Monday, December 24, 2007

and the winner is....

...Terri! Her Christmas ATC holder is just beautiful and unique and a very deserving winner!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families!! I will be gone the first week of January for vacation, but check back in on the 7th for a new challenge and another chance to join the team for February!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Welcome the new Design Team plus a little something extra!

Hi everyone and Merry Christmas eve eve!

Well as you can imagine I have had a rough time making these decisions but please join me in welcoming the new DT for the next 6 months. I am so lucky to have all of them joining the site and blogs and I'm sure they will be providing TONS of ideas and inspiration.

First off...we have Ashley Smith. Ashley is returning to the team, and she is going to be the DT coordinator. So welcome back Ashley!! YAY!

Next up.... is the amazing Adrienne Nixon!!
Adrienne simply rocks and is super fun! I'm sure a lot of you know her, she's "kind of a big deal", lol!

Third....the oh so talented and stunning Jana Eubank. If you have not seen her work...it literally takes my breath away! The way she layers and coordinates....it's fantastic!

And last, but certainly not least we welcome Patti Hozack. Patti is one of my all time favorite scrappers! She is constantly featured on ScrapJazz and is a pro at using different shapes and direction in her work. She has joined in on my challenges from the beginning and was always a favorite!!

So there we have it. The new team.

I would like to take a minute to thank Jael Calvillo for providing STUNNING work throughout the last year. Jael is truly a "natural" scrapper. Everything she does is so full of life and, as with any true artist, when you see Jael's work you know it's hers before you even see her name on it. She owns it and I'm going to miss her so much. She is a great scrapper and a great friend and a true sweetheart! Please head over to the other blog "layouts and projects" and browse through the months to see what I mean. But I warn you "prepare to be amazed".....seriously...lol!

Also, I would like to thank Elizabeth Manna, who has been GDTM for the last few months. Again, she is awesome! Awesome scrapper, awesome person and awesome friend! I would also like to thank all of you who entered the call....again I'm humbled and awed by all of your amazing work!

And because of this I have made a decision....a fun decision! As you all saw, the winner of this challenge will be getting to choose a paper kit and will be guest DTM for January. Well, I thought "why not do this every month?"...so I am!! The beginning of every month I will be holding a challenge, and the winner of that challenge will get to be on the DT the following month. Then I can offer the position to more of you and we will all win by getting to see all the talent out there!! Sound good?? I hope so!!

So that's what I have to share today! Make sure you check back tomorrow to see who will be filling the first guest spot! Again, decisions...decisions. Have you seen the slide show??? Oh my goodness....guys watch it all the way through and then tell me how I'm going to pick! Ahhh...you're killin' me (in a good way)!

Friday, December 21, 2007

January kits sneak peek!

I've got 3 new kits coming out...so I was finally able to get some sneak peek pics of whats coming!! Be on the lookout for these to be released sometime the 2nd week of Jan!! Yummy yum yum!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lil' update....

Hi everyone!! I'm just going to give everyone a quick update as to where I am as far as getting a new DT together. I have received over 50 entries to be considered...that's so amazing, and overwhelming and humbling! I am just in awe at the level of work EVERYONE has submitted! I will be taking the next several days to go through and think very long and hard about my choices!

Now I know I said that the winner of the Holiday challenge will get to pick a paper kit....but I would also like to extend an invitation to the winner of this challenge to be the first guest design team member for January!

I am having such a hard time picking 3 people out of this lot...there is just so much talent to chose from....again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting to be a part of the team!

Have a great weekend! And keep submitting for the challenge...it runs through the end of this week. Oh....and if you submitted work and it's not showing in the slideshow please let me know!!! i don't want to miss anything!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Holiday Celebrations Challenge!

Hi everyone...Well I was thinking I would take the rest of the year off from challenges and focus on the DT call. but you know what! I want to do one more! let's do a "Holiday celebration" challenge! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice...whatever you and your family celebrate let's see it! Open to cards, LO's, altered items, ornaments...whatever!

And since I'm in the holiday spirit I'm going to let the winner chose their own prize! Any complete paper kit you want: Scenic Route, Basic Grey, NoelMignon, Sassafras Lass....if it's in stock you can claim it! I'm going to run this until Dec. 21st and I'll announce the winner on Christmas eve! Just post your link to the LO in the comments section here so I can find it!

And if you haven't checked out the Holiday Kit's I put together yet go have a look! I think they are beautiful and I have been getting some great compliments on them.

OK some ideas I have in the gallery to share...