Hello my Dearest Friends,
First off, I just want to mention that I have read all of your comments and emails and am extremely grateful and touched. I will be writing an update post next to talk more about all of that, but just had to mention it so you all would know that I've been reading what you've written. ;)
The reason I'm posting today is because I have some SUPER exciting news! Well, for me it is anyways. ;) I've kept this secret for a while. Behind the scenes over here, I have simply fallen in love with Megan's amazing designs from Dilly Beans and I actually got a wild hair and decided to contact her and ask her if there's any way that I could design for her and promote her digis in exchange for some. Sooooo, as wonderful as she is, she said yes! So I get to start with being a guest designer for the WHOLE month of April!!! Now I'm going to be honest here and tell you that I may be allowed to be on her team if all goes well this month so I'm asking a HUGE favor of all my friends... Please, please go to her store (link above) and her Challenge Blog and become a follower there (tell her I sent ya). Maybe, just maybe you could put in a good word for me? ;) I'll post here as soon as I do the designs for the next challenge so you all can join in and see what I've been doing while I'm up at night in bed. Thank GOD for digis to color in bed!!! I have found a new passion and I will be taking Copics coloring classes online to develop better skills.
I want to give you a little personal tidbit here...When I came across Megan's stamps, the first ones I fell in love with are a genre I've never personally worked with much before -- kinda goth/creepy, yet still cute. Well I do LOVE Tim Burton and her work reminded me so much of Tim Burton's that I just couldn't resist contacting her and telling her how much I simply adore not only her digis, but her amazingly beautiful artwork (that she sells no less) as well!!! OMG, I don't want to share this because I want to buy everything she does, but I feel it's only fair to share with my loving friends so here's her Etsy store, as well - My Creative Bliss. I hope you know, I'm only kidding about the sharing. ;) I just love her work so much that I bought a bunch of it after spending about three hours searching through every single digi stamp and all of her artwork! LOL I have to mention to you that she has tons of other styles as well. She ranges from Americana/Folk to the Goth/Cutie/Creepy style and I love every single bit! I am sooooo excited to share with you, my creations using her digis. I have been having a blast with them!
Now, I'm fairly new to Copics and don't have any formal training yet, but I hope you will still like them and realize the awesome potential there is working with digis. I honestly thought I would never want to work with digis because I am the type of person who likes to hold something in my hand, be it catalogs, stamps, books, etc. I've always found it kind of strange to purchase digital items because you don't actually have the item stored physically somewhere. LOL Now, I've realized that OMG, it's a great way to not have to store so much stuff!!! My craft room is soooo crowded as it is that I don't know where to put half of my things. ;p So, with that being said I now love digi stamps and especially Dilly Beans.
Alright friends, thank you so much for sharing my exciting news with me today and for your amazing support. I will be guest designing for four challenges so far so look for those posts coming up! :0)
XO ~ Amy Jo
P.S. I know a lot of you have heard of Dilly Beans before, but I must have been under a rock (or well, maybe in bed too much). LOL ;) She has some new designs and they are so darn perfect, I'm just ecstatic to work with them and work with the lovely team on the challenge blog! *squeals*