12/31/2009

Happy happy New Years Eve - A Dream comes true!

Dear friends! I can`t express how thrilled and excited and happy I am! I can`t believe it, but I won the Win-A-Day on the Blog Contest over at the Hero Arts blog and will be working with the fabulous Nancy!!! I was screaming and hopping and crying and laughing and dancing when I read about that! So today I`ll share a special card with you! This is the very first card ever I entered/uploaded to a challenge on 31st of March, 2009:


I never made cards before, I hadn`t stamped before but loved what I saw on the Hero Arts blog! So I ordered some stamps, watched some of the great videos and started doing it! Then I couldn`t stop it! I think I never missed one Hero Arts challenge since then. (And spent about 600 $ on Hero Arts stamps - yes, I calculated that and was shocked... please don`t tell my husband ;)... but I bought all the stuff from my own money!)

Thank you so much for your support, love and friendship! This year was a wonderful (although expensive) adventure for me, I got to know wonderful people from all over the world and I can`t wait what the new year will bring! This means so much to me and I`d never want to miss it! I hope we all stay healthy, happy and creative!

Ok, hope this wasn`t too much like an award-winner`s speech, but I am sooo excited!

Have a wonderful New Years Eve everybody, all the best for 2010 and thank you for making me happy with your kind words!

Hugs,
Vanessa

38 comments:

Diana said...

Congrats on your win over at Hero. Love all you create!

Amy Heller said...

Congratulations, Vanessa!! I can tell how much you love Hero Arts - that's so exciting! Great job!!

Laurel said...

Congrats to you, not surprised though, your work is fabulous!

~amy~ said...

yahoooooooooooo vanessa!!!!! I'm sooooo excited for YOU!!!! Congrats....sooooo very much deserved...I love your work!

Agata said...

The speech is perfectly justified! ;-) Congrats on your win! I'm looking forward to your blogging day! Have a happy new year!

Aimes said...

YAY! Go Vanessa!!! No surprise you won, your work totally rocks!
Wishing you a very happy New Year!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jacqueline said...

Huge congrats Vanessa!! You will shine on your day!! Happy New Year!

Jane said...

Congrats!!! You sooooo deserve this!!! Happy Dance!!! I can't wait to see what you do!!
You didn't guess....come back and guess what my next image will be so you have a chance to win it!
xo

judy said...

Congratulations, Vanessa on your
win! Your cards are lovely. Looking
forward to seeing your creations on
the HA blog.

CinnamonSally said...

Huge Congratulations Vanessa, I always love your creations, you deserve this fantastic opportunity. I am so pleased for you, Wishing you a very Happy and creative New Year.
Hugs Sally.

Susan McRae said...

Congratulations Vanessa! I'm so excited for your day on the blog and it's so fun to see the first card you entered at HA.

Tomo H. said...

Yay, Vanessa! Congrats~!!! I just knew this fabulous news! You totally deserve it!
Can't wait for the day!
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Dotty Jo said...

VANESSA!!!!!!! I am so delighted for you. Your cards are fabulous and this is totally deserved. Well done my dear friend, I just can't wait to see what you create along with Nancy. Woooohooo for you!
I'll do a little happy dance for you too, Jo x

AnitaRex said...

Vanessa you just started stamping this past March? I am shocked! Your sooo talented! So happy for you and your day! You totally deserve it! Way to go!Love the card you shared today! Happy New Years!

Nicky Hsu said...

Congrats!! You totally deserved it. Looking forward to your day.
Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

YEAH, Vanessa! I am not surprised! Your work is beautiful, and I can't wait to see more!
Happy New Year!

Alice Wertz said...

you definitely deserve that winning speech, Vanessa!!!! I LOVE your first card! wow! very beautiful colors and so YOU! BIG BIG Congrats on your win! I can't wait to see what you come up with for your day on the blog!!

Best wishes to you for the coming year! =)

Tiffany said...

Congrats to you! I know you will enjoy your big day! Cherish every moment of it, for it is truly yours...hugs and many blessings to you!

Tina said...

Vanessa, wenn das jemand verdient, dann Du. Ich kenne kaum jemanden, der so wundervolle Karten am laufenden Band kreiert, wie Du. Herzlichen Glückwunsch und Dir und Deinen Lieben ein wundervolles neues Jahr voller kreativen Ideen, auf die ich schon mächtig gespannt bin. *schmatz*

LG, Tina

Elise said...

WOW! Congratulations, dear one! I'm delighted for you - sheesh! You've had ONE amazing year! Can you even recall life before blog? AMAZING!

Happy New Year to you and your dear family! I wish you even MORE success in 2010! xo- Elise

Anke said...

Liebe Vanessa,

ich gratuliere Dir recht herzlich, das ist ja wunderbar.

Ich wünsche Dir alles Liebe und erdenklich Gute für 2010 und möchte mich auch für Deine netten Kommentare bedanken.

Herzliche Grüße
aus Königstein
von Anke

Chris said...

Woohoo, doing the happy dance for you Vanessa. I was really hoping to see your name on the HA blog as your cards are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing 'your day'

Chris xx

paula said...

Happy New Year to you Vanessa (& your family) :D. Congratulations on being featured on the HA blog. I can't wait to see what wonderful things you come up with. Wishing you a wonderful 2010 xoxoxoxo

NinaB said...

Congratulations, Vanessa, on your much deserved win! Happy new year!

Winter said...

CONGRATS VANESSA! :) And WOW, that is a great card, and your first one?! WOW! Love your work! :)

Laura.K said...

Congratulations. You just deserved this. I'm so happy for you.

I happy and wonderful year.

Kathy said...

Oh Vanessa I was so delighted to see you name up in lights...so well deserved and so so exciting!!!! Woot woot...congrats and so happy for you! Big hugs,Kathy

Vicki said...

Congratulations Vanessa, this is so well deserved your work is fabulous, good luck for 2010!:)

Hugs
Vicki x

donna mikasa said...

Hi Vanessa! I didn't know that you find out about the WAD win when we do! But you shouldn't be shocked--your work just ROCKS! So happy for you! Looking forward to your big day with Nancy! Enjoy!!

Lin said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! So happy for you! You will love working with Nancy and I know you will enjoy this next adventure! So pleased for you!

Sanne said...

Congratulations friend! You so deserve this Vanessa. And your little circle card here is just beautiful - love that color combo.

Jump to my blog I have an award for you ;0)

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Vanessa, I have also awarded you a blog award, I am sure it doesn't matter that you receive it from two people, just a bit of fun!!!. I expect you are really busy thinking about your blog day, Good Luck.
Sally

dustypenny said...

So happy for you, Vanessa! Congrats!

menezes chilongo said...

so cool...i mean so far ..
hey i am new on all this stuff with blogs
please visit my blog and leave comments where do i have to change

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... Congratulations Vanessa!! That is soooo awesome! I am so happy for you!! You totally deserve it because you are so talented! Congratulations again!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! Well deserved and so looking forward to your day on the blog.

Deirdre said...

Vanessa, I am so thrilled for you. Delighted for you on your win... fantastic news. Looking forward to your day on the blog. Happy New Year.

Dwita said...

Vanessa, I scrolled down your blog and found this post. Your wishes really come true. Now you are famous in card making world. Being published so many times this year... Hope your dreams for 2011 will also happen, Vanessa.
Hig hugs,
Dwita.