Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pinch me, is this for real?! - Crafty News!

OMG!  I am so excited to tell you this that I can barely contain myself!!!

WAIT! I am getting ahead of myself...let's go back a few months to November 1st, 2013...  It was a sad, sad day when the Fusion Card Challenge Blog announced it was closing it's doors.  :(   I loved that challenge sooooo much!  The idea of having options for the challenge, working from the sketch OR the image or better yet, combining two things into one to achieve the perfect balance- FABULOUS!  Not only that, but any challenge blog designed by Lesley Croghan is simply top notch.  They are always professional, with the best graphics and fun challenges!  I am in awe of how she maintains various challenge blogs while working her full time job!  So it was a heart-breaker to hear that the challenge was closing.

But then there was a outpouring of love from this fabulous crafty community asking Lesley not to close down the blog and guess what?! She decided to reopen AND do a DT call ta-boot! (I am channeling all you wonderful Canadian crafters out there- ha!)  Well, I gotta tell you this is one opportunity I wasn't going to miss out on!  I never imagined being picked as a DT member, but I had to throw my hat in the ring.  Well here I am today to tell you that I am part of the new Fusion Card Challenge DT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Umm.... can you pinch me so I know this is for real?!?

Needless to say, It is going to be so amazing to be working with Lesley, Danielle (the new manager) and all the other fabulous ladies on the team! You just HAVE to head over to Fusion to see all the amazing gals on the team!  Oh... and, come back again on Thursday for the first challenge of 2014!

Now, before you go, I don't want to leave you with out anything crafty (other than my news!!!!)... so here is a look back at 13 (+1 for good measure!) of my fave cards from 2013.  So, buckle up buttercup, here comes a trip down memory lane.































...and last but not least, that plus 1 to make 14 (I call that one to grow on!)


Feel free to tell me which was your fave card for the year, of these or others that I didn't review.

Thanks so much for visiting and Happy New Years to you!  Be safe and happy as you ring in 2014!!!!!

18 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Woot Woot Teamie!!!! Love your Card Roll for 2013 - What a great way to usher in the NEW YEAR, to be on a DT with Katie B! --hip-o-ray!
Hugz Kimberly

cm said...

Tilt you head north and you'll hear, in the distance, some noise - that's me, wildly cheering and applauding your absolutely exciting, wonderful DT news for Fusion. Way to go! such a fabulous opportunity for you to showcase your creativity, and for us to reap the benefits in being inspired and delighted by what you'll be sharing! Thrilled to bits and pieces for you!Now this gallery of gorgeous you've shared: my day is starting off with a smile! Wow, wow and wow!! Happy New Year, Katie - thank you for all your support and encouragement!
c

~amy~ said...

Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo on the Fusion News! How exciting!!!!!!! Can't wait for the first challenge of 2014!

You know I love all your cards!

Lynn said...

Katie...I love all your cards and am so thrilled to be on the team with you! Happy new year!

Deepti said...

Lovely collection of cards :) I am so excited to be working with you at Fusion !! Have a very Happy New year!!

Julia Aston said...

What a great variety of lovely card designs Katie! I'm looking forward to working with you on the FUSION DT - won't we have fun! Happy New Year's Eve - and wising you a very crafty 2014!

MichelleZ said...

Congratulations Katie! How exciting! You've created some beautiful cards this year. I can hardly wait to see what you do in 2014. It's going to be awesome!

Kelly Griglione said...

Big cheers for you, Katie!! Really look forward to working with you on the Fusion team in 2014. So glad you applied : ) What a great round-up of your cards too! I have to tell you my sons are HUGE Finding Bigfoot fans. I know way too much about tree knocks, howls, and squatching. It is a great idea for a birthday party theme! We did Godzilla this year, very similar. Anyway, Happy New Year!

Lyndal said...

So FABULOUS to have you as a teamie Katie!!! Here's to a spectacular 2014 :)

Sindhu said...

Love all your cards Katie! Happy New year!

Looking forward to working with you at Fusion! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Katie! It's wonderful to meet you in the process of checking out the new team! Thank you for sharing your 2013 favorites. I can certainly see why Lesley picked you!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle Lupton said...

So happy to be on this awesome team with you, Katie!!

Jill Norwood said...

Congrats Katie! Love all of your fantastic cards especially the space needle one! :)

Geri said...

Looking forward to seeing more of your fun creations as FUSION inspiration this year Katie! Should be FUN!!! Yippee!!!

Betty J. said...

I'm happy to work with you in this awesome DT!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow...I am going to need to step up my game to keep up with you! What beautiful cards for 2013 and I can only imagine what your 2014 cards will look like. So excited to be on a design team with you!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Conrats Katie! I can't wait to see what you create on this new challenge blog!

Noelle said...

CONGRATS! Leslie is the best, and I think this is a perfect challenge for you! :) Wonderful news!