Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wow what a week of excitement for my little ole' blog!

Wow I can hardly believe all the excitement I have had here! The Blog candy has been wonderful and I thank everyone for helping me spread the word about my one year anniversary, a little less than one week to go for it! - Then I was asked to be the Guest DT for Club Anya! (March - April - May) Woo Hoo!!! Then last night I found out I was chosen as a Guest DT for Whiff of Joy too???!!! (July - August) WOW OH WOW!!!! And I have one more thing I have been just dying to share about another stamp DT... but can't just yet... really soon I should.. but WOW can you believe it? I told Hubby I really should go and buy a lottery ticket, cuz this has been my lucky week! I am just on cloud nine! Heck TEN! Even higher than that if I add in my love of my Stampavie and Alota Rubber Stamps DT, I am just the luckiest girl in the world.

Ok.. back to work and reality, cuz I am gonna have to be really organized and keep my nose to the grindstone as they say! I want all of these people that have trusted me with such great honors to be happy with me!

Today is Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Blog Challenge day - and it is a really awesome sketch this week by DT Carla. And the prize?? A guest DT spot for two weeks! Loved how different the sketch was.. well it was for me, I don't normally work with large circles on my cards.

I started with one of Stampavies Lelo Design images called "Roses for You". Now who could resist that frog with all of those roses? He is colored with my Copics, and then I used Stickles on top of the flowers. Roses just need a bit of bling.

The base is a Bazill white card stock and for the pattern paper it was a great chance to use one of my new stacks. This is from the new K&Company's Cut-n-Paste designer pad. This is just one sheet, for both pieces. How perfect was it that the right of the paper turns to a different pattern? Fits the sketch perfectly. I cut the circle with a Circle Cutter but don't have a scallop that large, so I just winged it.. placed the circle on the white card stock and cut around it with my Fiskar's scallop scissors. I inked the edges of both patten papers, and gel pen stitched the edges. My little frog was cut out and placed on the large circle. The sentiment is a Sizzix die - pretty cool huh? I forgot I got them last summer, got quite a few different ones as a set.. need to use them more they look great I think. I inked the edges of the words just a bit with light brown ink to shadow them more.

And how awesome is the vine? It too is a Sizzix die, one of their new 12 inch dies. I hadn't even opened it yet - Well now that the package is open I think I should use it much more often! Inked around on the vine as well. And those flowers? Ok... really funny story there! I purchase it at JoAnn's and went and had the yardage cut at the counter... just loved the flowers on the ribbon, not so hot about the ribbon itself, but wanted those flowers. Well I had a few stacked up and she was cutting away and I told her a yard of each except for this one I wanted two yards.... well just after she cut it... (I am responsible at that point... it is cut now) she says "Uh Mam.. do you know the price of this one?" I say yes, it is about the same as all the rest 1.89 or so... she says "Uh No Mam... it is 11.89 per yard" "WHAT???" We both stood there looking at it in shock, she laughed and said she had already cut it so I really needed to purchase it at that point. Then went and found a coupon, and then discounted it again.. So I ended up paying like 7.50 for it. Still high, but it taught me a lesson - read the prices well before you purchase cut yardage material! Now that is it done and home I have laughed about it, and I do love the flowers! We just won't add up how much it adds to a card in supplies cost - he he.
Wow... I talked a lot today - sorry - just all excited an all - plus I am sooo sleepy! This time change thing really messes with me, it will take me weeks to get my act together for getting up on time. Off now to read a few blogs and get busy, I have "work in progress" that isn't going like I planned and I hope I can save it -
HUGS and-


stampinfrog said...

Congrats on both of the DT! Your work is sooooo gorgeous and they are lucky to have you on their teams!I know your creations will be Beautiful!
Your card is sooooo cute! Love the FROG holding flowers and your color combo and coloring is Fabulous! Ribbon with Flowers $11.89/yd? WOW! There is no way!
Hugs, Connie

kay said...

congratulations on your exciting news,your cards are gorgeous.

WickedPixie said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous ribbon! Don't regret the ribbon, but don't let them give you that line again - until recently I worked at JoAnn's (for almost 4 years) and you may change your mind at any time!

Carole said...

Congratulations for now being a guest designer!

Donalda said...

Such a cute card Michelle and sounds like you have had a wonderful week dear. Big Congrats

Annie said...

hey you have had a fabby week Michele - got that lotto ticket?! Congratulations on the guest DT spots and I'm looking forward to more exciting news soon! love the card you made with that cute frog, the roses really sparkle and those blooms are worth every penny - or dollar! hugs, annie x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Michele and a really cute froggie. I'm just using the new K & Co pad as I speak, its beautiful!

Janna said...

Congratulations on your exciting week!! You certainly deserve it!! You are super talented! This card is testament to that!! I love the lettering and the leaves and flowers! Wow! 11.89 for a yard! I would have been in complete shock as well!


Kelly Schelske said...

Yay, you've had a fantastic week!!
Congrats Michelle, your work is outstanding!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What a great bunch of news!! CONGRATS!!! :)

Lim said...

Congratulations with your DT's news Michelle. They are lucky to have you.. You are so talented my freind.


Ila said...

I love this card!! the vines and flowers are Gorgeous!!...Congratulations on your Wonderful news!! Your work is always Super Fabulous and they are lucky to have you!!....Hugs, Ila

Dawn said...

Well Done Michelle - great news on the DT's
Such a fun sunny card - beautiful little flowers too..


Heather said...

Congratulations!!! That's super awesome!!!