Friday, March 04, 2011

Drum Roll, Please.....

I am so happy that I am NOT a nail biter! I'd have nubs for fingers by now! Yes, folks, at long last (ok, so it was just a few days since the DT Call ended....) Graphic45 announced the Top 25 Finalists for the 2011-2012 design team this morning! Normally, the blog posts go live at 8am PT, so I've been hitting REFRESH all morning! Finally, at 10am the post went up! And here are the finalists. That's me at #5, baby!

1. Amanda Phillips - Goose Creek, SC
2. Laura Denison - Maple Valley, WA
3. Jane Tregenza - Australia
4. Karen Wilson - Prescott Valley, AZ
5. Gloria Stengel - Oceanside, CA
6. Tara Orr - Canada
7. Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher - Mesa, AZ
8. Sherry Cheever - Jeffersonville, IN
9. Jamie Dougherty - Ramona, CA
10. Hilde Janbroers - The Netherlands
11. Tracey Locher - Escondido, CA
12. Leica Forrest - Canada
13. Karen Bearse - Fairfax, VA
14. Lynette Carroll - Braintree, MA
15. Natalie Dever - Sheboygan Falls, WI
16. Nicole Eccles - Springboro, OH
17. Robin L. Shakoor - Fredericksburg, VA
18. Melanie Forbes - Australia
19. Nancy Wethington - St. Louis, MO
20. Jade Moore - Belleville, Il
21. Tonya A. Gibbs - Keystone Heights, FL
22. Tomoko Takahashi - Japan
23. Jason Jones - Whitesboro, TX
24. Jenny Svensson - Brakne-Hoby, Sweden
25. Yuka Hino - Japan

Wow! Some amazing names on that list! I am beyond excited to have a second chance to be on the team for Graphic45. It's an amazing company to design for, and has the BEST vintage-style papers on the market! I know how hard it is to make a team of this caliber and am so blessed to get a second shot! Congratulations to the rest of the Top 25!

To celebrate the win, I want to show you my record album from CHA. Each DT member had to make a 45 record and album sleeve using the Curtain Call papers. Here is mine.

I have a large circle cutter from EK success, so making the record part was easy. One of my favorite jazz musicians is Louis Armstrong, so I made a Louis-inspired album cover.

Here is my record. The record opens up and is a card.

Mine is not as fancy as some of the ones the other DT members made. I went with realistic with a bit of jazz, rather than go over the top. Which I now regret after I saw all of their fabbie creations!

That big ole bow is May Arts ribbon. It's a sheer cream with gold threads. Fantastic!

Now, I am off to walk around with my head in the clouds for the rest of the day. {Rose, get your pins handy to pop my big balloon head!}

16 comments:

  1. Congratulation, Im so very happy for you. I can read your excitement, and how proud you must feel, and you deserve it soo much. What a fabulous creation you have made.Unbelievable.You are soo talented, with an incredible imagination.Well done.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Wow! Congrats Gloria! Well deserved! Don't let that balloon head pop for a while, just enjoy it!

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  3. just got back from the store with the biggest box of pins i could find! 5000 should do it! lol

    fab record girlfriend and congrats for making the first cut :)

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  4. You should not have any regrets, I love your album card just as is!!

    Now Rose, we don't want all that creativity leaking out of her head, so be gentle!! :-)

    Congrats, Gloria! This is fabulous news, I'm so proud of you and I'll be praying about the next round. All my best!! {hugs}

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  5. Congratulation Gloria! Your work is amazing and I'm glad you're on the team again this year!

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  6. Congrats Gloria! Your work is so amazing.

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS GLORIA!!! BUT IM SO NOT SURPRISED!!! GOOD LUCK IN THE FINALS!!!

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  8. Congratulations Gloria! You are such a busy girl!

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  9. Felicidades Gloria!!!
    Ahora espero verte de nuevo en ese maravilloso DT.
    Pues si no estas, quien me va a inspirar???
    Me encanta tu disco de vinilo

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  10. Congratulations and good luck Gloria - I have been so inspired by your cards in particular over the last year and hopefully over the next too CHeers Melanie

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  11. woot wootie woot woot!

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  12. I adore this! and know what you mean about over the top, but be true to yourself! they picked you for you!!!!

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  13. Congratulations! I think your work is fantastic - don't second guess yourself. I have been visiting your blog for inspiration - you do wonderful things with the Graphic 45 line!

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  14. SO EXCITED THRILLED FOR YOU.. BUT EVEN MORE SO FOR US ALL .. BECAUSE WE GET TO ENJOY YOUR TALENTS EVEN MORE!! :)

    Congratulations!!

    with a grin,
    steff

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  15. Oh my goodness girl...CONGRATULATIONS!! Your album and cover is absolutely amazing!! Hugs, Rosemary

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  16. YOu do fabulous work for graphic45 Gloria, what a perfect fit. A album cover, I would never have thought to make something like this. Just beautiful!

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