Saturday, October 4, 2014

My First Design Team!

I am thrilled to let you know that I am now a member of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT!  Penny Black was one of the first companies I was introduced to & loved when I began stamping over 15 years ago.  The October challenge is Halloween or Halloween colors.  I thought it'd be fun to make an October birthday card.  The PB tree stamp (splendor) has always been one of my favorites, but I hadn't used it for awhile.  This time I decided to watercolor my embossed image instead of sponging on the inks.  I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade, dusty concord & peeled paint.  I really love the sentiment (from the set: every happiness) & that it has 2 fonts.  Even though it's small it stamps beautifully and I didn't have to use detail embossing powder.  For lots of inspiration, check out the wonderful creations my teammates made & I'd love for you to play along this month! Thanks so much for visiting my blog & brightening my day.

42 comments:

  1. Oh what super news Greta! Really well deserved and your card is gorgeous.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Yippee! I am so happy for you, Greta! They are SO lucky to have you on their team - congrats to you, my friend! I love this beautiful tree and the way you have colored it. That is a great sentiment, too.

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  3. Hi Greta
    Fabulous card.....
    From Sylvie xx
    PBSC DT.

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  4. Congratulations, Greta. It's wonderful to be recognized for your talent. This is a beautiful card and your watercoloring is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  5. *Fist pump* YES!! Congratulations, Greta, that you've been recognized for your incredible creativity and talent, as well as for you love of PB products (still waiting for some I ordered to arrive!!), The tree is striking, especially set against the beautiful background you've created! Awesome debut as a design team member! Yayyyyy!!
    Hugs~c

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  6. YAY, Greta, Congrats! So pleased to hear your news! Love your autumn card!

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  7. CONGRATS with your DT post - so well deserved, Greta! Lovely watercolour bg with the silhouette tree! Happy WCMD!

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  8. WOOT!! fab first outing as the design team member, greta!! congrats, again, my friend... you know how happy I am for you!!

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  9. Wooohooo, how fabulous! That's one team we'd all like to make - so pleased for you. Fabulous first card, Jo x

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  10. HAPPY dancing for you Greta!! I knew someone would snatch you and you talents up!! This is a beautiful card, looks like a sunset behind that great tree!

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  11. Greta-this is gorgeous! I love water color! Happy to be your new teamie at PBSC and your neighbor! &hears; Sue Kment

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  12. CONGRATS my Friend!
    I love your card!!
    Hugs~

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  13. Hello Greta,
    I am so very pleased for you, PB I agree have wonderful stamps, and you have designed this card beautifully with the watercolour Bg. Their stamps are so versatile.
    I know you will enjoy being on this Dt and you will surprise yourself how much you learn from everyone.....not just your fellow teamies but also the creators who enter the Challenges, there is so much talent out there just waiting to be spotlighted. You will meet many new people which will only serve to broaden your horizons. One little bit of advice that I will offer...take it with a pinch of salt. ' Do not stay too long!' New faces /designers on a Team are not just inspiring but also refreshing. Have fun you will do them proud.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. Such a beautiful card Greta - I love the watercolour background...and that tree stamp is wonderful - think I may have to add it to my collection!
    So happy to have you on our team!
    Helen x

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  15. This is beautiful and big congrats!!!!

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  16. Congratulatoins Greta. That's wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your designs.

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  17. Congratulations Greta. Your card is just beautiful. Looking forward to see more PB cards from you. This is a challenge I like to enter.

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  18. YAY Greata!! I couldnt be HAPPIER for you!!!!! Beautiful card!!!

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  19. Woo hoo, I'm so happy and excited for you, Greta!! Your cards are gorgeous and they are lucky to have you.

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  20. Congratulations, Greta! What a coup! This card is really lovely. The bright image really pops against the crisp white background.

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the background for the fabulous tree. Congratulations on the DT spot, I'm sure you will have fun. Sorry I've been MIA, we moved this summer, downsized to the city from the country, which was a lot of work. Our 15 year old fur girl got very sick and went to kitty heaven peacefully recently. Lots of ups & downs here... take care, Shirleyx

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  22. Oh, Greta, congratulations! I am so pleased for you and not at all surprised! Your work is beautiful, and I LOVE this card! I agree about Penny Black! Just love so many of their wonderful images! You are going to have such fun! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  23. Yahooo Greta! Congrats! So well deserved! Love the beautiful scene you created!

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  24. Picture me clapping wildly, Greta!! Well-deserved congratulations to you, but really the congratulations goes to Penny Black for getting you and your talent on the Team!! They are so fortunate!! Your card is fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Gorgeous card hun, welcome to the team :) xxx

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  26. Big congrats! Yay! Have a blast! Gorgeous card!

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  27. Congratulations on the big happy news :) you card is fabulous and I look forward to more of ur amazing creations :)

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  28. Congratulations Greta. Lovely inking on your card, beautiful design.

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  29. This is such GREAT news, Greta! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person and it's so very deserved. Congratulations, Sister-Girl!

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  30. Congratulations Greta! So happy for you and so well deserved! Can't wait to see your inspiration!

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  31. huge congrats to you!!! awesome news and your card is gorgeous love the background and beautiful sentiment!! :)

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  32. Congratulations, Sweet Greta! I'm SO happy for you!
    WOW...your card is simply gorgeous!
    You sure made that tree shine against that lovely inked background!

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  33. HUGE congrats, Greta!! They are so lucky to have you :)
    This is a beauty, and exactly the reason why they are so lucky!

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  34. wow...another big congrats to you! So so happy and excited for you. I love your card too, so lovely.

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  35. Huge congrats on your DT assignement! Your card is just amazing with the wonderful background and tree image! Looking forward to seeing many more fabulous creations with Penny Black images!:-)

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  36. I saw this card a few days ago but I just didn't have a chance to comment. Congrats on being on the design team and your first card is fantastic. I love that sentiment too.

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  37. Oh, Greta...I apologize for being so late to say CONGRATS to you on your first Design Team! And, Penny Black? WOW!!! This is such a beautiful card, and a perfect way to showcase your lovely style as a new DT member for them! I'm so, very happy for you!

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  38. Great news, Greta! You are so deserving of the honor!

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  39. Beautiful card Greta!! What happy news you shared! Congratulations!!

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  40. Yay, Greta! They are lucky to have you on their DT! This beautiful card is proof of that! I don't have many Penny Black stamps. I'll have to remedy that!

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  41. Gorgeous card Greta, love the water coloured colours. Congratulation's on your first Design Team position.

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