My very own Froggin' Fantastic Four Blinkie!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hi friends! Almost a month ago, Lily Pad Cards had a challenge to design a card using ribbon. I enter challenges hoping to win, but never actually expect to. I'm just happy to have succeeded in completing the challenge and getting the card entered. Shoot, just being able to maneuver through the technology to get my card photographed, downloaded, and posted somewhere on the web is a huge accomplishment for me right now. But, today, something different happened. I went to browse the Lily Pad website and saw that a winner had been chosen for the ribbon challenge. The winner's card is spectactular. I know it will be a long time before I will be able to even conjure up a creation like Heather Maria's, much less actually make one.

So, I'm reading the post, scrolling down, looking at the other awesome cards chosen for the Froggin' Fantastic Four, and suddenly, my staring at me from the computor monitor.

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I nearly fell off my chair! I must have re-checked the post five or six times to make sure it really was my card. Yep, it was mine. You'd have thought I just won the lottery! I called my husband right away and sent an email to at least a dozen people. "I won a blinkie for my blog!!!" Wow!

Inside sentiment

Well, I'm still a baby blogger. I have to spend a great deal of time looking up what different blogging terms mean. I don't even know what most of the scrapbook/cardmaking terms are yet. So, when my husband asked me what a blinkie was, I couldn't tell him. Remember, my blog is less than a week old. All I knew was that someone out there, besides my family and close friends, liked my creation.

Today, my sweet daughter turned seven years old. Today, I know what a blinkie is, and I was even able to get it into my sidebar fairly easily. Today I am one of the Froggin' Fantastic Four and I have a brand new blinkie over there in my sidebar to remind me. Today has truly been a great day. Truly.

Thanks, Lily Pad Cards! And, congratulations to Heather Maria, Maria, Susie, and Therese. Your designs are incredible. Visit their blogs and see their creations. You won't want to miss them.

Thanks for stopping by. (And, check out that cute blinkie!!!)
Stamps: Sentiment typed in Word and printed on cardstock
Paper: K&Co Abrianna; DCWV Neutral stack, Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Accessories: EK Success punch (Morocco Lace Edger), Spellbinders Labels Four; Recollections Mulberry Paper rose; Recollections mini round gems, Michael's ribbons

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1 comment :

Colleen G said...

Awesome Congrats! I just won for the first time about a month ago, and I too freaked and called my husband jumping up and down!!! :)