Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baby's First Solids 2 pg LO

Here is a layout to capture baby's first solids:

I created this LO using the Imagine cartridge Nursery Tails and Cricut cartridge Sesame Street Font.  For added texture and interest, I sewed s zigzag stich on the borders of the picture frames and stickled the bib.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team Day ~ May 2012

Hello Everyone and welcome back to this month's My Pink Stamper Design Team Day.  This month we were tasked to complete ANY type of project using Robyn's lasted image set Girlie Doodles sold exclusively at Pumpkin Spice and her latest sentiment stamp set Girlie Sayings

For my project, I created a gift card holder using my Imagine:

Materials Used:
  • Imagine cartridges Greeting Cards Inside and Out and All Wrapped Up
  • Cricut cartridge Mickey and Friends
  • My Pink Stamper Girlie Doodles and Girlie Sayings stamp set
  • Cuttlebug A2 folder Spots and Dots
  • My Pink Stamper Darkest Night Black Hybrid Ink
  • Promarker in Cyan 
  • Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery ribbon
  • Stampin' Up! library clips
  • Stampin' Up! Ice Cream Parlor buttons
  • Inkssentials Enamel accents in white
The card shape and layers are from the Imagine cartridge Greeting Cards Inside and Out.  I kept a few of the original layers, but also flood filled some with coordinating patterns from the Imagine cartridge All Wrapped Up.   The purse is from the My Pink Stamper Girlie Doodles stamp set (stamped twice and pop dotted) as well as the "Happy Birthday" sentiment used  in the inside of the gift card holder.  The "Addicted to shopping!" sentiment on the front of the card is from the My Pink Stamper Girlie Sayings stamp set and the tage is cut from Mickey and Friends.  It's hard to tell from the pictures, but both the front and inside have  a lot of pop dotted layers that really make it a fun holder ready for a gift card.

Cricut Craft Room file:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Creative Color Challenge 05-28-12

Welcome to this week's Creative Color Challenge.  I hope you are enjoying your Memorial holiday.  To honor our fallen soldiers, I created a Ribbon rosette using this week's colors:

Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridges Stand and Salute and Ribbons & Rosettes
  • My Pink Stamper Girlie Sayings stamp set
  • My Pink Stamper Darkest Night black Hybrid Ink
  • Stampin' Up! cardstock in Basic Black and Whisper White
  • Misc ribbon from my stash
  • Felt Stars
  • Silver star brad
  • Glossy Accents
Gypsy file:
Cricut Craft Room file:

Real Red RGB: 198, 27, 43
Whisper White RGB:  255, 255, 255
Brilliant Blue RGB:  40, 99, 154

And last week's winner: 
Crafting Amidst the Chaos

Congratulations!  Please feel free to grab your winners button.  You will also be entered into the monthly drawing for the Cricut cartridge, Once Upon a Princess.

I hope you have a happy crafting week.  I look forward to seeing your creations.  =)

Altered Mini Boxes

In addition to the one large box, I also created 25 mini boxes to gift everyone that participated in the altered box swap on the Cricut Circle Message Board.

Materials Used:
  • Provo Craft medium scalloped square chipboard box.
  • My Mind's Eye Rosy Collection
  • Adirondack acrylic paint dabber in Pearl
  • "Hug Snug" seam binding in white
  • Stampin' Up! Holly Berry designer fabric
  • Stampin' Up! Holly Berry buttons
It was fun creating these for my Circle sisters.  I created two different versions and filled them with little green goodies.   I tried to match the box  to their stated style preference, although both boxes are what would you say...eclectic? =)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Altered Box ~ My Mind's Eye

A few posts ago, I shared with you the box I received from my Circle Swap partner.  Today, I am sharing with you the box I created:

Materials Used:
  • Provo Craft large square chipboard box
  • My Minds Eye Rosy Collection for all the paper, ribbon, brads, rhinestones and chipboard pieces.
  • Live, Laugh, Love mini clock
  • Adirondack Acrylic paint dabber in Pearl
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology corners
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology box feet
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology keyhole
  • Stampin' Up! classic black ink

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Pink Stamper Girlie Doodles

Yesterday, I shared samples from the first image set that My Pink Stamper has released.  Today I am sharing the second set:

This too, is an image set, but does have a lot of sentiments as well.  I thought it was fun using this set in scrapbook layouts.

This set is also being sold exclusively at Pumpkin Spice and is available for purchase now.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles Samples

Here are the samples I made for My Pink Stamper's latest stamp release, Birthday Doodles:

And my first creation shared during the Special Release Blog Hop:

This stamp set if the first image release by My Pink Stamper.  It is being sold exclusively at Pumpkin Spice in a specially priced starter kit.    The first order sold out, but a new one is coming in and can be purchased now.  =)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Creative Color Challenge 05-21-12

Welcome to this week's Creative Color Challenge.   Here is my project with this week's colors:

CCR file:
Gypsy file:

 And the colors:

Very Vanilla RGB: 255, 250, 226
More Mustard RGB:  212, 161, 80
Basic Grey:  118, 122, 121

We had some fun projects linked in last week!  Here are the winners:

Jennys Scrapbooking Haven
Carolyn's Creative Corner
 Please feel free to grab your winner's button from my right side bar.  In  addition, you will each be entered into the monthly drawing for the Cricut cartridge Once Upon A Princess.

As always, I look forward to seeing what you come up with this week's colors!

Look what I got!

I hosted an altered box swap on the Cricut Circle message board and today is reveal day!  My box was from Sara Andrews and I must say...she ROCKED it!  It's absolutely beautiful!  It was also filled with so many unique embellishments!  A perfectly eclectic collection which is perfect for me because that's the way I craft.  You never know what I am going to turn out!  =)

Thank you so much Sara!  I am so happy with what you created for me!

Friday, May 18, 2012

My Pink Stamper Special Release Blog Hop!

SO exciting!  Robyn at My Pink Stamper has a new product release!!!  Image stamp sets AND a black hybrid ink stamp pad!  For my project, I created a birthday card:

Materials Used:
  • My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles Kit
  • Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy
  • Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo ribbon
  • Stampin' Up! Soft Subtles brads
  • Ranger enamel accents in white
  • Signo white gel pen
CCR file:
Gypsy file:

The image is perfect for coloring in.  Actually, this was my first attempt ever at using alcohol markers.  The great thing about the Birthday Doodles Kit is that it comes with 6 basic colored alcohol markers to get you started if you are new to this trend as well. 

Where can you get this great kit?  Once you complete the blog hop, you can enter to win the exclusive Birthday Doodles kit on My Pink Stamper's blog.  My Pink Stamper LIVE will begin at 11:30 AM CST and the winner will be announced LIVE at 11:45 AM!

You can order the kits from the following links.  Just remember that although you can view them now, they aren't available until noon CST.

Birthday Doodles Kit:

My Pink Stamper Tumbler:
Girlie Doodles stamp set:
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop exploring these great new products!  Your next stop on the hop is with Shelley (Shelley Lee Designs).
And here is the entire blog hop list incase you just joined us or get lost:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Creative Color Challenge 05-14-12

Welcome to this week's Creative Color Challenge.  Here is a card I made from the color selection for this week:

Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy
  • Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze  and Not Quite Navy cardstock
  • My Mind's Eys Indie Chic Nutmeg paper pad
  • My Mind's Eye Citron "Grow" decorative brads
  • My Mind's Eye title
  • Stampin' Up! Eyelet Lace punch
  • Ranger distress ink in Broken China
  • Seam binding from my stash
  • Button from my stash

Baja Breeze RGB: 141, 189, 193
Not Quite Navy RGB: 52, 103, 120
Calypso Coral: 245, 116, 97

And here is last week's winner:

Gnat - The Creative Bug
Congratulations Natalie! You are this week's winner and will gain a second entry into the monthly drawing for the Cricut cartridge Once Upon a Princess!  Thank you for your participation!

I look forward to seeing your creations for this week:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Birthday Card Redo

Do you ever make a project and am not happy with the final outcome?   Well, this birthday card was one of them.  It needed a little something extra... 

Well, I had an idea when I was thinking about what I wanted to create for a project for a Crop.Chocolate Challenge. 

NSD Online Challenge #5 - With This Ring...
With This Ring…
Include buttons or other embellishment in a shape {or} letter – ie heart, linked wedding rings, circle, R, A, etc.
I used the buttons as they were to form a bouquet (circle) of balloons:
Small change, but a big difference.  Now I am happy with it!  =)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

There's No Place Like Gnome

This project was for the Cricut Circle NSD Crop: Cricut Craft Room Challenge.

I used the Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the scalloped square (did you know that EVERYONE gets that cart for free?  It's automatically downloaded for you once you sign up to use the Cricut Craft Room.  Gotta love FREE!).  The gnome house and the sign are cut from the Cricut digital cartridge Gnomes and Mushrooms.  Lastly, the designer paper is from the DCWV Hippie Chick stack and the solid cardstock is all from my scraps.