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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday Banner -- Celebrations, Mickey Font -- And BIG NEWS!! :)

Woot-woot!!  There's a BRAND NEW Challenge Blog on the block and GUESS WHAT?!?!?!  I was recently selected for their Design Team!!  I couldn't be more thrilled than to join the ranks of some very talented folks!!  And ooooooohhhhhh, it was soooooo hard to keep it a secret until right now!!  So let's get to it...
If you haven't visited Celebrate The Occasion yet, what are ya waitin' for???  A personal invitation?  Okie-doke, then, here it is!!  I am personally inviting you to CLICK HERE and check it out!!  And while you're there, why don't you maybe think about adding a project of your own?  This week, to CELEBRATE and welcome the new Design Team members, CTO is having a 'Birthday -- Anything Goes' Challenge!!  So create a card, layout, or project to celebrate a Birthday...
This is my submission for the Design Team Call...  My two-page 12x12 layout is quick, easy, and FUN to create!!  I used the Cricut Celebrations Cartridge (how perfect is that?) for the banner and the Cricut Mickey Font Cartridge for the banner title (yep, those letters are shadowed)...  To create the flowers, I used my Creative Memories Scallop Circle Maker punch and a 3/4" circle punch...  A few quick scissor snips turns the scallop into petals...  My Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Textiles embossing folders add texture to the banner and flowers...  Brown chalking inks for distress...  And, finally, my very favorite paper -- The Nancy O'Dell Paper Pack from Creative Memories -- I just love the soft colors of this set -- Every page is as beautiful as the next!!  Three simple cardstock colors (grape, mediterranean, and sea glass) add just the right touch...

As always, there is plenty of inspiration behind this layout...  TODAY is The-Girl-Child's Birthday!!  Funny how we were JUST talking about how we got a BLIZZARD on the eve of her birth...  And, once again, we are in the middle of another Winter Storm!!  I am VERY glad I don't have to leave to get to the hospital though...  I had kept this layout hidden from her, as my plan was to add some pictures from her Birthday Dinner (Will we have to take snowmobiles to get to downtown Pittsburgh for dinner??  Find out here later!!)...  BUT alas, she is sneaky, and she caught me with it...  {sigh}  I am comforted by the fact that she saw and it and said, "Oh...  Pretty!  Is that for me???"  LOL...  She's a pickle.  :)  Anyway, Happy Birthday, Princess!!  :)
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my layout up-close...  Please be sure to visit all of the other amazing members of the CTO Design Team and show 'em some love!!

If you simply LOVE the paper that I've used in this layout, please click on the above links to see more...  If you do not have a Creative Memories Consultant and would like to purchase any of these items, you can order one online and have it direct shipped (anywhere in the U.S.) by clicking and shopping HERE...  This includes the NEW exclusive Cricut Cartridge Stork's Delivery (read more about it HERE), scheduled to be released on March 1st!!  If you are interested in seeing the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridges that are currently available, please click HERE...

Remember to leave me a comment with your blog address so I can come and visit you too!!  Oh yeah...  One more thing!!  Be sure to stop back on FRIDAY when I announce my GREAT GIVEAWAY for followers!!  It's a surprise, and it sure is GOOD!!  :)  Until next time...

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Congrats on making the CTO DT! I love your layout. You did awesome with all the colors that you used.

Fellow New DT Member Kristen

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I love the layout...it's so bright and cheery!

Fellow New DT Member...
Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE those colors!! Congrats on making the CTO DT!! I can't wait to work with you more! :)
Your NEW Fellow DT Member,
Linda
www.fancyframework.com

CraftyJAR said...

I love this layout and I adore the color combination! Congrats on making the CTO DT!
Your fellow new DT member
Judy
http://craftyjar.blogspot.com

Chris said...

I LOVE the colors in your layout, Amy! I know it's going to make some birthday girl very happy (please send her my wishes). And I love the fact that you created an entire layout, not just a card, which is worthy of all this embossing, chalking, flower punching, paper coordinating beauty.

Melissa said...

Congrats on making the team, I always love everything you make your so talented!!! Welcome aboard!

Mary said...

Beautiful layout! Congrats on making the CTO DT. I look forward on seeing all your creations.

Your fellow new DT member
Mary
www.marebearscraps.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

Congrats, welcome to the team:)

girlia said...

What a beautiful LO. Congratulation and welcome to the CTO DT

Wendy said...

Have I told you how much I love scrapbooking and you layout is no exception. Great job with all the distressing. Congrats on making the CTO DT!

Newest member of the DT
http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

I am in love with your color choices. What a beautiful layout :)
Congrats on making the DT!!!
Paper Panther and Rayna

http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful layout! Love all of the flowers!!

Looking forward to working with you on the design team!

Kimberly

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Congratulations.. welcome to the team.. ready for the fun...

Great work, your layouts are to die for!!


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