Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Burgundy and Gold Colorway I know this card is more maroon than burgundy, but it is a card that team member Kristi Van Doren designed and it really sings to me. You know the song...Lalalala la  and a partridge (or two) in a pear tree, or in this case in a pear and a tag. Great card Kristi!!!

I decided that in this post instead of talking about technique I am going to talk about what a great design team we have had this past year. Team member, Deborah March is moving on, but I know she will be in touch...she is traveling big time. In fact off to Ecuador and other places as well. As some of you know she has three precious grandson's in Ottawa and is planning on some time with them in the near future. Can't wait to hear from her to see what she is up to next. In her lifetime she has been a nurse and social worker and has spent much time upholding the enthusiasm of the team in spite of her own ups and downs...and even some private counseling for yours truly. Thanks Deborah and wishing you much joy in 2012, you deserve it. 

Although Kim Parkinson will not be rejoining us, she has mentioned that she will still be teaching and we are hoping when our teaching team gets going that she will join and then we will hear when and where her classes will be. She also has three little guys in her life and it has been so great seeing her pictures of them on her blog. When I see them it always makes me realize that my priority is family first. Thanks for all of your innovative ideas Kim...we have all benefitted from your creative and sharing spirit.

As 2011 comes to a close we want to welcome three new members to our design team. was really hard to choose only two new team members, so we've added three. Here they are:

Jessie Hurley is from British Columbia, Canada and is very enthusiastic about Dreamweaver Stencils (well really, what's not to like...right?). She has something in common with our team member Lee Kellogg... she owns a retail store. So as she starts to blog about stenciling I am sure she will let us know more about her business, can't wait.

Cyndi Bundy is from North Carolina and is a very busy lady. She has three teenagers, which is really a mind blower right there (I only raised one and it nearly blew my mind)...but then she also has an eight year old. I'm in awe...because she also is a sales rep, a stamping teacher, a blogger and is on a couple other design teams,woops almost forgot...she also has a hubbie. We are not yet sure about her sanity, but we will find out more soon.

Cherylynn Moser is from Oregon. She is from both eastern and western oregon...her hubbie has been in school and so they take turns moving from one location to another. (Higher education can be a really moving experience...just ask her.) She too had her own retail business, but because of the travel she has given that up and mostly teaches in stores in Western Oregon. Fortunately for Dreamweaver she likes to stencil and we have benefitted from having her teaching expertise. She has stenciled for many years and we have been fortunate to have her play along with our challenges too. Thanks Cherylynn...looking forward to having you on the team too.

Please go to the Dreamweaver Stencils' Facebook page. After "liking" us, if you leave a welcoming comment to our new members, you have the opportunity of possibly winning a wonderful stencil design. Click HERE!

As this year winds down I want to thank Pam Hornschu for her organization of many blogging details and for putting out the call for the new team. She has also saved my personal blog many a time from delinquentness (spell check says that is not a word) due to my travels and busy schedule. To each of the other members thank you for your unflagging enthusiasm for our stencils and for your silliness when we needed silliness and your seriousness when we needed that. Hoping that 2012 will be a bit less eventful in some ways and full of hope in every way! God bless us everyone!

And on that note, if anyone would like to play along and join our burgundy (or maroon) and gold colorway challenge here is Mr. Linky to Link to...


Kristi said...

Thanks for posting my card with the correct theme on this blog! LOL Merry Christmas and Happy 2012!

sommrstamping said...

Lynell Kristi's card is just perfect for this theme. Thank you for all that you do for the Dream Team and your wonderful inspiration. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card, Kristi! Love the layout, and of course, the gorgeous pear!
Lynell, you are so funny! All of us wish the best for Deborah and Kim in their creative lives and plan to see more from them in the future. Welcome to our new trio!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Kristi -- very fun! Lynell, thank you for all that you have done for us! And all the best to Deborah and Kim, it's been great to have shared this last year with you!

Louise said...

We ARE kindred spirits Lynell! This card is lovely Kristi, I just love the Partridge stencil too. Merry Christmas to you and yours Lynell, you are awesome!

Laura Drahozal said...

Wow, Kristi! This doesn't look like a card to me, but a framed work of art! So much going on! Great work, and great pears. (I saw some Christmas-y pears in a store today and thought of you, Kristi)

Anonymous said...

So envious Kristi! Way too much for my little brain to try and put together! Great job!

Terrece said...

WOW!! Love the collage look. So many ideas together. Will try this one too!

Brighton said...

Good Idea team

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