February 10, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday

Here's a card I made my niece for her birthday. She's really into cake (or cupcakes) so I thought she'd love it. This card makes me so happy. FYI: Chuck E Cheese was a blast! haha

Card measures 9x6
Bugs & Butterflies Pattern Paper (bought at Michael's)
Cake was cut @3 1/2 - Disney Princess 'Dreams Come True'
Red stickles
'Happy Birthday' Stamp

MPS Challenge

January 21, 2011

So.. since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd make a Valentine's card. (It's about time I post something! lol) I used my favorite Cricut cartridge (so far) Create A Critter.

Last year I found some really cute card stock at my local Michael's (insects). And just recently they had all their (rubber) stamps for $1! I found this really awesome 'Happy Valentine's Day' stamp.. can you notice the 'i' has an ♥!? (probably not, it's too small. DUH!) I added some ribbon, paper flowers/with a brad & pink bling on the bumblebee's antennas.

I love how all the colors work together. :)

So with that being said, I'd like to remind you guys that I am having a giveaway once I reach 100 followers. I've slowly, but surely, been adding to my stash giveaway.. and I have to say it's pretty big! LOL So PLEASE remind everyone you know to come on over to my blog, become a follower, so that we can get this giveaway started. Thank you so much!

www.mypinkstamper.com (Blog Hop)

January 20, 2011

A Special Image for a Special Girl with a Special request...


Hello everyone! I am hoping to reach many of you on this special post...

My daughter Rio is turning 13! OMG another teen in the house! Two teens+one toddler= disasterous fun... on most days! LOL

Okay okay, so let me tell you about the Special Image for my Special girl Rio with a Special Birthday request we got from her this year...

Every year I ask the kids what they want for their birthday. Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?" I told her of course! So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?" Again, I said of course. "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside. That's what I want for my birthday!"

Of course I was already choking on my tears before she finished her sentence! What a marvelous request, selfless and special! I had a special image made for her 13th birthday, and I have not told her about it, or shown it to her. I am asking for a very special request myself in honor of my daughter's selflessness.

The image is now available for $3.00, I am asking you all to purchase this special stamp and help me bring my daughter special birthday wishes by mailing off a card you make with the image to her... but wait that's not all... all I ask is for the special card to be mailed because the $3.00 made from every purchase will be donated to St. Jude's again in Rio's honor. I am planning on taking her after her birthday to the hospital with the money we raise from this image and her birthday money as requested and giving it all to the hospital!

Her birthday is Feb. 8th, if you all could find it in your hearts to give my little girl that special card my mailing it to her I know it would make her day so special... she is always so grateful of the little things and my hope is to fill that mailbox of ours to the brim with Birthday cards! I plan to gather all cards mailed to her from now until the 8th, and secretly putting them all in the mailbox along with her very favorite chocolates: York Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter cups! That evening after her birthday dinner I am going to ask her to walk down the street with me to the cluster boxes and have her open the mailbox (I am going to pretend I have not checked the mail all day of course) then BAM! they all pop out at her! Whoohooo! She will be thrilled once she realizes what exactly all those letters are.

So, would you all be willing to help Rio raise a little money for the kids and send off a card? If so here is our mailing address and you can purchase the image at simplybettystamps.com under Rio the Birthday Girl digi! She is the first (but limited edition) of six new Emos to come in the future!

Here is the image: what do you think of it? Pretty cute huh? She's the special birthday diva turing 13!! I will run this image for $3.00 until the 8th of Feb. after that she will be gone for good. So please be aware that she will be a very limited edition digi! She may later make a debut in rubber but I am not making any promises, I will try my best if there is enough interest in her to be made into Rubber. Thank you all for your support! And please please please spread the word about this special fund raiser. Thank you all again!

December 12, 2010

Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card I made for Jessica, http://www.kinderstampo.com/, for having such an awesome tag swap and letting me be a part of it.

(I sent it out with my package of tags.. I really hope she likes it and is surprised when she sees it.)

P.S. Once I reach 100 followers, I'm having a giveaway! So PLEASE tell everyone you know. I really appreciate everyone who visits my blog and leaves comments. Thank you!

December 9, 2010

"Wishing you a Pink Winter Wonderland" December Tag Swap/Challenge

Jessica, over at http://www.kinderstampo.com/, is hosting a December Tag Swap and of course I had to join!

Robyn (My Pink Stamper), http://www.mypinkstamper.com/, is the Guest Tag Swapper!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!

Circle tag (cut at 3") - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cart
Reindeer (cut at 2") - Doodlecharms Cricut cart
"Merry Christmas" stamp (Michael's)
Red stickles (Michael's)
Red ribbon (WalMart)
Pink pigment ink "Rosebud" (brushed along the edges)

Head on over to Jessica's site to read up on the challenge. You still have time to add your creation to Mr. Linky. (The prize winner gets a stamp set from My Pink Stamper)

December 6, 2010

Birthday Challenge

Robyn AKA MyPinkStamper, http://www.mypinkstamper.com/, is having a birthday challenge! (And of course, she has a prize)

This challenge fell at such an awesome time, because it's my brother in law's birthday also! He LOVES Superman.. so I had to use my Superman Cricut Cartridge.


Thank You Dina!

So as you guys know, I was gone for a week during the Thanksgiving holidays. I barely came across a comment from Dina,
http://mycricutrocks.blogspot.com/, awarding me with a 'Stylish Blogger Award'. Thank you so much Dina!!

Things about myself:
1. I'm a sucker for chocolate covered almonds.
2. I love rock music and love concerts/live shows.
3. I love my son with all my heart!
4. I'm blessed to be married to such a wonderful man. (I'm a stay at home mom)
5. I have the best mother in law a daughter in law could have!
6. I do not like liars.
7. I do not like rude people.
8. I appreciate everyone for coming to my blog & becoming a follower.

I'm sharing this award with:
1. http://yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com/
2. http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
3. http://thecrazybuglady.blogspot.com/
4. http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com/
5. http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
6. http://totally-stamps.blogspot.com/
7. http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
8. http://scrapbydebbie.blogspot.com/

To accept this award you must..
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded it.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about your award.

Blog Candy

Bonnie over at ,http://scrapaholicreations.blogspot.com/, is having an A-W-E-S-O-M-E blog candy giveaway! Become a follower & check out her blog so you can be part of the fun!

(P.S. I am having a giveaway when I reach 100 followers. So spread the word, ya heard! lol)

December 1, 2010

Christmas Card using Create A Critter

OH MY, I feel like I've been neglecting my blog AND Cricut machine! I was out of town for a whole week, during the Thanksgiving holidays, and barely started getting back into the swing of things.

I want to share a Christmas card I made, but first I have to share some photos from our trip!

Me & my son visited my mother in law, in Waxahachie, Tx. (about an hour from Arlington & Dallas). While there I heard about "ICE! A Charlie Brown Christmas" going on in Grapevine, Tx. at the Garylord Hotel. Being the B-I-G Peanut fan I am.. WE HAD TO GO!!

EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF ICE! And boy was it COLD in there! I had such a good time, I really hope they do this again. I'd DEFINATELY be there!

So while on my trip, me & my mother in law went Black Friday shopping. I picked up a Gypsy ($99.99) & Create A Critter Cricut cart ($37.99) at Michael's! I was so excited because both of these items have been on my wish list!

With that being said, here is my Christmas card:

Don't you just love this reindeer!? HE'S ADORABLE! I LOVE this cart!

November 20, 2010

"Put A Little Pink" (challenge #32)

My son was invited to a birthday party today, so I made a gift card holder.

And what perfect timing, because Jenny, over at http://suchins.blogspot.com/, is having a challenge. The rules were to use PINK.

Sponsor for the challenge: 'The Stamps of Life' http://www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com/index.htm

Head on over and join in on the fun! She has some awesome blog candy!

November 19, 2010

Hello Thursday November + a giveaway!

Joy, over at http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/, who is also an Hello Thursday Artist (as well as Robyn, Tammy and Melanie), is showcasing the new Cricut Lite cartridges (that are going to be available at WalMart during Black Friday, for $20!) AND she's having an awesome giveaway!

Head on over to her blog, become a follower, leave her a comment, and enter for YOUR chance to win!

Please stop by the other ladies' blogs as well.. they too are having awesome giveaways! Here are their links:
http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ - Robyn
http://www.cricutcritters.com/ - Tammy
http://courtney-lane.blogspot.com/ - Melanie

BTW! Remember to invite everyone you know to come and follow my blog. ONCE I REACH 100 FOLLOWERS.. I'M HAVING A GIVEAWAY!! So spread the word, ya heard! HAHA

November 16, 2010

Tuesday Challenge #16 (MadeByMomo)

A couple days ago I had just gotten the new Seasonal Thanksgiving Cricut Cartridge (that I ordered from OhMyCrafts) in the mail. And I hadn't used it until tonight.. which is perfect timing because this weeks challenge is to make anything with a Turkey! The cartridge has a lot of cute cut outs.. even the phrases!

Here's the inside of the card:

BTW! When I reach 100 followers.. I AM HAVING A GIVEAWAY! I'm still gathering & stocking up on items for it. Once I do, I will post a picture! Thanks!

Blog Love Giveaway

Just wanted to let you guys know that Suz, over at http://suzscraps.blogspot.com/, is having an awesome giveaway!!

You have four potential ways to enter to win. (You DO NOT need to do all four though)

Here's a picture of her goodies:

So head on over & join in on the fun!!

November 15, 2010

One Happy Camper!

So I just checked my mail and guess what was there!?

That's right, you guessed it! The goodies I won (during the Inking Pink Blog Hop) with Scrap Garden AKA Jamie.. AND the Seasonal Thanksgiving Cricut Cartridge I purchased from Oh My Crafts!! I am just blown away at how JAM PACKED Jamie's package was!

I am also EXCITED to break in my Cricut Cartridge! I do not know what I am going to create.. but I will post pictures later.

The Thank You card she sent me is just adorable as well! Thanks again SO much Jamie!

November 9, 2010

Helping hand

My friend Jessica over at http://www.kinderstampo.com/ would really like our help!

Her Facebook status reads: "I just received a note asking for our help in creating cards for a sweet little 3 year old named Bradley who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Let's help to put a smile on his face by sending a card or even a small gift if you can. I truly appreciate anyone that can help. Please share this post. Let's make a difference in this little boy's life." With that being said.. this is the card I sent out to little Bradley yesterday.

You can send your cards & gifts to:
Bradley Allen
2002 NW 9th Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Let's show little Bradley that he is in our thoughts & prayers!

P.S. I am planning a giveaway when I reach 100 followers! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!? So spread the word, get all your friends to follow me so we can reach that number! Thanks again guys!