Thursday, February 28, 2013

~More Happy Stamping From Avocado Arts!~

Hey there crafty friends,

They are back!
Time for more fun from Avocado Arts!
I love this fun stamp set- Spring Medley, I just adore it!
Isn't this set a fun time? OMG I am dying here. 
 I love the spring papers from Echo Park too. I just smiled
while I made this card~ :)
Now head over to these talented ladies to see what they created
using this fabulous stamp set! :) 

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Happy Thursday my friends~ :) 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

~Sneak Peeks For March Projects!~

Good morning my friends,
Man I have a slew of projects coming up in March- 
so many projects so little time! Plus amazing NEW ventures that
I am crossing the t's and dotting i's on. Fun stuff...
These are the sneak peeks to my Creating Made Easy projects
Very excited about these amazing projects and yes there
are TWO tutorials I have made- so it's going to be fun~

 Had some other great news last-night, can't wait for baseball season to kick off.
Happy Tuesday my friends!! :) 


Monday, February 25, 2013

~Clear Acrylic Butterfly Card...With Glitter...Of Course...~

Good morning! :) 

I have been on a kick lately with scrap-booking all things in spring colors,
I think it's because I am ready for SPRING. haha

I grabbed this cool Send It Clear Card from Clear Scraps
and of course I had to grab some glitter, because I am feeling very 
glittery inside this week! LOL

Don't have alot of chit chat today it was such a busy week last week. 
Hubs worked 70+ hours and we had a huge weekend with baseball
beginning and the kids...just too much to even share! LOL
Anyways, I will be back on track tomorrow, Happy Monday my friends!

Don't forget the post below! My new acrylic card class! Only 14.00! :) 

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Acrylic Class ONLY 14.00! :)

Good morning and happy Friday my friends, 
I have a NEW online class to share!

This one is a little different, it is only 14.00 
and it is ONE week long instead of 4 weeks. 
4 FULL lessons in 1 week! :) 
We changed it up a bit and I love it. 

Usually I don't make full blog posts
to promote my classes but I wanted to share because so many
ask me about acrylic classes and I don't get around like I used to with
these back issues. 
This is an ONLINE ONLY class- 4 lessons, 1 card each lesson! :) 
Sign Up Here- the class begins March 20th!

Four fresh bright cards techniques the same as Pinky's published cards in popular scrapbook and card magazines!
This Acrylic Card Class is the next step in card making! Pinky will show you how to make 4 very unique acrylic cards while teaching you step by step techniques for maximizing your acrylic. Step by step videos 40+ minutes! FOUR separate cards.
Each week a new technique for working with acrylic and a new design for each card. From embossing to stamping you will leave class LOVING acrylic!
Techniques used:
  • Getting comfortable with acrylic
  • Embossing acrylic
  • Stamping acrylic
  • Cutting acrylic
  • Stitching acrylic
  • Using the right adhesives with acrylic
  • Inking acrylic and proper inks for acrylic

Student Comments:
"Seeing "videos" on this course was one of the major factors (beside cost) in signing up for this one! I think Crystal achieved the goal of the class, to show me how to use acrylics." Donna, MCC Student

"I loved this class - Pinky is great. The cards were lovely and simple to make. The class contained videos, which I feel are vital to the learning experience."Jeanne, MCC Student

"I loved the acrylic cards class. I have used them many times for various occasions. The instruction was easy to follow and very informative. Thanks for a great class." Maryanne, MCC Student

Ok enough of me today- I am off to get these kids moving! :) 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

~Torture...Or Amazeballs??!!~

Good morning and happy Hump Day! I am ready for
the weekend I can tell you that! LOL

Remember the other day I said I had a feature on the 
VLVS blog? I just wanted to drop this layout on my blog
today really quick and share! :) Because it's so fun. 
I have to say my son is less than happy about the mustache LOL
I am not sure why but he was so mad I put one on him....
my response?? BUT IT FIT PERFECTLY!

I mean seriously often does a stamped mustache
fit perfectly onto a photo? umm next to NEVER! LOL

Love that kid, love that stamp...all fun stuff~ :) 
Thanks Viva Las VegaStamps for making such fun products
to torture my poor poor children! (which I call amazeballs of fun). 


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

~DIY Cupcake Stand Fun~

Good morning my friends, 
I have a fun random project today that I just made because I am
in love with this die! My friend Eileen Hull has amazing designs for
Sizzix and when I got my hands on this one I died a little bit! :) 

It is a Cupcake Stand & Pennant set, and I totally used the same stand
die to create this card and used the pennants on the card itself!
I ran the Cream Mat Board through my Sizzix, then did the same thing
with the papers I wanted to use. Then simply adhered the paper
to the Mat Board and assembled!
It was so easy and fun, I am glad I tried it! :) 
 I did not have a cupcake on hand (shocking I know LOL) so I created a 
faux "lace cupcake" instead. 
Here is the card I created using the same stand die. 
I just cut two and viola! 
 Of course I added tons of Liquid Pearls. 
Such a hand set to have on hand. 
 Oh and the paper is a combo of Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye. 
I love to mix and match patterns.
I also dropped these Matte boards through my 5" Create A Sticker Machine
from Xyron- man it made applying the paper easy! 
Anyways I love the set, cannot wait to make more! Maybe
if I am super ambitious, I will make enough for a party....or maybe I will just
print photos of them and tell them what I was too tired to make LOL
One or the other!!!

Happy Tuesday my friends, and special thanks to Eileen, such a talented designer!

Monday, February 18, 2013

~Make A Wish- New Stamp Designs!~

Happy Monday my friends! :)

Had a lovely weekend with the friends, and the hubs
even headed out with his buddies, all good stuff. 
You know I watched Moulin Rouge for the first time- FUN time! :) 

Anyways, I was headed to a boys birthday party on Saturday
and realized that I don't have any BOYS birthday cards on hand, or
gender neutral so I decided to sit down and start creating some.

I have been dying to use these new VLVS stamps, they are so beautiful. 
I LOVE the dandelion and the distressed Make A Wish- so I used Plate 918. 
I also stitched on some Basic Grey tags- love those so much!!!
After seeing it I wish I had left the red pearls off, but it's all good....
I mean they don't always turned out as expected. 
Isn't this set awesome? I love it so much!
I am also up on the Viva Las vegaStamps blog today with another project!!
Using some fun snarky stamps and images...I would really appreciate it
if you would head over and say hello :) 

It has to do with some "Stache" fun, you have to see it! :) haha
Here is the link:
Ok I am off to spend President's Day with the boys and 
have some good fun with friends too!! 

Happy Monday, have a wonderful week! Hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

**GIVEAWAY** ~Fluttering By To Say Hi...~

Good morning my friends, 
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! :) 
**Giveaway below**

We have a small fun kids party planned for tonight, 
so I am busy baking today! :) The boys are EXCITED!

Have you seen the new set of stamp for March
straight from Avocado Arts??? 
Here is a sneak peek! I used February's set  (Special Delivery)
and a couple of the newest set!!! :) 

Now, you have to see what the rest of the gals created today!
AND enter to win these stamps!!!

The entire Pit Crew has projects to share! Head over to check them out! :) 

Ashley Harris

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

~Chicks Man....CHICKENS that is! :) ~

Good morning my crafty friends, 
I have a few photos for you today because it is that time of year again,
you guessed it...CHICKEN TIME! :) 

I love this time of year, renewed amazing life popping up
all around-wonderful friends, beautiful flowers, amazing family time. 

Yesterday I stole sweet Bellarina and took her with me
to get new chickies. We got 6 babies this year (we have 9 full grown already). 
3 Easter Eggers, and 3 Orphington Chickens. 

You might remember we lost all of our Orphingtons last winter
to the coyotes here. Thankfully we made it through this winter
unscathed with a full batch. Just one lost due to a neighborhood dog. 

 Here is Daffodil, JEALOUS as ever! Begging for attention from Bells. 
Here is sweet girl helping me get them into their new home.

OH and I tried something for the first time this week....
Kings Cake! :) They turned out slightly dry, I think I overbaked them but 
good nonetheless. 
Here are the kids plowing into them on Mardi Gras.
I can't say it ever bothers me to have a full house! I love a house
full of family and friends. It warms my heart to have such beautiful
souls in my life. 
And to top it off, the best day ever!

Gage has been asking for a "Mommy date" so I took him out last night. 
He was very clear with the waitress we were on a date! haha
It was quite adorable. He picked Pizza Hut- I hate that place LOL
Anyways, nothing crafty- so sorry, just so much quality family/friend time,
I promise I will be back to creating today! 

Happy Hump Day! Thanks for popping by~


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

~All About The Kids!! V-Day Love~

Good morning my friends, 

I have a fun little project to share today, that is completely from the heart!

I received a letter from my son's 5th grade teacher last week,
it was labeled "Parent Survey". The entire 5th grade class has
decided to have the parents make just ONE special Valentine for each child
that is handmade from the heart.
Of course I couldn't just send a note on the pink construction paper
she sent home, so I decided to grab my fun Jinger Adams
pre-cut cards, and use my Scraptastic Kit to create this special Valentine! :) 
 I know it's not for the cover of Creating Keepsakes or any other magazine
but I sure hope my little 10 year old loves it as much as I adore him! :) 
 Happy Valentine's Day my friends, sending much love to you and 
your families! :)