Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flower Pot Thank You Card -Freshly Picked Cartridge

Hello eveyone, I'm so happy to share another lovely shape card you, I'm also sharing it over at My Craft Spot. This flower pot is cut form the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge from page 33 of the handbook and measures approx. 4 1/4" tall and 4 1/2" wide. 
The flower pot is cut using Velveteen Paper, and I cut extra layers of leaves an flowers so I could do my wet and wrinkle technique.
I wet the cardstock, wrinkle it up and gently unfold it, then dry it using my heat tool. It just gives the cardstock a bit of a wrinkled look. I have a video showing this technique on another card -HERE.

I've used Kimberly's new"Thank You" stamp set for the two sentiments and love how they've added a beautiful touch with the two different fonts styles. The bow was tied using the Vanilla Bean Crinkle Ribbon. Both the stamp set and ribbon can be purchased -HERE in the My Craft Spot Shop.
The metal Pin Clip holding the "Thank You" sentiment is from Close to My Heart.
I used my My Favorite Things Die-namics "Mini Tabs Foursome" metal dies to cut out the "for your kindness".
Added Recollections flat back sticky pearls to the center of the flowers.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Have a Happy Day -Tiddly Inks Digital Stamp

Hello crafty friends,
Posted this second fun project over at My Craft Spot today. I have been playing again with my digital stamps from Tiddly Inks, this super cute image is Belinda and can be found -HERE. I also used the suitcase image for the background paper and the inside of the card, this digital stamp is a freebie at Tiddly Inks -HERE.  
 I've used the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal die for my sentiment, love this stamp set and die!  The crinkle ribbon is Spring Moss, the traditional twine is Chocolate. All of which can be purchased at My Craft Spot -HERE.  Added a zigzag stitching around the layered images using my sewing machine.
 For the background of the image I cut using my spellbinder die "Big Scalloped Circle" along with one of the circle dies for the green cardstock. 
I used my copic markers to color the image and paper pieced her jacket, hat and the ribbon on the hat, I love paper piecing these images!
Copic Marker Colors:
Skin: E11, E13, R20
Dress and Socks:  Y00, Y21, YR24
Bag: E13, E35, E29
Shoes: E01, E13, E15
Hair: E50, E31, E13, E25
Outline: C1
See those tiny yellow brads in the bottom left corner, I stamped the flower on them using black stazon ink.... so cute!  The tiny flower stamp is from Kimberly's "Butterfly Kisses" stamp set, again purchased from My Craft Spot -HERE.
I used my printer to print the suitcase on the inside of the card.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you were inspired in some way :)

Turtle Baby Shape Card -So Adorable

Hello friends, I so happy to share a super sweet project with you today here and over at My Craft Spot. One of my friends will be having her first baby any day now and it's a girl!  My daughter and I made a no sew fleece tie blanket for her, it's pink with adorable turtles on it, so made a the cutest turtle shape card to match.
Did you ever think a turtle could be so adorable?
The crinkle ribbon is Spring Breeze and the cute sentiment is from Kimberly's brand new New Arrival Stamp Set, the sentiment on the inside of the card is also from the same stamp set. 
Both can be purchased at My Craft Spot.
Video below:
 I've cut the turtle from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge at 3" tall, using my gypsy welded two turtles together for the shape card. The face stamp is a sweet Peachy Keen stamp Critter faces medium size.
Added a wild Orchid Crafts rose and attached a tiny little safety pin with three tiny beads to the ribbon.
Inside of card
Thank you for visiting today :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas In July -My Craft Spot Project

We're half way through the year and it's time to think of crafting for the holidays. When I was little my dad would tell me "the older you get the quicker time goes by", I never understood that saying as a child... but now I totally understand. 

This weeks challenge at My Craft Spot
Christmas in July
Christmas cards or gift box
I made a few Sour Cream containers, fill with Hershey Kisses and you have a great gift for friends or neighbors. There is a great tutorial on Split Coast Stampers -HERE on how to make these.
 Tied the sour cream containers using Vintage Pine and Cranberry crinkle ribbon. I used George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge to cut the star out of silver cardstock at 2 3/4", used a button and Holly Berry twine, and heat embossed with silver the beautiful saying "May the wonder of that first Christmas be with you always." This sentiment is from My Craft Spot's "Merry Christmas" stamp set, the crinkle ribbon, twine and stamp set can be purchased -HERE
The design team at My Craft spot has more "Christmas in July" projects to share with you, so head over to My Craft Spot and see what they've created... and join us for this weeks challenge Christmas in July -HERE.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Welcome Little One -Tiddly Inks Baby Girl

Hello friends,
I have discovered another wonderful digital stamp company and wanted to share... Tiddly Inks!  Ok, maybe I'm a bit late discovering them, but I'm so glad I did. The designer, Christy, has the cutest images and I'm sharing this adorable "Baby Girl" digital image with you today. I love how she is grabbing her little toes... I used to be able to do that... LOL. This little baby is wearing a "designer diaper".... oh she's so cute!
I have a friend that gave birth to a baby girl just a few days ago so I really enjoyed making this card for her, she has three boys and now she has her girl.  That's the same as in my family I'm the youngest and only girl with three older brothers, such a lucky baby girl.
I used a scalloped spellbinder die for the baby image.
 Inside of card
The sweet stamped word images on the outside and the inside of the card are from My Craft Spot one of Kimberly's brand new stamp sets -Bundle of Joy
 Love these Wild Orchid Craft flowers:
5/8" pink tone roses (EX-00008)
Brown/Yellow tone cherry blossoms (EX-00044)
1 1/4" two tone leaves (LL-00030)
Ribbon is from Prairie Bird Boutique and I added a bit of zigzag stitching on the ribbon and the banners.
 here are the copic marker details:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Leaves: G21, G28
This cute baby has a designer diaper which I paper pieced with a matching headband, the shirt is also paper pieced along with the flower.
Diaper and headband shadow: R20
Shirt and flower shadow: R00
Center of flower: Y18, Y23 
Go check out Tiddly Inks digital images, and they now have some clear stamp images.... and I did order a few and can't wait to play with them!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winners Winners Winners!!!

Hello friends,
I had so much fun last week sharing projects with the My Craft Spot stamp sets and metal dies and now I'm thrilled to announce the winners...
 Winner of the Tiny Tags 2 Stamp Set donated by Kimberly is..
#6 Sunshine HoneyBee
She said:   Like the shaped U cards. I'm a follower of your blog. Like the Tiny Tags stamp set because I find myself needing sentiments that are that size. Melissa "Sunshine HoneyBee"
Congratulations Melissa!!!!
Please contact me ASAP with your mailing address at
robinscreativecottage @ yahoo .com (remove spaces)
I'm also giving a way 3 sets of the "U" cards that I made the winners are... 
#22 Jessica 
she said:   LOVE those little U cards! I am always putting little notes in the kids bags, lockers, lunches, etc! My favorite set is With Deepest Sympathy. I feel like it is so difficult to put into words what I want to say on a sympathy card and the sentiments are perfect. I am also a new follower :)   Jessica   paperdeckerations.blogspot.com
#23 Craftin Desert Divas
said:   Super cards!! Love the colors. I like tiny tags 2 there the perfect size and I like the sentiments. Thanks

#9 Bloeffelbein
she said:   Tiny tags has to be one of my absolute favorites !! You have been one busy lady !! I love your U shape card such a clever idea , it goes hand in hand with this stamp set!!!
Brianna loeffelbein

Congratulations ladies, I'm so excited to send you the "U" cards
Please email me ASAP with your mailing address at...
robinscreativecottage @ yahoo .com (remove spaces)
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my blog post, each comment just brightened my day! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

*Blog Hop* My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!

Woo Hoo... it's here the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop. I know I've had a wonderful time sharing projects from all 5 new stamp sets and dies; Tiny Tags 2 with the coordinating Metal Dies, Thank You, With Deepest Sympathy, Bundle of Joy and New Arrival. All stamp sets and metal dies are available for purchase today at My Craft Spot.
 Today the inspiration continues with more ideas from Kimberly and the design team using the new stamp sets and each design team member will have a stamp set to give away as well... so exciting huh!!!  If you've just hopped here from my talented friend Gigi's blog -The Cricut Bug then you are in just the right place for the blog hop, if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop start  then please go to My Craft Spot -HERE.

Blog hop order:
Robin (you are here)

Kimberly gave me the opportunity to design the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set, and I also designed the coordinating die set. I really enjoyed creating both these items. Thank You Kimberly! And she has generously donated the new Tiny Tags 2 Stamp Set for me to give away. For your chance to win see below my project photos.

Hey my blog friends I want you to know that "U R Fabulous"
My project is these adorable little "U" shape cards, aren't they fun, they were so fun to make and would be great to sneak into your kids lunch, or leave on their dresser and not only the kids but what about your hubby... I know it would make him smile or anyone who receives a "U" card, because we want the people in our like to know how special they are.
These shape cards measure 2 3/8" tall. I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge "shadow" for the "U", using my gypsy I welded two U's together..
I cut several tags out using the new Tiny Tags Die -available for purchase today at My Craft Spot.
The Bakers Twine is also available from My Craft Spot.
Video below:

I'm so excited to give the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set to one fantabulous winner, for your chance to win...
1)  please become a follower of my blog (if you are not already)
2)  please leave a comment here on my blog and let me know which of the 5 new stamp sets are your favorite and why.
Tiny Tags 2, Thank You, With Deepest Sympathy, Bundle of Joy or New Arrival
Not only is the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set a give away today, but I'm also giving away my "U" cards to my blogger friends. Three lucky winners will be chosen with random.org and will receive 2 each of my "U" shape cards, so remember to leave a comment here on my blog for your chance to win.

Your next stop along the hop is my wonderful friend Kate -Small Bits of Paper
Have a fabulous time hopping blog friends!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 5 My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party

Five days of partying and I'm having so much fun sharing the My Craft Spot new stamp sets with you, I also hope you've been able to leave comments on the blog over at My Craft Spot for you chance at great prizes provided by Kimberly, if not there is still time. 
Today we are sharing a sneak peek of the fifth stamp set "New Arrival" such an adorable set for baby shower invites, baby announcement cards and really any happy baby baby occasion.

My project is a cute baby booties gift bag, or you could take this idea and make a super cute shape card too.
I love this little stamped saying from the new stamp set... it's so sweet!
Video below:
The crinkle ribbon is Vanilla Bean from My Craft Spot along with the Bakers Twine.
I love these mulberry roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Super easy hand made shredded paper, I show how to make it in the video.
Back view
Today's gift that Kimberly is giving away over on her blog is one of her fabulous stamp sets, head over to her blog and leave a comment -HERE. Remember you can still leave a comment for the previous days as well for you chance at her prizes.
Come back tomorrow for the super fun My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop where each design team member will be giving away one of Kimberly's brand new stamp sets, provided by our generous Kimberly, along with more project inspiration using the new stamp sets.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 4 My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party

Hello everyone, today is day 4 for My Craft Spots stamp release party and what a  great week this has been, Kimberly and the design team have really had so many creative projects that have inspired me and I hope you too. 

I so excited to share with you today's sneak peek stamp... "Bundle of Joy", this stamp set is all about babies and babies really are wonderful bundles of Joy. The phrases and sentiments that Kimberly has added to this stamp set are beautiful and really pull at your heart strings, like the sentiment that I used on my card below... just beautiful.
My card size measures 4 1/4"x 5 1/2"
The lovely butterfly embossing was done using my Once Upon a Princess embossing folder (comes 4 to the set) view them -HERE.
The white cardstock that I used is Shimmery White, I also use Blush Blossom cardstock both from Stampin Up , the white cardstock is just beautiful, it looks just like it has been sprayed with glimmer mist.
The beautiful ribbon is Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot -petal pink.
I used the Scalloped Diamond  border punch from EK Success, the butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch. The lovey Recollections cream pearls I purchased from Michael's craft store.
This week is going by so fast, but the fun is not over there are still more prizes from My Craft Spot and many more inspiration projects from Kimberly and the design team. 
Head over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects using the new "Bundle of Joy" stamp set and leave a comment at My Craft Spots blog for today's prize of the beautiful Crinkle Ribbon.
And remember the blog hop on Saturday where each design team member will be giving away one of the new stamp sets -gifts donated by Kimberly.
Such a great week, thank you for visiting. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sweet Friend -Sweet Kiki La Rue CC Designs Stamp

For My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party day 3 project click -HERE.

Meet CC Design Sweet Kiki La Rue, my husbands grandmothers name is La Rue and hold a special place in our heart.  Sweet Kiki La Rue is so adorable holding her ice cream cone... she needs to hurry and in this summer heat because it's melting fast. She is from All That Scraps and can be found -HERE.
She is sweet, don't you think?
I paper pieced her dress and headband. 
 I stamped Kiki, then cut out the image using the Spellbinders Lacey Oval die.
The White wrinkle ribbon is from Prairie Bird Boutique, the border punch behind the ribbon is the EK Success Pointed Flower, the flower (rolled daisy) and leaf (leafy flourish) are die-namics metal dies from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot Tiny Tags stamp set.
 Inside of card
 Thank you for taking the time to visit today :)