It is New Years eve tomorrow and another year is comming to an end.
Time flys - I am getting older, duller, greyer and wider....Oh well...
2010 has been quite an exciting year for me when it comes to crafting. If someone had told me New years eve 2009 what 2010 would bring me I would have laughed long and hard.
It started when I won a challenge over at Simon Says and was asked to be Designer spotlight there for 4 weeks. That did beat my wildest imaginations - me a Guest Designer for Simon Says?
But then I started to get some hints from the Midnight Madness Design Team. They were having Guest DT calls and wanted me to apply. You have got to understand that the girls over at Midnight Madness was some kind of Godesess to me at this time. I had just resently taken the courage to go comment on their cards. They were so waaaay out of my league that I honestly did not think they would appriciate comments from me. But they made me send in an application and my
biggest crafting dream came true. I became a Guest Designer for the Midnight Madness Design Team. I was walking on air for weeks!
Then I was asked to be Guest Designer for the Scrapbook and Review Magazine. At the time I did not even know what the SNR magazine was. I have learnt soooo much this year!
I was then asked to be Designer for Priscillastyles Design Team. I got to be part of the very first Priscillastyles Design team and to see the beginning of the Priscillastyles digi line go from babystep try-out to a rocket take off! You have had quite a year too Priscilla and I am so happy for you!
And finally Tracy at Sugar Creek Hollow asked me to be Designer also for her. To me Tracy has been the ultimate Queen of vintage design and I did not even dream of being on her team, imagine the honor I felt when she wanted me.
WOW.... I really did not see any of this comming when I sat here making my dreadful Happy New Years card on new years eve 2009.
I would like to take a little time to say a special Thank you to Priscilla and the Midnight Madness Design Team.
Without you girls I probably would have stopped blogging pretty soon and maybe even stopped crafting also. There is a world full of challenges out there - and a world full of uninspired and uninspiering comments. When you enter a challenge and your get 1 comment saying "Great card", well it does not give me a lot. This is were the Midnight Madness Design Team is unique.
When I, a newbie crafter, entered the Midnight Madness challenge, I got lots of comments. These girls recognized details in my card or details in what I had written in my post.
If not for them - I would not have kept on blogging.
One of the new friends I have made during this year is Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3.
She says "I did not know how much a comment ment to a blogger - until I started blogging."
She could not be more spot on.
So I give a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to the fantastic
I am so proud to be one of you and to call you my friends!
I am really looking forward to start a new year of fabolous sketches and spreading love all over blogville - I have learnt to write comments from the very best!
Life has got a few things up it sleeve for me in the near future, so I sadly have had to step down both from the Priscillastyles Design Team and Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team.
This was very difficult for me to do, but sometimes you just have to make priorities.
I really loved being on both teams and working with those fantastic images.
During the year I have also recived some amazing gifts.
The Lovely Linda sent me a great RAK, containig a full stampset, lots of stamped images, doilies and laces. She noticed that I liked a stamp that her mother had used, and then she went and bought it for me. No-one has ever done such a thing for me before. Thank you so much for that Linda!
I have also recived some RAK's from both my mother and my Aunt Wenche. I can't even begin to tell you how much stuff they have given me trough this year - they are amazing!
They are my biggest sponsores and I would not be able to craft without them.
I also got a surprice late birthday gift from Laura - totally unexpected. I really love Layers of Colors stamps so to recive 4 stamp-sets for my birthday - I was in heaven!
Thank you Laura!
But the RAK I got from Tracy beats everything!
I thought she was kidding me when she sent me an e-mail telling me that she would send me her old Cuttlebug - but she was not kidding. I got her Cuttlebug and several embossingfolders and some spellbinders - WOW!
I can never thank you enough for this Tracy!
What an amazing year this has been!
Thank you all who read my blog and give me comments - you have all been such a big part of making 2010 such a great year for me.
I hope 2011 has more fabolous things in stall not only for me, but for all of you also!
Enough chatter. Here are some of my favorite creations from 2010.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy New Year!