Thursday, December 01, 2011

I made the team!!

Today was the reveal party for the CAS 2011 Winter Design Team for Splitcoast stampers ...

I made the team!!!

I'm so excited (and honored!).  I've been nervous for days now ... maybe I'll actually get some sleep tonight! :)

Congrats to LilLuvsStampin and Nancy Littrell for also making the team!!  It's going to be a fun three months!!

There are also twelve guest designer spots that were secured by:  scofield27, darsie1, star, tilly, vdutchr, stinkincute, tenia sanders-nelson, momof5sons, mamaxsix, janellelarson, kthaman and allee's - congrats to all these very talented ladies!!

Everyone that entered the challenge made fabulous cards ... it was wonderful to see all the different creative ideas.  I really happy that I entered into this challenge - it was a fun time!


I can't believe it's December already ... this year has flown by!!  Today I went out with my SIL, Moe and picked up some groceries at Bosa (an Italian market in Vancouver).  I love shopping there!  Also stopped on the way home at Charlie's Chocolate Factory in Burnaby.  I picked up lots of treats for Christmas and also lots of Belgian chocolate for making desserts - yum, yum!!  After shopping we had out last stop at Esquire's ... it's a wonderful, small coffee chain in the suburbs of Vancouver.  I like it better than Starbuck's.  Moe treated me to a Gingerbread Latte - it was delicious!!
Once I was home, I had the afternoon free to spend time in the art studio.  I had an idea for a couple of cards for November's Fan Club challenge, using some of my new twine I bought on-line from "The Twinery".  November's theme is "Child's Play" ... and I wanted to try doing the "More is More" Challenge - make a simple version of a card, and then make a stepped up version (they are still both CAS cards, in my opinion).  I decided to combine both challenges ... hope you like.  FYI, the stepped up version has sponged sky that is very faint in the photo, but much darker in real life ... sorry for the photo quality :(

 "The Sky's the Limit #1"

"The Sky's the Limit #2"

Stamps:  Up, Up & Away (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, scraps of Daffodil Delight, green DP, orange DP, yellow polka-dot DP
Ink:  Green (ColorBox), Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Twinery twine (Peapod, Lemondrop, Mandarin), ScorPal, sponge, Tombow glue, glue dots and adhesives

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I cut out scraps of DP to make the kites and layered alternating colors on top.  I scored each kite down the middle and from tip to tip on the sides.  I bent the score lines to give the kites dimension.

I used Tombow glue to adhere the "tail" for the kite.  On the stepped up version, I tied knots of alternating colors of twine down the tail.

Also for the stepped up version, I made a template of randomly sized scallops and used it for sponging the sky.  I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, attaching the kites using one glue dot at the tip of each kite.

I stamped the sentiment in green ink.

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