Ok, let me just get this out of the way....
Ok, last Wednesday evening I received the BEST email EVER telling me I had been selected as one of the winners of Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamping Royalty Contest 2011!!!
I can't even begin to describe the scene here at my house....the yelling, the jumping up and down, the freaking out!!! I hadn't done that much cardio in AGES!!! ahahah!
I can't even believe it, honestly. I made a project that I really liked and it wasn't even originally for submission to this contest. BUT, I really wanted to enter and I thought I'd give it a shot! You've got to be in it to win it, right? I only submitted one card! Never having been published before and only sending in one card I never in my WILDEST dreams thought this would ever happen to ME!!!
This has been a goal of mine and a dream as well to be published in Paper Crafts Magazine for the last three years and I only just started submitting a few months ago so to be published in this way having won THIS contest.....IT MAKES ME SCREAM YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sorry, there I go again!! HA!!
What's even cooler is that I get to share this experience with crafters who are INCREDIBLY talented and whom I admire very much! I was so excited to see so many amazing designers announced over the last few days. Amber, it has been KILLING ME since seeing your name yesterday not to let anything slip!!! It's so cool that we BOTH MADE IT!!! YAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Sorry, I can't help it!!!
Truly, you have no idea the amount of joy this brings me. Thank you to the editors at Paper Crafts Magazine. Thank you so much!!!! I'm inspired like never before to keep going and to keep doing what I love!!