The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guest Designer for Top Dog Dies

Hello, friends! On my last post, "A little about me . . . ", I mentioned that I'd be back soon with an all-crafting post for a guest designer gig that I was super excited about. Well, the time has come!! I was absolutely thrilled when I was contacted a few months ago by Top Dog Dies, asking me if I'd be interested in guest designing for them. Boy, was I!!! Not familiar with Top Dog? Here's a little about them:

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

The wonderful folks at Top Dog Dies sent me three fantastic die sets to play with--Top Dog Dies Birds & Nest, Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet, and Top Dog Dies Tag Album--and I couldn’t wait to get started with them.

I made three Top Dog Dies projects in all, and you'll find the first two over on the Top Dog blog today. One is a set of note cards and the other is a masculine birthday card. I hope you'll go and check them out!

My third project is a gift tag that I made to coordinate with a lovely box I picked up (on clearance!) at IKEA recently. I thought it would make the perfect gift box! I used the smaller tag from the Top Dog Dies Tag Album set and diecut letters from the Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet set to personalize it. The apple stamp and sentiment come from Unity's to the core! Itty Bitty stamp set.

Perfect for Mom's next birthday, don't you think?

And now, how about a giveaway?

Top Dog Dies is doing a guest designer giveaway for the whole month of August! The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive wafer-thin dies of their choice from Top Dog Dies.  Enter HERE! Deadline to enter will be Sunday, August 31, 2014, at midnight Central Standard Time.

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit me today. Don't forget to visit the Top Dog Dies blog today to see my other Top Dog projects AND enter the Guest Designer Giveaway!!

Have a day filled with bliss!


Benzi said...

Super cute box, Emily, and I love the sentiment for your mom. I'm sure she'll love it from her "little girl".

cghundley said...

Congrats! So fun
seeing you had a
post on your blog
after so long!!
Carla from Utah

Pam said...

Hi Emily!! Wow, it has been a long time since I've 'seen' you!! Glad to have you back for awhile!! Congrats on the Gust Designer spot! Aren't you glad you bought that die cut machine?!! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great guest designer post here, and over at Top Dog dies! Congrats to you, Emily. :) Love your ingenuity, always.

Lisa Elton said...

YAY congrats to you Emily!! I'm off to check this out at TDD!!

~amy~ said...

adorable Emily!

Auntie Em said...

Your little apple covered gift box is so sweet and the tag you made to go with it gives it lovely personal touch.
No wonder you are excited about your new post as designer for this company. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Woo-Hoo!!! :D

cm said...

Applauding and cheering your GD news over at Top Dog! As you've shown here: you and these products are a marvelous match! Gorgeous, inspired and inspiring projects! I'm sooooo glad you're back crafting!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome for you- they have great taste : ) Loving your project, and will have to go check out the blog for the others!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy to see you back again. This apple box is so cute. I checked out your other creations too and they are great. I like the birds on that cute die cut and the moustache card is so clever. Congratulations, you did a terrific job.

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily!
I hope you are doing well and have just extended your summer a little longer. I have been missing your posts but still stop by to see if you are still blogging.
Thinking of you! :)