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!!