Monday, January 30, 2012

Pink By Design Post Day

Hey Everyone!!! It's my post day over at the Pink By Design blog!! I have posted a layout that I am super proud of - make sure to head over there to check it out!!!! Here's a little peek....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winner & A Little News

Hi everyone!!! Thanks so much to everyone has stopped by lately!!! My blog has been HOPPIN'! :) I love it... So in the last couple of days I have received my new Cameo, my stamps from the latest Pink By Design release, AND a whole lot of products from EAD Designs. I haven't had a lot of time to spend in my craft room lately, but SOON! And I will be having a LOT of fun with all of the new things I will get to play with! 

I also have another announcement! I am now a part of the Momenta D-Lite team. It's a step down version from the Momenta Design Team but that's perfectly fine! I think my plate is officially full for right now!! :) I am super excited to meet and get to know another bunch of super talented girls!!! Make sure to head on over to the Momenta blog and check it out!! 

One last and very important announcement!! The winner of the embossing plate I was giving away during the Blends Join Hands Blog Hop - which was a total success!!! Loved all your sweet comments, thank you all so much! The winner of the embossing plate is...

gomatt who said...
"Wowzer awesome card you made. I follow your blog and also get emails. 
Lindab in WI"

I will be emailing your shortly for your mailing address so I can get you your prize!!!

Hopefully back tomorrow!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snow Friend

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you all had a chance to check out the blog hop I was a part of on Sunday!! I will be announcing the winner of the embossing plate tomorrow, so make sure to check back then to see if it's YOU! :)

I have another very important reminder as well... Today is the very LAST day to apply for the Pink By Design DT!! Make sure you get your applications in, it's such a great team to be on!! 

My project today was inspired by this photo over at Pretty Little Studio...

I love how this layout turned out, the colors worked so well...

The paper I used was from the DCWV Baby Boy stack. 

I used the Small Banners stamp set from Pink By Design for this banner. I am soooo loving this set, I think I use it on almost every layout lately!! The word 'friend' was welded and cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge.    I made my own stick pin - also a new obession - and used some old snowflake embellishments to add some sparkle. 

The little banner was cut by hand, and the sentiment came from the Scrappy Moms set Winter Wishes. 

I cut this precious moments picture from a storybook I picked up from a thrift store for about 50 cents. I love how it turned out!!! 

I am entering this layout into the Inspiration Challenge over at Pretty Little Studio and also linking it up in the Link Up Party over at Pink Cricut!! Make sure to head over there and check out all the great projects!!

 I am also entering this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge over at Lawn Fawn.  This is the very first time I have participated in one of their challenges! Love finding great new challenges!! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog Hop!!

                                   ***600 Follower Cartridge Giveaway ***
Hi everyone!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! If you are here from Jessica's blog, then you are in the right place - if not please head on over to Jessica's Craft Shaque to get in on the start of the fun! :) 

First off I would like to thank Jessica for letting me join in on the celebration!! Second - Congrats on your one year blogaversary Jess!! Looking forward to seeing all the great things on your blog on the year to come!! 

Our projects on the hop today were inspired by a project of Jessica's blog. When I was browsing through all of her past creations, this one really stood out to me...

(To check out more info on pics of this project choose THIS link)

And here is the card I made...

I have been wanting to use this cut from Kate's ABCs since I got the cart a long while ago. This was one of those carts that I HAD to have, and haven't used it near enough... I used my Pink By Design Labels set to make the Happy Birthday tag. 

I used a really neat shimmery Momenta ink for the background (Pressed Tin by Market Street stamps), but it didn't show up well in the first pic so I took a couple more... 

I also used my sewing machine on this card. I am falling in love with stitching everything now! I think you'll be seeing more of my stitching in the future... 

Now that you've seen my card, I should tell you all about the candy being given away in this hop!!! 
(for pics, see Jessica's blog....)
the entire New Release of Whimsical Designs Stamps

 Valentine's Day bundle of crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM 

 -  3 Unity Stamp Goody Bags to 3 lucky Hoppers

1 set (5 per set) of my Handmade Corsage Pins
- $10 Gift Certificate Pink By Design Gift Certificate

Not to mention all the additional blog candy being given away at individual blogs along the way!! 

Here are the rules to get yourself some blog candy... 

1.  Hop along to each of the Hop Stops
2.  Leave a comment and become a follower at EACH stop, if you aren't already
3.  Stop back at Jessica's Craft Shaque and let her know what you thought about the entire Hop
and tell her which Project was your favorite
4.   For an extra entry into the drawing for any of the prizes here,  join in on the fun!!
Create a project by using one of Jessica's past creations as inspiration.  Post about it on your blog, explaining which project inspired you, and leave Jessica another comment  with the link to your project!  
You will have until January 25th at Noon (EST) to finish the Hop and Link Your Projects.
5.   For another chance to get some extra entries into the drawing for any of the prizes being offered,
Just stop back to let Jessica know how you did it...sidebar, blog post, FB share, etc.....(1 extra entry for each time you spread the news) 
The winners will be chosen by Random and announced after Jessica has gathered all the comments and consulted with all of her Blends!!!

Had enough BLOG CANDY yet??? Hope not, I have ONE more! :)

If you become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment letting me know (with a way to contact you) I will enter you to win this...

An Indentz embossing folder. 

Your next stop on the hop is Luisa!!! Enjoy the rest of the hop!! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog Hop Tomorrow!!

Hey crafters! Sorry... no project today. I took a couple of days away from crafting to nurse my kids back to health, as well as re-organize my craft room. By tonight I should have everything back in order and ready to get  back into some projects!!!

I just wanted to drop in to remind you all that I am in a blog hop tomorrow celebrating the one year anniversary of my friend, Jessica's blog! Make sure to come back tomorrow to see all the great projects! Jessica has also arranged for some AWESOME giveaways that you won't want to miss!! 

Meet you here tomorrow! :) 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Guess what?!!?

I have some news!!! :) I am now a member of the EAD Designs DT!!! :) 

I am so happy and honored to be a part of this team! I can't wait to get to know and learn from the other super talented ladies on this team. I cannot wait to share all of my yummy EAD Designs products with you!!! If you visit my blog frequently, you've probably seen some of the projects I have done in the past, using their products. Their stickers are the BEST!!! 

Here are some of the projects I have done in the past using EAD products...

And SO MANY more projects to come!!! :) Make sure you head on over to EAD Designs and check out the rest of the design team!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Hey guys!! No project today... I've been reorganizing my craft room so until I get it all put back together I probably won't be able to actually make anything. I'm making room for my new Cameo!! :) 

Ok!!!! Onto business!! Just wanted to remind everyone that there is a Pink By Design Design Team Call going on RIGHT NOW!! This is your chance to become a part of this great family!!! Check out THIS link for application details!! Spread the word if there is someone who you think would love to be a part of the team too!!

My second reminder is of my giveaway!! I've made great process since I started the giveaway, but am still a ways from 600 followers. Spread the word of this too!! And if you haven't left a comment on THIS post, be sure to so that you can have a chance at the cartridge too!! 

Thanks!! Wish me luck on my craft room!! I have lots of work to do! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Second PBD Post of the Week

Hi friends!! So since we (meaning the Pink By Design team) are in the process of adding some members to our team, the existing members are picking up some extra posts. That way we can make sure there is still inspiration EVERY DAY on the Pink By Design blog!! Head on over to the Pink By Design blog to take a look at my project!!! 

And of course a little teaser...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Team Cute!!

Hey everyone!! I hope you all checked out my card on the Pink By Design blog yesterday!! Today I'm back with another layout! I have had the idea for this layout in my head for soooo long and I am relieved to finally get this idea onto paper! It took for Emma @ Creative Time to have a sports theme challenge for me to get it done! 

I made these pompoms using Twine and a tutorial from The Twinery. It was pretty simple to do, but used quite a bit of twine. If you have the spools it's not a big deal, but I only had a sample pack of the pink. 

The megaphone is cut from Twinkle Toes (love this adorable cart...). The original cut said "Cheer!" on it, but I used the hide feature on my gypsy to hide that. I used the font on Birthday Bash to add my own "Team Cute!" onto the megaphone. I also used Martha Stewart glitter glue for Hello Kitty's nose since I hate playing with tiny little cuts....

The 'B' was cut from Birthday Bash also, and the tickets are stamps from the Pink By Design Just the Ticket set and Big Thoughts. I also used various sentiments from the All Girl set to outline the white mat in the background so it wasn't so plain. 

I hope you love this layout as much as I do!! Tomorrow I have another Pink By Design post, so make sure to come visit again!! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

PBD Post Day!

***600 Follower Cartridge Giveaway ***

Hey guys! It's my day to post over at Pink By Design so please head on over there and check out my project!!! :) 

Here's a little sneak peek! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

rock & roll

***600 Follower Cartridge Giveaway ***
Hi friends! I'm back with another layout! I thought I was going to be on a card making streak, but I guess not... I just can't leave the layouts alone lately! Hope you don't mind! :) 

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Pretty Little Studio. I had a bit of a tough time with this sketch so I really interpreted it in way that fit with the pics I choose. Usually I find sketches sooo inspiring and I can just run with them, but this time I was a little stumped. I think it was the specific pics I chose and the number of them. Anyways, here is the sketch...

I recently discovered this company called Pretty Little Studio which I am in LOVE with!!!! They have the CUTEST product lines!! I haven't purchased anything from their store yet, but soon!! My hubby recently purchased a silhouette for me so I want to pinch my crafty pennies for a bit. Pretty Little Studio is one of the companies that is sponsoring my blog hop on Feb. 15th so make sure to come back for a chance to win a gift certificate from them!!!

Here is my layout...

Not one of my favorite layouts, but since it represents such a special moment I do love it... It was the first time Brittyn rolled over! Such a big girl! :) 

This is the first time I've made a doily flower and I love how it turned out! I think I'll make a video to show you guys how to make one!! 

I used the Small Banners stamp set by Pink By Design to make this banner. I used some twine which was also from the Pink By Design store. 

Using Momenta paper, I used my small flower punch to make my own flowers. I punched  about 3 flowers in each colored paper and stuck them together using a brad. Then I glued them to my layout using ZipDry glue. 

I hope you liked my layout, be sure to stop back again tomorrow since it's my PBD post day!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Friday, January 13, 2012


Hello friends!!! I actually took a break from LAYOUTS last night!!!! Mostly because I didn't have a lot of time to work on a project.... 

This card was inspired by this challenge over at Pretty Little Studio as well as the January challenge at Simply Crafts. 

Love this pic - I had so many ideas...

Here is my card!!! 

I used this cupcake since it was the chosen cut to use for the challenge at Simply Crafts. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges of my mat - I'm getting better at stitching a STRAIGHT line!! :) I embossed the top of the muffin with my divine swirls cuttlebug folder. 

I added some glossy accents to the heart on top to give it some shine. I also added the little flag stamped with xoxo from the Love Always stamp set by Pink By Design. I also added a pin - a new addiction of mine! :) Like I need another crafty addiction!!! 

I hope you like my card, and don't forget to check out my post about the Cricut Cartridge I am giving away!!!! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

600 Follower Giveaway!!! (OVER)


Hey my crafty friends!!! So my blogaversary is coming up on the 19th of February.... This has been one amazing year, getting to know you guys has been so great! When I started this blog I never imagined I would be making FRIENDS through it!! I hope you will all celebrate with me on Feb 15 - 17th and check out my Anniversary Amore love themed Blog Hop!!! I have three AMAZING sponsors who have been VERY generous so make sure you don't miss it!! I have also decided to set a goal for myself!! This may be a bit of a stretch, but I am hoping to hit 600 followers by my blogaversary and I need your help! ;)

Here is what I will be giving away.... 

If you have followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I LOVE creating projects with cupcakes.... I think I may have trouble actually giving this cartridge away! ;)

So HERE is how you can WIN!!!! 

Each time you complete one of the following, make sure you leave a comment below for each!!! Each "task" counts as an entry! 

1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Post this giveaway in a post on your blog
3. Post this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog
4. 'like' Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses on Facebook (HERE)
5. Post this giveaway on Facebook

And make sure you leave a comment (with a way to contact you) for EACH one of the above that you complete!! Spread the word!! :) Good luck and thanks sooooo much for your support!!! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Belle of the Ball

Hey crafty friends!! Are you all loving all the design team calls going on right now??? I know I am... It's so exciting! I have applied for a couple and I have my fingers crossed... Speaking of design team calls - Pink By Design has one going on right now!!! 

Trust me when I say this is one great team to be on. I'm sure you can tell from my posts that I love that company - and my fellow DT members. Check out THIS link for details. And don't be intimidated! I really didn't think I would ever get chosen, and here I am! :)

Onto my layout! It's another Disney layout! I'm not as happy with this one as I am with the last one I posted... But I do love how Belle turned out!!!

This is when Bria met Belle at Disney World this fall. It's not the best pic, but my husband was in charge of the camera at this character meeting so I'm just thankful a pic got snapped at all! :) There is going to be a second page to this with Sleeping Beauty, just haven't gotten this far yet! 

I cut this frame from the Sophisticated cartridge, as well as the banner with the sentiment on it. The sentiment comes from the Pink By Design stamp set Inner Princess. I also added some yellow pearls for some more detail. 

Isn't Belle gorgeous???? I mentioned a tip for intricate cuts yesterday and this is another perfect example of when to use stickles, etc. instead of trying to work with tiny paper cuts. I colored the whites in her eyes with a white Gelly Roll pen. The brown part of her eyes is brown Martha Stewart Glitter glue. I then used Glossy Accents to cover her whole eye. Her lips are also covered in Glossy Accents. 

I am entering this into the Terrific Tuesdays Challenge over at Scrappy Moms. I looooove their challenges!! 

Have a GREAT day, thanks so much for stopping by!! :) 

Monday, January 9, 2012


Hey Everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend! We did! The weather was beautiful again so I had the girls outside, and Bria was learning to skate again. She's slowly getting there! Tomorrow is back to our regular routine of playschool two days a week and skating lessons one day. I really enjoyed having no schedule at all for a couple weeks.... 

Did you all catch the Pink By Design Ustream of the stamp release and Design Team Call on Friday night????? Awesome release!!! And if you are looking for details of the DT call and all the new stamp sets, check out THIS link. I would love to see some of you on the DT!! Make sure you apply - I never in a million years thought I would make that team and I DID!! And it has been soooo awesome! We're like a little family. 

Onto my layout for today! I was inspired by the sketch for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More Than Favors. 

I love this picture of Bria from our recent trip to Disney... Maybe not so much the picture, but what she said to Fairy Godmother... Fairy Godmother asked Bria who her favorite character was and in true Bria fashion she replied,"CAPTAIN HOOK!". Most little girls would of course say a Princess, or Minnie Mouse. Not Bria. Captain Hook. It's one of my best memories from our trip actually, just because that is SO Bria.... I used the Pink By Design set, Inner Princess for the sentiment "You're the fairest of them all". 

Isn't this carriage gorgeous? Here's my little trick for Disney cuts... I had how intricate these are, so whenever possible I leave a cut out and add the detail by hand with stickles, liquid pearls, even pen. It's just so much easier and it also adds dimension at the same time. Of course, I also had to use my Pink By Design journaling tags... Love these. You can probably tell, since I add them to almost every layout! :) Behind the carriage, I also added a branch that I took off some "flowers" I got at Michaels on clearance after Christmas. It's super sparkly... 

I used a cheap stamp for the banner and it definitely shows... All I have ever used was PBD stamps and then I picked up a set of cheap stamps that were on sale. Never again... 

The 'magical' title is from Ashlyn's Alphabet. I added some little rhinestones in different places on the layout to give it some sparkle. The background page also sparkles so in real life this layout just glimmers. 

I hope you love this layout as much as I do! I have another Disney layout I'm going to post soon!! I did it a while ago and kind of forgot about it!!!! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Forgot to post some winners!!

YIKES!! I realize I have forgotten to post a couple winners from the past!! The winners have been notified, I just forgot to tell you all!! :) 

The winner of the last $20 Pink By Design Gift Certificate before Christmas was...

Beth Matson

And the winner of the twine from the 80s Blog Hop was....

anjenic gibson 

Sorry everyone!! I promise from now on I will be more diligent about posting the winners so you can all know!! 

ANOTHER baby Layout Plus Some NEWS!

Hey everyone!! I haven't blogged much this week... My family has been getting over the flu which means cranky kids and no sleep! Plus, Brittyn is getting her eye teeth! :( Poor little monkey, hope they come through sooon!! (For for sake - and mine!) 

I have a couple of things to share with you today! The first is that Pink By Design is having a release party tonight!!! I cannot wait! It's been a while since their last release and I am ready for some new PBD goodness!! Make sure you come and join us tonight! Ustream is HERE at 8 CST! 

My second announcement is that I will be celebrating my very first anniversary of my blog in February! This calls for a celebration! I'm going to be hosting a blog hop with a TON of amazing and talented crafters as well as some great sponsors (Pink By Design, EAD Designs, and Pretty Little Studio!)! Make sure you mark your calendars, and post the hop badge (on the top left hand side of my blog) on your blogs! The more the merrier! :) The hop takes place from Feb 15 - 17th. My anniversary actually isn't until the 19th but on that day I will be getting on a plane heading to Mexico for my best friend's wedding. Exciting!!! :) 

Onto my layout! I have been working on layouts like CRAZY lately! I always have this idea that I'm going to get caught up, but I'm realizing this will probably never happen... Oh well, keeps me busy! :) 

Awww.... nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!! And check out her bed head! She had so much hair when she was little!! 

Thanks so a video tutorial by Sarah over at Pink Cricut, I am now in love with making hat pins for my projects! Since my New Years resolution is making videos for my blog, maybe I'll make you a quick video showing you how to make them!!! Leave a comment if this is something you would like to see! :) I used the Vintage Labels and  Love Always. I also used my new Wall Decor circut cartridge for the onesie. I am loving this cart! I picked it up because it was cheap, not really thinking I would like it, but I do!! I have been using it non-stop since I got it! The bling is Recollections from Michaels. 

I added some glossy accents to the flowers to give some extra texture. I love jazzing up my background papers with stickles or glossy accents!!

Here are the two stamp sets I used on this layout....

Love Always


Well that's all for today!!! I'm hoping to get some projects done for my friend's wedding shower coming up so hopefully I can post those soon!! Take care everyone!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blogaversary!!

Hey Everyone!!! I wanted to tell you all about my friend, Lisa's, Blogaversary!! If you have never stopped over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons you are missing out!!! She is sooo super talented and her projects are always so great! 

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Please make sure you head over there to congratulate her and check out her giveaways!! Have an awesome Thursday! I'll be back tomorrow with a giveaway!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Happy Monday guys!! I thought I would share my Pink By Design post with you today..... 

Hey crafty friends!!! Hope everyone had an amazing New Years!! I am looking forward to a brand new year and am excited for all the things to come!!  Expect great things from Pink By Design in 2012! ;) 
Today I am showing you a card, with a quick little tip on inking edges....

I have been doing some looking around at all the images in the Silhouette store and am LOVING all the neat silhouettes on there! This is not from the shilouette store, but I have been inspired!! :) I actually used the Forever Young cartridge. I also used the lace background stamp, and the Flirty Girl set. 
I love to ink around the edges of a lot of pieces on my projects... It gives such awesome dimension to the cuts. I have seen a lot of crafters using a Inkessentials blending tool on a craft mat to get this effect. I don't have a craft mat, but I do have something that I find works well too. I use the clear cover that comes stuck to a cricut mat as my craft mat. It's not as big, but I find works just as well!