Beetle to the Rescue!

This week on one of my adventures to Costco, I did something that was really silly. I was having rather a bad day and then… I locked my keys in the car along with my purse and cell phone. What a disaster… I can’t believe that I did that… really. I quickly ran around the car trying all the doors even the trunk but no luck, locked nice and tight. A little bit of panic set in and then I thought  I’d go to the tire center, maybe someone there can help me. No one to be found, I can hear them in the back but still no one comes out, now what???

I start walking back to my car when a yellow VW Beetle drives into the same aisle as me only 2 spots over… I wonder if they can help? So I made my way over and asked if they happen to have the number to the VW line (which is in the owners manual/which is in the locked car). Unfortunately they didn’t have the book in the car but they were members of BCAA.

Next thing I knew she was on the phone, calling them to help open my car. I can’t believe that they did that for me, I was so shocked and so thankful for their kindness. I wanted to repay them but they said it was fine and that they were glad they could help. It’s nice to know that there are still people out there that would help someone if they needed it and ask nothing in return.

I wanted to make them a Thank you card, so after I got into my car I wrote a quick note on a napkin, gave her my blog address and stuck it under the windshield blade. Hope they get a chance to see it, because I truly appreciate their generosity that day.

I made a different type of card this time, I made a twisted easel card.

I stamped my Imaginisce Vroom stamp in Memento Dandelion ink and then colored in with a yellow Copic.  I then stamped Thank you from the Pink By Design Here Comes the Bride stamp set. I added some Lemon Divine Twine and used the Beep Beep Cuttlebug folder for the tire tracks.

I used my Spellbinder’s Ovals and Scalloped Ovals and embossed the front sentiment. It is from the My Favorite Kind stamp set by Pink By Design. The inside sentiment is a stamp from Stampin’ Up.

So if you read this – here’s a BIG THANK YOU from me to you!

I will also be linking this to the Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday. Stop by and check out what everyone has been up to.

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone.

I just got home last week from a well deserved holiday and straight back to work I went. I didn’t want to leave the sun behind and head back to the real world but I had to.

Well this week was my friend’s birthday and every year we go camping to celebrate the occasion. Camp fire, food, drinks, stars and of course s’mores.

I bought her a balloon and whipped up this simple birthday card for her.

I used  Recollections cardstock and my Indentz Vine 1 folder to emboss the background, then stamped one of the butterflies from Inkadinkado Butterflies stamp set in StazOn Teal Blue ink. I decided to cut out the butterfly with the Spellbinders Peony Die set and added some popdots.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Sibling Love stamp set, cut out with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and attached using Divine Twine in Aqua.

The inside sentiment comes from Studio G, I think.

So here are some Butterfly Birthday Wishes!!!!

To another great year of new adventures and treasured memories.

Birthday Slider Box

Just over a week ago it was the Pink By Design July Stamp Release but I was at work and had to miss it 😦

Darn work, always getting in the way …lol.

Well that night they made a Slider Box, perfect for many things. It’s fun, quick and easy to make and the only limit is your imagination when it comes to decorating the box.

 So here is my version of the box…. a Birthday Slider Box.

I used 110# Cardstock that I purchased at Staples for the slider box to make sure the box was nice and sturdy. Then added some Recollections cardstock and DCWV Birthday pattern paper.

I used my Martha Stewart Balloon punch, attached 3 together and stamped my sentiment right on the balloons. The sentiment is from Pink by Design’s April Stamp of the Month – My Favorite Kind.

I used some Divine Twine in Aqua for the balloon string.

Now slide it open and SURPRISE!!

I added some tissue paper and some candy fish  for some sweet birthday wishes!!!

Yummm. I may have had to try a few for quality control purposes only…lol.

 The inside sentiment is from Pink by Design’s Say it Sweet.

 What a great little box that you can use for any occasion, just create, decorate and fill with whatever your heart desires.

 I will be linking this to Link Up Tuesday over at Sarah Hamer’s Blog.

Pink By Design 2 Year Anniversary Party

Hello all. What a fun filled day this is going to be. Today is Pink By Design’s 2 Year Anniversary Party.

There will be challenges all day long til 7 tonight and then a Ustream at 8. Everyone can join and add their projects to each challenge and they are giving away prizes for each challenge. If you enter each challenge you get a FREE stamp set…. YAY!!!!

So here is my entry for challenge #3 Embossing.

I used the Pink by Design Just Beachy stamp set for the main image. I stamped it onto Kraft card stock and then used some white card stock, Copics and some pattern paper and paper pieced it together.

The sentiment is from the Pink By Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

For the embossing part of the card I used my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders M Bossabilities Sea Beauty, love this double folder.

I added some Blueberry Divine Twine to finish the card.

The inside sentiment  and the shells also comes from the Summer Vacation stamp set.

So get your stamps out and start entering the challenges, remember you have about a 3 hr time limit. I hope everyone has a great time.

Good luck to all and happy crafting.

Get your sparkle on… PbD05

This week’s Ink It Pink Challenge is all about SPARKLE

You can use whatever form of sparkle or bling that you choose…. metallic paper, Viva Decor, rhinestones, glitter and the list goes on.

I chose to use Glitter Ritz, my favorite glitter as my sparkle.

I started by stamping , Pink By Design’s Cloudy Day Background stamp in Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink.

I then cut out some clouds in different sizes in white and dark blue, using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I then stamped my sentiment with Pink By Design’s Simply Everything.

I pulled out my Martha Stewart Balloon punch and punched a bunch of balloons out of Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

Then punched out matching cardstock to the color of glitter that I chose to use and stuck the tape to the cardstock.

I pulled off the paper backing and glittered away using several different colors of Glitter Ritz and let me tell you…I got glitter everywhere….even on my face.. lol.

Here is a close-up picture of the balloons… I used small punches for the heart and star and attached them Glossy Accents.

I added  some Pink By Design Divine Twine in Black Licorice to tie the balloons together.

For the inside of the card I used the clouds that I cut out earlier and used the Pink By Design October’s Stamp of the Month – Friends to the End in Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid.

You should head over to Pink By Design’s Blog and take a look at what everyone has been up to. Hope your day is full of sparkle and bling.

To be eligible for the monthly prize or weekly badges, you must use the fabulous stamps from Pink by Design.  Remember, instead of weekly prizes, they will draw one winner out of all the July entries.  Play each week with Pink by Design stamps, and you’ll get  more chances to win!

Red, White and Blue

Pink By Design’s Ink it Pink Challenge (PbD03)

Hello all this week’s Ink it Pink Challenge is Red, White and Blue. So for this challenge I made a Red, White and Blue Tent Topper card.

I watched this great tutorial by Mary at Cardz Tv on making a Tent topper card. I loved the idea and the card just came together. She has tons of great tutorials on all kinds of amazing cards.

So here is the card that I am entering into the challenge.

All the cardstock is Recollections, I took White cardstock and stamped Cars by Hero Arts and then embossed in American Crafts Rouge embossing powder.

I then added some Pink By Design Air Mail Divine Twine and a few buttons.

Both the car on the inside and the one on the front is a stamp called Vroom by Imaginisce.

You still have time to link your crafty project to the Red, White and Blue Challenge here, you should stop by and check it out.