For those of you living in the USA, Happy Independence Day!
It is time to celebrate all of you--well as many of you as I can and whose achievements I have come across, anyways! If you are new to my blog, this post is based on an idea I had in order to celebrate the successes of all the new people in my life. On the last day of each month (or close to it), I will create a post congratulating all my bloggy friends and acquaintances on their successes, anniversaries, milestones, achievements, etc. Of course, these will be strictly the items that I have come across during the month in my travels to the challenge blogs I have personally entered or are a team member of, or on my visits to personal blogs. There will be many things I'll miss so please don't take offense if you have achieved a success and you don't find your name listed here. I wish I had the time to check everyone and everywhere but I'd need a cloning machine to pull it off and I believe human cloning is still illegal. So for now, if you or someone you know has an achievement and you would like to have it included here, contact me by email before the end of the month or just include the information in the comment section of each 'Congratulatory Considerations' post.
I am aware of the following reasons for sending out congratulations to members within our community. So ladies, bask in the glow of the congratulatory candle. You all deserve the successes you have achieved! These are listed strictly in the order of when I came across them, not necessarily in any chronological order.
JENNIFER SWANDELLS--Krafty Keepsakes
- Jennifer picked up a win over at Fresh Brewed Designs in the 24 hour Crazy Caffeine Challenge.
- She also won some goodies from Particraft
- This month Nick has won challenges at:
- Di Design Challenge
- Meljen's Designs
- Pattie's Creations Challenge
- This month she placed in the top tier over at:
- Desire has had top placements over at:
- Desire was also featured over at Outlawz Challenges using one of my sentiments on her card and was a DT favourite at Get Creative.
- She was also the voter's choice winner over at the fabulous new Path of Positivity Challenge. This makes it two months in a row!
- Karon who is a recent follower was featured over at Inspire Me Fridays.
- Connie was a winner in the following challenges:
- Vicky won challenges at:
- She placed in the top tier for the following challenges:
- Vicky also won some bonus images up for grabs over at the Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge .
- Annie was in the spotlight over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
- She made the top tier at:
- Annie also won challenges at:
- Suze has had one heck of a great month with wins over at the following challenges:
- She also placed top three at:
- To top it off, she also was a blog hop winner over Sassy Studio Designs.
- Jennifer won the following challenges:
- She was also a blog hop winner over at A Day for Daisies.
- Oh and for all you serious sci-fi and fantasy freaks like me, Jennifer created the most awesome Dr. Who father's day card. If you are a fan, you should check it out by clicking HERE. Geronimo!
- Karen won a challenge at Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenges
CHARLENE--Crystal Dolphins Blog
- Charlene was a challenge winner over at Outlawz and at Just Some Lines.
- Joann won and was an honourable mention over at Created With Love.
- Lisa was a Sunday Share Winner over at Frilly and Funkie.
- Shea received an honourable mention from The Shabby Tea Room and was chosen to receive an Ooh, La, La Blog Award from My Sherri Crafts.
- She also placed in the top tier of the following challenges:
- Eclectic Ellapu -- top 5
- Shea also won a challenges over at 613 Avenue Create.
- Audrey, a fellow teammate at San's Design and Digi Darla's, placed top three at 2 Sisters
- Pia celebrated a birthday sometime this month if I calculated correctly based on hints she had in her blog about receiving early birthday presents and then finally getting some more during the first week of July. I could be off and it might be the beginning of July but either way HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIA!
- Pia placed in the top tier over at:
- Calypso placed top three at The Kraft Journal and was in the spotlight over at Sweet Stampin.
- She also pulled off both a win and a top four placement in the same challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
- Lyn won a challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Crew and Crafty Sentiments.
- I wanted to do this last month but got all kerfluffled so I am putting it in this month. Back in March I told you that Quick Cards Made Easy, which is a crafty magazine was in the midst of publishing a card that a lady designed using one of Lyn's images. 'Fishing cat' became famous!
*reposted here with permission
- Congratulations Lyn. This is so wonderful for you. To read more about 'Fishing Cat's' magazine debut please check Lyn's post by clicking HERE.
- Julie placed in the top tier over at the following blogs:
- She also managed to pick up a win over at:
- Additionally, she was chosen to receive the Ooh, La, La Blog Award from My Sherri Crafts.
- Julie also became a new DT member with the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog.
- Kate has picked up wins at:
- Quirky Crafts Challenge
- Digi Darla's--she was the winner for using a DD image on her card
- Rhonda picked up a win over at Docerela Creations Challenges.
- Yolie picked up a win over at Cards In Envy .
- Emily, a colleague on the Digi Darla's team won a challenge over at Twist of Faith.
DEANNE--Little Bit 'O Paper
- DeAnne was a winner over at the following challenges:
- She made the top tier in the following challenges:
- Larelyn picked up a win over at One Stop Craft.
So the candle burns brightly for all these wonderful ladies along with those of you who have had accomplishments I'm unfamiliar with. Don't forget, if you'd like to see an achievement celebrated here next month, contact me before the 31st of July or just include the details in the comment section of the next 'Congratulatory Considerations' post when it comes out.
Until next time,
P.S. It is possible that I have made mistakes as I gather these throughout the month and unfortunately, I just don't have the time to go back and verify. If you noticed a specific mistake, let me know and I'll fix it up as soon as I can.
The background image of the candle is a picture in the public domain. The artist is Anna Langova and you can find this particular photo HERE at PublicDomainPictures.net.