Monday, January 31, 2011

Having Fun with Cricut

Phew!  I finally have internet after being down for a day and a half!  So much to share with you!  Let's start with a video I took at the Provo Craft Gala.  Totally fun and cute!

Tonight, Monday night, we are still having My Pink Stamper Live at 8:00 PM pst BUT the plans have changed.  I am flying home tomorrow morning instead of Tuesday afternoon due to a storm that is heading to Oklahoma.  It is going to be a BIG DEAL.  I am still planning on hosting and Karlee, Tammy, and the bunch are going to be watching and chiming in on the chat from our Hollywood condo.  

Okay, here is video #1!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricut Circle Event!

Hey Guys!

I wish I had more pics from the Circle Swarm but we were sworn to secrecy.  I will post lots and lots tomorrow.  So many things to share with you guys!  Tomorrow I will be posting on my Facebook Page the SECOND I find out!!!  

Here are some fun pics of us with Jinger at the Swarm.

Friday, January 28, 2011

On my way to CHA

Hey Guys!

I am on my way to CHA! I'm at the airport right now getting ready to board the plane. I will be meeting up with Karlee on the next plane so that we will arrive together. Our first stop this morning is the Cricut Circle Swarm in LA, then it is on to our condo in Hollywood where 6 of us girls will be hanging out, including Tammy Skinner. I will be having as many updates available as I can squeeze in. I even am traveling with my tripod!

For regular updates click on the Facebook tab at the top of my page.

Sooooo super excited. PC will be sharing some big stuff and you will hear it first here. I am also the "unofficial" PC Pink Reporter. Did you all know that I'm with the Media this year? So cool!

For those of you attending CHA come and visit me at the Provo Craft booth tomorrow at 1:00 or 2:00. My Pink Stamper is sponsoring one of Jinger's on stage classes! I'll be up there with her, too.

Yes, this CHA is not open to the public but the one this Summer in Chicago is and I will be there, too!

Yikes! My plane is boarding. Got to go!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Giveaway!!!

It's my Best Friend KARLEE'S BIRTHDAY Today!!

I thought I would do a giveaway in honor of her and how much she ROCKS!!!

Here is what you need to do to win!  Head on over to her blog HERE and leave her some birthday love and then come back here and comment on this post!  I'll be picking all winners from this past week very shortly!

Good luck and Happy Birthday Karlee!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Imagine Pink Wednesday!

Hey Everyone!!

I am TOTALLY busy getting ready for my CHA trip today!  Did you guys know that Karlee and I plan on bringing you all the latest and greatest from the show??  Don't forget to check in daily for our updates.  Lots of fun!!!

Yep!  I've changed the name AGAIN of my one day a week dedicated to the Cricut Imagine.  It is now called IMAGINE PINK WEDNESDAY!  :)  

For this weeks project I wanted to use Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge.  Such a fun one with great color combos.  Here are a few samples from the book.

I used the oven mitts with this card and you also get a SNEAK PEEK of one of my upcoming stamp sets that will be released on Saturday!!  Let's just say that my daughter LOVES it!!!  LOL!  I'm sure you can figure that one out if you have followed my blog for a bit.  

Okay, now let's see what you can make!  If you have an Imagine, use it!  If not use your regular Cricut.  Here is the challenge:

Make something that is SUPER YUMMY!!!  Add your link below!  

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love is in the Air - My Pink Designers! Giveaway, too!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I am sooooo excited for today's post.  This is My Pink Designer's first post of the term.  We have 20 designers plus Karlee and I on this one! You are going to see 22 FABULOUS projects and I hope you go GA GA for them as I have!!  This month we are spotlighting 2 of my latest stamp sets, Love-alicious & Happiest Moments.  Both can be used for so much but we are focusing on "LOVE"!  Here are what comes in each set and you can check them out from any one of my retailers HERE.  I will be giving one of each of these away.  Read more about it at the bottom of the post.

Now, on to the projects!!  I get to go first this month!  I used the cutest butterfly from one of the new release Cricut cartridges called Florals Embellished.  You can check out this cartridge along with all of the other projects I made with the new releases HERE.   I used Love-alicious stamp set from my stamp line along with white pigment ink.  Didn't it turn out super bright and happy yet soft and sweet??  Is that possible??  LOL!

Hope you all have a FABULOUS day!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow!  I have a fun Imagine post for you!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's My Birthday!! Challenge and Giveaways!!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

Yep!  Today is really my birthday!  I am the big 3-8 today.  You never would have guessed it, huh??  I act sooooo much more mature.  LOL!!  Okay, so I am young at heart, nothing wrong with that.  I thought that since today is my day to celebrate, I would involve you guys, too!  I have some fun giveaways to share & a challenge.  Everyone who enters the challenge will be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes.  Ready to find out what we are doing????

First, let's start with a trip down memory lane.  Who's memory??  Mine, of course!!  

Even at a young age my mother could not get me off the phone!!  Isn't that the cutest picture EVER??

Yep!  You guessed it!  I was a cheerleader for 2 years in High School.  I was the nice one, though.  :)  Karlee and I agree that we probably wouldn't have been friends then.  She was a total jock and I was a total rah rah!  LOL!!
I made it!!  I graduated!!!  This is the last picture I have of me and my father.  He passed away of the effects of alcoholism when I was only 21 years old.  That was the year before I joined my church and met Bryan, my husband.  That was a really rough time in my life.  I treasure this picture and always will until I see him again.  :)
This is when I finally left the hospital after having my 5th child.  I suffered from severe postpardum depression when I returned home for about 2 months.  It was a very trying time but I made it through and I had a beautiful and supportive family who helped me through it.
I have been very blessed with good friends in my life.  I honestly do not know what I would have done without Karlee in my life.  We have only been friends for about 4 years now but it seems like we've known each other forever.  Karlee's birthday is on Thursday so don't forget to go over and wish her a Happy Birthday, too.  

I am happy to be 38.  In 2 years I turn the big 4-0 and I am going to celebrate.  A lot of huge milestones will happen that year.  My baby will start Kindergarten and my oldest will be starting high school!  The older I get, the younger I feel, though.  It's crazy!!

A few random things that I know you are all DYING to know about me!!  LOL!!

Favorite color:  Pink
Favorite candy:  Laffy Taffy & Twizzlers Pull & Peel
Favorite TV Show:  Little House on the Prairie
Favorite Movie:  Pride & Prejudice 
Favorite Book:  Chronicles of Narnia & Little House on the Prairie.  I also love a good cheesy Christian romance book.  
Morning or Night Person?  We all know the answer right?
Where I would love to visit someday?  Australia!  
Favorite thing to do when nobody is around?  Dance in my office, kitchen, anywhere!  Okay, I don't care if anyone is around!!  

Okay, onto the challenge!  How about you make a birthday project!!  Post it below with the link button. 
How about I give away 2 cartridges.....

Simply Charmed

 Twinkle Toes
Remember that all you have to do to enter is make a project with a birthday theme!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!  Don't forget to check out my Hello Thursday posts so far HERE.   

Tomorrow will be our first Design Team Post of the year so you won't want to miss it!!  Over 20 projects with one theme!!  

Listen With Your Heart SINGO Game

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Okay, this is going to have to be a quick post.  I have 3 little boys I still need to get ready for church, my husband is at a meeting, and we have to leave in 20 minutes!!  

Today for my Primary Singing lesson I am doing a review game by playing SINGO.  I have been playing this game for over 2 1/2 years since I have been the Primary Chorister in our church.  The children love it!!  

I used the new Martha Stewart Birthday Cakes Cartridge for the font and hearts.

To play SINGO, I have the kids that I select from a bucket, come up and pick a heart.  Each heart has a letter and number on it that goes along with a heart on the board.  After they pick the heart they lift it up and everyone has to do what it says.  Sometimes it asks a question, sometimes the entire children have to sing a song.  The kids really enjoy it.

To view my other posts that go along with this song click HERE & HERE.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.  I have had a lot of things to work on this week and I am so glad for the reminder to listen with my heart this week.  Some things are just not as important as the world makes them seem.  :)  Love you all!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Episode 264 - You're a Deer (Campin Critters Cricut Cartridge) Video Tutorial & Giveaway!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I know that I am in shock.... are you??  I actually filmed a video, edited it, and uploaded it all in 2 hours!!!!  Usually it takes me a minimum of 3 hours just for the filming and editing process!!!  This card turned out so super simple.  I hope you enjoy the video tutorial at the bottom.

Cricut Campin Critters Cartridge

For today's giveaway, I have More Punny-licious stamp set!!  Just leave a comment on this post below where it says "Leave Comment Here" in pink.  To enter all of the giveaways and see what else I have made this week with the new cartridges, click HERE!

More Hello Thursday cartridge projects coming SOON!!!

Check out my friend Tammy's projects for Hello Thursday HERE!

Also, check out what Karlee made this week too by clicking HERE!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Formal Occasion Cricut Cartridge

Happy Friday night Everyone!!!

My husband and I are just getting ready to go out on a quick dinner date for my birthday which is really on Monday.  We will celebrate with the kids on Monday night but tonight it is all about us having a good time and eating good food.  :)

Okay, on to my 2nd project using one of the new release Cricut Cartridges.  This sweet card was made using Formal Occasion.  I love how there is a frame feature to add pizzazz to your creations!

The stamp is from my Family & Friends stamp set which I will also be giving away on this post!  Just leave a comment with a way that I can reach you if you win! 

Here is everything that comes with the Family & Friends stamp set.  I use this one ALL the time!  Click here to see more of my stamp sets or find a retailer.

To see all of my other projects for Hello Thursday this month, click HERE.  

Check out what my friend Tammy has done with the new cartridges here!

All 7 Hello Thursday Cartridges plus 3 New Imagine Cartridges!

Good morning Everyone!!

These are all the new Cricut cartridges for the month of January.  I think they are great!  I can't wait to share what I've made with them!!

All Sports

 Baby Steps
Kate's ABC's
 Formal Occasion
Florals Embellished
Campin' Critters

 MS Birthday Cake Art

Buccaneer Imagine Cartridge

 Bubblegum Stripes Imagine Cartridge

 All Wrapped Up Imagine Cartridge