Monday, October 31, 2011

Color It Monday - "Keeper of My Heart"

Hello wonderful followers! :)

For those of you who celebrate this...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Be safe when out and about tonight - I will be enjoying the festivities from the comfort of my home with the hubby, his sister, and her fiance, so it should be a great night :)

As promised, I am back this week with TWO projects!  The first will be my project for this week's "Color It Monday".  The color scheme for this week's project was:

And this is my project:

Supplies List:
* KinderStampO "Vintage Love" Stamp Set* Colorbok Paper, Stickers, & Punch-outs in "Earth Tones"
* Post-It Paper in "Sand"
* Cricut Imagine Machine
* "Nursery Tails" Imagine Cartridge
* Light Blue Twine
* TPC Clearly Better Ink Pads in "Chocolate"
* ZapDots - 1/2" Squares
* Mini Glue Dots
Hope you enjoyed my project! 
Take care! :)
~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday - "Cookies for Santa" (finally!)

Hello all,

Finally!  My post for the last Sketchy Wednesday at the KinderStampO is finally going up!  It is going to be a pretty "bare bones" post - I am still sick, so I am sitting out this week at the KinderStampO blog, but will be back next week with TWO new projects.

The sketch was:

And my project:

Supplies List:

* KinderStampO "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
*DCWV Textured Cardstock in "White"
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Cardstock - "Swirly Snowflakes"
* American Crafts Specialty Paper - Pearl in "Green"
* Post-It Paper in "Sand"
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Sticker Stackers - "Happy Holidays"
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Metal Stickers - "Snowflake Glitz"
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Ribbons - "Holiday Garlands"
* Green and Red Twine
* Sizzix BigShot
* Sizzix "Create-a-Bow" Die
* Martha Stewart "Punch Around the Page" Punches in "Snowflake"
* Fiskars Corner Edgers in "Rounder"
* TPC Clearly Better Ink Pads in "Black"
* Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
* Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for visiting!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Coming soon....

Hello bloggy visitors :)

Thank you for those of you who left kind notes on my previous blogpost (that's you, Linda!) - I appreciate the support.  I'm sure you're wondering why my post still hasn't is not by choice...but because I am sick :(  I guess I knew it would happen with the stress and all...and with the sickness that seems to be sweeping through the teachers at my school...but I am not 100% and have not had a chance to write my post yet as I am either huddled under a blanket and/or sleeping when not at school.  We're headed out to see my family this weekend (yay) which makes it even more difficult to pull a post together!  So I promise that by Sunday night (if not sooner -- we'll see if I can commandeer the computer at my parents' house...) I will have my "Sketchy Wednesday" post up :)

Thanks for being patient with me...bit of a crazy time right now, but eventually I will get it all done! :)

Take care,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday Post Will Be a Little Late....

Hello wonderful bloggy friends :)

The title says it posting featuring my card for this week's Sketchy Wednesday will be a bit delayed.  It was a pretty horrible day today, and I have many items to complete before heading to work/school tomorrow.  Unfortunately, work comes first (as much as I wish it wasn's so!).  I will have my post up no later than Wednesday evening/night, so please come back and visit to check it out!

Off to get everything done!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday - "you warm my heart"

Greetings all!

Welcome to my submission for this week's "Sketchy Wednesday" over at the KinderStampO blog!  I have realized over the last few weeks that my crafting and projects have greatly improved since I joined Jess' design team.  I am willing to challenge myself more with the design aspects of my projects as well as try new techniques and materials.  This is due in large part to the support of Jess and my lovely DT sisters - thanks ladies for pushing me out of my "comfort zone" and onto bigger and better things!  You're all fantastic! :)

I am excited to share this week's project with you.  This week's sketch was a bit more of a challenge for me in that I was having a bit of a difficult time locating materials to support the sketch.  I had to be creative when following the sketch for this particular project and I am truly proud of the end result.

This week's sketch was:

And my interpretation of the sketch:

A bit closer up...I used my Stickles to create that fun trim at the bottom of the center portion!

I got a bit creative when selecting the sentiment from this card...take a look at my supply list and see if you can figure out what is so special about it!
Supplies List:

* KinderStampO "Vintage Love" Stamp Set
* The Stamping Boutique "Pumpkin Pie" Digital Stamp
* DCWV "The Street Lace" Cardstock Stacks
* Cloud 9 Designs "Seasonal" Paper Pad
* Standard Yellow Cardstock
* ProMarkers: Colorless Blender (PM-121), Sienna Brown (PM-65), Light Umber (PM-172), Orange (PM-16), Cream (PM-23), Pale Vermillion (PM-14), Spanish Orange (PM-123), Yellow Orange (PM-15)
* Stickles in "Purple"
* Dress It Up Buttons - "Country Cats"
* TPC Clearly Better Ink Pads in "Black"
* Tombow Adhesive Runner
* Mini Glue Dots

Yes, you read that right - I used Jess' "Vintage Love" set on a Thanksgiving-themed (or fall-themed, if you'd prefer) card!  This just goes to show the versatility of the stamps that Jess creates.  You can take a stamp from one themed set and use it in a completely different context on a project - and it works!  Yet another reason why I L-O-V-E my KinderStampO sets!

That is all for this week's project.  Expect to see a project for this upcoming "Color It Mondays" from yours truly! :)

Take care, and thanks for visiting!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Operation Julie's Smile" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Operation Julie's Smile" Blog Hop -
a benefit for the lovely and talented Julie Ranae Murray!

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Lindsey’s blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.   You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes! 

A few notes before we begin...
  • With a blog hop this large (120 blogs in total, yay!), there could be a break somewhere in the chain, so please bear with us.  A complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.  You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments.
  • We have over $2500 in prizes donated by the very generous companies.  A complete list of sponsors is listed on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.  Prizes will be drawn from the blog comments left on all blogs and from the PayPal Donation list, so you have many chances to win!
What is Operation Julie's Smile?

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae.  You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more.  What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.  It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth  replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out.  But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done'...but when she called to make her appointment for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.
If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click.  On my blog, it is located on the right-hand sidebar of my page, underneath the "Operation Julie's Smile" button.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

Please consider donating to help the wonderful Julie Ranae out - she is a fantastic crafter, a wonderful friend, and someone who DESERVES a wonderful smile to match her great personality!

Now, onto my project for this hop...

I wanted to create something fun using my Unity stamps - I am in a love affair with those stamps right now - so I decided to create a bright, cheerful tag using one of the adorable stamps from the "Total Cuteness" set.  Add some fun adorable saying from Pink by Design's "Go Green" set...a little bit of ink and glitter...AND VOILA!  A tag that is a "HOOT"!

Love, love, LOVE this fun little owl from the Unity "Total Cuteness" stamp set!
And this saying is too perfect from Pink by Design's "Go Green" set!

Supplies List:
* Unity "Total Cuteness" Stamp Set
* Pink by Design "Go Green" Stamp Set
* Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Tags - 5" Size
* DCWV "The Colorful Life" Cardstock Stack
* Patterned Cardstock Scraps
* Fiskars High Density Pigment Ink in "Navy Blues"
* Stickles Glitter Glue in "Cotton Candy"
* studio G Glitter Glue in "Orange"
* Scotch Double-Sided Tape
I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Angie’s blog.  Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.
Hope to see you again soon!
~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday - "Fly with Wings a Flutter/There's only one like you"

Welcome to another edition of KinderStampO's "Sketchy Wednesdays"!  I am so excited to share my sketch-inspired project with you today.  This week's sketch was a lot of fun - especially since I got to play with my Unity stamps, buttons, ribbon - and of course my KinderStampO "Friendship" stamp set :)

Jess' sketch for today:

And my project:

From the KinderStampO "Friendship" set

From the Unity "Total Cuteness" stamp set

Supplies List:
* KinderStampO "Friendship" Stamp Set
* Unity "Total Cuteness" Stamp Set
*DCWV "The Street Lace", "The Colorful Life", and "The All About Girls" Cardstock Stacks
* Green Ribbon (from the bargain bin at Michaels')
* Dress It Up Buttons - "What's the Buzz?"
* TPC Clearly Better Ink Pads in "Black"
* studio G Ink Pad in "Purple"
* Tombow Adhesive Runner
* Zots 3-D Glue Dots
I am loving the combination of Jess' awesome stamps and the fun Unity stamps...I know Jess is a huge Unity fan (she's the one who inspired me to start purchasing them) so I'm excited to see how else I can utilize her stamps with that great line of image stamps :)
Thank you for visiting!
~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"