Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Planning a new Contest

Howdy y'alls!

Before I forget, the Newsletter is going out today. Thanks Jess for putting that lovely thing together.

Yep as you can see, I am still keeping up with my few cards a week. This card took like 15 minutes to make including the coloring. Yes it's true! I used the cutie Oliver with puppy stamp from the OA-Buddies set. He's just so adorable.

Okayyyy so I realized that it's been rather quiet since the ending of our TGF Royal Battle challenge and I know some of you are just itching to do another fab contest so I have been thinking and there had been a previous contest we did last year that was hugely successful in which several of you have suggested redoing. This was the 'Design Your Sprout' contest where we let you, the customers come up with the 'concept' of our next sprout. Last year's winner was Kimberly Yu who did the Sassy Suzi design. You did not have to be a Van Gogh to participate, all you had to do and doodle up your concept and then the public votes for it.

For this time around though, I wasn't sure if we should go with 'Design Your Creeper' or 'Design Your Anya'. So I will let you guys decide on it. There is a poll to the right so vote which contest you'd like see. Of course I will add a little twist to this contest to spice it up a bit but for now, let figure out the basics first!

Have a great day and remember to vote!


Today's question is: What is your occupation?

I design stamps!

85 comments:

Christine said...

I do nothing but what I want which is usually stamping!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Darja Drakšič said...

I'm an accountant, but I'd LOVE to be a designer - I knit, crochet, make cards, and if THAT would be my occupation, it would be a dream come true.

Kristy Young said...

Oh what a fun contest! Man I wish i could draw heheh.
Im a SAHM to 3....well 2 are in school and 1 toddler at home :)
Love your card Marie, Oliver is sooo stinkin adorable!
Kristy xx
heheh my wordverification today has a swear word....lol

montygonza said...

I am a Laboratory Assistant that anyalsis water/sewage and soil.

Amanda

eva said...

now i'm a sahm but i used to be a speech therapist and helped little kids aged 0-3 years to communicate.

MicheyMoo said...

I can't draw to save myself....but I'm thinking I might not let that stop me from having a go at this one.

As for occupation.....I'm a Breast Cancer Nurse....so stamping is definitely therapy for me. :)

GobeaGirl said...

I love your card also. He is just too cute. I am a pharmacy tech. I have been for 20 years now. There are days that I love it and days that I loath it. lol.. I have two wonderful kids and I have always wanted to be a sahm, but our finances have just never allowed it. So, I play with my kids and my stamps every chance I get to be home. Hugs, Lisa G

Fika said...

I'm an accountant.. card-making is one of my hobbies :) That would be awesome.. off to vote!!

Tracey Feeger said...

I am a SAHM and a new Small business owner. It is all very exciting.
mwah
Trace

Sian said...

Lovely card, the image is really sweet.

I'm a farmer's wife! Well I look after/chat and watch the cattle whilst my husband is at work.

Susie Sugar said...

Great card it may have only taken 15 min's but its a cracker !!! I love it
I'm a full time crafter which means I do as I like, I design cutting dies and run my own craft shop Die cut Dreams where I sell my custom designer die cut shapes etc, I guess I'm lucky I get to play/craft when I like
Hugs Susie xx

Sparkle said...

Your card is darling! I think the contest should be ANYA!

I'm an Instructional Design Specialist. Fancy name for someone who creates training manuals, lol.

Jodi said...

I am a SAHM to 4 kids and also own a Finish Carpentry business with my husband ~ I do all the "office" related things such as payroll, bills and bids, but don't need to leave home to do it.

Linapyssel said...

I wish I could stamp and color, make cards, Lo´s ,alter and such around the clock...but in my dereams!!Hihiiii

I´m a mother of three beautiful boys all under the age of six, I´m fortunate to be a stay at home mum,but in September real life is going to hit me....back to work as a nurse for horses in a large animal hospitl. I speciallize in anestesiologi and intensive care

Fun contest guys!!

hugs Lina

chrilvian said...

i am a housemummy. i worked as a nurse with older people

Corina said...

I AM:

a motivational speaker, educator, mentor, life coach, counselor, nurse, doctor, administrative assistant, chief financial executive, chef, nutrition guru, historian, maid, gardener, friend, daughter, sister, wife, LOVE...

I AM A MOTHER.

Deirdre said...

Domestic Engineer!!! LOL!!!!!! SAHM to two boys.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Marie! I'm a development manager and I'd love to be a stay at home millionaire.

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh I'm so excited about the design your own challenge.... That was a lot of fun last year, and I can't wait to do it again! =)
What is my occupation? Well, I work with special needs children, with severe behavioral issues. It makes for a tiring day, but I love my job, and wouldn't trade it for the world. (although that depends on which day you ask me) ha ha

Hugs
Lynda

Jenn Borjeson said...

I am the Bursar at a local private college. :)

♥Rach♥ said...

Definitely Design Your Anya!!! That'd be fab :0)

I'm a SAHM and I'm also a full time grad student studying school counseling.

Caroline said...

I am a high school math and chemistry Teacher. :)

Pryn said...

Voted :) Fun contest!!!

My occupation is a Barista...lots of funa nd yummy drinks!!!

Frarin said...

Great Contest !

I'm in medical equipment sales, but aspire to eventually work in an art environment full time.

~*Joni said...

He's so cute!! The Earth Love papers are one of my new fave collections! Fun new contest, can't wait to see the results. :D
I am a domestic goddess before anything else. heehee!

Molly Joly said...

Such a cute card - and another contest would be awesome! Not that I can draw, but it is so neat to see all the entries!

I'm a lawyer in a family law firm.

Jessica said...

I teach Card-making Classes at the local scrapbooking store and I'm a freelance artist also. I am so blessed to be able to do something so wonderful for my job!

Bobbi said...

I am a paralegal, I know I know, I am NOT a lawyer. I would describe my job as the lawyer's grunt that does all the work.

Lorraine said...

hi well i am a house partner(not married yet so not a wife)lol and i am a stamper and card maker too and love to take care of my partner and my dog Blade xx

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Librarian! ;-)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

I am a SAHM that works on Design Team stuff all day...heehee In my previous life I worked in the mortgage banking world.

Renie said...

I'm a teacher and coach! So I have little time to scrap during the school year. But when summer comes, watch out!!!!!!

KanataNewf said...

time to get out the sketch pad! Oh, by day (and night - 24/7, 365) I am a techie - a database administrator.

CraftinGranny said...

No drawing talent here but I've got ideas for ya... I'm retired from the University of Missouri, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and crafting is now my fav past time.
"Hugs" Granny

the whimsical butterfly said...

Well, I just had to comment on this one. What is my Occupation? Hmm, let's see. I have the BEST BOSS EVER, I make my own hours (well, not always, LOL!), I get to brainstorm, write, create, coordinate, edit, color, and do it all with a person who really 'gets' me and who has become the 2nd half of my brain (or wait, have I become the 2nd half of hers? LOL!). I'm a pretty lucky chick :)

jigglymills said...

I am a domestic engineer! :)

Kimberly S said...

Adorable card! Ooo...looking forward to the contest!
Currently a SAHM, and homeschooler to one. Before that I was in accounting.

Huzzah616 said...

I am a stay at home mom!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I am a Domestic Goddess of the Hesson Estate also acting as its CEO. In my off time I am a Craft-ivist, specializing in paper arts, stamping, sewing, etc.

Smiles!
Gwen

Brandy said...

I am head baker at Cafe Voltaire. I get to make delicious squares, pies, cookies and cakes! EVERYDAY! Life couldn't be SWEETER! (unless of course I was an awsome stamp designer ;D)

Gina Wrona said...

I've been in corporate real estate offices for the past 20 some years from an administrative assistant to property manager to bookkeeper.

Hugs,
Gina

Lucille said...

I'm a wife to a loving husband and mom to four wonder kids. I think I need a raise. lol

Lesley said...

I am an Assistant Investment Advisor (in reality the assistant to a number of stock brokers - I have all the qualifications and am registered as a Stock Broker, but have no desire to run my own book of clients. Hey, this stock market thing is stressful enough!!!)

I thought I was jealous of all the SAHM's until I spent last week at home - WOW, was that ever exhausting...AND I forgot to pack DD's lunch for school one day. I tip my hat to you all, LOL!!!

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe I wish I could do nothing but stamp but no I am Admin Assist. at a construction company. I can not draw worth a darn. So I guess I will be watching what others will create here. Thanks, Heidi Brawley

Jen Shults said...

Ohh! Another draw it yourself contest! LOVE those!

It's fun reading everyone's occupation. :D I'm a middle school art teacher.

Annie said...

awww, how adorable!!!

I work with adoptions, so I make families (bring children and parents together)

Chelsea said...

Occupation is full time scrapbooker wannabe. Ok, ok, really I'm a software administrator but I would rather be a full time scrapbooker LOL

Lindsay said...

um lol well i freelance a lot so I am a fashion designer, pattern drafter, sample sewer, crafter, creative memories rep, Mary kay rep, I am also a freelance hair and makeup artist and photo editor and photographers assistant I also illustrate my own digi stamps and run a small digi stamp store...and i just got a job working at a customer service call center (to make sure the bills get paid lol)

Sprytebyrd said...

Oooh, Design your own Anya! :)
I am a licensed Pharmacy Technician, but I am taking some time off to spend time at home with my kids.

ninasanangel said...

I work in customer relations for an energy compnay...not very interesting but it funds my stamping!!

Can you please let us know when you will be announcing winnders of the TGF cares competition?? :-) xxx

Jennifer said...

OMGosh!! This is just TOO CUTE!!

Stampi said...

Executive Assistant,
Full time Single Mom,
Card maker
Scrapbooker

Lisa and Eddy said...

Great idea! Now to decide and vote! lol
Me...full time mom & girlfriend, part-time cook, maid, scrapbooker, cardmaker, exerciser (is that a word?) lol you get the drift ;)

Kim Etherington said...

I was a production scheduler/ purchaser, but have been lucky enough to stay at home with my twin girls.. though they are now in school full time. Back to reality in the fall though. boo hoo.

I wish I could make a card in 15 minutes.. heck in 45 minutes I wish I could. Great card!

the paper bug said...

I'm an accountant. I like to tell people I'm a creative accountant. ;)

Ruthie said...

I'm a librarian! and a mum,,,and a daughter, and a wife, and a cleaner upper, and an animal looker after...etc
Oh and I craft when I get the chance!
Rx

Sheng said...

Your card is so cute and simple. OMG i can't wait. Hmmm...what should Anya be??? Oh, I'm so excited.

I'm a sahm right not, the economy isn't so nice to me unfortunately. :(

Lawren said...

I am a training administrator. I'd love to win the lottery and do nothing! LOL!

PatsyB said...

Love this card and Oliver is my new fav man in my life!! I have several occupations such as a Tax Accountant, Production Manager at a Magazine, and best of all, I run the SC English Bulldog Rescue group, where I get to take bullies from bad surroundings and find them wonderful, forever homes!! Best thing in my life!!

MommaJess said...

Very cute card, yet again. I love the paper and I want that image.

I am a Paralegal

Sinihilkka said...

Contest sounds exciting!

I'm studying to be a pharmacist. I wouldn't want to work in a craft shop etc, I believe in keeping work and hobbies separate.

Rachet said...

I'm a senior sales assistant in a toyshop! .. big kid! x

autumn0725 said...

I am a MOM of 4 aged 7,6,4,&1 and am not looking forward to school letting out. My husband is in the ARMY so I am often a single parent, a major reason I stay home.
Another contest will be awesome, can't wait!

Sonya said...

I make cards and take care of a 3 1/2 year old all day! This past month I've been getting items ready to vendor at a local crop. I really do get to do what I love every day!

Toni said...

I have a couple of former occupations, but am currently at home on disability. I miss working, but have plenty to keep me occupied here. Two dogs, two cats, five birds and a husband. I'm a master gardener, and a cross stitcher along with this.

MiamiKel said...

Right now, I'm a full time SAHM! But by trade, a therapist :)

Which comes in handy being referee and coach to 4 kids :)

lesleyworth said...

I'm a Nuclear Operations Instructor working for a power company. I would LOVE to be a small business owner/operator...my own Scrapbook Store!!!!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

I'm an diet tech in a nursing home.. card-making is one of my hobbies :)

Shaela said...

How fun!! I am a freelance papercraft designer, an illustrator for Paper Makeup Stamps, and a Research Analyst in the field of Early Childhood Development and Family Relations.

That's a fancy way of saying I'm a stay-at-home-mom. ;)

Janet S said...

I am a Para-Educator at a Center-based Program for students age 13 to 26. I love to stamp to relieve my stress, too!

Karyn Schultz said...

I'm a full time mum - sho loves crafting!

momcgw said...

I am a field service coordinator assistant...In other words...lol..I help dispatch electricians to service jobs and help with the data entry that goes along with the dispatching....I work part-time and my treat is to come home and try and get a little stamping in before having to fix supper....

Sammi said...

oooooh so exciting! :D Can't wait for this competition!!
My job?? I sell Copics.

idelangle said...

c'est sublime amitié
isabelle

http://isadtleselfes.canalblog.com/

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Woohoo!! This sounds like sooo much fun! I can't wait to see what everyone designs.

Occupation: Software Enginerd.

Emma said...

Really wish I could draw.....Will look forward to seeing everyones amazing drawings!

I am a SAHM to 5 currently, but am a qualified Primary School Teacher

...just Barbara said...

I'm a Mom of many hats... used to be a Software Engineer but now I'm mostly a SAHM (including home speech therapy) with Rental Property Management on the side.

maiahs_momma said...

I am a full time stay at home mom of 3 beautiful children (8,6,3) and I also look after 4 other children after school for a few hours.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine L.

weewiccababe said...

looking forward to the contest, sounds great fun
what's my occupation, well there's a question...
1st I'm a mum, and after that I'm secretary/treasurer/co-founder of a support charity for parents and carers of children with additional needs, I'm also a self-employed accounts service provider and now and again I do promarker classes and demo's
think that covers everything lol
greetings from a scorchio Scotland
Debb
xx

Jewelbug said...

I am an insurance agent - nothing but numbers, paperwork and concepts- I think that is why I need the creative release that crafting provides for me.

Regina said...

I am a SAHM but right now I am working with the Census

RiNNE said...

I'm a pediatric registered nurse by day, paper crafter by night :).

I'd love to design my Anya!

Such a cute card...love the composition!

Leanne said...

cute card! oliver and friend is so cute! i've already used him a few times.
oh what a fun contest!
i work in the accounting dept for panda express.

JenRaff said...

Your card is gorgeous! I can't believe it took you only 15 minutes and you color so beautifully!
Occupation -- I am a Pediatric RN.

Aussie Loz said...

I'm a SAHM to 4yo DD and 22 month old twin boys, but my real 'job' is finding the time to use your stamps!!
Gorgeous card! ♥