Monday, January 30, 2012

2011 - A year in review

I am loving the response to the giveaway for Echo Park's Yours Truly! I can't wait to see who the winner is! You still have time to get in. Click HERE! :)

This is for the Cricut Circle challenge - a year in review. It would have pictures in it (I intend for them all to be black and white) but my printer still hasn't gotten it's act together since the move. My computer and the printer simply aren't talking! How rude! ;) 

I am still just learning how to do layouts and while this was all on my own, my plan is to case some of the amazing talent around the bloggy world until I find my style. So you will probably see some casing going on soon -and appropriate linking when I do-! :) 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

LOVE and a ***giveaway***!!!

What?!? No stamps and no crinkled ribbon? I must be sick! haha. No, I was just having some fun challenging myself! 

Getting ready for Valentine's day, I think that we should definitely have a giveaway!!!! Why? Because I would like to shower love on YOU! (get it? That's why there is an umbrella on the card. But I couldn't fit the whole "showering love on you" on the outside so that will go on the inside of the card.)


I am giving away an ENTIRE collection pack of Echo Park Paper Yours Truly!!! 

I picked this up at Shop Pumpkin Spice HERE! If you don't win, make sure to pick it up! It's darling! :) 

Please leave a comment to win! I'll pick the winner in a week or so. So check back to see if you have won! If you are international, I just ask that you pay the shipping over what it would cost  me in the states. If that's okay with you, then enter away! :) 


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Pink Designer Post: Valentines!

Whew! Sorry it's been so long since I have posted! I've been creating up a storm though and I think you will like the projects! 

We are busy unpacking in the new place and it took a while just to get to my crafting supplies! We just got a table on Sunday so I am done scrapping on the floor (yippee!). When the room is done of COURSE I will take pictures! :) 

Here is the valentine that I made for my husband! I was trying to go with non-traditional colors and make it "not too girly". How did I do? :) 


I used My Pink Stamper's: From the Heart™. It's a biggie stamp set!


Love & Hugs!

Good Wednesday morning to all of you!!! This is SUPER early in the morning for most of you and by the time some of you read this, I will have a second post up today!!! 

It's about time that I made up for my lack of posting! :) 

This is my post for Shop Pumpkin Spice for this week! Check back into her store and the blog because there will be a BIG reveal for next month's kit! I am super excited about it! 

Make sure to get the Echo Park Paper: Yours Truly (linked below) before it is gone gone gone! I am having a blast with this line and you will see I have more projects made with it coming up! :) Make sure to get the solids along with your collection pack because I think they are super helpful to go with the patterns. I used the black, pink, AND red on this card! I think it really helps it come together (I ordered two of each solid just to make sure I had enough!)



Friday, January 13, 2012

My Pink-alicious Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Pink-alicious Blog Hop! 

You should have gotten here from Andrea's blog. If you didn't, start HERE at My Pink Stamper's blog for all of the fun!!!

Our challenge was "a fresh clean start" - make something to give to someone or for yourself to celebrate a fresh clean start to a new year! 

I know that people are trying to eat healthier in general when the new year comes along so I decided to make a little goodie bag of yummy things that were healthy for you! Good sugars (fruit) paired with protein (almonds) creates a VERY healthy and nutritious snack! Of COURSE My Pink Stamper's Fruit and Veggie Puns were to the rescue when you need a punny fruity stamp! :) Love it!


Here is the blog hop order just in case you get lost:


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine's Tag

Good Wednesday Morning!

I got EVERYTHING shown here from Shop Pumpkin Spice!!! Check out the "new items" and you might see a sneak of the "A Boy's Life" by Echo Park up for pre-order and I happen to know that Crate Paper's Paper Heart will be making an appearance shortly so if you were thinking of buying it, hold off for Denine's great prices! 

I'm here for a quick tag to go on your Valentine's gifts!

My husband and I got the wonderful opportunity to go to Paris a few years ago and absolutely LOVED it so this will probably be for him. We don't do a lot on Valentine's Day. So we'll probably order a pizza and have a picnic on the floor and he might even let me pick a chick flick movie! haha. 

Last year I did a 5 course dinner for my friends with wine pairings. Hmm... maybe I should do that again!  

Anywho, here it is!

I've been seeing these stitched hearts everywhere, but I don't have a sewing machine. So I scored them all in the middle, punched holes in the top one, and strung twine through it to still give it a "stitched" feel. :)

I attached each of the centers of the hearts together using one extreme adhesive square in between each later. 


I also entered this into City Crafter's Challenge Blog #91 where my SUPER sweet friend June is guest designing this week! The challenge is "Back to Black" with a silhouette. Love it! :) 


Saturday, January 7, 2012

SPS Blog Hop - Love You A Latte! *Giveaway Alert*

Welcome to the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Dorcas' blog! She's a newbie to the team and we "old gals" are SOOO excited about the new gals! So please make sure you have stopped by everyone's blogs to say "hello"! :) 

I could not be MORE THRILLED to represent Shop Pumpkin Spice for another year!!! I love her prices, her product, her constant attempt to keep the shipping rates to a minimum and now....... her KITS!!! Yes, you read right, Shop Pumpkin Spice is now creating monthly kits! The first one is only  $15.95!!! Check it out below or click on the link HERE to take you directly to the buying page! woot woot! :) Am I getting one? Yes, yes I am. 

We designers can't buy them until it goes live tonight with the hop so you better not buy them all so that they are sold out when I wake up tomorrow California time! I'll be pointing fingers! ;) 

Here is the project I made for the hop. It was supposed to be "your style" and while I was tempted to do a shaped card, this is still very me. :) 


*Designer's Tip: It is REALLY hard to get a sponge or something else in the cracks and crevices of the letters. I used my inking tip for the d-stress tool by Imaginisce (the inking tip unfortunately ONLY comes in the carrying cases for the d-stress and SPS does not carry the cases, but they DO carry the d-stress tool. You can find the cases at your big chain scrapbook stores.) It attaches to the end of the d-stress. You turn the d-stress on so that it spins and just dip it in the ink and ink wherever you want with a spinning head! IN person the inking is a LOT more even, but because of the photo it picks up some of the darker spots and highlights them. Oh well! :) *

January Kit “Fun Love”
1 – MME “Fun Day” 6 x 6 paper pad
1 – MME “Love Me” 6 x 6 paper pad
1 – Rangers Stickles
4 – Paper Accents “Smooth White” 8 ½ x 11 sheets of Cardstock
4 – Bazzill “Kraft” 8 ½ x 11 sheets of Cardstock
3 – yards Twinery “Stone” Twine
1 – yard Red Twill
1 – yard Tan Twill
1 – 18” length of Pearl Flower Lace/Ribbon
3 – 4” paper doilies
1 – Set of button mixture
1 – MME Alpha sticker set (Lime Twist)
5 – MME Journal/Frame/Die Cut Cards (Lime Twist/So Sophie)
3 – Jenni Bowlin Valentine mini Bingo Cards
3 - Petaloo color Me Crazy™ Floral Crocheted Flowers
4 – Echo Park 6 x 6 sheets (Style Essentials/Winter Park)

Now head on over to the fabulous Alyssa's blog to get some more inspiration! I love being sandwiched between two very talented new ladies! :)

I didn't realize that Shop Pumpkin Spice was GIVING AWAY one of these kits if you participate in the fun challenge of making a "your style" project and linking it up to the SPS blog! Go do it for sure! :) 


Friday, January 6, 2012

Winner of D.L. Art Blog Hop!

Sorry this is late in the day but I am moving into a new house (rented, but LOVE it) in Carmel and we don't have internet! I had to borrow my co-father's (otherwise known as a Father-in-law, but I love him so much that I can't stand the connotations!) cell card to get this up for you! 

I hope this all finds you well! 

The winner of D.L. Art's one year blog-a-versary blog hop and the My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness stamp set is......

Cely, it was GREAT hopping with you too and I really appreciate you becoming a new follower! As always, it is NEVER required on my blog to win a prize, but it tickled me pink that you decided to follow me! :) Please email me at with your address! 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PINK STAMPER for sponsoring the blog hop and giveaway!!! She is SOOOO generous!!!! AND she makes the BEST stamps out there!!! :) 

Later tonight I will be a part of another blog hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice (which carries My Pink Stamper stamps) so be sure to come back and look! :) 


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Diana's One Year Blog-aversary Blog Hop!

Happy Blog-a-versary Diana! I had the pleasure of getting to sit next to Diana in a crop and she is SO passionate about crafting! I'm sure this will be a super fun hop! You should have gotten here from Diana's blog herself! I am your second stop! If not, please start there and wish her a happy blog-aversary! 

I was really honored to be asked to be a part of it! I know that Robyn (My Pink Stamper) is also on the hop and she is such a great friend and inspiration. She is also Diana's inspiration so I wanted to do a card that was inspired by Robyn too! Of course it had to be using the Create a Critter cartridge, her FABULOUS stamps, and in her "style". I hope you like it and participate in the challenge with us so that you could win a prize! 

Welcome to DIANA L.'s  DL.ART  1 year blog-a-versary blog hop.  Including me there are 14 stops you will be making.  On these stops, you will find four people with a word; that will give you the clues, for the ingredients you will need, to complete your project.  Each designer will have a project that will inspire you and also have some clues as to what the ingredients are. You will have until Jan 6, 2012 @ 11:59 to link you project. Once you have linked your project, you will have a chance to win the Provo Craft Cricut  "Sweet Tooth Box cartridge" at the DL.ART site.


Here is the complete line-up:

Now, head on over to Amy's blog! Be sure to scroll down on her page to see some super cute santa and reindeer holders. They are darling! 

Before you go... leave a comment and you might want to write down my secret word! That's right, you just found one of the four! My word is GREEN because it is BOTH Diana and my favorite color!

You have until the 6th to play along in the challenge to win the Sweet Tooth Boxes prize at D.L. Art! 

AND as a SUPER special treat, My Pink Stamper has GRACIOUSLY allowed me to give away one of her stamp sets! I am going to be giving away Sweet Goodness! It's perfect for giving away goodies AND for those Valentines coming up! Leave a comment here and I will draw a winner on the 6th! THANK YOU MY PINK STAMPER!!!