I may have told you in the past that I am a proud member of the "Simply Stars" team under the umbrella of the sweet, generous and extremely talented Heather Summers.
Heather had eight of her team members attend Convention 2009 this year and no I was not one of them but Martha was.
There are many perks for being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (which I would be happy to talk to you about if your interested) and one is the opportunity to compete in many art comptitions.
Every month is the Stampin' Success magazine (for demos only) with different contest categories.
A big contest is the Artisan Award which contains 3 cards, 2 scrapbook pages, and two 3-D items.
Martha & Jodie both participated in this contest.
The above card is one item Martha submitted for the Artisan Award. You can read up on her experience and details from her blog at: http://web.mac.com/aninchofcreativity/An_Inch_of_Creativity/Blog/Entries/2009/8/14_One_Board%2C_Two_Cards!.html
These ladies work tirelessly on their projects and I can not believe they did not win. Also, the projects become the property of Stampin' Up! to showcase.
Congratulations Martha and Jodie for participating and being recognized at Convention 2009.