Monday, September 6, 2010

DESIGN TEAM BOUND...

It's TRUE!! I am on a DESIGN TEAM!! I have said no when approached up until now to honor my contract with SU, but here is an SU DESIGN TEAM....started by my friend Cindy Coutts from SCS......and she asked me to be on it!!! TALK ABOUT MAKING MY DAY!!! And to all of my friends who don't say HELLO when they greet me anymore, but rather, "UPDATE YOUR BLOG" you'll be happy to know that it will be updated at least every other week now!!Our first assignment was a fall card. I made this card using the Autumn Harvest stamp set. I stamped it on watercolor paper and colored it using markers and blenders. I used to use stamp pads and blenders but I have found that by using markers and blenders I don't over wet the cardstock and I am much happier with the intensity of color. On a typical card like this I would use more then one shade of the same color to blend and get that variation of intensity. Experiment!! It's so fun!! Who needs copics!!?? You can achieve the same results with SU markers!! I used my favorite lattice folder and the paper piercing kit for details. I used Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Whisper White and Basic Black along with the imperative watercolor cardstock. I cut out the images after smearing some color where I didn't want it, and then decided I liked the cut out effect. Hope you like it too!! Of course I topped it off with the wide striped gg ribbon, which I cannot stay away from!! So this is the beginning, I promise to post in between with the usual ramblings about life. But I will actually be telling you how I make some of my cards now.....since that is the whole point of being on this team!! I am really looking forward to it. To all of you who sent me such beautiful comments on my last post, a huge and heartfelt thank you!! Right now, my son and his wife moved out and moved one street over with 2 grand daughters and my daughter and son in law who were in the Congo moved in with their two daughters and will be with us for the next 5 glorious months...and that has kept me very busy!!!! What a huge blessing to have FIVE of our SEVEN grand daughters within 7 minutes of our house, because Olivia Lou, the youngest one, lives about 7 minutes away!! And maybe the other two will come for Christmas from Minnesota......one can dream!! So, in closing, I will say again, "Did I tell you I get to be on a DESIGN TEAM????" Happy Stamping everyone!!

26 comments:

Heide said...

Well deserved...
Beautiful card and Looking forward to seeing more creations!

Carol Dee said...

Wooo-hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS. I am really excited for you. You deserve it. You have so much talent to share. (You where my 1st stop this morning, I was so anxious to hear about your surprise) LOL. Big Hugs....

Gale said...

Woooooo hooooooo! Congrats! And your first DT card is lovely (of course!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, love the fall card, and I look forward to your beautiful updates!!!
gloria

jdmommy said...

Woo-Hoo! and about time, too, GF!! How lucky they are to have you!! I'm so glad to see you POSTING again, Karen!! Welcome back!

Rachel Bunday said...

Congratulations! I love visiting your blog and hearing your stories and seeing the WONDERFUL work you do. I'm looking forward to learning more about the techniques that you use on your cards. Thanks for sharing your work and life with us!

Deb said...

Hi Karen - Your card is beautiful and the coloring is fantastic!

kari leach said...

Stunning....can't wait for the next post. Thanks so much for sharing!!! I am becomming adicted to your site.

Melina said...

Karen I love this!!! Great coloring with your SU! markers WOW! :)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Congratulations, Karen! Imagine that....a blog with a post! Hee! Could not resist! I think the things are necessary evils! Beautiful fall card and your coloring is just gorgeous! Again, congrats on the SU DT!

Peggy said...

Glad to see you! HELLO!
Congrats on the DT gig! Love your first card and look forward to seeing your beautiful creations more often. Sounds like you have had a busy summer and it is so wonderful to have family so close!
Enjoy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

YAY!! My day (week,month) has been made - KAREN updated!!! Oh happy dance going on here in AZ!! (LOL) Congrats to you and glad you are stepping up there my friend! They are getting a killer Team Member!!! I LOOK forward to seeing your creations!

Oh yeah almost forgot - your first "Team" card is FABULOUS!!! Hugs~~

Dawn B. said...

Congratulations.. Good for you for staying true to your stamp company.. I love this beautiful card.. Great coloring.. Wish my girls were all 7 minutes away.. Maybe someday..

Julia Aston said...

Well - big congrats Karen! Love your pumpkins and wonderful bow! I was shocked to see a new card here today!! LOL!!

maryr917 said...

congrats karen-cant wait to see all your lovely creations as part of this team.
hope to be able to play in a couple of challenges myself

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Congratulations Karen! Very exciting and well deserved! I am looking forward to seeing your creations. This one is just beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Yay for you! You're so talented and I love seeing your creations on SCS...and now more on your blog as well! Love your cut out pumpkins!

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is GORGEOUS, Karen! Congratulations to you....VERY well deserved, my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Francie G. said...

Congrats, Karen! This is a beautiful fall creation! Love the beautifull embossed background!

Becky said...

Good to see you back :). Congratulations..And what a fabulous creation you have and the coloring is fabulous too.,.:)

Jen Timko said...

I can't be more thrilled to see you on a design team! I look forward to each week of this talented group's cards and challenges! Oh,and the card is stunning as always.

jdmommy said...

How wonderful that you are finally on a SU design team, and I love this first card! TFS!!

sassykaryn said...

It's so good to see you back. I was beginning to wonder if you were OK, but here you are!! :)

I love what you do. You are so creative and do such stunning work.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your updates every two weeks. Wish it could be more often, but that's OK. You have a very busy life.

sassykaryn said...

Hi Karen,
So good to see you back to your blog. I was beginning to wonder if something had happened to you or to a family member.

I love your work and it's nice to come here and see what you have created.

Thank you for sharing.

Karyn

sassykaryn said...

It's so good to see you back. I was beginning to wonder if you were OK, but here you are!! :)

I love what you do. You are so creative and do such stunning work.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your updates every two weeks. Wish it could be more often, but that's OK. You have a very busy life.

sassykaryn said...

It's so good to see you back. I was beginning to wonder if you were OK, but here you are!! :)

I love what you do. You are so creative and do such stunning work.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your updates every two weeks. Wish it could be more often, but that's OK. You have a very busy life.