Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Me and White Cardstock? On again. . .

So you guys really don't climb trees to take photos? I suppose next you will tell me you don't put simply limeade in your coke cola either? (Just let me think you do.) :) I call that concoction "Mommy's timeout." :)
I completed 14 hours of continuing medical education this weekend (woohoo!), but I suspect you didn't stop by for that either.
What can I say? I'm stunned. That really describes my reaction. I just can't believe it, really. I'm so humbled and honored to be a part of a design team that has such an amazing legacy for having the biggest talent in the industry, past and present. I was shocked to get invited to join American Crafts (ACCDT). Shocked out of being able to form coherent sentences, which is pretty shocked for me.
Since I still am having word finding difficulty (I hear shock does this to you), I figured I'd let you see my submission:
Type A Layout
Made with AC Character line:
Supplies: American Crafts Character Patterned paper: Post, Tribune, Globe (backside) and Telegraph (backside); American Crafts Crafts Fair Paper: Faye Needleworth; American Crafts Fabric Thickers: Patchwork-black and Ladybug (inked with Colorbox raspberry ink to match paper); Plus: Bazzil White Cardstock

All Boy Layout
Made with AC Crafts Fair Line:
Supplies: American Crafts Patterned paper: Myrtle O'Seam, Faye Needleworth, Edith Fitzbolt, and Elanore Battington; American Crafts My House Craft Fair Vinyl Embellishments-2 hearts; American Crafts Zing! Black Opaque Embossing powder; American Crafts Basic Black Ribbon; Plus: Bazzil White Cardstock and Ranger Clear Emboss it! Pad**Notes: I used my son's toy Monster truck run in clear embossing ink, then sprinkled with AC Zing! Embossing powder and ran it across the layout and heat set with a heat gun.

Sweet Baby Card
Made with AC Baby Line:
Supplies: American Crafts Patterned paper: Humpty Dumpty, Peek-A-Boo, Ring Around the Rosie, and Twinkle, Twinkle (backside); American Crafts Rockabye Thickers Powder Blue; American Crafts My House Craft Fair Vinyl Embellishments-red heart; Plus Bazzil Kraft and white cardstock.

Altered project: ABC Frame

My favorite is the altered project. J and I use this all the time and the glass has sticky fingerprints on it. When I first had the idea I said (to myself), "No way I'm gonna do that! I'll never be able to think of something for every letter." Which means heck yeah I'm gonna try it. :) The scale had to be exact, so I couldn't put in big words, or images. It didn't take very long at all, I'd say 30 mins once I decided on my letter image (that was the hard part).
Thank you to my friends who pushed me to apply. Thank you to my friends who supported me through the process; you love me neurosis and all and to me that's priceless. And I'm pretty sure I lost a bet to my friend Cindy. If I remember correctly (and if she holds me to it), I'm going to have to wear every piece of flare that AC gives me to TGI Fridays. Even in the urban jungle this could raise some eyebrows. Until tomorrow. Happy day!

50 comments:

melanie said...

Woohoo Danielle! I just saw on the AC blog that you had made the team, huge congrats to you- your pages are beautiful! Looking forward to working with you. :D

Vee said...

congrats Danielle, just saw the annoucement!! yay!!1 I knew you would be in there, your work is fabulous! :)

Sasha said...

Congrats! It is SO deserved. I absolutely love your submissions! Thanks so much for sharing them. I cannot wait to see all of your work in the future!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Wowzers! I was so psyched to see your name and your entry just blows me away! Way to go - you did this for all us medical nerds out there!

Kimber-Leigh said...

congrats danielle! your submission was excellent--thanks for sharing it with us. i love your alphabet frame!

Lexi said...

congrats to you!!

Cassi said...

Congrats Danielle and fellow SC'er and NoVAian too!

Lisa T. Howard said...

CONGRATS!!! Your entries are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing your next project!

lisa said...

Oh wow, I'm so excited for you. Your projects really shine, they are just fab : )
lisa xx

lauren said...

CONGRATS!!! A well deserved invitation! It will be fun to see what you create with AC. :)

Karen said...

congrats. so exciting!

Kim Watson said...

Hey Danielle...I thought I'd pop on over here & say WooHoo!!! great to be on the team with you Hun!
Oh & BTW your submission is awesome, TFS it!!
I love your style...very eye catching! Can't wait to see your next projects.
Have a super day!
~Kim!

Lulu said...

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuge Congrats to you!!!!! :)

Stacey Michaud said...

I am so flippin thrilled for you! It is no surprise though because your work is just so great and a perfect fit for them! This for someone who once called herself the Susan Lucci of design teams! I have serious Thickers envy! Hugs and congrats!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

so wonderful and very much deserved!

meganklauer said...

Huge, Huge CONGRATS! So very well deserved and can't wait to see all your future inspirations! WooHoo!

Zorina said...

Woot! Congratulations again for winning the slot. I admire all your work and creativity. You deserve it!
and yes White cardstocks are the best... ;-)

Jody said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
I don't know what I am happier for, for you and your "make-up" with white cardstock or your hugely deserved spot on the ACDT!
(Of course it's the latter!)
Congrats Danielle :)

Amy Coose said...

I am THRILLED for you!!! Congrats, and I vote for you to share your thickers!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Congratulations! I can see why they chose you. Well deserved!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats! It's going to be fun working with you!

young said...

Congrats! Love all the projects you submitted!

Rita said...

Congratulations!! Very well deserved! I love your style...every LO is striking!

Denise said...

Congratulations! From the looks of your projects I can see why you were chosen. That ABC frame is awesome! Enjoy being a part of AC!

KimA said...

Congratulations Danielle - I am looking forward to working with you on the team!

beth said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to working with you!

Belinda Venables said...

haha, love that last bit! I can't wait to see a photo of that!! lol.

Congrats on the AC position - love your work!

xx

Martha Bonneau said...

Huge congrats!! I look forward to working with you :)
xoxo

Linda Beeson said...

Oh are these wonderful! I used a kids toy car one time for an accent on a card - fun look. LOVING that ABC piece, wow.

Allie said...

Huge congrats to you Danielle!!! That's so exciting. Love love love your submissions. Truly. I need to stop by here more often. :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Add my congrats :) Love your work!

*reyanna klein* said...

Congrats on finishing some medical eduction! Yeah! :)

AND congrats on the AC design team! YEAH! You rock! I can't wait to see your stuff. :)

I LOVE your entry! You SO deserve this. Have fun. :D

nichole said...

love love LOVE your work. congrats on the team... i am so excited to get to know you better.

Emily Pitts said...

congrats to you danielle!

kelly said...

looking forward to working with you - your pages are wonderful!

A Cupcake Life said...

Congrats Danielle! You submitted awesome work! Look forward to getting to know you on the AC DT!

~Dusti

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

WOOOOOOOT !!! Congrats !!!

kristina proffitt said...

SO happy for you, my friend!
I LOVE your entry, especially that altered piece! Congratulations AGAIN! :-D Hugs!

jennie said...

So happy for you!!
Your work is (as always) AMAZING!
AC is lucky to have you:)

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Congratulations Danielle !! U are a perfect fit for AC !

warehouse said...

congrats on making the team girl!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! And, of course, I'm loving your new stuff

prettypilot2002 said...

okay that last comment was from me on the work computer...haha

Carrie said...

I was sooo excited for you when I saw your name on the list! Congrats!!! AC & you make a great match! ;)

Rebekah Williams said...

Pretty pretty pretty blog. And congrats on the AC DT pick!

Susan Beth said...

Yahoo for you! And congrats to AC for getting such great talent!

Sarah said...

The biggest congratulations to you! I am so glad that you were successful! Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations!

missusem said...

tagged you on my blog. Love that you made the AC team and really hope you're enjoying your weekend ;)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

Girl, they're so damn lucky to have you!!! COngratulations!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooo glad for you!! *hugs*

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful pages! Huge congrats for making the team!! =)

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Beautiful work Danielle!

Great news on the AC design team! You'll rock it and I'll want to buy more because of it!

Have a great day!