Friday, February 19, 2010

Change!

To see my FWF projects and miss my chatting about change, just scroll down a bit!  :-)

Sometimes things are just going to change!!  I mean change is the only thing that is inevitable right?  Well that and death!  Some changes are for the better! And those ones I like, but some of them don't seem to be.  And for those we can only hope that they wiill just change again! 

I don't love the news about the changes going on at SCS

It makes me sad to hear that Jenn (who Latisha has dubbed the DD's Fairy CardMother) is no longer going to be in an administrative role at SCS or in charge of the Dirty Dozen. And Daven (SCS creator) too has decided to step down.  We are promised that changes won't be evident by the new team coming on board, and I hope that is true!  I guess only time will tell.   But the one thing that won't change for me is my love for SCS and all the wonderful people I have met because of it.  I also am so thankful for the opportunities that have been afforded me because of my involvement at SCS.  I wish the new management the best of luck as they try to fill the biggest and best shoes in this industry!! Thanks Daven and Jenn for all you have done for us!


Something else has changed too!!  But this one is ALL good!!  
Have you seen the new blog look for Unity

It is amazing!! None other than the uber talented Veronica McCollum who also redid my blog was back at it to give Unity it's new blog look!!  Now this is one change that I am happy about!!  The last blog was great, but I guess it was time for a change!  I really love the fresh, new and bright look that they came up with!!  Check it out by clicking on the bold lettering above if you haven't seen it already!  Be sure to sign up for Angela's new feature called Create this Moment so as not to miss any of her insightful and uplifting posts or quotes.  Angela really new just what to say to me when I was struggling with the changes at SCS and for that I truly thank her!! Hugs Angela!!



And one final change for me to talk about today...has to do with my projects!  

You will notice a change from my typical style of card making for today's cards.  Why?  You might ask... well it is because I have decided to challenge myself and try out for the next CAS (Clean and Simple) DT at SCS.  You guys know that my natural style would not be CAS one, but I am fond of the way it looks and also realize that more of the magazines publish cards that fit that category.  So I figured it would behoove me to incorporate a few more CAS cards into my regular repertoire of cards!  My style (whatever it is) will remain my style, but I will  just be making an attempt to sneak in a little more CAS cards on top of that.  And that will be whether I make the DT or not!

Here is one of the cards I submitted for Round 1 of the Olympic themed CAS DT contest...

I love this stamp!! It is from Unity's February 2010 KOM!! It is the first image I inked up after getting it! I adore it!! It is so sweet!  This challenge card was made by using a previous CAS challenge from last year (which was the requirement.)  I chose to use challenge CAS12 which was called Little Bits of Ribbon. 

The images were colored in with Copics except for the flowers which were paper pieced.  The ribbons are from Michael's and had a very springy look to them!  That sentiment (Unity's Feb10 KOM) is wonderful and I think it will have many uses!!

Thankfully I have made it into Round 2 of the Olympic Trials in the search for the next CAS DT members.  Thank you Jen for letting me get this far!  For this challenge we were to be inspired by an Olympic sport that uses a slope!  With the slope being the main source of my inspiration, I came up with this card for my next entry...


I decided to make an Over the Hill card for someone's birthday but not focus on the negative aspects of becoming old!  LOL!  The inside of the cards says...

What Hill?  
I don't see a hill!
Happy Birthday anyway!!

The Unity stamp used for this card is the adorable tree from the Feb 2010 KOM.  I paper pieced it and also colored parts in with my Copics.  The DP's are some scraps of Fancy Pants and DCWV.  The letter stickers are from BG and the ribbon was an online purchase through Ebay.  

If you want to see the rest of the entries for this contest, then check out comment # 3 of this post HERE.  Just scroll down until you see the Round 2 discussion.  The field has been narrowed from 40 to 20 and the competition is steep!  There are some super talented ladies competing against me so wish me luck!!  I will need it!!

Enjoy your time hopping from one amazing blog to the next on your journey through today's Friend's with Flair Blog Hop!  Be sure to keep your eye out for the Flair Blinkie!  You will want to start at the beginning so as not to miss any of the blogs.  The list can be found on the Unity blog at  10AM CST. 


Have a wonderful Friday and may your bucket overflow with the ability to adapt to change gracefully!
                         






21 comments:

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I'm not liking the change much either but I'm hoping the best for Jenn & Daven!!

However your cards they are aROCKIN'!!!!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Jennine Chambers said...

Love the cards Kelly. The hill cards is way to adorable!

JenMarie said...

FABBBulousness!!

Bogner's said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the over the hill one! So cleaver!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Love! Yeah, this SCS change has me very sad too. AND I LOVE your CAS cards -good for you for trying for the DT, I wish you luck. My style has morphed to the CAS side over this past year, and it's a good thing. I think by challenging yourself to the CAS thing, you will find your style changing in subtle and delightful ways.

Did you get my voicemail yesterday? I got a weird playback from your phone while leaving it and just ended the call -LOL! Anyway, I was just checking in with you about SCS. Hugs to you,

sewingseeds4U said...

Such cute cards!

Stephanie said...

Great cards Kelly! Love them! Good luck in applying for the new position (you are so talented I'm sure you have a very good chance at getting it!) Have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Luv the clean and simple cards that you've done! I've problem trying to create it.

BonnieRose said...

Love your cards.. u just know ur gonna do swell.. with or without this DT spot... u know?? We all can't have it all.. that's what I always say.. I try to be content every day.. JUST WHERE I'M AT.
Re the scs changes.. this is the first I've heard of them.. LOL guess I'm not as informed as some of the rest of u are..
I just want my scs ippity and unity forums to still be there.. u know??
I really don't submit that much to the galleries there, I tend to share more on my personal blog... just me.

Again.. I just don't want to do it all sometimes.. I wanna focus on one thing. and that's it.. make sense?? I wish u all the best Kelly.

All the best.
U were one talented lady and I can't wait to meet ya one day! hugs bonnierose

BonnieRose said...

I mean U ARE U ARE.. on talented lady.. LOL omg.. my fingers must be getting sleepy! LOL LOL
U gotta laugh. xo Love you.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous cards! Good luck!

lynn said...

hi kelly!

your cards are awesome! i wish you lots of luck, but with your talent, you don't need it!

have a great weekend!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

love both of these Kelly!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovin' your cards, there....dear!!

Shannah said...

Hi Kelly! I love your new blog look, and your cards are FABULOUS!! Good luck for the DT position!
Shannah (long-time (silent) visitor!)
;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I didn't know about these changes--sorry to hear about them....sometimes change is good...everything will work out:) Love these cards--esp. the bird one! Well...I love that hill one too--so GREAT job all around:) Congrats on moving forward in your challenge! Good luck:) Always love visiting your site;)

Jenn Balcer said...

Love the cards, love you. (((hugs)))

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Great designs!

Robynccgirl said...

Change is good even though right now we might not think so! I'm sure Daven and Jenn will move on to bigger and better things! I love your cards and wish you the best for the CAS DT!

Lisa H. said...

woo hooo! congrats!!! the CAS dt is a fun one to create for and I know you'd be perfect! LOVE these cards-they are A-dorable!