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Sunday, October 13, 2013

OMG! Super Exciting News - I Made It!


I have some super exciting news to share!  I've been having to sit on my hands and tape my mouth shut, too, in order to keep it secret until it was time to reveal it! Believe me, you have NO IDEA how hard it has been to keep this new to myself! *giggles* Ohhhh But the day has finally come that I can share it.........
       Are you ready..................

               I'm super excited and thrilled to bits to announce........

           I Made The Lacy Sunshine Design Team!

Oh my gosh, I am so darn excited! I'm still pinching myself, because it's so hard to believe! But, yes, yes, it's really true....

              I'm A Sunshine Girl!  Whoo Hoo! Yay!

I know it's hard to believe! I'm still pinching myself, thinking it's a dream and I'm going to wake up! But so far, I haven't woken up, so it must not be a dream, after all! I think all I've done is given myself bruises from pinching myself! LOL! I am so thrilled and honored to be working with such a talented group of ladies and I can't thank them, enough, for giving me this amazing opportunity!

Anyway, now that I've bounced around and announced my news from the rooftops, its time to show you my first project for Lacy Sunshine.

Our challenge at Lacy Sunshine this fortnight is to use Fall Colors.  Very appropriate for this time of year, don't you think? Also a very easy theme for you to play along with us, so get out your crafting supplies and create some fall colored goodness! Remember, you have two weeks to play along with us for your chance to win awesome prizes! There will be two random winners - One will win 5 images, one will win three images. There will also be a top  3, who will each win one image.  Lots of prizes to be had, so don't miss out! What are you waiting for?! Come play with us! Hurry!

Here is my fall colors card for our current challenge, and first project, ever, for the Lacy Sunshine DT! I'm using the image Eleanor Bookworm, from Lacy Sunshine. All papers used on this card are scraps from my stash.  What a fun mix of plain, polka dots and stripes! I love how well the papers go together! I've colored the image with Promarkers. My card layout uses the sketch at Feeling Sketchy. Three animal print gemstones were used to embellish the right side of the image, with an added handmade polka dot bow in the top right corner. The bottom left has a funky orange and black animal print button, threaded with brown metallic baker's twine and tied in a handmade bow. Don't you just love how I incorporated the animals prints into the card, for added fun?!

I am entering this Fall Colors card into the following challenges:

Challenge #71 Sketch at Feeling Sketchy
October Linky Party at DL Art
Royal Digi Challenge #28 at The Scrapbooking Queen
Thankful/Autumn at One Crazy Stamper
A Coat of Colors at Mema's Crafts
A Button And A Bow at Great Impressions Stamps
Anything Goes at Oozak
RCC86 Fall (with Ribbon and Twine) at The Ribbon Carousel
Sparkle (Gemstones) at Emerald Faeries
Buttons and Bows at Just For Fun Challenge Blog
Challenge #54 Fall at House Of Gilli
Anything Goes at Jellypark Friends
Anything Goes at Crafty Bloggers Network
Challenge #83 Inspired By A Song Title (School Days) at Tammy's Scrappin Corner
Challenge #60 Anything Goes at Eureka Stamps
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #101 Out With The Girls at Anything Goes Challenge
Challenge #65 Scrap Pieces, Odds and Ends at Use It Tuesday
TTCRD Oct 8 at Through The Craft Room Door
Challenge #80 Ink Technique (Coloring) at Let's Craft and Create
Challenge #189 Brown and Orange Color Combo
Three Or More Layers at Divas By Design
Anthing Goes at The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #17 Shades of Autumn at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge
Challenge #27 Autumn at Creative Moments
Anything Goes With Ribbon at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #228 Fall at C.R.A.F.T
R#145 CAS at Crafts 4 Eternity
Spots and Dots (On Flowers) at Milk Coffee Challenges
Challenge #77 Ribbon at Pattie's Creations
Sing A Song, Sing Outloud (School Days) at Southern Girls Challenge
Challenge #57 Golden Brown at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #101 3, 2, 1 Recipe (3 papers. 2 types of embelli - ribbon and gemstones, 1 image) at A Gem of A Challenge Challenge #67 Buttons at Dream Valley
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Challenges 4 Everybody
Fall or Halloween at Stamp And Create
Challenge #4 Spots And Stripes at The Stamping Chef
Challenge #165 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog
Challenge #185 Dress Me Up (Schoolgirl) at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #54 Add Some Orange at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge


  1. Awesome card! Very happy for you on your new DT! Congrats.

  2. Sammibug! I so love your enthusiasm and I so love your project! It is difficult to make such a gorgeous CAS style card and have it soooo appealing to the eye! You nailed it! Love your added animal prints...such a great idea! You are one talented Lady for sure! Sooo happy you are a Sunshine Girl! Really enjoy you and your work. hugs xxxooo

    1. Thanks for having me, Manderly! I hope my style will add something to Lacy Sunshine. I'm so proud to be working with all of you!

  3. EEEK! I'm so excited for you too! A huge congrats! I adore Lacy Sunshine. Obviously they're lucky to have you. Fabulous card. I love the image and your choice of DP's and coloring ROCKS! xxD

    1. Thanks Donna! I am thrilled to pieces! THank you so much for the wonderful comment!

  4. Fantastic card...love the colors and the details.
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.
    & congrats on making the L.S. design team :-)

  5. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘INSPIRED BY A SONG’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Congratulations Sammi, and another fabulous creation.

  7. Fabulous card...thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments
    Mel DT

  8. Thanks for joining our "Inspired b a Song," challenge this week. You have created a great card.
    Karal DT for Tammy' Scrapin Corner

  9. Stunning card and image.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  10. Fabulous way to use up your scraps! Love your coloring, too! Thanks for playing at UIT!

  11. Fab card, and welcome to the Lacy Sunshine team!
    Mandy x

  12. WOW! Good for you Sammi! Congrats on making the TEAM!! These images are SO ADORABLE ... can't wait to get coloring and play along!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  13. Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  14. also congratulations with your Sunshine DT!!! have fun.
    so nice that we go together!!
    have a nice day!!

  15. Sammi, congrats on the new DT! How exciting! I love the card you created for your first post! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge DT

  16. Congrats on your new DT post Sammi and what a fab card to start with sweetie !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  17. This is perfect for our current challenge “Ribbon” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

  19. Thanks for joining the Just for Fun challenge Good Luck x

  20. Congrats on your new DT! Love those images! :^)
    This is such a darling card--love the colors and DP you chose for this sweet image; love your design, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. An awesome card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  22. Super cute! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  23. Such a fabulous Lacy Sunshine stamp, such great pp & use of our sketch. Congrats on becoming part of the Lacy Sunshine team too. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  24. congrats on your new DT position...love this card ,what a sweet image ,fab design too
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    Tracey x

  25. What a wonderful, fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Congrats on your DT selection

  26. What a awesome, fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Congrats on your DT selection

  27. great news on your DT appointment - I can see why! great card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  28. Fabulous news! Congrats! And great card! Love the colours and the layout. thanks for sharing at Crafting By Designs this week! Mo x

  29. Popping in from Just For Fun challenges today too! Thanks for sharing your card with us here too. It's a lovely card and we wish you luck with all your challenges! mo x

  30. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  31. Fabulous Card and Congrats on being a Sunshine Gal. Thank you for taking time to stop by Mema's Crafts, play with us and share your talent. Please come again real soon, we love it when folks visit with us.

  32. First off, congratulations on the DT post!
    What a lovely card. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. The mix of papers in the wonderful layers is great and the whole layout is fabulous.

    Thank you so much for making such an effort to enter our October Challenge 'Buttons & Bows' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

    We offer monthly challenges with start of the month and mid month inspirational posts from the Design Team.

    We hope you will join us for more of our challenges in the future.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  33. Gorgeous card, Congrats on your new dt post :D Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles.

  34. so Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  35. Awwww, she's so cute. I love her pigtails! Fab image and a fun card with lovely bright colours.
    Thanks for joining in with us this week for our ‘recipe’ challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Pink Gem Designs,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  36. Fantastic card, Sammi! Congrats on making the new DT! Thank you for playing with us at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! **Cheryl** Glitter N Sparkle DT

  37. You sounds as excited as me...I just joined the Glitter n Sparkle challenge blog as a DT this week! lovely card by the way - gorgeous image :) and put together beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us...Vicky - Glitter n Sparkle DT. x

  38. Cute card! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING CHEF challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  39. Luvin the card and the colours are so seasonal. thank you for joining The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge and good luck.

  40. You go, girl! Look at all the challenges! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that :-) Congrats on your DT post too! Your card is sweet - love all the orange - perfect for our Add Some Orange challenge at Glitter n Sparkle - thank your for linking up and best wishes in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  41. This is so cute, and fantastic fall colors.

  42. congratulations and great card thank you for joining in the stamping chef challenge - good luck xx

  43. this is a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  44. First let me say Congratulations!! And thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us over at the stamping chef.
    Amanda TSC-DT

  45. Well done on your new DT post, Your card is so cute x
    Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x

  46. Congrats on making it as a sunshine girl.. :) And great card you have entered for our challenge :) thank you for joining the stamping chefs challenge.. :)
    Christin, DT TSC

  47. Fabulous card!Congrats with your DT position! Very exciting!
    Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge with your Dress Me Up creation. Hugs!

  48. So excited for you :) Congrats. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x

    Milkcoffee Challenges

    Little Pear Tree