Finally, at the end of a busy day, I got a minute to check my email. "Some exciting news about a little contest you entered..."
Little contest.. did I put my name in somewhere? Was there a publication call I forgot about? What contest?
Um... only the BIGGEST contest!
I was still on Mexico time, you see.
I knew last fall I wanted to try out for the Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty Contest... but I never imagined I'd be chosen!
I gasped so loud my husband thought someone had died. Really... he thought maybe our friend had miscarried her baby (a month before the due date... seems likely), or something equally morbid. "Don't DO that!" he said... I called him a few names for not immediately recognizing just how HUGE this was.
Maybe the idea of living with a real-live Royal freaks him out?
The next morning, I said to Emma, "I have something pretty cool to tell you"
Bless her, she really loves to get excited to keep me happy.
"Mum entered a stamping contest, and guess what? I WON! So they told me I am going to be a real-life stamping PRINCESS!"
Because in her world, queens are jealous and mean, and want to sell you poison apples.
She really did perk up when she heard her favourite P-Word.
If I am honest, I still can't believe they chose my card... I really and truly didn't think I had a chance!
My card will be posted in an upcoming issue of Paper Crafts, so you can see it then, but in the meantime, I have one to share with you that was supposed to be submitted for the contest.
But then, as I was writing on a sticky note to put on the back of my card (full of product details, etc)... I smudged the front of it with some ink that got on my fingers!
I said a bad word, I won't lie.
Luckily, I took a picture of it before I wrecked it.
Don't worry... I won't let my newfound status go to my head. You don't *always* have to call me 'your Highness', and I won't make you curtsy... but I won't stop you either! *wink*