Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

WooHoo 1 more day and we shall be busy busy for NSD!!! My Pink Stamper will be hosting a day full of activities AND GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!! All of the girls from My Pink Design Team have been busy creating challenges for all of us to participate in. Head on over to and get the full 411 for tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birthday Purse

Here is a purse my friend asked me to do for her aunt's bday. These are the items I used:
Gypsy (to weld the two purse shapes together)
Paisley cart
Polka Dot paper from Me and My Big Ideas Specialty Paper stack (black and white)
Pink paper from AC Cardstock Tropicals
Ribbon from Target
Heart from George and Basic Shapes cart
Sentiment from Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions set (available at Custom Crops)

For the envelope I used the Ultimate Crafter Companion. The stamp is from Stampin' Up. It is the Cupcake standard wheel. I used different colored Stickles to bling up the boring white envelope :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Treats

Hi everyone. You probably already saw my project over at MPS site. I was a bit late on posting mine over on my blog. I just got home from work. Anyway, I had lots of fun creating this design.
For this month's project, I created a spring themed layout. I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the chick, egg, flowers, grass, and So Sweet saying. My Pink Stamper's "Everyday Occasions" stamp set was used for the butterfly and the "Simply Sweet Occasions" set was used for the "hi!". The egg was jazzed up by adding Stickles in Orange Peel and Grape. The punch used on the orange photo holder was Martha Stewart's pansy edge punch.
Head on over to so see Rowena's project. It is absolutely fab!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stampin' Up!

I was very excited to attend my first ever Stampin' Up! get-together. The best part was that it was a one-on-one kind of thing. My friend's mother is a demonstrator, so she was able to squeeze me in for a private showing of all her items. I have never used any Stampin' Up items, so I was very excited about this opportunity. I was so proud of the things I was able to make, so I just wanted to show you the projects we made together. I am very impressed about the Stampin' Up products. I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!!!!! I limited myself to only spending about $80. I do not have the name of the colors or items we used, so I won't be able to share that :( Sorry!

Baby Boy card

I just realized I posted my video to YouTube, but forgot to post it on my blog. Anyway, here is a video showing how I made a baby boy card using the New Arrival cartridge. I'm still trying to get the hang of embedding videos, so sorry in advance about the cutting off of the video. If you head on over to YouTube, you can better view the video. Just double click on the video

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pink, Green, and Black Challenge

Hi there! So My Pink Stamper recently posted a challenge for all her blog readers to participate in. You are to create a project using pink, green, and black. For more information about the challenge, head on over to her blog at
Here is my challenge project. I made a purse card using the Paisley cartridge and the Gypsy. This was a simple and quick card. The Paisley cart. only the shape of the purse. With the Gypsy I placed two purses and welded them together to make a card. I used AC Foil paper in Black for the bottom of the card and a sheet from the Nana's Kids stack for the small flap. Prima pansy flowers were used as the button closure.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


So while I wait for my Bind it All to arrive in order to finish my Mother's Day project, I was inspired by My Pink Stamper's recent card. Here is my Hugs card. Once again I am using my Create a Critter cart. I can't stop using it :) I should use the others so I don't bore myself with this one. I don't think that is possible though. I love the size of this card, it measures 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. The pink paper to start with was cut to measure 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 giving us a nice square card. The dots paper was cut to be 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and used the EK Success punch called Dotted Scallop. The seal was cut to be 2.5. For the seal's face I used Stickles in Xmas Red for the tongue and Platinum for the eyes. The flower is a small Prima with a little silver dot in the center. I was able to create an envelope to fit the card using The Ultimate Crafter's Companion. I cut a 7" square and used line D & D on the board.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mother's Day

So I started my mother's day project today. I am making a wordbook, my first ever, but I'm waiting to get my Bind It All so I can put it all together. I should be posting it in a few days.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mini Marker Holder and Microbeads review

So I've had the mini marker holder from Custom Crops, but had never gotten around to using it partly because I didn't have any mini markers! I was at Michael's today making some returns and found individual mini markers there. I only bought the black because I wanted to try out the holder first. I will definitely be returning to buy the whole set! I love how this thing works. I never used the Cricut markers, so I was amazed at what I was able to do with the mini marker holder :) Anyway, here is a picture of what I drew out. I used the Create a Critter cart for this. I think I'll be using the mini marker holder more often to make some great coloring pages for my students as a free time activity.
I also had some Martha Stewart glass microbeads I've never tried, so since I was just playing around with the markers i decided to try out the beads. As you can see, it looks like crap with the beads! I glued them on with the Elmer's glue pen. So from trail and error, the beads would work best as small details instead of gluing them on a larger surface.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. One more day of work and it is spring break for me! Here is a thank you card I made for my aunt! I hope you like it. I just got my Create a Critter cartridge yesterday. I haven’t stopped using it! It is a must have cartridge for all Cricut owners! The French poodle and the greeting are both from this cartridge. For the designer paper I used the DCWV Nana’s Kids paper stack and for the card itself, I used the gray from the AC Cardstock Primaries pack. I did use some Stickles to “bling” up my card. I used Cotton Candy on the greeting and Black Diamond for the eyes and smile. On the little bows I added some clear mini Skittles. These came as a sample when I bought my set of Stickles from a gal I saw on the Cricut MB. Here is her link if any of you are interested in Stickles or Skittles ☺
I was very pleased with her rapid service. I will definitely be returning to her to buy some Skittles.