Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Family Fun

The theme at Cooking with Cricut today is family fun! What does your family like to do for fun?? My first instict was to go DISNEY on my project, but then I thought that wasn't an everyday thing. I wanted something! We seem to get together to eat more than anything, and BBQ's just hit the spot! Here's a little invitation I made out of a tag...

My Favorite Things....

For today's post, Tracy @ Craft Junkie Too asked us to share a few of our favorite things. I had too many, and it was way too hard to narrow it down! So, I decided to go with the things I NEED! Yes, need! The things I use every time I craft, no matter what I'm making...

1. My Gypsy
2. Trimmer
3. ATG Gun
4. Gel pens (because I love, love, love stictching)
5. Ink (edges, stamps, etc.)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Circle Sisters Fall Blog Hop

I am so very sorry I don't have a project for you today, but I was so busy at work this week that it completely slipped my mind (until I saw the post on the Circle board today). Your next stop is MARY

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back to School with My Pink Stamper

The My Pink Stamper "School Days" stamp set was perfect for little treats for the 1st day of school. I so badly wanted to add stitching, glitter, etc, but I work with pre-k, and I could imagine was them tearing my beautiful work apart in less than 2 seconds lol. So I kept it simple!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Picnic Basket

I think I'm officially addicted to 3-D projects, especially goodie bags. As soon as Melin @ Cooking with Cricut told us this week's theme was "picnic", I remembered this adorable project I had seen that just stuck with me. How cute is this for a summer treat?! You can fit quite a few Hershey Kisses in there :). It actually was not as hard to put together as I thought, and oh, the possibilities - colors, patterns, embossing, etc. - though I chose to keep it simple my first time around. The only cricut here was the patterned "picnic-looking" paper inside the basket...

Now to give credit where credit is due - because this brilliant idea was not mine. I found directions for this cute little basket at Creations by Patti. While you're there, be sure to check out her Watermelon Basket as well!!! So darn cute!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Feature

I had a few requests, so I just thought I'd swing by and tell you that I've added the "follow by email" option on my blog. New project coming tomorrow :). Happy crafting!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Welcome! For those of you who haven't met me, my name is Roberta - on of Robyn's newest design team members! I am so very honored and excited to be participating in my very first My Pink Stamper Blog Hop! The funnest part is that we got to just explore the new stamps, and come up with just about anything our little hearts desired! My favorite crafts are anything 3D and altering items, so today I made a few quick projects that are cute and simple to put together, and make great little gifts!

My first project is a pillow box for peppermints (great for all my wonderful co-workers around the holiday season! Shhhh.....). I had just mentioned to a fellow crafter that I never use my paper crimper for anything but sour cream containers, so I made it a point to use it in this project...

My next project is my newest addiction - Sweet Tooth Boxes! I LOVE this new cartridge and can't get enough! I made the cake slice for the very first time, and it turned out better than I expected...and the sentiment from My Pink Stamper's "Yummy-licious" stamp set is just perfect for the cupcake inside :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Your next stop is Edna @ Create with Expression

And here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way...

Robyn (My Pink Stamper)
Carissa (Sprinkled with Glitter)
Agnes (Flowerdisco)
Chelle (Paper Krate)

Alex (You Had Me At Craft)
Angela (Simple Creations)
Courtney (Court's Crafts)
Renee (RockinRenee)
Roberta (ME!!)
Edna (Create With Expression)

Julie (readysetstamp)
Michelle (Meesh's Pieces)
Tracy (CraftJunkieToo)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sweet Goodness

Hi there! This was my last sample from My Pink Stamper's new releases before the Blog Hop tomorrow evening! This one is a quick sour cream container style box using 'Yummy-licious"

Winter Treats

I wanted to take a moment to share some of my winter projects using My Pink Stamper's 'Winter Treats and Sayings' new set. Though I am nowhere near ready for the holidays, Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year so starting to come up with ideas for little gifts is always fun!

My first project is a tag for a "snowman soup" goodie bag. Who doesn't love getting those?!

My 2nd project is a window, tree box
(I may actually like it better with M & M's)

And my fave is the cocoa sleeve.
These are so fun and easy to make!

Here's the inside...

Want to make one?! They're super simple! Start with a 9 3/4" x 8" sheet of CS. On the 8" side, score at 5" and fold CS to create a 3" flap on the inside. Turn your CS long ways, and score at 4 1/2" and 5 1/4" to create the creases in the middle to allow enought space for the cocoa packets. Adhere the insidee in the middle and the edge and insert your packet. I added a ribbon all the way around on the outside to help hold it closed.

Hope that all made sense :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I want s'mores!!!

Yuummm! S'mores! Who doesn't love 'em?! Makes me want to go camping...and then I remember how high the heat index is here in Texas and I realize home-made ones are just as good! :) Can I just admit now that I don't normally buy anything that falls under the s'mores catagory for the mere fact that it doesn't last even a week in this house?! With that said, I had to improvise using my favorite sweet crackers, Goya Maria cookies (if you have never tried these, it is a must!! You can usually find them in the international area of grocery stores - and I bet your kids will love them, too!). My project for this week's challenge at Cooking with Cricut is a goody bag (or should I say box) for anyone who appreciates a good s'more!

The sentiment is from one of My Pink Stamper's "Yummy-licious"

Back 2 School with CJ2

Today is Design Team day at Craft Junkie Too, and we had to make anything "Back 2 School". It's definitely that time of year, when parents are rushing to Walmart last minute to make sure kids are ready for school (because mommy and daddy are definitely ready), and teachers are wondering 'where did summer go?!' I think this might be the first summer I'm almost (notice I said almost) excited that summer is over because it's been over 100 degrees for the better part of my vacation. Back to my project - I took the opportunity to play with my new My Pink Stamper stamp set again (this one is from School Days)! I have to admit that since my little one is not of school age, I make all the things I would love to get for myself lol - sad, I know - but I can put this post-it note to good use!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School Fun

Hi guys! Or should I say ladies?! Robyn @ My Pink Stamper just announced her new stamp sets, and I was sooo excited to get the opportunity to design for her for the very first time. All the sets are absolutely awesome, but I just had to start with School Days. Come on, I'm a teacher! :) Here are a few of the projects I created...

Pencil Holders

And a quick close up...
(You can find directions on how to assemble these easy

and fun pencil holders HERE)

A cute card...

and a fun shape card...

Be sure to swing by My Pink Stamper and check out what the other designers created with School Days. I have another fun project using this set, but you'll have to check back on Wednesday for my Craft Junkie Too Design Team post :).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You Float My Boat

Today is all about sailboats at Cooking with Cricut. I wanted to try something new, so I made a window card for this challenge. It's a bit hard to tell from the picture, but the boat is adhered on the inside of the card, and the waves on the outside. With that said, do projects every come out differently on paper than it did in your head?? lol Yeah, this was one of those! I'm not unhappy with it, but I definitely have to play around with these window cards :)