Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Artisan Hopes Dashed

This card is for you, my friends, club members and blog followers. I wanted to thank you for cheering me on, sending me emails and leaving me comments while I was applying for the Artisan Award Contest. It’s your support and compliments that even gave me the confidence to enter.

Unfortunately, my Artisan Design Team hopes were dashed last week. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little sad and disappointed, BUT and this is a BIG BUT, I have so much to be thankful for. There are so many good things in my life and after eating every single Hershey’s kiss in the house (just kidding) I’m feeling a lot better.

I also want to congratulate those designers that were chosen as finalists. I wish them well on their bid to become an Artisan Design Team Member. I’m also sending a hug to those who entered and weren’t chosen this time. I know now how much heart goes into everyone’s entries and I'm proud of all the beautiful things we created. Sooooo stay tuned to my blog on Friday, July 5th for the start of our ten day Artisan entry blog hop, where we will showcase all of the projects we entered.

Stampin' Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: For the Birds (W 132001, C126407)
  • Card Stock: Shimmery White (101950), Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), Marina Mist (119682)
  • Ink: Marina Mist (126962), Old Olive (126953), Real Red (126949), Pumpkin Pie (126945)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Heat Tool (129053), Black Embossing Powder (109133)
  • Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Button (127555), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125)

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    Thanks for visiting!! I love reading your comments!!


    1. One thing I have to say Brenda, is that SU! missed the boat in not choosing you!! Seriously! I'm an avid follower of your blog, and am always in awe of your creative talent. I do hope you apply again next year, and I'm really looking forward to this Friday, and seeing your wonderful creations in the Artisan hop.

    2. Brenda: I hope you don't let this little cloud dampen your spirit!! You are an amazing, talented and generous lady. Thank you for all you do, and share and for inspiring the rest of us!!

    3. Your fans love you, Brenda! Please keep creating your beautiful projects. I know I am a faithful follower and will continue to be.

    4. I agree with Deborah, your work is so amazing, there is always next year too, don't ever give up trying! Can't wait for Friday to come to see the blog hop!

    5. Well Brenda, You are an Artisan in my Heart for sure!! I can't wait to meet you and give you a Hug at Happy Hour....

      Thanks for all the hard work and sharing that you do so I can have projects.... I so appreciate you!!!!


    6. Big hugs and a perfect card Brenda! I am so excited to see everyone's projects on the blog hop and can't thank you enough for putting it all together! :)

    7. So sorry to hear that your Hopes and Dreams got put to rest, as a past contestant I FEEL YOUR PAIN!
      I do wish they changed their policy and sent back your items...wishing and hoping!. At least we get the bonus of the HOP. I couldn't show any of my entries when the program first started. This bunny is looking forward to the HOP!