Saturday, September 5, 2009

This is an exciting day for me

I am so happy this day is here because I can finally share the news that I was selected to be part of the new design team for Our Creative Corner! When I got the email I was just beyond excited. I have played along with their fabulous challenges since the beginning and I was so honored to be chosen to be on this amazing team. I know there are lots of fun challenges coming up in the next few months so you'll want to be sure to check them out each Saturday.

This week's challenge was to use stars and stripes on our cards. It didn't have to be patriotic, though - and the first thing I thought of was a baby card. I mulled over a few ideas and finally chose the adorable bear from Cute & Cuddly. I colored him with Copics (E41, E42, E44, E47) on PTI vintage cream. I was aiming to match soft suede and based on some other artists' suggestions, I think I got pretty close!

The background is a creamy caramel panel with striped soft suede DP down the center. The sentiment from Nursery Necessities was punched with the word window and modern label punches. For embellishments I added punched stars with vintage brads (the same brads that I used on the sentiment) and some piercing in the opposite corners from the stars. Since this is a fairly simple card, I used lots of dimensionals to put it together and add a little bit more interest.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I am always so appreciative of all of you readers, followers and subscribers out there!

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Aw, this is so sweet! I look forward to working with you on the OCC!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is so, so sweet!!! Welcome to the team!!!

Mrs B said...

Oh, whaat a sweet card! I really like the little bear!
cindyb

Dana Grothaus said...

Those stars and stripes make the perfect baby card. Love you layout and colors you chose. We are going to have so much fun "working" together this year!

Wendy J. said...

Lori, I love the sweet simplicity of your card. It's really great! Looking forward to working with you!

the funkie junkie said...

Charming card, Lori, and great take on the challenge! I'm so excited to be working with you on the OCC team!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Welcome to the team - Lori!!! Your baby card is super duper cute!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a darling card Lori, I LOVE the precious design and wondeful colors.

Thanks for joining us on the OCC, I am SO excited to be designing next to you each week!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the CAS style and it is super sweet baby card! Welcome to the OCC!!! Thrilled to have you playing along each week!!!

ShortStack said...

Lori,

Congrats on the honor of being asked to join this team! Obviously you're doing a great job!

Love
LeAnn

Cheryl said...

this is so sweet love it love cheryl xxx

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Congrats! Well deserved...I will be following you over there too. Best of luck!