Monday, January 3, 2011

MPS Design Team Submission and 1st Layout EVER!!!

So, one of my favorite crafty women, Robyn aka "My Pink Stamper" is having another Design Team call for 2011!!! WooHoo! I visit Robyn daily, and I would LOVE to be a part of her team! The challenge that she put forward was as follows:

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge (Simply Charmed is my current fave...) using Robyn's favorite colors......

(other optional color of your choice) I used YELLOW.

The Requirements for her Design Team are:

*You will need to have a blog
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You must have either a Cricut or Imagine to serve on the team
*No experience necessary but you must have a love for the craft! :)

And, since I fit ALL the requirements (wink,wink!), I have racked my brain to come up with something....something that would set me apart from the oh-so-many people that follow Robyn and would likely be submitting a project as well. She only has 2 spots to fill, and as I look over at her blog today, there are over 150 submissions already!! For the last couple of days, I have been playing with my new Gypsy that my wonderful husband surprised me with on Christmas, trying to come up with something that would hopefully knock Robyn's socks off!! And how's this for a sock-knocker-off-er??? (Is that even a word?) I came up with what has turned out to be my VERY FIRST LAYOUT EVER!!! I am a cardmaker/3D item/home decor gal for the most part, and would love to start to delve into the layout aspect of the craft that I am soooo obsessed with!! I figured if I was going to submit to a challenge, I might as well really challenge myself!! hee hee!! A very good friend is having a baby girl in March, and her shower is coming I may use this in a small scrapbook for her, or maybe keep it and scrap something from when MY baby girl was born 3 years ago!! Either way, for my first layout, I am pretty happy with the result!

Here She Is!!! ("recipe" to follow under the photos!)

My Recipe:
Stampin' UP! Cardstock (solid colors)
My Mind's Eye "Bliss" Cardstock Stack (pink and green patterned paper)
DCWV "Green Tea" Cardstock Stack (brown patterned paper)
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (baby carriage, title, and bottles)
Storybook Cricut Cartridge (Scalloped Square frames)
White Gelly Roll Pen for doodling
Scrap Ribbon
Silver Brads for detail
Pink Adhesive Rhinestone from my stash for bling on the baby's bow
PopDots for added dimension under the carriage and bottles

Thanks for looking! And good luck to everyone (many, many talented people!!) on the DT call!! Fingers are Crossed!!!


just2ducky said...

Well, "I" think its great. :) Good luck!

girlia said...

GL with the challenge

Raechel said...

wow from cards to layouts! Look may be forming a cricut addiction! LOL! good job with your sock-knoker-offer..

Staying Crafty said...

Cute layout! I'm lovin' the polka dots :) said...

So adorable!!!!

I am doing a cricut cart giveaway.
Stop by my blog for details:)

Karen said...

Very Cute! TFS! Come on over to my I have 2 Cricut Cartridge giveaways going on until Friday! Leave comments for 2 chances to win! Bug Hugs!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So cute!!! Good Luck!!! -Sam :-)

p.s. I'm a new blog follower :-)

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! this will look adorable with wsome pics! i love to mix carts too TFS!

We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by