Introducing A New Designer: Virginia Lu

by May Sukyong Park

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Today we have an EXCITING news to share with you! We have added a new designer to our growing Card Design Team! Please join us in welcoming the amazingly talented Virginia Lu:

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Originally from Taiwan, Virginia came to Canada for grad school and received her Master’s degree in Education in the mid-80s. She ended up marrying a physician and becoming a Canadian citizen! After managing hubby’s medical office for over 20 years, she now devotes all her time to stamping and blogging. Virginia discovered stamping when her son was a baby and has always loved the aspect of creating something original, authentic and handmade. Virginia’s love for a paper was deeply rooted since her favorite pastime when she was young was to frequent local stationary stores in Taiwan. Virginia loves to try out new techniques and products. Her card-making style is fun and simple, yet polished with a WOW factor. With her language skills (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and German) and passion for stamping, Virginia hopes to inspire and encourage card makers all around the world. She is tickled pink to be part of the Altenew Card Design Team!

You can check out her creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr.

I have been a big fan of Virginia, not only as a designer but as a person since I found her challenge blog, Virginia's View challenge in 2014. She has contributed to our paper crafting community in so many ways by encouraging fellow crafters and sharing tons of inspirations over the past few years. Welcome, Virginia! We are simply thrilled to have you on the team!

Take a look at this gorgeous card that she created for us today:

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(Stamp set used:  Adore You)

Make sure to visit her blog to see more and don’t forget to leave her some love. We can not wait to see more of Virginia’s work with Altenew products!

Make sure to come back tomorrow as we will introduce another design team member. See you then!

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Beverly Parkison January 19, 2017 - 14:30

This is going to be a good year. Great design going on here.

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Troy Louise January 19, 2017 - 15:03

Excellent choice! Virginia will be perfect for Altenew’s amazing products.

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Sue January 19, 2017 - 15:22

Looking forward to seeing her inspiration!

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Sally January 19, 2017 - 16:01

Welcome, Virginia! You are already off to an awesome start!

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Sharon Jones January 19, 2017 - 16:09

Yay, Virginia!!! Love your creations and can’t wait to see more Altenew goodness! Welcome to Altenew, my friend. I love their products!

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Diane Bakehouse January 19, 2017 - 16:28

Great news! I discovered Virginia’s blog last year and I have been inspired by her lovely creations. Virginia and Altenew were made for each other.

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conil January 19, 2017 - 16:30

Good choice, Altenew, Virginia is an excellent cardmaker and will do you proud. Congratulations.

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Judith Naylor January 19, 2017 - 17:17

How exciting for you to welcome Virginia to your team. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you and she create together!

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Michelle Bylaw January 19, 2017 - 17:17

Congrats to Virginia!!! Love her designs! This card is gorgeous!!

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Greta H January 19, 2017 - 17:18

No surprise at all to see that you’ve added Virginia to your DT! I know she’ll be inspiring everyone with her signature style! Interesting–before I became a stamper I spent hours in stationary stores just admiring the gorgeous products which I could seldom afford to buy! Stunning card using vellum!

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Judy1223 January 19, 2017 - 17:20

Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations, Virginia! Your card is stunning, and I know you will be such an inspirational team member…I can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Kara January 19, 2017 - 18:16

Huge congratulations!! Beautiful creation.

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foleysfriend January 19, 2017 - 18:25

Congrats Virginia! It’s so great to see that Altenew recognizes the great talent you possess. Can’t wait to see your beautiful creations.

sue

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Sandy N. January 19, 2017 - 18:44

A very talented lady and great addition to your team. Altenew and Virginia – what a great combination.

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Billie A January 19, 2017 - 20:07

Beautiful. I love the colors and those flowers are beautiful. Stunning.

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Patricia. Elstob January 19, 2017 - 20:25

Wow what a lovely card, I can see why they want you on the team, looking forward to seeing more from you. X

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Celeste Goff January 19, 2017 - 20:31

Congratulations Virginia!!! Your card is beyond gorgeous!

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Laraine R January 19, 2017 - 21:30

Congrats Virginia! Gorgeous card! Can’t wait to see more!

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Kathy Mc January 19, 2017 - 22:55

Wise choice to add Virgina to your design team. I love her style and unique designs. Her inked Vellum with the white embossing is stunning using the Adore You blossoms. Yay, Virginia and ALTENEW – a match made in stamper’s Heaven!

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Karen M January 19, 2017 - 23:30

Beautiful Card, love the tip on coloring the vellum. Very excited to see all the creations from Virginia…. blessings

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Judy Bennett January 19, 2017 - 23:30

Gorgeous card. Vellum is one of my favorite things to use on cards. I love this stamp set and am adding it to my “must have” list. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity.

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Judy Holbrook January 20, 2017 - 01:29

Beautiful card! Love the color and vellum flowers! Can’t wait to see more creations by Virginia!

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Brenda Lilley January 20, 2017 - 02:52

Congratulations! Quite a coup to add Virginia to your team! I absolutely LOVE her card using the Adore You set, and look forward to seeing more of her creativity. Happy to see you here, Virginia!

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sharon brand January 20, 2017 - 07:59

Congratulations to you and Virginia! I love her work, and she is a
perfect fit for you products!!

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Bev Wilkinson January 20, 2017 - 08:30

Will love seeing your designs here on Altenew’s blog! What a great match!

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Erin Petersen January 20, 2017 - 09:42

Excited to see that Virginia will be working with Altenew!

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Elaine Cook January 20, 2017 - 10:10

That’s exciting news, as Virginia’s cards are always so beautiful. I can’t wait to see her new designs with Altenew.

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Carrie R. January 20, 2017 - 10:15

Congratulations Virginia! I have followed you on your blog for a long time and look forward to seeing your beautiful cards. Altenew is my favorite stamp company, so I am over the moon that I will be seeing more creations with Altenew products. You are definitely an asset to their already fabulous design team!

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Verna Angerhofer January 20, 2017 - 10:23

Virginia, that is awesome! I know you will be a great asset to the Altenew line as I have seen your work and have greatly admired it.

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Sue D. January 20, 2017 - 11:47

Excellent! Congratulations, Virginia on this well-deserved and exciting honor. I’m looking forward to seeing many beautiful projects come from this new partnership.
P.S. Love your vellum card.

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Manda January 20, 2017 - 17:32

So exciting for Virginia! Congratulations! It’ll be great to see more of your creations here, as well as on your own blog!

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Melissa Friedrich January 20, 2017 - 23:17

Congrats Virginia and gorgeous card, love the color-your-own vellum!

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Samantha Coleman January 21, 2017 - 01:37

Congratulations Virginia for making the design team! I loved your card and the tips you gave as well.

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Glennis F January 21, 2017 - 02:55

Congratulations, I look forward to seeing your new ideas

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Helen Gullett January 21, 2017 - 08:42

YAY Virginia! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am looking forward to see more of your amazing creations with Altenew!

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Angela Orum January 21, 2017 - 09:30

Congratulations, Virginia. I have been a subscriber to your blog for some time. I have some Altenew stamps and inks that I need to put to use. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Judie Attard January 21, 2017 - 10:00

Super awesome news!!! Looking forward to your Altenew work!!!

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janet January 21, 2017 - 11:41

How wonderful – Virginia is amazing, so excited to see her join this Team :-)

Congratulations Virginia!!

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Becky M. January 21, 2017 - 14:01

Have been following Virginia for ages, and love her work. Glad she’s part of your team!

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Ashley Horton January 21, 2017 - 14:10

Hi Virginia!! So excited to be on the Team with you!! Your cards are gorgeous!!

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Misty Elam January 22, 2017 - 21:11

YAAAAAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best news I’ve heard all day!!!!

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Nicky Hsu January 23, 2017 - 10:22

Congratulations, Virginia. I am so happy for you and looking forward to see your beautiful designs on Altenew.

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Brenda Urbanik January 23, 2017 - 13:58

I am so thrilled for Virginia! She is a passionate card maker, loves what she does and is very creative! Congratulations Virginia!

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Beverly Jordan January 24, 2017 - 11:10

Welcome Virginia! Have been an avid fan of yours for years and even use your work to inspire mine! Your gorgeous designs, and beautiful elements are what I love and look forward to so to see you here now as one of Altenew’s DT, I am thrilled!! Great partnership! They are so fortunate to have you!!

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D.Ann C January 24, 2017 - 14:17

Huge congrats! Looking forward to more of your fab work here! This card is gorgeous!!

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