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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pink by Design Challenge 10, 11 and 12

Is everyone else as exhausted as I am?!?!  I decided to write the last three challenges all in one post.  Challenge #10 is the challenge I created called "Go Wild"!  I made a layout from our trip to the zoo!

Click here for all the details of this challenge and layout!

The next challenge is a Single Layer Card.  I realized that I don't have any background stamps (I am going to have to do something about that!!)  I did have this little gift stamp and sentiment from Take the Cake and It's a Wrap 2.  It's really simple but would make a cute little card to stick to a gift!

The final challenge of the day is "Inspiration is Everywhere".  You are supposed to find something in your home and use it to inspire your project.  Well, after being locked up in my craft room all day, my kids had a great time tearing through the house and leaving quite a mess!! (My husband was with them but there is only so much you can do).  I decided to use my kids as my inspiration for this card, LOL!
They can be like a crazy tornado but at least they have fun and I enjoy them immensely!!  Find Joy Everyday is from the set "Enjoy the Journey"!

Here are my two little tornadoes!! They were more than happy to hold the project they inspired, LOL!

I hope you enjoyed the challenges today!!  Made sure you join us 8p.m. CST for the U-stream!  We are going to let you know if you are one of our lucky winners!! Lots of prizes!!


Pink by Design Challenge #9

Buttons!!!  All you have to do in this challenge is use one or more buttons on any project!!  I placed the buttons where I wanted them and then drew my own petals.  I actually love the look of it :-)  The stamp set I used is called "To the Moon"!

Click here to go to the challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #8

This challenge is to use a ribbon or make a bow.  I decided to use the PBD twine and the Everyday Banners stamp set for this cute recipe card holder.  The cuts are from the Silhouette online store!  I tied the twine into a bow so I think that counts ;-)

Here is a yummy recipe for crockpot S'mores!


Click here to link up for this Challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #7

Tag, You're it!! This is Challenge #7!  I have this cute PBD Tooth Fairy set and thought it would be great to use on a tag!  This could also make a cute little card for a child who lost their first tooth!

Click here to link up to this challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #6

Hey Everyone!!
Hope you are all having as much fun as I am today!! You should see what my craft room looks like at this point, LOL!!  This next challenge is a sketch challenge!  Click here to see the sketch.  I have been working hard to scrapbook more so I used this challenge as an opportunity to get another page done!  I used the PBD stamp set called "Take the Cake"!

Here is my 4 year old holding up his birthday layout!!  He loves looking at his pictures :-)

Click here to link up for this challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #5

Are you keeping up???
Here we are at Challenge #5 which is the Ombre Challenge.  The goal is to make something with like colors that blend into each other.  I used the stamp set "Just Sayin" for the cute fishy sentiment :-)

Click here to link up to this challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #4

Hi Again!
Challenge #4 is to use a Silhouette in your project.  I have been waiting to use this stamp set called "Cruisin" for quite awhile!  I found this fun surfer girl silhouette and thought the sentiment would be perfect for it!

Click here to link up to this challenge!!


Pink by Design Challenge #3

I just finished Challenge #3 which is Embossing!  I found this cute lifesaving device in the Silhouette Store and used Sweet Grams 1 for the sentiment :-)

This is a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 card.  I used my dots and swirls folders for the embossing! Click here to link up to this challenge!


Pink by Design Challenge #2

Pink by Design Challenge #2 is favorite Holiday!  I decided to make a fun little Candy Corn gift tag (it could also be used for a book mark).  The Stamp set I used is "It's a Wrap 2".

Remember, there are deadlines for each Challenge!  If you do all of the challenges, link them up and have them done on time, you win a free stamp set from Pink by Design!!  Click here to link up!


Pink by Design 2 year Anniversary Challenge #1

Hi Everyone!!
I am sure you have already heard the news that this weekend is Pink by Design's 2 year Anniversary!! There is so much going on this weekend to celebrate!  Today, there is a challenge every hour on the Pink by Design Blog.  Link up your projects and then join us for the U-Stream tonight to see if yours is a winner!!  Click here to go to the challenges!

The first Challenge is Home Decor.  I wanted to share this fun little note holder that doubles as decor :-)  I used a clipboard from the dollar store and then modge podged some patterened paper onto it.  I added lots of ribbon and finished it off with a Pink by Design Sentiment.  This sentiment comes from the set called "My Favorite Kind."

I just love this sentiment!!!

Now, I can't wait to see what you all make! :-)


Monday, July 23, 2012

Winner of PBD Release blog hop!

Happy Monday!
Thank you to all of you who stopped by this weekend and left such sweet comments :-)  I used to pick a winner of the "Our Kids" Stamp set that was kindly donated my Sarah Hamer from Pink by Design! The Winner is.................................

who wrote, "Great take on the puzzle! I can only choose one that hardly seems fair but think probably sweet grams2...but don't hold me to that lol! Hope to win!

Congratulations!! Please email me at and send me your address so we can send out your Stamps as soon as possible :-)

Don't forget that Pink by Design's Second Anniversary is coming up this weekend!  We are going to be doing challenges every hour on Friday.  There will be lots of prizes and another fun U-stream!

It's going to be so much fun!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pink by Design Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for joining us today on this fun hop to check out all of the amazing Pink by Design Stamp Releases!  If you are coming from Melisa, you are in the right spot. Just in case you lose your way or want to go back for a second look, here is the line up:

I am LOVING these new stamps being released by the super talented Sarah Hamer over at Pink by Design!    I decided to put a card together using the new set called "Sweet Grams 2".  These sentiments are made especially to be paired with different candies, but I decided to put a different spin on mine :-)

I found this adorable heart puzzle in the Silhouette store and knew it would be perfect for the sentiment!  The little cupid is also in the store and added a fun splash of color.  I used my Martha Stewart heart corner punch and another Pink by Design set from the last release called "Everyday Banners".  I finished it off with some silver heart brads that I found at Michael's!

Sarah has been so sweet to give me some blog candy for one lucky recipient!  Make sure you are a follower and leave a comment telling me what your favorite set is from the new release, and you will have a chance to win the "Our Kids" stamp set!

Wasn't that sweet of her?!

Now it's time to head on over to the Pink by Design Store and buy all of the New Releases you just can't live without ;-)

Thank for celebrating along with us today!!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Italy Scrapbook Album using the Silhouette

Happy Friday,
As promised, here is the scrapbook I made for my sister from her Italy trip last summer.  I actually did the entire album in one day!!  The paper and stickers are from a destinations page kit I purchased from Hobby lobby, and everything else is from the Silhouette!

The album cover came with my "Your Story" bundle and the binding is phenomenal.  The pages aren't going anywhere.  I surprised my sister with the book while she was home visiting this week :-) She loved it!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Winner from the Pink by Design Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted this week.  My sister is visiting from Virginia and we are having a lot of fun doing "sister" stuff!  I used to pick a winner from the blog hop.  The winner is ............


Congratualtions!! You won the $10 Silhouette Gift Card!!  Please email me your address so I can send it out to you at!!

Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments! Check back tomorrow to see an album I made for my sister from her trip to Italy!