Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Pink Stamper Giveaways

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that if you haven't checked out My Pink Stamper's blog today, you need to head on over.  She has some fantastic giveaways for Provo Craft's Hello Thursday.  She is giving away two cartridges and two of her original stamp sets!

Head on over to www.mypinkstamper.com to get all the details on the fabulous giveaways.  Also, be sure you check back later today as My Pink Stamper showcases projects from this month's Hello Thursday release.  Word on the street is that this month's Hello Thursday release is FABULOUS!

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Believe Butterfly Card

Hello everyone!  Are you having a good summer?  I am having a very busy summer!  In fact, it's been a very busy year!  The next few weeks are going to be very busy weeks too!  My mom is going to be released to an apartment near Stanford where she has been undergoing stem cell transplant to treat lymphoma.  She will require full time care until she is released back to her house in a couple of weeks.  I'll be up there next week helping her with that.  But this is one step closer to a healthy mom and we are all very grateful for positive progress.

I thought I would do a quick video.  I used my Cricut and My Pink Stamper stamps to create this card.  I'm sure you will be seeing more videos featuring My Pink Stamper stamps in the future...as well as my Cricut.

I used several cartridges to create this card.  I used the Wild Card cartridge for the card base.  It is the doily card cut at 4.25 inches.  The circle layers are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and are cut at 3.5 and 3.25 inches.  The butterfly is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge.  It is cut at 2.5 inches, using Island Indigo card stock from Stampin' Up and Echo Park's, A Walk in the Park, collection.  The "believe" stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Friends and Family stamp set.

I hope you enjoy this video.  I will be trying to work on a couple of videos for the coming weeks.  If you have any requests, please feel free to let me know in the comments section!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm A MPS Design Team Member!

Hi everyone!  I have some very exciting news to share!  I have been chosen to be a member of the My Pink Stamper design team!  You may have seen my project submission on my blog last week.  (You can see it here if you missed it.)

Robyn, The Pink Stamper, was the very reason that I started Sprinkled With Glitter in the first place.  I can't remember exactly how I found her...but I stumbled across her online one day...most likely the result of a Google search.  It was about that time that I asked for a Cricut Expression for my birthday.  I watched all of her tutorials on the Cricut before I ever got my machine...and when I finally got it on my birthday, I was able to take it right out of the box and start using it right away.  That was in February of 2009.

In 2010, I met Robyn and Karlee at the CHA Winter Supershow.  That was when Robyn introduced her new line of stamps.  She had two stamp sets at that time.  I ended up winning one of the stamp sets when she drew my name for a door prize (there's a video you can watch here) and bought the other so I would have the "complete" set.  And I had her autograph the set that I won.  It hangs in my craft room.  I've always been a fan...and her stamps are high quality!

I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of this team!  I am excited to share my creations with you!

Thank you to all of you who have commented on my posts recently.  I love reading your comments.  Also, welcome to all of my new subscribers!  I've doubled my number of followers in the last week!  Thank you all.  I hope you will find some inspiration here at Sprinkled With Glitter.

Hope you have a happy Sunday.  I will be back later in the week with a video for you.  Right now, I am going to try to catch a quick nap before we head out for a fun evening with the children.  We are taking them to a Fresno Grizzlies baseball game.  We are huge baseball fans.  We are Giants fans (and were fans BEFORE they won the World Series in 2010).  Since the Grizzlies are the minor league team of the Giants, it's a way for us to enjoy a day at the ballpark...only a little closer than San Francisco!

Enjoy your day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rainbow Wishes Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!

I have a quick project for you today...using the Cricut Expression.  I really need some birthday cards in my stash, so I thought I would use the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge to create a birthday card perfect for a little girl.  I used the "cards" feature button to cut the card base at 3.5 inches.  The card fits in an A2 size envelope.

The polka dot papers are Stampin Up's brights patterned papers.  The colors I used are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called Heard From the Heart.

To add dimension to the card, I used dimensionals to attach the cloud on the front of the card.  I also used twine from The Twinery.  To create the background on the cloud, I used Hero Arts' Magical Background cling stamp and Soft Sky ink.  To finish it off, I used Star Dust Stickles because what little girl doesn't love a little glitter?

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thinking of You-Summer Card Camp Week 3

Hi everyone!  I am just now getting around to posting my card for Week 3 of the Summer Card Camp.  I decided I would make a Thinking Of You card for my mom.  I am sure that she will be thrilled to get a card in the mail while she's in the hospital.  And since this week's color combo is so soothing, I thought it would be the perfect time to let her know that I am thinking of her.  She's four hours away from me while she's at Stanford University Medical Center for her stem cell transplant....and normally, she lives just a block away.  You can imagine how much we all are missing her.  She'll be there another few weeks.

I used Stampin Up's Crumb Cake card stock for my base, which measures 3.5 x 6.5.  I stamped it with Hero Arts' Envelope Pattern to give it a textured look.  The rest of the patterned papers are from the For the Record Collection by Echo Park.  The sentiments (I combined two), I went to a great set by Hero Arts called Everyday Sayings.  And the botanicals/flowers are a combination of two Stampin Up stamp sets, Just Believe and My Friend.  I added a Vintage Brad from Stampin Up to give it some flare.

The die cut shape is from Lifestyle Crafts...and it's kind of a little sneak peek at their new Nesting Collection....which isn't out just yet.  It's part of a set of dies called Nesting Frame 3.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  I'm gonna take my card and get it in the mail now....right after I find an envelope for it. ;)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

MPS Design Team Submission

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  I just got back from visiting my mom up at Stanford.  She was very happy to have some company for the weekend.  And I was glad to bring a smile to her face.  She is such a trooper.  You can read about my mom's battle with lymphoma by clicking on the "Nancy's Care Page" link at the left side of my blog.

This project is my submission for the My Pink Stamper's design team call.  It included the challenge of using brown, green, turquoise and brown on your card.  At first, I was a little set back by this color combination.  But when I started playing with the papers...I was really wowed by the combination.

I knew I wanted to make a shaped card.  So I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to create the card base by welding two of the shapes together with my Gypsy.  The card base was cut at 5.5 inches.  The layers, using the same shape, were cut at 5 and 4.75 inches.

The hot air ballon is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge and is cut (with all the layers) at 3.25 inches.  The clouds are from Create a Critter and are cut at 1.5 inches and 1.25 inches.  I then stamped the clouds with Hero Arts Magical Background cling stamp.  All of that turquoise really needed some white to break it up....and the clouds were the perfect remedy for that.  I lined the clouds with a thin line of Star Dust Stickles to give them a little shimmer and stamped my greeting, which is from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends stamp set, on one of the clouds in brown ink.  I took another look at the card and decided it needed a couple more touches of orange...so I added two hearts punched from some orange patterned paper...and added some Stickles to really make them sparkle.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies and Recipe
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (Shaped Card 5.5 inches), welded using the Gypsy
Everyday Pop Up Cards (hot air balloon, 3.25 inches)
Create A Critter (clouds, 1.5 and 1.25 inches)
My Pink Stamper Family and Friends Stamp Set (sentiment)
Hero Arts Magical Background cling stamp
Twine (from The Twinery)
Patterned Papers (Echo Park, green and turquise and My Mind's Eye, orange)
Stampin Up card stock in Early Espresso
Stampin Up Early Espresso and Soft Sky Inks

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pennant Parade Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great day!
Today's card features lots of new products from the new 2011-2012 Stampin Up catalog.  I used the Pennant Parade stamp set with the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set to create a fun birthday card.  I think you could use it for just about anyone...a guy, a gal or the kiddos.  If you are creating for a guy in your life, you could skip the glitter.  Also, changing the color combo and the sentiment would make it a great baby or congratulations card too!

Don't you love the color combination?  I used Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Early Espresso for this one.  Pool Party and Calypso Coral are two of the new In-Colors for 2011-2013.

I hope you are having a great summer and that you'll find some time in your day to be creative!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just Saying Hello Card

Hi everyone!  I told you I'd be back soon with another post.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am participating in the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp.  Yesterday I posted a video on Week 1's card creation.  Today I have my card for Week 2's color challenge.

I have to say, this week's color challenge was definitely a bit more challenging.  And I try to have a nod to both Kristina's and Jennifer's cards in my own card.  I think I was designing this in my sleep last night.  My husband said I was restless all night....a very unusual thing for me.

This card features stamps from Hero Arts (Flower Pattern Cling Stamp) and Basic Grey's Sweet Threads Labels stamp set.  I also used paper (the green gingham) from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist (Out of the Blue) collection.

Believe it or not, this card started out as one of Kristina's sketches...and then evolved into a little different version.  My nod to Jennifer's card this week is in the white embossing.  I know...not exactly what she taught....but it's a nod, not a replica. :)  And since I just picked up my sewing machine from the shop this week and haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet, I added some machine stitching to my card.  The machine works like a dream now!

Hope you're having a fabulous day!  It's still early here and I'm planning on having a great day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Card Camp Challenge Week 1

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I never thought my summer of doing nothing would be so busy!  Well...I guess I'm not technically doing nothing...I have more than enough to keep me busy between Preston's All-Star Baseball, James' men's softball, mom's treatment, family celebrations and birthdays, job hunting and more!

A few weeks ago I decided to sign up for the Summer Card Camp, by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  It actually began last week, so this post is a little behind.  I was honored when Jennifer McGuire chose my card as one of her student spotlights for the week.  I decided that I should do a video tutorial on this card, since I love it!

For this card, I combined elements of the cards shared by both Kristina and Jennifer to make a birthday card for my daughter.  The asymmetrical balance was inspired by Kristina and the window was inspired by Jennifer.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I hope you are having a fabulous summer!  I'll be back with my week 2 creation in a couple of days!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Peacock Card

Hi everyone! I just realized that although I made this card several days ago, I forgot to post it to my blog! So I'm sitting by the pool posting this from my iPhone as my kids swim. Gotta love the iPhone!!

I will have to make this a quick post! Also, it won't let me upload a picture...or maybe I just don't know how. But I know you all just want the video anyway. Right? So without further delay...

Also...be on the lookout for a video for my card that was chosen as one of the student spotlights for the Summer Card Camp! You can see it on the Flickr feed at the left of my blog.

Enjoy your day!!