June 5, 2008

TAMARA'S SKETCH 47 AND SOME EXCITING NEWS!

Okay, this may be a little bit of a long post, so please bear with me (you know you love me - LOL!) So, first off, here is my take on this week's sketch challenge for Tamara - don't you love this sketch? I decided it had wonderful possibilities and had real fun playing with it! I decided to use my Enjoy Every Moment stamp set because I still had it out and I just love it - I can't believe I waited so long to buy this one!! Oh well, I am making up for it now - LOL! So, I really wanted to give this card a soft feel and nothing does that better than rounded corners and sponging - I did a lot of both on this one! Both are really simple techniques that can add a lot to your projects. And, I used my favorite dp (well, today anyway) Porcelain Prints - I just love the soft, pretty feel of this paper and will be sorry to see it go(but happy to see some new ones!) Please make sure you go on over to Tamara's and see what the rest of the Design Team has made - they are all fabulously talented and will wow you, I promise! And, I really really want to see your take on the sketch so make sure you upload your link over on the sketches site so we can all come and check out what you created! Here is the recipe for this one:
Card Recipe: (all products SU!)
Paper - Old Olive card stock, Blue Bayou card stock, Naturals Ivory card stock, Porcelain Prints Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets - Enjoy Every Moment
Inks - Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Blue Bayou classic stampin' pads, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Old Olive eyelets, Build-a-brad, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Sponge, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Crop-a-dile









So, now on to my good news!!! Now, I know I have talked to you several times about one of my fave online stores Coconut Scrapshop......well, Jen has asked me to be the designer of her July Kit - whoohooo!!!!! I am so very excited and honored that she thought enough of me to ask - I mean, of course I am going to say YES! YES! YES! So, please stop on over Jen's blog and then click on the link to her store - I promise you will not be disappointed! Just to tell you how fabulous her stuff is, her June kit sold out in......two hours!!!!! Hello, I am so very glad I had mine!!! And, leave her a comment and show her some love - I know she has been poppin' in to several of your blogs so stop by and say "hi" back!!! I think Jen is the reason so many of us keep going back for more, not only does she have absolutely wonderful stuff in her store (she gets stuff that nobody else has yet!) but her sunny disposition, and her thoughtful and sweet comments just make your day! Not to mention she has one of the most talented DTs out there - I mean seriously! Go and check out the gallery if you don't believe me, it will knock your socks off! Okay, so I am truly excited and will be sharing with you more information as it comes together - I will give you a hint though - it is near and dear to my heart! Teehee!! You will be lining up to get this kit, I promise! Well, enough of my blathering....don't forget to post a link of your card from my sketch and get entered into the drawing for blog candy - hey, it's free!!! Toodles!

35 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats Alex!

Dottie K. said...

Cute card! Congratulations Alex! That sounds like alot of fun.

Dawn Easton said...

Big congrats Alex!

Scrappy Girl said...

Congrats on your designer news! You must be very excited!

Lauren said...

Nice card! Congrats on the new design post. I'm sure you will blow them away with your talent.

Courtney Fowler said...

Beautiful card, and CONGRATULATIONS!

NattyK said...

Congratulations Alex. Great card too. x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALEX! I KNOW YOU'LL DO AN AWESOME JOB!!

I love your sketch card! Just wonderful!!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow Alex...another amazing card... that is an awesome sketch!!! And congrats on being the designer for July at Coconut scrapshop!!! What an awesome task! I know you'll have some wonderful creations to show. Also, thank you so much for your advice for my workshop tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me! {SMILES}

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful card...and wow, what fantastic and exciting news!!!

Erin... said...

Great card Alex...I love everything you've done with this set!!! Congrats on your fun news!!!! way to go!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Congrats Alex! That's wonderful news!

Your card is fabulous! It's so soft and pretty! That DP is yummy and I love the sentiment.

Donna said...

that is fabulous news! Congratulations Alexandra! look forward to seeing what you do with the kit

malieta said...

Congrats Alex, I am very happy for you!!
Your card is very pretty also..you rock!
malieta:)

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! You are on a roll, Girl! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the kit you come up with.

I love this card - it really is very soft and pretty. Great job! I'm off to try your sketch and Tamara's if my boys will just sleep for another hour!

mochamama said...

whooohooo for you girlfriend, congrats!!!!! I got my card finished for the sketch challenge I link it tomorrow!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Pretty card Alex! I love the green and blue. That enjoy stamp is so fun too, I think I might need to get that one! Love the layout too, fun!

Congrats on the big news!! Woo Hoo!! So exciting and well deserved, your artwork rocks!! :) Have fun with it!

Manna said...

CONGRATS, again! You deserve it all! Love this card, the soft colours and layout. Very pretty!

Joan said...

Congratulations Alex!!!!!! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. I like this card.....especially the background paper. Joan

Diane said...

Beautiful card girl!!! Congrats on being on the Coconut team!! She does have great stuff,I've ordered from her and waiting for it!
Can't wait to get it!!
Hugs to you!!!

Julie Masse said...

Huge CONGRATS Alex!! You will do a superb job and have tons of fun!! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Congratulations that is wonderful, sure the July kit will be fantastic. Love the card

CAKVD said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with Alex!! I'm so glad I already have dibs on the July kit! I know you will do great!
Cheryl

Deborah said...

Cool baby! YOur card so rocks and so does your great news! I am just thrilled for you! Super hugs, Deb

Ila said...

Love your card Alex! and Congratulations!!..I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!!

Ana Baird said...

Congratulations Alexandra! Great card!

chelemom said...

How awesome!!! Congratulations!!!

corinnesomerville said...

First off...love your "Enjoy" card !!
Secondly...CONGRATULATIONS !!!! You'll do a fantastic job and I know you'll have a blast designing the kit !! Way to go, kiddo !!!!

Marilyn said...

Love the card you created for Tamara's sketch!! So happy for you to make the DT at Coconut Shop! I checked out their site and it is fabulous! Congrats on this awesome opportunity!

Laura said...

Congratulations, Alex, well deserved! BTW, I love your card on Stamp Something!
Creatively Yours, Laura

Kim Marie said...

WOW WOW WOW!!

This IS so exciting!! Boy, aren't you glad you got your first sketch out of the way so you can concentrate on that kit!! ;)

Another famous sister!! You're right about loving ya, but we loved ya even before you were famous!! ;)
Kim Marie

Tracy.H said...

How exciting!! Congrats!! I can't wait to see your design. :0)

Rose Ann said...

Very pretty card, and a huge congratulations to you!!

angie said...

Congrats!!! love this card :)

Sara said...

awesome! Congrats!