Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Big Announcement!


Hi there!

I have some really exciting news to share - I'm a Guest Designer for the next round of UStamp - UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! "Hey, Big Shot!! Worldwide...that's how we roll!!" which launches on May 7!  I've known for a few weeks now and it's been really hard not to blab to everyone!  I've been busily designing my project and I can't wait to share it here!


If you don't know what UStamp is, it's a worldwide event that's run online where a new project is posted every day - with full step by step instructions!  UStamp is run by US Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Dawn Rapsas and features a host of wonderful designers from around the world.  The whole idea is to use and show Stampin' Up! products, but (and I love this bit) it's not about sales, it's about creating.  And this time the Big Shot is being featured. 


Click HERE to find out more about Ustamp and to join - it costs US$24.96 for 29 days of projects... And the blinkie above will be yours to post on your blog/website if you become a member.  BUT, if you're interested in winning one of TWO FREE PASSES I have to give away as blog candy, read on!

All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post!  I'd like to know...

What inspires you in crafting?

Leave your comment by midnight April 28th and I'll post 2 RANDOM WINNERS shortly after that.  Make sure you include your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win!

Good Luck!

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48 comments:

  1. Danielle!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How EXCITING. I'm so, SO happy for you. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    xx Sarah

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  2. Congratulations Dan. Proud of you.

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  3. oh hooray! I'll be signing up for that one for sure....unless I win a free pass.....PLEASE!!!

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  4. Congrats. What an exciting adventure.

    Liam

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  5. THis is super exciting!!! Congrat's Danielle!! SO happy for you!! As for who inspires me, my Up-line does alot, her cards are fabulous!! Other than that lots of wonderful ladies here on the WWW!!! It's awesome!
    Hope to win, either way I reckon I'm in too!!
    HUgs Sharnee
    p.s Are you going to Convention Danielle??

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  6. Wow! Congratulations and great work Dan. You'll make something amazing for sure. I am inspired mostly by my children - making something cute for their bedrooms always gets my creativity flowing. Oh and I can't go a day without looking at stampers' blogs. Very inspiring!

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  7. Congratulations Danielle, I am sure you will have fun and others will enjoy what you have to share! What inspires me can vary from time to time or to the mood I am in. Sometimes it's simply a new stamp set, sometimes it's what I see created by others (eg ESAD, Just Add Ink, personal blogs etc), sometimes it's the event itself (eg a birthday or wedding - for scrapbooking or the need for a card), sometimes it's a challenge and sometimes it's just the ability to have fun playing with my craft supplies and seeing what eventuates! Thanks for letting me have the opportunity to try to win a FREE PASS!

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  8. Oops!! Didn't mean to write an essay, LOL!

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  9. Congrads. I'm inspired by all you wonderful ladies who take the time to blog and share their ideas. I don't watch tv anymore I blog hop. Also I get inspiration from my children and my friends and custumers.

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  10. What inspires me the most is seeing other people create something for the first time, especially when they thought they couldn't possibly make it in the first place. I love to gain ideas from tutorials on the net and teach different techniques to my friends at Stamp Club or via my blog. I'm amazed at all the talent out there especially with 3D designs. Congratulations, Danielle, on your Guest Appearance at U Stamp with Dawn and Friends. Can't believe you kept it quiet for so long!! You rock!

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  11. Grats Danielle - I can't wait to see what you're going to WOW us with (wink). What inspires me?? Oooh - good old fashioned internet trawling and people thinking outside the square. xx

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  12. Experimentation and sketch challenges are where I get my inspiration to create!

    Ann Wiechmann
    wiechmenn@comcast.net

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  13. Congratulations! I get my inspiration from all over - other bloggers, magazines, my customers, etc.

    Robbie

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  14. Congratulations!!! It's a big thing- what inspires me, is how just ordinary mums like you and me and scores of other demos, can do something so creative as well as raise families and sometime s do other jobs. I love running round the world online and seeing demos all over the world sharing and creating xx Congrats again, I reckon I might just have to part with some cash too.

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  15. Congrats Danielle! No surprises that you are on the design team though, hehe.

    I am inspired by everything I see! Ideas are always floating about. Like Helen - I blog hop a lot and try and join in to challenges push my boundaries. Loved UStamp, but was unable to join in last time. Hoping for a free pass for a fresh start! Thanks for the chance. xoxo

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  16. WooHoo! Congratulations!

    I used to be inspired by browsing other peoples blogs. Now I do not seem to have the time to sit down and enjoy many blogs (Although I am glad I made the time today!) so I take my camera with me and take pictures of the world around me, store displays, outfits others are wearing, sometimes even packaging on food.

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  17. Congratulations Danielle! What inspires me in crafting is seeing the wonderful creations that other people make. :-)

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  18. Wow, that sounds pretty exciting! Although Im not surprised you were asked, your creations are amazing. What inspires me in crafting is letting people know you care enough about them to spend time making something for them. Whether a card for a friend, or a photo album for a loved one.

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  19. Congratulations Danielle..What inspires me is seeing the work other ordinary people show on their blogs.

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  20. Congrats! I am so excited for you! I love colour and also patterns and especially when you can put them all together and make something that really "sings".
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Mel

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  21. Congratulations Danielle,
    Im can't wait to see your creation over at UStamp. I draw my inspiration from the internet and colours
    Christie

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  22. Hi Danielle,

    congratulations - how very exciting. This Ustamp will be super inspiring especialy as the Big Shot is so new for us. Thanks for the chance to win a pass.

    Kim

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  23. Well done! Have to say the amazing talented people and their blogs give me the most inspiration thanks for the chance!

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  24. Congratulations Danielle! Can't wait to see your work on UStamp. Well done. YOU (and the other girls on JAI!) inspire me weekly, but I also get inspired by other demos on our team.

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  25. Congrats on being a guest designer for UStamp. Can't wait to see the Big Shot projects.

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  26. Congrats Danielle...
    ummm I get my inspiration from...many things, alot of times its the world wide web!

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  27. dont know why it came up with welcome! It should have read Shelley!

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  28. Well Ustamp have got themselves a little Aussie beauty! Congrats on being a guest designer!
    My inspiration comes from lots of places. Generally I makes things for a reason, but sometimes I just have to try a new technique or build a new item. Ustamp is a great inspiration, as is ESAD, LNS and JAI.
    Cheers
    Sonia

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  29. Congratulations Danielle, what an honor for you, and them :). I get inspiration from lots of different places. Love the Web and blogs. I also like to go to other stamp companies and recreate items with Stampin Up products.

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  30. Well, let me first say congrats Danielle. I am a new visitor to your blog and I am signing up as a follower, but I think you are very talented and super creative. I will purchase a pass, if I don't win a free one. I love the idea of this world wide event being about creativity and not sales. Because, if we didn't love working with SU products, we couldn't really sell them. I love SU products. They carry a good quality of merchandise, so sales come easy. I get my inspiration from everything. Magazines (not always craft), gift bags, nature, and lets be honest, others blogs.

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  31. I get inspiration by visiting blogs, playing with different colors, and by learning new techniques. Love your blog! I'd love to win the free pass to UStamp with Dawn & Friends! Thanks!

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  32. Kind-hearted people, new born babies and the beauty of nature inspire me. That inspiration then gives me the desire to design something that will allow me to give back (or pass on) the joy I've received.

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  33. Congratulations!! I get my inspiration from the projects I see all over. Sometimes it just takes one to get me going. I start out casing and then it ends up nothing like it started. Little things get the juices flowing!!

    Sherri Power

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  34. congratulations,way to go, People like you inspire me with all of your creative ideas,it is wonderful to visit the blogs every day and see the creativity out there and then when you make it yourself, it's a wow factor, thanks for this opportunity to win,Eileen

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  35. Congratulations!!

    My family inspires me. They are always asking for my cards and it really gets me motivated!

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  36. Carolyn R (you know)April 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Hi D,

    Congrat's. Can't wait to see what more inspiring things we see from you through UStamp as well as JAI!

    What inspires me in crafting? The enjoyment of creating, sharing and giving inspires me...that and of course other's blogs, those sharing their creations and lots of things around me.

    C

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  37. Congratulations. I am inspired by the wonderful work of others as well as the fact that my crafting allows me to express my creativity in ways that I never imagined.

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  38. Congratulations and look forward to seeing your projects. I think of the person that I am making the card or gift for for inspiration and also fellow crafters.

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  39. Congrats on being chosen as a guest designer on UStamp--I look forward to seeing your great projects! What inspires me in crafting is family and friends--I love to design cards with them in mind! =-)

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  40. Congratulations - can't wait to see what you create as I've been following your blog with interest since i first found it on a blog hop. The short answer to the question though is everything inspires me - from a colouring page i do with my son, a magazine advert with great colours, visiting peoples blogs and websties, seeing a stamp image and my brain coming up with a quirky caption for it - so i guess LIFE inspires me :)

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  41. Love your blog and always check out what you are doing every day to see new techniques or maybe old ones with a new twist--just LOVE it!! Hope to win some blog candy and some more ideas!!

    Thanks Nadine
    mnmotes@rcom-ne.com

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  42. Congrats on the guest spot! I just know your project will be fabulous! I am inspired by almost anything and everything, but to be honest, more of my inspiration comes from what all the other fantastic stampers out there share on their blogs and SCS! I never buy a stamp set with out a quick sticky beek at SCS to see some possibilities!

    Leonie Hegarty

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  43. Danielle, I found your site through LNS! I am so glad I did! Your art is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the class. I really want this UStamp class. I have done one before (when I had money at Christmas), but this one I really want and I am broke! Thanks

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  44. Oh wow, wow, wow ... Danielle, I am soo happy for you on making UStamp, Congratulations ...I will look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!

    I am inspired by other people and their creativity, their ability to think outside the square encourages me to think a little beyond and to experiement in realms that I have otherwise thought impossible or just too hard!!!

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  45. woohoo Danielle go you!!
    Im inspired by colour mainly but also texture... especially fabrics, magazine or TV adverts. I am inspired by learning new techniques and seeing what everyone comes up with every week at JAI!

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  46. Hi Dannielle, Congrats on being chosen for the UStamp DT! What an honour!!!!
    I'm inspired by lots of things, these include fellow SU! demos (and their fab blogs), the SU! colours in which my world is now defined, my girls, nature, a new stamp set or tool, new challenges or techniques... or simply just the person the card or gift is for.. guess that's lots of inspiration hey! :P
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a free UStamp pass and I can't wait to see your creations!!
    Richelle :)

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  47. Congratulations on being a designer for UStamp. I've only just heard of this event but it sounds really cool and inspiring. Thanks for offering a chance to win passes!

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  48. Well done Danielle congratulations your work is an inspiration
    Jo

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