Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sad Goods & Good News ...

I decided I needed a card to represent my NEED for chocolate (okay, so I guess I am OVER it!) ... I found out yesterday that I got passed over (again!) for Stampin' Up's Artisan Award. Sigh ... Smiley from millan.net... at least it forced me to ink up this stamp set (which I have had since some time last year and never inked up!) AND I decided to cut into some of the new cardstock samples I got from Stampin' Up (since I sooo plan to do a "pre-order" on June 1 and get me a bunch MORE of it!!)

So that is my sad news ... actually, I am taking it much better than I thought I would. After all, this is just paper and ink, right? (YIKES!! Did I really just TYPE that???) But the GOOD news is that, starting Friday, I am gonna do a 10-day blitz of all the stuff I submitted for the Artisan thing that DIDN'T win ... I am pretty happy with what I did, so that's all anyone can ask for, right?

Tune in on Friday so you can see how I spent a couple of weeks in March!!

Hugs to All!!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, ticket corner punch, large oval punch, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon

21 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

So sorry you didn't win!!! HUGS!!

Your card is so sweet and I love the paper piecing you did! Bravo!

Kim P said...

The cherry cobbler CS looks great with those cupcakes!

So sorry you did not win! That makes NO sense! But you are being a real trooper with it!

We all know your talented!! {{{HUGS}}}

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooo I am loving this card so much the colours your design that delicious looking image a great combination.

I am so sorry to hear you did not win they must have had a hard decision to make because you make some fabulous stuff and I look forward to seeing your projects.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Janine said...

My friend, we are going to have so much fun at convention that our REJECTION by the Artisan Award judges will totally fade into a pale puff of nothing!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love your cute cupcake card, Wendy. Actually, I've long admired your work. In my opinion, it's Stampin' Up's loss that they didn't choose you. However, I am a believer in the "there's a reason for everything" philosophy as well as "when one door closes another one opens." Keep the positive attitude!

Anonymous said...

How could you not have won?? Your work is amazing!! I think you are a winner.


Patti Beachy

Pam said...

Card is wonderful and I'm really diggin' the "Cherry Cobbler" big time!!! I'm waiting to see the "Espresso" in person, though.
Will miss terribly a few of the "see ya later, gater" colors....but most of them were, well..like me..tired and worn out! Can't wait to see them and since I've ordered most of the new mini.....bring on the new big Catalog....oohh, wait...first I have to order lots of the out-going cardstock I love first!

Catherine Cazier said...

I love this set. Sorry to hear that it took you so long to get some ink on it!! The card looks great!

Terry Molineux said...

Wendy I am so sad to hear you and your counterpart (JanTink) didn't win you both are so very talented and really deserve to win!!!!

Back Porch Stamper said...

Such a pretty card. Love the cherry cobbler with the pink pirouette! You're a winner even if you didn't get picked this time!
Love following your blog!

Pinky Roth said...

Wendy, things happen for a reason, gf! You are such a talented stamper and I hope to be able to meet you at convention! I cannot wait to see your collection from March!

Gloria Westerman said...

Well your a winner in our eyes....

Shirley said...

Sorry you didn't win...maybe next year? Your card is great...absolutely love it...I would have picked it!

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Kadie in Arizona said...

Okay Girlfriend - I'm sure that the real story is that your items were NEVER received........I'm sure that if they would have received your items-there would be NO WAY you wouldn't have WON.

Can't wait to see your projects on your blog-especially.....YOU KNOW WHAT!

Sorry you weren't named one of this years winners - but remember - there's always NEXT YEAR. Your work is OUTSTANDING and you need to promise all of us....YOU WON'T GIVE UP.

Shawna said...

Well, that is definitely a bummer, However, I can't wait to see what you made. I KNOW we will not be disappointed!!!

Debbie D said...

Sorry you didn't win. Can't wait for you to share your projects ~ they are all winners in my opinion!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Sorry you didn't win. :( But you are TERRIFIC and major TALENTED!

The cupcake card is adorable!!! Love it!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Wendy, I can't believe you weren't chosen for the SU artisan award...are they blind?!! You have the most amazing awesome creative talent!! In my eye, mind and heart you're definitely a winner and this card beautiful card is a true illustration of your artistic talents!!!

Donna at ButternutsageDesigns said...

oh Wendy, I am so sorry for your disappointment. I am sure you poured your heart into all the requirements...but here is something fun for you to watch on my son's video about cupcakes to cheer you up! Just click on my name and ENJOY! ~Donna

Betty Neville said...

Sorry you didn't win! I think you are hugely talented - don't give up!

Anonymous said...

Hey Wendy~

You are A WINNER in my book...

and, more importantly...in His!

He IS Able,
Traci S.