Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Cat's out of the Bag!

Hi! So here it is, the news I know you have all been absolutely waiting breathlessly to hear. I am this month's Special Guest Designer for The Cat's Pajamas, isn't that just the cat's meow?!!!

I met Alma last spring at the shoebox swap in Texas. She is Kim's (the MFT lady) BSF and a very generous and warm person. Even though she didn't know me, she handed me 2 of her fabulous stamp sets to play with. I cannot begin to convey how completely fortunate I feel to be surrounded by some of the most creative, outgoing and kind people in the stamping industry, and that they know my name is just icing on the cake.

One of the stamp sets I received from Alma was It's a Mod, Mod World. The fun retro images lend themselves perfectly to designs like this, clean but funky. I made my oval nesties work very hard for this card. The black ovals were created by cutting the larger shape first and then running it back through the machine with the smaller die lined up on the edges. The tv is colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen and trimmed. The paper is from the Basic Grey 6x6 pad, Offbeat. I used Ranger Glossy Accents to accent the tv screen.

Thanks so much, Alma for letting me play in your sand box!

Now, what I know you really came for is the winner of the blog candy
Here are your random numbers:3
Timestamp: 2009-01-07 17:28:48 UTC

That makes...
Cheri Howard said...
Happy New Year! I love this card you made. I'm sure the recipient will love it, too.
...the winner!!! Thanks for all your sweet comments everyone:)

I don't know if you have noticed, but I am getting awfully close to 100k hits. I will be back with some more blog candy to get the party started:)

Thanks for stamping by today~


16 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Good for you Laura!! You rock!! This card is fabulous!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee your card rocks.

Carolyn King said...

wowie---THIS is fantastic. love all the fun circles and congrats on the dt---no surprise there!

Sandra Smart said...

Ha, no surprise there! If I were a manufacturer, I would be begging you to use my stamps cause your work is awesome! Love this card Laura!

Michelle said...

Congrats Laura,
Your work is beautiful.
Michelle

Amber said...

I love this card, great job!!!

Kristine B. said...

CONGRATS! Wow...that really WOULD feel pretty great. I'm proud of you. Your card is "Out of this world!" =)

Ifat Art said...

What a cool card! I love the colors.

Congratulations on that 100K hits on your blog (not that I'm surprised - You have a great blog).

IfatArt

mochamama said...

Big congrats Laura!!! Your card is awesome!

jules p said...

congrats. And I love this card. Makes me think of when I was a kid.
And I love that line of stamps! They are so cute-even though I don't own any...it is so cute!

Janna said...

Girl I wish I had a quarter of your design sense. You rock! Love the card. Congrats!

A Stroke Above said...

This card is the cat's pajamas. Love the style!

Christina Fischer said...

Laura, I love this card! Those ovals are SO cool!!!

Congrats on the guest designer spot -- you totally deserve it! :)

toners said...

I am lucky to know BOTH of you super gals!! (((hugs)))

Jenny Gropp said...

This card is way tooo cute! Love it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card! The colors are great and the way you used your nesties is cool!