Thursday, September 1, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 Design Team (and a card)

Have you seen that Concord and 9th is starting a challenge blog?  And even more exciting is that I've been asked to be on the team.  Eek!  When Jessica asked me to be a part of the team a few weeks ago, I was floored.  It shouldn't come as a surprise that I love Concord and 9th's products...they've made their way onto most of my creations lately...and I cannot wait to have a reason to create  We were asked to share a bit about ourselves on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog (you can read what I wrote here...and make sure you do head over because there is a giveaway), but I thought it would be fun to give you a few random facts...nine to be exact...about myself on my blog.  So here it goes...
1. My sister was the first person in my family to get into cardmaking.  After my first year of college I was home visiting, and she had us all sit down to make a card with acrylic stamps (something I'd never seen before).  It was so hard and time consuming for me to make just one card that I decided right then that card making was not for me.  (Ha!).

2. About half of my idea ideas for cards, especially color schemes, come from children's clothing.

3. I love food and am constantly trying new recipes. (I warned you that these would be random facts. ;) )

4. The only things I like to buy more than crafty supplies are children's books.

5. I'm far more willing to spend $15 on stamps or dies than I am to pay that much for an article of clothing.  In fact, my husband laughs at me because often when I'm debating whether or not to buy something I'll say things like, "But that costs as much as two stamp sets!"

6. I have two super cute kiddos. Okay, I know that isn't new info, but I love them, so I had to include them.

7. I'm not a big fan of chocolate.  I'd choose fruit or a fruity dessert over chocolate any day.

8. I used to live in Utah (we just moved away a year ago) not far from the birthplace of Concord and 9th.

9. Concord and 9th has a thing for the number 9.....and I do, too!  It's been my favorite number for the last 17 years.

Okay, if you've made this far, the least I can do is share a card with you.  Among the cards I had lost (I talked about them here) and happily found last night was this one using Concord and 9th's Brushed Blossoms and Wildflower.  The woman I made it for has beautiful yellow flowers in her yard that she always loved and talked about how happy they made her.  I'm hoping these yellow flowers and the prayers and love sent along with this card will help cheer her up.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my happiness. :) Don't forget to go to the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog to check out the design team announcements during the next few days and to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord and 9th My fingers are crossed that one of my sweet blogging buddies wins. :) 



  1. I used to buy children's it's just stamps:)) Two questions, Is your sister Michele Ferguson? And did you find your cards in a stack of books?
    Swooning over the YELLOW in today's card! Congrats on the C&9 gig!

  2. How wonderful to discover a bit more about you as you prepare for your new role as part of the fabulous C9 team! I may not comment often (crazy schedule), but I do visit and send 'thought bubbles' of admiration your way. Your creations are always marvelous - and how interesting your sources of inspiration! I don't have kids of my own, but am "Aunty c" to my niece and nephew, so I, like you, enjoy buying kids books. Stamp set or clothing: yes, the crafting choice typically wins out! Excited to see what you have in store for us as the C9 challenges unfold....

  3. Stunning card, and congrats on your DT position. Loved learning more about you! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

  4. YAY!!! A huge congrats Lindsey, I'm so HAPPY for you!! Your card is beautiful. It's delicate and peaceful. You don't like chocolate? Well...I won't hold that against you LOL!!

  5. So happy for you, Lindsey! I knew you'd be a perfect fit for the challenge team! Love your card--the yellow blooms are gorgeous!

  6. I am so happy for you, and proud of you! You are so sweet, kind, creative, and such a perfect fit for this new challenge! I cannot wait 'til the moving-dust settles and I can play along ... of to put my hat in the ring - fingers crossed here, too! xoxo

  7. Beautiful card. Congratulations on your DT gig... sounds like it's gonna make you happy :)

  8. Yay, Lindsey!!! So fun reading your random facts :) Your card is lovely! I'm looking forward to working with you on the C9 Team!

  9. This card is so soft and pretty! Congrats on C9!

  10. I am so sorry that I missed this big news! I'm so excited for you Lindsey! A big huge congratulations to you! As I said on Instagram I'm am jumping up and down! Not sure how I missed it! I love this beautiful soft yellow card! What a great team of AWSOME ladies! Yay for # 9

  11. You are going to be such a wonderful addition to the Concord and 9th team!! Loved reading all the fun facts and to get to know a little more about you. This card is so beautiful! The soft yellow is wonderful!

  12. I know I've already said it over at WCMC9, Lindsey ... now I'm saying it again ... many congratulations ... the team are lucky to have you! Your softly coloured yellow blooms are gorgeous ... calm and serene ... so perfect for a sympathy card! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. So great to learn more about you, my friend! And your card is gorgeous!