Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here and now.....

Here are a few pics of my stamp area and other stuff that I snapped with my new Nikon D90. I can't wait to see what this baby will really do once I learn how to do it!!

The font is from Sesame Street Font & the scissors are from Happily Ever After.

I love just doing off shots with my camera.

I made this "inspire" using Home Accents & black vinyl.

This is a pic of my Pink Loft today.

I thought I'd try a different angle for this pic.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cricut Series #2 - Fit to Page (Episode 73)

Here is the 2nd installment of my Cricut videos. I hope this helps some of you. I have 2 more coming with the "Fit to Page" button, too.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Here is what Santa brought to our house.  I hope you all had a wonderful day!!

Edited to add.... No puppies were harmed in the making of this video nor were they chased around by little children.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

All my Cricut Videos so far....

Here is a list of all the videos I have made in the past 8 months that have the Cricut in them. Hope it helps someone. I know I have more, too, but these were in my first batch of videos. :)

Episode 5

Episode 6

Monday, December 22, 2008

Cricut Series 1 (Episode 72)

Hi everyone!  I have decided that I am going to film a series of videos dedicated just to the Cricut.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Birthday Goodies

Today we had my DS's Mickey Mouse birthday party. It was really fun! The kids were so cute & my DS loved everything about it!! Here are the favors & decorations I made. Mickey Mouse Font & Mickey Mouse & Friends Cricut cartridges were both used.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wow! I've got so much to do!!

I had envisioned making a few videos before Christmas but the time is just flying by for me. I have so many projects that I am working on for church, school, and my family that the new videos might have to wait a bit. If I could just get a few more things done then I will be sitting pretty.

Here are 2 Christmas cards that I am sending to those on my Cricut Christmas card group. So far I have made 25 of each. I only have about 100-125 more cards to make!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Mickey Mouse Birthday

My DS turns 4 on the 20th and his favorite person in the world is Mickey Mouse so we decided to have a Mickey Mouse birthday party. This will be his first party where he gets to invite friends. He is so super excited!!! Here are the quick invitations I made to send out. I welded them together using the Designer Studio Software and Mickey Mouse Font cartridge.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dear Santa

My DD has been asking for a puppy for years now. That is all she is asking for for Christmas from Santa. Here is her cute homemade card. :)

Edited to add: We will find out on Christmas morning if Santa brings her a puppy. :) She is a regular on this blog and loves to read all that I write. :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Pink Baby Quilt

This is what I have been working on for most of the day. I think it just turned out precious! One of my good friends had a baby last week and I wanted to make her something special. This quilt is just tied using 2 pieces of fabric with batting in the middle. You just use a quilting needle to tie yarn in it then sew the edges. This blankie is sooo soft! Two of my children still sleep with quilts that I got from their baby showers. My oldest DD's is totally falling apart but she is not ready to put it in storage yet. Hopefully this blanket will create memories for little baby Emma. :)

Hi Everyone!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

My love of ribbon!!

As I look around my Pink Loft I am realizing that I have a total love of ribbon. It is everywhere!! I just need to figure a better way to store it. For now it is in an okay spot but as I start to organize it will need to fit better. :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm Back!!!!!

Hey everyone!

The Pink Stamper is back up and running! I just got back from our family vacation Saturday night and am still literally EXHAUSTED!! I'm hoping to get my groove on again real soon. My daughter had pneumonia the entire trip so that was not fun at all for her. We are so happy to be home.

Watch for new stuff soon!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Hi everyone!!!

I am so sorry I haven't updated my blog in a bit. I am busy getting ready for a trip for our huge family reunion. Once I return I am hoping to be able to create on a regular basis!!! Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!


Friday, November 07, 2008

Episode 70- Glass Etching with your Cricut

I learned this the other day from the Cricut Expression infomercial.  It's super easy and turns out beautiful!!

ETA:  Still much to learn!!  Always wear gloves when working with etching cream.  Remove ALL the cream from the surface!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Episode 69- How to make your Cricut mat sticky again

Hope this helps someone out!!

Easy Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins

2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream, water, milk, oil and vanilla.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 325 F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Church Poster

In our church we all have different assignments which are called "callings".  One of my callings is to help with the Relief Society's (women in our church) get togethers.  This December we are having a dinner called Christmas... not forgotten.  Here is the poster I made for this Sunday.  What do you think??


Patterned double sided paper from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock:  Ruby Red Old Olive, Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!

Cricut cartridges:  Cursive 101, Base Camp, & Joys of the Season

Cricut Designer Series Software to weld words together

Lots of Stickles

Monday, November 03, 2008

Boo 2 U!!

I had such a blast making this 2 page layout for a challenge design team I am on. I can't wait to add my Halloween pictures from this past weekend!! I hope you all are having a fabulous day!!


Cardstock:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Only Orange, Green Galore, Blush Blossom from Stampin' Up!;  White cardstock from Walmart

Cricut Cartridges:  Doodletype & Paperdoll Dress Ups

Lots of Stickles!!

Don't Forget to Vote!!!

It is amazing that we live in a free country and have the right to express our views by voting. Won't you take a minute to vote tomorrow. 1 vote does make a difference!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Episode 68- Ghost Treat

Hey All!!! Yes, I actually took over a week off from blogging. You know what?? I really needed it! I am trying to get back in the groove and make some more videos for you. I just finished uploading my latest. This is very quick and simple. I hope you enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Coming Home!!

HI all! We are at the airport right now on our way home. We had such a great vacation but all good things must come to an end. We are so ready to sleep in our own beds even though we had the time of our lives.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Hi" from Disney!!

Hi everyone!! We are ending our 2nd full day here in Walt Disney World. We still have 2 full more days to go! We are having a blast and the weather has been perfect.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Episode 67- Apple Cider Slider

Halloween Jewelry

Me again!!! Yup, I posted 2 times in one day. The meds must be kicking in!! I made these sets of jewelry for my children's teachers, too. Since we missed the beginning of the year teacher gifts because of our move I wanted to make the holidays special. Enjoy!!

Fall Fun!

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week! I've been trying to deal with this dumb cold & stomach virus. I'm still not up to par today but thought I would check in. I made a fun topper last night for a challenge Design Team that I am on and also to give to my children's teachers for the holidays. Hope you enjoy!

I am leaving this week for our Disney World trip. I will try to check in with some pics to share since I will be bringing my Mac with me.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday!!