Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I've got a secret to share...

and it has been VERY hard to keep it quiet...but today is the day I can tell you.  You see a while back I  decided to take the plunge and send some cards in to THIS contest.  Every year I have watched some amazing and talented people win the contest and I have always admired their effort because their cards were amazing not to mention inspirational.  Knowing how many thousands of cards are entered into this contest I figured it was a long shot but knew it was better to give it a chance rather than let this great opportunity pass by for another year.

So you can imagine I was absolutely thrilled when I received an e-mail congratulating me and naming me 2010 Stamping Royalty through Paper Crafts Magazine!!!



I mean really?  That is just about the greatest honour EVER!  I am still in disbelief but am so proud to be named among some fabulous stampers!!!

It's hard to believe that I started this journey feeling like I did not have a creative bone in my body in 2004 to being named Stamping Royalty in 2010.  If you have just started this amazing craft, I encourage you to challenge yourself.  Try a new technique, a new challenge, a new layout...submit some cards for publication, enter some contests...you just never know what is in your future.  Afraid?  There is nothing worse than missing an opportunity by not trying.  Break out of your comfort zone or your paper crafting shell and be inspired by all that YOU do.  I know you can do it.  After all, if I can do it so can you.

I just want to thank all the people who have inspired me and who have believed in me.  I want to thank you for your support, especially all of you who visit my blog on a regular basis.  Your comments are so encouraging and I can't thank you enough.

So for today {ok and maybe for the rest of the year ;) } I will wear my Stamping Royalty tiara with pride :)

Don't forget to watch for the Nov/Dec issue of Paper Crafts Magazine where you will be able to see all the winning cards including mine.

Hugs to all,
Alli

35 comments:

Beth said...

I have always thought of you as royalty my dear! You are fantastic! Congrats!

Glenda said...

Woo hoo!!! You totally deserve it. Your tiara looks fabulous.

Susan R. Opel said...

So glad you can finally share, Your Royal Highness!

Belinda said...

Congrats Alli!

Mary said...

Congratulations, Alli! Can't wait to see your card in Paper Crafts!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Alli!!! Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations this fall!

Christina said...

A much deserved honor, Alli! Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the magazine!

Lori Craig said...

Oh Alli!! That is awesome! Congratulations....but you've always been royalty in my book....just sayin' ;)

Maureen L. said...

Congratulations!!! You do such awesome work, I am not surprised!

Misti said...

Yea!!!! I'm with Lori on this one! You've been royalty for a long time!!! So excited for you!!!!

Julie Cameron said...

Congrats Alli! Can't wait to see your card....

nina said...

Wow, that's fabulous! Not that I'm surprised. :) I love your creations and the stamp sets you've designed. Can't wait to see your winning cards!

Kathy Martin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Good for you! :)

Julie Masse said...

HUGE Congrats Alli!! Can't wait to see you in the tiara! ;) You totally deserve it!! :)

Michellem said...

Isn't it just the greatest feeling ever? I keep going, "I won in a contest that Alli Miles won!! - Yeah, me!! WHOO HOO"

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Woohoo.... conratulations, Alli! You deserve it. Your cards are awesome! You inspired me all the time!

Carolyn King said...

woohoooo....go girl!!!!
So happy for you but you have always been royalty to me!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Congratulations Alli, I'm very happy for you!!

Ted said...

No surprise to me, Alli. :) You're a wonderful inspiration and now you have a tiara to prove it. :)

ninasays said...

Woot woot! Congrats!! So cool! I always read your blog, but I'm mostly... ahem... a lurker ^^ So I just wanted to say say I'm happy for you and that I love your creations. Best wishes from a German fan currently located in NZ!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

You Go Girl! Congratulations Alli

Sharon said...

Congrats, Alli! Well deserved!

kristie sessions said...

WAHOO!!! A Big Congrats to you! Definitely well deserved. Iove all your creations!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations Alli! What a thrill~I do hope you have heard good news or no news about your eye!! :)

cedargirl said...

HooooRAAAyyyy! Congrats to you Alli! That is so awesome! You are a very talented and motivated/motivating person. Thanks for blogging your journey and sharing your inspiration with us too.

Anthonette said...

Congrats, Alli! I'm not surprised since we all love your work.

Teresa said...

Yay! I'm related to royalty! :)
Congrats Allison!

paperscissors said...

it's better to have entered and lost than to...wait you won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what's better than that? congrats!

Bethany Paull said...

Congratulation! That is so exciting and awesome!

Kari D said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! YOU ROCK!

Julia said...

Congrats Alli! you deserve it and it's such a fun thing to win isn't it?

Cindy Lyles said...

This is so incredibly well-deserved Alli!!!! Huge congratulations to you and I can't wait to see your winning card in the mag!!!!

Christina Fischer said...

BIG congrats, Alli! You SO deserve it! :)

diane mcvey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU TOTALLY DESERVE THE HONOR! SO HAPPY FOR YOU, AND THE PRIZES YOU WON ARE GREAT, TOO!!! :D

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