Friday, February 24, 2012

Stuck on You!

Like the amazing Miss Stephanie did in December, I (Lauren) have had the pleasure of serving as EAD Designs guest designer for the entire month of February, and i have to tell you, it's about as much fun as a crafty girl can have, so be sure to check out their monthly color challenge (hosted by your fellow belle Amy Tsuruta) if you'd like a chance at this amazing honor. 

In the meantime, since we are both *huge* EAD fans, and since we had such a great time with them last year, Stef and I asked Miss Emily if we could team up again and were thrilled when she said, "YES"! not only did she let Stef and me loose in the EAD Designs Shop to choose some fabulous Christmas goodies, she sent along the fabulous EAD Design Team to help us, AND she's providing an amazingly generous $25 gift card to one lucky BELLE who links up with us! Please join us in THANKING and WELCOMING our lovely sponsor EAD Designs!!!

E.A.D DESIGNS is a family owned and operated business. Emily Nelson (owner and illustrator) started E.A.D DESIGNS in 2002, and in a few short years has grown into one of the largest retailers/wholesalers for Vinyl Lettering and Wall Art. They started their scrapbooking rub-on line in 2009, and in 2010 started offering their amazing Stickerz. They also work very hard on creating custom designs for customers who are looking for something unique. Their Design Team is a fablous bunch of very talented ladies handpicked to inspire their customers with creative new ways of using their products, which are made with high quality vinyl in the USA! E.A.D. DESIGNS take pride in offering the newest and original designs on the market.

And now without further ado, let's see some amazing eye candy from the uber-talented EAD Design Team!

~Amy~ of Tsuruta Designs

needs NO introduction in these parts, but did you know that in addition to designing for EAD and running her very own challenge site, Flashback Friday, Amy is on design teams at Paper Issues, LESSology and The Craft's Meow? With regard to designing projects Amy says, "I definitely gravitate towards fun colors! I'm a big fan of non-traditional cards like today's "warm wishes" card. P.S. I'm huge lover of coffee too!!"  Her unique and fabulous card uses EAD's Coffee Shop stickerz, Feathered Friends Stickerz and Christmas Sentiments rub-ons.

made this astonishingly cool "clean and simple" card using EAD's gorgeous Celebrate the Season Stickerz. Jessica is also on the design team at The Cutting Cafe and shared a secret we can relate to about deadlines, "I try really hard to get ahead on DT projects...and always end up changing my mind and design at the last minute... guess I work better under pressure LOL!" We wondered about her cool blog name; well, it seems that whereas most people have dogs and cats and fish, Jessica's family have fish but also 10 chickens!!! "They are our pets" she says, "and will come running when we are outside and love to be petted and carried around! We are looking to add 25 more birds in the about a full Hen House!"

is, in addition to her EAD Designs role, the Design Team Coordinator for The Twinery and The Craft's Meow as well as the creator of The Play Date Cafe & CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. Julie shares a few "fun facts" about her life, "I imported my husband from the UK. He is 8 years my junior and we're both grandparents to 4 amazing grandsons ranging in ages 9 years to 6 months. I love the color orange and anything in miniature. I collect in-flight magazines and am a student of all things Provence." Her wonderfully textural and elegant card uses EAD's Deck the Hall stickerz.

splits her design team duties between EAD Designs and My Creative Time. Her gloriously merry and bright study in red and green takes both its beautiful palette and its amazing graphic "pop" from EAD's awesome Deck the Halls stickerz. Liz shares this about her creative process, "I create better alone, but NEED the social aspect of crops!"

is another familiar-- and well-loved-- name to all of us at JINGLE BELLES, and also on the 365 Cards Blog! Her amazingly elegant card features EAD stickerz from the Sweet Sweet Christmas set. Believe it or not, on the night Rose made this card, she was not happy with it, and planed to "tweak" it a bit in the morning!  Luckily, after a great night's sleep, she saw it again and was thrilled with the way it looked... as are we! (We're also happy to hear we're not the only ones who sometimes have to take a break and come back to a project with "fresh eyes"!) ♥ 

also designs for Imaginisce, My Scrapbook Nook, Paper Issues, I Heart Ippity, Vintage Street Market as well as EAD Designs; and has been a Guest Designer for Little Yellow Bicycle and The Kraft Outlet. We were excited to learn that Shellye loves Christmas music as much as we do! "One thing that kinda drives my family crazy is that I start listening to Christmas music around July... that's five whole months of falalalala! I love it!" Her uber-fabulous card uses EAD's Holiday Owls stickerz.

Lauren says, "I chose EAD's gorgeous Celebrate the Season Stickerz 100% because my fellow belle and EAD DT member Miss Rose used them to rock this amazing card a couple of weeks ago! I had planned to CASE it, actually, but for some reason I can never quiiiiiiiite pull that off, there is always some little change I make that leads to some other little (or big!) change... well, let's just call this card a "kissin' cousin" to the inspiration piece, ok?! :)"

Stef says, "EAD Designs Christmas Block Stickerz were perfect for this CardPatterns Sketch because they're repositionable ... it allowed me to move them several times to get everything lined-up exactly ... and the Christmas Sentiment rub-on coordinated perfectly (their rub-ons come in lots of wonderful colors)."

And now it's time to see what ♥YOU♥ will do for "Stuck on You"! Break out your favorite stickers, your most beloved rub-ons, or some of each... and get creative! Link up here between now and 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 7th, for a chance (by random draw) at that awesome $25 gift card to the EAD Designs Shop!!! Keyword for our flickr group and galleries is JB12-05.


Rose said...

AWESOME cards!!!
thrilled to be joining you both for this fun challenge :)

Marianne said...

Stunning cards. After having to pass on last year's sticker challenge because I did not have any Christmas stickers, I bought a few sets in the Christmas sale at a DIY shop, LOL. So this might be a good time to start using them!

Saxo Stamper said...

These are lovely ladies, I like every single one of them.

k x

Eveline said...

I'll have to dig deep to find any stickers but I'll give it a shot.
Great cards.

jessica said...

Awesome job everyone! So excited to be joining you all!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! everyone did an awesome job on this challenge. Thank you so much for having EAD back.. You Girls ROCK!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Love, love, love all of the cards! EAD has the cutest stuff...for any occasion :) Thanks for having us Lauren and Steph!

Lorraine said...

Oh my, such wonderful creations. Great inspiration too.

~amy~ said...

Thanks for having us ladies!!!

Ros said...

Fabulous cards from you ladies ... love them

CarlyJo said...

I am slightly confused. Should these be EAD stickerz or rub-ons? I want to be 100% sure before crafting something wrong!

SmilynStef said...

Any brand of stickers or rub-ons will work. Hope you join us.

OhioDanielle said...

Love them all! I'll be working on mine this weekend!

Raquel said...

YAY! I'm very happy I was able to join again... this is my second time and hopefully more to come. I see Rose Miller! Hello hello! I haven't seen you in ages!