Thursday, April 30, 2009


Hi Ladies. I would like to start this post by saying that it has been an ABSOLUTE HONOR to have had so many talented crafters enter the 1st Ever Inky Impressions Design Team Call. I can not even put into words how hard it was to choose just some of you. You are all so gifted! This was so much harder than I ever thought it would be! I have had 2 sleepless nights agonizing over the final decision of who to choose. I don't like having to choose, AT ALL!

I would like to thank all of you for your amazing efforts. You ALL have such beautiful work! I have to be honest in saying that if it were not for a few of my Wonderful Friends I may still be sitting here pondering! They repeatedly reminded me of keeping it to a minimum. (What's that) LOL After hours upon hours of going through things I have FINALLY narrowed it down... to 17 ladies! LOL Okay, so you think I'm crazy! I just could not do it. I know that 17 is alot, but... My Goodness, the talent that applied for our Design Team was just AMAZING! It was so hard to even narrow it down to this amount! Okay so here are the names of the final seventeen...

2.)Cassie Larson
4.)Chris Sather
5.)Christine Ousley
6.)Heather Schlatter
7.)Holly Young
8.)Kristen Catalano
9.)Kristine Breach
11.)Michelle Roos
14.)Simonne (Sem See)
17.)Tonya Hopkins

For those of you who's names are not on the list... Please know that I wholeheartedly appreciate your time & support. Please understand how VERY hard this was to do! We will be having another DT call in just a few more months and will also be having monthly guest designers. We are so excited for the release and can't wait to show you all of the new stamp designs!!! Please email me at if you have any questions at all! Thanks again ladies & Happy Stamping!!! BIG HUGS! Nicole :)


Michele Roos said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Oh Nicole you've made me sooooooooo happy, thank you. I was really hoping to get onto the DT as I think you're stamps are really adorable. Also congratulations to the other ladies who got through, I'm looking forward to working alongside you all. Once again thank you soooooo much Nicole. Hugs Michele x

SemSee said...

OH........MY.......GOODNESS!!!! I can't quite believe it! I'm soooooooooo happy! I'm off to dance around the room! He he! Thank you so very much Nicole! It is very hard to convey in typed words exactly how I am feeling at this moment! But suffice to say I am 'over the moon' ecstatic and 'jaw hitting the floor' surprised! Many congratulations to my new DT sistahs (there are a few blogging friends' names I see on the list!). I've had a peek at your stamps Nicole, and they are beautiful. I know they are going to be extremely popular, so I hope you have enough rubba to go around! He he! I'm very much looking forward to working with you and to contributing to the development and growth of Inky Impressions. Oooo, I'm so excited! Thank you again, Nicole. Hugs, Sem x

Sharon said...

Fantastic!!!!!! You made me smile for the first time today, hubby has just gone away for four weeks and I was feeling down. You've made my day. Thank you sooo much Nicole, I'm really looking forward to working with your cute images.
Congratulations to all the other ladies and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful work. I can imagine how hard it was Nicole, the work was outstanding!! xx

Chris (catt871) said...

Congrats everyone!!!!! We're going to make a great TEAM!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoop Whoop!!If I could do back flips I would, Nicole! lol I am SO excited about working with you and the rest of this amazing team. I am honored that you choose me to be on such a fabulous team with such fantastic products. Thank you so very much!!

Congrats to the entire team!! >:0)

Cassie said...

yep, i let out a squeal and did my chair cheer!
Thank you Nicole!! WOW!! What an awesome, incredible team of ladies to be working with. Thanks for the chance to be part of something great as you build your dream!

Carisa said...

Congratulations everyone! I think you definately made the right choices for your stamps! I wish you the best of luck on seeing your dream come true! **Hugs**

Heather Schlatter said...

Oh My Gosh Nicole,

You just do not know how excited I am!!!! I was really bummed because I did not know if you liked my submission since I never heard back from you, so I was sure I had not made it, but two friends called today to congratulate me!!!!!!

Nicole you have made me so so so happy I can not even express into words because ever since I saw your stamps I just fell in love with her she is going to be so much fun to work with and help market for you, and I so wanted to make this team!!!!!!!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!

Congratulations to you your dream is almost a reality!!!! Woooooo HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Can not wait to get to know the others on the team as well, Cassie is already a good friend of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So So So excited!!!!!


Kris said...

Ditto to what Michele and Chris both said... WOOHOOOO!!! I'm soo looking forward to being on this Design Team with such an amazing array of talent!! :) Congrats to everyone, and a HUGE THANKS to Nicole!!

Christine said...

Yeah!!! I am so excited and honored to see my name on the list. Nicole, I totally understand how hard it must have been to pick your team because I visited each of the entrants blogs and was also stunned by all the talent that applied. I can't wait to get started. Congrats to everyone.

Holly Young said...

I'm so excited Nicole and so ready to do my best for you. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cami said...

Hi Nicole! I'm so happy for all of us who made it on your DT! I know it wasn't an easy selection to make with all the talented ladies out there, and for your first DT, we will have lots of fun and play together. I'm so excited for you to see your rubber stamp line come to fruition! You have worked hard, long hours, but it is HAPPENING! Love, Cami

Anonymous said...

Woooo Hoooo!!!!

Kyoko said...

Congrats to all on the DT! I can't wait to see all your creations! Special congrats to Cami!

Kelly L said...

Congrats to everyone on the TEAM!! Woohooo, way to go Kristine B!!! That's my girl! Hugs, :) Kel

Cathleen said...

Oh My Gosh! I am doing the happy dance right now! I really did not think I had a chance of making the team with all the talented entries. Thank you Nicole I am honored to be a part of your team, and congrats to all the other DT members!