Sunday, May 31, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance!!!

Guess what, guess what, guess what!!!! Yours truly has been selected as a member of the July-December 2009 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Jr Design Team!!!! I am soooo excited, and so proud to be a part of this group. When Korin Sutherland, owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, put up a notice for Design Team member applications, I jumped at the chance to work with her and her team. SNSS's tag line is "sharing the love of Christ through paper crafting." I love that! Korin's company is truly a labor of love... love for Christ, love for people, love for sharing, and (of course) love for paper crafting. I feel exactly the same way.

This is a dream come true for me... I've always wanted to be a DT member, but only if it was the right time and for the right company. I truly believe the Lord has led me here for a purpose, and I hope to make Him proud and do all things to His glory!

Here is one of the cards I submitted with my application. This is a super cute digi image called A Gift for You. One thing I LOVE about Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is all their digi images... adorable images, instant gratification (just pay and download), very reasonably priced, and no shipping cost! And if you're worried, ink jet printer ink works perfectly with Copic markers... no bleeding whatsoever! If you have a photo editing software, you can put a bunch of images (or several copies of the same image) on one page and print entire sheets on your cardstock of choice. I do that all the time and it works great. Plus, if I goof up on the coloring, I have another image ready to go.

I notice that SNSS carries Neenah cardstock, which is the one of THE best for Copic marker coloring.

Other deets on this card: the DP is from Basic Grey's 6 x 6 Mellow Collection. I colored a plain white flower with my Copic markers, and used a funky button with one hole in it (what kind of button is that? LOL), through which I threaded a rhinestone brad. The leaves are actually petals from an identical white flower, which I colored green.

Because I'm in such a good mood today, I'm going to ADD to my Blogaversary Candy offering, so stay tuned for that.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with more to share!


Patti J. said...

Lisa, I am SO excited for you! Girl, now don't you go and forget us 'little' people now that you are famous! You are SO brave! I'm scared to death to ever try out for a DT. You are my new hero! Congratulations my friend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lisa! I am so excited to have you and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us. WELCOME aboard!

Debbie Pamment said...

I am just SOOOOOOOO happy for you Lisa - that is FANTASTIC news - woooohooooooo!!! It's about time someone recognised your wonderful talent!!! LOVE the card you did and am sooo appreciative of your notes about ink jet printers and digi stamps - I was actually going to email you about it as it's put me off buying digital images - though guess there'll be a problem with watercolouring!
What a perfect pick-me-up for you - will certainly help get you over your work stresses!!!
BIG HUGS and lotsaluv

Belinda said...

Congrats Lisa! :D Can't wait to see all the great things you'll create!

Sandy said...

This is a fabulous card and we look forward to having you on the team!!!


Stamp and Smile said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!! This is GREAT news... I'M DOING THE HAPPY DANCE AS I TYPE THIS COMMENT... Wooo,Hoo!! You are so deserve of this DT spot and your talent is going farther with this gift from GOD!! He's watching over you girl!!! I can't wait to see your SWEET creations... thanks for the info on the Copics... I never knew that about printer ink working with them... Way COOL! (You’re enabling me!)

Now onto the lovely card at hand here.. SUCH A GEM! I love this DP and your flower is adorable.... SO CHEERY! Hugs Lisa... :)

Kristine B. said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!! I'm so happy for you, I know you've wanted this for a while :) That's so awesome Lisa!! I really wish I had some other medium of coloring, but I use watercoloring and it would smear :( But I LOVE your card--that image really IS very cute and your coloring with Copics is AMAZING girlfriend!! Keep up the great work. Hugs!!

Susan said...

Lisa a great big congratulations. I know this is a dream come true. I can't wait to see what you create on the design team.


Sara said...

Yay Lisa!! What an honor and a dream come true!! Can't wait to see what you create -- I know it will be awesome!!! And what a cute card you shared too =)

Kay said...

Many congrats on making the team! How exciting :)
And such a cute card - I like digi images, so I must go check out the website. TFS.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhhhh HOOOOOOORAY!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! You sure deserve it, you are awesome and so creative!!!