Monday, May 30, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge--Remember This

Hi everyone!  Today's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is Remember This--Make something to remember someone, a special time, or an anniversaray.

I went with a Thinking of you card.  I was actually drawing a blank on this one:)  Here are the details:
  • Elegant Edges cartridge--cut at 3 1/4 inches including shadow cut
  • My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings Stamp set
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set
  • black and white polka dot ribbon
  • Zebra paper
  • black pen for dots
  • pop dots
  • black ink to ink edges
This was pretty easy to put together.  The picture is a bit blurry on one side--sorry about that, I don't know why.

I hope you all have a Fantabulous Memorial Day!!  Make sure to visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see all the designers fantabulous creations and to enter one for yourself!  Don't forget that you need to have a Cricut cut on there.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thank You Card

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post of a Thank You card I made for a swap.  I used My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings set--one of the newest ones.  And the flower came from Cricut Essestials on the E2 machine.  We needed to use bling, which is never a problem for me :)  So I used my iRock and some stickles, of course!
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!!


Friday, May 27, 2011


Hi everyone!  I wanted to go ahead and post a winner from Tuesday's post.  I'll try really hard to make something and post tomorrow.  It's been the last week of school here and a really busy time at work.

Anyway the winner is #8:
Heather said...What a perfect card for a guy. TFS
Congratulations Heather!!  I have your email and will send you one to get your information to send out the Sew Easy, Twine and Stickles!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!  

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Day

Hi everyone!

Today is My Pink Stamper Day!! Today's project is for Father's Day or just a man card.  And we used the newest My Pink Stamper stamps--LOVE them all!

Men cards do not come easy to me.  I am much better with pink and bling :)  But here's what I came up with and the details will follow.
  • My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings Thinking of You stamp
  • Cricut cut at 3 inches from the Father's Day seasonal cartridge
  • Sizzix argyle folder
  • Twine from the Twinery
  • Signo white pen for accents
I like the way it turned out.  But I know I do so much better with girly cards :)

Now, I think I need to have a small giveaway since I haven't given anything away in while.  I was at Archivers yesterday and picked up a few extra things to giveaway.

Up for grabs is a Sew Easy tool, some really pretty Soiree twine and a bottle of my favorite stickles--Frosted Lace!

Just leave one comment and a way for me to reach you if you win. I'll draw a winner on Friday.  Now make sure to head over to My Pink Stamper and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!  You can also see where you can buy these amazing stamps.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Card Sketch

Hi everyone!!  Boy, it's been a busy week here and the weekend is just as busy.  My son has his confirmation tommorrow and on Monday his 8th grade Honors assembly.  I will probably cry--I just can't believe he's leaving 8th grade.

Today I have a card for you that I made from a Page Maps sketch.  Make sure to visit Fantabulous Cricut today for Scrappin' Saturday.  The design team made some cards and pages from these wonderful sketches.

Above is the sketch and below is the card I made and some details.

I used Elegant Edges for the green dotted background and Cricut American Alphabet for the butterfly and the swirl.  I don't remember the sizes, but I do know the butterfly was smaller than I thought it would be but went with it anyhow :)  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings--a wonderful new set she just released!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  Here's the card I made for my daughter's birthday on Sunday.  It was such a busy weekend here and next weekend is just about the same.  The end of the school year keeps me hopping :)

I'm not sure about the cut sizes.  I made this so fast I didn't save the file or take notes.  I do know that I used My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions for the stamp.  This is one of her older ones, but make sure to check out her blog for her newest releases--the are GREAT!! 

The paper is from a girl DCWV and I added silver stickles to the heart cuts to match the paper.  I really wanted to use a peace sign but I don't own a cartidge that has one.  Guess I need to fix that :)  And to finish it off, I used twine from the Twinery.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday

Hi everyone!  It's Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut.  Today's challenge is called Try this Angle--use a retangle and a triangle on your project.

I chose to make a scrabook page and used a sketch from Jana Eubank.  The polka dotted paper is my rectangle and my journaling is in the triangle :)

Here are the details:
  • Letters cut at 1 inch from Cricut American Alphabet
  • Dotted rectangle cut at 11 inches tall from Plantin Schoolbook
  • Triangle cut at 5 inches from Cake Basics
  • Leaves cut at 1 1/2 inches from Cricut Essentials
  • Pattern paper from DCWV Green Tea Stack
  • Blue ribbon
  • Signo White pen
I think it's hard to see in the picture but the letters are also cut out of pattern paper that matches the mats behind the pictures.

I hope you all take time to play along with the Fantabulous Challenge this week!!  Make sure to visit the blog and see all the designers fantabulous projects!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Hello everyone!  I've been able to make a card after work 2 days in a row.  We'll see if I can keep it up :)  I really hope to make a scrapbook page or 2 this week but I do have some design team work and a card swap I need to get busy on too.  Oh and I need to make my daughter a birthday card--she'll be 12 on Sunday and actually likes my cards :)

Here are the details:
  • Coffee cup cut at 4 1/2 inches from Cricut American Alphabet
  • Welcome stamp from My Pink Stamper Spectaular Sayings set
  • Blossom Twine from The Twinery
  • Heat set gems
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Vellum paper for 'steam'
  • Signo white pen
  • pop dots
I also need to thank 4 crafty ladies for a great blog award:  Kim at My Crafting Creations; Rebecca at Buzzy Bee Desgins; Amy at Frugal Cricut Scrapper; and Karen at Krazy on the Kuskokwim -- Thanks so much ladies!!  They have some wonderful projects so you should check them out!

Here are the guidelines:
Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

My 5 Cricut Things:
  1. I asked for my 1st Cricut for Christmas in 2008 and it was the baby bug.
  2. I've only had my Expression for a year and now have the E2.
  3. Right after I bought the Expression I bought my Gypsy.
  4. I use my Gypsy all the time!
  5. My favorite cartidge is usually the one most recently purchased to right now that would be the ones in my E2 :)
I am so bad at picking people for these awards!  I follow a ton of great blogs and just can't pick so feel free to grab this award because you are all Cricut-tastic!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Hi everyone!  I made this card last night from the Everyday Pop Up Cards.  Joanns has cartridges for $29.99 this week!!  I really wanted Elegant Edges but they didn't have it or any of the new ones.  Luckily, my Michaels will price match and had this one.  So I'm still on the hunt for Elegant Edges :)

Here are the details:
  • Hot Air Balloon cut at 4 inches (I did not do a pop up on this card)
  • Hello! from My Pink Stamper new Spectaular Sayings set
  • Imaginisce Animal Crackers pattern paper
  • Brown ink (I edged the card and balloon)
  • Heat Set gems
  • orange ribbon
  • pop dots
Can you belive that I didn't use Stickles? -- LOL!  I just like the inked look and didn't feel the need to Stickle :)

Make sure to check out My Pink Stamper's retail page to see where you can buy her new stamps--I love them all!!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous Mother's Day.  I actually had to clean up an ant problem 1st thing this morning.  Not my idea of a fun time!  But I hope the rest of the day goes better.  My plan is to head to my MIL's in a bit for lunch and then have the rest of the day to get some more creating done and/or take a nap :)

Here are 3 Mother's Day Cards I made during National Scrapbook Day yesterday.  I made them the same way, just different colors and patterns.
The Details:
  • Flowers cut at 3 1/2 inches from Cricut Essentials (the small flower is the inside of the big one)
  • My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments stamp
  • DCWV All Dress Up Matstack--all pattern paper came from this stack
  • iRock
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Ribbon
  • Pop dots
I love how they turned out!  Have a great day!!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #3

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a ton of fun at My Pink Stamper today!!  I got to make a card for Challenge #3 up right now at Robyn's blog :)

The challenge is to make a Breast Cancer Card. Here's a picutre and you can find the details at My Pink Stamper's blog.  All the stamps on the card are from her newest release-- Hope & Courage. 

Have fun!!


My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #2

I made it again!!  Can't believe it :)  I'm not usually into man cards but this one isn't too bad -- LOL!  This challenge required you to make a man card with Kraft paper.  Check and Check!

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments Stamp
  • Toolbox cut at 3 1/2 inches from Father's Day Seasonal Cartridge
  • DCWV Safari Kids paper from matstack
  • brown ribbon
  • skittles
  • pop dots
The next challenge is almost up!!  I've made  a card for this one so I hope to use this hour to make a few of the Mother's Day cards that I need for tomorrow :)  Make sure to tune back in at My Pink Stamper!!


My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #1

Hi everyone!!  Make sure to visit My Pink Stamper all day for fun challenges and great prizes.

Challenge #1 was anything cupcakes.  I just finished this card within the hour.

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Spectactular Sayings stamp
  • Cupcake cut at 3 inches from Cricut American Alphabet
  • DCWV All About Girls paper from matstack
  • Martha Stewart cupcake edge punch
  • Skittles
  • pop dots
  • ribbon
Make sure to play along all day!!  I'm off to try out challenge #2 :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friends Rock!

Hi everyone!  Have you been to My Pink Stamper yet today?  If not, you need to head over there to check out her awesome new releases!!  These are the best yet--but I really do love them all--LOL!  I love the big stamps and am so happy she made more :)

Here are the details for one of the cards I made for the release using Spectacular Sayings:
  • Friends Rock and heart stamps from My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings
  • Girl on drums cut from Rock Princess at 5 inches
  • Lemondrop Twine--The Twinery
  • Glam Pink and Yellow Stickles
  • Pop dots
I new as soon as I saw this set that I had to use this saying and that I would find a perfect cut on the Rock Princess Cartridge.  Do you see the tiny pink lips on the girl?  My E2 cut that out!!  I LOVE this new machine :)  It's been a fantastic week and it's not over yet.

Make sure to visit My Pink Stamper's retail page to see where you can buy these great stamps.  And go back again tomorrow for all the great National Scrapbook Day challenges that will be happening!!


Fight Like a Girl!

Hi everyone!!

Happy Friday!  Have you been to My Pink Stamper today to see 9 new sets?  They are all awesome!  Here's a card I made for the Hope & Courage set and is over on Robyn's blog.

I'll try to get the details right, but that information is at home :)
  • Sentiment and butterfly stamp from My Pink Stamper Hope & Courage Set
  • Mat and butterfly cut from Pink Journey cartridge -- I know the butterfly is 2 1/2 inches and I made the mat to fit the A2 card
  • Versamark ink to stamp the butterfly on the background
  • White pen to doodle around the mat
  • pink ribbon
  • pop dots
  • Cottton Candy Stickles on butterfly
I should have at lease one more post for you today for the release!  Be sure to visit My Pink Stamper all day to see the DT projects we've all made for the release :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Design Memory Craft Winners & Quick Card

Hi everyone!  Here's a quick card before I get to the winners :)  I made it using my new E2 last night -- I LOVE this machine!!!  And I haven't really figured the features out yet, but it cuts wonderfully!

Here are the details:
  • Cupcake cut at 3 1/2 inches from American Alphabet (pre loaded on E2)
  • My Pink Stamper Sweetest Cupcake Stamp
  • Imaginisce pattern paper
  • EK Success edge punch
  • Cotton Candy Stickles
  • Pop Dots
  • Ribbon
I just did this so quickly last night night.  I'm working on some DT work for My Pink Stamper.  She's releasing some great stamp sets on Friday and then Saturday is National Scrapbook Day.  You really want to tune in for all the fun!!

Now the 2 winners of the Design Memory Craft products:
sweetlilscrapper said...
I'd love to try these out.. they seem to be getting really popular! can't wait to see more projects with them..
Amber said...
These look like so much fun!! I love the color coordinated mix & match system. I hope a store near me will carry them soon. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Congrats!!  I will send you both an email to get your contact information to get your prizes to you!  The Gelatos are so much fun and you will be seeing more projects with them :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Flower Shower

Hi everyone!  It's a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Day--don't you just love these days :)  Today's challenge is Flower Shower--you must use at least 3 flowers on your project. 

I decided to make the cute fence box from Wrap it Up and cut out some flowers to add to the 'fence'.  Here are the details:
  • Box cut at 11 1/2 inches from Wrap it Up
  • Flowers cut at 5 inches from Create a Critter
  • Signo white pen
  • Yellow Stickles
  • pop dots
This was super easy to put together!  I added some green crinkle paper to the bottom of the box.  And here's a quick shot of the other side with more flowers :)

Now be sure to go back to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see all the designers' great projects and link up your own to play along!!