Friday, April 12, 2013

Changes to the NinaB Designs Team!

Hello, dear friends. As you know, I have been so fortunate to have a group of talented ladies who help promote my designs on our (somewhat) monthly blog hop. I still pinch myself for having such a fantastic group that supports me in my design endeavors and makes my designs shine! I don't believe you can find a better team out there than these dear friends who have joined me in my creative journey.

I'm sad to say that we will be saying goodbye to two of these ladies, Julie Overby and Beatriz Jennings. They have been an invaluable part of our team this past year. Their unique style and jaw-dropping creations have been a source of inspiration to me and I'm sure for you all. So, Julie and Beatriz, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for gracing our group with your lovely work, for supporting me in my design work and for being patient with me as I fumbled my way through organizing a team! You will be missed, but I support your decision wholeheartedly to leave in order to spend more time pursuing "life" and all those wonderful blessings that are more important than our beloved hobby.

I want to introduce you now to two lovely ladies who will be joining our little NBD family. Not only are these ladies among the industries' best, but they have also become dear friends of mine in my short paper crafting career. They both design for many manufacturers, so I'm humbled to have them join me as well. I have had the privilege of meeting them both at CHA 2010. I'll share more about them in future posts, but first let me introduce you to the new team members.

When Rae Barthel and I first met, we immediately hit it off! She had her sweet mom with her and we talked non stop about another mutual love, Croatia. As you know, Croatia is my current home and Rae is Croatian by heritage...instant connection! I was just excited to meet THE Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol winner of 2009! That is no small feat, my friends. And she is one of those truly sweet people who are down to earth, warm and makes you feel loved.
Here is one gorgeous card she made using some of my designs:
This next lady is another dear friend, Jessica Fick. We go a long way back. In fact, she was there when I first arrived in the amazing world of paper crafting! We have worked together for a few companies, including currently The Craft's Meow. I have learned from her as a designer and have shared life experiences with her as a friend. You know the kind that either makes you miserable or a better person. She has been a source of encouragement and support and for that I will always be thankful to her.
 Here's a beautiful card she made using one of my TCM stamps.
So, am I blessed or what? Please join me in welcoming them to the team. In honor of their joining the team, let's have a giveaway, shall we? Just leave me a comment below and I'll pick a random winner on Monday, when we have the NinaB Designs April blog hop. I hope you can join us! Until then, have a great weekend!
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38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the new stamp set.

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  2. Oh my goodness, fabulous, fabulous cards and wonderful designers! I love the new stamp set too, it's so feminine!

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  3. Congrats to the two new members! AMAZING cards by each of them!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats on your two new designers (-: they are awesome!
    Hugs
    Linda

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  5. Sorry to see Julie and Beatriz go, but how exciting for Rae and Jessica! Welcome ladies!

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  6. Raes cards are amazing! So special and professional!

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  7. I am familiar with Rae's work but not so much with Jessica's but I sure like what I see so far. Welcome ladies and also see ya down the road to Julie and Beatriz; maybe they can "guest" for you occasionally, yes?
    Linda L in Tennessee

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  8. Aw. Beatriz and Julie will be missed. I am already a huge fan of Jessica's work. I am not that familiar with Rae, but I like what I have seen. Welcome ladies. :)

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  9. Congratulations on your two new designers their cards are beautiful . Thanks for a chance to win this set of stamps really love them

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  10. Congrats to Rae and Jessica - I know they'll help to make your stamps shine, Nina!

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  11. Welcome to the new girls! Thanks for all the inspiration to the 2 girls leaving!!

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  12. Welcome to Rae and Jessica--looking forward to more beautiful creations!

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  13. Nina I am so excited for you - what an awesome team you have!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Congratulations to the new Design members! Looking forward to more beautiful inspiration!

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  15. Gorgeous new stamp set! Congratulations to the new design team members!

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  16. Welcome to the team. How exciting for you all....Love both of your cards.

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  17. Exciting news, thrilled for you all :-) love the look of the new lace stamps too

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  18. Welcome to Rae and Jessica! Can't wait to see some of their creations!
    Love that beautiful lace doily set.... thanks for a chance to win it! It's lovely!

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  19. Congrats to the new members. Thanks for the chance to win.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Congratulations, Jessica and Rae!

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  21. Good wishes to the departing DT members and welcome to the new ones.

    Beautiful stamp set.

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  22. How fabulous, welcome to the new team members, love your work Nina and have followed you for a few years now but never commented before, you are very blessed ! Hugs Marcelle xx

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  23. Congratulations, looking forward to amazing new creations.

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  24. Congratulations to the 2 new design team members! Wonderful cards ladies!

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  25. We'll miss the departing DT members but so excited to see what the new ones come up with! Can't wait for the hop!

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  26. Yes, we will miss the departing DT members, and are so excited to see Rae and Jessica joining your team. Both of these sweet ladies are fabulous encouragers of others' endeavors at paper crafting and I'm looking forward to being inspired by them.

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  27. Sorry to see your departing DT members leave but I know we'll be treated to some exceptional projects from the two new members! I am so looking forward to what comes ahead!!

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  28. Welcome to the two DT members. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations and look forward to more soon.

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  29. Life keeps moving on with nothing being guaranteed or stagnant for we have a living God that when we are open to Him keeps us growing. As my grandson said, "Another Day, Another Adventure" and all with a lisp! So, congratulations are in order as I know each of your team, past and present, will prosper and grow with everyone benefitting. And a great big thanks for the chance to win a beautiful product.

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  30. Welcome Rae and Jessica. Beautful cards. Love your colors and the designs. Looking forward to more new ideas to be inspired by.

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  31. It sounds like Rae and Jessica are a great fit for your team Nina. Welcome ladies. I can't wait to see more of your fabulous work. I would also like to wish Nina, continued success in her blessed journey.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  32. welcome to the new ladies and thanks for all of the sharing from the ones leaving. cute stamp set. thanks for giving us a chance to win it. it has lots of frilly's that i love.

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  33. Lovely cards, and the lace stampset is just gorgeous.
    Tien

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  34. Awesome giveaway! Looking forward to many lovely creations from the two new dot members-like the ones shown here. Thanks.

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  35. Welcome to the new DT!! Their projects are fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win a gorgeous stamp set!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  36. Yay! Welcome to the team Jessica and Rae, I've been following Jessica for a while, and I love all her creations, and glad you introduced me to Rae too, I'm sure they'll do a great job.

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