Sunday, July 1, 2012

Some exciting news!

First off, thanks to all of you that have started trickling back to my blog! I truly appreciate the returns after months of silence. 
Now for my big news, at least for me : ) I am the newest artist to join the Whimsy Stamps family as a digi artist! Me, can you believe it?? I am still pinching myself to see if this is a dream! Any of you that have followed me for awhile know that I've been practicing drawing for quite some time. My original intent was photo realism. I've done a few of those  and while I enjoyed the process it was very laborious. Hence, my turn to the quirky, whimsical girls.  Today Whimsy Stamps is launching 5 of my digi's (when will blogger learn that digi is a word and stop underlining for me to correct the spelling... lol).
Here's my first card made with Just Beachy:
See, I told ya'... quirky! Big head, big eyes but still kinda cute I hope!


 I've been really bad about making a swatch sheet of the copic colors I used. I'll try to remember for next time!
A close up to show how I just popped up some of the fishies from my papers (K & Company) and coated them with Glossy Accents. 
I would love for you to check out the other digi's I created at Whimsy Stamps.  I'll be sharing some of those on cards in the coming days and weeks. New releases are the 1st of every month so I will slowly be adding to my collection.  (my collection... geesh, I think I really am dreaming!!)

Edit added**
You guys are the best!!!! Seriously! You have no idea how nervous and scared I've been to put myself out there in this fashion and the love you've already shared literally has brought tears to my eyes! MWAH !!

Challenges:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Girls, girls, girls
MarkerPOP - Hair/Fur (hi Sammi and girls!! Miss you all!!)
Lexi's Creations - At the Beach
Make it Monday - Always anything goes linky party
Paper Pretties - Summer Fun


Hugs~
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42 comments:

faithnme said...

Ohh Dana.. This is just FANtastic.. (being a fan and all).. You are an an Amazing artist.. Congrats on your new line of "digi's.. just looking at the first one.. She is just gorgeous.. I am heading over to "Whimsy Stamps right Now to check them out..

HUGS!!!!!

Zulma said...

WOW Dena! this is so awesome. I know that you can do it. You are a great isnpiration, BRAVOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Zulma

Dina Kowal said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol she is a cutie.. and coloured beautifully as always
Lisa x

Carla S. said...

Huge congratulations, Dana! You are such a talented artist! Love this little cutie! I'm off to check out your other new images!

jimlynn said...

Big CONGRATS!!! They're getting one of the best. So excited for you.

Precious card Dana! Love all the little fish and of course that adorable image!

Lynn

Tonya said...

Congratulations! Whimsy is so awesome and you are a fabulous artist. It is a perfect fit. :o) She is adorable!

Tonya said...

Congratulations! Whimsy is so awesome and you are a fabulous artist. It is a perfect fit. :o) She is adorable!

Theresa said...

Congratulations Dana - that's wonderful news! You are so talented, you deserve every great thing you achieve! Big hugs!

Colleen Holmes said...

YAY Dana!! Congratulations on your new endeavor and welcome back to the crafty world!! So happy to see you and wish you a ton of success!! Hugz!

Lawren said...

Congrats Dana! Your digi is very cute. Good luck!

Heather Santos said...

Woo hoo! I totally do believe it! I am so happy for you and your images are ADORABLE! Boy, you really came back with a bang! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Frea said...

What a sweet and happy card! Congratulations on your Whimsy Stamp Dt place. No wonder, you're so talented. Look at that cutie at the beach, wow! Love her and love your card! Hugs Frea

Trina said...

First, I want to tell you that you make me sick. No, seriously. After watching your last mixed media video, I so want to try it! I don't need that in my life; I already can't finish projects! ;D Second, congrats honey! I'm so happy for you!

Brenda said...

Dana, this is so fabulous. So glad to see you back. I am not at all surprised you are doing digi's for Whimsy. You are uber talented girl!!

Melissa Cash said...

Congratulations Dana! I am glad you are back to blogging again too! I look forward to checking out all of your new digi images.

Margaret said...

Congrats, Dana.

Cindy :) said...

OMG DANA....this is amazing news hun, Congrats and best of luck with this new endeavor, well hun, your colouring as well as drawing is amazing, it was just a matter of time. :) hugs sistah :)

Pat said...

Congrats, Dana! I am so happy to hear your news! You are one talented lady and I am pleased to see you back! Can't wait to check out the rest of your digis as this one is adorable!

Pat said...

Congrats, Dana! I am so happy to hear your news! You are one talented lady and I am pleased to see you back! Can't wait to check out the rest of your digis as this one is adorable!

Anne Fenton said...

My dearest friend...I am so excited for you....I knew you could do it...yah!!!!! I love them. Good luck on your new adventure..I know you will go to great heights. Soooo glad you are back and feeling good again...Lots of Love and Huggz Anne

Jo said...

Congrats on you new Digi line Dana. They look great. You are so talented. Best of luck with the line.

Tracy said...

WOW! Whimsy Stamps! How exciting! Just popped over to the store to check them all out. They're precious! Congratualtions GF!

Pryn said...

YOU ARE SOOOO AMAZING!!!! Congratulations to you!!! Your card is GORGEOUS and your digi is FANTABULOUS!!! I am so very proud of you!!! I MISS YOU!!! Please give sweet Joshua a great big hug from me...and one for yourself, of course ;)

Once a Sistah, ALWAYS a Sistah!!! Love you!!!!

Rona said...

CONGRATS Dana!!! So excited for you!!!

Cathy said...

Congratulations Dana, Wonderful card. The image is very cute and the colors are Awesome...Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.

thescrapmaster said...

Freaking A-may-zing!!!! I am so happy for you girl! That is such awesome news and your coloring couldn't be more fab. I am so glad you are BACK!

HandmadebyTLC said...
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HandmadebyTLC said...

Congratulations Dana! And a big happy welcome to Whimsy Stamps too! The best thing I've done so far is to join Whimsy Stamps as an artist! You'll love it! And the magazine is going paper so this is a very exciting time for all of us. Just wanted to say, your images are just too cute and I wish you the best of luck! I'm so glad I popped over to Marker Pop to check out the new party going on and found you chatting with my girl Samantha from TTT! Then I stop in and find you designing with me at Whimsy too! Small world huh? Best of luck and hope to see you around!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I saw this fantastic card on MIM..Faye

Rene said...

AWESOME! Those clouds are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
Rene :D

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I am so excited for you Dana!!! I can't wait to link over and see your newest digital images :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment it's so good to hear from you :)

Hugs, Jan

Sylvia said...

Ohhhhhhh...how exciting!!! Congrats Dana! So well deserved! Your drawings are great and I'm sure they will be a huge success as stamping images :-))))))))))
Welcome to the Whimsy family :-)))
{hugs} Sylvia

julie_woolston said...

Congratulations Dana.

Aww what a cute image a lovely card.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.


Hugs Julie x

ThePurplePlace said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!! I could NOT be happier for you and so happy that I stumbled upon this post today!!

WOW!! I am so excited and hope to start adding my very own Dana's Digi Collection soon. I have always shopped with Whimsy and also love Rainbow Echo Sentiments!!

I wish you LOTS of success and think you and your wonderful artistic will be a HUGE hit!!

Good Luck and thanks for a great share!!

Hugs,
Lis

Anniebee said...

OMG, Dana!!! Congratulations, gf!!! That is exciting news, indeed! You are so multi-talented that it doesn't surprise me a bit. I have been dabbling with portraiture in Copics of all the crazy things in the world. It's hard to get all the features just right but I'm having a ball playing with it between my DT projects.I'll have to send you some pics to see what you think. Anyway, your work is always fabulous and since I have long run out of adjectives to appropriately describe how I feel about it, suffice it to say that you ROCK!!!

Hugs,
Annie

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation, great use of colours. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.
Hugs,
Julia

Debra Pate said...

Fabulous coloring and pretty card! I saw this on Make it Monday.

Hugs,
Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative
http://debrapate.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Whoa, this is fab news Dana. Congratulations g/f. A lovely image and gorgeous card. hugs Sharon x

Susan Flynn said...

Wow that is brilliant news I bet you are so thrilled! Your image that you have made is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'At the Beach' Challenge hugs Susan x

Debs M said...

love this, the fishes are fab! saw it on mim x