Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SC209 - Enjoy the Little Things & Good News!


I have some fantastic news to share with you today, but you will just have to wait till the end of the post so that I can shout it from the roof tops and not distract you from ready my blabber! lol Now on with the challenge...I pulled out two of Anna Wight's newest sets called Hello Neighbor and Love at home to complete today's sketch SC209. I ended up changing the shape of the card to a square and this card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I think I might have a slight addiction to square cards!!




I particularly love the Hello Neighbor set because you can mix and match the images to create little scenes :) I masked off the mail box so that I could perch my little blue bird on top of it - doesn't he look like he's singing into the wind?



I added this sentiment from Love at Home because it was ideal for my little mail box. Who doesn't enjoy little things like happy mail :) As usual, I stitched around the entire card because it adds interest to my more simple design. The mail box and blue bird have been stamped twice, cut out and popped up on dimesionals. I felt the card still needed some more texture, so at the last minute I decided to run the blue DP through my cuttlebug with the birds and swirls embossing folder - rather appropriate don't you think? *grin*

So now that you have listened to me drone on about my card, I have some great news to share with you that I have kept under lock and key for the last couple of days! I was recently asked by Jennifer Meyer to join the Our Creative Corner Design Team!!! Yay! Not only do I get to be a newbie there, but so does Silke Ledlow and Jackie Pedrow :) We are all so excited to be part of such and inspirational team! Please stop by the OCC blog to congratulate the other girls and to see some more hints of things to come in 2009!

Card Recipe:


Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Hello Neighbor, Love at Home
Paper: PTI White, Close to Cocoa, K&Co DP, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Clear Embossing Powder, Brads, Button, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sponges, Corner Rounder Punch, Aqua Painter

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12 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Another beautiful card Kim!! I just saw on the OCC site... big congrats to you!!!
Happy New Year!
hugs, Jami

Laurel said...

Love what you did with the sketch! I see you are on Vancouver Island so am I!

Chris Smith said...

Such a cute card, AND, congrats on the design team! I admire the way you incorporate detail. It's a real gift to be able to add detail without ever going over the top.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Congratulations on the new DT! I love what you've done with the sketch challenge. Happy New Year!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh congratulations Kim!!! This is fabulous news!! I'll certainly be over that way more often now! Love this set and what you did with it! See you in the new year!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love what you've done with the SCS sketch, Kim! Your coloring, layering, stitching are always just perfecto!! And welcome to the OCC - I'm soooo excited!!

LLB said...

Hi Kim! Congrats on the new design opportunity...best wishes with that. All your sneak peeks are so pretty and/or cute! LOL Just wanted to pop in to say Happy New Year! Hope it is one filled with much blessing! Hugs, Linda

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is wonderful, Kim, but what exciting news! Congratulations on your latest assignment. I wish you the very best. Your work is so wonderful, I'm not at all surprised that you were asked. Silke's work is also exceptional.
I live not too far from Anna Wight, and would love to meet with her some day. Busy lives just don't make for the connection. I used to live in B.C. and I must say right now, I'm not missing the terrible weather you've had.
Again, congrats on your latest appointment...

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!! This is amazing!! I love the colors..and of course your sewing and coloring!! Love the sweet little button too! I'm in AWE of your talent!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

This is such an adorable card! Totally cute stamp!

Lynda Benden said...

Welcome aboard Kim!!! You will be a wonderful addition to our team! Your work is beautiful and I can't wait to see your creations!

Shirley said...

Too precious! Your attention to detail and layering is just wonderful!