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Friday, October 23, 2015

Some Exciting News...

So, I've been a little quiet on the blog front this week, and I apologize for that. I have two main reasons for that: 1) It seems like all of the cards I've made the last week or so haven't really been "blog-worthy," though if you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably have seen some of them. The ideas I've had buzzing in my head have either taken forever to finish, or they just haven't come out quite right.  

And reason #2 is the reason I have check-to-see-if-I'm-dreaming pinch marks all over my arms (not really, but I did kinda beat my husband up out of excitement when I got the email): I was asked to be a member of The Ton's Design Team!!! 



YAY!!! 

If you've followed me for the last year, you've  noticed that I, like so many others, have a slight obsession with The Ton's stamps. Like, I had to restrain myself from using them on every.single.card. The super classy style of all of this company's products have been right up my alley. And the coloring options... oh my peas! Seriously, they're awesome. 

Anyhow, in order to show my gratitude to Effie for giving me this incredible opportunity, I created a card for the occasion (shocker, I know):


This A7 card is a monster compared to my normal A2 cards. I thought it was an excellent size to fully utilize all of those absolutely stunning Large Peony 1, 2, & 3 sets. (I've linked to each individual set, because there are three of them.) Each flower is so stunning that I had to have them all. Some people (ahem, my husband) might ask why I needed all three. Because, dear. Because. Just look at them all together!!! Gah!


Anyhow, I heat embossed them in gold on my favorite Strathmore watercolor card stock, then got to work coloring them with my handy-dandy Zig Clean Color markers, water, and paintbrush.



I hope you enjoyed this card! It is seriously such an honor to be amongst such talented ladies. I look so forward to creating even more projects using their stamps in the months to come! Have a fabulous day, friends, and I will see you back here tomorrow with yet another Christmas card! (or three! haha)

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning! Ha, when I first saw it I was like wow that's some intricate coloring on small stamps....then I realized you used that large stamps...that is a big card! ;) But anyway, congrats again...looking forward to working with you!

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    1. Lol, Jess that is absolutely why I asked Effie about creating larger versions of the peonies.... I couldn't color the tiny ones to my satisfaction! Haha!! I'm so grateful to be working with you all, and I so appreciate how supportive you have been of my work. <3

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  2. Awwww you are so cute! Beautiful card!!! Congratulations and welcome to the team, Emily. So happy to work alongside you :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Ruby! I am still kind of in shock that I get to work with you and Jess... (I might not have been kidding about the pinch marks....) :)

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  3. Congratulations!!! You belong on this team!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! I always appreciate your kind words. :)

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  4. You are so deserving!!! I am hoping for some videos. I have not purchased the peonies because i do not think have the skills to color them. I am hoping you can teach me, please.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I haven't done any videos because I don't think that I have the skills to do one lol. I'm somewhat technologically inept... I just figured out how to do a watermark, like, last week lol. But I will try to figure out how! Maybe I can enlist my hubby's help...

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