Okay, I can breathe a sigh of relief because I can officially state, “I mailed in my entries for the 2008 Artisan Award”.
Let me share with you what I can…..the stats: over 100 hours of work, took 2.5 months of creating (I’m not a last minute rush person who likes pressure), I like to believe it is the best work I have done to date, 3 hours of sleep a night, $46.00 in postage, over $700 for product. Now, I shall shhhhhhh up and leave it in the hands of Stampin’ Up!
You may ask is it worth it, and I have seen mixed comments regarding submitting artwork to Stampin’ Up! I don’t know if I can explain the feeling, but when you see your work displayed in an environment with people who share the same love for something, it is truly amazing. To see the pages of my children last year hanging up so far away from my home, it is amazing and moving emotionally.
I have received comments stating, “Why are you entering again?”, “Let others have their turn”, and some others that I wish not to share. I must say, I create to inspire and share with others. I owe so much to SU! for recognizing my work. I wouldn’t be “known” if it wasn’t for submitting my work. I hope that every time I post something you can walk away with an idea and want to go create. That is why I do what I do. I put the work out there to share. I am always willing to respond to questions on “how to” do something. I have my blog so I can do that with all of you:)
Now, I can get back to blogging and share some things.
I did do a workshop this month and it went really well. There were 19 people who attended and it was a blast with a St. Patty’s theme. I wanted to make “wow” cards that I consider easy.
So simple and you get to play with all the different punches. Showcases some of the more pricey stamp sets….but with these three sets (Holiday Blitz, Defining Alphabet, and Define Your Life), you can pretty much make a card for any occassion.
I made packets for all who attended with all of their supplies and a step-by-step direction sheet for them to use and take home with them. It had a finished pic of the card along with all supplies needed to create and re-create:
Here is the hostess gift I made for my friend:
Yep, I did realize the top ribbon retired, but I wasn’t changing a thing once I finished. It is a metal planter that you can purchase at any local craft store. I covered with DSP and added all the details. Everything inside coordinates except for the card I made her days prior to making the gift.
I have so much catching up to do. Hope you stop back later. Have a wonderful day:)