Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ready to see who the SPOOKY winners are???

Sooooo happy that my blog is up and running again!!!  Are you all ready to see who won Spook-alicious and Spooky Puns?

Here we go!

Winner of Spook-alicious My Pink Stamper Stamp Set
Ivy (stampinivy)

Winner of Spooky Puns My Pink Stamper Stamp Set
Daniele C. (love122482)

**ALERT**
If you are looking for a couple AWESOME sets for the Halloween Season NOW is the time to order either of these sets from one of my retailers HERE!  We can barely keep these stocked on the shelves and I don't want you to miss out on some really CUTE Halloween projects this year.  

Check out what My Pink Designers and I have made with each set!

Click HERE to see samples using Spook-alicious!

Click HERE to see samples using Spooky Puns!

My Blog is Working Celebration!!!

Hello Everyone!!

My blog is working again!  I feel like a new woman!  So excited to be back.  I feel like I should introduce myself.....

My name is Robyn and I am the crazy mother of 5 awesome kids!  Maybe I should rephrase that!!  My name is Robyn and I am the AWESOME mother of 5 crazy kids!  LOL!!

So excited to share some fun stuff with you guys!  

I have a challenge for you this Saturday that you will not want to miss and other way awesome things in store!!

Thanks for being patient the last few days.  

Hugs,
Robyn

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Tuesday Giveaway!!

Can you all believe that it is almost October??  I'm sooooo super excited!  It's my favorite month of the year!  I thought it would be fun to do a SPOOKY giveaway today!  Today you have the chance to win one of my two TOP stamp sets this month!  

Spook-alicious
Click HERE to see over 60 projects made with this set!


OR

Click HERE to see over 45 project made with this stamp set!



You can check out any of these stamp sets from any of my retailers by clicking HERE

Also, don't forget that you have until October 15th to add your project made using Spook-alicious below!  This could end up in our exclusive Design Team Gallery!  

Winner will be randomly picked on Thursday!  Don't forget to leave a way to contact you if you win and please only ONE comment per person!  Thanks and good luck!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kate's Kitchen Winner!!


Hello Everyone!  Hope you are STILL having a great Saturday!  We actually didn't have anything major planned this morning so my husband and I played a match of tennis.  He won, of course but I did win 2 games out of 8.  Pretty proud of that, LOL!  



Are you all ready to see who won Kate's Kitchen from last week??  Okay, here you go!



Congratulations!!  



 The Kohouts said...

I just got the Imagine a couple weeks ago! Love It!! I love being able to mix and match the patterned paper on the carts. You can always find just the right color or pattern to match your project! Wonderful artwork also!
I just can't say enough great things about it!

Have a great week!
kk

Box Top - Thank You!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Hope you are having a TON of FUN today! I'm super excited as tonight is our Women's General Conference meeting for our church and I get to watch the live broadcast with women from all over the world.  So looking forward to receiving inspiration and being uplifted.  It will be broadcast at 6:00 PM MDT on www.lds.org if anybody would like to watch with me.  :)

Just wanted to take a moment to thank the 3 ladies who have sent in box tops for my kids so far.  We were sooooo excited to receive 230 box tops today!!!  I am so overwhelmed with your kindness!  

Shout out to....

Kimberly Cook
Jean Reinert
Rhonda Mercer 

Can you tell how excited one of my boys was??


We stil would love more if anyone has the time or any extra.  Just send them to the PO Box on the side bar.  My kids and their schools thank you!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Preschool Scrapbooks! Paper Doll Dress Ups & Bind it All

Good morning!

Can you believe it is Friday already?  Time is flying so fast for me this year.  You'd think that I would be bored having all of my kids in school for at least half the day but it seems like I am more busy now than ever!  My laundry has had a major overhaul and I am still keeping it under control.  Wish me luck to keep this up!  I feel like I work at the post office with all of this laundry, it just keeps coming and coming!!

Today I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local preschool in my city.  The director asked if I would come and scrapbook with the children for a last day of Summer party.  I decided that something like this with 9 children 4 and under should be a simple project.  I made all of the books ahead of time so all they did was add their picture to each page and 1 die cut.  I was sweating by the time we were finished!  Here are the books and a pic of me with the kids.




Have a great day Everyone!!!  Big hugs to you all!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes!

Hello Everyone!  

Can you believe it is Thursday already??  Yesterday I was really in the mood for something sweet and lime.  I googled and found this great recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes.  Super easy to make.  The only problem was that I didn't have any buttermilk in my fridge so I googled how to make my own buttermilk from regular milk and found THIS.  I also decided that I wanted my frosting a little thicker and with the taste of lime so I added some of my own ingredients.  I will put a * next to what I added.  You can make it either way.

Hope you are all having a great day!  I'm a little bummed because my tennis is going to be cancelled due to rain.  I am SOOOO happy we have a rainy day because we need it here sooooo bad BUT I love my doubles tennis league and was really looking forward to it.  That's okay, we will just play a little bit more into Winter.  No biggie!!  Now onto the yummy stuff!!




Here is the recipe I got from BonAppetite 

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon neon-green food coloring
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then next 3 ingredients (batter may look curdled). Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon scant 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
  • Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.

FROSTING

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *I added 2 TBSP of fresh lime juice
  • *I added about 3 more cups of powdered sugar
  • *I added about 2-3 TBSP milk


    • Beat all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.
      *I used a large pastry tip and a large pastry bag.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge Giveaway!

    Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

    Okay, I am slowly slipping back into My Pink Imagine Wednesday so I thought I would start with an awesome giveaway!

    Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge
    Do you have an Imagine yet??  If so, what do you love about it??  If not, what are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below with a way I can reach you if you win and you will have the chance to win this awesome cartridge!

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Scrapbooking Sunday!

    Hey Everyone!

    Well, it's technically Saturday night since I don't usually blog much on Sunday but since I usually spend an hour or two after church working on my Family History "scrapbooking" I thought I would share some Digital Scrapbook Pages that I have made using my Photoshop Elements 6.  I think I will actually work on paper scrapbook pages after church tomorrow but like having the option of using my computer too.  I hope you all have a GREAT Sunday filled with peace and lots of happiness!!




    Monday, September 12, 2011

    My Pink Stamper Live Questions & Answers!!

    Happy Monday Everyone!

    Karlee just sent this over to me!  This was from My Pink Stamper Live in June when we called some of our viewers and listened to their questions LIVE!  It was super fun!!  Karlee and I will do this again in November.  Cannot wait!

    My Pink Stamper Live Questions
    1. Cindy asked about where you get inspiration for layouts.
    Page Maps
    Perfecttitle.com
    1. Missy V asked about where you get your packaging (cello bags) and the sizes you most often use.
    Clearbags.com 
    Cello Bags with no flap
    Small (3x5)
    Medium (4x6)
    Large (6x8) can use for cards
    Clearboxes for cards as well
    Can 8 ½ x11
    Pleasanthillgrain.com for bread bags
    Clear cupcake boxes (100 qty.)
    Envelopes from Xpedex or clearbags.com
    1. Theresa asked how do you do it all.
    Love and support etc
    1. Christina asked about doing a project with contact paper and how would you cut it.
    Same as Vinyl- Kiss Method
    3 speed 
    3 pressure
    3 blade 
    1. Denise asked how you start a blog.
    Blogger.com

    ***
    Also, I  need Box tops for education. If any of you have these on


     your boxes of groceries and would like to send them to my PO 


    Box that would be AWESOME!! We are collecting them at my 


    children's school (like some of you) and know that some of you


     do not have kids in school at this time. I would soooo appreciate


     this if you have the time! My PO Box is on the left hand side. 


    Thanks everyone!!

    Thursday, September 08, 2011

    Homemade Blueberry Muffins!

    Hello Everyone!

    Can you believe it is Thursday already?  Boy, how this week has flown by!!!  Just wanted to check in for a quick second.  Yes, I am STILL doing the hot breakfast thing.  Can you believe it has lasted this long??  Honestly, I can't!  LOL!  It's fun going through recipe blogs, family cookbooks, and allrecipes.com for fun things to make.

    Check out Amy's blog HERE for great recipes.  Thanks for sharing Amy!

    Here is a GREAT Blueberry Muffin recipe I made last week for my kids.  I got the recipe from allrecipes.com.  Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup milk
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
    2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
    3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

    Wednesday, September 07, 2011

    Where in the world is My Pink Stamper??

    Hello Everyone!

    I bet you are all wondering where I have been??  I know I have not posted as much as I normally do.  I had family in town this weekend, my kids started school, I am involved in some things for me, and am just trying harder to be a better mother and wife.  I LOVE my blog and spending time with you guys!!  I just need to make sure that I don't forget about some of my other responsibilities (LAUNDRY!  LOL!).  Sooooooo, you might see me just a little bit less on here but know that I am thinking about you guys.

    I wanted to start sharing some of my other interests on my blog, too.  I've just started a photography class and am having SOOO much fun learning how to finally use my SLR camera.  I would love to share my pictures with you guys.  Here is one I took yesterday learning how to use the faster shutter speed.


    I also wanted to direct you all to my Video library if you haven't already checked it out.  I have filmed, edited, and uploaded over 300 videos.  PHEW!!  That's a lot of hours!  LOL!  Here is the link...

    http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2008/05/all-my-videos.html

    Don't forget that THIS Friday is My Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  It begins at 8:00 PM CST!  Can't wait to see you all there!!

    Friday, September 02, 2011

    Episode 291 - I Heart School (School Days Stamps!)

    Happy Friday Everyone!

    Wow!  It seems that ever since school has started, I have been going and going!  I'm still getting up each morning and making a hot breakfast along with packing all the kids lunches this year.  I cannot believe I went so many years without doing this.  We can really feel the difference in our mornings.  What a GREAT & positive change.  I've also taken on a couple hobbies just for me while the kids are all in school in the morning before I pick my 4 year old up.  I bought a CUTE pink road bike and am starting to bike with a group of girls some mornings and I am playing tennis with some friends, too.  It funny because the busier I am, the more I get done.  


    I still need to get either padded biking shorts or a gel seat cover for my bike as I am a bit sore from my first ride yesterday.  It was REALLY hard but now I cannot wait to do it again!

    Today was my daughter's first year of 8th grade Cross Country.  She did FABULOUS and was so excited that she was not last place this year.  She has gone up 5 and I know that she will continue to place higher and higher.  Today was tough because it was 100 degrees outside and all the kids were super hot!

    Okay, on to my latest QUICK video!  I hope you enjoy it!!




    My Pink Stamper School Days Stamp Set was used.  Click HERE to order it from a retailer!


    Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!  We have my husband's brother and his family coming to stay until Tuesday.  Going to be SUPER fun!!!