Friday, March 4, 2011

Over the Moon!

I wonder how I can say "I am so excited" in a million different languages?
Do you notice anything different on my sidebar?
Yes, Yes, Yes! I made it! I have wanted to be on Suzanne Dean's Design Team ever since she posted a Design Team Call. I was so excited when an email arrived from Suzanne with the invitation. However, she then swore me to secrecy. Do you know how hard it was to keep that secret? I wanted to shout if from the rooftop! It is NOW official! Check out Suzanne's Color Me Creative Classroom I promise you will be in for a real treat! Check out the sites from the other Design Team Members as well and see what wonderful creations they are posting for you!

You may wonder how this all started. I was surfing the web and came across a card by Suzanne Dean. I checked out her site, Scrap Bitz and discovered that she not only makes awesome cards - she has online classes on Copic markers. It all began at Suzanne's Classroom for me I started out not knowing what a Copic marker was. I started her classes... and I am now addicted. The classes are reasonable and they are soooo worth it. If you surf the web. you will frequently hear Suzannes' name referenced in the "Land of Copics".. What can I say? She is the Guru of Copics! Each class she offers has many videos and resources. I am currently taking class 3. She keeps adding more classes.. See, the possibilities are endless! You can check out her site HERE Check it out!

Tip for The Day:
I want to post a picture of how I organize my reference manual for my rubber stamps and my digital images. It is easy to have so many that you do not know what you have. This is a method I decided to use for quick reference. I have a 3 ring binder and I organize my digital images like this:

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I have since edited this page on the computer to read "Animal Digital Images" and have created a different page for Animal Stamps to use with rubber and/or clear stamps.

For my rubber or clear stamps, I take a picture of my cards and then treat the picture like a digital image. I copy it to Microsoft Word, I size it to approximately 1.5 to 2 inches and copy and label them like the digital images. I discovered the hard way that it is always easier when you are posting and want to credit the artist and company when you document the information under the image on your reference book. for my original digital images, I keep a folder in my computer under pictures and have a folder for each artist.

I hope this tip was helpful! Thank you for stopping by. Please come back soon!

Hugs and Smiles


  1. This was very helpful. I appreciate all your help. I have signed up to follow your blog. I also have a blog but do not always update too often. If you are interested it is:

    I love Suzanne's classes but don't always have time for all the chatting on the CMC forum which is always so busy. Love reading all the info though and everyone is great to help.

  2. Marie this is a great idea and I really do need to get my thing organized like this as well as backed up on a CD
    I am really happy to be working with you.

  3. WOW! You are so organized! I wish I had a book like that of all my digi images! Now that I have 100's it would take me forever to do that, but it's something to think about!

    GREAT GREAT IDEA!! Thanks Marie,

    PS: I also back-up every digi the minute I buy them. We spend so much on our goodies, there is not way I want to lose any of it!!

  4. Congrats on your DT position ... it's well deserved, Marie.

  5. Marie ur clever little thing! so organized! Just perfect!
    I am so excited to be on cmc with you!

  6. I'm so happy for you getting on the DT. You are so organized, that is wonderful...
    I have something on my blog for you.


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