Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Ever Design Team ANNOUNCEMENT for STAGE ONE!!!

Okay ladies, I have to be perfectly honest in saying that I never imagined that we would have this many Design Team applicants. We are so happy that you all love our images so far! This is truly an honor and such a DREAM COME TRUE!!! This was one of the hardest decisions that I have ever made in my life! NO JOKE! The beautiful cards that we have seen from all of you are just beyond INCREDIBLE! I mean that with all of my heart.

I also wanted to let you know that we have tried our best to narrow it down to 12 ladies and I have to be honest in saying..... What was I thinking??? HOW IN THE WORLD can I only pick 12 of you out of 122 applicants? LOL Every last one of you are so very talented. So, what we have decided to do is just pick more. If your name is not on the list, please keep in mind that this was a very hard choice. This is why I opted to have a few of my fellow stampers help me pick. (Thanks ladies) Also, if your name is not on the list, Please keep in mind that we will be featuring a Guest designer EVERY MONTH....so many spots will be available for that as well.

Okay here are the final 26 names that will move onto stage 2 of the DT Call:

1.) #1 Cami
2.) #2 Tanja
3.) #9 Chris
4.) #17 Holly
5.) #20 Roberta Laliberte
6.) #26 Cathleen
7.) #31 Kristie
8.) #33 Becky Givans
9.) #34 Karin
10.) #41 Carisa
11.) #45 Deb R.
12.) #57 Simonne (Sem See)
13.) #60 Sheila
14.) #63 Debbie
15.) #70 Cassie Larson
16.) #71 Heather Schlatter
17.) #73 Christine Ousley
18.) #80 Maria
19.) #87 Kristine Breach
20.) #89 Heike
21.) #93 Kristen Catalano
22.) #94 Jennifer Love
23.) #96 Tina 46
24.) #101 Iris
25.) #108 Michelle Roos
26.) #112 Shary
27.) #56 Naoual (I had somehow not added them up right and accidentally forgot to add your name, I am very sorry Naoual)

If you have seen your name on the list.... Please email me at Inkyimpressions@hotmail.com with the following:

1.) Full Name
2.) Home Address
3.) Telephone #
4.) Length of DT term desired *(Extended Design Team Member or Guest DT Member)*
5.) What design teams are you currently on or have you been on in the past?
6.) Anything extra that you may feel I should know about you.

Please see image above post---- As a "Special Thanks" to all of of my Design Team applicants, followers and bloggers in general.....I have added a special treat for you all! We were planning to use this image that we had purchased exclusive rights to (for stamp making) back in October for our line, however......for many reasons, we have decided against adding her. (Our direction has changed for the most part & we would like to stick to a certain style.) Please feel free to download her into your files as a special Thank You gift from me. Just right click on the image, hit copy, then paste her into your pics, print her out and go to town. Thank You all so very much for your support. I hope you enjoy the FREE image. HUGS! Nicole :)


Shary said...

Woohoooo OMG my heart sank as I scrolled down the list but there I was the last one!!! I'm over the moon and can't wait to start designing with those cutie stamps. Thank you girls for picking me. Congratulations to the other ladies xx

Camilla said...

Congratulations ladies.
Good luck!!!

Hugs from Sweden

Heike's Creativeplace said...

ahhhhhhhh Nicole, my breath stand still. I'm one of the lucky winner for the wonderful Designteam. Thanks soooooo much for picking me. You made my Day :-)))......

Big Hugs

Congratulations to all the other ladies....

Michele Roos said...

OMG OMG OMG thank you sooooo much for choosing me for stage one and well done to everyone else whose name is on the list. Oh you've really made my day. Thank you also for the adorable image to download. I'm going to use this straight away. Michele xx

Holly Young said...

Wow Nicole, I can't imagine having to choose! I looked at all the cards people submitted to you and I don't know how you did it. Bet you haven't slept much these last few days (weeks!). Thanks for the free image download! I'm excited to see what happens in stage two!

Stef H said...

Well Nicole, you made 26 ladies very happy and even though I was not picked I want to wish you and your new DT lots of fun and success. Can't wait to see what you all do!

Thank you for the freebie. That picture is fantastic and I can't wait to use it!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to everyone who made it. I see some friends in that list of names. >:0)

Cathy said...

Wow my heart is broken that I wasn't chosen but I wish you all many congratulations.


Chris (catt871) said...

Congratulations to everyone!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :)
woo hooooo!

Carisa said...

OMG! I scrolled down the list and thought, another one I didn't get thru, then I scrolled down the list much slower (lol) and THERE's MY NAME!!! Wow, thank you so much, I'm very excited for the next step and to be grouped with such talented ladies. Congrats to everyone!! I looked at every single blog and I could NOT have narrowed it down! TYTYTY!!!

ps. I LOVE that image!!!

Kelly Braund said...

What a cute image, thanks! Congrats to everyone! Can't wait to see the next round!

Sheila said...

Ohhh wow I'm so excited I can hardly sit still, never in a Million years did I think I'd get picked.

Congratulations to everyone!!!.
Thanks Nicole for the chance to do this.
Sheila xx

Sue said...

Hi Nicole,
Well done to all the lucky ladies who got through the first round and thank you for the lovely free image, she is gorgeous, can't wait to colour her!! Sue xx

Heather Schlatter said...


You just totally made my day!!!! I am so so so excited that I have a chance to go to the next round and wow what an amazing group of ladies!!!!!

I do not know how you ever narrowed it down as I went to several of the links to see their creations and there were some great creations!!!

Congratulations to the other Stage 2 winners and I can not wait to get to play with the images for the next stage!!!!


Heather Schlatter

Cathleen said...


I am so excited and honored to be on the list...doing the happy dance!

Congrats to all the other talented ladies!

Cathleen said...

Nicole, I am so excited and honored to be on the list...doing the happy dance right now!
Congrats to all of the other talented ladies!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

WOWZERS...what an honor to get this opportunity to go on to round 2!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! There are so many talented ladies out there, I don't doubt for a second that it WAS the hardest decision for you!! Congrats to everyone--they were all just awesome :)

I'm so excited to start coloring and creating my first card with your images!! :)

Iris said...

Wow Nicole, thank you so much, I'm very excited for stage two. I can´t believe that you´ve picked me.

Hugs Iris

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Love that image!!! congrats to all the round one winners!

Cassie said...

I am so honored Nicole to have been picked for Stage 2!! Like others have said, there was just beautiful, phenomenal work posted!! I know that I have added several new blogs to my list of those that I check out!

Super cute image and what a sweet treat for everyone to be able to play with her!

WOW! Can't wait to see the image you send along with the sketch!! I can't wait to see what everyone does with it too!!

Have a beautiful day - each and every one of you!

Cami said...

What a job, Nicole. I know it wasn't easy for you to choose from the many talented people out there. You are most generous to offer this cute image to your public. I am so happy for everyone and look forward to Stage Two! Love, Cami

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Congrats to all the winners!
Cute image :)
Cannot wait to see all the new creations!!!

Christine said...

I am so excited to see my name on the list! I can't wait to start on the 2nd round. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Crystal said...

Congrats to everyone that won!!! I so wish my name was on that list...oh well, maybe next time.

Kristie said...

OMG....I just got out of hospital after ten terrible days to find my name on the list!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have totally made my day/week/month!!!! ♥

SemSee said...

Nicole, you've made my year honey! I'm honoured and so very thankful. Can't wait to begin stage 2....
Hugs, Simonne (aka SemSee)

Diana said...

Congrats and good luck!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on so many to choose from, and thanks for the digi image. Those of us who are new especially appreciate those!

CraftyRia said...

Congratulations to all of the ladies on the list!

Thank you very much for the free image. It is very pretty and I can't wait to use it on something.

Thank you!

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