Thursday, February 06, 2014

Congratulatory Considerations for January

Hello.  Can you believe that we've already whipped through the month of January?!  Do you remember when we were a child and all we ever wanted was for time to speed up and now all we ever want is for time to slow down?  Well, I suppose we will just have to settle for reality and make the best of each and every moment.  Part of that is celebrating 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 I am able to (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.


VICKY--Crafting-Vicky
Challenge Wins:
Top Tier:
Honorable Mention:  
Other:
  • Also congrats to Vicky for achieving the 500 follower mark. I did a special post congratulating Vicky on this milestone that you can check out HERE.

NANA CONNIE--My Grammy's Attic
Challenge Wins:
Top Tier:
Featured Artist Cards:

    SUSAN KENNEDY--Scrap a Thousand Words 
    Challenge Wins: 
    Top Tier:
    Other:

    SUZE--Craftysuze
    Challenge Wins: 
    Top Tier:

    KT FIT KITTY--KT Designs
    Challenge Wins: 
     Runner Up: 
    Spotlighted Winner: 
    Top Tier:

    ANNIE a.k.a. Aussie Annie--Memories to Keep
    Challenge Wins:  
    Top Tier: 

    D~--Designs By Dragonfly
    Challenge Wins: 
    Runner Up:
    Top Tier:
    Other:
    • D~, I've created this special badge for your sidebar if you'd like.  It is 250 px wide but can be shrunk down if necessary:

    LISA LYNN--Lisa Lynn's Card Creations
    Challenge Wins: 
    Top Tier:
    Other:

      DESÍRE--Doing Life
      Challenge Wins: 
      Top Tier:
      Other:
      • Also congrats to Desíre for achieving the 800 follower mark. I did a special post congratulating Desíre on this milestone that you can check out HERE.

      I Don't Do Straight 
      Challenge Wins:
      Top Tier: 

      ARDILLA--Ardilla's Papers 
      Challenge Wins: 

      CALYPSO--Calypso's Cards and Creations
      Challenge Wins: 
      Runner Up:
      Top Tier:

      NIKKI--Graphix and Design
      Challenge Wins: 
      Top Tier:

      GLORIA SHIRR--Purpleglo Creations
      Challenge Wins: 
      Top Tier:

      DEANNE--Little Bit 'O Paper
      Challenge Wins:
      Top Tier:

      EDWINA--Edwina's Creations
      Top Tier:

      DONNA ELLIS--Creative Smiles
      Top Tier:
      • Sentimental Sundays - W - Winners: Mary C, Marsha D, DesignsByDragonfly; Top Picks: Hussena, Donna E, Vickie O
      Other: 

      LYNDA--Positive Force
      Other: 

      CHANA--Card-o-logy
      Challenge Wins: 
      • Craft-Dee BowZ - M - Winner: Chana, Top3: Marlene, Kaija, Bettina Honorable Mention: Crafting Vicky

      CELY--Hawaii Paper Party
      Top Tier:

      KAREN LETCHWORTH--My Cup Runneth Over
      Challenge Wins:
      Top Tier:
      • Twist of Faith- W- Winner: Elizabeth (Alshandra) Top 3: Billie A, Deedee, Karen Letchworth

      NICK (HELENE)--Nick's Scrap Shack 
      Runner Up: 
      • Perfectly Rustic - 2W - Winner:CG Runner-Up: Nick’s Scrap Shack, Alica’s Too, Scrapperita
      Top Tier:

      IKE--Ike's World
      Challenge Wins:
      Top Tier:

      KARON--Karon's Krafty Korner
      Top Tier:

      MANDY--Made By Mandy
      Challenge Wins: 
      Other: 

      DENISE PUSTELNIAK--Thru the Looking Glass
      Challenge Wins: 

      MONICA--TaylorMade Cards4U
      Challenge Wins:
      Top Tier:

      MIMI--Crafty Animal
      Challenge Wins: 
      Top Tier:

      LYN--Spyder's Corner 
      Challenge Wins:

      HEATHER--Heather's Coffee Break
      Top Tier: 

      KATE--K8's Scrap Corner
      Challenge Wins:
      Digi Makeover ChallengeRunner Up:
      Crafting By Designs

      PIA--Pia's Papir og Perler   
      Top Tier:
      Make My Monday
      House of Cards

      MARYANN LAURSEN--My Craft Barn
      Other:

      JENNIFER SCULL--Just Coffee Please & Stamps & Ribbons & Paper 
      Challenge Wins:  


      There are a couple challenge blogs that have reached milestones in the last few weeks as well.  First up is...

      SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGE
      • I am honoured to have been part of this challenge blog and team from the start so congrats to Sandy for reaching her first 100 followers!
      • This is the special badge that I created for the blog itself:

      DIGITALLY SWEET CHALLENGES
      • My colleagues over at Digi Darla's, Karen and Denise, are co-owners of another challenge blog that I try to participate in as often as I am able to.  They too recently reached the 100 follower mark.
      • This is the special badge (250 px wide) that I created for the blog itself, if either Karen or Denise would like to use it:

      Now, as far as my recent accomplishments go...
      Top three placements over at:
        Random Wins at:

        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 28th of February 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. 

        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.

        9 comments:

        Monica Taylor said...

        Thanks for the kudos Lisa! I know that I have seen some wins for you out there too last month so Congrats right back at ya!

        KT Fit Kitty said...

        Wowzers - Congrats to everybody on their awesome achievements! Lisa - you've been a very busy lady! I don't know how you keep track of all this but it amazes me when you do - thank you for the shout out! I love the badges you've designed - beautiful! Such a nice thing to do for someone - very special! Wishing you a joyful day!

        D- said...

        Oh my gosh Lisa I am touched!
        I am adding that sweet badge to my blog next.
        You are the sweetest person.
        Hugs my friend!!
        D~
        DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

        Karon said...

        Thanks Lisa - hugs, Karon.

        Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

        congrats my friend on your wins and on doing that hugs post for all your friends :) It must be getting harder and harder as your list of friends is getting longer :) Big hugs to you!

        Desire Fourie said...

        HUUUUGE congrats to everyone with your awesome achievements and thank you Lisa for always taking the time to recognise your friends' in blog lands achievements. I just adore your awesome badges you create.
        Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
        Hugs
        Desíre
        {Doing Life – my personal blog}

        Karen Wilson said...

        Hey Lisa! Wow, thank you so very much! I love the badge - we will display it proudly!! Thank you so much. You certainly put a lot of work into this post, thank you so much!

        Denise Pustelniak said...

        WOWZA Lisa, what an honor! THANKS! CONGRATS on your achievements!

        Maryann Laursen said...

        WAUW thanks sooo much for the mention here Lisa, I definitely never expected that, and what a huge lot of work it´s been to put all this up.
        And a big CONGRATS to all of the ladies, who´s actually worked hard to achcieve their goals here, You all did an awesome job on your lovely work.