I have some totally exciting, thrilling news to share, so be sure you're sitting down....Comfortable? Are you ready?
I've been invited to be on the Inkspirational Design Team!! Yes! I know! Me...as in 'me'...as in amateur, still figuring things out don't know what my style is...ME! I'm beyond honoured, totally nervous, and all-around thrilled with this opportunity!
A huge thank you to the wonderful ladies at Inspirational - Marina, Nonni, Sandi and Shauna - for inviting me - and the other two newcomers - Pia and Kim - on this new, exhilarating journey. Along with that, mega "THANK YOU" to all of you in this wonderful crafting community who have made my world so much 'bigger' and better! Each of you - with your encouragement, support, positive responses to my creations (even when they're duds!), and 'friendships' - contributed to giving me the confidence to add "DT" to my submissions when the call first came out. You 'believe' in me, and that means more than words can express. Thank you x a zillion for being so amazing; thank you x a zillion for being gifts and treasures in my life!! Whew...now, for the little bit of 'nervous' part - my card...
Inkspirational Challenge #56 invites you to join us in sharing inspiration based on this photo:
Two impressions came my mind when I first saw this lovely beach, sunrise and balloon scene (after I had a moment of panicked fretting about why, oh why, do I not have a single solid balloon stamp! Seriously...it is shopping time!): celebration and freedom. Balloons and birthdays, balloons and babies, balloons and special occasions; they just seem to go hand-in-hand. Water, sky, the glow of the sun on the waves, the girl stretching her balloon bouquet as though to take flight...freedom. So, with those ideas in mind, I created a card that combined 'celebration' in the form of 'congratulations' and freedom in the form of butterflies (surprise!)
I gold embossed the Congratulations as a link to the sun's reflection, and my butterflies I double-stamped to imitate the light-and-shadows of the balloons.
Hope you enjoy my 'butterfly balloons'.
For more inspiration, please check out what the other members of the Inspirational Team have shared; they are amazing:
Please join us in this challenge; I'm so looking forward to what I know will be amazing creations!
ETA: I'm also entering into Addicted to Stamps and More #94, where the invitation is a CAS Challenge.
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!