Thursday, September 29, 2011

Flower Birthday

Hi everyone!  I needed a card for a friend at work and was having trouble with what to do.  I decided I wanted to use some flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

The card you see below is my second take--the 1st one turned out terrible!  I had stamped the Happy Birthday a little higher and thought there was too much empty space between that and the flowers--BIG mistake!!  I really hated it.  But I got up this morning and realized I had time to redo some of it.  Luckily, the flowers came off cleanly so I was able to re-cut the pretty label cut and reassemble.

 Here are the details:
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge:
    • 2 roses cut at 2 inches and 1 rose cut at 2 1/2 inches
    • Label cut at 3 1/2 inches (I think)  and the outside dark layer cut a little bit bigger to not cover the pretty swirls
  • My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy stamp
  • Doodlebug patterned paper
  • Creative Charms Gradient Jewels
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Zip Dry to assemble flowers and glue on--it sticks them on really well!
I am happy with how it turned out and hope she likes it!  But I don't have an envelope with me that it will fit in since the flowers are a bit thick :)  You can see in the flower close up that I twirled the flowers differently.  I used one side for the big one and the other side of the paper for the smaller ones.  They are so much fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to get a lot of things made on Saturday since it's World Card Making Day--hope you join in!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friend Forever

Hello everyone!  Here's a Fall card I made.  The Challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut this week is Leaves are Falling--use leaves on your project.  Well, I planned on using several but ended up with just one :)

Here are the details:
  • Leaf from Art Philosopy cartridge cut at 4 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Friend-tastic stamp
  • Imaginisce pattern paper
  • Creative Charms November Kit of the Month
    • Fall Seasonal Sparkles (on leaf)
    • Amber Gem Gradient Jewels (bottom of card)
    • Brown Vintage Velvet Ric Rac
  • Pop Dots
I just got my order from Creative Charms and they have some really fun stuff!  The Ric Rac I used on the card is so soft and pretty--I just love it :)  I ordered 2 kits from them and some really pretty pink butterflies.  They also included a free sample--fun stuff coming up!!

I have lots of projects that I need to complete (once I start) so you should see lots of posts from me.  And make sure to find some time to play along with Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut.  The design team has some fabulous inspiration for you!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper Post Day!

Hi everyone!! It's one of my most favorite days--My Pink Stamper Post Day :)  For today's project we needed to use My Pink Stamper's Spooka-licious set and Black, Orange, Purple and Green.  I had so much fun with this! 

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Spooka-licious set
  • Monster from Mini Monsters at 3 3/4 inches
  • Doodlebug Monster Mania -- Monster Stripes paper
  • Doodlebug Twine Halloween Assortment
  • Purple Gems
  • Signo white pen
  • Action Wobble
I was making a totaly different project that did not turn out well.  But I sat down to make this card instead and couldn't be happier!  I put the purple monster on an Action Wobble too.  And this stamp is so fun!!

Now be sure to visit My Pink Stamper and see all the design team's amazing projects and where you can buy these awesome stamps!  And I hope you can play along too :)


Monday, September 19, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #78

Hi everyone!  Today's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is A Pirate's Life in honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day today--Arrr!  Just make a project with a Pirate Theme.

I choose to make a scrapbook page from when we were in Disney World this time last year.  *Sigh* Wish I was there now :)  My kids had a pirate makeover at The Pirate's Leauge since we were going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party  that night.  I have more pictures to scrap for that.

Here are the details:
  • Skulls from Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 3 inches
  • Lettter for title from Mickey Font (not sure of the size since I cut them out a while ago)
  • My Pink Stamper Fontabulous set
  • Echo Park Skull & Bones paper
Be sure to visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see all the Design Team's projects!  And be sure to find some pirate in you and play along!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hi everyone!  Here's a card I made for a sketch challenge.  And glitter and or bling needed to be on it.  So I used both, of course!

Here are the details:
  • Spiders cut at 3 inches from Teresa Collins Chic and Scary cartridge
  • My Pink Stamper Spookalicious stamp
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Mat Stack
  • Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows bling
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • pop dots
I have purchased way too much Halloween paper this year!  There were 2 cute Martha Stewart mat stacks and then I have an Echo Park Pack, 2 DCWV Halloween/Fall stacks and then loose sheets of Imaginisce and some others I'm sure!  So you will be seeing lots of Halloween things from me I think :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Hi everyone!  Just a quick post with the winner of the My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings Stamp set from the Friday Blog Hop.

Random. or picked number 37:

ctibbmn said... That is an awesome idea!! I just got the Art Philosophy cart, but I haven't used it yet - thanks for the inspiration!!

Congratulations!!  Please send me your information and I'll get this out to you the end of the week.

Thanks so much to everyone for all your wonderful comments.  I have some more giveaways in the works so be sure to tune in :)


Monday, September 12, 2011

If the broom fits. . .

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend :)  Here's a quick card I made -- well, it would have gone much quicker if I could actually use Chic and Scary with my Gypsy.  But, for some reason it gives an error code.  I updated my E2 and it still did not work.  But at least I knew where the cartridge was and just plugged it in.  But I usually just use my Gypsy so that I don't have to have all the carts out.

Here are the details on the card:
  • Chic and Scary cut at 3 1/2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Spookalicious stamps
  • The Ghosts and Goblins Stack by DCWV
  • Doodle Twine Halloween Assortment by Doodlebug Designs
  • Black Diamond Stickles
  • iRock gems
I really wanted to use these two My Pink Stamper stamps on a card and found this cut on Chic and Scary that was perfect (and simple!).  The great thing about this cart is that it give you the minimum sizes to cut at to get a good cut. I love that Provo Craft is starting to help us out with this information!!  The black diamond stickles are on the outer circle.  If you click the picture, you can see it.

Check back tomorrow for the winner from Friday's Pinkalicious Blog hop.  There's still time to enter that giveaway so just look at my last post!


Friday, September 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to the monthly My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  I just love these :)   If you have just come from the very talented Tracy at Craft Junkie Too, you are on the right track.  But if you just came here 1st, be sure to start at the very beginning with My Pink Stamper.  You don't want to miss all the fun!

For today's hop, we were challenged to make a 3D item and use My Pink Stamper's new School Days set. You probably know that most of my projects are pretty easy and today is no different.  When I got the assignment, I knew right away what I wanted to do--the door hanger cut from the new Art Philosophy cartridge! 

This was so super simple to make and here are the (few) details:
  • My Pink Stamper School Days set -- I heart school and star
  • Art Philosophy cartridge door hanger cut at 11 1/2 inches
  • Art Philosophy cartridge tag cut at 2 3/4 inches
  • Imaginisce Favorite Subject double sided paper from Geek is Chic line
  • Mandarin Twine from the Twinery
  • pop dots

When I saw the Imaginisce Favorite Subject paper last weekend in Archivers, I knew it would be perfect for this project!  I also knew that I had to line it up to cut correctly so that when I folded the box, the ABC's would be the right way :)  This fits 4 dry erase markers very neatly.    
You've made it to the end!  So I have a prize to be won.  A set of My Pink Stamper stamps!!  Up for grabs is Spectacular Sayings--one I use all the time :)  Be sure to leave one comment with a way for me to contact you to be entered.  I will draw a winner on Tuesday. 

The next stop in the hop is the fabulous Kassidy!  Have fun :)

Here's the entire hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #76

Hi everyone! Today's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is Back to School--Use your ABC's or 123's :)  You just need to make sure to use at least one Cricut cut and use letters or numbers (or both if you want) on your project.

I choose to make a scrapbook page.  This really helps since I am years behind in my scrapping :)

Here are the details:
  • ABC's border cut at 11 inches from Graphically Speaking
  • Apple cut at 3 inches from Plantin Schoolbook
  • My Pink Stamper School Days Stamps--1st day of school, star and school days on journal spot
  • Pattern paper from DCWV stack
  • pop dots (on apple)
I really love how this page turned out!  When I make a page for something specific, I always think I'll make even more pages to get caught up a little, but I usally don't :)

If you haven't visited the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog yet, make sure to do that and see all the design team's wonderful projects.  Then you can enter your own!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Congratulations with Art Philsophy

Hi everyone!  It's been a while since posting again.  I'm just trying to get back in the groove of work and the kids with homework and stuff. 

Today I have a card I made with the Art Philosophy cartridge collection.  I thought this was for a DT assignment, but I looked at the wrong one!  But, it's a cute little card I get to show you now :)

Here are the details:
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge cuts
    • card base--4 inches
    • pattern paper layer--3 1/2 inches
    • pink layer with outline layer--2 inches
  • Congratulations stamp from Art Philsophy collection
  • American Crafts ribbon
  • Signo white pen
  • Glam Pink Stickles
I used Bazzill dot paper (I think) for the outline pink part and put the stickles on the dots--just don't think you can see that very well in the picture.  Now the stamp sets that come with the cartridge give you a suggested sized for the cuts to match the stamp.  But this cut had the cute out layer and when I cut it at the suggested size (1 3/4 inches) the top layer covered up some of the outer words.  So I made it a bit bigger in order to use the outline.  I don't think all the cuts have an outline and I think I will still try to follow the suggested sizes.

This is a very fun cartridge and I really can't wait to do more with it!

Have a great day :)