Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sarah the Pink Cricuts Super Secret Suprise Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Sarah!  In celebration of Sarah's birthday we have planned a Super Secret Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!  Say that 7 times while spinning in a circle. 
Since Sarah's fav things include zebra and pink I thought this was very fitting
I simply love this cricut cut and the colors are so much fun!
I used the Pink By Design Zebra background stamp and layered up the cake with foam squares. I punched a border from the metallic paper to run along the left side to tie in the pink.
The cake layers were cut and assembled with foam squares and 3m quick dry glue.  I sent the 'icing' accents through the zyron upside down and added clear and hot pink micro beads (sprinkles) to give it some bling and a cupcake kind of feel.
For the far side of the card I made a birthday badge--inking the edges and using a Pink By Design Stamp set called Oh Boy!  (one of my all time favs).  I found this zebra ribbon at Michael's--perfect for this card.

Of course I had to do something with the inside--a little ribbon, some shiny borders and a white base to write in--easy and simple yet adding a nice punch!

 OK, so now to the hop part--below you see the list of everyone taking part in this fun Hop!!  There are a number of prizes and lots of great projects to be seen so make sure you stop and see everyone one listed.  To have a chance to win the blog candies (cause there are many) you have to leave a comment on each blog and you have to wish leave birthday wishes on Sarah's blog (hers is the last one listed).  Links are next to each on so click away. 

The blog candy I am offering is one of the great Close to My Heart books that I love to use and own all of them.  You will love it cause if you are ever at a lack of creativity or out of ideas--this will be a go to guide!!! Winner will be announced on Saturday!
Guest Designer
Guest Designer
You are here Now (Kyle will have a project to post on Sarah’s Blog)

If you are new to my blog--feel free to become a follower as I post projects 3-5 times a week.  Make sure you hit up all the blogs cause there are treasures (ideas and candy) beyond every click of the mouse!
Make it a great one!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Sneak Peeks with Pink By Design

So sorry nothing was posted on Tuesday--on a business trip and it is a crap shoot when it comes to time no matter what I plan it is always a moving target.  So today I have two!!!!
Sneak Peek Number 1

This set has a ton of great sentiments to go with all of those animated characters we all love but hate to cute on the cricut because of all the small bits!  That is why you have an Imagine!  In all honesty this one was pretty easy off of Pooh and Friends--key to the cut is make it as big as you can size does matter when it comes to these cricut cuts.  The are some great sentiments to go with all of the Magic Kingdom original characters!!!!  This set is going to be a lot of fun

Sneak Peek Number 2:

This set is all about coffee--shapes and a couple of essential sentiments--this perk up is so cute.
The cricut cut is from the kitchen cartridge and the paper is Basic Grey!
I love the steam stamp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I used three different coffee beans for this pattern that I also used on the inside of the card.

You got to remember the inside of the card--and here I used the same coffee beans from the front and created my own border stamp!  This set is so cute and if you check out some of the other  peaks you will also find a coffee background and a whole set of sentiments!! Three must have sets!!!!
Check out the Pink Cricut and the other talented design team members cause their projects are super cute as well--and don't forget the release on the 5th!!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pink By Desgin Sneek Peek with the Red White and Blue

Hello everyone! What a Monday to be in NYC.  After the President shared the news last night I felt like I had to go to ground zero this morning. 
Before I left Dallas I had been working on some Sneak Peeks for the next release of Pink By Desgin Stamps and rearranged the posts to do this one today.
The flag is a two part stamp and I used CTMH heat embossing powder on both. 

The 'USA' stamp is also part of this set and I used white craft ink on the blue paper.  The ribbon is from my statch but I am sure you will be able to find something close at Michaels very soon. 

Relase date is this Thursday (which is also Sarah's Birthday) so make sure to check out the Pink Cricut for all sorts of stuff this week.  I will be posting sneak peeks all week so make sure to check back every day!

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