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September 29, 2011

Gypsy Won't Power On :(

Hi all,
 I recently had a moment of PANIC regarding my very FAVORITE crafting buddy EVER my Gypsy!  I sent my DESPERATE plea to Provocraft:
Device will not power on the screen is black but the indicator light is blue. The device was charged over night and there was absolutely no change. Holding down the power button for a very long time has no change on the status. Please advise I am DEVOTED to my gypsy and can't imagine creating without it.
Their SAME DAY reply:
Hello Raechel,

Thank you for emailing Customer Support.

We are sorry to hear about the issues that you have been having with your Gypsy. There is an easy way to reset your Gypsy.  Simply remove the black end of your stylus.  The black end has a small tip that can then be inserted into the small hole in the back of your Gypsy.  This will reset your Gypsy.

We would like to recommend doing a hard reset for your Gypsy. You can do this with the Gypsy off press and hold the top left silver button, silver circle on the right, and then the power key. (should get the rainbow screen). It will then switch to the load screen followed by the main menu screen.

If that does not fix your issue then would we would like to recommend that you call the number below where a representative will be happy to troubleshoot with you further.

Have a wonderful day!

Customer Support Email
Customer Support
Provo Craft | 10876 River Front Pkwy, Suite #600, South Jordan, UT 84095
Cricut® support: 1-877-727-4288| Monday-Friday: 7am-6pm MST | fax: 801-794-9001 |

We would also like to take this time to remind you to register your products at

The END RESULT?????  This fixed my problem :) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope this helps anyone who has similar problems.


July 15, 2011

WHERE have I been???

Enjoying the SUMMER!!! I also am starting a weight loss program with the Lose It APP it's FREE...YAY!!! If you are not an iPhone user no worries just use the web version!  I am down 2.6 pounds already...and walking everyday!  I totally have a "Just Do It" Nike attitude:) right now hopefully it sticks!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer too!  I'll try to post a project soon

June 21, 2011

Sweet Goodness

Now It's time to say goodbye to all our company...LOL it's that time my 6 month term is up with My Pink Stamper and WHAT A PRIVILEGE it has been!!! I have LOVED every moment. The Design team is a FABULOUS group of TALENTED ladies and I have learned a lot over the last 6 months! THANK YOU Miss Robyn-My Pink Stamper and ALL of the 2011 My Pink Designers!

Our FINAL challenge was for something Bright & Fun!!! I used 3 different My Pink Stamper Stamps 2 on the front and 1 beautiful phrase sentiment on the inside!! If you love these stamps as much as I do and would like to purchase your own click HERE

YMy Gypsy! I use it on every project!
Cartridge: Simply Charmed
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Sweetest Cupcake, Music Speaks, Fancy Phrases
Paper: Walmart Paper pack, Paper Trey Ink, American Crafts
Extras: Ribbon, Paper Trey Ticket Die, Twinery Twine, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder

June 18, 2011

One in a Melon

A BIG HUGE Thank You to all my followers and commenters you are all awesome!
Your encouragement means so much to me and I am very blessed by your kind words! awwweee I love this sentiment from My Pink stamper's Fruit & Veggie Puns it "PEARS" ha ha ha perfectly with her NEW Freind-Tastic stamp set used on the here to purchase your own My Pink Stamper Stamps.

I have also chosen a WINNER for the last giveaway I had....Congrats and thank you again EVERYONE!
 !!!the WINNER is!!!
TX Scrapper Mom said...
That is absolutely adorable! Love the colors and all the details!

Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)
txscrappermom at hotmail dot com

Cartridge: Simply Charmed
Cuttle Bug Folder: seeing spots
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns AND Friend-tastic
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock
Extras: Ribbon, Stickles, White gel pen

June 10, 2011

Summer HAPPY hello!

Tonight's Pink-A-Licious HOP LIST be sure to link your very own creation on My Pink Stamper's site when your done hopping! I am excited to see everyone's creations!

 Raechel  {{YOU are HERE}}
Tracy--Craft Junkie Too YOUR next stop

For my Summer Theme I made a 4.5 X 4.5 card! I totally think of the beach fun when I think of here is my FUN card! 

I used 2 different My Pink Stamper stamps to mix and match the sentiment. I stamped then embossed with white embossing powder so I am hoping you can see how wonderful Robyn's stamps look in white! I LOVE IT! To purchase your very own set of My Pink Stamper Stamps click HERE I used my white gel pen to accent the different cricut cuts and tied off with some wonderful twine, I just got in the mail from the twinery...YAY!  

Since this is my LAST official My Pink Stamper Hop, and what a privilege it has been to be on the My Pink Stamper Design Team, I decided to have a give away!  A My Pink Stamper Stampset... TO ENTER just leave me a comment with an email to contact you.  I hope you all like my summer theme card and have FUN with the rest of the HOP! 

NEXT up is the very talented Miss Tracy Craft Junkie Too  

I heart My Gypsy I use it on every project!
Cartridge: Create A Critter, Simply Charmed
CuttleBug: dots embossing folder from quickutz
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Recollections
Extras: Twinery Twine, White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, brown pen, Corner Chomper, White Embossing Powder

June 01, 2011

HAPPY graduation

CONGRATULATIONS to my little friend Bethany who graduated Pre-School!!!! She's off to face the exciting world of Kindergarten! I thought since I could not make it to her ceremony I'd send her this little cutie to tell her how excited we are for her NEW beginning! I used the Fabulous My Pink Stamper Stamps Birthday Crazy for the "HAPPY" and Fancy Phrases for the "graduation" along with my absolute new favorite patterned paper Echo Park! Super CUTE! The poodles super cute eyelashes are a small Fiskars flower punch cut in 1/2 I LOVE this trick! The shape of the card is from Home Decor...not my favorite Elegant Edges..gasp! I hope you all are enjoying this FIRST day of June! It came CRAZY FAST for me...summer vacation begins...yikes! {{hugs}}~Raechel
My Gypsy...everytime
Cartridge: Home Decor, Create A Critter
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Echo Park
Extras: Ribbon, Button, fiskars punch, gogglie eyes, white gel pen, brown pen, Tinsel yarn (old had it forever)

May 27, 2011

Too cute Tulip!

AWWWWEEE I just love the simplicity of this card...of course using My NEW favorite Cartridge Elegant Edges, some super cute DCWV patterned paper and the waaay cute Paper Trey Ink what a combo! Ok soooo I really like this one can you tell? LOL! I hope you all like it too... have a super fun day everyone! {{HUGS}}~Raechel

this darker picture shows the true color of the green as well as the cute seeing spots embossing on the yellow base!
My Gypsy...everytime
Cartridge: Elegant Edges (my NEW MUST HAVE), Simply Charmed
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Inside Happiest Moments
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock, DCWV
Extras: PTI Ribbon, Cuttle Bug Seeing Spots

May 24, 2011

Masculine Card


I can not create masculine brain locks up kind of like my bling no stickles no girlie all just does not compute...

So with no frills here is my man card...I must say it is not my favorite :( on a positive note I do LOOOOOVE the tiny staples from my tiny attacher by Tim Holz and the EXTRA LARGE sentiment from My Pink Stamper's fabulous new release Birthday Crazy ...the great paper is from DCWV and I used lots of distress ink from Timmy Holz on this card... AND for the first time EVER...for me Indie Art Cartridge, which I really like and don't know whay I haven't used before??!? YAY rediscovering a cart!!! LOL I hope you are all having a super duper fabulous Tuesday {{HUGS}}~Raechel
lovin my Gypsy!
Cartridge:Indie Art (1st time ever!!! YAY!)
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)
Extras: Tiny Staples, Distress Ink in Walnut

May 19, 2011


A Sassy sentiment for a SASSY CARD! I once again have to say I LOVE ELEGANT EDGES! Of course when paired with Echo Park paper what's not to love right?? I used my We are Memory Keepers Stub/Deco Corner Chomper on the edges and on the inside it really frames this card! I used the perfect sassy sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Sweetest Cupcake stamp set to finish off this card!{supplies}
Cartridge: Nifty Fifties, Elegant Edges
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Sweetest Cupcake
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock, Echo Park
Extras: Stickles, Ribbon

May 16, 2011


I {{HEART}}the new Elegant is one of my new MUST HAVE carts! I love this background shape it went perfectly with the Strawberry from Rock Pirncess!!! My mom LOVES strawberries so this was for her! I stamped the inside with a My Pink Stamper sentiment from Happiest Moments unfortunately I did not photo that part :( oooohhh well you'll have to take my word it was beautiful! {{HUGS}}~Raechel
ALWAYS my Gypsy!
Cartridge: Elegant Edges, Rock Princess
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments (INSIDE CARD)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock
Extras: Ribbon, Stickles

May 13, 2011


I recently (on Easter Sunday) lost my Papa to cancer. I am broken hearted by the loss of a great man! I spent the last week and a half of my Papa's precious life at his side...I will forever cherish EVERY moment I spent with him, if any of you have a loved please don't miss precious moments with them. I pray you all are strong and continue to fight. My Papa fought till he took his last breath I will join the fight for the cure...Please do all you can to help find a cure of any and all types of cancer.
Cartridge: Elegant Edges
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Family & Friends
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock
Extras: Ribbon, bling, Martha Stewart Punch,

May 11, 2011

happy birthday to ME!!!!!!!!!!

YAY! Today is my Birthday!!! I am now 37 years old...WOW I totally remember being a kid of 14 thinking HOLY COW 35 is OLD!!! I was obviously a completely deranged teenager! that's young...right?!?

This card is super simple but here's the ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS part about it...I SERIOULSY made it in 5 minutes!!! I hope you're all totally impressed with me because that is 100% a FIRST for me! I have NEVER made a card in 5 minutes! I feel as though I have accomplished something great and I wanted to share it with you all! LOL! I used the amazing My Pink Stamper's newest set of stamps on this super quick but still completely cute card...this sentiment is off the Birthday Crazy set, which I must say I LOVE! I also used an animal print paper pack from Michaels Recollections set...I hope everyone thinks its cute especially given the 5 minute start to finish method :)
Happy Birthday Hugs from the Birthday Girl, all of you!!!{{{HUGS}}}~Raechel
I use my Gypsy on EVERY project
Cartridge: Sweet Treats
Stamp: My Pink Stamper's BRAND NEW Birthday Crazy (LOVE!)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michael's Recollection
Extras: Ribbon, String

May 07, 2011

Glitter Glitz and GLAM!!!

I hope you all are having a GREAT time today will all the challenges on My Pink Stamper I just LOVE this challenge!!! It is sooo me! :) I Used the fabulous NEWLY released Stamp Set by My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy...I paired it with the MUST have Elegant Edges I HEART this Cart! I hope you all like my card and keep playing along with more challenges over at My Pink Stamper{supplies}
Cartridge: Elegant Edges pg.25 Oblong Shift sides were scissor trimmed
Stamp: My Pink Stamper's BRAND NEW Birthday Crazy (LOVE!)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michael's Recollection
Extras: Toole, background dots made with a small circle punch, Martha Stewart Punch, ribbon, bling glued on a button, bling, pearl

Owl Bookmarker

National ScrapDay Challenge #4 Happy Mother's Day
I made this for a friend of mine for her Mother N Law who LOVES to read!!! YAY I love to read too! I used the Cindy Loo Cart because the Reader LOVES owls! I also used Elegant Edges for the perch...this is quickly becoming a favorite cart for me! I hope you all are enjoying your day and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you Moms out there! {hugs}~Raechel

Cartridge: Elegant Edges, CindyLoo
Stamps: yikes NONE
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Basic Grey Patterned
Extras: Stampin up Border punch, Ribbon

Hello Cupcake!

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #1 ANYTHING CUPCAKE!!!

I love this super cute card!!! And I used the perfect stamps for it Sweetest Cupcakes from My Pink Stamper! Perfect for Anything Cupcake!
Happy National Scrapbookday To you all~{hugs}~Raechel
Cartridge: Elegant Edges, Sweet Treats
Stamp: My Pink Stamper's Sweetest Cupcakes
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michael's Recollection, DCWV Patterned
Extras: Papertrey Ribbon

May 04, 2011

MPS celebrates National Scrapbook Day!!!!

I hope everyone plans to stop by and play along! Miss Robyn will have a challenge every hour...and LOTS of prizes! YAY!!! I can't wait to see everyone's creations! {Hugs}~Raechel
My Pink Stamper

April 26, 2011

Happy Spring!

Hope you all are having a nice spring day.

Cartridge: Create a Critter
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels open stock
Extras: White Embossing powder, background dots stamp, ribbon, button, twine, Stampin Up Punch

April 19, 2011

Dino-riffic Easter Wishes!

Who wouldn't LOVE a Dino-Bunny??!! I just think this little cutie is super duper Dino-riffic!!! My beautiful dughter will be giving these out to her friends for Easter this year! She wanted something cute! I hope you all agree with her because she just loves how these turned out! I used the SUPER cute new My Pink Stamper stamp sets Boy Crazy and Happiest Moments
Cartridge: Create A Critter
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Recollections (Michaels cardstock packs)
Extras: gellies for the eyes, pom pom cotton tail, Ribbon, Polka Dots Quickutz Folder

April 16, 2011

Lovin those HEELS!

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a blinged up pair of PINK heels, and a feather boa!!! LOL! I must say the boa thing is totally workin for me...still...if you look back at a few of my January posts you'll see the boas! LOL! I used My Pink Stamper's Family & Friends for the sentiment! {supplies} Cartridge: Forever Young Stamps: My Pink Stamper Family & Friends Inside and Out Paper: Pattern paper DCWV Stack, Recollections (Michaels cardstock packs), Papertrey Ink Extras: Bling, SU Top Note Circle Punch, Ribbon, Black Boa, White Gel Pen

April 11, 2011

Giveaway WINNER!

The winner of my very first giveaway is:

jillorcutt said...

Raechel, I really liked your card. This blog has been the MOST fun tonight. I'd love to win your first giveaway. Thanks for doing it!

Jillorcutt Please contact me with an email address so I can mail out your NEW
My Pink Stamper Stamp Set More Faithful Sayings

Thank You to Miss Robyn (MPS) for hosting the Hop and to all you who played along and HUGE thanks to all of you who commented! I LOVED having a give away and hope to be able to do another giveaway soon!
Huge Happy {HUGS}~Raechel

April 08, 2011

Pinkalicious "Birthday" Hop!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another FUN PINKALICIOUS BLOG HOP! If you are joining me from Cristi Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes then WOOT WOOT you are right on target!
If not you may want to start at the beginning over at My Pink Stamper Be sure to visit all the design teams they are all so very creatively talented you are sure to be inspired!

For my project I made a 5x5 card...I LOVE this size and shape unfortunately it requires extra postage so I usually save it for hand deliveries! I used Simply Charmed and my gypsy to add some MORE polka dots to the cake layer! Click on the photos for a close up view! I LOVE having the darker pink show through the top layer! I used My Pink Stamper's Family & Friends on the inside of the card for the happy birthday sentiment! These are fabulous stamps EVEN when using the cheaper ink pads and I LOVE that about them!

I am sooo excited to say I am having my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY! YAY! I hope you all enter! To enter you do not need to be a follower, though I would LOVE if you decide to follow :) Simply leave me a comment and a way to contact you! I will be announcing my winner on Monday so hopefully lots of you will have a chance to enter!
Don't forget to leave a comment to win this set! Good luck and THANK YOU so very much for being so very encouraging to me and everyone else in the hop we ALL LOVE your encouraging comments!! {HUGS}~Raechel
your NEXT STOP in the hop is the very talented
don't forget to link up your very own pinkalicious hop project on My Pink Stamper's site...I am looking forward to seeing all your creations!

Cartridge: Simply Charmed, Create a Critter (scallop)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Michaels Recollections brand
Extras: Ribbon, Black Pen, White Gel Pen, stampin up Border punch, EK Success Shape punch, Cuttle bug folders seeing spots & Swirls