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!

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