Monday, August 30, 2010

Discover Your Wings...

(If you are looking for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You post, please click HERE.)

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It isn't very often when dreams come true, but when they do, it's a phenomenal feeling. A year and a half ago, I started this little blog with the intent to share my paper creations and make some crafty friends. Then, I started to participate in challenges and I was lucky enough to win a very cool prize: a stamp set from Taylored Expressions and I discovered stamps that made me smile whenever I pulled them out...and I began to dream.

A couple weeks ago, I got an invitation from Taylor VanBruggen to join the Baker's Dozen Design Team for Taylored Expressions. To say that I was floored is an understatement. To say that the island of Manhattan probably heard my shrieks of joy is only a little bit of an overstatement. To say that I am flattered, honored, and still pinching myself is the absolute truth.

I'm also thrilled because the ladies on the Baker's Dozen are some of this industry's most talented, kind-hearted, and creative paper artists. Joining me beginning tomorrow are two fabulous designers, Danielle Lounds and Tori Wild. Also, congratulations to Guest Designer Barbara Anders! (See Taylor's official announcement here!) Please see my sidebar and visit the entire team's wonderful blogs!

So what did I do to celebrate? What else? I made a card. I took out one of my favorite Taylored Expressions sets, Garden Party Critters, and stamped a baker's dozen worth of sweet bees, colored them up, and added some sparkle. I pleated some of the adorable July Key Ingredients designer paper and inked up this perfectly lovely sentiment. I trimmed out one 'lil bee (that's me!) buzzin' on up to realize a little dream about to come true...BIG TIME. Thank you so much, Taylor, for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions Garden Party Critters and Discover Your Wings (sentiment) Stamps; Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; July Key Ingredients (Paisley Party) Designer Paper; Neenah Solar White Card Stock; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Card Stock; Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist Twill Ribbon; Paper Shapers 7/8" and 3/4" Circle Punches; Diamond Stickles; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: All of the above. ;)

Please join me tomorrow for the first day of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for September! Thanks for stopping by and for all your good wishes!


22 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my! Couldn't bee sweeter! Love the design! :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

How wonderful is that! Your "Bakers Dozen" is PERFECT for the occasion. Congratulations!

Jackie Pedro said...

Welcome, Welcome, Regina!!! LOVE your card and so excited you are joining the Baker's Dozen!!

Tracy said...

Yay Regina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are right when a dream does come true there's nothing like it. I say enjoy it girl!!!!!! You deserve it. Taylor is so lucky to have you. I know you are going stamp the daylights out of her stuff. I can't wait to see it too!!

Hugs,
Tracy

Poppit said...

Congratulations! Loving your bee-autiful card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

How Wonderful! You certainly deserve it though. Your talent shines through every card/creation you post and share. So glad I found your blog.

Patti MacLeith said...

Bzzzzzzz....those bees are adorable! Congrats!

Mary Fish said...

There will be plenty of buzz about this fun and artsy project. Love the little bee "trail." Hugs, M

Sankari W. said...

YAY! Congratulations dearest Regina! So excited to be on the DT with you!!! You have always been an inspiration!!! Love ya girl! You rock!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Kristie said...

Congratulations!

I love your card, I really should get this set inky soon! Looking forward to lots more TE inspiration from you!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited that you are joining the Baker's Dozen! You are SO super talented (not to mention SUPER sweet too!!) LOVE your card!! Big hugs!!

Margaret Moody said...

OOOOHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm so excited for you Regina! Congratulations! You'll be a wonderful addition to the Baker's Dozen! I'm so happy for you and truly, I'm not surprised! I knew it was only a matter of time and I'm absolutely thrilled you're receiving the much-deserved recognition of your talent! You know I love your stuff, friend! Please stay in touch! Lots of hugs! MM :)

Taylor said...

I'm still so excited that you said YES!! We're so lucky to have you as part of the TE team and I can hardly wait to see your fabulous creations the rest of the week!

Monique said...

Congratulations!! This card is super sweet!! I love the pleads at the bottom!!

Martha said...

Great card and congratulations! I love your "baker's dozen" bees! Those guys are adorable.

Jami said...

Love love love your Baker's Dozen of bees! So happy to have you on the TE Team!!

Linda Callahan said...

Congratulations Regina - you will be a fabulous addition to their team!

Stampin' Diva said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!! Love the card, absolutely precious.

Maren said...

LOVE this!! AND a huge CONGRATS too!! You are the randome winner for the sweet pleat challenge so be sure to email me your contact information. Thanks for playing along!!
Hugs,
Maren

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is as awesome as your news!!! Congratulations dear friend. I am so happy for you and wish you the best. You are the perfect addition to the Bakers Dozen!!! Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Wonderful card, as always! And, again, I'm thrilled for you! Have a wonderful time doing what you love to do!

~kelly marie~ said...

Congratulations!!! That is so fabulous and so is your card! I adore it!!