2012 Artisan Award Finalist

The title says it all!  I was notified on Thursday night that I made the top 20 finalists for the 2012 Artisan Awards design team.  I have to say, that I told the nice lady from Stampin' Up (I don't even remember her name) that I needed a moment to sit down.  It is an amazing feeling to realize that your work is admired by such a great company.

This picture was on the Stampin' Up! Facebook page last Friday, I couldn't believe that I saw my entries in the picture.  I have drawn an arrow on the picture, but it is so itty bitty that it is hard to see.  All of the top 20 finalists will have their work on display at the annual convention in July that takes place in Salt Lake City.   To be able to attend this convention is a great learning opportunity, and one that I will cherish for years to come.

Stampin' Up! will announce the ten winners on awards night, Thursday, July 19.  I am hopeful that I will be one of the ten, but if not, I count myself blessed just to be chosen as a finalist.  It's going to be an amazing time.

Here is the list of amazing finalists, so if you recognize any, make sure you congratulate them, it is a great honor to be chosen as a finalist.

  • Amy Bollman
  • Amy O'Neill
  • Amy Rogers
  • Cindy Beach
  • Connie Collins
  • Erica Cerwin
  • Heather Summers
  • Heidi King
  • Holly VanDyne
  • Jane Lee
  • Jeanna Bohanon
  • Marisa E Gunn
  • Mary Haugen
  • Melissa Stout
  • Mercedes Weber
  • Mindy E Bingamon
  • Sandra Conner
  • Sarah Sagert
  • Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
  • Wendy Weixler

  • Have a great day!


    Patti Willey said…
    I can imagine the emotion that still must be in your bones from getting that call! Wow! I'm so excited for you! Good luck & see you at Convention!
    Angie Leach said…
    Congratulations, Sandie! What an honor already, and hopefully Awards Night will be a big night for you! Love your blog!
    KardsbyKadie said…
    Congrats to your WONDERFUL news of making the finalist of the Artisan DT. Your work is AMAZING and hope you can find the strength to walk up to the stage on Awards Night when your name is called out to claim your BIG WIN. CONGRATS and GOOD LUCK!
    wooohoooo!!! congrats Cindy!!! Your creativity is beautiful and it's wonderful that you're being recognized! Have fun on the stage...wish I was going to see this! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Holly VanDyne said…
    Congrats, Sandra! Can't wait to see your work at convention and best of luck getting in the top 10!
    Chickstamper said…
    Congratulations!!! Looking forward to seeing your entry up close in July...good luck on awards night!!! Hugs, Carol Hickman
    Anonymous said…
    Congrats!! Can't wait to meet you at convention.
    Maria Getz
    bizestampin said…
    Sandie I entered also but this year didn't get picked as a finalist as to them scaling back so much. My entry is above yours on the picture where my bright blue parasol sticks out like a sore thumb. congratulations on your win and hope you make it to the final. Can't wait to see the winning entries.
    Debi Pippin
    Loly Borda said…
    Congratulations! Very well deserved, I can't wait for you to share your experiences at the convention.
    Amy Rogers said…
    I am a fellow Artisan Design Team Finalist and would like to try to gather as a group at Convention. Could you please email me your email address so I can add you to the list.
    Amy Rogers
    Natasha Hein said…
    wow..great news! way to go sandie! good luck on making the top 10? :)

    enjoy and take it all in.. : )

    irishgalkelly said…
    Congratulations Sandie! I look forward to seeing your work on your blog in the future. You are very deserving of this great honor.
    Patti MacLeith said…
    So happy for you!!
    Jenn Picard said…
    Congratulations Sandie, I am sure you are beyond thrilled! Make sure to enjoy every moment you get in the spotlight-you deserve it! Good luck on making it to the top 10!
    Sarah said…
    I've been following your blog for a bit now and am excited to see you are a finalist, congratulations! Best wishes!
    Anonymous said…
    Congratulations !
    Jill Norwood said…
    I just found your blog tonight and I know you don't know me but I had to say congratulations! What a tremendous accomplishment this is!!! I hope you win the top 10 but either way it is an incredibly outstanding accomplishment to be recognized in such a HUGE organization of crafters! I am enjoying paging through your blog! Incredible cards and information and beauty!

    Congratulations again!
    Jill / Seattle, Wa.

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