Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Panic mode and...I won, I won, I won!!!

Okay. All you folks that have those tickers in the bottoms of your email and forum posts that have a Christmas countdown..you know, "5 MORE DAYS TO CHRISTMAS"...I want you to stop...right now. I'm in major panic mode here. I just realized that my children's last day at school before Christmas vacation is Wednesday, not Thursday. I don't have my Christmas cards done. I don't have any presents wrapped. I don't have them all BOUGHT, now that my mother-in-law sent me money to buy presents from them because she can't get around right now. So cut it out.

BUT...on a better note, did I mention I won? Well, just in passing, but I'll enlarge on this subject...



I FREAKIN' WON!!!!



I won the Wonderful Winter Mini contest with this card, which I showed you a few days ago:



How holy coolio cow is that?!?!?! I've never won a contest with Stampin' Up! before! I've gotten on the "BIG SHOW" (Stamper's Showcase) 3 times, but never a contest. And all because I forgot to order the set I signed up for to begin with!! I had signed up to use Perennial Friendship and, in the process of engineering my preorder for maximum hostess benefits, took it off my main order meaning to put it on the hostess bennie part or 'tother way 'round, I can't remember, ANYWAY, I forgot to put it back on. So I had to use something else and this is what I picked! As part of the swap, Lisa, our gracious swap mom, sends a copy of every swap to Stampin' Up! if we put an extra one in for them, which I always, always do.

When I got the email yesterday, I was already riding a high from getting the free set in the mail from Shelli as well as receiving my Dirty Dozen Gift Exchange present from Chantel...this:




Is it not just gorgeous? How lucky am I? HOLY COW!!!! Not only did I get this in the mail, plus the free set (more of that when I get a chance to stamp with it), but then, oh then...

I'm cooking dinner (humble hamburger stroganoff) and I sit down at the computer to check my email and obsessively check this blog to see if I got any comments on yesterday's post, and there it was in my inbox...the email from the editor of On Stage mag saying I won. I won, I won, I won...a MAJOR AWARD!!! (Yes, I am A Christmas Story freak!)

For this achievement, I get my picture in On Stage magazine next to the picture of my card and...it gets better...3 free stamp sets! Yay!!!! I'm dancing around the living room and Dan is on his cell phone thinking, "What is up with my wife?" Then I started emailing and calling people. Because I'm so....freakin'....excited!!!

So, my gracious public, Life is Good...except for the panic. I could do without that. Think of me, rejoicing and panicking, panicking and rejoicing. Today I am going to be SUPERWOMAN and bring the Christmas tree inside the house, start my Christmas cards, do laundry, wrap presents, panic, make cards, panic, and don't even ask about bringing home any bacon and frying it up in a pan, 'cause I just don't have time....

Oh...did I mention I won? Ooops...guess I did!

27 comments:

Colleen said...

Jan:
Congratulations on your SU win. You're work is wonderful and very deserving of the award.
Colleen,www.stampingoddess.com

Tracie said...

Congrats on your win - Colleen is right, you are very deserving of the award and your work is inspiring and wonderful.
Thanks,
Tracie

Lorie said...

Your fantastic card deserves winning! I can't believe they are just now recognizing your work. Which 3 sets are you gonna pick? Can you wait until the spring mini? Good luck with getting all your stuff done!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You really deserve it. I love reading your blog and seeing all of your beautiful creations here and on SC. You are an inspiration to us all! (Do ya think all those "may she live forever's" helped your odds?? ;) )
Susan in TX

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jan!! You deserve it!

Laura

Dale Anne said...

GREAT Card - no wonder you won!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Still waiting for my freebie set here in Canada.......

my4blessings said...

Socool. Congratulations! What 3 sets will you choose??

Joyce T said...

What no tearin and you still won! Just kidding it is a great card, you deserve the win. Congratulations!! Can't wait to see what you pick.

stampin_melissa said...

Yeah Janine! You do such awesome work all I can say is "its about time!" You lucky girl you! You received your present from Shelli AND you get three FREE sets! Congrats!

pjbstamper said...

YOU WON!!! WOOO HOOOO!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

note: I can't believe you haven't won a contest before now!!!!

Since I'm no longer a demo, I'm gonna need to see something with the new stamp set. The screen on my laptop isn't very good so you'll probably want to send me something. Do you have my address? (tee hee)

Tammy B said...

Hey Superwoman, heed the words of the immortal Enda Mode: "No Capes!" :D

congratulations on winning! What a thrill!

Anonymous said...

JAN!! You're a goddess!! Second only to Shelli (may you both live forever!) I do have to tell you that I laugh every time I read your blog. Not only because you're hysterical, but because I love where it says "Blogs I read when I should be cleaning (or stamping myself!)" Every time I wonder where on yourself you're stamping today and it makes me laugh!! You're the greatest and you totally deserve to win. Lucky you recovered so quickly from stampitis. You wouldn't want to be layed up and unable to celebrate your monumental victory!!
Stamp on, oh queen! Stamp on!!
Britiney - Boise *genuflect*

Diane (aka Diane860 on SCS) said...

Great card...congratulations! I have been enjoying your blog as well. Thanks!

Quilt Nut said...

congrats Jan-its a beautiful card!

Nannyval said...

Congrats. I wanted to let you know I am really enjoying your Blog - you are such a hoot. NannyVal

Debbie Olson said...

Way to go, JanTink!!! NOt much is better than new rubber, unless it's FREE new rubber! A huge cangrats to you. Ü

KraftyKerilou said...

Congratulations! What a cool holiday surprise! Kerilou

Colleen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great card - it is no wonder that it was picked as a winner. You will have to let us know what sets you pick for your prizes! Oh, by the way, did I tell you, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

i{heart}2stamp said...

HUGE congrats!!! I just found your blog; love it and linking it!!

jen (genie1314)

Amber said...

Congrats! (you didn't call me!! wait, you don't even "know" me! lol) Can't wait to see what you do with the "new" set and what sets you pick out! Merry Christmas!!

Kathyc said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic achievement!!! I am really happy for you and the card is awesome so you deserve; I do have to mention though, this is the first time I've seen you write the name Shelli without the usual "may she...." ya know!!!!! I'm sure she'll forgive you though! Enjoy your early Christmas gifts!

Natasha said...

Way to go!! I'm so happy you won, I can't believe this is your first contest win, all of your work is amazing!! So, what are you going to choose??

love2Bcreative said...

Yeah for you Jan!! How exciting!! I was just totally LOL as I read you blog this morning..what a hoot you are *wink wink*
Have a very merry holiday!!!
TFS~

kathy scs kathat said...

jan,
congrats--you are an amazingly talented stamper and deserve to win!!!!! i'm in the same boat about christmas gifts and the clock is ticking--i'm trying to wrap tonight and grab last minute goodies tomorrow before dh goes golfing.

Sue McGettigan said...

LOL, Congrats Jan - that's wonderful news!! You're a weeeener!

Erinaaaa (SCS name) said...

Congrats on your "MAJOR AWARD"! Only a stamper can understand!

Anonymous said...

I have to say that three stamp sets is a much finer 'major award' than a . . . statue . . . piece of artwork made of a . . . leg. :) Beautiful card, you deserve the kudos.
peggysue