Sunday, March 6, 2011

Guest Designer at Getting Cricky and giveaway

Good morning my fellow followers and friends

I am so excited to be Kandrew's FIRST guest designer.  I won a challenge over there and won an awesome stamp set and a chance to be a guest designer for her.  Krystal is sooooo talented and I don't come anywhere close to what she does, but she inspires and challenges me too.  If you have never seen any of her tutorials or videos, you are SO missing out.  Anyway, here we goooooooo.

Really bad picture.  So sorry.
She is hosting another challenge and she is using the Sugar and Spice Lite Cartridge.  Well, I do not own that one, but since it's all about babies and such I used my New Arrival cart.  I bought this cart when my daughter found out she was pregnant and have used it alot.  I love all the images it has to offer.  I've made invitations, layouts and cards with this cart.  The imagination is it's only limit.  I used my gypsy to lay this out.  Sometimes I feel the need to alter things up a bit.  I love the baby on this cart, but I thought I can could probably change it up.  The baby is sitting kinda, but I wanted my baby to be standing kinda.  
This is what the baby looks like cut from cart
LOL  Sitting, standing, who cares?  I do.  Once I had the baby cut, I wanted her to have clothes on.  I cut my baby at 2 x 3.12 and then I cut a dress form from the cart at 2.38 x 2.06.  I used the hide contour button to hide the other elements, like the hanger, panties, and flower.

Cut off arms and legs and glued to dress form
Then I cut off her arms and legs and glued them to the back side of the dress form to make her look like she was standing. 


I added a purple bow to her hair and a ribbon to her dress with a gem.  I then cut the baby bottle at 1.07 x 1.82 in vellum and in white.  I handcut the white and made it look like milk in a bottle. 

Bottle cut in vellum with white background (milk)
LOL  Pretty cute huh?  The card base was from my stash (again, following my personal challenge of using my stash) from a swap I was in.  I love the embossing and wish I knew what folder it was from.  When I went to glue it to the card I accidently ran the tape gun on the embossed side.  Ugh.  Dumb, dumb, dumb.  It was the only piece I had to I added glitter to the taped part and it looks just fine.  The congrats stamp came from Michaels $ bin and the added gems for some bling.  Every card needs bling.  I hope you liked my card and please join in at Kandrewdesigns for her challenge.  She has lots of fun giveaways and is such a generous person.  Oh, speaking of giveaways...You do not need to be a follower, but I would love it if you were. Please leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Sunday, March 13th. Post my giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment with your blog addy and I will give you another chance. Post in the comments section at Kandrew and it will get a 3rd chance.  I am giving away

Crystal stickers
baby sayings
friendship sayings

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. that is such a cute card!! i never would have though to cut the arms and legs off to make it stand! but great idea! looks fantastic!! thanks for sharing

  2. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. GREAT card Brenda--I love it! I just now got your GD post up!
    You did a GREAT job! I'm so happy to have you as a Guest Designer here at Getting Cricky!
    Let me know if you are interested in doing the next challenge. As a GD for the year 2011, you have that option to help me do the upcoming challenges.

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew

  4. What a cute card I hope to be making one for my daughter will find out today she did IVF.

  5. Congrats on being Krystal's first guest designer!!!! Cute baby card. Hugs- Glora

  6. Love the fashion statement on the baby. BLING! Adorable card! Great giveaway :)

  7. Love that card! So cute. New follower here!!!

  8. Adorable baby card, i love how you adapted the cut by moving the arms and legs.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  9. Congrats on being a guest designer. Your card is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Brenda congrats on your Guest Design post! I came over from getting cricky!

  11. Brenda your card is so adorable! Congrats on being a guest designer ;)

    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

  12. Your card is adorable! Congrats on being Kristal's first guest designer.

  13. Love how you fixed your opps with glitter. Can't have too much glitter!! Precious card. Congratulations on beign a guest designer!

  14. What a cute baby!!
    carriedan1 at live dot com

  15. I love your card, the baby is really cute. I also like how you used the vellum for the bottle. Very cool.

  16. congrats on being k's guest designer! it's so exciting isn't it! :)

  17. Very cute card! Glad to meet you through Kristal!

  18. Very cute card. Congrats on being K's first designer.

  19. Very cute card and congrats on being a guest designer.

  20. Such a cute card, love how you added the vellum to the bottle!!

  21. TFS I love your card!!

  22. Awww adorable card! Love it. Congrats on being a guest designer!!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  23. Great baby! Congrats on being the "Guest Designer".

  24. tooo cute.. congrats on the GD spot!! WOO HOO

    my blog addy is..

    I also commented on K Andrews blog post..


    felkatz at gmail dot com

  25. Ahhhh super cute. Love it. TFS!

  26. Really cute card! I also posted on Krystal's blog.


  27. You gave me so many new ideas. I just love your jeweled baby all ready to party.
    Mary Ann

  28. Great idea to cut off and reposition the limbs to put them where you want them ! Thanks for sharing that tip.

  29. When you make cards such as this super fashionable baby why wouldn't anyone want to follow you? I'm your new follower.

  30. I'm Kristal's follower & have left a comment there.

  31. I'm off to link this giveaway on my blog.

  32. Such a darling card. Soo sweet!!!
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  33. Such a fun and original baby card! Thanks for sharing and for the fun giveaway!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net


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