My week has started off great! It's been an excellent day so far!

First of all, this morning, I received a box of scrapping goodies from my secret sister in the US. She's not that secret anymore - we've been emailing and this is the 3rd package that she's sent me as part of the swap. I got cool new American Crafts papers and Sassafrass Lass stamps, and the huge Heidi Swapp flowers that I've been wanting for so long but couldn't justify buying them... and Making Memories chipboard stickers and MAMBI alpha chipboard stickers... really cool stuffs! (will post pics when I get home!)

Then at lunch time.. I opened my email to a string of emails headed "Congratulations Michelle" from the Glam Girls. I was really surprised and my heart started racing when I opened the first email from the lot... Debbie wrote: Congratulations Michelle on winning the 1st Place in the Swap Pin category at CC06. I have one of your swap pins and they are just awesome!!!!!

And the other emails were along the same lines too! I was completely blown away because David from Kiwiscraps sent out an email on Saturday morning (really early in the morning) saying that the winners have been sent emails and will be announced in the next newsletter. I was kinda gutted that I didn't get an email saying that I won. So I completely forgot about it and moved on.

As it happens, the newsletter arrived in my inbox later than all the congratulatory emails from the Glam Girls. And when I checked out the news letter and saw this:

And the winners are...

Name Tag Competition - 1st: Libby Morris ~ 2nd: Jinny Bell
Swap Pin - 1st: Michelle Tan ~ 2nd: Fiona Leehane
Congratulations - Gift Vouchers are on their way to you all!

Believe me.. I was sooooooo excited I couldn't sit still! It's the first time I've won something like this! And it made me feel really good and more confident and I think this has just given me the shove that I need to start submitting LOs for magazine calls and design team calls.

Up to this point I've kept thinking that my work is not good enough compared to all the amazing scrappers' works that I've seen over at 2Peas and at the Kiwiscraps gallery and everywhere else for that matter. So.. hopefully I'll start submitting more and get published sometime soon!

Here are pics of the swap pins:

The one I submitted is in the second photo down - the second pin from the left on the top row (Black with b&w ribbons, red & black buttons). :)

Ok... I gotta go now.. It's time to go home.. well.. not quite home.. but straight to dance practice.

Will update this post later with more pics.

P/S: To make the pictures bigger, just click on them.



2 Responses
  1. Debbie Says:

    Michelle, as I said your Swap Pins are awesome and i have seen some of your layouts and way to go girl you really should start submitting your layouts...

  2. Lynda Says:

    Yay, well done Michelle. Hey, I found my pin too, it is in the same block as the winning pin. Knew I was onto a winner when I swapped with you :-)