. . . did I imagine that I would be sharing this secret (that has absolutely been KILLING me!) with you all. When I say that, I’m seriously not fishing for compliments . . . I truly did not imagine that what I do (stamping) would even come close to being worthy of winning a contest. But in fact, I have won . . . and now I get to share the most amazing news with you all.
Yes, my sweet crafty friends, I’m one of the three winners in the Thinking of You/Hello category of the 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest (there are 15 winners in all)!! You can find the official announcement HERE. Can you believe it?!! I am still floating on cloud nine since I received that amazing email from P. Kelly Smith last week. I screamed, then I cried, and then I screamed again!! LOL Sadly, no one was home when I got the email, and I had VERY EXPLICIT instructions to not tell a soul. Are you KIDDING me?!! LOL Luckily, I got ahold of my hubby on the phone, who was on his way to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA. Here’s how our conversation went:
ME: Honey! Guess what?!!
ME: I won!! I won the Stamping Royalty Contest!! Can you believe it?!!
HUBBY: Great!! But what does that mean? Is it like you won the local club championship (yes – hubby is a golf freak)?
ME: Ummm . . . NOOOOOO!! It’s like I won the freakin’ MASTERS!!
HUBBY: Oh!! Well, that’s just great then!! Congratulations, sweetie!!
Yeah . . . he doesn’t REALLY get it. LOL But that’s okay. I am thrilled beyond belief, regardless. I can’t share my winning card with you just yet – that’ll have to wait until the November/December issue of Paper Crafts Magazine comes out (on October 11th!). But I will be sharing the other cards that didn’t make the cut with you in the next several days.
I am so incredibly humbled to be included among the other winners that have been revealed so far, and all the great stamping geniuses that came before us. I’d like to thank the editors of Paper Crafts Magazine who chose my card . . . you’ll never know how much this incredible honor means to me. I’d also like to thank all of you who have left me sweet comments that served to encourage me in my stamping journey. I love what I do . . . I dream about stamping, I obsess about it, and I study others who inspire me so that I can become the best stamper that I can be. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
In honor of you all, I’ve created a card to thank you. Consider this my personal thanks to you for all that you do to inspire me each and every day. I’ll also be submitting this for the Moxie Fab World current challenge, In My Beautiful Balloon.
I was inspired by this amazing photograph that I found on Pinterest (another obsession! LOL). I love how the balloon is floating over the fog-covered cityscape, and knew that I would combine my love of cityscapes with this challenge.
Well, that’s it for my big news today. Thank you, again, for all of your encouragement and support . . . it means the world to me. Thanks, too, for stopping in today!