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Monday, 7 January 2013

Huge News!

Hello all... a quick post today to share some news with you that I've been ready to burst with, so I'm very relieved that I can finally spill the beans!


I'm more thrilled than I can say to announce that I've been invited to join the Artistic Outpost Design Team for 2013.  As a huge admirer both of their stamps and their amazing team, I could hardly believe it when the email pinged into my Inbox.  I think I jumped about squealing for quite some time!

The announcement is being made today over at the Artistic Outpost blog, and there are a couple of other new names (whose work I also love) joining the wonderful team.  I can hardly believe who I get to serve alongside - do pop over and have a look.  And I'll be kicking off with a short post over there tomorrow... very excited - can you tell?!

And that's not the only adventure in store - more of that another time (but the clues are out there)...

It's okay to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
attributed to Helen Keller

64 comments:

House of Bears said...

Congratulations. No wonder you were bursting with excitement, we think we'd have burst open and our stuffing spilled out trying to contain such news.

Dots Dabbles said...

Woohoo...huge congratulations!!! You are more than up to it, your creativity is sooo inspiring...just run with it and have heaps of fun!!!
Dot x

JoZart said...

Congratulations! Well deserved too and you will now inspire us all even more! Enjoy! We will!!!
Jo x

inkypinkycraft said...

you have my email but huge congratulations Alison well deserved! trace x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Well deserved Alison and of course congratulations...Enjoy your time with the AO DT!!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Huge congratulations and well deserved. Wonderful to have you on the team and to be creating alongside you. Tracy x x x

Anna-Karin said...

Big congrats Alison! It's a great fit. I am looking forward to seeing everything you will create.

florenceandfreddie said...

Happy New Year Alison. Congratulations. Any company is lucky to have you working for them. You are such a talented lady. Your projects are always so inspiring. Cant wait to follow your new adventure.
Regards Florence x

Tracie Dean said...

Congrats!! Wonderful news. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up :-)

catherine said...

This is such fantastic news Alison and so well deserved. I know you will fit in just perfect with the team and looking forward to seeing your creations with them
x catherine

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations, Alison! So well deserved! Your work is fabulous! Hugs

Bonnie Irvine said...

Alison, that's so awesome! Congratulations to you and to AO for they made a wonderful choice in you. I look forward to seeing your creations. Love their products!

Jan Hennings said...

Biggest congrats!

Trish Latimer said...

Congrats Alison! Well deserved, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!! xxxxxxx

Terry said...

Congratulations and I am thrilled to be working with you! Have a great week!

lynne said...

You have every right to be so excited, this is huge news but you are so deserving of this Alison.
There is something so wonderful when an art friend shares news like this.
You create such amazing artwork with their stamps so we all know you will be an amazing asset.
Now I cannot wait to see your DT art for 2013!
Wishes
Lynne

Sarah said...

Exciting news!!! You will be such an asset to the team. Congrats, Alison. (I love their stamps.)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Alison!!! So well deserved. I can't tell you how excited I am to be on the same DT with you for the next year. I'm a huge fan of your work - you are such an inspiration to me!

Hugs,
Linda

Katherine (sutty) said...

Got to go and check it all out - huge congratulations and very well deserved your work is amazing :)

Astrid Maclean said...

HUGE congrats Alison, look forward to seeing all the amazing projects you'll be creating for them!!!

Redanne said...

Not surprised at all that you were so excited Alison - many, many congratulations to you! They will be thrilled to bits to have a talent like you on board. Looking forward already to tomorrow's post. Hugs, Anne x

Francesca said...

Congrats , well done you....Love francesca

Gez said...

FANTASTIC news! and SO richly deserved! Have fun, hugss xxxx

Annie said...

Huge congrats Alison........you must be thrilled !! I look forward to viewing your creations and also to hearing more of your news !!

Crafty hugs

Annie x

die amelie said...

And the invitations keep popping right in it seems.... :)

Congrats on these awesome news!!!

Hugs,

Claudia xx

Netty said...

Huge congratulations Alison, am sure you will be a brilliant addition to the team. Hugs Annette x

Paper Profusion said...

That's brilliant Alison. Congratulations! Perfect for you and Artistic Outpost as you especially love their stamps. You are rockin 2013 already!! Nicola x

Victoria said...

Congratulations - richly deserved! Love the blues and greens of the butterfly tag of your previous post. So serene and calm :)

Ginger said...

Congratulations. Just seen this on the AO blog so came over to congratulate you . x

Dorthe said...

OHHH Alison,
CONGRATULATIONS, HOW WOWNDERFUL, FOR YOU, AND FOR US !
It is so deserved, and you will be a wonderful part of that team.
XO,Dorthe

Kim x said...

Well done you. Huge congratulations and a big hug xx
Kimx

TAM said...

Well done this is wonderful news - looking forward to seeing your DT projects

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Congratulations alison .
Lost of fun at AODT.
Looking forward to see your projects.

Greetings Janny

toni said...

Congratulations Alison! I love their stamps and you are just the right artist to do them justice. I look forward to seeing your creations x

Sue said...

Huge congratulations and very well deserved Alison. You and Artistic Outpost stamps will be the perfect combination. I can't wait to see what you come up with xx

Kezzy said...

Oh wow congratulations, I'm not surprised your work is amazing :-) Kerry xxx

Anita Houston said...

Woohoo! That is fantastic news!!! You will be fabulous!

soapHOUSEmama said...

HUGE congrats!!!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

So thrilled to be working with you Alison! Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team!

Isla said...

What wonderful news,and so well deserved! I'm looking forward to seeing many more of your beautiful creations.

PetraB said...

Congratulations! What fantastic news!

Andrea Small said...

Congratulations - well deserved x

chrissies said...

Terrific news Alison-your artwork is always amazing and you will be great for the team there.

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Terrific news...you'll be fab! Congrats! xx

May said...

Fantastic news Alison.. Whoop, Whoop... so well deserved Congratulations... Hugs May x x x

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous, Alison! Major congratulation!s! I can't wait to see what you create with all those lovely AO images.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Whoo hoo GF! So happy to have YOU on the DT, hugs

Rica said...

Hi Alison, congratulations on your new DT ............ your creativity is amazing and lucky to have you!!!!
I would just like to say I'm thrilled you joined your Basic Grey challenge this week!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Gio said...

Congratulations Alison, you deserve it, you know i'm a great fan of you, you're inspire me everyday !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful news - congratulations. Cannot wait to see your creations :)

Kate said...

So excited to be working with you. Your work is incredible and i can't wait to see more of your gorgeous art using these fun stamps!

die amelie said...

And some more congrats from me on your TioT prize draw win, Alison!!! :))

Hugs,
Claudia xx

Keren Tamir said...

Congrats Alison. WTG

Kelly Foster said...

Big congrats, friend. Well deserved :) :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Well done Alison!! That is two of my favourite bloggers on the AO team now and I can obtain inspiration from you both easily. I have loved AO for some time and bought my first ones at the end of last year!
Looking forward to see your work as always.
xx

Buttons said...

So sorry to have missed this! WOW!!!! How brilliant is this! It is so great to see that all your amazing work has been recognised by the good and the great of the crafting community. You are an asset to each and every one of your teams and I look forward to seeing what you produce for them. It's pushing us all to up our games too! Hugs, Jenny x

craftimamma said...

I'm sorry I'm late with my congratulations Alison. It's the first time since the New Year I've had chance to catch up with my favourite blogs properly. What a wonderful way for your new year to begin and well deserved too. Have fun with all those brilliant stamps!

I know we are well into 2013 now but I'd still like too wish you Happy New Year and all the very best that life has to offer for the coming year.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Martina2801 said...

Congrats, dear Alison! Well deserved :)
I love your work too. It's always very surprising and unique!

Lisa S. said...

Ooohhh you're such a tease Alison lol. Can't wait to find out your next big adventure in the crafty world. Congratulations to you on your DT assignment with Artistic Outpost. I don't have any of their stamps yet ;) but I am certain the inspiration you provide will have me placing an order in no time. :-) So happy for you!!!

mark gould said...

Awesome news, congratulations, you deserve it. I can not wait to see what you have in store for us xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

So pleased for you, Alison!

Lucy x

Bärbel said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, liebe Alison, ich freue mich mit Ihnen und bin schon ganz gespannt auf das Kommende.
Liebe Grüße.

Renee said...

Congrats! So well deserved, can't wait to see what you create!!

April Story said...

Congratulations! April