Thursday, June 5, 2008

I'm Feeling Like Royalty!

Oh my heck! I am speechless! ...and you know that's an unusual event for me! I got this very special email from the ever so sweet Angela Magnuson from over at Unity Stamp Company announcing that I was selected as one of her new designers!

OHMYGOODNESS!

...get's even better. I will actually get to meet all of the fantabulous gals at CHA! How completely cool is that!

OHMYGOODNESS!

Ok...where do I even begin!

First, there's not one, not two, not five new designers...there's 8 new designers! Lauren Meader, Ana Wohlfahrt, Amber Hight, Heather, Patter Cross, Maren, and Natalie.

OHMY....ok, I won't put you through that again... ;) Talk about excited! The original design team is filled with such amazing talent. That in and of itself is such an honor but then to be chosen with these amazing 8 women is ...ok...it leaves me speechless!

I am completely overwhelmed....and so very excited to be part of such a fantastic company. I have been a huge fan ever since I saw 'the' butterfly. I wrote it like that because it is such a stunning image...and of course...Beate rocked it out! ;)

...the title of this post...Well, talk about feeling like royalty! Getting the privilage to work with such a creative bunch with such wonderful stamps and such a generous little travel bonus! I truly do feel like a queen!

...which brings me to one of the projects I made to share with all of you.....

...hey...if you feel like royalty...you should 'Act like royalty'....***she said...right before she went to change the stinky diaper! Oh yeah, I'm royalty allright! :)

I decided to create a frame and then I stamped the background image that came with my Queen For A Day set. I added all sorts of bling to that! Then I stamped the sentiment 'Act like Royalty', used my ticket punch and layered it on my sweet blush card stock....of course more bling in the corners. I used this amazing pink satin ribbon and then thought I should add a bit more bling to the corners of the 'frame'. I love this set! I love how ginormous that background stamp is! LOVE it! ******...and I promise the tutorial for the Queen box will be up on Saturday...sorry...I didn't take pictures of the first part and it's just tooooo confusing without having a visual.

So on to another project...a little quickie....a set of notecards. I can always use a set of blank notecards! I used the leaves from Giggle Grove for this one. Here's it is....

Of course, I have to show a shot of the envelopes.....

I colored my leaves with my copic markers. I used YR23, YR04, & YG95. After I stamped my images in SU classic Basic Black, I outlined the outer part of the leaves with YG95 then I outlined the inner stems with YR04. Here's a picture of what it looked like...
Next I colored in circles the entire leaf with YR23. I colored and blended on top of the existing color. Shown here....

The top left shows where I started. Just keep blending until you have blended all of the 'rough' edges. Voila!

I will share a few things that I have learned from playing with my copic markers. Never use an alcohol base ink! Ok...that's probably a no brainer but I tried it! Obviously it doesn't work...it just bleeds everywhere! SU's basic black works great for me. I know there are lots of different inks that work but that's what I have on hand.

Thanks so much, Angela! I am so excited and honored to be part of the group!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share! I will be back to post you again soon! I hope your day is wonderful and that you feel like royalty today as well...minus a sick child and a bunch of stinky diapers!!! :)

36 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous! Congrats, Jennifer!

MamaDuck said...

I am thrilled for you! Your work is fabulous! Thanks for all you do! I can't wait to hear about CHA! Yea for you!

Maren said...

Congrats!! So excited to stamp with you!!

Linsey said...

Oh wow, Jennifer!!! Congrats, girl! You really do deserve it-I've admired your work for quite some time and you are super sweet to boot! Have a blast at CHA, that is SO awesome!! I love your Unity samples today, they rock! HAVE a wonderful day-hugs!

Christi Snow said...

Yay, Jennifer! You are going to make such an amazing addition to the team. Gorgeous cards!!! smiles...

Heather said...

YEAH Jennifer!! Congrats and I can't wait to get to know you better on the DT. Your stuff is amazing and congrats on the trip to CHA, you earned it!!!!

Dee Jackson aka StampincuzILuv2 said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats girl!! I'm so excited for you:) I hope to meet you at CHA!!!!!!!!
Dee Jackson

Tracy Durcan said...

Congratulations!! :)

Paper Princess said...

Congrats Jennifer! So glad to have you join us on the Unity DT- what a wonderful addition you add to the team. Have fun @ CHA..you'll have a fab. time!!!!

dougnat said...

cute cute cards and sooo excited to work with you!!

Terrie B x said...

Massive "Congrats" Jennifer way to go girl!!!I`m sooo thrilled for you cos you are one talented Lady for sure:)
Look forward to hearing about Cha!!!!!
Have a fabulous Weekend..big(((hugs)))):)x

Joanne B. said...

Oh my goodness am I so excited for you, but not surprised as your work is fantabulous!

Let me just say how excited I am because I'm going to CHA too! Which means we'll get to meet up!

HOORAY

AJ said...

Congrats to you!! so exciting!
Can't wait to meet you if you make it to CHA!!
Memento black works best with copics btw~

Lauren (mytime) said...

SUPER congrats!!! You will have a blast at CHA!! Well deserved. Can't wait to work with you and the team.

Julie Koerber said...

Well chickie.... you know I am super duper elated for you!!! Here's a big cheers! coming your way. You've worked so hard and, well, it's payin' off! That creative mind of yours is always on overdrive!!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Congratulations! Off to enjoy the rest of your blog!

Andrea, said...

Congratulations and so well deserved, you make fabulous cards and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great work. Your leaf card is fantastic, the embossed background works so well and I love how you have done the matching envelopes

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Congratulations Jennifer! You are a marvelous talent and I can't wait to meet you at CHA!! Hugs!

Donna said...

Jennifer! Congratulations, what a well-deserved accomplishment! I love how you colors the leaves on your notecards. You go, Girl!

2stampis2b said...

Congratulations! Love the cards you've shared.

Patter Cross said...

Love your cards, and I love what you did with the envelopes! I am going to have to remember that! Can't wait to work with you on the team! Congrats!

JAR said...

Congratulations!!! Your cards are beautiful!

Linda said...

Congratulations!! I love to look at everything on your blog and know you will do a great job as designer.
Linda Peterson

Brooke said...

welcome to the DT jennifer!!! can't wait to meet you and hang out at CHA!!! woooo hooooo!!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Congrats!! WTG!! :) :)

angela magnuson {mag-na-son} said...

Jennifer! Something about those envelopes...I just keep going back and thinking...Adorable! THOSE are ADORABLE! I am stealing that idea from you. YOU ARE AMAZING! THAT is why you are ON BOARD and I cannot WAIT to see all the beautiful projects you complete with UNITY! THANK YOU so much for being part of Unity. Looking forward to CHA!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely stunning! I especially love the way you did your envelopes! WOW!!!! :0)

BatMom said...

My sister!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What wonderful news, Jennifer!!! Huge Congrats!!!! And you'll be at CHA - so will I -- we MUST get together -- I'd so love to meet you!!!! We'll have to talk -- Oh, great cards and a wondeful tutorial!!! TFS!!!

JenMarie said...

C O N G R A T S !

Curt in Carmel said...

That's incredible news Jennifer!!!! Way to go! I'm proud of you especially because you are a fellow Hoosier!!! I'm new to all this, so I don't know what "CHA" is, but it sounds important! So congrats and good luck with all of it! KUDOS! Curt

Debbie said...

Congrats! That is so Cool!!

Lori Craig said...

OH YEAH, BABY!!! I am so stinkin' excited for you! AND I GET TO MEET YOU!!!! Woo-hoo! so sorry for yelling... :) congratulations! You are *so* deserving. So very deserving. Can't wait to see what you do with that awesome Unity red rubber!!! smooches ~

Carolyn King said...

YEAH! Congrats Jennifer. Unity is lucky to have you.

Hope I get to meet you at Cha! Congrats again! hugs!

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats, Jennifer!! How wonderful for Unity!

I'm going to be a CHA, too! I so hope we get to meet!!!

Jackie said...

Well done you and very well deserved :)