Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh so excited....

Last Friday I received some of the most exciting news that has made me one super happy girl!  I get to design with some women whom I really admire, both creatively and personally. Check it out...

2012 Simple Stories Design Team

Eeeeeeek!  This is's the day when we reveal the new members of our 2012 Simple Stories Design Team.  This has been such an exciting and overwhelming experience - we are simply amazed with all of the talented and creative scrapbookers, paper crafters and Simple Stories fans. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who applied and submitted inspiring projects - I can't tell you how much we enjoyed learning about each of you and seeing your creative talents.  We KNOW how much work and heart went into your entries. Thank you for sharing YOU with us - I know we say this a lot but we truly appreciate each of our customers and fans and it's so exciting to see how you use our products or how our products inspire thank you!  We loved getting know all you who applied, which made it even harder to narrow down our choices, but after all the reading, reviewing, searching, viewing, notetaking and lists and lists (and lists) - we're thrilled to announce our 2012 Simple Stories Design Team:

{2012 Simple Stories Design Team}

Tonya Dirk  <-------------ME :)

{Altered Art/Mixed Media}


{Special Projects}
We were asked to submit four projects that best suited our style. Fortunately, I had a some of two of their lines in my stash. I can honestly say that I LOVED working with both the Baby Steps and 100 Days of Summer lines.

Here are the four projects I made...

I love to make both cards and layouts so I chose to submit two of each.

                                                               Layout #1: One of my favorite summer photos

Layout #2: Her and him means giggles...always (I combined this one with a Clear Scraps assignment, so I used an XL Clear Scraps acrylic shape for the base).

Card #1: Good Luck

Card #2: Cute as a button

What a fun year this is going to be!!!!!!!!! Thanks for letting me share!

Enjoy your day,

Home is where the heart is....

I’m super excited to share a fun new digital/paper crafting kit with you today!

One of my online scrappy friends, Shanna Vineyard, has combined her love of hand-drawing and painting mixed with her fondness of bright, happy colors to bring us a kit that is different than anything you’ve ever seen!   In celebration of her relocating back home to Arizona next week, she was inspired to create this kit, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” that includes over 50 different hand-drawn and painted images.  They can be used in your digital projects or can be easily resized and printed to cut out and use with your traditional scrapbooking and card making creations.  The possibilities are endless and you will have them to use over and over again as much as you like for as many projects as you wish!  So FUN!!!

Here’s what I made using her kit…..

and another card....

Super cute and super easy to use! I kept my cards super simple for those of you that are digital shy. Just print up which ever pieces you want to use cut them out and you have some of the most adorable embellishments, images, and sentiments for your paper crafting project! 

Visit Shanna’s blog to purchase this kit and see LOTS of other awesome samples that were created specifically to share with you today!    In celebration of this fun, new release she is also doing a huge giveaway valued at over $275.00 with lots of fabulous new scrappy goodies and several ways you can win!  So head on over and check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!