Monday, December 29, 2008

I entered, and I WON!!!

About a week ago I was looking through Lizzie Anne Designs website and blog for some inspiration for my holiday cards when I noticed that they had a Holiday Card contest. Since I had already made three cards with their stamps for one of my classes at Cranberry Hill Mercantile, I decided to upload them and enter in the contest. You can see all three cards that I entered on the post here.

This morning I was checking my emails and there was one in my mail box from the Lizzie Anne Designs with the title of the email being "Holiday Contest Winner".. I thought: "OK, let me see who won this one.." Because there were so many great entries, I had never expected to win.. Guess what?? I WON!! THE FIRST PLACE!! THE GRAND PRICE!! What a great surprise!!

This is what Tricia Ulberg from Lizzie Anne Designs wrote in the email:

"The technique you used to make the three baubles is really cool, all our design team girls chose your card as their favorite!"

This is the card that won me the Grand Price :-).. For details about the card please check out this post.

Here is the link to the announcement on the Lizzie Anne Designs' blog, click here. There you can also see the other winning projects. Check out Melyssa Connolly's Christmas Bootie, I thought for sure that would be the one to win, isn't it the cutest?!

This is the first time that I won in the contest, but then.. I do not enter very often.. I am SO EXCITED though!!! I should probably enter my cards into more contests, huh..

Now I have $100 to spend at Lizzie Anne Designs. Just in time for my Birthday ;-).. I think I am going to wait until the new release to shop though...

:) Irina


Anonymous said...

I can see why you won! AWESOME card! love it! Makes me want the stamps too!

Susan said...

I remember this card! I loved it! Congratulations on winning! You have beautiful cards and you should enter as often as possible!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Irina !
Yes you should enter more often, your cards are always so beautiful and unique.
Good luck to you,

Kerry D-C said...

Well that is just AWESOME!!! Have fun spending your winnings!! I look forward to see what you make with the goodies you get!

Candy said...

I am not the least surprised that you won. Your work is always of high quality and gorgeous.
Congratulations!!!! I hope you enter lots more contests I am sure you will win . . .
What a great prize!! Have fun spending it. Happy Birthday a bit early too.

debhorst said...

way to go!! congratualations!! Your card is awesome!!

Mary said...

Congratulations! Well deserved recognition. You are very talented.

Cheryl said...

Irina, you are most deserving of this big prize! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your joy with all of us!

Jenny said...

My Dear-Dear and only One Sister!!
I always knew - you are the BEST.

Just be yourself and follow your vision.

I love you.
And bless you God.

Arlene Snyder said...

Congratulations, Irina. I love your designs and now you know others in your profession do too. You are most deserving.

I agree you should enter more contests. Your cards show off many different techniques. The cards have so much attention to detail and have great combinations of color and texture.

Wooo Yooo

Carole said...

Congratulations, Irina!!!! You truly deserve it. This is just one of your many beautiful cards. You have such a wonderful talent.

Lori Barnett said...

yippee for you girl!! You rock the stamping world :)

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS Irina...what WONDERFUL news! That card is SUPER STUNNING!!!! You definitely should enter more contests because your work is amazing! I would love to take some of your classes to learn more!!!! I just ordered some Copics that you suggested in an earlier post! :) Thanks for the list of ones you use often!
Hugs~ Kim

Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations :)
A very beautiful card :)
Happy shopping :)

Bev said...

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a beautiful card. You do awesome work on all you cards.
What an inspiration you are.
Happy spending


marsha said...

Beautiful card! Congrat on winning!

Jana Weaver said...

Congrats Irina...that's awesome! You do such beautiful work I'm not at all surprised!!! :-)