Sunday, July 31, 2011

Birthday Hop !!!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Samantha's Birthday Blog Hop !!! If you arrived here from Jenny at Crazy about Cricut then you are in the right place !!!! If not you can start at the beginning HERE

This is the Last stop on the hop I hope you enjoyed looking at everyone's creations !!

I have a birthday card to share with you. I used the Birthday Bash cartridge, twine from the Twinery, a MS punch and a Pink by Design stamp.

For blog candy I am offering a handmade vinyl bughead of your choice...just become a follower and leave me a comment to enter ☺

Thanks for taking time to stop by! Michelle~

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oh Snap !!!

Hi Everyone !!!

Over at Pink by Design they are having a new project every hour to celebrate their Anniversary!

So today I created a card using the Pink by Design background stamp "Catcha Wave" and the Sentiment from "Crikey" also apiece of Pink by Design twine!

I also used the Lifes a Beach Cricut cartridge and the Spellbinders Lacey squares to create the front of the card.

Hope you enjoy~

Friday, July 29, 2011

Winners ~!!!!

Winners of the $10 gift certificates from Pink by Design are....................

4 Jamie said...
Happy Anniversary! My 5 year is a week from Fri. I'm already a follower of your blog. I'm also already a follower of Pink By Design blog and facebook. (Said hi on facebook) And I've already joined and posted in the community!


25 Jessica said...
Happy Anniversary!!

Of course I am following you, the new Pink by Design blog and just became a member of the new community.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Congrats ladies Please email me the email address you would like PBD to contact you at.

Just Keep Swimming !!

HI Everyone,

I promised you a post today and so finally here it is! A car hit a pole and wiped out all the phones/Internet for half of our little town. So I'm excited that its back up ! My cell works barely

I created a Cricutless card today...I know right? lol...but when I saw this paper I knew I had to make something with real goldfish ! lol

I used 2 Pink by Design stamps, the wave background shown behind the fish and the sentiment is from Animated Greetings.

I used some yummy twine from the Twinery and Pink by Design and the tag and treat cup are both from Stampin Up.
Don't forget Sarah is releasing more cute stamps tonight at her live U-Stream !!!!

thank for stopping by and enjoy~

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Anniversary !!

Wanted to say Happy Anniversary to my husband of 10 awesome years ! I ♥ you sooo much!!! This is a card I made for him because he loves to work out....

I used the Carousel cartridge and the Pink by Design stamps Just the ticket, and the Just 4 men set. It worked perfectly !!!

I also used glossy accents on his briefs, used a MS border punch and the square metal embellishments came from Michael's in the clearance bin for .30 cents a package!

This is an engagement picture of hubby and me... 11-12 years ago. Yes its from his wallet I'm still looking for the
So don't you think we should have a giveaway??? Speaking of Anniversary's this month it is the anniversary for Pink by Design! So I am giving away 2 gift certificates to their store worth $10 apiece ! Its very simple to enter all you need to do is of course be a follower of me and 2 out of these 3 and make ONE comment telling me you did so.

1. Follow Pink by Design on facebook and tell them I sent you (if already a follower say hi anyway)
2. Follow the new Pink by Design blog
3. Join and post in the new Pink by Design Community

Pink by Design will be having an Anniversary celebration this Friday and Saturday with a live U-stream Friday night and the release of some super cute stamps I MUST have !!!!
thanks for celebrating out anniversary's with us !!!

Also if you'd like to shop the PBD store click on the link on the right side where it says I design for and it will take you right to the store ☺ enjoy~

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thanks a Melon

I wanted to squeeze in a challenge, so I decide to combine a few of them.
I created a card using the Simply Charmed (for the watermelon) and Martha Stewart Elegant Cake (for the tags) cartridges. I also used a cute Peachy Keen stamp from Laughy Taffy, a MPS stamp and a MS border punch.

and for the inside I used a dollar stamp then colored it in with my copics
For Challenges:

1. Cricut Circle 2. Peachy Keen 3. Scrapbookaholic by Abby challenge 10

Thanks for stoppin! Enjoy~

Winners !!!

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog for a chance to win. Random org has picked 3 winners to receive a $10 gift certificate to the Pink by Design Store !!! and the winners are.....

13 Tana said...
I've done all three!

17 Bast said...
Cute the blog. I follow via email and with Google and also 'like' Pink by Design on FB.
Kim M Jacobs

18 Amanda said...
Cute card!! I follow the PBD blog, am a fan on FB, and am a member of the community. Thanks for the chance to win!
amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Please email me the email address you want used to

Dont forget this friday Pink By Design will have a live U-stream to release more stamps and giveaways !!! Join us for the celebration!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Giveaway TIme !!!!

As you know I design for Pink by Design.... well this month is their 1 year Anniversary of being in business so they have given me several $10 gift certificates to give away to my followers !!!
I will be giving away 3 this weekend and more next week !!!

In order to qualify you will need to do 2 of the 3 things listed below... then come back and leave me a post telling me you did! Easy peasy !!
1. Follow Pink by Design on facebook and tell them I sent you
2. Follow the new Pink by Design blog
3. Join and post in the new Pink by Design Community

They are giving away tons of prizes this month so you really want to be in the know !!!

I also wanted to share a card I made using their background stamp "Wired", I took my copics and created a close up of a bee hive. I also used the cartridge Sentimentals and a PBD Sentiment stamp from "Take the cake"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Haul Video

I know you like to see my bargain you can check your stores for these AWESOME deals !!!! enjoy~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lily's Party Decorations

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share some decorations I made for my daughters 6th birthday !!! She wanted to do the party in zebra and hot pink! SO I was able to find plates, napkins and balloons to perfectly match!!!

At Michael's I found some cute zebra print cupcake liners which again was perfect! So I created these cupcakes and banner

Here's a close up of the cupcakes... I used Mini Monograms and Sweet Treats

And here's a close up of the banner I used the Mickey Font, the Lacey banner spellbinders and created hot pink rosette's. I also used turkey feathers, bling, twine, and embellished with my white gel pen.
The party was a hit and she loved it !!! Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Winner !!!

Hi everyone ! Thanks for joining the scrap's blog hop and hope it inspired you to dig out some of your scraps and recycle them into something beautiful !!

The blog candy winner for the handmade vinyl bug head is ......

Mad Crafter said...
So cute. I love the saying, "Don't be trashy." Great idea and they better get the idea!! Of course already following because you ROCK!!

Congrats Madison !!!! Email me at

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scrap Blog Hop !!!

Hi Everyone !!! If you just came from Linn's blog then your on the right track !!! If not or you want to start from the beginning click HERE

Its all about recycling our scraps today..... My daughter has a birthday party this weekend so we made signs for the pop up trash cans !

Of course the hot pink is not a scrap but everything else is. I used "Give a Hoot" Cricut cartridge and a Peachy Keen stamp "Bright eyed and bushy tailed"

I got these huge leaf pop ups from ACE Hardware, made the signs and laminated them with my Your Story, then used twine to tie them on. I will of course use drum liners inside the pop ups.


BLOG CANDY? Yes!! Become a follower and leave me a comment and I will give away a handmade vinyl bug head for your machine or your vehicle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop is......Laverne

Friday, July 8, 2011

Masking your Stamps !!

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to show you how to mask your stamps.
What is masking you ask???
Taking one stamp and layering it on top of another. In this tag I masked the spools of thread.
I made 2 projects the first a Vintage tag I used the Pink by Design sets Sew Lovely and Just the Ticket.

For this card I took the salt shaker from set " What's Shakin " and created a salt and pepper shaker.

Here's a quick video showing you how to get the most from any stamp image !

Thanks for stopping by !!!!