Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thank you - Style Challenge

Today is my due date! Unfortunately no baby has arrived but we are so looking forward to meeting her! 

I made this for Northridge Publishing's Style Challenge for the January 2013 magazine. We'll see if it gets picked up! :) You had to use the three colors shown plus a tag. 



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thank You's Sweet Day Style

So I made these cards as thank you's for things I received at my lovely baby shower. I got the new Sweet Day collection from Echo park and just had to try it out! Because I was making these in bulk, the  layout is super simple.

I actually made 7 of these but I can't find the other one! I may have already sent it out. 

Here is the 7th one that I actually created. I only had enough card stock for the 6, but I had left over scraps so I just layered them and voila! It's not the prettiest one, but at least I didn't have to throw any card stock away and it was enough to make a 7th card. :) 



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crate Baby Thank Yous

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for the day. 

I made these as I needed more thank yous from the baby shower gifts I received. 

I ordered Crate Paper's Pretty Party from Shop Pumpkin Spice and knew I wanted to use these little strawberries and striped patterned papers on my cards! 

This was my first time ordering the 12x12 Crate Paper collection. What I didn't know was that not only are all the stickers inside (and adorable), but there are TWO of every patterned paper in the bunch! So while I used to think that the collection packs were a bit pricy, now I realize what an AWESOME DEAL they are! I've already ordered Little Bo Peep and Little Boy Blue! I am so excited to play with them! 



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Moo Bookmark

So I wanted to make a bookmark for myself as I have been reading a lot recently (laying down during late pregnancy without internet in your bedroom will do that to you!). So I made this bookmark using the Moo-ey Doodles Kit from My Pink Stamper and Shop Pumpkin Spice. 

I hope you like it!

Make sure to stop by the My Pink Stamper blog to see what the other girls have done with this kit!



Sunday, July 22, 2012

Artful Delight Sketch

It also is a VERY late Father's Day Card for my husband - but since our baby is due any day, I thought I would give it to him on the day our baby is born. :)

I used the transparency from the kit as my background. So I took a picture at an angle so you could see the shine. 

Artful Delight June Kit (there are still a few left!)


Friday, July 20, 2012

Love Moo!


This is one of those cards that looks better in your head then it comes out on paper. 

I really liked the idea of having a red fence that the cow was looking over... but the red might be too... red... My husband was making fun of me! haha. But none the less, here is my card. Had I to do it over again, I would have toned it down. But that's why we craft! To make our own creations and to laugh at ourselves! haha.


There are a bunch of samples of the Moo-ey Doodle Kit that the SPS team made over on the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog! Be sure to check them out HERE! :)


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Core Challenges #8 - Lydia's Christmas Color Challenge

Hello! I was SO excited to hear about the Core challenges that were going on during CHA. I was super sad to miss CHA this year, but with a baby due any day I couldn't go. So I was just hoping that she would hold on to let me participate in a few of these and I guess she agreed! :)

Core'dinations Super Assortments: Nostalgia™
Core'dinations Super Assortments: Elements
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Woodland™
Cuttlebug Folder: Snowflakes™
Ribbon: Kris Swain's Etsy Store in Sage
Stickles in various colors
Glossy Accents
d-stress by Imaginisce with inking tip and sanding tip


Core Challenge #7 - Sprout Thank You

Core'dinations Challenge #7 - Andrea's Die Cut Challenge

So I registered at a store called Sprout in San Francisco for our baby stuff. They were SO helpful and SO accommodating. They got to know me as "Courtney from Carmel" and I just couldn't say enough about this small business. They are all natural and all organic and care SO much about the products that they put in their store. I love them. Anyway, I thought I would send them a thank you note for all of their help and answering my endless questions. 

I used their logo below to create a card for them. I hope they like it! 

  • Cartridges:
    • Wrap it Up™(blocks)
    • Cake Basics™(letters)
    • Straight From the Nest™ (grass) 
  • Cardstock: Core'dinations Elements Super Stack™
  • Pens:
    • Promarker in Sandstone™
  • White Gel Pen
  • Glossy Accents
  • i-rock by Imaginisce and Glam Rocks in Pearl™
  • Colored foam tape in white by Imaginisce™


Core Challenges #1 - Hexagons, Whales, and Colors, oh my!

Okay, so when I started this challenge I felt super inspired. When I finished this challenge, I felt super defeated. I pulled this card apart like 4 times trying to get it right, but I'm not super duper pleased with it. I LOVE what Lydia did with the challenge. Hmm. Oh well. It's still okay. :)



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday and Circle Weekly Challenge

Make sure you checked to see if you were one of my winners from the 7 days of giveaways! :) 

Using the sketch below, I whipped this card out in a half an hour in order to send it to my grandmother and hope that it got there on time for her birthday! 


I made this using the weekly sketch challenge from the Circle Blog:

I realized that I don't share a lot of pics of my life on here, so here are some recent ones! :)

We went to the Scottish Festival and put my dad in the stocks. Then they poured water on his head! He was such a good sport. 

Spoon. Snuggling. So cute. 


Monday, July 16, 2012

Winners winners winners!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating and having such a great time with this! I had a blast and cannot wait to ship all of your goodies off to you! I will definitely be doing this again sometime soon! :) 

No baby yet. Thanks for all of the encouragement! She is due any day and I am SO ready to meet her! I'll be sure to have my husband post a picture or two as soon as she is born. :) 

Now, onto the winners... :) 

Day 1: MME Made in America

Day 2: Mini Albums

Day 3: Bo Bunny Papers

Day 4: My Pink Stamper Stamps

Day 5: SEI Papers

Day 6: Embellishment Day

Day 7: Cartridges

Could the winners please email me at with what you won and your address?!? I will get your goodies off to you post haste! :) 


Friday, July 13, 2012

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop - Moo-ey Doodles Release!

Hello and welcome to the My Pink Stamper blog hop and Moo-ey Doodles Kit release party!

You should have gotten here from Andrea's blog! If not, start at the My Pink Stamper blog to get in on all of the fun! 

My Pink Stamper/SPS Exclusive Moo-ey Doodles Kit (hurry before they are gone! $25)
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye: On the Bright Side One 6x6 Pad™
Cricut Cartridge: Country Life™
Foam Dimensional Tape by Imaginisce™ 

If you order the Moo-ey Doodles kit WITH the Yankee Doodles Kit, then you not only get FREE SHIPPING, but you also get a free My Pink Stamper Tumbler

This is what it would look like!

Also, the first 100 orders will be shipped out first thing on Saturday morning. So you'll get them quickly!


I am the last stop on the hop so hop back to the My Pink Stamper blog and then head on over to Shop Pumpkin Spice to buy this adorable Moo-ey set! :) 


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baby Banner

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for the day! 

Today I am sharing the banner that I made for my baby shower. My best friend Kourt threw me an awesome tea party baby shower, but was talking to me about the banner and was going to buy one for
$25! I thought, "No way! I can do that!" and so I did. :) 

She picked the colors and I said, "I can get all of that at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

So without further adieu, here is the banner that I created!

Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper: Style Essentials "Grey Damask"
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Swiss Dot (it came with the My Pink Stamper Yankee Doodles SPS Exlusive Kit!)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 7! (last day!)

SO... I won 3 Birds on Parade from a good friend's blog and TOTALLY fell in love with this cart. So I waited for it to go on sale and bought it and have been hoarding it to give away to one of you! The Daisy Chain cart is just a bonus. 

This is the last day of my giveaways so make sure you leave a comment on any day that you would like to win the prize! I will leave it open for a few days (or until I remember! Pregnancy brain!) and then I will pull a winner from each day to win the prizes! Good luck everyone and thank you thank you thank you again!!! You have all made this possible! :) 


Monday, July 9, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 6!

Today is all about embellishments so if you like them, this one's for you! :)

So... Apparently I used one of those purple gems in the bottom right pack. Sorry about that! But the rest are there. I didn't really notice until after I had taken the pic, but hopefully the winner won't mind! 


Sunday, July 8, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 5!

Thank you SO much for all of your enthusiasm and sweet comments on my posts! You better believe I am reading them all and really enjoying your encouragement! :) THANK YOU!

Today's giveaway is another paper collection with matching sticker embellishments! 

I spy with my little eye... some S.E.I.... :) 

If you missed the other days, here are the links to the direct posts. :)


Saturday, July 7, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 4 - SPS Hop!

So today we are doing the hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice, but it is also day 4 of my giveaway. Make sure you hop through all of the girls' posts!

You should have gotten here from the beginning at the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog!

Also, there are a TON of new items in the Shop Pumpkin Spice store! Make sure to check it out! This was made with the May kit using MME Indie Chic! There are still some available and they are in a kit bundling price - such a great discount! 

It seemed only right to give away some flowers with My Pink Stamper "Flowers and Friendship"! :) I love this set. I think it kind of got hidden in her release, but the little {HUGS} stamp makes me so happy!

Make sure you have left a comment on the three other days of giveaways if you would like to win them and hold onto your hats because there are 3 more days of giveaways to go! 

Now hop on over to my sweet friend June's blog


Friday, July 6, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 3!

Day 3... Hmm... What should we give away today.... 

Bo Bunny! This is most (or all.?.) of the Zoology collection along with the coordinating sticker sheet. 

You know the drill! Just leave a comment and this could be yours!

I'll give you a hint... tomorrow I'll be giving away one of my favorite stamp sets and later on (on day 7) there will be two cartridges. :) So keep checking back every day to see if there is something you would like to win! :) 

If you missed the other days, here are the links to the direct posts. :)
Day 1 Giveaway
Day 2 Giveaway


Thursday, July 5, 2012

500th post Giveaway Day 2!

Mini Albums!!! 

I have hoarded these planning to use them and have never gotten around to it. So, for those of you who love to do mini albums, here is a giveaway for you! 

Thank you for all of the sweet things you have all been saying! I really appreciate it! I am going to try to come around to all of your blogs today if possible to say hello! I was also asked what my due date is and it's July 29th, although... my midwife doesn't think I will make it that long... It's more like we're trying to make it to 37 weeks on Sunday. haha. But with a baby you never know! 

Hugs to all of you! The same "rules" apply as before. I won't repeat them with every post. If you missed the Day 1 giveaway, then check it out HERE


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

500th post GIVEAWAY Day 1

Well... I have been a little out of it recently with getting everything ready for a baby's arrival! BUT my pre-posts went up and the last post was my 500th post!!! I think that needs a week of giveaways!!! 


So today I thought it should be something that you can use to scrapbook the memories from today or to make home decor for next year. This is an incredibly versatile line and I just LOVE it. I almost kept this one too, but thought one of you should have it in your hands to play with.

This is My Mind's Eye American Made. You have to check out the "B" sides as well. Gorgeous! 

Just leave a comment on the giveaways that you would like to win all week and I will pick winners at the end of the week. If you are international, you can play too, but I would ask for you to pay for part of the shipping. 

Of course it would be great if you spread the word, but it is NOT needed to win. And as always you do not need to be a follower to win either. 

Thank you for those of you who have been with me since post #1! Here's to another 500! :)