Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'M A DIRTY GIRL!!! & Blog Candy

(NOTE: This is a Sticky Post so look below this post for the newest posts)

In the best way possible, ofcourse!
I am now on the Splitcoats Stampers Design Team, affectionately known as “the Dirty Dozen”. Those of you who are not Splitcoast Stampers will probably not appreciate the hole-to-china depth of excitement that I’ve got going on right now. BUT those of you who ARE…WHEEEEEEEEEEE!
Can you hear it?!? My heart is singing. :) My pulse is racing…I can finally let this secret out!
What? I’ve been keeping *this* from *you*? I know. For a month too! I think I might have an ulcer now. Secrets like this hurt.
This is not a 3rd grade “I have a crush on Brian Sheehan” kinda secret (hi Brian, if you read my crazy blog). This is a “I was chosen to be on a design team with the best of the best” secret. Yes. A month. :) Ulcer.
ANYWHO. :) I’m so bouncy! It’s better than Christmas.
For those of you who are still with me, and are wondering what I’m talking about:
The Dirty Dozen is a group of 12 (duh) ladies who are committed to Splitcoast Stampers (the MECA of the stamping community) for a 6 month period. They have a monthly theme they base their 6-8 projects off of and …oh yeah, did I mention they are the best of the best? Complete Rock Star stampers!
It’s a complete honor and I am just beside myself to be in the company of these amazing women. This month’s theme is Chic Lit. Anything having to do with books, poultry, or girls was covered. The gallery was reveal at midnight (I have 8 cards and projects in there!), and you can go check it if you have a Splitcoast Stampers fan club membership. Don’t have one and need one (‘cause you DO!), go HERE to join.
I leave you with some DIRTEH BLOG CANDY to celebrate baby! How about a stamp set and a card?

To be entered for this Stampin' Up! Flight of the Butterfly set and this card I made yesterday, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing about stamping is!
One entry per person and please leave some way for me to get a hold of you (either link to your blog or email) or I will not count ya as having won. I'll leave this post as a sticky until Tuesday @ 1pm when I will choose a winner!
Excited hugs,


Jacqueline said...

Wow BEV!! I am excited for you! A DD? thats sooo cool!
Stamping has given me a way to be creative and to open my eyes to many possiblities out there I never knew exsisted! I love it!
Such great news Bev, Congrats!!!Have a great weekend!

Renée said...

I totally get your "hole-to-China" excitement! So fabulous!!! CONGRATS, Bev!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a fabulous artist and I can't wait to see what you create for us fan clubbers!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOoHOO Bev!! I am SO happy for you!! You rock girlie!!

Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) said...

Whoops! I was so excited for you that I didn't even finish reading the rest of the post before I sent the congrats!!! I would love to be entered into your drawing...my favorite thing about stamping is the community of generosity that I've found - the world of creativity that has been opened to me by ladies that share the love of stamping... Congrats again!!!


Cheryl said...

Congrats, Bev! Looking forward to seeing your Dirty Girl creations.

My favorite thing about stamping is the friendships in IRL and online that I have made with other stampers. It is so much fun to see what my friends have created and taking inspiration from them to boost my own creativity.

ladybugb919 at bex dot net

Amy said...

Congratulations Dirty Girl!!
That is so awesomeI can't wait to get over there and check it out. You so rock!
What I love about stamping is that it's something just for me, it's my creative outlet, and my release of tension after a long day.
Congrats again!!

Deb said...

Whoa Bev! I am SOOOOO thrilled for you! And I knew you way back when! That's my favorite thing about stamping...the relationships!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You seem a tad excited... :-)


Latisha said...

Congratulations!! What a big deal this is, but so uber cool!
My favorite thing about stamping, is that its my time to just not think. I homeschool my kids and my dh is a pilot in the Navy, so I'm always extremely busy and on the go. So when I stamp, I don't have to think about anything except making something pretty.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

HUGE CONGRATS, Bev!!! I'm so excited for you (let out a big exhale after keeping that secret!). Enjoy the ride. It's awesome!

I've always admired my daughters art (drawing) talent and always wished I had a creative outlet like her. I found it with stamping. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bev!!! I love your blog!!! Creating a card, scrap page or 3D project is great fun for me, and as a gift, hopefully makes someones day a little better. Gorgeous card!

~Chris~ said...

I am so excited for you. Congrats..
My Fav thing about Stamping is.. I can create something beautiful for someone and make their Day when I send it to them...
Thanks for another chance to win your great Blog Candy!

airbornewife said...

Congratulations Bev!!! I am so excited for you. I was up at midnight and was looking for the DD gallery.. I just got on the computer this a.m. and am going to go take a peek.. can't wait to see all your creations.

The best part of stamping for me is getting to share it with my kids and the kids in their classrooms.. to make cards to send to deployed troops. We have been doing it for years.

Congrats again! Pam

Scrapbookmama said...

As for me stamping has become my way of escape. I only started stamping last summer and never in a million years thought I would love it as I do.. Its something I look foward to and it helps the stresses of life disappear if only for a couple of hours and then I'm ready to battle again! lol There is nothing like finishing a card and being amazed at what one can do with rubber and ink :)


Lisa Bohler said...

This is HUGE news!!!! You definitely deserve this honor and the DD team should be honored to have YOU!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! The DD are lucky to have you and your creativity :o) That is probably my favorite thing about stamping, allowing me to be creative. Sometimes even when I hate my stuff, the recipients are just beaming and loving it because someone took the time to make something for them. Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

LOL my favorite thing is that I recruited you and now you are FAMOUS...a real "I knew her when" moment for me LOL

congrats! You deserve it!!

Anonymous said...

I can't say I'm really surprised, your work ROCKS!!! A BIG CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you.
Mary Butterfield

Anonymous said...

And, it's cool that you are Dirty in a whole new kind of way LOL

What I really love about stamping is that it helps me block out the rest of what goes on around me...you know, like my 4 kids!!

Again~ All the Best!! {you dirty girl you}

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Bev it is well deserved. I really enjoy your blog every day. Keep up the great work. Thanks for giving me a chance to win some CANDY!!! Have a great weekend and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

KellyJean said...

go go go GO GIRL! Bev! I am SO excited for you! (Certainly not leaving this comment for the candy but for YOU!) I can hardly contain my excitement! As soon as I saw the title on your blog post, I thought, "I SO have to congratulate her!" What I love about stamping is the friends I've made... he... YOU, sistah! Congrats, once again!

Melinda McClellan said...

Congratulations Bev! Though I'm not surprised, you have loads of crafty talent:)

My fav thing about stamping is the excuse to just hang with others who like to stamp!

Thank you for your inspiring blog!

MakiJo said...

Congratulations Bev!! What a excitment!!
My favorite thing about stamping is the friends I met through this wonderful hobby. That's really priceless, you know ;)

Angel said...

CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! THAT IS AWESOME!! wahoooooo!!!!! now, fave thing about stamping? hmmm, how it takes my mind off everything else that may be stressing me out ~ it's such a relaxing thing for me!

Alissa said...

Congrats Bev! That is fantastic and after seeing your samples I can see why you were chosen!
My fave thing about stamping is TIME TO MYSELF! :-)

Heather said...

Congratulations! What I like about stamping is the creativity! I love to see what others have come up with. I enjoy making beautiful things and stamping is one of those outlets. hjmauck@email.com

Sharon said...

Congratulations!!! Very well deserved! A Dirty Girl - yahoo! My favorite thing about stamping is that I can create "art" even though I struggle to draw a stick figure!

Sharon (shswindell@aol.com)

Liz said...

Congratulations!!! I'm not at all surprised... I love seeing everything you do! I love stamping because mistakes sometimes turn into the best cards, it's a way to share and show I care, and it's FUN!

Kathy said...

Oh my word! I *know* someone famous, now!!! And totally worthy of being a Dirty Girl!!!! Many congrats and love what is going on over there in that DG Gallery!
What I love about stamping is that I can take rubber, ink and paper and make something that looks like I have way more talent than I actually do! LOL!

Denise said...

Great that you are a dirty girl!!! LOL My Mom says I love stamping so I can get messy!!! I really love stamping so I can continue to color, cut and paste.

Lisa said...

congrats amd I have saved you to my blog stalking to see what great inspiration you create!!! enjoy the excitement!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Congrats to you! I love all your creations in the Dirty Dozen gallery this month! My favorite thing about stamping is all the talented people willing to share their work!
tami (tmariestamps@comcast.net)

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats, Bev!!! I totally get it - the secret, the excitement, the exhale, LOL! **I** am beside *myself* being in *YOUR* amazing company! I'm so glad we overlap for a few months. You are SOOOOO DIRTEH!

brookibabe said...

My favorite thing about stamping is challenging my creativity. Who knew it would be so rewarding.


Tandra said...

Hey Bev! You Rock! Of COURSE you should be a Dirteh Gurl! lol
Congrats! Cant wait to see your stuff!
Id love to win this set!
My fave thing about stamping is-
Being able to create artsy pieces evn tho I cant even draw a stick figure properly!
Or is my fave thing the friendships I have made thu stamping?
Or is it I love to teach peoples how to ceate arty and fun stuff?
Or is it cuz its enabled me to peruse cool blogs?
I just dont know which to pick!!

Sarah said...

Congrats, Bev! That is incredibly exciting, and what an honor! I'm not very surprised though :) You're work is fabulous!
I love stamping because it is a creative outlet for me. I love turning on my music and sitting down to create. It makes me sane, and I just have a blast doing it :)

chloe said...

Wowee I am so excited for you, that is the hugest news!! Congrats Congrats Congrats!

Ryann said...

Yay Bev - congrats girl! I love your work and you are SO deserving of this. I totally knew you were dirty! LOL

Megan said...

CONGRATS!! Wow, what an honor and a dream come true!! I'm so excited for you!!

My favorite thing about stamping is the endless possibilities. There's so much you can do with one stamp and a little imagination (and lots of embellies, of course!!). I also have a deep appreciation for the friendships that are built when you don't even know the person IRL--it's neat that a hobby could bond so many people. Congrats again!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats on making the DD. You must be so excited. Can't wait to see what you share with us in the coming months. I really don't have a favorite thing about stamping as I love everything about it.
Susannk (sjkjtk@aol.com)

Tiffany Bauer said...

Congrats to you!!!! This is a HUGE honor!!!
My favorite thing about SU is actually all the friendships I have made while stamping!!! Thank you for this wonderful blog candy and the chance to win.

mousekemom said...

flexibility with projects...stamps go further than stickers.

Stephanie Hargis said...

Oh my word! I am still so excited for you girl! :D You completely deserve this honor! Woohoo! I can't even imagine what you have been feeling this past month! I would have been feeling overwhelmed...in a good way! Hehe! Anyway, my favorite thing about stamping is the pride I feel when I finish a card I absolutely love and then being able to pass it on to a loved one! :D Thanks for the chance to win! You are amazing!


Brenda Eien said...

How exciting Bev!!!! You go girl!!

My favorite thing about stamping is that look on a person's face when they realize what I am giving them is homemade...what's better, teaching them to do it themselves also. No one makes anything from the heart anymore! I love bringing creativity back!

Justin brings sexy back...I bring creativity back! LOL. (ok I am a dork!)

Staci M. (Misermom) said...

Oh my goodness...so THAT's what you've been up to! Congrats! That is SUCH a wonderful honor and given to a wonderful gal! Can't wait to see your stuff in the gallery. I don't need that stamp set and I have my very own "Bev Original Card" right in front of me on my desk. :) So, please pick another number to win your cool prize. Just great news!

Laura said...

Congrats on the DD assignment. Stamping is such therapy for me... a creative outlet in my life... one where I barely have time to keep everything organized and get everything done, but that little bit of time I make for stamping is worth the craziness all the rest of the time!

Anonymous said...

I love stamping because when I give a card that I've made, I'm giving something from my heart, something personal and I love that. Marcy


Martha said...


My favorite thing about stamping is the instant gratification. With scrapbooking, I labor and fret and can end up with one page or less finished after spending a lot of time working. With stamping and cardmaking I can actually finish a project and be proud of it.

Ellen said...

Hi Bev! That is SOOO awesome! I still wonder how the heck you find time to stamp. You do an amazing job :) My favorite thing? Hmmm...It's the one place I feel completely free to be creative. (I was never the artsy/creative one in school, that was my sister)

Julie said...

Congrats Bev, how exciting and awesome for you, you totally deserve it. There are so many things that I love about stamping, the new friends I've made, the creative outlet it's has brought me, the stress relief after a long day at work, I could go on and on..... :)

Tobi Crawford said...

congrats girl!! you REALLY deserve this and i'm SO happy/jealous (HAHA) for you! Now I know why you stepped down from the Elzy team... I was sad to see you go, but SO happy for you!!


milkshake007 said...

Congratulations! I came across your blog not too long ago and I can see why you were chosen to be on an awesome team!
My favorite thing about stamping is......the blogs. I get to "meet" such wonderfully talented women who share their enthusiasm for this fun hobby.

Mandy said...

That's some exciting news! Can't believe you kept it a secret - I am sure I would have told someone.

My favorite thing about stamping is the time I get to spend creating with my daughter. She is always saying "mom, I'm stamping without ya!" and I come running!

- Mandy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see some of your awesome inspirations
My favorite thing about stamping is creating something. Period. Stamping is a great way to offset some of the daily stresses.

gigglegiggle at charter.net

Silke said...

Holy Moly - you dirty girl you - LOL!!! I'm so flippin' excited for ya!!! Well you already know that I think you rock and I'm so glad the finally figured that out too - LOL!!!

Thanks for a chance to win this awesome Set!!! Still don't have it...and maybe you are my lucky star and mail it to me.....???

My favorite thing about stamping is that I can create a card or project that hopefully will brighten someones day and tell them how much I care,love, feel..etc for them!!! Not sure if I'm always successful, but hey at least I'm trying - LOL!!!

Looking forward seeing more of your fab creations!!! Hugs ~S~

scrapping4twins said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! My favorite thing about stamping is that it is such a stress reliever for me - it is so much cheaper than therapy - LOL - maybe not since I spend lots of money on stamps and scrapbooking goods! Congrats again!
Julie - iamstmpin@aol.com

MacKenzie said...

Congrats Bev! I'm SO happy for you! You do amazing work and totally deserve to be a dirty girl!

The best thing about stamping to me is being able to make all of my friends the "perfect" card. It's so fun to be able to personalize a card to suit any personality.

loven it! said...

just happened to see your blog from michelle bairds site! love her stuff and love your blog! i really LOVE your card too!! I guess I would have to say my favorite thing about stamping is you can take a stamp and make a fun creation! for example look at what you made with a few stamps!! i am part of a card club exchange and we get together every month to swap cards and i am so going to check out your site for inspiration! thanks!

Stacey said...

Oh Bev! Congrats from the bottom of my heart! I'm so excited for you and what that means for all of us! You are an inspiration and I look forward to seeing more of your designs!

My favorite thing about stamping is that I have a creative outlet that has so much inspiration and support behind it. What other hobby has thousands of others willing to share, lend an ear, gently critique or praise you as much as stamping does? None! It's nice to have so many outlets of support with blogs, SCS, demos and other stampers and that is why stamping is such a wonderful hobby!

Lissa said...

Congrats on your membership to the Dirty dozen - I have loved looking at your work for a while...you are so talented.

I am a stamping novice - but I love how it gives me a creative outlet and it is so relaxing. I am a perfectionist and it has helped me become more relaxed about what I create. I have come to realize that what I stamp does NOT have to be perfect in order to be beautiful - that realization has helped me so much...


Bev said...

Blog Candy Ends HERE!

Michelle said...

congrats on the DD thing! that's awesome!
My favorite thing about stamping iss being able to create something nice out of a bit or rubber.
Thanks for the op to get some candy!

Emily said...

Hey Bev! I know the blog candy is over (behind in my reader) but I wanted to say congratulations!! That is awesome news!! =)

Donna said...

congratulations!! love your work!!

Diana said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

Have fun!

Marie-Précieuse said...

I love your blog! What you do is always gorgeous and inspires me very much!!