Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduation Cards

I had an order for graduation cards and I didn't have a good Cricut Cartridge or stamp for graduations. I also didn't know what their school colors were, just their gender, so this is what I came up with.

Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Button #28
Card - blackout - 5"
Envelope - 5"
Congratulations - 5"
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Graduation Cap - Dimensions Clear on Clear - Special Occasions Stamps
Colored the cap with Copic Markers
Blue Paper from DCWV Winter Matstack

Teacher Card

Back -2- School

I love the colors in this card. I used a Digi Stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, called Pencil Holder. This is a great Digi to color for teacher cards or projects.

The paper is from DCWV the Grade School Stack. I was so excited when I bought this awesome paper at a yard sale. It is perfect for teacher cards or projects.

All About Copic Class

Copic Class

I took my first official Copic Class last week at Stamp N Scrap Ink, in Dyer Indiana with Shari Carroll.  It was alot of fun and it is nice to know that I actually am coloring right. I also learned more about the Copic Color Wheel and what markers blend well together.  Here are the cards we made that night.

This is my favorite card. Shari already had the card base cut out but I loved the elements of it. The front and back are the same shape. Then the butterfly was cut out of the front with a die cut. Then the front was embossed. I colored the butterfly with my Copics to match the yellow paper used for the sentiment. A thin piece of paper is holding the butterfly to the card. The back of the card is scored about 1" down and adhered to the front at that top section. Then I colored this flower with my Copics. I love how it turned out.

The background was stamped with a Versa Mark watermark ink pad. On this card I learned you can color a few pedals of a second flower to make leaves.

I love how this card was folded. It is a standard A2 size card but one side of the card was scored in half and then folded up to make a pocket for a gift card. Super simple. That is the easiest gift card hold I have learned how to make.

I hope you enjoyed these cards with me.
I really don't know that specifics of the supplies used.
I do know most of them were Hero Arts & Copics.

Sympathy Card - Make It Monday #16 - PaperTrey Ink

With Sympathy

This card is for PaperTrey Ink's Make It Monday #16 Challenge
The project must use at least one Papertrey product and have a "with sympathy" type sentiment.
If you would like to join this challenge click HERE.

Paper Trey Ink Supplies
With Sympathy - Daily Designs Sentiments Stamp

Other Supplies
Hero Arts - Canvas Stripes - Cling Stamp
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post - May

Father's Day Card

Supplies & Instructions
Car - Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge - 2.5"
Car cut out of Core'dinations Paper & sanded
Father Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Family and Friends Stamp SetAcetate for the Winshield

Stickles on the lights
Charcol - Color box ink around white paper
White & Yellow stripes cut at 1/4"

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Graduation Card - MPS Fancy Phrases

One of my favorite new stamps sets that My Pink Stamper just released is Fancy Phrases. You can use it for so many different cards. To see all of My Pink Stamper's Stamp Sets, click HERE.

Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Button #35
Card, Envelope, Fish, Frame - cut at 4.5"

This is such a versatile guy card. I also use it for Father's Day by just changing the stamps.

More Faithful Sayings - Notebook

Faith Notebook with Pen

I stamped all over the notebook with stamps from My Pink Stamper's More Faithful Sayings Stamp Set. To see more My Pink Stamper Stamps click HERE.

The clear sitckers on the notebook are from Deja Views - Faith & Inspiration.
For instructions and a video of how to make this style of Notebook with Pen, click HERE.

Hello There - PaperTrey Ink Card

 Hello There

I made this small card using PaperTrey Ink Stamps from Tag-Its #1. It was a simple small card. I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, Martha Stewart ink pads, and my Copic Markers.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time to pick some Winners

Hope Everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. My husband and girls were amazing to me today. I am so blessed by the family I have. My husband even preached at church today and I was so proud of him. He did a great job.
I had so much fun yesterday for National Scrapbooking Day. I can say I officially completed all 12 Challenges at My Pink Stamper. If you weren't able to join us, at least go check out the design teams projects. If you have time there are alot of videos that we made showing our projects. So much great resources in one location. To check it all out click HERE.

Ok, so now I would like to announce 5 people who won a beautiful handmade flower from Provo Craft along with a 3 months free membership to the Cricut Circle. If you won please email me with your mailing address. You have 1 week to claim your prize. Thank you for visiting my Simple Creations. I love reading all of your comments and sharing all of my projects with you.

DIANA L. said...

What a super bouquet and thank you for the opportunity to win a three month circle membership. I love them all. Pagoda is actually my favorite, but I am starting to drift now. Happy Mothers day to you


Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! My fave cart right now is Elegant Edges!!! Love it!!! Thanks


Kristen said...

I have a pretty Aqua Cricut Expression in my craft room decorated in the same color to match! Love my Cricut! My favorite cartridge right now is the Sentiments I just bought, having so much fun with it!


*'¨¯¨'*★*jEnNiE*★*'¨¯¨'* said...

Absolutely lOvE that paper flower bouquet! I AM a proud owner of the Cricut Expression and would have to say that my favorite cart 'at the moment' is Sentimentals! I do NOT currently have a Cricut Circle Membership, but would of course LOVE one! Thanks for the chance to win! {hugs}

Anonymous said...

i love my cricut. my absolute favorite cartridge is create a critter, how can you not like those cute little critters. Everything of mine has a critter on it, lol.

Thanks. joanne-jpineda77

NSD Challenge #12 - Crafting with Kids

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Yesterday I realized I never made a hand print of my youngest daughter who is now 2 years old. I felt like a horrible mom because I can't ever get that. So I wanted to capture what I can now. I traced both our girls' hands on paper and cut them out. I made this project from 4"x4" coasters from PaperTrey Ink. I used Mod Podge and covered each coaster with paper, then cut out the paper, then inked the edges. I used My Pink Stamper stamps from Sweet Baby set. I stamped them lightly with a similar color because I wanted it to blend into the project. I cut out their names and ages from Cupcake Cricut Lite Cartridge at 1". I punched a hole in one corner then connected them with an office ring and tied ribbon around it. I love how this project turned out and I plan on adding more coasters to it in the future. I will include pictures and other important events. I will Mod Podge the whole card later to protect it but I didn't want to wait for it to dry to take pictures of it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD Challenge #11 - Use Pink, Green and Black

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I posted a video for this hour on My Pink Stamper click HERE to see it.
I love how this project turned out.

Cricut Cartridge Used
Sweet Treats:
Card #25 on overlay at 5"
Tag #24 on overlay at 2.5"

NSD Challenge #10 - Pet Layout or Card

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Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Dog - Button #11 - 3.5"
Heart - Button #43 layer, hide face - 1.75"

NSD Challenge #9 - Glitz, Glam and Glitter

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Gypsy Wanderings Cricut Cartridge
Button #38 (shift and hide inside of shoe) - 3.75" I had to cut the tip of the shoe off to fit.
White Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Martha Stewart tourmaline glitter & glue pad. I cut the shoe out & then pressed the glue pad on the shoe until it was covered and then poured the glitter on it.

NSD Challenge #8 - Summer Themed Project

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Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Sun - Button #23 - 2.5"
Bucket - Button #24 - 3"
I also shaded with my Copic Markers

NSD Challenge #7 - Scrapbook Page

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My daughter will be turning 4 this summer so I made a scrapbook page for her Birthday Party.

Cupcake Cricut Lite Cartridge
Ariel - 1.25"
Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge
Party Hat - Button #36 - 5"
Banner - Button #38 - 2.5"
Gifts - Button #40 - 3"
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
4 - 2.75"
Color Box Cat Eye Ink - Chestnut Roan
Pop Dots
Embroidery Floss
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

You are so sweet...I could hug you! - Everyday Sentiments
Happy Birthday - Birthday Crazy (just released yesterday)
It's a...Birthday Party! - Birthday Crazy (just released yesterday)

NSD Challenge #6 - Tag in Project

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"Just Because" Cards Cricut Cartridge
Button #21 Outside 5.75" (glued on 2 sides), Inside 5.25"
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
30 candles - 2.5"
Happy Birthday Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Birthday Crazy (just released yesterday)
Wishing you years of happiness! Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Everyday Sentiments 
Paper - Core'dinations (sanded)

We have a friend's birthday party today and he is turning 30. I love how this card turned out.

NSD Challenge #5 - 3D Item

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Post it Note Holder with Pen
To see a video how to make a simular notebook with pen, click HERE.

Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge
Buttons #45 - real dial size 1.75" 
Button #48 - real dial size 2.25"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Friend-tastic (just released yesterday)

I didn't come up with this idea. But thank you to whoever is the original designer because many of us in the crafting world make this wonderful gift, now.

Base: 7 3/8" x 3 1/4"
Pattern Paper: 3" x 2 7/8"
Score at: 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 3 7/8"

Cut 2 slits about 3/4"-1" apart in the middle when the scored section is folded. This will make the pen holder. The 3 1/8" side will be the front of the holder. Use tacky tape or a strong adhesive, put it where the back of the pen holder will be. Fold out the pen holder first. Then put tacky tape or a strong adhesive on the back of the post-it note holder. Put it in the holder then decorate the outside.

NSD Challenge #4 Mother's Day

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Car Decals Cricut Cartridge
Button #37 - 3"
Cupcake Cricut Lite Cartridge
Mom - 1.25"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Friend-tastic (Just released yesterday)
Color Box Cats Eye Ink - Chestnut Roan
Recollections - Adhesive Rhinestones

NSD Challenge #2 Make a man card with Kraft Paper

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"Just Because" Cards Cricut Cartridge
Button #19 - 5.5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Friend-tastic (Just released yesterday)
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Pop Dots

NSD Challenge #1 Anything Cupcakes

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Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
Button #33 - 3.5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Sweetest Cupcakes (the perfect stamp set for any cupcake)
Versa Mark Ink
A la mode pink embossing powder
Martha Stewart Ink - Dusk Blue
Most paper & ribbon - PaperTrey Ink
Pop Dots

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
I am excited because I will have alot of posts for you today. I will be joining all the challenges at My Pink Stamper. There will be one every hour beginning at 10am CST. I hope you will join us. I just got a new Cricut Cartridge that I am excited to use, Straight From The Nest. It has a lot of great cuts. I will also be showcasing My Pink Stampers Stamps. She released some amazing new stamps yesterday and I even have some that I will be using today.
So join us for all the National Scrapbooking Celebration at My Pink Stamper. Oh, did I mention Provo Craft is giving away an Imagine. You will have a chance to when for every challenge that you join.

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Pink Stamper NEW RELEASES

If you haven't saw them already...go check out My Pink Stamper's New Stamps she just released today! She is posting great stuff all day. Here is a sneek peek of my project.

Go check out the rest of the design team's projects too.
Click HERE, so see the NEW STAMPS & Projects
My Pink Stamper's Web Site also got an amazing face lift. Now it is very easy to navigate and find what you want.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Give Away! You could win 3 free months of the Cricut Circle

I received the most beautiful handmade, Mother's Day flower bouquet today from Provo Craft. Their design team did an amazing job. But the gift wasn't just for me. I get to share it with you too. They gave me handmade flowers with 3 month subscriptions to the Cricut Circle. I would like for this drawing to be for those who own a Cricut Machine or plan on getting one soon and do not currently have a Cricut Circle Membership but would love one. Leave me only one comment on this post for a chance to win. Tell me what your favorite Cricut Cartridge is (if you can pick only one). I love to read your comments. I will pick the winners Sunday evening.

Thank you Provo Craft for this amazing giveaway!

Don't forget this Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day. Join My Pink Stamper and her design team for hourly Challenges, Prizes, & Videos. It all starts at 10am CST at I have an awesome project to share with you there. I had so much fun last year and I think I completed about 9 of the challenges.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lots of fun this weekend and Favorite Stamps

The Fun begins this Friday, May 6th. My Pink Stamper is releasing alot of new stamp sets. It will be alot of fun and you will not be disapointed.

Then, Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). It is a fun day to celebrate if you like to scrapbook or make cards. But it is even more fun if you join My Pink Stamper and her design team for a challenge every hour. We have alot planned for you. Video's, Projects, Challenges, and Give Away's. So to join us for fun this weekend. Check out both Friday & Saturday.

Until then, I want to share with you my favorite stamp sets that My Pink Stamper has made. All of these stamps are great high Quality Photopolymer. They stamp beautifully. You can always have the right placement because they are clear. You can see exactly where you are stamping. Even before I was on this design team I highly recommended these stamps. 

 Sweet Baby                         Fabulous Phrases

   Lovealicious                        Sweetest Cupcakes

To find a My Pink Stamper's Retailer click HERE.