Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Best fishes!

I need a little Dory to brighten my day today, and I hope she'll brighten yours too.  We've had some sort of bug working it's way through my house, and I think it has decided to take up residence in my lungs.  It's been over a week and I'm getting a little tired of the hacking, but I guess I just need to take Dory's advice and, "Just keep swimming..."

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious
Cricut Cartridge:  Best of Pixar
Embossing:  Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Paper:  AC Cardstock
Border Punch:  American Crafts Knock Out Border Punch Simple Scallop
Accessories:  Offray (ribbon), Recollections (pearl gems)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team - January

Good day all!  I'm so glad that you've decided to join me today as my fellow Pink Designers and I look forward to a day that is celebrated with flowers, chocolate, hearts, and being with the one you love - Valentine's Day!

Since I am all about the goodies I decided to decorate a 2-5-7-10 box, the tutorial for which can be found here.  I love these little boxes because they are so easy to dress up - a little ribbon, a little embossing, a great stamp and voila!  The My Pink Stamper stamp set that I am showcasing today is Love-alicious:

StampsMy Pink Stamper Love-alicious
Cricut Cartridge:  George and Basic Shapes
Embossing:  Sizzix
Border Punch:  American Crafts
Paper:  Pebbles Inc Ever After Collection, AC Cardstock, Stampin Up
Embellishments:  Pebbles Inc

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't already, be sure to head over to My Pink Stamper so you can have the chance to look at all the wonderful projects my fellow designers have made.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Robyn!

Today is Robyn's (a.k.a. mypinkstamper) birthday, and she LOVES her birthday so I hope you'll join me in sending the happiest of birthday wishes her way!

For the occasion, I have made a card using some of her favorite colors.

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness
Cricut Cartridge:  Sweet Treats
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Scallop Dots
Paper:  Pebbles Inc Twitterpated Collection (look familiar?  yes, it's the same paper I used in my previous post!), Roberts Crafts
Embellishments:  Offray (ribbon), Diamond Glaze

Don't forget to head over to My Pink Stamper and send some birthday cheer to someone who cheers and inspires all of us!  We love you Robyn!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday!

Welcome to the first Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday of 2012 - and it's Friday the 13th on top of that!  Oooohhh!

Thanks for joining me today!  If you arrived here from Missy's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you arrived here on your own tonight and would like to begin at the beginning, hop on over to My Pink Stamper so you can see all the wonderful projects from the start.  The theme for this evening's hop is A Fresh Clean Start.  We were asked to make a project that would represent the fresh, clean start that a new year brings.  I almost immediately thought of making a journal.  A new year, a new diary.  Any other Bridget Jones fans out there?  ;-)

The My Pink Stamper set that I have chosen to showcase with this project is called Flowers and Friendship:

As some of you know, I moved towards the end of last year.  We didn't move very far away, but we still have new neighbors, a new church, and all the change and adjustment that goes along with that.  That is why I thought the stamp, "Bloom where you are planted" would be perfect for my journal - as a reminder to make the best of change and new opportunities.  The journal was made by embellishing a composition book, and I used the Cricut cartridge Kate's ABC's for the flower and the name plate.

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Flowers and Friendship
Cricut Cartridge:  Kate's ABCs
Embossing:  Sizzix
Paper:  Pebbles Inc Twitterpated Collection, AC Cardstock, Stampin Up
Embellishments:  American Crafts (ribbon), DCWV (buttons), Diamond Glaze

I'm really glad that I had the opportunity to do this because it's the first time in weeks that I have sat down and spent some quality time with my My Pink Stamper stamps!  I went through every single set that I own and now my head is full of ideas and I'm ready to get crafting.  If you would like to see where you can purchase some stamps of your own, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now it's time to hop along to Court's Crafts.  I have also included the entire blog hop order below for your convenience.  Have fun, and don't forget to return to My Pink Stamper at the end to join in a challenge and for a chance to win a prize!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crafting Night at Andrea's

Hello all!  Life is slowly starting to return to normal after a wonderful, albeit hectic, Christmas holiday.  I had family staying with me for a week and a half (4 people, one dog! ;-) ) and it was so fun - lots of cousin play time, good food, late night movies (most of which I slept through), and JUST DANCE parties on the Wii.  This is going to sound really strange, but I'm just entering the world of Wii.  My MIL gave us one for Christmas, and although my children have used one before at friends' houses, I've never even touched one.  Well, I've got a few months before I'll see my sister again, and then we're having a Just Dance rematch baby!  ;-)

It was also nice to have their miniature poodle Jake here.  We have been promising the kids for years that we would get them a dog as soon as we got into our own home.  Now that we are, they're making follow through!  Waahhhh!  Honestly, I love dogs - other people's dogs.  The ones that I can cuddle with and enjoy and not be responsible for.  We will get a dog, but we've only been here a couple of months.  I'm going to give myself a little more time to settle in before I take on another project.

Speaking of projects, next week I am having some friends over for this month's Crafting Night.  We decided that we should do something for Valentine's Day.  I know, I know - it makes me crazy too that as soon as Christmas is over, there's Valentine's Day stuff everywhere.  It's the life of a crafter - always looking forward to the next holiday/season and reason to create!  I decided to make a nugget box/card ensemble.  Do you remember nugget boxes?  I made about a million of these 5-6 years ago and haven't done anything with them since.  Can you even still buy nugget boxes?  I guess I need to find out...

The box that I made holds 8 Hershey's Nuggets.  If you would like instructions on how to make nugget boxes of all sizes there's some great instructions here.  I'm assuming that most of the women that will be making these will want to give them to their hubby's, so I tried to make this slightly more masculine.  What can I say?  I like glitter, whimsy, buttons and bows - masculine is a bit of a stretch for me. 

StampsMy Pink Stamper Love-alicious
Cricut Cartridge:  Gypsy Wanderings
Paper:  Roberts Crafts, Core-dinations, AC Cardstock
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Victoria - topped with Diamond Glaze
Border Punch:  American Crafts Knock-Outs Scallop Heart
Embellishments:  Black Organdy, gold gem

Before I leave you today, I feel I should mention a retailer that is a Utah institution that will be closing its doors in a little over a week:  Roberts Crafts.  The website will go on, but the retail store is closing after I don't know how many years.  I first came here in 1994 and have been a frequent customer ever since.  Such a shame.
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