Thursday, July 04, 2013

Congratulatory Considerations for June

Hello everyone.  

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.

NICK (HELENE)--Nick's Scrap Shack
DESIRE--Doing Life
KARON--Karon's Krafty Korner
NANA CONNIE--My Grammy's Attic
ANNIE a.k.a. Aussie Annie--Memories to Keep
JENNIFER SCULL--Just Coffee Please & Stamps & Ribbons & Paper
    • 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 LETCHWORTH--My Cup Runneth Over
    MRS. A--It's An Alien Life
    CHARLENE--Crystal Dolphins Blog
    JOANN--Sassy Raggedy
    LISA M-You Made Me Ink
    SHEA--Glitter and Bonbons
    AUDREY A.K.A. HIPPIAUD--Audrey a.k.a. Hippieaud Presents: Peace, Love & Crafting
    • Audrey, a fellow teammate at San's Design and Digi Darla's, placed top three at 2 Sisters
    PIA--Pia's Papir og Perler   
    • 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--Calypso's Cards and Creations
      LYN--Spyder's Corner
      • 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--Truly Julie
      KATE--K8's Scrap Corner
      • 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--Bumblebee Creations
      YOLIE--Just Yolie--Just Create
      EMILY THUBBRON--Em's Many Thoughts
      •  Emily, a colleague on the Digi Darla's team won a challenge over at Twist of Faith.
      AN'JENIC--A.J.'s Scrapbooking and Cards 
      • An'Jenic, a colleague on the Fresh Brewed Designs team won a challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.
      DEANNE--Little Bit 'O Paper
      LARELYN--Handmade from the Heart Designs

      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. 

      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


      Deanne Saunders said...

      Oh, you are so sweet!!! It must take you some time to create this list! You are a wonderful lady!!!

      Desire Fourie said...

      Lisa you are so caring and sharing as always. Huge congrats on everyone's achievements. Lisa thanks for the shout out, I did not know I was a prize winner over at Sandy. I quickly emailed her, as I am a big fan of Bugaboo digis, and woyld love them if they are still up for grabs. xxx
      Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

      Jennifer said...

      Thank you Lisa for creating this wonderful list of congratulations. You really are so kind. Well done to everyone who had a win in challenges. Hugs, Jen :-) x
      Krafty Keepsakes

      Karon said...

      WOW Lisa - congrats to everyone of these fabulous winners and thanks Lisa! Have a great day.

      Pia S said...

      Thanks for the happy birthday greeting! The date is June 28, and I'm a typical Cancer:)

      Crafting Vicky said...

      The biggest winner of all is you for all the fabulous hard work you do!!! And we should be thanking you for bringing folks together as you alone seem to be able to do!!!

      Sassy Raggedy said...

      Congrats to everyone...Thanks to Lisa for doing all this....Wonderful, Hugz, joann