Friday, April 13, 2012

Blog Hop and super deal on letterpress kit!

I normally do not post in the middle of the day but I'm excited about 2 things this afternoon and I couldn't wait to share them with the few and the brave that follow me. 

First, as my title implies I wanted tell everyone about the incredible deal I got on the L letterpress kit in case this is something that is available at every AC Moore Store.  So on Tuesday night, I was browsing the aisles and I stumbled upon the letterpress kit on clearance for $37.50!  I knew nothing about letterpressing so I quickly googled it on my iPhone and realized it was a deboss/inking technique and I wanted to give it a try!  I also noted that the kit usually retails for $129-149 so I thought this deal was Amazing and I bought it!  The letterpress plates were only $6.99 (originally $24.99) so I scooped some of those up too!  I can't wait to get home tonight and try my hand at letterpressing....sooo excited.  If this interest you, you should check your local store to see if it's available as I'm not sure if this was store specific or not.  I hope if you really want this that you'll be able to find it at the same deal...sending positive vibes!

Secondly, tonight is My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  If you haven't been to this blog, check it out!  MPS has a ton of talented designers who showcase really inspiring cards and crafts!  OOOh and it's not only super fun to hop along and check out all the great cards and crafts but you can also participate and load your very own project at the end!  Sometimes the designers have great giveaways you can enter along the hop!  Be sure not to miss it!  It begins at 8pm central time which is 9pm my time!  See you there!!!

Happy Crafting!

Stay tuned to see how the letterpress kit worked out for me, hoping to post tonight!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Just Joined Cricut Craft Room

Hey!  Happy Monday!  I've been sitting at the computer for over an hour now, trying my best to learn the ins and outs of the new Cricut Craft Room.  I saw some Chemistry icons in their craft room exclusive gallery I just had to have!  So I purchased the lot and set out to do some fun projects, unfortunately I cannot get the image layers to cut properly in order to layer them??? I checked the dial size, made sure it was relative and not real, and still no luck :-(  If anyone has a clue as to what I'm possibly doing wrong please don't be shy to let me know, even if it is as simple as not overlaying them properly...ha!  nothing is impossible!  I'm attaching a screen shot to see if anyone has encountered this issue and to plead for help.  The 2 overlays on the right hand side match up perfectly, the two beakers on the left are cut completely out of proportion!!!  Thanks in advance!  I look forward to creating many fun projects in this virtual room!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MPS Birthday Blog Hop....Only 1 Day late!

Hi All,

So I couldn't tune into the live MPS blog hop last night b/c I was out celebrating my sister's fiance's birthday!  A bunch of us went for sushi and then a slightly competitive game of bowling.  It was girls against guys...unfortunately, we lost both games but we all had good fun! 

My Pink Stamper blog hop theme was all things birthday in honor of Robyns' (my pink stamper) daughter's birthday (Happy 14th Birthday to her!).  Coincidentally, I had to quickly make a card yesterday afternoon for the party I was attending so this project was serving double duty.  Dan, my sister's fiance, is really into grilling so I thought it would be fun to use the Father's Day seasonal Cricut cartridge and make him a card using the grill image.  I had to cut the base 2 different times to get the effect of the shiny and matte silver/gray but I think it was worth it in the end.  I do not have any of Robyn's stamps yet but am planning on getting some soon, so the stamp you see on the card is from Stampin'Up!  I tried to be all punny inside the card but not sure it went over as well as I thought it is what it said on the inside:  Dan, since today is your birthday we hope that things are "done" your way.  Using "done" as in "how do you like your steak done", but not everyone got it, oh well back to the punny drawing board...hahaha! 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this card, I had fun making it and giving it out to my future brother in law (only 189ish days left to my sister's wedding...yay!!!).  Glad I could hop along with Robyn and her team, even if it was 1 day late...if you haven't done so yet, check out Robyn's blog, My Pink Stamper at, and hop through all her Super Talented Designers!

Hope everyone has a joyous Easter weekend! Happy Crafting!!

Solid Paper:  SUP! gray, black, and red; card dimensions 5.5"X4.5"
Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas, specialty cardstock black and white
Cartridge:  Cricut Fathers Day seasonal, grill cut at 3.5"
Stamp:  Stampin'UP!  Party this Way collection

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner!!!

Hi All!
I've been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather here in Pa soo much that I haven't had a lot of time to get crafting.  All that changed this weekend as it was rainy and cold!  Can't complain too much though, this has been one of the mildest winters I can remember :-)  Anyway, with Spring in the air and Easter right around the corner I let my creative juices flow and prepared some holiday inspired cards for my "peeps"...hahah, I crack myself up!  I would love to do a tutorial for you all but I'm not so handy with my webcam and I do not own a handheld recorder..maybe I will have to look into that!  With that said I'm posting 3 cards, 2 created with the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge (by far my most fav of cartridges, I always find reason to use it) and 1 from 3 Birds on Parade.  The stamped sentiments are from a personal stock I gathered from a local craft store so I do not have the exact vendor but each is v. replaceable with any sentiment stamp you may have on hand.  Both SUp! as well as My Pink Stamper have some very cute stamp quips for this holiday, you should check them out!
Well enough chatting...onto the project posting....enjoy!  As always, if you would like dimensions or instructions please feel free to drop me a personal email and I'd be happy to share :-)(  Hope you enjoy these fun cards and as always Happy Crafting and Happy Easter!!!  Hope you all have a blessed holiday!