Friday, October 19, 2012

So excited!

I did it!  I tried out for the Design Team at Crop Chocolate, and I got picked!  Woo hoo! 

For the Design Team try-out, we were asked to submit two projects.  One was to represent who we are as crafters.  The other was to be "out-of-the-box."  Before getting involved in the Crop Chocolate addiction....errrr.....I mean online community, I really had only done paper-crafting on cards and lay-outs.  The incredibly talented ladies on this site have inspired me to look outside the box and get into some home and office decor. 

My first DT project is a gift card holder for the holidays.  The pattern is the Christmas Snowy Pine Medium Dot by Echo Park.  I added some flower soft to make the snow come alive a little.  This represents my current style because I recently purchased my first set of copic markers and am LOVING coloring again.  The card is fun and cheerful yet, looks fancy - but it's easy sneezy.  It also uses one of my Nestabilities dies, and I love those things....

My out-of-the-box DT project is based on an image that I cut out of a calendar.  I love the image and saying on it because it reflects me at work, but I was getting razzed at work because the calendar is two years old and still up on my wall.  I view it as out-of-the-box because I'm taking something that would normally have thrown away and turning it into something I'm very proud of!  The paper is BG Kioshi purchased on CC.  The brown flower came from a fellow DT member, DeeDee, who owns/operates UmWow Studios (seriously fabulous embellishments!!). 

By the way, I'm debating what I could/should do to snazzy up the frame more......would love ideas....

Thanks to Amber for selecting me to be part of the team.  I'm so looking forward to working closer with the awesome ladies on Crop Chocolate!!

Craftily yours,

Karen (karey2005)


  1. Congratulations Karen, love your designs!

  2. Congrats!! Looking forward to working with you !!!

  3. great cards, I look forward to being on the DT with you