Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm On a Design Team!

I know, I know! Isn't that fun?! This is the news I've been waiting to share with you!

Deborah Nolan asked me awhile back if I was interested in being on the design team over in the pond! Yup!
THAT pond! Of course I said, "YES!"I am now an official DT member for The Lily Pad Cards blog! YAY!!! I'm very excited about my first day, which is today! So, if you could please hop on over there and check it out, I'd love it!

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!

There is some other exciting news they're announcing today too. There will be a new challenge every month called, Virginia's View. That's right! The Virginia that we all know and love is also a new member of the design team, and she will have her very own challenge every month! Woo, hoo! Isn't that the coolest thing?! Now you know why I'm so excited! Not only am I on a design team, I'm joined by my good friend, Virginia!

So here is the very first inspiration photo, for the very first Virginia's View challenge. It's sponsored by Penny Black.



Isn't it beautiful? I was inspired by the pretty shades of pinks and oranges, so I used them on my entire card.


The beautiful background stamp is from Penny Black and is called, Delicate Pattern. After white embossing it on Watercolor paper, I added the colors with Distress Stains. The sentiment is computer generated, and I added a couple of glittery hearts to finish off the card.

Please stop by the Lily Pad Cards blog and take a look at all the exciting news! There's a third new DT member whom many of you know too. Her name is Karin (PeppermintPatty on Flickr.) She has amazing talent, and I'm really looking forward to working with her and getting to know her better!

I want to thank Deborah and Vicky for inviting me to be on the team! Working with the two of them, and all the other members is a dream come true! Am I lucky or what?! I mean, there's not only Deborah and Vicky, there's Lin, Nancy, Latrice and Kathy too! I admire each one of these ladies so much!

So, what are ya waiting for? Hop on over to the pond and join in on all the fun! You can find out all about the challenge and see the gorgeous cards from the other DT members. You won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend! And don't forget, you still have time to enter my giveaway! Just click here to enter.

69 comments:

Tina said...

Hura!!!! I am doing a happy dance for you, my dear friend! You soooo deserve it and you will bring much inspiration to many crafters.... So happy for you!

Dee in N.H. said...

Sweet news!!!!!! Congrats!!! Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you used the color!! Off to see the pond.....

Stamp In Style Suze said...

Congratulations .. So happy for you!
hugs
Suze x

Lily Anuska said...

Congrat on DT member. You made one amazing card again. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Isha said...

YAY!!!! I have a huuuge smile Barb. Congrats so so much. You really deserved it so so much:) You are always inspiring and motivating....hurray!!!!

paula said...

Woo Hoo for you Barb :o). What a great thing to be a part of. You are so talented & I love the cards you have shared today xoxoxo

Lynn said...

So, so happy for you Barb! Way to go! And you're starting off with a bang! Your card is amazing.

Joy said...

OMG!!!!!! I am squealing with delight for you...you so deserve this my sweet friend, and I cannot be more excited for you..looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations as I view on here today..STUNNING!!! super big hugs!

Anette said...

How exciting, Barb, CONGRATULATIONS!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Congratulations, Barb! That's wondeful news.
I love your card.

Donna Bowman said...

Congrats Barb!! That's excellent news!! They are very lucky to have you and Virginia too!! I can't wait to see what you make for them. :)

Karen B. said...

This is some excellent and happy news! They snagged a good one with you to be on their design team! What a beautiful card for the challenge too!

joy said...

WooHoo! This is great news, Barb! You will definitely be a wonderful addition to their design team. Love the card you have made for Virginia's first challenge, too! You go, girl!

Mariëtte said...

Wowie that's super news, for you and for us. More beautiful art work from you to us for inspiration.
And this one is again a beauty!

Cindy C. said...

Big congrats Barb!! So excited for you. Your card is gorgeous!

Cathy Fong said...

Congratulations, Barb!!! So happy to see more of your beautiful works with Lilypad cards! and your card here is beautiful i love the color shades on delicate pattern stamp.

Jackie said...

Congratulations! They are lucky to have you and I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations on the site.

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Barb, I can't think of a better person to be on this DT, you will be amazing. So looking forward to seeing your new creations!

Lin said...

You can not imagine how pleased I am to be working with you, Barb! You will add so much to the team - we're going to have so much fun!

Lisa said...

Wow, Barb, that is so wonderful! Looking forward to seeing what you bring to Lily Pad :) I think this is a match made in heaven! Congrats!!

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Congrats to you Barb!!! Such fun news!! Off to "hop" over to the Lily Pad!

judkajudi said...

Congratulations, Barb!! You are a wonderful additiion to the DT at the Pond. It is a joy to see your work and now there is a new place to see it!! Happy dancing for you! Hugs!

Virginia L. said...

I am SO VERY thrilled to work along side with you, dear Barb! You are one amazing card-maker and I am lucky to call you friend!Your card translates the photo so superbly! I love your emboss resist and shades of pink and orange!!Way to rock this challenge!

Robin K. said...

Oh Barb! Couldn't be more thrilled for you my friend!!! They are lucky to have you on their team!! Your card is beautiful!!!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on being a DT at Pond, Barb!Looking forward to see more of your beautiful work at the Pond!

craftin-dawn said...

Congrats on making DT...I am also "new" on a DT its for http://digidarlas.blogspot.com/
What an aswome feeling huh!!!
Congrats again! Your cards are beautiful!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

It's going to be so exciting to work with you on the team! Your card is absolutely WONDERFUL - such a fabulous take on Virginia's picture!
Big hugs, Karin

diana said...

Great card! Love the colours. ;-)

Cathy A said...

Congrats Barb, I am so pleased for you, Lily pad is gaining a real gem!

ThePurplePlace said...

What fun and happy NEWS! I am so excited for you and was thrilled to read about your new role in my email this morning.

CONGRATS! I'm sure you must be very happy and I'm sure you'll be a wonderful addition to the DT!!

:) Yaay Barb!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Happy, happy, happy for you Barb!! Congratulations! Beautiful card. The background blending is stunning!

Nancy said...

You have no idea how ecstatic I am that you are part of the Lily Pad crew now...you make me happy, your work makes me happy and working with you at the Pond really makes me happy! Enjoy, my sweet friend!
Now let me just say a few words about your gorgeous card, I love it! You totally captured the colors of the inspiration and took them in a wonderfully elegant direction!

Rosemary said...

congrats on joining the lily pad design team, barb!! your card is so pretty!

Dotty Jo said...

Big congratulations - that's a real dream team! Love your card, Jo x

Michelle W said...

WOW! That is so awesome. Congrats Barb! You will be a wonderful addition to the design team on the pond.

Karen said...

Oh Barb CONGRATS!!!! I'm so happy and excited for you. What an honor and you are so talented they are lucky to have you. Gosh...I'm sending you big cyber HUGS my friend, whoooooo hoooooo!!!!

Karen said...

Oh and I forgot to say, LOVE your card!!!! Love the colors and the stamped bg, just perfect!

cardcreationsnz said...

Congratulations on being part of the DT. I am very excited for you. I love your creations. Your card today looks wonderful. I love your use of the colours from the photos.

Pam W Merwin said...

Congratulations - can't wait to see your inspiring work with them :)

Anne said...

Big congrats to you Barb- how exciting and fun!! Love your card for today's challenge...you ladies inspired me and I am finally participating in a challenge!

Helen F. said...

Congratulations, Barb! Such happy news ~ not surprising you were asked to be on the DT though! Love your creativity and look forward to seeing you in the 'spotlight'.
PS: this card is just gorgeous too :o)

Yvette said...

Congratulations Barb!They've made a perfect choice to ask you to join them. Your card is beautiful.

Dawn said...

WOO HOO Barb. So excited for you. What a thrill. You will be awesome. Looking forward to seeing your work over at the Pond. Hugs to you.

Annette said...

Congratulations Barb...so exciting..very happy for you...

Suzanne C said...

Whoo Hoo! So happy for you! Beautiful card. Love how you blended the colors in the background. Glad that Virginia is having her challenge too!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your new gig Barb! I'm excited to see what creations you'll make for us over at the pond.

Tiffany said...

Awwww! That is fabulous news! I'm so happy to hear you will be joined by many good friends! Your card is lovely in the citrus-y colors!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, congratulations -- I am very happy for you. Your card is gorgeous; love all those pretty colors. Hugs to you.

Mitt said...

Cowabunga Dude! That's awesome!!!!

MarcyK924 said...

I could not be happier for you, Barb! I've been waiting all month for your exciting news....how wonderful! I love when good things happen to good people, and you have had quite a month! Hugs!! XOXO

Trinh said...

Yay, I'm doing a happy dance for you, Barb! So glad we will be able to see your talent in the Pond. And I love your beautiful take on Virginia's 1st challenge!

pcm said...

That's amazing!!!! Congratulations!

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely gorgeous Barb!
TFS these wonderful colors too ;-)

Judy1223 said...

Barb, what else can I say but a HUGE congratulations! Not surprised at all...been waiting to see who would grab you first! Your card is lovely and I couldn't be happier for you!!!

AnitaRex said...

WHOOO HOOO Barb! I am so happy for you to be joining the Lily Pad challenges! :> Your a perfect addition! :> Love your card today, so pretty!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Barb - hope you have a fun time.
I just love the tones you added to your embossed card, beautiful!!

Kathy said...

Big congrats to you Barb! How awesome and fun:) Love your cards!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats Barb. So happy for you!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow! You sure kept this a secret! I missed one day on my computer and missed this huge and happy news! Couldn't happen to a sweeter gal - you will do so great, I know. How exciting. Love it (& you).

Brenda said...

Ha Barb! I am so thrilled for you my friend! Totally awesome, they could not have asked a nicer person! Love your interpretation of Virginia's first challenge! Your stained background is beautiful! I just purchased a few sheets of watercolour paper from SSS, so I'm going to give the staines another go!

Milla said...

Congrats on your new DT post! :) Love, love, love your card, so stylish and elegant with gorgeous colours!

Aundria B. said...

Congrats on making the DT for Lily Pad - you must be so excited! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Woohooo!! So happy for you Barb, congrats!! I'm behind on visiting blogs because we are in FL enjoying some sunshine. Anyway, I LOVE your card too!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats to you Barb, and to Virginia too! Looking forward to your inspiration. Loved your card today!

Heather Maria said...

Oh wow, gorgeous, gorgeous card! Big congrats again, Barb:)

78thistles said...

Hi Barb, It been too long since I've been here but it looks like I arrived at a fantastic time! Sending a huge congratulations for your DT spot! So happy to hear about it. Oh, and by the way, your card is lovely!

Ger said...

Congratulations on your well deserved DT spot! Love that pinky orangey card. Ger x.

Deirdre said...

Congrats Barb - that is fantastic news. Off to check out the news at the "pad" now.

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is long overdue actually. I thought someone would have snagged you up long before now because your work is truly beautiful and your heart for others even more so. Lily Pad is lucky to have you. Your card is stunning by the way and so love the colours.