Well, it's a happy day and a sad day. Happy to see all the wonderful and fun designs for this blog hop and sad because this will be my last post as a design team member for Chi Chi Memories. It was only a few short months ago I found Natalie's fabulous Birthday Boy set as I scoured the Internet for digi stamp sets and only a few days later that I became her very first design team member. I would have continued my dt post through to October, but I decided for personal reasons to support Natalie once again as a customer and will remain a loyal fan of Natalie's and Chi Chi Memories.
So on to the exciting part of this hop.....hopefully, you've arrived here from Guest Designer Katie's blog. If not, please click on her name to view her fabulous sample. Please also visit the ladies that posted earlier this morning as well: Lorraine and Jane. And while your here, please check out mine :)
Part of today's hop challenge for the DT Members was to use Natalie's Chi Chi Memories sketch #7.
As you can see, I took many creative liberties with this sketch, but if you look closely it's not too far off either. I made sure I had something in each corner just like the sketch, I just did them my way. I think it's important to remember that a sketch should be a jumping off point to get your creative juices flowing and you shouldn't feel like you have to follow it to a T especially if it compromises your design. So I went with my own version and am giving credit to the sketch as my jumping off point! Ha! This is my disclaimer for not following it exactly, aaahahahahahah!!!!
For this card, I used this cutie-pie girl image from the Valentine's Day set, which is an incredibly versatile set and one that I hadn't colored yet. You will notice that I chose to color her as though she dressed herself, Ha! Actually, I'm very happy I added the polka-dots to her dress and stripes to her tights. I also added stripes to her purse and hearts to her balloon, which might be a little harder to see. I chose to use some Cosmo Cricket papers from the Girl Friday collection as well as some kraft paper and my favorite embellishment, a glittered, vellum heart with a linen-threaded button!!! Yumski!! My FAVES!!!
Please make sure to visit the Chi Chi Memories store and from here make sure you HOP on over to Guest Designer Sarah's blog. There will be chances to win prizes for leaving comments on the designer's blogs. So, leave a comment because the winner could be YOU!
And feel free to make a card using the fabulous sketch from this week and be sure to upload it to the Chi Chi Memories Community/Gallery!
On a special and personal note, a big thank you to Natalie for believing in my work enough to use it to represent your business and your fabulous art work! That means the world to me! Thanks :)
Have a great day. Have fun hopping! And thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Valentine's Day(Chi Chi Memories), Little Hello(SU!)
Paper: kraft, rose red, pretty in pink(SU!), Girl Friday(Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Copic markers, rose red(SU!)
Accessories: Bermuda Bay ribbon, Heart to Heart punch, linen thread(SU!), button and brad(my stash), Spica glitter marker(Copic), Crystal Fine glitter(MS), scallop rectangle nesties(Spellbinders), corner rounder(Marvy)