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!