Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...

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This has been a doozy of a week. My son started pre-school (without me!), I had to attend a black-tie event (in a hot pink dress), and I finally got to share my big, fun news. The inimitable Nicki Jackson of Clear & Simple Stamps invited me to join her incredible talented and creative Design Team and I'm still giggling with glee. CSS is on the cutting edge of the paper-crafting world and they are known for their chic and fashion-conscious images, as well as their one-of-a-kind iPhone/iPad App. I am thrilled and delighted to be a part of such a wonderful group of amazing designers and I hope you will visit their blogs (see my sidebar) for tons of inspiration.


Nicki was one of the very first to recognize my love of card-making and I wanted to make a card to show how much I appreciate her confidence in my abilities. To thank Nicki and the entire Clear & Simple Stamps family, I thought it only appropriate to use one of their fabulous stamps from a limited edition set called, simply: Thank You. For this card, I was inspired by a trio of challenges: the amazing colors from the Play Date Cafe Challenge, this week's mojolicious Mojo Monday Sketch, and the irresistible Off-Set Scallop Challenge over at Moxie Fab World! So, "thank you, thank you, thank you" from the bottom of my little paper-crafting heart. I hope you will join me in the coming months on my CSS adventure!

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from card stock.
  2. Trim patterned paper and adhere.
  3. Trim card stock. Stamp sentiment and apply liquid dimensionals. Mat and adhere to card.
  4. Punch scallop border strips; adhere.
  5. Punch scallop circles. Assemble in off-set rounds with foam tape. Attach button and adhere.
  6. Punch circles from card stock and adhere.
  7. Tie ribbon and adhere.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Thank You-limited edition (Clear & Simple Stamps)
  • Ink: Fresh Snow Hybrid (Papertrey Ink)
  • Card Stock: Purplicious, You're Such a Gray-cious Host (CSS); Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up!)
  • Patterned Paper: Fresh Print Clothesline (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Fibers: Purple Satin Ribbon (Kate's Paperie)
  • Tools: Scallop Border Punch; Punch Pack (SU!)
  • Accents: Lettuce Liquid Dimensionals (Adirondack); Button (PTI)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Tools: Scallop Circle Punches (EK Success)

20 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your art piece. Beautifully created.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Lovely combination of sketch and colors. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!

Smita said...

This is stunning!! Love the flower and the patterned paper.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is a beautiful card! We'd love it if you considered entering some of your pretty projects in our challenges at Papercraft Star and there is still time to get in on our $25.00 gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-celebrate-early-enter-our-2500.html

Rose said...

Congrats, Regina! That's awesome news! The card is adorable, too! Guess what? You're just on a lucky streak, girl...you're my September blog candy winner! Hop on over to my blog and check it out :)

hugs,
Rose

Patti MacLeith said...

Love those circles and scallops together!

Ann Schach said...

Congrats, Regina! You are on a roll, girl!!! Great card...love the colors!

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS on the DT spot! FAB card! LOVE the flower!

Cards by Gina said...

So pretty! Love those colors together!

Pam~ said...

Love the purple with a small touch of green! You go girl ... you deserve every bit of this! You have an awesome talent and need to show it off so we can learn from you! Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute TU card, wonderful medallion. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Maria said...

Very pretty card...love the paper and flower!

Andrea Ewen said...

Congrats on your new gig! You are a wonderful card maker and I'm sure that you will shine on your new DT! This card is lovely, you've done a wonderful job with the colors this week. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Neet said...

First of all "Congratulations".
Lovely card - great interpretation of the colours stipulated.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I am so tickled for you!!! Congrats to you my dear. I love your card, its perfect. How you combine all those challenges is beyond me. I'd still be reading about them. *smile* Hugs to you!!!

Ruby said...

Firstly, congratulations! Your card is lovely, especially that flower, really pretty! So glad you could play along with us at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on joining the team! That is great news:) I love this card--that purple background is so fab! LOVE IT:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe:)

Julie Ranae said...

Another wonderful entry for the gallery of The Play Date Cafe. Very creative use of the colors for this challenge and it's great to have you play along once again.
Hope you will add The Play Date Cafe Challenge to your challenge sidebar for Thursdays : )

Cath said...

Hey Regina! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)