Friday, December 13, 2013

Our Big News!

Hello Everyone!

I thought I would go ahead and post our big news because the cat is pretty much out of the bag.  Most of you won't think this is a big deal but it is all we can think about these days!  

We are moving to Utah!!  I cannot believe I can finally write this!  We bought our land over 2 1/2 years ago and start building this coming March 1st.  We will not move out there until the end of May but have a lot going on until then.  We have decided to go ahead and put our house up for sale at the beginning of January just to give it more time to sell.  We don't want to get stuck with two houses again!  LOL!  That was a learning experience.  We are moving into a rental house in 3 weeks and will be there for the next 5 months until we move.  With all of that said…..  I have packed up My Pink Loft!!  I started a couple of months ago because I knew it would take me a long time.  Plus, I need to paint that room so it will be a nice, normal game room instead of my BRIGHT pink studio!  LOL!!  I did take some pictures as I was packing up my loft over these past months.  So sad but exciting, too!




Over 60 boxes later……..  I am almost all cleaned out of there and can start painting on Monday!  I am so excited for my new home and Craft Room to be finished!!  I look forward to many more videos in the future and lots of crafting to share!   I hope you will now understand why I have been so absent lately.  Just a bunch going on.  :)

We are moving to Utah because that is where both of our families live.  My husband and I met in Utah, got married a year later, and then moved out of state with a brand new baby two years later.  We will have been gone for 16 years.  It is time for us to go home.  This is what I miss about Utah…



And this one is my favorite!  


Now that the cat is out of the bag, I will be able to post more often about what I am up to.  Thanks for being the best online friends EVER!!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Family Pics

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I haven't been in my craft room all week!!  So many things to do in the month of December.  We are expecting a big ice storm this weekend so it looks like we might be stuck indoors as a family.  YAY!  Hot cocoa and game day!  Last week we went to Utah for Thanksgiving.  Here are some pics.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jo Tote's Bag Winner!!

Well, hello everyone!!

Life has been so crazy, busy that I forgot to post the winner for the Jo Tote's camera bag!!  I hope you will forgive me.  I can tell you my big secret in about 5 weeks.  SHHHHHH!  It's a secret!  You will totally understand why I haven't been able to post very much.  :)

Here is our winner!!

Shyra said...
Thank you Robyn and thank you Jo! All of the bags are beautiful but I would choose either the Siena or the Georgia Herringbone! Love the shape of both of those!


Shyra


I'll update more in a little bit!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mod Podge Crazy!

Hello Everyone!

Today I have gone Mod Podge crazy!  Honestly, I don't ever remember even using Mod Podge.  That is something Karlee likes to use but I usually stay far away!  LOL!  I don't like messy things.  What I found today was that it wasn't messy at all and took hardly any time!  Here are the two projects I finished within an hour!



Step #1:
I first bought my chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby for $1 a piece!  They are usually $1.99 but were on sale for 50% off!

Step #2: 
Pick your patterned paper.  Trace it from the chipboard.  Then manually cut it out!  Sorry, you cannot use your diecut machine for this one!


Step #3:
Apply a THIN coat of Mod Podge to the chipboard letter.  If you do not want your paper to bubble then you need to make sure your coat is super thin!!


Step #4:
Put your cut out patterned paper over the mod podged chipboard and smooth out with your hand.  


Step #5:
Apply another THIN coat of mod podge on top of the paper.  




Step 6: 
Let the paper dry and you are finished!!  VOILA!!







Hope you all have a GREAT day and enjoyed my simple project!!  


Thursday, October 17, 2013

AWESOME Trendy Camera Bag Giveaway by Jo Totes!

Hello Everyone!

April over at Jototes.com contacted me and asked if she could give one of my viewers a new professional camera bag!  Of course I said YES!!  I own 4 of her bags and absolutely LOVE them.  They fit my SLR Nikon, flash, and all my lenses in each bag.  They are very high quality and come in a variety of styles and colors.  Just leave a comment on this post with which one you would want if you won and a way I can contact you.  Good luck everyone!!

Click HERE to check them out!  These camera bags/purses range in price from $89-$179!  If you win you can pick any of them!

Here are some pictures showing how pretty they are!  I just got the first one last week.



Close to My Heart $50 Winner!

Hello Everyone!!

Life has been super busy so I haven't been blogging much lately.  We went to New Orleans for Fall Break and now we are back to the craziness of October!!

Just a quick update on my friend with Colon Cancer.  I want to first thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts.  She got her results back about a week ago and her cancer has spread.  It is Stage 3 and in her lymph nodes.  She has about a year of chemo and surgery ahead of her but she is a woman of great faith and still feels a sweet peace.  Please continue to keep my friend Laura in your prayers and thoughts.  Thank you so much!!

I almost completely forgot to pick a winner for the $50 Close to My Heart Giveaway donated by Joy Tracey!  Please take a minute to check out her awesome, informative, and creative blog!  I've known Joy for years and am always impressed by her crafting talent. 

Our winner is…..

Laura0886

Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Prayers for a Dear Friend

Hello Everyone!

I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with cancer.  If you could all take a minute today and say a prayer for her.  She is having a PET scan right now to see if the cancer has spread.  We are praying that it hasn't and that she can just have surgery to remove the cancerous tumor.  I believe in the power of prayer and I know that our Heavenly Father does hear us and answers us.  Thank you so much everyone!

Big hugs!
Robyn

Friday, September 27, 2013

Winners! Winners!!

Hello Everyone!

I want to start by saying how sorry I am that I didn't post the winners for our Not-So-Live right away.  The last couple days Karlee was here I started coming down with something and had it until about a week ago.  I just haven't been up in my office very much.  Only a little here and there for a quick project.  I drew the winners about a week ago.  Here they are.  Thanks for being the best online friends EVER!

Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge Winner:
leah (punkinlowe)

Sweetest Cupcakes My Pink Stamper Stamps Winner:
Suzanne (suzwatanabe)

My Pink Stamper Scrubber and Cleaner Mist
Tammi A. (Tammi Amata)

My Pink Stamper Cricut Stampede Stamp Set Winners:
#1 - Shanna Wilson

#2 - Kat's Kreative Corner

#3 - Diana Lynn Martin

#4 - Cathi (cathibyu)

#5 - redheadworking

Thanks so much for your patience!!

Hugs,
Robyn

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge September Bundle and a $50 Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone!  

I have been asked by my good friend, Joy Tracey, to do a review on the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and bundle that you can get exclusively through Close to My Heart.  I have only had a little bit to play with it but so far I have LOVED it!!  This cartridge has absolutely everything you can think of all wrapped up in one cartridge!  That alone is worth purchasing.  They are doing a special promotion for the month of September so be sure to click on all the links below!

This is what Joy had to say about the cartridge...

"Here are some quick facts and info about the Artbooking cartridge:

  1) What I most like about the cartridge:  I like that it has 10 themed mini-books in various sizes with inter-changeable pages.  Also, the cartridge is chock full of layouts that you can create by just setting the dial at one size and then all the related elements (titles, borders, photo mats, overlays, etc.) all cut out at the appropriate proportional sizes.  Making a layout is a snap!

  2) Top 3 features this cartridge has:
       a) 10 themed mini-albums with one touch sizing
       b) beautiful, thematic overlays that can be used on layouts, card, mini-albums, and as masks, too!  Great for home decor.
       c) Easy layouts ready to cut in 15 different layout themes, including holidays, baby, wedding, love, sports, just because, etc.

  3) Here are some unique projects I have made:
  Glittery background to Christmas card using packing tape and overlay: http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/2013/09/videoctmh-glittery-christmas-artbooking.html
  Overlays create a graphic look in 2 different color combos for Christmas:
  Different colors to the overlay background - using Cricut Craft Room (I have one that uses hand piecing also):

  4) Here is a link to all the projects I have made with this cartridge so far: http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/search/label/Artbooking
For a FAST look at all the projects, head to my site here:  http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com and then along the top menu bar, click on the tab that says "CTMH Artbooking Projects".

  Here is a video I made that may help you with the sizing on this cartridge because as soon as you aren't making what's in the upper left corner, it can be hard to get the sizing correct:  http://youtu.be/dMdqER4g7Xs

Here is an image of the cartridge package and here is the link it should go to for purchasing: http://joytracey.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7387&CatalogID=1740"

(Click HERE to order this awesome bundle!!)

In addition, Close to My Heart is running a promo in the month of September where you can get seven stamp sets and the cartridge for $114.  Here is everything you get with it: Click HERE to order it directly!
**WOW!!!  I just received all of these AWESOME stamps with the bundle for the September special and I love ALL of them!!**

Also, Joy has graciously donated a $50 gift certificate for Close to My Heart product!  Thank you so much Joy!  Just go over, check out her blog, follow her, then come back here and leave a comment on this post!!  Good luck!!!

*On a side note…  I have all of the winners chosen for the Not-So-Live Broadcast and will post those very shortly.  Good luck everyone!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vinyl Car Project - Go Crush!

Hello Everyone!

Karlee left on Thursday and I have been playing catch up since then.  I do have some winners from the Monday video to post.  I will do that shortly.  I am a little under the weather today so I've been playing in my craft room!  No energy to do laundry or clean the house, though.  

Using the Cricut Craft Room I designed our team logo using Sports Mania and Cricut Font cartridges.

I then hooked up my Cricut Mini and CUT!  Super easy on my new computer.  I didn't even have to reset it up!

After I cut it I peeled off all the extra vinyl that I didn't need.

I then added Transfer Tape over the top.

I then transferred the vinyl image on to my car!

Doesn't it look so cute!

I made enough of these for each of the members of my USTA Team Crush!  I hope they like them!

I have many rolls of vinyl that I have purchased from signwarehouse.com over the years.  I also purchase my transfer tape from them.  


Monday, September 09, 2013

My Pink Stamper Not-So-Live!

Hi Everyone!

Here we are!!

**7 Giveaways posted in the Video!  You have to watch to see what we are giving away!!

Hugs,
Robyn


Karlee is HERE! My Pink Stamper Live or Not-So-Live will be up at 1:00!

Hi Everyone!

We are planning on having something up for you at 1:00 PM CST.  We are not sure if it will be Live or pre-recorded.  Karlee has been super tired since she got here.  I've been letting her rest and feeding her lots!  LOL!  Either way, you will see us at 1:00.  If it is pre-recorded feel free to leave comments on the post and we will reply to them.  

Also, we will have a few GIVEAWAYS today that we announce, so even if you can't watch at 1:00, be sure to come back and watch later!  Winners will be announced in two days!


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Winter Frolic Snowman Card

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a GREAT week so far.  It's been kind of crazy for me.  My kids had Monday AND Tuesday off school so today is just the beginning of our week.  Karlee arrives tomorrow!  So excited.  She is coming by herself for an entire week.  I want to thank her mom for giving her this break and watching her kids all week.  We are going to have so much fun, even it it's just hanging around and talking.

I have been organizing and cleaning out My Pink Loft for the past week.  I came across a box full of cards that I had cut out for a My Pink Stamper event a couple of years ago.  I spent today putting them all together.  I think the little snowman is soooo cute!!

Also, if you haven't checked out my "churchy" blog yet click HERE.  You all probably know that I am a Mormon and belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  This blog is set up for those who are interested in learning more about my religion.  I'd love to share it with you!  I also post a little more about my life over there.  

Karlee and I are going to plan My Pink Stamper Live for Monday, September 9th, during the day at 1:00 pm.  We hope you can make it!!  If you are new to my blog and have no idea what My Pink Stamper Live is here it is in simple terms.  Come to my blog on the appointed day and time, and watch as Karlee and I talk with you live.  You can chat with us and ask questions and we will answer them LIVE.  

I used Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge for this project.






Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Pink Stamper Cleaner and Scrubber WINNER!

Happy Saturday Night Everyone!

Here is the winner of my EXCLUSIVE stamp cleaner and scrubber that never was released!  


Jess said...
You were actually the first blog I came upon when I began crafting. I just love your videos and your stamp sets. You inspired me to continue creating more. Thank you!!
Hugs,
Jess

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I will have many more giveaways and posts in the next few weeks.  I have been cleaning out my craft room and even found a handful of My Pink Stamper stamps that I am going to give to you guys!!  Karlee arrives on Thursday and we are going to do a MPS LIVE!!  It's been a looong time!!  I'll let you all know a date and time soon!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Another EXCLUSIVE Giveaway!

Hello Again!!

2 posts in 5 minutes!?   I must be crazy or just extremely blog happy!  LOL!!  I have another special giveaway for all of you.  This giveaway is a set of two products that I had produced, designed, but then never released.  I will be giving about 4 more of these sets over the next 2-3 weeks, so keep checking back.  Karlee arrives NEXT Thursday!  YIPPEE!!  We are going to plan a My Pink Stamper Live but just need to look at dates and see what works for us.  It might have to be on a week night or during the day.  It's just so hard to do live broadcasts when the kids are home.  Anyway, I'm going to try to get Karlee to make a couple videos with me.  I am getting back in the mood so now we just need to get her on video again.  I will announce the date for the video ASAP so you can mark your calendars.  

Okay, are you ready for a very special giveaway??!!  This is a set of EXCLUSIVE My Pink Stamper Cleaner and My Pink Stamper Scrubber.  All you have to do is leave one comment on THIS post and I will draw a winner in the next few days.  Share of when you first came upon my blog.  I'd love to hear your stories!  Love you all!  Good luck!


**Remember that I will be giving away 4 more of these sets over the next few weeks.  Don't forget to check back often!  

Hugs,
Robyn

School Days & Goodie Bag Giveaway Winner!!

Hello Everyone!

I am soooo sorry that I didn't do the giveaway last week.  With the kids starting school and my other responsibilities I put it on the back burner.  Here is our winner at long last!



bxbabe777 said...
Hi Robyn! Oh how I've missed your videos! Hard to believe its going to be back to school for my daughter as well pretty soon (Aug 26th here in Vegas). She's starting 4th grade. I love doing goodie bags for her class, but her school is very strict & none are allowed until they know from all the parents if there are allergies to any foods or candies. But this year for the first day, I thought I'd send book marks, made with my Cricut & attach a pencil. Would soo love to win your stamp set. It's adorable & I fell in love with it! You rock as always!! A very happy & blessed school year for your family!
Love Donna 

Congratulations Donna!!  I will get this in the mail to you just as soon as I hear back from you!