2/24/2012

The Paper Players Design Team Call!

I just discovered there is a design team call for the Paper Players! Sounds exciting huh! To be perfectly honest I just recently discovered their blog and have kind of been stalking it...shhh don't tell! One of my creative goals for 2012 has been to explore new challenge blogs for my card making. So without further ado this is my entry for one of their open positions.

Hi ladies; my name is Lisa Elton and I would like to thank you for visiting my blog and considering me for your design team. As you've asked I'll tell you just a bit about myself. I am a stay at home wife, devoted to my loving husband and officially head over heals for my sweet little mini Schnauzer Max! My greatest treasure is our son and his sweet as can be wife. I thank God everyday for the many blessings in my life.

My former occupation was a floral designer. I owned my own florist for a few years and taught floral design courses at a local university and craft store. Several years ago my husband gave me the gift of stamping classes for my birthday and I've been hooked ever since! While looking at stamp companies on the Internet I discovered stamping blogs. Imagine that...others sharing their works of paper art! Hey maybe this was for me! And that's where My Paper Tales began. I've included three cards as requested; I hope you enjoy them!


This card has special meaning because my son bought this stamp for me and the paper along with the ribbon is from his wedding. I stamped then used sugar beads on the image.

This is one of my favorites from my cute card group. I actually had a commenter tell me she had pinned this card, that was a thrill for me!!

And this little gal is one of my favorites as she reminds me of myself...kind of shy with a touch of sass thrown in (just ask my dad!). She also reminds me of all those floral design years.

Being part of a design team would be a dream come true for me. When toying with the idea of starting my blog I told my sister in law I thought it would be THE dream job to design cards to share! Have someone say use this stamp, these colors or that sketch and come up with a little piece of art.  Throw in some polka dots and a touch of bling and I'm one happy girl!

Thank you so much for popping in ~Lisa





30 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All of these cards are wonderful Lisa! Good luck! You would make a wonderful asset to any DT!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

These are absolutely FABULOUS Lisa! I love your cards and keep my fingers crossed for you - you'd be a wonderful addition to their team!
Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

Cyndie said...

Great choices, Lisa, I loved them all when the first came out! Best of luck on getting on the design team--you deserve it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, Lisa, best of luck! I love the ladies on the Paper Players team, and I think you'd fit in quite nicely.

I like the three cards you chose, especially the elegant black and white and red one. I think it must've been such a feather in your cap to have someone say they pinned your card, too!

LeAnne said...

LOL, Lisa.....I have seen your pretty picture popping up lately! We are so glad you're trying out, and these are simply lovely. The first one is gorgeously elegant, but the last one just reminds me of my DGD....what a cute little imp! Thanks for sharing these with us. The suspense is torturing me, waiting to see who will be our next guest designers!!!

Lisa said...

This is great- I wish you all the best!! You would be perfect for something like this :) Fingers crossed!!
That first card is my all time favie from you :)

Heather Jensen said...

All 3 are amazing Lisa. You would make a wonderful addition to any DT. Good luck sweetie! :)

I just realized I was not following you...sorry. Not sure what happened there.
Hugs~

Tracey McNeely said...

All excellent choices Lisa! You would be an asset to their design team, you should have told them about your amazing personality too. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

Marybeth said...

Lisa all of these cards are beautiful and special to you and I can see why. Do I see your special paper in the last one. I wish you lots of luck and hope they pick you! TFS all your beautiful cards with us. Have a great weekend.

Marie said...

Good luck, Lisa. You would bring great inspiration to any DT. The cards you chose are wonderful.

Mara Campbell said...

Great cards!!! I love that girl on the 3rd card. And good luck on the DT position!!

Carole said...

Hi Lisa, how adorable! Good luck I agree you would be an asset to their DT.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so pretty Lisa. Especially love the first one. The red ribbon is gorgeous! Good luck! :o)

Ellie said...

What a darling card Lisa. I love the sketch you used here and the pretty embellishments! The image is super adorable too!
PS: I sent you an email, hopefully you got it.

Ruby said...

What a lovely selection of cards, especially that divine ribbon detail on your first one! All the very best for your application!! You have so much to give to a team!

Ally said...

Great choices on cards to illustrate. Although, I could pick any one of your cards! ;-) Good luck on the DT call. I enjoyed reading a little more about your life - didn't know you were a floral designer! Thanks so much for your comment on my Blog Hop post. ;-) (Where's yours...?? It was a real stretch for me to come up with an interactive card, but I trudged through it, LOL!)

Cheers to you, my friend. ;-)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Lisa! (from one Schnauzer-mommy to another!) Thank you so much for submitting your projects for our Design Team Call. Your cards are all so lovely! Good luck! :)
Have a great day today!
-Anne Marie

jaydee said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for sharing your fabulous projects with the Paper Players. I am in love with your first card and love that it has such special meaning for you. Wonderful!
Jaydee

Julie Ranae said...

Any DT would be lucky to have you, my friend! Your cards are so beautiful...fingers crossed for you!

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Your cards are lovely. Good luck!!
Smiles,
Lesley

alexandra s.m. said...

I love these cards Lisa and BEST of luck to You ;-)

Mynnette said...

Good luck, Lisa! These are amazing picks--but which cards wouldn't have been amazing?! :) {{{HUGS}}}

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Lisa! So glad you decided to take the plunge and shared these amazing projects with us for The Paper Players DT Call! Best of luck!
Nance

Sue Wieberg said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the red flower on the first one. Very elegant.

Andrea M said...

Best of luck Lisa! You would absolutely be incredible on any DT! These cards you've showcased are amazing!!! Good Luck!!!

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa! Wishing you all the luck for this DT call! You would make a great DT. I'm loving the three very different styles you shared here today! Will keep my fingers crossed for you! Hugs, Brenda

Michelle said...

Wow, Lisa! These cards are totally amazing! Love the first card in black and white! Good luck with the dt call, they would be lucky to have you!

jacirascrap said...

que lindo cartão como os botões de coração! Já estou como sua seguidora!

Cynthia B. said...

I saw your card on the Denami blog - beautiful! Great use of the stamps on all your cards. Good luck on your DT app - so well deserved!

Renee Zarate said...

Best of luck to you! Your cards are adorable.