Monday, March 22, 2010

I can finally share my last secret...I am a Featured Designer for Whipper Snapper!!


Phew......thank goodness I could finally let this one out of the bag. I was bursting to share this news as those of you who have followed me for awhile know that Whipper Snapper stamps are one of my huge faves and I am always on the hunt to find some. In fact, if you click here to go to my 2010 resolutions post I had set a goal to design for Whipper Snapper. I had even featured a Whipper Snapper card on that post - it must have brought me luck! One day I received an email from Anna Wight on facebook after she saw a Whipper Snapper card from their facebook fan gallery. She asked me to email her and after I did she sent me an email asking if I would like to work with her stamps for 2 months? Ummm...yes. I have to say I felt like my chest was going to burst with happiness! What an honour! 
I have created many cards, etc with Anna's March release including the cards you see here today. For these cards I used her Beautiful Day set. Click here to see that set and also her other release this month Think Happy Thoughts. I kept these cards sweet and simple like the sweet clean images of this set. One thing I love about this set is the 'stitched' look to these cute images. It even enticed me to sew on my card..you will have to look close to see it. I got out my sewing machine and nervously sewed my layers together. My husband came over and checked my forehead for a fever because 'apparently he hadn't seen me use the expense sewing machine he bought me 8 years ago before and was worried I was spiking a fever'. Nice tee hee. 
I also want to share that some other lucky ladies are joining me for the next 2 months featuring creations made with Anna's new releases. I have included their names below in case you want to hop to their blogs or splitcoast galleries. 

The second card I am sharing took me hours to make. I know...I know...but it's so simple. That bird went on 5 cards before I made one that gave it the clean look I wanted. I paper pieced the image and to frame it I tried to make those paper flowers everyone is doing. It's only my first attempt so I can forgive myself for how it looks tee hee. I asked my hubby what he thought of my cards and he said...wait for it..."I don't know". W.H.A.T.!!!! He explained to my shocked face that he wasn't used to seeing white on my cards. My cards are usually very busy and full of doodads. He really liked these cards but just wasn't used to seeing the white space. I explained to him that with these images I didn't want them to get lost and really wanted the image to be the focal point. I started to explain more but then realized he was pretending to listen but was really off daydreaming about UFC or something. Same thing I do when he talks to me about stuff I really don't want to hear. Bless him for pretending to listen and care- really that's all I can ask for lol! Hope you have a great day and keep checking back here for more WhipperSnapper cards over the next 2 months- woot woot!!! So please see below for the rest of the Featured Designers for the next 2 months.
The Who's Who of March/April Featured Designers:
Andrea Murdock- ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/ajmurdock
Blog: http://mystampingheaven.blogspot.com/

Barb Hardeman
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/foster_mom
Blog: http://stampelicious.blogspot.com/

Chrissy Le
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/bossboo
Blog: http://paperinkcolor.blogspot.com/

Tammy Hershberger
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/stampertammy
Blog: http://stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/

Tobi Crawford
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/jazzytobi
Blog: http://tobicrawford.blogspot.com/

And the uber talented stamp designer...Anna Wight
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/sweetmissdaisy
Blog: http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/

17 comments:

Guylaine said...

congrats!!

Julia said...

Congrats Andrea! That's fabulous!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Both of your cards are cute as can BE! Love the layout of the birdie card -- and that you paper-pieced the bird! Great idea! I'm so glad you joined us for these two months of fun!! =) -Anna.

Oh, and funny stuff about your DH... I'm sure at some level, the men in our lives think we've completely lost it. =)

Barb Hardeman said...

Cpongratulation on being a Featured Designer! Way to go! Your cards are both so pretty and I love the simple clean approach you used on each of them. Goegeous work...Barb

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on being on the DT! How sweet. Your cards are fabulous and can't wait to see more of your creative MOJO using these stamps. You GO GIRL!

Melanie said...

Yay Andrea!! How very exciting, and I can't wait to see more of your amazing creations for this team. I'm sure all of our husbands are always thrilled when we ask their opinions on cards. lol Love that paper flower!!

Congrats!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Congrats Andrea!!! Your cards are very cute!! I just went to check out the stamps at Whipper Snapper and I think I'm in TROUBLE!!!! They are all so cute!

Jenn (:

Tobi Crawford said...

i hate it when my hubby is wishy-washy about a card.. i'm always like "WHAT?? IT'S JUST OK????"

cute cards!!

TracyG said...

That's amazing Andrea! Congrats. I know I love Whipper Snapper, they are one of my faves!

gina g said...

Aww well done hun you really do deserve it. Gorgeous cards too Andrea. luv gina xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh Andrea, that is FABULOUS news! You must be thrilled!

Hugs

Vicki

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your cards are adorable! What a sweet idea to paper-piece the bird! Your clean and simple designs are fabulous! I'm glad for this chance to get to work with you!

Sheng said...

Congrats!!! Those are beautiful cards.

Kelly Schelske said...

They are both too cute Andrea, CONGRATS!

Krista said...

Woo hoo Andrea!!! I'm so excited for you, you know how much I love Whipper Snapper stamps too! Way to go girl! Love your card! Can't wait to see the rest!
Hugs, Krista

Donna said...

Congrats Andi...Oh I just KNOW you will be doing AMAZING stuff with these stamps!! Yah!! Xx

Donna Marie said...

Congrats!!! It's so exciting. Love WS stamps, they're so darn cute. Can't wait to see more of your creations.