Friday, 2 March 2012

Berry 71 Bleu Design Team! {and LOTS more GOOD news}

{Apologies to my Facebook friends - I said I would announce
"something exciting on my blog" yesterday then messed up
the pre-scheduling on this so it didn't publish - oops! - the
official announcement will be up on the Berry 71 Bleu blog
tomorrow so check the BB blog then for the team selection}

 I made it onto the Berry 71 Bleu Design Team,
working for my talented and sweet friend
  Marivic Clifton, who designs the most beautiful
vintage - inspired tags for papercrafting,
which you can find for sale here in her Etsy shop.

I was a Guest Designer for Marivic last year & that's what
sealed the deal for me, actually handling the tags and seeing
them in person, they are AWESOME and outstandingly crafted!

Actually I have all sorts of things going on "behind the scenes"
in my scrappy life right now - I'm sure it's no secret that I 
have wanted to get onto a paper manufacturing design team
for ***forever*** {although I only actually tried out for those
for the first time this year} - well...You will have to hear 
about that later!  Soon though...very soon!!

All I can say is PERSISTENCE IS KEY...10 applications
and NO SUCCESS makes a girl want to throw in the towel,
but I didn't, and here I am happily telling the tale! :-D

Four out of five of my Design Teams are coming to an
end this month simply because my term is up on all of
 them and, as my "one little word" this year is BALANCE,
  I have decided that I can't take on anything NEW without
letting go of something existing. So, while I would LOVE to
 stay forever on all the lovely teams that I am honoured to be
 a part of, it will be a sad farewell to all 4 at the end
of March, with lots of exciting news on the horizon!


Evgenia Petzer said...

Helen, you know HOW happy I am for you! you deserve it!

I have also some exciting news to share soon%)

Shayne said...

Well done Helen, that is amazing news.

You are a clear illustration of how perseverance and persistance pays off.

So thrilled for you x

Irini said...

Huge huge hug and congratulations Helen very well deserved!!!!!

Bernadine said...

So happy for you. You so deserve this.

Can't wait to hear your other news.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Congratulation Helen!!! I am so happy and honored to be in a DT with you once again!!!! You are a great person and a talented scrapper and I am sure that everything you wish for, will come sooner or later!!!

Leonie said...

Congratulations Helen, thats wonderful news.
Just had a look in the Etsy shop.
Wow what fun you'll have creating with these. :)

Gayle said...

Congratulations !! You are so is your blog, I love it, it's so interesting, inspiring and informative. Wow so much going on, I feel like I am being left behind lol. Well I'm a 'follower' now so I wont miss out on anything. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo!!!! CONGRATS Helen!! You are soooooooo amazing and inspiring!! You deserve this!!! You ROCK!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Yay!!! Congratulations, Heather!!! WTG!!!

Stefanie said...

Congrats! You know how much you've inspired me to chase the dream and now I have realized my dream and also had to choose to step down from some DT's to tackle the shop one and all I can say is that it is SO WORTH it.

Amelia Khalik said...

Congrats Helen! With ur talent and commitment it came to no surprise that one day u'll score a major role for urself! Keep the inspirations coming! Love all ur work! :)))

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic news my friend! I know you will create beautiful projects with all those stunning tags!
Can not wait for more good news but...I`m not suprised if will be a great news:), you are so talented! Well done!

Channa said...

Congratulations helen!! Looking forward to work with you. My post will be up tomorrow, after all the emails i got a little bit confused and also when to post it due to the time difference!!

phamil said...

Helen, big congrats on making Marivic's team, her stuff is beautiful!!! And I am SO HAPPY to hear that you made a paper team!!! I am like you, I've been trying forever, still no luck....but I'll keep at it, one day!!! I'm so excited for you can't wait to hear more!!! BIG HUGS!

Tina said...

Congrats Helen! This is an amazing opportunity!

Mitra Pratt said...

oh big sis scrapper mentor girlie! I am SOOOOO happy for you! Super duper happy! I will see YOU at Berry 71 Bleu by playing along with your awesome inspiration! I am GLAD your dreams are coming TRUE! I have hoped for a long time that your determination and awesome abilities would be noticed!

Alison said...

Brilliant news Helen...and excited to hear there's more to come
Alison xx!


Congratulations on your latest DT position!
Thanks for sharing this inspirational post :) about hanging in there!

Marjie Kemper said...

How very exciting! I'm thrilled for you and can't wait to hear all the deets.

Denise Price said...


Rachael Funnell said...

YEAH! YEAH! TOOT! TOOOOOOOOT! Helen... COngrats on your DT spot for Berry71Bleu! I TOTALLY agree Marivic's Tags are Beautiful..... You will TOTALLY rock this DT Spot as you do with all your DT spots....
& YOU have more news to Share.... YAY! Go you..... Have a Wonderful Weekend ♥♥

dstandard said...

Super congrats Helen - so well deserved! Cant wait to see what you create!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Congrats Helen..They all took the words out of my mouth. What is left to say?

Just a big hug and keep up the good work..

I want to share this little quote with you from Dr. Seuss (condensed version)

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

For the full version

sandi said...

Oh yeah! You go girl!

Eila Sandberg said...

YAY! at last at last - a paper team! AND B71B too! oh happy days indeed!! When Helen smiles, the whole world smiles with her! Mwah mwah mwah!!