Thursday, April 26, 2012

MME-April Sketch Challenge-Happy Mother's Day

Hello! I wanted to participate in the My Mind's Eye April Sketch Challenge so I am squeezing this one in!

I still LOVE the Stella and Rose line and mixed with a little Bright Side, my grandmother will love this card for Mother's Day! 

I got all of my My Mind's Eye supplies at Shop Pumpkin Spice and the links are listed below if you want to click on a specific product! 



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Pink Designer Showcase

Today My Pink Stamper asked her designers to show off teacher gift ideas! Not having any kids (that will change in July!) this one was tough for me, but that's what I love about a challenge - it's supposed to be a challenge! :)

I thought sometimes a teacher will want to send a note home with the student for the parent and sometimes it's not bad at all, so the smiley faces will help with the perception of the card before it is even opened. So I made this little card set for my co-mom to use! She helps students prep for the SAT's, etc. So hopefully she will put them to good use! :)


Make sure to check out My Pink Stamper's blog for more inspirational ideas on what you can make for teacher gifts! Also, there is always a stamp gallery for your inspiration! :) 


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Artful Delight Sketch Challenge

Hello! I decided to make a layout... yes.... a layout.... using Artful Delight's sketch challenge

I bought the April kit (now sold out) from Artful Delight and it is just packed with Pink Paislee goodness with a little Lily Bee Designs! 

I just got a new cartridge (to me - it's an oldie) called Country Life so I was anxious to use it! 

The picture that was taken here was actually taken near an old barn down by Big Sur. So it makes sense to me. :) 

I hope you enjoy my layout! 


Friday, April 20, 2012

Canvas Corp Bunny - Thank You!

Canvas Corp recently sent me SO much of their product!!! THANK YOU!!! So you will see some cards for them coming up! 

They also purchased 7 Gypsies recently and Tattered Angels so whatever they have planned must be super exciting!

If you are not familiar with Canvas Corp, I HIGHLY encourage you to check them out. I use their canvas shapes, cork board card stock, burlap shapes, clothespins and many other non- paper (as well as their paper) supplies. 

Here is a picture of the products that I used for this card. 
If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you should be able to read what each of the papers is on the top of the label.

Click HERE for the Canvas Corp website.
Click HERE for the Canvas Corp blog.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day with SPS's April Kit

Well, Mothers Day is fast approaching and I wanted to make a special Mother's Day card for my mom.

I made this whole thing using SPS's April Kit (going fast! Make sure to pick yours up! It is PACKED with goodies!)

Don't forget to play in the April challenge for SPS where you could win May's kit! It will be BRAND new stuff! :)

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day! The sun is shining here (finally) and the flowers are blooming! 

Items not in the kit that were used:


Monday, April 16, 2012

Wyatt's banner

**If you are looking for the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop, then please scroll down! :)**

 Do you remember Kylie and Alyssa's banners HERE.?. Their younger brother Wyatt was just born and Anina asked me to make another banner for him! What an honor! They were waiting until he was born to find out if it was a boy or a girl, so I had to wait a little bit, but I was so excited to make another one for them. 

Last time she got to see the girls' banners on my blog before they got to her so this time I wanted to wait until she received them to post this. I really hope she likes it! :)

The Glossy Accents made it a little hard to photograph so I took pictures from different angles. 



Friday, April 13, 2012

My Pink-alicious Blog Hop - Mother's Day!

Hello! And welcome to another edition of the My Pink-alicious Blog Hop!

You should have gotten here from Chelle's blog! If not, start HERE at My Pink Stamper's blog!


In case you get lost along the way:
Courtney<-- You Are Here

This week I am going to have a stash giveaway! Leave a comment if you would like to win and I will pull a winner in about a week! I'll try to get a picture up of the goodies before the hop starts! :) If you are international, you will have to pay part of the shipping, but I am happy to have you enter! :)

Make sure you head back to My Pink Stamper's blog to join in the challenge when you are done with the hop! Now you are off to my good friend Cristi's blog


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bundle of Joy!

I made this for a friend who is having a baby boy. I just got this Country Life cartridge and just LOVED the pea image! I have seen other people use it and I have been totally enraptured. So I was really excited to rip open the box and try it! :) I think you'll be seeing it again for sure. :)

These papers are all from the My Mind's Eye "Bright Side" paper pads! You can find them at Shop Pumpkin Spice at the links below! :)

Come back tomorrow evening for the My Pink-alicious blog hop! :) 



Saturday, April 7, 2012

SPS Blog Hop!!! :) And CAMEO deal!!

****If you are looking for the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop, scroll down! :) ***

Hello everyone!!! 

You should have gotten here from Diana's blog. If not, start HERE at Shop Pumpkin Spice's blog to read about the challenge, rules, and giveaway and to see if you were last month's giveaway winner of this awesome kit! :) 

I am SO thrilled today to be hopping along with these LOVELY ladies AND to be showing off Shop Pumpkin Spice's new April Kit!!! 

The color palate is lovely and so perfect for Spring, picnics, Mother's Day, birthdays, just a notes, housewarmings, and so many other things! 

The challenge is to think happy, use green, a stamp, and ribbon. Flowers make me happy so I wanted to incorporate them into my project! 

The challenge will run for the whole month. Participants must comment on all of our blogs during the hop AND participate in the challenge if they want to win the prize: May's KIT!!! The winner will be announced on the SPS blog during the hop the following month. Using the April kit is not necessary to enter the challenge, but if you do use it you will get a double entry into the drawing!

Here is what I made:


Carissa is our featured designer this month so hop along to the end to get her FABULOUS inspiration using the kit!!!

April Card Kit
36 - Webster’s Pages petite papers - 2 each of 18 unique designs (Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry)
8 - Sheets of 8 ½ x 11 -Bazzill Cardstock in 4 coordinating colors 
2 – Sheet of 6 x 12 – Coredinations cardstock in coordinating colors
1 – 8 ½ x 11 sheet of vellum
1 – Package of Trims - Webster’s Pages - Sunday Picnic Collection. This package contains six Ribbon Trims in a variety of designs. Each measures 1 yard in length; widths range from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 
1 – My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Labels Cards
4 – Webster’s Pages – Double sided Journaling Cards
1 – Set Bo Bunny “Country Garden” Dimensional Stickers
1 – Set of Bo Bunny “Country Garden” Tiny Type stickers
1 – 6 piece Button collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose and Lush 2 Collections)
1 – 5 piece Charm collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose or similar)

RETAIL $30.69 
SPS $16.95

Now... for the CAMEO deal!!! 
$60 off your purchase PLUS Free Shipping!!

Purchase the Silhouette Cameo along with $60 of products of your choice and receive and instant discount of $60 and FREE shipping. 

This offer is only good to the first 15 customers to redeem the code. 

So hurry, and take advantage of this amazing deal before its gone.

Coupon code: FunWCameo

* "Shopping Cart must contain Cameo ($269.99) plus at least $60 worth of product to qualify for the instant discount. Therefore the subtotal of the cart must be at least $329.99 to qualify for the discount"

** Silhouette Cameo Processing time will generally take 5 to 10 business days.


Now you are off to Saundra's blog! Happy hopping! 


Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Birthday MPS Blog Hop!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robyn's daughter!!! In her honor, a few of us wanted to share some birthday inspiration with you along a hop! 

You should have gotten here from Chelle's blog. If not, start HERE at My Pink Stamper's blog to join in on the fun! 

MAKE SURE to catch Robyn and Karlee during the MY PINK STAMPER LIVE tonight at 10:00pm CST! 

I made this for my co-mom's (mother-in-law) birthday! Her birthday was on the 22nd (of January). I am so glad she liked her card! 


Here is the line-up for the blog hop tonight in case you get lost:

So next, head on over to ANDREA'S BLOG!!! 


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Simple Note

Sometimes we need cards just to throw in packages or just to send that aren't committal to boy or girl, friend or acquaintance. 

The ribbon came from the January kit which is sold out. :( But the April Kit just went live! Check it out HERE! (hurry before it's gone! The last one sold out quickly!)

The ink is also from Shop Pumpkin Spice - it's Memento in Rich Cocoa (my favorite brown color $3.64).

... so ... my good friend June lets me know that I've misspelled "Memento" - typing it "Momento" in this post... I thought the brand WAS Momento!!!! Hilarious! I'm SO sorry for all of you out there who have been reading "Momento" for 2 years and was wondering what brand I meant! Too funny. Thanks June! :) 

I also used my d-stress by Imaginisce™ to sand the edges and bring out the color underneath. 

I hope you enjoyed my post for today and that you will be back on Saturday for the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop


Monday, April 2, 2012

3x3 Calling Cards

Hello!!! I am SO sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days! I went to a crop on Friday night - a Cricut Circle crop in San Jose and just had a BLAST! The ladies were lovely, it was low key, AND I even got something done! But I can't show it to you yet... :) 

At every Cricut Circle meet-up, we make old fashioned 3x3" calling cards. We can put whatever we want on the front and the back will have our information: name, email address, and blog site. It's like having business cards to trade with each other but super fun. 

I made three versions based on the amount of paper I had. All in all, we made 30 of these to pass around. 

If you ever have any questions about the Circle, I am ALWAYS happy to answer them as I LOVE the Circle! :) 


Above: Diana L. (left) and Lezlye L. (right) - both Shop Pumpkin Spice DT sisters! :) Lezlye and I have gotten together to craft before and we have an awesome time together! 

Above: I was SOOOOO tickled pink to meet Lori (Got2BeCrafting). She is JUST as sweet in person as she is online and I hope to see LOTS more of her and to call her a long time crafting friend. 

 This is Shannon Learner from Provo Craft showing us how to do our make and take for the night! She is so super sweet. We really had a blast with her! A HUGE thanks to PC for sponsoring and coordinating the event! 

Somehow I avoided getting my picture taken but next time I want to take pics with everybody! :) 

Have a lovely day and I'll be back on Wednesday with my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for the week! :)