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!