Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Beautiful Day

Stamps: Ballet Sophie by Hanna Stamps; inside words by SU!
Paper: Imaginisce;
Memento Black;
Amuse rhinestones; Nestabilities; Prima flowers; Magenta Stickles; various brads

Card Measures 5.25 square

Good Morning! Good Morning! It's a happy day today!

How are you doing today, my friends? Is it sunny where you are? I don't think it's suppose to be sunny here today. :P But again, as long as it isn't snowing: I am good! LOL!

This card was made for TechnoStampers Sketch Challenge #64. I changed it from a rectangle card to a square...in case you are new around here: I like to work with squares. :)
Check out the original sketch, MJ's cards and link up to others over at Mary Jo's Blog. Then join in!

I also made this card to celebrate some more news I have! I have been asked to join the Hanna Stamps Design Team! I had so much fun as a guest designer for Hanna Stamps in January...and now I am super excited to be a permanent DT member! I have known Kristi (HS owner) and Vicki (HS DT coordinator) for several years via Yahoo groups. They are both wonderful, fun, and talented women. I was just so flattered and honored when they asked me to be a guest designer. But when I got the email last week asking me to join them permanently...I was SHOCKED. Seriously. You know when someone is talking to you and you can't believe what they are saying and your hearing gets kind of funny and you feel light headed? That's how I felt. (I had also felt that way when Diana asked me the week before...but felt silly telling you.) I told Vicki that this would be a very mean April Fool's joke! She promised me it wasn't. Then yesterday I saw on that FEEDJIT thingy down there on the right that a few people came to my blog from here. I scrolled down and saw my mug. There it was. Right there with all those KEWL girls! Astonishing!!

Wowzers! How flattering to be asked to join 2 design teams in as many weeks! Unbelievable! Now I am going to share something with you that I have been too embarrassed to share. Do you know how many design team calls I have applied for? Somewhere around 15 or so. Do you know how many asked me to join them? 0. Yes, that's a ZERO. Well, maybe 1 really. When I sent some cards to Kelly it was not really a design team call, she was looking for some cards to display in her store in exchange for a Magnolia stamp. A one time thing. But she ended up forming one and asked me to join her. Thanks Kel!

So why am I telling you this? If getting on a design team is something you have been working towards...Don't Give Up! You never know who is looking at your work and liking it. And just because you are not accepted, don't take it as "rejected". I really tried to take it as "not what they were looking for at the time". :) Also, I think (and this is only my theory) that many companies are looking at those people who join in their company sponsored challenges and forums. So if there is a particular stamp company that you love...make yourself known. Known...not annoying! LOL! ;) That shows them how enthusiastic you truly are about their products and that you just aren't in it to say "I am on a Design Team".

So that's my PSA for this month. heeheeheehee

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Spectacular Tuesday!


JillRv said...

Yay! congrats! I have to say Im surprised that you have ever been denied on a design team! I love your blog and I love how much personality you put in your posts.Your creations are amazing! I do understand, I applied for 2 design teams and they said my style was to simple, but no worries, I used as constructive critism and have completely changed my style. well anyways I am very happy for you and look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations!

Kleeblatt said...

Oh, this card is so nice.
I wish, she would come in my mailbox ;-)

best wishes

Moni said...

First to congrats on DT call! Andd second card is fab, love the coloursand the paper and layout! Thank you for sharing, I haven`t applied for no DT, but would like, so will have in mind your words! :) Hugs, Moni

coldwaters2 said...

Kerry I am so happy for you your work is fab.

Lorraine x

ribenaruby said...

Congaratulations and well done on both DT's! What fabulous news and wise words. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!

Suzy said...

Congratulations on DT team.

And your card is great again.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love all of the details on this one, Kerry!

Congrats on the design team!

Christina said...

First I was shocked no magnolias, then as I read I thought how awesome you got chosen for another design team. Way to go!

Kathy W said...

gorgeous work as usual, so many details!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOWZER! What great news! Your work is always so beautiful, neat and professional EVERYONE should be trying to get you on their team!

What you said about applying to DT calls is great! Been there, done that! And the result is.... I'm now on 2 DT's. Just got picked for Whimsy Stamps! We've both got something to celebrate!

Big, big hugs, my friend!!!

Mima said...

Hola Kerry,
Wow, what an adorable card. Love it! Congrats on your accomplicement. I know you'll feel right at home. TFS, Mima~

Ida P. Krause said...

WAY TO GO!!! - What a fun and sweet card. Just adorable.

Peggy said...

Congrats!! Obviously I am really behind in reading so congrats on both!!! Cute card. I also made a square. Rectangles are too hard.

Danni said...

Congrats!! So happy for you!
Love your card, really am loving the paper, so pretty!

Jekka said...

Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful thing for you and you truly deserve it.

Beautiful card and great take on Mary Jo's sketch.

MJ said...

Congratulations again! Another perfect fit. You ROCK--I told you so,lol! I love this card too--tinkermoose is what I call it. Great job on this sketch-as usual.
Glad you still found time for little ol' me now that your a superstar and all! LOL!

CRYSTAL said...

Congrats.....I know how ya feel....
great job!!!

Pia said...

I am so HAPPY for you! You go girl! You just keep on going and going!

Your card is great!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats Kerry welcome aboard. Hugs Cindy!!!!!

Elena said...

Hooray!!!! I am so HAPPY for you, Kerry! Wonderful, wonderful news!!! You really deserve this DT position!
Love your card! Very very cute! Love the DP you used!

Jane Wetzel said...

great work! This little card is sooo sweeet! love it!

Cathy said...

Congrats to you!! Your card is gorgeous!!

Christi said...

Congratulations!! It's no wonder they wanted you-your card is gorgeous!!!!!

Kristine B. said...

WOW...this is so pretty Kerry! I am in love with that designer paper ta boot! LOL. And Riley is so sweet in that ballerina tutu. Maybe we could do a Riley swap sometime? I have 3 male ones and would love some girly ones. Have a great day!! ☺

Tracey said...

So happy to hear your news Kerry! Love Hanna Stamps - have fun with them!! Your Ballet Sophie is adorable!! xx

Kristen said...

kerry, this is SUPER cute. I LOVE IT!!!!

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOOOHOOOO!! Congratulations!! Couldn't of went to a nice and more talented creator!! I'm thrilled for you!!
LOVE your card!! Love the colors and of course Riley!!!
big hugz

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOOHOO!!!! How exciting! You ROCK girl! I LOVE this card. The colors are so springy and beautiful!

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

I love this card, it's so springy!
Have a wonderful Easter,

Anonymous said...

Hey Kerry!! This is gorgeous! I always see your stuff on Splitcoast and I think it is awesome! Happy Easter and thanks for checking out my blog too!

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