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Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge/DT Submission

Hey Everyone,

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having a challenge and two openings on her design team.  I have decided to participate.  I love Robyn and she has been so instrumental in my exploration of my creativity over the last year!  I never really considered myself as a very creative person, so this has been quite an interesting journey.  Especially as I am not good with colors....  I still doubt my creativity but I am working on it. ;)

I had my Cricut for almost a year before I used it.  I bought it so that I could scrapbook my daughter.  I recently moved back to Atlanta and was looking forward to checking out the local scrapbooking store only to discover it was gone.  So I went to the next best thing....Michaels (lol) in search of some help/classes to learn how to use my Cricut.  No such luck....however, I did run into this nice woman in the Cricut aisle and struck up a conversation with her.  I figured she may be able to help me figure what cartridges to start out with or where to begin.  She gave me one piece of advice that has led me on this creative journey... "Go online to My Pink Stamper and you will find everything you need to know."  Lucky for me, I still remembered the name by the time I got home.  With a little searching, I found Robyn and her many video tutorials.  That was the beginning.....

This past year has been a bit rough for me emotionally with going through a separation/divorce, now being a single parent to a toddler all while being unemployed for the past year plus.  It has been quite challenging.  However, being able to focus my attention on learning how to create paper crafts has been such a pleasant distraction and allowed me to find a positive release.  I am so thankful to Robyn and all of you fellow crafters/bloggers out there.  You have all been truly inspiring during one my darkest times and I Thank You All!!

Anyway, enough of my blubbering....  Here is my submission to the challenge and design team.  Good luck to all of you who are entering.....Nicole T.

The challenge was to use your favorite cartridge and use Robyn's favorite colors: pink, brown and green and another color of your choice.  I do not have one favorite cartridge at this point, so I decided to use one of my new carts that I have not used.  I chose Twinkle Toes.  I bought this cart to scrapbook my daughter.  She walks on her toes and so I decided to put her in ballet and gymnastics.  She loves both!  I just know I am going to be able to use this cart a lot.  I learned how to make cards from Robyn and I can't wait to see her DVD tutorial for that was the whole reason I bought my Cricut. (lol - I have only made one scrapbook page and that was recently for a Cricut challenge)  I get overwhelmed at the thought of it.  I digress again....

Here is the recipe...
Twinkle Toes Cart - dancer cut at 3.75" (Rasberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, True Black)
Dancers Skirt & Bow - Stampin Up Old Olive Cardstock (reverse d'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug)
Stampin Up Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss 4.25"x5.5"
PTI Cardstock -  Rasberry Fizz Cut @ 4"x5.25"
Recollections Cardstock - Brown Cut @ 3.75" x 5" (Textile Texture Cuttlebug)
Paper Stuido Bling - Pink, Diamond, Green
Paper Studio Heart Shape Brads
Miscellaneous Ribbon from Michaels(?)
Sentiment - MPS - Punnylicious (Rasberry Fizz & Melon Berry Cardstock)
Tim Holtz Distresser
Stampin Up - Basic Brown Ink
Cotton Candy Stickles

Thanks for stopping by....Let me know what you think....Nicole


  1. Oh Nicole, reading your post just makes me want to reach out and hug you!! I am so sorry to hear about what a rough time this past year has been for you :( and I hope and pray that 2011 brings you all good things.
    On a happier note, your card is really cute! :) It actually reminds me of and looks like it could be one of Robyn's creations! :) Great job and good luck! :)

  2. Awesome job!! You did a great job and thanks for sharing.
    Good luck.

  3. GL with the challenge Nicole. You did a beautiful job on this card

  4. Wow! You did a super job! I NEED that cartridge! :) I too learned everything I know from Robyn. I am truly grateful for her willingness to share her talent. Good Luck!

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  6. (Thought I could just "edit" my previous post - sorry)

    Your card is so cute! I think I 'need' that Twinkle Toes cart now!

    Nicole, 2011 is gonna be YOUR year! Best of luck in the challenge.

  7. Nicole,
    I am hoping your good times are ahead and the bad times are in the past! Here is a virtual hug from a fellow crafty girl {HUG} feel happy today your card is super cute! good job and good luck!

  8. I'm sorry you have had a rough year! I hope this one is much better for you! And taht bear card is ADORABLE! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my Ladybug card! I really appreciate it!

  9. cute design...thanks for following my blog, good luck with the challenge.

  10. Hi Nichole, I'm sorry to hear about the rough year. i hope this year is better for you!!OMG and your card is adorable!!! Good luck on the DT challenge:)
    Big hugs,

  11. So cute!!!

    I am doing a cricut cart giveaway. Feel free to check out my blog for details.

  12. 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!

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

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

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

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I will have to revisit that cart. i don't know how she will pick only two. 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

  15. Sorry to hear about your tough year, I hope 2011 brings you better luck! Your card is so adorable!!! I love the bling bracelet! Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment! :)

  16. This is a Very Cute Card Girlfriend. Good Luck on the challenge. If I can share a few words with you... "God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed". So open them wide to all the Blessings He has in store For You!!! Warm Hugs to YOU. Smooches... ( )

  17. Oh Nicole! This is a cute card! I wish we were closer and I would give you a big hug!! I'm going to enjoy getting to know you!