Monday, July 30, 2012

"Life of the Party" Princess Dolls

Happy Monday everyone. It's my turn to post on the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

For our yearly vacation to Minnesota this year, I wanted to create quiet books for my son and daughter. I ended up making a binder filled with a variety of activities. It's to keep their minds active and their mouths quiet on the 8 hour drive up north. It was super fun to make!!

I created this princess dolls dress-up spread for my daughter's quiet book. I used the Cricut cartridge "Once Upon a Princess" and cut out all the dolls and dresses at 5 1/2 inches. The 6x6 paper pads sold at Shop Pumpkin Spice were the perfect paper match.


 Life of the Party
My Mind's Eye "Life of the Party"
supplies found here

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551353
Prima "Say it in Crystals"
found here for $2.10

I covered each piece of clothing with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and set it with my heat gun. It was kinda putsy to do, but I am confident my daughter can't rip the clothes apart now! The dolls and clothes are all moveable, affixed to the binder with Velcro. I've kept the books a secret and plan on surprising them after we stop for breakfast. I'm sure my daughter will be thrilled with "dressing-up" her princesses.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gone on Vacation


Hey y'all. I off for a week for some fun in the sun with my family! My kiddos are so excited to be spending the week with their cousins and family. We will be swimming and eating and fishing and eating and camp-firing and did I mention eating. Above is a picture of the beautiful Grand View Lodge main lodge. So fun!

See you soon.

Friday, July 20, 2012

SPS July Blog Hop Part 2

We are having another Pumpkin Spice Blog hop this month. This time we're introducing the new Moo-ey Doodle Stamp set created by My Pink Stamper.


I created a postcard with a lift-the-flap feature on the cover. Aren't the cows adorable!


 Moo-ey Doodle Stamp Kit
found here for $25

Jillibean Soup : Blossom Soup 6x6
currently sold out
click here to see some other options

Check out all the special deals at Shop Pumpkin Spice. Combine your stamping orders and get a free gift! Plus free shipping on anything over $50!

Monday, July 16, 2012

"It's a Party" Card

Good Monday everyone! Today is another post for me at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

I created a really simple and fun card using the May Card Kit "Spicy Chic". I just love this entire paper line. And the kit is a perfect way to get all the best stuff from this paper line instantly.


  2012 May - "Spicy Chic" Card Kit
May Card Kit "Spicy Chic"
here for $15.95

scallop punch
circle punch

 Have a great week everyone!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Flower Lights

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

My friend asked me to create a flower garland of lights for her wedding. She saw something similar on Martha Stewart's website and asked if I could recreate it. "Of course!" So using the Cricut cartridge "Flower Shoppe" I created a flower garland of lights with red flowers.

I made 8 strands each with 200 lights. Using four different shades of red, I wrapped each flower around the light bulb and hot glued it into place. It was very putsy, but the end result was beautiful. And my friend was very happy.

Sorry the pictures are a little blurry. I took them with my phone.

I would totally love to do this again for a wedding. But maybe next time I would enlist some friends for help. And maybe some music and snacks too!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge #74

This weeks MIM challenge at the Papertrey Ink blog is an awesome technique called "Stamping on Texture". Here is a link to the MIM video. It is sure worth the watch.

This is the card I created using this technique.

"Stamping on Texture" stamping off technique

Hello fellow paper crafters. I have a tutorial video to show you. It's a spin off of the MIM PTI video "Stamping on Texture". What a great technique.

Below are some still shots of the card I made using this technique. It was really easy! And I love the effect it makes when you create your own patterned paper.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

SPS July Blog Hop

Hi everyone. It's time for the Shop Pumpkin Spice July Blog Hop. You should have hopped here from the very talented Saundra. If you'd like to do the whole hop (and who wouldn't) start fresh at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

This month each design team member is creating whatever they'd like. A wide range of creations showing off the amazing products you can find at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

I created some July 4th inspired cards using the new "Yankee Doodles" stamp kit from My Pink Stamper.


 **Exclusive - My Pink Stamper "Yankee Doodles" Stamp Kit
"Yankee Doodle" My Pink Stamper Kit
found here

My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side" One
6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

Stickles found here 
 colored pencils
Cricut Cartidge "Stand and Salute"
variety of punches
white gel pen

Have a fantastic weekend! Now hop on over to the wonderfully talented Lezlye to see what she's created.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Make It Monday Challenge #73

Hello everyone. This is my take on the Papertrey Ink "Make It Monday Challenge #73" : Stamping on Patterned Paper. To see the projects and video tutorial click here.

All supplies and stamps are from Papertrey Ink. Hope you liked my card.

Giveaway Winners!!

Oh my dear friends. I have been so negligent in posting the winners of my 1 year blog anniversary. My apologies. July 1st came out of nowhere. I guess I should have realized it was already July 4th when I was watching the fireworks, but alas, that still wasn't a clue. Haha.

Here are the winners: (drum roll please)

Amy E : Winner of the Cricut cartridge "Wild Card"


Glennis : Winner of two 6x6 paper pads from Shop Pumpkin Spice. Click here to see all your choices.

Congratulations ladies. And thank you to all who entered. I just loved reading your comments.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"This & That" Beautiful Girl Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone. I have another Monday post for you featured on the brilliant Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Here is a mini album I made for my sister's first daughter. I used the "This & That : Graceful" paper collection by Echo Park. I am in love with this paper. Just beautiful. And it went so well with my girlie mini. I know it's for a baby, but she is a rather sophisticated baby!

Here's a picture of the cover. Don't you just love all that beautiful ribbon and trim. Yum!

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Collection Kit
Echo Park "This & That" Graceful paper collection
found here for $9.79

 Londonerry Avon Rose Mulberry Paper Flowers 1" 24/Pkg
Prima Flowers for $3.50
found here

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551513
Prima rhinestones for $2.10
found here

 Crinkle Ribbon    Red - Green - White
Crinkle Ribbon for $1.50
found here

 2012 February - "Frilly Love" Card Kit
Embellishments and Kraft Paper from the
"Frilly Love" Card Kit
found here for $15.95

Cricut cartridges : Cindy Loo and Storybook
Cinch binding machine

Hope you enjoyed my mini album. I am always inspired for great mini album ideas from beautiful paper. And this paper collection is just amazing. You can buy the matching brads and chipboard embellishments here. Have a wonderful week!