Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Exciting News!

Yesterday I got to do something I've always wanted. I got to be part of the talented group that creates samples with brand new stamps, and then post them live at the show. My penultimate stamping genius and pusher, er, supplier, Gina K had a release last night over at Stamp TV! I got to show off and it was exhilarating! I need to give a


shout out to Melanie Muenchinger for asking me to be a guest designer for her BRAND NEW stamp set, Basket Buddies. Melanie is ubber talented and has been my stamping IDOL for some time! I have to admit I felt like getting called on in 3rd grade to complete a math problem at the chalkboard, all nervous, wondering if your pigtails were straight... I think I like the feeling of those butterflies, tho *giggles*.

Isn't this set Ah Dooor Able?? LOVE it - perfect for all my critter card needs. This set works with other sets from her line, Spring Basket and Basket Blessings, but it's great all on it's own. For example, here I've used only stamps from this set:

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I used the beautiful black and white papers provided in the Vintage Chic Stamp TV kit. I went polka dot crazy on this one because the Splitcoast Stampers are still having the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge for fan club members. Those challenges close on Monday, August 8th.

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For this card, I paired Basket Buddies with Spring Basket with a ton of layers and distressing. I colored my Tim Holtz tattered flowers die with distress inks to match the Basic Grey Max & Whiskers papers. The flowers were cut out of Basic Grey Basics Manilla paper (LOVE). I love how this turned out, and I know some hero serving overseas is going to use this for that perfect letter back home.

Now... there's another secret coming soon. As soon as I can get all my projects caught up and have some camera time, you'll get to see what all I have in store for you! Thanks so much for stopping by - if you have any questions, please leave me a note.

Don't forget to play along with the Stamp TV release challenges and check out the AMAZING samples all the gals put together. Happy stamping!


  1. This stamp set is right up your alley! Love both cards, but I can't take my eyes off the detail of the second one! Congratulations on such an amazing opportuinity!

  2. both cards are just gorgeous!!!! How fun!!

  3. Awww you're so sweet, peeps are gonna go nuts over your samples and Q&A tomorrow, you mysterious, multi-talented lady!!!

    these samples are fabulous, you have the most terrific sense of color!

  4. Just read your "interview" - very interesting to find out so much about you! I look forward to seeing what your class is all about! Congrats on being GD for the month!!

  5. These are just great Ky!!! Isn't it fun to be a guest designer?! I had such a blast with Melanie's "The Vine" set! Have SO much fun!!!

  6. CONGRATS on being featured on Melanie's blog using her Spring Basket & Basket Blessings sets! It's now 8/27 & I had to find this post to tell you that your samples are all Awesome!


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