Monday, July 20, 2009

Some Exciting News!!!

ETA: I have another post today, so please keep reading after this one!

Ok, I've been sitting patiently on this exciting news since last month, and today I get to share this news with you! I was asked by Anna Wight and Whipper Snapper to be a guest designer for Anna's new releases in July and August! I was very honored to have been asked because I love Whipper Snapper designs (I own quite a few of their fun stamps) and because I LOVE Anna's creativity. She is not only a stamp designer, she's also a photographer who happens to live on a farm with all sorts of animals! Her photographs of these animals are fascinating and I enjoy them almost as much as her creations! Seriously, check out her blog.

Anyway, Anna has two great stamp sets being released today, which you can see here. The first I'm going to share with you is called
Cowgirl Up! It's really a fun and versatile set, as the girl can hold a variety of items in her hand. I chose to have her holding the lasso in my card.

I love this little cowgirl! Anna pointed out her knobby knees on her blog...aren't they hilarious? I started this card with my dp, as I always do. I came across this in my stash the other day (from K & Co. called Bandana) and had forgotten I had it! I thought it would be a perfect compliment to this cowgirl theme. I used the color of the rope and the red in the paper to color my image. (Tip: I couldn't find the right red, so I chose one that was close and laid down some W-3 & 5 first, then layered the red over it. It made it a more smokey red color.) Her teeth and the petals of the daisy were colored with a white gel pen. I also used the white pen to add some dots to her bandana and on her hat. I don't know if you can tell, but the black mat was run through the paisley cuttlebug folder. I added some piercing, red brads and the jute ribbon. There are 12 images and 5 sentiments in this set.

Now I have another one from Anna's second release this month called Halloween Fun. I guess it's not too early to start thinking about Halloween! All the stores have their Halloween items out already! So I decided to do something different for this one. Instead of a card, I used some chip board to create a sort of Halloween decoration.
I went shopping last week with my friend,
Cheryl Rowley, and we saw these chipboard albums in all different shapes with 5 pieces in a packet in the $1.00 bin at Michael's! We couldn't pass them up, and at the time I had no idea when I would use these, but I'm glad I added them to my cart! I don't usually work with this sort of medium and I don't usually do scenes, so this was out of my comfort zone at first! But I really like the end result. I used a retired SU Halloween dp called Creepy Crawly for the house. The roof is Lovely Lilac and it was run through the spiderweb cuttlebug folder. I colored and cut out the witch, cauldron, and bird VERY CAREFULLY!! The bottle the witch is holding and the hat on the bird are separate stamps that where placed there with a Stamp-a-ma-jig. I created the black fence with a Martha Stewart border punch and the overhang on the house with a scallop border punch. I added orange stickles to the witch and bird and purple and orange bling to mimic bubbles coming from the cauldron. The sentiment is from the same set and I cut and embossed it with a tag die. While it was still in the die, I added some Lovely Lilac ink. I finished off the tag with black grosgrain ribbon and orange brads.

I think it's a pretty cute decoration. You could display it on an easel, as I've done here, or punch a hole (there's already one on the chipboard), add some ribbon, and hang it up somewhere. This set has 11 images and 5 sentiments.

Now, if you liked these, you'll love what the other WS Feature Designers have in store. They are Heather Pulvirenti, Kim O'Rosky, Leigh O'Brien, Susan Liles, and of course Anna Wight. Stop by their blogs and leave some love. If you want to see all of the creations in one spot, go to Splitcoaststampers and search with the code WSFD. Here's the link directly to it.

So what do you think of these two new releases? You'll be seeing me use them again for certain, so please make sure you stop by often this month and next month for two more new releases. Thanks for letting me share my good news with you today! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these new sets! Hope to see you again soon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! How fun to read that you were one of the Whipper Snapper guest designers!! I had so much doing that! That house decoration is soooo cute, you did a great job!!

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Kim said...

Wow Congrats Lisa! Your cards are beautiful - I love that Cowgirl up set. I found a butterfly book at my M's for $0.70 and I should have looked harder for more! :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on this great news and your card and decoration are a great start to your designing with her new sets!
The cowgirl card is so beautifully colored and coordinated and you know I love all things Halloween! Great use of the chipboard shape-CLEVER!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Oooh, I LOVE your little house scene, and your cowgirl is adorable with her lasso! I love the textures you used, too! I'm so happy to have you as part of the Whipper Snapper Featured Designer family! Have FUN with it!! =) -Anna.

Tina said...

Congrats chickadee! Both creations are lovely!

Beth M said...

Very cute samples! Congrats on being a featured designer!

Kim said...

Congrats to you too!!!!! Your cards are adorable. I can't wait to see the rest of your creations!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats, what fun!!! Love your cards.

Silke said...

Fabulous news - Lisa - wahoooo!!! Congrats on your GDT gig!!! Can't wait to see what you will create!!!

Both cards are totally awesome and cute!!! You rock - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue said...

Lisa, congratulations on the guest designer spot with Whipper Snapper. They have great stamps and you will be a good fit for them, your work is wonderful! The card is adorable and the Halloween decoration is very creative! Have fun with this endevor.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great projects and congrats on your GD position!! tfs!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Congratulations Lisa! These are fabulous cards! Can't wait to come back and check out more cards with these sets!

Dawn B. said...

Soooo cute. I love these cards. I think they are adorable. You will do a great job. Congrats.

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