It’s my name!

by Kylie

Hi Everyone,

Could you hear my squeal of delight from wherever you are in the world? I clicked onto the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog a few minutes ago and was stunned, amazed and SO EXCITED to see my entry had been chosen as the winning entry from last weeks Designer Drafts challenge. Thank you soooo much, Paper Smooches! You have made my day! Yep, sorry guys but I have got to preserve it here. 🙂

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish Kim and everyone associated with Paper Smooches a very happy third birthday. I LOVE creating with your stamps and dies. They are such high quality products. The everyday, challenge and education blogs are wonderful and the design team is amazingly talented. Happy birthday Paper Smooches!

Paper Smooches is 3 - HOORAY!

Paper Smooches is 3 – HOORAY!

Timing is so funny, you know. I had been sitting here shuffling papers and images and feeling like I had no clue about creating at all. Nothing seemed to be working. Decided to jump online to check out the new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge for this week and saw I had won. This was such a great reminder to me that sometimes you just need to relax and play (which is exactly what I had done when creating the “Thanks” card).

Here’s my desk…

On my desk...

On my desk…

So, I am going to put all these things aside for now and start again with something else…and I am just going to relax and enjoy the process. If I make a card, GREAT! If not, hopefully, I have just had fun.

Hope you all have fun today too!

Happy Stamping!

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Savannah O'Gwynn 6 February, 2014 - 5:29 pm

LOL! I’m soooooooo glad that you were excited to win!!! You totally deserved it– that card was PURE GENIUS! LOVE!

And look at that pile of goodness going on— and so many fussy cut and colored images– WOW! You are a SUPER CRAFTER:)

Congrats on your win! <3 Can't wait to see more of your creations <3

Kylie 6 February, 2014 - 9:23 pm

lol You are just the sweetest, Savannah! Thank you. 🙂 You should see my desk now. lol It’s got all kinds of stuff on it now. Would love to see other peoples desk too. I find those sorts of things fascinating. lol Thank you soooooo much. It was such a thrill to win. 🙂

c 4 February, 2014 - 9:24 am

I did my whooping and hollering on your previous post, but I’m here again, still as thrilled beyond all get-out that you WON the PS challenge – and what an awesomely well-deserved win it is!! Your table of ‘bunny creations’ are looking mighty darling, my friend! Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the process, as I get far, far tooooo caught up in trying to ‘follow’ what others have done, not listening to my own muse! Yes indeed, a visit here once again offers such delight, such inspiration, such wisdom! I’m heading home to ‘create’ rather than just ‘make’….Hugs~c

Kylie 4 February, 2014 - 4:56 pm

You are the sweetest, C! Thank you so much. I love that we can share with each other our creative successes and not-so-successful adventures. That is what makes this hobby so wonderful. 🙂 Oh my poor table of bunnies. lol I did end up using one of them….post to come. You are welcome, C! I think we all need that reminder sometimes. We just get too caught up in stuff which just doesn’t matter…well, I know I do. Thanks again for your sweet words. Hope you did head home and create. Have a happy day! 🙂

Elle L. 4 February, 2014 - 3:26 am

Relaxing and having fun is such a fantastic mindset to be in when creating cards. I think some of my best work came from just playing around with different things and not worrying about how perfect the card needs to look.

For the creative self, the process is just as (if not more) important as the end result.

Congrats again on the win! It was well-deserved. 🙂

Kylie 4 February, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Oh I so agree, Elle! We get too hung up on so many different things and when we just relax and go with the flow it just seems to work….not always, but in most cases. 🙂 Thank you again for your sweet words. I really appreciate it. 🙂

Bev 4 February, 2014 - 1:58 am

YIPPEE!!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! Well done, and well deserved my friend!
So darn happy for you. This was an outstanding card, and you must be walking on cloud 9 today. Will be doing a little happy dance for your win here. Just wonderful! Bev

Kylie 4 February, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! So chuffed, Bev! hugs, Kylie

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