Monday, February 13, 2012

It is official. I am nuts. Excited, stoked, exceedingly happy, and...nuts...

I found out today that I have been invited to be a guest DT for a challenge at Belles n' Whistles. Since I'm not shy about telling you (and doing so repeatedly), I know that you realize what a huge fan I am of Elisabeth Bell's work. I own more than half of the stamps in the Belles n' Whistles store. Love, love, love her stuff! So, here's where the crazy comes out. I read the blog post and let out a yelp. Then I got an overwhelming urge to pee (ok, TMI). After my trip to our scary, high school reminiscent bathroom, I came back into the offices and rushed to tell one of my buddies. She started yelling with me. So, I'm in this big office space, jumping up and down and screaming, "yay! yay! yay!" My supervisor comes out and asks, "what in the hell was that noise?" Well, she said something a bit more PC, but you get the idea. I tell her my news, she says how happy she is for me, but she still can't figure out what noise I was making. At this point, the noise is a cross between laughter and yelps of happiness. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I let the crazy out. And at work, no less. The people here have long suspected that I am neurotic. Well, okay, they know it, because I embrace my neuroses and parade them before the world. Now they also know that I am not only neurotic, but batshit crazy on some other scales, as well. Not to mention being almost 40 going on 4. Yeah, that inner child came out, too. If there was some ice cream in this joint, I'd be celebrating like it was a birthday.

I entered this card in their Frosty challenge:
It's a card I made for a friend's birthday. I posted it to my blog last month. This card was one of those ones where I just started with an adorable image and started slapping stuff down on the card until it "looked right." Do you ever have days like that? You know the ones, where you don't really have an idea in mind, so you just keep playing with the paper and embellishments until it clicks? Well, it worked out great for me, so if you've never tried it, give it a shot. It might work out great for you, too! In fact, give it a shot with this month's love and hearts challenge at Belles n' Whistles. Come on, I dare you!

7 comments:

Tracy S said...

first off, Congrats!!!
Secondly that card is beyond gorgeous! I love all the textures going on and the way you used all the mesh and tulle! LOVE it!They are lucky to have you.

Kim Kelley said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! So happy for you Gina! I love that you let your crazy out! Nuttin wrong with that!!! HUGS!!!

Trina said...

This statement is old as sin, but it so works still... YOU GO GIRL!!

Patricia Garcia said...

CONGRATS!!! You are a great crafter with beautiful work, what a great addition to their team!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lilian said...

Congrats Gina! :) So happy to have you!
You're card is gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! YAY!!! YAY!! Jumping up and down and squeeling with ya girl!!! :) I'm so excited for you and thrilled about your GDT spot!! Your card is really beautiful sweetie and it's a well-deserved win!! BIGGEST HUGS!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!! HUGS

Starla B. said...

Congrats, sweetie!! You make me laugh. =D This card is GORGEOUS! I love the puffy stuff you used on the edge of the coat and the lovely, cool colors. I really want that fence. The whole design is just perfect. Hugs!!