Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking for the next Design Team Star at My Pink Stamper!!!

With the holiday season coming to a close, it's nice to have an extra special reason to get the creative juices flowing.  My all-time-favorite crafter, My Pink Stamper, has announced a call for two new design team members.  Her challenge requires the use of her favorite colors (brown, pink, and green) on a new and original Cricut project, scrapbook page, or card.  The project must be posted to a blog along with the recipe for the masterpiece.

This challenge has only been up for one day and there are already over 100 submissions!  That being said, I knew the competition would be tough.  Therefore I decided a scrapbook page or card just wouldn't do the trick for me.  I came across a 12x12 frame that I got for 1/2 price at Crafts Direct and figured a calendar for the month of February would be perfect!  I chose several Cricut cartridges for this project, but Create a Critter is my all-time favorite.  This cart never fails when putting together a playful scrapbook page of my two year old son or a cute card for my 9 year old daughter.  This cart was used to create the lovable dinosaur at the top of my calendar page (instructions below).

The main calendar is made of rounded squares cut from George and Basic Shapes.
Larger striped squares cut at 1.25" wide x 1.75" tall
Smaller green squares cut at 1.15" wide x  1.15" tall

The word February is from Designer Calendar and is cut at 7" wide x 2" tall

Footprints at the bottom are from Dino Tracks and are cut at 2" wide x 2.75" tall

The dinosaur is from Create A Critter and is cut at 3" wide x 3.5" tall
The main body is done in a light green and is reverse embossed (instructional post to come at a later date).  Add a touch of stickles and he's all blinged up!

Finally I added special Cricut cuts for the two most important dates of the month, Valentine's Day and MY birthday!!!

The heart for Valentine's Day is from Doodlecharms.
Outter scalloped layer is cut at 1" wide x 1" tall.  Inner layer is cut at .85" wide x .85" tall.

The birthday cake is from the Simply Charmed cart and is cut at 1" wide x 1.25" tall.


  1. Good Luck with the challenge!!

  2. what a great idea for a New Year!
    good luck!

  3. Thanks for the positive feedback ladies! I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed in the hopes I make the design team!!!! :)

  4. 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!

  5. This is turned out very very nicely!! Great job! Thank you for following me on my blog and leaving a sweet comment, I truly cherish every one of them! I am your newest follower!

  6. Oh, I forgot to say "Good luck" on the DT!!

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

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

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

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I love mixing carts too! wonderful calendar! 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

  9. This calendar is great. The dinosaur looks fantastic and I need the motivation to get something cute like this up in my office!! Good luck!

  10. Cute calendar. Congrats on being an honorable mention for the design team.

  11. Congratulations on being an honorable mention! Love the calendar!

  12. Congrats on getting honorable mention. Your calendar 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.


  13. Wooohooo!!!!!! I was totally bummed I couldn't be on Robyn's DT this time. Buuuut all that sadness went away when she gave me honorable mention! So very exciting for me!