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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!