With this blog post, I'm so very sad because its my very last gallery share with you girls for Embellish-Online.
This month, May, is my last month of my DT term with Embellish-Online. I can't tell you what a blast I've had with these ladies: Barb (owner), Suzy (DT Leader), Michelle, Debbie, Daniela, Cindy, Julie, and Norma. Embellish-Online was one of the very first Design Team positions I was selected for. I've learned so much and have grown so much, especially as a card maker. It is because of these girls at Embellish-Online that I jumped on the Copics bandwagon. So yes, I have them to blame for enabling me. :)
Barb and Suzy, thank you for choosing me 10 months ago. I was a complete DT newbie and now look at my blog!! lol....thank you, thank you, thank you!! I've so enjoyed creating with all the fabulous and yummy things you've carried in your store. I'll definitely be a continuing customer at Embellish-Online. Love that EIO always has a coupon code for 20% off - coupon code is "Glitter" folks!
I want to congratulate EIO's new incoming Design Team members who start their term in June:
1. Suzy Haghighi (DT Coordinator and DT Member)
2. Michelle Pearson (EI Blog writer, DT Member)
3. Julie Okada (Returning DT Member)
4. Cindy Motherway (Returning DT Member)
5. Christine Ousley
6. Kim Gruetzmacher
7. Danni Reid *** Yeahhh!! Danni!!!
June Lee Murphy
July Latisha Yoast
August Amanda Sewell
September Kim Prince
October Tracy Shultz
November Eva Dobilas *** Yeahhh!! Eva!!!
December Surpise! TBA
Ok, for this last month, I got to play with the new Craft Fair line from American Crafts for Embellish-Online.
My friends Susan and Kari have been going Cricut crazy since there was a HSN or QVC special on the Cricut Expressions the past couple of weeks, so with all the daily Cricut talk, they inspired me to pull out my baby bug for a spin. Hmm, well, I had to dust it off is more like it. LOL!
I knew when I saw this paper from American Crafts that I wanted to build a cityscape.
You can't see on my card that the buildings are pop dotted for dimension. The card base was made using my new Storybook cartridge.
For this second card, I had to cut out a smaller flower base from cricut again for this more teen inspired Pssst! Card.
Ok, I now have a few buildings cut out and was on the verge of creating a layout of being out and about, but then, well, I was at a crop at my lss, Scrap 'N Yap, when one of my friends' daughters came in before her playdate. Kamryn is a precocious as well as precious girl so I just HAD to create this stair step fold card that was inspired by her. You see, that day, Kamryn was going with her friend to the beach for a bike ride.
Now, while Kamryn is only 8 years old, here she is on this very cool vespa a la my retired SU stamp. This is my 2nd attempt at Copic coloring. I'm still having my color bleeding problem which I know is a paper problem.
So, I cut out my "Kamryn" and made her moveable by way of the pink grosgrain ribbon on this stair step fold card....he he he...its soooo much cuter in real life!! I also added in some die cut trees for a "Central Park" look with the new QK Reuse Limited Edition kit. (Its sold out at my lss, but thankfully, they had their small retailer kit that I got to use. I love those girls at the Yap!)
And here's a side view of little "Kamryn" scooting thru my Central Park in the City scene. Pull the little pink ribbon and she moves across the card. :)
This Kamryn in the City thinking about "Hello? Shopping for Today" card was inspired by the Bonus Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week.
That was a fun card to make which I plan on giving to Kamryn. And I made this little embellished clear pillow box to hold some candies for her when I give her the card.
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"Call Me, What's Up?"
Paper: American Crafts "Craft Fair" & "Teen" PP
Embellishments: American Crafts "Teen" Stickers
Accessories: Cricut Storybook Cartridge; Sizzix Scallop Circle Die; Foam Pop Dots
Paper: American Crafts "Craft Fair" & "Teen" PP
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon
Accessories: Cricut Storybook Cartridge; Sizzix Scallop Circle #2 Die; Quickutz Thought Bubble Die; Foam Pop Dots
Paper: American Crafts "Craft Fair" & "Teen" PP; Bazzil CS; Prima (leafy trees) PP
Embellishments: American Crafts "Teen" Stickers; HS Bling: SU Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon
Accessories: Copic Markers; SU Retired "Spring Into Paris" Stamp; Quickutz "Reuse" Limited Edition Die Set; Foam Pop Dots