Monday, October 31, 2011

Have a Witchy Day


My parents, husband, and myself will be jointing my co-family (in laws) in Saint Francis Wood in San Francisco for a Halloween celebration! Last year was their first Halloween in that community and the community told them it was a "hot spot" for trick-or-treaters... well, that was an understatement... We used a counter and clicked for every person that came to the door. After an hour and a half we had given candy out to 1280 children... yes, you read that number right.... 1280!!!! So this year we are going to be prepared! We are very excited about it. So I hope you are doing something fun tonight too! I am personally looking forward to the Hot Apple Cider! 

Over at Imaginisce we are giving you some last minute Halloween inspiration! So definitely go over there and check it out! 

This card is going to my grammy in Ohio! I designed the whole thing around her and having her in mind and this is just PERfect for her! She is as spunky as this shoe and I get some of that from her. :) I know she'll love it! 


Have a safe and happy Halloween!!!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Sweet Baby

This is another card I did for the new My Pink Stamper Release!!! This was actually made for my best friend Kourt who will be pumping out a small baby girl ANY day now!!! I am really excited about it! So since her first is a boy, I thought the second should be represented by a "chick". Get it? Geeze, I'm SO cheesy!!! haha. I'm glad you all put up with me! 

I know it sounds silly, but when you are inspired by something small, run with it! I was inspired by the lavender crinkled ribbon! I have had it set aside specifically to use because I just loved the soft, sweet color. So that's what I decided to use! 



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

With a Thankful Heart

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to my Pumpkin Spice post for today! 

I made this thank you card for a very dear friend and I hope she gets it soon! :)


I based this on the sketch that was in the Cricut Circle e-Magazine. I can't share it here as it's for Circle Members Only, but I will be linking it up to that! If you ever have any questions about the Cricut Circle, I am happy to answer them! :) 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WINNER of Sunshine Kit!

CONGRATULATIONS Taylor!!! I have emailed you to let you know that you won and I would LOVE to see any of my cards cased by you! If ANY of you send me your cased cards off of mine, I might even stick them up on my blog! :) I think it's SO great that we can inspire each other! 

A HUGE thank you to Shop Pumpkin Spice for donating this giveaway!!! 


My Pink Designer Showcase: Nice to Snow Ya!

HELLO and welcome to the My Pink Designer Showcase for October! 

We were asked to make a Christmas card with either Biggie Christmas or Winter Treats and Sayings! I used the latter (but I ABsolutely have both!!!)


Now that you are done looking at my card, head on over to My Pink Stamper's website to get inspiration from the rest of the DT. If you are in a slump for Christmas Card creation, you can just case every one of ours and that will get you 22 cards towards done! :) 


Monday, October 24, 2011

Trick or Treat

Today for Imaginisce we are showing you the new colored foam tape! It is SUPER cool! At first I thought, "interesting... but how is it going to look in practice?" Well, hopefully these pics will show you how well it really works! For once I don't have the white showing out from underneath! I LOVE it! 

You know I wouldn't promote anything I didn't LOVE and this - let me just say - has NOT left my craft room table!!! Okay, enough gushing and onto my project.

A VERY sweet friend sent me Happy Hauntings (THANK YOU! You know who you are!!!), so I really wanted to use the cartridge for this Halloween!!! 

Trick or Treat

This first picture I pulled off the backing of the tape on the top of the pic -where the bats are- but then I realized you might want to see the before and after... The reason for the funny sizes is that the tape comes in both rolls sand big and little squares - all in one package! I'm sure you're familiar with the squares so I just took a picture of the roll below. Best part - it didn't stick to my scissors! 
 After! - look how it practically disappears! It's a bit shiny so I used the light to bounce off it so that you could see it a little better. 

The roll of red from the side. I know that the red would look good enough against the orange top to hide it.

 Check it out!!! :) I LOVED that it practically disappeared!


Go and check out what the other ladies made with the foam at the Imaginisce Blog!!! It's pretty rad and it's one of those things like the i-rock, once you play with it, you LOVE it!!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Hope Your Day Is Fabulous!

My Pink Stamper just released a WHOLE new slew of stamp sets that are ALL awesome!!! CHECK them out HERE!!! 

I saw this phrase and thought it would be great for a wedding card! When someone asks me how my day is going I usually reply, "fabulous". So I have a feeling this phrase will get used a lot! 

*Designer's note: This whole card was made with one of the Christmas lines from Echo Park Paper! Don't forget to use patterns "out of the box"! You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you have in your stash! This just happened to be the closest collection to my craft table (as I can't get enough of it!) so I decided to be "lazy" and use it! LOVE it! :)*


AND something even more special is that the font that "fabulous" is written in -as well as other phrases on the set- was the font that reused for our wedding invitations, menus, programs, etc! SO I naturally LOVE this set!!! 


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Malakai!

This is my post for Pumpkin Spice today!!!

I made this for our Godson's 2nd birthday!!! He is turning two on the 23rd our time, the 24th his time (he was born at 12:09 I think - or 12:06 in Ohio so I like to say his birthday is on the 23rd. :) It drives his parents - my best friend Kourt - crazy! :) 

WE WILL SO miss not being with him for his second birthday, but I know there will be many more chances to celebrate him as the years go on. Then again, every day is a day to celebrate a child. 

Here is a pic of him!  Oh come on - SO adorable!!!

Here is his birthday card!


I based of the sketch from My Mind's Eye HERE. There is still time to play along with them! :)


Friday, October 14, 2011

My Pink-alicious Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!!!

**This is my second post of the day! Scroll down to see if you were the winner of my last giveaway and to see my home decor project - a Halloween bird house!**

You should have gotten here from my SUPER sweet friend Karlee's blog! I have MISSED her dearly and can't wait to see her again at CHA in January!!! HUGS Karlee!!! - dare I say "squish"? :)

If you didn't come from Karlee's blog, then start HERE at My Pink Stamper's blog!

Today we are showing you treat and goodie bags!!! I used My Pink Stamper's Yummy-licious stamp set! You can find it on her products page HERE.


Blog Hop Order

I am giving away the You Are My Sunshine kit that I created for Shop Pumpkin Spice! It has ALL of the papers in the new My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found Two: Sunshine kit and MUCH more! Of course it would be nothing without My Pink Stamper stamps! So use the ones in your stash or visit Robyn's product page HERE to see where you can pick some up! 

Leave me a comment before you hop on to be entered to win. Please remember that you NEVER have to follow me to win a prize! Of course it tickles me pick when you do, but it is absolutely not necessary! 

You will have one week to claim your prize after I draw the winner so be sure to check back! Otherwise I will have to give it away again! 

Sorry, but it is only open to US residents as far as free shipping goes, but if you are willing to pay the shipping, then I will send it on it's merry way to your house! You will love it! 

**This is my second post of the day! Scroll down to see if you were the winner of my last giveaway and to see my home decor project - a Halloween bird house!**

Now, hop on over to MY FAVORITE PINK HEAD DESIGNER'S BLOG: MARIA!!! She is AMAZING at keeping all of us SO uber organized!!! AND she is SUPER sweet and SUPER talented to boot! I know she will have created something BEAUTIFUL to inspire you!


Halloween Bird House and a WINNER!!!

FINALLY!!! I told you I would make you something other than a card! And tonight I will be showing you something else as well!!! Look out now! haha.


I made this for the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge - Use Echo Park Paper + at least 2 Cricut Cuts (there are 5!) 

I hope they like it!!! 

In a couple of hours the My Pink Designer Blog Hop will be going live!!!!

But before that, I need to announce the winner of the My Pink Stamper stamps that I gave away during the Shop Pumpkin Spice hop! The winner is.......

How often does it pick #1?!? I am so excited that it chose that number! Dorcas, if you could please send me your address and I will get your information to Shop Pumpkin Spice who generously donated the My Pink Stamper Stamps: Friend-tastic™ For my giveaway! THANK YOU SPS!!!

You have one week to email me at until I pick another winner! So email me straight away! :) 

See you in a few hours for the hop!!! 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Giraffe Vintage Baby Card

This is the last project I made for Artful Delight! I am SO sad to be leaving the team, but the new girls are AMAZING and you will LOVE their inspiration! 

Thank you SO much Leeanne for having me! I will DEFINITELY be keeping in touch and ordering some of your FABULOUS kits! And of course I'll be playing in all the sketch challenges to try to win some kits too! You are LOVELY and I LOVE my DT sisters too! 

**Designer's Tip: I wanted more of a vintage feel than was easily provided so I took a match and actually burned around the edges. Please use caution when doing so as the paper continues to burn after you have blown it out. Also be in a well ventilated area as this is a smoky proposition.**

Cartridge: Everyday Pop-Up Cards


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Holly Jolly

HELLO!!! It may seem like I have TOTALLY fallen off the face of the planet, but the last week has looked like this: We made the decision last Monday to rent out our house to some AWESOME people. We had been considering this anyway since you know the size of a house I live in (450 square feet) so the timing was just a little moved up. They needed to be in by the following Monday (this past Monday). So we talked about it Monday night, agreed on a rental price Tuesday, and signed the lease on Wednesday night. We packed up and moved out in 5 days flat! It was insanity.

On top of that I got selected for Jury Duty (of course!) AND I got picked for a criminal trial. Luckily it only lasted 48 hours and it was a hung jury. But it definitely made the crunch time a little more crunched. 

After a busy weekend and moving everything into a second storage unit, we packed up our two cars an headed down to Monterey (where I am now) to hang out with my parents while we figure out what we are going to do next. I can't share what's going on with my husband's work yet, but let's just say that our options are international - which could be a fun adventure! 

I must admit, I really enjoy routine and "normalcy" and nesting in my home so I feel a bit lost, but I also feel excited about the adventure ahead and can't wait to see where it takes us!

Now, onto my project.... :) 

I made this for my Pumpkin Spice post for this week! 

I also made this for the Cricut Circle Blog Challenge: Monochromatic and use one of our Circle Exclusive Cartridges. There is the TINIEST green line in the striped pattern in the background paper for the tree, but I hope it doesn't count! I was working hard with this challenge to make "monochromatic" not look monochromatic. I wanted to show how you could still make it more fun. And since neutrals don't count, I incorporated a lot of them in! 

I took this pic on the wood pile outside of my mom's house. I helped cut and stack all of that wood! :) 



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Gift Bag

This one didn't photograph as well. It is probably my favorite card I made with the October kit! I hope you like it too! 

Designer's Tip: If you want a "tissue paper" look - use tissue paper! There is almost always some lying around the house - tucked inside of an old gift bag, in the Macy's gift wrap section, etc. I tuck tissue paper away in my scrap box and I was SO glad I did for this project! :)

Cartridge: Everyday Pop-Up Cards


Friday, October 7, 2011


Happy birthday to my sweet sweet friend June! Head on over to her blog and leave her some birthday love! :) 

LOVE YOU FRIEND and have enjoyed every minute of getting to know you! It's amazing when someone on a DT that you NEVER would have known becomes a lifetime friend! I feel so blessed!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Loving this Everyday Pop-Up Cartridge! I just can't get enough of it! Shannon (the Irish Scrapper) asked me if this was a "must have" cartridge. Thanks for the question Shannon! I would have emailed you but your email isn't in your blogger profile. Anyway, the answer (for me) is ABSOLUTELY! I don't know how many of the images I have cut from this cart in one month since I got it, but it is almost all of them! 

 I also love this October kit from Artful Delight! 

Recipe: Artful Delight October Card Kit
Cartridge: Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Stickles in Diamond
Glossy Accents
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Yummy-licious


Monday, October 3, 2011


Bittersweet: This is the last month I will be a DT member for Artful Delight WAAAAHHH, but I have LOVED this year that I have been on this DT and cherish all the memories and the people I met. I'll do some more "crying" on my final post, so for now I'll just delve into my project!

This was the first card I made with Artful Delight's October Kit! It is for the sketch challenge where YOU could win next month's kit if you win! Check it out HERE


Artful Delight October Kit
Cartridge: Sentimentals

I made it using this sketch:

I made this for my husband's little brother - who I have naturally assumed is my brother now too as I never had any siblings. He puts up with me ;) I could not have gotten luckier when it comes to family that I married into and I just ADORE him! He's single ladies and oh so handsome! He's the second best man I have ever met (only second to my husband). Applications can be sent to haha. But I seriously am thinking about putting him up for the next Bachelor! :) 

Awww! Isn't he just the most handsome!?! LOVE him! 


Imaginisce October Sketch Challenge!

I am really excited to show you this month's sketch. I think it is BEE-utiful! I - the non-layout person- even considered doing a layout with this because I was so inspired by this sketch! A HUGE thanks to DT member Kim for creating it! 

While I was totally inspired to do a layout, I decided to show you what it could look like if it were turned into a card.

Unfortunately my fabulous friend Christy just found out that her mom was diagnosed with cancer. We don't have a prognosis yet, but it is always incredibly hard news to hear. So I made this card for her. She got it last night when she came over to continue our Twilight marathon. :) I can't wait until Breaking Dawn comes out!!!

Here is the sketch it was based on:
Cartridge: Wild Card
Patterned Paper and die cuts: Imaginisce: Berrylicious Collection™

Now hop on over to Imaginisce HERE, get some more inspiration, and link up your project! You could win $75 in Imaginisce product!!!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop ***Giveaway Alert***

Today we are hopping along!

You should have gotten here from the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog and I am the first on the hop! Hop around to all of the (5) girls. We each have a giveaway so make sure to leave comments!!!! 

Our theme for this hop is Echo Park so you will see us all using whatever collection we felt like using! I chose Victoria Gardens and Dots and Stripes Metropolitan. 


 And THIS is a sneak peek at Lenae's kit this month! Hop along to go check out her spooky kit!!! It's going to be FABULOUS! It's called, "I've put a spell on you!" Isn't that so cute!?!

Make sure to leave a comment on this post to win.......

My Pink Stamper: Friend-tastic! I chose this stamp set because I miss my best friend Kourt SOOO much since she moved away! So I'll be using it to send cards to her and you can use it to send cards to your friends too! 

Now hop along to my sweet friend June's blog!!! 


Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Core'dinations Challenge!

Quick post for today, but it was SUPER fun that my husband woke up and said, "I want to make a card!" So I spent most of the morning helping him make his card which I will show at a later date. :) 

However, here is my card that I whipped together to participate in the Core'dinations WCMD challenge and monthly October Challenge

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Leafy Branches
Ribbon from my stash and twine is PTI

Here is the color challenge swatch. I was really inspired by the example card by Ellen Sosnoski. I am looking at it now and my oranges are more yellow than orange, but I promise I thought they looked close in real life before I cut them. :(