Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello friends, long time no blog. The stamp show in Atlanta was great and I had a fantastic time visiting my friends Joyce and Larry. I got to meet some of their dearest friends and a few of their kids. Let me just say (again)that I am so blessed to have met them. They are truly wonderful people. Next month, I get to see Kay again. Kay is Joyce's sister and I met them both for the first time at the Heirloom Stamp Show in Indy last year. What a wonderful benefit of my job...meeting new friends.

Yesterday Spellbinders announced their2012 Design Team. If you missed it you can view the post HERE. I am sad to say I did not make the design team but realize what an accomplishment it was to have made it to the third round. I recognize many of the names of this year's designers and have to tell you what an honor it was to have been narrowed down into the final level of competition with these women. I am still a HUGE Spellbinders fan and am super excited to see what the new designers create to share with us all this year. Congratulations to the 2012 Spellbinders Design Team. I wish you all the very best!

Now that the contest is over I can share with you the projects I created for the competition. This card was actually my second round entry. I am sharing them out of order because my card has a love theme and today is Valentine's Day. :)

I started by creating the base using the die cutting on the fold technique with my Grand Circles in my Grand Calibur machine. Next I cut and embossed a slightly larger Grand Big Scallop Circle and adhered it to my round card base. Using my Grand Circles again, I cut two circles from different patterned papers and trimmed and fit them together to layer inside my big scallop. The seam where the two papers meet was covered with some crinkled ribbon and tied into a bow on the side. Next I added the largest Scallop Heart Nestabling directly to the card base. Using the Fancy Tags Two die template, I cut a tag, stamped my sentiment from JustRite's Victorian Nested Frames set, and finished it off with Fancy Tags Two Nestabling in black. I finished the card off by adding two flowers made using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One, both sprinkled with glitter, and a few sprigs from the Foliage die template set.

I hope you all have a fantastic Valentine's Day!



Laurel said...

Too bad you didn't make it Katie, but this card is just gorgeous! love those roses!

KaySquires said...

Happy V-Day Sweets! Indy wants to love on you - can't wait for your trip here. When you know your travel plans, let me know ok? I do hope you will stay with me - let me know if that can work. Your work is very deserving of the Spellbinders team ... maybe next time. Shine on, Miss Beautiful!

Logan Lu, S.O.S. President said...

Hi Katie,

I'm disappointed that you didn't make it...but CONGRATULATIONS for making it so far!!! :) They would have been lucky to have you!!!!!!! Your work is incredibly beautiful and you're such an inspiration to us all!!!!!!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Joyce said...

So sorry you didn't make "the cut", your work is so beautiful and I for one have enjoyed the inspiration you have given me,my dear friend. So glad we meet and our friendship has "grown" over the past year. Sorry to miss you and Kay in Indy - I'm heart broken I can't be there. Don't have too much fun without me!!!

Susie Bentz said...

Beautiful card! I look forward to seeing your other submissions.

Allie Gower said...

This is beautiful.
I'm so glad you submitted this card for our Valentine Round Up.

Allie Gower