Friday, 1 June 2012

Celebrating many things...

Hey!

Yay for Friday! I'm in a real celebratory mood today in preparation of the Jubilee celebrations, the celebrations tomorrow of my SIL's birthday, and finally, after what feels like an eternity, being able to celebrate and share some happy news here!

I had to giggle over what some of you thought my happy news was:
  • Was I pregnant? 
  • Was I engaged? 
  • Had I secretly eloped? 
  • Not forgetting my personal favourite: Am I a new Go-to-Gal for Paper Crafts Magazine? (3 words for that final one: In. My. Dreams.) Ha! 
Well no more guessing...

...I think I can sum this happy news up with one picture:


the craft's meow.


Yup! I'm going to see my designs in stamp form!!! I'm so excited I could burst!!!! This idea was a dream that I decided to turn into a reality this year. I'm so thankful for Lisa of The Craft's Meow for having faith in my designs, and for making my dream come true - thank you ♥

I also have to mention and thank the very talented Karen Baker. It was Karen that really made me think that this dream could be a reality with her fantastic encouragement and advice from the start. Thank you, Karen ♥ 

So now comes the hard part. Waiting for my set along with some other fabulous sets to make it across the pond to me. I'm so impatient LOL!

However, a really sweet part is that as my first set will be included in the TCM June Release, it means that my set will be officially released on June 21st - my birthday (my 30th to be exact! Eeek!) I can't think of a more exciting present! :)

Sorry to babble - I'm a very excited gal! So where was I? Aha. Celebrating. Well seeing as it's June 1st we have not only my SIL's birthday to celebrate today, but a new monthly sketch from TCM:



Here's my take on it:

Happy 40

This is for my SIL's birthday and yes, I have used the set Typically Teen for a 40th birthday card! I guess you don't have to be a teenager to feel like one, right? *wink* This set is perfect for giving a cool, fun, retro 80s feel to your projects when used with the right colours.

We'd love to see you play along with the sketch this month. You don't need TCM stamps to join in, and you could win the TCM set of your choice! However, if you do use TCM stamps on your entry you could win an additional 15% of one additional stamp set!

Right then, if you've read this far - well done! Sorry I've babbled so much today! You'll be glad to hear that I'm signing off now!

Thank you so much for sharing this happy news with me today and for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're doing!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Typically Teen (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Bubblegum (A*Muse) London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories: Number Transfers (Doodlebug)/Tag Die, True Black Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

37 comments:

Vanessa said...

Congratulations, sweet Aimes! Oh, I can't wait to see what you designed! I am sure I must get every stamp set! Hugs, Vanessa x

Cassandra said...

What wonderful news Amy - congratulations. I can't wait to see what you have come up with.

Karen B. said...

Well, all those things I would think would make your life fantastic (especially the last) but I honestly think that becoming a stamp illustrator really ranks up there! Congratulations!! I'm so happy and excited for you, and I can't wait to ink up what you've got in store for us. You are a perfect example of going after your dreams and reaching them.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Yay!! Big congrats to you - what exciting news! Can't wait to see your designs! Enjoy the Jubilee weekend! xx

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Yay! What exciting news! Big congrats - can't wait to see your designs and the gorgeous cards you'll make with them. Enjoy the Jubilee weekend! x

Mary-Anne V said...

You have all the reason to "blab"....so happy for you on becoming a stamp illustrator!!!! An to release on your bday... Amazing. Can not wait to see what you have come up with. btw love visiting your blog!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A Super Congrats to You! What a Wonderful announcement! I look forward to seeing your first stamp set. Always have loved your take on color and design challenges. Great card for your SIL.

Emma said...

Squeeeeeeeeel! - oh Aimes you really do deserve all the wonderfulness - you are so talented and the greatest friend to boot. I couldn't be more thrilled for all your success - well done my sweet :D

Miriam Prantner said...

So, so exciting! I know that you're just going to knock our socks off. Can't WAIT!

Maureen said...

oh what happy happy news Duchess! Although, with your design talent, I'm really not surprised...you have a gift for seeing outside the box...oh I can't wait to see those precious stamps...hey, you could call your studio Duchess Designs! ;) Watched the Katie Couric interview with the Royals last night...loved learning more about the Queen. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about the Royals...but I love them :) They're not perfect, just like us! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Way to go Aimes!!! You are so deserving of this new role! Can't wait to see your stamp designs--you're cards always inspire me!!

Craftilicious said...

Congratulations - can't wait to see the set!
:-D

JJ Bolton said...

How wonderful! You're such an awesome card designer, it just seems natural that you'd make a great stamp designer too! Can't wait to see all the fantastic ideas you come up with:)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats! That is so exciting!! I can't wait to see your designs. I've often dreamed of maybe one day illustrating stamps, but the difference between you and I is that you made that dream a reality! You go girl!

(ps. I can't believe I just said "you go girl"...I've never said that before! lol)

Chunyuan said...

a great big congrats to you. can't wait to see your stamp!!

Jenny said...

That's great news Aimes...can't wait to see your designs in acrylic :0)
I adore the way you used the teen stamps in such pretty colours, have a great weekend.
Jenny x

kasia c. said...

Yaaaaay!! Congratulations Aimes, that's so very exciting!!

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! love the colours of those fabulous stripes. :)

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Kasia

Amy said...

OMG!!! YOU have fantastic news today too my friend!!! Wahooo....what an opportunity and I think you have a winner with TCM. This is such fun news and now I'll be stalking the next TCM release!!!

Love how you've used the TEEN set with such soft colors! Love me pinks and greys!

Ann said...

Woohoooooo! Congrats, girlie! You deserve it! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us! :D

Sian Ridley said...

Congratulations! I am really pleased for you and a little jealous all at the same time! I can't wait to see the set you've designed - roll on release day :)

Your card is so cool, I'm sure your sister in law will live it :) that's my favourite set from the latest release :)

Enjoy the long weekend :)

Kara Lynne said...

Babble, are you kidding? This is great news! I love hearing the thrills of success when dreams come true. Love this card. I have this set, so I really love seeing others use it -great idea!

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations Aimes! I have my stamps and am VERY excited to ink them up! It's great to have you join the illustrator team at TCM!

Suzanne said...

Incredible news, Aimes! YAY!!! Heartfelt congratulations from across the pond - you're going to be GREAT!

Lee said...

Congrats. That's such great news. Looking forward to what you have in store for us!

sandie said...

fanatstic news Aimes-wow that is just so great and to be released on your Birthday!
And love the colour mix in this card-have a great weekend x

Debby said...

Wohoooo! Congrats to you! Oh and I can't wait to see what you've designed - I'm guessing it will be right up my street :) Gorgeous card for you SIL too :)

Lynn said...

Aimes...I am smiling from ear to ear for you...so, so happy! I cannot wait to see your gorgeous creations. You know I'm already hooked on TCM! I feel another purchase coming on!! :)

me said...

Congrats, you're a TALENTED GIRL :)

Jennifer K said...

Congratulations, Amy! What exciting news. Can't wait to see your first stamp set.

maria f. said...

Lots of happy news :) Way to go. Enjoy your fame - it's well deserved. Love your tag/card. That stamp of Karen's is great.

Christina said...

So incredibly happy for you, Aimes! Congrats on making your dream come true! I can't wait to see your designs. Such a fab card today--I love how you've shown the versatility of a "teen" set for all ages!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on your success! Can't wait to see your design with TCM!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I *knew* this would be your news Aimes, I just knew it!! For ages I've known this was a dream of yours and it just made complete sense to me that someone had finally realised they would be missing a trick if you didn't design for them, lol!!

I'm so excited and can't wait to see your designs!!

And BTW - this little card is a beauty too!!

Hugs!!

Cristina said...

Yay for you!!!!! And I LOVE this card. Love how you use those swishes in the background. Perfect colors, perfect everything.

Ardyth said...

Love those colours! I got this set to make cards for my son and his friends, but you've shown the versatility of it! Beautiful and cas! Love the pop of black ribbon for drama!

Ruth S said...

Wow - just catching up on my blog reading and wanted to belatedly wish you big congrats on this fab news!!! Can't wait to see your stamps IRL!
Rx

Huguenot Girl said...

Only just heard your fabby news! Well done, so deserved! Nx

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