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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

This morning I turned on the laptop like I always do each morning as I am making the hubs his lunch and getting milk ready for my little girls.  The hubs came downstairs ready for work and hopped on the computer.  I asked him to check My Pink Stamper’s site to see who the lucky winner was.  I had fun entering my latest project into the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge, but the completion was steep and I had a couple of other fellow competitors pegged and wanted to see the results.

My hubs being sarcastic by nature pulled up MPS’s blog and sarcastically said, “Oh yes, it says that A Piece of Life’s Pie won!”  I just smiled and rolled my eyes and told him to tell me who really did.  He just kept it up, so I came around the bar to check for myself and he was right!  I must have blinked ten times making sure what I was seeing was correct.  The wind got knocked out of me a bit out of shock and excitement!  I woke the kids up by doing a big happy dance and I think the hubs needs to go to Costco and get his hearing checked!

This was my first challenge I have ever truly competed in! (I did try out for the last Design Team Call for MPS, but was  a bit of a goofball and did not read the requirements very well and was not qualified, so I don’t count that one).    I am not new to crafting, but I am new to paper crafting (6 months), so I am just over-the-moon, humbled and honored  that I was selected over the many entries of talented crafters.

Thank you My Pink Stamper for making my day, week and month!  This project was for very special people in my life and now it just adds more of a “special-ness” to it as I pass it off to them.

Wildly Sweet Pinky Pirates

Thank you for sharing a piece of life’s pie with me today! 🙂

Design Call For My Pink Stamper!

Yes, even though I am a neophyte in this whole wonderful world of “blografting” (blogging about crafting – my total made up word).  I have decided that I would jump out on a ledge and apply for one of the coveted spots of the My Pink Stamper Design Team.  The competition is steep and I am in awe of the talent and passion I am finding as I dig deeper into the world of “blografting”. 

The assignment is to make a card or scrapbook page using my fav Cricut cartridge and the colors: orange, turquoise, green and brown.  Right now I am in LOVE with animal prints and that is a good thing since they are very much “in” right now. 

This week I was thumbing through the Hanna Andersson catalogue and it was full of the cutest clothes that were animal print. That inspired me to go out on a ledge and do a card incorporating animal print and flowers.

 

 

 

Recipe:

  • Card Base:  I lucked out and found blank 4×6 cards with envelopes in the dollar bins at Michael’s in sets of 8 so I have been using those as a base.
  • Paper: Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (leopard print), Michael’s individual sheets for purchase (turquoise bubble paper), Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker (orange) and Die Cuts with a View Cotton Bloom Stack.
  • Cartridge: Walk in my Garden
  • Ribbon: turquoise grosgrain ribbon I got off Ebay years ago and a brown dainty ribbon I had in my stash I have for years.
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper: Simply Sweet Occasions
  • Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
  • Flower:  Daisy on “Blackout setting” at 3 inches for both flower and components
  • Leopard paper was cut 2.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length. 
  • Green cardstock from Cotton Bloom Stack was cut to 1.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length.
  • I did the “cheater” method with the ribbon attachment (taping the end of the ribbon to the back of the paper)
  • Dimensionals were used for the orange glitter flower and the smaller circle in the middle of the flower.
  • Hot glue was used to attach the bow.
  • I added a final embellishment of “bling” to the flower and ribbon. Self adhesive rhinestone strips by Recollections.

I had a blast creating something very simple that is super flirty, trendy and fun.  The cherry on top of this fun creation is that it will be mailed out next week to thank my sister-in-law for a ton of hand-me down books for my kiddos.