Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Pink Designer July - Moo-ey Doodles

Welcome!  This month at My Pink Stamper we are showcasing Robyn's newest release:  Moo-ey Doodles.  This set is available in a great kit that is available at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

What is it about crafting with cows that is so fun?  I just love this set!  Here are some of the projects I have created:

Moo-chas Gracias card - you can never have too many thank you cards, right?

StampsMy Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles
Paper:  AC Cardstock
Border Punch:  American Crafts Knock-Out Border Punch Zig-Zag
Accessories:  Michaels (ribbon), green eyelets, Copic Markers, Diamond Glaze

Welcome Home Card - too bad I didn't have these a few months ago when I moved!

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles
Paper:  AC Cardstock, DCWV, Doodlebug Design Inc. Comfy Cozy (background paper), and Doodlebug Design Inc Cute Cuts (house cut on inside of card)
Border Punch:  Fiskars Apron Lace
Accessories:  DCWV (buttons), Copic Markers, linen thread, baker's twine

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't already, be sure to head over to My Pink Stamper so you can be inspired by all the designer's wonderful projects.  I know I have been!  Have a great day.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday!

Welcome!  I'm so glad that you have joined me for Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday!  If you arrived here from Angela's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you arrived here on your own tonight, then I invite you to hop over to My Pink Stamper so you can begin at the beginning and see all of the wonderful projects in tonight's hop.

The theme for tonight's hop is a wonderful new set from My Pink Stamper called Moo-ey Doodles!  Once again we have a great kit from Shop Pumpkin Spice, and a great new My Pink Stamper stamp pad:  Texas Chocolate. 

You can do such fun crafty things with cows, and this stamp set is no exception. I have been having so much fun with all the new line art stamps that Robyn has released recently.  I love my Cricut, but sometimes you need to shake things up a little to get your creative juices flowing.  It has been nice having a reason to sit down and color with my markers.  Here's what I made:

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Moo-ey Doodles
Cricut Cartridge:  Plantin Schoolbook (ovals)
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Paper:  Doodlebug Design Inc, AC Cardstock, Stampin Up
Accessories:  Baker's twine, Doodlebug Design Inc brad, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope tonight's projects will moo-tivate you to do some creating of your own!  The next stop on the hop is Courtney at Court's Crafts.  Happy hopping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Will craft for....

Do you craft for the pure joy of creating?  Or do you actually make some money from your wares?  I like to work with my hands, so I guess I could say that I started creating for the pure joy of it.  It has come in handy in other ways too though.  I have done the craft fair circuit selling my cards, I like to give handmade items as gifts (canning season is almost upon me and I will be bottling jams and salsa to be given as Christmas gifts and eaten of coarse), I have even traded handmade cards for piano lessons.

I also happen to teach classes at my local Joann.  My favorite classes to teach are the Cricut how-to classes.  I love taking people from being afraid to take their machine out of the box, to feeling confident and hopefully inspired to go home and get creating!  Once in a while though, they ask me to teach some of their other papercrafting classes.  It's at these times that I realize that I might have become a little, can I say, lazy in my creating.

These were a challenge for me!  I know it's a little hard to tell from the picture, so let me explain.  These are all ATC sized cards that are from the Spotted Canary class Sew Natural Photo Tree.  They are intended to have photos placed on the back of the cards, mounted on a dowel and arranged in a vase.  But I have found that for display purposes, it's better to arrange my samples in a way that they are mounted away from wandering fingers.  These were all made using a Tim Coffey line of K & Company products.  Can I just say, I didn't even know stuff like this existed!  Well, maybe I know they existed, but I never really paid attention to them.  Why would I?  I have 2 Cricuts AND a Silhouette SD, so I guess I just don't think about buying pre-made cuts.  And I certainly don't take the time to pull out my embroidery floss and hand stitch my projects.  It was time consuming, and a little tedious, but I think they turned out beautifully.  Hopefully the customers at my local Joann will think so too and want to take the class!
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