Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Scrappin'!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope you had a WONDERFUL day!  I scrapped a little this evening and even made cinnamon rolls from scratch for the first time.  They turned out super yummy!!  I am starting my healthy lifestyle/working out tomorrow.  I've taken too long off and I just don't feel like I ever have any energy.  I want that back.  So, this was my last big goodie for a while.  There!  I said it!!  Now I am accountable!!  LOL!

Can I tell you all a little secret??  I've been doing some digi scrappin' along with my traditional scrapbooking and I am having so much fun!  I don't think I will ever completely switch over but it is AWESOME to be able to make a quick page while I am sitting in my boys room waiting for them to fall asleep or when we are on a road trip.  PLUS, with 5 kids in my family, I doubt I will ever get caught up the traditional way.  I've made over 75 digi scrapbook pages in the last 2 weeks!  I know, it is totally crazy, huh??  I've already had 40 of them printed off from an online company and they turned out FABULOUS!    So for you all that digi scrap maybe you will see more here & there of my pages BUT for those of you who don't, no worries, this is still a mostly paper crafting blog.  I created this blog almost 5 years ago as a place I could share a little about me and what I love.  That hasn't changed but from time to time you might see something new!  Nothing wrong with that, right???  lol!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Simply Scarecrow Episode 288 - Hey Pumpkin!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all having a FABULOUS Friday night!!  My kids are outside with some friends swimming so I thought I would take a minute, as I watch them from the window, and add another fun project to my blog.  I'm also going to digi scrap a little, too!

I made this video and card using the newly released Simply Scarecrow Seasonal Cricut Cartridge!  Hope you enjoy!!


There is also a SNEAK PEEK from one of my upcoming stamps from My Pink Stamper Stamp Line which will be released Friday, August 5th!!

To check out more projects and images from Hello Thursday this month, click HERE!

Fun Birthday Centerpiece using Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge!

Okay, here is my last project using Cricut's Something to Celebrate.  Can you tell that I had so much fun with it!!  I HIGHLY recommend this cartridge.  So simple and easy to put together.  I give it a 10!!

Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge

To check out all of the projects I have made so far with the new Hello Thursday releases, click HERE!  

Something to Celebrate Cupcake Card!!

Are you ready for MORE FUN with Cricut's Something to Celebrate Cartridge??  Here we go!!  
The sentiment is from Birthday Crazy Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper. Click HERE to check out my retailers!
To see ALL the new cartridges and to see what I've done with them so far, click HERE

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Giveaways While We Wait!!

As most of you know, today is Hello Thursday (the day of the month where Provo Craft releases new cartridges) and I am waiting on the official word to post the pictures of the new cartridges along with all the yummy projects I have made with them!  I think you are going to be impressed this month!  Last month was crazy but this month I had a little more time to work on projects.  Hope you enjoy them!!

While we wait I thought I would give away a couple cartridges and a couple My Pink Stamper Stamp Sets!!  Also, my blog has been running SUPER SLOW and I just fixed it!!!!  Hopefully I didn't scare away too many of you!  I know it was frustrating for ME!!

Giveaways!  Just leave a comment on this post and for more chances leave a comment on all of the upcoming Hello Thursday Projects today!

Cricut Freshly Picked (Thanks Provo Craft!)

Cricut Stand & Salute (Thanks Provo Craft!)


Scrap-alicious by My Pink Stamper  Click HERE to purchase from a retailer.

Sport-tastic by My Pink Stamper Click HERE to purchase from a retailer.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

AC Moore Sale & New Cartridges!

Hey Everyone!!

Do you have an AC Moore near you??  I just found out that they have 3 of the new cartridges....  Sophisticated, Ornamental Iron II, and Paper Lace II for only $34.99.  That's a great deal!!  I bought my first Paper Dolls cartridge from AC Moore years ago when you had to get them in the 4 pack bundle.  Worth every penny!!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wild Card Cartridge Giveaway & Videos!!

Hey Everyone!  I decided that we need to have a little more excitement on My Pink Stamper today!!!  How about I give away an oldie but goodie cartridge.  

Wild Card








Monday, July 25, 2011

Episode 287 - Berry-licious Strawberry Card (Simply Charmed)

Hello Everyone!

So sad that Karlee had to fly home today but we were able to finish up one video before I took her to the airport this morning.  I think it turned out totally cute!!

The paper we used was from XPedx in Oklahoma City and I love it!  So super fun!

We used Fruit & Veggie Puns by My Pink Stamper which you can purchase from any of my awesome retailers HERE!





Attn: New Design Team Members!

Good morning Everyone!!

If you were chosen to be one of my new Pink Designers, (Click HERE to find out)  please e-mail me or Facebook Message me please.  I don't have anyone's e-mail addresses and we are trying to send out all the fun info today.

Also, I haven't heard from all of my Honorable Mentions yet.  I would love to get your stamp set out in the mail to you asap.

Thanks so much everyone!!!  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Announcing My Pink Designer's 2nd Term 2011!!!

Hello Everyone!!!  

We just finished My Pink Stamper Live where the new team of My Pink Designers was announced.  Such a tough decision but I believe it is the right decision this time around.  Thank you so much to all of you who took the time out of your busy lives to submit a project.  I was thrilled with all of your talent.  

Okay, introducing the 2nd 2011 Term of My Pink Designers!

Maria - Head Designer!

Agnes

Alex

Andrea

Angela

Courtney

Cristi

Edna

Helen

Julie Ann

Kassidy

Michelle

Shelley

Tracy

Missy

Carissa

Sharon

Renee

June

Chelle

Roberta

Honorable Mentions 
(please e-mail me at mypinkstamper@gmail.com with your stamp set selection)

#29 - Jeanne S.

#10 - Heather

#100 - Gwen

#164 - Pat N.

#75 - Judy

My Pink Stamper Live with Karlee & Robyn (My Pink Designers Announcement!

Hey Everyone!!


It is almost time for My Pink Stamper Live!  It will show up here at 10:00 PM CST!  That's pretty soon!

PASSWORD:

mypinkstamper  

Live broadcast by Ustream

My Pink Stamper Live Coming Up!

Hey Everyone!  Karlee's here!!!  

Just wanted to post this in case you are not on my Facebook Page.

My Pink Stamper Live!

Saturday Night at 10:00 PM CST!

New set of My Pink Designers Announced!!

Be there or be SQUARE!!  LOL!!




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Introducing the Cricut Mini!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!  

Have you all heard about the Cricut Mini below?  Here's all the info you need!
CRICUT MINI (TM)
Introducing the Cricut MiniTM Personal Electronic Cutter—an all-new machine that makes home, school, business, craft, d├ęcor, party, and DIY projects simple and fun. The Cricut MiniTM machine is a small, lightweight, ultra-portable way to make almost anything you want out of many different types of materials, including thick and thin paper, fabric, vinyl, magnetic material, craft foil, and lots more. With the Cricut MiniTM machine, it’s easier than ever to make projects and be more creative!

FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Simply plug it in, turn it on, connect to the Cricut Craft RoomTM Application—the online design tool where you can see and design with the Cricut® cartridge library—and start making projects.
• Includes a cartridge port to link all your cartridges to the Cricut Craft RoomTM Application.
• Cuts paper, cardstock, vinyl, magnetic material, fabric, craft foil, sticker paper, and lots more.
• Works with Windows and Mac computers with a standard wireless or wired Internet connection.
• Cuts on 8 1⁄2" x 12" materials. Cut small shapes and fonts from 1⁄4" up to 11 1⁄2"! • Small, portable, and lightweight for ultra space saving. • Extremely precise and detailed cutting capability.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Episode 286 - Vinyl Wall Art with Word Collage

Hello Everyone!

I actually have a new video for you today!  I can't wait to share it!  

First, I wanted to let you know what I've been up to this summer.  I decided to cancel almost everything business related this summer so that I could have fun swimming in the pool with my kids, baking them cupcakes, and just being a mom.  It has been FABULOUS!  It really has opened my eyes to what is important in this world.  For the time being you will not be seeing me at events around the country but can always find me here on my blog or on my Facebook Page.  I was too busy last year traveling for my business and missed a bunch of stuff with my children.  I am planning on attending the Winter CHA Show every year and then doing everything from home in between shows.  Just wanted to let you all know why you might not see me in your neighborhood coming up.  :)

Okay, on to my fun video!  Hope you enjoy it!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Click HERE for a chance to be on My Pink Designer's Design Team!

Winners Winners!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This has been a very busy weekend for our family.  Yesterday we attended the funeral of our dear church brother, Tracey Vick, who was tragically taken from this life in a tragic accident.  It was a shock to our entire church family, friends, etc.  The funeral was so uplifting as we celebrated his wonderful life on earth.  :)

Okay, I wanted to now post the winners to my latest giveaways!  Thanks for being patient.  It has been quite an emotional week.  

Winner of Fancy Frames (donated by Provo Craft)
Kris (kgrimm1970)

Winner of Baby Boutique (donated by Provo Craft)
Liz (whatthechirp)

Congratulations you two!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Monogram Cards using Fancy Frames & Sophisticated Cricut Cartridges

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Can you believe that Karlee will be back here in one week??  We are going to have a total Girls' Weekend!  We will probably do a My Pink Stamper Live next Saturday Night for you all, too, so stay posted!

I made a set of fun monogram cards for my friend's birthday using the Fancy Frames and Sophisticated Cartridges.  I hope you like the simplicity of them.  



Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge
Fancy Frames Cricut Cartridge (Don't forget that you can still enter to win the Fancy Frames cartridges by clicking HERE!)


I also still have the Baby Boutique Cricut Cartridge Giveaway going on HERE if you would like to enter.  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes! Super Yummy-O!!

Hello Everyone!!

Tonight we had the sister missionaries from our church over for dinner so I thought I would try out a new cupcake.  Red Velvet!  I have never attempted these before and they actually turned out to be really easy (and super yummy!)  Don't worry, I only had about half of one, I'm still trying to keep track of my WW points in my head.  :)  Here is the recipe I got for the cake from All Recipes.  I ended up changing up a recipe for the cream cheese frosting and created my own.  





I love it when the missionaries come over for dinner.  It is so nice to have a gospel discussion after the desert is served.  


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 fluid ounce red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda and vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the batter just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter and frost with desired frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz of Cream Cheese
4-5 Cups Powdered Sugar
4 Tbsp Milk

Place Cream Cheese in your mixer.  Cream until softened.  Add milk.  Mix again.  Add Sugar one cup at a time until the desired consistency.  

Add to your cupcakes!!

Design Team Call! My Pink Designers August - January Term!

Hello Everyone!!



If you haven't already heard the news, I have openings for my upcoming 2011 2 Term My Pink Stamper Design Team!  All you need to do is add a project for this challenge by next Wednesday, July 20 11:59 pm CST.  I will be choosing a handful of you to serve 6 months on my upcoming team!  Here are some of the requirements....

*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months.
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft!  :)

Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

Orange
Turquoise 
Green
Brown
(other optional color of your choice)

Good luck!!!  I will announce the new Design Team on Saturday, July 23rd during a Live Broadcast that Karlee and I put together. 

Add your project below.  Don't forget to read ALL the guidelines.  









Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yummy Goodness!

Hey Everyone!

I thought I would share some yummy cupcakes I made the other day for a friend.  Don't they look delicious??  Yes, they were!  LOL!!  I have an exciting post in a little bit today but wanted to show these first.  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Episode 285 - Princess Party Froggie Card (Summer Series)

Well, HELLO Everyone!  I hope you are having a FABULOUS Tuesday!  I am getting ready to take my 5 children to a little water park in our city this afternoon but thought I would share a quick video I made last night.  This was supposed to be a super fast "Summer Series" video but it ended up being just as long as my other ones.  LOL!  Hope you enjoy it!!

Also, since I was pretty ill and not feeling well when Karlee was visiting 2 weeks ago, she is flying out to visit me on the 22nd for the weekend.  I promised her a weekend of scrapbooking a FUN!!  :)

I made this project using the Princess Party Cricut Cartridge.  
I also used More Punny-licious from my very own My Pink Stamper Stamp line!!  Click HERE to view or order it from one of my retailers!

Scroll down at the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!



Okay, now for a fun giveaway!  Thank you Provo Craft for donating this new Fancy Frames cartridge!  To enter just leave a comment about your thoughts on quick Summer projects after you watch the video. Good luck!