Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I have a wonderful announcement to make......

Yes, you read that correctly! I have joined the 2013 Inspired by Stamping Design Team! A while ago a friend referred me to this company and I fell in love with some of the stamps, but I never got around to ordering anything. In December, another friend told me that IBS was looking for new designers...I applied...and here I am!

Here is a lookie-lou at the new 2013 Team!

Gloria Stengel - THAT'S ME!
I am super excited to play with the stamps and other goodies from IBS! I will be sharing projects from new stamp releases throughout the year and will be participating in the weekly stamp challenges!

Here is a peeky at the card I designed for the DT Call.

We were given a photo for inspiration and asked to make a new card based on the photo.

This is what I came up with. I was inspired by the flowers and by the band tied around the corks. I also tried to pick out the tan and pink from the photo.The photo had a very romantic vibe to me, so I made a Valentine's Day card. (Please note: I did not use IBS stamps, since I don't yet have any.)

There is a vintage trinket peeking out from my triple bow!

Please make sure to visit the rest of the NEW team and tell them CONGRATULATIONS!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer paper: Authentique Uncommon
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels One, Labels One Small
Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Charm: Prima
Border punch: Fiskars
Adhesive: Scotch tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Congrats !!!! It's great to have you on the team. Gorgeous card. Deb x

  2. Welcome aboard, Gloria! I 'oohed' when I saw your card over at Joanna's blog. It's gorgeous!

  3. My heartiest congratulations! They are so blessed to have you on the team! You go, girl!

  4. Congrats! Hope you are feeling better.

  5. Congrats making the DT!!!

  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what fabulousness you create! Hope you're feeling better this week.

  7. Congratulations Gloria! Looking forward to many new creations! Blessings & Hugs

  8. Congratulations!! Off to check out the stamps . . .

  9. looking forward to working with you this term and this card is so gorgoeus. :)

  10. Congratulations on making the IBS team, it will be fun working on the same team together. Love your card, it is beautiful.

  11. Yeah, so much talent on the IBS team. I am really looking forward to our creative term together.

  12. So pleased to be working with you on the team. Fantastic cards, I could just say, ditto, ditto, infinitum, on every one of your posts.

  13. Congratulations! and your card is divine!

  14. Congratulations!!! Love your card!

  15. Congrats on the new team Gloria! :)

  16. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Yay! So glad to have you on the team Gloria! Whoo Hoo! :) Hugs, Joanna

  17. Welcome to the team, so glad to have you joining us, your work is so beautiful!!