Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010: The Year I Became a Real Stamper

First, I do have a card to share:
I've had this card by Belinda Chang Langner in my google notebook for quite some time, and could finally CASE it since I received the PTI cloud die for Christmas. I also got the fabulous chock-full-o'-pups Puppy Love set from There She Goes.  I colored the image with copics, cut out the clouds, and popped it up onto some Echo Park paper.   Squee!

So, now for the reasons why 2010 was the year I became a Real Stamper.
1. Started a blog and now have 36 (!!) followers--you guys make me feel like a Real Stamper with every visit and comment!
2. Was a Splitcoast CAS Challenge Guest Designer twice (here and here).
3. Featured on the Splitcoast Facebook page eight times. Lydia of Understand Blue does such a great job highlighting cards on there. What an awesome gig that must be!   Splitcoast posts for the cards featured here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
4. Won an Embellish Magazine Challenge and a Taylored Expressions Challenge.
5. Made it onto my first offical Design Team for Eat Cake Graphics
6. Made all sorts of new stampy friends!
7. I was published!!!!!  I still can't believe it!  Must have had beginner's luck since it was the first card I'd ever submitted.  You can check it out now in the January/February issue of Papercrafts, page 42. :)

If 2011 is anything like 2010, I'm in for a wild stamping ride!  Hope 2011 brings all sorts of fabulous things your way as well!


Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable card! I love your creative approach to those cute clouds. And your list of reasons why 2010 is the year you became a REAL stamper was awesome--so fun to read!! I'm sure that your "real" stamping will continue for quite a long time. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, lovely card! That stamp is such a cutie and I love how you made your clouds!
Happy New Year ... here's to your continued success in 2011!

Poppit said...

Wowzers! That is quite a year!!! Good for you! Hope 2011 is just as exciting for you. P.s that cards is ADORABLE!!!

Angela said...

Well, I've only known you since 2010, so you've always been a real stamper to me!
Love your card. Love the clouds, love the cutie-pie image, love the EP dp, love your inspiration card too! Love.
Happy 2011 -- make it even realer :)

Jess said...

Congrats Meg - sounds like you had an awesome year!! I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2011!! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

IMHO you were a stamper long before 201 but I am SUPER PSYCHED for you on getting PUBLISHED, WOO HOO! That's awesome!! I will have to stop by a bookstore to get a peak of your card on p. 42. WOO HOO!! Hope you won't forget us little folk when you are rich and famous... ;)
Happy Healthy New Year my Friend!

Lindsey said...

Squee! is right... this card is awesome! And even without that great list of accomplishments, you'd be a Real Stamper to me. :D

Crafty Creations said...

Very cute card!! Love that image. I can NOT believe you ONLY have 36 followers!!! So many are missing so much by not following your blog!!!

I am going to add you to my side bar for favorite blogs.

Tracey said...

WAY to go girl!!!! Adorable card too!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

you have had a wonderful year! So glad I found your blog!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a cute card Meg. Love the image and those die cut clouds. :o)

Emily Leiphart said...

I always knew you were fabulous, Meg, even before all of that stuff. ;) Your card is way too cute. I love how you did the clouds and offset the panel to show extra dp on the right!

Sandy Ang said...

This is CAS at it's best ! The cloud cut-outs are fanatastic. Happy new year.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments of 2010. I can't wait to see what you create in 2011! I love your style!