Sunday, June 15, 2014

Exciting News and a Giveaway!

Hi Everyone ~ 
I am very happy to share my exciting news with you...I have been asked to join the Design Team at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies! Previously, Linda Trace had asked me to be a Guest Designer, and a few weeks ago, I received an email from her inviting me to join the team full time...well, of course I said Yes! A HUGE Thanks to Linda and Elizabeth, as well as to all the DT gals for their warm welcome! 

I also want to thank those of you who have taken the time to stop by a2z for my Guest DT posts to say hello...I appreciate your support and love very much ~ Thank You!!!

A few quick things I also want to share with you:

- a2z is having another Linky Party, and the theme for June is ‘Stars and Stripes’! This is an opportunity to create an 'Any Hero' card for OWH, and also a great chance to win a $25.00 Gift Voucher at the a2z Store Good luck!


- And, now for the surprise ~ I’m having a ‘GIVEAWAY’! All you have to do is leave a comment below, telling me what is your favorite paper crafting technique. You do NOT have to be a follower of my blog to win (although, I would certainly love it), and I will announce the winner on June 24th at 9am (EDT). The winner will receive the stamp set of their choice at the  a2zScrapbooking Store! I will ship your stamp set anywhere in the world, so all are welcome! I hope you'll take a moment to look around the store, because there are tons of amazing stamps, inks, dies and other supplies. And, stop back often, because new items are being added all the time! Also, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, you are welcome to place a special order.

- Finally, I would like to offer all of my ‘Blog Friends’ my Coupon Code “BARB15″ to get 15% off your purchase of $25.00 or more at the a2z store (before tax and shipping)!!!

So, to celebrate becoming one of the newest ‘DT Members’, I have a card to share with you:




I created this card using two of my Hero Arts/OWH stamp sets ~ Lil Hoot and Year Round Sentiments. I thought it would be fun to use patriotic colors, and in lieu of striped papers, I scored lines vertically, and inked the sentiment in navy. I also inked the background of the circle with distress inks, colored the owls with Copic Markers and added a little Glossy Accents on their eyes.

Before I close, I would like to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day!

So, that’s it for me. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for all the love and support you have all shown me!

Barb

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts/OWH - Lil Hoot, Year Round Sentiments
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass; Versamark; Hero Arts - Navy 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; MFT - Wild Cherry
Dies: Lil’ Inkers - Stitched Rectangles; Spellbinders - Large Circles; SSS - Falling Stars
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - Silver
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi - White
Markers: Copics; Sakura - Glaze Pen

Misc: Glossy Accents

42 comments:

Hannelie said...

fabulous news! Congratulations!

Betty said...

congratulations - you should be so proud! and i'm proud of you!!! right now my favorite technique is using die cuts - i think they add so much to a card in an easy way!

ThePurplePlace said...

Woohoo! I am so happy that you are now part of the wonderful a2z team! I also love this adorable card and think you did a fabulous job on it...what a fun take on the theme! So creative and colored, so well! It's a joy to know you and know to create with you too....I'm a lucky gal! PS: Please do NOT include me in the Giveaway, feel free to share your generosity with another friend! You are so sweet and kind to make such a nice offer! Thank you!!

Kailash said...

Congratulations Barb, wonderful news. Their DT is very lucky to have you on the team.
Your card is gorgeous, love the colors:-)
My favorite technique is using distress inks in various ways. I love the magic that happens when you start playing and experimenting!!!

Lin said...

So very pleased to hear this news, Barb!! You'll be a great asset! I guess my favorite current technique is using watercolor papers and distress inks together with a little water.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome news, Barb! Congratulations.
My favorite technique right now is watercoloring. So fun!

Judy Tuck said...

A big congrats to you Barb. I love your work! I would have to say that my favourite paper crafting technique would be working with distress inks and stencils. Can't wait to see your upcoming projects on A2Z.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, Congratulations! Such a wonderful surprise for you, but not a surprise to those of us who have enjoyed your creations for some time. Super cute card and I love the textue of the scored lines. I am in love still with watercoloring techniques.

Jean said...

Woot woot! Congratulations! What a fun card, too!

Sarah Gray said...

Wonderful news, Barb - I will look forward to seeing more of your fab designs over at A2Z! Love this card, by the way - the silver stars and cute owls are great :) I always love emboss resist - the look of rich, inky backgrounds with embossed stamps is a fave for me. More recently I am loving the effects you can get with stencils too.

Jackie said...

Congrats Barb!!! Your card is ADORABLE!

Virginia Lu said...

I am so happy for you, Barb! You are PERFECT for this/any DT. They are super lucky to have YOU! My fav. technique RIGHT NOW is using alcohol inks! Please leave me out for the prize, I just want to wish you all the fun and creativity along with the DT!!

Barb said...

Woo, hoo! So happy for you, Barb - huge congrats! They are lucky to have you! Love your adorable card - fab color combo! My favorite technique right now would have to be watercoloring. Thanks for the chance to win and for letting us celebrate with you! ♥

Rosemary said...

so very happy for you, barb!! they could not have picked a better crafter to be on their design team!! fantastic card by the way!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, such great news! Congratulations!!! So exciting for you...and they are lucky to have you, you talented lady!! I guess my favorite technique is embossing. Congrats again!

Kim Hall said...

Barb, this is just wonderful news and well deserved, big congrats from me, can't wait to see more of you fabulous creations!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congratulations Barb! Thanks for the discount, will check out the store. My favourite technique at the moment is water colouring with distress inks!

Cris G said...

Big congratulations, Barb! This is beyond fantastic... looking forward to seeing your creations. Your DT celebration card is very cute and so beautifully colored, like you always do.

Laura Norris said...

YAY Barb! What wonderful news! I am so happy for you. My favorite technique has been watercolor. I loved the online class, and now can't stop! Wonderful card you created for the big celebration. You have done such great things with that stamp set!

Lucille K said...

Congratulations Barb. I always enjoy your cards and am so happy for you!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats Barb! That is very exciting. I just love this Lil Hoot set and your card is just adorable!

Karen L K said...

Congrats to you Barb! Your talents and wonderful cards show that you will be a great asset to the Design Team. Looking forward to seeing what you create. My favorite technique these days is using stencils to create backgrounds. Cute little card.

Leslie Hanna said...

Congratulations!!!!

Greta said...

Big Congrats, Barb! They chose well! Your card is darling--love the scored lines!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats, Barb! a2z is so lucky to have you on board and I can't wait to see your creations! Have fun!

Deepti said...

Yippee!! I am so so so happy for you, I am sure you will rock the DT of A2Z. I have always admired your style of CAS with a subtle beauty. I will look forward to all ur creations and will soon be sharing my card at A2Z linky party. As always I love ur card and the bold color red as card base is really striking :)

Joni nina Andaya said...

BIG Congratulations Barb!!! You so deserved :) I cannot wait to see you wonderful work of art :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Barb congratulations! You will be awesome I know it. I knew it as only a matter of time before someone picked you up, your cards are always so awesome! ~hugs

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your DT. That is wonderful, and I know you will do a super job. I just love this sweet little owl card you made, and I am pinning it because I have this set, too. As for my favorite technique--I'd have to say dry embossing, since I seem to add a bit of texture to almost everything I make.

Loll Thompson said...

Congrats Barb!! So happy for you!

LOVE your adorable card - great color combo and perfect image and sentiment! Loll xx

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Barb ... what fantastic news! Such a sweet card ... love those cute eyes with their glossy eyes! Anita :)

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Barb,

Congratulations! My favorite technique is 3D cards, I know they are a LOT of work, but when the card is finished you feel that you have done something that will certainly be appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I just signe in to follow you.

Cariños,
María Alba
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

pcm said...

congratulations! Technique? not sure. probably CAS?

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, squee! Somehow I missed this post, Barb, but I'm glad I saw it now! Congratulations on the DT appointment! They are so lucky to have you on the team!! I'm not surprised and think this will be the first of a long line of DT gigs in your future!! Your card is positively adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oh huge congratulations to you Barb! I'm sorry I'm late with my happy wishes! This is wonderful and exciting news! They picked a winner for sure! Your card is just adorable! That little owl is precious and colored so beautifully!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I have been so busy with personal things lately that I almost missed this post. First of all, congrats on the new position - they are lucky to have you on board!! And, my favorite technique is using spray inks. Love the way the colors blend.

Adorable little owl card:-)

Ali said...

That owl card is so sweet!! And just in time for July 4th!! Congrats on your DT invite!

I'm a little late to the stenciling + distress inks party, but that is my go to technique at this time...I've tried dabbling in watercolors, but still need a TON of practice to make something presentable!

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on your DT gig, Barb! My favourite technique is anything to do with Distress Inks - splatting, sponging, stencilling, watercolouring, embossing folder prints, anything!

Dawn Turley said...

Well done Barb. My favourite technique at the moment is anything to do with water colouring. Just love every type of water colouring.

Chark said...

Congrats, Barb! Love this card--great coloring and colors! Glad we're going to be dt members together--so exciting! (you can leave me out of the draw btw)

Chark said...

Oh, and my fave technique is adding bling. Always :)

Daria Z. said...

Congrats to you, Barb! Love your sweet card with the embossed stripes and your wonderful coloring.