Sunday, October 10, 2010

Winter feeling card

Winter is a few weeks away! although here in California it still feels a bit like Summer. Here is my winter card created especially for My Pink Stamper's Winter challenge


Dreams Come True cart - tea pot"2.5" and cup "1"
Nursery Tales Imagine cart - for the patterned paper on the tea pot and cup
Cuttlebug - Snowflakes folder
My Pink Stamper's Winter stamp set

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Think Pink!

For this week's challenge we were told to make a card using pink, scallops, flourish, glitter, jewels, and ruffles (picking any 3). I think I incorporated more than 3 hehehe oh well! Of course this all has to do with it being October and breast cancer awareness month. So here is my entry for the challenge. I hope you enjoy :) I made an "any occasion" card so I can have it handy whenever I need one.

Here is the recipe:
Sugar and Spice - Scalloped rectangle 4 x 5 1/4"
Sweethearts - Scooter gal 3.18"
Stickles - Black Diamond, Cinnamon, and Cotton Candy
Stick on pearls
Black ribbon and glue dots to keep the ruffling together
My Pink Stamper stamp set - "Everyday Occasions" for the sentiment and swirls



This was my first attempt at gathering ribbon so don't laugh :)


Monday, October 4, 2010

French Manor

I think this is the first time I have used my French Manor cart as the main focus of my card. I used the dress frame. I was surprised and pleased that it cut very well despite all the little details. Here is a more detailed look

French Manor cart
Dress Frame - 3.75"
Scalloped oval - 4"
SU card stock - Certainly Celery
Very Vanilla
Pretty in Pink
Sahara Sand
Melon Mambo
Stamped Sentiment - The {Stamps} of Life - "banners4all" set stamped with Sahara Sand ink

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MPS Imagine That Wednesday Challenge

Here is my entry for Robyn's challenge. I made it using the Best Friends Imagine cart.
My cat was cut at 3.8"
Tiny birds were .8"
Meow banner was .8"
Yellow patterned paper was cut at 4" but i had to trim the side to make it fit onto my card
I added bling with the iRock and Stickles to the birdies' wings

Boy have I been bad!

I'm such a bad blogger. I have neglected my blog for who know how long! I noticed I had been a little down. I was super excited for my Imagine to arrive, I neglected my Expression :( I wasn't in the mood to make anything. Since my Imagine was on backorder I waited about a month for it to arrive. Well now it is here and I'm loving it!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cricut Circle Calling Card

As part of the Cricut Circle we were encouraged to create calling cards to carry with us to any Circle event. We could enter a card for drawings at the events and hand them out to other Circle members as a way to keep in contact. Here is the card I made a while ago. On the back I printed out a white square with my real name, message board name, Circle member number, and email address. Per request of Gramjak I have put up my card on my blog :).
I used the Create a Critter cart to cut the raccoon at 2 1/2". I do not remember the exact measurements, but they were along these lines hahahaha. I know that the card itself measures 3". The white is cut at 2 3/4" and the pink is at 2 3/4" x 1 1/2".
Here is the card holder to go along with it.
I cannot take credit for this. Another Circle member made the template. I cannot find the post where she showed how to do it. Once I create a template for it I will post it :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh no!!!!

I gave in and just bought the Imagine :-/ I hope I'm happy with my purchase. After much debating with my mom and other people I always take into consideration when making a hefty purchase, I went against some of their advice and just got it hehe. I wont be in my hand until Oct :( So I'll have to sit and wait patiently

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall card

Here is a quick card I made using the Hello Kitty Greetings cart and a stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life "spooks2scare". This is my favorite ribbon in my collection. I was finally able to use it. I got it from the Target $1 section last October

And here is my inspiration, my black cat Dracula :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Bird-day

Here is a birthday or shall I say "bird-day" card I made for my co-worker.
Here is the recipe:
3 Birds on Parade cart
Cupcake bird 2.5"
Flower bird 1.75"
Small bird 1.25"

My Pink Stamper Tweet Hoo Puns stamp set

Stampin' Up paper
Bashful Blue and Pacific Point for birds
Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant for card (with patterned paper)
Melon Mambo for party hat and cupcake wrapper
Pretty in Pink for flowers and cupcake icing
Daffodil Delight for birds' legs and beaks

Joann's ribbon

Pima flowers


Stampin' Up Whisper White crafting ink

Heat embossing gun


Friday, August 13, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #9

Here is my submission for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. This week's theme was "Back to School" using the Paisley cartridge. This cart has a lot of cute images, but I really haven't used it as much. I made this card for my niece's teacher. Just a little hello note to let the teacher know that she can count on me for any help in or out of the classroom. I also include a $5 gift card to Starbucks :)

Paisley cart for zebra and car 2"
Paper Doll Dress Up for the road 4"x1"
George and Basic Shapes for the school sign 2" ( I had to hand write the "SCHOOL" because I couldn't find a cart for it)
My Pink Stamper stamp set for the "HELLO"
SU cardstock
EK Success dotted scallop punch
Ribbon from DollarTree

Tri fold shutter card

Here is my first attempt at a tri fold shutter card. I total forgot take pictures before I wrote out my card, so I've cut out my greeting :). I made this card for my friend as a "just because". I was excited to create this shape of card and super excited to use Rock Princess
I didn't realize that the skull has about 6 different layers. Hahaha I only did 3

I was lucky enough to come across a great tutorial showing how to score and cut the card. I found the video on Erin Lee's blog. She is a current MPS design team member. Click here to see her GREAT video

Monday, August 2, 2010

Forever Young booklet project

I volunteered mysef to be a guest designer for Kricut Tangee's blog Kricut Krazy
Her goal is to have all the projects from all the Cricut booklets on her blog, but since she doesn't own all of the carts, she asked if anyone would help her out. I offered to do the project in Forever Young. It is a simple 3D purse. Here is my take on it.
I tried to stick to the example as closely as I could. I did not have any glittered purple paper so what I did was add some Stickles to the plain purple paper. The binder also called for glitter white and purple ribbon, but since I didn't have those either I went with a cream colored ribbon.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

And the winner is....

I've emailed the winner. She will have 3 days to reply. Congrats! Aside from the post-its I'm throwing in some bling to use on your projects as well as a brand new Cricut spatula. I always loose mine :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Count on Me

Simple and quick card I made to try out my new 3 Birds on Parade cart which is only sold through HSN as of right now. I feel in love with this card as soon as I saw it. It has something you can use all year round, from Valentine's Day to Christmas or Halloween. Not only does it have images for holiday, but it has many more everyday images.

For this card I used two cartridges, one for my images and the other for the card itself. My images were cut at 2.5 inches and the sentiment was cut at 1.75 inches. The little vampire is supposed to have his cape lined in red, but the cuts were too small I could not work with them. I'm thinking if the bird was a bit bigger, then I could've used the red lining of his cape. The card itself came from the B is for Boy Lite cart. I used one of the tags and welded them together to make a card. Then I used a single tag as the background.

I used all SU paper. I've slowly built up my collection so now I have almost every color :). Here are the colors I used:
Old Olive
Night of Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Basic Black
Whisper White
Daffodil Delight

Monday, July 26, 2010

Awesome blog candy from a fellow Blogger

Inked Inspirations has 5 AWESOME prizes. Head on over to her blog for more details. She has 5 bundles which include Copics, Greeting Farms stamps, Martha Stewart punch sets, and much much more.
Here is her link
Inked Inspirations

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thanks everyone!

The "It's Not Easy Being Pink" blog hop was such a success! Thank you everyone for the sweet thoughts and prayers for baby Reily. He is doing better now. We thank God that he has made amazing progress these past 2 days. He is now off the IV and the oxygen :)

I wanted to share this card I made last week for a contest held by the Cricut Circle. We were asked to make a card that would be donated to the lymphoma and leukemia center in Arizona. We were only allowed to use Provo Craft and Bazzill products. The card will be judge by Bazzill employees and 2 lucky winners will be able to go to a special Provo Craft event in AZ. Winners will be able to take one guest. Hotel stay and events tickets will be provided. Even if I don't win I know my card will be used for a good cause :)


For this card I used 3 different carts. I used Cherry Limeade for the bird, tree, and Hi!. The cloud, sun, and Just 4 You came from Create a Critter cart. The card shape itself came from Just Because Cards cart. All the paper was from Bazzill. I did some embossing on the cloud and the bird with the Cuttlebug. I used the iRock to adhere the bling and Stickles on the limes.
I do hope this card brings a smile to whoever receives it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"It's Not Easy Being Pink" Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Blog Hop in which we are sending out a big Thank You to Robyn with My Pink Stamper for allowing us the privilege and honor of being part of her design team for the first term. We also would love to thank her for her creativity and sharing her talents with us. She is an amazing person who is always doing things for other so we wanted to do something special just for her! If you are starting here, this is a Blog Hop that includes 7 bloggers total which consist of the previous My Pink Stamper Design Team (Emma is still a current designer). Our theme is thank you so you will see that throughout each blog as you hop along. You will definitely want to check out everyone’s project and each blog has a fun giveaway to offer!! This is going to be so much fun, so let’s get started!!!

I made this post-it note holder I scrap-lifted from a friend. I thought it was the cutest thing! The only cuts I made were the flamingo from he Serenade solutions cart and the scalloped oval from the French Manor cart. Everything else was cut by the paper cutter and the edge puncher. I will post direction in a later post.

Now on to a small giveaway! I will be giving away all the 3 different sizes of post-its so you can get started on your own post-it note holder. It's not much, but it will sure get you started on your project. I totally forgot to get something for the giveaway. I've been at the hospital this past week since the newest baby in our family is in the ICU :( I promise to put something else in the giveaway once I get a chance to go to the store. Just leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you. I will be picking the winner on Thursday.

Now on to the next 6 talented Ladies! The next person on the hop is Pam (click on her name to hop on over to her blog and join in on the fun)! If you started this blog hop over on one of the other amazing blogs just click any of the names below and you will be re-directed to the next blog to hop along to!

Karla (thats me!)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Creative Time- Throwback Thursday Challenge

Here is my submission for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. She required any particpant to use the "New Arrival" cart or any old one we had. I decided that I will start naming my cards. Lets see if I will keep this up hahahaha. So here is my "Sweet Dreams" card
New Arrival cart (bassinet 2" moon 2.5")
Stampin Up cardstock in Night of Navy and Always Artichoke
Patterned paper were scraps
Stickles in silver for the moon's eye and stars in the sky
Cream ribbon
White gel pen for white stitching

Friday, June 25, 2010

MPS June project - Summer time tote

Summer is here!!! Kids are getting ready to resume their swim lessons. I made this tote for my niece to take her things to her swim lessons. I couldn't find my tripod, so I made a picture tutorial :)
Here are the things you need:
Freezer Paper (Wax paper will not work)
Blank tote
Any cricut cart. I used Create a Critter
Tulip fabric paint
You also need a piece of cardboard, an old magazine, or something to stick inside your bag to prevent any paint soaking on the other side. Mine didnt leak through, but better safe than sorry!
Cut out your stencil on the freezer paper. I used a 12x12 piece of freezer paper. I used the whale from the Create a Critter cart. Cut out the whale, the whale's first layer, and the saying "Splash". Make sure to save any little pieces in your saying. Make sure to place the dull side of the paper down on the mat, the shiny side will not stick to the mat. If you are cutting out a saying, make sure to press the Flip button on your machine or else it'll be backwards when you iron it on.
Iron on the stencil to your bag, SHINY SIDE DOWN. I started with the whale's first layer, the one that is squirting water. Make sure all the sides are stuck on the bag to prevent any paint leaking under the paper.
Take some paint and a make up applicator or brush and brush/dab on the paint.
Allow time for the paint to dry. I used my blow drier to speed up the process. Use the cool setting. Once it’s dry to touch, peel off the paper and place the second layer to paint on the different shade of blue. Try to align the image exactly for best results. Iron on this second layer trying to avoid the painted area. It will not damage the painted area, but you might get your iron a little dirty.
Paint this new area. Let dry and peel off paper.
On to the saying. Repeat the same process above. Iron on the paper, making sure to include the small pieces of the saying such as the loop in the L and the circles in the P and A.
I painted the water squirt blue
And then continued with the magenta wording
While that is drying I added the sun on the corner and then blow dried the sun and the saying.
After everything was dry I took some puffy paint and added the eyes and smile on the whale and sun. I also wanted it to be a girl whale, so I glue gunned a pink bow ☺ .
I cut out another sun on blue paper and made a gift tag using Robyn’s Friends & Family stamp set.
I know this was a lot of information, but if any step in unclear, please feel free to email me with your questions

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MPS Sneak Peek of Tweetie Hoo Puns stamps

Here is my latest project I've created using My Pink Stamper's newest punny stamp set. This set is great if you are using any kind of birds. This set will be released VERY VERY soon. You can start checking her website for her announcement on when these will be released.

Well on to my project. We have yet ANOTHER member in our family that is expecting.

I made this card using the Straight From the Nest cart. I cut the nest on brown paper at 4 inches and the eggs on teal paper also at 4 inches. I kept the Real Dial Size button off because those eggs would've been gigantic! I used a different shade of brown for the card itself. I used SU chocolate chip cardstock and cut it at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and the teal paper was cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate chip ink.
With the same colored ink and a makeup sponge I inked the edges of the nest. I did some heat embossing on the eggs. I used the eraser end of my pencil, dipped it in the embossing ink, sprinkled white embossing powder, and applied heat with the embossing tool.
Keep your eyes out for the release of these stamps! Hope you enjoy my card :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baby Shower invite

Simple and easy shower invites I made. I used the onesie and the duck from the New Arrival cart. I cut the onesie at 5.5 inches and the duck at 1.75 inches. I attached the duck with pop-up dots to give it the raised look. For the buttons on each shoulder, I punched out tiny holes on a foam sheet and used the little dots. I used the Martha Stewart screw punch that has 3 different sizes. I used the medium sized hole. I used black Sticlkes for the eye of the duck and orange Stickles for the duck's bill. The back of the invite has a blank sheet of paper on which I printed out all the shower information. I placed each invite in a clear cellophane envelope and gave them to the mom-to-be to hand out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

100 followers giveaway winner

And the winner is....

rbaq12 said...
Congrats on hitting 100!

I'll be contacting you shortly :)
Thanks everyone!

(winner was chosen using

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Woohoo!!!!! 100 followers giveaway

Thanks to everyone who has decided to follow my blog. I never imagined I would actually have people interested in my crafting creations. So as a little token of appreciation, Ive decided to have a small giveaway. It's nothing big like a cartridge or anything :) Its a flower stamp set from Stampology. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for me to get a hold of you. I'll be picking a winner on Thursday. Good luck and thanks again! :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Almost 100 followers!!!!!!!

I'm 1 follower away from 100!!!!! I think this calls for a celebration and a giveaway! Stay tuned :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

MPS Father's Day Challenge - Coin Chomping Robot Jar

Father's Day is around the corner so what better than a Father's Day challenge. For this project I decided to make a coin jar. As you can see I tried not to put any "Dad" words on it, so this could be a versatile gift for any male or fatherly figure in you life. I might even keep this gift for myself hehe just kidding! Anyway, it was a very simple project to make.

The recipe includes:
Glass Jar
Robotz Cricut cartridge (robot, $ signs, and font)
Paper and strong adhesive tape (ATG)

If you decide to make this jar, your measurements will vary. My jar had square-like things on each side. They were about 3 inches in height, so my dollar signs were cut at 2.75". The robot on the lid is cut at 3". The font was cut at 1.5" and the tiny $ was cut at .75"

I used SU cardstock and the ATG 714 to attach all my images on the glass. I love how it is still sticking. I don't think it will fall apart anytime soon :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

MPS May Family project

It's baby season in my family!!!!! I'm so excited. Not only will we have 2 new additions, but there are 2 girls at work that are also expecting! So here is what I came up with for this month's Family themed project

Pregnancy Survival Kit
The recipe for the outside is as follows:
New Arrival cart (5.5 mom)
A Child's Year cart (2 inch font)
Family and Friends Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper
me & my BIG ideas flower stickers

I used paper for all of this. I was a little nervous about paper not sticking properly, but the ATG 714 did wonders! It's held up nicely.

I layered the can with an assortment of colored tissue paper. The bottom layer includes some items for the moms such as socks, panty liners (for urine loss hehe), tea, stretch mark cream, hand cream, foot cream, etc. The top layer of the can includes some thoughtful items. I printed the following on a card and placed it in the can with all the items:

Tissue - Because now you cry during all the Hallmark commercials.
Antacid - To help your tummy forgive you for the little thing you couldn't pass up.
Rubberband - To remind you that you won't always be huge... You'll get to keep the stretch marks for the rest of your life.
Penny - To help start saving for that college fund.
Tootsie Roll - To help you satisfy that Chocolate craving.
Puzzle piece - So you won't forget that your life would not be complete without the precious little one that you are expecting

And the best part is that I was able to find EVERYTHING at my dollar store =D