Monday, October 10, 2011

Singer Sewing Co featured MY story!!

WOW! I'm so excited! Singer Sewing Co featured my "Sewing Story" in their latest press release to promote the upcoming 160th anniversary of the company! Click HERE to read my story! I'm the Jennifer from Florida :)

This is so cool for me! I love my Singer sewing machines! I am keeping my fingers crossed I may be one of the lucky winners of the new Singer machine in January!!

More embroidery & sewing projects!

Hey fellow crafters! I wanted to share some of my latest creations with my Singer Futura Quartet embroidery/sewing machine! Oh, and my new Singer Stylist II SERGER! I got the serger a few weeks ago adn LOVE it! Its my first serger and is SO easy to use!

This is a pillowcase dress & bloomers set I made for a friends daughter :)

These are a few little baby buddies I embroidered..

These are the diaper bag and wipie holder I made for my cousin :)

This is the little birthday outfit I made for a little boy's 1 yr Bday and a matching monogramned cover button hair~bow for his older sister :)

Here's a close up of the bow, I used my embroidery machine and a "cover button" kit I bought at the craft store to get the fabric to stay on the button! These are SO easy and super cute!

Well I have been VERY busy, lol... I will have more projects to post soon as well :) If you have any questions about how I made any of these or about my embroidery/sewing machine, just send me a message :)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My new ribbon holder!!!

Im SO excited to finally have a ribbon holder to hang on the wall! My Dad made this for me :) Only bad thing is all my ribbon didnt fit, lol, but this is as big as would fit on the wall! Lol.. i have to get a stool to reach the top, lol, im kinda short anyways, haha... This whole thing cost $12! Imagine what a ribbon holder this big would cost in the retail world!  I guess thats why i never bought one, lol...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Baby Sets!

Hi! I just wanted to share todays creations with you all! Im so happy with the way they came out! I just love the patterns, I think I feel a baby room redecoration project coming soon, lol.. I made a burp cloth, bib and travel wipie case today for my little munchkin!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pillowcase Romper!

Hi everyone!! I have another sewing project to share :) I've been neglecting my Cricut a little lately, lol, I am just having too much fun with my Quartet! I made this romper out of a pillowcase dress pattern, I just added pant legs to it! I just love this fabric, I thought it was so cute and I got it for .75 Cents at Joanns this weekend! Loved the Labor Day sale they had!

Here is my adorable model!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Baby cradle purse! Quick video :)

Hi everyone!! Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend! My Mom just made the cutest thing i've ever seen for my daughter, so I had to share :) I DID NOT make this, lol, my Mom did.. She is so talented with her crocheting abilities!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Please take a minute and vote for Robyn!

Good morning all! Robyn aka My Pink Stamper is a nominee for You Tubes "on the rise" contest. If she won, her videos would be posted on YouTubes home page and videos channel. Please take a minute and vote HERE . The poll is in the top right hand corner and you can vote everyday! Thanks so much!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

How fun is this! I love the opportunity to follow new blogs and getting new followers on mine too! This link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, thanks to *Getting Cricky with K Andrews* for holding this blog hop!
Head on over to her blog and join in!

Part of this hop is to post one of my favorite projects along with one thing I am grateful for. This project I made for my daughters birthday party, it was made using one of my favorite crafting tools, my Cricut & Gypsy and it was for one of my favorite people, my daughter! I am so blessed and grateful for having such an amazing family! My hubby is in the Army currently overseas, we miss him so much and cant wait for him to come home and be able to meet his newest daughter for the first time!

You can click HERE to see the original post.

You can link up your project here & join in the fun!

Pirate Hat Tutorial

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you the little pirate hats I made for my daughter's 3rd birthday party last weekend. These were a HIT at her party, all the little kids loved them. Not to mention it only cost me a few dollars to make 16 of them! The party store in my town was selling paper ones for $2 a piece, sheesh! I think mine are cuter anyways, haha.

I used:

Cricut Expression
Cricut Gypsy
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Craft foam
Small Hole Punch
Elastic string
White cardstock
ATG gun

She was one happy little Birthday Girl! I made her dress as well with my Singer Futura Quartet sewing/embroidery machine. I LOVE my machine! Video tutorials for that in the future. I used a pillowcase dress pattern for the dress and some 1 inch grosgrain ribbon for the straps.

These are the invitations I made for her party using the Cricut and Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

This is the Pink Pirate Ship cake I made for her! She was SO excited about her cake. It was my very first time using fondant, so it wasn't perfect but she didnt seem to notice, she told me it was her "Best Birthday Ever!" I made homemade marshmellow fondant and colored it with Wilton coloring gels.

Thanks so much for watching! I appreciate all the followers and wonderful comments!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to re-stick old Cricut mats

Hi everyone! This is just a quick tutorial on how I re-stick my Cricut mats. This is a budget friendly way of re-using your mats instead of buying new ones!

You will need:
-Spray Goo-Gone
-2 way glue stick
-Plastic scraper

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pirate Applique Dress

I have been very busy today! I got a Singer Futura Quartet embroidery/sewing machine a few months ago and I absolutely LOVE it! This was my 1st applique project and it was much easier than I thought! I bought a few applique designs from yesterday, so I will be posting some more projects I made with these in the next few weeks... The pattern for the dress is a "pillowcase" dress, I found a free template online I used for it. Today was my 1st time using my rotary cutter for cutting the fabric, all I have to say is WHY DIDNT I HAVE ONE OF THESE SOONER? lol.. If you do any sewing, i highly recommend investing the $30 and getting one. My cuts were perfectly straight, I never could have gotten those results with scissors!

Here is a close up of the applique

This is the dress :) SUPER simple pattern too!

I have more "pirate" themed projects I will post in the next few days, its my daughters birthday theme..

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birthday Card and a Hair Bow

Hi everyone! Today was my little cousins birthday and I decided to make her a monogrammed hair bow to match the dress I got for her. Any excuse to use my new embroidery machine, lol.. I also made her a cupcake b-day card w/ envelope too.

I used the Create a Critter cart for the cupcake and welded it with my gypsy! Love my gypsy, a DEF must have! There is just endless customizable possibilities with it.. Okay now I sound like a salesman, lol..

Hope you all like it, I appreciate all the wonderful comments and followers! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Baby Sling I made this weekend :)

I recently upgraded my sewing machine to the Singer Futura Quartet and this is my 1st project I made with it! I've never had an embroidery machine so it took me a few days to learn the machine, but it was worth it! I absolutly LOVE this machine!

I made this baby sling for my newborn Lillie. She loves it! I also made a handy pocket on the front for me, haha.. I added decorative stitching around the edges and around the pocket for a little extra detail. I'm pretty happy with it considering it was my first on my new machine.

I hope you like it and get inspired to start or take up sewing again :)

My 1st homemade birthday cake!

This past year I took a stab at cake decorating for my daughter's 2nd Birthday and I have to say it was alot of work, but well worth it! Nobody could get over the fact that I made that! Oh, and only the head was from a shaped pan, i had to sculpt and free~hand the rest of her body!

Hand painted Lady Bug jewelry box

I hand painted this jewelry box to match my Niece's bedroom :)

I got the unfinished box at the craft store along with the wooden letters and wooden lady bug, the rest I hand painted to match the decor of her nursery.

My 1st Hair Bows and Binkie Holders

This is a basket that I made for my sister~in law for my nieces baby shower, filled with my custom made hair bows and binkie holders :)

Some cute "buggy" hair clips, these are so easy to make & so cute!

Here are some adorable binkie holders with matching hair clips, can you tell I like to ribbon sculpt :)

This little guy was put on a binkie holder :)

My 1st "Army Wife" bag!

I am a proud Army Wife and when I saw a few ladies that had these I knew I had to have one! They are a little pricey so I made my own and love it! Seeing how I can't see my husband in person everyday for the next year, I can at least carry a little piece of him with me everywhere I go :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My 1st shape card!

I made my 1st shape card this weekend with my new gypsy! Love love love the gypsy, how did I craft without it, lol... I thought this lil guy came out so adorable. I hope you like it!

This is the inside of the card...

I used:
Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen stamps
Craft chalk around the edges
Sentiment stamp from $1 bin @ Michaels

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate all the wonderful comments and new followers. Happy crafting!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having a great day. I have been m.i.a for a few weeks, I got to go visit my family in Florida and then I was sick for a few days, yuck.. But I am getting back into the swing of things, as well as with my crafts! This card I made for Easter with my Create a Critter cartridge I got this weekend for $15! I know what a deal! I am entering this card into Peachy Keen Challenge 48 & Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #53.

I used the following:
Create a Critter cart
Peachy Keen faces for the eyes
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Sentiment is from the $1 bin @ Michaels

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all the wonderful comments and new followers! Happy crafting!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Adorable You!

Happy Monday! I haven't done any stamping with my Peachy Keen stamps in a while so today I decided to use them! Oh they are so much fun, and so cute! I just love the way this card came out. For some reason my camera doesnt catch the colors too well, but you get the idea! I am entering this card into the Peachy Keen Face it Friday challenge.

The required element was to incorporate faux or real stitching. Since my sew machine weighs about 50lbs, and my hubby isnt here to get it out of the closet for me, I couldn't use real stitching but the faux is just as cute!

For this card I used:
*Zooballoo cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen stamps Everyday Charecter and Basic Paper Doll
*Craft chalk for the shading
*Poteeka Souffle paper stack from The Paper Studio
*Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder
*Sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michaels

I hope you like it! I appreciate all the wonderful comments and new followers! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog tip: How to link your blog url to your profile!

Hey ladies! I was having an issue with my blog profile not showing my blog url. For example, if you click on my picture from a blog post, all that came up was the blogs I follow, NOT my own blog! I know it makes it hard for me to find my followers blogs because it doesnt show thier blog url when I click their picture on my followers list. So I figured others may be having the same problem as me and I would share how to fix it :)

How I fixed mine:

1.Go to the "Blogs im following" page on your dashboard, at the bottom click the "manage" button.

2.Click "settings" button next to one of the blogs.

3.On the page that pulls up click "add link", its located just under your picture.

4.Another box pops up to enter your blog url and a space to name your link.
Click add then you are all set!

This updated my profile on ALL my blogs so I only had to add the link to one blog.

Doing this will make it MUCH easier for potential followers to find your blog :)

Sketch Pattern #104

Happy Thursday! I love all the bright colors in this card! I will be entering this card into Card Patters sketch 104 challenge..

For this card I used:

* The card measures 4 1/2 X 6 1/4
* I used The Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza cardstock pack
* The sentiment is "Family & Friends" from My Pink Stamper stamp set
* I used a Fiskars border punch for the pink decorative strip
* 2 brown brads

I hope you like it :) I appreciate all the encouraging comments and new followers! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Believe" Bookmark

This was my 1st bookmark and I have to say I enjoyed making it! I think I will be making more of these in the future :) I am entering this project in the Cricut Cardz Challenge #64, we were to make a book mark with any Cricut cartridge in colors of our choice...

I used:

*Storybook cartridge for the tree & owl
*The sentiment is from "Family & Friends" My Pink Stamper stamp set
*I used a Fiskars border punch for the decorative border
*The twine I got @ the dollar tree :) Love my bargains!
*I used some rhinestones for the eyes

I hope you like it! I appreciate all the wonderful comments & new followers! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birthday Safari Fun!

This card was so much fun to make. The little animals are so cute, it was hard just picking a few! I will be entering this Birthday Safari fun card in The Cuttlebug Spot pop up cards challenge & Crazy for Cricuts 1st challenge.

The front of the card

For this card I used:

*DCWV Safari Chic matstack for all the printed papers (which I got for $1 @ Tjmaxx, of all places! haha, I love a bargain!)
*Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder for the front cover
*Zooballoo Cricut Cartridge
*My Pink Stamper friends & family stamp set for the sentiment

I hope you like it! I appreciate all the wonderful comments and new followers! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Swirls & Twirls

Today I made this "thank you" card for the C-18 Swirls & Twirls Challenge & Fantabulous Cricut embossing challenge. I was very excited to use my new My Pink Stamper stamp sentiments I recieved :) I just LOVE the color combination!

I used 2 different Cricut cartridges, the butterfly is from Storybook & the swirly twirly is from Elegant Cakes. The embossing is from Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder, it's from My Pink Stampers Family & Friends stamp set. I hope you like it and I appreciate all the wonderful comments and new followers :)