Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Congratulatory Considerations for November

Hello.  It has taken me two months to get back on track with this particular post but here I am.  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, acquaintances, teammates and active followers of my blog, 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.
First a few important things that need to be mentioned, that happened during the three months when this post was on hiatus...

DEB OCH-LAGRONE--A Look Through My Eyes
  • Deb just loves Angela Holt and had been attending her classes for about six months.  Although Deb didn't think that she had a chance of succeeding, she applied when a DT call took place and back at the beginning of August, became a proud new member of the Angela Holt Team!  Congratulations Deb!  You deserve all the success that comes your way!!!
DONNA ELLIS--Creative Smiles
  • Although I could be mistaken, I believe that it was sometime in October or November that Donna achieved the 200 follower mark.  So everyone, please join me in congratulating Donna on this wonderful milestone.
  • Here is a badge for your sidebar Donna, if you would like it.  I encourage anyone who'd like to send a shout out and celebrate with Donna, to also grab it for your own side bar.
  • Some of Donna's accomplishments for the month of November, appear a little bit later. 
VICKY--Crafting-Vicky
  • Towards the end of August, Vicky fully embraced her darker side and started a new blog to explore the creepier concepts flitting around in her imagination.  In just a little over three months she is already up to 34 followers, so I guess there are a lot people out there eager to be part of this gruesome journey with her.  I am eager to see what she has in store for us as the months progress.  I've just asked her that there not be too many spiders. those things just aren't nightmarish they're unnerving in the worst possible way.  You can find her new blog, The Darker Side of Me, by clicking HERE.
  • Also towards the end of August, one of the journal pages she did as her team member entry into the Path of Positivity challenge (my challenge blog) was featured over at inspirational Friday.  You can check it out HERE.
  • Vicky also hit a another fantastic milestone at the beginning of September, reaching the 400 follower mark.  Please join me in congratulating Vicky on this amazing accomplishment.  I gave her the sidebar version back when it happened so at least I managed to get something out on time.
  • Then in October, Vicky received the exciting news that she had been published in Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  I'm not sure whether I am allowed to show this but I'm just so proud of Vicky, I'm doing it anyways. 
http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/10/ive-been-published.html
  • You can check out the post on Vicky's blog where she shares the news HERE and you can check out the original card post HERE.  
  • As I mentioned in a previous post, In October, Vicky and her buddy Susan Kennedy created their own challenge blog set to begin challenges in January.  You can check out Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges by clicking HERE.
  • Some of Vicky's accomplishments for the month of November, appear a little bit later.
DESIRE--Doing Life
  • Desíre also had some of her creations published in a couple different South African print magazines. 
  • In Scrap Affairs magazine Issue 31, Desíre's layout appeared on page 26:
Scrap-Affairs-Issue-31.jpg
http://www.scdcreations.co.za/
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  • In Scrapping & Kie magazine, Issue 56,  two of her layouts appeared on pages 14 and 15:
Scrapping-and-Kie-Issue-56-4.jpg
http://www.scrappingmagazine.co.za/index2.html
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  • The layouts were published with the tutorials for their paper folding embellishments:
Scrapping-and-Kie-Issue-56-1.jpg


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 Now it is time to get on with the accomplishments from the actual month of November!

VICKY--Crafting-Vicky
Challenge Wins:  
Top Tier:

CHANA--Card-o-logy
 Top Tier: 
 
KT FIT KITTY--KT Designs
Challenge Wins: 
Beccy's Place Jo's Scrap Shack
Dream it Up
The Crafter's Cafe
Totally Papercrafts
Get Inky! Challenge
(PIN)spirational Challenges
Sentimental Sundays
MFP Speedy TV
The Corrosive Challenge Blog
The Paper Nest Dolls
Flower Love Delice

Top Tier:

Crafts 4 Eternity
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges
Ike's World Challenges
Robyn's Fetish
Moving Along With The Times
Love to Scrap
Whoopsi Daisy
Kitty Bee Designs

Blog Candy and Other Goodies:
Fitztown Challenge Blog
Jacque's Joie de Vivre 
Creative Bug on the Loose
Cuddlebug Cuties

ARDILLA--Ardilla's Papers 
Challenge Wins: A Die for a Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
There She Goes  


SUZE--Craftysuze
 Challenge Wins:
Sentimental Sundays 
Delicious Doodles
(PIN)spirational Challenges
Whoopsi Daisy 
Fetch-a-sketch

Top Tier:
Crafty Sentiments
Dilly Beans
Glitter n Sparkle
Love to Create
Digi Darla's Designs

Other:
Sweet Stampin -Spotlight Pick

Delicious Doodles - Spotlighted


JENNIFER SCULL--Just Coffee Please & Stamps & Ribbons & Paper 
Challenge Wins:
Created With Love Challenges
Path of Positivity 

Top Tier:
The Crafting Cafe
Created With Love Challenges


NANA CONNIE--My Grammy's Attic
Challenge Wins:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 
Wags 'n Whiskers
Red Carpet Studio

Top Tier:
Created With Love Challenges

Other:
Sparkle N Sprinkle -  Featured Artist Cards

DONNA ELLIS--Creative Smiles 
Challenge Wins:
Sweet Stamps

Top Tier: 
Created With Love Challenges


DEANNE--Little Bit 'O Paper 
Challenge Wins:
The Paper Girls Challenge
Just Inspirational Challenges
Glitter n Sparkle 
Card Crafter's Circle
Basic Grey  

Top Tier:
Lzazovi Slatkisi
Animal Friends Challenge
Party Time Tuesday
Cupcake Inspirations
Eureka Stamps
Kaboodle Doodles


Other:
Path of Positivity-- Challenge #6 Design Team Delights

CALYPSO--Calypso's Cards and Creations 
Challenge Wins:
Party Time Tuesday 
C.R.A.F.T.

Top Tier: 
Yumi and Fumi Handmade
Top Tip Tuesday  
C is for Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. 


Other:
Addicted to Stamps and More --Honourable Addict


PIA--Pia's Papir og Perler   
Challenge Wins: 
Inkspirational Challenges

Top Tier:
Love to Scrap 
Songbird Challenges 


NICK (HELENE)--Nick's Scrap Shack 
Challenge Wins: 
Sweet Pea Stampers 

Sentimental Sundays
Di's Digi Designs
Crafty Creations

Yumi and Fumi Handmade
Charisma Cardz


Top Tier:  
Di's Digi Designs 
Creative Card Crew
Creative Moments


IKE--Ike's World
Challenge Wins:
Jay's Dark Place (possibly three different times) 
Smudgy Antics 

Top Tier: 
Make My Monday


ANNIE a.k.a. Aussie Annie--Memories to Keep
Challenge Wins:
Kenny K Krafty Krew
A Gem of a Challenge
Joanna Sheen
Path of Positivity
Digi Darla's Designs x2 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge
House Mouse Challenge 
Fitztown Challenge 

Top Tier: 
The Stamping Boutique (M-P1/P15) Kenny K Krafty Krew
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog
Inky Impressions 

Digi Darla's Designs
Crafty Little Fairies


Other: 
 Crafty Sentiments--Favourite 2 separate occasions

 

CHRISSY--Chrissy's Cardland
Top Tier:   
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Without Words

 

DENISE PUSTELNIAK--Thru the Looking Glass 
Challenge Wins: 
Lunagirl Moonbeams

Top Tier:  
Lacy Sunshine

Other:
Path of Positivity --Comment winner


LYN--Spyder's Corner 
Top Tier: 
Moving Along With The Times - W - Top Picks: Sharon, Spider, Astrid


LAWREN--A Hobby-Holic
A colleague over at FB...
Top Tier:
Creative Creations Challenges


EDWINA--Edwina's Creations
Challenge Wins:  
Whoopsi Daisy  
Hobbycutz 
 
Other:
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Gold Star


 

D~--Designs By Dragonfly 
Challenge Wins:  
Path of Positivity
Sentimental Sundays 

Top Tier:  
Creative Inspirations Paint
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 

Jo's Scrap Shack 
Paper Playtime 
Dilly Beans  

Other:
Path of Positivity - Challenge #6 Design Team Delights
Cuttlebug Mania - Runner-up


JENNIFER SWANDELLS--Krafty Keepsakes 
Challenge Wins: 
All Crafts Challenge


 

BLACK DRAGON--Black Dragon 
One of my new teammies over at Ike's World Challenges...

Challenge Wins: 
DominoART's Blog



SUSAN KENNEDY--Scrap a Thousand Words
My newest follower and the co-creator of the Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge blog that I've been telling you about... 
Challenge Wins:   
Sassy Studio Designs
Tuesday Throwdown
Cupcake Inspirations
DRS Designs Weekly Challenge

WordArt Wednesdays
Simply Create Too
Digitally Sweet Challenges  

Top Tier:    
MilkCoffee Challenge 
Kaboodle Doodles
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Glitter n Sparkle
Crafting By Designs
Eureka Stamps
Pile It On  - on two separate occasions
Sentimental Sundays 

Card Mania 
Sparkles Forum Challenges 
Stampin' For The Weekend
QKR Stampede


Other: 
4 Crafty Chicks - Golden Egg Winner


LISA LYNN--Lisa Lynn's Card Creations
One of my newest followers and a woman after my own name, hee, hee.... 
Challenge Wins:  
Glitter n Sparkle

Top Tier:   
Cupcake Inspirations   - on two separate occasions
Eureka Stamps
Melon Headz Friends


SHEA--Glitter and Bonbons
Top Tier:
Eclectic Ellapu 


KAREN LETCHWORTH--My Cup Runneth Over 
Challenge Wins: 
Shabby Tea Room 


MIMI--Crafty Animal

Another of my new teammies over at Ike's World Challenges... 
Top Tier: 
Brown Sugar  - on two separate occasions


SAM--A Blog By Sam
One of my teammies over at Scribbles Designs Challenges..
Top Tier: 
Sunday Stamps

BORQNA--Borqna
Top Tier:
Ike's World Challenges 


As far as my accomplishments for this month...

    I made top five over at Eureka Stamps and a card of mine was featured over at Sami Stamps.  
      So the candle burns brightly for all these wonderful ladies along with those of you who have had accomplishments I'm unfamiliar with.  Now with the craziness over the next month, unfortunately there won't be a Congratulatory Considerations post for the month of December.  As much as I'd love to do one, I think that it just isn't going to be impossible, given everything else I need to accomplish in the next three weeks.  Sorry about that.

      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. 

      Image Information:
      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.

      7 comments:

      Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

      I love this post!!! So much fun looking at all our accomplishments!!! Congrats to EVERYONE!!

      KT Fit Kitty said...

      This is so sweet of you, Lisa. Thanks for the shout out! I loved reading about everyone's successes - very uplifting - congratulations to everyone - give yourselves a pat on the back!

      And, Lisa, congrats to you on your successes - well done, my friend!

      Donna Ellis said...

      Congratulations, everyone! Lisa, it is so nice of you to share what our cyber friends' milestones! Wow! And congrats on your wins, too. Love my blog badge - so thoughtful of you. hugs, de

      Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

      WOWZA What an amazing post! Girl, where do you get the time to keep up with this stuff? I bow down to you... and send you an extra cuppa joe. WOW. still in amazement!
      Fabulous post, Congratulations to everyone here... including you, sweet Lisa. You have accomplished far more than anyone could list with your sweet, giving, selfless spirit.

      Desire Fourie said...

      A massive congrats to everyone, all your successes are amazing and its an honour to be bloggy friends with most of you. May your successes just go from strength to strength!
      Lisa thank you so much again for all the dedication you put into compiling these posts of recognition, may you also enjoy basking in the light of super specialness (if that is an actual word lol)
      Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}
      ps, just curious, is it just on my computer that I do not see all the pics in this post? xxx

      Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

      oh wow this has been a really really busy time for all!!! Thank you so much Lisa for writing this up. It makes you realize why time seems to be sooo busy... there really has been a lot of stuff going on in everybody's life! Congrats to all and huge Thank you for Lisa!!! Who is taking time even if she's incredibly busy to still write this.

      SAMARA said...

      Wow Lisa! You've really given a shout out to a huge number of your blog friends. How nice for them!!! xox