Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spellbinders Shock!

I still can't believe I actually got chosen to be on the 2008 Spellbinders Design Team. This is going to be SUCH a blast! I promised I would post what I had submitted, so here goes:

First off, let me explain that we were asked to submit one 12x12 scrapbook page, one card, one 3d item and one stamped project. I only cheated a little. The only thing I used that i had already made was this tin (which I posted on my blog earlier). I totally LOVE the Apple Cider paper. I am only reposting it to make it easier or everyone to see without having to go to a link. So if this looks very familiar to you, now you know why.

Stamps: True Friend, All Holidays
Paper: Apple Cider dsp, Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip (craft), Really Rust

Okay, so this is going to be the part where I am really stretched, creatively, during 2008. I have done scrapbooks for years, but all of my scrapbooks are 8 1/2" x 11", not 12"x12". Totally new canvas for me! My kids will actually have a fun scrapbook at the end of the year, though. I have always loved these pictures of my kids. It was overcast that day, so the lighting was terrific. I stewed and stewed over this layout . . . I worried about it being too busy. I am a "balance" freak, so I hate to leave unbalanced empty space. Don't get me wrong, I USE empty space all the time, this page just didn't work out that way. I DID get to use my Cricut (which I LOVE) on this one, though. I can't wait to get all the new fun dies I will get to use in the Spellbinders Wizard (but, not 'til January . . . just gotta be patient!) I also incorporated some punches, so I was embellishing all over the place.

Paper: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Cricut Cartridges: Walk in My Garden, Opposites Attract
Punches: Jumbo Daisy and Small Daisy - Marvy

This card was hard for me to choose. Not knowing what they were looking for, I decided to do something heavier on embossing/ punching (because punches, after all, ARE diecuts, right??) We were also allowed so submit a link to any online gallery we currently had, which was GREAT for me, since I have one with over 200 photos in it on Splitcoast! I figured if they used the link, they would get a good feel for my cards, so that was covered at least.

Stamps: Cold Play
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stickles, SU Snow Blossom Punch, Small Snowflake Punch (Marvy), Large Snowflake Punch (Emaginations), Cuttlebug Sledding embossing folder

This is the project that I struggled with the most. You know how you visualize one thing, and something totally different emerges from the rubble? That is how I would describe this project. I totally wanted to use one of their products, and since the only thing I own at the moment is the rectangle Nestabilities, I knew I wanted to use those. I must have changed stamp sets at least 47 times!! Then, I changed the color scheme a bunch. I used a zillion stamps in the end, and I like how it turned out, but it took me much longer than I had anticipated because I couldn't get the picture in my head onto the paper on my table!!

Stamps: Watercolor Garden, Garden Whimsy, Stem Silhouettes, Snowflake Spot, Autumn Leaf Prints, Dotted Autumn, Season by Season
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Keytag Punch, assorted ribbon and buttons, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Paper Piercing Tool

So there you have it!! I'm still feeling kind of amazed. I look forward to the opportunities ahead, and can't WAIT to share what I learn with all of you! Have a wonderful day (it'll take me a while to come down!!)


Anonymous said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WENDY!!!!!!! I knew you were going to make it! I had no doubt in my mind! YOu ROCK girl and I can not wait to see what you come up with! Here, I'm a happy dance for you!!!! Now go make something girl!!!


KOstvig said...

Gongrats Wendy, They are all beautiful, just like I told you before. Now the whole world will know.

Kittie said...

How could you be so surprised? None of us are. Your work is gorgeous. These projects on your upload today are perfect examples of your creative talent and exactly why Spellbinders is very fortunate to have you on their team. Big Hug!!!!!!! and Congratulations!

Jenn said...

Congrats, Wendy!! I'm so looking forward to working with you and getting to know you better! Your work is beautiful - I've bookmarked your blog!

Judy Rozema said...

Congratulations to you!! Your designs are so lovely --- and they are so blessed to have you on their team!

Anonymous said...

Whoooooooooo hoooo
Good for you Wendybelle! Keep us up to date. Kimmiek

Anonymous said...

Now I know why you've not been around but then we always knew you were one of the best and this just proves it to everyone.
Thank you so much for sharing all your goodies with us.
God Bless,

MY Inky Fingers said...

Wow! Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise! You are very talented, and I know you'll be great!

Corie said...

OH MY all of these creations are so FANTASTIC!!

My Paper World said...

Congratulations! your projects are fab!

Becky G said...

Congratulations Wendy!!!!!! These are fabulous! I especially like the scrapbook page, but it's all good! I know why they picked you. Your stuff rocks!

maiahs_momma said...

Congrats :)! I love all your work you do it is stunning beautiful. Just found your blog the other day and I am glad I did...will be back for sure (a lot).