Saturday, May 15, 2010

Designer of the Month!

Hello everyone! I won't bore you with the details of my flight home except an 8 hour trip turned into 18 hours due to weather conditions in the Midwest.  Needless to say, I was never so happy to step inside of my house as I was Thursday morning.  I had all kinds of plans for doing challenges yesterday but my body said "you use and abuse me and I am not moving!" And, I literally did not move all day! I don't ever remember being that tired before or sore...esp. my butt! 18 hours of sitting...ouchie!  Today I feel much better! Nothing like a day of rest to regroup yourself!

I had the most wonderful surprise upon my arrival home! I found out I was named "Designer of the Month" at Simply Scrapping Crafts! What an awesome thing to find out! I am thrilled and delighted to be given this honor! If you haven't visited SSC yet...come on over for they have lots of challenges, tutorials, blogs, and a whole lot of super nice people! One of the friendliest crafting groups who are more than willing to encourage, teach and be your friend! Love it there!

I made two cards today. This first one I am entering for a Design Team challenge call over at Party Time Tuesdays . The DT will make a new birthday card each week to build up our stashes of birthday cards ......Boy, Do I need to do this. My birthday cards are always late and this surely will help me to complete my goal of having cards done on time!...hmmm my family will think something is wrong with me if my cards are on time!

This is my all time favorite stamp and I made both cards using it.  Meet Susan from the Elizabeth Bell collection from Susan Custom Art andCard Design. I have colored this stamp more than any other stamp I own...I just love her!

Wish me luck!

  • DT paper I made my own with a word stamp and red ink.
  • Ribbon: Stash and made with Bow Easy
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Border Punch made by American Girl on sale at E-bay for $6.99. (Shipping $2.99) I love this punch! When I ordered it I didn't realize it was for little girl crafts! Well, I'm little ..I'm only five foot tall! I didn't do it on this card, but the butterflies it punches out can be used on the card! Two punches in one for one fantastic price! 
Second card is made for the Copic Challenge over at SSC. It is a two part challenge using the sketch below and coloring jeans.

Isn't she just beautiful....I love EB designs!

  • DT Paper: DCWV The Luxury Stack. I love this paper and JoAnn has it on sell! 48 sheets of 12 x 12 for $9.99. You cannot beat this price!  That is 14 cents a sheet! Awesome deal!
  • Sentiment: By K and C at  My favorite store E-bay by Partimeworker04  12 sentiments for $!.79 and $1.39 shipping!
  • Nestabilities Die: OMgosh! Did I find a bargain for you! has four sets of Nestabilities on sell for $49.99!! These usually sell for 24.99 each...Holy cow what a bargain!  I have ordered oodles of things from Overstock and have never had any problems! If I didn't have these dies I would surely be buying them now! Half price! Wow!
  • Coloring: Copic's at Carpediem store for $3.95 and free shipping for orders over $100.00. If you do not order over 100.00 go to Icopics for $4.87 but much cheaper shipping. 
Thank you for looking at my first day back! It feels great!


Sharon Keanly said...

Congratulations on your Award Colleen, welcome back, missed you. I love your card dear and the 1st one gets my vote... lol Your colouring is fab, any tips? hugs Sharon

Kristie said...

Great cards! I love those EB stamps too (except I haven't used most of mine yet LOL!!)

Anonymous said...

Welcome home. One can truly appreciate the effort,talent and fine detail that goes in to your cards when they have been as fortunate as I to actually hold one of your lovely cards in their hand. Beautiful work.

Danni said...

Such wonderful cards! Welcome home, missed you!!

Amy said...

CONGRATS Colleen!! You so deserve being Designer of the Month!! And these cards are gorgeous as always!! I LOVE that first image super cute!! Sorry for such a yuck trip home but at least you made it home safely!! HUGS!! Amy:)

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