Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge



There's a challenge today at My Pink Stamper. Robyn has asked us to create a project using the colors Brown, Orange, Pink and Green.
This is what I came up with:


Recipe:

Size - 5.25" x 5.25"
Card stock & Paper - brown, Papertrey Ink; all other, Stampin' Up
Cricut - Owl from Cindy Loo, cut at 2.75"
Sentiments - My Pink Stamper "Tweetie Hoo Puns" stamp set
Extras - Satin ribbon, self adhesive pearls, Stampin' Up border punch, Whisper White craft ink and dimensionals

Don't forget to visit Robyn's blog to see what the other Design Team members have created ... I'm sure you'll love them all!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Pink Stamper Design Team: Summer Fun


Okay, so this is a little out of my comfort zone. I'm a cardmaker, not a scrapbooker. In fact, this is the first layout I've ever done ... but the idea popped into my head and I had to go with it. This is my buddy Jake playing in his pool filled with water and brightly colored balls. Yes, Jake has his own pool ... which is just one of the reason we're known in our neighborhood as the crazy people with all those dogs!


I cut the dog, collar, buckle and tag from Paper Pups. The dog was cut with my Gypsy using the Hide/Contour feature ... which is my new favorite thing. I was able to cut the ducky floatie in three different colors without any waste. I couldn't find paper I liked for the floatie, so I used a hole punch to make polka dots from scraps of card stock and then adhered them to the white base. This was a real test of my patience ... but I like the end result.


I love how the collar, buckle and tag turned out! I used my Cuttlebug and the Herringbone folder to dry emboss the collar. The buckle and tag were cut from the cardboard from a paper stack. I inked them with silver ink and embossed them with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I attached the tag to the buckle using a couple of jewelry finds so it actually dangles ... yeah ... very proud of myself!!


The circles were cut using "George and Basic Shapes" and I used the center point key when I cut the pictures. The journaling is computer generated because it would make me crazy to try and do that by hand! Here you can also see the cute border ... it's a EK Success border punch.


 The splash is from "Create 
a Critter". I embossed the water drops with UTEE. I 
cut a few more, snipped off the water drops and embossed them to use as embellishments. 











I added sentiments using the My Pink Stamper's "Family & Friends" set and a little doodling. And, since I don't have an album for this, I framed my layout in a 12" x 12" shadow box. 




Now, hop on over to My Pink Stamper to see the other Design Team "Summer Fun" projects!!