May 5, 2008

TAMARA'S NSD SKETCH AND SOME EXCITING NEWS!

Happy Monday all! Sorry no post yesterday, but this weekend was jam packed busy! Saturday I had the yard sale (went very well, sold a lot, and had a BLAST!) and then yesterday was my niece's fifth birthday party at Roundtable Pizza. There were a lot of people there (all family) and it was loud and busy and fun! But, with all the activities, I didn't really get a lot of time in my stamp room. BUT, I do have a card to share with you today as well as some very exciting news!! But first, the card. This one I created using Tamara's sketch challenge for NSD. She is offering blog candy to anyone who uploads a sketch, but you need to get it done today as the drawing is tomorrow. I used the stamp Set Touch of Nature, I just love the detailed images of this set! Lots of stitching on this one, I guess I got a little carried away - LOL!. The bird is paper pieced as well. It is a pretty self-explanatory card so I will leave you with the full recipe and if you have any questions, just ask!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft card stock, Pretty in Pink card stock, Blush Blossom card stock (for the bird), Naturals White card stock, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set - Touch of Nature
Inks - Close to Cocoa classic stampin' pad, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Stampin' write markers
Accessories - Pretty in Pink Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Pretty in Pink narrow grosgrain ribbon


So, are you ready for my exciting news???? Well, there is a brand spankin' new blog site dedicated to stamping and scrapbooking challenges with new ones to be posted every week! What is this site, you say? Well, it's called Stamp Something and it is on-line today with the first official challenge set for Friday! Denise and Erin have been working really hard all week to get the new site ready and online and I am happy to say, it is! And my news....I was asked and have accepted a position as one of their design team members - whoohoo!! I am very excited about this new site because it is something different - not sketches (which I love!) but different challenges for techniques, colors, pages, altered items, etc. every week. Think about how you can stretch your creativity getting out of your comfort zone! So, in honor of the kick-off, this week's challenge will have blog candy for all those who post a blinkie and link on their blog (come on, help me get the word out there!) and who enter their take on the challenge. To help ya get those creative juices flowing, the dt will post our projects on Friday morning. The theme is very fittingly based on FIRSTS since it is our first challenge. First baby, first car, first tooth, first love, well, you get the picture! So, come on over and let's play, it is going to be a BLAST!!!!!!

32 comments:

corinnesomerville said...

Congrats on your new position !!! Your card is fantastic :) I tried to go to their website but I need an invitations :( Can you help me?

Courtney Fowler said...

Beautiful card. Love the stitching. Congrats on the yard sale! I need to have one of those!

Badly!

And BIG congrats on your design team membership. You go, girl!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Alex! Can't wait to check the site out!! They are lucky to have you ;)
Your card is wonderful, I love that image!

Denise~ said...

Awesome card as always Alex! I love all the stitching, it's fantastic! Great colors, so soft and pretty!

Love the announcement too, it looks and sounds awesome. We are thrilled to have you as a DT member! Woo Hoo! Site should be up very very soon....

Michelle said...

Congrats Alex!

Gorgeous card - I love the soft colors.

Manna said...

Wow, another CONGRATS! to you, Alex! You are on a roll here! So glad they asked you. You deserve to be there!

The card is beautiful! Love the natural look. Also love the sentiment!

Erin... said...

great card Alex!!!! so pretty!!

we are very happy to have you on the DT!! and the site will be up any moment now!!

Ana Baird said...

Congratulations Alexandra! Gorgeous card!

Dottie K. said...

Alex love the card. So soft and pretty. Congrats on the design team. That's awesome news. Have a great day. :)

Kristina Lewis said...

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration and so talented! Woo hoo! Big stamping hugs!

Lauren said...

Congratulations Alex - you are super talented and so deserve the post. Your new card is fabulous. The soft colors are so nice!

Denise... said...

Gorgeous card! And wow, wow, wow and double wow, that is just awesome that you're on a new design team! Congratulations!!!

kathleenh said...

Congratulations Alex! You are on a roll!

Wendy said...

Congrats, Alex! Will have to check out the site. Love your card! Happy your yard sale went well.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Christie said...

Congrats on making design team AGAIN! Sheesh, woman...how do you have time for all of this! You KNOW that I LOVE your work! Congratulations!!! You'll have to tell me all about your projects at the CROP this weekend. You are coming, right?

Deborah said...

Love your card today! You are such the stitchimg queen! Great news with regard to the new sketch blog and being on board as a designer! Yipie! I will check it out! Glad the sale was worth while! Deb

Marlou said...

wooooohoooooo!!!!! ALEX!!!! congratulations!!!!! i am delighted for you, must check this new challenge blog out :) and this card you made is absolutely adorable :) xx

All Pink girl said...

Huge congrats on your new DT post ,
you are one talented lady ,well done xxxx
gorgeous cards as always ,Dawnxxx

malieta said...

Congratulations on your new position Alex, I'm so happy for you!!!
Your card is beautiful and the colors are very pretty!
malieta:)

Latisha said...

congratulations! Very exciting >"<

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! Another design team! You're on fire!! Congratulations!

Beautiful job on the card too! :)

Diane said...

Woohoo girl,Congratulations!!!
It sounds exciting,can't wait to see their challenges!

Beth Fox said...

Congratulations! I found your blog through my upline's blog. I've linked you to me and the challenge too!

Always enjoy seeing your work!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Fantastic card for Tamara's sketch, and congratulation on your DT news! Way to go Alexandra!!

Jen Glover said...

Congratulations you talented Lady YOU! I love this pink and brown card. Some of my fave colors~ Beautiful, just like you! Hugs!

Ila said...

Your card is fabulous!!! what awesome news!! Congratulations!! you go girl!!1

Flossie's Follies said...

This is such a great card, thanks for the info about the challenge site, will go check it out.

Rose Ann said...

CONGRATULATIONS,Alex!! I am thrilled for you!!

Your card is sooo beautiful too!!

NattyK said...

Congratulations Alex. Great card. x

Deb said...

beautiful card, congratulations on your design team position, I will be popping over on friday!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG I soo love your newest card! Beautiful color and gorgeous papers! congrat's on the Card DT with Tamara! I'm tickled we are on the same team! Woohoooo!

Dawn said...

Wooo HOoo on your new adventure. And love the card. woo hoo