Thursday, July 4, 2013

BIG BIG NEWS!!!! -- It's Time to Celebrate! -- YNSFFC01 -- CTD249 -- TPE206

Hi Everyone!!!
Happy 4th of July!!!
I have some BIG BIG news!!!
Yesterday, I received an email asking me to join the design team of one of my very FAVORITE companies!!!  I was so thrilled and can't wait to reveal who it is, but I can't yet... 
(I forgot to ask if it was ok to reveal!!  LOL) 
So... just be patient with me and I will announce it ASAP!! 

Today's card started like this...
I saw the inspiration pic @ the Pink Elephant which made me think of 4th of July cake pops, which led me to my YNS cutie Cake Pop Fhiona.   I used the Color Throwdown colors for this week because 
my besties know that I really don't like red (unless it is paired with teal or turquoise!!) so I was excited & LUCKY to see their palette this week for the 4th of July!  YIPEEE!!!  
Simon Says "Patriotic" this week and that's just fine with me!! 
I followed the recipe from Designed to Color #15.

I'd also like to mention that YNS has a new style of challenge like Fusion where you can use the sketch, the inspiration pic, or both!!  TOO FUN!!!  I LOVE challenges like that!!

Ok, "It's Time to Celebrate"!!!!! 
Here's what we are celebrating this week:  4th of July, my new opportunity with an amazing group of ladies (SQUEAL!!!!), & Stacey's birthday over @ the Stamping Stage!!
Grab some cake and join us!!! 





Happy Birthday to Stacey over @ the Stampin' Stage!
Hope you will join me in making her a birthday card for her big day!!

Supplies for today's card:
Image: Cake Pop Fhiona by YNS
Ink: Memento Danube Blue
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Card stock: Red Hot & Blu Raspberry by MFT 
Dies: Star from Blueprints 4 & Mat from Blueprints 1 by MFT
Fishtail Flags STAX and Fishtail Flags Layers STAX by MFT
Heart banner die by La-La Land Crafts
Stickles: Stardust
Copics

I almost forgot!!  Some other exciting news!!! We hit a milestone on followers... so we will be having a BLOG CANDY!!!  I will draw a name with my next posting, so be on the look out to see if you won!!
HAPPY 4th and HAPPY STAMPING!

49 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo! I'm sooooo happy for you Nicole! I can't wait to hear who this brilliant company is that has snatched you up! I absolutely L-O-V-E this sweet card! From the image, to the design, the addition of that heart banner, and of course that super yummy looking cake pop this is one absolutely precious card!!!

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    1. Thank you, Tina!!! :) :) :) You are too sweet!!! I can't wait to tell you who it is...
      Hope you had a great 4th of July!!! :) :) xoxo

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  2. Super cute card, Nicole! I love your colouring and the darling banner die. Congrats and your news!! I think I might know based on what you use. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily!!! :) :) I'm so excited about it!! We will have to wait and see if you guessed correctly!! :) :) :)

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  3. Congrats! So so happy for you and I love this card! Your hair looks awesome! I think maybe a different colored dress though...bwahahahahaha!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda!!! I am so so HAPPY, too!!! Sorry that I was screaming in your ear when I got the news!! LOL :) :)
      About the dress...well, I had to change it (a few times...) tee hee!! She has a full wardrobe now!

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  4. This is so super CUTE! I can't wait to hear your big news! So exciting! Thank you for playing along with our YNS June Challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen!! :) :) :) I love your new challenge style! The sketch &/or the inspiration pic. It's good to have choices!!

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  5. Whoo-hoo!!!! Congrats to you Nicole! I can't believe I didn't see this until now. I was without phone connection for most of the last 24hr. This is such exciting news! !!! I'm so proud of you and your card is so beautiful, just like you!

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    1. Awwwww, thanks so much, Carrie!!! You are the absolute sweetest!!! :) :) :)
      24 hrs without a phone, oh my!!! That's my worst nightmare!!! Hope all is well now & you had a happy 4th!!
      xoxo

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  6. How adorable, Nicole! Your coloring, pattern and layout choices are all top-notch, my new blog buddy! Thanks ever so much for celebrating with me at the Birthday Linky Party!

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacey!! It was my pleasure!! Hope you have a Happy Birthday!! :)) :))

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  7. Your card is darn cute - I love all the elements together! And congrats on your new role too!!

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  8. great news! and I actually used my cricut today! Summer has taken over my time even in the rain...Happy fourth weekend!

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  9. So proud of you Nicole! Way to go!! Your work is so beautiful and inspired. I know you are thrilled!!!

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    1. Awwww, thanks, Christy!!! You are absolutely correct -- I can't stop dancing & pinching myself!! :)) :)) I'm feeling so grateful!!! Xo

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  10. This is absolutely precious - and not in a creepy Lord of the Rings way. I really like how you colored her, and that banner in the corner is PERFECTION! Thank you for joining us at Designed To Color Challenge!!

    Alaine DTC Glitter Crew

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    1. Thanks so much, Alaine!! :)) :)) I really appreciate the kind words!!! :))

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  11. Hi Nicole! This is such a FANTASTIC 4th of July card! Awesome work! And big congrats on your news - how exciting!! Thank you for your sweet comments on my card today. And no, I will never give up my Copic markers, lol! But I have to say that Graph'it Markers (that I used for today's card) are a great alternative for those who can't afford Copics! I'm really happy to use them both and also learn how they can compliment one another! Have a super weekend! Hugs, Sem xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Sem!!! I'm super excited!!! I'm going to reveal the news soon, very soon!!! :)) :)) Thanks for the info on the markers, that makes sense!!! Enjoy your weekend!! :)) :))

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  12. What a cute and beautiful card!!

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  13. This is so charming! Love the cute image and your coloring is fabulous!

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  14. How Patriotic! I love the banners and stars. What a great layout!
    Congrats on your new position! It is well earned! =) Looking forward to seeing more great cards from you soon!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle!!! I'm crazy excited!!! Can't wait to share the news!!! :)) :))

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  15. This is soooo cute! I just love how you did her lollipop and I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy that banner die. LOL Can't wait to hear your news. Congrats ahead of time! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy!! I feel the same way... I saw this banner on my friend, Amanda's card & immediately ordered it!!! ;)) ;)) It's just so darn cute!!

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  16. Your card is just too darn cute!!! Your coloring is just so stinkin' perfect too. Congrats too!

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    1. Thanks, Kim!! I appreciate your kind words!! :)) :)) xo

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  17. Adorable card Nicole! Love the darling image and sweetheart banner!

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  18. Fantastic bright and happy card, Nicole! Congratulations on the well-deserved honor of being chosen for a design team! They are so lucky to have you!!

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    1. Thank you, Darnell!!!! You are the sweetest!!!
      :)) :)) :))

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  19. woohooooo whoooop whooooop whoooooop!!!
    I am over the moon for you and can't wait to hear more...your work is amazingly beautiful and you soooo deserve it!!!
    Have a terrific weekend.
    big hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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    1. Thank YOU so so so so much!! You have always been a wonderful supporter & one of my first followers!!! It means so much!!!
      Sending big hugs to Scotland!!! :)) :)) :))

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  20. Congrats on your exciting news! Love your sweet card. Fhiona looks great paired with the festive banner and stars and stripes. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori!! :)) :)) I love the Throwdown !!! :)) :))

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  21. Very nice job! Love the way you followed the recipe! Sweet image too. Thanks for joining Designed to Color!
    Lyn

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    1. Thank you, Lyn!! :)) :)) I loved the "recipe" challenge -- SO fun!!! :)) :))

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  22. Aww, what a Total Cutie Patootie She is Nicole!! Love the Fun dp's and your Awesome coloring on this little sweetie! Congrats on your Big News too!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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    1. Thanks so so much, Shannon!!! You are such a sweetheart !!!
      Hope you had a great weekend!
      Xo

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  23. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

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  24. This is sooo cute, Nicole...what a darling image and your coloring is FABULOUS!!!!! Love the cute banner and the pretty papers, too!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Joan!! :)) :)) I saw your top pics this morning & I appreciate the shout out!! :)) :))

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~~Nicole~~