Monday, May 31, 2010

Episode 217 - Gypsy Ruff Day Card (Create a Critter)

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

I hope you are all having a fabulous day filled with sunshine and laughter!!  Today has been pretty low-key for us around here.  We had a BBQ on Friday night so we could just relax today.  I've been working on one of My Pink Stamper's upcoming projects (shhhhhh, it's top secret).  I also made a quick video for you guys this morning and it has taken me the entire day off and on to edit and upload it.  Sorry about that.  Many projects going on today!!

Don't forget that you have until tomorrow at noon to enter the Cricut Expression giveaway!!  So far there are only a little over 200 entries so your chances should be really good!!  All you need to do is make a Father's Day project and enter it HERE (click).  

I will add the recipe under the video box so you can see where you can order all the yummy stuff I used in this video.  :)


Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

Punny-licious Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper

Peachy Keen Stamps

Prima Flowers

Mini Brad

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Sunday!!

Hello Everyone!!

Just thought I would share what I have been working on this Sunday.  Today at church I played a fun little game of Singo with the Primary children.  I get to spend 2 hours every Sunday with the little children ages 3-11.  My job (volunteer or called a "calling") is to teach the children songs and do music stuff with them.  It is funny because I have absolutely NO music background.  The children don't seem to care, which is great!  Here is the SIMPLE board I prepared for the game.  Under each little square is something different from "stand up and get your wiggles out" to "sing a song".  The kids LOVE this game and I play it about twice a year.  

Tonight we are having the sister missionaries over for dinner so I thought I would make them little place cards in front of their dinner.  :)  I hope they like them.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Father's Day Challenge and Cricut Expression Giveaway!!

**This challenge is now officially over but feel free to participate on your own.  

Happy Friday Everyone!!

It is the last day of school around here and busy crazy but I wanted to issue you this awesome challenge!!  

#1 - It has to be an ORIGINAL project that you have created yourself FOR this challenge.  This is really big.  It is flattering that others like something we have made but it is not okay to ever make something and claim it as your own.  :)  I haven't seen that too much over here but I have heard that it happens.

#2 - This will be a RANDOM drawing and not judged or chosen.  I personally could never pick between all of your wonderful talent.  I will use like I usually do.  

#3 - You will need to upload your picture to your blog, message board (that is not private) or Photobucket to be able to share it on the inlinkz button.  

#4 - I will announce the winner on Tuesday afternoon.  That gives those of you who are going out of town this weekend a little bit more time to enter.

#5 - Only one project, per person please.


Here is what My Pink Designers, along with Karlee and Tammy came up with!


Cricut Cartidge: From My Kitchen; Grill - p. 41, Steak - p. 73
Paper: PTI, SU!, and K&I Memories - Classic Prints paper pad
Twine from SU!
My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions stamp set


Glass Jar
Robotz Cricut cartridge (robot, $ signs, and font)
Paper and strong adhesive tape (ATG)

My husband is a baseball fanatic and our family room is filled with baseball memorabilia and a few other sports. Our theme for the May Challenge is Father's day by our dear Emma and since you all know now my husband loves baseball my project for today is a Sports Gift Bag especially for him. The signed baseball he already has but I thought it was a cute accent :)
I used the Baseball solutions cartridge for everything except the DAD word which is from the All Mixed Up one. The images are cut at 5 inches, the All Star word and baseball are cut at 1.5 inches. The sentiment inside the baseball is one of My Pink Stamper clear stamps set called Simply Sweet Occasions and it reads: Celebrate Today...perfect for the occasion, lol.
Thanks for the opportunity to share with you my project.



In our family, nothing shows love more then spending time together doing what we love, game night. We play everything from hearts, dominos, poker, Michigan Rummy, and lots of others. I took Dad's love of games and made his his very own score pad along with a cute popcorn container. You can't play games without the snacks, right?! The popcorn container was made from Bags, Tags, Boxes and More and My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions Stamps and the score pad was made using the Wild Card Cartridge and the Plantin Schoolbook.



Good luck everyone!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Pink Designer's Family Projects

Hey Everyone!  

It is time to hear from My Pink Design Team.  This month the theme was "Family" and they really made this project their own.  We have such a variety of styles on our team and I am so grateful for them!  We hope you enjoy the projects!!


New Arrival cart (5.5 mom)
A Child's Year cart (2 inch font)
Family and Friends Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper
me & my BIG ideas flower stickers 

Cricut cartridge used was “HERITAGE”.
Paper & cardstock is Stampin’ Up.
Stamps used are “Family & Friends” My Pink Stamper Stamps.
Brads and twine.
This frame was so much fun. I used my Robotz cartridge for the first time and I loved it......I used the robot from page 51..... layers2 from page 57.....font from Robotz and Jubilee. I also used Indie Art image #40. Where is the nose from??? You gotta guess that one, lol. The background paper source is unknown and the rest is textured cardstock from American Crafts, I also used stickles for some bling. We have to have bling, right?
The swirls you see in the abdominal area of the robots are from My Pink Stamper clear stamps set Simply Sweet Occasions. Aren't they cute?
About the sizes...You can make them any size you want...this is the beauty of it. My robots were cut at 5 and 3-1/4 inches high and the frame is a 10 x 7. The chain to hang is from the jewelry department of one of the crafts stores around.
It was my pleasure working on this project. I hope you enjoy it.
Hugs from flowerdisco!!!

I decided to make a male card for my project.  I know a lot of us, especially me, have a hard time w/ male cards.  We can't help but add ribbon, flowers and bling!  :D  This is a birthday card for my Uncle.  He loves to read so I wanted to incorporate that by making some antique looking books.  The book cuts are cut at 3" and it is from the Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge.  It is located on p. 46, accessory 3 (shift) w/ the graduate cut.  I cut the book out 8 different times.  1 cut for each book color and 4 times in the tan color for the pages at the top of the book.  If you have the Gypsy or DS you can move the 4 books to the edge of your digital mat so it only cuts out the pages portion of the design so you waste less paper.  I also chalked the pages in dark brown so the dark brown chalk could get in the creases of the cut to make it look more antique.  I also inked the edges of the creme paper to help with the antique look.  

The base Dark Chocolate paper and ribbon is from PTI.  The creme paper is basic Roberts cardstock.  The paper for the burgundy, blue and brown books are from the Paper Studio paper kit called Traditions.  The green paper used on the green book is from the We R Memory Keepers Coppered Out paper kit.

And last but Definitely not least, the stamp is from the My Pink Stampers Family & Friends stamp set.  Love them!

Thanks for looking!

Hi Everyone! We are just around the corner to Father's Day so in celebration for the big day I was inspired by an old wallet that my son had. I found some great faux leather paper and used the wallet as my templete. Top it off with with some hardware and a stamp from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends new line of stamps and you have a clever way of giving your dad a gift card that he will be sure to remember!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Origins line
Flowers: Cricut Catridges - Accent Essentials; Designer Calendar; George and Basic Shapes
Title: Cricut Catridges - Home Accents
Stamp: Simply Sweet Occassions - Made by Me; Heart shape
Brad: 18mm Bazzill Wings of Imagination

My project is a card holder/calendar to help you keep track of your family's special days.
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 
Thanks so all My Pink Designers!!  You rock!!!

Just a reminder that we are having a special challenge tomorrow (Friday) and you could win a Cricut Expression just for participating!!!  Thanks Provo Craft for the awesome giveaway!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello Thursday All in One Post!! (May 2010)

All right everyone!  As we wrap up this month's Hello Thursday I thought I would put it all in one posts.  If you click on the links under each picture you will see all the projects I did with each cartridge.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for My Pink Designer's May projects and then back this Friday for a challenge and a chance to win a Cricut Expression donated by Provo Craft!!  

*Toy Story

*Cindy Loo

*Wall Decor and More

*Mini Monsters

*Freshly Picked

All winners posted HERE!

Hello Thursday Winners! (May 2010)

Hello Friends!!

I hope I didn't make you wait too long for the announcement of the winners!  Here they are!  Don't forget to scroll to see the other two posts from today and last night.  There is even a video I slipped in at midnight!


Winner of Freshly Picked donated by Provo Craft is..
Melissa (dolfnz777)

Winner of the Deep Blade Housing and extra blades is..
Sarah B (sarahsscrapshack)

Winner of My Pink Stamper Family & Friends Stamp Set is...
ottersin (donnafaglie)

Winner of Toy Story donated by Provo Craft is..
Elisha (elishacarter)

Winner of Cindy Loo donated by Provo Craft is..
Christie (chrisrn79)

Winner of Wall Decor and More donated by Provo Craft is..
Madison (Mad Crafter)

Congratulations everyone!  I will be contacting you shortly!!

Also, don't forget that I have something planned almost everyday this week, so don't miss it!

Notes on Parenting

Hey Everyone!

Before I announce this week's winners I want to share this great blog designed for parents by parents.  Check it out if you get a chance!  I am loving it and can use all the help I can get!

Notes on Parenting - Click here to view blog

Notes on Parenting is dedicated to providing parenting and child development information backed by a scholarly, research perspective. Faculty and students of various universities, including Brigham Young University, post regularly on this site. We strive to encourage an open atmosphere of discussion while also bringing up important issues that many of us as parents might never have thought about otherwise. We realize that parents ultimately know their children best and that they will have the "intuition" to work with their specific situations. Thus, we seek to provide the information that parents need to then make better informed decisions in regards to the parenting issues that will inevitably arise.

Feel free to follow us, subscribe to our posts via email, and tell your friends about us! This site is meant to be a place where parents can come, connect with one another, and speak their minds.

**Brandon (owner) is also teaching a photography class in Provo, Utah on Saturday, June 19th, too, if you'd like to check it out.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Episode 216 - Wall Decor and More Vinyl Project

Hello Everyone!

Sorry this is so late.  I had planned on uploading a video for this project earlier in the day but time just slipped away from me.  My oldest 3 children had their piano recital and they did excellent, if I do say so myself!  I love watching my children grow in their talents.

I made this video to go along with Cricut Wall Decor and More.  I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday is going to be a BIG day over here at My Pink Stamper.  I am announcing all of the winners for the Hello Thursday giveaways!  That will be sometime in the morning to early afternoon.  I also have a special spotlight feature I have scheduled.  

This Friday I am giving away a Cricut Expression courtesty of Provo Craft.  We are also doing a challenge with the Design Team.  You are not going to want to miss this one!!!  

See you in the morning!

Cricut Wall Decor and More Cartridge Giveaway!!

Good morning everyone!!

Well, we are down to our last Hello Thursday cartridge.  It is Cricut Wall Decor and More Cartridge!  If you would like a chance to win this cartridge just leave a comment on THIS post with a way I can reach you if you win.  I will be posting a Wall Decor and More project shortly.

Don't forget that you still have the chance to win these other Hello Thursday cartridges.  Just click on their name and leave a comment.  All winners will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday) morning!  Good luck!!

Cindy Loo

Toy Story

Freshly Picked

Monday, May 24, 2010

Episode 215 - Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge Project

Okay, I am LOVING this cartridge!!  There is so much to do on it!!

Here is a video I made using the squirrel.  I hope you enjoy it!!

Don't forget that you can still win the following cartridges!  Just click on each link and enter the giveaways!

Cindy Loo

Toy Story

Freshly Picked

Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge Giveaway!

Good Monday Morning Everyone!!

The Hello Thursday Celebration continues!!  Today I am spotlighting Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge.  I am first going to start with a giveaway.  Just leave a comment on THIS post with which of the 5 releases is your favorite and why.  Don't forget that you can also win Freshly Picked and Toy Story.  I will be drawing the winners on Wednesday.  **Remember that I have to have a way to get in touch with you.  If you just leave your name then I will have to pick someone else.  

Here is a link to the other cartridge giveaways.

Toy Story ----- Click Here

Freshly Picked------ Click Here

To see projects using the Mini Monsters - Click Here

Tammy over on also has a new cartridge giveaway today!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Sunday!!

Hello friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.  Mine has been very peaceful.  Church was uplifting and then I had a blast with the Primary children, where I am the music leader.  We have such a blast together learning a new song and then playing a game.  Now I am just about to scrapbook and thought I would invite you along with me!!  I need to work on a baptism layout for my son's baptism (that was in March) and I need to make a baptism card for a little girl who is getting baptized tonight.  I will share what I create later and I hope you will share what you do today, too!

Most of you know that I don't really do any Pink Stamper stuff on Sundays but I do have a few reminders.  We are still doing our Hello Thursday celebration!  I am spotlighting the last 2 cartridges tomorrow and Tuesday.  I will choose all the winners from the drawings on Wednesday (except for Thursday prizes, which we picked on Friday).  I have a HUGE giveaway this coming Friday so you will not want to miss that!

Okay, now I off to scrapbook and make some cards for friends and family.  I hope you will join me!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Toy Story Gift Bag

What a fun cartridge this is!!!  My son has a birthday party to go to in a few minutes so we just whipped up this quick alien to attach to the bag.  VOILA!!  Instant packaging!!!  Hope you enjoy!!

Cricut Toy Story Cartridge Giveaway!

Happy Saturday Friends!!

I am going to start the day off by introducing Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cartridge.  Let's do a giveaway first and then throughout the day I will have more samples.  Don't forget that you can still have a chance to win the prizes from yesterday by leaving a comment on any one of those posts.  I will pick the winners on Wednesday!

To be in the drawing for Toy Story, just leave a comment on this post with why you need this cartridge.  LOL!  Okay, I meant want! I also need you to leave a way that I can get in contact with you if you win like a blog address, e-mail address, etc.

Here are the other Hello Thursday Cartridges I have spotlighted so far.

*Freshly Picked

*Mini Monsters

Tammy over at is also giving away Toy Story today so your chances are doubled!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Freshly Picked Project & Giveaway!

All right!  This is the last project of the day using Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge.  I hope you have had a blast so far during my Hello Thursday (Friday, Saturday, Monday, & Tuesday) Celebration!!  I still have much more in store for you tomorrow and early in the week, so don't forget to keep checking back.

To see what I have done so far with the following two released cartridges just click on their name below.

*Freshly Picked

*Mini Monsters


Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge (3 inch squash)

Punny-licious Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper

Peachy Keen Stamps


The last giveaway of the day!!!  I have decided to announce ALL the winners from today & the rest of the celebration on Wednesday morning.  I know some of you have lives and are not able to see everything right when it is posted.  Hope that gives more of you a chance to enter.  :)

Here is the prize for this post!  It is one of my newest release stamp sets called Family & Friends.  Made from high quality photopolymer.  This can be found at Custom Crops & Hallmark Scrapbook.

Just leave a comment on this post and the previous posts to enter the other drawings of today.  Good luck!