Friday, April 9, 2010

A little news and a little card ~

Hey all!  I'm still in the depths of preparing the stamping cave.  It's pretty cool already, but I had it all painted bright white, prepped and ready for shelving...then along came the Zaniac.  I left the room for a short moment and came back unable to find him.  Since hide and seek is his new fun thing to do, I didn't think too much of it.  Then I heard a little something in the cave.  I crept in to find my son with a dark green felt tip pen drawing all over the walls!!  Now, I have to prime a few spots and repaint because the ink bleeds through - I know, I've already tried the 'just paint' thing.  Argh!!  Why did I want to have kids???  lol  Oh well!  I should be creating in my new space next week!!
I'm really here to tell you how thrilled I am to be a new part of the Paper Garden Projects design team!!!  Paper Garden Projects is a great on line stamping and scrapping store.  I'm so excited because of the variety of products - ones that I love, mind you - that are carried.  Stamp companies like Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, The Greeting Farm and Flourishes to name a few, a wonderful variety of inks, Copic sketch markers, as well as all kinds of embellishments and papers.  So fun!!  I can't wait to get started.  Thanks Cathy for letting me be a part of the team!
I have a Kraftin' Kimmie card to share today too.  It goes along with the KKS challenge #23 ~ A Little Punchy:
This is Josephine.  She is colored in with Copics, sky added with Pebbles Pearlescent chalks and grass with Prismacolor pencils.  Background paper is stamped with PTI's Fancy Flourishes in Bermuda Bay on BB paper {Thanks Annie!}.  The center piece is punched with an EK Success border punch - that was a doozy to line up! Her love potion is glittered and then covered with Martha Stewart clear micro beads - not something I'll do again...it's just not the right application for this.
Here's the inside.  I left the Melon Mambo strip blank for whenever I decided on a sentiment to stamp on it.  The heart in the center of the beaker has glazed glitter on it.  All this means is that I covered it with glitter and then a thick coating of Glossy Accents.  This is something I picked up from Jen del Muro.  K, gotta run.  Hope you all are having a great Friday!  Cross your fingers for me that the primer/paint thing works!  :o) lyss

16 comments:

Alison said...

This looks awesome! Congrats on the new DT! I'm really happy for you! Good luck painting the room!

Julie E said...

Congrats!!!
Fun card, marvelous coloring as always - your son just wants to be like Mom :>). I also love the way you used the embroidery floss - I am going to be giving that idea a try!

Yvette said...

Yikes, guess he just wanted to help mom paint! lol

Your card is amazing! You chose the perfect dp to go along with this image! Great job! :)

MacKenzie said...

Hey Alyssa,
Just be glad that your son colored the walls with a green marker. My friends son colored HER walls with poop....yes poop.

Donna said...

Lyss...Does the saying "Boys will be Boys" help...Ok, maybe not...But I LOVE you beautiful card... She is coloured perfectly...LOVE the inside too!! Xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Truly amazing card! I love the colors and it's such a cute image! Sorry about your walls, I hope the primer worked.

A HUGE congrats on the DT! I can't wait to see your creations!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

LOL! I nice clean wall to draw on - it just needed a little something....

Welcome to the team!

Rebecca said...

And of course the marker was a really dark one. Couldn't have been a baby yellow or anything like that! LOL. Crazy kids.

Congrats on your new DT. That's exciting! And I love that Bermuda Bay with Melon Mambo. Definitely a fun combination!

Chris said...

very cute!! love the image!! your marker story amde me laugh...so sorry you have to start over...

Cheryl Valadez said...

Alyssa, congrats on the new DT! So very deserving as you are so very talented! Speaking of talent...WOW! this card is fabulous! Your coloring rocks and the layout is perfect...I just love it!

By the way, I have a little something for you over on my blog, so swing by when you have a sec and take a looksie ;D Hugz - Cheryl

terri said...

I don't come 'round here nearly enough - but when I do pop in, I am always so blown away by your creativity. :)

Proud of you,'Lyss. Thanks for lunch.
;)t

crib said...

This looks awesome! You are very deserving as you are so very talented!

Randee E said...

Congrats on the DT spot!! This card is adorable :0)

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love this card. It is so bright and fun! Congrats!

Jess said...

Such a fun card! Love the tied embroidery floss

domino said...

Congratulations on being selected for the Paper Garden Projects DT - you really deserve it. Your cards are great and you are a very sweet person too!!

Love this card. The colours are really zingy.