Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Design Team!


I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be serving on the Celebrate the Occasion Design Team for the next 6 months! We have two excellent teams, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the occasions that make life amazing!


Now, I have to say, I didn’t really think that I was going to be selected as my entry is relatively simple. I made these for my cousin Leah’s upcoming birthday. She’s have a slumber party at the Shoals Marriot. Nine years old and wanting to have a slumber party at a 4 star hotel spells trouble for my aunt. I can’t imagine what she’s going to ask for when she turns 16.

Anyway, I used Simply Charmed to cut out the cute ice cream cone and since my aunt calls Leah, Strawberry, we’ll say the pink represents strawberry ice cream. Between me and y’all (Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, I am from Alabama after all.), I personally think that’s a ridiculous nickname, but whatever. What’s next -  pistachio, cumquat, rhubarb? I digress!

Here are the details:

  • White A2 Base
  • DCWV Purple
  • Paper Company Green, punched with Martha Stewart Loop Punch
  • DCWV Black (Cone base)
  • Paper Company Kraft (Cone)
  • Paper Company Cream (Cone highlights)
  • SU Real Red (Cheeks)
  • Doodlebug Designs Plaid Paper
  • Pink 3/8” Offray Satin Ribbon
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Stitching
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Fiskars Simple Stick All Year Cheer Stamp Set (I love that they’re rubber, but I can use them on a clear block. They stamp great.)

Again, it’s a pretty simple card, but I would love to share with everyone how I type the insides of my invites with Microsoft Word. If I can get a tripod and figure out the logistics of shooting tutorials, I think that would make for a good one as it’s not hard to do and it would come in handy, I think.

As always I thank you for taking time out of your day to come by and read my rambling! Comments are always welcome and I would love it if you stopped by the blogs of my fellow design team members and showed them some love!

Have a blessed day!


  1. What a cute card! Congrats on making the CTO DT!

  2. Oh, What a cute card. Congratulations!!

  3. Woooo hooooo!!! Congratulations!!! This is a super super cute card!! I love the patterned paper you used it looks awesome! Hugs, Leanne

  4. Beautiful as usual and congtats, Trell!

    I love your card!! what a delight!

  5. Hi Trell -- great card! I'm so excited to be serving on the new CTO DT with you!

    I can't believe your cousin is having a sleepover at a hotel...?! WOWZERS. I never had such a clever idea at age 9. I haven't even had that clever idea at age 30. :)

    Would love a tutorial on how your do your inside sentiments, too. I often use MS Word and MS Publisher when I need a specialized sentiment, and it would be cool to see if you have ideas to make it easier.

    Congrats again!

  6. This card is so SWEET! Congrats on the DT! I'm so excited to be joining you over at CTO. I'm happy to be your newest follower!
    Hugs, Jenni

  7. Congrats! Super cute card. Awesome job! ~Shen

  8. Simple is good!! It's adorable! Congrats on making the team, look forward to working with you!

  9. congrats, your card is super cute. cant wait to work with you on dt.

  10. Your card is adorable! Can't wait to work with you on the CTO DT!

  11. Adorable ice cream card!!!!
    Congrats and looking forward to working with you on CTO's design team!

  12. Congrats, Welcome aboard the CTO DT!

  13. Congrats on making the team! Looking forward to designing with you
    Your ice cream card is so cute. Makes me want one


  14. Such a cute card! Congratulations to you and I look forward to being on the DT with you :)

  15. Great card.Gongratulations and am looking forward to working with you over at CTO.

  16. What a cute card! Although it is simple, I'm sure that your cousin will LOVE it! Congrats on making the CTO team! I cannot wait to get started with you and the rest of the team!


  17. Simple is sometimes the best! Love your card. Welcome to the CTO family!


  18. Welcome to the CTO DT, I am a returning member and I LOVE IT! I love your card and the colors you chose, great job. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. Have a great day and Congrats!
    -Paper Panther


  19. Terrance this is a super cute card... congrats and welcome to the team...

    thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us..


  20. Hi Trell
    Don't worry about the simple.. For me your card is so beautiful, the ice cream look so "Yummy".. great colors
    Congrats for the new DT... Good Luck!
    I'm your new follower.
    Greetings from Puerto Rico.

  21. Congratulation on making the DT. I really love your ice cream card. It perfect for this hot summer.


  22. OMG!!! Woo Hoo big congrats!!! I'm very happy for you:) Love this card and you will do a fantastic job!! Woo Hoo

  23. So cute Trell! Welcome to the CTO family.


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