Hello Sweet Friends!!
First, I want to thank you all for your very kind and generous words about my Stamping Royalty win. I continue to feel the warmth and love shared by all of you with me, and hope that this feeling never goes away. As each group of winners was announced, I felt more and more honored as many of the winners are women whose work I have admired and been inspired by for a very long time. The idea that I stand next to them in this journey fills me with a sense of awe and humility . . . many of these women are stamping celebrities!! To be in the company of these women is a total and complete honor for me.
Second, I want to share the cards that I submitted for the Stamping Royalty contest that didn’t make the cut. I still like them, so I’m hoping that you’ll look at them and say to yourself, “Hey, I can do THAT!” Here ya go:
Thinking of You/Hello
(I think I already shared this one with you)
Love #2 (this was my fave)
There ya have it! I’ll be entering these in the Reject Blog Hop that Dr. Amber (another of the Stamping Royalty winners!) is holding over at her blog, Damask Love. Check it out – there’s some yummy inspiration there for you!!
Now, I want to tell you a little story about these cards. A good majority of them are RE-WORKED cards that I had either created for challenges or had previously submitted (but were rejected!). The SR entries could not have been seen on line at all . . . but with a little tweaking, they were “official.” So I changed color schemes or added additional elements so that they differed from the original cards. Only two of them were new creations – Love #2 and the Birthday cards. I tell you this why? Because I am a testament to the fact that you don’t have to be a brilliant, super creative stamper to win! If you have projects that you love, and they haven’t been shown online (or have been previously shown or submitted, but can be reworked), it’s very possible that your submission will be chosen!! The only way to know is to ENTER!!! So please, friends, when you see the advertisement for next year’s Stamping Royalty contest, I hope that you’ll enter. You can’t win if you don’t enter, right?!!
Okay, that’s it for me today, kids!. Thanks again for all your kind words . . . they mean more to me than you’ll ever know. We’re off to have dinner with some sweet friends. I hope you have a fantastic weekend – I know I will!!