Saturday, January 12, 2013

I'm a designer for...

Happy Sunday Stampers! Hope your day is going well. The new year is off to an awesome start for me! I'm so excited because this past weekend I received an email from Holly Endress asking me if I would like to join the awesome designers at the Sunday Stamps blog challenge as a design team member for six months! Let me catch my breath...oh my goodness!!!! ME???  I am in awe and I happily accepted the offer! WOW! Every Sunday I'll have a new creation to share based on our challenges, so make sure to come back!

The challenge this week is a color challenge using these beautiful colors!  Let me tell you, it was a challenge for me, only initially.
This is what I created for my inaugural blog challenge!  Using the stamp set, Apothecary Art with the coordinating labels framelits, I created an easel card.  Do you ever find that making a card (or something) with the recipient in mind, helps the creativity flow?  I made this with my mentor in mind. I want to remind her all year that she is fabulous! This is really a beautiful color combo, one that I'll use again.

The sentiment is from a stamp set we received at the 2012 convention.  One of the many perks of attending convention, FREE STUFF!

To give my flowers more dimension and to make them stand out, I stamped them again on another sheet, colored them in and cut various of them out, then I popped them up with our dimensionals. I also created small rosettes with the 1 1/4 scallop circle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the Sunday Stamps blog here and come and play with us!  We love to see what you create with these colors!  

Stampin' Up! items I used to create this:
  • Stamp sets: Apothecary Art, I Am...
  • Paper:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Polka Dot Parade DSP
  • Ink: Midnight Muse
  • Other: Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Labels Collection Framelits, 1 1/4 scallop circle punch

 Until next time!


  1. What a gorgeous card Kathya! I love the dimension you added with the popped up flowers that you fussy cut and the rosettes. Welcome to the Design Team, we're lucky to have you! :)

  2. Welcome to the team, Kathya - and I must say you ROCKED your inaugural post! What a gorgeous rich easel calendar! Love it!

  3. Kathya welcome to the team! This card is GORGEOUS!!! So much detail and such a neat design. Looking forward to creating with you each week :)

  4. Wowza! This is gorgeous. I just love the fussy-cut flowers that you popped up. Just fabulous. Welcome to the team! :)

  5. Those rosettes are gorgeous! I've tried to make them by cutting a circle and rolling them, but they are always ugly. Great project!


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