Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Pink Cat Studio Sets!

If you haven't heard already you must know that Pink Cat Studio is releasing two new sets on June 12th! Yes! One is an owl set and Melissa is doing a fun contest on her blog, go check it out! The second set is a Dress Up Billy! I know I am so excited!!! Both sets are absolutely must haves, they are so adorable! Stay posted, I'm going to do a giveaway of the Dress Up Billy set! Keep checking in, I'll let you know details soon:)
Happy Stamping!


Father's day is right around the corner so I made this little card using the Billy set from Pink Cat Studio. He's pretty simple, I colored him in with my Copics and then circle punched him out. I used some yarn for his rope and I added a couple star brads to finish the card. I love this set there are so many possibilities. Did you hear, she's working on a dress up Billy!!! So excited:)

This is a photo album that one of my customers special ordered for her daughter:) I like the way it turned out, what so you think? All baby girl! This album holds 50 4 x 6 pictures.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Just trying my new signature:)


I hope everyone had a great Memorial weekend and safe one too! My family and I went to Southern California to spend the weekend with my husbands family. It was a lot of fun but the weather was yucky! No sun, just a lot of clouds, wind and one day it was pouring rain. But overall we had a wonderful time. I spent one of the days with my good friend Kat, check out her blog she does great work! We spent most of the day going through her scrap shack. She has a tough shed that she made into her scrap room and it is so adorable! So I was in HEAVEN! She has pics on her blog that you can view I'm sure you'll be a little jealous:) I know I am:)
So we got home last night and now today it's clean up time. Laundry, laundry and more laundry! I am hoping to get some cards done today, maybe even a little scappin' done, cross my fingers:) Have a wonderful beginning of the week.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Day Sale!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good week! In spirit of Memorial Day we are having a SALE! Yippee! The sale starts Friday May 23 and ends Monday May 26. So what's the sale you ask??? You will get 10% off your entire order and you can even include sale items! Just add coupon code MEM58 to the coupon box at checkout. Don't forget about shipping... it's still free when you spend a minimum of $40.00!
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Bee Free!

Well thank goodness it is cooling down! It's been so hot here lately I haven't wanted to do anything. Today's post, I'm showing a couple different cards. The first is for 4th of July:) What a great holiday, plus its my husbands birthday! So here it is ~bee free~. Isn't this little bee the cutest. He is new from Stampendous, along with the bee free sentiment. I colored him in with my slim collection of Copic Markers:) and added sparkle with my glitter pen. I don't know what the paper is:( I've had it for years and thought the scraps were perfect for this card... so never throw your scraps away! I finished the card with some ribbon and a star brad. He is just so cute:)

My next card I made for my dad. He has a tenant that just lost her mom so he asked me to make a sympathy card to give to her.

I used SU! Fall Flowers DP. For the sentiment I used MSE! Sympathy Cards Sentimental Rubz. I just love those Rubz, they are so easy to use and you have a instant sentiment that looks great. The flower is by Heidi Swapp. It was pink, but I painted it with my Making Memories light blue paint, let it dry and then used my CTMH liquid glass (I got from my good friend Kat) and covered with glitter. After letting that dry for quite some time I added a white foam flower by Petaloo that I got over at PSB and attached it with a black brad. I really like the way it turned out. I need to use altered chipboard more often! It really adds to a project. Again finishing the card off with some white ribbon. Using the MSE! Rubz again, the inside of the card reads:

In the picture it looks crooked but it's not on the actual card:) I'm not the best photographer!

I may post later today, I'm working on another photo album for someone:)

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sprinkled With Fun!

Today I had one too many cupcakes, so I thought this card was perfect. I did a mini Farmer's Market today:) It was fun but HOT! It has been close to 100 degrees all week:( It's May, not June! Anyways others brought food to sell, including the cupcakes:) There was jewelry, aprons, scarfs... bunch of stuff. I was invited to sell my cards and albums, plus my stamps. It was a lot of work but worth it. I would do another one, especially if it was a craft orientated crowd. So this card I used Hero Arts Cupcake set. Using SU! Cutie Pie paper, I sewed a zigzag around the edges and straight seam under the cupcakes. The cupcakes were colored with my Copics:) I think I have about 10, but that's just because I won 6 of them from Cami:) Thanks again! I finished it off with some buttons. I hope your weekend was sprinkled with some fun!
Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping!


Friday, May 16, 2008


Sorry I've been missing in action!! So what has been keeping me busy? My friend asked me to make a scrapbook inspired by the Tiffany & Co. gift box. So I went to the website first to see what she wanted, looked pretty easy. Well it turned out to be more work than I thought. The paper I bought first was too thin to Modge Podge onto my cardboard cover, it left way too many wrinkles. The second paper that I bought worked great but was hard to manipulate the way I wanted it at times since it was a thicker paper. So I was able to finish it last night, whew, finally! I like the way it turned out though... what do you think? Here is the inspiration a Tiffany gift box, and here it my interpretation:)

For the cover using cardstock I covered a piece of 9 1/2 x 11 inch cardboard with Modge Podge and adhered the cardstock. I folded it under the corners like wrapping a present. I then cut a piece of same color of cardstock for the inside of the cover and adhered it with Modge Podge. I then let it dry. I made the back cover the same way. Once dry I Modge Podged the entire cover front and back with a good amount of Modge Podge to give it a glossy look. After letting that dry for several hours, I punched three holes using my Crop-a-dile, to line up with the page inserts. To decorate the front cover I used a 2 inch white ribbon and wrapped it just like you would a present and tied it in a bow. I used glue dots to make it stay nice and pretty:) I used book rings to hold the book together and tied some 1/2 inch white ribbon on each ring for an added touch. The first page reads who it's for, the date and who it's from in a pretty font from my computer:) The inside holds 25 top loading scrapbook pages for her to place her pictures from her shower and to decorate as she wants. You can't have a gift without a greeting card! So I made a 5 x 5 inch card mimicking the album. The front of the card reads "it's a shower for you". The inside reads "a special day for you". I stamped both using my CTMH Special Days set. I made an envelope using matching cardstock and to close it I included a white bow to keep it shut:)Hope everyone has had a good week:) And has a even better weekend!

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Sale!

Our Mother's Day sale is still going on! If you need a gift for that special mom or maybe for yourself come on over to My Little Stamp Shack! You can get 20% off your entire order! Hope everyone is having a good mom weekend:) Happy Stamping! ~Carrie~

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mother's Day!

This weekend is Mother's Day and I've been trying to finish all the cards for all the mom's I know. Unfortunately I won't be able to make one for everyone... if I only had an extra 24 hours in a day:) Remember that accident prone child of mine, yep, he did it again:( This morning I was working in the yard, he was playing in his red wagon having a blast, and he decided to STAND UP! Yah, I know! Well I started running towards him telling him to sit and not stand because I knew what was about to happen. There he went, backwards off the wagon. It was definitely a hurt cry, partial scared too. I think it knocked the wind out of him:( I'm trying not to be the mom who over reacts in situations but sometimes I just know it's going to be bad. Okay... cards.

These cards are my take on this weeks sketch over at CPS #63. Both are bifold cards. This first one I had fun with. I used the Lingerie Plate by Pink Cat Studio and then added my own little sentiment inside the card:) Here it is...

Isn't this soooo true:) After having kids we need a little extra support! So this is for my dear friend who has a little boy and another on the way, gender still unknown:)

This next card I didn't stamp too much on it. The stamps I did use are from CTMH Amour Lower's. My girlfriend, Kat is a consultant, love their stamps! Another bifold, sweet and simple.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, May 4, 2008


Today is a beautiful day in Northern California! My son and I went out with the dogs this morning and took a little stroll in his red wagon...he loves that thing:) He wouldn't look at me for a good picture though, sigh! He has another boo boo:( This time he fell on our driveway and got a nice bump and road rash on his forehead, I tell you! BOYS:) He's taking a nap right now so I was able to make a card, YEAH!
I've been waiting to use this stamp set, yippee! Here it is... I made this card using the Lingerie Plate by Pink Cat Studio. It's so girly I love it! Love the sentiment... Thanks for your support:) PRECIOUS! I also used one of my new Copic Markers, love those things:) For someone who is coloring challenged at times, they make it a breeze. You can't really tell in the picture but there is glitter around the lingerie and also for the heart buttons. The clear gems don't show well in the picture either but they give a little glamour:) The cardstock is from the Soft Subtles Asst. from SU! The DP is from scraps and unfortunately I don't know the name. Enjoy:)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Party Farm Animals!

May 4th is here!!!! And so are the Party Farm Animals from Pink Cat Studio! Aren't these just the cutest little farm animals you've ever seen:) The Background Plate released today also is a must! The barn, the corn, the chicken wire... precious! Come on over and check out the rest of Pink Cat Studio stamp sets, they are all great!

Happy Stamping:)


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pink Cat Studio!

Pink Cat Studio stamp sets have arrived! Yeah! They are so CUTE! I'm going to show some ideas from their design team. Here is a card made by Dawn Wheeler. She used the Tweet Plate #1 set. So many possibilities with these sets.

Here is one by Shannon Tompkins using the Cat Plate #1. How precious is the cat!!! She is so glamorous!
The famous Billy! Here is another view of a previous post that I did with the Billy set, I just can't get enough of him!

And finally we have the new stamp sets that are being released TOMORROW! Party Animals!!! This set is great. The animals are classic! Here is a card by Lisa Banks another DT member using the Party Animals set and Background set. I can't show the link yet... check back tomorrow to view both sets!

Check out the BARN! How neat is this! Excited for tomorrow, make sure to check in tomorrow to view the entire sets.

Happy Stamping!