Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1000 Follower Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone!!  I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!  We had a great day here.  I have a new Pink Bind it All and plan on playing with it today since it's supposed to rain here.   And hopefully, I will have a project to post tomorrow.

As for today, I am posting my 1000 follower giveaway!!  Thank you so much to all my followers!!  Here is the beginning of the giveaway--I want to add some other things that I love, but did not make it to the craft stores yesterday.  We've been enjoying our time off this week so far.

So far, I have a Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Cricut Love You Latte Cartridge, My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies set and My Pink Stamper Winter Treats and Sayings set!!  I will add a few more things as a surprise!

I wanted to add the My Pink Stamper stamps because it is really thanks to her and being on her Design Team that has gotten me a lot of the followers that I have.  Plus, they are FABULOUS stamps :)

Please just leave one comment for your chance to win and a way for me to contact you.  The giveaway will be open until Saturday, December 31st.  I will announce the winner on January 1, 2012--a great way to ring in the New Year!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Hello Everyone!!  I just logged on and see that I now have 1000 Followers!!  What a great day!   Thanks so much to everyone who visits. 

I have a big giveaway planned (There's a cartrige included!), so check back in a few days as I gather everything together.  Maybe I'll even do another video :) 

I must finish getting ready for Christmas--I hope you all ahve a wonderfl holiday!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas

Hi everyone!  Today is day 8 on My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas.   And for her post today, is my 1st ever video!!  It was a super simple card for my 1st time, but it might inspire you if you need a quick card since there are only 4 days until Christmas.

Here is a photo of the finished card.  And make sure to head over to Robyn's blog to see the video and your chance to win some fun prizes!!

I used My Pink Stamper's Biggie Christmas Sentiments, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Maraschino Twine from The Twinery and the iRock.

Until next time!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Peace and Good Will

Hello everyone!  I have been so crazy trying to get everything that needs to be done for Christmas done, as I'm sure several of you have been too :)  But I think that I am on the right track and feel a little more sane right now.  Of course, it helps that my work is shut down already so I am on vacation today and the next 2 weeks -- LOL!

Here is my Christmas card.  I really went from making cards, to wanting to buy photo cards, to no cards, and finally just had to make some!  Most of them are going out today and I hope to finish off writing a few more to also get in the mail.  Nothing like last minute!!

  • My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas Sentiments
  • Trees cut at 5 inches; Star cut a 3 1/2 inches from the Cricut Christmas Cartridge
  • Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder
  • Buttercream Twine from The Twinery
  • Frosted Lace and Yellow Stickles
  • Pop dots
I used my Gypsy to flip the trees so the small tree was on the left.  I then had to flip the snow cut that is at the bottome of it too.  My goal was to have a pretty good card that wasn't too hard to put together.  I made 30 of these in 2 days, so I think it went o.k. 

Don't forget that My Pink Stamper's 12 days of Christmas is going on right now.  There are videos everyday (mine is on Wednesday) and lots of prizes.  So be sure to check there every day!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Few Things I've Made

Hi everyone!  I thought I would pop in to show you a few things I've made for my daughter to give out.  I'm still not done--more food to make and bake :)  I've made my 1st ever video!!  It's going to be for My Pink Stampers 12 Days of Christmas!!  Make sure to tune in every day on her blog so you can see all the fun she has in store for you.

Here's some Mini M & M tubes I've made.  There are 50 total, but they are not all done yet.  The tags came from Very Merry Tags and the Holly Jolly is from My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes set. 

Then I made 6 more of these fun Peppermint boxes which came from the Art Philsophy Cartridge and the tag from Very Merry Tags.

Both projects have Maraschino Twine from the Twinery--Love that stuff!!

I should have a really big giveaway soon--I am just 8 followers away from 1,000--I can't belive it!!   And on my last post, I showed you some pictures from our office decorating contest, which we won!!  It's been a very busy, but fun time around in my life :)

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What I've been up to lately

Hi everyone!  I have been so super busy lately as I'm sure so many of you are too.  We worked for a week on making a Winter Wonderland in our office for a decorating contest.  I had the perfect way to make snowflakes with my Cricut, of course!  Here are some pictures of the finished room.  We find out today who the winner is.

My co-worker should be an interior designer!  I made the 'snow' with fishing wire and cotton balls.  I had found the idea on Pinterest--love that site!   And I cut out lots of snowflakes with my Cricut.

I am also working on my very first video!!  I think I need to redo it and plus, I can't show it yet.  But, I will let you know where to view it :)

And I'm in the middle of several projects, which really need to be done in the next week since some of them are for people I won't see after next Friday.  Hopefully, I can get some things finished this weekend and then that will give me some blog posts to show you!

I hope you have a great day!! 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Klutz Stamp Art Winners

Hi everyone!!  With Thanksgiving last week, and putting up Christmas decorations and a host of other things that need to get done, I am just now posting the TWO winners of the Klutz Stamp Arts books--so sorry it's a bit late!

Random.org picked:

Heather said...
This looks like fun. I have a 12 year old daughter who would love this. She is forever doodling in and notebook she can find.

Houses Built of Cardssaid...
What FUN!!! My daughters are 7 and 8 and would LOVE this book! They are always beggging to use my stamps and supplies...and I usually let them quite a bit. But this would be fun for them to have their own stuff to play with! Thanks for a chance to win!
Congrats ladies!!  Please send me your addresses so I can pass them on to the company--they will ship your books out to you. 

If you didn't win, don't forget that you can used this discount code KLUTZ4U at the KLUTZ site to get 20% off your entire order!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper Post Day!

Hi everyone!  It a My Pink Stamper post day!! 

For today's post, we are showing you some of Robyn's newest sets, and a different fold card.  Now, I have not done these before, but I decided to use the Easel card.  This is a pretty easy one to do! 

My set that I used is My Pink Stamper From the Heart set.  The card, when folded is 4 1/4 square.  I'm still not sure that I cut and scored it right--when I attached the top part, the bottom was hanging over.  So I just cut it to even out with the top :)

Here are the items used to make it:
  • My Pink Stamper From the Heart set (sentiment and hearts)
  • Large heart from Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cut at 3 1/2 inches; small hearts are leftover cuts that were on my desk :)
  • Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Christmas Red Stickles
Make sure to visit My Pink Stamper to see all the Design team's creative cards--I can't wait to see them too!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Klutz Stamp Art Review and Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Today I have a Klutz Stamp Art review for you.  I was sent a copy of this Activity Book to review and give my viewers a chance to win a copy!  This is the perfect gift for kids ages 8 and up.  I was especially happy to get this to review since I have a 12 year old daughter to help!

Arts, Crafts & Laughs. The Perfect Holiday Gift for Any Child!”

This is the description from the company:  Stamp Art makes stamping simpler -- and more creative -- than ever. Stick the included shapes on the see-through acrylic block to create your own one-of-a-kind stamp design. Full of inspirational artwork and instruction, this stamp-right-in-it book shows how to create animals, flowers, houses, aliens... anything you can dream up.

My daughter played a bit with this book this past week.  She has this whole week off, so I'm hoping she'll create some more fun for me to post later this week :)  It comes with 3 double-sided colored pencils and a small black ink pad.  The stamps were a little tough to get off the backing at 1st, but my daughter did it all herself and did not want me to help.  They stick back on and come off much easier now.  It's a really fun, creative activity!

I just love the wild haired face she made at the top.  And the one on the right started out as a chicken but turned into a purple, chicken moose--LOL!  That is the great thing about these shapes, your child's imagination can soar!!  She wasn't going to finish since it turned out different, but I encouraged her to and we had the best time giggling about it :)

She stamped the big flower at the bottom, the rest were already on the page.  The book aslo suggests different things you can make such as bookmarks, cards, and ornaments.  I tried to stamp one thing, but my daughter's were just so much better! 

Here are the Klutz links so you can see more information on how to order

I will draw Two (2) winners -- each winner will receive one copy of Stamp Art ERV $21.99.  Please leave your name and a way for me to contact you and I will draw the winners on Monday, November 28!

This would make the perfect Christmas gift, or stocking stuffer, so here is a discount code you can use to purchase your own and some of the other Klutz books:
Get20% off your entire order - shop Klutz.com and use coupon code KLUTZ4U
Promo cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires 12/31/2011
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Winner!

Hello everyone!  Today I have the winner from Friday's Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  I just want to thank everyone for leaving such sweet comments!!   Also, just want to say that I am sorry I haven't been posting much lately.  We are down a staff person at work and everything falls to me.  So I come home exhausted and not really in the mood to create.  But, I have been working on some M&M test tubes and hope to post some of them tomorrow!  And I have big plans to create lots of things this weekend, so let's hope it works this time :)

Now, on the the winner!  Random.org picked:

Whitney said...
Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Congrats Whitney!  Send me your address at craftingcricutmom@gmail.com and I can get it out to you this weekend. 

Oh, and I am only 14 people away from 1000 followers--I can't believe it!!  I have going to have a big giveaway when I hit that so stay tuned!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Friday, November 11, 2011

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone!  It's the My Pinkalicious Bog Hop night!!  If you have just come from Shelley, you are on the right track.  But if you just happened upon my blog, be sure to start at My Pink Stamper to see all the fun projects the design team has made.

Today's hop challenge is to make a scrapbook page or mini album. I decided to go with a mini album! And the design team is showing stamps from Robyn's latest release.  My set today is the fabulous From the Heart set :)

I used Elegant Edges to make the pages, all cut at 6 inches square.  Then I used my new Ribbons and Rosettes to decorate the front along with twine and My Pink Stamper From the Heart Set!  The Rosette is cut at 1 1/2 inches, 4 times and glued together; twine is Marachino Twine from the Twinery.  I only finished the 1st page of the album, but there are 6 pages total.  To assemble the album, I used my hot glue gun the stick together and put in my Your Story Mini to make sure it bound together tightly.

Make sure to go back to Robyn's blog when you are finished and so you can see where to purchase her awesome newest (and other) sets!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Edna (Create With Expression)!  Have fun and I hope to see your project this weekend!!!

I do have a small giveaway for you -- ribbon and a 6x6 scrapbook stack.   Just leave one comment and I will draw a winner on Wednesday!!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zombie and Vampire

Hello everyone!  It's been such a busy week that I have not had time to play with my Cricut!  And I got three new cartridges in the mail this week :)  But I will make time this weekend and hopefully make some scrapbook pages since I just got the Scrap'n Easle yesterday too.  I can't wait to use it!!

I was tired last night so I took the laptop to my bedroom and put together a quick digital page while trying to keep my feet warm :)

I used the free Scrappy Hollow embellishments and a dotty background that came with the software from My Memories.  Don't forget that you can use the coupon code I have in my side bar to buy this software for yourself and save $10!

I added the border on the picture and the word art, but everything else was from Spooky Town!  This is how my kids dressed for Halloween this year.  I miss the cute days when they were princes and princesses!!  But my son is a ham, and I could only get his picture with him acting like a Zombie too.

Have a great day!!  Oh, and there is one more winner that I have not heard from on my 5 days of giveaways.  It's Kimberli, who won the Martha Stewart Score Board.  Please contact me soon so I can get it out to you!

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 craftingcricutmom@gmail.com 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!