It's been five years since my first year as a Dream Team member, and a wonderful five years they've been. Every member we've had on our team has either stayed or moved on to other creative endeavors, but have remained an integral part of Dreamweaver, and good friends. Lynell became the sister I never had, and I see no reason for that to change as we move forward. I wish her and Wayne the best of everything in the future as they continue to be creative on a less stressful level, and as they welcome the birth of their first grandchild in the upcoming weeks. The Dream Team will also move on in other creative directions, and many of them have been selected to be a part of the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team along with me. We will continue to post on Thursdays, along with many of the regular Stampendous team members, so you'll have quite the variety of inspiration and tips at your disposal.
For my post today, I thought I'd start by sharing my very first card that I posted as part of this wonderful team. Simply featuring a machine-embossed Sand Dollar, and an ink-stenciled Petals Background border, it still works as a card for any occasion...
For this month's "Showers of Showers" theme, I'm once again posting this card from 2011. Kind of perfect...closing one door, and opening another. This card featured the Birds on Branches Paste Embossed in Matte Black on white cardstock, and adhered inside. A piece of acetate was paste-embossed in Translucent with the Rain stencil, and sprinkled with Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, and adhered behind a die cut opening. A die-cut black frame for the window, along with an inset of black framed and machine-embossed Tole Heart, a bit of ruffle and a fancy brad fastener, were the finishing touches.
I hope that you'll continue to follow all of us as we open our respective doors to all the creativity that lays in store.