Monday, October 9, 2017

Challenge Winners

Hello, Friends!

Well, I didn't have the stamping weekend I had planned.  A nasty headache sidelined me for the weekend.  So instead of a new card, I'd like to show you some of the honors that my cards, mainly from September, have won.

This may be the most arrogant looking post I have ever posted on my blog.  I don't think I'm an arrogant person.  I hope not because I'm usually not a big fan of people who are arrogant!  

Some of the cards I have made have won different challenges that I entered them into, much to my surprise!  I'd like to share the winners with you because each win is such an honor!  It means so much to me to have other stampers say, "Good job," especially when I haven't been able to stamp for so long.  

This post is much more of a "thank you" to the challenges that chose my cards as winners than it is a "look how great I am."  

In the future, I will share any winners that might happen
as they are introduced to avoid a long post like this!

Back in May, I created this card I called Watercolor May Flower.  It was chosen by Happy Little Stampers as the Watercolor Challenge Winner out of 93 other cards!   I couldn't believe that my card was chosen as their favorite!  At the time, I was so sad about losing Frankfurter that I didn't share this honor with you then.  It truly was and is an honor, so I wanted to share it with you now.  I received a $20 gift certificate for stamps from the Happy Little Stamper Store and a badge which I have put on the side of my blog.  

The other cards that have won awards were all made in September.  

This card, You're #1 in My Book, won two awards.  

From The Paper Players, it won "A Cut Above" which is an honorable mention award.  The Paper Players have a badge for this award which I have added to the side of my blog.  From The Color Throwdown, it also won an honorable mention type award where it was labeled as an eye catcher for the week.  I have played in these challenges for years and this is the first time I received any recognition from either one.  They both made me super happy when my card was chosen for the honorable mention awards.  

This card, Reverse Confetti Dreamcatcher, won three awards.  I was afraid this card was too dark and dreary looking to win anything and almost didn't enter it into the Reverse Confetti sketch challenge!  I'm so glad I entered it anyways!  From Reverse Confetti, I was chosen as the 'Fetti Friend of the Month.  This means that my card was chosen as the best card entered into their challenge and I won a $20 gift certificate to their store!  This was a huge honor!  I love Reverse Confetti products and will only have a hard time spending my money because there are so many great things to choose from there!  I have added the badge for this award to the side of my blog.  

This card also won another huge honor.  This same card took the Lead from Curtain Call.  This is the highest award the blog Curtain Call gives!  Along with the badge which I have added to the side of my blog, I have also been invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge.  I will be the featured stamper in one of the October challenges.  This is so exciting!!! 

This card also won the Just Add Ink #357 Challenge 
Just Add "D" Honorable Mention.  There isn't a badge for this honor, 
but it still means just as much to me!

This Hugs from my Heart card was also chosen by The Paper Players for the honorable mention award of A Cut Above for the color challenge to use pink, green, white and silver on a card.  I have placed their badge on the side of my blog.  It was another surprise to win this honor from a blog challenge that I've been playing for years!

I don't enter challenges expecting to win.  I just do them because I think they're fun.  They are great jumping-off points for me when I begin to create a card.  When one of my cards is chosen for an honor, it is always truly that- an honor.  It's always nice to feel that your work is appreciated.  It's an even bigger honor knowing how hard I've had to work to be able to get back to the point that I can stamp again.  

Thank you so much to anyone who has had a hand in choosing one of my cards as a challenge winner.  I never take that recognition for granted and greatly appreciate each award one of my cards has been given!

Now, it's time to get back to making more cards!

Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so excited to hear about how your cards did in all of these challenges. How wonderful for you. I agree with the judging. Love that some came with prizes as well. Well done.

Chris r. From iowa

Darnell said...

Congratulations for all the very well-deserved recognition your great cards have received, Angela! You have every right to be excited and proud!! Hugs, Darnell

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