June 20, 2008

STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE - AND A WHOOHOO FOR ME!!!!

Happy Friday everyone! First, I want to thank you all for the wonderful emails I received concerning my doctor's appt. yesterday - I was very touched by your concern..it meant a lot to me! I am fine....the reason the appointment was soooooo long was because it was a Veteran's appointment to finish up some unfinished medical stuff from the Navy (I know, it takes them forever to get this stuff done!) but I really am doing well and the problems are all treatable which is very good for me! And, it does not affect my stamping or scrapping either - LOL! So, great big hugs to all of you for caring!!! So, today is my favorite day of the week because I get to post my challenge for Stamp Something!!! I love this group of talented gals, they are amazing in their stamping and I am in awe of what they do each week! This week, our very own DT member Emily came up with a totally fabulous sketch which is definitely challenging and really really fun! Make sure you go over and give her some blog love, she really is amazing! So, I decided for this one I would use the Life's a Breeze set - I went a totally different way with this card and I am not sure if I like it, but I hope you do! I tend to be very monochromatic in my cardmaking so I wanted to stretch myself a bit and use some different colors - I pulled them from the dp I chose which is Spring Fling. Let me know honestly what you think - I am still trying to decide myself! So, I will leave you with the details of this card and remind you all to head on over to Stamp Something and see what the rest of the DT came up with and upload your own take on the challenge! But first, I have some very wonderful and exciting news that I have been wanting to tell you, but couldn't until now...remember a few days ago, when I told you to wait for my news???? Well, wait no more - I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO BE ON THE DESIGN TEAM FOR THE COCONUT SCRAPSHOP - WHOOHOO!!!! I was so excited when Jen told me that I almost peed myself - no, really, I did ! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to scrapbook so I am beside myself! And yes, Jen knows I am a stamper (heck, she loves stamps herself!) ....is that not fabulous!!! So, remember I told you I designed the July kit???? And, that it was near and dear to my heart??? Well, here is another hint....there will be stars in your eyes! Teehee - I hope to share some sneak peeks over the weekend so stay tuned - don't forget, tomorrow is Scrapbook Saturday so I will be sharing another page! And, some of you have said you want to join in on Scrapbook Saturday so I expect to see some fab pages out there - LOL! Until tomorrow - happy Stampin' AND Scrappin'!
Card Recipe: All products are Stampin' Up!
Paper - Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and So Saffron card stock, Spring Fling Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set - Lifes a Breeze
Inks - Old Olive, So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers, Summer Sun and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads
Accessories - So Saffron and Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Small Tag Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer

40 comments:

Deb said...

Fabulous card Alex and fabulous news about the new DT position, congratulations you so deserve it! I hope to join you on scrapbook saturday in a few weeks, once the school stuff is over and things get back to normal hopefully I will get back into scrapping. I have a holiday album to make for my mum for her birthday so will share those pages!

Bunny B said...

Woohoo!! Yay for Alex! Congratulations!! :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Woo Hoo Alex! Awesome news about the DT, they are lucky to have you! :) You go girl!

Awesome card this week for our challenge. I love the fun beachy feel! Great images and papers. Love how you flipped the sketch too. Great job!

Happy to hear you are well too! :) Have a fun and relaxing weekend.

Erin... said...

Wooo Hooo!!! That's so fantastic!!! Super cute job with this sketch!! It screams summertime!!! Have a relaxing weekend, glad to hear all went well at the dr.s

Vicki said...

Yeah, that set is definately on my list now. Love the card, so summery. Congratulations on the DT Position. You deserve it and can't wait to see the kit you designed. Just might have to buy it, lol. Congratulations!

Dawn Easton said...

Yah! Alex! This is a happy day all around for you! Glad to hear the dr app't went well and that you will be fine. Also CONGRATS on the DT job!

tyrymom29 said...

IM so happy everything is Ok with your Health Woohoo!!! And a big COngratulations for being on the DT !!!

corinnesomerville said...

Oh my gosh....I miss stopping by one day and look at all the stuff that happens to you !!!! First and most importantly I'm so glad that your'e going to be alright !!! I'll still be praying for you as you do what you need to do to get better ! I wish I could hug you right now instead of 40 days from now but I'm thankful I know I'll be hugging you in 40 days !!!
Congrats on your new design team !! You rock....truly you do....you rock !! You're card is adorable (as per usual :)

Love ya oodles

Marilyn said...

So glad to hear your doctor app went well - I know all about the VA and they sure don't get in a hurry!! Your card for the sketch is awesome!!! Love that summery feel to it!! And CONGRATS!!!! on making the DT team! I can't wait to see your designs - you are ubber talented!!! Scrapbooking is my first love, and I really need to get back in the swing!! Woohoo for you!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Yahoo!!! Congratulations! That is fantastic!

Becky Carafa said...

Love this card, and how you switched up the layout a bit. Very fun! Congrats on your news, too!

Tabitha said...

yeah! Alex I am so happy for you and cant wait to work with you and to get my hands on that kit

Michelle said...

What a fun Summer card!

Glad everything is OK with you.

Lauren said...

Fabulous job on this card Alex. You always create with such flair and an eye for detail! I am psyched about the DT post for you too!

Melissa said...

Super fun sister! And ironically, just yesterday I was telling my mother that I wanted this stamp set because it just looks fun! Do great minds think alike or what??!

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - Congrats on the Coconut Scrapshop DT position!

Emily said...

Thanks Alex =). Your so sweet. Congratulations on making the DT! Your card is awesome! I love the summery feel of it. Great colors, and I love the stitching! Great job with the sketch!

Christi said...

I love the card and congratulations!!! Thanks for visiting my blog as well. It means the world to me. :)

My Paper World said...

I LOVE the mix of colours Alex! and a huge congrats on your new DT!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs!
Nicola xx

Deborah said...

Let's go for a sail! Great card! Fab news on your DT with Coconut Scrapbook! I know how much it means to you! Enjoy and stay cool! Deb

Shannon McGann said...

ANOTHER design team? You are amazing, Girl! Congratulations! I'm so glad everything will be okay for you (with the doctor).

This card is so cute! I really like those colours together - great choice. It's a great beachy looking card! :)

Jen Glover said...

Hi Alex sweetie,
We are so honored to have you on our Coco'nutty Team! You are so talented and everything us Coconuts stand for! Love ya Cutie!!!!

I'm so happy to hear about the medical news. You are in my prayers.

scrapnnMO said...

Oh this card is absolutely beautiful! Love it and big CONGRAT'S to you on your DT! Woohooo!

I have more awesome news over on my blog! We are on fire girl!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Congrats on your DT posistion!!Super cute card and I am happy to hear your drs appointment went fine!!

Latisha said...

First Congratulations! Very cool Alex. Next...I hope you are ok, and glad to hear whatever is ailing you can be fixed. Last cute cute card. Stay cool this weekend, I am almost starting to melt.

Christie said...

Glad you're doing well!
Congrat's on the design team!

louise said...

YAY!!!!! So stoked for you! Congrats on your DT position!
Fab card too!

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card babe realy cute xxx
huge congrats on your new DT post so well desived xxxxDawnx

mochamama said...

So glad to hear your DA went well and everything is good!! Big congrats sista, playing in the big game now are ya?! I can say...I knew her when......you deserve it hun!
Love the card you did for the challenge

Cindy said...

Way to go on the DT news! SO happy for you!
We both thought alike on a sunny theme for our cards. I just love yours, I just may need to get this set yet. Great work!

Manna said...

CONGRATS to you again! You so deserve it! What a fab card! Love the colours!

suzann said...

What good news about the dr.'s appt. And congrats on being on the DT! Have fun with it!!

Debbie said...

Great card Alex! Such cheerful, sunny colours.

Debbie x

Julie Masse said...

Congrats Alex!! I'm so excited for you! Have fun! :)

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Alex!!!! They are lucky to have you!! I'm so glad you're doing well also! Your card is so fun and summery...and I just love it!! Hugs!!

Bethany Paull said...

This is great! I really like the colors and the stitching is fab. Huge congrats on your new design team position!

Kim Marie said...

Congrats, Alex on your DT promotion!!! How exciting!! They are so BLESSED to have you!!! Your designs are amazing and this card is a great example! Love the colors and the "light spirit" of it's design!
A proud sister!
Kim Marie

Bev said...

What a fabulous card! And congratulations too!!

Ila said...

I love the colors on this Fabulous card!
Yay!! Congratulations on the new DT position...they are so lucky to have you!!
Glad to hear your on the mend!! Take Care...Hugs, Ila

Basteljette said...

Fabulous card and very nice colours!!!

Jo said...

Wonderful card Alex!! and what wonderful news about the DT....very well deserved!