Friday, May 28, 2010

My Pink Stamper's Father's Day Challenge

The challenge today at My Pink Stamper is to create a Father's Day project. If you submit a project, you'll be entered into drawing for a Cricut Expression ... how fun is that!
This is what I came up with:
Here are the details - 
Size: A2
Card stock: Papertrey Ink
Papers: Digitals from Pink Petticoat
Cricut: Fishing Pole and Fish from "Just Because" Cards @ 5.75"
Sentiment: Computer generated
Extras: Crochet Thread, Ric-Rac Trim, Stickles and Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project - Family

The design team theme for May at My Pink Stamper is "Family". My husband and I both have large families ... he's the second of eight children and I'm the youngest of six. So I thought I would make a calendar/card holder to help keep track of everyone's special days. This is actually a very quick and easy project ... I'm sure I'll be making more of these for gifts!

I used the Card Organizer tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers ... look for it here, and the calendar is a PDF file ... you can find it here.

The details -

Size: Front and back covers 6.25" x 8", inside pages 6" x 7.75"
Paper: 12" x 12" double sided paper and coordinating card stock from Stampin' Up
Cricut: Owl and branch from 'Create a Critter' 
Sentiment: Stamps from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions and Simply Sweet Occasions sets; stamped with Versa Mark
Extras: Ribbon, Cuttlebug and embossing folders, computer generated calendar, Bind-it-All

Now, head on over to My Pink Stamper to see what my design team sisters have come up with ... their "Family" projects are AWESOME!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Congratulations, Jessica!

One more graduation card. This image is one of my absolute favorites ... it's a Stamping Bella ... colored with Prismas and OMS, then cut with Nestibilities. The blue and white ovals were sized and cut using my Gypsy and George, and the blue label is from Gypsy Wanderings. The patterned paper is from a K & Company paper pad (Black and Ivory Fusion) and the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set. I added eyelets to the label, and finished it with some bright pink ribbon and rhinestones. Oh, and I'm sure there are some pop dots somewhere ...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two Quick Graduation Cards

Just a couple of quick graduation cards using Wild Cards and a stamp from Stampendous. On the inside, I made a gift card holder using some card stock and the Stampin' Up slit punch.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Strawberry Shaped Card - Preserves

Here's another shaped card - this time using the Preserves cartridge. I used my Gypsy for the layout and welding. The images on this cartridge layer together so nicely ... that really makes it easy to create a cute card. The card stock I used is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment stamp is from PaperTrey Ink.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shaped Card a la Donna Mundinger

I am a big fan of Donna Mundinger's shaped cards ... they're awesome ... check out her work here!
Anyway, I was very excited to see that she was the guest designer last week at Everyday Cricut. For one of her projects, she did a tutorial for a shaped card using Hello Kitty Greetings ... I thought I'd try one too. I really like how this turned out ... thanks Donna.

Paper and card stock: Stampin' Up
Cricut: Hello Kitty Greetings w/Gypsy
Extras: Button, gem, pearls and pop dots

Monday, May 17, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Ray!

Rachel and my daughter were roommates in college ... Rachel went on to Vet School and she received her degree last Friday. Very exciting! My daughter asked me to make this for her. All the animals were cut at 1.5" using 'Create a Critter'. I was a little worried about cutting them that small, but it all worked out ... I wouldn't, however, go much smaller. I used my Gypsy to lay this all out and was able to get everything except the sentiment on one mat so, once I got all the paper in place, the cutting was a breeze.

Here are the details:
Size - 5.25" x 5.25"
Papers - Martha Stewart 'Playful Blue' stack for the mats, the animals were all cut using scraps (yeah!)
Cricut - Create a Critter, Storybook (mats) and Plantin Schoolbook (font)
Extras - Stickles, a little ribbon and lots of pop dots

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Chris

I made this for my friend Chris ... today is her birthday. Chris is an awesome scrapbooker. I'm hoping that someday she'll "go public" with her work. I'd love for you all to see what she can do!

This card was super easy and I really like the look of it. To create the background paper, I used three little flower stamps with VersaMark Dazzle ink and then added some pink self-adhesive pearls. I topped it off with a punched border & ribbon and was done!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Pink Cow

One more Punny-licious with the From My Kitchen cow ... isn't she lovely? I used digital papers from Pink Petticoat ... I have quite the collection of their papers now. Digitals are awesome! It's great having a variety of paper on hand.

Size: A2
Cardstock: Recollecti
ons from Michaels
Patterned paper: digitals from Pink Petticoat
Cricut: cow, From My Kitchen cut at 2.75"
Sentiment: Punny-lici
ous from My Pink Stamper
Extras: Ribbon, pop dots, self adhesive gems, Martha Stewart border punch

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Three Sheep Thank Ewe

Okay, another Punny-licious card, but this time with a From My Kitchen image. I'm really happy with this one. I used my Gypsy to size and weld my sheep. The tag is just a little 'sheep' layer.

Size: A2
Base cardstock: Stampin' Up
Other cardstock: scraps
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love"
Cricut: Sheep, From My Kitchen, sized, welded and cut with Gypsy
Sentiment: Punny-lici
ous from My Pink Stamper
Extras: Ribbon, eyelet for tag, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Martha Stewart border punch, pop dots, embroidery thread, and self-adhes
ive gems

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nuts About You

Another Punny-licious card. These Create a Critter images layer very nicely ... super easy!

Size: 4" x 6"
Base cardstock: Stampin' Up
Other cardstock: Recollecti
ons from Michaels
Patterned paper: Yellow from Stampin' Up, all others from Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love'
Cricut: Acorn (3.33 x 5.77) and Squirrel (2.95 x 2.77) from Create a Critter, sized and cut using Gypsy
Sentiment: Punny-lici
ous from My Pink Stamper
Extras: Ribbon, adhesive backed pearls, pop dots, and Tim Holt Distressed Ink in Brushed Corduroy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's Up Giraffe

I had the opportunity to make a few cards using one of My Pink Stamper's new stamp sets. The set is called Punny-licious ... very cute and works perfectly with the Create a Critter cartridge. The stamps are available at Hallmark Scrapbook and Custom Crops.

Card Size: 4" x 6"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: digital, from Designer Digitals
Cricut: giraffe from Create a Critter, cut at 4.75"
Sentiment: Punny-lici
ous from My Pink Stamper
Extras: Ribbon, pop dots, buttons, and embroidery thread

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Pink Stamper - Challenge #11

Challenge # 11 is "Colors of the Rainbow". I chose to make a birthday card for my friend Bonnie. Here are the details:

Base card stock - PaperTrey Ink
Other card stock - Recollections from Michaels
Cricut - Fence and flowers from Songbird
Inside sentiment - Computer generated
Extras - MS punches, buttons, pop dots and doodling.

Here's a look at the inside:
Really, she is a good friend!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Pink Stamper - Challenge #8

Challenge # 8 is "Love My Color". The challenge is to create a monochromatic project and add a flower. My flower is in the stamped image. I used Versamark Dazzle to keep with the monochromatic theme.
Here are the rest of the details:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - Designer Digitals
Image - Stampendous
Extras - Ribbon, EK Success border punch, pop dots, self-adhesive pearl

NSD May Day Project

The is the challenge project and video I made for My Pink Stamper's National Scrapbook Day event.
This is my first video, so it's a little rough ... I hope to make more, so maybe I'll improve with practice.

Here's the info:
Paper - Martha Stewart Playful Blue paper pad
Cricut - Wedding Solutions and George
Sentiment - MPS Simply Sweet Occasions set

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Pink Stamper -Challenge #1

Happy National Scrapbooking Day. At My Pink Stamper, Robyn has 12 challenges scheduled ... you can play all day. Lots of prizes, lots of fun. Check it out here.

The first challenge is to create a Mother's Day themed project. For mine, I created a card using my Gypsy and a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. The flower is from Walk In My Garden and the leaves are from Accent Essentials. The cardstock and the sentiment stamp are from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is a digital from Designer Digitals.