Saturday, February 2, 2008

IT's SPRING...(in Texas) and LOTSA news!!!

I created this card for a challenge a group of gals on Splitcoaststampers and I do each Monday. This week it was to create a card--either spring or winter themed--depending on if you thought the groundhog was going to see his shadow this weekend.
(I am seriously concerned about the gal who thought this one up--lol!)

Anyhoo....this was easy for me....in Texas it is ALREADY spring! So....I did a spring themed card.
The stamps (cat tails and sentiment) on this card can be found at Stamper's Dream. The cat tails and sentiment are by Paper Inspirations (Note: I used only part of the sentiment--but the whole stamp is amazing!) Tip: Get more mileage from your stamps by using only a part of an image or sentiment.

I inked the cattails in caramel ink and used a chocolate chip marker to edge the sides. I stamped the image three times on three panels. I sponged caramel ink on the panels and edged them with chocolate ink using a sponge.
The sentiment was stamped with StazOn on a transparency. The butterfly was stamped with StazOn on vellum. I cut it out and colored it and then adhered it to the card using a clear pop dot.

Although it is difficult to see in the photo, the edges are all distressed. Pretty and "springlike." I am just sorry for all of those who have to endure six more weeks of winter.



Materials used: Stamps: Cat tails and sentiment (Paper Inspirations available at Stamper's Dream), butterfly (All Night Media); cardstock-caramel, choc chip, vanilla; ink-black StazOn, choc chip, caramel, close to cocoa; Copic markers; oval punch (SU!); Cropadile; ribbon; corner punch (SU!); vellum (SU!); transparency (Office Max); sponge; brads (American Crafts); mounting tape (Dollar tree); pop dots (SU!).



Fun NEWS:

  • HUGE Congrats to the new Guest/Sr. Design team that was announced for Gina K Designs. You can check it out here (as well as learn about how you can be part of her next guest team). I was so thrilled to be asked to join the senior design team, including the other new addition, my friend Melanie Muenchinger---and I am honored to be part of such an amazing group. Gina is just the most amazing woman to work with. I am so lucky!

  • My friend Alli Miles was just announced as a new illustrator for Papertrey Ink. Woohoo! Your talent is as BIG as your heart and I am so proud to call you a friend.

  • Finally, I want say thank you to Nancy Panko who gave me the "You Make My Day Award." Check out her new blog here! She has so much talent! Thanks Nancy!

  • **Tomorrow I will begin my MFTeasers. I have a few projects using the My Favorite Things releases that will be available on Wednesday night. My Favorite Things will be holding their release party from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN (8-10 p.m. central) time on Wednesday in the forum on Splitcoastampers. Join us for fun, MFTeasers and to learn about how you can be the next My Favorite Guest designer. Hope to see you there. **

    Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Jennifer Buck said...

How beautiful is this! I love it! ...and I so miss Texas! I grew up there and can remember hanging out by the lake in Feb with my friends in bathingsuits! Can't do that in Indiana! Take care and thanks for sharing such a beautiful card! :)

Judi said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly.

Amy said...

I can't think of a more deserving person Cammie! Congrats on being a design team member for Gina! I HAVE to buy some of her stamps pronto (well, when hubby finally gets a job). Can you believe I have yet to buy some? I keep thinking I want to drive on over to her new store--wouldn't that be a blast??? Oh, by the way......IT'S NOT SPRING HERE SO DON'T TAUNT ME!!!!!! Just kidding--I wish I was there!

Hugs,
Amy

StampOwl said...

ahhhhhhhhh you are an earlier bird this week ;) ... very pretty card Cammie!

beate said...

Cammie, this looks fantastic!
I love your vellum butterfly.

Congratulations on becoming a design team member for Gina!
Hugs and smiles

dpkennedy said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Congrats on the Senior DT! That's awesome! LOVE your cattail card. . .just beautiful!

Kentucky Girl said...

Gosh, that is so lovely!

Amy Sheffer said...

First, BEAUTIFUL card. Love how you've done the three panels, the vellum butterfly, and the ribbon. Also, a HUGE congrats on the senior DT for Gina. You are so very deserving!

Lynda said...

I LOVE your card Cammie ~ the butterfly is the perfect addition! Congratulations on the Senior DT position with Gina, well deserved!!!

~Lynda

Nancy Panko said...

Congratulations Cammie! That is awesome that you are the new team member for Gina K. I need to get some of her stamps I don't have any....Valentines is coming up...I need to give Mike a wish list ;) Awesome card I love the colors.

Hugs,
Nancy

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous, Camster! And congrats on the Senior DT promotion -- Gina has proved once again that she's a super smart chickie! Hugs, girlfriend!

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats on your Design Team with GinaK! Fabulous!

Your card is beautiful! Wonderful layout for that stamp...amazing!

Carol said...

Congrats not only for the senior DT for Gina, but congrats also for making such a gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE this one!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Cam!! I love the colors, the layout, the butterfly, and ohhhhh those cattails. I had a friend bring some back from Michigan one time cause I love cattails so much. That was years ago and they're still decorating my den!! Phenomenal card my friend. And congrats on your award too. You deserve all the awards you get!!

Julie Koerber said...

Hey Cammie! Thanks for all the "news" and for a really pretty card. I have a really random question - when you post, you always divide up your text in color. How on earth do you do that? I tried, and failed to figure it out. If you can tell a computer illiterate girl, can you email me??? juliekoerber@bresnan.net
Thanks a ton!!! :-)

Rita said...

Beautiful card Carolyn! Congrats to you for being a Design team member for Gina!

shel said...

Congrats Caro! I noticed these awesome stamps just yesterday, what a gorgeous card! p.s. adding you to my Blog Roll too, I am slowly getting into the blog world........

Rae said...

Your card is gorgeous Carolyn! I love the unique way you used the oval punch... too clever!!
Congrats on your DT news ~ you rock!!

Sandra Smart said...

This card is so very pretty!

Dana said...

Oh this just took my breath away. WOW. I am so impressed with the quality of your work, the craftmanship really shows through.
So glad I discovered your blog this morning!
From what I see here, you are well deserving to be on the DT of GinaK! Congratulations.
I sure wish it were spring here, brrrrrr.

melanie said...

This card is soooooooooo purty!!

Being on the team with you is the cherry on my cupcake!

Michelle said...

I didn't get to do any blog hopping yesterday....and I'm sorry I missed this! Gorgeous card! I'm loving what you did with the cattails!

And a huge congratulations to you for making Gina's Senior DT!

Velta said...

Congratulations on your illustrator position at Gina K...your work is amazing :)

Elizebeth said...

Congrats on being a Senior DT member! I was so excited to see your picture there!

JAR said...

What a fantastic card!! I love the calmness of it -- way better than the blowing snow we have today! LOL

Congratulations on your new DT! You are such a talented woman!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This one is breathtaking Cammie!!!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on your news!! You sooo deserve it!

I love your gorgeous card too!!

Amanda Sewell said...

Omgosh, this is gorgeous! I am just in awe here - jaw hitting the floor :)