Friday, February 12, 2010

Wishing You Sunshine and Some Fun News!

Hi All!

STAMPS:  Home Sweet Home (Helz Cuppleditch/Stampavie), Scattered Showers (Papertrey Ink)
INK:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pixie Pink Chalk Ink (VersaMagic), Thatched Straw Chalk Ink (VersaMagic)
PAPER:  Sweet Blush CS (PTI), Lemon Tart CS (PTI), White CS (Neenah), LilyKate DP (Basic Grey)
ACCESSORIES:  Lemon Tart Saddle Stitched Ribbon (PTI), Pink Slice (Making Memories), Vintage Findings Design Card (Making Memories), Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (Stampin' Up!), Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin' Up!), Lemon Tart Buttons (PTI), Glue Dots, Rustic Button Twine (PTI), 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Lyra Colored Pencils, Gamsol

Here's a sweet little card that I made the other day while hanging with my girlies, Kim and Terri.  I created it for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #99.  Taylor always has the cutest sketches, and I rarely play.  But since my New Year's Resolution is to participate in more challenges, I decided it was time I play along.

I used a Helz Cuppleditch/Stampavie image called "Home Sweet Home."  I love how sweet and detailed her images are, and am so excited that ABC Toys & Crafts is going to be carrying her newly released images very soon!!  I created the sunshine with my new Pink Slice and the Vintage Findings Design Card.  Love my Pink Slice!!  Kim suggested that I add the layered buttons - and I LOVE how that turned out, don't you?!!  Such a clever girl . . . .  I colored the image with my Lyras and Gamsol and pulled the color scheme from the LilyKate Basic Grey patterned paper - it's some of my favorite!!
So how about some super fun news!!  First, one of my goals when I started my blog was to get one of my cards published.  But I really haven't pursued that goal very assertively.  So, the other day I got an email from Jennifer Wuthrich over at - an e-zine (online magazine) that's been around for awhile now.  She saw one of my cards on Two Peas and asked if she could use it for their April 2010 issue.  Well . . . you can imagine my response - "DUHHHH!!"  I was equally flattered and humbled, but thrilled to pieces, too!  So, when the issue goes live, I'll remind you again to check it out.  But until then, you should check out their current issue.  There's some really interesting stuff in there!!

One final bit of news . . . and then I'll let you go.  I received another super flattering email from Kathy Peterson at "Craft for Health," a blog that features people who have been healed in some way by their art.  Kathy asked if I'd be willing to be a guest blogger, and I jumped at the chance.  So my guest blog post will happen on February 19th, and I'll have a bit of blog candy to share in celebration of this fun event.  So, I just thought I'd give you a heads up that this will be coming up very soon, and to also send you in the direction of "Craft for Health" - the stories shared there are really inspiring.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great weekend!!


Terri said...

I am not sure we can still stamp together, with all of this notoriety you are getting, I may not be worthy, lol! Congrats, my certainly deserve it!

This card is much detail, don't know what I love the most about it! Love the soft colors and you are right, the buttons are a perfect added touch! Love it!

Gwen said...

First of all.... fab card! just love your take on the sketch!! Another winner I am sure!!! :)

***clapping*** congrats on all the Fantastic news!!! Totally awesome...but don't forget about us little people!! LOL!

Piali said...

Congrats Karolyn!!!! Your work is amazing...its just a start .Love the much details in the sun ..awesome take on the sketch.
have a great weekend

Holly said...

Super sweet card, and congratulations on being published!

Justine said...

YIPEEEEEEEEE, I am doikng the happy freakin dance for you, look I couldn't even spell doing correctly. You are the bomb diggity and about damn time everyone realized it. Huge Hugz (yep havin' 2 glasses of the Vino in Celebration)

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Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Karolyn, Congratulations on being published and being asked to be a guest designer. About time you are being recognized for your fabulous work!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, Karolyn! I am SOOO excited for you! What wonderful news that you are finally FINALLY getting published!!! Finally people are seeing what your friends have been seeing the whole time! You are finally being rewarded! I can't be more proud of you! Congratulations!!!!!!

Poppy said...

Congratulations, Karolyn! I will be watching for your issue. Also, I love this card! The sun is just delightful!

Joan B said...

congrats and beautiful cards!

Stacey said...

Alright K, I am getting started on my first big project... SOON... FOR SURE!!! I'm so glad to have you as an inspiration & mentor :)

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

This card is so cute! And congrats on getting publishes! It was only a matter of time - you are such a talented stamper!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Congratulations, Karolyn! So excited for you. You are so talented and it's good that you're getting "spread" around!!!! Hooray!