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!

We Have A WINNER!!

Hey everyone! Wow, things have been crazy around here lately. I am even feeling a wee bit overwhelmed! Hopefully the card making will commence this afternoon. :)

Well, are you ready for the winner of my 200 Followers Giveaway?? The winner chosen from is:

Melissa said...

Congrats on 200 followers! I am happy to be one of them! :)


Congratulations, Melissa!! Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!! 

My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop!!

Hello! It's that time again!! If you've been participating in the blog hop and got here from Shelley 's blog, you're in the right place. If not, and you'd like to participate, start here at My Pink Stamper

So, let's get down to business. I have to admit, I was totally stumped when we were given our themes. It should not have been hard for me because the theme was black + our favorite color. Hello! Black IS my favorite color! This should have been a piece of cake. I actually do have another favorite color, though, as you can see below. PURPLE!!! I knew I wanted to do something other than a card, although you could easily turn this into one. 

Be prayerful. Be true. Be humble.

It's a picture frame! I even used Mod Podge for the first time. This was so easy. You wouldn't BELIEVE how easy it was. The hardest part was coming up with the idea, lol! Here's what I did:

1) First, I found this glass frame. This one is 7" x 5" but you can use wood or glass of ANY size. I measured the purple Damask paper to the exact size of the frame and used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the front of the frame.

2) Then, I cut the black frame from the Lacy Labels cartridge at 6.62" x 4" from my Gypsy and Expression. 

3) I found this amazing purple foil paper at Michael's, cut it to fit the label and also embossed it with the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder. 

4) Next, I cut a cross shadow and layer at 3" from the Indie Art Cartridge. The shadow was cut in white and embossed with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.

5) I glued all of the pieces down(except the black part of the cross) and added the purple gems.

6) Here's the fun part!! The sentiment! I arranged the My Pink Stamper- More Faithful Sayings  stamps in a cross formation on my acrylic block and stamped it onto the black cross that I set aside. You can see which retailers have pre-orders for Robyn's fabulous new release stamp sets here. I love love LOVE! this stamp set!! 

7) After the ink dried, I adhered the black cross to the white cross with 3-D glue dots and voila!! Done! 

Now you have to go see what the amazing Edna has in store for you!!! Have fun hopping! :)

If you've lost your place, here's a list of the hoppers:
                                       Shauna at Craftee She <----------THAT'S ME!

What are you doing Friday night?

I'll be watching 6 kids. I know, I am C-R-A-Z-Y!! But, I'll also be participating in the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop at 8pm CST / 9pm EST !!! I usually try to blog at LEAST every two days, but I've been working really hard on my project for the hop! I do hope you'll stop by to see what the My Pink Stamper Design Team and I have created! :)

Feel free to go on over to Robyn's blog and grab this awesome blog hop badge! Spread the word. This is going to be fun! :)



Hola!! Ok, so my Spanish speaking skills are rusty, but that doesn't mean my Spanish speaking family and/or friends wouldn't enjoy a homemade card in Spanish! :)

I absolutely love this new paper that I got from DCWV. It's the Citrus Mat pack and it's so colorful. It really makes me long for Spring!! It also kind of reminds me of some decorative pottery you sometimes see on people's porches.

This was the first time I've ever used brads. I really love working with them. They add so much to a project!

Project details: This is an A2 sized card. I used white paper and a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch set and put the decorative paper I mentioned above, on top of it. I cut out this flower at 2" from the Cindy Loo cartridge. The sentiment tag was a happy accident. I used my rounded corner punch and it ended up overlapping on each side. I liked the way it looked, so I kept it! You can't tell, but I used my Spica glitter pens on the flower. The closest I could get to showing it glisten was with a flash.

The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's newly released set Spanish Sayings. I really do have Spanish speakers in my family. My cousins actually speak both Spanish and English. I always wanted to be bilingual, but even 5 years of Spanish in high school and college didn't help me with that, LOL!

I hope you're all having a great Monday!! :)

Inking it Up Crazy Birthday Challenge

I saw that Kassidy was having a birthday challenge, so I thought I'd join in!! The prize is being a Guest Designer on her blog!

This is an A2 sized card. I cut the monkey from Create-a-Critter at 4". This is a milestone card for me because, for the first time, I also used the my very first set of Peachy Keen stamps that I won off of their last blog hop! I can see how people get so addicted to them!! The sentiment is My Pink Stamper. I used Stickles on the present and my new Spica glitter pens on the sentiment, in some places on the background paper, and on the monkey's tongue, hee hee! This picture was the closest I could get to the color in person. I need a new camera, BAD!!!

Today's been pretty darn quiet. Can't complain about that! How's your Sunday? :)

A Girly Gift Box

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I've been watching a little too much You Tube!! I get sucked into watching one video, which leads to me to another and another and another....Well, after watching this one on making paper roses using Cricut cuts, I was hooked on making them myself!! You'll probably see a few of my projects include these in the future. I already have a few on reserve for the near future as well.

We were stuck inside ALL weekend with icy weather. Also, the husband contracted a stomach bug, which was probably the result of many many hospital visits for our parishioners recently. It seems everyone is sick!! I was armed with a can of Lysol and quarantined him to the bedroom. I even made him text me if he needed something. I'm horrible, I know! I hope the rest of us avoid getting it!!

Anyway, the girls and I were going stir crazy so I took out my Martha Stewart Score Board and went to her website. I found this box recipe and combined it with roses to come up with this girly gift box:

I cannot remember what I cut this butterfly at, maybe 4"? Something tells me I cut it bigger though, and I used the Sentimentals cartridge for it. I used George and Basic Shapes for the roses as the video suggested and I used stickles for some bling. I also used a border punch for the cover of the box.

I really wish I had thicker ribbon for this! I think it would have added so much!! Anyway, I hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it. I'm glad to say that my husband was back to work this morning and is feeling much better. I hope you are all able to avoid the nasty sicknesses of winter!! :)

Let Your Light Shine

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Hello to all of my new followers!!! I'm so glad you're here!

I made this card tonight as I was thinking about something I'm always telling my stepdaughters.
                                               "Be yourself." 

I knew this card would speak to them, and you should have seen Grace's(11 year old) face when I showed it to her! I almost just wanted to give it to her right then and there, ha! 

This is a standard A2 sized card. The paper is Colorbok from Wal-Mart and I cut the girl at 4" from the Rock Princess Cartridge. I used star shaped gems and stickles for some bling. Here's a close-up:


Robyn aka My Pink Stamper sent her design team some of her new release stamp sets. One of the things I like most about her stamp sets is even if they fit into a "category," they are so versatile!! For instance, one of my favorite new sets(and the one I used for this card) is More Faithful Sayings:

You can do ANYTHING with this set. I have so many ideas and can't wait to show you more of the cards I come up with using her new releases!!

200 followers GIVEAWAY!!!

Y'all!!! In anticipation(or in other words, because I'm excited and want to give this away already!) of reaching 200 followers and in order to thank YOU, I'm giving away one of my very favorite cartridges! Have you guessed which one it is?? Drum roll please..............


I love love love this cartridge and I've definitely made a few(understatement) cute cards with it!! It's got a modern flair and you can do so much with it!

In order to win, you must:

1) Leave a comment on this post with a way I can contact you if you win. THAT'S IT!!

***I would love it if you would pass this giveaway info on to your friends!! You do not have to be a follower, but I would love it if you would become one, especially if you like what you see here. :)

Good luck everyone!! I will leave this open until February 15th, when a random person will be chosen as the winner!

Something Different

First of all, let me say, WOW! I need 3 more followers to reach 200!! Thank you all so much for commenting and following my blog. It makes doing this SO much more fun!! Stay tuned for the cartridge giveaway. I hope we'll get there this week! :)

Last night was a bit of a crazy night. Up late again!! I actually tried a new idea out that totally B-O-M-B-E-D, lol. Ever have one of those? The thing that stinks is that I loved the concept but I can't seem to get it right on paper. Part of it is that I'm such a novice stamper that one mess up can be very discouraging. That's why I usually stamp my sentiments on a rectangle or some other detached piece of paper, JUST in case! :)

Anyway, my "failure" actually prompted another idea. Everything happens for a reason, they say! ;)

I took this paper and traced some of the design with my white gel pen. This is an A2 sized card (shocker!) and I used the Sentimentals cartridge. I cut the "stamp" at 4" x 5" and the sentiment is My Pink Stamper. I used black gems for the centers of the flowers. I am happy with the way it turned out, and I may use this tracing technique in the future. I think it gives it a sort of Asian feel, which I love!