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Friday, June 3, 2011

Louie Awards

A couple weeks ago, we received an email, "Maria, congratulations on your Louie Awards!"

Huh? Louie Awards? That was the first that we even knew that Maria's designs were up for consideration.

Every year the New York Stationery Show awards Louie Awards for best new designs. This year, there were 960 entries from 159 companies worldwide. Maria's designs for Crane & Co. won best of class in the Valentines Day category for cards over $3.50, and best of class in the Sympathy category for cards over $3.50. Her Sympathy card also came in third place for best design in the entire show.

Louie Awards are the stationery industry's Academy Awards. It's a pretty big deal. We weren't going to mention this, but today we received samples and congrats from Crane. Since the feather on her Sympathy card is done with a tangelation of Zentangle's tipple along with aura, I convinced Maria to share these with you.





What's really neat is that Maria's designs were entered for Louie consideration only once before. That was in 1996 when she won best of show with her invitations. And this year, when we've decided to reduce our stationery work to focus on Zentangle, her designs won three more Louie's!

Congratulations, babe!

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26 comments:

skjacobs said...

The cards are lovely! congratulations on the awards!

Linda Farmer said...

Congratulations, Maria! Beautiful designs.

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Maria ~ you're the best ~ love you

Wisterious Tangles said...

Wow, so proud of you! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.. They know beauty when they see it!

Carole Ohl said...

Well deserved!! Congrats on your classy and heartfelt designs!

Diane Lachance said...

Maria -

Congratulations - the cards are awesome! Planted seeds are blooming everywhere... :o) Well deserved.

Ellen said...

Great news. Love the cards.

Genevieve said...

Maria, your work is so beautiful... Congratulations!

Heather Victoria Held said...

congratulations Maria! Another well deserved honour for you!
xo,
Heather

Sue Clark said...

Bravo, Maria! Well deserved. Your cards are beautiful. Congratulations! Sue

Zentangle said...

thanks everyone. they were fun projects. M

LyndaKay said...

Congratulations! Lovely cards

Estelle Goodnight said...

Maria -- Your work is absolutely exquisite!!! It doesn't surprise me at all that you are honored by others. And, thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us. Namaste,

Shelly Beauch said...

Hooray, yippee! Congratulations and I am glad you shared this excitement with us!

maggiekat said...

Beautiful, as always, Maria! Congratulations!

Enthusiastic Artist said...

Quite lovely! Hearty congratulations!
--Margaret

Marie aka Grams said...

Guess you have to keep designing award winning stationary, too. Lovely work, deserving of awards.
Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Maria. Beautiful work.

Kathy Redmond said...

This is no surprise at all -- both are so beautiful. I would have selected both in heartbeat. Congratulations on the unexpected, yet well deserved recognition.

freebird said...

Add my congratulations to the list! That's super.

Cindy Lyles said...

So incredibly beautiful - very well deserved congratulations!!!

Jane Monk said...

Congratulations Maria ... gorgeous!

Jay said...

Congratulations and very well deserved!!!!

Bonnie B - Quilter said...

You have such beautiful strokes with a pen. Congrats! Can't wait for the seminar in October.

Julia Santos said...

I only have one thing to say, where can I buy the sympathy card? - it's so beautiful and perfect!

Zentangle said...

I am not sure where they sell them....good quality stationery stores...and gift stores. You could probably google cranes greeting cards and they would tll you where near you of something like that.....m