October 19, 2010

THANK YOU!

Good morning fantastic friends of mine.  Thanks to all of you, I won the guest designer spot for Cosmo Cricket next month!!!!!! Woohoo!  I will be receiving my goodie box soon and will be creating projects for the month of November.  You can watch the video here where Julie announces the winner.  Man my pits were dripping wet.....then I snarfed down a Kit Kat that was supposed to be used for a blog post.  :)  I couldn't have won without all of you casting your votes for me.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.  And this couldn't have happened at a better time.  I was feeling quite bummed over the weekend and my creativity was zapped.  When you share and share and share......and then someone takes advantage of your ideas and tries to profit from them....it's very disheartening.  I didn't want to create a single thing.  But then I got the announcement from Cosmo Cricket and I read all of your wonderful comments on their blog post.  I was brought to tears by your kindness.  I realized that it only took one person to  bring me down....but there were dozens and dozens of you out there lifting me up.  So I thank you again, I am truly humbled. 

Okay, enough of the gushy stuff.  I'm getting the girls off to school and then I'm having a canning session with my mom.  Can you believe the gardens are still producing?  We have oodles of jalapeno peppers so we're trynig our hand at Candied Jalapenos.  Stay tuned for a new post yet today.....I'll be featuring some adorably cute Christmas tags and a new item from my Etsy shop. 

62 comments:

KanataNewf said...

Congrats Mish! And you will have to share your Candied Jalapeno recipe! I just finished picking all of mine from the garden and have no idea what to do with all of them!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Congrats, Michelle! You deserve it. You are so talented. I love visiting your blog! I live in Overland Park and grew up on a farm in Fredonia. I so relate to you and your life!
Thanks for sharing yourself!
Susan

christy compton hall said...

Yay, Mish, yay!!! I'm so excited for you. Sorry to hear about people taking advantage of your creative ideas - you really ARE the best.

Kelly said...

So so happy for you, Mish!! Can't wait to see what you create for Cosmo Cricket ... know it will be fabulous. Thanks very much for sharing all your fabulous talent!

Lorus! said...

Yay! Your mixy-matchy style plus Cosmo Cricket is a great combination. Congratulations!

vicki B. said...

Congratulations! Knew you would win! We all love you and all the inspiration you share with us! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

ValerieC said...

I'm glad I voted! I can't wait to see the lovely things you create with them. Although I know it hurts having your creativity stolen(literally and then figuratively) you know it was yours and so do they. So don't let them steal your creativity twice, keep creating! Most people are good!

Karen from PA said...

Congrats, Mish! I can't wait to see all the things you create. I LOVE your style and you SO inspire me!

Ted said...

Michelle! That's just awesome news! :) I'm very thrilled for you and know you'll do them proud! Way to go!

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations Michelle. :)
That is horrible someone has done that to you. You always have some of the most creative ideas.

Heather Jensen said...

I forgot to tell you...don't worry. Everyone knows you did it first and the other is just a copy cat! LOL
Big Hugs,
Heather

Kim H. said...

Congratulations!!! I am SO glad you won. You completely deserved it. I come to YOU everytime I want to be inspired. You are so incredibly talented and I get soooo excited when I see you have another post. And the make and save idea - I get to see even more of your creations! YAY! Congrats again! You deserve it!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations Michelle! You so deserve it!! I have been in your shoes where someone tries to profit from your ideas, just remember that your ideas rock and came from your heart. I voted for you at CC, but couldn't find my comment after. I hope it was there. I am so looking forward to seeing what you do in November!!!!

Katie said...

Congrats! That is wonderful news, and you deserve it! Your work is so beautiful, and I love checking out your blog every morning. :-)

Robin Ide said...

Cosmo Cricket chose the PERFECT person!
Congrats, Mish--can't wait to see what you do!!

DeeDee said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S! If anyone deserves the spot...YOU do girlie! You have such wonderful talent! I can't wait for the candied jalapenos...I've been wanting to try that myself but haven't found a good recipe yet. Have a lovely day hunee! HUGS!

Tricia said...

Oh, Yay, Yay, Yay for you!!!!! :-) I voted for you for sure. I enjoy your posts for so much more than just the stamping. I enjoy hearing about your life - that you love spending time with your mom and dad - that you love your husband and girls and that you share so many wonderful ideas with us. I am *so* happy for you! I can't wait to see what you create with these supplies and the talent and creativity that God has blessed you with!!

Blessings! Tricia

Sarah O. said...

Gee...I must be living in a cave. How did I miss the Cosmo Cricket thing? Congratulations! And seriously, thank you for sharing your ideas in blog-ville. Don't let the turkeys get you down! (ooh...that would make the cutest card! I think I'll work on that!)

Laura said...

Congratulations on the Cosmo Cricket guest designer position!!!!! I think your style really fits their new line well -- you'll be hitting it right out of the ballpark.

Toni K said...

So happy for you! And I'm so sorry someone is stealing your ideas! That's terrible! We know who the real creative genius is!

Donna K said...

While it's flattering to know that we all love and adopt your wonderful ideas, it's sad to think that someone actually steals your ideas. You are so great about sharing projects with us and I know it takes a lot of time even though you make it seem easy. I have gotten so many terrific ideas - things I never would have thought of myself. A POX on that person! Best of all, congrats - Cosmos Cricket get ready to be dazzled!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Congrats Michelle! You are such an inspiration and I adore seeing all of your wonderful projects and posts! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! Cosmos Cricket is awesome and I can't wait to see the fun things you have for us! *Hugs*

Shirlann said...

Congrats! Cosmo Cricket and you will make an awesome combination! Your style is so appealing! If this makes you feel better, just remember that copying is the highest form of a compliment! I still think you should come up with a notebook of your sketches...can you fit anything more in your day? Wow, love all that you do!!

Heidi said...

WhoooHoooo!!! Congrats to you-you deserve it-no doubt! I was sooo excited for you when I saw on Cosmo's site that you won-I too, waited in anticipation as she drew the name out of the bowl. I follow your blog daily, you are a true inspiration (sorry, someone has taken advantage of that-literally). Here is a quote I try and remember when I'm down, or my creative juices aren't flowing well-I'll pass it on to you?!
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” –Osho

So--- love life (we love you)!

Katie Skiff said...

YAY!! Congrats. I can't wait to see what you create! I am sorry that someone was trying to profit from your great ideas. You are so inspiring to me, and I always find myself looking to you for new ideas and fun thoughts. I am sorry that someone took advantage of you....I appreciate your time spent sharing!!
can't wait to see the new CC you get to play with!!

Elizabeth V. said...

Congratulations! I love your style and Cosmo Cricket's papers so I'm seeing great things ahead. I can't wait to see what you create!

I hope you will do an update post on the candied jalapenos...I just can't even imagine what they must be like so I'm curious to hear about your adventure.

Flor said...

Congratulations! That is soo exciting ! Your candied jalapeños sound dish...you'll need to share that recipe!

Rachel Schumacher said...

I just wanted to tell you a big CONGRATULATIONS on your guest designer spot!! I have to admit that I was dying for that myself, but I don't have nearly the following as you! :) And if it can't be me, I'm thrilled that it will be someone who is awesome and so creative and who continually inspires me!! You will do a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create.

Anne-Marie said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray for Mish!!!!
So glad to have voted for you....now I need that set so I'm ready to be inspired when you come up with the goodies! Love everything you do x

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Congratulations!! You so deserve this spot!! Look forward to seeing your Cosmo Cricket creations!
Janice

Suzanne Klein said...

I am so excited for you and can not wait to see what you come up with. So sorry to hear some is profiting on your talent that is horrible. I have to admite I copy your ideas all the time but truely only for the love of giving and nothing eles. I love love love to give and your ideas inspire me to creat yet for some reason they are never as creative as yours but I still have loads of fun trying. Have a wonderful day and never stop doing what you love.

Kristie said...

I'm so happy and excited about you being able to create for "Cosom Cricket"! They couldnt have picked a more talented person for the job. Congrats and I can't wait to see your creations. I'm sorry to hear about the news of your ideas being lifted and then sold. That is terrible but please, oh please don't stop creating. You are way to talented and I LOVE to see your blog with all your pretties! No one can create like our Mish! lol

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Yippee! Congrats Mish, I am so happy for you and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with! So sorry to hear that someone is trying to profit from your ideas, that's just plain wrong!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mish! WELL DESERVED!!!! You are so talented and generous, please don't let one unscrupulous person get you down. I love reading your blog and seeing what you dreamed up next. Can't wait to see your cricut work!

Rose

Angela said...

Yeah for you! I'm so excited that you won the spot - I can't wait to see what you do with that goodie box. I also want to thank you for sending me to the Cosmo blog to vote for you...while I was there I saw a great video on how to make a cute little sack from a sheet of patterned paper. I'll be tuning back in during November to see what you come up with. Enjoy the thrill of winning!

Meghan said...

It was so in the bag Mish! You inspire me daily. I am sure the other candidates were totally deserving but you really are the cream of the crop!

GaMtnScrap said...

Congrats, Mish! I certainly voted for you and think you soooo deserve it! Sorry to hear that someone has tried to profit off of your creativity. Don't let those losers bring you down or stop you. The rest of us need very much your bright sunny self to make our days with all your pretties!! The rest of us respect and are in awe of your awesome talents!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Congratulations! how fun! I love cosmo cricket and they couldn't have picked a better woman for the job with all your talent. I love seeing your work!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your guest spot!

You know, we all are super curious- what was stolen??

Tina Joergens said...

Congratulations Mish! Cosmo Cricket is lucky to have you! Really sorry that one lost soul could cause you so much pain. You are always an inspiration for my creativity!

Dorothy C. said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see what you will create with all that great Cosmo Cricket paper.

Lisa said...

You inspire me so much with your ideas. Please don't stop! Congratulations on the Cosmo Cricket selection! You will be the best!!

Noreen said...

Congratulations, Mish!! You always have such great, fun ideas - and I always enjoy looking at your blog. I particularly loved your candy cane ideas, because I love them, and because I love the colors. Thanks for always being so generous with your ideas and creativity!

mamajulie said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved honor. Your blog is the first thing I look for each morning, and your celebration of everyday items we all have access to opens my eyes to possibilities around me.

Patti J said...

Oh, Michelle, I am so happy you won! I cannot wait to see what visions of beauty you create with your new goodie package! I had the same thing happen here locally with someone from my workshops. It was pretty heartbreaking. You can't let that one person turn you away from doing what you love. You are such an inspiration to so many of us! Hugs, dear friend!

Lynn said...

Yahoo Mish! So happy for you! I don't understand people...I'm glad that you won...and so sorry someone took your ideas to profit from them...to much goodness out there for this type of thing!!

Ally said...

Congrats Mish!! You're an absolute perfect match for Cosmo! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Anne said...

YEA!!!!! Congratulations!!

Jolene said...

Congrats!! I voted for you!! You are such an inspiration to me and so many others...I enjoy reading you blog everyday. You deserve this G-DT spot more than anyone :)

Lorraine said...

Congratulations, Mish! Your unique talent can never be "stolen". Thank you for the continued inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Mish
Congratulations from the other side of the world....Tasmania,Australia.I am so pleased for you....well done.As for someone copying your ideas have you thought that in some ways its a compliment that your ideas are sooooooo good that someone would copy them?Us crazy crafters have to stick together.No time to let the negatives into out mind when we could be getting some fantastic ideas flowing.
Enjoy your success!
Christine

kim.mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You so deserve it! I'm not always good about leaving comments but I come and admire your creations all the time!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congratulations! Your creations are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your love of it with us.

Linda said...

You have so many fans you inspire daily that voting is the least we could do for you. Congratulations. I love reading your blog every day and can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Happy creating!

Linda said...

You inspire so many of us everyday that voting for you is the least we could do for you. Congratulations! I look forward to reading your posts everyday and can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.

Peggy Sue said...

Cosmo Cricket is lucky to have you as a designer. I truely enjoy your posts and amazing projects. I have to stop at your website everyday, even after working a 12 hour night.You are one talented lady.
Congratulations

Cindy said...

Congratulations Mish! I am so happy you won, and can't wait to see your creations for Cosmo Cricket. I check your blog daily and can't wait for updates. I really appreciate what you share with us, and am sorry that someone has taken advantage of what you share with us. Let us know how the candied jalapenos turn out. I have had great success with jalapeno jelly!

Katherine said...

Mish, I certainly sent in my vote for you, I'm so excited to see what you do for us. You are certainly an inspiration.

I'm not sure what transpired with someone taking your work as their own, but I'd like to so I can make sure I boycott! Just so unethical!

I agree with the comment that you should create a notebook, or rather a book! You could combine your cards and other paper creative works with other things you love, ie; vintage fabrics, sewing, cooking and canning.

I would definitely buy that one!

Priscilla Heistad said...

So excited for you, Mish! I love your work. I'm also excited that my vote counted. Cosmo Cricket is lucky to have you.

Diana said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so glad you got it!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Congratulations.
I was sad to hear of someone stealing you idea for profit. It takes so much time, energy, and motivation to come up with such wonderful creative ideas, then you turn around and spend more time, energy and motivation to post them on your blog. I am so grateful that you are planning to continue to share with us and inspire us.

Kim G said...

Congratulations!! I voted for you, you will be perfect with Cosmo Cricket papers!! Can't wait to see! Sorry about what happened to you, you are so creative and such an inspiration to me!!

Kristy Vernon said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. I voted for you because I thought you really deserved it. Best of luck!

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