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!

Speechless!

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!

2 comments:

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