Friday, October 7, 2011

Design Team Friday at JustWordz and an announcement

Here we are at the end of another week!! The time just keep marching along so fast that I can't seem to catch up. We're already going into the second week of October and Halloween will be here before we know it.  And you know what that means.... Thanksgiving and Christmas are right behind! Well, I'm not going to worry about that, at least for today. Today is Design Team Friday at JustWordz Stamps and I have not one, but two new cards for you. The theme Kim gave us for this week is Sympathy/Sorry and I created a card for each of those. Actually, I was supposed to do Sorry but I needed a sympathy card for my stash so I went ahead and made one while I was in that mindset.  This post is going to be a little long because I have some news to announce at the end of it.

The first one is the Sorry card. I can't remember where I got this lovely image but I really like it and have been wanting to color it for some time. The flowers are called Violas and to me they look like a hybrid between a Pansy and a Violet. I love their happy little faces, which are very similar to those of the Pansy, and their tri-coloration. I exaggerated the yellow a little bit to make it show up better but the other colors are fairly true to form.

Next up is the sympathy card. It is similar to one I made a few months ago but because I didn't have very many followers at that time, I thought it would be okay make another one. Besides, I had already colored the image and just needed to put it on a card. It features a cute covered bridge that was drawn by my very talented Outlawz teammate, Anne Fenton. We don't have these types of bridges in Texas. I just love them though and would love to visit New England some day  to see them in person.

I don't know why but the colors on this one are a little washed out on my blog. They are a lot more vibrant in person and in my online photo library. I haven't finished the inside yet.

I used JustWordz Everyday Sentiment stamps to create the greeting on both of these cards. As I have told you every Friday for the past 4 months, these stamps are so versatile and easy to use, I have come to rely on them more and more in my card making. I have been up all night working on Halloween cards so I'm not going to post the details this time but feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about either card.

Now for my announcement.  JustWordz is having an open Design Team Call!!! That's right, this term is already drawing to an end and Kim is accepting applications for new designers to join her team. If you have ever entertained the idea of joining a team (it's a fun one to belong to) and if you want to work with some awesome sentiment stamps, think about applying. Visit Kim's blog for all the details!

Also, don't forget about the big celebration going on at The Outlawz Challenge site! You have all weekend to participate in the games, challenges and blog hop for chances to win some spectacular prizes from our awesome sponsors!

That's all for today. As soon as I can finish up the cards I was working on last night and get the  pictures taken, I'll have several more posts for your viewing pleasure. Have a wonderful weekend, everybody! Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Oh Anne, I love both of these. The bridge was definitely worth using again and this one is just as pretty as the first, and I always love when you do flower images. They're always some of my favorites!

  2. Wow!! I love them both but what you did with Anne covered bridge is just out of this world! I love the textures and the sky!

  3. Fabulous cards Anne, i love how you colored them both, the flowers are so special...tfs
    It's thanksgiving this weekend for us canadians so i'll be crazy busy...

  4. Both these cards are beautiful Annie! The way you coloured that second image is just stunning!

  5. As always, super duper coloring! I love that scenic image! I had to laugh at your comment on my blog, for a second I thought I DIDN"t even make that card!! LOL .

  6. These are fabulous Anne, your colouring is gorgeous, love them both xxx

  7. Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!

  8. These are so beautiful! Great job.


  9. your colouring is your card :)

  10. Both of these are so beautiful! The flowers look amazing...I just love them! :)


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