Friday, May 11, 2007

I'm so excited!

I have something super exciting to share but I am going to make you wait till the end to find out what it is :)
Shhh.....don't tell Mom. This is one of the cards I had done for Paper Arts A Thon but then I changed my mind and kept it to share with you.

I'm not sure how well it shows up in the picture but the lion is 3 layers. The body is Close to cocoa, the mane is Chocolate chip and the face is Creamy caramel. The Chocolate chip piece behind the lion was punched with the scalloped square punch and then pierced on the scallops. I used the Tiny mosaic (I think that is what it is called) on the Tempting turquoise and stamped "Birthdays are the best" in chocolate chip after I embossed it (I should have decided on the sentiment first because I had to press firmly to get the words to come out).
I probably wouldn't have put Tempting turquoise, Creamy caramel and Chocolate chip together but this combo came from the color coach and I love it! I think I will be using this again soon. I am also using my scalloped punches all the time! I love them! They are soooo much fun.
Oh yes, one more thing before I tell you my exciting news. One of my stampers did a "Bella" order and I am getting more Bellas and some Fellas! Whooo hooo! I am so excited :)
Ok, now onto my exciting news. I got a call from Stampin' Up! this afternoon and I won the monthly contest! April's contest had to be a project that was a circle theme. I had the idea for this for a while so when I saw the contest I decided to try one. Of course I held onto it for qiute a while trying to decide if I should send it in and ended up sending it express post because I was so late. Next time I am leaving myself more time. LOL!!
I took some pictures of it before I sent it but they didn't turn out very well so I will try to fix them and share with you. Oh and guess what I get for winning?!? .......3 stamp sets!! AND I have until July 15th to choose so I can get them from the new catalogue!!! Holy cow. I am so excited! I think I might have screamed in Mom's ear this afternoon. I don't know how I am going to stand it between now and July 1st....I definately won't need until the 15th to order:)
I think I need to go stamp now. I need to do something creative!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Karen! You really are the best! I am very proud of you! Keep up the great work!!!


Happy Stamper said...

You SO.... Rock Karen!! Congrats!! I am so very proud of you! I am having a little trouble hearing but I am sure in a day or two... He! He! Can't wait for the new catty to see what you will order!

papermemories said...

Yeah Karen!!!!
Way to go!
Can't wait to see the pics...


Tina said...

WOW, congrats!!!! That's exciting news! I'm assuming it was the CD album that you sent!? And 3 stamp
sets from the new awesome prize!! You deserve it!

Happy Stamper 17 said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! Three stamp sets huh?That'll be hard with all the new ones coming out, you'll have to let us all know which sets you pick!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Way to go Karen!

Speedy B