Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Big News!

    A twine flower!  The stem and leaves are hand-sewn, but I created the "flower" by punching a circle from white card stock and running it through my Xyron.  Easy peasy!  The sequins are attached with glossy accents.

  As of June 1, 2013 I have been blogging for six years.  I don't know where the time has gone, but it has been a wonderful journey so far.  This is my 1,140th post.  Holy guacamole.

  I started my blog as a way to share my cards with my paper crafting friends in NC (I moved to Virginia from North Carolina three years prior to starting my blog.)  What I did not expect was to make friends who share a passion for paper, stamps, and ink from all over the world, and some surprisingly close to home!  About five years ago I became friends with Leslie Hanna, The Crooked Stamper.  We actually found a local stamp store that is roughly half way between her house and mine.  We have met there on a few occasions, but she has also visited me in my home several times too.

  Last summer Leslie suggested I check out a new stamp company called "Neat & Tangled."  I was completely smitten!  I ordered two stamp sets:  "Fresh Blooms" and "Little Tangles."  When my order arrived I received a hand written thank you note and some pretty pink-and-white baker's twine with my two stamp sets.  I used that twine for my "flower" above.  The chevron stamp (from the "Little Tangles" stamp set) is stamped in red, offset and stamped again in pink...a technique I recently saw on Leslie Hanna's blog.  Earlier this month I also acquired the "Sparkle & Shine" stamp set, which I used as my sentiment.  And the Raspberry Red sequins?  Yep, that is also sold at Neat & Tangled in a variety of colors.  Sequins are my newest obsession.

  In early May I applied to be on the "Little Tangles" challenge blog design team.  Today I can officially announce that I am a Little Tangles designer for the remainder of 2013!  I hope you will stop by tomorrow when the new challenge is announced.

  This is also my first time being on a design team with my blog friend, Amy Tsuruta!  I am pretty sure she is one of the sweetest bloggers on the planet.  Please also welcome Charlene Bopp, Barb Murphy, and Ren-Yi Lo.  I have already gotten to know each of these ladies via emails and I already consider them friends :)

I am entering my card at Let's Get Trendy Now!3:  Sequin challenge.

  Please come back tomorrow for the fortnightly challenge!
Happy Wednesday :)


Lastochka said...


snappy scrappy said...

Really the twine design!

Houses Built of Cards said...

YAY June!!! Congrats on the Little Tangles Team!!! And big congrats on 6 years blogging as well!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wooooooo hooooooooooo!! HUGE CONGRATS!! So happy for you!! LOVING that card!! AWESOME design with the twine!

Marcie S. said...

Exciting news!! Congrats to you! Always love checking out your beautiful creations. :)

Chriss America Real said...

This is going to be so fun to watch what you create! Congrats!


Creative M said...

Yiippee!!Congrats to you my friend!!!Super excited!!
Have a wonderful day,
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Angi Barrs said...

Woo Hoo! So happy for you June! :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!! I can't wait to see what you create!! And your card is gorgeous!! I love the twine flower!! Happy Wednesday :)

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Melissa Shea said...

Squeee!! Congrats!!! They are lucky to have you!!

Sherrie K. said...

Congratulations on the new DT and your celebration of 6 yrs. Wow, girl that is amazing!!
Your card is how you used the twine and what a fun stamp set!! The font is so pretty!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Nicole Doiron said...

Such awesome news June! You deserve it! :)))

Ruth G said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your new Tangled projects!!! I love the sweet twine flower!

Claudine C. said...

Congrats June!! It is well deserved, your awesome and I'm super happy for you!! Have a great time on the design team, I'm off to check out the company now. :)

Amy Kolling said...

Congrats June!! You are going to so great!!!! Love your use of twine!!

Leslie Hanna said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'm so happy for you! Danielle is a sweetie-head, too. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

PS: Thanks for the shout-out.
PPS: LOVE the offset stamping!
PPPS: (squee)

~amy~ said...

wahoooooooooooo!!!!! I'm super thrilled to be on the same team with you!!!!!

Missy said...

Congratulations my friend, well deserved!!! ;) Your card is super as well, I love what you did with the twine!!

Ros Crawford said...

So thrilled for you!! Your card is beautiful!! Congrats on your 6 years of blogging ... It's one of the best things I ever did!

Linda B said...

First of all... love your card! Red is always so cheery!
And "Congratulations", you sweet talented lady!!! ... on your anniversary and DT.
This post is so full of interesting info... I didn't know you lived in VA. That great scrapbook shop I visited a couple weeks ago is in Fredericksburg. In fact, we are thinking of spending the winter months in either VA or TN, and I want to be near a place I can get supplies.
Have a great weekend, June!

Rose said...

three of my bloggy buddies are now on the N&T team!!!!! :) you are in awesome company my friend and i am sure you will rock the stamps!!!

Denise Price said...

What a great story. Congratulations on your new team position!!!