Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baby Congrats!

Hi everyone!  I threw a baby shower at work in February and she had her baby this week.  So I made a card for everyone here to sign.  I'm just putting up the quick details for you!

  • My Pink Stamper Sweet Baby stamps -- Congrats and baby foot
  • Baby Carriage cut at 3 1/2 inches from Simply Charmed
  • Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Pages punches
  • Action Wobble
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • iRock Gems
  • American Crafts ribbon
This was fun to make!  I used an Action Wobble for the baby carriage.  I love those things!  Oh and this is a 5 1/2 inch square card for plenty of room for the office to sign.

Hope you have a great day!  I think I'll have a giveaway next week :)


Monday, March 28, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #53

Hi everyone!  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge theme this week is Looks Like Spring.  Make a project with a spring theme.  This week, I decided to alter a mini clipboard.  I covered the front and back with paper (the back is plain green).  Then I used Cricut cuts to decorate and added a blue mat for a picture later.  My daughter wants to steal it from me, but I had planned to put it in my office.  She'll probaly end up with it though :)
Here are the details:
  • Bird (cut at 1 1/2 inches) and nest (cut at 2 inches) from Straight from the Nest cartridge
  • Tree (cut at 3 1/2 inches) and flowers/butterfly (cut at 1 inch) from April Showers
  • Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Polka Dot Folder
  • American Crafts City Park Pattern Paper
  • Helmar Quick Dry Glue
  • Helmar Scrap Dots
  • Stickles
  • Peapod Twine from The Twinery
  • Blue and white ribbon
  • Signo White pen

I used the Helmar Quick Dry glue to glue down the paper, then the twine around the outside of the clipboard.  Then I cut the legs off the bird and used the Helmar Scrap dots to pop up the bird in the nest and also the tree and butterfly.

This was a fun project and something different for a change :)  Make sure to visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog  to see all the designers wonderful projects.  And make sure to play along with us!!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Candy Bags

Hi  everyone!!  Hope you've been having a great weekend.  I made these little candy bags for my children's Sunday School Teachers.  It was teacher appreciation day at church. 

They were super simple, but when you make 16, it doens take a while.  I originally used the ATG tape to seal it, but that was not holding on the side fold so I had to fix them this morning with Helmar's Quick Dry Glue.  I've just gotten some recently and love it! 

The bags are 4 1/2 inches from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  Then I used My Pink Stamper Faithful Sayings stamp which is perfect for Sunday School.  I used the Signo white pen to outline the front tag and pop dots to pop it up!

Hope your Sunday is wonderful!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Tuesday

Hi everyone!  Today is My Pink Designer Day!!  The assignment today is a scrapbook page.  I am so far behind in my scrapping so this was fun for me.  But I usually pick out my pictures and build around them.  This time, I had the idea and will add a picture later.  This was more of a challenge for me!

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Music Speaks stamps
  • Guitar cut at 4 inches from Quarter Note
  • Teresa Collins On the Edge patterned paper
  • Signo white pen
  • Pop dots

Here's a close up of the guitar and stamping.  I stamped the Rock-n-Roll in the same blue ink as the paper all around the page.  This was quick and simple to do once I got past the no picture thing :)  I'll add a picture of my son with his new guitar from Christmas once I get it from my MIL.

Make sure you visit My Pink Stamper and see the rest of the design team's amazing pages and find out where you can order her fabulous stamps!!  I hope this inspires you to get some scrapping done!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Have the Happiest Birthday!

Hi everyone! I'm trying to get back to regular posting this week--we'll see how that goes LOL! Today is a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday. I'm not posted over there, but wanted to make something to put up since the challenge this week is a birthday theme in honor of Robin's (our wonderful leader) birthday. Happy Birthday Robin!!!

I've sent her a totally different card since I just made this one last night :) I hope you all take time to participate this week!!

Here are the details:
  •  Flower and Flower Shadow cut at 3 inches from Accent Essentials 
  • My Pink Stamper Fabulous Phrases stamp 
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Field of Flowers patterned paper 
  • Marshmellow Glimmer Mist 
  • The Paper Studio Pastel Bag O' Buttons 
  • Lemon Drop Twine from The Twinery 
  • Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive 
  • Signo White pen 
  • pop dots

I used the Glimmer Mist on the top flower and added the button with a bit of twine to the middle. Maria from the My Pink Stamper design team shared this great idea of bending the stamp to make different shapes, so I gave it a try. I really need to get some bigger blocks to make it work beter.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see the designer's wonderful projects!!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scrapbox Facebook Giveaway

Hi everyone!  

If you are on Facebook and have been dreaming of a Scrapbox, now is your chance to win!  When the Scrapbox reaches 10,000 fans on Facebook, they will be giving one away :)

Just visit, become a fan, and find the link to sign up and win :)

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hi everyone!  I have the winner from the My Pink Stamper Pinka-licious Blog Hop today. picked #138 -- Angie!!

Congrats Angie--I'll be sending you an email to get your mailing information so I can get this out to you on Saturday.

Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments--I really appreciate every single one.  And it looks like I'll have to have another blog candy soon since I'm almost to 800--WOW!   I'll be on the lookout for some fun prizes:)

My husband has started a new job this week, so my crafting time is limited.  I'll try to have something else to show you this week though.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #51

Hi everyone!  Today is Challenge Me Monday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  For today's challenge we are to make a square card, and use green and gold.  I went with a St. Patrick's day theme since it's on Thursday.  The card base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.  It was super easy!

Here are the details:
  • Shamrocks cut at 4 inches from Celebrate with a Flourish
  • My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments stamp
  • Coordinations Gold paper
  • Green and Black paper
  • EK Success edge punch
  • Green Stickles--used to outline shamrocks
  • Green iRock gems
I hope have the time to play along!  Make sure to visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see all the designers' amazaing projects and to upload your own :)

Don't forget to enter to win my blog candy by leaving a comment on my 3/11 post -- CLICK HERE.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Spring Tree

Hi everyone!  If you are looking for the My Pink Stamper Pinka-licous blog hop with my blog candy, click HERE.

Today is the last day you can enter the Fantabulous Cricut Tree Time Challenge.  You should check out the blog and the awesome DT projects and find some time today to play along! I had this idea at the beggining of the week but just didn't have time to get it done.  But I think it turned out pretty cute!!

Here are the details:
  • Tree cut from April Showers at 4 inches
  • Flowers cut from April Shoers at 2 and 1 1/2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments Stamp (this is a great all around set!!)
  • American Crafts City Park Patterned Paper
  • Peapod Twine from The Twinery (LOVE this stuff!)
  • Orange Peel, Cotton Candy, and Baby Blue Stickles
  • Signo White Pen
  • Pop Dots
The April Showers cartridge has the easies to assemble and cute cuts!  Make sure to tune in Monday for the next Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  I'll have my post up for it 1st thing!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pinka-licious Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to your next stop on the My Pink Stamper Pinka-licious blog hop!  If you've come from Pam's wonderful project at you're on the right track.  If not, you should start at the beginning at Robyn's site  We're using Spring Colors tonight--What you think spring colors are.  I think of yellow and pink when I think of Spring.  Don't forget to show us what you think spring colors are by linking up your project at Robyn's blog. 

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Fabulous Phrases stamp
  • Butterfly cut from April Showers at 2 inches.  The smaller butterfly is the inside of the outline.
  • Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder
  • Martha Stewart Lattice Punch Around the Page set
  • Cotton Candy Stickles
  • Flower button
  • Blossom Twine (on button) from The Twinery
  • Pop dots
I'm not sure of the pattern paper name.  I pulled a bunch of paper to take to a crop and can't remember where it came from.  I love these around the page punches!  The only way I can get it to work is to follow the measurements that come on the paper with the punches.  So if you get any, don't throw that away, because it will help you get it right :)  And don't you just love that stamp?!  It looks like handwriting to me--they stamp so well!

I've hit over 700 followers (THANK YOU!) so it's time for some blog candy.  Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you.  I'll draw a winner Wednesday night.  Up for grabs tonight are some Spring things:  My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns Stamps (one of my favorites!), DCWV The Blossoms and Butterflies 4 x 6 stack and a spool of Blossom Twine from The Twinery (I used a bit on my project).

Your next stop on the blog is the talented Enda at  Make sure to visit everyone on the hop and stop back by Robyn's blog with your take on Spring colors.  Here's the blog line up in case you've missed one:

Helen -- You are Here!

Thanks for visiting!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hi everyone!  I've taken a bit of a break on blogging, but didn't really intend to.  I just haven't been able to create anything lately.  We have some work going on around the house and add kids and a puppy to the mix and there's not a lot of time!

Here's a quick card I made with the new Berrylicious line from Imaginisce. 
The details:
  • Strawberry cut from Preserves at 3 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Puns stamp
  • Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder
  • Pattern paper from Imaginisce Berrylious Collection
  • American Craft Ribbon
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Action Wobble
  • White Signo pen on flower
I ran the strawberry throught the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dot folder and added an Action Wobble to the berry.  I just love this new line from Imaginisce!!

Don't forget that Friday night is the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop!!  And I'm going to have some good blog candy!  (Well, I think it's good--LOL!)

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Hi everyone! I've had a little break from blogging, I guess :)  There was a Cricut Circle Crop here in Atlanta on Friday and I spent all of last week getting my Calling Cards ready.  I think I went more detailed than I planned!
It was a fun time meeting fellow Cricut lovers.  If you get a chance to go to a meet up, you really should.  Teresa Collins came and shared a make and take with us.  You can see hers in the picture.  I haven't finished mine :)  I'm really better at completing projects when I have my pictures ready to go in it.  But the papers are from her new Imagine cartridge.  I'm really going to need an Imagine now I guess.  She is such a sweet person too!  Oh and Shannon from Provo Craft is so much fun!!!

And this was my calling card.  I had to use pink and bling (stickles and IRock).  I used Quarter Note and the Dvine Swirl Cuttlebug folder. 

So I'm needing to work on some DT work and I bought some of the cute new Imaginisce papers and have some ideas to hopefully show you too!  There will be a My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday night so make sure to tune in for that.  I've hit over 700 followers so I'm going to have some blog candy that night :)

See you later!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A New Card!

Hi everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted in about a week--crazy times :)

Here's a card I had made to enter for publication but missed the deadline.  I was hoping to make some more cards to enter too, but that didn't happen.  Probably why this didn't get entered!  But it means that I have something to show you.

Here are the details:
Bee cut at 3 1/2 inches from Create a Critter
My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp
Bazzill & The Paper Company cardstock
AC Dear Lizzy & American Crafts patterned paper
Lemondrop Twine from The Twinery
Fruit Punch and Frosted Lace Stickles
Signo White pen
pop dots

I hope you enjoyed!!  I'll be posting a giveway next week some time since I now have a bit over 700 followers :)  And I hope to have more to show you, but I'm getting ready for a Circle Crop on Friday so need to get some things ready to work on there.  So if I don't post anything before then, I will on Saturday :)

Have a great week!