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Saturday, August 29, 2009

The FCD 2008-2009 Design Team Says Goodbye!

Can you believe my year as a member of the FireCracker Designs by Pamela design team is already coming to an end? Yup, that's right, it is! How quickly time flies when you're having fun! And not to mention when you're lucky enough to have the absolute honor and privilege of being on the design team of a wonderful company like FCD! To mark the end of a great year, the team is doing one last blog hop together - and can you guess our theme this time around? Of course we are all saying "farewell!" or "I'll miss you!". For my card I chose to use the fabulous new Elephants on Parade set - because they say an elephant never forgets, and I will certainly never forget my year as card designer for Pamela! Of course, my card doesn't exactly reflect that sweet sentiment now does it... LOL!! I couldn't resist using this expression from the set, because it completely cracks me up! And since I am NEVER on time with birthday cards, this is just soooo *me*! :-) I got out my brayer to create the background on this, thanks to another brayering lesson this afternoon from my pal Lydia! However, as I played with this card, I decided to cut it down from the panel I had originally brayered (or is it brayed, I don't know!) and it lost some of the drama of the sky. Oops! But I have to say I am really having fun with the brayer, so you'll hopefully see something soon with a wonderfully dramatic sky!! LOL! I added just a wee bit of colored pencil under the elephants to add some shadow, and all of the buttons were sewn onto the paper, which I'm finding makes them far more stable than using glue dots!

And now for the fun part of the hop - this time around Pamela has created a little scavenger hunt!! Follow the hop all the way around and you will get a bunch of letters for a code - put them together in order, with the letter from Pamela's blog being the start of the code, and you can use that code for 25% off your entire FCD order!!! (Note: this does not include magazine subscriptions) My code letter is "T". And not only that, as always Pamela is giving away blog candy to one lucky commenter on the blog of the "mystery hostess", so be sure to leave comments as you hop around so you're in the running for some rubber goodness! The hop ends on Monday, August 31 at 8pm EST.

And now... hop on over to the incredibly talented, SCS Dirty Dozen Superstar, all-around nice stamping phenom Julie and see what she'd been up to. I cannot wait to see myself because I just know it will be GORGEOUS!

And just so you know... I may have said at the start of this post that this marks the end of my FCD DT stint, but in reality I haven't shared a single card with my August DT set yet!! And you know why? Because it's a new set that will be released on September 1! But let me just say... I LOVE IT!!! It's another one I begged Pamela to make. AND SHE DID!! (I love her!) Can't wait to share it with you. Actually, I *won't* wait. I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek! YAY! And... I have some EXCITING FCD NEWS!! Make sure you visit Pam's blog today to find out what it is! :-) :-) :-) Thanks for stopping by today! :-)
  • Stamps: Elephants on Parade from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Whisper White, PTI
  • Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Olive Olive, Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Prismacolor pencil, brayer, sponges, tortoise buttons, linen thread

41 comments:

  1. Love the brayering you have done! The elephants are a big fav of mine too and this sentiment also cracks me up! I really like the addition of the buttons along the bottom! Great card! Oh and Congratulations to you!

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  2. Your creations are always stunning Libby!! Love your brayered background!! Congrats to you on your new FCD position! :) I wish you all the best for a successful future and it has been such a pleasure to work alongside you!! HUGS

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  3. The buttons echo the elephants perfectly! You are a very dedicated crafter, to sew on all those buttons!

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  4. Beautiful, Libby! The buttons are a great addition. Your brayered bg looks wonderful. It's been a pleasure serving on the FCD DT w/ you.

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  5. Lovely card- great brayering. TFS
    Shelly
    Shellymc2@comcast dot net

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  6. I have the elephants on parade and I adore them! Your card is gorgeous!

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  7. Love the background. It works great with this stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love your card Libby...the brayering is awesome!

    Susan H.
    tomsue@charter.net

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  9. Libby this is fabulous I love those elephants.

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  10. This is one fabulous and inspiring card. Love that sentiment and elephants. Love the details and buttons on this card.

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  11. Girl, I love your brayered background, this is one of my all time favorite things to do! You can blend and play until you get just what you want. I adore this elephant set, you did such a great job showing them off! Thanks for all you have done and shared with us this past year!
    donna

    qhorse101@aol.com

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  12. love those elephants......great job on the brayering, I'm still struggling with that. and more Congrats to you also. What fun you'll have.

    Thanks
    Diana
    dj_enns@yahoo.com

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  13. This a great card. I love the design and the colors you chose.

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  14. I think your sky looks fab-o, Libby! you did a terrific job with this card! I'm so glad you will be staying with us this year! You have been a joy to work with! :o)
    Ursi

    (PS: I think the "you look good in wrinkles" is a funny phrase from this set, too!)

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  15. Oh yeah! Karyn says, "Hi!" :o)

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  16. What a great card...love it!This blog haop is great...so much talent!

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  17. Well Libby you KNOW I love the card!!! Congrats on the new position. Can't believe you didn't spill....
    Brenda

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  18. I love your work and you are such a wonderful stampin' friend :) I hope you have the best of luck in your future and hope to "see" you around. I will pop into your blog every once and awhile to see how things are going!

    Your friend in stamps,

    Lisa Rasmussen

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  19. Such a fun card -- elegant and still hilarious!

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  20. lovely bg, great card!! buttons are a nice touch, esp. with the threads showing, I love hand sewn buttons...lol...

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  21. Oh I love this card...the colors and embellishments are just perfect..I am waiting for this set to arrive from Pamela...seeing so many ideas....

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  22. love this card and this set. Great job with the brayering!!
    Deb B
    stampindebs at aol dot com

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  23. This is awesome. Love your composition and that stamp is the greatest.

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  24. I love this card, I love elephants, too, and this card is lovely with them on it. Thanks for sharing.

    carolyn
    ceashark at aol dot com

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  25. I love the elephant set and your card is perfect!
    tonilea
    jiffy1212@aol.com

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  26. Congrats to you!!! I love that elephant stamp. The saying cracks me up too- I also have some, uh, trouble, remembering things!!!

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  27. OMG - I love that sentiment! It is SO me with birthday cards!!! You did a beautiful brayering job, too!

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  28. Love the line of elephants and, of course, the sentiment! Made me laugh all too knowingly ;-)

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  29. Great brayering!! (I'm only just learning to use mine myself... it's been gathering dust up to just yesterday!!)
    The elephants are very cute and the sentiment is a great match!! :)

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  30. I love the warm, earthy feeling of this card!! Congrats on your new FCD position!!

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  31. uuuuu love the great card!! How can a year have gone by so quickly! You've given us some great inspiration
    Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

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  32. How gorgeous! Great job on this card. And congrats too!!

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  33. What a wonderful job with the card and the brayering... Congrats on your new FCD position!

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  34. Oh Libby, this card is such a lovely, elegant card! Wonderful! I have been resisting those elephants, but with a 25% coupon I don't think I can resist anymore. Love what you did with them!

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  35. I really like your string of elephants!! the brayer technique you used is fab!!
    Anna Banana

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  36. I love brayered cards, and yours with the elephants is simply gorgeous!

    gatkins@telusplanet.net

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  37. Very cool silhouettes, Libby!! I love the colors, buttons...and your brayering looks fabulous too!!

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  38. What an incredibly cool card this is, Libby! I love everything about it, especially the silhouette stamp. Oh, and about that sentiment... better to forget birthdays than to be well aware of them and still sit on your hands... ahem... ME. Happy birthday on the 22nd. This time I at least got the month right.

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  39. I'm a little behind on my blogs, but wanted to send CONGRATS on your new appt at FCD! How cool is that!!?!! This is a wonderful card too...I have not messed with my brayer in a hundred years...but this card is stunning!

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