Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Exciting News!

I am thrilled to share some more exciting news with you all! First, I am happy to announce that I have joined the Belli Challenge team, effective this week. Have you been to Chrissy's blog yet? She is the mastermind behind the belli challenges, and issues a new one every week for posting on Wednesdays. I haven't had a chance to update my sidebar with all of the blogs of the challenge team members, but I promise to do it soon!

This week's challenge was to create a table top decoration for the holidays - either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I decided to make some fun little napkin ring place cards. My extended family celebrates together on Christmas Eve at various locations, but I always have my immediate family over Christmas morning for breakfast, so I thought it would be fun to have these at each place setting:

The holly stamps is OLD. I can check it for the manufacturer if you'd like, but it's probably from the mid-90's. I colored it with my Copics, and cut it out. Then I mounted it on the white with dimensionals, and stamped the name with Karen Foster Snap Stamps.

The other Belli challenge girls who are participating this week are:

Shelly Koskinen
Jennifer Greco
Joan Ervin
Ceal Pritchett
Lorie Ames
Sarah Anderson
Danita Hollander
Chris Dickinson

Be sure to click over to their blogs and see what they created. I just saw the cutest Turkey on Chris's blog, and I'm sure everyone else's projects are amazing, too!

In part two of my exciting news, I'm THRILLED to tell you that I was accepted on the design team for Sweet n' Sassy Stamps! Woot! Seriously, there are not even enough words for me to explain how excited I am about this. :) My term starts in January, and I can't wait to get started!

Finally, I have to share a link to some amazing Christmas blog candy over on Suzanne Dean's blog. Be sure to check it out and tell her I sent you! :)

Whew! That's a whole lot of info for one post. In totally unrelated news, I'm happy to report that both of the boys slept like champs last night. What a nice feeling it is to have more than three hours of continuous sleep. Jack even surprised me with a three hour nap yesterday!

Last night we had a little election night gathering, waiting and watching as the polls closed across the country. I was sad to see that our candidate of choice did not win, as I'm sure many of you are as well, given discussions I've had with you over the past few months. Despite my concerns about Obama's vision and plan, I'm choosing to be cautiously optimistic about the future and hope that my fellow McCain/Palin supporters will be as well. We won't get anywhere if we harbor negative feelings and just focus on 2012 retribution. That doesn't help anyone today, and today is what we need to focus on.

Ok, no more politics from me. This is the first and last time you'll see it on this blog for a longggg time! :)

Have a good day, and hug a democrat. LMAO. Ok, sorry, that cracked me up. :)

P.S. Seriously, I'm still laughing. :) See. Sometimes you just have to smile!

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Danni said...

Congrats on making the SNS design team! You'll be awesome!!

Christi said...

Woohoo! Now I get to work with you on TWO different teams. Congrats sweetie!!!!

Katie Skiff said...

So deserving of both honors. YAY!! I am anxious to see what you create!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Congrats on both honors Sarah! Both well deserved! It's great to have you on the Belli team. :)

Gina said...

congratulations on your exciting for you! I can't wait to see even more of your wonderful work.

Lorie said...

Oh, girl! I'm SO glad that you made the DT...so exciting! My mouth is shut about the elections. We'll catch up soon!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats and welcome to the Belli Team!!! I love your combo placecard and napkin ring...such a super cool idea and sooo beautifully done!!!

Lorraine said...

very cute, Sarah...and congrats on your DT! You are on a roll girl!
I cracked up about the hugs. I guess I'll have to hug my 17 year old son today! He's the only dem in the house.

Dani said...

Well, well, well... Look who's the newest Stamping Rock Star! Way to go girlie!

whoistracy said...

Congrats Sarah!!

JACKIE said...

Congratulations on everything...I am truly excited for you. You so deserve it all, because like I have said before...you are SO talented and creative.

Danita said...

Congrats Sarah for making SNS's Design Team and a big warm welcome to the Belli Design Team. Cute Cute Cute napkin ring/place card holder all in one. Great job!!!

Chrissy D said...

Sarah- I love this napkin ring. It is AWESOME!!! Great colors! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Korin said...

Too cute and I am still cracking up at your comment, although I probably wouldn't have been yesterday ;). Anyway, life goes on.

So glad to have you on the team. We are going to have a blast!


Debby said...

I actually did hug a lot of democrats! :-) and wow you go girl. and you know what. I know you hate tags and awards and what you have to do however...i gave you one anyway because i love your blog(s) and your artwork is amazing to me. And..I think you are funny :-)

Kim said...

WOW Sarah you have AWESOME news to share! CONGRATS girl! You totally deserve all of this!!!! Can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!
Hugs~ Kim

Oksana said...

You crack me up girl! Quite a post - life in a nutshell, anything from cards to politics! (Did you end up hugging Adam?) LMAO. Happy anniversary, congrats on SNS team, that is absolutely awesome.

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