Whimsical Wednesday Design Team…..and A Card

Hello crafting friends. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am so excited to be presenting the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team today. I also have some other exciting news. Erika from Cricut Love has teamed up with me to run the Whimsical Wednesday blog. Erika has jumped right in and and I could not be happier to have her as a partner on this new journey.We can not wait to get started. Here is the three teams of fabulous designers:

Stephanie (me)

Erika: http://cricutlove1.blogspot.com/ 
 Gabby: http://www.gabycreates.com/
Star: http://starspaperpassion.blogspot.com/
Jessica: http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/ 
Leah: http://beeingcreativeandfeelingcherry.blogspot.com/ 
Nenne: http://www.nannes-creations.blogspot.com/

Team A (cards and other items)
Stephanie (me)
Erika: http://cricutlove1.blogspot.com/  
Kim: http://scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/
Zeni: http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
Cindy: http://cindybcreations.blogspot.com/
GiGi: http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Roberta: http://txscrappermom.blogspot.com/

Team B (cards and other items)
Stephanie (me)
Erika: http://cricutlove1.blogspot.com/  
 Amber: http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com/
Jessica: http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Cathryn: http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Charlotte: http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Star: http://starspaperpassion.blogspot.com/ 

We are so excited about this group of talented sweet ladies! Please help me in welcoming them and hop over to their blogs and say hello:) Challenges will take place every Wednesday over at the new Whimsical Wednesday Blog. Madeline is busy finishing it up and should be done some time this week. The scrapbooking team will be designing scrapbook pages the first Wednesday of every month. The rest of the month will be cards, altered items etc. The A and B teams will alternate every other week. As soon as the blog is finished, it will be made live, and  we will make and announcement. Until then please mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Blog Hop on Friday April 1 at 6:00pm EST. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes.
Now for a quick card. I have been so busy that St. Patricks day came and left and I had not even made a card. I worked on this one yesterday.

This is the first time that I have made this style card where shapes are welded onto the side. It was very easy and I like the different look it gives to the card. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Shamrocks and Simply Charmed for the leprechaun. The cute little face is Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Face Assortment. I have a little confession to make….GASP, SIGH…okay here goes. This is the first time that I have ever sewed anything in my life. I was trying to remember if I had sewed anything in Home Economics back in High School but I just cant recall. So this was my first go at sewing. I used Twine (peapod) from The Twinery and a craft needle to sew around the card. The twine was way too thick to get through a regular sewing needle.  I poked holes first with my Tim Holtz ruler. The card base is Kraft from The Kraft Outlet. I don’t think I have ever mentioned the Kraft Outlet before, but I get all my Kraft Cardstock there along with other fun crafting yummyness. Their prices are BEYOND reasonable. All the other paper is from an awesome stack of homemade papers that my friend Kim sent to me. We don’t have anything like this in the stores around us, so I was ecstatic when she sent it to me. It is so much fun to tear and play with. I embossed the Shamrocks and the yellow layer on the card with the Victoria Cuttle Bug Folder. The sentiment is stamped with Tim Hotz Peeled Paint and embossed with Pearlustre Embossing Powder by Stampendous. I added some stickles to the Shamrocks and a few skittles on the card.

As always, thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Throw Back Thursday with Emma: Must have the color green: http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2011/03/throwback-thursday-challenge-my-design.html
The Cuttle Bug Spot: Must have twine: http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/2011/03/all-tied-up-twine-challenge.html 

Make It Monday With Kraft Outlet: Must be St. Patricks Day or have the color green (must use Kraft Cardstock or products from their store) http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet_14.html
Creative Cutter Room: I believe in Leprechauns http://www.creativecutter.org/