Monday, January 31, 2011

Episode 33: PPC Digi Monday - Mushrooms

This weeks challenge over at the Paper Playtime Challenge is 'Anything Goes!'  Seriously!  Any project that you create this week submit it over there.  We have several digital stamp companies that are sponsoring this challenge so there will be several prizes given.  How exciting!

I created a mixed card.  I used the digital stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Lou and a Cricut cut.  The digital stamp is part of the Little Red Riding Hood stamp set.  If you go over to the Paper Playtime blog you'll see how it was intended to be used.  I only used the mushrooms, enlarged them, colored them and cut them out.  I then cut the butterfly from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge to go on the card.  I like how it turned out.  A lot of dimension.  I colored in the mushrooms w/ my colored Sharpies.  They blend pretty well.

Card Recipe:
Digital Delights by Louby Lou - Little Red Riding Hood
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Martha Stewart Grass border punch
PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, True Black, New Leaf and white cardstock
Sharpies markers

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Episode 32: FIF Puppy/Cat Magnet Board

This weeks Flaunt it Friday's challenge is to use the Paper Pups border that has the dog and cat looking at each other (I think p. 104 in the handbook).  You need to use this cut or something similar to the cut in a paper project and submit it by Thursday, Feb 3rd to be eligible for the monthly prize.

I made a project this week that wasn't a card.  I know *GASP*!!!  ;)  I made a magnet board from scratch.  I show how I did it in the video.  It was a lot of fun to make and I love the look of it.  I'm definitely making myself one soon.

The Paper Pups cut is a silhouette.  So to make the back layer I hid the inside of the dog and cat w/ my Gypsy and then cut out the image once again.  I made the magnets with my I-Top.  And they are some strong magnets too!

Card Recipe:
Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge
Imaginisce I-Top tool and 28mm i-Top Magnet Daddies
Chipboard (size 8 1/2 x 8 1/2)
26 Guage sheet metal from Home Depot (original size: 12"x18" from Home depot) cut at 7 1/2" x 7"
Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse Saddle Stitched ribbon and cardstock
Colorbox Bright Florals designer paper (Got at Walmart)
We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelets Toasty Tin

~ Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Episode 31: MPS Design Team - Caterpillar Love

Today is the My Pink Stampers Design Team Day!  Woo Hoo!!!  :)  The theme that we created our projects after is "Pink & Love".  Perfect for Valentines Day that is coming up.  That is the theme that I went with for my card.  I used two of her stamp sets for the messages on the balloons, Love-alicious and Simply Sweet Occasions.  Just like those candy heart messages, love it!  :D  It's kind of hard to see in the image but he is holding a heart balloon in each of his hands.  Boy was it hard to get that string around his little nubby arms.  lol  It worked out in the end.   :)

Be sure to head on over to Robyn's blog to see what she and the other design team members made.

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the caterpillar and heart balloons
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces stamp set size Large
Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shore, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Plum Pudding and White cardstock
SU! Small heart punch
Martha Stewart grass border punch
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
The Twinery - Pink Sorbet & Lilac Bakers Twine
Sakura Gelly Roll white pen for stitching and coloring in the eyes

~ Thanks for watching!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Episode 30: Happy Birthday Robyn!

(aka My Pink Stamper)

As I was working on a school project this last weekend I remembered that it was Robyn's birthday on Monday and I forgot to get something out to her.  So I had a chance to make a card on Sunday and this is what I came up with.  I hope she likes it.  It will be late so that was the theme I went with.  :)  lol

I know that some of the other My Pink Stampers design team members are also celebrating Robyn's B-day so be sure to check out their blogs as well.

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Even More Punny-licious
Peachy Keen Stamps - Princess Faces 1 1/8"
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, White, & True Black cardstock
Prima flowers and random Crystal bling
Crystal Stickles

Before I sign off I wanted to remind you to go to Paper Playtime Blog to participate in their weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is to create a paper project w/ the theme of "Anything Party Related".  A giveaway to one winner is being offered.

~ Thanks for stopping by and watching my video!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Episode 29: "Appy" Birthday!

Here is card I made for my uncle's birthday.  It probably doesn't look like it but it is a phone w/ ap's on it.  He loves playing with and downloading ap's on his phone.  :)

Card recipe:
Slumber Party Cricut Lite Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Family & Friends stamp set
Arglye Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - New Leaf, Spring Rain, True Black and White cardstock
SU! - Grey cardstock
PTI - Green Boutique Designer paper pad
Corner Chomper

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's Cookin' Birthday Girl?

Here is a card I made for my Aunts birthday last month.  I realized I forgot to post it.  My Aunts birthday is on Christmas Eve and her only requirement for birthday is that it can't have Christmas colors.  I don't blame her!  :D  She is a great cook and loves to cook.  Here ya go:

Card Recipe:
From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
PTI - Dark Chocolate Cardstock & Ribbon
PTI - Vintage Cream Cardstock
Walmart Paper pack - Colorbok Earth Tone paper pack
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Bow Easy

~ Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winner of the MPS Blog Hop Blog Candy

The Winner of the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop, and who gets 2 packs of flocking, is:

Beverlyd!  She said:

Very cute purse...thank you for the tutorial on flocking :-)

Thanks Beverly!  I've sent you a message over on your blog to let you know.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  I had 382 comments on that post.  The largest count on any of my posts!  WOW!

Thanks again!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Episode 28: Paper Playtime Challenge - Love


Hi All!  This weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is to create a paper project w/ the word LOVE on it.  I looked through My Pink Stampers stamps to see which LOVE stamp I wanted to use and I saw Puppy Love and I knew immediately the card I wanted to make.  So head on over to Paper Playtime to submit your Love card to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More.  What a great giveaway!

Card Recipe:
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stampers More Punny-licious
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces Size X-Large
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Magenta Stickles
PTI - Kraft & Raspberry Fizz cardstock
Tan Paper on dog is from my scraps
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Pebbles Inc Basic Brights Chalk
White Stitching

~ Thanks for watching!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Episode 27: My Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Pink Stamper's Blog Hop!  If you are here from Meesh's Pieces with Michelle you are in the right place.  If you have come straight to my place and would like to start at the beginning go to My Pink Stamper's blog.

First a little about me:  I have been crafting for more than 5 years but I've only had my Cricut machine a little over a year.  I started my blog in November 2009.  I was so excited when I had 4 followers.  I knew 3 of them but I had one I didn't know and it thrilled me for weeks!  :)  I tried out to be on the first My Pink Stampers design team in March 2010 and made it.  This was the highlight of my crafting world.  :)  When I saw that she had another open design team call I knew I wanted to try out for it again.  It was a wonderful experience working with her and getting to know others in the crafting world.  I wasn't expecting to be on the team again since I was on it before so I was shocked and THRILLED when I heard my name announced last week.

My crafting "expertise" are cards.  Although, I have challenged myself to make other projects this year so come back often to see if I have finally accepted that challenge.  ;)  Some personal info: I'm 36, single, and live in Utah.  I have two puppies that I just adore, Tavis & Kyla.  I am going to school full time and I work full time.  If you have any questions or would like to see something specific let me know.  My email address is on the top left side of my blog.

For my project I chose to do a card (shocker!).  ;)  It's a birthday card for a friends daughter who loves the 50's, pink & purple, and anything shiny or w/ bling.

If you would like to see how I made the card, including the flocking on the purse, you can watch my video here:

*I normally like my videos between 5-7 minutes but I was showing different techniques in this one so it was longer than I wanted.

I am giving away 2 Hampton Art flocking sets for my blog candy.  To be eligible please leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You do not need to be a follower of my blog to win.  Only 1 entry per person.  You have until Monday, January 17th, 10pm MST to make a comment.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, Jan 18th.

Thank you so much for hopping a long with us today.  I've had so much fun working w/ Robyn again and the new Pink Designers.

Your NEXT STOP is Shelly w/ Cricut Cuteness.  I know she has some Cricut Cuteness to share with you!


Card Recipe:
Paisley Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper's Pinka-licious stamp set
Stampendous Cotton Ball White & Raspberry Tart Fun Flock
Me and My Big Ideas Alison paper pad
PTI - Plum Pudding cardstock & satin ribbon
Glossy Accents
DCWV Glitter cardstock
iRock Gems

~ Thanks for watching!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winner!, Fabulous Announcement! and a Reminder!

First the winner of the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge is:

Glora!  She said:
Pam, I LOVE your dino card.  Awesome idea!  It is amazing and perfect for a boy.  Also, congrats on 451 followers and growing!  You deserve it!!!  Way to go!

Thanks Glora!  I've emailed you to get your mailing address.

For the Fabulous Announcement:
The Action Wobbles are now on sale!  Woo Hoo!!!  I know that a lot of you have been waiting for this to happen.  You can get 50 wobbles for only $18.95 and 100 wobbles for $28.95!  That includes shipping and tax!!  What an AMAZING price!!!  International shipping is different.  If you are international you need to call their customer service number to get a shipping quote.  That number is 949-580-2100.  To order go to their website:  Action Wobbles

Tomorrow (Fri) is the My Pink Stamper's Blog Hop.  It will start at 7pm MST.  Goodies will be given and of course some amazing projects from her and her design team.  So be sure to check out the hop this weekend!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Episode 26: Becoming a Young Woman

This card is really funny and the video is pretty funny too.  Make sure you check it out.  :)  I do something pretty weird in it.  LOL  This is a card for my niece who just became a young woman last weekend.  I explain it better in the video of why I do this.  :)

You have until 10pm MST tonight to have a chance to win my blog candy.  Go HERE for more information.

Card Recipe:
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
PTI - New Leaf, Spring Rain, True Black and White Cardstock
PTI - Green Boutique Designer paper pad
Sentiment on Computer

~ Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winner of FIF Hello Kitty Blog Hop

First - Happy 1/11/11!!!  :)

Thank you everyone for participating in the Flaunt it Fridays Hello Kitty Blog Hop that was held last weekend.  I had a total of 95 comments.  Wow!  :)  Thanks so much!

The winner of the blog candy which was the K&Company flowers, ribbon, paper pack and some jeweled brads is:

Patti B #67.  She said:
Cute card thanks for the hop.

Thanks Patti!  I've sent you an email letting you know about your win.

The followers giveaway is still going on and is in the post below this one.

Thanks again everyone!
~ Simply Pam

Monday, January 10, 2011

Episode 25: Hello Kitty Dino Card & Giveaway!

Before I get to my project the Paper Playtime Challenge theme this week is to make a project that is Black, Silver and White ONLY.  The sponsor is a SU! Independent Demonstrator and she is giving a really pretty SU! stamp set to the winner of the week.  So make sure you head on over there to participate.

So this card that I made is designed after the Hello Kitty airplane card I made last week.  You can see it HERE.  You can also see a picture of it in the video.  I wanted to challenge myself by making a boy card out of the very girly Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  Enjoy!

I'm also celebrating that I hit the 400 follower mark last weekend.  YAY!!!  I'm almost half way to 500 too.  Goody Goody.  :D  Thanks so much for all of you who have followed my blog and left me comments.  I LOVE comments.  As a way to say THANK YOU I am giving away the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.  It's one of my new faves.  :)  It's a cartridge that can be used all year round.

Since this giveaway is happening because of you, the followers, you do need to be a follower to win.  You also need to leave a comment on this post (1 only please, any others will not be counted).  Please also leave a way for me to contact you.  This giveaway will close on Wednesday, Jan 12th, by 10pm MST.  Winner will be announced on Thursday the 13th.

Card Recipe:
Hello Kitty Greeting Cartridge
Create a Critter Cartridge
My Pink Stamper - Family & Friends Stamp Set (my FAVE Happy Birthday stamp)
Action Wobble (Hopefully will be available within the next couple of months)
Peachy Keen Stamps - Animal Faces size Medium (used the Parrot eye for the Dino eye)
PTI - Green Boutique Designer Paper paper stack
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avacado & Enchanted Evening cardstock
PTI - Itty Bitty Dots Designer Paper Paper Stack
DCWV Metallic Paper Stack

~ Thanks for Watching! 

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm SO Excited!!!!

If you are here for the Flaunt it Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop go HERE.  Or just see the post below this one.

I'm SO EXCITED!!!  When I heard that Robyn was having another Design Team call I knew I wanted to try for it again.  It was so fun and I loved making new crafty friends.  Well, I created a project (HERE) and submitted it w/ everyone else and I was chosen!  I didn't think I would get a second chance to be on this wonderful team.  I'm SO glad I tried out for it!!!  It really made my night.  :)

Thanks Robyn (aka My Pink Stamper)!!!

Also, I am now over 400 followers!  Wooo Hooo!!!!  Day of wonderful news for me!  Check back here on Monday and I'll be giving away a little blog candy!

~Thanks for stopping by!

Flaunt It Fridays Hello Kitty Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop!  If you are here from Luv Scrapping Together with Saundra you're in the right place.  If you have come straight to my place and would like to start at the beginning go to the Flaunt It Friday's blog.  For this week's challenge we were asked to Flaunt the Hello Kitty Airplane cut from page 65 in the handbook.  It is in the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  Here is my submission, I made an A2 size card.  Recipe is at the bottom.

Now for my second project we can choose any cut within the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  I chose the Hello Kitty w/ the little bear on top, p. 34.  I made a candy box or you can use it as a trinket gift box.  It's the pillow box cut from the Wrap it Up cartridge.

To see how I made these projects watch my video here:

I am giving away the following to one lucky winner (Sorry US mailing address only):

To win leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  It is not required to become a follower but if you feel so inclined ~ Thanks!  You have until Monday, 10pm MST, to make a comment.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, Jan 11th.

ALSO - You must leave a comment on each persons blog to have a chance to win the Grand Prize Giveaway which is the Love Always stamp set sponsored by Pink by Design.  The grand prize will be on Sandra's blog.  You will have all weekend to complete the hop and she will draw the winner sometime on Tuesday.

Thank you so much for hopping a long with us for the Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty blog hop.  We can't wait to see how you "Flaunt" your Hello Kitty this week at Flaunt It Friday's blog.

Your NEXT STOP is Sharon with MeeMees Creations!

Card Recipe:
Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartidge - Airplane cut and cloud cuts
Action Wobble
PTI - Simply Chartreuse & True Black cardstock
SU! - Pretty in Pink cardstock
Debbie Mums designer paper pack with Joann's
D'vine Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
DCWV Metallic cardstock

Pillow Box Recipe:
Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge - HK w/ a teddy bear
Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge - Pillow box & layer
My Pink Stamper's Family & Friends stamp set
PTI - Dark Chocolate, True Black, and White cardstock
Scrap paper

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge & Submission

I thought I would try out for the My Pink Stamper team again.  I hope to make it because I loved being on the team w/ such wonderful crafters.  It was a great experience.  The card I made is a birthday card.  I used the Smiley Cards Cartridge for the first time.  I hid the smiley face on it.  I wanted it to be simple.  I used my FAVORITE birthday stamp from Robyn aka My Pink Stamper.  I use it ALL the time for almost every birthday project.  The request from Robyn was to make a card using the colors pink, green and brown.  Hope you like it:

Card Recipe:
Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Family & Friends stamp set
PTI - Dark Chocolate and Hibiscus Burst cardstock
PTI - Dark Chocolate Ribbon
DCWV White Glitter cardstock
Scrap paper for the yellow and orange
K & Company Amy Butler Sola Designer Mat Pad (4x6 sheets)
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Fiskars Treading Water border punch
Yellow and Orange Stickles

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Episode 23: Paper Playtime Challenge - Faces

I am SO excited about this weeks Paper Playtime Challenge.  We are being sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!  I'm SO excited!  Did I say that already???  Well, I am.  ;)  The theme of this weeks challenge is Faces.  So head on over to the Paper Playtime Challenge and create some form of paper project that has a face on it.  It doesn't have to be a human face, just a face.  :)

The project I decided to do was to create a baby card.  It's never bad to have those on hand.  Especially in Utah.  LOL!  :)

Card Recipe:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen Just Baby Faces Assortment stamp set (LOVE THEM!)
Paper Trey Ink (PTI) Dark Chocolate cardstock
PTI - Bitty Dot Basics Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush and Raspberry Fizz designer paper
PTI - Sweet Blush polka dot ribbon
PTI - Sweet Blush buttons
SU! Circle and scallop punches
Hero Arts sentiment stamp (I think!)

~ Thanks for watching!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!