Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink by design - Shop-a-holic


As you may have read Mandy is super busy with her new job, and asked myself and a few of her other scrappy friends to take over her blog until she can get back to being crafty.

Today is Pink by design - design team submission day.  Yippee!  Part of the challenge was to use this fabulous paper Sarah had 3m sent to everyone on the design team call  Post-it Craft.  The entire back side of this paper is similar to what is on the 'sticky' part a post it note.  I am loving using this in the Cricut!!! It cuts perfectly.

This is going to be post that is heavy on pictures...and light on words.  I don't have the same 'way with words' that Mandy does.

Here you can see the back side of  3m's new Post-it Craft paper:

I am a huge fan of Cricut Design Studio.  I get all my cuts arranged on the screen, lay my papers down to match, and one run through the cricut...and I am done.  (the orange colored paper is the front side of the post-it paper)

I cut this shape from Storybook cartridge at 4 inches. 

 Peeled up the paper off the adhesive backing..

 I decided to use this cut as a mask. You can see in the picture below I put the mask on top of the red cardstock and sprayed it with black Maya Mist from Maya Road. Once it was dry I peeled up the mask leaving the beautiful design you will see on the card below.

 Here is the finished card.  It is a 'tall' card measuring 9"x4", and will fit in a letter size envelope.  I used the stamp "Well behaved women rarely make history" stamp from the Pink by design Shop-a-holic set.  Such a fun girlie set!!!

 A few more pictures that show off all the details of this card -

Accessories used -
Satin ribbon, tulle, bling, black & pearl glimmer mists, Swiss dots CB folder.

If you have questions about anything you see here, you can e-mail

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A small change at the Polka Dot Spot...

As some of you know I recently started a new full time job, that is consuming 99% of what use to be my 'creative time'.

I feel I have an obligation to share fabulous projects with all of my loyal followers, and I don't want to leave you with a dried up blog that never gets updated.  Lucky for me (and you) I have SUPER crafty and talented friends that will be taking over the Polka Dot Spot for me, until things settle down after the holidays.   While I will miss you all over the next few months, I don't think you will disappointed in the fabulous projects you see here, and having a little variety might be a nice change.  

I will let the girls take over from here and introduce themselves as they post their projects over the next few months....

Monday, September 20, 2010

And the winner is.........

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...
I just started following your blog and can't wait to see what new things you come up with!

Tracy I will send you an e-mail to get your address.   Thank you to everyone that entered.  Be watching for another giveaway very soon!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

BLOG candy -o- rama!!!

So it's been a crazy busy week for me, I don't know how Joy and Melanie can do this blog stuff everyday.  I am exhausted!!  But to celebrate a GREAT week, I am going to give away a super prize.  All you need to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post, and make sure you are a follower.

Also, my bff Liz is giving away a fabulous prize swing on over to her blog to register to win that also.  She is an amazingly talented will be in awe--promise!  Here is her blog....Skittles & Scrapbooks

Ok here is what I am giving away.....5 brand new Stampin' Up ink pads, and a brand new SU! Stack & Store Caddy  (luv these!!)

In the morning I am going to update this post with projects I have done this week on , just in case you missed them.  But for right now, blogger is being ridiculously slow I am heading off to bed.  It is almost 2!!

Edited to add pictures of my projects from being guest designer this week @

Friday's project:

Thursday's card for my lil sis:

 Wednesday's layout:

Tuesday's layout:

My layout from Monday is in the post below :) 

Thanks again for stopping by.  I have a lot of exciting things coming up, that I can't give any details about...but believe me you will want to stay tuned....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lucky, lucky me!!!

I consider myself honored to call Melanie & Joy from Everyday Cricut friends of mine, and I have been fortunate to be asked back as a guest designer on Everyday Cricut.  If you haven't stopped at their blog yet, make sure you do because they are giving away the new "Country Living" cartridge this week. 

I am going to make good use of my time as a guest designer, and do as many scrapbook pages as I can.  Because if you are anything like me, you are sooooooooooo far behind on your scrapbooks.

Here is my first layout:

  All of the paper in this layout is from the DCWV  'Guy' stack.
I recently received a pack of the 3m's new craft post it paper...this stuff is amazing in the cricut.  It cuts like butter, and the entire back side is repositionable adhesive.  So it's perfect to use it for a mask like I did in this layout.  I cut a heart from the simply sweet cartridge, and then peeled of the backing....attached it to the cardstock...spritzed the cardstock with 'leather' glimmer mist from Tattered Angels.  Then peeled the heart off, and had a perfectly masked heart shaped.

Title was cut using Simply Sweet cartridge @ 1.5"

   The pointy finger is from Graphically Speaking cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hey Cupcake!

Hey all, today is Pink by Design - team day.  Here is my card I made using Sarah's Rock On sentiment stamp set.  Here is a link, if you would like to order a set for yourself :  Pink By Design Store.

Let me apologize for my's not the best quality.  I may re-take pics when I get home from work in the natural light.  The light from my studio didn't do the card any justice.  

Products used:
Pink By Design - Rock on stamp set
Sweet treat cartridge

My minds eye – quite contrary line
Stampin’ Up ribbon & glitter
Glimmer mist and liquid appliqué

This cupcake is from the sweet treats cart, I took the top part of the cupcake covered it with liquid applique, heated with my heat gun.  Then sponged on SU! rose red ink, and sprayed with bubblegum glimmer mist.  This is waaay cuter in person.  Thanks for stopping by! 

For more great projects stop by the rest of the desgin team members blogs:

Sarah at
Paula More than favors
Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen
Ashley at Her Creative Path
Kristi at Little Paper Sprinkles

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

And the winner is.......

Drum roll please......

Manhattan Mandie said...Your page is GORGEOUS, Mandy!!! That zebra paper is YUMMY!!!

Mandie, I will send you and e-mail and let you know how to redeem your gift certificate. 

thank you to all that entered and for all the sweet comments. 

For those that asked, my surgery went well.  It was suppose to be out patient, but due to some complications I ended up staying in the hospital. YUCKO!  Today is the first day, that I am starting to feel like myself.  I hope each day gets better and better.  Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers.