Sunday, March 4, 2012

the paper players - spring has sprung!

For those of you who follow my blog, you may have read the post last week where I had decided to apply for The Paper Players design team. They were having a design team call looking for two designers for the next three months and I thought I would just give it a shot and apply since I have been so inspired by sketches from The Paper Players on many occasions!

Well...guess what?!

I was chosen! I can't even tell you how excited I was to find this out! The ladies have been so sweet in welcoming me to their team for the next three months and it is a complete HONOR to be "stamping" among these talented paper-artists. I have truly been inspired by these ladies and it is such a privilege for me to be a part of The Paper Players...even if it's just for a few months. This really couldn't have come at a better time. I think I really needed that boost of confidence. What a nice feeling to know that my hard work in putting together my "little work of art" is noticed. I also look forward to committing my time in visiting more blogs of those participating in the weekly challenges, passing along the encouragement I have been given. Thanks again, ladies!!

And, now it's time for the first sketch as being part of the design team. This week it is a theme challenge by Jaydee: Spring Has Sprung! The design possibilities are endless with this theme and that's something I loved about it. And, I am sooooooooo ready for Spring!




When I heard the word Spring, I instantly thought of birds and flowers! I decided to use one of my favorite sets lately (Best of Everything). I wanted the card to be bright and cheery and I knew Melon Mambo would be that perfect color! The Designer Series Paper is called Cheerful Treat (hostess exclusive). I definitely don't use it often enough, so this was the perfect card for it.


Stamp Set: Best of Everything, Pursuit of Happiness
Paper:
Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Cheerful Treat DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Rhinestone Accents, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: 2-1/2" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Paper Snips

Take the time this week to create a Spring-themed card and join in the fun by linking up at The Paper Players! Head on over now to see what the other designers have in store for you this week and get inspired!

15 comments :

Kristi said...

So exciting! Congratulations! You definitely deserve it - one of the most talented stampers out there!

jaydee said...

Heidi, what a fabulous card for your inaugural challenge at the PP. I love the colors, those gorgeous little flowers and the sentiment is perfect. All round - fabulous card.
Hugs
Jaydee

Sherry Eckblad said...

Heidi, your card definitely says "spring" to me when I look at it. I love the colors and that bird on the branch is just perfect. Congrats on being chosen for the DT!

Lesley said...

Your card is super cute Heidi! I love the fresh, happy colours and that cute bird! The sentiment says it all! Happy to have you joining us on the DT!

LeAnne said...

So glad to have you with us! Your Melon Mambo bird is certainly making me cheerier!!! So sweet!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Heidi! Super cute! Welcome to the team!

vicki said...

Love the card! It does look like spring!

Pam Steckman said...

Congrats on being on the design team! What an honor for a wonderful card designer! I LOVE your card todayI I might need to get this card now... thanks. LOL

Kathi said...

I believe this is my first visit to your blog and I love everything I see! I am an avid follower of the Paper Players and am so happy to see that you are now on their team! This card is adorable, the DSP is one of my favorites, I need to dig into mine! It is definitely a bright, cheery card that says spring all over! Love the colors you used and the layout too! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations! Congratulations on becominga Design Team member!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Heidi, once again a BIG warm welcome to the Paper Players team! So excited to work with you for the next few months. Your work is always so fantastic and this card is no exception! Love the layout, the colors and that sweet birdy is perfect for sping. Absolutely adorable! Hope you had a great weekend! Hugs! :)

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love how pulled together it looks thanks to the colors of ink and patterned paper being the same. Stampin' Up! color coordination is the BEST!

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Heidi! Delighted to be working with you on the PP. I always love your cards and this one is fabulous! From your choice of paper/colors, to the layout and the fun details like the fussy-cut flowers...it's wonderful and oh-so-perfect for Spring!

Karen Graff-Povis said...

How exciting for you!!! Congratulations!! You are so talented!! Have fun with this new opportunity!! Karen

Jenn Picard said...

Love the sentiment you choose for this bright, cheery and definately "Springy" card. The layout is a great one and that sweet little bird is so cute. I think you may have enabled me to finally break down and get this set:) Can't wait to see what you come up with for the other challenges over the next few months.

Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Congrats! I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the card, SO cute! :-)

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