This year I tried something that I have never done before. I submitted for Artisan. Artisan is a competition that Stampin' Up! hosts every year that demonstrators submit 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 three dimensional projects to. Back in December, I asked my mom if she would be willing to also enter the Artisan competition. I thought we could craft together, bounce ideas off one another but most importantly spend time together. With her retiring at the end of January, we figured it was the right time. So the two of us worked really hard on our projects and had fun creating together (I think....well, I sure did!!!) We both completed all our projects in the nick of time.....and then came the waiting.
While on cruise heading toward Alaska, I found out some wonderful news. I had been selected as one of the ten Artisan award winners this year. I was completely blown away, and really excited! I was sad to learn my mom hadn't won, but of course she was super excited for me and really glad that we had this time together!!! I encourage each of you to consider submitting...it really brought me out of my comfort zone and challenged my stamping. I had a wonderful time stamping with my mom and sharing this experience with others on my team! I think it's worth trying and hope you'll consider it!
Tonight is our Artisan Award dinner. I am so excited to meet new demonstrators and friends! I'm excited to enjoy an amazing dinner with Stampin' Up! and to learn more about the creative process! I'll share with you my highlights and of course photos later! But in the meantime, I thought I'd share with you the invitation that I received from Stampin' Up! for tonight's dinner. It's very elegant, and I thank whomever created this gem!
I hope you are enjoying your week....we sure are!!!! I'll be back a little later!