My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge & Submission

I may be grasping at straws here, but what the hay!! I just got a Cricut for Christmas. Can you say already obsessed? I especially love the way my husband says "Whoa," a la Joey from Blossom ('memba him?), whenever I finish a card. Maybe he's just being nice. I have to say, after I got my Cricut, I went online and ordered probably around 10 cartidges. I'm still waiting for a good number of them. I cannot stop myself! Now my husband has his new toy(surround sound) and I have mine(Cricut). I have been making cards for about a week and I tend to lean towards more modern looking designs. You would never know it from this submission! This is way more country, and I had my MIL in mind when I made this. She just loves roosters.

So, the My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge is to earn one of two spots on Robyn's 2011 design team. Details are as follows:

Any Cricut Project using the following colors and your favorite cartridge:
1) Pink
2) Green
3) Brown
4) Other color option of your choice

      Here's my submission:

Project Details below.

Cricut Cartridges:
Just Because Cards (my favorite right now!)
Walk in my Garden

Cardstock and printed paper from Hobby Lobby and Walmart
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Studio G Glitter Glue from Michael's
Sharpie Marker
3-D glue dots
Glue pen
Martha Stewart border punch 'Bubbles'

* Cut 6" card from the rooster card button on the Just Because Cards cartridge. The rooster is also cut at 6". I decided to keep the rooster's colors more on the traditional side. That is, in fact, brown on that rooster. It's not red as this picture depicts.

* Cut the black mat at 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" and the pink checkered mat at 5-1/4"x 3-3/4".

* Cut the green paper at 5-1/4" x 1-1/4" and punch a border on one side. I used Martha's Bubbles punch.

* Glue and assemble butterfly and rooster. When assembling the rooster, I used 3-d dots on the wing and on the middle parts of the tail. I kept regular glue on the part of the tail that connects to the body for a fuller layered effect.

* Glue mats on top of eachother and affix the ribbon.  Using a 3-D glue dot, affix the butterfly. Using regular glue, affix the rooster flat against the card.

* I added a little flight trail for the butterfly with a sharpie and also added glitter glue to the pink parts of the butterfly.

Please forgive my photography skills. I know sometimes that makes all the difference, and I'm using and iphone for my pictures. I am having a wonderful time with my new obsession. The last time I was this obsessed with something was when I started playing piano and I haven't give that up in 24 years!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Linda Therrien said...

beautiful card!!! Love the vibrant colors. Congrats on your new cricut - yes it is an obsession!!! would love to have you come visit me at my blog -

Coachfans said...

Good Luck with the design team challenge. Come visit when you get a chance.


Raechel said...

Super card! I love all the colors...they totally drew me in!

the cricutologist said...

Hi Shauna! Your card is adorable! I'm a rooster lover! Great job! I hope you make it! I'm your newest follower. Happy New Year!

Aurora Scraps & More said...

Love your card, especially the rooster. You did a beautiful job on the colors!

Jen said...

Love it!!! Great job. I'm now following your blog. Can't wait to see what you create next. What color cricut did you buy?? I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.

Good luck :)

Mimi said...

Love this card! You are very talented if you just got your Cricut! You are doing great. I would love for you to visit my blog! I would also love some help to add the buttons of Pink Stamper and karlee's site. I have tried and tried and I'm just not getting it.

girlia said...

love the colors on this rooster. Good Luck

Anita said...

This card is great. I love the colors. I will be following your blog---if this only after a week I can't imagine the great projects you will have. Good luck on the Design Team.
Anita Cannon

Pat N. said...

What a great card - love the colors/papers. Everything just pops. You did a really good job. I'm your newest follower; hope you also stop by my blog and follow me. Good luck in the challenge.

Staying Crafty said...

Very cute! I love the swirly dotted line behind the butterfly :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute card!!! Love the rooster:) Good luck on the DT Challenge!! I'm now your newest follower:)

My Crafting Time said...

Cute card. My kitchen theme is roosters =) Good luck!


Sandy's Simple Crafts said...

Very cute card. Good luck with the design team!

Jarna said...

It turned out super cute! said...


I am doing a cricut cart giveaway. Please feel free to check out my blog for details:)

Tana said...

This card is very cute!! Your new follower!

Karen said...

Wow, love the colors! 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!

DORCAS said...

I love your card! I forget about this rooster! Thanks for the reminder! Have a fabulous day! Wishing you the best!!!

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! I love to combine carts too! great use of color!

Great way to start the year!

We are doing a blog hop tomorrow and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

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

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

CarrieAnne said...

Very eye catching card - love the combination of the color palette and prints. Good luck on the DT call.

SHELL said...

Cute card! CONGRATS on the MPS DT!

Rae Finke said...

Congratulations on earning a spot on MPS DT! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Sonia said...

Congrats Shauna :)

Michelle said...


Got2BCrafting said...

Congrats on the DT!! How exciting for you!!

Jennie K. said...

Great card. I do like the layering effect you have. Congratulations on making the design team. I can't wait to see what you do with the blog hop. Have fun.

ScrappinAnn said...

This is a fantastic card. No wonder you got picked. You have a lot of natural talent. I am glad I found you on Robyn's Blog Hop. I will enjoy watching you grow in your cricut use and crafting. You are very inspirational.
Keep up the good work!

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