Saturday, December 17, 2011

KinderStampO's Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments Blog Hop - December 17th & 18th

Holiday Greetings Wonderful Visitors!

Welcome to KinderStampO's "Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments" Blog Hop!  Whether you are already a follower or new to my blog, WELCOME AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Get ready to see 24 unique, creative, and fun ways to decorate your tree with all of our ornament creations!  You should have arrived here from Kari's blog, Purple Funtastick Creations.  If you get lost during the hop or need to view the entire line-up, please visit Jess at KinderStampO.  Make sure you read this post til the very end so you can learn about some of the wonderful prizes up for grabs ;)

I grew up creating ornaments with my family as a child.  Of course, there were the fun paper doves and stars we created in school, but my mother used to create fabric pinecones, macaroni angels, and painted glass ornaments with us as children as well.  It has been YEARS since I've had an opportunity to create something I can use to decorate the tree, so I jumped at the opportunity to participate in Jess' fun hop. 

I chose to create an ornament that was a play off of an explosion box.  Explosion boxes have been all the rage as of late in the crafting world, and I had always want to create one, so I thought "Why not?  Who says it can't be an ornament as well?"  I researched "mini explosion box" and found a wonderful tutorial by Shannon at Stampin' Sentiments that was not only informative, but extremely simple to follow.  Following Shannon's wonderful directions and examples, I created an ornament I am extremely proud of and absolutely love.

So, without further ornament!

Pretty little ornament!

Loving these little snowflakes!

Open it up...

...and there's a message inside!

Sorry about the smudge on "Happy Holidays" - blame my busy little fingers!

Supply List:
* KinderStampO's "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Cardstock in "All That Glitters", "Winter Woods", and "Christmas Countdown"
* Post-It Craft Paper in "White"
* Imaginisce "Snowflake Glitz" Metal Stickers
* Imaginisce "Holiday Garlands" Ribbons
* Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Pigment Ink Pad in "Pitch Black"
* Crop-a-Dile
* Martha Stewart Scoring Board
* Paper Cutter
* Bone Folder

This was so much fun to make and I am feeling inspired to create several more versions - it was easy, quick, and looks great!

As promised...there is BLOG CANDY!

I will be selecting one winner from my blog to receive this one-of-a-kind ornament created by YOURS TRULY!  (with a non-smudged sentiment inside, lol)  I may even include a fun treat inside ;) (it is an explosion box, after all!).  Please leave me a comment by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18th in order to qualify.  I will give you a bonus entry if you become a follower or are already a follower :)  Please, please, PLEASE leave me contact information with your entries - it makes it much easier to contact you if you WIN! :)

ALSO - every comment you leave on all of the blogs will qualify to win you the GRAND PRIZE stocking being offered by Jess.  Some of the names being featured in this awesome stocking are Lindy's Stamp Gang...KinderStampO...Karlas001...Helmar...PYMII...and Unity Stamps.  With prizes like NEED to enter! :)

Your next stop is Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut.  Thank you for visiting, and once again HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Color It Monday - Dark Purple, Light Purple, Pink, Oh My! :)

Hello faithful followers!

Welcome to another installment of "Color It Monday" over at the KinderStampO blog.  This week's colors were:

Dark Purple, Light Purple, and Pink!
I love the color combination that Elisa chose for this week.  To me, it is fun and festive and SCREAMS to be used in a holiday project.  So, I listened to those little holiday cheers and decided to make something fun, festive, and season of my own:

Can you guess what these are? :)

Ding, dong!

Supply List: 
* KinderStampO "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
* Cloud 9 Designs "Seasonal" 12 x 12 Paper Pad
* DCWV "the Street Lace" Cardstock Stack
* Standard Purple Cardstock (light and dark)
* "Jolly Holidays" Cricut Lite Cartridge
* "Purple" and "Cotton Candy" Stickles
* Pink and Purple Twine
* Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
* Tombow Adhesive Runner
* 3-D Zots

 I actually made 11 of these tags for a tag swap I am in - so I am hoping the other ladies who receive these tags love them as much as I do! :)

Thank you for visiting!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday - "You Are Such a FABULOUS Friend!" Card

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Welcome back to my blog!  Today I am featuring my Sketchy Wednesday project featuring KinderStampO stamps!  I will only be sharing pictures in this post (bit of a busy week!) but can share the supply list if anyone is interested - just let me know!

This week's sketch was:

My card was inspired by my good friend Juls (who also happens to be an art teacher - so she totally appreciates my creativity, lol! :)).  I had a bit of a rough weekend and Juls was there for me when I needed her the most, so I wanted to create a card to thank her for her support :)  Without further ado...

This was on the inside of my card! :)
I hope you enjoyed my project! 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!  Enjoy your family and friends during this wonderful time!

Thanks for visiting,
Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Color It Mondays - "Welcome Home" Thanksgiving-Themed Card

Happy Monday!

Welcome back to another project featuring this week's color combination for "Color It Mondays" at the KinderStampO blog!  I am psyched to be participating this week - I absolutely loved the color palette and was super excited to use it in my project!

This week's color combination:

And my project!

Supply List:
* KinderStampO "Greetings From Home" Stamp Set
* Imaginisce "Apple Cider" 6 x 6 Paper Pad
* Brown Cardstock
* Post-It Paper in "Sand"
* Tim Holtz Distress Ink in "Vintage Photo"
* Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags "Cherish"
* Target Bargain Aisle Fall-Themed Ribbon
* Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
* Tombow Adhesive Runner
* 3-D Zots

Thank you for visiting!  Come back on Wednesday to see my project for "Sketchy Wednesdays"!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sketchy Wednesday - "Feliz Navidad"

Greetings all!

Welcome back to another installment of KinderStampO's "Sketchy Wednesday" at my blog!  This week's sketch was:

I decided to flip around the elements of the sketch a bit from a vertical card to a horizontal card and used my "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" stamp set to create a fun and whimsical Christmas card - here is the end result! 

Supply List:
* KinderStampO "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Cardstock - "Swirly Snowflakes", "All That Glitters"
* DCWV "The Street Lace" Cardstock Stack
* "Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art" Cricut Cartridge
* studio G Ink Pad in "Dark Red"
* Stickles in "Frosted Lace" and "Xmas Red"
* Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
* Tombow Adhesive Runner

Hope you enjoyed today's project!  Can't wait to show you more of my projects using KinderStampO's stamp sets!

Have a great week!
~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

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"