Thursday, 26 March 2015

Where Ideas Bloom - Announcement and DT Call

Hello, my friends!

I'm so happy you've stopped by today!

This is something that has been in the works for a long time
...and I'm excited to share it with you!

My dear friend Joy is opening a new shop and starting her own Design Team.
I feel extremely honoured that she has invited me to join her in this exciting new venture!

The shop isn't open yet but you can go the the blog to get a little sneak peek!
Where Ideas Bloom Blog
Pop on over and follow the blog so you'll be up on all the latest news!
I will announce it as soon as the shop is open!

I created a project using a few of Joy's lovely goodies;
so here you can get a little bit of a sneak peek!
Items from the shop include: wreath, paper twine, sequins, gold glittler bows, and the sweet little flowers. 

Other materials used in this project came from my stash.
I made a mixed media background on an 8" X 10" canvas using:
mists, inks, stamps, stencil, texture paste, alpha stamp, and a Cricut cut.

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Here are all the details: 


- scrapbookers - card makers - project lifers - home decor enthusiasts

- mixed media artists - packaging junkies 

- people with good coloring techniques using alcohol based markers/pens is a must    

- have the ability to take good photography with good lighting and styling


1. Must have an active blog, and accounts on Youtube, Facebook and Pinterest. 

Instagram and Twitter accounts are also an asset

2. Ability to commit to a 6 month term

3. Must have the ability to take good quality photos of finished projects
4. Must create 4 projects a month 
5. Be willing to allow project photos, along with credit, to be used in shop listings even after the design team expires
6. Must post DT badge on own blog
7. Must be able to create a shop pinterest board to share projects
8. Must post all projects on personal blog and shop's blog in a timely manner
9. Must create one written or video tutorial a month


 - assorted goodies to work with  

 - a 20% discount on all shop purchases

 - a blog badge

 - a friendly and caring community

 - compensation for publication in print magazines (digital magazines don't count) 

 - Name

 - Email Address

 - Country

 - Blog/Website

 - Galleries
 - Any social media sites you have
 - Current and Past Design Team commitments
 - Tell us a little bit of yourself, what are your design strengths
 and why you want to be on the Team
 - Attach 5 photos of your favorite projects, ideally your best projects ever!

 Please apply to: 

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The DT Call will end on April 15th and be announced on April 20th.
Please let me know if you have any questions!


Tracey Fehr said...

This sounds totally awesome Nancy! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time on this new venture with your friend! Looking forward to checking out the sneak blog peek when it's ready!

Cheri said...

This must be so exciting for you! I'll be back for a sneak peak!

Penny said...

Well, congratulations to you and your friend, Joy! I wish you both much success! :^)
This project is really gorgeous! Great design and mix of materials! I love mixed-media creations--I envy those of you who can create them! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kat W said...

A new adventure - how exciting! Your sneak peek card is gorgeous and I'm already in love with those teeny flowers!
I wish you lots of fun in this new project :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Jonia said...

Nancy I remember when you were not sure shouting making cards and look at you now. Wow congratulations my friend!

Jonia said...

It is suppose to say about not shouting. Oh well that is a smart phone for you.

Nancy said...

lol Shouting works too, my friend! I was shouting about not making cards! :o)

Karen Pimblett said...

Hee hee... Shout it out loud..
You are awesome at creating cards Nancy hun!!

Huge congrats and good luck for you and your friend.. Smiles.


Cely said...

this is so stunning, nancy!!!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your canvas is gorgeous, Nancy. Congratulations on this new endeavour. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun for you.
Blessing hugs,

Marianne Grimbly said...

Your project is gorgeous Nancy! Congrats to both you and Joy! What an exciting adventure for both of you. I look forward to seeing what 'goodies' the store has to offer.

Susan M said...

Love your canvas Nancy , the background is fabulous with all the inks and stamps ! The little wreath is beautiful ! Your friend is so blessed to have you designing ! Looking forward to many more lovely creations !

Ira Huberts said...

It's always nice to embark on something new, have fun on your new team Nancy. Your wreath canvas is lovely with these
sweet flowers! Hugs, Ira x
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

chanya13 said...

Beautiful!!! Congrats :)

Embellishments said...

Beautiful canvas Nancy and CONGRATS!!! That's exciting! I'll go follow her blog.

Tina Rathbone said...

Are those stamps or dies that her site links to as "previews"? You may want to suggest she explain them more ...
Good luck to you and your friend in your new endeavor!
Tina in San Diego

Nancy said...

Hello, Tina!
Those are actually wood veneers that she shows in the preview. You can find better descriptions in the store here:
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! :o)