Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Exploring Cartridges: Paisley

Yay! It is time for another "Exploring Cartridges" post. Today I asked my sweet friend Susan to help me explore the PAISLEY Cartridge.
Here is my project:
Recipe:
Paisley Cartridge
Paper: K&Company, Recollections
Ribbon
Stickles
Gel Pen
Button
Googley Eyes
Stamp- My Pink Stamper

What I liked about this cartridge was how girly it is. This is a super fun cartridges for scrapbook pages and cards. I love how you are not limited to each cut. There are lots of added buttons to each image. Overall, this cartirdge is a must have:)

Here is Susan's adorable project:

Here is what Susan had to say about the PAISLEY Cartridge:

I like the Paisley cartridge because it reminds me of the 70's. It's very versatile and kind of hippy like. The color possibilities for this cartridge are endless. Such cute cuts too.
This is definitely a girly cartridge.
Go check out Susan's blog for the recipe and
her other fabulous creations:)
http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com


Thanks so much for helping me out Susan! You Rock!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Design Team Challenge- Twirls and Swirls


Have you heard of the fun challenge blog Cooking With Cricut?
This week the theme is twirls and swirls.

When I heard this was going to be the challenge, this little cupcake with the cute swirl popped into my head:)





Recipe:

Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge

Paper- The Paper Studio, Stampin Up

Cuttlebug (Seeing Spots Folder)

Ribbon

White Gel Pen

Black Marker

Stickles

Stamp- My Pink Stamper (Pinkalicious Set)

Be sure to check out the other design team members projects on the COOKING WITH CRICUT blog and enter the challenge yourself:)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Day YAY:)

It is time for another My Pink Stamper design team day! Did you know that Robyn (My Pink Stamper) released 10 NEW stamp sets this past month? They are so awesome and great for every cardmaker/scrapbooker.

For my design team project I decided to use the stamp set:

Recipe:
April Showers Seasonal Cricut Cartridge
Paper- DCWV
White Gel Pen
Pearl
Prima Flowers
Ribbon
Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous design teams project using these amazing stamps!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Red, White and Blue

For Presidents Day I wanted to do a special post. I asked my friend Cindy to join me in making a project for today:)

Here is what I came up with:



Recipe:
Gypsy
Tags Bags Boxes and More Cartridge
Stand and Salute Cartridge
Paper- Recollections, SEI
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Cuttlebug (Seeing Spots folder)
Ribbon
*If you have any questions or comments, click the "contact me" tab at the top of my blog and fill out the contact form:)
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Look at this ADORABLE layout Cindy made!



Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is What I Know...

I have been so blessed to have made so many great friends for the short time I have been blogging. I am grateful for all your kindness and words of encouragement. It makes blogging that more fun:)
Saturday night as I was preparing my lesson for my Sunday School Class (a bunch of adorable 6 year olds), I came across this talk I thought I would share it.
There has been a lot of not so exciting things that me and the hubby have been going through, with going through all the headache and not being able to have children. I have always wanted to be a mom from the time I was little. My husband and I have been married for about 7 years with no luck of children. When I first found out that we would have a hard time starting a family, I was upset. I felt like the world was out to get me with the thing that I wanted most in life. It was really hard for me to watch my friends announce they were expecting and put on a "smile" and act like it was the best thing I have heard. Yes, I was really excited for them but it just reminded me that... I'm not. There have been many days where I cried too many tears and became a little "jealous" of others and wonder "why me". With trials comes blessings, even though this trial hasn't been the one I ever wanted to go through, it has taught me a lot. It has made my faith in Christ grow and has brought me and my husband closer together. I know that if I keep strong in my faith, we will eventually have a little family.
I usually keep my personal life "personal" but I really felt inspired to share a little bit of my experience.
To find out more of what I believe visit:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Card Tutorial 52: Simply Charmed- To My Favorite Chick

Recipe:
Simply Charmed Cartridge
Paper- Stampin Up, DCWV
White Gel Pen
Fiskars Punch
Googly Eyes
Ink- Stampin Up
Ribbon
Pearl
*If you have any questions about anything I have made or if you have any cartridges you would like to see projects made from, I started a new Contact Page at the top of my blog:) Hope that works a little easier for you.

Card Tutorial 51: Paper Doll Dress Up & Create A Critter- Handpicked For You

Recipe:
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Create A Critter Cartridge
Gypsy
Cuttlebug (seeing spots folder)
Paper- DCWV
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Twine
Face Stamps- Peachy Keen Stamps

Card Tutorial 50: Country Life Cartridge- Just Chicken in!

Recipe:
Country Life Cartridge
Paper: Recollections, DCWV
White Gel Pen
Twine
Stickles
Stamp: My Pink Stamper (Even More Punny-Licious Set)

*Doesn't My Pink Stamper Stamps have the best puns. They make your cards that more fun to make and give:)

Card Tutorial 49: Nursery Rhymes Cartridge

Recipe:
Nursery Rhymes Cartridge
Paper: Recollections, Debbie Mumm
White Gel Pen
Ribbon
Gems
*I got this cartridge a few months ago from the awesome sale Paper Crafting Pro was having, it was one of the cartridges I debated on getting... not sure how many times I would have been using this cartridge. I decided to make a quick and simple card using this cartridge because it seem to be one of the "forgotten cartridges". I have only seen very few projects made with this.
Overall, this cartridge is pretty fun to use:) This would be an awsome cartridge to use when working on childrens scrapbooks and it would make awesome room decor in a nursery.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Camera Drama and a Home Decor Project

Wednesday afternoon my cameras memory card decided to "kick the bucket"...
I would have been okay for a few days until I made it to "town" (I live 30 mins from the closest walmart and grocery store) but I had a few important posts that I was getting ready for. Nothing is worse than making a design team project and then finding out about the camera;(
Anyways, this project was for my Thankful Thursday post for Crazy About Cricut.
I made this home decor project for Valentines Day (a little late, I know)...

Recipe:
Mickey Mouse Font Cartridge
Doodlecharms Cartridge
Paper- SEI
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Distressing Ink
Ribbon
I made this to fit inside a 12x12 frame and set out with all my other Valentine decor. I can't wait to use it next year. This was so fun to make that I will be making one for St. Pattys Day.
*Be sure to check back all day Saturday because I will have a bunch of new projects on my blog;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Exploring Cartridges: Give A Hoot

YAY! Another fun day of EXPLORING CARTRIDGES:) Today Holly and I are exploring the GIVE A HOOT Cartridge!
Here are a couple things I made using GIVE A HOOT cartridge:)



I think I have only used this cartridge once before. Holly and I decided this would be a good one because you rarely see projects made using this cartridge and it is an easy one to forget about. I looked through the handbook and found a ton of ADORABLE cuts on it. I love all the animals and it looked super simple to use. The layering is way easy and would be great for kid projects. This cartridge would be great for cards, scrapbook pages and school projects:) I will for sure be using this cartridge in the near future!
*Stamps come from MY PINK STAMPER
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Look at what Holly made using the GIVE A HOOT cartridge


Here is what Holly had to say about this cartridge:

I bought this cartridge because I LOVE owls but after getting it I never used it. I was really stumped on what I should make with it so I put it away and forgot I had it. Once I started looking through the booklet, I realized that this cartridge is very versatile and that I will be using it a lot in many different ways. You can use it on anything from recycling bins to outdoor/camping scrapbooking pages to earth day cards. The possibilities are endless! I did need to make a manly Valentines Day card for my husband because while I LOVE pink he does not want a card covered in it. So I used the Earth cut out and some of my Changito the monkey stamps and made him a card. I really love how it turned out and I think he will too. Since we are exploring the cartridge I wanted to show another way that you could use it. I am teaching my boys about recycling right now and about preserving the Earth so I used the raccoon cut out and phrase and made a kid friendly recycling bin. They will enjoy seeing the raccoon every time they have a can to put in the bin. After using this cartridge I have many ideas of future projects and I think this will become one of my most used cartridges over time. To see how I made my projects please check out my blog at http://recycled-genius.blogspot.com/ and thank you Kassidy for inspiring me to use one of my forgotten cartridges!

What do you like most about GIVE A HOOT?



Friday, February 11, 2011

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to Inking It Up Crazy and the My Pink Stamper PINKALICIOUS Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting the amazingly talented EDNA at (http://www.expressionbypinke.blogspot.com/), you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ and start at the beginning. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some awesome ideas and you can join in the blog hop too!
For this blog hop we were asked to use pink and our favorite color. Well, I love all colors and pink so I decided to use purple and black.
I made this fun lip balm holder using the Indie Art Cartridge (one of the FREE downloads for gypsy owners) and of course My Pink Stamper Stamps!


Here is a video tutorial I made for this project:)
video
BLOG CANDY:
I am giving away a $20 gift card to Joanns. All you need to do is leave a comment with a way to reach you incase youre the lucky winner;)
Your next stop is the fabulous ANDREA (http://www.divinedomestic.blogspot.com/)
I hear she has something amazing to show you;)
Here is the list in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Card Tutorial 48: Missionary Valentine-Simply Charmed Cartridge

I made this little card to my brother in-law who is serving an LDS mission in Boston. I was so excited to make this simple card with my 3 favorite things:) My Pink Stamper Stamps, Peachy Keen Stamps and Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.
Inside of Card:

RECIPE:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Paper- DCWV
White Gel Pen
Border Punch
Peachy Keen Stamps

Cooking With Cricut Design Team Challenge- Hearts and Flowers

Have you heard of the fun challenge blog Cooking With Cricut?
This week the theme is hearts and flowers.
This is a great challenge for those starting to make their homemade Valentines.
Come join in on the challenge with us at Cooking With Cricut.

RECIPE:

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge

Paper- DCWV, Cosmo Cricket

Ribbon, Gel Pen, Border Punch, Brad

Stamp- My Pink Stamper (Everyday life set)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winner of Birthday Challenge and LIVE CHAT

The winner of The Birthday Challenge this past weekend is
CINDY
YAY!!!!
Cindy please send me your email address so I can get in contact
with you about your guest designer spot:)
Next, I will be having a LIVE chat tonight at 7:00 p.m. MST Hope you all can come and chat with us.

Card Tutorial 47: Pink-a-licious Cupcakes-Birthday Cakes Cartridge

RECIPE:
Birthday Cakes Cricut Cake Cartridge (Yes, you can use cake cartridges in your regular cricut machine;)
Paper- Recollections, Stampin Up
Twine
Gel Pen
Stickles
Gems
Ink- Stampin Up
If you have any question send me an email (inkingitupcrazy@gmail.com) or leave a comment below. Have a SWEET day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's A Birthday Challenge

My design team and I thought it would be fun to do some challenges that we could include everyone on:) So for our very first challenge, the theme is BIRTHDAY. Make a new project using a birthday theme:) Link your project down below. The challenge ends Tuesday. One winner will be chose at random and will get to be a guest designer:)



Card Tutorial 46: basketball birthday


RECIPE:
Gypsy
Boys will be Boys, Just Because Cards Cartridges
Paper- Stampin Up
Eyelet
Twine
White Gel Pen
Ink- Stampin Up

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Card Tutorial 45: Just Because- Give A Hoot Cartridge


Inside of card:
Recipe:
Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge
Paper- Recollections, Jilliebean Soup
White Gel Pen
Twine
Ink- Stampin Up