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September 5, 2010

Oh...my...WOW!!!

Well, I must say that when I checked my e-mail today after getting home from church, my first thought was, "somebody is playing a trick on me!!!"  In my inbox was an e-mail from a gal saying that Shelli Gardner (Co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) had picked one of my little cards as a winner for her August Creative Challenge!!!  I'm sure that the e-mail is "real" now (because I checked on Shelli's blog ;) LOL), but I was definitely a bit doubtful and very much surprised! 

I was inspired by her color challenge and shared my cards thinking that maybe someone would come visit my blog and be inspired by them.  I never thought I would actually win!  Well, I just had to share the news with you because I think it's so neat (and my last name is spelled wrong on her site so some of you might not realize it's me, he he he). 

I don't ever send stuff in for contests.  I consider myself a clean-and-simple stamper that doesn't cause many  to say "wow!!!" when they take a look at my stuff, but it makes me happy to create my cards and other projects and give them to others to brighten their day.  So... pretty neat, right?  :)

Click here to see my card that she picked.

Click here to see the other August Creative Challenge winners.

Congrats to everyone else.  I know I enjoyed looking at all of the submissions, and recommend that you do too if you would like some fabulous inspiration.

9 comments:

  1. Congrats Marie! And what are you talking about.. I always say "wow!" when I look at your cards! You totally deserved it! :)

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  2. Whoo! Hoo! Congratulations!! So happy for you!!

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  3. Congratulations! Couldn't happen to a nicer person.

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  4. Congratulations, Marie! That is pretty neat indeed!

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  5. Wow is right!!!!! That is what I always say to your art too! I am so excited that you are one of the winners. You so deserve it.

    I loved this cute little card and wanted to case it when I saw it but I never seem to get the time. I hope that you will something fun! Even if it is just the bragging rights that is ok too!

    Love you girl and you always inspire me!
    M

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  6. Congratulations!!! It is an honor to be personally chosen by Shelli. I'm still on 'Cloud Nine' from over a year ago!

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  7. Congratulations!! I've always admired your style in card design, and I'm glad to see it be recognized. :-)

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Marie :)