Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stamping Royalty 2013

I have been keeping a secret....and today, I FINALLY get to spill the beans!!!!  Last week, I found out that I am one of the 15 winners of Paper Crafts Magazine's 2013 Stamping Royalty contest!  They were like "yes, you!" and I was like all "shut up!" and "seriously, me, really?!"

After seeing the other winners revealed this week, all I can say is "wow" and "I'm so not worthy!" You can read the announcement here.  My card was selected in the Season's Greetings category.

Funny story, I was actually out in the middle of Amish Country Ohio, like Country Road 201 folks, when I heard my phone ding notifying me of an email. I could see the subject line and who it was from, but because Amish Country has more goats than cell phone towers, it seemed like it took forever for the message to load!!  It finally did and needless to say I was completely shocked and humbled.  It was with very shaky fingers on a tiny keyboard in an area with bad reception that I sent my thanks back to the Paper Crafts editorial team.

While I can't show you my winning card until the November/December 2013 issue hits the stands, I wanted to share a card I made for this occasion.


Yep, this pretty much sums it up. This card goes out to the Paper Crafts team and you!   Y'all truly rock my world in the best possible way!  I am so grateful for all the encouragement, joy and friendships that this little hobby has brought into my life over the past couple of years. And to quote Creative Editor, Susan Opel, "Paper Crafts ROCKS!" rock horns and all! :)

The love and gratitude fest rolls on tomorrow with my bicentennial blog post.  That's 200 posts! I am going to have a little giveaway of some goodies from Technique Tuesday and Hero Arts, so please be sure to stop back and join in the party!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Soft Stone and Hawaiian Shores)
Stamps: My Favorite Things (LLD Document It- Rock On)
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
Ink: Versafine black
Sequins: Darice
Tool: We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper) 


  1. Congratulations, Katie! I know you must be thrilled...I can't wait to see your card in the Nov/Dec issue! Love the card you shared with us today, too...such wonderful bold colors!

  2. congrats. your work is fantastic! just started following :)

  3. Yay! Katie, I am so happy for you! The story and the shaky fingers cracked me up! You totally deserve it! We were talking about that Holiday cards must have the most entries and you won in this category! Can't wait to see your card!

  4. Congratulations, Katie! I loved your story and your card totally rocks!

  5. Congrats Katie! Love your card and your sweet story!

  6. Big congrats, Katie! Great post! I can't wait to see your winning card!

  7. Congratulations! It's so exciting to see all the names revealed. I LOVE your card. And if this is anything to go by... I can see why you were chosen. :) So happy for you:)

  8. incredibly happy for you!!!! Love your story!!! I wrote my thank you email back sitting in my car after work! I had to sneak away to keep checking my phone last Friday when I saw the email come through and I just couldn't believe it!!! Congrats!!!

  9. Congratulations Katie! So happy for you :)

  10. what a rockin' card - love the color combo.

    super congrats to you!!

  11. Kudos Katie! What a wonderful honor! Your cards are simply amazing! Hugs


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