July 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call Entry

Robyn at My Pink Stamper over at My Pink Stamper is accepting project entries for her design team! Those that follow me know I am not on any design teams yet but I know it's time for me to start searching it out. It's something I REALLY want to do. I'm one of those crafters who doesn't want to be on 2 or 3 teams and spread myself thin. I really want to be on one team and focus my all on that. I have LOTS of MPS stamps, love them and use them a lot and it just "FEELS" right for me to try for a MPS spot. If it happens YIPPEE SKIPPY and I will give it full attention. If not then guess what....I'll be trying again LOL

The challenge is to create a Cricut project using the colors orange, turquoise, green, brown and other optional color of your choice.

At first, I had lot of card ideas spinning in my head. I went to her stamps I had for inspiration and then went through my papers. I finally went to bed last night still undecided and not quite feeling right to do a card.

I woke up at 7 am this morning and I just "knew" what I was doing..a layout!! And, it was like the specific paper in a paper pad I had was speaking to me....crazy huh? LOL

So, here is my official entry for the My Pink Stamper Design Team Call. It truly was fun to do and a labor of love.

The lighting for the colors may not be best but the colors are a lime green and a light turquoise color

My inspiration started with:
1) This book that my 9 yr old dd loves. It is also a storage book (flip it open) I always tell her she is "unique."

2) Then, the paper I almost felt I dreamed about was from K & Company, Carolyn Gavin "Greenhouse"paper pad I had. There was one specific paper I was thinking about...it had a brown background with turquoise and orange flowers. No other colors. Was it meant to be? LOL
3) After I knew I wanted to do a layout, I remember 3 of my dd's fav colors are...turquoise, brown and lime green. Her room is even done in these colors and also hot pink. My DD is in Colorado for 2 wks visiting her cousins and I miss her lots, so it just seemed to fall into place to do this layout for her.

Layout: a double 12 x 12 layout, images cut with gypsy and my cricut expression
Papers used are: various papers (8 in all) from the K & Company Carolyn Gavin "Greenhouse paper pack. My optional color was cream paper (for lettering and flower),solid green (for the grass) and solid brown (for layout base) all from Core'dinations.
I did use white cardstock in the printer/with the computer for my printed "unique" sentiment.

Other supplies used: Brushed Corduroy, Orange Peel & True Blue Stickles for the centers of the flowers. Orange MS chalk ink to ink edges of the lettering. Black Staz-On dye ink pad for the stamped sentiments on the flowers. A turquoise flower brad from Recollections, brown/cream twine and a green metallic starburst sticker for the "fake cork board." I used the Cuttlebug & swiss dots embossing folder on the cream colored lettering. Adhesives wereScotch quick dry and 3m ATG and pop dots for some of the frames.

Stamps used: All are My Pink Stamper. Some of the sentiments I just blocked off or didn't use the entire saying.

Family & Friends
"Special" (Something Special)

Winter Punnies
"Adorable" (Snow Adorable)


Solid brown cardstock for base. Took the floral (brown, turquoise & orange floral and cut scallop edge with gypsy/expression at 11.5 x 11/5 using Gypsy Wandering frame cut.

Wording/Title was cut using Nate's ABC's at 2"for each letter. The wording was grouped & welded together. Cut 2 x and glued together for thickness. Then ran through cuttlebug. (not the green paper)

Grass was from Everyday Paper doll and cut in green at 2.75 x 11.55 (the yellow chainlink was turned off on the gypsy)

Photo Mats: Rectangles are from Ashlyn's Alphabet (3 x 5, 3 x 4.70, 3.30 x 4.80) and the curvy rectangle was from Lacy Labels (4 x 6 and 3.5 x 5.5) Cork Board was 3.5 x 4.5 for cork paper and 4 x 4.8 for the brown "frame"

Flowers: Kate's ABC's, I used some of the "layer" cuts for the flowers (which are smaller) and then sized up. Flower sizes were various: 7.1 x 3.68, 6.80 x 3.53, 6.65 x 3.45, 6x 1.67

I hope you enjoy this!


  1. Great page Donna...read your bio and you and I have the same age kids!! How great...however I have 2 boys...so it's few and far between when I get to do a "girly" kinda page

    Good luck.


  2. This is so gorgeous, Donya! I love all of the flowers and I love where your inspiration came from! Fabulous layout! GOOD LUCK with the DT call :)


  3. I really like this and great showing how you came up with the idea. I wish you the best in the DT challenge.
    DIANA L.

  4. Great LO, I love all the patterns you used!! Good luck!!

  5. Good luck on making the MPS design team!! I hope you make it. I LOVE your layout it is so adorable!! You did an amazing job on it. I really stopped by to Thank You for the blog candy that I received today in the mail. I will be posting a HUGE thank you on my blog sometime tomorrow!! I really appreciate each and every item that you sent to me. Thank you SO much!! You are just SO sweet!! Terri of Two Pink Peas www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com

  6. This great! I love to hear what inspired your LO.

  7. Gorgeous lo! Looks like it was fun to make! Good luck with the challenge :)

  8. Great layout! Love it!

  9. I love finding inspiration in unexpected places ;) GL!



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