Friday, December 12, 2008

Simply The Best...

Simply the best is such a fitting title for today's post, because I have some of THE. BEST. news to share with you! I am sooooo excited to tell you that I was chosen to be part of the design team for Pink Cat Studio. OMG. There are no words. Seriously. Did you see the other DT members? I feel like people look at the list and automatically start singing, "one of these things is not like the others..." when they get to my name. lmbo! Ok, so maybe it's not quite that drastic, but you know what I mean, right?

Here's the DT list for 2009:

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van der Veer
Nikki Fairbairn
Sarah Anderson (OMG. That's ME!)
Vicki Garret

*big ol' goofy happy dance*

(we're talking the "running man" here, people! *snort*)

I can't wait to show you their A.DOR.A.BLE. new releases just in time for Valentine's Day. You'll love them. I promise.

And speaking of new releases, check out this cute set from Artistic Outpost. I saw this and a few other new releases posted on my friend Debby's blog this morning, and wouldn't you know it... I just HAD to pop over to AO and buy the dang thing. I hate it when that happens, but I think I've mentioned before that I'm a sucker for a retro image.

Finally, I have another Bellaholics Anonymous sketch challenge to share with you! Here is the sketch for this month:

And here is my take on it:

This card caused me nothing but grief tonight. UGH. I had the whole card almost done, and was sitting there with my crimson copic marker doing a little outlining on the cape. I started telling my dh about something, and looked down to see that the damn marker was DRIPPING on my image! WTH?! I was soooooo ticked. It wouldn't have been so bad if I actually owned the stamp, but I don't. I received two images of it from a swap I was in awhile back, and now they are both gone. I had to cut one out to piece it over the other, and had to color in a little darker under her arm than I would have liked to to compensate. I would have just started a different card, but I just didn't have the time tonight and I knew I wouldn't be getting back to my stamping room until late Saturday, so this had to suffice. I hate it when that happens.

Anyhow, if you play along with the sketch, be sure to link your creation up here for a chance to win a little prize from me!
Happy Stamping!

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Mariska said...

Congratulations Sarah!! I've done the goofy happy dance as well so I completely know what you mean! And as for your cards, they are gorgeous so you completely belong in this team! Love your latest creation as well, the colouring is lovely even if you had to do it again, it doesn't show at all. Have a great day and keep dancing!!


Kimmie0270 said...

Congrats! I read about it on Janna's blog yesterday. You totally deserve to be there - your stuff is amazing.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Congratulations Sarah and i'm doing the goofy dance with you ;-) Can't wait to work with you. Love your gorgeous card and so bright and cheerful, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Jackie said...

Congrats Sarah! You really deserve it! You are truly talented & extremely creative. Stand proud and go do your awesome work!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Congratulations Sarah!!!! You are so talented and are right up there with everyone else on the team!! I am so excited to be working with you for the next year to bring Melissa's stamps to life!!!!

Love your Bella Card and a big "high five" !!!!!!

I was doing the Goofy Happy dance too!!!


Heather said...

Hi Sarah,

Just wanted to come by and say Hi, and tell you Congratulations also. It is an amazing team of stampers and your cards are every bit as wonderful too! I am so excited to see what you all have in store for us over the next year!!!

I of cource will be excited the month I get to play with you all as a Guest DT!!

You deserve it girl keep up the good work!!!


Janna said...

Sarah!!! Congrats, congrats,Congrats!!! I am so excited to be on the team with you! I feel the same way, but I am sure they are stopping at my name! Lol!! You are so talented and certainly deserve it!!! Love the Bella Card!!! It is so cute!! The colors are awesome and what you did with the layout is fantastic!!! Great job!


Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Sarah, that's awesome news! Can I dance w/ya? I promise all the dancing I do is of big ol' goofy style. LOL! Major Congrats! You deserve it.

Your card, as always, is great .... even if you did have a copic drool all over it! Love it. I want to feature it on my site (link to my post is below). I love doing sketches on the site and think it will help the site grow. Anyhow, you've been given credit for the sketch. You know you can come over and play anytime too!

Here's the link to my post:

Emily said...

Sarah, congratulations on the DT position!! Thats awesome news!! I love your bella card! Love your sketch too!! Might have to give that a try! Your colors look great! That's so weird that your marker was dripping! I hate it when I ruin an stamped image I don't have many of. I'm a lot more likely to mess up an image when I don't own the stamp, lol.

Lise Roy said...

I am so excited to be on the team with you.
Your cards are gorgeous!

Holly said...

Sarah I can tell how excited you are, and it is really wonderful news for you. I'm not surprised a bit though because you make such wonderfully cute things and I can't wait to see what you come up with for Valentine's Day.
This card is adorable! I've had one of my copics bleed out on me too. They say it's a change in air pressure that does that, and if you remove the caps and let your pen sit a minute it will fix it.

Alysabeth said...

I'm SSSSOOOO happy for I get SSSSSSOOOO much from your blog and think you'll do them proud.

I'm a little upset too though, because I was planning on applying and had my application all drawn up. I had the deadlines recorded as Dec. 19th and Jan 3rd for the announcment????????

I guess I missed an update changing them! POOP.

Dani said...

Oh yeah, oh yeah! **me doing the goofy happy dance for you too**
Congrats girlie, you deserve it!

And your Bella looks perfect, I'd never have known there was anything amiss! :)

Maria said...

Hi Sarah!! Congratulations on being chosen for the DT!! Your work is beautiful and I look forward to getting to know you better!! Whoohoo!!


Catherine said...

congratulations, Sarah :) I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see more of your creations.

your bella card...too cute!

Mindee said...

Congrats! You are amazing!

Kristine B. said...

Congratulations Sarah!! That's like THE BEST Christmas present!!You so deserve this. Your cards are so fabulous...what an awesome honor. Happy stamping!! :)

Debby said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH SARAH! CONGRATULATIONS! And when a talented group of ladies you are with. A well deserved honor. Cool! And you bought the stamp set! It is cute isn't yet. You're going to love it. And your superbella is cute. I have her if you would like some more images.

Melissa said...

I'm so excited to have you on the team Sarah!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

congrats!!!! I'm so so happy for you!!!

Jodi said...

Hi Sarah, Congratulations and looks like we wil be on the same DT together!! I am so excited for this! =)

Lorie said...

You are the bomb diggity! Congratulations! I do love your Bella. If you need more images shoot me an e-mail...I have that one. HUGS and BIG congrats!

Mae said...

Contrats on your new adverture. You will be great. I also love your bella. It sure looks perfect to me!!

Kim said...

Well done, what fun, can't wait to see the new stamps. Love this card you've made. The colouring is wonderful. Kim

Sue said...

How cool is that!? Congrats!!!!!!!!

Sparkle said...

Congrats! And love the card! I know what you mean with the markers though...I'll have to play this month!

Christi said...

Congratulations sweetie!! Pink Cat is lucky to have you. :) I also love this sketch and hope I get a chance to play along this week!

Kim said...

CONGRATS Sarah that is GREAT news! I can't wait to see what you make for Pink Cat Studio! :) Your bella card looks fabulous!
Hugs~ Kim

Heather said...

Wow Sarah look at you I had to scroll down thru your comments for like 10 minutes before I got to where I could leave one!!!! ha ha

Well I can not promise I will not do another challenging challenge some time, but it will be a long time because 1 out of the 2 Challenges a month will be issued by the DT and the other one will be issued by a Pink Cat Group Member, and since I just took my turn it should be awhile before it is my turn again. So you can rest for awhile!!! LOL.

love those stamps you got and love the Bella Card. I used that stamp in May for my Teacher Appriciation cards and I used our SU wheel with all the stars and then I printed out My Teacher.... My Hero... on SU card stock and punched them out with the Large Star Punch and did some faux sewing Then I took our retired SU simply scrappin set and used the frame that says cut above the rest and put the teachers picture in it too.

I love this Bella you can use her for so many things!

I love your whole card. You do wondeful work and I really look forward to getting to know you more this next year!!!!

Congrats again girl keep on doing that messy old Happy Dance!!!!


Mandy said...

Oh, Sarah, WOW!!! Congrats! You SO deserve it! :)

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