Growing up with a mother who is an amazing Artist, I
never thought that I had inherited her talents. I don’t like to draw
or paint. As a kid, I refused any and all of it, to her dismay! In
college, a friend introduced me to scrapbooking, and my inner Artist
finally emerged! She was lying there dormant for 21 years! Fast
forward 12 years, and enter Stampin’ Up. Stamping and paper crafting
became more than a hobby for me. When I first heard about the Artisan
Award, I was in awe. I spent hours online studying the works of these
great artist. I threw my hat in the ring last year for the first time. I poured my heart and soul into those entries and truly felt they
were the best things I had ever created! I didn’t win, but I did find
out at convention, I had been listed as one of 30 finalist. I was
sad, especially knowing the Altered Book would end up in a vault
somewhere (surely they don’t throw these things away, right??)…
year! And, on Thursday evening I received a phone call from Stampin’
Up that I was in fact, one of the top 20 Finalist this year! I cried.
My daughter cried. My hubby jumped up and down for me! It is a thrill
for someone who never thought she had the “artist” gene!
So, stay tuned, I will find out on July 18th at the Stampin’ Up
Awards Night if I made the final Design Team. Now wouldn’t THAT be
Stamp Camp! Here is my project:
Have a great Saturday!