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Drum Roll Please. . . A Piece of Pie has been Published!

With six months of waiting I finally got to get the first issue off the shelf at my local Michael’s last night.  It was a bit surreal standing in the corner of my Michael’s flipping through the February issue of Cricut magazine and there it was!  I felt like Martha Stewart for one hot minute. . .  without her enormous empire and bank account! 

Back to the reality of laundry, housecleaning, and taking care of the two best things I ever made!  Still it was super fun to be known other than “just a mom that lives in sweats and t-shirts” for a minute. 

I think it is neat that my kids are seeing me shoot for dreams and challenges and achieving success within my scope of reality.  I hope that these are examples that will resonate with them as they mature into amazing young women, that it is OK to put yourself and your talent out there no matter where you are in life and sometimes the payoff is very rewarding and self-fulfilling. 

Thanks for sharing a piece of “15 minutes of Cricut crafting fame” pie with me!

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Just a Wee Spot of Tea Time Birthday Gift

The hub’s best friend has been in his life for almost 30 years!  Because of that we are close with his mother.  She came to this country over 40 years ago on the Queen Mary from England.  How cool is that!   Anyway, this week is her birthday and I made her a card and got her some tea from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.  I decorated that box to match the card. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “tea time fun” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:  Damask Decor (I won this cart on a MPS Blog Hop Challenge back in August) For card, 3 inches – for box 2.5 inches. I also used the MPS Faux chipboard effect for the tea pot.

Card base – 8×11 cut in half then folded in half.  Fist layer 4×5.14

Box: Celebrate it – 1st layer 3.5 x 3.5

Cuttlebug: Swirls

Paper: Recollections and Bazzill –

 Punch – EK Success Pok-a-dots (I used the excess that was punched out for the “bubble effect”)

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Stamps: My Pink Stamper- Sweetest Cupcake – I also won in a MPS Blog Hop Challenge back in August!  I forgot to shoot the inside of the card, but that was the sentiment.

Ink: Close to My Heart Cotton Candy

Powder Pearls – Ranger – Bistro Collection

Stickles: Diamonds

Pop dots

Exciting News Here at Camp Pie!

Yesterday while I was catching up on some emails, I received an email from Cricut magazine’s publisher (http://northridgepublishing.com/landing/cricutmag/cricutmagazine.html) accepting my submission for February 2012 issue!  I am over the moon with excitement.  The hubs went as far to tell me that he had trouble sleeping since the beaming light that came from my permanent smile was a bit annoying to try to sleep through!

Shhhh… I can’t tell you what I submitted, but come February the cat will be out of the bag!

As part of my acceptance speech, I would like to thank the hubs for all his support and “funding” to my down time activity from chasing around a 2 and 3-year-old.  And I would like to thank My Pink Stamper (http://www.mypinkstamper.com/), for just being “out there” via the internet!  All I was doing one night was trying to figure out how to use my Cricut Expressions and then stumbled upon her videos and then her website and then all her designers.  The creative energy she brings to the table is contagious and I feel that she has this gift of holding the keys of being able to open the gates to encouraging personal creativity.

Thanks for coming and having an exciting piece of pie news! 🙂

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

This morning I turned on the laptop like I always do each morning as I am making the hubs his lunch and getting milk ready for my little girls.  The hubs came downstairs ready for work and hopped on the computer.  I asked him to check My Pink Stamper’s site to see who the lucky winner was.  I had fun entering my latest project into the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge, but the completion was steep and I had a couple of other fellow competitors pegged and wanted to see the results.

My hubs being sarcastic by nature pulled up MPS’s blog and sarcastically said, “Oh yes, it says that A Piece of Life’s Pie won!”  I just smiled and rolled my eyes and told him to tell me who really did.  He just kept it up, so I came around the bar to check for myself and he was right!  I must have blinked ten times making sure what I was seeing was correct.  The wind got knocked out of me a bit out of shock and excitement!  I woke the kids up by doing a big happy dance and I think the hubs needs to go to Costco and get his hearing checked!

This was my first challenge I have ever truly competed in! (I did try out for the last Design Team Call for MPS, but was  a bit of a goofball and did not read the requirements very well and was not qualified, so I don’t count that one).    I am not new to crafting, but I am new to paper crafting (6 months), so I am just over-the-moon, humbled and honored  that I was selected over the many entries of talented crafters.

Thank you My Pink Stamper for making my day, week and month!  This project was for very special people in my life and now it just adds more of a “special-ness” to it as I pass it off to them.

Wildly Sweet Pinky Pirates

Thank you for sharing a piece of life’s pie with me today! 🙂