Sunday, January 2, 2011

First Official Challenge

My Pink Stamper has 2 openings for her new design team.

One of the requirements is to have a blog--check! So, I figure, why not give it a try. Nothing to lose, but it gives me something to  write about not to mention a new card or two to share with you. Yes, I did two cards. I had two ideas but could not decide until I actually did them.

I had the idea I wanted to do a valentine's card with a cartridge you would not necessarily think of using for such a card.

The two cartridges I chose are recent additions to my collection, Jolly Holidays and Four Legged Friends. I have posted them both below.  
Can you guess which one I submitted?

Here is the challenge.
Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using Robyn's favorite colors......

Pink, Green, Brown
(other optional color of your choice)

Card #1 Recipe ~ Friends Fur-ever

Card is a basic 4.25" x 5.5". I used all Bazzill card stock except for the cute pattern paper which is from American Crafts

Base of the card is pink
The pattern paper is cut 4" x 5.25"
The green paper is 4.25" x 1.5" and then I put it through the crimper for texture. I always forget about the crimper, but it is a cool tool. Once you crimp the paper, it will be closer to 4".

The cute dog and all layers is cut at 4" from the Four Legged Friends cartridge

Add a bit of ribbon, some brads, and a cute sentiment from from My Pink Stamper Punny-licious and Even More Punny-licious (the paw print) stamp sets and you have a cute card. 

I Also added some glossy accents to the eyes and nose, a pearl to the collar for a bit of "doggy bling" and some doodle accents. This is all personal preference.

Card #2 Recipe ~ Two Hearts

Card is a basic 4.25" x 5.5". I used all Bazzill card stock except for the cute pattern paper which is from American Crafts

Base of the card is whit.
The pattern paper is cut 4" x 5.25" then I punched a border on each long side. 
Punched another solid piece of Pink paper and cut to 1" layering on top of the patterned paper. To cover the seam, I added two ribbons, trying to meet the challenge for the use of the color green.

The cute girl and all layers is cut at 3.75" from the Jolly Holidays cartridge. 
I did use my Gypsy to hide the face features so I could use my Happy Lashes Peachy Keen stamp set.
I also cut off the xmas ornament the girl was holding in her hand and added the two  heart brads. 
A few more sparkles of rhinestones using the i-rock for her earrings, some button brads on her coat and  stickles on her headband and coat trim and add her to the card with pop-dots.
The sentiment and heart sprinkles where added using My Pink Stamper Love-alicious and Simply Sweet Occasions stamp sets.

Check here to see which one I posted as well as all the other fantastic cards. It's number 111.


girlia said...

What a cute card. I absolutely love it

the cricutologist said...

Oh my goodness that puppy is so cute! Great job on this card! I'm your newest follower!

{Raechel} said...

cute cards! I like how you used a "Christmas" cartridge for a Valentines! Good job.

Unknown said...

Really cute!

Mackiemade said...

Love the doggie! So cute!

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Your puppy card is so cute. Good luck!

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roxie said...

Just had to leave a comment....they are both great. You are one clever card maker! Keep up the awesome work. Look forward to more of your wonderful ideas. You are so creative!

Kitty said...

Super cute! I really love the doggy card!

Anonymous said...

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

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

SweetSassyDiva said...

too cute! Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I will have to revisit that cart. i think i will need some peachy keen stamps 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

CarrieAnne said...

Both cards are super cute, but the puppy is just so darling with that pearl studded card. Look forward to seeing more the work that you post. Best of luck in the DT call.

jcinokc said...

Both cards are adorable. Congrats on being an honorable mention for the design team.

Lisa J said...

Your cards are super cute! Congrats on being an honorable mention!

Cathy Martin said...

Congrats on getting honorable mention. Your card is really cute. I have just become your newest follower. I would love for you to come visit me at my blog and become a follower if you'd like.

Melissa and Jeff said...

Congrats on getting honorable mention. You know- that I just love what you do!!!

Charlene said...

Congrats on your honorable mention!! :)