Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's Finally June!!

Oh my gosh...I have been away forever it seems. May became a month of out-of-character events for me that seemed to be pulling in every direction. I have been adrift too long!! But, now I have much to share so back to blogging!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!! First, it's finally June and I can start posting some of the cards I've been making for Innovative Stamp Creations!! The very kind and gifted Betsy Griffin, owner, contacted me and asked me to be a Guest Designer for her stamps...Wooo Hooo!!! What an honor and what great fun!! She sent me tons and tons (and TONS) of her stamps, almost doubling my own collection it seemed!! It was insane (in a wonderful way!!). So I started slowly, and once I got going, I couldn't stamp fast enough!! The designs are so versatile, touching on all kinds of styles from artsy/collage-type, Christian themed, whimsical butterflies and fireflies, to the very current and hot silhouette-type birds and botanicals. There's classic backgrounds and creative ones, lots of verses and so many different types of images, it's been a blast!! So here's my sampling, I'll be posting more as the month goes on. Be sure to check out Betsy's Blog and The Inovative Stamp Creations Web store!!! All the stamp sheet sets can be found HERE. This card uses the "Your Special" set. Multiple textured cardstock in shades of blue were used and layered on a white and aqua background. This awesome butterfly and sentiment come from the "Elegant Artsy Swirls" set. The coral colored cardstock was overstamped with the "Little Specs" background stamp. (Which comes with 3 free verses when you purchase it!!) The DP is SEI. Ribbon by PTI. This dragonfly and harlequin background are also from the "Elegant Artsy Swirls" set. This card was made using 3 different ISC sets. The flourish background that I embossed in gold is from the "Marvels of Nature" set. The turquoise and red flowers are from the "Friendships" set. And the dragonfly is yet another image using the "Elegant Artsy Swirls" set. The "Canvas" background behind the dragonfly was stamped in Creamy Carmel. The Old Olive leaf branches were punched using an EK Success punch. So what do you think?? There's more coming....seriously lots more!! But that's it for tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Anne! These cards are amazing! I am so excited for you and your guest position. Congrats, Betsy is lucky to have you!! Hugs,

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Anne!! It's been so long!
Congrats on the designer position, that is awesome news!! I LOVE your cards here, I spent so much time looking at each one, your detailing is fabulous. I can see why she chose you, your work is always stunning.
I am glad you are back, I was starting to worry about you. I hope everything is going well for you. I know life can get pretty crazy sometimes.

jdmommy said...

Congratulations, GF! What fabulous creations you have posted here....I can't wait for more! You have been terribly missed, and it's so great to see that you are back to your stamping self!! Sending BIG hugs, Anne.

JulieA said...

Wow!!!! Stunning work, my friend! I've missed you and am so glad that you are back. You did a wonderful job with these stamps. And how fun that you received so many stamps for designing cards. WTG!

Chrissy D said...

WOW Anne - Each card is more beautiful than the next! TFS!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my gosh Anne! what wonderful 'insects' on these! love the colors and your designs - just beautiful work here GF!!!