Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Pink Designer Post

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're having a nice week so far.  Today is My Pink Designer Post day!  This month our challenge was...

Theme: How many can you use???!!!!
Use as many My Pink Stamper stamps from any set(s) on ONE project. It can be a card, scrapbook page or mini book. Let's see who can use the most stamps! 

I have to say...best challenge EVER!  I had so much fun with this and immediately knew what I wanted to make.  I've had this idea for awhile now, so this gave me the perfect motivation to create it. :)  I must warn you though, there are a lot of pictures and details to this project, so I apologize if my post is long. I used eleven My Pink Stamper sets for my book.

A little background:  When I was a little girl, I used to attend AWANA (which was a wonderful children's program at church). During our singing time, there was always one song that was my favorite....maybe it was because of my own situation of being in a wheelchair, but I loved the idea that we are all created special.  Each time it played, I would sing my little heart out.  It was called "The Butterfly Song".   Here is the link if you'd like to hear it...
So, I decided to make a mini children's book.  The words to each part of the song are in pockets between the pages, and then I found the perfect My Pink Stamper sentiments to go with each page.

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Butterfly - cut at 1 3/4" (Create a Critter cartridge)
My Pink Stamper "Buggy Punnies"

If I were a butterfly...

Butterflies cut at 1 1/4" (Create a Critter)
My Pink Stamper "From the Heart"

If I were a robin in a tree...

Bird cut at 1 1/2" (flip feature turned on) - Create a Critter
Tree cut at 5 3/4" (fit to length button turned on) Create a Critter
Nest cut at 2 1/2" Create a Critter
My Pink Stamper "Tweetie Hoo Puns"

If I were a fish in the sea...

 Fish cut at 1"
Accessories:  2 @ 1 1/2 and 1 @ 1 1/4"
My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious

If I were an elephant...

Elephant cut at 1 3/4" Create a Critter
Circus Tent cut at 2" Create a Critter
My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious"

If I were a kangaroo...

Kangaroo cut at 3 3/4" (Birthday Bash cartridge)
My Pink Stamper "Even More Punny-licious"

If I were an Octopus...

Octopus cut at 2 1/4" Create a Critter
Accessory (in orange) 2 @ 3" Create a Critter
My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy"

If I were a wiggly worm...

Worm cut at 2 1/2" (Create a Critter)
Flowers cut at 1" (Create a Critter)
Flower centers 3/4" (Create a Critter)
My Pink Stamper "School Days"

If I were a fuzzy wuzzy bear...

** Sorry...picture is a little blurry. **

Bear cut at 2 1/4"
Hearts and flowers - EK Success paper shaper punches
My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious"

If I were a crocodile...

Crocodile (the handbook actually calls it an alligator. :) - cut at 4 1/4" - fit to length (Create a Critter cartridge) 
My Pink Stamper "Biggie Punnies"

And since this post is already quite long, I'll just show you one of the three chorus pages.  They are all pretty much the same design.  Just a different child pictured and a different My Pink Stamper sentiment. (one from "Faithful Sayings" and another from "More Faithful Sayings".

Frame cut at 4" (Fancy Frames cartridge)
Girl cut at 3" (Playtime cartridge)
My Pink Stamper "More Faithful Sayings"

**All stamps used in today's project can be found at these online retailers.

And be sure to check out My Pink Stamper to see more fun projects that my friends have made!
Happy Tuesday! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Valentine's Day card...

I made this card earlier this week and thought I'd take a minute to share it with you. It was SUPER simple to make.  I didn't use the Cricut at all for this one.  Just a paper doily I found at our local craft store (pack of 35 of them for $1.99).  And of course, a My Pink Stamper sentiment...because no card is complete without one of those! 

Lots of paper tearing on this one!  It's a little more elegant than my usual projects, but I like to change things up once in awhile. :) 


My Pink Stamper "From The Heart" stamp set
EK Success Paper Shaper heart punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! xo

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hello!  Do you know what today is? It's the second Friday of the month, which means - time for another My Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  If you're coming from the lovely Sharon's blog, then you are in the right spot!  And if you just happened to stop by today for a visit, be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper, so you can see all of the fun projects my Design Team friends have created! 

Our challenge for this month was as follows:

Use the color red, a circle, a pink ribbon, and MORE THAN ONE My Pink Stamper stamp.

For my project, I used two My Pink Stamper sets - "Biggie Punnies" and "From the Heart". 

Biggie Punnies:

From the Heart:

Aren't they awesome?!  Both sets are 6x8 and have nice large sentiments.  I just love them both!  If you'd like a set of your own, you can find them at these online retailers.

Okay, so on to my project.  As much as I love making cards, I'm more of a scrapbooker by heart.  So, I decided to make a scrapbook page.  I hope you like it.

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Two My Pink Stamper sentiments to make the wooden sign. (which I designed freehand).

And did you catch where the circle (or should I say CIRCLES) are on my layout? 

I cut four 1" circles out of black cardstock, punctured a hole in each one and then inserted a white jumbo brad in the center. 

Then, I found this sticker set in my stash. 

See the polka dot strip? It matched perfectly to the other colors in my layout, so I punched four little hearts out of it, and placed them on my layout...one on each white brad.  This is also a great way to use up some of those older stickers in your stash!


Martha Stewart Border Punch
George & Basic Shapes - circles - 4 @ 1"
Create a Critter Cartridge - Tree Limb cut at 5" (fit to length feature turned on); Owls - blue @ 3" and pink at 2 1/2"

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your next stop on the hop is my friend Tracy.  Have fun and please be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper when you are finished hopping and play along in the challenge with us.

And just in case you missed anyone along the way, here is the entire list again.

See you again very soon! :)

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