Depending on what you're referring to, that's either a really big or a really small number. It's small if it's the number of scoops of ice cream served in New York City on any given day.
It's big if you're referring to the number of pages in a book you've settled in to read.
It's really big if it's the number of submissions we got for Stamp It! Cards. Record-breaking, in fact.
For it's no mystery, the strength of this issue lies in the quality of its submissions. And there's loads o' that, my friends. In fact, our submissions judging lasted much longer than what we had scheduled because the decisions we had to make were a-g-o-n-i-z-i-n-g. So much good stuff to choose from, so relatively little room.
So today in the Moxie Fab World, I'd like to celebrate everyone who submitted some amazing stamped cards and made it into this stamperific special issue time and time again. Some, like Maren Benedict, had never been published with us before. Others, like Kim Kesti and Teri Anderson, are tried-and-true favorites. But all are part of the Paper Crafts family, just like you and me and everyone who submits and all the good folks who subscribe and the impluse buyers who are drawn in by our covers on the newsstand. And whether you participate more in print or online through blogs like this one, we're all connected through our love of this craft, the joy we find in the gift of a handmade card.
We call it grass roots. And we encourage you to play along.
Today I've got a grass roots gift just for you. I've asked 10 of the most-published designers from Stamp It! Cards to create a never-seen-before, ultra original, stamped cards just for you. Check out these lovelies, for we are all...
Birds of a Feather by Kim Kesti
I'd like to say this to all of you:
Mommy's Little Girl by Jen del Muro
You are, in my opinion...
Absolutely Fabulous by Dawn McVey
...as long as you hang on to the
Dream by Maren Benedict
...and celebrate life
In the Numbers Birthday Card by Teri Anderson
...without forgetting the simple things
Hello Card by Debbie Olson
...always making time to
Create Card by Julia Stainton
...and send a lot of this:
Big Time Love Card by Angie Hagist
But most of all, I want you to know that this is what I think of you in my heart:
You're a True Friend Card by Natasha Trupp
For without you, the Moxie Fab World would not be quite so moxie fab!
There's nothing quite like the gift of sending a handmade card and all of these ladies and I are just thrilled to be sending them on their way to you. Leave a comment by Sunday, March 22 at midnight MST about what you love about this hobby, the joy you feel when you make a handmade card, who you love to give handmade cards to the most, what you love about stamping, or which of these cards makes you the happiest and why, and I'll draw a random winner to win all 10 of these signed, original cards.
Enjoying Stamp It! Week, friends? There's still lots more to come including Part II of the Stamps Galore Giveaway tomorrow. And over on the Paper Crafts blog, Paper Crafts Pro Alisa Bangerter is talking about how to work with dye ink sprays--one of the techniques featured in our Stamp It! Week Challenge. (And she's giving away some prizes--so click on over!)
Thanks for being my friend,