Monday, February 28, 2011

Giddy with Good News!

So what's my Good News???  I'm so excited to announce today that I've been asked to join There She Goes  on the Design Team as a Trendsetter for the next 6 months!  Woo Hoo!
Christine Okken

I had so much fun with them as a Trendie a few months ago so when Jessica asked me to come back I was delighted.  I really enjoy using their stamps :)  There is a stellar team working together and you'll have to check out the TSG Blog to see!  And did you see this latest release?? SOOO good!  To celebrate today I have a fun card to show you...

Since winter seems determined to stick around here (we have lots of snow and cold temps again!), I decided to combine a little winter with some WARM spring colors.    This is with the set Wonderful Winter Wishes from TSG.  I love how sweet these girls look together.  I'm going to send it to two of our youth group girls (twins) who have been really great at welcoming in some of the younger kids, and I think the pair of girls on this card are just darling.  



It combines a bit of Copic Coloring and paper piecing from this fun paper by K & Co Berry Sweet.  



Along the bottom of the card I tried to mimic the feeling of snow drifts with the red cardstock and blinged it up with rhinestones, then you can also see my cute little snow drift in the Flower Soft Polar White along the ground with the girls.  

Stamps:  There She Goes - Wonderful Winter Wishes;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft;  Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, K & Co Berry Sweet, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:   Big Shot, Lacey Circles Nesties, Lacey Squares Nesties, Piercer, Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Polar White Flower Soft, Ric Rack Die Namics, White Lace Ribbon, Dimensionals.  

24 comments:

Marisa said...

You go girl :) You're a fabulous addition to their team! Look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

Tanya said...

Congrats! Your projects are always beautiful!

Heide said...

That is wonderful news! Congrats, I can see why they picked you, what a fab card, and you have used one of my favorite images. I have to get this set.
looking forward to seeing more of your work on TSG.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Congratulations Christine!! Your card is totally adorable! I love the bright festive colors.

I think our winter is over. We have rain today and have had warm temps this past week. I wasn't ready for it to go from cold to warm over night . . .LOL!

Denise Willerton said...

you are So deserving of this Christine ~ Way To Go!!! Everything you do is amazing! ENJOY!!!

Mickie said...

Congrats Christine!! You always do such beautiful work.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Congratulations Christine!! They are blessed to have you on the team. :)

Your card is just adorable. Love the colors that you chose. So Cute!!

Hugs,
Deb

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on TSG design team. Great card. Love the colors and the image.

Conniecrafter said...

very cute image, like your paper piecing on them, great colors for teen cards!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Yeah!!!! I'm so excited you're joining us at TSG!!! I love your work and can't wait to see more of it.

Katie Skiff said...

YAY!! Love this card and so excited you get to stay O!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is darling. Vibrant and super sweet. Congrats on the DT spot! Your work is awesome, they are lucky to have you.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these girls are looking great christine, and i like the colors and papers you have chosen.
beautiful card.

greetings karin

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooo I forgot

congratulations to be in the design team.

greetings karin

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOOOT!! SO excited girlie!!! You are TOTALLY awesome so it's no surprise that you are a Trendsetter now!!! HUGS!

Dawn B. said...

Congratulations..What a great addition you will be. This stamp is so sweet.. The twins will love it. I always appreciate those type of kids.. Great job.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Christine - there are no flies on the folk at TSG, they are fortunate that you are available at the mo!

Very best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot to put my name on the last anonymous post.

Mary Mac

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Christine, it's precious! And such a bright, fun design with all that great stuff going on. I'm feeling perked up just looking at it. Soooooo pretty! Hey, congrats on your news! Enjoy!

Michele Boyer said...

Congrats, Christine! You do awesome things with TSG! And THIS one is totally adorable!

Davi said...

Congrats Christine you will be a real asset. Your card is fabulous. The combo of dps is really lovely and all the piecing is wonderful!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on your news, Christine!! Your card is absolutely darling!!

Beate said...

I bought that set as well but put it away because it was a winter set. You are right. I should get that back out again.

Your card looks wonderful! Your coloring is gorgeous and your paper piecing looks amazing.

Congratulations on being on the Design team. I can't wait to see more TSG creations from you.

Hugs and smiles

Jessie/knightrone said...

YAAAAAAAAYYYYY!! Welcome back!!!