Sunday, March 28, 2010

Like a Kid in a Candy Store . . .

That is exactly how I have felt this past week.  Carol, here, with my first post as a QKR Design Team Member. I am so excited to have been chosen for this adventure. A quick couple notes about me before getting to what you really want to see . . . I live in northeast Ohio and have been crafting all my life. I have stamped for many years, but was bit by the stamping bug in 2001 when invited to a stamping party; so, I say that I have been stamping--officially--since 2001. Each technique led me to wanting to learn a new technique, take a new class . . . and, well, I'm sure you know how it goes from there. Fast forward to 2010 . . . I became a fan of QKR Stampede on Facebook, saw the post seeking design team applicants, applied, and here I am. This week has been a whirlwind week for me, from finding out I was chosen to be a Design Team member, to picking out images to work with (where to begin!), meeting the other Design Team members, and thinking of/planning card and project ideas. I was really excited that my stamp images came in the mail yesterday and I started playing right away! I picked three turtle images from the vast selection because, well, those turtles are just too cute! And tonight I am showing you one of them. The card I am sharing uses the In the Rain and Mama Said stamps.  These images are perfect for anyone who loves coloring; I chose to watercolor this little guy.

I added crystal lacquer to the umbrella to give it a bit of dimension and to make it look "wet" from the rain.

At least this little guy had an umbrella with him; I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been caught in the rain without one!

Here are a few technical details:
Stamps:  In the Rain and Mama Said
Cardstock:  Linen Texture White (generic), Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper, SU! Basic Black and Real Red
Ink:  Ancient Page Waterproof Dye Inkpad in Coal Black, Watercolor Painter by Kuretake
Accessories:  Crystal Lacquer, Sweet Petites Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed this initial preview . . . there's a lot more to come from many talented ladies!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Carol - this is DELIGHTFUL! I love your layout and your water coloring!! TGS!

  2. This is so cute I just love it.Hugs Sarah

  3. Super cute! Love the water look on the umbrella. Jess

  4. Awe how cute! Can't wait to play along too.

  5. Awesome! What a cute layout. I hope my stamps arrive tomorrow!

  6. this is just adorable I am hoping mine come in the mail today

  7. This is sooo adorable! Great idea to use the crystal lacquer this way! My mother collected turtles & she would've loved this! I even love this image & I collect angels!