Monday, March 17, 2008

I made it-Artistic Outpost Design Team!!


Artistic Outpost picked me up for their design team! I am so excited to be working with them!! That makes five companies I design for, and that's it for me. I enjoy all these companies so much, each has such wonderful offerings, and none is like the others. I won't be able to give these companies the effort they deserve if I take on any more, and why would I? These five companies meet almost all my stamping needs. If you haven't visited them, I hope you do, because I think at least one of them will be just right for you. I try not to be pushy about the companies I design for, but honestly, I think they are top notch, or I wouldn't have applied for their teams!

This is one of the cards I sent with my application to AO. I bought this set the first time I laid eyes on it, it's called Singing Cowboy. I'm married to a singing cowboy, so it was perfect for me! DH sings and plays the guitar at cowboy church, and regular church, too. He actually sang Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light" at cowboy church about a month ago, and the chorus is one of the stamps in this set. He plays the banjo, too, and the big Earthwood image is one of the envelopes his strings come in. They are so beautiful, I've been hoarding them for years, and this is the first time I've used one. The Tim Holtz ink and matching EP in Aged Mahogany are both from AO. If you haven't tried his distress line, you owe it to yourself to give them a try.

STUFF~
Stamps~Artistic Outpost, Singing Cowboy & Serenity
Paper~Chocolate Chip, Kraft, My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango, Basic Gray Infuse
Ink~Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany, Versamark
Goodies~TH EP in Aged Mahogany, ribbon from Flourishes, ticket corner punch, Sakura stardust pen

14 comments:

Toni said...

No surprise here at all, very excited for you ma'am!!! GET DOWN!!! GROOVY!!! AWESOME!!! I'm sending mental gold stars your way, accompanied by my version of a congratulatory Snoopy Dance.

Heather said...

Congratulations!

~amy~ said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats!!! You so deserve it!!!!

Lauren said...

Great card. It's so unique. Congrats on the AO post!

jo said...

Congrats Carla - they're lucky to have you. That is one gorgeous card!

Laurel said...

I can see why they accepted you. This card is fantastic! And congratulations!

Toni said...

Don't mind me, just came back to show someone at work this gorgeous piece -- he, too, is a Singin' Cowboy!

toners said...

CONGRATS!! Great work!!! :)

Catherine said...

Woo hoo...congratulations =)
Great card, btw!

Lesli said...

Congratulations - you totally deserve it. I can't wait to see your new creations!

Liz Williams said...

Not sure my first message got sent. Thanks for your comments on my blog, Carla, and wow, I'm impressed with your great work. And WOW, on a design team. That is wonderful.
I teach also, but am going to retire in May from public school teaching. I hope to have a lot more stamping time, and I named my little card business, Right Brain Madness as well. Glad you liked the name. Funny how that right brain madness is what helps me keep my sanity!!KWIM????

Maxene Choi said...

Hi Carla! Congratulations! It's me Maxene, the other DT member for creative play stamps! I love your designs, your cards are really awesome!
Congrats again for making the AO team -- they have great stamps!

Veronica said...

you are kidding me???? woo hoo.. oh no now I have to go look at their stamps too. You got me hooked on bombshell so now off to check out the new one. I got your card today and tomorrow will post on my blog. I love it!

Teresa K. said...

Congratulations! They were wise to get you on their design team - your work is beautiful! Best of luck to you.