Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's not too late!

It's not too late to enter my 500 Follower Giveaway if you haven't already entered.  Click HERE for the original post.

I will be picking my winner this Tuesday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

NEW RELEASES! My Pink Stamper

So exciting!  Robyn from My Pink Stamper has released four all new stamp sets!

Around the Corner ~ Perfect for the classy/elegant look.  This set also contains corner images to enhance your project. 

Never Give Up ~ Perfect sentiments for the people working hard in your life to be fit  or for any type of competition projects:

Girlie Sayings ~ Need I say more? 

Handle with Care ~ This set would be great if you are a gift giver or like to send things through the mail!  You could add a little something to the top of your package or create something  vintage looking from scratch:

Hope you enjoyed viewing what I came up with.  Please be sure to visit My Pink Stamper to view my fellow designer's projects.  You can also purchase any of these sets HERE.   Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Missing...World's Best Teacher!

Since I had my My Pink Stamper School Days stamp set out, I decided to create another project using it!

Materials Used:
  • Imagine cartridge Notebook Doodles
  • My Pink Stamper School Days stamp set
  • Binder clip
  • Straw from my kitchen ;)
  • Stampin' Up! chalk
Since summer vacation is just around the corner...the teachers will be "missing".  This would be super cute to give to a teacher filled with a little something special.  Maybe their favorite candy or even a gift card.  And here is the female version:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team Day ~ April 2012

This month, our theme is Teacher's Gifts.  We could use any My Pink Stamper set that we wanted to and create any type of project.  I decided on a hollowed out book for my creation:

Material Used:
  • Cricut cartridges Going Places and Fabulous Finds
  • My Pink Stamper School Days stamp set
  • Hardcover book
  • Picture frame
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock in Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy
  • DCWV The Travel Stack
  • Stampin' Up! Pewter hodgepodge hardware
  • Stampin' Up! Not Quite Navy classic ink
  • My Mind's Eye title cards
  • Compass embellishment from my stash
  • Stampin' Up! Night of Navy 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
Start with a nice thick hardcover book.  Ensure it's not a classic!  ;)
Create a mixture of white school glue and water.  The ratio I used was  about 60/40, with the larger portion being the glue.  You won't use too much, so don't mix a lot.

Hollow out the book.  This is the tutorial I used:
I decided to add a picture frame to the front to make the gift even more useful.

And this is the completed project.  The globe was cut from the Cricut cartridge Going Places and the bookplate from Fabulous Finds.

The book cover itself was my color/them inspiration.  I thought it already had a nice masculine base, so I chose not to cover it up.
I also chose to just wrap the book in matching ribbon rather then cover the spine with paper.

The sentiment "World's Best Teacher!" was perfect for my theme!

And here it is opened.  You could choose to fill it up with things like paper clips, erasers, checking pens, etc.  Or, even add a gift card to the inside.
The decorative possibilities are endless.  Covering a book in primary colors and perhaps cutting a chalkboard out would be super cute for the elementary grade levels.  I also plan on covering a book with soft, vintage papers and creating a bunch of 3-D flowers to add to the front cover of a book I am planning to make my mom for Mother's Day.  Give it a try!

By the way, is having an AWESOME sale on Robyn's stamps!  Some as low as $7.30!!!  Click HERE!

I am also entering this book into the latest Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge since the hollowed out book would look perfect as the centerpeice on a coffee table on top of a stack of coffe table books! 

The Challenge: Create a centerpiece using your Cricut machines.

Creative Color Challenge 04-23-12

Welcome to this week's Creative Color Challenge.  Sorry, I am running a bit late with it.

Certainly Celery RGB: 181, 198, 130
Whisper White RGB: 255, 255, 255
Marina Mist RGB: 100, 165, 187
And here are last week's winner's:
Jennys Scrapbooking Haven

a little bit of me

Congratulations!  Aren't their projects "rockin"?  Please feel free to grab your winner's button from my right side bar.  You will also both be entered into the monthly drawing for the Cricut cartridge Preserves (if you win and already have the cart, you can pick something else from my prize stash).  

Don't forget that you can use ANY brand or materials that you want.  Just match them up as closely as you can to the colors posted. 
Here is the link up for this week.  I  look forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Here is a card I made for my very special friend, although if you change the sentiment, I think it would work well for Mother's Day too:

I used the new Cricut cartridge Spring Cottage for the images and the My Pink Stamper stamp set Flowers & Friendship for the sentiment.  I also followed this week's Creative Color Challenge.  Don't forget to link up your project.  :)