

Happy 4th!! :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop - June

Hello and welcome to the My Pink Stamper blog hop for June!  If you're coming from my friend June's blog, then you are in the right place!  If you happen to just be stopping by today, please go to My Pink Stamper and start from the beginning.  You will not want to miss any of these great projects and there is an awesome kit giveaway to one lucky winner! :)

I can't tell you how excited I am about this release!!  The new Yankee Doodle stamp set is sooo cute and PERFECT for upcoming projects for the 4th of July!

  
 And  the best part? It comes as part of a wonderful kit from Pumpkin Spice! (Kits go on sale at 12:00 PM Central time today. Please don't wait to order - they will go fast!)





To purchase the Yankee Doodle kit click here

And an awesome new My Pink Stamper Ink pad (which I LOVE!)



To Purchase Ink click here

Okay, on to today's project!   I went to my local Dollar Store to see if anything "inspired" me.  And I found these:



Aren't they cute?  What child (or adult for that matter!) doesn't love playing with bubbles!  And they make for some super fun pictures at upcoming parties, barbeques and picnics!
A little patterned paper and some ribbon were added to the centers of each bottle.  Then, I placed them in a bag and added the topper. (sorry, the bag gives a bit of a glare in my photos.)

 
Now, to be  totally honest, I really didn't like my project at this point.  As much as I loved the cute stamps, I found the images appeared a little flat against the white background. So, I took a Copic marker (BG000 - Pale Aqua) and went around each image and sentiment to add a little dimension to them.

NOW, I love it.  And I hope you like it too. :)

Your next stop on the hop is my friend Renee.

And in case you've missed anyone along the way, here is the list again.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Birthday Doodles

Hi all!  Sorry I haven't been around much.  I'm not the best multi-tasker so when I'm working behind the scenes on projects,  my blog sometimes gets a little neglected.  I hope you'll forgive me when you see the projects I'm working on. :)

Oh...I have some great news to share!  Last month I was telling you about our dog Muffin having a very elevated liver count.  Well, we found out during her one month follow up appointment that her numbers are going down!  Thank God! We were so happy and relieved. Thank you to all for your prayers and kind words of support.  It means so much to us.


I thought I'd take a minute and share with you a project I made for my Guest Designer spot over at My Pink Stamper.  It uses two My Pink Stamper sets:  "Birthday Doodles" and "Freedom Rocks" (for the sentiment).  Because the sentiment was all one stamp, I masked the pennants as I went along stamping each letter of the  word "home".

My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles


House cut from Kate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge (2 1/2")

Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Designing at My Pink Stamper

Hi Everyone!  I have some exciting news!  Today, I am a guest designer over at
My Pink Stamper !
 
And so, I'd like to share one of my  projects with you and a little bit about how I made it. (I will post info about my second card another time as I don't want this post to be TOO long. :)

This was actually inspired by my husband, Rejean.  He suggested that  the stamped lady might be excited about a sale.  (Considering I'm a bit of a shopper, do you think  maybe he was hinting  something here? lol)  Anyway, I took his idea and created a little store front with a  "boutique" window.

For my card, I used Robyn's new My Pink Stamper Girlie Doodles set 


which can be purchased  HERE .


To make figuring out dimensions a little easier, my card is square - 5 x 5".

The burgundy layer on top of that is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.

Next, take a piece of white cardstock and trim it down to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2".

Now, the FUN begins! :)

I used  a  6x6 Crafter's Workshop template to create my bricks.  It looks like this:
 
These templates come in all different designs.  If you haven't tried them yet in your scrapbooking or cardmaking, you really should!  They are fabulous!

Next,  position template over top of  the 4 1/2 x 4 1/2  piece of white cardstock.  Then, taking an  Inkssentials Blending Tool, pounce ink  all over.


  You should now have something that looks like this...
 
Sorry the picture is a little dark, but hopefully you can get the idea. :)

Okay next...

I used a Faber Castell  PITT Artist Pen to trace around each block. 
 

As you can see from the picture, I was not particular about being careful to stay within the lines. 

I used three Copic Markers : C1, C3 and C5.

Then, I colored around the edges of each block.   It was hard to get a decent picture of the Copic coloring, but hopefully you can see it okay in the final picture of my card.

The window measures:

burgundy - 3 1/2 x 3 3/4"
white- 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"

I then stamped and colored all the images and fussy cut them out. 

I adhered the hat and purse to my "window" and stamped the word sale using the My Pink Stamper Font-abulous set which can be purchased HERE.
For the awning...
 Cut five 1 x 1" squares ( 3 in burgundy and 2 in white).  Add a little ink to the bottoms to give them some shading.  Then, use your scissors to round the bottom edges slightly.  Add them to the front of your card (you may have to trim a couple slightly to make them fit.

Add your colored girl image to the bottom left of your card using pop dots.  Add the "Yikes" sentiment in a small oval on top.



Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

Hi Everyone!  Before I begin, I want to take a quick moment to say I hope you all had a very Happy Memorial Day.  But most of all, I want to say thank you to all the men, women and their families who sacrifice so much for us each and every day.  Our love and prayers are with you always!

Today is Design Team Post day with My Pink Stamper.  This month's challenge was to make any kind of project using two of the new My Pink Stamper Sets:  Girlie Doodles and Girlie Sayings.




And here is my card...in honor of all of those who have been touched by this terrible disease.


inside of card


Recipe

My Pink Stamper Never Give Up
My Pink Stamper Hope & Courage (pink ribbons)
Fancy Frames Cricut Cartridge (frame cut at 4")
Copic Markers

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