Release Day and New Store Opening...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's Here! The First Release Day of our images and our newly formed Ethereal Forest Designs Store! There are 27 images and sentiments for purchasing with more to come each month. The design team has been busy creating cards this past week using the wonderful images and we look forward to more from them in the next few months! Check back every day to see cards  and projects from our very talented Designers! We've put the store's logo on the right sidebar for easy access to our store when you come back to visit us!

Please take a moment to browse the images at the Store, purchase as many as you'd like, then come back here and leave a comment! You could possibly win a free image, if you do! We'll draw a random winner who has left a comment on our Blog on Tuesday, March 2nd. 

Make sure you become a "follower" to stay up-to-date on Blog Hop, New Releases and Challenges information! 

Melissa has created a beautiful card for Release Day and she used one of the sentiments from "Giraffe Sentiments" for her main image! You can read more about it on her blog HERE!

Also, Darsie has created a St. Patrick's Day card using the Clover Rainbow and Irish Sentiments and you can see how she made it on her blog HERE!

Easter Cross Sneak Peek...

How exciting! Tomorrow is Release Day here at Ethereal Forest Designs! We will be opening our store so that you can purchase our images and we're very excited! If you've followed us all week, you've seen the wonderful creations by our Design Team! Here is another card using the Easter Cross by our Design Team Coordinator, Darsie! 

In the next weeks to come, we'll schedule a challenge and a blog hop where you could win a gift certificate for images from our new store! Plus, our talented design team will show you many ways to use our images! Stay tuned!

You can see how Darsie made this card on her blog HERE!

Elymira Sneak Peek...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today is Day 6 of Ethereal Forest Designs Sneak Peek, and we've been busy working on the store's website all day! The images are all ready to go and we just have to add the "shopping cart" buttons and we'll be officially ready for Monday's Release!! We are unveiling 27 images and sentiments and we are looking forward to seeing what others create with our digistamps!

Meet Betty Roberts, another Design Team Member:


"Hello, my name is Betty, and I am a mother of three (hopefully four someday), and wife to a man I can't stop hugging and kissing! I started scrapbooking and rubber stamping during my Junior High and end of High School years. Of course, back then, a scrapbook meant paper clippings... not mine!  I love to draw and create so I would always doodle around my photo albums.

I bought my first stamp at the mall, and thought to myself, "These are expensive, I will never have a collection!" That was many, many, many some 4000+ stamps ago (I just recounted three days ago)! I recently ran into the whole digi stamp world ... here I go again!

I love working with all stamps, clear, wooden, unmounted, digi, you name it! I am excited to be a part of Ethereal Forest Design's DT! I can't wait for all of you to see the talent this little blog has picked up and hope you will join us for challenges and play with the fun images. See you all there!

Here is my card using "Elymira" for Sneak Peek Week and you can see how I created it on my blog HERE!" 


Melissa has created a card using "Jewel Planting" and you can see it on her blog HERE!

Jewel Planting Sneak Peek...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today is Day 5 of our Sneak Peek Week and we still have quite a few beautiful creations from our design team to show! Next week, we'll have our first blog hop, and we're working on a challenge to announce as well! There is a lot going on for Ethereal Forest Designs and we invite you to join us for the fun!

Meet Audrey Gonzales, another design team member:

"Hi, I'm Audrey Gonzales, and I am blessed to be able to work part time from home. I voluntarily run our small community water system and make and sell crafts for a local crafts store. I've been scrapbooking and stamping since 1997, but just recently got into cardmaking and I have to say, I am addicted!!!

I've been married 22 years and I am a Mom to three wonderful kids, 2 boys and 1 girl. We live out in the country with our two Labs, Cash and Holly and one cat, Pierre.

I've used the image "Jewel Planting" for my card for Sneak Peek Week and you can see how I created it on my blog HERE!"

Here is a few more Sneak Peeks from other design team members!

Take a look at Betty's too cute creation using "Mischievious Mary" on her blog HERE!
Charlene posted a wonderful card using the "Clover Pot" image on her blog HERE!

Sweetie Bear Sneak Peak...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today is Day 4 of our Sneak Peek Week! We are getting closer to our release date of March 1st, when we unveil our new store and you can purchase the wonderful images our design team has been using on their gorgeous creations! We're ready to introduce you to another one of our design team members and encourage you to visit all of their blogs!

Meet Carla Heibert:

"I have been scrapbooking for about three years and discovered card making about a year ago. I love working with both traditional stamps and digital ... I love the variety of images available.

I live in Manitoba, Canada but am from Texas. My husband is from Canada so I have been in Canada for nearly ten years now. I have two adorable pugs and feature them along with my cards and scrapbook pages on my blog.

I love learning new techniques and would happily stamp and craft all day, but instead I work full-time in my paying job by day (accounts receivable) but my evenings are spent stamping.

My card for Sneak Peek Week features "Sweetie Bear" and you can see how I created it on my blog HERE!"

Mallard the Duck Sneak Peek...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today is Day 3 of our Sneak Peek Week and our designers have created wonderful cards with our new images to be released on March 1st. Please check back with us everyday so that you can see the new creations from our design team.

We'd like to introduce you to Shirley Chillman, another design team member:

"Hello, everyone, I was born in the UK and now live in Ireland with my wonderful husband Andrew who truly is the light of my life and if not for him I would not be writing this bit about myself today.

I have two fabulous boys and 4 wonderful grandchildren. I've always wanted a girl and I have that now with my 3 fabulous granddaughters and not forgetting my number 1 grandson.

I started crafting a long time ago... all the usual: knitting, sewing, cross stitch. My first love was always sewing but had to give it up when my hands started to ache one day and then very gradually my whole body (nearly bedridden), but found a wonderful doctor who finally diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis, and now I am on medication and nearly my old self again.

I teach card making classes in my own home on a Monday and Tuesday evening and also on a Saturday in our local craft shop.

I only started blogging at the end of September after I had an operation and wasn't able to drive for 6 weeks, and WOW, a new world opened up for me. The rest is history as they say and here I ma part of the new and talented design team for Ethereal Forest Designs and so looking forward to using their wonderful images on my cards.

Here is my card for Sneak Peek Week using Mallard the Duck and you can see how I made it on my blog HERE!"

Easter Bunny Sneak Peek...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today is day 2 of our Sneak Peeks and we have another design team member we'd like to introduce to you. Please take a moment to visit our designer's blogs and let them know how much you love their work! Become a "follower" on our blog and keep up to date with our latest announcements and releases!

Meet Charlene Driggs:

"My name is Charlene Driggs. I share my life with my wonderful and supportive husband and a crazy Goldendoodle named Chloe. We have two grown sons, one beautiful daughter-in-law, and 2 precious grandchildren.

I've always been involved in some type of craft. I enjoy sewing, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, crochet and making paper flowers. I especially love to cook and bake. I mill my own wheat and make my own bread and flour mixtures. Many years ago, one of our friends referred to me as the "cookiebaker" because I bake hundreds of cookies every Christmas season as gifts for all our friends and neighbors. The name stuck and is my avatar on my blog and stamping network sites.

I began my stamping and paper art obsession about 7 yrs. ago. I'm a self-taught paper artist, learning primarily online through other wonderful bloggers and stamping networking sites. As a former Stampin' Up hobby demonstrator, I've had the privilege of, make that teaching some of my closest friends the love of paper art.

My favorite paper art projects are gift sets. I love to take an ordinary everyday item and turn it into something beautiful with the use of paper and ink and then combine it with a beautiful card or tag. My style would probably be considered eclectic although I get the most pleasure from the more elegant styles.

I believe each day is a gift waiting to be opened. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always interesting.

Here is my creation for Sneak Peek Week using the Easter Bunny digistamp and you can see how I made it on my blog HERE!"

Elymira Sneak Peek...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Today is the first day of our Official Sneak Peeks of the upcoming release of 26 digistamps (images and sentiments) on March 1st. Our website will be ready for you to purchase our images and we are excited to see the wonderful creations our design team are producing! Throughout this week, we'll be introducing the design team to you with their photo, biographies and blog address! Please take a moment to visit their blog and leave some love (comments) for them! It is always appreciated!

Meet a member of our design team, Melissa Craig...

"Hi, I'm Melissa Craig. First and foremost, I am a child of God. Without my faith in Him, I'd have nothing. I'm a wife and mother of 3 amazing children. I have been paper crafting for nearly 12 years. It's my passion that borders obsession. When I am not playing with my rubber stamps, ink and digi-stamps, you can usually find my nose stuck in a book.

Here is my card for Sneak Peek Week using the "Elymira" and "Elephant Sentiments" and you can read all about it on my blog HERE!"

You can see another Sneak Peek on Carla's blog HERE!

Marble the Unicorn Sneak Peek...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

We are so excited, the design team and I! We are starting our Sneak Peek Week and will be showcasing the wonderful images being released on March 1st! Audrey, Betty, Carla, Charlene, Melissa, Shirley and I are busy creating cards that will show just how versatile the images of Ethereal Forest Designs really are! Make sure you come back here every day this week to see a card from each designer and learn a little bit more about them in the process!

Meet Darsie, our Design Team Coordinator:

"Hi, I'm a fabulous mom of 3 extraordinary adults who are the lights in my life! I live in upstate New York, but am originally from Virginia. My hero will always be my daddy, whom I miss every moment of my life. I'm an artist by trade, dabbling in a life full of color. I think I've explored every craft on the market, with my latest fascination being paper crafting. I enjoy scenic stamping, card making, paper embroidery, floral punch art, photography, and encaustic art. My best friend is my sister, Robin, who encourages me to be more than I ever dreamed. I'm looking forward to working with the new design team for Ethereal Forest Designs."

Here is Darsie's Card and you can see how she made the card on her blog HERE:

This is Marble the Unicorn and you'll be able to purchase her on the new store website of Ethereal Forest Designs on March 1st.

Easter Bunny Sneak Peek...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Next week is the Sneak Peek Week for Ethereal Forest Designs and the newly formed design team is hard at work on creating beautiful cards for your inspiration! We will be releasing 26 new digistamps (both images and sentiments) on March 1st at the unveiling of our new online store! Become a "follower" on our blog for important release information! We have a Blog Hop and Monthly Challenge planned as well as all the wonderful creations from the "Ethereal Girls". Stay tuned for more!

Designed by Darsie Bruno

New Design Team Announcement...

Monday, February 15, 2010

We have sorted through the wonderful applications and have picked six very talented women to be on the Design Team for Ethereal Forest Designs. Let me introduce you to them and please take a moment to look at their blogs! We are looking forward to working with them and seeing their creations with our digital images!

Audrey Gonzales, Betty Roberts, Carla Hiebert, Charlene Driggs, Melissa Craig, and Shirley Chillman

Our Sneak Peek starts February 22nd, and our new designers will be unveiling the delightful images by Ethereal Forest Designs! Stay tuned and become a "follower" for up-to-date announcements!

Sydney Sneak Peek ....

Friday, February 5, 2010

We are currently looking for talented artists for our new Design Team! Our DT term will run approximately 3 to 6 months and anyone is welcome to apply. Please read the information and requirements below carefully before applying for the position. REMEMBER: Deadline is February 15th, 2010!

Ethereal Forest Design Team Call