Monday, January 30, 2012

Don't Forget To Enter The Lifestyle Crafts I Made This Ultimate Giveaway

You have until January 31st, tomorrow, to enter the Lifestyle Crafts I Made This Ultimate Giveaway!  Just make a project using Lifestyle Crafts products and upload it to the community gallery!  You don't want to miss your chance to win!  I want it!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winner My Pink Stamp Everyday Life Stamp Set & An Update

Hello everyone. I am sorry I've been a little behind on choosing the winner from the My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp set. Life has been busy and I have had some other things demanding attention.

This week I will be heading to Anaheim, California for CHA. If you're not familiar with CHA, you can find out more here. I am planning on posting some pictures of my adventure. I'm very excited to see all of the newest products and inspiration that the crafting industry has to offer. I'm also looking forward to meeting new people. I've now been designing for Lifestyle Crafts for over a year, and I've never met anyone from the company or even talked to them on the phone! We do all of our business by email and mail. But I am looking forward to finally meeting the Lifestyle Crafts team....as well as a couple of the other design team members.

If you're going to be at CHA, I'd love to know to look for you. Email me and let me know!

And I know you're dying to know who the winner is. So without further delay, the winner of the Everyday Life My Pink Stamper stamp set is

CA ScrapperJan 14, 2012 07:47 AM
I just bought that punch, thanks for an idea on how to use it. Love your book. I am grateful most of all for my family and my wonderful friends. I love all of them!


I'll be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address! Congratulations!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine Rosettes

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day and staying warm.  It's been quite chilly here this past week.  Lucky for me, I got to stay home and craft today.  So while I was in my little craft room, I thought I would put together a quick, yet adorable project for you!

For these Valentine Rosettes, I used the Lifestyle Crafts Rosettes Die Set.  I know I've demonstrated rosettes on my blog before, but that was BEFORE these fabulous dies from Lifestyle Crafts.  I can't believe how much easier these are to put together!  I walk you through the entire process in the video below.

A few helpful hints for putting these little guys together...

*Hot glue works fabulously (because it dries so quickly).  No hot glue?  No problem.  Use a strong liquid glue and place something heavy on top to secure it while drying.

*You can hide the circle behind the rosette and embellish the middle with a button, felt shape, or other fun embellishment, or you can use the circle to your advantage, and create layers (like I did here).

*Try cutting the die cut strips to different widths to change the size of your rosette.

*You can make the rosette smaller or larger depending on how tight you squeeze your center while assembling.

*Attach them to cards, boxes, gift bags, pens, lollipop sticks or treat bags, or stick them in centerpieces for fast and fabulous embellishments!

*Changing the embellishment in the center can completely change the look and feel of these rosettes.  Use hearts, cupcakes, numbers, monograms, Easter eggs, shamrocks, buttons, pumpkins, leaves, candy canes (you get the picture)...and use them all year long!

Head on over to Lifestyle Crafts and check out all of their great dies.  Don't forget to use the coupon code GLITTER at checkout to get 20% off your order!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff Journal-My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop & A Giveaway

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful time hopping along the trail for the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop for January.  You should be coming to be from Sharon's site.  If you are just visiting my page, make sure you go to My Pink Stamper's site to start from the very beginning.  You wouldn't want to miss any of the inspiration that all of the My Pink Stamper Designers have up their sleeves.

Our challenge this month was to create a project, either for ourselves or someone else, that would help us welcome the fresh start of the New Year.  I decided to create a gratitude journal.  This had been one of my goals for the new year anyway, so I thought this was the perfect time to personalize a little journal that I could use for this purpose.

I used My Pink Stamper's Fabulous Phrases stamp set for my sentiment piece.  This set TRULY is FABULOUS!  I love the long, thin sentiments...they're perfect for banner shapes (which I happen to LOVE).  This saying is perfect for my gratitude journal.  It reminds me to remember all of the wonderful things and not concentrate on the things that don't matter.

The cuts on this project are from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I mention all of the measurements in the video below, so check that out for complete instructions.  To finish off my little hearts, I "frosted" them with some Stardust Stickles.  Perfect touch of sparkle for this project.

Now for a giveaway!  I am giving away My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life stamp set.  Just leave a comment on this post and tell me something that you're grateful for.  I will choose a winner using Random.org on Thursday, January 19, 2012.  Be sure that you leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win.

From here, you're going to Roberta's site for some more inspiration!  I have posted the complete blog hop order below for your convenience.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Tomorrow and Winner

Hi everyone!  I know I have been MIA.  But I'm BAAAAAACK!

I wanted to remind you about the My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop tomorrow night.  You will see projects from several of the My Pink Stamper design team, including me (maybe even some giveaways along the way).  Simply visit My Pink Stamper's site, tomorrow night, January 13th, 2012 at 8:00 pm Central time (that's 6 Pacific and 9 Eastern).  You can start there and continue along the blog hop trail.

And now for the winner....a little late, but nevertheless, a winner!  The winner of the My Pink Stamper Friend-tastic stamp set (from the December 17th post) is.....

Your gift card holder is gorgeous! I love the paper and colors of it!

CONGRATULATIONS Tracy!  I will be contacting you shortly.