Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pion Design Team - Easter Chicks

Hello Everyone!

Today I am really excited to finally be able to share some news with you. You are looking at the newest member of the Pion Design Team!! I fell in love with these papers the first time I laid eyes on them, and I am thrilled to get to the chance with work with this company on a regular basis!!

For my introductory project, which you can find on the Pion Design's Blog, I decided to do an Easter card. I've never made an Easter card before, but I couldn't resist the beautiful imagery of the Pion Easter Greetings Collection.







To view the entire collection, click on the image.

  

Pion Design Products:
Easter Greetings – Images From the Past PD1614
Easter Greetings – Angel of Spring PD7003
Easter Greetings – Tags PD7018
Easter Greetings – Borders PD7016
Easter Greetings – Easter Morning 6″x6″ PD7019

If you love using Pion papers, you should come and play along with us for our March Challenge! You could win a complete Pion Design collection in 12″ and 6″.







I am entering the following wonderful challenges:


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One of my favourite things about winter is when we get freezing rain. I just love the way the ice forms on every branch of every tree. Well, no such luck this year, but there is a leak in our rain gutter, so some ice formed on the branch underneath. It only lasted one night, but it was beautiful!


The sun is finally start to head towards the North horizon which means I get a glimpse of the stunning skies from my balcony again! YAY!


My first shot of a bird!! I'm always so envious when Valerie posts her bird pictures, so this one was a real treat for me. Darned things don't sit still long enough to grab a pic! I think it's a Blue Jay??


And last but certainly not least, my darling Scully enjoying the peace and quiet. She loves it in our new home as much as I do.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


82 comments:

  1. AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!! HUGE congratulations Pamellia! They are so lucky to have you. Jenny x

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  2. A beautiful Spring card Pamellia, the pretty lemons remind us that it's hopefully not to far round the corner. Well done on the new DT spot, not one I am familiar with so need to check it out.

    B x

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  3. OH WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS, Pamellia!! I'm so freaking excited for you!! What an honor!! They are so lucky to have you!! I only have two small Pion paper stacks that I've hoarded for months because they are so beautiful but hard to get here I fear now after I see all of your amazing projects for them, I'll be spending lots of money to purchase the papers!! This card is so stunning!! I love the layers and details you added!! It's the perfect spring-y Easter card!! I absolutely love it my friend!! Gorgeous pictures, too!! Scully is so sweet!! Congrats again my friend!! So, so deserved!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Huge Congratulations Pamellia!!! Well, that is something to celebrate!!! You'll have to stay away from making your own background with all the gorgeous papers from Pion at your disposal!
    Congratulations once again!
    hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  5. Many congratulations Pamellia on your new DT post and I agree with Lisa that they are so lucky to have you, but there again, so are we! Every piece you produce is stunning, with such attention to fine detail. This Easter is no exception, I love it. It has such a wonderful, vintage, feel to it and the little chicks are just adorable. Wishing you all the very best in your new role and I can't wait to see more of your amazing artwork. Big crafty hugs :) x

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  6. Huge congratulations on your new DT post and what a start. This card is stunning and again your attention to detail is second to none. Lovely spring feel to this card with all those lemons and whites, so fresh in design and colour palette. Love it. Tracy x

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  7. Congratulations Pamellia you certainly will fit in with their lovely products. Hard to find in USA but I order from FJ. I always love the variety of lovely layers and feminine structure of your designs. Will be excited for all the new things you will be creating with. Have fun and best wishes.

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  8. Oh my word, Pamellia! This is as sweet as sweet can be! These chickies just melt my heart and I love the butterfly and gorgeous layers. Hugs, Autumn

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  9. Great news and what an amazing first project with fabulous layers.

    Love the photographs as always

    Chrissie xx

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  10. Congratulations. This card is very pretty with your traditional layers and the addition of the lace, flowers and butterfly. I don't do Easter cards either but I would be inspired to if these gorgeous papers dropped into my hands.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  11. Very well done Pamellia, these papers are so suited to your lovely shabby chic style. You are such an asset to their team. Your first card for them is delightful, those chicks are so cute. Hugs xx

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  12. Totally beautiful easter card - the most lovely I've ever seen. Gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Pamellia.
    With big hug ♥
    and give one to Scully from me, too ♥

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  13. So happy for you! Congrats on your latest Design Team gig, Pamellia! No wonder you love their papers...wow! And, you've made the most of them with this beautiful Easter card. Love those sweet little chicks with the lace! Hugs!!!

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  14. Congrats on your new DT post, well deserved and they are in for a treat when they see your inspirational projects. Loving this beautiful, Spring card with it's delicate lemon colour and pretty fussy cut chick images - so lovely.
    Lorraine

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  15. Congratulations on your new DT post Pamellia and I'm sure you'll be a great asset to the team with beautiful cards like this.
    Avril xx

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  16. Congratulations on your new DT post Pamellia and I'm sure you'll be a great asset to the team with beautiful cards like this.
    Avril xx

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  17. Congratulations! This card is lovely, just like Spring sunshine. I love their papers,and I'm sure you will showcase them fabulously.

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  18. Pamellia, I feel as though I've walked from the world at hand into the glorious morning sunshine of a friend's farm. The softness and sweetness in your artwork is fresh and happy! I can hear those little peepers! giggle. I never thought about fussy cutting details from patterned paper before - yours is impeccable, and beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration - hope your week has been delightful as your artwork! hugs, de

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  19. Congratulations Pamellia !! such a delicate and soft card , love it !!!

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  20. Congrats on your new DT position! You deserve it! Wonderful card. Those chicks are so super sweet.

    Yep, that's a blue jay. They love peanuts too. :-)

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  21. Beautiful beautiful creation, thanks for joining in with us over at myshericrafts this week.
    Sue

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  22. Beautiful work and photos, congrats on the new DT, hugs, Valerie

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  23. Many congrats on your new DT, Pamellia! What a jaw-dropping creation!!! Wow! xxx

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  24. I am not surprised that Pion snapped you up for their DT Pamellia and this is one fantastic debut!! xx

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  25. Congrats Pamellia - great news! I am over the moon with this precious easter creation!
    Absolutely stunning! - the softness, freshness and layering in it is more than brilliant!
    Amazing photos and your little baby is so sweet - a beauty!
    Can imagine that she loves the new home!!!
    oxo
    Susi

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  26. A huge congrats Pamelia...you will be such an asset to the Pion team. You can create beautiful things with anything!! Hehe!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  27. Pamellia, I am ecstatic beyond words!!! Want to hear a beautiful story? Very early this morning (5am or so?) I still hadn't slept and was so tired... so I was thinking about my next crafty project. I decided to go to Pion's blog for inspiration and my heart JUMPED when I saw you there!!! I zipped to your blog but this post wasn't showing yet. Imagine my joy when I go to the beloved Pion blog for inspiration only to discover that one of my favorite crafty peeps ever is now on the DT. I am so happy for you!!! You are so talented and you will be a superstar there. Your first card for them is spectacular! Oh how I adore the softness and sweetness... this is one of my favorite collections they've ever done and you are bringing it to life so beautifully. The layers and delicacy make my heart dance. Congratulations again, my sweet friend. This is so deserved and I'm thrilled for more people to learn about you... you inspire far beyond what you even know. :o) Many hugs for you and your precious furry friends who always make me smile. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  28. Congratulations in your DT position. Your project is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia

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  29. Wow Pamellia, huge congratulations to you. Your first card for Pion is an absolute delight and I love the added touch of lace. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs with these beautiful vintage papers.
    Julie x

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  30. Congrats on the new DT Pamellia! You've made a fantastic start with this beautiful card, you more than do the papers justice! Fabulous design, loads of dimension and texture, just gorgeous!
    Chris
    x

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  31. Whoo hoo, congrats hun, saw this on Pion blog this morning and had to come and visit, love your card, so beautiful,
    hugs Liz xx

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  32. Now I know what you mean! This is absolutely gorgeous!! So sweet, a perfect Easter centerpiece!
    Jackie xx

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  33. congratulations Pamellia well deserved and a beautiful first make for them xx

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  34. Such a gorgeous card Pamellia and big congrats on your new DT spot,couldn't think of anyone more talented or deserving. Ah your little dog is so sweet,he looks very content ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Oops sorry,meant she looks very content!

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  35. OMGoodness Pamellia, if that isn't just the best piece of news I have heard all day!!! Huge congratulations, what a fabulous team to be part of!! I am thrilled to pieces for you, you will be a wonderful fit with the team. Woohoo!! Love, love your gorgeous card today too. Big hugs, Anne xxx

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  36. Hi Pamellia,

    So sorry for my absence of late, shame on me lol! Have been looking back over your stunning creations that I missed, stunning everyone, such gorgeous designs. As you know I am on Sheenas design team so have been very busy with her latest collection, we have had so much fun with this one. Its Day of the Dead designs, absolutely fabulous.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. What brilliant news and I am so pleased for you - those papers are gorgeous - I bought a few sheets last year but they are still at the look but don't touch stage...hmmmm! You know what I mean? This is such a wonderful Easter card - the lovely layers, the cute chicks, the fabulous flowers, the super shades of Spring - I love it! Your photos are fabulous! That bird is so pretty - but not as pretty as Scully! Hugs, Chrisx

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  38. Huge congratulations Pamellia, they are luck to have you on their team.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, such adorable Easter chicks and so many fabulous details.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. Wow what awesome news Pamellia a big congratulations they have found a treasure in you. Pamellia this creation took my breath away, it is stupendous, those papers, embellishments and chicks look divine, the softness of the colours look so pretty, I love it so much.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  40. Congratulations Pamellia, that is fantastic news. Your project is gorgeous and those little chicks look so sweet.
    Yvonne xx

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  41. Congratulations on your DT spot Pamellia! fantastic news, gorgeous Easter project, beautiful papers and embellishments.
    Fab photos again, love your cute dog.
    Pam x

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  42. Gorgeous card I like the design
    Kevin xx

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  43. Gorgeous card though I don't know this company and will have to pop over and take a look. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela x

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  44. Congratulations to you, Pamellia, on making Pion's design team. Their papers are one of my most favorite. I just got this Easter collection and wasn't sure what to do with it. Your gorgeous card has provided me with wonderful inspiration. I also see that sweet little Dianna is gone! Oh my, what happened? Makes me sad.

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    1. Thanks Patty. We aren't sure what happened. She passed in her sleep Tuesday night. We think she must have been sick. She didn't have much of an appetite and she moved kind of slowly. There is no wildlife hospital in our city and the local vets said they couldn't help a wild squirrel, so I cared for her the best I could. I was quite devastated and spent the day sobbing. Mother Nature sucks!! Thanks for your kind words. hugs :)

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    2. That's the hard part about nature--so much beauty but also sadness. You did what you could for Dianna. I had a similar problem with baby birds that fell from their nest last spring. I put them under a plant with some bread being careful not to touch them, but they were far too young to survive on their own. Even my neighbor tried to help. I was constantly checking on them to make sure a cat or some other animal didn't get them.

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    3. Oh no, that's horrible Patty! It's so hard feeling helpless like that. You are right about nature, beautiful but oh so cruel! happy weekend to you. hugs :)

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  45. Many congratulations on joining the Pion Design Team, I am sure they must know how lucky they are. Your Easter card is so very sweet with it's little chick images and lovely lace.

    I popped by a little while ago and spotted your tribute to darling Dianna, I am afraid the news really upset me and I had trouble finishing my task, I can only imagine what you are going through.

    Dionne xx

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  46. What a beautiful card Pamellia - love the papers and I am so glad you are part of the team now, you will be a real asset to them :-).
    Your photos are beautiful, as ever.
    So sorry to see that Dianna has passed over the rainbow bridge :-( she was such a wee sweetie.
    Blessings and hugs
    Maxine

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  47. Congratulations Pamellia! A gorgeous card for your inaugural DT post, thank you for sharing it. Deb xo

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  48. Huge congratulations, Pamellia! They are so lucky to have you! Your Easter card is absolutely beautiful, showcasing that gorgeous paper in such an amazing way! Brilliant work, my dear! Scully is super cute! I love that picture! Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  49. Huge Congratulations to you , i have only just found Pion papers myself, the are all beautiful as is your card , so, so gorgeous.
    Lovely Pics Pamellia ,
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  50. Wowsie!!! You are perfect addition to the team...Pion pps are as gorgeous as ur projects!! Such a gorgeous project this is...I love the soft colors u used here!!

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  51. Congratulations Pamellia, you will be a wonderful asset to Pion. A Beautiful and scrumptious card, it really portrays the Easter feeling.
    Wonderful photos too, love the ice on the branch.

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  52. Such a cute picture of your little darling on 4 feet Pamellia, glad to read he loves your new home. Your card is as always a treat to the eye. I love pion papers too but cannot get them here in Belgium and the cost is just too high to let them send over from holland because the size is not a regular A4.
    Congrats on your new DT job. Hugs, Veerle x

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  53. Such darling little chicks - your card really evokes spring on this snowy day in Nova Scotia. I have seen a few things done with Pion papers, but by far your card is the nicest created with your amazing layering flair. Sully looks as though he is saying "can't wait for her to be done crafting so we can go out!" LOL
    P.S. Congratulations on your design team appointment!

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  54. Many congrats!! Beautiful Easter card!

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  55. I love Easter makes, and love your little chicks! Gorgeous card!

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  56. Congratulations Pamellia !I am sur Like us the pion design teams was also floored by your gorgeous cards and they grabbed you on the team :D !! Awesome layering and yes different color !

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  57. OMG. Pure beauty. The speckles are perfect-- totally elicit the feeling of a speckled egg! Glorious Easter love.
    Yes, that is a blue jay... no, they never sit still! And your dog is a cutie. Maltese?

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    1. Thanks so much Mimi. Yes, Scully is Maltese, although I'm pretty sure SHE thinks she's human. lol.

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  58. Bomb diggity dot com dearie! That's to say-huge congrats on your new adventure with Pion! They smart to choose you lady. Hehe! Gorgeous Easter design and what a way to showcase your new digs. Wowzers and Wowzers! Love the pictures you share and so happy to see little Scully all happy and and snug as a bug in a rug! Hugz to you muffin!

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  59. Beautiful design. I love the papers and all the beautiful elements you added.

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  60. Congrats again Pamellia on joining the Pion Team, a brilliant assignment and so well deserved. Nicola x

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  61. Congratulations on a new team - you will do them proud for sure, as you have here! This is exquisite, and absolutely beautiful!! You done such beautiful things with these sweet little chicks....as always! I am so sorry to learn of Diana's passing. Never easy, even though inevitable for us all. I am comforted by the fact that at least you gave her comfort in her last days. Consider yourself hugged. xxx Lynn

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  62. Congratulations on your new DT position. So deserved and they will love having you as part of the Team. Another stunning creation. So much beauty there and such lovely soft colours. Love your photos. Always nice to come over and see what you are up to and what photos ended up in your camera.

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    1. Hi Pamellia,
      another really fantastic and wonderful creation here.
      Love those fab Easter chicks, and your stunning design as usual.
      Wonderful photos yet again.
      Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  63. Hi Pamellia,
    forgot to say congrats on you new deign placement.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  64. You are right. This paper is reyaly gorgeos. And card you made is stunning.

    Marjeta

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  65. Oh wow Pamellia, this is a real stunner! (I'm sure I say that every time I visit, forgive me for being repetitive, lol) So pretty and delicate. I love it!
    Congrats on an extremely well-deserved new DT appointment! x

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  66. Hi Pamellia
    First thing I saw was your sidebar so I'm now trying to type with tear filled eyes........RIP little one.

    Congratulations on your new DT slot. My goodness, you're going to be so busy.
    What a wonderful card to showcase your DT products, full of Spring joy.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  67. Congratulations , So Lovely card .Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs
    laurigami

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  68. Ok, so this is the third comment I've started! You will probably get a series of incomplete comments! Let's start over, shall we? Commenting is taking me soooo long!

    Wow, Pamellia, I am so excited for you--what wonderful news both for you and for Pion! I only have one collection of these beautiful papers, but I totally missed the Christmas season with them. I'm trying to get used to using prepared papers along with Mixed Media; you do it so well! This card is just lovely, as always! Those chicks are so sweet! And you have brought the layered papers to life so beautifully with those flowers, lace, pearls and splatters! Gorgeous!

    Sincere sympathy to you for the passing of Diana. She was well loved, and truly one of my favorites. You did what you could for her; don't beat yourself up. Big hugs to you, my friend...

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  69. Hi Pamellia you have created such a wonderful project once again,very pretty pastels colours, your work is always so wonderful. Congrats on your new DT post, and look forward to seeing all your inspiration with Pion.
    Jules xx

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  70. This Easter card is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the cute little chicks and all of your fabulous textures! A big congrats on your new DT spot!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  71. YEAH - congratulations on the Pion's Designs spot Pamellia! You are off to a fabulous start - this is just STUNNING - wow. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE those chicks!!! You did wonders with that paper. This is just truly PRECIOUS. I took a picture on my screen and sent it to my youngest granddaughter and she said... "Oh Grammie - can they come play with me"!!! Hehehehheeh. See - you made those chicks look real!!! JUST sooo LOVELY. j.

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  72. Congratulations on joining the Pion DT Pamellia. A beautiful Easter card, such pretty pastel colours and the chicks are too cute. Sally.x.

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  73. Congratulations!!! Wow, how exciting and how lucky they are to have you!!! Your Easter card is AMAZING! Fun textures, beautiful colors and the design over the top!! Stunning work as always Pamellia!
    Sherrie K

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  74. Congratulations on a fabulous DT position, they are SOOOOOOOO lucky to have your amazing talent with them, I know you will do fabulous things for them, your style is just the perfect fit!! And what a great start with this gorgeous card!! xx

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  75. congratulations on your new DT position and soooo well deserved -a fabulous card and love the cute chicks and all the lace
    Carol x

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