Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Secret Revealed...

Hey stampers! So, did you want to wring my neck for that little tease? Well, sorry about that (not really ")) but I have some exciting news to share with you today. I haven't tried out for a design team position in a long time and thought after reading the DT call for Your Next Stamp on Splitcoaststampers that I would try out again. I tried my hand at Karen's call when she first launched her stamp company and did not make the cut, so why not try again right???

This summer was the perfect time to find a company that fit me to a "T". One that had stamps that were just fun, and YUMMY, DELICIOUS, QUALITY unmounted purple rubber!!! So, I hurried over to YNS and read the details. I bought some new stamps specifically for the call and they arrived yesterday. I tore into the envelope, and ran right up to my room to play!

So you know that image on my sneak? Well, below you'll find the full card. In the next few days, I'll post close-up shots of all my work for this DT call, but for now, I'll just post full project shots.

If you know me, you know that I LOVE ribbon, stickles, patterned paper, and of course my COPICS! You can see I HAD to use those items here. This was the first card I created for the call and I wanted it to be a bit different than what you usually see with this set. I picked out the patterned paper first then went on to coloring FLOWER POTS. I cut those out and then stamped the petal again. SHHHH...I'm sure some may think it's a sin, but I did cut the stamp apart...Now I have a stem and a flower bud... I know I could have masked, but it's much easier just pulling the stamp you want out. Yeah, sure I love bright cheerful colors, but I think this image works so well with the more natural colors too.

After creating this card, I moved on to a more playful stamp set. This set made me smile so I thought I needed to select a happy patterned paper... After selecting the paper, I set off to coloring the image in coordinating colors. I stamped BIG TALL GRASS onto some white cardstock then stamped Kite Flying Fhiona . Of course Fhiona needed her little pooch tagging along, so I added him too. I think he looks like a Schnauser I knew as a kid so I colored him different grays.

My last submission was a little project I made for one of my nephews. It's always hard to find great boy stamp sets but this set (Fhiona's Tent) screamed his name. He's an avid camper and LOVES to rough it in the woods with his Boy Scout brothers. Now I don't think he'll carry it along with him because his pack is the perfect weight, but it will be a yummy gift to enjoy before he heads out on his next adventure.

Yes! you can see it's a canvas bag full of goodies to make SMORES! No camping trip is complete without them right???LOL

So that's my submission for the Your Next Stamp design team call. I had tons of fun making these three projects specifically for the call and am excited to make more. Now that my new stamps are here, I'll be stamping away to make MORE creations.

Stay tuned to my blog within the next few days. As mentioned before, I'll post close-ups of each card/project.

Happy Stamping!


  1. I love your creations! Thank you so much for applying for the YNS DT!

  2. All of these are super cute! Good luck on getting on the design team. You are super talented!!

  3. Your creations are awesome! I love, love Love that camping bag!! These are really cute stamps and you are great at highlighting these designs. Hope you make the DT!

  4. Your cards and canvas tote make me want to buy up these stamps! They're all so adorable. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you'll make the design team this time. You certainly have the talent!

  5. Good luck. Hope you make the DT team. I especially love the goody bag you made.

  6. Kerry, your projects are so adorable and fun! That smores bag is so clever!!! I love them all, girl! Good luck:)