Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank you Beate!

Ok, I have been entering Beate's challenges for ...well, I'm not exactly sure how long....but a little while now. It started as just a way to stamp. In all honesty, I did tend to walk past my desk and not pick up a single stamp! I would look over and think, 'I really need to stamp today'...but then I would keep on walking!

One day, my friend Amy told me about Beate Johns weekend sketch challenges. When I got to her blog I recognized her immediately from her picture. This is Beate! She does all of these really great tutorials on SCS! Cool. I was so excited with the first sketch challenge. It was so much fun! I had never at this point even heard of a sketch before. I really love them! It helps to shorten the creating time with a card.

Well Beate has a random drawing each week with her sketch challenges. I, in all honesty, would participate no matter what. When I won the drawing last week I was so excited! I didn't know what I won, but Beate was so sweet to post a picture of my card on her blog! Wow! I was sooo excited to see that! Thank goodness it was a decent card! ;)

Anyway, I have been checking my mail every day since. My husband happened to get it yesterday and put it up on the bookshelf. I didn't realize and it wasn't until this morning that I saw a package had arrived for me! ...from Beate!


I have an actual card from Beate Johns! I am not kidding when I tell you that I want to frame it! She included such a sweet note and put it on a post-it so that I could use this beautiful card! Silly girl! This one will sit on my desk from now until the end! I so cannot bring myself to give it away! Poor card!

There was also some of the cutest ribbon I have ever seen! I thought I was finished with Sharon's challenge but now I have to change it a little! I have got to use some of this crazy cute striped ribbon and twill ribbon! Crazy cute!!!! (...meaning, I LOVE it!) There were also some rhinestone & build-a-brads.

Ok...I took a little picture....I have never created a watermark so I hope this works out. I tried to put a call in to my brother in-law for a quick tutorial but they are not home. ...west coast...I'm sure they are still at church. I will change the watermark once I get him on the phone.How stinking cute is this! Oh my! Thank you so very much, Beate! This is just the sweetest thing!


My Paper World said...

Oh wow! Lucky you, that is a beauty!

beate said...

Jennifer, I am so glad you liked the card and the goodies. I LOVE the ribbon I send you. It's May Arts.
I so appreciate you playing with the sketches every week! Hugs and smiles