Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome 2010 + Challenge

Happy New Year! I welcome 2010 with open arms! I am up for some challenges, serious craft time, staying organized, and trying new things (like my new Cuttlebug that Stephen gave me for Christmas and some mists). I vow to be more calm and not to sweat the small stuff!
2010... bring it on!
To start the year off right, I am posting my first challenge submission for 2010 to Die Cuts R Us. I just ordered from the DCRU shop and they ship super fast! I purchased embellishments and some embossing folders for my new Cuttlebug that I haven't used yet! :) DCRU has fantastic prices too, so check it out!
The challenge is to make something inspired by the colors that are in the DCRU logo, which is this:
And this is what I came up with, all color inspired, but I also took a cue from the stuff she is holding to make my 4 rectangle boxes to the right of the LO:

The photos in this LO are pretty bad. It was Anna's 3rd birthday and we had her party outside, there was a lot of shade and shadows. Oh well... Anna loved all the purple and pink!

Hope you all have a great evening! We are expecting snow here, and lots of it! Hopefully, the kids will be out of school tomorrow and we can all go sledding! I have a craft plan for the evening, after the kiddos hit the sack since my DH is in Texas. I plan to share more tomorrow!


  1. Love it! So glad you joined us! Anna looks so cute! You will LOVE your Bug :) I Jones'd Raegan into one last year, lol. I have WAY too many folders! Not to mention QuicKutz and Sizzix dies that you can use with it too!!! Okay- if the weather holds off we are totally getting together :) XoXo- SJ

  2. i love love LOVE your LO!!!!! you will most definitely love your BUG! i love mine and use it on almost everything!

    thanks for playing with dcru!


  3. Too cute and oh so fun!!! So happy you joined in the DCRU fun this week!!

    Hugs - LORi

  4. LO looks awesome! Sorry about the no snow day, but maybe you can still enjoy the snow if it keeps up. You and Dara will totally have to bond over the cuttlebug. It intrigues me on so many levels. Have to think about it.:) Have a great day!

  5. Your LO is Precious. Love your design and the way you used the invite. (I have an Anna too...miss her at age 3...she's 14 now.) I'm glad you are with us this week at the DCRU Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  6. Hi, Amanda! Happy New Year! Love your layout. Awww, a 3rd birthday, just precious!! Thanks for joining us. Look forward to your upcoming GDT post.
    Cara DCRU DT

  7. What a beautiful LO! Just love it and that cake looks delicious! Love how you added the invitation to your LO! And the Cuttlebug is so addictive! I had no idea I'd use mine so much. It's fast and simple! So glad you joined us this week at DCRU!

  8. omg--wouldja LOOK at those photos?! that girl is a SUPA-MODEL, i tell ya, as well as being a budding artist/designer!!! ♥♥♥


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