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Hi my crafting friends. I'm going to be doing something new here at A Touch of Pink. I am going to be starting a Monthly Newsletter. This newsletter will contain product reviews, tips, guides and up coming events just to name a few. If you would like to sign up for this Monthly Newsletter you can email me at. Please put "Monthly Newsletter" in the subject line so I know that you would like to subscribe. I hope to share lots of great information with you each month and find out what you would like to know more about. Thank you to all who visit A Touch of Pink.

Happy Scrappin

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A New Blog address for me

Hi ladies, I just want to let you know that I have a new blog address. It is www. After much trial and error and I think I  have this all figured out. I hope so anyways. Please bear with me as I make this transition.  I would love it if you would please come and follow me on my new blog. It will look the same once I get that set up. thank you for you patience as I get this all worked out.

Happy Scrappin

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blog Award

Thank you so much liz_jose for this awesome blog award.  I need to list 8 things about me. Hmmm

1. My new favorite cartridge is Create A Critter.

2. I'm so lucky to have made some wonderful friends through crafting and Youtube

3. I love my new Gypsy and wonder how I ever crafted with out it.

4. I really want the new Expressions 2 coming out this year.

5. I have 4 boys and 1 dog named Ruby

6. Im starting a monthly newsletter here on my blog

7. I have been married 14  1/2 years to a supportive of my hobby hubby.

8. I love the color pink if you didnt already know that about me.

Thanks again for this award.!

Happy Scrappin'

Newsletter Volume 1

By: Scrappingpinklady
Volume 1

Welcome my crafting friends to the first volume of  A  Touch of Pink newsletter.
In this newsletter I hope to keep you up to date on what’s going on in the Scrap booking world as well as share lots of ideas, tips and tricks with you all along the way.

First off a little about myself for those of you who don’t know me.  I am a mom to 4 boys and work part time. I have a love of scrap booking and crafting that is huge. It is my passion. I love helping others learn about it and talking about the Circut whenever I can. Just ask my hubby about that. Whenever I’m at the craft store I always end up talking to someone new about how wonderful the Circut is. Its funny now he just rolls his eyes and goes with the flow of it. If I could talk Cricut all day long and get paid I would be a very happy camper.!

The first thing I want to tell you about it is the new Expressions 2. I’m sure most of you have heard of and seen it by now with all the videos of CHA out there. I for one am very excited about this new machine. It is a combination of the Expressions that is out now and the Imagine in my opinion. In that we will be able to cut with the image cartridges from the Imagine in the new Expressions as well as use all of the ones we own already. The other big change is that you wont need a keypad overlay for it. It has a fully digital screen.   You can find more information on this new machine on Face book at the Cricut official page.!/OfficialCricut.There you will be able to see pictures of the new machine as well.

Here are some other sites where you can see it as well.

These sites should give you some more info about this fabulous machine. From what I have heard I believe it is set  to debut on HSN in April. As I find out more about that I will keep you posted.

Cartridge Review

I would like to try to include a cartridge review for you every month if possible. This month it will be Create A Critter. I am in love with this cartridge. I love the images and the layers and the extras.  You can visit my blog at to see some of the cards I have made with the cart. Just look under labels for Create A Critter and then you will find them. If you own this cartridge and have made something with it please email me at and I will post them on my blog for so that others can see them too.

Well I think that about sums up this first newsletter. If you have ideas or things you would like to see please forward them to the same email address above and I will do my best to cover them.

Happy Scrappin’


Hippo Card

Happy Monday again my crafting friends. Here is my Hippo Card I made as well from my favorite new cart. The  details are close to the bird card, so you can check out the post below for more info. This hippo is on page 44 of the hand book. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

More Create A Critter

Supplies Needed

Create a Critter Cartridge

Embossing folder of your choice

Ink for around the edges to add dimension

Fibers or ribbons if you choose to add them

Pop dots or foam tape if you you choose to add them

A Gypsy or Design Studio as it makes it much easier to cut out

Fine tip markers and or white gel pen for doodling around card 

Happy Monday my crafting friends Hope you like my newest card I have for you today. It is again from Create A Critter. I'm so LOVING this cartridge. Its my new all time FAV. Anyhow hope you enjoy. Happy Monday and Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Owl cards

Here are 2 more owl cards I have made. Ladies I have to tell you Im loving this cartridge. It has been lots of fun so far. Im off to make the hippo now and will post when Im done. Happy Sunday and Happy scrappin.

Create A Critter

 This is how it looks laid out my mat to cut.

This is  how it looks laid out on my Gypsy

Supplies Needed

Create A Critter Cartridge

Embossing folder of Choice, I used Swiss dots

Ink for shading around the owl and card if desired

Fibers, Ribbon or Twine as accents on card

Stamps for sentiments 

Sharpie Fine tip markers for adding doodling

White gel pen for adding doodling as well

I recommend a Gypsy or Design Studio as it makes

it easier to cut, but is not necessary

Pop dots or foam tape for dimension 

Flowers and bling are optional

I made all my cuts at 3 inches for the standard size A2 card. I added lots of fibers and ribbon as accents. I also sprayed the owls with Design Master Silver glitter spray for that sparkle. The owls are up on pop dots for dimension. happy Sunday and Happy Scrappin.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dressed Up For School Dance

Here is my oldest son all dressed up for the Valentines Dance at school. It was held during school hours and just one for each grade. He came home and said he danced with a few girls. How I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to watch. ! LOL He said he was nervous at first but that it went away after a few dances. Cant believe hes going to be 13 in less than a month. Where has the time gone.

Create A Critter Baby Card

Here is my 1st card with Create A Critter. I made this adorable sheep card for my niece who just had her f1st baby. This was such a fun card to make and I will be making lots more with this cart.

Supplies Needed

White card stock 8  1/2 by 11 cut in half to make the A2 sized card
Background paper - I used paper from Making Memories Chloe's  Closet
White, black, and gray card stock for the scallop and sheep.

Pop dots to pop the sheep up on the scallop

Fibers that I tied to side of card are from my stash

White gel pen and light blue fine tipped Sharpie for stiching

Black and Brown Color Box chalk ink for edging

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Saturday and Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Happy almost Valentines Day to you. Here is another card I made. I  hope you like the big red shiny lips.!!! I hope everyone is ready for Valentines Day tomorrow. I finished 2 of my boys' Robot candy bar Valentines last night. What a job that was. See post below for more information on that.

Supplies Needed

Indie Art cartridge for the lips
Kiss Me stamp
( Mine is a $1 Michaels stamp)

White embossing powder

Versa Mark ink pad

Pink ink for edging

 Happy Sunday and I will be back with a few more cards latter today. Thanks for stopping by and as always I love comments and subscribers.!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Hi my friends. I just wanted to share some birthday pictures with you all. Today was my birthday and I  had such a nice day. My mom took me to breakfast and then we came back to my house for the day. Hubby made me the best ever chocolate chip cheesecake with the PINK topping from scratch. It was to die for good.!! I love the way it turned out with the pink topping on it.  :) My mom got me this adorable apron that is different on both sides. This side has yummy cupcakes all over it. My stamps that I ordered came today plus I got some birthday money so all in all I  had a GREAT day. Thanks scrubby, my boys and mom for making my day so special. Also thank  you to all those that called or wished me happy birthday on FB. It helped make my day wonderful.!!!!!

Robots and more Robots

Hi my crafting friends. Can you believe I made 52 of these for my 1st and 3rd graders for Valentines day at school. I scraplifted this totally cute idea out of one of my scrapbook magazines. The candy bars were perfect for Valentines day with the colors and hearts on them. No need to cover them with paper. This a big project and I couldnt have done it without  my Gypsy. I would not recommend doing this without a Gypsy or SCAL or some type of program like that. I was able to measure the candy bar and just type the measurements in that I need and I saved them so I could easily cut more when needed. I was also able to have a layer for each cut. You could even involve your kids and have them help you fold the arms and legs and put the base layers together if you wanted. I bet they would have a great time helping out.

Supplies Needed for Robots

Small Candy bars of your choice
Lots of Scrap paper for the various pieces

Glue dots to hold down the candy bars

Scotch tape to tape them closed

(otherwise they will flap around)

Stamps for fine tip markers for the face

White gel pen to do stitching around the hearts

I saved all the files on my Gypsy but the heart. I cut that at 3/4 in. on the George Cart. I used the shift and cut the heart in the upper corner on Shift lock. I would be willing to share the files with someone but I dont  know how to. So if anyone could help me with that  I would be forever thankful.  Happy Scrappin and Happy Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and as always I would love your comments.!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Here is my challenge card for 365 Cards today

 Hi my crafting friends. Here is a card I  made for today's challenge over at 365 cards. I had a hard time with this one but this is what I came up with. A tip for you is to cut this shoe on the smaller side. I did my first cut and 3 inches and it was almost a big as my whole card. So it seems to me that it cuts quite big. Just a heads for you when using this cut.

Supplies Used

White card stock for the base of the card

Black and pink card stock from my stash

 The paper with the words on it is from American Crafts paper Teen stack

White gel pen

The sweet stamp is from Autumn leaves Everyday Sentiments

Black and white ribbon from my stash

My Gypsy and Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge for the Shoe and shadow

Pink Prima bling

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cootie Catcher

Remember making these in school with binder paper.? Well I have a much cuter and updated version of this for you today. This would be so cute to make for your kids for Valentines day or any day. Its fairly quick and easy to. I used my Gypsy and Expressions to cut the heart and numbers out. The hearts are on the Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge and I believe the numbers are from the Gypsy font cartridge. You could use punches or any cartridge that you have with hearts or numbers if you wanted to decorate like mine.

Supplies Needed

1 piece of Patterned Paper or Cardstock
Score Pal or other scoring too

A bone folder to use on creases

Supplies to decorate however you would like

I saw this video on youtube. The gals youtbe name is brokenroad2006 and the video is called Fortune Teller.
I did my inside a little different and wrote notes on each section. But you can do yours however you like. Happy Wednesday and Happy Scrappin


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mini Treat Holder

 Today I have a mini treat holder for you. This one would work well with the Hershey's Bliss candy. The rectangle ones. I scraplifted this idea from Tracy at Craft Junkie or I will give you a picture tutorial on how to do this. I believe Tracy did a video of this. Its one of her older posts so you will have to look for it. I will try to find the link and come back here and post for you. So lets get started.

Supplies Needed
Crop-a-dial or hole punch of your choice
A piece of card stock 1 1/2 x 5 inches
(I used double sided for mine)
Ribbon of your choice to match your paper

1 small flower
1 brad
Ink if you want to ink around your edges before you put together
Score Pal or other scoring device
How to Asseble
Step 1 Cut your card stock to 1 1/2 x 5 inches long
Step 2 Score your card stock at 1 inch, 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches

Step 3 Ink around edges 

Step 4 Fold and crease your score lines

Step 5 punch holes with Crop-a-dile at the 1 inch score mark, making sure not to punch to close to the edge

Step 6 Tie ribbon through one hole making sure that your knot is on the inside. Decide how much ribbon you 
will need to handle to stand up. Then finish up the other side.

Step 7 Assemble your treat holder and decide where you want your flower. The flower will hold the
whole treat holder together. Use a paper piercer to make the hole. A your flower and insert brad.
Step 8 Add your candy with a mini glue dot at the bottom, so it wont fall out and viola you are all done.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see what you make so leave me a comment and tell me where I can view your finished project.

Happy Tuesday and Happy Scarappin


Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Few More Cards I have Made

 Happy Sunday my crafting friends. Here are a few more cards I made in the last couple of days. The top one is a birthday cad and of course the bottom one is a Valentines day card. For the top card I used the following:

atd paper in Tranquil pink embossed stripes
Birthday cake from Doodlin Around stack by DCWV cut down
$1 Studio G stamp for Happy Birthday
Prima bling from my stash
Pink Fibers from my stash
Tim Holtz edge distresser

For the bottom Valentines Day card I used
The same pink paper from atd
Brown card stock from my stash
Text paper from Life's Journey
Pink flower is from the Dollar Tree
The birds in the middle are from a sheet of postage stamp like pictures from Michael's last year.

Happy Sunday and Happy Scrappin