Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #6

Challenge #6:  Incorporate a tag into your project.

For this challenge I did a card that is a present and hanging off of my present is a tag.  I welded the present together using my Gypsy.  This is going to be a perfect birthday card.  I think it came out cute and I LOVE the colors.  Reminds me of Tiffany's!  What girl wouldn't LOVE to get one of those blue little boxes with a white bow?

Present cut out at 5 inches from the Sweethearts cartridge
Tag cut out in blue at 1.75 and white at 1.5 inches
Birthday Girl from My Pink Stampers Pinka-liclous

Monday, May 9, 2011

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #5

Challenge #5: Make any 3-D item.

What I made for my 3-D item is a container to hold ribbon scraps.  I had a couple of bags of ribbon pieces from ends of spools and from gifts or favors that had been given to me.  We had water bottles that had been given to us from previous foundation walks that we had participated in. We had never used them and we were getting ready to recycle them when I thought that I would be able to use it for crafting storage.  All it needed was a little decorating and here is how it turned out.

Patterned Swirl paper: 9.25 x 4.5
Solid purple paper: 9.25 x 3
Ribbon Scraps cut at 2 inches from Lyrical Letters
Prima Flowers with Recollection tiny pastel brads
Ribbon scraps tied to top

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #3

Challenge #3:  Make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item with Breast Cancer theme.

I was sooooo excited for this challenge.  Every year for Mother's Day, we head into Philadelphia to do the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure walk.  It is our Mother's Day present to our Mom to all go down as a Family and walk for an INCREDIBLE foundation and horrible disease.  This year it was a little extra special for us since my Aunt was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She is just finishing up with her radiation treatment and she is doing great!  She is truly an inspiration!

Here is my scrapbook page all ready to pop in pictures from this years walk!  I LOVED the way it turned out!

Sorry about the rotation.  I have no idea why blogger keeps rotating it like that.

 Stickles still wet!

12 x12 page in light pink
(2) 6 x 6 squares of dark pink
(2) 5 x 5 squares of Pink Ribbons by Stemma 
Believe, Love, Hope from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life & Pinka-liclous
Race for the cure cut at 3 inches from Lyrical Letters
Sneakers cut at 5 inches from Everyday Paper Dolls
Butterfly cut at 2 inches from Create a Critter

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #2

Challenge 2: Make a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock.

Here is my card that I made.  I only had a little piece left so I had to go smaller then an A2 size card but I think it turned out sooooo cute!

Kraft cardstock: 4 x 4
Layer 1: 3.75 x 3.75
Layer 2: 3.25 x 3.25
Layer 3: 3 x 2.5
Layer 4: 2.75 x 2.25
Ribbon from $1 at Michaels
Basket cut at 2.25 from Happily Ever After Cardridge
Hand-picked for you! from My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Puns

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #1!

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having 12 different challenges for National Scrapbook Day.  It was a busy weekend for me and I wasn't able to do any crafty things on Saturday or Sunday.  Thankfully, her challenges ran through Monday night and I am getting ready to post just a few challenges that I was able to complete today!  So here is the first one.

Challenge 1: Anything Cupcake!

Here is a cupcake card that I made using my brand new Gypsy!  It took me soooooo long to get everything the same size and to line up.  But now that I know what was causing me all the confusion, it shouldn't take me that long for the next card I do! 

Cupcake: Create a Critter cut at 4 inches
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder
Sweet Cupcake for My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp set

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Look What Arrived Today!!!

I was SOOOOOO EXCITED when I woke up today and there was a package at my door! 

The Gypsy has ARRIVED!!! 

I am in the processing of getting it all set up and cartridges loaded up.  I can't wait to share my projects with all of you!  I think the first thing I will design with it is decorations for my Niece's Communion gift.  I already made the card and I will post as soon as I get back from watching my Niece's and Nephew! 

Hope you are all having a Fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Crafting with Cristina's Blog Celebration

I just wanted to let you all know that Cristina over at Crafting with Cristina is celebrating her Blog Anniversary with some AWESOME give-a-ways!  She's announcing a new part to the Grand Prize every day so make sure you go over there and check her out!

What an Incredible Day it has been!!

WOW!  What a day it has been!  I have so very fortunate to win some prizes from this past weekends blog hop and giveaways!  Luck is hardly ever on my side when it comes to drawings/raffles/give-a-ways but that wasn't the case this past weekend.  So let me tell you what I won.

Monica over at  Stampin Daisies was giving away a My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Puns stamp set.  I was lucky to win the set.  I have a couple of other My Pink Stamper stamps sets and they are FABULOUS!!  Monica has great projects and giveaways so head on over and check her out!

Heidi over at Got Scraps? was part of the The Royal Wedding Blog Hop and was giving away a set of Peachy Keen Stamps Boy Mates Face Assortment.  I was lucky to win this set.  I don't have any Peachy Keen stamps sets and I am so excited to use them.  Heidi has really great projects and giveaways so check her on out!

Kaye over at Yesterday's Tomorrow.... was part of the Disney Pixar Blog Hop and she was giving away Mickey Mouse Mosaic Coasters that she made herself.  I was lucky to win the set of 6.  Make sure you go over and check out her blog.  She has really awesome decor projects!

And last but certainly not least is:
Shawn over at Crafty Chics and Melissa over at Disney Dreamer Designs hosted the Disney Pixar Blog Hop.  The grand prize that was donated by ContainYa Crafts, Maker of Scrap'n Tote & Scrap'n Easel was a Gypsy.  I was lucky to win this.  The hop was so much fun and full of incredible talent.  They said they will be doing another one and I don't want any of you to miss it!  Make sure you check out their blogs!

I wanted to share with you my exciting news and let you know about these talented crafty gals!  Check them out and here's hopping that some of my luck from today will rub off on to all of you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Very First Post!!! Bridal Shower Card

I'm so excited to post my very first card!  Well not my first card that I have made but my first card to go on my very own blog.  I have been hopping around on so many talented crafty blogs out there that I am just a tad nervous about posting on my own.  Alright, here we go.....

This card is for my soon-to-be sister-in-law!  We are so excited that she will soon be part of the family!!  Her favorite color is green and I wanted to incorporate it into the card.  I went into Halmark to use up a rewards certificate and found really really pretty green and purple wrapping paper.  Which I thought would be perfect to wrap her bridal shower gift in.  It had her favorite color as well as mine!  So I thought to do a card that was going to match the wrapping paper that I picked up!  I used the umbrella from the Cricut's Sweethart cartridge since we will be showering her with love!

Card: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Polk-a-dot layer: 4 x 5.25 inches
Solid light green layer: 4 x 2 inches
Umbrella & Hearts cut from Cricut Sweethearts cartridge
Best Wishes stamped from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life Set
Dimensionals to pop up the umbrella