Saturday, June 22, 2013

Top 5 at Gallery Idol

Yesterday morning I announced that I did not make it into the Top 5 at Gallery Idol. I received an email late yesterday afternoon from my stamping friend Sherry Eckblad, congratulating me on being in the Top 5 at Gallery Idol



I wondered what she was talking about but then in my inbox, further down was an email from Holly at Paper Crafts Magazine. The email from Holly, instructed me to look at the Top 5 announcement again and so I did. And this is what I saw...

9101944560 46497635e0 Gallery Idol Top 5 Winners Revealed!

Although this announcement should have been full of joy and happiness for me, it did come with mixed feelings. I have worried all night about what to write, to let my friends and family know of this news. Many of you have been emailing me or writing to me on FACEBOOK, and so I wanted to address it here.

So I am just going to say, how honoured I am to have this chance to compete. Again, I accept the challenge with mixed emotions but will try my best. 

Thank you for your support and love.

34 comments:

  1. Big congrats Lesley ♡♡♡

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  2. What a nice surprise! Congratulations!

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  3. Huge congratulations Lesley! It is rightfully deserved my friend, best of luck to you in the next round. :)

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  4. What a lot of drama in the crafting world today! I'm glad to see you in the top 5 and wish you the best!

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  5. I don't know what kind of mixed feelings you are having but I think you more than deserve the honor. Your card making is top notch and you are an inspiration to many.

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  6. I understand your mixed feelings Lesley. However, it is what it is and you now have a fantastic opportunity before you. Don't hold back! You are very talented and deserve to be there as much as anyone. :-)

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  7. I don't understand why the mixed emotions either -- did I miss something? Go with the flow girl and keep creating fabulous cards! I can't wait to see what you do for this next challenge -- I voted for you last round!

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  8. Well, this sounds a little cray-cray to me and I'm sorry for whatever happened that dampened your joy and enthusiasm, Lesley. Do NOT let it seep into your creative juices and hinder that amazing spirit you have! Use whatever happened to fuel it!! Be the BEST that you can be, which is very, very BESTEST!! Hugs! Darnell

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  9. What a gracious post, Lesley. I'm glad you were the one to make top five and I know you'll do a great job!

    Blessings!

    Tricia

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  10. I can totally understand your mixed emotions. What a roller coster ride for you Lesley. I hope you are able to enjoy this last challenge and reach for the brass ring. :)

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  11. Congrats on making the Top 5. Sorry you had a mix up about it and understand your mixed emotions. Good luck with the final round.
    JoAnn

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  12. I'm so happy for you Lesley! Don't let any mix ups bring you down. Dive in head first and GO FOR IT!!!

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  13. Hi Lesley - I'm just catching up on your news (I had voted for you on a couple of the rounds). I just wanted to say that for what its worth I am so proud of you!! I am just absolutely amazed at how you've stretched yourself with the different challenges and styles and how you have completely excelled and keep moving ahead. Your cards have always been a source of joy and inspiration to me - but you really went all out for this. I don't know what happened and I'm sorry that you have mixed emotions - but embrace it and know that things happen for a reason, even if we don't fully understand that reason. Second chances are often the best opportunity. You go girl! You got this!! You have lots of people cheering you on. Hugs

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  14. Congrats Lesley, and WELL DESERVED! Your work is awesome. Keep looking forward, can't wait to see what you create next!

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  15. Congratulations! Just enjoy being top 5 - after all its such an honor - looking forward to your next creation!

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  16. Hi Leslie,

    I wish I can give you a BIG hug!
    I'm SO excited for you, and I can't wait to see your next card! GO LESLIE!!!!!

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  17. Congratulations!! Your cards are amazing!!

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  18. Congrats again Lesley, so happy I could be the one to tell you this amazing news and I can't wait to see what you do for the grand finale!

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  19. Whooo hooo -- yay for my sweet stampy friend! I'm pulling for you, my dear, to go ALL THE WAY!!!! Hugs - xoxox

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  20. I can understand why you're having mixed feeling about making it to the top 5 after all, but I think you've already proved you can shine under pressure, so go for it! Best of luck in the next round!

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  21. Congratulations Lesley! You totally deserved to make it into the next round! Your cards have been amazing and I KNOW that the next one will be as well!

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  22. Congrats Lesley, I have been following and voting for you all along, just haven't had the chance to drop you a note and tell you how proud I am. You can do it! Keep up the great work.

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  23. Sorry! I hit the wrong key. Can't wait to see your winning card!

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  24. Congratulations, Lesley! You know I'm out here cheering you on! I hope by now you've made several versions of outstandingly AWESOME cards to choose from as your entry, and that you're enjoying the journey. Don't hold back! Good luck!

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  25. HUGE congrats girlfriend :)

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  26. Huge congrats Lesley and buckets full of luck on the final round!!

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  27. Congrats on making the top 5 - I read the post on PaperCrafts blog on what happened -you shouldn't have mixed emotions-you got to the top 5 the right way-I voted for you as well-you are an amazing artist

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  28. Rock on Lesley! Hold your head up high and be proud of your talents! Congrats to ya girl!

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  29. Congrats to you Lesley! You are talented and you should be proud.
    Hugs. xoxoxo

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Lesley :)