Design Team!!!

I get to share my exciting news a bit early!  I thought I was going to have to wait until late January to tell you, but Catherine let "cat out of the bag" on January 1st.   In December I was asked by Catherine Pooler to join her design team for StampNation.   You should have seen me doing the happy dance around my house.  It's such a thrill and honor to be chosen.  I only hope I can live up to the job. 

The day after she asked me I went to my craft room to get started on the January challenges and it suddenly hit me.... "can I do this?"  Honestly, I wasn't sure I was ready, but the ladies at StampNation are so nice that I decided to just take the plunge.  It's only paper, and I can always make another card if the first (or first 10) don't turn out.  :) 

The first card I made wasn't good enough for me, but it gave me a great idea for another card.  This card is one of my all time favorites!  I can't show you the card I made, because it is for later in the month, but I can show you a sneak peek.  (shhhh, don't tell anyone, okay?)   Actually, yesterday's post had another sneak peek, if you want to check it out. It is my current most favorite card and sitting in my craft room for inspiration.

For those of you who aren't members of SN, don't worry, I'll be showing all my creations on the blog after they go live over there.

My first challenge card as a design team member went live yesterday.  If you've been following my blog you probably already know I love a good challenge.  Even those that frustrate and stretch me beyond my comfort zone, because I almost always surprise myself and learn something new.

This card doesn't use anything new.  I wasn't sure if I was going to be announced this week or if I was going to be a mystery guest, so I didn't want to give away that I was a SU Demonstrator.  Sneaky, eh?   

Thank you so much, Catherine, and your awesome design team for giving me a chance.  You have made it a great start to the new year for me!   Thank you to all of you who have come here from Catherine's blog to cheer me on.  If you haven't seen her post yet, click here, to go to her blog. 

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Affection Collection, Rue Des Fleurs (retired- currently in Clearance Rack)
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler
Misc.: Fashionable Heart Embosslit, Crystal Effects, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder

Affection Collection Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Affection Collection
***Note*** Holiday catalog ends today, 1-2-12, and the Affection Collection stamp set is in this catalog.  I do not know if it will carry over into next year, so if you love it, get it today!  :)  The DSP stack is from the Holiday catalog as well.

Rue Des Fleurs - Wood-Mount Stamp
Rue Des Fleurs

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders


Mum of 4 said...

I am so happy you accepted the DT position, I look forward to working with you and learning from you too! Love this card! Welcome to the team!!

Jenna Engeldinger said...

Congratulations!!!! I love seing your beautiful cards!

CraftySarcasm said...

Congratulations! Great news and a great card.

Dorothy S said...

Congratulations! From what I have seen of your work, you are more than capable and will do a great job.
I am not familiar with that challenge, however.
BTW, these thank you cards are lovely.

Lynn McAuley said...

Congratulations, Heather!! I know you will do amazing work for Stamp'Nation. These cards are divine!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the new DT position! You are going to be great! Your cards are beautiful!