Monday, September 29, 2008

Mojo Monday Madness and an EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Hey everyone! It's definitely NOT just another "Manic Mojo Monday" I have some VERY exciting news!

I am thrilled and honored to announce that I have been invited to serve as a Guest Design Team member for The Little Paper Shop!!!

The Little Paper Shop offers clear stamps in a wide array of images and themes. They are VERY well made and etched and provide beautifully stamped images every time you use them. Owner Julia Betemps has provided a wonderful assortment of stamps and really pretty fonts and sentiments that aren't like a lot of the "other" stamps out there on the market...seriously!

In addition to being OVER the moon that I have the privelege to work with Julia, wait until you check out the rest of the Design Team! I have to say, the only word that comes to mind when I first saw who I would be getting to work with was...SPEECHLESS! Ok, and we ALL know that Jess is rarely EVER speechless LOL! The wonderful women on this team are some of the most talented artists in the stamping "arena" and I am beyond honored to be among them on this team. This is a VERY exciting time for me and I thank Julia and all the girls at LPS for being so welcoming to me!!!

Well, in addition to this FAB news, I thought I'd incorporate Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch for the week using some AWESOME stamps by The Little Paper Shop!

I decided to make these into a little gift set and box so I made four similar cards but w/ different sentiments and embellishments just to jazz it all up a bit.

Funny when I went to Julia's blog today I saw that SHE made four little square cards too w/ a cute box...which I had NO idea until I clicked on her blog this morning...isn't that a riot? Great minds, right??!! Too funny. You should check hers's darling!

This is a super quick and easy project to use as a teacher gift, bday gift, or just because. I cut the cards into 4.5X4.5 inch squares, a really GREAT TIP that Julee Tilman had on her Mojo Monday blog post today..that way, the cards still fit in a standard size envie and you don't get whacked w/ international postage!!! Isn't that a great idea?

I then got out a clear card box (from Papertrey) and decided to do a really simple "belly band" with this cute little "handmade" stamp by The Little Paper Shop. It comes in their Floral Wishes set which is one of my favorites and one that I used primarily for these cards. The end result was a finished looking but VERY simple package for the cards and I just can't wait to give it to someone!

So, what are you guys working on this week? Make sure to stay tuned for more from the Little Paper Shop as I have only just begun!

It is raining again today so I think I will be getting some quality time in w/ my stamps today! How about you?

Hugs and thanks for all your support,

RECIPE: Baja Breeze CS by Stampin Up, Urban Garden DP by Stampin Up, Stamper's Select White from Papertrey

Inks: Baja Breeze, Bayou Blue by SU, Versamagic Dew drop in Tea Leaves

Stamps: Floral Wishes and Beautiful Things by the Little Paper Shop

Accessories: Pearls, Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Ribbon by SU, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

By JULIA at The Little Paper Shop!

Now, for the game portion of the program today LOL!

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things about me:

1.) I am 32 years old.
2.) I wear flip-flops pretty much always from April-October and own over 20 pairs LOL
3.) I LOVE country music despite being ridiculed for it! ha ha
4.) I was chosen to sing a solo at my High School graduation which was pretty cool...
5.) My favorite vacation spot is Charleston, SC
6.) I cry all the time. In a good way, though, like when I first get to Disney and see the castle, when my kids sing for people in the car because I'm so proud, and when I see real dolphins. You should seen me when I got to swim with one! What a mess LOL!
7.) I am terrified of bugs, but obsessed with butterflies!



Have fun ladies...can't wait to see what your responses are! MUAH!


Cindy Haffner said...

Cute cards, love that sketch.

Jillabella said...

Too cute!!! Congrats on the DT spot, you'll love it. Oh and how horrible is it that I have 4 boxes that I just tossed in the garbage?!? It's my stamp room garbage, I can pull those out right?! ;)

Christi said...

Congrats on your new DT spot!! That is fantastic!! I LOVE all of your cards! Gorgeous colors!! And thanks for the tag but I just did one last week so I won't be playing along but I loved reading your random facts! :)

Bonnie said...

These are fabulous! Love the colours and you are right!! Little Paper Shop is fabulous!!

stampinsilvia said...

YEAHHHH COngrats on the design team spot! I know you will create some gorgeous projects!!! Can't wait to get to know you better!

Molly Joly said...

Yea, Jessica1 Congratulations! Oh, great - there's ANOTHER stamp company I'm going to have to check out because of your GORGEOUS cards! :> Keep the beautiful cards coming!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Jess I tried to e-mail you but i couldn't find your e-mail, the one on your blog doesn't work for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you asked about my brads. They are the rhinestone brads from SU page 185 combined with the designer brads page 184. Hope that helps.

Hugs Cindy

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your tag and your Guest Designer assignmnet. I am not surprised. What a lovely bunch of cards too, as always it seems. :-) Your whole design is just sensational right down to the way you mounted the vase and the butterfly!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Congrats Jess! Looking so forward to working with you and seeing more of your fabulous creations! What a fabulous set! Love your colours and the little box is perfect!

jencie said...

Congratulations! Great news! And your card is beautiful!

Felicia said...

i love monochromatic cards great job! congrats on being a design team member how exciting!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a beautiful set of cards. Congrats and thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Congrats on being on the LPS DT. As a fellow newbie I'm SO thrilled to be hangin' with such talent as yourself and the other lovely ladies. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work & get to know you better,


Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Jeesssssss!!! OH MY WORD~~~ Congratultions missy!!! I just saw about the DT spot. You rock. I really need to get my act together and get Google Reader updated with blogs so I don't miss these things!!!!

You know....I think that Little Paper Shop is out of Red Deer Alberta which is only 1.5 hours north of me. So when they fly you in for a board meeting be sure to come visit me!!!

Sorry I haven't emailed lately. Where does the time go??!!