Tuesday, September 17, 2013

caveat: noun

 an explanation to prevent misinterpretation

So you may, or may not have noticed my absence  from blogging for past week. Ever since I returned home from vacation my life has been a whirlwind of activity. 

My big announcement though is this:

I am so excited because I have wanted to be on this team for 3 years, that's trying out twice a year during that time, yep, 6 times. The reason that I share this tidbit of past failures with you my friends is to remind you to never give up, to persevere through and keep trying. I know first hand how hard hearing the word 'no' is, but never, ever give up on your dreams!

I got a commission for a card, delivering it today to the Art MoB.

entering it into:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #178 ABC's 123's

I added some outlining with a pen around the letters and shadowed a bit with the stain to hopefully get the letters to pop out a bit. Also embossed the edge to the circle for a little grunge effect.

Cricut - Animal Antics ( digital )
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Ranger - distress stain
Current book review, the only caveat is, you might want some tissues while reading it.


scrappymo! said...

Congratulations! Way to go...you really persevered and it paid off!

Your card is wonderful too!

Craftychris said...

A very cool card indeed! The letters really do pop! Congratulations on your new DT post - I love your 'never give up' attitude!! xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

such a cute card and a HUGE CONGRATS on making the helmar team! you deserve it!!

Carole Z said...

Fab card Dee, love the way you got the letters to pop! Carole Z xx

Jean said...

Yeah Sandee!!! So excited for you!!!

Pam said...

YOU rocked this card! I really love the colors and prints!

Winnie said...

Sandee: Perfect card, love the papers and the music paper behind the guitar, and better yet, perfect to announce your DT appoitment, as YOU DO ROCK!

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on your new DT post.
Its a super card as well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making the design team and ::high five:: for the perseverance it took to do so. Hope the gig comes with lots of gratis adhesive. :-)

~ Laura

Katie said...

Love that you never gave up and you made the team!

The pen outlining is great on the letters. It really makes them stand out!

christi said...

congrats. i still don't have the nerve to try yet. too many no's might hurt my ego ... or id.

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your new assignment. You will be very much an asset to their team. Can't wait to see what you do in your new 'job'. Loved the card too. Your outline round those letters did indeed pop out the words. TFS & Hugs

Teresa Jaye said...

YAY! congratulations - way to keep at it and go for your dreams! Your work is so awesome, they'd be crazy to not have you on their team!
Cute card - love how the letters pop right off the circle and the color palette is really great.

Missy said...

Super card! I really like the papers you chose and the fun sentiment image! Thanks for joining FCCB's ABC ~ 123 challenge this week!

Cindy Vernon said...

I love how you fringed it up. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

Mollie said...

Great card! I really like the extra pen added to the letters, it really does make them stand out! Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week!

Ro Donner said...

Congratulations on your new DT position! And you made a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.
Ro Donner, DT Member

Macarena said...

Cool! You really rocked it! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hugs, Macarena DT