Sunday, January 31, 2010

Here are mine!

My daughter made cookies for our neighbors so I made some snail cards for her.




Here are some more heart boxes that I made for my DH's staff. I am going to make some more cookies and send them with him tomorrow.




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Sunday Challenge!

I bet you didn't think I would be on here today since it's Sunday. Our church has been cancelled due to the ice/snow on the ground. A lot of you know that I don't normally do anything My Pink Stamper related on Sunday if I can help it. I have set aside this day for family, faith, & friends. That got me thinking .........wouldn't it be great to do a special kind of challenge. A challenge where we are giving of our talents? This is what I am thinking.....

Create a card or project and be prepared to GIVE IT AWAY! If you are making a card, actually write a note to someone, seal it, address it, and be ready to send it tomorrow. If you are making a goodie bag, deliver it this week.

Here are card ideas.....
*Cards for troops
*Someone who is sick
*Someone who needs a lift
*A new mother
*Your mom or dad, brother or sister
*Your husband or wife
*Your children
*Your neighbor

Let someone know what they mean to you. We are in the business of making cards but how often do we remember to send them out?? That is why we began in the first place, remember?

Okay, once you get your project or card done we would love to see it! Post a link in the comments here. If you have time to make more than one, do it!!! Lift someone up this week!!

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Episode 174 - Homemade Bread & Tag (3rd Challenge)

Okay, here is my 3rd and final challenge for the weekend. I hope you will all be able to participate!! Just leave a link to your project in the comments of each post.



The machine that I used to grind the wheat is called a Whisper Mill but I prefer the newer type of wheat grinder called the Nutrimill.

The machine that I used to make & knead the bread is called a Botsch.

You can get these along with the dough enhancer, wheat gluten, pans, and bags I used from www.pleasanthillgrain.com.

Here is the ingredients for the bread recipe.....

Add 3 1/2 cups warm water, 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast, and 1 Tbsp honey in a mixing bowl. Mix together and then let sit for 8 minutes.

Add 2 cups white flour, 2 cups wheat flour, 1 egg, 1/4 cup oil, 3/4 cup honey, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp dough enhancer, 2 tsp wheat gluten to the mixer and mix together.

Add 5-6 cups wheat flour until the dough pulls off the side.

Knead in the machine for 8 minutes.

Separate into 3 loaves and add them to greases pans.

Let rise on the counter or in a warm oven until doubled.

Bake at 350 for 30-33 minutes.

Eat it up! Yummy!!



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Episode 173 - Bumble Bee Spring Card (Paisley)

Here is my submission to the Cold Day Challenge #2. I hope you enjoy it!!





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Outside My Pink Loft

This is what I get to look at outside My Pink Loft window. It sure is pretty but it is REALLY cold!!!

If you click on the bottom picture can you see the red cardinal in the shot??? How awesome is that??

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Cold Day Challenge #2

Yes, we are still ice/snowed in here and are still FREEZING!! This morning I had to wear a coat, hat, and scarf to make breakfast. Good thing we have heat upstairs in the kids' rooms and My Pink Loft. Yaaaaa!!

We are on Challenge #2. Thanks for the idea!! It was sent to me yesterday when I was asking for requests. The Pink & Black was also a suggestion, so thank you for that one, too!!

~~:::::::Make something that is warm or Springy!!!::::::~~~

Pull out your Life's a Beach cartridge or something with flowers and create something that will help me forget about this cold!!!

Don't forget you can also still participate in the first challenge, too. Here is the link....

http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2010/01/cold-days-challenge-1.html

My Challenge Entry <----------Click Here
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Episode 172 - Valentine's Box (Challenge #1)

Okay, here is my challenge project. I think it turned out really cute and I am quite impressed. I love the ribbon idea and I am hoping you will, too.




Materials used.....

*Basic Black & Pink Passion cardstock from Stampin' Up!

*Cricut Cartridges Sweet Treats & Plantin Schoolbook (Box 8 inches. Heart 2 1/4)

*Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

*Patterned Paper & Dimensionals from Stampin' Up!


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Cold Days Challenge #1

Hello friends!!

I am stuck at home today (2nd day in a row) due to an ice/snow storm and I thought it would be fun to do some challenges today and tomorrow. Here is our first one.

If you would like to join us, post your project on your blog or on a picture hosting site, then leave a link in the comments on THIS post.

~~~~~~:::::::::Here is our first challenge:::::::::~~~~~~~~

Make something using your favorite color WITH black. So, you know that I will be making something using Pink & Black. What will you be using????

Have fun!! I will post challenge #2 in a little bit. Feel free to join in on the challenges at any time or next week or whenever!


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

CHA Supershow Experience from My Pink Stamper

Hope you will enjoy taking my journey with me!!



*Thank you to everyone for your support. Of course you know this is not one of my craft videos but just part of my CHA journey. I cannot believe I have filmed over 170 craft related videos! That is just crazy. Hope you enjoy those, too. :)


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Officially announcing My Pink Stamper Stamps and 2nd DVD!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I am sooooo happy to finally be able to officially announce the arrival of my new stamp line My Pink Stamper Stamps. I have been working on these for quite a while now and am in LOVE with them. These were designed to work with ALL your Cricut projects as an added bonus. They are made from high quality photopolymer and you can use them with all types of inks. They are retailing at $19.99 but right now we are selling them at an introductory price of $15.99 each. There are over 20 stamps in each set. Did I mention how much I love these sets??

I had the BEST and most AMAZING Design Team to help me make projects. Here they are...... Just click on their names....





I feel so blessed to have been able to work with these girls. Their creativity blows my mind away!

To check out these stamps go to ........

My other exciting announcement is that My Pink Stamper Cricut Fun Volume 2 is now available for preorder!! This is a 2 disc volume with a TON of great projects (if I do say so myself) on it. I absolutely had a blast making this and I am sure that you will enjoy watching it over and over again for inspiration.

Here is a link to see this DVD set. This retails for $24.99 but we are selling it at $21.99 as an introductory price.


Thank you to everyone who made all of this possible. I feel like I am living my dream while still being able to be a mommy to my 5 children. We are so thankful for all of you!!


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From My Kitchen Giveaway Winner!!

Hey everyone!!!

I wanted to make sure I posted this before it got buried in all the CHA hype!! I just picked our winner to receive From My Kitchen donated by Provo Craft.

Drum Roll Please.................

Gail said...
Have a great time in California! Say dry
Gail

Congratulations Gail!!!!! Just e-mail me with your mailing address!!!!!


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CHA post from Emma

Hello friends!!

I just had to share my friend Emma's sweet post about CHA. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

http://mycreativetime.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-went-to-cha-cha-whooohoooo.html


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Episode 170 - CHA Owl Sentimentals

Hi Everyone!

Here is the project that I demoed on stage at the Provo Craft booth during the CHA Supershow on Friday & Saturday. Simple but cute!!







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Sunday, January 24, 2010

CHA news directly from Provo Craft!! LOL!!!

A group of us had a chance to go out to dinner tonight after CHA at Bubba Gumps. Jim Colby from Provo Craft also attended but little did he know what a group of women would be capable of when they want Cricut cartridges!!!!



Thanks Jim for being a good sport!


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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Episode 171 - Cupcake CHA Card

Hi everyone!!!!

CHA today was a BLAST!!!! I hardly had time to eat let alone shop. It was so fun meeting so many of you.

Here is the simple make & take project that I had at my booth for CHA. I hope you enjoy it!!!





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Friday, January 22, 2010

Pink Pajama Party LIVE Broadcast

Here is the archived LIVE show. This was broadcast live on Friday, January 22nd at 9:00 PM PST.






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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Episode 169 - Sweethearts Treat Bag (CHA Treat!)

Hello Friends!!

I just finished making 8 of these for some friends I am meeting up with at CHA (don't tell Karlee, okay??) I am super excited about CHA besides the fact that I am demoing LIVE at Provo Craft's stage both Friday & Saturday. That is in addition to having my very own booth!!! Things are going to be crazy and I am super nervous but I feel all of your love & support so I know that everything will turn out just fine. Right???

I hope you enjoy this video!! I am going to put together a couple more for you to enjoy as I head off to California!!









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Monday, January 18, 2010

Become a Fan!

Hello everyone!!

Some of you do not know this but I have a fan page over on Facebook that is different than my regular page. I added it a little over a month ago as a suggestion from everyone. I am 1 person away from 2000 fans. Here is the link if you would like to join. This is where I post daily "doings" of My Pink Stamper and what is coming up. :)

Click HERE to join My Pink Stamper Fan Page

Have a great night everyone!!


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Homemade Lasagne!!! The BEST!


I grew up on this recipe. My mom would make it for me every year on my birthday and if I had a special request. Takes a while to make but soooo worth the wait!!!


Mom's Lasagne

1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 6-ounce cans tomato paste
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp parsley flakes
1 tsp salt
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp basil
1 bay leaf
1 lb canned whole tomatoes
lasagne noodles
3 cups cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp pepper

Brown ground beef. Drain. Add basil, bay leaf, 1 1/2 tsp salt, tomatoes, tomato paste, and 9 ounces water. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Cook noodles, drain. Combine cottage cheese, parsley, Parmesan cheese, eggs, salt and pepper. Layer in this order: noodles, cottage cheese filling, mozzarella cheese, and meat sauce.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. YUMMY!!!

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Pink Pajama Party LIVE - January 22nd!!!!

Hi everyone!!!

The day is quickly approaching for my Pink Pajama Party LIVE from CHA! It is Friday, January 22nd at 9:00 PM PST. I hope you will all tune in and join in on all the fun!! I'm so excited to announce my sponsors for that Live Broadcast!

Custom Crops

Provo Craft

Peachy Keen Stamps

Couture Cardstock

If you get a minute, check out these websites. I am so grateful for my awesome sponsors!!!!


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Episode 168 - Forever Young Quick Card

Hi everyone!

Here is a "quick" video for you on Forever Young cartridge. I hope you all have had a great Saturday!!!




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Friday, January 15, 2010

Update and more......

Hey everyone!

It was unavoidable but the stomach flu bug did hit our house! So far someone has been sick every day including me. My kids all seem to be better but I am still just a touch under the weather. Yesterday I spent the day sleeping and it was WONDERFUL!! With 5 little children I hardly find the time to take a nap but I slipped one in and even got to bed by 9 pm last night. Hopefully we will all be completely well by tomorrow.

This coming Thursday I will be leaving for CHA (www.chashow.org) in California where I will have my own booth (1021). Stop by and visit me for a free make & take if you plan on attending! I have some exciting news that I will announce at CHA and also on Friday, January 22nd LIVE on my blog at my Pink Pajama Party that will be broadcast from my hotel room. Karlee and the girls from Custom Crops will also be there with us. We will have lots of fun goodies to give away and lots of stuff to share! You will not want to miss it!!!

I do plan on uploading some videos this weekend and next week. Now that I am pretty much prepared for CHA I can do some fun things for My Pink Stamper! Yippee!!!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week and have something fun planned for this weekend!!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our prayers and hearts go out.....

I am so saddened by the news of the devastation in Haiti right now due to the earthquake. My heart and prayers go out to them. I am adding a link to the Red Cross if anyone would like to donate. There are other places you can donate through, as well.


The Red Cross (click here to donate)


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cricut Episode 167 - Valentine's Mailbox using Paper Dolls

Hi everyone!!

I hope you are having a fantastic day! I have gotten so much done, in terms of laundry! LOL!! Also, I was able to film a quick video tutorial. I hope you enjoy it! I have been making these mailboxes for 3 years now and have never filmed one episode on them. It was about time. Plus, Target had the cutest color pink this year. It actually is the same color as my walls in My Pink Loft!!!

For this project I also used Peachy Keen Stamps. I love working with these faces for the Paper Doll cartridges! They are super awesome!!






Supplies used:

*Peachy Keen Stamps PK-560 Dolly Dumplins Face Assortment Package

*Mini Monograms, Paper Doll Dress Up, & Simply Sweet Cricut cartridges

*Cardstock: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!; Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink

*Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad from Stampin' Up!

*1/2 inch punch from Stampin' Up!

*Brown Grosgrain Ribbon from Papertrey Ink

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Sweethearts Winner!!

Good morning everyone!!!

I woke up this morning and all my children are well, thank goodness. My 3 year old did have a case of the 24 hour flu but, thankfully, nobody else has got it.

Here is our winner for the Sweethearts cartridge donated by
Provo Craft.

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62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

WOO HOO! Thanks girl!!!!! WOuld love to win it! Have fun with the kiddos today!
Sammye Jo

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Congratulations Sammye Jo!

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Cutting Material with Cricut - Episode 166

Good morning everyone!!

Here is the video Karlee and I filmed during her visit. I hope you find it helpful!! Have a super day!!!

What you will need for this project.......

*Wonder Under (fabric store or fabric department)

*Material (I used 100% cotton)

*Iron

*Damp cloth

*Cartridge (I used Forever Young)

Pressure Max (5), Speed Low (2), Blade 6



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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My Pink Loft!

Here are some pics of My "revised" Pink Loft. Enjoy!



Karlee made the "MPS" for me by modge podging She will have a video on it shortly on www.wannabeascrapper.blogspot.com. Watch for it!


My new embellishment center!! LOVE IT!!!


View of all my cubes. Purchased from Walmart for $40 for 9 cube set.


Other side view. Isn't my wall cork board that Karlee helped with awesome??


Cricut holder. Walmart, too.


Look at how cute these little bugs look!!


12 x 12 paper rack and new set of cubes.


And the best part of the entire room....................... THE PINK CHAIR!!!



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