Tuesday, July 31, 2007

we have a design team!

After 2 months and 2 rounds of applications, emails, blog-hopping, "stalking", and discussion, smARTworks is excited to announce their new 2007-8 smART Cookie Design Team! Yeah!

Dina Kowal (DT Leader) (hey, that's me!)
Donna Duquette (SCS donnarie)
Heidi Kingery (SCS sweetheidijo)
Susan Liles (SCS susiestampalot)
Deborah March (2Peas gram-pea)

Congrats ladies - It's been a long, fun road so far, and I look forward to working with you!

To celebrate - a celebration card. OK, it's unseasonal, but isn't it sweet? And I'd like to say...I looked down the page and I must have been trying to crawl out of the box of not making green cards, because...the majority of my recent cards have been green. Weird. So - a not-green card for you. I found this gorgeous handmade paper tucked in a stash, and wanted it to be focal even though it's "background". The bears are colored with Prismacolors/OMS, with a few silver gel pen highlights. The ribbon is velvet (thank you Jacki!) and thick, but perfect for this single line across (thank goodness for good strong double-stick tape!), and not too thick to put the eyelet word through (Making Memories). The eyelet is actually pewter but I colored it with a silver Krylon pen and that worked.

Happy August to you!


  1. Congrats!!! You're talent are amazing and I absolutely love your site...Beautiful new pic!

  2. WoHOooo!! I am excited to be a part of the team and I look forward to working with you, Dina and all my fellow designers!!!
    (Happy Dance)!!!

  3. Congrats Dina on being DT leader... you've have a wonderful & talented team to work with... way to go girl ~ j

  4. Congrats to the design team...a very talented bunch!

    your card is so adorable...love the background.

  5. Congratulations, Dina! SmARTworks is blessed to have you. And, you are very welcome for the ribbon. I'm glad you could use it. I have a box that has been ready to be mailed to you since before we moved. I'm hoping to get to the PO once school starts. I'll let you know when it's on the way.