Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

One of my favorite blogs to visit for inspiration and information on the latest scrapbooking goodies is My Pink Stamper at  Robyn has just announced that she is looking for 2 additional scrappers to join her design team for 2011.  After looking at the many wonderful projects that have already been submitted, I almost changed my mind about entering my own project!  Then I thought...oh well, what have you got to lose?  Just do here goes!

The challenge was to create a card, layout or crafty project using the colors pink, green and brown with the option of choosing another color.  I added the color blue to my project. 

One of my scrapping resolutions for this year is to get caught up on my scrapbook layouts...I am so very far behind!  I had taken some pictures of my granddaughter and my hubby on our last venture to the park and thought they would look nice with the color scheme running through my head.  This is what I came up with...

Paper - Recollections Colored Core Paper Pad
I started out with a brown mat.  I used a Martha Stewart "Punch Around the Page" on the blue paper and adhered that to the brown mat.
Faux stitching around the blue mat is done with a white gel pen.
Grass - I cut 2 strips of green paper for each page, fringed the edges and inked them with Ranger Ink.

On this page, I cut the tree from "Just Because Cards". 
I ran the trunk of the tree through my Cuttlebug using "Distressed Stripes" and inked it with Ranger Ink.
I used Glossy Accents to highlight the flowers on the tree and used a white gel pen around the top of the tree.
The tiny little butterfly was cut from "Serenade" at a tiny little 3/4 inch...tough to put together!
Picture frames are cut from "Cindy Lou", inked, gel pen around edges and gems added to center of flower.
The flowers at base of tree are also cut from "Cindy Lou".

On this page, I used "Give a Hoot" to cut out the birds.  I added gems for their eyes, inked them and used Glossy Accents to make them stand out a bit on the blue background. 
The banner is cut from "Heritage and I added brads at both ends and used thread to run from the banner to the mouth of each bird.
I cut the birdbath from "Serenade" and ran it through my Cuttlebug using, of all things, "Animal Print".  I think it makes the bath look like it's made of stone...who knew?
The flowers on either side are from "Cindy Lou".  I inked the flowers and added gems to give them some sparkle.

Close up of bird bath...don't you think it looks like stone?

Anyway...that's my project.  I really enjoyed working on this one and used some carts that I haven't used in a very long time.  I also gave my gypsy a workout searching for images like bird baths, butterflies and frames!  I really appreciate you stopping by and as always, I look forward to your comments!


  1. The little bird and birdbath were cute on the MB, but your entire layout is soooo pretty!!! Lots of luck to you on MPS!!

  2. Very cute layout. I love the details of the Martha Stewart punch, the Just Because tree and the little birdy drinking water.

    Simple Creations

  3. This layout is just gorgeous!!! Good luck making the team. TFS Cathie

  4. Great job on your double layout! I'm with you on trying to catch up on my scrapbook and plan to do LOTS this 2011.


  5. Hey!! I love your layout!! I've been watching all the submissions over at MPS and I know my opinion means nothing but I think yours is the best. Looks like you spent alot of time planning and crafting this layout. I hope you get one of the spots!!

  6. Wow! This is a really impressive layout :)

  7. What an adorable layout!! I just love the birds holding the banner, the frames and the birdbath...just too cute! Good luck and tfs!

    ~Sharon C.

  8. Very nice:)

    I have a cricut cart giveaway going right now. Feel Free to check my blog for details:)

  9. very cute layout, I just love all of the fine detail. Yes the bird bath does look like it was made from stone. Great work!

  10. So pretty!!! Good luck!!! :-)
    -Sam :-)

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

  11. Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! this remeinds me that i have to use some of these carts more. really cute how you put them together. i love to mix my carts up. and your other post just gets me so excited for the cricut cruise only 7 more weeks! woo hoo!! 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

  12. Glad you chose to try out! Even if you didn't make it your layout came out wonderful! :o) Thanks for showing it! :o)

  13. WOW...this LO is STUNNING!!! Love all the wonderful detail...BEAUTIFUL!!! I need to get back into scrapbooking...SOOOO behind!!!



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