Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My First Challenge!

The very first blog I started following was The Pink Stamper when I got my Expression, almost 2 years ago. I did searches on Google and You Tube and found her great vidoes. They are what got me past the first few weeks of the unknown with my new toy. Since then, she has continued to teach and inspire me on a very regular basis.
SOOO when she told us that she would be picking 2 additional Design Team members through a challenge, I knew the time had come for me to get over my insecurities and go for it!

Her criteria is as follows:

 Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......

(other optional color of your choice)

I decided to make a booklet for --- I don't know what ---It will be up to the person who receives it !

The details are:

  • Early Espresso and Pixie Pink cardstock - Stampin Up
  • Patterned Paper - K & Co - Sparkely Sweet
  • Snowflakes - Cricut cartridge - Winter Lace
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up - Early Espresso Taffeta 3/8"
  • Sentiment - My Pink Stamper - Winter Punnies
  • Self - Adhesive Rhinestones - Queen and Company
  • Tab Punch - Stampin Up
  • Espresso Ink - Stampin Up
  • 1" wire rings - Zutter Bind It All
So, I have overcome my fear of the unknown 'Challenge' and submitted my first entry.
I hope you all will let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. This is so pretty- I love the snowflakes and the sentiment is lovely too! What a wonderful way to start the new year - overcoming your insecurities and your first challenge!! Best of luck :)

  2. CUTE book! I love the tabs on each page and the cute brads sooo many extras I love the details! great job

  3. Your book looks great. So glad you decided to enter the MPS challenge. That is the first blog I started following too but am still too new to the cricut to try a DT. Good luck!

  4. Great job! Your book is gorgeous. PS was also my first blog too and like you my goal is to break out of my shell and try some challenges and share my work.... not quite ready for design team entry though. Good luck to you!

  5. Very cool looking book! I hope the person that receives enjoys it :) great job and good luck! You are a very talented artist :D

  6. Great job - I love the colors and really love the snowflakes! Doris :)

  7. Those colors are beautiful together! Good luck.

  8. Hey!! I love your submission!! I hope you get one of the spots she had open!! YAY!!! Sending good thoughts your way!!

  9. 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!

  10. Love your book! Can I have it? (heehee just kidding!) Glad you are enjoying your toy! Good luck with the challenge.

  11. Great job. I love it. Good luck.

  12. What a pretty project! There are all kinds of wonderful things someone could do with this book.

  13. very pretty!!! Good Luck!!! -Sam :-)

    p.s. I'm a new blog 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! 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. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog. I think your book is great. I just became a follower.

  16. Fantastic Mindy. I'm glad you joined us in the "challenge" world and your first attempt is wonderful, beautiful. What a lucky recipient whomever gets the book.
    Good luck on winning. :)

    Happy Crafting,
    Shirley G

  17. This is great. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

  18. I really love the bright colors on this - perfect "pick me up" for those cold Winter days! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  19. This is really great! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  20. What a lovely book! I love the pink and green combination - and such a lovely sentiment too! Super job with the pen work as well!
    Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

  21. Congrats on winning the FCCB challenge! I love your work. I am a new follower too.