Monday, April 01, 2013

Congratulatory Considerations for March

Hello everyone.  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.  Normally this post goes out on the last day of each month, congratulating all my bloggy friends and acquaintances on their successes, anniversaries, milestones, achievements, etc.  I'm a few hours late this month but given that it is Easter weekend, I am hopeful you will forgive meOf 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.

LYN--Spyder's Corner
  • First off we wished Lyn a happy birthday on March 12th.  
  • Quick Cards Made Easy, which is a crafty magazine will be (or has just recently) published a card that a lady designed using one of Lyn's images.  So 'fishing cat' is about to be famous!  You can make him even more famous by buying him, taking him home with you, creating your own card and submitting it to a magazine so he can have another spot in the limelight...okay, okay, I know this isn't a promotional post...moving on...
NANA CONNIE--My Grammy's Attic
  • Congrats to Connie for making the DT for Delicious Doodles.  Word is, this is one incredible design team to be part of.
MANDY--Made By Mandy
DESIRE--Doing Life
  • Desire hit the 500 Follower mark on Monday, February 25, 2013 (I presented her with best wishes and a badge earlier this month.  You can check that post out HERE if you'd like).
  • She was also part of a successful fair from March 7 to 10.  You can check out her blog for more details.
  • She also had top looks over at the following blogs;  Artistic Impressions, Pin and Tack and on two separate occasions over at the Avadares Challenge Blog.
  • She won a challenge over at Broken Box Stock
ANNA--Cuddlebug Cuties
  • Anna was another blog that hit the big 500 Follower mark this month.   (I presented her with best wishes and a badge earlier this month in the same post as I did for Doing Life.  You can check that post out HERE if you'd like).
MELISSA--Created By Sunshine HoneyBee
DEANNE--Little Bit 'O Paper
JENNIFER--My Cubby Crafts
EM--Em's Many Thoughts
  • Em won a GDT spot over at Paper Crafting World for Digi Deserts Fridaze.
  • She has also just recently reached 50 followers.  Congrats Em on this first of many milestones.  
  • Finally, two more lucky DT's can call Em one of their own:  Beccy Muir's Design Team over at Beccy's Place and Queen Kat's Designs design team over at Queen Kat's Marketplace.
EDWINA--Edwina's Creations
RINA--Scrapbook Fashionista Designs
  • Snowbird has picked up a win over at The Stamping Chef.  It is nice to see Snowbird up and running with a gallery so that she can start entering challenges.
  • This lucky lady is also headed to Florida for six months of fun and sun.  Lucky lady!  We all hope you have fun and stay safe.
MIAN--Mian's Crafty Corner
SHERRY--The Button Junkie
  • Sherry received an honourable mention over at CASEology.
LISA M--You Made Me Ink
  • One of Lisa's amazing cards was chosen as the winning recipe over at Catered Crop and as a result got a guest spot on their blog.
RHONDA--Bumblebee Creations
JO ANN--Sassy Raggedy
PIA--Pia's Papir og Perler   
SHEA--Glitter and Bonbons
  • Shea has had a few guest designer spots this month.  Unfortunately, the only one I know of for sure was over at Digital Delights.          
NICK (HELENE)--Nick's Scrap Shack
IKE--Ike's World
You might need to grab a beverage to get through this next one...
JULIE--Truly Julie
  • I almost need an assistant just to keep up with what Julie is doing, never mind the rest of you!  To top it all off she has just become a mom to some new kittens.  I can't wait to see the baby pictures!
NAOMI--Creative Bug on the Loose
  • Vicky won a contest over at Melonheadz Illustrating.
  • She also won challenges over at QKR Stampede and at Meljen's Designs.
  • She is also now on the DT over at Delicious Doodles AND San's Designs.
  • She has also had a blog makeover done by Naomi.  Loving the new look Vicky!  Nice and bright, perfect for spring.
  • More importantly Vicky has just hit two big events just days apart from each other.  First as of March 28th, she has been blogging for one whole year now.  So, congrats Vicky on this wonderful achievement.  Our world just wouldn't be the same without you a part of it.  You are an inspiration and someone to look up to for so many of us. Happy blogiversary!

  • Here is a badge for you for your sidebar if you want it.  It is 200 px wide.

  • She has also just reached the 300 follower mark.  It is hard to believe that we just celebrated her 200 follower mark just two short months ago.  Incredible!  If she keeps this up I am going to have to hire an assistant just to make 'best wishes' badges.  Anyone out there know of someone who will come to the frigid white north and work for free?  Yeah, I didn't think so.

  • Here is another badge for you for your sidebar if you want it.  

As far as my accomplishments for the month have gone...
  • It was actually kind of funny.  About three weeks ago, I went over to Digitally Sweet Challenges to check out what the week's challenge theme was at the time.  When I glanced to the left, I happened to see that Ike had placed top three and I got all excited as she is a good bloggy friend and then realized I had placed top three too.  My image was just below hers!
  • Actually it has been a fantastic month for me over at Digitally Sweet Challenges.  I placed top three for one design in challenge #24, top three for another in challenge #26, and then in challenge #27 I placed top 3 and picked up the win!
  • Over at Paper Crafting World I won the challenge on March 1st and then again on March 22nd.  I also won a digi for leaving a comment during their awesome bloghop.
  • I think these two challenge sites rank as my current favourites.  I seem to be having the best luck over at both places!
  • Additionally, I was lucky enough to have one of my cards featured over at Fresh Brewed Designs and I won three free digis as a result.
  • Last, but certainly not least, I too become a member of San's Designs design team. I think that team has become a Canadian-Scandinavian Co-production. Three of us are Canadians, two are from Sweden and one is from Norway. 
On a bittersweet note...
  • In case you haven't heard the doors over at the Avadares Challenge Blog are closing.  While it is most definitely sad to see Teresa and Sara go, I wish the two of them the absolute best on the new roads they each will be travelling.  If you have enjoyed taking part in their challenges, why not take a moment and go over and say goodbye.
So the candle burns 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 30th of April 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


Naomi Edwards said...

Amazing post Lisa! Congrats to all the girls for their successes including yourself!!!! I grabbed one of Vicky's badges...2 months , wow!!Go Vicky!!!! Hugs

Deanne Saunders said...

Thanks for choosing my blog for the month of March!!! Greatly appreciated!!!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa, you are one amazing lady. It must have taken you ages to put this post of achievements by your bloggy friends, together. You deserve a super gold medal for this. I just love the my 500 Follower badge you have created for me, and might just pull that rubber arm of yours, when I have reached 600 Followers, to the same for me, but would love to pay you for it. I am totally in love with the 300 Follower Badge you have created for my wonderful Tammy's Scrapin Corner design team mate, Vicky. I have already informed her about this, so I am sure she will be popping in here very soon.
Trust you also had a blessed Easter.
Lots of bloggy Hugs
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhh wow Lisa thank you soooo much for those amazing badge!!! I need to place them on my blog. You totally made my day. Not feeling up to much I'm really down for the count with my cold but that really brought sunshine ;) Huge Hugs!!! your friend Vicky

Shea said...

Hey girlie! Thanks for the shout out! The Guest DT spots are all finished and I took a tiny break, but it's now back to business. Good to see you, and now I'm going to go peruse your blog! Happy April 1st! (I don't usually do the whole April Fool's bit.) :)

NickScrapShack said...

Wow, thank you Liza! You are the most wonderful person. I am so happy you picked me. Thank you so much!

Jennifer said...

Lisa, you are just so awesomely thoughtful to take such notice of all the goings on of your friends!

Pia S said...

Impressive how you keep track of all our of doings and achievements. Someone should make you a badge too (I would have if I knew how to) - you deserve it :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Truly...your brain is amazing. :) How you keep track of everyone is beyond impressive. At this very moment, I can't even remember where I put my coffee cup at!!
Isn't it a wonderful little family we have here in bloggy land? I just love it and you have certainly highlighted many of my favorites here on this post. Love Vicky's badge you made her. It looks so perfect on her blog.
Thank you for all you do Lisa, it's mind blowing!
big hugs,
the other one

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

woot woot! Congrats Vicky!
and congrats to you on all of your accomplishments as well Lisa!
Clapping and wooting and cheering ... :)

{I know that wooting isn't a real word, but can you imagine someone clapping and wooting? Seriously! hahaha!}

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lisa, how kind and thoughtful you are to take such notice of all the blogs you follow and thanks for mentioning my successes in your post
Julie x

Mandy said...

Well done Lisa on your recognition, you deserve it for all your hard work and sheer talent.

I think it is so lovely of you to do this each month, thankyou for the pat on the back :)

Love Mandy xxx