Monday, April 22, 2013

2013 Stamping Royalty

Have you seen the announcement on the Paper Crafts blog? Thank you so much, Paper Crafts magazine! I'm incredibly honoured!


When I received the email on Friday afternoon telling me that I was a 2013 Stamping Royalty winner, I read it several times to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Then I started jumping up and down, clapping my hands like a fool. The only person I could tell was my son. He said he wanted a crown, too, so I promised him that I'd make him a king's crown and photograph us in our crowns together. LOL! Immediately following that, I Skyped my husband at work and told him that I won in big capital letters. He was very proud and knew how much this meant to me, especially after my personal struggles last year. This was the third year I had entered this contest and I'm so happy that this dream has come true.


I made this card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to express my heartfelt gratitude to family and friends who have supported me from the beginning. I couldn't have made it this far without all of you. Thank you!


To share my joy, I am giving away three brand new stamp sets to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 26th. I will announce the winner via Random.org on Saturday, April 27th.


Thank you for stopping by to celebrate with me! :D

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105 comments:

Pamela said...

YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAAY!!!!!!

The rhinestones on the crown is just perfect!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations, Emily! I can't wait to see you in the crown. :) The card is so sweet--the tiny crown is perfect. Big hugs!

Lynn said...

Woohooo! So fabulous Emily and not surprising at all. A very well deserved recognition!

C Wu said...

Hooray for you, Emily. congratulations. Can't wait to see your card.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!

Mary-Anne V said...

CONGRATS!!! what great news... I saw you face show up as the winner on Paper Crafts blog! How exciting...you so deserve it. ENJOY!

Miriam Prantner said...

So excited for you Emily! So well deserved, I can't wait to see your card!!!! yay!!!

Jamie said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you:)

Lisa Petrella said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Emily!!! Soooo well-deserved!!! I'm so excited and totally happy for you!!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!! Super duper happy for you!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

YAAAAAYYYYYY!! Girl, I couldn't be more thrilled for you!! This is such an amazing honor, and no one deserves it more than you!! Congratulations to my favorite royal stamper!! XOXO

shirley-bee said...

Oh wow, huge congratulations to you!

Shelly said...

Congrats!!! Your work is always, AWESOME!! :) Enjoy!

jkaymac said...

Congratulations. You certainly deserve the recognition. You continually inspire me.

Marianne said...

Congratulations Emily! I am so happy for you!
Marianne Grimbly

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! You do deserve this win, your cards are always so creative and expertly done!

Lysa said...

Congrats Emily!! Woohoo!

Debby said...

Congratulations Emily! So happy for you :)

Gay Peplow said...

Aww fabulous news, well done Emily, I'm so happy for you, hugs Gay xxx

Karen B. said...

Well congrats!!!! So well deserved.

Stampn'HI said...

Awesome card...congrats! Love the colors and cute little crown!

Trinh said...

A huge congrats, Emily! You certainly are the stamping queen and I am so happy for you!

Nancy K said...

Happy congrats!! I love your clever Lawn Fawn thank you, it's perfect!

Cindy C. said...

Congratulations Emily!! Thanks for sharing such happy news!

Pam Sparks said...

congrats Emily! Love your creativity!

Ashley H said...

Congratulations!

I am not surprised - I think your work is pretty amazing :)

snappy scrappy said...

Super exciting news...you deserve it! I love your designs!! Lee-Ann :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Emily, I am so excited for you! And I love how supportive & excited your boys are for you :) D's response made me a little teary. You will always be stamping royalty to me!!

Jan Larson said...

Congratulations, Emily!! You SO deserve this honor and title -- your cards have been some of the cutest, most creative I have seen over the past few years!! Woo-hoo! I'll always be a huge fan!

Amber S said...

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

walchowDesign said...

Congrats, Emily! You are SUPER!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Emily, that is awesome news. I am so happy for you. And, so love that cool card you created with the jeweled crown on it. Thanks for sharing your good news with us.

Susan said...

Huge CONGRATS!!! I'm so very happy for you! Anxious to see your crown and the photo of you and your son both wearing your new head wear!!
You certainly deserve the honor. Well done! And thank you so much for the chance to win!

Sue Brailey

Sabrina said...

Hip Hip Hooray!! Congratulations Emily!! That is very exciting news!! Your cards is fantastic!! I love the crown over the letter a.
Thank you for the chance to win your fantastic giveaway!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

this is great news.. I came here from the congrats post in the hero arts flickr groups..
you rock..

Lindsey said...

Jumping up and down and clapping with you! Can't wait to see you and D. in your crowns. Of course, everyone already knows you are a crafting queen. :)
What a sweet card, and how generous of you to think of your friends with this giveaway! Enjoy this well-deserved tribute.

Stacy B said...

Well I can't say I am surprised at the news....you are so talented! I couldn't be happier for you! Congrats again!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Congrats Emily! You deserve it!!! You're very talented:-)

Stephanie R/S said...

I'm a huge fan of ur work congrats u def deserve it

cheiron said...

Congrats to you Em!!! Can't wait to see your card. Well deserved.

Lizzy C said...

Yay! You totally deserve this honor! A BIG congrats to you!!

Brandi said...

Wow! How exciting for you! Congrats!

Tammy said...

Congratulations Emily, can't wait to see your creation!!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

YAY!!! Huge congratulations to you Emily!!! Well deserved in every way!!!

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c.darwin said...

Congratulations! You deserve this more than anyone. :) And I hope that you both enjoy some time wearing your crowns.

Kristen said...

Congratulations Emily! Be proud of yourself. :D Love the crown on the thank you card!

Anita Rex said...

Congrats Emily! I was so happy to see that you won! Yay!

Jackie said...

Congratulations Emily! So happy for you :)

karenelr said...

Congratulations! I have seen your creations for a long time now and you definitely deserved to win! Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Congratulations! What an awesome honor! Thanks so much for the chance to win those beautiful stamps.

Kre8tivK said...

Congratulations!! What an honor! I love how you have a letter wearing a crown on your card. No wonder you won! Thank you for the opportunity to win a stamp set.

MGoda said...

Congratulations! Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to enter.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

How exciting, Emily!! Wow, your card is ADORABLE; I love it! And I am already in love with those 3 new sets you're showing! Thanks for the chance to win them, and again, congrats on your win!

Gamma_Glam said...

Congratulations Emily!!! This is great news!

Angela said...

HOORAY EM!
Congrats, girl -- it's about time! ;)

StephInOK said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Way to go!!! That's absolutely, positively terrific!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations! Great card too!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your pretty card, Emily...Thank "YOU" for always inspiring us with your amazing creations!

A huge Congrats to you for being named a 2013 Stamping Royalty winner! You are so deserving and I'm really happy for you!!!

Laura Jane said...

YAY! Congratulations!!

Melody said...

Congratulations! I love seeing your work and ideas. Thanks for so much inspiration.

J L said...

Congratulations! I love your cards and this "thanks ever so much" card is as gorgeous as always :)

picturemethis said...

Congratulations! Love the touch that the crown gives to the thanks card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations on your Stamping Royalty win! LoVE the card with all of the pattern and the adorable crown, perfect finishing touch!

Sandra said...

Congratulations!
Well deserved - I have been admiring your work and have appreciated all the inspiration you have supplied me!
Sandra ltb

Sonia Y said...

Oh Emily!! You so deserve it!! I am so happy for you!! You are such a talented lady and your work is a big inspiration for me. Congratulations!! x

Tasnim said...

Congratulations Emily! Very happy for you :)

Tracy said...

Congrats Emily! That's very exciting!

Sue D said...

Congratulations and love the crown on the card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

natashakara said...

Congrats to you too! Thank you so much for the sweet words you left me. I can't believe I am in the same company as YOU and Amy! I can't wait to see your card, I bet it's AWESOME!!!

canadian_liner said...

Well done, and well deserved, Emily! I picked up the spring edition of PaperCrafts magazine to entertain me on a plane ride recently, and saw your work in there, too. VERY cute royalty/thank you card.

Annette said...

Emily so totally excited for you.. so deserving... you are an amazing designer... you go girl... I bet your husband was so excited for you... I would have skyped my husband too.. :)

yyam said...

Wooooohoooo! Congrats to you! You are an amazing stamper and now have a crown as proof of your royalty!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

I just saw! So well deserved!!! Big hugs, Karin

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Emily! A well-deserved win! :-)

~amy~ said...

Congrats Emily.....super happy for you!!!!! Can't wait to see the pic of you and your boy in your crowns:)

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Big huge congrats to you, Em! You so deserve it and I can't wait to see your winning card - and you and the little dude in your crowns! LOL!

Karen said...

hello MF,
I saw that you were one of the winners this am....big congrats and well deserved. Hope you are doing well!! I was going to email you and ask if you went to Scrapfest in Kitchener. It was the first time I went and it was awesome. Wasn't sure if I would be able to go as I have been battling sciatica.
Enjoy your win...get your crown ready!!
hugs,
Karen

Lorraine A said...

Congratulations Emily ! So very well deserved ! :-)
love your card too ,, very cute,, and perfect for the occasion with the little crown :-)

thanks for a chance to win these gorgeous stamp sets too ! :-)
luv
Lols x x x

joy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Emily!! SO happy for you!!

NLR said...

Congratulations! You make beautiful cards!

sewgirl said...

I love this card - I really like the use of the alpha stamps on patterned paper. Of course - the best stamps in the world!!!! LAWN FAWN!!!

Margie said...

Congratulations!! I love your cards!

Elena said...

Hooray! I am very happy for you, Emily! I can imagine what it means to you and how important it is!
Well deserved award - you are an incredibly talented crafter! I enjoy visiting and reading your blog!
Can't wait to see pictures of you and your son with the crowns! :)
Thank you so much for the give away!

Amy Kolling said...

You are so deserving of this crown Emily! You've always been someone I've looked up to! Enjoy the moment!!! xx

Meghan said...

I cannot think of anyone who deserves this more than you Emily! Congrats!

Christina said...

Huge congrats to you, Emily! You definitely deserve it!

Tiffany G said...

Congrats!! What an honor!!! You make the most beautiful cards!! U deserve it!!

Gerry said...

What a great honor! Love your crown, so appropriate. Congrats.

Kelly Szafron said...

Congratulations, you make fantastic cards!

Gwen said...

Congrats on your win! Super excited for you! Way to go....you are so talented! :)

donna mikasa said...

Big hugs and congrats, Emily! Third time's the charm! Looking forward to seeing you in your tiara.

JoAnn P said...

Great job, congratulations!

Paper Smooches said...

Huge congrats girlie!!
soooo well deserved :)

Jenny said...

That's awesome news Emily... Congrats to you girl :0)
Jenny x

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Happy Happy Congratulations to you Emily :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Super excited for you Emily! Congratulations! You definitely deserve to be the winner. All of your work is amazing.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Yay! Congrats Emily! So well deserved. Hugs.

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations to you, Amy and Natasha! So happy for you all!

Isha Gupta said...

Huge Congratulations Em!!! So happy. It is totally well deserved. Your creations always give me big smile :)

Avocado Arts said...

CONGRATULATIONS Emily!! SO happy for you and very much deserved ;)

Hugs,
Michelle

Teresa Pham said...

CONGRATS on winning!! Your thank you card is super fab as well!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations Emily! Your cards are fabulous!

Dorothy C. said...

Congratulations! So very well deserved. I love your blog. And a big THANKS to you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Courtney K said...

congrats, Emily!! you so deserve the honor and i'm so excited to be part of this group with you :)

love this card - the little crown is so cute & clever!

Barb Murphy said...

I'm not concerned about the giveaway (I think I missed it anyway lol), but wanted to stop by to congratulate you. SOOOO happy for you!