Monday, June 30, 2008

more CMK kit projects and other stuff

I know, two posts in one day... shocking! Sometimes I can't get but one post a week. hahaha! I just had to put these cards up tonight. I am out of my card rut, at least for now. These were all created with the gorgeous July CMK kit. The only things I added were the MM alphas and the DMC floss. I tried not to stitch on everything, but that was tough.
I created the flower on the "I Love You" card by using a length of the beautiful hand-crotched strip that was created just for this kit, and rolled it into a flower shape, glued it and then placed a brad for the center. It was quite simple. The fabulous flower that coordinates with the strip was used on the Mail project as seen in the previous post. I also used the top part of the packaging from the Chatterbox embellies for the black and white striped element. As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to incorporate it somehow. The kit will be available for sale tomorrow for non-members. You really need to check out what the other fabulous DT girls created.... they just wow me!
The CMK Last Scrapper Standing announcement was today and CMK has 3 new amazing Designers! Congrats to each of them!!! All of the girls blew me away with their entries and I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it was to narrow it down. That being said, on Friday I stepped down as a DT member to open up a spot for one of these amazing ladies. I have been blessed to have been on the DT for 2 years and really wanted to share this with someone. I am happy to have been able to give someone the gift of a wonderful DT experience, and I know they will have a wonderful time of it. Honestly, it's the only reason I stepped down. There is no underlying drama or hard feelings or anything like that. The DT girls are like sisters to me and I have come to know them and love them like family. CMK is my home on the net and always will be. I am not going anywhere. I have enjoyed each and every minute on this team! I have to admit though, when I saw the official DT list and my name wasn't on it I had a moment. It was harder than I thought it would be, but I am happy with my decision. NO regrets. I am sure there will be some moments of sadness, but as with anything else, it passes. Life is really short and it feels amazing to be able to do something so good!!! It's so easy to get wrapped up in the negative and forget about the little things that can bring one such great joy. It's a wonderful feeling and my heart is so light and happy because of it!
Lisa has generously allowed me to stay on through July so I can get the chance to get to know the new team members a bit better and I am thankful for this!

I am going to be stalking the mail lady tomorrow... I hope my July goodies from My Acrylic Album arrive. Now that I think about it, they probably won't be here until Wednesday. I am so excited about the album I am receiving and already have an idea spinning. We are also getting some fun Penguin Pants stamps to sample as well. :) They are sold on the MAA website which is currently getting a makeover and will be up soon. It's looking good and I am eager to see the finished site!


  1. wow, love love love your cards.

    Fantastic colours and style to them all.


    Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

  2. OMG..... I just LOVE these awesome cards. Love the colors and all the fun embellies.... awesome!!!!

  3. Love the cards Rae. I sure hope you don't go anywhere. I love looking at your projects!

  4. Rae, I've got to tell you how much I admire your selflessness and generosity in stepping down from the CMK girl, you are amazing!
    I always enjoy seeing your gorgeous work (your projects here are no exception!), so I hope that you stick around CMK :)

  5. Rae--you have a heart of gold. You will be missed greatly. Gorgeous, gorgeous work!!!!

  6. Your cards are fab!!
    You will def be missed at CMK...Always love checkin' out your work and challenges, etc. best keep your promise and still come hang out!!!!!

  7. HI Sweet friend who has the biggest heart of anyone I know!

    I LOVE all your July kit creations!
    I can always come to YOU for are amazing!


  8. Hey Rae... just wanted to let you know.. you do amazing work!!! I love seeing your stuff int he gallerys... Im so sorry to see that you will not be with CMK anymore but Im sure I'll be seeing you in other places as any team leader would be glad to grab you up!

    good luck with chatterbox... I haven't been apppying lately as I'be been feeling a bit discouraged by this whole process a bit but am doubly keeping my fingers crossed for you... they would be lucky to have you!

    take care

    Kim faucher


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