Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Episode 66: Bow Easy Winners!

First I want to thank you all for participating in the giveaway that I had last weekend.  Next time I hold a giveaway it won't be over a holiday weekend.  Sorry about that!  But I promise I will do it again.  I had a lot of fun and hope you did too!

On to the winners.  I put this in the video but if you don't want to watch it the winner of the Youtube Bow Easy is: KimBean20!  Congratulations!!!

The winner of the Blog Bow Easy is LuvScrappin!  Congratulations!!!  I've sent you an email to the both of you to get your mailing address.

BTW, Thank you YouTube for choosing a lovely image of me to stop on.  LOL

I want to say thank you again for all of your sweet comments.  I love love love comments!  :)

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge - Love & Weddings

Happy Monday!  It is Digi Monday over at the Paper Playtime Challenge blog.  To participate in the challenge all you need to do is make any kind of project that has the theme of Love or Wedding.

My first card I am showcasing the digi stamp company Prairie Fairy:

My next card I am showcasing the digi stamp company AI Factory:

My last card I am showcasing the digi stamp company Digis with Attitude:

Love-alicious Card:
Digi image from Prairie Fairy
My Pink Stampers Love-alicious stamp set
PTI - Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening and white cardstock
PTI - Spring Rain Grosgrain ribbon
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
SU! Markers
Liquid Applique for the marshmallows (They balloon up under the heat gun)

Love Birds Card:
Digi image from AI Factory
My Pink Stampers Love-alicious stamp set
PTI - Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky and White cardstock
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Random Pink Ribbon
SU! Markers

Crazy About You Card:
Digi image from Digis with Attitude
My Pink Stampers Love-alicious stamp set
PTI - Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse and white cardstock
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Random Pink Ribbon
SU! Markers

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Episode 65: Bow Easy Tutorial & Giveaway

Happy Friday!  This post is dedicated to one of my MUST HAVE tools in my crafting room.  The Bow Easy.  I LOVE this tool.  It helps me look like I know how to make bows.  lol  :)  It does help me finish off my cards perfectly and it is really easy to use which is what I need.  The following is a video on how to use the tool.

I am giving away 2 Bow Easy's.  One for my blog subscribers and one to my Youtube subscribers.  So you have two chances to win.

Rules for  the giveaway:
1.  You need to be a subscriber for my blog and/or Youtube
2.  You need to have a US or Canada mailing address
3.  You need to leave a comment on this post and/or the Youtube post with a way to get a hold of you
4.  Giveaway closes on May 30, 2011, 10pm MT

I will announce the winner on Tues, May 31st.  I bought the Bow Easy's from Stamp TV.  You can purchase them HERE.

Thanks for Watching!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MPS DT - Welcome Home!

Today is the My Pink Stamper Design Team day.  We were asked to make a project or card for a man.  I bought the new Fathers Day Cricut cartridge for the Lazy-boy cut alone.  I LOVE it.  It just makes me laugh because it can be used so many different ways.  :)  I used Robyn's new Freedom Rocks stamp set for this card.  The 'Welcome Home' message was PERFECT for this cut.  Make sure you head on over to the My Pink Stampers site to see where you can order her stamps as well as see what the other design team members made.

I used my Imagine Mystical Garden cartridge for the burgundy paper in the background.  It was going to be my pattern design on the chair but it looked too busy.  I also used that cartridge to get the tan color of  my chair.

Card Recipe:
Imagine - Mystical Garden: Chair cut at 2.2"
My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set
Action Wobble
Checkerboard Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Brown twine
PTI - Enchanted Evening and Vintage Cream cardstock
Brown brads

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Episode 64: V is for Victory!

Happy Monday!  This card has two purposes.  The first is this card is my birthday card for my nephew.  He turned 15 and is really into Spartans, Romans, history, etc.  I know he will just love this card.  The second purpose is this card was made for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  This challenge is only for one week.  You can make any type of project you want, you only need to incorporate a charm somewhere on it.  Easy Peasy.  :)  Hope you enjoy...

Card Recipe:
Indie Art Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stampers Sport-tastic stamp set
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Two
PTI - Enchanted Evening and Scarlet Jewel cardstock
DCWV - Once Upon a Time & Metallic paper stacks
Random - key charm, bling, and brown twine
Fired Brick Stickles

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Graduation Card

There are about 6 kids in my church that are graduating this year and they are all at the same school so it made it easy to make the cards.  :)  I just made an assembly line and put them together pretty quickly.  Their colors are black and blue w/ the accent colors of silver and white.  Their mascot is the jaguar.  I've attached a copy of their graduation invitation so you can see how it matches up.

I used the My Pink Stampers new Freedom Rocks stamp set for this card.  LOVE this stamp set.  It's actually very versatile.  Unfortunately I used white ink and you can't see it well.  You can actually see it better in person but I think you'd be able to see the black ink better.  Too late.  :)  I wish there was a fabulous white ink.  I've tried SU! ink and I've tried StazOn, not really yipee w/ either.  Anywho...  Hope you like the card.

I am also entering this card in with the Creative Critters Imaginations challenge w/ Tammy and her ladies.  We are to make a graduation card and need to use the Imagine somehow.  The printed blue paper is from the Blast Off Imagine cartridge.  It matched the blue color the best.  I printed it out with my Imagine then cut out the tassel on my Expression since the layout for this card was already set up on my Gypsy.

Thanks for looking!

Card Recipe:
Blast Off Imagine cartridge - Blue polka dot pattern paper
Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge - Graduation Cap cut at 2.7"
My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set
PTI - True Black and white cardstock
DCWV - Metallic paper stack
Cuttlebug - Animal Print: Cheetah Embossing folder
SU! White satin ribbon
Recollection Black Bling
White Gel pen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Episode 63: Baby! Baby! Baby! Oh!

This card was made or my nieces birthday.  She loves Justin Bieber and is a really fun girl.  Her fave colors are pink and green.  I had a hard time trying to put that in this card so I went with colors that girls and boys like.  :)  The stamp I used is from the My Pink Stampers Sweet Baby.  It's original saying is Oh, Baby! I just masked different parts of it to make my sentiment.

Card Recipe:
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stampers Sweet Baby stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps Boy Mates stamp set
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Animal Print: Cheetah
PTI - Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel and white cardstock
PTI - Scarlet Jewel Saddle-stitched ribbon
DCWV - The Designer Jeans paper stack
DCWV - Metallic paper stack
Random silver ribbon

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Episode 62: Live Life to the Fullest!

This card was made for my really good friend Kim.  It's her birthday today.  Happy Birthday Kim!!!  I took her out on Saturday and gave her the card then so I'm good on posting it.  :)

This turned out to be such a fun card.  I love the colors and the meaning behind it.  That stamp is from Robyn's newest stamp set - My Pink Stampers Spectacular Sayings.  It is one of my fave's of the new release.  You can find a list of her retailers that are selling her stamps by going HERE.

On the inside is a Happy Birthday stamp from the same stamp set.  I forgot to take a pic of it but it fits perfectly so make sure you watch the video.  You can see it on there.

Card Recipe:
My Pink Stampers Spectacular Sayings
Cricut - Paisley 3.5"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Snow Cuties Face Assortment
Papertrey Ink - Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst and white cardstock
Thistle Stickles
The Twinery - Pink Sorbet
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Cardstock scraps were used on the dog.
White Gel Pen

~ Thanks for watching!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Some Fun Cards

Here are a couple of fast but cute cards I made to showcase the new My Pink Stampers stamps.  This new set I believe are MUST HAVES for all of them.  They are so versatile.  Love them!!!

This first card I made I used the My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set.  You don’t have to use them just for patriotic or military. I made mine girly.  I thought it could be used for when your daughter goes off to college or is coming home from her mission.  You can use it different ways for sure.   Don’t get me wrong; this would be perfect for someone in the military as well.  J

This next card I made using the My Pink Stampers Invitation Only stamp set.  This one is really versatile.  The top two stamps say “You’re invited to a” and “It’s a” then the stamps below it you can combine with those two phrases.  So you can say ‘You’re invited to a neighborhood party!’ or ‘It’s a BBQ!’.  OR you can use the phrases separately, which is what I did w/ this card.  I also cut up my stamp (GASP).  That is the one thing I love about clear stamps.  You can cut them up to help you layer them like you need to.  This sentiment was originally on one straight line.

Come Home Soon Card Recipe:  Size 5” x 5”
Imagine Nursery Tails – Used the Layout page from Nursery Tails at 4.5”.  I cut the house from one of the art images as a layer piece alone at 4.5”. 
My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set
PTI – Kraft & Spring Moss Cardstock; Sweet Blush Satin ribbon
PTI – Sweet Blush Satin ribbon

Girls’ Night Out Card Recipe:  Size 5” x 5”
Imagine Better Together – Girls cut at 4.5”, no layers
My Pink Stampers Invitation Only stamp set
SU! Scallop border punch
PTI – Spring Moss button; White, Kraft & Berry Sorbet cardstock
The Twinery – Cappuccino Twine
White Gel Pen

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Personalized Stair Step Birthday Card

It's my sisters 40th birthday and I wanted to make something fun and personalized.  Not black and jokey.  :)  I also wanted to make a different style of card so I found the instructions for the stair step card HERE.  My sister is a nurse and she loves to read so I focused a step for each.

Card Recipe:
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - Birthday Cake 3"
Locker Talk Cricut cartridge - Books 2"
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge - Stethoscope 8"; Needle 8"; Nurses Hat 7"
My Pink Stampers Fabulous Phrases stamp set
PTI - Kraft, Pure Poppy, Black and White cardstock
PTI - Pure Poppy satin ribbon
DCWV - Metallic cardstock
Diamond & Yellow Stickles
Rest of the paper from scraps

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Episode 61: PPC Tall Card

Happy Monday!  Today's card I made for two reasons 1) It's my Mother's Day card and 2) made a Tall Card for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  That is the theme.  You can make any type of card it just has to be a tall card.

Just a heads up, I'm in the process of moving my craft room to another room on a whole different floor so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to craft this week.  :)  Have a great week!

Card Recipe:
Serenade Cricut cartridge - 5" for vase and flower
Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge - designer paper on the flower
Yummy Imagine cartridge - designer paper on the vase
My Pink Stampers Happiest Moments stamp set
PTI - Spring Moss & White cardstock
PTI - Sweet Blush satin ribbon
SU! Pretty in Pink cardstock
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Diamond Stickles

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook Day - Glitz, Glam and Glitter

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!  I hope you are having so much fun over at Robyn's Blog, MyPinkStamper.com.  This is my hour to participate in the challenge and the theme is "Glitz, Glam and Glitter".  I realized that I'm not much of a Glitzy/Glamy type of card maker so this definitely was a challenge for me.  Even w/ that my card still isn't super glitzy, glamy or glittery.  lol  :)

Head on over to the My Pink Stampers blog to see the video I made as well as how to participate in the challenges to be eligible for the goodies.  :)

I used her new Spectacular Sayings stamp set.  Isn't it SO cute!!!  Love this stamp set.  Well, I love all that were released actually.  :)

Card Recipe:
My Pink Stampers Spectacular Sayings stamp set
Paisley Cricut Cartridge - Tennis Shoe 1.25"
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge - High Heal 1.75"
PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shore, Black and White cardstock
PTI - Hawaiian Shore Satin Ribbon
Thistle (Pink) Stickles
Random Silver ribbon
Random Clear and Pink Bling
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Reminders for this Weekend

This is a reminder that today is the day that Robyn, My Pink Stamper, is releasing her new stamps and let me tell you they are A-MAZ-ING.  Love them!!!  So be sure to head on over to her blog to see the samples of each set.

Also, tomorrow is the My Pink Stampers National Scrapbooking Day Event.  There is a new project, video and challenge every hour starting at 10am CT.  Plus lots and lots of giveaways.  It is going to be so much fun!!!!  My hour is 6pm CT/5pm MT so be sure to keep checking in and participating in the super fun day at My Pink Stampers blog.  :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Simply Crafts with Glora and Pam - Episode 59: Chicks Rock!

Happy first Wednesday of the month!  Which means it's Simply Crafts with Glora & Pam.  It's Glora's turn to pick the cut out that we will use.  She chose the girl with the microphone, button 2 on the overlay, on the Rock Princess Cricut cartridge.  It's a really cute cut but I wanted to do something a little different with it.  Also, because I was lazy.  It was really late at night when I made the card so I wanted as few pieces to put together as possible.  :)  So I made the cut 9" high and only cut out the top part of the girl.  I also hid the face cuts because I wanted to use some Peachy Keen face stamps.

Make sure you head on over to the very talented Glora's blog.  I LOVE how she finishes off a card.  She really adds the extra details to make it so fun.  I can't wait to see how she used the same cut.

Card Recipe:
Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge - Girl cut at 9"
My Pink Stampers Tweetie Hoo Puns stamp set
Peachy Keen Laughy Taffy stamp set
Cuttlebug Animal Prints Cheetah embossing folder
PTI - Black, Raspberry Fizz and white cardstock
PTI - Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon
Turquoise Stickles
SU! Markers
White Gel Pen

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Monday, May 2, 2011


This card was so super simple to create thanks to the Pink Cat Studio digi image.  It came colored so I just had to print it out then cut it out w/ a Nestabilities.  Simple.  :)  I love how it turned out.  So pretty.

Something I like about digi images is that the cost is really low (this image is $3.50) and you can use the image as many times as you want, color it anyway you want and make it any size you want.

I also had to share a picture of my dogs.  I just thought it was so funny.  I was up really late one night and my dogs decided to try and sleep on the same bed.  Tavis went across the bed and Kyla was on her back going the opposite way.  And yes, her arms are going straight up in the air.  And Tavis is glaring at me because I keep taking pictures and the flash keeps going off at them.  I just thought it was really funny.  lol  You can click on the image to enlarge it.  :)

Cards Recipe:
Pink Cat Studio - Itty Bitty Betty - Flower Hug
My Pink Stampers Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set
PTI - White, Lemon Tart and New Leaf cardstock
PTI - Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon
Simply Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Nestabilities - Large Labels
Bow Easy

~ Thanks for looking!