Monday, May 3, 2010

MPS Challenge #9 - "Take Shape"

Can you believe it?  I've done 10 of these.(posted #10 before #9 oops!!)  For this one we had to create a card, project, layout in some sort of shape.  I used my gypsy to weld two butterflies (from Gypsy Wanderings cartridge)  on the top. wasn't sure how it would look with the colors I chose but I'm happy with the outcome.  Also cut out a little tag from the Gypsy Wanderings cart.  Used My Pink Stamper stamp collection for the sentiment.  Enjoy!!

MPS Challenge #10 "May Days"

Happy Monday!!  I know Monday's can always feel like you're dragging a bit but I hope this project picks you up a bit.  
The purpose of this challenge was to make a project that was springy or using flowers.  As you can see I used tons of flowers.  I cut the bag out from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The flowers are from Creative Memories.  The tag is actually from a box of 100 I bought at Staples.  I used my "fake" glimmer mist to make it pink.  
I think it makes a great little favor or gift card pouch.  You can put candy in it or a small gift.  

MPS Challenge #8 - Monochromatic

OK.  Its 1am.  I still have 4 more challenges after this one.  Don't think I'm getting to them tonight.  I may try tomorrow but Mondays always end up kind of crazy even if I don't have anything planned.  So here's my take on Challenge #8.  It has to be monochromatic (all one color & a neutral)  I stuck to all one color.  PINK!!  I have two boys, a husband, and a male dog so I try to get the "girly" stuff in wherever I can.
For this card I used the "Wild Card" cartridge to cut the overlay.  Then I used the "Gypsy Wanderings" for the scalloped circles.  I embossed both of the circles with my Cuttlebug.  Its 1am and I'm not looking for the names of the embossing folders right now. From my "stash" I used some pink ribbon, the pink chipboard flower and the clear pink flower.  Also added stickles to the center of the flower (but I may change that to bling...let's see how it looks once its dried.  Oh..and I can't forget to mention..the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper stamp sets.   I think it goes perfect with this card.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MPS Challenge #7 - "Hey Dad!"

The title says it all. This is a challenge to create something for your dad or a dad in lieu of Father's Day.   This has been my favorite challenge so far.  I used the "Paper Dolls Dress Up" cartridge for the Cricut.  It was my first time using this.  It was so much fun putting this little guy together.  This cartridge will quickly move up to my top 5 list.  It has a bunch of different outfits and accessories.  I used the "Locker Talk" cartridge to cut out the #1 and used the "Plantin Schoolbook for "Dad."  Also used twine for the belt.  The paper is from a small Basic Grey paper stack.  Hope you like it!  On to Challenge #8.

MPS Challenge #5 -"Teacher Appreciation Days"

Yes, I know.  I'm out of order.  Oops!  Didn't mean to do that.  TOO MANY POSTS!!  Can you stand to see more?  The purpose of this challenge was to make something for a teacher.  I made this cute little tag for now.  I used the "Locker Talk" cartridge and cut the "crayon" image along with the layers.  The center of the crayon I embossed with translucent powder and it gave it a bluish glittery look.  The wording is from the Gypsy font cartridge.  I'll be posting another teacher gift in the days to come.

MPS Challenge #6 - "Kids Craft Too"

The purpose of this challenge was to either make something for  a child or have your child help you make something.  Mine was a little bit of both.  My son LOVES sports.  He's crazy about the "Sports Mania" cartridge.  So we made this cool football and "Nets" banner.  He helped me press the buttons on the Cricut machine and to glue some of the stuff.  This was so much fun.  BTW, we're not Nets fans, die hard Miami Heat.  Just so happen that we went to a Heat game and they played against the Nets.  :)

MPS Challenge #4 - "I Like You the Least"

This challenge was a little difficult for me.  The purpose was to use our least favorite Cricut cartridge.  Personally, I love all of them.  I chose 2 of them. The font is from the "Wild Card" cartridge.  I use this pretty often but I've never used the font feature on it.  The other cartridge I used is "Going Places"  See the little silhouette brown mountain region on the right side of the layout?  That's pretty much the only image I could use from there.   Again, I'm so glad for these challenges.  This is another layout I had pending to do.

MPS Challenge #3 - Thinking Outside the Box"

You tired yet?  There's more!  Challenge #3.  The purpose of this challenge was to use something you've never used before in scrapbooking.  You see that sun there?  Does it even look like a sun?  The picture doesn't do it justice.  I made it out of a paper bag.  Used some yellow stickles and there you have it.   The great thing about these challenges is that I've been able to catch up on my personal stuff.  These pics are from 2007!!!  Look how little the boys look.

My Pink Stamper Challenge #2 - Getting "Scrappy"

The next Pink Stamper challenge was to create something using only scraps.  Check out what I came up.  This was made for my hubby.  Paper is from "We R Memory Keepers"  I used some of it for a layout a while back and just had it there along with the heart-shaped flower (never used it for its original purpose)  Added some stickles in the center, some ribbon, a sentiment (from my pink stamper stamps) and VOILA!!!  You never know what you can come up with.

My Pink Stamper Challenge #1 Here goes!! One of many posts!

This is a series of challenges hosted by My Pink Stamper with the help of her design team and some other very talented ladies.  Its twelve challenges in total.  For each challenge you complete you have the opportunity to win a prize.  If you're up to it visit her website here and check it out.  You have until Monday to complete them.    

Here is my first one.  A card for  your mother or any other mother or motherly-like person.  I used the gypsy wanderings cartridge for "mom" used a Martha Stewart  punch and made the rose using a Tim Holtz inspired technique.  Spritzed the rose with "fake" glimmer mist. (very light pink and a shimmery gray)