January 2, 2009

TGIF -- And Some Exciting News!

The background I chose for my "Winter Wonderland" piece is from a photograph I took last year when I went on a stamping retreat up in Wisconsin. It was called Silver Birch and you can see one of the lovely silver birches on the left side of the photo. Winter Wonderland is the theme today at Thank God It's Friday. This picture came immediately to my mind.

There's a very good reason why I chose to use stamps from Oxford Impressions on this piece (the girl image and music border). Yesterday I was thrilled to hear that I was chosen to be added to their very impressive list of design team members! Their present DT roster includes many artists whose work I have admired since I started stamping about five years ago.

So I'd say so far this new year is off to a good start!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous wintercard!!! Love it!
Helga

www.picturetrail.com/helga01

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow Louise this is awesome.
Really lovely winter card.

Thanks for this gorgeous entry to TGiF.

Happy New Year.

Femmy said...

fantastic Louise!! the girl really posp out!! love it!

azLizJane said...

Beautiful card, Louise! Congrats again on being selected for the Oxford Impressions design team! :)

Liz

Kristin Long said...

Congratulations, Louise! YOu deserve it!! Happy New Year!

Jacqueline said...

That is beautiful! Love the radiance the snow gives! Congrats to have been chosen for the design team too!

Heike said...

wonderful card.
LG, Heike

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! So so so well deserved!

Bettie said...

oh, that's just perfect.

Anneke said...

this is such an adorable card with a lovely look of wintertime
a happy new year to you and your family

Shelly Hickox said...

Congrats to you Louise! You definitely earned your spot by being such an amazingly talented artist. Love this piece - I'm glad your year is off to such a great start!

Polly from MN said...

Congratulations Louise! I am a big admirer of OI stamps and you....so fitting that they should choose you as a design team member. I look forward to seeing your future creations!

Sarah said...

It is no surprise that the gals at OI picked you for their design team...your work is awesome! Congrats again, my friend!
Your bg photo is beautiful!

Willy said...

Congratulations and happy 2009, Louise. Your card is wonderful.

Hermine said...

Contgratulations and Happy New Year. Great card.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Love your wintercard Louise.

This is really incredible!!!

Faye said...

Congratulations for being selected for Oxford impressions design team, Louise! Your wintertime card is so perfect. Really says Winter!

Kris Dickinson said...

Congratulations Louise! How exciting! This is a darling piece too!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

woo hoo! congrats to you! the card is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see what your other creations will be! Happy New Year! May 2009 be full of blessings! :)

audrey h. said...

Hi Louise.....big congrats on the OI dt. can't wait to see what you make with Suzanne's stamps :)

This winter piece you made is so pretty. Love the photograph.

Char said...

Congrats on being selected to the design team. And this piece is just wonderful. Girl is adorable.

Rein said...

Gorgeous card!

Happy New Year!

marciad said...

Love the card. Congratulations on the design team.

Buffy said...

This is such a beautiful card. Perfect for winter time.

bastelkueken said...

wonderful - and a great idea with the song in den background - fantastic

Cynthia said...

-wow´what a fantabulous way to start off your 2009,,,great news for you!!! Good for you!!!
How exciting!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the DT team news Louise!