In February I entered a Stampin' Up! contest for Demonstrators. They run them each month and I never really thought much about entering one. There are a few different categories you can enter. Well I had been playing with my Big Shot – I just love this stamping and scrapbooking tool – and created a few things. I always show my creations to my family. They have been very supportive of my stamping business so I like to show them what I have been stamping.
Well when I showed them this particular card I created with a twist – they just seemed to make a fuss about it. I thought – maybe I would send it to SU. Not thinking to enter it in their contest. I just never gave the contests much thought. But on that day I received my Stampin' Success (SU sends Demonstrators this magazine every month – full of ideas, samples, business tips, and the winners and their projects of these contests) and as I was thumbing through it I came accross the contest winners and their projects and thought – Maybe I should send this card in.
With my families encouragement I popped (after taking a few pictures of it) it in the mail and forgot about it.
This week I got the nicest email from SU letting me know they picked my card as the winner of the WOW contest for March 2009!!!!!!! They picked my card. I am so honored. They liked it.
Although I can not show you the card yet – it will be featured in the May 2009 Stampin' Success. After it is published I will be able to post it for you to see.
I am so excited. This is the second time a card I created was selected.
The first one was in August 2007 and it was a card I created for Posh Impressions a stamp company owned by Dee Gruenig. They published that card on their website with its directions. You will see it in a post on my blog dated August 18, 2007. I don't enter many contests or submit my creations for publication. I have thought about submitting things for publication but just never seem to it.
Stay tuned to see the card coming in May 2009!