Monday, December 1, 2008

Cool Beans And My Exciting News!

Have you heard my exciting news? I have been going crazy keeping it a secret. I am over the top excited and happy to be a Senior Design Team member for Gina K Designs. I was just floored when Gina asked me and I couldn't be more thrilled. You all know how much I love her stamps, but to be a part of that amazing DT is such an honor.

Sneak peaks for the next release start on Monday. I have seen the new sets and all I can say is, Wow! You are going to be amazed.

I want to congratulate Cindy Lawrence, who is also joining the senior DT and Carolina Buchting the Spotlight Designer for December. Wow, I am rubbing elbows some amazing stampers. Don't pinch me. If I am dreaming, let me keep on dreaming!

Now on to the card...

I made the card for a Try a New Technique challenge at SCS today, which was to spritz Simple Green onto an inked up piece of glossy card stock.

I started by brayering So Saffron on my piece of glossy CS and then added Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip, making it darker on one end.

I didn't have any Simple Green cleaner, so I used Formula 409 instead. It seemed to work just as well, but I used a bit too much and removed more ink that I would have liked.

That little spritzer bottle is from the cosmetic dollor bins at Walmart. I picked up several of them to use for crafting.


To get the coffee bag to hang off the edge of the oval, I first stamped the image from My Cuppa Joe, colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils, and then used my nestibilities oval to draw an oval.

Then I just cut the oval by hand, going around the bag where it overlapped the oval.

I did some sponging around the oval and on the sentiment circle.

I want to say thank you to everyone that reads my blog and for all the wonderful comments, encouragement and inspiration you have given me. You are all the greatest and make blogging so much fun!

Have a great day!!!

24 comments:

6 wacky women said...

WOW Theresa, just beautiful. Your work is stunning.
Karen x

Shannon said...

Congrats!!!! Your work is just beautiful. I love the colors in this card. Makes me think of a rich, dark, handsome.....ummm....nevermind.... :-)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

And this card is just one example of why you were asked to be on the Senior DT!!!!! Your work in just INcredible!!!! A huge CONGRATS and a hug!!!!!!!

fishlips said...

409...now that a neat ideal.... Love the coffee color it's just perfect... Your card looks like it could smell of coffee too... Yum yum!!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Congrats right back at ya, Theresa!!! My blog post is up today...had a previous commitment for yesterday's post. I'm so excited to be joining the DT with you! We are in for a sweeeeet ride! :)

Melanie said...

ooh cool, thanks for showing the different steps, I hand't noticed the bubble effect in the first pic, very cool!

Jocelyn said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations! You so deserve to be in the design team! Love your work!

Draygonflies said...

Congrats Theresa! I couldn't think of anyone better for her to have chosen!

Tee

Joyce B (Burchboo) said...

Theresa, congrats to you...bet your feet aren't touching the floor. What an honor. I absolutely love the card...looks like you could almost smell the coffee brewing.

Blessings,

Karen3000 said...

I've loved your work since first seeing it when you started to blog! So happy you are on the design team and I can't wait to see what great projects you will show us!

Jennie said...

Congrats! I love your cards and you are one talented stamper! Thanks for the step by step directions :o)

Catherine said...

mmmmm, i can't believe that you'll be surprised.. you're so uber talented :)

Anyway, congratulations, Ms. Senior Design Team member :)

Carolyn King said...

woohoo girl! You are right where you belong! So excited to have you all join the team! You rock!

Michael said...

Congratulations!

All of your crafts look amazing congrats on the new position.

Laurie in MN said...

I don't know how I missed finding your blog before today. The cards are fabulous and it is so much fun looking back on your older posts. The only reason I paused was to let you know your cards are fantastic.

Congratulations on becoming a design team member for Gina K Designs. You're going to have fun using her high quality, creative stamps. The sets I own are wonderful.

Donna said...

I feel like I'm still dreaming too...so I know the feeling you're expressing! I'm so THRILLED to have you on the team because you ROCK! this card is fabulous

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congrats!!! I saw the announcement on Ginas blog. I know you'll continue to amaze me!!
love your card!
hugs, Jami

Annapurna said...

Cool beans! I knew it was just a matter of time. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you and you so deserve it. I am surprised it took this long.

Love all your recent creations. I just have been lazy to go around and comment :-)

Elaine said...

Congratulations!!! Your creations are Fantastic!!!

Elena said...

Theresa! I am very-very happy for you!!! I can tell how much you love Gina K. stamps!!! Your cards are outstanding! So as this one!

Monica said...

I am so very excited for you!! What a well deserved honor!! Gina K rocks and I am sure you will do her proud!

Shirley said...

Warm and wonderful! Great design too!

Gina K. said...

Wow Thersa! This is fabulous. We are so lucky to have you on our team! WELCOME!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

You are a fabulous addition to their team, Theresa! Congratulations!!!