Monday, July 23, 2012

Laters Baby

TeeHee....I giggled the whole time I made this 4x4 card for my friend who all 3 fifty books last week!  I used Pink by Design Laters Baby set and the everyday banners!  No real reason for this card other than it is fun and my friend will get a kick out of it!  I hope you like it!  Now hope on over to Pink Cricut's blog and check out her Link Up Party!
I thought the twine - also from PBD - was appropriate!

Whisking You A....

My grandma's birthday is coming up, and my family and I are lucky enough to be able to spend it with her this year!  We will be traveling to Arkansas in early September to go to an airshow with her and her husband.  It coincidentally falls on her birthday this year!  YaY!!!  I made a little card to take to her (along with some incredible chocolates from a local candy store and a bottle of wine from a local winery)!  Here is her card (which just happens to meet the Ink it with Pink criteria this week too) -

All stamps are from Pink by Design - the Whisk and measuring spoons are from What's Shaking.  The recipe card is Recipe Front.  The sentiments are both from Kitchen Puns.  The silver ink is kind of hard to read but the sentiment says, "Whisking you a Happy Birthday"!  Cute, huh?!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hop on over to the Pink by Design blog to see all the other projects this week - you'll notice, they all have a tag!  ;)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sky is the Limit

Today I'm playing in the Pink by Design Ink It Pink challenge!  You can play along too!  Just click here to play along!  This week, the challenge was to incorporate ribbon into your project!  In about 2 weeks, I will be headed to Atlanta to attend the Thirty-One Gifts National Conference!  I'm excited to go for a lot for of reasons - great training, new products & spending quality time with my director and team!  I'm a little sad too though as several of my team is unable to attend.  I've made a little card using part of our National Conference logo for my team members not going.  Here it is:
The hot air balloon is part of the logo.  I added a little kraft background - some have plain kraft paper and some have a printed kraft background.
I used some stickles to give the balloon and basket a little sparkle.  I used the Pink by Design Just Breathe sentiment set for the "Dream until your Dream Comes True" sentiment.  I love this set - and this sentiment in particular so so much!  Who doesn't love Aerosmith?!?!?  Right? 

Here are the backs of the cards:
I've left space between the two stamps to write a personalized note to each of my team members not able to attend conference.
Subway Art from Pink by Design is another of my favorite sets!  Both of the sentiments on the back of my cards from the Subway Art set.  I have left plenty of room in between the two sets of to write a little personalized and motivational (hopefully) note to the ladies on my team not able to attend NC.  I will mail them out the day I leave for Atlanta so they'll know I'm thinking about them and taking good notes to bring back and share with them.  I also hope it will help to encourage them to start thinking about next summer's conference!  I hope to have a full team there next year!  How fun - it really is a HUGE SLUMBER PARTY!

The ribbon of course is from Thirty-One Gifts.  I have wrapped it around each card to add a little "gifty" presence to the card - after all - while at conference, all attendees will be showered with gifts!  For more information on Thirty-One Gifts and joining my team, click here, or contact me!  Thanks for playing with Pink by Design in the Ink it Pink Challenge!

All Star Dad

Happy Sunday!  It's been a relaxing weekend here in Indiana - hot & dry - but relaxing!  Today I have a card for you that I made for my dad's birthday.  I must first tell you the idea came from Cyndi the Cricut Fanatics blog - I believe her daughter came up with the idea.  When I first saw it, I knew I had to recreate it!  As a kid growing up - even as a young adult - I always remember my dad wearing, well.....these:

Converse - Chuck Taylor's!!!

The tiny star come from Pink by Design's Independence Day stamp set.  The Happy Birthday is also from Pink by Design - Big Thoughts sentiment set.  I love this card and am happy to say - my dad did too!  My little brother - who happens to share my dad's birthday - was pretty impressed especially with the laces, and well, even my mom was in on the compliments on this one!  So Cyndi's daughter - thanks for the GREAT idea!  I love it!

Have you linked up lately?  You haven't?  You need to!  Go here and link up your project - then - take a look at all the other wonderful projects linked by creative people just like you and me!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Why

Ink it Pink challenge this week called for sparkle....I hope I have provided that for you with this project!  What, you've not heard of the Ink it Pink challenge?  Well you can find more information here.   Some of you may already know, I am an Independent Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts.  Anyone who's  been involved with direct sales or running their own small business, knows it is important to know WHY you're doing what you project today is a little self reminder of that!  I hope you like it.

This is the lid of my why box.  This key represents the 31 company.  This charm specifically is our "encourage" charm.

I have decorated my Why box with "motivational" and "dream" sentiments all from Pink by Design.  The papers are from a special 31 stack that includes some our fabric patterns for our products.  They gray and white chevron paper is the only one not from the 31 stack.  It is just a single sheet I picked up at Archivers.  The sentiments came from Pink by Design sentiment sets: Believe in Yourself, Just Breathe, Rise Above it All and Shopaholic.

My Why box will be filled with items that remind me of WHY I continue to do this job.  I will also use this when telling my story to customers and potential new consultants!  Here are some items you might find if you were to reach into my box:

a vile of sand - representing debt free vacations
a picture of my director and me - we live several states apart - yet have become fast friends - this picture represents all the friendships I've been able to make with people I've met through 31
a picture of a retro metro bag - which is one of my favorite items
a few crafting supplies - as this is my #1 hobby 31 supports for me
a picture of my husband and I - representing the extra time we are now able to spend together
ALOHA - a crafty ALOHA - a savings account created to help us get back to Hawaii!

So you get the point!  I hope you like my WHY!  If you'd like more information on Thirty-One Gifts products or our business opportunity click here or email me asking for more information!  I love to share! 

Happy Crafting everyone - I'm off to bed so I can get some sleep.  I think my husband and I are off to an airshow over Lake Michigan in the morning!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays

Tomorrow is my little brother's 29th birthday!  Of course, I had to make him a cute card - because at 29 - especially when you're male - you want nothing more than a cute little card made by your big sister!  ;) 

For this card, I used a cream card and put added a piece of kraft cardstock to it.  I embossed the cardstock with the Happy Birthday embossing folder by Provocraft and used my Cuttlebug.  Then, I just took a navy blue ink pad and gently rubbed it over the embossing.  The green and blue papers are from DCWV - scraps from the Surf's Up stack.  I hand cut the banners and used the Pink by Design Take the Cake sentiment set for all the sentiments.  I used the Smash stamp to stamp the July 05.  That's all I have for you today!  I hope you like my card.  My lil bro did - I think he liked the chocolate, gummi bears & gold stuff better though!  Sheesh - boys!  :)  Happy Crafting!