Monday, October 31, 2011

5 Days of Giveaways Winners

Hello again everyone!  If you are looking for my Fantabulous Cricut post, it's one below.  I totally forgot that I had my Challenge post today, but wanted to make sure to post the winners since I said I would.  I really try not to post twice in one day usually :)

Day 1:  My Pink Stamper Fabulous Phrases set, DCWV 6x6 Family and Friends Scrapbook stack, and a roll of ivory ribbon

Rachel said... 
Love the stitching you did on the stocking! Plus, I really like that red piece of cardstock you layered so that the stocking pops off the patterned paper. Fabulous! Happy early birthday!

Day 2 -- Red Smashbook:
Rhonda Miller said...
Wow, I just love the layouts. I already have the My Memories Studio, but the Smash book would be fun to play with. TFS.

My Memories Software (combined with 10/10 comments):

Jen said... There were way too many to choose from! They are all so neat, but my favorites would have to be Cowboy Up and the Farm packs. I have never used digital software, it looks easy and fun! 

Day 3 -- Martha Stewart Score Board:
Kimberli said...
Gorgeous card, I love the bright colors!!

Day 4 -- 3 Cuttlebug Folders:
Houses Built of Cards said...
Love all the PINK on that card! And the sentiment is - as always - PERFECT!
Day 5 -- Simply Scarecrow Cartridge and November Cricut Magazine:
Missy said...
This is a great card Helen! I agree about sympathy cards being tough, they are for me too.....I was so happy when Robyn announced this set!
Wow--that's a lot of winners :)  I haven't ever given away so much at once, and it's a lot of fun!!

Thanks so much to everyone for all the nice comments and for continuing to visit my blog!!  I am really close to 1,000 followers and if I ever hit that number, I will do a GIANT giveaway :)

Winners, please send me an email at with you shipping information and the prize you won and I will get these out to you as soon as I can!


Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #84

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween! It's Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut today and also my last day on the team.  But I plan on visiting every week and try to participate in the challenges, like you :)

Today's challenge is For the Birds--no really, use a bird or bird cage, or get ready for Thanksgiving and use a turkey :)  I choose to go with this adorable owl!

Here are the details:
  • Owl on branch cut at 3 inches from Kate's ABCs
  • My Pink Stamper Biggie Punnies
  • Doodlebug Petite Prints paper
  • Glam Rocks by iRock
  • EK Success edge punch
  • Pink Ribbon and ink
  • pop dots
I really like how this turned out!   This was my 1st time using the Biggie Punnies too and I really love them :)

Thanks so much for visiting me on all my Challenge Me Monday days.  I hope that you continue to visit if you like what you see:)  And be sure to join in the fun every week at Fantabulous Cricut and you will likely see me there!!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Here's a quick card I made to send to someone who actually has the same birthday that I do.  She loves girafees and the color blue so I included both!

Here are the details:
  • Giraffe cut from Paisley at 2 inches; Leaves cut at 1 inch
  • My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy
  • Bazzill Dot paper
  • heat set gems with iRock
  • blue ribbon
  • pop dots
It was fun to use this giraffe since I love the Paisley and haven't used it in ages!!  Don't forget that tonight at 9pm is the deadline to enter all the giveaways that I have.  There are 5 total so make sure you left a comment on each one for your chance :)

Have a wonderful day!!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giveaway Day #5

Hi everyone!  Today is the last day of my 5 day giveaways. This has been so much fun!!  First I have a sympathy card to show you with My Pink Stamper's new Sympathy and Comfort set.  I am really not good at these cards.

Here are the details:
  • My Pink Stamper Sympathy and Comfort set
  • Center cut with flower border cut at 3 1/2 inches from Sophie cartridge
  • Coredinations Gemstone Cardstock
  • Organdy ribbon
That's it!  The cardstock is very pretty in person and nice and shimmery.

Now, on the grand finale giveaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cricut Simply Scarecrow cartidge and the November Cricut Magazine.  I recieved an extra copy of the magazine in the mail yesterday and thought I would add it to the giveaway today.   I only have the picture of the cartridge from the site, since it's currently in shipping to me.  But don't worry, it will be here on Tuesday :) 

Just leave one comment on this post for your chance to win.  Be sure to visit the posts for the other 4 days to see what else you can try to win!  Then come back on Monday to see if you have won.  All entries will close at 9pm Sunday night.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!


    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Forever and Always and Giveaway #4

    Hello again!  I have another sample from My Pink Stamper's From the Heart new stamp release to show you today :)  This is a fabulous set, and one of the bigger ones too!

    Here are the details:
    • My Pink Stamper From the Heart set
    • Swirly Heart cut at 1 3/4 inches from Straight From the Nest
    • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Bubblegum paper
    • Cotton Candy and Glam Pink Stickles
    • American Crafts ribbon
    • K and Company Adhesive Rhinestones
    I just love this new stamp set!!  Well, I really love all of My Pink Stamper's stamp sets--LOL!  Make sure to go over there to see all the new sets and the samples from the entire design team.  And you can also find out where to buy them :)

    Now on to Day 4 of my 5 Day giveaways.  You can leave a comment on this post for your chance to win 3 Cuttlebug folders:  Kassie's Brocade, Invitation and Shell Collage.  You have until Sunday night to leave your comments and then check back on Monday to see if you won!

    Tomorrow's giveaway is a really good one, so be sure to tune in :)

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Butterfly Kisses & Giveaway #3

    Hi everyone!  Here's another card made with the new My Pink Stamper From the Heart set.  This was on her blog yesterday and I just wanted to give you the details.

    • My Pink Stamper From the Heart stamp
    • Butterfly cut at 2 3/4 inches from Once Upon a Princess
    • D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder
    • Firefly and Glam Pink Stickles
    • iRock
    • Ribbon--not sure of brand; recieved in a ribbon swap
    Make sure to check out all of My Pink Stamper's new sets!!  They are fabulous!

    Today's giveaway is .........  a Martha Stewart Score Board!!  Just leave a comment on today's post for your chance to win.  You have until Sunday night to enter all my giveaways this week. Then check back on Monday to see if you won!! 


    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Giveaway Day 2

    Hello everyone!  This is just the longest week at work--it really seems like it should be later than Wednesday!! 

    Today, I thought I would show you some more digital scrapbook pages from My Memories--I am having some fun with these.  I am leaving the giveaway of the free My Memories software open until Sunday night along with the rest of my giveaways.  And everyone who comments on this post today will have a chance to win the software too, along with my personal goodies :)

    This was aother freebie from the My Memories site.  I think the ready made layouts are my favorite--this makes it so quick and easy!

    Page 2 even had the December 2010 on there--perfect since these were from last year :)

    And this was page 6.  I think I need to explore some more and make someting besides snow pictures next.

    Make sure to visit the My Memories site to see all the wonderful pages and extras you can create--they even have some Christmas tags you can make! 

    So, leave one comment and you will be entered for a chance to win the My Memories software (I will add the names to ones left on last Wednesday's post) and another person will win a red Smashbook!!  These are so fun!!  I have one that I started for our family fun memorabilia and things like tickets stubs that I don't add to my regular scrapbooks. 

    I have more giveaways every day through Saturday.  All giveaways are open until Sunday night at 10pm EST and winners will be announced on Monday, October 31.

    Thanks so much for visiting!!


    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    My Pink Stamper Design Team Tuesday

    Hello everyone!  It's time for another My Pink Stamper Design Team day!!   Today, we are showing you holiday/winter cards.  I really do want to start on my Christmas cards so that I am not waiting until the last minute like I usually do :)

    Here are the details:
    • My Pink Stamper Winter Treats and Sayings set
    • Stocking from Jolly Holidays
    • K and Company Christmas paper
    • Marachino Twine from The Twinery
    • Pink and green heat set gems
    • iRock
    • Frosted Lace Stickles
    • red pen for stitching
    • Action Wobble
    Make sure to visit My Pink Stamper to see all the Design Team's fabulous projects!   And make sure to play along yourself--you know it's not too early to get those holiday cards started :)

    Don't forget to stop by the My Pink Stamper blog everyday this week to see her newest sets!!  They are just so much fun and we all had a great time making samples to show you!

    I have some giveaways today and the next several!  My birthday is coming up so I thought I would host a few giveaways today through Saturday -- 5 different prizes!  Check back everyday to see what's up for grabs that day.  I will draw all winners on Monday, October 31--my birthday :)  Tuesday's Treat is a My Pink Stamper stamp set--Fabulous Phrases, DCWV 6x6 Family and Friends Scrapbook stack, and a roll of ivory ribbon.  This set is one of my favorites and can't wait to get her new set she just came out with :)  Leave one comment on this post for today's giveaway.  And make sure to check back on Monday to see if you won!


    Saturday, October 22, 2011

    My Pink Stamper New Release!!

    Hi everyone! It's just a chilly Saturday moring here so I had some time to write up a quick blog post for you :)  Today I am showing a card I made for My Pink Stamper's new stamp set release!!  She showed this on her blog on Friday.  I'll have several more to show in the next week as she is spotlighting each each set.  And I had fun playing with a few sets this past week so there will be lots to see!

    This one is from her new From the Heart set.  And I have serveral more planned in my head too :)
    • My Pink Stamper From the Heart set
    • Double Heart cut at 2 from Disney Princess Dreams Come True
    • Doodlebug Petite Prints paper
    • Martha Stewart Heart Edge Punch
    • Maraschino Twine
    Make sure to head over to My Pink Stamper to see the complete sets and where to buy them yourself!!

    Have a wonderful day!

    P.S.--Don't forget to leave a comment on Wednesday's post for your chance to win a copy of My Memories Digital software!!

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    My Memories Suite Review and Giveaway

    Hello everyone!  My Memories Suite contacted me to review their digital scrapbook software and to give one away to one of my followers too!  Stay tuned to the end of the post for details on how to win :)

    I have never tried digital scrapbooking before trying My Memories Suite. I think it is a lot of fun!  It comes with papers and extras already with the software.  Their website has lots of freebies and sales too.  You can do so much more than just scrapbook pages. 

    Here is a page that I made for our puppy Charlie.  I did not use a template, just placed everything on my own.  The software let me save this as a jpeg to my computer so I could just pull it up and add here--I think this is so cool!

    I have not tried printing yet, as I do not have a good photo printer.  I think I will have to invest in one -- LOL!  This will be a fun addition to my scrapbooking.  I think I would love to print out pages and still add some dimension.  But, hopefully I can get caught up a bit since I am way behind.

    This is a free card template that I found on the My Memories site.  I can't wait to print it out!!

    Isn't it cute?!  And what is so great about this software is that you can leave the album all digital and even add music and narration.  This would be great to send to out of town family members.  I think I will try this for Christmas for my family out of state.

    Here's 2 pages from a 6 page album that was ready to go.  All I had to do was add some text and my pictures.  It took me maybe 30 minutes!

    Now that you have seen the few things I have made, go visit My Memories Suite and check it out for yourself.  Come back here and tell me your favorite paper pack and you will be eligible to win this software for yourself!  There are lots to choose from so grab your coffee or tea and browse away :)

    If you are not a winner, you can purchase this software for yourself and get $10 off with this code when you check out:  STMMMS61574.   And if you are on Facebook, make sure to LIKE My Memories -- they have giveaways, freebies, and fun challenges!  I know you will have fun with it too :)


    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Blog Hop Winner

    Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for all the sweet comments from the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  I don't have a project for you today, sorry!  I've been working on a big post for tomorrow and some other secret projects that I can't show you yet :)

    But, the winner of the My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns chosen by is:
    Lindyann said... Very cute - I'm going to make one! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Congratulations!!  Send me your information and I'll get this set out to you ASAP so that you can make some fun things for Halloween!

    Please come back tomorrow for another fun giveaway!!


    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #82

    Hi eveyone! Fantabulous Cricut Challange Me Monday day is here!  Today's challenge is Purple People Eater-use purple and a monster or bug on your project :)  So fun!!

    Here are the details:
    • Monster cut from Mini Monsters at 3 inches
    • My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns
    • Doodlecharms:
      • Monster Mania Monster Dots Paper
      • Doodle Twine Halloween Assortment
    • TCP Studios Rockets and Rayguns Googly Eyes
    • iRock
    • Action Wobble
    • Black Diamond Stickles
    When I went to cut out the monster, the pieces for the eyes and mouth looked so tiny that I decided not to even cut them out.  I knew I would use the stickles for the mouth and then I pulled out these fun googly eyes I bought in September but hadn't used yet. Half the package has extended eyes that bug out.  You can see this in the second picture. 

    I hope you have time to play along this week!!  Make sure to visit Fantabulous Cricut to see all the Design Team's Purple People Eaters :)

    You can visit my Friday post to leave a comment to win a set of the stamps I used today.  I'll draw a winner tomorrow!

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    A Banner Birthday

    Hello Everyone!

    Here is the card I made for Round 3 of the Practical Scrappers Card Making Contest.  Unfortunately, I did not make the next round so this is not on their site :(   I really love this card too.  But, I really want to thank everyone who supported me through this contest and I appreciate everyone taking the time to vote for me.

    Here are the details:
    • Banners cut at 1 inch from Straight From the Nest
    • Party Hat cut at 3 inches from Something to Celebrate
    • My Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases set
    • Doodlebug Petite Prints paper
    • EK Success Edge Punch
    • Cotton Candy and Frosted Lace Stickles
    • iRock and gems
    • American Crafts Ribbon
    • pop dots
    I cut out 2 hats and put pop dots in between them for extra dimension.  You can see that in the 2nd picture even though the color is not great in that one :)
    Thanks again for everything!  Don't forget to leave a comment on Friday's post for a chance to win a My Pink Stamper set.  I will draw a winner on Tuesday :)  And, I have another fun giveaway to post on Wednesday so stay tuned :)


    Friday, October 14, 2011

    My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop

    Hello everyone!!  I just love the 2nd Friday of the month--it's a Pink-alicious Blog Hop night!!  If you have just come from Edna's amazing blog Create with Expression, then you are in the right place.  If not, make sure to head over to My Pink Stamper so you can enjoy all the projects!

    Today's challenge is to make a Treat or Goodie Bag with any holiday them and we had to use Yummy-licious or Sweet Goodness.  Mine is more of a box from Art Philosophy (of course!).

    This next view shows the side.  It has a cut in the flaps you can't see so those sides just hook together.  Then you finish off the top with ribbon, or twine like I did.  These will go together so quickly and would make great treat boxes for school kids too!

    • My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious set
    • Art Philosophy box cut at 11 inches
    • Very Merry Tags peppermint cut at 2 1/2 inches
    • My Minds Eye Peppermint Patty 12 Days of Christmas paper
    • Heat set gems with the iRock
    This was so super easy to put together!  I think I'm going to get some more of this paper and make these for some co-worker's for Christmas and probably put some peppermints in them.

    Your next stop is Agnes and her fabulous Flowerdisco's Scrap Hut blog.  When you make it to the end, m ake sure to go back to My Pink Stamper to see where you can buy all her fabulous stamps and to link up your own project that you make for this challenge!

    Since you have made it to the end, I have a treat for one lucky comment!  Please leave one comment with a way for me to get in touch with you for a chance to win a My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns stamp set.   I will draw a winner on Tuesday and ship out as soon as I get the address so that you may have them in time for making Halloween goodies!       Giveaway is over.

    Hop order in case you get lost:
    Have fun and thanks for visiting.


    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Christmas Tree

    Hi everyone!

    I was going to post this yesterday, but my daughter had a chorus concert Tuesday night so the post did not get written :)

    I've been working on Halloween and Fall cards and I am probably not done making those.  But today, I have a Christmas Card!  Not mine, haven't started those yet -- LOL!  This was for a card swap I am in.

    Here are the details:
    • Art Philosophy Cartridge tree cut at 3 1/2 inches
    • Create a Critter light string cut at 1 1/4 inches
    • My Pink Stamper 
    • My Minds Eye 12 days of Christmas Season's Greetings paper
    • American Crafts glitter ribbon
    • Christmas red, Christmas (green w/red), and Gold Stickles
    • pop dots
    This card is the 3rd version.  I was going 2 different directions for it and even have 22 scallop label cuts that did not make it on this version ready for something else :)

    Today is the last day of round 2 voting over at Practical Scrappers.  I'm working on the next round's card now so hope to see it on there site on Saturday :)  Here's the link and the instructions from them:

    *You may vote by making a comment under the appropriate post saying who you wish to vote for*
    *You may vote for three different cards per day - each vote must be for a different person*
    *No anonymous votes will be accepted*
    *Comment moderation is turned on so no one will ever see your vote except the PS admins*
    *We have tightened our comment mode because of some suspicious voting - if you are unable to cast a vote but wish to you may send a vote via email to*
    *Voting ends October 13th at 11:59 pm CST*

    Thanks for all your support!!  You are the reason I made it to this round and hopefully the next!!  I think I have an awesome card for the next round.


    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Too Cute to Spook!

    Hello!  Here's the 2nd challenge card I made over the weekend.  I just LOVE this one!  It really is cute :)

    Here are the details:
    • Mini Monsters Spider cut at 2 1/2 inches
    • Elegant Edges border cut at 4 inches by 1 inch
    • My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns
    • Spiderweb Cuttlebug Folder (borrowed)
    • Black Twine From the Twinery
    • iRock
    • Magenta and Cotton Candy Stickles
    • Action Wobble
    This was really easy to put together.  The eyes on the spider are so tiny and I lost one.  My table mate (hi Angie!!) suggeted the iRock eyes which was just perfect--I used two different sizes on that.  Then I made the spider hang but left the twine loose and used an Action Wobble to attach the spider.

    If you have a chance, I would appreciate a vote over at the Practical Scrappers Card Making Contest I am in. Card Contest Link You can vote everyday :)  I really to thank everyone who is supporting me through this contest!!   Found on Practical Scrappers:  *if you are unable to cast a vote but wish to you may send a vote via email to*


    Monday, October 10, 2011


    Hi everyone!  I was at a Swarm this weekend close to home and had a fabulous time!  I worked on a blog hop project for Friday night, 23 swap cards (which are quite done since I needed ribbon), and 2 challenge cards.  Here's one of them. 

    And the details:
    • 3 Birds on Parade
      • bird cut at 3 1/2 inches
      • Spooky cut at 11/2 inches
    • Cuttlebug Candy folder (borrowed at Swarm)
    • My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns
    • DCWV Ghosts and Goblins Stack
    • iRock
    • Black Diamond Stickles
    This is for a sketch challenge on the Circle board.  I really feel that I don't do my best work when I follow a sketch, but I like to try.  The bird was a bit bigger than I thought it would be but I just went with it anyway since it was so cute :)

    One of the best things about getting together with other crafters is that you can try new things.  But the downside is then you want to buy it!  So now I need several cuttlebug folders and a new cartridge or two that I thought I did not need before :)

    Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Beware of the Spider

    Hi everyone!  Today is the day--I made it through to the next round of the Practical Scrappers Card Making Contest!!!!  Thanks so much for all your support :)  The next round is a voting round as well.  So if you could, please vote for me.  You can vote once a day and you just need to go to this link Practical Scrappers: Card Contest Finalists Round Two  and leave a comment with my name again.  I would really appreciate it!

    This is the card I made for the next round.  I made 3 different ones but my daughter thought this one was the one to send.  I really liked yesterday's too, so I hope I made the right decision.

    Here are the details:
    • Chic and Scary
      • Web cut from Vellum at 4 1/2 inches
      • Spider cut at 2 inches
    • My Pink Stamper Spook-alicious stamp
    • Echo Park Apothecary Emporium paper (web paper behind purple
    • Doodlebug
      • Halloween Assortment Twine
      • Spooky Town Mini Jewels (purple gem on twine)
    • Marth Stewart Web Edge Punch
    • iRock gems (on web)
    • Black Diamond Stickles
    • Zip Dry
    • Pop Dots
    I covered the spider in the Black Diamond stickles and let it dry.  This made the legs curl just a bit.  when I pop dotted it onto the web, I was able to bend the legs towards the web to make it look like it's grabbing on.  The card is a 5 1/2 inch square.

    Thanks again everyone!!!