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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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Taking Time for a Dear Friend!

I am in deep with Christmas project mode and I got a call from a friend that needed some help for making some last-minute thank you tags for a party she is throwing this week.   It is going to be a very special and elegant party so I did a few samples for her and this is what we came up with.  Thankfully they are done and in the safety of her hands and I am back onto Christmas crafty crazy!

Thanks for coming hand sharing a piece of “keeping your friends priority” pie with me.

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recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook cut at 2 inches.  The card base was cut to business card size of 2 inches high and 3.5 inches long.

Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder Musical Flourish

Paper- belive it or not all scrap! Yay!

Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Ribbon: Celebrate It wire red 1 inch

A Quick Pre-Game Day Card and Post!

It is almost game day here at Camp Pie.  Thanksgiving is one of my fav holidays!  Since I love to cook, I find this holiday is my personal Superbowl.  The house is already stating to fill with the aroma of sweet and savory things!  We don’t have a lot of family close by, but I cook like we do so friends that  pop in over the long weekend  will have plenty to eat!   

This weekend will be filled with heading off to the mall at midnight Thanksgiving to see what Gymboree has to offer on deals and just get out with the “crazies”,  getting Christmas out and re-organizing the house! 

Here was a project I did before I transitioned into Turkey Day Bowl!  It was a thank you card for a pre-turkey day dinner we were invited to.

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Thanks for having a piece of “tingling with Turkey Day fever” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Wild Card –  both card and envelope cut at 5 inches.

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Cotton Stacker and Recollections for white sentiment holder

Ink: Martha Stewart Craft Ink pens

Stamp – My Pink Stamper

Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon Vanilla Bean – My Craft Spot

Additional Embellishments – Perfect Peals – Bistro set (added around sentiment for a more distressed look)

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge: Wildly Sweet Notebook

Last Friday My Pink Stamper had her monthly My Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  The theme was “school” that could not be a card or scrapbook page.  The ideas and creativity that came along that blog hop was AMAZING!  I have listed at least seven projects I want to do. 

In spirit of the challenge, MPS presented a similar theme for the challenge.  I just had my first chance to make my project last night since my “big” project just wrapped up yesterday.  I have been following the submissions and the creativity and ideas are equally inspiring.  There is a few “crayon wreaths” that I just adore and will make for a couple of teachers this year.

For this challenge, I decided to make my teenage neighbor, who is our baby sitter, a composition book with a my usual “sweet wild” theme. Yes… I know… If I were a contestant on Project Runway and Michael Kors or Nina Garcia were judging me they would be yawning on my same old theme… but I can’t help it, I LOVE animal print and cupcakes!   Since she is in High School, I assume she can use this for all the note taking that comes with the territory of being a high schooler.  I embossed the “cupcake” with the Cuttlebug Number’s folder to give it a more “school time theme”. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “blog hoppin’ challenge” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cartridge:  Rock Princess – Cupcake shadow and top cut at 4 inches.

Cuttlebug Folder: Numbers

Paper Punch:  Martha Stewart’s Ribbon Punch

Paper:  For base it was 9.5 inches long and 7.5 wide (I cut two sheets one for the front and one for the back). For the bottom front I cut 3 inch long and 7.5 wide and then punched and weaved ribbon through it.  For the spine it was 2.5 wide and 9.5 long.

  • Anna Griffin, Peyton Collection
  • Brazzil: Pinkini
  • Recollections: Mat Black cardstock.

Ribbon:

  • Celebrations: 2 inch black and white zebra stripe.
  • Celebrations: 1/2 inch black satin

Stamps:  My Pink Stamper’s Font-a-licious (I lined up upper and lower case letters and used the long and skinny “Rock Block” to form the name.

Stamp Ink:  Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Button:

Black Glossy Enamel for confetti on cupcake

ATG Gun

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! 🙂

Stamps and Stickles are for More than Cards and Scrapping!

Stampin' Up Tart and Tangy "Cherry" stamp accents on walls

The hubs and I are building a playhouse ridiculously over- the- top playhouse for our two little girls.  It has been a fun summer project and we should hopefully be done with it by next weekend – just in time for my youngest second birthday.  

The theme of the interior is a cupcake and cherry theme with a small vintage twist that meets a Pottery Barn Kids feel.  I wanted to add some character to the walls and one of the ideas I just executed was bringing my Stampin’ Up and Stickles into this project. 

Once we are done with the house, I will be sure to post the progress pics!

Thanks for stopping by for a piece of pie! 🙂

I stamped it with Stampin' Up Classic Black and then distressed it a bit by wiping with a wet wipe.Painted with craft paint.

Once the paint dried, I then applied X-mas Red and Diamonds Stickles over the areas I painted

 
 
 

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Yesterday was the hubs birthday.  Here is a little something I whipped out for a card for him.  He loved it.  My 3-year-old and I made homemade cupcakes with cream cheese cupcakes.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge : Handy Man (Measuring Tape set at 3 inches)  and Mini Monograms (S stitch set at 1 1/2)

Card Base: iCraft – blank brown circle card

Die Cuts with a View:  Summer Stacker for “Happy Birthday” and Glitter Stacker for orange glitter paper

Recollections for base colors

Stickles for the bling outline

Button (from my personal stash)

Button twine from Papertreyink.com

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper

Ink: Michael’s Dollar Bin special:-)

I Feel The Love Call For Cards From Funky Cards

There is this amazing young lady from, Funky Cards,  that has an opportunity for crafters to make a special card for a person/family going through challenging times.  This is my contribution to her “I Feel the Love Project“.  Thank you Funky Cards for this amazing opportunity to touch such a wonderful little girl and her family. 

This project touches me especially since I was a nanny for a family, while in college, that had a little girl who was in treatment and recovery stages of having a brain tumor that came back twice.  She was 18 months when I started and I got to be a part of her treatment plans (PT/OT, removal of feeding tubes and central lines), learning to walk, sing, play, and most of all be in remission.  She is now almost 18 years of age!  Many special prayers and thoughts go to Marley and her family!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • Storybook – Scallop  (1 and 3/4 inch)
  • Walk In My Garden – Daisy Flower (2.5 inches)
  • Create a Critter – Monkey (3 inches)

Paper:

  • Die Cuts with a View – Glitter Stacker (flower)
  • Die Cuts with a View – Animal Crackers (both bases for the card – both 3 inches long and 4 inches wide)
  • Recollections  – Standard Neutral textured pack – Monkey (Can get at Michael’s)
  • Michael’s single sheet embossed paper – Leaf (Scallop)

Ribbon:

  • Animal Print – Michael’s dollar bin
  • Small Pink for bow – Michael’s dollar bin

Uni-ball White Pen from Stampin’ Up

Card Base – iCraft (packages of blank cards with envelopes in 8 packs I found in Michael’s dollar bin.

Stamps – Peachy Keen – Everyday Faces

Ink- Stampin’ Up – Classic Black

Thank you VERY much for visiting for a piece of life’s pie!

Card Making! My New Found Fav!

Well I started getting crackin’ at the whole figuring out my Cricut Expressions and I have to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!  Here is one of my most recent projects I made. 

The  Card:

Paper: Michale’s

Tulle: Joann’s

Stamp: The Pink Stamper

Cricut Cardrige – Sweet Treats

( I made the crown doing a quasi chip board method that I learned on The Pink Stamper’s Video Blog)

Scrap Page:

 

 

Paper: Michaels

Tulle: Joann’s

Cricut Cartridge:  Story Book

Life’s Crafting A Gift that Will Keep them Using Their Heads!

 

Bow Storage Wall Hanging

 

I have two little girls, so in my house, so you can only imagine that I am over run with bows  – LOTS OF BOWS!  I had a dear friend give me one of my most prized possessions in the hair department when it comes to my girls.  It was a bow holder made out of a picture frame.  She made it at a “Girl’s Night Out” crafting event and gave it to me as a gift. 

I figured out how to make it myself and I now too have been making them for girlfriends as gifts.  They are a great birthday gift for the toddler that has everything in the scope of toys and clothes or for a babysitter.  Just add a few bows and maybe even a homemade tutu or one that you can pick up at Costco and you have a gift fit for any princess.

The whole thing costs about $7 dollars to make if you do it right.  I get the picture frame at Michael’s and use the 40% coupon you can find online each week.  I head to a fabric store and pick out  cute scrap pieces they sale (which are the perfect size for this project.)  As for the ribbon I am always on the look out for the $1 spools and I just stock up and I coordinate my scrap material finds to the ribbon I have on hand.

Supplies Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Assorted Ribbon – You will want to have 5 rows.
  • Material size 12×12
  • Picture Frame that can hold a matted 8×10 picture

 

Instructions:

First you place the glass on the material face down and wrap the material around the glass securing it as you would with tape with hot glue.

Then cut and arrange ribbon using a layering effect  on at least one of the rows.

Wrap and secure the ribbon around the now covered glass  with hot glue. Make sure it is  moderately tight where there  is enough give to be able to clip a bow to it.

Place the finish insert back into the frame.

 

Add a hanging bow to the back clasp

Completion!

 

The whole project took about 20-30 minutes to do depending on how settled I was on the ribbon choices.