Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Banner Day!

Hi stampers!  Well as the title of my post says, it's a banner day for me!  What is a banner day you ask?  Here's what google had to say:  "It refers to a day being noteworthy or of hanging a banner of announcement, usually of good news".

Well today is noteworthy and full of good news for me as I am happy to announce that I've been asked to join the design team over on Hand Stamped Sentiments!   To say that I'm excited and honored is an understatement.  I feel so privileged to be part of their fabulously creative team!  I really look forward to the challenges pushing my creativity further and making me step outside my comfort zone!  I'm also a bit nervous as it's now my busy time at work (oh, what's that you say?  I've mentioned that a couple hundred times now?  LOL) and I'm also on a DT over on Splitcoast but at least now I HAVE to stamp right?  I can totally tell my hubby that I can't do the dishes or sweep the floor because I have GOT to get these projects done, right? :-)

So on to the challenge at hand.  The challenge this week at HSS is a Banner Bash!  Banners and pennants are all the rage right now aren't they?  And I'm totally on the banner bandwagon!  I love them!

I've been thinking about the design of this card for a while, even before I knew about the challenge and thought this would be the perfect time to make it!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Pennant parade, broadsheet alphabet, teeny tiny wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, cherry cobbler, old olive, cajun craze, basic black, frightful sight DSP
Ink:  old olive, cajun craze, basic black
Accessories:  pennant punch, circle punch, modern label punch, neutrals glimmer brads, basic rhinestones

Everyone knows I love Halloween so when I got my hands on this DSP I had to make a Halloween card!   Looking back maybe I should have sponged my sentiment and possibly the cajun craze pennants but I like how it turned out.  It's busy but I like busy:-)  This card actually went together pretty fast since I used so many punches.  Our punches make it so easy to make a great card quickly!  I had thought about cutting out the letters but that would have been a lot of fussy cutting and I wanted to mimic the polka dots in the background as well.

I hope you enjoyed all the cards as HSS today.  Now. head over there and play along with us!  You know you want to:-)


  1. So your card has made me break down and put this DSP on my next order:) So so cute! I love the clean but bold statement that paper makes. And the letter images are perfect with this design. You rocked the challenge! Welcome to HSS. We are so excited for your addition.

  2. Welcome to the team! Great card. Love the ds paper and alphabet. I have this set and have yet to use it. You have inspired me.


  3. Hooray. Mindy!! I was SO excited to see that you had joined the team!! Whoo hoo! Welcome! Loving' your card, too. That paper is fabulous and the letters look kind of spooky...in a fun way! Have a happy day! :)

  4. Hey Mindy, Welcome to the Design Team. You're gonna LOVE the challenges....they are a lot of fun. I really love your card...Hmmmmm maybe gonna have to get that DSP for myself.


  5. Congrats on being asked to join the DT. Of course you should skip any cleaning to stamp. That is a given. The cleaning will just have to wait. Such a great card to start things off. The banners really do make the card since you don't have to add as many other details since the banner is a huge focal point by itself. I like the punch letters also to match your polka dots. Could also do a background of spider webs from Wicked Cool behind the letters, but that may get too busy.

  6. Hey Mindy....welcome to HSS!! Remember me from Stampin' Connection? Anyways, we went back and forth a few times with sharing ideas. I tend to find myself "liking" the same cards as you, and clicking on every single card you post on there. You have a great eye for card-making....I like your style!! Great card today....love the use of the brads...and polka dots are fab!! Again, welcome to Hand Stamped Sentiments!!

  7. Hi Mindy! Welcome to HSS! I was so happy when Shannon suggested inviting you because I have seen your wonderful projects and think you're so talented. I love that your banner is made of circles. So fun and it compliments the letters of your Halloween message. Thanks for joining our DT.

  8. First off, we are super glad you joined our TEAM, you are a talented stamper. not to mention a pretty smart gal, I am SO using that "can't sweep or do dishes" line on my husband. LOVE IT!!! All I have to say about your card is thanks! Now I am going to have to place ANOTHER order to get those fancy brads and that DSP. I am really feeling that aplhabet set too... and those aren't cheap. Your card is BE-autiful, great job!!! Thanks for comin' aboard!!!

  9. Wow Mindy! Love this! Congrats too on the design team gig! They are lucky to have your sweet self!


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