Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wow...

Still in shock...
SO, a couple weeks or so ago, I learned that a challenge blog that I dearly love was having a design team "try out" so to speak. I don't normally try out for things because sometimes my confidence isn't what it could be, but for some reason I felt very compelled to try. I'd never done anything like this before, but I made my entry, the best I could and sent it off, not giving it too much thought after that. After all, it was the first time I'd ever done something like that and I didn't think I would really stand a chance to making it this time around! Anyway, so days go by and I finally get my weekly challenge up on my blog and then I head over to Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog to link my card for week 6, when I saw the notice about the DT at the top of the blog. Then I remembered I had sent my card in! I wondered how it went. I hadn't heard anything so I got a little nervous. That's when I kick into prayer mode..."Lord, please give me the courage to accept whatever comes out of this. If it's meant to be, please help me be the best I can be and to be a blessing to whomever I come in contact with, if it's not meant to be, please allow me the courage to keep getting better and try again next time." I felt peace about it and I was cool with whatever the outcome was. I was proud of myself for trying to do something that I feel is way above what my experience is. A couple more days go by and then I get the e-mail. Of course, I prayed before I opened it for that peace to flood over me again, and it did. Then I read the e-mail...I cried, I felt overwhelmed, so many emotions. SO, after this incredibly long (hopefully suspensful) story, it's my pleasure to tell you that, along with 6 other extremely talented ladies, I was chosen to be on the design team for Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog! I feel very honored and completely blessed to have one of my dreams come true. I love making cards and I want to be a blessing to others through my creations and God has allowed me another opportunity to do this. When I let myself think about it, I just sit and shake my head...
Thank you to the Senior DT members for taking the time to see what I have to offer and being willing to take the risk of a "first timer" for your DT! I'm looking forward to the next few months and to making a few new friends along the way!

Blessings!
~H

6 comments:

Kristine said...

You already are a blessing to me and I'm sure every stamper who visits your blog Helen. God has a ministry in mind for you and I know you will "rise to the challenge" and in return be blessed as well. WELCOME ABOARD my friend! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats...you are in with a great bunch of stampers!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Helen, the Lord has His hand in all of this, and so it was meant to be! You have such a sweet and loving spirit... I can tell... and you prayed just the right prayer for it to go either way. We're so happy to have you with us!

Hugs,
Lisa

peggysue said...

I cried too. :) And I was already praying for the women who were chosen for the design team because it was so late on Wednesday and I hadn't heard anything so I figured some other talented ladies were selected. What a surprise it was! And what a great heart you have for the Lord, looking forward to getting to know you better.

Pamela said...

Congratulations! :) I look forward to working with you on this fabulous team!

craft_princess said...

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog! Getting feedback like that makes me feel more confident! Congrats also on being a new DT....very exciting!!

-Stacie