Friday, August 26, 2011

oops...forgot the dress picture...she is amazingly beautiful in this dress!!!

removed pics b/c my sister was worried her fiance would find them online...he knows about the blog so I just don't want to ruin her big day if he accidentally (no pun intended) runs across these pics...

HOLY COW!!! People are checking out my blog???

First I want to THANK, the three lovely ladies that were kind enough to check out my blog and make such encouraging and nice comments on the few projects I have posted.  It truly made my night to see that after only a mere 3 entries and 3 posted projects that someone actually cared enough to migrate over and check out my lonely little blog.  I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to write and give a huge THANKS!! to you ladies!

I finally have some time and wanted to upload another couple of projects that I'm proud of...I will have to formulate the recipes tonight and post them for you soon.  The first project is a retirement card I made for a co-worker, the second is some scrap layouts for a book I'm composing for an old college friend, the third is a congrats card made for expecting friends (here you can see my novice stamp use, I'm still learning!!), fourth is a bday card for one of my dearest friends (gave me a chance to use the Cindy Loo cartridge I picked up a month ago), and last but not least is a prototype of the Save the Date I'm making for my sister's upcoming wedding!!!  I'm super excited about all of these projects and hope you enjoy checking them out.  I'm also posting a pic of the dress my sister just picked out today...I'm so happy for her and am so thrilled she wants me to help out with her special day, not just by being her maid of honor, but also by being crafty with her save the dates!!!!

I did want to share one more little bit of info I found out this past weekend while shopping for some holiday Cricut I was at a major chain retailer (wish I could post the name but not sure of copyrights...let's just say it is a girls name??) and I wanted to buy the Winter Frolic cartridge but it was not on sale...hmmm...I had seen this cartridge on for only 24.98!  I happened down an aisle with an associate and was relaying this information to her when she informed me that they have a price match guarantee and that if I could call it up on my phone or show a printed proof they would sell me the cartridge at the same price....not too shabby!!!  Needless to say I left with 2 cartridges for their sale price for 1 cartridge!!!  Moral of the story:  ask about price guarantees b/w competitors and then check online for the best price (think this most likely excludes non-chain major retailers though) and see if they'll match it??? Worst case scenario is you leave with 2 for the price of one...hehehe!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge

I have a ton of updates to give and some more projects to post!  I'm very limited on time but wanted to share the project I completed for MPS's Pinkalicious Blog Hop that happened this past Friday.  Side note:  according to the MPS page this blog hop occurs every 2nd Friday of the month!!!

  The challenge was to show your style making your favourite thing e.g. colour combo, technique, or Cricut cartridge.  Soo...I thought, what would I make if I could make one of my favourite things??  Well, I love to give back to the community and every Mother's Day I run the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure.  I think in the past couple of years (5+) I've only missed one race!  This being said, I wanted to use the Cricut cartridge, Pink Journey, that was included in my Cricut bundle to make a fabulous project for the challenge.  The project I posted here served double duty as I made this card for a friend who is currently battling breast cancer.  I was excited to do 2 of my favourite things with this to support a friend in need and secondly show my "style" through my paper crafts....I hope you enjoy! and thanks to MPS for the opportunity to participate in such a fun blog hop!

I used plain Recollections Brown Card Stock for the card (measurements 5.5X4.5)
I used the Cricut cartridge Pink Journey for both the ribbon and the phrase (cut at 3.5)
I used Me and My Big Ideas Pastel 5X7 Paper Pad
Sizzix embossing folder (sorry misplaced the packet so not sure of the name)