Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Announcing a new member of my Creative Design Team and Thanksgiving sale coming soon!

         I am proud to announce Shelly Mercado has agreed to join my creative design team.  I am sooo happy Shelly said yes!  I was blown away by all her projects when she first started posting things on the Paperthreads gallery a few months ago.  How could I not ask this wonderful lady who has the same wonderful name as me join my team!  Here is a photo of the beautiful lady and a little bio.

Hi, I'm Shelly (aka PopsicleToes or ShellyPop on Paperthreads) and I've been paper crafting for almost 5 years.  I am inspired by all the creativity that I have seen and hope to do the same for others.  I live in MN and am incredibly blessed with three beautiful children and a husband, who is my biggest supporter.  I am honored to be a part of Shelly's Creative Design Team and look forward to sharing some projects with you.  Happy cutting!

Shelly has shared sooooo many awesome projects with me that I couldn't possible post them all today.  I will share a few today and post more throughout the holiday weekend.  First up we have two projects made with my tea caddy file. 

I love the vintage feel to this tea set.  I don't do vintage well.  It always looks like I drug my project through the mud!  LOL!  I'm glad Shelly does a great job with the vintage look.  She made a tiny little rose out of punches to sit on top the flowers that comes in the file.  I love the little stick pin, pearls and sheer ribbon..perfect touch indeed!

Shelly had so much fun with my tea caddy file that she decided to do another.  This one is near and dear to my heart as I love anything with snowmen and/or snowflakes on it.  Shelly used the snowflakes from my Winter Penguin and Build a Wreath file.  I love the snowflakes layered like that and the jewel centers!  As Shelly mentioned what  great gift this would make filled with peppermint tea!  Shelly also made a great card using the same design. If you would like to purchase the tea HERE

Shelly was on a roll making cards.  She created another great one using the same snowflakes as above but this time she added the candy canes from my build a wreath file to make a fabulous shaker card.  

Here is what Shelly had to say about this card.  "I cut the overlay for the candy cane with ScorTape and used Dazzling Diamonds and MS Red glitter to make them stand out. MS chunky glitter was used for the snow and the window frame was cut with Nesties."  I have yet to try the Scor Tape trick but I want to.  Sounds like it is a super easy way to add glitter to the images!  Hmmm you know what after looking at this image I bet you could do one candy cane and add a North pole sign to it for a Santa type card.

Okay how about one more card before you bake that pie!  I promise you it's worth looking at!

See didn't I tell is the cutest!  This card is shaped like a bowl.  Wouldn't it be perfect to give with a batch of Holiday cookies?  I love how Shelly added the two candy canes sticking out of the bowl....makes it  look soo very real!  I loved that Christmas tree paper Shelly used and just HAD to have it..being the paper attic that I AM!  It was last year's My Minds Eye Christmas paper and I finally tracked some down on Etsy.  It should arrive in my mailbox any day now...I can't wait!  Anyway, the penguin is from my Winter Penguin file. If you would like to purchase either of the files Shelly used click on the words above the previews.

Winter Penguin
 Build a Wreath

I also wanted to let you know I am having a Thanksgiving day sale.  You get 40% off on Thanksgiving Day.  Then on Black Friday you get a whopping 55% off.  In case you missed the big sale you still have a chance to save 40% off November 27th through the 30th. 

Have fun preparing for turkey day.  I will catch ya tomorrow!



Deb C said...

Congratulations Shelly
(both of you)
Now I am going to have to get my tea caddy file out and use it
oh if you want a great tea to put into it - Merry Mint from Stash Tea
is so yummy (it tastes like the hard pink mints) or Stash double Chai Tea

Oh Shelly - love the owls at the top of the blog really cheery

Happy Thanksgiving to both of you
enjoy you Turkey and pumpkin pies (I will put a pot of pumpkin pie spice coffee on for you- yummy too and I am a tea granny)

\thanks for the heads up about your sale

Sue aka barracudasue said...

What a perfect pair of Shellys! ROFLOL I'm SO happy for both of you! Great decision, Shelly, to add ShellyPop to your team! LOVE you BOTH! :)

Shelly said...

Thanks, Deb & Sue! I'm so looking forward to creating with Shelly's talented team!

Shelly, love your new look and the owls, they look great!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, enjoy this very special day!