Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

Hi!  I'm so excited to share with you the challenge we were given for this month:  Make something for Valentine's Day.  How fun! 

Last week, a few friends and I went out to supper to say farewell to a dear friend who is moving to Colorado. :(  We are all going to miss her so much!  Anyway, I guess the saying is true that you never know when inspiration is going to hit.  Because my friend Carol had something that TOTALLY inspired me!  It was this:
 So what makes this camera unique?  It takes instant Polaroid pictures...about the size of a credit card!  Super cool!

And it gave me an idea.  How fun would it be to create a layout where the photo mats looked like polaroid pictures?!  This layout was so easy to make!  I only used one Cricut cartridge for it!

(Click on picture for a larger image)

Close up of title:

And my little "faux" polaroid:

And finally, the adorable stamped sentiment:
For my layout, I used the My Pink Stamper  "From the Heart" set which I LOVE!!!  It has so many wonderful sayings on it. (and did I mention it's a BIGGIE set? You can check it out here. :)

My Pink Stamper "From the Heart" stamp set
Cricut Sweethearts cartridge (Love cut at 2 3/4", keys cut at 1 3/4")
Photo Mats: White - (3) @  3 3/4 x 5; Polka Dot paper (3) @ 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
Striped border (2) @ 2 1/2 x 12
Small red strips - (2) @ 1/4 x 12"
Hearts were made using both a 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 punch. 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Bic Mark it Markers
Patterned Paper is from the Reminisce Love Collection ("Sweet Dots" & "Love Lines")

** A couple of notes:  I inked around the edges of all hearts.  I also outlined between each line on the striped paper using my markers...just to give it a bit more definition.  Pop dots were used behind all the smaller hearts to add a bit more layering to my layout. **

Have a great day everyone and please be sure to visit My Pink Stamper for more great Valentine ideas! :) 


thetachigurl said...

This layout is ADORABLE!! Where is that bright cheery paper from? I LOVE IT!! Great job!

CraftyJAR said...

Shelley, I saw your page over on Robyn's site and I had to stop by to say how beautiful it is! I really love the colors and the idea. Really creative.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great idea and your page is just wonderful TFS

ctibbmn said...

Absolutely LOVE your page!! Love the colors and the idea and I want that camera!! ;-)

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

readysetstamp said...

What a cool camera and inspiration! I love your colors! Your project just screams cuteness!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

TheIrishScrapper said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! Shannon

Missy said...

What a terrific layout Shelley! I love the bright, fun papers you used and the polaroid photo mats look awesome!!

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

I love how unique your project is. It really catches the eye and gives me a happy feeling!

Thanks for the inspiration,

Cindy :)

Maria said...

I love this idea Shelley! The Polaroid look is so fun! Perfect color combo too :)

DIANA L. said...

Great colors- the Polaroid effect is pretty, I really like the inking around the hearts and the added lines with the markers

flowerdisco said...

love it shelley. your layouts are so nice. great job and love the different colored hearts. tfs.

kay burnett said...

what a fab idea shelley! so smart to render that night into a really sweet layout! something we will always remember, ya know? now it makes me want to run out and buy one of those little gadgets carol was showing off, eh?! too cute and i mean it:)

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