Thursday, September 25, 2014

i have wonderful news...

hello tracey, momma, friends old and new!

i have been sitting on a little nugget for awhile...a little bit of news that i have just wanted to scream from the mountain tops in excitement!

a couple months ago, shortly after convention, i got a call from a stamper near chicago named amanda.  she proceeded to tell me how much she admired my work and wanted to know if i would be part of the design team for a new challenge blog called 'the paper plunge'.  if you've read the first post of this blog, you'd know it is a dream of mine to be on a design team, so 'heck yeah'!

wait for it...

taaa daaa!  my first ever card as an artisan designer for the paper plunge blog:

our very first challenge is themed 'fall'...a card, scrapbook page, or a 3D project is what we are looking for.  

i used the following:

stamp sets:  for all things, dictionary, gorgeous grunge
ink:  early espresso, cajun craze, cherry cobbler, crushed curry, old olive, versamark
cardstock:  early espresso, cherry cobbler, very vanilla, vellum
misc:  burlap strands, very vanilla seam binding ribbon (dyed with reinkers and water), blendabilities (to color the back of the vellum) and autumn accents bigz, clear embossing powder

soooo...if you are reading this post and would like to take 'the plunge', please visit our blog, which debuts tonight at midnight, and play along with us...tell your friends about us...come and be inspired by us!  we would be humbled to have you check us out!

"when you wake up in the morning, pooh," said piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"what's for breakfast?" said pooh.  "what do you say, piglet?"

"i say, i wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said piglet.

pooh nodded thoughtful.  "it's the same thing," he said.

my face hurts from smiling at the possibilities this new adventure holds for me...i hope you find something exciting about today...even if it IS just your breakfast!

thank you for stopping by...i appreciate you.

peace be with you-

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lovely as a Tree-the paper players #214

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

i'm tellin ya...the school thing is really getting in the way of stamping!!!  GAH!  i come down to the lady cave with wonderful intentions and then i'm dead-dog-tired and my creative mojo is gone!  i promised myself i would get a card up today no matter here goes...

this card i made for the paper players #214...a masculine clean and simple birthday card.  as i post this, however, it dawns on me that i am not a clean and simple kinda girl.  it's that simple.  my sister tracey always reminds me to stay true to who i am and layered and fussy is me!  (however, i'm going to work on that!...just once in awhile, anyway!)

stamp sets:  lovely as a tree, itty bitty banners
ink:  momento tuxedo black, espresso
cardstock:  espresso, cherry cobbler, very vanilla
misc:  cherry cobbler seam binding, blendabilities markers, sizzix framelits dies, nuetral candy dots, glue dots

as dr. seuss once wrote, "today you are you, that is truer than true.  there is no one alive who is youer than you."

thank you for stopping by...i appreciate you.

peace be with you