8.30.2010

Toy Story Card!


Found a nice surprise in my mailbox when I got home tonight - yup....the much anticipated Toy Story cartridge!!!! I had to rip it open immediately and make a card. The whole time the little alien voices in my head kept chanting "the claw". LOL I love Toy Story! I am working on a card swap for all the holidays and I'm in frantic mode trying to get them done this week to ship off.

Take me to your leaderrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

Recipe:
Stampin Up card stock
Papertrey Ink card stock
Orange dot patterned paper - K&Company Spooktacular
EK Success infinity dots border punch
Inkadoo dollar stamp from JoAnn's
Stickles
White Pen
Googly eyes

My Pink Stamper Winter Challenge


Now that it's almost September, I guess it's time to get ready for winter! HA yeah right - not in Texas! My Pink Stamper is having a winter challenge and it allowed me to catch up on a page for my daughter's book - we had RECORD snowfall here last February. What a fun day - she still talks about building a snowman.

Recipe:
DCWV Winter Stack
My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamps
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores ribbon (my NEW FAVORITE color ever!)

That's it! Simple layout, no Cricut used. The picture and journaling say it all :)

8.29.2010

Episode #14: My Craft Room

Hi bloggies! I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing Sunday evening. I used to really dread Sunday nights, but I am learning to cherish the relaxation time more. I've had a pretty productive weekend. Friday night, I stayed up SUPER late setting up my NEW iphone! I love it! Saturday I had a garage sale and today I worked on my daughter's birthday invitations. I am not the best at creating the SAME project in LARGE quantities! haha...here are a few.


I thought I would upload a quick video tour of my craft room so you could see how I set things up and how I have everything organized.

8.25.2010

Halloween Challenge sponsored by Oh My Crafts!

I have a very exciting challenge for you! I'm hoping all of you will join me in a Halloween challenge this week sponsored by one of my VERY favorite online craft stores Oh My Crafts! They also have an inspiring blog I love to visit routinely.



Oh My Crafts and Erin Lee Creative will be choosing one lucky winner to win an AWESOME Halloween prize package from Oh My Crafts featuring Cuttlebug products and more! The contest will be judged on originality and creativity for Halloween. It can be a layout, card or other craft. Be sure to link up your project post to Mr. Linky below for your chance to win by Sunday 8/29 at 11:59 pm (the challenge ENDS 8/30 at midnight). Good luck and have fun creating!

Here is my Halloween project inspiration for you. I used the Mini Monsters cartridge, a pretzel favor bag, yummy dark chocolate Hershey kisses and a couple of my FAVORITE products from Oh My Crafts - Cuttlebug embossing folders, my iRock and Stickles!





8.23.2010

Sparkle Sister card



This is my soon-to-be sister-in-law's birthday card. Since she just got engaged, I thought this card was appropriate! Happy birthday Megh!

This skull ring cut gave me some REAL trouble tonight. The black outline is ridiculous and thin! It goes OVER the whole cut, which was sort of a pain. I had to cut it twice after ripping it once.

Recipe:
Rock Princess cartridge
Papertrey Ink card stock
Stampin Up card stock
My Pink Stamper stamps - Family & Friends and NEW Winter Punnies
Martha Stewart black glitter
ribbon from Michael's
irock + bling

8.22.2010

Winner of the New Arrival cartridge

Happy Sunday everyone!

The winner of the New Arrival cartridge is......

The Purple Muse!

Congrats! Please email me your address so I can get your cartridge in the mail to you. Thanks for playing along everyone, I need to go through all the names and pick one, ya'll had some REALLY fun name ideas! Thanks for the laughs :)


My daughter's teacher is leaving and I am very sad about it because she loves her! I made this quick card for her. It was really simple and easy. It's been a busy weekend with company!

Recipe:
Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge
Papertrey Ink card stock
Papertrey Ink ribbon
CTMH stamp
green stickles

8.21.2010

Episode #13: 3D Favor Box (and first dance class!)

Happy Saturday everyone! This morning was a very special morning I will NEVER forget. My daughter had her first dance class! She absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back next week. She was so attentive and one of the only ones that made it through the whole class! LOL! I can't wait to scrapbook these photos. Here is a few pictures from her class:
I've started working on my daughter's 3rd birthday party stuff. I thought I would show how easy it is to make a 3D box from one of my favorite Cricut cartridges Forever Young! The card shown below is the invitation. More Hello Kitty Birthday stuff coming soon I'm sure, lots still to do. Have a great rest of your Saturday!

8.20.2010

NEW My Pink Stamper Stamps Announced Today!


Robyn at My Pink Stamper just announced her BRAND new stamp sets today! There are FOUR new sets that are available for preorder now and will be available the first week of September. This stamp I used is from the set Winter Punnies. The others are: Spooky Puns, Christmas Wishes and Everyday Life. Her stamps are so great - not only are they cute / funny / perfect for cards, but they are amazing quality too! Her retailers are listed here. What are you waiting for???? :)

Some exciting news and a challenge!

PHEW! What an amazing week it has been for me! First, I launched my brand new website. Don't forget, if you haven't entered yet, be sure to name my pin up girl for a chance to win the New Arrival cartridge. Then, I found out I won a Peachy Keen Stamps gift certificate for my recent order and received my AWESOME stamp sets yesterday.

And NOW, I can now officially announce that I am a WINNER of the Cricut Circle Infomerical Contest!!!! I am so very excited about this. I worked hard to get all of my "step outs" and materials to Provo Craft a few weeks ago and it certainly paid off. It will air in October and that's all I can say about it for now! More information to come....

Now! Onto my project. This card is for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. Her challenge was to use the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and "frame it".


Recipe:
Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge - spider and web
Stampin Up card stock
Core'dinations Couture orange sparkle paper
American Crafts patterned paper
Recollections sticker
Peachy Keen Monsters 'n More stamp
white gelly roll pen

I hope everyone has a GREAT Friday! I will be busy working on my daughter's birthday party stuff this weekend! I cannot believe she is going to be 3. Sigh.

8.18.2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #35


Hi my fabulous bloggies! I am posting a video I made creating a card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #35. It was a color combo and a sketch challenge in one! I had a fun time making this one, the sketch is a keeper.

Recipe:
Rock Princess cartridge
Stampin Up card stock
Core'dinations Couture card stock (purple)
Michael's dollar stamp
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face stamps
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
bling, stickles, button

8.17.2010

I am in love! Wanna win a cartridge?

I am soooooo excited! Do you notice anything new around my web digs? Everyone, please look around. Yep, that would be my awesome new website! It just went live tonight, and I can't stop staring at how gorgeous it is! Tricia, you ROCK missy! Tricia is an awesome web designer who just so happens to be a Dallas girl too! Gotta love those Texas girls ;)

To celebrate my new website, I am giving away the hard-to-find New Arrival cartridge in celebration!!!! Because, well, my website is a NEW ARRIVAL!



I'm thinking my pin up girl needs a name, so I'm enlisting ya'll to help name her. Please post your best name idea for my pin up girl, and I'll choose a random winner on Sunday! And p.s. don't forget to grab my CUTE new button for your own site!

Warm Winter Wishes Snowman card


I made a super duper quick card because my new Winter Frolic cartridge was begging to be opened! Isn't the snowman cute? I love how his little body is a little funky shaped. Of course, my Peachy Keen stamps came in handy, once again! Stamp from Papertrey Ink.

8.16.2010

Winner and a sunshine card!

Hi my lovely bloggies! Guess what? Random.org picked a winner for my precious firecracker stamp from Peachy Keen. The winner is.....Heather!

Congrats Heather! Shoot me your addy and I will drop him in the mail to you!


I made this quick card tonight. The sun cut is so simple, but I love him! It makes me happy looking at this card, I might hang it up in my craft room. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink's Up Up and Away set, I love the fonts in the stamp. The cloud paper is sooooo pretty in person. It's DCWV's Endless Summer stack from Michael's. And of course, a Peachy Keen face. Have a great night everyone!

8.15.2010

Penguin Card


My daughter and I have been starting a special craft tradition on Sunday nights. We have been taking an hour before bedtime to do a craft. The past few weeks, we have made cards. She loves making them and helping with the Cricut (yes, she is only 3!) Tonight, she chose the penguin. Her very favorite thing to do is peel the paper backing off the dimensionals! Ha ha! I make it educational for her, we talk about animals and work on our colors while she helps me pick out paper. She then decorates her own way on the inside with colorings and stickers. The girl is obsessed with stickers!  We have a blast together and I love encouraging her creativity. Here is a fun picture of her decorating the inside. Have a great night!

8.14.2010

Episode 10: Firecracker Card & Giveaway!

Yes, I realize I am a month late on the 4th of July card, but for good reason! Who wants this cute Peachy Keen firecracker stamp? I have an extra, so just leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner Monday morning!







8.13.2010

Barrette Holder


It's back to school time! That means time to get organized. Or try as much as I can with a 3 year old ;) I found this cute pink metal bin in the Target dollar section and decided to make it my daughter's barrette bin. She loses them like crazy and I find them all over the house!

I am entering this in Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time. Her challenge this week was to use the Paisley cartridge with a back to school theme! Her challenges are always so fun. Have a great weekend bloggies!

Mommy to Bee Card: Episode #9



Recipe:
Paisley cartridge
Stampin Up Crumb Cake card stock
Patterned paper from Michael's
Papertrey Ink ribbon - Pure Poppy
Papertrey Ink stamp - Favor It Baby

8.12.2010

My Pink Designer Critter Project


Good morning bloggies! I hope you are all having a GREAT start to your Thursday. I am very excited to share with you my first My Pink Stamper Designer project today. It was so fun and I can't wait to share more with you! Be sure to check out all the other awesome projects on My Pink Stamper by my fellow designers, they are all fabulous!

I know I might get a few gasps, but it's true: cats are not my favorite pets. I am more of a dog girl, but this cat is really the "cat's meow" (tee hee!) I am a huge music person, so I am really loving her headphones! I stitched a zig zag on the gray layer with my Janome sewing machine for this card.

Recipe:
Rock Princess cartridge
Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, black and gray card stock
Core'dinations Couture black glitter card stock
Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz card stock
My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious stamp
Peachy Keen Everyday Faces stamp
American Craft ribbon from Michael's

Thanks for stopping by cool cats! I have a few fun things coming up on my blog, so stay tuned for those, including a My Pink Stamper stamp set giveaway!!!!

8.08.2010

Have a Tree-mendous Day card


Sunday night is bittersweet for me. I love relaxing with my family, but I dread going to work on Monday morning! Such is life...

My daughter helped me make this card. I'm not sure if beavers live in trees, but it's cute regardless!

Recipe:
Create a Critter cartridge (tree welded with Gypsy, beaver)
Stampin Up card stock
DCWV Retro Chick patterned paper
Cuttlebug folder
My Pink Stamper stamp
StazOn brown ink
ribbon from Michael's
stickles
white gelly roll pen

8.07.2010

Cute as a Pumpkin card


Good morning bloggies! As you may have noticed lately, I'm in the Halloween mood! Typically, I don't really like Halloween but this year I'm all into it (yes, it's only August). Maybe it's the plethora of cute Halloween cartridges coming out and all the fun paper hitting the stores. Last night I scored an EK Success border punch with bats at Michael's for $2.99 on clearance! So I had to give it a trial run. Hope you enjoy my card and have a GREAT Saturday!

Recipe:
Mini Monsters cartridge (3 pumpkins welded with Gypsy)
Stampin Up card stock (base)
Papertrey Ink New Leaf (green - my NEW favorite COLOR!!!)
Papertrey Ink Orange Zest
DCWV Midnight Spell patterned paper (quick video here)
EK Success bat border punch
white ribbon from JoAnn's
stamp from Big Lots
Peachy Keen Monster Mash face stamps
white gelly roll pen
Stickles (LOVE this orange!)
orange bling from Michael's

PHEW! I'm off to make a turtle pecan pie for a BBQ later today!

8.05.2010

Shoe Thanks card


Don't you love secrets? I DO! I have a couple :) I hope to share with you all VERY soon! This card is a little teaser....it gives nothing away, does it? Oh well, sorry!

I also love playing Santa! All the stamps are going out to the winners today along with a little surprise package for my 200th follower. Can't wait to see what you winners do with your new stamps! Have a great Thursday bloggies. I'm off to the post office!

Recipe:
Forever Young cartridge
Stampin Up Basic Black card stock (cut to make 3.5 inch card)
Stampin Up Mango Mambo card stock
Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry card stock
KI Memories Zebra paper
Recollections Metallic Pearl paper
Green Prima flower with black bling rhinestone
Green ribbon from Michael's
Papertrey Ink stamp

8.04.2010

My flower ring


Many of you have asked me where I got my flower ring I have worn in a few of my videos. I got it from Sam Moon, an AWESOME store here in Dallas with great deals on handbags and jewelry. I love this place! You can find the rings here. They have lots of pretty flower rings! And they are cheap cheap cheap!

Happy shopping!

8.03.2010

You Rock card


Rock Princess is in da HOUSE! Yes, I got it last night at JoAnn's, very exciting! Winter Frolic however, is lost in la la ebay land. This cartridge is soooooooo fun. It's got 2 really cute fonts and awesome images of rock princesses, skulls and fun sayings. Rock on! And yes, that green is really the color of my craft room wall :)

Recipe:
Rock Princess cartridge
Stampin Up card stock (black, skin tone and pink)
Paper Trey Ink card stock (green)
Cuttlebug stars folder
My Pink Stamper Family & Friends "You rock!" stamp
Stickles
ribbon from Michael's
iRock bling

8.01.2010

Grounded from CHA Giveaway WINNERS!



Winners!

Hero Arts Stamp set - Melanie Mason
K&Co Stamp sets - More Than Favors
Christmas Stamp set - Flowerdisco
K&Co Stamp sets - Jessica Wekenman

Congrats everyone, and thanks for playing along! I'm off to go make some brownies! mmmmm