Monday, April 9, 2012

Stamping Royalty!

Well my wonderful friends today I can finally share some amazing news!  I am one of the winners for Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty 2012 contest in the Seasons Greetings category!  You can see the announcement here on the Paper Crafts blog!  


To say that I am shocked would be putting it mildly!  I can't believe it!  I am so happy! At night I haven't been able to fall asleep easily since I am so excited!  And when I wake up in the morning I smile instantly as I remember!

Last year I didn't even enter as I didn't think I stood a chance!  This year I told myself too bad like it or not your putting yourself out there so stamp stamping up and send it in!  I worked on cards till the last day.  I usually go to a Mom's group but I couldn't that day as Ariel was sick.  While both kids were occupied with each other I stamped my last card, the winning card!  Called up hubby up at work and begged him to go out and buy a bubble envelope and come home early so I could go to the post office in time!  He asked me why this was so important and I told him that it was an amazing contest with a big prize.  Even though I thought I stood no chance!  I felt that hey I may as well try and if I don't win at least a great cause will get my cards! Since he is so great like that he did picked up what I needed and came home early!

Last Monday when they were sending out the emails to the winners I happened to be online and than I got that special email from P.K. Smith and I just about fell off my chair!  My stomach was full of butterflies!!  I read it a few times and couldn't believe it!  I screamed with joy (Carter told me I hurt his ears!) Jumped up and down! And called hubby up and told him all about it!  He is so proud me!!  He is excited about the big prize while I am more excited about the Tiara!  As is Ariel!  To her if mommy is a Queen she is a princess right?  I know she will be begging me to wear the tiara!

I love and am passionate about stamping and to win this contest is a true dream come true!

I can't believe it!

My card will be in the 2012 November/December issue so I can't share it!  But I do have a thank you card that I made to share today.  This is a thank you card for all the lovely people at Paper Crafts, for you my crafty friends, for my family for supporting me and this hobby!!!  Thank you for being part of my life!

On Saturday I had a surprise delivery of tulips from my secret sister (from my mom's group)  it made my day!  I picked up this paper from My Mind's Eye on Thursday and was inspired by the tulips to play with my newspaper tulips stamp by Hero Arts and used the colors of the paper for it!   :> Pretty straight forward card made it late last night while watching Celebrity Apprentice (need something to do for how long that show is!) 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement!  Thank you to Paper Crafts for picking my card!  :>  And I wanted to say to my fellow winners, congratulations!  I am so happy to be sharing in this with you!  I can't wait to see your winning cards!  And so happy to share this with my crafty friend Vera who won in the birthday category!  What a dream come true! 

48 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

oh anita! i'm so happy for you, congratulations! it feels great, doesn't it?

small t said...

Wow, congratulations on your amazing win! Can't wait to see the winning card!
Love your tulip card!
I also stamp while watching Celebrity Apprentice, haha! :-) xx

Jocelyn Olson said...

Woot, woot! Congrats, Anita! I'm so thrilled for you!!! Your tulip card is gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

wahoooooooooo!!!!!! congrats...love the card!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card, congrats to you!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on your Stamping Royalty, Anita! You deserve the honor!!!!!So happy for you!I adore your thank-you card!! Stunning!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is beautiful, Anita, and I'm SO proud of you! I can totally feel your excitement. It's so nice when a friend wins! Congratulations!!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you and so happy to see your name up there on the PC blog! Congratulations again!!!

Barb said...

YAY!!! I could not be more happy for you, Anita! I wish I was there to jump up and down with you and give you a big hug! This is so exciting! Can't wait to see your card! Love that tulip card - such pretty colors!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Anita, love this beautiful card!!

Sarah said...

Big congratulations, Anita! Enjoy your paper crafting crown.

Mariana Grigsby said...

Big Congrats Anita!!! Well deserved!

Hugs!

Melissa Shea said...

Happy dance! Happy dance! Happy dance!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Yay!! So excited we can finally share the news. LOL, I still laugh whenever I think how we kind of speak in riddle trying to figure out if we both made it. :D CONGRATS Anita and I couldn't be more thrilled than sharing this honor with you.

Marilyn said...

Congrats, Anita! Enjoy your honor and have fun with it! Lovely "Thank You" card you made! :))

Rebecca Deeprose said...

So HAPPy, hAppY, haPPy for you Anita!!! This is such a wonderful group of women to share this honor with!! I'm delighted that you're in it!

Deirdre said...

So absolutely thrilled for you Anita - HUGE congrats. Doing the happy dance for you!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

congrats! can't wait to see it!!!

Lin said...

So HAPPY for you, Anita - doing the happy dance right along with you!!! Love your card today!

Angela Fehr said...

Congratulations! I was in your shoes last year, winning in the same category and I know what a thrill and honour it is! Way to go!

Laura B. said...

Congrats!! So happy for you!

Robin K. said...

When I checked the Paper Crafts blog and saw your smiling face as one of the Stamping Royalty winners I couldn't have been more thrilled for you Anita!!!! I feel so honored that I have actually met "royalty" in person - hee! Can't wait to see your winning card! Enjoy every minute my friend!!! Hugs, Robin :) P.S. Your tulip thank you card is gorgeous!

Cath said...

Congratulations, Anita!

Your card today is gorgeous! :)

charli said...

Congrats to one talented lady!

Kelly said...

congratulations! WOW, this thank you card is AMAZING and one of my new favorites of yours. The colors are stunning and the embosing is just perfect! GORGEOUS!!!!!

Cindy C. said...

Big congrats Anita! This is wonderful news. And your thank you card is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your entry in the magazine!!

Trinh said...

Yay, Anita!! You should have seen my smile when I saw your pretty picture on the PC blog today. I'm so happy for you! Congrats, my friend!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Anita! You're so deserving! Can't wait to see the winning creation! And today's is absolutely gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Huge Congrats, Anita! I was kinda wondering if you had won when I saw your comments on every single other winner's blog. Great job! Can't wait to see the winning card!

Lynn said...

Anita, What a wonderful honor...and it is so well deserved as you are amazingly talented! Woohoo! Very happy for you!

Susan R. Opel said...

I just love today's card. And I love LOVE love LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE your winning card. A lot.

xoxo

Brenda said...

I am so happy for you Anita! Congratulations! You have every right to feel very special! And your card today just shows how special you are!

Amy said...

OMG!! This is fabulous news Anita!!! Congrats to you!!!

Amber said...

Congrats to you too!!!!!

Geri said...

Congratulations!!!! Well deserved as your cards are so inspiring just like today's card. I just picked up that tulip stamp. It is perfect for spring. I can't wait to see your winning card.

Heather said...

Congrats! So excited for you and can't wait to see your card!

Maureen Morton said...

I couldn't be more happy for you, dear girl! Your work is lovely and a real inspiration - you are seriously royal! Can't wait to see your card and how cute you'll look in your crown.

jennfontaine said...

I love so many things about this post! I love how excited you are! I love how you won! I love that you get a tiara! I love that it was the last card you made and that Chad came home and got you what you needed! I love that you are putting yourself out there and doing something you love! (what a great example to others and your kids!) and I love your card you showed up! So very soft and pretty! Love the lace peaking out from behind the ribbon! (great ribbon color too!!)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Yay!! Such awesome news! So excited for you Anita! You deserve it!! Love your card too!

judkajudi said...

Congratulations, Anita!! Your work is always awesome and I am so happy it has been officially recognized! I am most jealous of your having a tiara!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yay, Anita - so happy for you!! And I love your card - what yummy colors! I love how you did the tulips!! Enjoy your time in the spotlight!

Greta said...

Just incredible, Anita--can only imagine your excitement & am so happy for you! Dreams do come true!

Carol Mc said...

Congratulations! I saw the post over at the paper crafts connection blog. Lovely thank you card.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment! Such a huge thing! :) LOVE, LOVE LOVE this card! So beautiful from the colors to the stamping, to the 3-D details! (And I totally get what you mean about the Celebrity Apprentice -- every week I complain that it is just TOO long!!! Haha!) Congrats again!

Lindsey said...

Wow, congratulations on this honour! (And now what I wrote you in an email this morning is truer than ever!) Today's card is beautiful -- that tulip stamp is very high up on my wish list!

Brandi said...

Hey Anita! I am so glad you stopped by my blog the other day. I am so excited for you with making stamping royalty! How fun! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Leigh said...

Congratulations on your win, Anita! Very well deserved!

Char Dobson said...

Congratulations Anita! That is awesome!!!

 

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