Monday, January 2, 2012

Skipping Stones Design: January Guest Designer

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm guest designing for Skipping Stones Design this month! Every Tuesday for the month of January, I will be designing a card using the featured sketch and SSD stamps. For more information and a mini introduction, please visit the Skipping Stones Design Blog.

Today's card is one I made when my package finally made its way to me after a little detour. There was an address mix up and it ended up at the wrong house on the wrong street. Luckily for me, the lady who got my package did her homework and figured out where it belonged. I made this card for her to express my gratitude. I used the woodgrain background from Grunge for the tabletop and paper pieced the mug from Funny Coffee, Vol. #1 using Echo Park papers. The sentiment is from the same set and the steam was drawn with Diamond Stickles. I lightly sponged the top of the lid and the very base of the cup.

See you tomorrow for the first sketch of the month!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Life is Good paper pad; Skipping Stones Design Grunge & Funny Coffee, Vol. #1; Memories black ink; SU Tempting Turquoise; Tim Holtz for Ranger Antique Linen & Walnut Stain distress inks; Ranger Diamond Stickles; foam tape

29 comments:

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what you do this month. This card is great, I'd love a CarryOut mug like that.

Lisa said...

This is so cool, Em! Really love this particular coffee cup and how you pieced it. What a nice neighbor to track you down! Have fun with the guest designer spot!!

Meg said...

Ha, our mail gets off by a house or two all the time...arg! Glad you had a nice neighbor to deliver your goods to you.

What a cute coffee cup--did you glossy accent the top or is that just a reflection? Either way, it looks great!

canadian_liner said...

Really like the wood-grain table top! What a great way to use that stamp. I'm sure your neighbour was impressed by the card, and I'm sure you'll have fun with your guest designer-ship this month. go Emily!

Annette said...

Congrats on being the guest designer....love this card...

Lynn said...

Love the top of the coffee cup...perfection! Look forward to a fabulous 2012 with your gorgeous designs Emily!

*Alison* said...

Congrats this is adorable! hugs

Rachel W K said...

the paper piecing is great, and i love the sparkle on the 'steam'... congrats on the month long spotlight!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

lynn said...

congrats on your guest spot, emily! love the cup:)

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Love your card and I'm looking forward to more of your creative cards!

onecraftymama said...

I love the card, and the happy ending to the package mix-up - we used to live on Sheaves Way, and there was also Sheaves Court, Road, Crescent, you get the idea. We had mail mix-ups constantly, and that was WITH a community box! Your neighbour might just hope for more mix-ups in the future ;)
Congrats on the SSD guest post - hurray!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats dearie and what a super awesome card!!!

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Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your latest DT stint, Em! Love this intro card you've made -- the woodgrain background is a perfect ground for the fun coffee cup, perfectly paper-pieced of course!
I'm very impressed that your neighbour sought you out, rather than just returning it to sender, how nice!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Emily!! Congrats on the Guest Designer gig!

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats Emily - Love your card - Happy New Year to you and your family!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Emily! Congrats on being the GDT! What a fabulous neighbor to have gone above and beyond to have found you! :> Love your card! The shading on the lid is amazing, it looks so real! :> Happy New Year to your fmaily!

wendyp said...

Yay! So excited to see that you're joining us this month! Can't wait to see the fabulous cards you'll create with SSD!

Emily Keaton said...

Totally sweet, Emily! And aren't you lucky to have a stranger do the right thing with your package. I'm sure your note will be so appreciated!! Congrats on your GD gig at Skipping Stones. Can't wait to see what you'll be working on!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY! Congrats on the new GDT spot:) LOVE this card--love that woodgrain stamp!

Ujjwal said...

Congrats Emily! I love the sketches at Skipping Stones and I am looking forward to the month long inspiration from you :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Don't have this set, but love it every time someone uses it and now that you've got it and been inky, I'm in trouble.

Scrapcollectr said...

The lid is amazing. Love all the texture of this card! *smile*

Wendy said...

This is fabulous!!! I am in love with the Funny Coffee set also!!

~amy~ said...

Oh I bet she LOVES her card:)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Congrats on the guest spot and AWESOME card! What a fabby neighbor.

Jen W. said...

Thank goodness there's some decent people out there in the world! If I received someone's stamps by mistake I don't know if my decency would hold out... LOL! Love the colours and paper piecing and the woodgrain table is perfect!

Angela said...

We have a neighbor on the next street with the exact same house number (great city planning at work!), so we're accustomed to making little visits like that. I'm glad your neighbor was clever enough to find you, because this card is so super cute! I love the piecing and the woodgrain and the stickles!
Have fun GDTing!

Julie Hoffman said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT spot at Skipping Stones! Love this adorable thank you card!