Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Autumn Anniversary & DT Call

Hi everyone!  I made a quick anniversary card for my in-laws yesterday afternoon since we were having a fancy French dinner in Philadelphia with them last night.  ('Quick' means not quite an hour - LOL)  The lobster bisque and Beaujolais nouveau wine were sublime, by the way!

Yep, I looked through my card stash, and nothing fit the bill for their anniversary, so I whipped this up before heading to the restaurant.  Thank goodness for the beautiful sentiment and cluster of flower/leaves from Inspired By Stamping!  They helped dress up the card in a jiffy.  It really is a simple card, after all....just dressed up with a few pearls and a fancy die cut, and of course, the IBS goodies.  ;)

Inspired By Stamping is hosting an open Design Team Call!  Some info for you:

Inspired by Stamping 2013 Design Team Call!
Inspired by Stamping Company is looking for 6 NEW creative designers to join our
This call starts November 29th and ends December 29th.
The new IBS Girls will be chosen and notified by January 2nd.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before you submit.

o Actively post to your own blog in English
o Participate in our weekly challenges for six months to be posted on every
Thursday of the month
o Required to make 1 to 2 cards per release as specified beforehand
o Ability to print and work with our stamp sets, dies, embellishments and templates
(supplied by Inspired by Stamping)
o Comment on participant submissions
o Link to our challenge blog, Design Team members and post our IBSIC badge and
Design Team Badge

What Inspired by Stamping is searching for:
o High quality work
o Ability to photograph your work well and brightly lit
o Ability to follow the directions in the Design Team Application
o Fun, creative, happy spirited individuals who love to create with paper and
stamps! And who love to share their creations and inspire others!

o With each release, you will receive 2 free IBS stamp sets (varying sizes of stamp
sets each month), and/or ribbon and embellishments to use and keep with each
new release.
o Fun and creative inspiration with an amazing design team!
o Links to your blog from our Challenge Blog, Inspired by Stamping Store, Inspired
by Stamping Blog and your fellow IBSIC blogs
o Blog community socialization, friendship, creativity, inspiration
o A Six-Month Design Team Term beginning on January 15th and running through
June 15th (as long as all Design Team requirements are completely fulfilled.
Failure to fulfill any and all of the DT requirements will result in termination from
the team)
o Immediately sent two new stamp sets to work with for our challenge.

How to Apply:
1. Email with "DT Application" as subject
2. Include the following in your email:
o Full Name
o Blog Address
o Current and previous Design Team experience (current or past DT experience is
not required)
o Tell us a bit about yourself and why you would like to join us
o Submit a newly created card and/or project (never before shared on your blog)
using the photo below as your inspiration.

o You may submit as many times as you wish. Only your first application will
require for all of the above ... any subsequent applications need only include 'DT
Application' in the subject line of your e-mail, your name in the body and a
picture of your submission attached to the e-mail.
Good luck! We are so excited to see your entries!
Kind Regards,
Joanna, Brad and the IBS Team

Good luck to you if you decide to try out for the team!  And thank you SO much for your visit today.  Have a wonderful day!

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Fancy Sentiments - IBS
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI; Tim Coffey Fall Gold Leaf Scroll - K & Co.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; Cream Crochet Lace - IBS
Other: Leaves, Tangerine Two-Tone Flower - IBS; pearls; Fancy Tags Three die - Spellbinders


Julia S-W said...

If this was a card made in a jiffy, what will you do if it takes much longer?!! It's a beautiful card with gorgeous embellishments. I love the crackled look in the background.
Your meal sounds very tasty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love the flower!! I am sure they LOVED it!!!!

Linda Breedlove said...

Yowww.... a fabulous card for under an hour. Can you teach me that??? LOVE that Tim Coffey Fall paper. Happy Anniversary to your in-laws!

Lisa Elton said...

Can you believe how long we all fuss with our creations! Well let me tell you this one was worth the fuss...lovely Colleen!

Benzi said...

It's gorgeous, Colleen, and I'm betting your in-laws really loved it. The flower is yummy delicious.
That must have been a wonderful meal...all while I was probably having a McDonald's burger. LOL

Marisa said...

Love the focal sentiment panel - the die is gorgeous and the paper adds a lot too. Sure they loved it.

Loli said...

Hola Colleen, what fantastic works i think you're one of the most elegant card designer, your black and purple christmas card what GREAT IDEA!!!very origial but your candle holders absolutely amzing, fantastic job Colleen.
I hope all in your life is well.
A warm hug for you my friend from Palma

Unknown said...

WOW! I wish I could create a card this beautiful in a jiffy. It would have taken me hours. It really is beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Colleen! I am always in awe of your beautiful work! Hugs, Joanna

Sandie said...

Such a gorgeous card, and design. You always work such magic using stamps, and I cannot believe how beautiful and clear they are. The background looks awesome.

Jennifer said...

Dinner sounded sublime! Gorgeous the background. Love that your "quick" is the same as mine haha.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is stunning! Enough said!

Chris R. from Iowa

Maria said...

Made in a jiffy...WoW! It's a very pretty card and perfect for the special occasion! At times it takes me 3-4 hrs. to make a card! Sounds like you had a lovely time out with the in-laws. Happy Anneversary to them!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful

Ann Marie Governale said...

Beautiful card.. Love the colors and that fabulous rose! I am definitely going to throw my name in the hat for the DT position! Just emailed for the inspiration photo.. don't see one... xxx Ann Marie

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, the colors, the pearls and that gorgeous flower!

Donna B. said...

This is a great anniversary card Colleen! Can't believe you made it so quick!! I'm sure they loved it and dinner sounds like it was great!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful anniversary card, Colleen! I'm sure they were thrilled!

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