Sunday, June 19, 2011

blog candy

Check out this new blog I came across on the circut message board.  Great projects and she is giving away blog candy.  Be sure to check it out at

Say Cheese!

I made this card this weekend using my all time favorite Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter.  I handle advertising at my job and we are working on making a new brochure and some new ads so I had to pick a number of residents to be models in the various pictures we were taking.  So I thought since they were all so accommodating and good sports about getting their pictures taken I would make them all thank you cards.  So this is what I came up with. On the inside it says "Many Thanks".  I had to make 18, which wasn't too bad once I came up with the idea, after that it was like an assembly line. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Weekend Creations!

I have two swaps due this weekend and I finally got them completed yesterday. It felt good to get something done FINALLY!  The first item is a "Quote Card" It is 3x5 inches and it was to be an inspirational quote.  I love love love the quote I used from Winne the Pooh.  "If you live to be 100, I hope to live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."   I used DCWV Green Stack and Bazzill paper.  I used clack CTMH stamp pad.  Just random buttons and I have no idea where I got the Pooh and Piglet stamp.

This second item was a recipe page.  It is 6x6 inches and we were to do a Strawberry Recipe.  I spent tons of time going over recipes on and finally settle on this one.  I wanted something different and this was it, plus it had over a THOUSAND 5 star reviews so it must taste good too!  It is for Strawberry Pretzel Salad which is a little deceiving because it is NOT a salad but definitely a layered dessert.   I used Bazzill cardstock, generic cardstock from Joann's and my Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for this layout.  The stamp in the bottom left is from My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Punnies set and I just used my CTMH black stamp pad.  You can't really tell in the picture but the kitty and strawberry are popped up using Stampin Up dimensionals.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Center Pieces for Band Banquet

Last Friday night was the year end band banquet for our high school.  As President of the Music Boosters, I was very involved in planning of the banquet.  We had a mother who was very crafty who always made the center pieces each year, her last daughter graduated last year.  I kept my mouth shut about doing something but they couldn't find anyone to do the center pieces so I finally volunteered.   Our band travels to Florida each February and the last 3 out of 4 years we have done parades at Disney World so I knew I wanted to do something with a Disney theme.  So I cut out characters  which included Mickey, Minnie, Donlad Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Nemo, Jack Jack, Winne the Pooh and Tigger. (only showing Mickey in this picture, once I download all of my pictures I will post all of the characters here).  I adhered a wooden skewer to the back of the character and covered it with a second base layer.  Did the same with the "MUSIC TO MY EARS" saying and the music note (this was attached to floral wire).   I took a 4" clay pot and filled it with crumpled paper and nestled a 3" Styrofoam ball in it.  I stuck the skewers/wire into the ball.  Covered with the shredded paper you use to put in gift baskets.  The characters were cut to a maximum of 11" (some were smaller).  These center pieces were a HUGE hit at the banquet. I am very pleased with the way they turned out. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

National Scrapbook Day - This Saturday May 7th!!

Be sure to check out the National Scrapbook Day at Robyn's website!

My Pink Stamper

Friday, April 22, 2011

Here are a few of my layouts from my Hamburg Hideaway Weekend

This two page spread is a take on a layout I saw on Monique Griffith Designs.  My favorite layout of the weekend! I used Mickey and Friends for the characters and Quarter Note for the saying and the music notes.

I love Pluto!  I am was very happy with the paper choices for this layout.   I should have written down the name of the paper, I think it is Basic Grey but not 100% sure.

This layout has my favorite picture on it.  The bottom right picture with all of the girls piled up and they all look so joyous!   This paper is Creative Memories.

I like how this page came out, but the picture is from the previous years trip!  oops!

Again I was very happy with these three Sea World layouts. The one below with Shamu is my favorite. Although I am not 100% positive but I believe the trainer standing on Shamu's nose was the woman he killed the following year. We were there in 2009, the trainer died in 2010.   Shamu letters were cut from Cuttin' Up and splash is from Disney Dreams Come True. The pelican in the bottom layout is from Life's A Beach.

Hope you enjoyed my layouts.  I actually got 21 pages done on my scrapbook weekend and it has really put in the scrapbooking mood!  I hope to get some layouts done this weekend, so maybe I will have more to add to the blog on Monday!

Expression 2 Giveaway!!

You need to go to My Pink Stamper and enter to win the brand new Expression 2!  Robyn was given one by Provo Craft to give away on Monday right before the world launch which will happen on HSN on April 26th!  Several ways you can get multiple entries to win this new machine!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Scrap Weekend

I just got back from an awesome scrap weekend away with friends at The Hamburg Hidewaway.   Got lots done and had a great time on top of that.  I got 21 pages done and two cards.  I really was aiming at getting more done, but I am happy with what I ended up with.  I finished my pictures from the 2008-2009 band season.   I will scan a few of my favorite layouts tomorrow and get them posted.   I am hoping that three uninterrupted days of scrapbooking with get me motivated and keep me scrapping.  It was great to actually be productive with my scrapbooking again, it seems like it has been a long time since I got anything completed!   Check back soon to see some of my layouts that I got done this weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Spring!

I sure wish someone would tell Mother Nature it is supposed to be spring!  Bring on the warm weather!! I have been very busy with non-crafty stuff since Christmas time.

My baby turned 16!

Went to Disney World in February with Katy and the Interboro High School Marching Band --
we had a blast! 

Then Katy had her her FROSH Dance also in February
Then I had the big crop to benefit the Marching Band. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out.  We raised $700 for the band! 

I have had a little time to get a few projects completed.  Me and my fellow Scrap Tarts had three swaps due from January through March.  We are swapping them this Saturday, can't wait to see what everyone did!

Sympathy Card Swap - simple and classic.
Card stock, a simple ribbon and a prima flower along
with a short and simple sentiment complete this card

Recipe Swap - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Again kept it simple since I didn't have a large space to work with.  Card is 6x6.  Printed out the recipe double matted it.  Added to Mexican themed cuts from my Cricut.  Sombrero came from Designer's Calendar and the cactus was from Toy Story.  Added a flower brad to cactus for some visual interest.

Part of the fun this Saturday at our "Swap Crop" we are swapping Easter Baskets filled with scrapbook goodies!  I will take a picture and add it soon.  Here is a card that I made for each of my swap buddies.  The pink layer was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder with larger circles, they are hard to see in this scan of the card.   I cut the Bunny and Carrot from Create  Critter (still my favorite cartridge ever!) and then I added a cute springy ribbon across the top.  The pink paper looks a little lopsided on the scan but doesn't look like that in person.

I am going on a scrap book retreat weekend to the Hamburg Hideaway next weekend with 8 other ladies.  I leave Friday morning and will be back on Sunday afternoon.  I am hoping that three days of uninterrupted scrapbooking brings back my mojo and I can fill my blog with all of the wonderful cards and layouts I get done!  Be sure to check back soon!