Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Long Time No Blog!

It’s been almost a full month since I’ve been on the blog-o! CRAZY!

So much has happened in the past few weeks that I’ll catch up on soon, but the biggest project that has been keeping me occupied is now all done, whew! :)

It all started when I went to the Stampin’ Up! Regional Event on April 20th.

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My demo friend LeeLa (hi LeeLa!) was telling me about this contest SU does for their demonstrators while we were are the Regional Event and told me I should look into it next year and try out for it. Well, that weekend I looked into it just to see what it was all about and made the decision to just go for it this year. I figured I could get my feet wet and see what it was all about! 

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You have to create five cards, three scrapbook pages and two 3D (anything that is not a scrapbook page or card) projects for your submission and follow some guidelines. I figured it wouldn’t take me that long (big understatement!) and that I should have plenty of time to get it to Stampin’ Up by the 5/22 deadline since it was about a month away at that time.

Well, I just today dropped off my projects at SU!, one day before the deadline! My family will totally understand this but it is a freaking good thing I could just take it to SU, I would not have stood a chance at mailing it, let alone that I was still putting my supply lists on the back of my projects in the Stampin’ Up! parking lot while sitting in my car today! :)

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Overall, I had a blast creating! No matter the outcome of the contest I am really happy with how my projects turned out and I loved the challenge! I tried some new things that I hadn’t done before, and that I might not have attempted if it were not for this contest. I’m glad I pushed myself and put myself out there. It’s scary to be judged but I hear the projects will be on display at convention so that will be fun to look forward to. :)

My poor family may not have had clean clothes the entire time I worked on my projects, but they made due thankfully. :) A HUGE thank you to Jake, Gwynie and Brady for putting up with me while I worked on my projects. Thank you for understanding and allowing me to spend time in my studio working on everything for countless hours without interruption. I love you guys!

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Gwynie posted this to her FB the other day….laundry stacked up and piles of misc stuff in the background…yep that is what is up!

After convention in July when the winners are announced I’ll be able to share my projects here, yay! Until then it’s a waiting game, but I have plenty to keep me busy until then….like updating the blog-o with what seems like a million happenings over the last month. :)

1 comment:

LeeLa Smith said...

I'm so proud of you!!! You're awesome and I can't wait for July!! You're going to love Convention!