A New Set

Hey all!

I haven't had much time for card making, as of late, but last night I finally got some!! My sister's birthday is next week, and I knew I wanted to make her a set of cards. She's newly engaged and I know she's going to need lots of Thank You cards.

These are A2 sized cards and I cut the birdcage from the Straight From the Nest cartridge at 4". So EASY! The stamp is from My Pink Stamper, of course! I hope you are having a great weekend!!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project for June


It's time for the My Pink Stamper Design Team project for June. Our theme this month is Bright & FUN!! Wouldn't it be the best day ever if you were a squirrel and a plethora of rainbow colored acorns were falling out of a tree just for you? Ok, you probably think I'm weird, but it's ok, because I am. Here is my project.

This is an A2 sized card made from kraft paper. I cut the squirrel and tree from the Cindy Lou cartridge. The squirrel was cut at 1.5" and the tree at 4". The acorns were from the Create a Critter cartridge and were cut at 1".

Now onto the good part. The sentiment!! This stamp is from My Pink Stamper's new stamp set called Birthday Crazy. You can get this AWESOME set here!!

I hope you enjoyed this month's projects for My Pink Stamper!!! :)

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop for June!!

Happy June!

It has been SO hot, and even though it isn't technically summer yet, it sure has felt like it!!  If you came here from Kassidy's blog, you're in the right place! If not, start on over at My Pink Stamper!! This month's blog hop theme is SUMMER!!

I love the way this card came out! Robyn's new stamp sets are incredible. Don't you just love the size of the font on this one? This is from her Friend-tastic set, which can be found here.

This is your regular, run of the mill, A2 sized card. I cut the hamburger and hot dog at 1.5" each from the Simply Charmed cartridge. Grilling out is my favorite thing about summer. It doesn't matter if you're on the lake, the beach or the patio, hot dogs and hamburgers say SUMMER!! If you want to see what the other lovely ladies have done for this month's hop, Miss Lori is next!! Hope on over to her blog and see what her talented hands have created!! Happy hopping!

PS- If you're lost, check out the entire list below. :)


What I've Been Up To

Hey all!!

I have been SO busy with so many things for what seems like forever, but I actually think it's been about two months. After June is over, things are going to get a lot quieter for me, which means A LOT more crafting!!

I've decided to stop watching the cute little baby I've been taking care of for 6 months. My official last day is the 17th. My piano lesson business is growing. I started with 3 students and now have 15! I want to double that by the fall!

My husband has been away at a Conference and will be back Wednesday. I am carting kids around, teaching piano lessons and getting ready for VBS which is next week! The day after that, my father is flying down from Massachusetts.

Talk about busy!!! I have hardly had any time to do the things I really enjoy, like crafting!!

I can't wait to get the extra time so I can see what my friends have been creating on their blogs. Also, stay tuned for My Pinkalicious Blog Hop on Friday night!! :)

My Pink Stamper Project for May

Hey all!!

We've got a very special holiday coming up! Father's Day! Most fathers do so much for their families without much appreciation. This month's theme is Father's Day or anything guy related!

Here is mine, and I totally had my Dad in mind when I made this:

 I always used to LOVE calling my Dad my FAVORITE DAD!! He'd just say, I'm your only dad! He was so right, but I still think it's cute to say he's my favorite.

The inside looks like this:

You can't even begin to know the many ways my father has been there for me. This stamp was just PERFECT!!! Let's get onto the details.


A2 sized card made with Kraft paper
Decorative Papers from DCWV
Cardstock from Stampin' Up
My Pink Stamper Friend-tastic Stamp Set
Cricut Classic Font Cartridge (Cut the letters at 1.4" length on the Gypsy)

This card was SO easy! Go see what everyone else has created at My Pink Stamper and have a GREAT day!!

National Scrapbooking Day with My Pink Stamper!!

Hello all, and Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I made the above card for Robyn at My Pink Stamper. She's hosting a whole day of celebrations including two new projects every hour, so stop on over there and see what the party is all about!!!!

I'm Baaack!

Wow!! Thank you for all of your sweet and wonderful comments! Such a pleasant surprise! ;)

We got back from Disney yesterday, and boy did we have fun!! I also enabled my friend by giving her the smaller Cricut that I originally got for Christmas. In return, she gave me a Disney cartridge and I cannot WAIT to use it!!

Well, there are a few thank you's in order for some of our friends. Some of our parishioners offered to dog-sit for us while we were away and we are SO thankful! My little dog is like a child to me, so I was able to have a worry-free vacation knowing she was safe with people we know. Here's a quick card I whipped up as a thank you to them:

I used the Just Because Cards cartridge and cut the dog at 10" on my Gypsy, which only yields a 4" x 5" dog(roughly). I used My Pink Stamper stamps for the inside of the card. Everyday Life for the Thank You and Even More Punnylicious for the paw prints! How cute is that? It's almost like my little doggie signed the card herself, HA!

Some of our Disney highlights were 1) Seeing our friends who moved away months ago 2) Spending time with the girls at the Disney parks 3) Being kids again!

Here's our two girls 16 and 12. Their birthdays are this week and next, so technically they are 15 and 11. Really, I didn't care what we did the whole time. I wanted them to have the time of their lives and have family memories to cherish forever. Even though I didn't give birth to these girls, I love them as if I did. I feel incredibly blessed that they live with us and that I get to be a co-parent alongside my husband. I hope you all had a great week. Even though I am experiencing a little sadness being back to "grind," I'm glad to be back in the world of papercrafting!!


I feel weird writing this, because I'm not sure if anyone really reads my blog(LOL!) but I will be out of town on vacation until after next weekend. We are off to Disney World!! If I was a good blogger, I would have scheduled posts to go live while I'm away, but to be completely honest, I haven't had the time! I am very much looking forward to this vacation, especially since my husband rarely gets time away from his work. See you in a week or so!! :)

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project for April

Happy Tuesday!!

This month's theme was favors. Here is the favor that I designed. I thought it would be best suited as a bride's gift to her bridesmaids, or something to that effect. But, when you see what's inside, you'll see that there are more possibilities. You could do cheaper versions for a girl's birthday party!

It's a tiny purse! I told you I love all things miniature(*wink*). I cut this little cutie from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I guess it's retired now, but I bought my Gypsy after the cartridge retired and I still got my free cartridges, including this one. It's worth looking for if you don't have it!!

The purse was cut at 3". Tiny folds are not easy, so it's best to have a few tools on hand to help you out. I actually used my Gypsy stylus and my bone folder as guides and folders. Before I folded, though, I embossed the cut with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. Then, I folded where the score lines were present. I used a silver brad on the flap of the purse. I used teensy glue dots to hold this purse together. Whatever you use, make sure it's strong!

For the tag, I used the same cartridge and cut it at 1.5". This stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Music Speaks set(found here). Oh how I love this set, not just because I'm a piano teacher, but because I love how sophisticated some of the fonts are. They are just gorgeous!! Also, I added a very thinly cut piece of black lace and tied a bow on the tag.

Now for a surprise. There were two tiny holes at the top of the purse for a handle. I decided that I would use part of the gift INSIDE the favor to make it.

It's a necklace!! All I did was thread the small end of the chain through the holes. I then clasped the chain inside the purse and put a small piece of tape inside to keep the chain from moving once I got the handle at the perfect length. I placed the rest of the necklace inside the purse and adhered the tag to the front of the bag with a glue dot. That's it!! I do hope you get a chance to see what all of the other designers have come up with for Robyn. I still can't believe I'm amongst so many talented crafters!!!


For anyone who knows me, it's no secret that I love anything that is miniaturized. I will squeal in excitement at miniature ANYTHING. This next card was actually a fluke, but it's given me an even better idea which I'll go ahead and show in the next few days.

I made this miniature cupcake. I used the Rock Princess cartridge and I cut the cupcake at 2". If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you'll see that I hand-stamped the decorative paper behind it with My Pink Stamper's Sweetest Cupcake stamp set(one of my personal faves!). My favorite part of this card, besides the stamping, is the glitter on the cupcake. It's Martha Stewart glitter that I got on sale at Michael's. Also, I used a REAL cupcake paper for the bottom as if it was really baked. Ok, I know, who am I kidding, it still doesn't look real!! LOL. You can't tell, but I also used Glossy Accents for the cherry. Believe me, this card is much more effective in person!!

Well, I woke up to a nice roaring thunderstorm this morning. I so wish I could have stayed in bed. There's nothing like a dark rainy morning for sleeping!! Since my husband's job requires him to be "on call" at all times, he usually stays home on Fridays, so I just LOVE them. We may be looking at trading in my car today too. I can't even begin to tell you how much that excites me! I've had the same car for years(my first car purchase) and I'm ready for a real, genuine, bonafide, adult car. LOL!! I hope you all have a blessed Friday!! 

Short and Sweet

The last few days have been a little rough. LONG story!!! Here's another blank card I made the other day, this time using the Create-A-Critter cartridge. I love Owls. :)

I cut the owl at 4-1/2." I did get a new camera, and I'm not sure if it's my computer, but the colors look off to me on this screen. I'm gonna have to figure that out.  Have a great day!!

A Minimalist Wedding Card

Sometimes, I like to keep things as simple as possible. That never seems to work when it comes to fixing dinner, helping kids with homework, and all around parenting and wifey-ing(as I like to call it), but it always seems to work when it comes to making cards. I had a friend request a simple and modern wedding card, so I designed this:

Once I thought of the concept, It only took me about 30 minutes to make this card. I don't know, you tell me, is that forever?? It seemed like a short amount of time to me! LOL!

Here's the inside, which I decorated more than usual:

It's an A2 sized card(don't fall off your chair!). I cut two pieces of textured gray paper about a 1/4" smaller than the face of the card. For the front of the card, I cut the wedding couple from the Wild Card cartridge and they were cut at 9.47", even though they only end up being 4". I still haven't quite figured out the real dial size button on the Cricut ;). I used my Gypsy to design this card. The hearts were from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and were cut at 1/2" for the front heart, and 1" for the inside heart. I used the iRock to add a little bling to the dress and suit. The lettering on the inside was from the Storybook Cartridge and were cut at 1".  I glued it all on and there you have it! I did use a pop-up foam for the front heart, but everything else was glued flat. Don't forget the black satin ribbon on the front of the card. I decided not to tie a bow this time to keep it as simple as possible!

Well, we only have about two weeks left until our family trip to Disney World. We are so so so excited, and I just know that I'm going to end up wanting some Disney cartridges for scrapbooking once we get back. :)

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop for April!!

It's already April, and WOW! We've got a great hop for you this evening! If you came here from Kassidy's blog, you're in the right spot. If not, go on over to My Pink Stamper and start hopping! I was so excited to learn that Robyn wanted us to work on Birthday themed projects because there's lots of birthdays coming up in my family.

Here's what I did:

It's a card and gift box set. I am SO excited about this project because I stamped the ribbon with Robyn's awesome Sweetest Cupcake(you can find it at any of these retailers) stamp set!! Here's a close up:

I am SO happy with how this ribbon came out! If you stamp satin ribbon, which this is, make sure you stamp on the non-satin side. The ink will bleed if you don't. It stamped beautifully on the other side! I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartridge and cut the cake box at 8". I cut the purple paper at 1" and glued it around the box, then covered it with the stamped ribbon and tied a bow.

Now the card:

This is an A2 sized card and I cut the cake from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge at 4.85" on my Gypsy. I used silver foil paper from DCWV for the cake platter. The sentiment "Seek sweetness in everyday life," is from My Pink Stamper's Sweetest Cupcake stamp set that I previously mentioned.

The candles on this cake came out really cute!

I used white and black gel pens for the swirls(like a real candle!) and gold stickles for the flames. Then, as you can see below, I used the SAME stamp set to stamp the inside of the card!

Put it all together and you get this!

I really  hope you enjoyed this project, I know I did! I'm definitey going to stamp ribbon more often too! Your next stop in the hop is.....CARRIE ANN!! Go see her fabulous creation!  Once you're done with the hop, go back to My Pink Stamper for the hop challenge!! Happy hopping!

Here's the blog hop order just in case you're lost:

                              Shauna at Craftee She  <------You are here!

Inking It Up Crazy's Birthday Week!

Hey there!

I'm so excited to be a part of Kassidy's Guest Design Team at Inking It Up Crazy this week!! This week's theme is Birthdays. My assignment was to make something in which you could wrap or package a gift, so I came up with this:

I had SO much fun making this. I wanted to keep it simple, but I also wanted it to be gender neutral. Don't you think this could work for a guy OR a gal? I really hope you like it!


Plain gift bags(I got mine at the Dollar Tree, 2 for $1)
Decorative paper and cardstock
Celebrate with Flourish cartridge

The decorative background paper was cut just a little smaller than the face of the bag and adhered with my ATG gun. The outer circle was cut at 8.29", and the inner circle was cut a little smaller at 7.59". I cut the "Happy Birthday" at 4.06" using all of the layers on the cartridge. 

You could easily spruce this up with some stickles or ribbon. I just wanted to keep it more on the gender neutral side. There's not enough Cricut projects to please our men, in my humble opinion! ;)

Anyway, please hop on over to Kassidy's blog to see what other amazing designs are out there. Be sure to go back to Monday's post so you can see them ALL!! Thanks for stopping by. :)

It's Raining Sprinkles!

Happy Sunday!!

I love Sundays. I get to listen to my amazing husband preach a wonderful message AND I get afternoon crafting time! Today his sermon was on TMI. I love love love when he puts a current spin on his sermons. He encouraged us to live our lives as if cameras were always on us as God's eyes are. Sins are committed in secret a lot of the time, but the light will be shown on them and they will be revealed! God knows ALL of our "information"!

Anyway, I just wanted to share that amazing message with y'all. This time, I wanted to try something a little different.

I used the Wild Card cartridge and cut the umbrella at 8" Height on my Gypsy. For the sprinkles, I used my Spica glitter pens and used Glossy Accents over the top of them so they'd almost look like real sprinkles! The stamp set is one of My Pink Stamper's new sets called Sweetest Cupcake.

This was a VERY easy card and I love the way it came out. Simple, but cute! I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!!

Easter Card

Happy Saturday!!

This morning I got right up and made this card:

I've been having a card-making brain freeze. Or cardmaker's block, should I say? I sat down multiple times in my craft room over the past few days, but just couldn't come up with anything!!

This card is A2 sized and I used a DCWV Glitter Mat Stack for the blue background. I found a giant tub full of ribbon from eons ago, so I picked out this rose/bow motif. The Easter basket is cut from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge at 2.59" on my Gypsy. I also used My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments stamp set for the sentiment. I used my Spica glitter pens for the eggs and also some Stickles for the "grass."

Easter is soon approaching!! Today the hubs and I are going out to lunch and grocery shopping. We've been getting a little too excited over the latter, because we've been saving a TON of money since I started a two week menu plan. It keeps our house so much more organized!!

Well, I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Bird & Fleur De Lis Sets


I guess I have a little bit of a theme going this week! I made two more sets of cards. I used a solid background(some of them embossed) and cut a shadow with decorative paper for blank note cards.

Anyone can make these!! Here is what they look like packaged up. I used the Straight From the Nest cartridge for these birds and they were cut at 3".

Here's the Fleur De Lis set(using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge):

I actually made 4-6 per set, but am only showing the three colors I used for the backgrounds. If you haven't seen these yet, hop on over to Maria's Blog and take a peek. Her cards are what inspired me to go this route. I just loved the embossed backgrounds and the simplicity of one image on a card. Boy, making these has been a blast! I'm going to work on some Craftee She personalized tags for them as well.

Happy Tuesday to you all!! It's my busiest day of the week watching the baby from 7am until 3pm, then teaching piano from 3:30 'til 7! ;)

A Butterfly Set


I made a couple of sets of cards today. I'll show you one of them today, and the other sometime soon. I thought I would keep it as simple as possible and use very few cuts and neutral colors. Fort his set, I made 4 of the exact same card. As I get better at this, I'll probably start making card sets with different cards in the same color scheme. Also, these are blank on the inside. My intention is to give these as a gift, and I even purchased some clear card boxes, which make my cards look way more professional!

 Here is the inside:

These are A2 sized cards and I cut the front butterfly at 3" from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. I know!! I need to use my other cartridges. I can't help it that I love this one SO much!! The inside butterfly was cut at 1". This was so easy it's ridiculous.

I think these would be great to keep on hand as last minute gifts! Ever forget a birthday or another occassion? I have and these would make the perfect "Oh, I so knew it was your birthday" gift (wink)!

"Enjoy!" card


I wanted to show you this card I made for my very first card swap. There have been a lot of "firsts" for me during this paper crafting process, but this is the first time I had to make 20 replicas of the same card!!

As the card suggests, I actually really enjoyed making these! Of course, I used one of my very favorite cartridges, Straight From the Nest.

Please forgive me, as I do not remember which cartridges I got the tag or background layer cuts(**It was Lacy Labels**). I didn't realize that saving the files on my gypsy doesn't save the cartridge info! Unless there's a tip or trick someone else may know? ;) Next time, I'll write it all down!!

**Correction! Heather let me in on some inside info, lol. You can find the cartridge by clicking on the keypad overlay button, click the cartridge title, then the click down arrow at the top, then Cartridge in Use. Thank you so much Heather!!**

I can let you know the sizes of everything, though. The background layers were cut at 3.57" on my Gypsy. You can find these sorts of shapes on so many of the cartridges, that if you wanted to make something similar, I have complete confidence you'd be able to find something with what you have! The birds were cut from Straight From the Nest cartridge, as I mentioned before at 2.29". The tag was cut at 1.75"(**Celebrations cartridge**).

I used My Pink Stamper's stamp set called Everyday Life for the "Enjoy!".

For anyone who has never made multiple cards, it's so fun! Some might argue otherwise, but I loved the challenge and the sense of accomplishment that followed. I hope you've all"Enjoy!"ed your week so far. LOL!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project for March


This month's My Pink Stamper project theme is SCRAPBOOK PAGES! I have to make a confession. I've never made a scrapbook page before. So, here's my first:

I'm REALLY excited to show you what I did with Robyn's Sweet Baby stamp set(Found here)!!! But I'll start with the page recipe first:

Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge, Clothesline cut at 5", and I cut extra clothes for the photo mats
Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge Circle cut at 4" for either journaling or another cute baby picture
Gypsy Font Cartridge "Baby Girl" welded and cut at 2.5"
Brown pearls for the label
White and Black Gel Pens
My Pink Stamper-Sweet Baby stamp set
Glue and Martha Stewart fine glitter in gold

Ok, so my favorite part of this page is the clothesline! Here's some close-ups:

In this stamp set, Robyn has a lot of interchangeable parts, which is how I did these three t-shirts. On the onesie, I stamped, then glued and glittered the footprint. That was my favorite part!!!

Here are some close-ups of how I dressed up the photo mats with the stamps and buttons:

I hope you like it and I hope you check out what the rest of the My Pink Stamper Design Team has designed for you! They are such a great group of experienced and talented ladies!!

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop-March

Hey everyone! It's time for another My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!!! Can you believe it's March already? If you came here from Tracy's Blog (Craft Junkie Too), you're in the right spot. If not, hope on over to My Pink Stamper to start the hop!! :)

This month's theme is Spring using any of Robyn's stamp sets. I decided to do something totally different. I have been on a candle kick lately. You should see my house. I have WAY too many scented candles, LOL! Not to mention they all have different scents. ;) Well, my friend and I were talking about labels. She peels the labels off of everything! Shampoo, soap, you name it. It dawned on me that I could totally make my own label for a candle, especially if it was going to be a gift for someone else. And what's a gift without a gift tag? See where I'm going with this? ;)

The candle label was cut to fit a large Yankee Candle, but of course this is easy to adapt to any sized candle. In fact, getting the mini jars would be perfect for party favors for a bridal shower, baby shower, dinner party, garden party...you name it.

The tag(before the ribbon)!

Here is the label before it's on the candle.

~Kraft paper, 4" tall for a large Yankee style candle, make it as long as you like. It doesn't have to wrap around the whole candle!
~Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, letters cut at 2-1/2", flourishes cut at 1" with layers, frame cut at 3" with layers
~iRock for center of flowers
~Hole punch for "tag" and ribbon to tie around the cover

That's it!! Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is CarrieAnne and if you're lost, not to fear! Here is the entire list to help you get back on track. :)

Storybook Cartridge

I have owned this cartridge for a couple of months, but I hadn't used it yet! I was on a mission this morning to make a card with it, so here it is:

Storybook cartridge with corner features cut at 1.25" on my gypsy, and the middle wisps, I'll call them, are also corner features and were cut at 2.5"
I used my iRock for the gems
My Pink Stamper- Sweet Baby stamp set
White gel pen for accents

I have been back in the card-making game!! I've had a fabulous weekend with my husband too. My in-laws visited Saturday and Sunday and came to our church which is always a pleasure. My MIL just loved seeing the cards I've been making, so she's been quite encouraging!!

The kids have been at their mother's this weekend and they had today and tomorrow off for the Louisiana Mardi Gras holiday. They'll be back tomorrow night. Even though I miss them, I have really enjoyed the "me and hubby" time, which we don't get very often. :)

Sweet Tea

Hey! Since I've been in Louisiana a whole year, does that mean I'm officially a Southerner? According to this card I am:

I just had this funny pun pop into my mind so I had to make this card. My in-laws are coming over this afternoon for dinner and my MIL would love this, hahaha.

Simply Charmed Cartridge with image cut at 3.5"
Peachy Keen stamp for face
I used my Cri-kits pens for the sentiment and welded them together with  my Gypsy
Decorative paper is Citrus stack from DCWV
Spica pen for the swirly red straw
Stickles for some sun kissed dew ;)

Ewe are the Best

I think I've mentioned that I'm a knitter. It's really my first crafting love. I've been knitting since I got out of college and it's been a huge part of my life. So, naturally I would add something onto my already long list of responsibilities! There is a woman that I've been buying hand-dyed yarn from for years. She had an open call for test knitters, so I volunteered to knit her a mascot chicken. It's all finished and I'm ready to mail it to her in Michigan. What better way to send it than with a hand-made card?

A2 size card made with kraft cardstock
Country Life Cartridge, cut at 4" and separated
Spica glitter pens for the tufts of hair
My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious for the sentiment

Yep, another simple, simple card!! I think I may add a little ball of yarn to the inside corner of the card, and I can think of another friend that would just love this! I may have to make a set for her. I hope everyone's looking forward to a fantastic weekend. I know I am! :)

Thank you Bird

Yay! I made a card! Don't you just love how making a card has been a special occasion for me? I don't! I have to figure out a way to squeeze in card making every day.

Anyway, I won the Simply Charmed cartridge so I had to start working with it right away!

So, it's an A2 sized card I used the bird on the Simply Charmed Cartridge and cut it at 4". The stamp is from Michael's and I used the cuttlebug folder to emboss the paper under the bird. This was really easy to make and I love the way it came out!

I'm really sorry about the picture quality. Looks like I'll be saving up for a new camera. :) Maybe I can save quick enough to be able to buy one for Disney in April!! Anyone have any good camera recommendations?

Keepin' it Simple

I still haven't had a lot of crafting time. Things have just been crazy over here!! I made this REALLY simple Thank You card the other day. I honestly don't even remember any of the dimensions or cartridges I used, sorry!! All I can remember is that I used the Citrus stack again from DCWV. :)

I hope you all have a great weekend! My birthday is today, the 25th, so I'll be celebrating with my family tonight. The big 3-2! The rest of the weekend I'll be at the church. I must say, I am very much looking forward to our family vacation in April! :)

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project for February!!

Hey y'all!!

I am so excited about this month's project for the My Pink Stamper Design Team!! When Robyn sent me this set of stamps from her new releases, I had so many ideas. We have a lot of baby showers at our church and my biological clock has been ticking SO loud lately. I'm turning 32 on Friday, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it!! ;)

Anyway, onto the project!

This is a baby shower invitation that can easily be made into a birthday party invitation using the SAME set of stamps!! Don't you love when you can get multiple uses out of one product? I do, and I know my husband does, because it's his money, LOL. Here's a peek at the Sweet Baby stamp set:


Decorative paper
Round silver brads
My Pink Stamper- Sweet Baby Stamp Set
Cricut cartridges Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (tag) & Straight From the Nest (birds) & Lacy Labels (circles)
Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder
I used my Gypsy

1) Cut two tags at 6"H x 3.91"W from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge
2) Cut three birds from the Straight From the Nest Cartridge at 2", 1-1/2" and 1"
3) Cut two circles at 2.72" & 2.29"
4) Glue the bird pieces together and add a circle brad through the eye hole
5) Run both tags through an embossing machine using the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder
6) Add twine to tag and tape to back.
7) Using any adhesive of your choice, glue or tape the tags to eachother to hide the twine
8) Stamp the smaller circle, and also stamp the "Baby Shower!" stamp and trim by hand.
9) Adhere birds and stamped pieces to the invitation with foam adhesives or any 3-D adhesive, for that matter. :)
10) Tie a ribbon through the holes at the top of the tag!

And that's all! I hope you enjoyed my project!! :)

Finally...a card!!!

Hey! I can't believe it's been so long since I posted (Or even MADE) a card! I have been unbelievably busy between church, piano lessons, teenagers, baby sitting and MPS Design Team Projects!!

Don't get me wrong, I like being this busy, especially since most of these things involve activities that I enjoy. They just all seemed to hit me at once this month!

I will say, I had an AMAZING Valentine's Day with my husband, in the middle of all the madness. We went out for a fabulous meal and saw The King's Speech. What a movie!!

Anyway, this is the only card I've made in the last two weeks and I whipped it up yesterday. I wish it was made out of real frosting. :)

It's a standard A2 size card and I cut the cupcakes from the Celebrations cartridge at 2.5". The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life stamp set. I used a white gel pen to decorate the cupcake holders and I like that they are crooked, even if I didn't do that on purpose. It still gives the card a cute little homemade feel.

Well, I guess it's time for me to catch up on YOUR blogs and see what you've been up to. I hope you're having a great weekend. I know I am!