Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy News and Blog Candy!

I am so excited to tell you that I have been selected as one of the original design team members for Dolce Stamps and Cards!   You'll want to read through this entire post to find out how you can win some fabulous blog candy!

When I received my first Dolce product kit, I squealed with delight when I saw this darling Girlfriend Art Impressions image.  This particular image is called Under My Umbrella and you can find it here at the Dolce Stamps and Cards web store.  You can also click here at the Design Team Gallery (or the same link on the home page of Dolce Stamps and Cards) to see all the creations of the entire design team!  Just click on each image and it will give you detailed information on how each designer created her card.

I colored the Girlfriends with Copic markers, adding the polkadotted pattern to the purple coat on the far right with the tip of my Copic marker.   I also paper pieced the umbrella with some of the Cosmo Cricket Salt Air designer paper.  The background designer paper is from this same packet of Cricket Salt Air.  The Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers come in white so you can color them to coordinate with your color theme.  How cool is that?!?!?  I colored mine with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also by Art Impressions.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used in my design today.    Note:  the stamps, the Memento Black ink, and all the cardstock and designer papers I used are available at the Dolce Stamps and Cards store.  I love one-stop shopping!

Stamps:                    Under My Umbrella Girlfriends and Friends Share sentiment by Art Impressions
Ink:                           Memento Black, Stampin’ Up Espresso
Paper:                      White, The Paper Cut Festive Earth Variety, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air designer paper
Embellishments:    Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers, chocolate brad
Tools:                          oval punch, scalloped oval punch, large scallop border die, spiral border punch, large polkadotted embossing folder, Copic markers, pop-up glue dot

Now, be sure to visit the Dolce Stamps and Cards blog for some fabulous blog candy!! 

Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck
Hero Arts Hero Hues pens, flowers and ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
4 My Heart Stamps For You
2 Art Impressions Stamps
1 Impression Obsession Stamp
JudiKins Diamond Glaze
Dragonfly Quicklets
Sailboat and Baseball brads

Thanks for stopping by, and, as always, I appreciate your comments!


Lynnor said...

This made me giggle!!! What an adorable image and you have colored it up soooo beautifully, as always!!! This new company is sure to be successful if all their images are as cute as this one! Love it!!!

Mothermark said...

Congrats Charlene! Not surprising at all to me! You will do them proud! This is the most precious card! Ha! I love it......you enhanced their stamps wonderfully! You will rock that design team!

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Ellen said...

Charlene, you rocked this sweet image!! You do have a way with colors!I can see I might learn a thing or two about blogging from you!

Kathy Bradley said...

Congratulations, doing a happy dance for you!! I love this card and definitely have to have this image - it just makes me smile!! Hugs, Kathy/101Airborne

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations! I second Cindy, Charlene! You have done an amazing job coloring this image, which I love BTW! You could not have chosen a better design or color palette. Awesome Work. Dolce Stamps and Cards are lucky to have you on their team.

Julia Aston said...

Whoo hoo Charlene!!! congrats on the DT gig!!! what a super fun image this is - LOVE your card - wonderful coloring on this!

Traci M said...

So happy for you, Charlene...checking out these stamps I'd say they made a perfect match for you for design team member!! You will keep everyone coming back for more...your fun designs, amazing colors, wonderful sense of humor are always inspiring!

Judy Rozema said...

Congratulations to you!! They are lucky to have you!

Bev Gerard said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeee! Such fun news, Charlene! Congratulations on your new DT at Dolce! They definitely made a fabby choice! Your card it oh SO delightful ... those girlfriends are giving me a huge smile!


Joan Ervin said...

Whoohoo!!!!! Congrats, Charlene....they are lucky to have you on their team..I tell ya!!!! Your little girlfriends are sooo cute and you have colored them beautifully!!!!! I'll have to check out these adorable stamps!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh.....I just spent the day with two college friends....we sat at Ikea and chatted for two and a half hours and then moved on to an Italian restaurant for more chatter and some lunch....and giggles, and PIMP moments....my sides are soooooo tired right now from true belly laughs....who woulda thought we could still be as silly as we were in college...sooooo many years ago....anyhoo...this image would be use walking between the drops of rain today, giggling, and wishing we were wearing POISE....lol

fabulously done, gf....and once again, congrats

Stamp like you mean it said...

Oh Charlene! You will change the Dolce stamp world with your wonderful skills and amazing creativity. I am busting with pride for you sweet friend! Can't wait to see what other charming creations you make. Best wishes and BIG fat snugs! (with a few M&M's) LYMI