Friday, October 24, 2014

Episode 334 - Miss You, Friend Card & Winner!!

Hi Everyone!

It's me again!  How about a Friday night card challenge?  Watch the video to see what it is and then join us by going to Instagram or Youtube and in your post typing #mypinkstamperlauraschallenge !  You can also link your project in the comment section of this post.  Have fun!

Congratulations to the winner of Christmas Wishes My Pink Stamper Stamps!!
"Carol Strahsbburg said...
So happy your back. I love your stamps, PLEASE make more!!!!!!! LOVE THE PINK STAMPER"

Last night we were able to take a few minutes and carve some pumpkins.  I think we forgot to do this last year!  Was fun letting my older kids carve by themselves this year.  Hope you have a happy halloween!!  

Have a great night!!  


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Episode 333 - Halloween Cupcake Treat Box & Recipe for Purple Velvet Cupcakes!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

*Don't forget to leave a comment on my video post from yesterday to enter to win a stamp set!  Click HERE to go directly to the post!

I seriously cannot believe I am making videos again.  Are you just as surprised as I am?  I'm going to post this one quickly because my little boys will be home in a minute and I'm going to try to only craft during the day and leave my evenings free for my family.  We will see how that goes.  :)

Yesterday I received a phone call from my daughter asking me if I could feed 8-10 of her friends for lunch in an hour!!  Of course I said, yes, since she is 16 and I won't have very many more moments like these.  I scrambled around for the next hour in my kitchen.  Good thing I had gone grocery shopping the day before!  I made a simple spaghetti dish, green beans, and homemade PURPLE Velvet cupcakes, since I was out of red dye and could not make Red Velvet!  They turned out AWESOME!  I will post the recipe under the video.

First, here is the video I made for you guys showing how to decorate cupcake packaging for a Halloween cuppy!  Hope you enjoy it!

Here is my kitchen aid mixer hard at work!  Looks a little muddy brown but it turned out to be a beautiful purple color when it was baked.

Thought I would share my cupcake drawer with you all.  It's right in my baking area.  I have my cupcake clear boxes, all of the toppings, piping bags, tips, cupcake wrappers, etc.  

I use a Pampered Chef large scooper to measure out my cupcake batter and transfer it to the cups.


I made A LOT of spaghetti!  There was so much left over that we were able to eat it as a family for dinner.  That really helped with my dinner prep time!  

Lemonade served in these cute little cups from Walmart.

Look how sweet these turned out, if I do say so myself.  I wish I could make you all one!! 

The best part for me was seeing the smile on all of these girls faces as they were eating their treats and lunch!

Here is the recipe for the Purple Velvet Cuppies!

Purple Velvet Cuppies
For the cake:
2½ cups cake flour
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. purple food coloring gel (found at Hobby Lobby or Walmart in the cake decorating isle) 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:
1 stick cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
(Cream together)
Add 1 tsp vanilla
2-4 Tbsp milk
4-8 cups powdered sugar
Make it to the consistency you like.  :)

Don't forget to check me out on Instagram, Youtube, & Pinterest as robynstamps!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 332 - Craft Room Tour - My NEW Pink Loft AND a giveaway!!

*Giveaway is now closed.  Winner to be announced shortly.

Hello Everyone!

Here it is at loooooong last!   A video tour of my new Pink Loft!  I hope you enjoy it.

I also would like to add a giveaway to this post since it's been so long.  I probably wouldn't get a Halloween stamp set out in time but what about a Christmas stamp set to one lucky winner!?

To enter please leave a comment letting me know if you would be interested in My Pink Stamper Stamps coming back on the market.  Also, which set or sets you would like to see back most.  Good luck!


My Pink Stamper Stamps
Christmas Wishes

*Giveaway entries need to be in by Friday, October 24th at 2:00 pm MDT.  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Episode 331 - "Fangful" Treat Bag (Not a goodie bag!)

Well HELLO to all of my sweet crafting friends!  

It's been a long time since I've posted a crafting video.  Totally a quick project.  I wanted to try out my equipment and editing skills.  I almost forgot how it is done!  Hope you enjoy this quick video.  I will post a tour of My Pink Loft soon!!

Don't forget you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube as robynstamps!

Hugs to all!

Monday, October 20, 2014

My **NEW** Pink Loft! Craft Room Tour!

Hello Everyone!

I am finally moved into our new home and unpacked.  Can you believe it?  It seems like FOREVER since I've had a craft room.  I'm so grateful that Karlee was able to come and visit this weekend to help me set it up.  I think it turned out super cute and very much like my old one.  Hope you like it!  No videos just yet but here are some pictures that should tide you over.  Miss you all!

My walk in closet where I have most of my extra Cricut machines, Yudu, Cricut cartridges, aprons, etc.

I can't wait to use my Yudu!  Do they even sell these anymore?  I need to catch up on my projects!

My Imagine machines.  I know that these are now obsolete but I still plan on using them, at least until I cannot anymore.

I'm excited to be able to have all of my stamp sets out and in front of me in this new craft room.  I didn't have room before to display all of them.

I have two of these PINK Ikea Kallax storage units and I added some of the doors to them.  I love how I can hide away some of my bigger ideas that used to be in weird spots.  I can now fit them all in!

Here is one opened up.  I have my pens, watercolor crayons, pencils, Copics, Sharpies, and Promarkers in them.

I have some of my Cricut cartridges displayed on an open shelve above the PINK Ikea storage unit on the right along with my Cricut Expression 2.  Oh, and of course, there is Cricky!

I feel so accomplished!  After Karlee left this weekend, I actually  hung my M P S letters all by myself. There are a few extra holes under each letter but don't tell anyone.  (Especially my husband!)

One of my embellishment stations.  I bought both of these from Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  I am storing some ribbon, some ink pads, buttons, flowers, embossing powder, glitter, gems, etc., on this one.

This is my other embellishment station that is on the back wall that you will see a lot in my upcoming videos.  It has some ribbon, stickler, and this & that.

 Above my paper station I have more Cricut cartridges.  I have way too many, if you want to know the truth.  I don't have the heart to get rid of any but I really need to!!

My Michaels' cubes along with my 12x12 paper storage rack.  I bought this YEARS ago so I cannot tell you where to purchase it.  Just google 12x12 card stock racks and you will get a ton of sites.  

 Close up of Cricky!

Pic of the wall where my paper station is.  These are Ikea Kallax storage units.  I bought the 12x12 paper holder inserts at  Love them!

Here is a closer look.

More pics of my closet which stores about 75% of my Cricut cartridges.

A better angle.  I was able to fit a TON in this closet.  I had my builder make each shelf big enough to fit storage baskets.

My seat!  I will be sitting on this side of the room on my computer or crafting most of the time.  There is a beautiful view of the mountain outside that window.  I wonder if I'll get any work done!

This is what it looks like when you first walk into My Pink Loft.  I am so happy it is all set up!  Almost a year without a complete loft!  

I'm so happy I decided not to paint this room pink like my other rooms in the past.  I enjoyed that season of My Pink Loft but I am looking forward to many more years in my new sophisticated Pink Loft.  Plus, the bright pink hurt my eyes!  

Another view!

 Here is a little bit of my balcony.  I haven't opened it much during the day yet because of those stinkin' Box Elder bugs!!  We've already had to have the bug guys come out twice to spray.  So annoying!

More pics!

Even more!

My Pink Stamper Stamps station!  Yes, you can see that I still have held on to quite a bit of My Pink Stamper Stamps.  Who knows, they might have a comeback and I might put them back up for sale.  I'm going to have to really ponder this one.  I miss my stamps and there is nothing out there like them, if I do say so myself.  Plus, I have a couple more ideas up my sleeve!

More of the rack!

Look at how neat and organized my Bind It All station is!!  Love that they fit in these 13x13 cubes.

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL night!!!  If you are wondering where you can find more of my pictures and posts you can also check out the following….

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