May 19, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

I actually made these a couple of weeks ago.  The theme of the shower is ladybugs and sunflowers.  My friend happens to love sunflowers.  The ladybug is for the's a girl but has no name its just ladybug :)

I had to make a lot of these so I kept it pretty simple.  I know there is a sunflower cut on the Walk In My Garden cartridge but I really did not want to put that many layers together on that many flowers so I went with something simpler.  The ladybug is from Walk In My Garden.  The flowers and the grass both came from Straight From The Nest.  I used my Gypsy to lay everything out so that I could cut it efficiently.  Surprisingly doing 25 invitations only took a couple of hours.

The background paper came from Joann's, the butterfly is from K&Company sticker set, I used a white gel pen to accent the leaves, copper Stickles on the inside of the flowers, and finally the stamp is from Pink By Design Big Thoughts set.  The inside is decorated too but I didn't get a chance to take a picture before I had to mail them out. 

The most important thing was that my friend loved them.  :)  Only 2 weeks left until her shower.
And just because I like her so much, I'm making her a special cake that looks like a sunflower, which was inspired by Sarah's (Pink Cricut) post "For Peep's Sake".  Click on the link to see her post.  I'll let you all know how it comes out. :)
Good night!!

May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 12

And I made it to #12!  This was a kid-themed challenge.  I had to take some time to put my youngest to bed.  For whatever reason he's been clinging to me all day.  No big deal though.  We crafted together :)  I have some more pictures of my little cutie down at the bottom.  Here's the scrapbook page I made.  It is for my son's scrapbook but I don't have the pictures printed yet to put on it.  I was also working on the 2nd page to it but I'm whooped.  It's after 11:30 and I have to get up bright and early for church.  The paper in this layout was from My Mind's Eye and cricut cuts are from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge.  I don't know about you all but I'm exhausted and am calling it a night.  I hope everyone else had a good time today too!  I can't wait until next year.....or at least I'll be looking forward to it after I take tomorrow to relax :)  Good night!

yes, he was making a giant mess out of peanuts

he was also playing with my bottles of stickles

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 11

I really love this favorite, green, and black.  Unfortunately I only had about 15 minutes to do this so the size of my present is a little off but.....present is from Create A Critter, cardstock from my stash, and the stamp is from My Pink Stamper "Everyday Life".  This has been a ton of fun but I am getting really tired!  I'll be glad to finish but so proud at the same time to have completed all the challenges in one day!

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 10

This one was neat...use a pet :)  Fish are pets too.  So I created a shape card using the Create A Critter cricut cartridge, cardstock from DCWV and my stash, and the stamp was from My Pink Stamper "More Punnylicious".  Dinner time :)  I can't craft forever.

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 9

The challenge was to use glitz, glam, and glitter!

I saw this stamp in the Pink by Design "Our Heroes" stamp set and decided to make a card for my husband.  I used Create A Critter for the dog and fire hydrant.  Patterned paper is DCWV and the solid is just from my stack.  For glitz and glitter I added some stickles...not too much though since it is for my man :)

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 8

Wow I cannot believe I got this one done this fast!  Literally only took me about 20 minutes but of course there is the photo taking and uploading to blogger that adds time.  I'm ready to take on Challenge#9!  For Challenge 8, the idea was to make something for summer.  So I made a BBQ invite....I mean really what says summer in America better than BBQ?  I almost put a pig on it :)  but decided for the flower which was from Life is a Beach cartridge.  Cardstock is DCWV, and I also used stickles and some Viva Decor glass effect gel that I received in a past Club Ruby kit.  Stamps are from Pink by Design "Party Time".  Is anyone else keeping up with these? :)

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 7

I'm still at it.  I've completed 7 challenges so far!  I'm not sure I'll get to number 8 since I'm running behind.  I might take a break and then just start with #9.  But I sure was lucky....Challenge 7 was to make a scrapbook page! So I was able to make the 2nd page of my daughter's birthday layout.  I used the same papers, some chipboard letters, American Crafts stickers, an EK Success border punch, the balloons were cut from Once Upon A Princess cartridge, and the stamps I used were from Pink by Design "Take the Cake" and My Pink Stamper "Everyday Life".

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 6

This challenge was to incorporate a tag. I made a scrapbook layout of my daughter's 5th birthday party.  I mostly just used paper from my stash.  Happy Birthday is from Simply Charmed cricut cartridge and the present is from Create a Critter.  The tag is from Birthday Bash.   The stamp is from Pink by Design "Take the Cake".  This will eventually be a 2 page layout but I didn't have time to finish the 2nd page :)  Thanks for stopping by.  I must say it is rough to keep up with all these challenges!!

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 5

This challenge was really tough for me!  I love making altered items but there was no way I could do it in an hour.  So I decided to just try to make something off of one of the cricut cartridges...I chose Wrap It Up.  I made a little box to go a long with my mother's day card and cut out a rose to put on top of it.  I know...It's way too plain but I was running out of time!  So here it is :)

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 4

This challenge was to make a Mother's Day project.  Since I took some time to eat and still wanted to participate in the challenge so I went through my stash, pulled out some scraps of cardstock, some stickers, and stamps.  Here's the result.  The patterned cardstock is a scrap from the Club Ruby May kit as are the cardstock sticker letters, ribbon from my stash, stickers are American Crafts that I got awhile back from and I stamped my sentiment on the inside.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper "Happiest Moments".  I put it in the bottom right to leave me room to write.  Hope everyone else is having a good time today too!

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 3

So for this challenge you had to make something (card, scrapbook page, 3D item, etc) that has a breast cancer theme.  Here's  my card.  I used cardstock from my stash, my I-Rock, cricut (I think the heart was from gypsy font but now I can't remember...eeek!), my cuttlebug and Pink by Design "Faith" stamp set.

I'm going to take a break and eat lunch now :)

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 2

Well I managed to get challenge #2 done and by 1.  It woudl have been posted by now except blogger was giving me fits.  The challenge was to make a card for a man using Kraft cardstock.  I used Kraft cardstock for the base, the patterned paper is from DCWV and all the other plain paper is from my stash.  The twine and the stamp are from Pink by Design.

And here's a little peek at what Oliver is doing....we're crafting together :)  I have a mess to clean up later.

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 1

To my credit it did take me less than an hour to do this BUT the photo taking and cleaning up after my 2 year old is adding to the time :)  Here's my card for the "Anything Cupcake" Challenge.
The Cupcake is from Birthday Bash cartridge and the papers are from the Club Ruby Designers May kit which I used cause it was on hand and accessible :)  The stamp is from Pink By Design "Take the Cake" set.

National Scrapbook Day!

I cannot believe it's been so long since I've posted.  Happy NSD!!  I look forward to this day every year.  Unfortunately it comes on the same day as the Kentucky Derby so I can't dedicate the day to scrapbooking cause there is partying to be done, but its going to be a great day anyway :) 

In about 25 minutes I am planning on following Robyn's, My Pink Stamper, blog and trying to participate in the challenges that I can.  Would you believe the grand prize is a Cricut Imagine??  Oh how I would love to have one.  I know people have had their problems with them but I just keep drooling over it.  I want one so badly!!

I have lots of upcoming posts of projects I've made.  I've been out of the loop for awhile due to having surgery a few weeks ago.  It wasn't any serious, but it was least if you like breathing :)  I had my septum (which was completely blocking my right nostril) fixed and a bone growth cut out as well as some glands that were taking over my airway on the left side.  I will have to say that a few weeks after having it I can breathe SO much better.  It won't be my last surgery unfortunately.  I have to have sinus surgery too but that won't be for a few months to give me a chance to heal really well from this one.  My doctor was awesome....I had NO bruising and NO swelling at all, which was nice.  It was quite painful though and at the moment I have stitches inside my nose driving me nuts! Enough gross stuff though....

Long story short, I'm hoping I'm getting back into the swing of crafty things.  What better day to start than NSD!  Have a great day everyone!!