Thursday, January 1, 2009

Guest Designer for January!

I am so pleased and honored to announce that I will be January's Guest Designer at Sharon Johnson's No Time to Stamp? blog. Thanks so much Sharon! If you have not visited Sharon's blog, you must do so! Her designs are "simply" elegant!

This Friday's challenge (ssnotime68) is to create a thank you card--no other rules! We all have thank you's to extend this time of year--now is a great time to get started!

Sharon typically designs cards that are quick, yet pretty. People usually think that colored designs do not equate to "quick" cards, but I believe that it can be achieved by coloring images in advance. As I have shared before, I often sit with my family in the evenings, coloring as they watch television. I then have multiple images to choose from when I'm ready to design.

Today's image is by Sarah Kay. I love her sweet little ladies, they are just adorable! I stamped this little gal with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored her with Copic markers. I created a base for her with Stampin' Up Ruby Red cardstock, layered with decorator paper from K and Company. The ribbon is May Arts, with a Nestabilitie's tag diecut and sentiment from PaperTrey Ink (Mixed Messages).

This card should be quite easy to mail--the ribbon is soft and will lay flat, with no other embellishments to contend with.

Check out these designs by the Stamp Simply Design Team:

Sharon, Janine, Julie, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky and A.J.

If you choose to play along, please know that you may upload to Splitcoast Stampers using the key word, ssnotime68. If you do upload either to Splitcoast or your blog, please link back here so I am able to see your design! Thanks so much for playing!

Have a wonderful Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

15 comments:

Dee Jackson said...

Welcome Deb!! Your card is gorgeous!! Happy New Year may 2009 make all your dreams come true!
Hugs,
Dee

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Congratulations on being the FS on Sharon's blog for the month! I love your card and that image is aborable and so beautifully coloured! Wonderful card:)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this Deb -- your coloring always gets me -- just luscious!!! Beautiful ribbon!!!

Janine said...

Hey Deb!! Welcome aboard the Stamp Simply train... This is such a pretty card... Love those Papertrey sentiments. They work well in such small spaces.

Joan Fricker said...

Deb, this is gorgeous! I love the way you have colored the sweet little girl. Great colors too!

Congratulations on being a guest designer on Sharon's blog. You so deserve it! I love your work!!!!

Joan

The Rubber Maid said...

How great to be a part of such a group of wonderful stampers. Love this little girl card, she is so adorable and it makes for a sweet card. Pat

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

Congrats Deb! Your coloring is wonderful, she's adorable. Happy New Year!

Julie Koerber said...

Too sweet for words! I love the way you colored up this little gal! It will be fun hanging out this month!!! Have a fabulous weekend!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Welcome aboard, Deb! Your card is adorable! That little girl image is absolutely the sweetest!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Adorable card Deb!!! Congrats on being Sharon's featured stamper!!

Kathie said...

Your blog is one of my must see every day - you are an inspiratation and I am excited that you are guest designer!! Your card is adorable and your coloring is so incredible!! You make good use of your time with your family in the evening coloring!! TFS

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your coloring. That image is just too sweet! Great card. Congratulations on being the FS on Sharon's blog. I love your cards!!

Jerri Kay said...

I just love these images Deb, an adorable card, and the ribbon is so soft and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi all. How are you?

Anonymous said...

Where is admin?!
Thank for all