Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Big News!!



Good morning!! I know some of you know this already, but I have a HUGE announcement to share ... yesterday I officially joined the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen!!! I can't EVEN believe I'm lucky enough to be a dirty girl!!! I've drooled over the Dirty Dozen gallery each month since way back when it first started quite a few years ago, so for me to become a part of it is really just the ultimate honor. I'm on cloud nine, and I don't know when my feet will touch the ground again!! Thanks for all the comments, emails, and phone calls of congratulations yesterday! Your support and encouragement have meant so much to me!!! I also want to give a big congratulations to my "roomie," the awesome Cindy Lawrence (One Happy Stamper), who joins at the same time. Way to go, Cindy!! I'm so excited for our ride!

[Okay, that's a lot of exclamation points, even for me! Can you tell I'm excited?]

If you're not familiar with the Dirty Dozen, you can read more about it HERE and HERE.

Today's card is my sample for Jen del Muro's weekly Sketch for You to Try. I had a tough time wrapping my arms around today's sketch at first ... what to do with the three panels, where to stamp, what kind of embellishment to use. But once I figured out my game plan, the card came together in record time. So, a long time thinking, but a short time creating. Check out the sketch, along with Jen's and guest designer Bonnie Sharp's samples, at i{heart}2stamp. Be sure to visit Amy, Carole, Shannan, and Susan for even more samples. I haven't looked at theirs yet, but I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of variety this week! We hope you'll play along!! Just upload your project to your blog or gallery, then link it back up to Jen's post. If you upload to SCS, use keyword: SFYTT. (Note: that painted and clear embossed chipboard piece on my card looks black in the photo, but it is actually Chocolate Chip, and matches very nicely with the dark brown twill.)

The colors on this are hard to capture for some reason ... here's another look:



Today is also new challenge day at Our Creative Corner. If you head over there, you'll see another very cool sketch from Dawn Easton, our August hostess, as well as gorgeous samples from guest designer Julee Tilman and the OCC girls. But you won't see my sample, as it's not done yet! Whoops!!! (I'm working on it -- promise!!)

Last, before I go, I want to share some announcements from Our Daily Bread Designs. Yesterday, three new stamp sets, as well as a Guardian Angel Prayer single stamp, became available in the store. Kelley has a special promotion going on with the Hope set where you get a free "Hope Pack" with purchase. It's an all-pink collection of Breast Cancer Awareness goodies just perfect for cardmaking and scrapbooking (value $10, you can see a picture here). The design team has been making the most incredible samples - they just amaze me! Check out the samples HERE and HERE, and especially HERE! You won't be disappointed. And last but not least, a huge welcome to Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace, who joins Our Daily Bread Designs as guest designer. This was my first introduction to Becca - she's seriously talented and such a sweet, wonderful person! Welcome, Becca!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Artful Elegance (Verve)
Paper: dp by Amy Butler/K&Co.; chocolate and lime green card stocks (source unknown); Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft
Accessories: chipboard (Fancy Pants), decorative brads (Making Memories?), sewing machine and thread, brown twill (Offray), word window punch, clear embossing powder (SU!)

31 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Amy your card is wonderful! Congrats again on the DD very exciting!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Woohoo Amy!!! Your news is beyond awesome and so very well deserved!! I have a feeling it's going to be an exclamation point day - how else to describe you and your phenomenal talent!!! You go girl!
--Becca

Nancy said...

Congratulations Amy!!! Well deserved!!

Bonnie said...

This is seriously gorgeous Amy! No wonder you are a Dirty Girl!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is STUNNING Amy!!! Even more stunning is your BIG NEWS..I couldn't believe you weren't ALREADY a dirty girl!! It is about time they came to their senses!! You amaze me!! Congrats!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Congrats!! I am so not surprised! Your stuff is just amazing! I always drool over all your cards!! Congrats again!

Amy said...

so, so happy for you Amy! You are a very talented stamper, so you deserve it!!!

Hugs,
Amy

marcyh said...

Wonderful card and wondeful news....congratulations.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Amy I was so happy for you when I saw your pic on the DD gallery!!! Congrats girl!! You so deserve it!

Amy said...

Oh Amy, I couldn't be more excited for you...the DDDT is getting a goody with you! Congrats!!

Love, love, love your sketch card--the papers are beautiful and your scrolling flower is the perfect belly!

Hugs,
Amy

Marie said...

Oh, I'm so excited!! I love it when people who I've favorited almost their whole gallery on SCS become part of the DD!!! Congrats to you and I can't wait to see what you create.

Shannan Teubner said...

I'm soooo excited for you, Amy! You deserve it, girl!!

Love this...that swirly thing is fab!

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is beautiful...but I think there is a little dirt on it!! HaHa!!

SueB said...

Congrats on getting down and dirty w the rest of the dirty girls!

Diane Gilbert said...

Congratulations Amy!!! You are so deserving!!!!!
~Diane

onehappystamper said...

Another fabulous card, Amy!!! You ROCK, girlfriend! I nominated you for an award on my blog. It will show up at 6am on Sunday. Looking forward to the next 6 months, Roomie! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiiful card you dirty girl you!!!!!!!! hee hee, love it.

shirley said...

Fab card.
Shirley

Adela said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Oh, Amy!! Congrats!! The only surprise is that you weren't invited sooner!!! I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations for the AWESOME fan club gallery!!

Cyndi said...

Congrats Amy...you soooo deserve this honor! I absolutely love the SFYTT card...the colors and details are gorgeous :)

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations again, Amy!!! You totally deserve to be dirty!! Your work is amazing, as you show in your gorgeous design today!!

Lynda Benden said...

I meant to leave a comment earlier on this post!!!! I am SO darned excited for you Amy and you SO deserve to be a dirty girl!!! BTW, your samples in the DD gallery ROCKED and I mean ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I REALLY mean it???????? LOL!!!! Also, your card is beautiful for Jen's challenge! Not only are you an amazing stamper, you know how to work blogger....I am in awe of you girlfriend!!!! LOL!!!!

Heather said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Sue said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah...congrats!!!!!!!!

Stacey said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Congrats on your news!

silke said...

Super stunnig card - Amy!!!

Congrats again on being a *Dirty Girl* - all of your creations are just fabulous!!! Can't wait to see more!!!

Hugs,
~Silke~

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful!!! Love how you used the chipboard and the awesome centers for the flowers, neat papers too!

Laurel said...

Congrats on becoming a dirty dozen member! And I love this card it is absolutely beautiful!

Cassie said...

WOW!! Congrats on making the DD!! I actually thought you were a DD Alum!!! You are truly worthy of being a dirty girl!!

Bellawhoop said...

Congratulations on making the DD! It's well-deserved and I'm surprised it took them this long! :)

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