Hi stampers! So I don't normally post on the weekends anymore, but I'm killing some time on the couch tonight so I thought I'd do something. If you saw my post about last weekend at On Stage in Madison then you saw my announcement that I have been asked to be a member of the 2017 Artisan Design Team!!!! If not, surprise :-) I thought I'd write a little more about it today.
To say that I am beyond honored to be a member is an understatement. Some of my most favorite stampers have been or are on the team and it's a dream come true! I honestly was pretty content just to have been one of the finalists the year they changed it to a design team. That was a huge honor alone. If you have dreams of being on the team, then apply! And if you don't get it, keep applying! If I can get there, anyone can! And really, I still can't believe that I really made it, even after getting this pretty box with a couple of amazing surprises inside!
I was also happy that my friend Holly was at my location and she was also made the team, so we got to go on stage together :-) I LOVE her work and am so excited to be on the team with her!
It's been hard to keep it a secret! To be honest, I kind of forgot I applied earlier this summer :-) You know, a certain little someone around here keeps me busy, I lose track of time, and brain cells! I was on vacation in Florida/Alabama in October when there was a call from Utah on my phone. My credit card had been hacked not long ago so I assumed it was a problem with my paper pumpkin processing, ha! When I answered, I realized it was my friend Melanie who works in concept art and something clicked and I ran outside as to not start crying in front of my hubby and mother in law and having them worry, ha!
Even as I type this, I still think sometimes I dreamt it all up! Maybe when my first box gets here it will finally sink in...or when I'm scrambling to finish my first project? :-) I really hope that I can help inspire you with my creations and that I can come up with stuff that's worthy of being on the team!
And thank you to everyone who has been rooting for me to make the team. And to all of you who read my blog!