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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Introducing the Girl Friday Inksquad!!

Today is a very exciting day!!
I'm so excited to announce the first official store design team!
Woot Woot!!
The Girl Fridays did a bang up job working with my stamps, 
and wow'd me every time!
However, designing for releases AND providing weekly inspiration 
for a challenge is a LOT!

So, I decided it was time for the store to have it's very own team!
But not just any team...it had to be a completely off the hook amazing team!
Now where on earth could I possibly find amazing off the hook designers???
Yep! Right under my nose!!

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to 
The Girl Friday Ink Squad!!

These ladies are all amazing! 
Wicked talented, I tell ya!
They are the sweetest, funniest, nicest group of people around, and I'm proud to call them my friends :)
 I thought it would be fun to not only introduce them, but share a couple fun facts so you can get to know them a little better, since you will for sure recognize them :)
I asked them all 5 fun questions or funnisms...

Let's meet them, shall we?

Lynn Mangan.  What a lady!  
There is a certain serenity in her designs that just takes my breath away.
Don't get me wrong, she can go big and bold, but she just has a stunning way of seeing the softer side of things.
Love that!
1. What is your all time favorite movie?  Sleepless in Seattle
2. Favorite flavor of ice cream: Orange Sherbert (in the summer) or Butter Pecan
(in the winter)
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Hmmm...I think
I'm too old to remember!!  I wanted to be a math teacher.  I love lists and
logical problems!
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?  I'd
like an express plan to England to see my mum's side of the family all the time!
5. If you had a super power what would it be? To eliminate worry.

Virginia Lu has been with me since Day 1 at the challenge!
I couldn't imagine not having her here for Day 1 of this team!
She can do CAS like nobody's business, but she can rock the layers too!
From cards to layouts and everything in between, she will be delighting you with her amazing creativity :)

1. What is your all time favorite movie? You’ve Got Mail and Pride and Prejudice (a tie)

2. Favorite flavor of ice cream: Pistachio Gelato
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? TV news broadcaster ( I used to love public speaking!)
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go? German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland...)
5. If you had a super power what would it be? I would love to eat anything and everything I want without any consequences




My sweet friend Laurie Willison has also been with me since Day 1 of the challenge!
I just love her style of CAS!
She has a way of putting things together so simply, and so perfectly.
She has been very busy putting together her very own die designs that you won't want to miss :)

1. What is your all time favorite movie? The Notebook
2. Favorite flavor of ice cream...Cookies and Cream
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Teacher
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?
Ireleand
5. If you had a super power what would it be? Fly....so I could go see all my
crafty friends!  :)


Lisa Addesa is flat out amazing.
She consistently knocks my socks off with her incredible attention to detail 
that comes across as effortless.  
She makes me want to get inky!

1. What is your favorite movie?
     Ever After
2. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Generally black cherry(only if it has REAL, REALLY BIG, cherries)…but having had Ben and Jerry's Key Lime Pie, recently( A LOT)…a limited edition flavor…that' might outweigh cherry…wish it could be a forever flavor!
3. When you were a kid , what did you want to be when you grew up?
   A teacher and a mom….I would "play" school during the summer…and homeschooled my children(although teaching your own children is NOT the same as being a school teacher…you are still MOM and THAT can be challenging:)!!
4.  If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?
     Italy
5. If you had a super power what would it be?
    Wow…just one?  I would love to have the power to heal.



Piali Biswas has a stunning style.
She proves time and time again, that you can have layers, and embellisments, and still be CAS.
Her beautiful use of color and pattern often has me gasping with delight.

1. What is your all time favorite movie?  My favorites are all in Hindi.
2.  Favorite flavor of ice cream: Hagen Daaz Coffee
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  An Architect
4.  If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?  Austrailia
5.  If you had a super power what would it be?  
I want a super power of teleportation-being at any place at anytime so I can take care of
my family and my mom even though they're at the opposite sides of the world.




Dana Seymour has also been with me since Day 1,
AND she was part of the very first design team I was ever on.
We have been designing together for more than 3 years now!
She has a wonderful way of incorporating fun techniques into her art,
and can rock any genre of stamping.
She's looking forward to letting her mojo run wild, and I can't wait!!

1. What is your all time favorite movie? 
Harold and Maude (Color) , Random Harvest (Black & White)
2. Favorite flavor of ice cream:
Pistachio
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Many things including an Art Teacher, a Ballerina (9 years of ballet lessons), and an astronaut (flying lessons).
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?
Wales and India
5. If you had a super power what would it be?
To communicate with and understand animals.





Michelle Woerner is one of the first blogs that I ever stalked :)
She has an elegance to her style that continually draws me in, 
and her use of embellishments has sent me on many a shopping trip
because I "need" to have them after seeing her work.

1.  What is your all time favorite movie?  Gross Pointe Blank and Say Anything
(yeah, I'm a big John Cusack fan) and of course Twilight!
2.  Favorite flavor of ice cream - Mint Chocolate Chip
3.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- A Gold Rush cheerleader (the cheerleaders for the 49ers)
4.  If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go? 
Egypt to see the pyramids
5.  If you had a super power what would it be?  I'd love to fly!


WOW! What a team!!
I'm so excited for them to get started, and I just know you will be blown away by their creativity.
You will see lots of different types and styles of inspiration in the coming weeks and months.
While my stamps are designed with Clean And Simple in mind,
I truly believe they will fit any stamper's style.
So, the Girl Fridays have free rein to create whatever they want, however they want :)

They are all very excited so please click on their pictures to be taken to their blogs, 
and leave them a little love.  
I KNOW they would love to hear from you :)

Let's hear it for the Girl Friday Ink Squad!!
Woot Woot!!



19 comments:

  1. Yay! Such a wonderful team! Great to see familiar faces here!

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  2. Congrats ladies!! So excited to see your designs!!

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  3. Yay! Congrats ladies and to you, Michele! This is one great team of very talented crafter:)

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!!! This is an INCREDIBLY TALENTED group!!!

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  5. Congrats ladies .... so happy to see the friendly, familiar faces.

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  6. Congratulations on your team, Michele!

    Congratulations design team members!

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  7. You've got yourself a 'dream team' there Michele, congratulations ladies :0)
    Jenny x

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  8. Congrats ladies!!!!! Awesome team!!

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  9. woot! woot! so thrilled to be on your team Michele! xoxo

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  10. And we are all so lucky to work for Michele (who is the sweetest person ever) and design with her awesome stamps!

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  11. Congrats to you all ladies! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  12. The perfect Dream Team! Congrats ladies!

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  13. I visited all their blogs. what a team! I know they will keep shining with their new creations. Congrats Ladies!!

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  14. Eeek!!....What a team!! There's A LOT of talent, going on here!! :) Congrats, to all!!

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  15. Ya picked yourself a great bunch Michele!

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  16. So fun to read a little about each team member. I can't wait to see their designs.

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