Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Digital Studio Contest

I meant to blog about this a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just trying to get myself back into the habit of blogging (it's a New Year's Resolution) and since I have 4 blogs - I know, that's insane - it's taken me a little while.

Anyway, on with my post. A few months ago Stampin' Up! announced that they were holding a contest for My Digital Studio. All you had to do was enter 2 scrapbook pages and a card design. SU! would select 10 winners - 5 customers and 5 demonstrators - and those winners would receive $400 worth of digital downloads!

Instantly, I wanted to enter the contest. I'm a huge fan of digital scrapping and I've been trying to learn more about it. Besides, I've purchased almost every digital download that Stampin' Up! has come out with, so you can imagine the kind of heaven I'd be in with that kind of prize.

I got to work and finished one page. I was excited about it and liked how it turned out, but then life got a little crazy and I didn't get back to my computer to work on the other two entries. I was feeling pretty bummed about it and sad that I'd missed my chance, but then I thought - why give up? I still had a few hours until the deadline and it's really easy to create in MDS, so why shouldn't I still try? At least I could say that I entered and gave it a shot. So, I sat down at the computer and after a few hours, had a scrapbook page and a card that I was mostly happy with.

I remember coming upstairs and telling my husband that I thought my entries were all too much alike and that if Stampin' Up! was looking for someone with lots of creativity - it definitely wasn't me!

Imagine my surprise when a few weeks later I got a phone call from Elizabeth at Stampin' Up!, letting me know that I was one of the winners of the My Digital Studio contest!! Honestly, the phone call had woken me from a nap, but I did my best to sound perky and completely awake. I'm not sure how convincing I was. Regardless, Elizabeth was super nice and when I said, "No way! Are you serious?", she replied, "Yes, I'm serious!" I wonder if she gets that response a lot...

I couldn't tell anyone about winning the contest - other than my husband - until the winners were announced this month and it was so hard! Every time I talked to my mom or sister I had to bite my tongue to keep from spilling the beans. Finally, the winners were announced on the Stampin' Up! website and I could post the good news on Facebook and call my mom. It was great.

I'm still pinching myself, wondering how in the world they chose my entries - but I'm pretty grateful that I was one of the winners and I feel really blessed to have received such a fantastic prize.

I can't post my entries on this blog because SU still owns the rights to them, but you can head on over to their website and take a look at the card I submitted. If you go to the MyDigitalStudio site, you can see one of my scrapbook pages. My entries showed up pretty small - the file I sent must have been too small, but you'll get the idea.


Lindsey Smith said...

Way to go Amber. Your entry is so cute. Congrats on winning. How exciting.

Amber Meadows said...

Thanks Linds!!