Monday, February 28, 2011

EAD Designs Blog Hop - Turtle Love


I am SO sad that today is my last day of being a guest designer for EAD Designs. Thank you SO much to Emily for giving me this opportunity and to the design team for being so welcoming to me! 

Today I have a fun post made with EAD Designs Stickerz! You should have gotten here from the fabulous talented and wonderfully sweet Jenn's blog! If not, start back at the beginning at the EAD Designs blog for fun fun fun

Cartridge: Create a Critter
Cardstock: Core'dinations
White Gel Pen
Googly-eyes bought at Michael's

Now you are off to Lauren's blog! I LOVE what she does with EAD Designs stickerz! 


Sunday, February 27, 2011

2nd post to out-smart Mr. Linky

Sorry! I had to make another post so that I could linky up both banners! So don't pay any attention to this one! :) 


Banners for Twins


I just got back from Florida and will have to share some pictures later, but I wanted to get this project in by the deadline for the challenge (which is in about 2 hours!).

A friend asked if I could make banners for her identical twin girls after she saw the train banner I made for Malakai HERE. I was thrilled to do so! She said I could make them whenever, but when I saw this month's challenge on the Circle Blog was to use a banner, then I let her know they would be done this month! :) Aren't they the cutest!?! 

They are just darling. Now, I have to say, after spending a few hours with them, there are a LOT of challenges that twin mommies have to deal with that we never even think about, but the pictures of them sleeping and holding hands while they eat are about the cutest things on the planet! 

I made these banners based on what little I know of their personalities. I can't wait to watch these little ones grow up! 

Kylie's banner. :) 

Cartridges: Cake Basics™ (butterflies and letters) and Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge™ (I borrowed this from Roe at the Honeybee Swarm in Florida and LOVE it. I didn't think I would like this cart, but it is so neat for cutting flowers!!! It is now on my wish list!) 
Cuttlebug Folders: Daisy Pattern™ (I borrowed this from BettyBee at the swarm. Thanks!)
Paper: Echo Park: A Walk in the Park™ and Little Girl
Solid Cardstock: Core'dinations, Paper Trey Ink™, and Cricut
Ribbon from my stash
Glossy Accents™

I hope you had a good time looking at this and it inspires you to make a banner for your own little one or a friend's little ones to put above their cribs! 

Come back tomorrow morning for my final EAD Designs Guest Blogger post. It's going to be "turtle-y awesome".


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Imaginisce Berrylicious Release Party!!!

I am SO excited to share with you some of the things I have made with the Berrylicious collection! I hope you are enjoying all of the inspiration over at the Imaginisce blog

Cartridges: Sentimentals™ and Wild Card
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink
White embossing powder: A la Mode™
Heat embossing tool: Colorizer by EK Success™
Glossy Accents by Ranger™

Sorry! This photo is out for publication! :) 

Cartridge: Create a Critter
Solid cardstock base: Paper Trey Ink

Sorry! This photo is out for publication! 

Imaginisce Berrylicious Collection™
Hot Rocks Compact Crystal™
Cartridge: Forever Young
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Fabulous Phrases™
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink™, Core'dinations
Embossing folder: Swiss Dots
Ribbon from my stash
White embossing powder: A la Mode™
Heat embossing tool: EK Success Colorizer™
Glossy Accents™

As always, when there is a new release, there are prizes to be won over at the Imaginisce Blog and today is no exception! So head over there because you could win the entire Berrylicious Collection!!! 


It is also our wonderful leader's birthday: Lori Allred! She is SUCH a fabulous person and I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her at CHA. Some of us on the DT made her cards using the Berrylicious collection and sent them to her so hopefully she is surrounded by our little creations right now!

Here is the card I made for her:
Cartridge: Wild Card
Cuttlebug: Seeing Spots Emboss Folder
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Twine from The Twinery
White Gel Pen

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI! Be sure to leave her some love over on the Imaginisce Blog page.


My Pink Designer Showcase!


Today My Pink Designer's were allowed to showcase any of the new stamps! I am SO excited to share with you the birthday card that I made for my friend Christy

I used Robyn's stamps called Sweetest Cupcakes. I LOVE these!

Here is the fun card I did with them!

Cuttlebug™ Embossing Folder: Polka-dots™ (borrowed from my best friend Kourtni - it is now also on my wish list!)
white embossing powder: A la mode™
Heat embossing tool: EK success Coloriser™
Stickles in Waterfall™
Glossy Accents by Ranger™
ribbon from my stash

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Be sure to stop by the other designer's blogs and see what they have created!  You can start HERE at My Pink Stamper's website


Monday, February 21, 2011

This month is FLYING by! I will be in Florida when you read this and tomorrow I will be hanging out with my design teammates from Betty Bee's Buzz! We call ourselves the honeybees! So this is the project that I am made for our swarm! A swarm is when a bunch of ladies that are Cricut-crazy get together and craft!

Today I have a fun post made with EAD Designs Vinyl! You should have gotten here from the fabulous talented and wonderfully sweet Jenn's blog! If not, start back at the beginning at the EAD Designs blog for fun fun fun

I cut out the vinyl on my Cricut™ after using the Gypsy™ to place it all where I wanted it to be placed on the mat. Now, I should have flipped the whole image so that I could adhere the vinyl to the underside of the silk screen, but I forgot and ran out of vinyl so I just used this and it still worked perfectly! 

Don't mind the bubbles - that was my hastiness and not a cause of the vinyl! About the vinyl... I have to tell you that I tried another vinyl before this one that I had won and thought that all vinyl was created equal. I am telling you right now that it is not the case. EAD Designs vinyl is SO much better! So while I had to find out the hard way, I will be promoting this vinyl with full confidence! 

The finished product :) Yes, I just left them on the hangers and Yudu'd them as I was going quickly and wanted to hang them up to dry.

At the swarm, we were each instructed to bring a project that everyone can do, so they will be blinging out their t-shirts using the i-rock from Imaginisce! This is what I did to mine: 

As I always show cards made with EAD Designs Stickerz, I just wanted to show another project using their vinyl to create an awesome product! I hope you enjoy them as much as I hope the girls enjoy them at the swarm! 

Cartridges: Sentimentals™ (bee) and Birthday Bash™ (font)

Don't forget to play in the color challenge this month! One random winner will win $20 of EAD goodness and everyone else gets a 25% off coupon! How great is that!?! 

Now you are off to Lauren's blog


Sunday, February 20, 2011

1st CHA Video

Greetings from Florida!

I TOTALLY forgot about my CHA videos! I'm so sorry!

Here is the first one - it's only a few minutes long and shows what the actual CHA part looks like and a little snippit from Echo Park Paper's Madison about their new lines! 
I will be showing another video (or videos) with the Gala activities as that's where I took the most video and of all of the dancers! 

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. I have two posts going up tomorrow so be sure to catch both! :) 

Hugs to all! 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Announcements and a missing winner!

First up, Imaginisce has just released their e-newsletter which looks AMAZING and has project ideas as well as product announcements in it. It will be released quarterly. It also has a giveaway for the Cricut Cake Mini™ and two extra cartridges inside! If you received it, great. If not, you can sign up here:

Tell your friends about it! It's going to be fabulous! You can check out the details at the Imaginisce blog!

Next up: EAD Designs!

EAD is looking for a 
Before & After Girl.

What is a Before &After Girl...

One lucky girl will be chosen to receive free products of her choice
to show" before and after" pictures of
Home Decor, Wall Art,Wood Craft, Glass blocks,Decorating Idea, just about anything your crafty mind can think of.

Sorry no scrapbooking projects 
We want to show our customer all the fun things 
you can do to your home with our products.

You will be doing a post every Saturday
This post should include: professional looking photos of the before and after project.
Detailed information on your project.( supplies used, a link to the product you used, etc) 

Please email applications or questions to
please include your name, blog, a little about yourself, 
and anything else you would like to add.

you have until March 5th @ midnight to get you applications in..
So spread the word and we cant wait to hear from all of you 

Okay! That is all for today! Tomorrow I will be on a plane to Florida and then will be hanging out with the HoneyBees! :) I still have not heard from my cartridge winner and will be picking a new one if I don't hear back from you so please check on THIS POST and contact me if you are the winner (Claudia, I already got yours, thank you!)!


I'm Sweet On You

Another card using Artful Delight's February Kit! I am SO in love with the colors in this kit and especially this polka dotted paper! Of course... it's green... which warrants my immediate affection!

Ink: Colorbox in black
Cardstock (black) Paper Trey Ink
Ribbon from my stash

Have a beautiful day! 


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday using Graphic 45 from Artful Delight's February Kit

I hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day! We had 4 friends over and I made a 5 course meal complete with wine pairings. We had such a lovely time!

I made this card for my grandmother's birthday (we call her Nanny). This kit is SO versatile from babies to grandmothers to little boys and everything in between - I just love this kit!

Cartridge: Wrap it Up
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink
Ribbon from my stash
Ink: Colorbox in black

Don't forget to play along with the sketch challenge this month! You could win March's kit! If you sign up for the kit club, then Leeanne with either refund your money for that month if you win or extend it by a month. The kits are fantastic and I can't say enough wonderful things about how hard she tries to pack as much into those kits as possible! 


Monday, February 14, 2011

EAD Designs Valentine's Hop!

***Scroll down for the Imaginisce Blog Hop***


I hope you have something special planned even if it's ordering in pizza and having a glass of champagne solo. I used to do it all the time and put on an awesome chick-flick and buy yourself a single red rose while you're at it!

With all the money spent on Valentine's Day, I decided to cook a gourmet 5 course meal for 4 other friends complete with wine pairings. That way we could skip the super expensive meals, make our own, have a fabulous time together, and it takes the pressure off the men to have to make plans and execute. It's all on me! :)

You should have gotten here from the fabulous Jenn at Double N Designs and I am your last stop on the hop!

I am really excited about this card! I made it a while ago and it's just one of those that you look back on and say, "I am satisfied." I hope you like it! 

Stickers: EAD Designs Postage Love on a white background
Cardstock: (Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White) Paper Trey Ink™, (pink) Cricut Cardstock Pad: Reds and Pinks™
Ink: Colorbox in black

Since I am the last stop on the hop, hop back over to EAD Designs and leave them some love! Don't forget to play in this month's color challenge where you can win $20 to EAD Designs AND even if you don't win, you get 25% off! How great is that!?!

***Scroll down for the Imaginisce Blog Hop***


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Imaginisce Color Challenge!

Aphra got to choose the challenge this month and she decided on a color challenge! The month is half way over, but we wanted to remind you about the challenge and also give you some more inspiration!

You should have gotten here from the Tracy's Blog. If not, start at the Imaginisce Blog for all of the fun! 

Here is my take on the challenge. I was inspired by the stripes, banner, and lollipops!
Paper: Imaginisce: Enchanted™"If the Crown Fits" (pink heart paper) and "Fairy Trails" (stripes)
Cartridges: Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art™(banner), Sweethearts™(postage stamp shape)
Adhesive: Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares (on top of the buttons and under the twine)
Ink: Momento in Cocoa™
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen
This was our inspiration photo (and yours too!) 
If you want to participate in the challenge click HERE to the post where you can enter. It will take you back to the Imaginisce blog page. You have to use 75% Imaginisce product and if you win you could win big! So join us for the fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I am your last stop on the hop! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some love and I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration!


Winners Winners!

Winner of the EAD Designs Stickers donated by EAD Designs (thanks Emily!) is.....

Claudia, I will email you so I can get your address and send it to Emily at EAD designs! Congratulations!


Winner from the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop and winner of the Paisley Cartridge donated my yours truly is:

I don't have an email address for you, so if you would please send it to me, I would love to send you your Paisley Cartridge! Congratulations! 

Okay folks, I am off to dinner, but I will be back here late tonight with an Imaginisce blog hop and in the morning with an EAD blog hop! Make sure to tune into both of those where more prizes can be won! 

Also, Artful Delight's February Kit is unfortunately sold out (because it's SO cute!!!), but I would definitely get on the list for next month's kit as I think it has potential to be the best one yet! Also, if you have boys/father's day layouts and cards - this will definitely be a kit for you! :) 

Hugs to all! 


Happiness is a Butterfly

I made this card using Artful Delight's February Kit!

Right now I am getting ready and then heading up north with my husband to hang out with some friends, play some games, and have homemade pizza! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday planned as well!

Artful Delight February Kit
Cartridge: Cake Basics (butterfly backgrounds)™

I will be updating this post later with the winner of the cartridge so come back and see if you are the winner! :) 


Friday, February 11, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop!

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday

Hello and thank you for joining us!!! Last hop, I went super cutesy, so this one I wanted to go super classy!

This month our challenge was to use black and our favorite color... hmm... easy! Green! After the hop, head back to Robyn's blog to participate in the challenge

I am SO thrilled to be showcasing one of Robyn's AWESOME new stamps sets: Music Speaks™. I just love this set!!! I am all about the music and FINALLY there is a stamp set out there dedicated to it! Way to go Robyn!

You should have gotten here from My Pink Stamper's blog. If not, hop back there to start in the fun! 

Stamps: My Pink Stamper: Music Speaks
Cricut Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings
Cuttlebug Folder: Allegro™ (my best friend Kourtni actually owns this one, but we were crafting together! :).. it's now on my wishlist!)
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink™
Paper: Bo Bunny Double Dot
i-rock by Imaginisce
Mirror Glam Rocks by Imaginisce
Ink: Versamark™
Embossing powder: a la Mode™
Heat Embossing Tool: Coloriser by EK Success™
Adhesive: Glue Arts
Pop Dots

Now you are off to the fabulously talented CarrieAnne's blog! I think her creations are just wonderful! 

Here is a list of participants if you get lost: 

If you made it ALL the way down here for the bottom of a post, you are in for a treat!

I had said that I wanted to give something away for breaking the 300, 400, 500, and now 600 mark of followers! It went really quickly and being on the My Pink Design Team has made a HUGE impact on that! So, in honor and thanks (Thank you Robyn for this opportunity!!!), I wanted to give away something. SO I picked up this Paisley Cartridge™ for one of you! Please only leave one comment (multiples will be deleted) and I will ship anywhere in the US. If you are outside the US and would still like to be in the drawing, I just ask that you pay for the shipping and you can be eligible as well! I will draw a winner on Sunday so come check back and see if you won!

Whew! There are a lot of us, but we are all showcasing some fabulous things! So enjoy the inspiration!!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

EAD Designs Color Challenge!

SQUEAL! It's time for the EAD Color Challenge

Being Irish, I LOVE these stickers and the challenge colors! It's no secret that I like this color combination! Just look at my blog colors! I wonder if they would let me enter in my entire blog site into the challenge.?. Probably not... ;) 

Here is what I made with these stickerz which are now available in the store

It's just a simple card, but I thought it was adorable and the detail on the four leaf clover flourishes are just beautiful. I hope you enjoy it! Now go see what the other ladies have in store for your inspiration and play along with us this month! :) One random winner will get $20 to the EAD Designs Store and everyone who plays will get a 25% off coupon! How generous is that!?! Just click on the "Color Challenge" tab at the top!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine projects at Imaginisce and CHA winner!

Good morning! 

I am hosting a small Valentine's dinner with two other couples and I thought I should do some decorating! 

So, this is something I made for the wall. I have had a lot of different plans for this board, but I like how this came out! 

Sorry! Out for publication!!! :) 

I cut the letters at 4.5" using the Cake Basics Cartridge™ with Imaginisce Garden Party "Wild Flowers". 
I used the Roly Rosies by Imaginisce in Pink and Brights™.
I also used a few of the Pop-up Posies in Pink
Garden Party Collection Floral Flourishes in pinks and neutrals™.
Bloomin' Things Mesh Brads from Garden Party (they show online as pink and green, but they are actually pink and white.)
I attached EVERYTHING with my i-bond cordless glue gun. Totally in love with that glue gun!

I can't wait to get my little hands on the new colors for the Roly Rosies and Pop-Up Posies as well as the new fabric Roly Rosies! I provided the link in case you wanted to check them out! :) 

Stop by the Imaginisce blog to see what the other Design Team ladies have created for your inspirational pleasure!

Lastly, the winner for my CHA giveaway is:

Kimberli said...

Looks like you had a great trip, glad you're getting back in the groove of things - I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimberli, email me at and I will get that right out to you!!! 


Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine using Imaginisce!

So we Design Team girls wanted to create some valentines using paper that you still have. So we are trying to take the lines that you wouldn't think of and turn them into valentines. The girls have some awesome inspiration for you over at the blog and I am just showing you my simple card made from my last remaining scraps of a Cottage Christmas piece of paper! 

Stamp sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Love-alcious
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots

***Scroll Down to see my first EAD post and for a giveaway!***


EAD Designs Blog Hop and a giveaway!!!

Hello and welcome!!!

You should have gotten here from the EAD Designs blog. If you did, you're on the right track. If not, start back there to join in the fun! 

Emily from EAD Designs has given me a set of stickerz to give away to one of you!!! Thank you Emily! She has always been SO great and so kind to me. I am so honored to be a part of her team for the month of February and can't wait to share my projects with you! 

Here is the project for today. It couldn't get much simpler. Sometimes simple is great! I promise I cut the ribbon bottoms even when I made it and the bow skewed a little and I forgot to change it before I took the picture! Sorry! 

Stickerz: EAD Designs: OhLaLa printed on clear
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (white)
Paper: My Mind's Eye: Fine and Dandy: Tickled Pink™

This is an A2 sized card: 4.25x5.5" after it's folded.
I cut a strip of paper from the Fine and Dandy line and stuck on a bunch of the words and tied a bow! 
Such an easy and cute valentine! 

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win these. They are the stickerz I used on my card! :)

Next you are off to Lauren's blog! I just love her creations! 


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Artful Delight with Graphic 45

EEK!!! I am SO excited as for two months we have all been looking forward to working with Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime! And wait until you see what is coming up... There might be some new CHA releases in there... Just sayin'! 

I absolutely fell in love with these Peter Rabbit papers and the shabby chic vintage feel. I think this is such a fabulous kit and what Leeanne paired it with is perfect! This kit will be sold out quickly so pop on over if you would like it! The last two didn't even make it half way through the month!

The sentiment is really close to my heart as when I was a nanny of 4, I called one of the kiddos, "cutie patootie" all the time. She was three and she just thought it was SO funny. So this phrase warms my little heart.
Artful Delight February Kit
Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment stamp from My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies
Ink is ColorBox in Black
Stickles in Waterfall were from the November Artful Delight Kit (sold out, sorry!)
This card is based on the sketch made by my fabulous Design Teammate Debbie! She is so talented! 

Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime collection - 1 sheet each

Once Upon a Springtime
Enchanted Forest
Fairy Folk
Butterfly Kisses
Woodland Fantasy
Tiny Treasures
Pixie Post
Primrose Cottage
Flight of Fancy

1 sheet each:

Jillibean Soup - Soup Staples - Brown Stock
Parisian Anthology Divine Damask

Solid Cardstock - 1 sheet each

American Crafts - Mint & Canary


1 yard Twine - Kraft Outlet
3 small tags - Kraft Outlet
1 yard Maya Road Crochet Trim - Brown
4 American Crafts - Pearl Brads - Letterbox
1 pkg Kaisercraft - Self Adhesive Pearls
2 Prima Flowers - Guava Peony Brahms
5 Jenni Bowlin - Butterfly Chipboard Elements
3 Prima Flowers - Butterflies Vlinder
1 Kaisercraft - Wood Flourishes - Border
1 pkg American Crafts Thickers - By the Yard - White
1 My Minds Eye - So Sophie Savvy Die-cut cardstock frame

Each package will include 1 of these - Once Upon a Springtime Frames or Tags in addition you will receive surprise bonus items - all items will be from the kit, may be extra paper or embellishments or both.

***Make sure to leave a message on the last post for a chance to win the make and take from the class I took at CHA! And come back again tomorrow for the EAD Designs blog hop and a chance to win some stickerz!***

ALSO don't forget to play in the sketch challenge at Artful Delight HERE where you can win March's kit!!!