The March release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post…..you won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!

 

Amy

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Ashley

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Betsy

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  Danielle

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Dawn

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Heather

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Laura

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Laurie

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Maile

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Melissa

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Now that you have had a chance to see all of this eye candy, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them!  

Grand-giveaway

$150 PTI Gift Certificate  

for you to spend however you choose!

All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below…

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You have until 9:30pm EST to post a comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced here, on this post, shortly before the release at 10pm EST.  Thanks for joining in our release festivities today and best of luck with the contest!

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Congratulations, Deepa M!  Please contact customer service and provide them with the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you for all of the other inspiring answers we received tonight!  We definitely have some incredible customers!  Have a wonderful week!

Last but not least, here are the color combos and sketches collected from some of your favorite release projects from this month!  You can pin the individual graphics or download the four page pdf below.

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  • 1
    Genevieve says:

    Having my children and watching them grow

  • 2
    Suzy Girl says:

    Taking care of my fur kids and volunteering to help the dogs in the area.

  • 3
    katevdp says:

    Gosh, I think that’s a really hard question. I think my proudest achievement is that I have had the courage to travel alone – to try new things, experience new countries, embrace new cultures & meet new friends. In years gone by, this has been life changing & has changed me as a person. I’m proud that I did that – it has made me more tolerant, more compassionate and more understanding of the world and my place & responsibilities in it. I plan to help my children to develop this courage & sense of wonder too.

  • 4
    Sue S says:

    My proudest accomplishment is raising a daughter on my own. I instilled in her the love of learning and a don’t give up attitude. She was able to work fulltime,go to graduate school and work an internship.She graduated summa cum laude!

  • 5

    That’s a tough question. I guess my proudest achievement has been making major changes to my lifestyle over the past year and a half, that has gotten me healthier and happier than I have been in decades. I feel SO good!

  • 6
    Karen P. says:

    That is one to really make you think. I guess I would have to say is taking care of and being there for my mom since my dad passed away>

  • 7
    Peggy D says:

    getting three children through college

  • 8
    sarah.boirin says:

    I think moving to France and watching my children grow and thrive here knowing that we have given them every opportunity for a wonderful start in life.x

  • 9
    Liz mcallister says:

    My daughter is what I am proudest of.

  • 10
    Victoria h says:

    Being the best mum and wife I can be.

  • 11
    Birgit says:

    I think my proudest achievement is raising my kids to be the healthy minded, happy adults that they are.

  • 12
    Dana W says:

    So far getting my associates degree, I am working on my bachelors (years in the making) so hopefully that will my new moment soon!!

  • 13
    Karen says:

    Raising two children who have become successful, happy adults who are raising happy, successful children of their own! it’s been such a wonderful adventure!

  • 14
    Anna says:

    Graduating nursing school 28 yrs ago & my work ever since.

  • 15
    Karen King says:

    My proudest achievement, so far, has been raising my two wonderful sons!

  • 16
    Erin says:

    Being a mom to my beautiful 5 year old son.

  • 17
    JoAnn H says:

    My family & watching them grow..

  • 18
    Dinorah says:

    Raising my three children and a few others along the way! I take joy in helping others! Especially the less fortunate!

  • 19
    Lisa Schenck says:

    Having my children & watching them grow is my proudest achievement. I love them so much!

  • 20
    Marcie B says:

    My proudest achievement has been putting my health first and getting fit. I gave up drinking all forms of pop and I had a serious pepsi addiction. I started going to the gym consistently and eating healthy. To date I have lost 57 pounds.

  • 21
  • 22
    Dawn W. says:

    Being the mother of two wonderful kids!

  • 23
    Kristen S says:

    My proudest achievement is probably having children. However, raising them is a humbling experience everyday!

  • 24
    Jessica H. says:

    My proudest achievement has been being able to take care of my parents as they’ve gotten older in age and having found a wonderful husband who has been supportive of it.

  • 25
    Cindy O says:

    Family but that doesn’t feel like just “my” achievement. I will say it’s my art (drawing and card making) and how I’ve been able to grow and learn with it while encouraging others too.

  • 26
    Holly Saveur says:

    For sure raising our 2 children and see what men they become..I think becoming a a parent and be there and see how your children grow up is the best things a human can experience..it was the most great thing ever happened in my life…I love them so much…I would do anything for them…
    Also in mind that my eldest has ADHD and the Asperger Syndrome…we had a though road ..but it came out all so well….

  • 27
    Sherry T says:

    We had our 40th anniversary recently…that is my proud accomplishment!

  • 28
    Carol (HB) says:

    One of my greatest achievements has been watching each of our kids grow into kind, caring, responsible adults.

  • 29
    donna says:

    My proudest achievement is my three children. They are all good and kind people. There is so much in life that we can not control but, making others feel good and doing the right thing is something we can control. Fabulous release! So many items have moved to the top of my wishlist.

  • 30
    Cindyblizzard@aol.com says:

    My marriage since we’re complete opposites, so it alot of work , my son that he will always follow his heart and call me often , and that I quit smoking in 2001 I was a very heavy smoker hardest thing I ever had to do. πŸ™‚

  • 31
    darla s. says:

    Raising my 4 kids and seeing them all turn out into wonderful adults who I am proud of!

  • 32
    Tammy says:

    My marriage is my best achievement. My husband has been the best decision I’ve ever made and has made me a better person.

  • 33
    Chris Cross says:

    My greatest accomplishment is raising two children who graduated high school, college, and even grad school. They are living on their own and supporting themselves. So proud!

  • 34
    Kathie B says:

    While I have no children of my own, I am so proud of the accomplishments of the young women and men that I taught over the years–an eminent brain surgeon, a member of Congress, a prominent businesswoman and philanthropist, a university administrator, a theologian-professor, and the list goes on and on! It gives me a real sense of satisfaction knowing that I played a small part in their education and development…

  • 35

    To raise a self-confident, fearless but very kind and helpful little girl.

  • 36
    Debbie Nelson says:

    I proudest accomplishment is having my daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer had Cystic Fibrosis and sadly passed away nine years ago, at the age of 28. She was the joy and light of my life. I learned so much from her about strength, courage, compassion and so much more!

  • 37
    Isabel Z says:

    My proudest achievement is raising my children with my husband. There are ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade the journey for anything.

  • 38
    Denise C. says:

    My proudest achievement in life has been raising four children into adulthood. It has been a beautiful (and sometimes very difficult) journey with many twists and turns but wouldn’t change it for anything!!

  • 39
    Cyndie says:

    Well, I guess more recently, it would be the support I gave my parents while my dad was dying of cancer.

  • 40
    ValerieC says:

    My oldest daughter has had 46+ surgeries from a genetic disease. Obtaining a diagnosis was incredibly hard because it isn’t often seen. She has Ehlers-Danlos. A very painful and debilitating disease. I have been her advocate from infancy. It has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It became even more difficult when 8 years ago I began exhibiting signs of the disease. So now I fight my own battle with pain and surgeries while still fighting hers. I would tell anyone you are your child’s biggest advocate and you have to follow your instincts.

  • 41
    Melissa E says:

    My proudest achievement was getting my master’s degree while working full time. It took me a little bit longer, but I did finish it.

  • 42
    Krystal G. says:

    A successful marriage – we’ve been together for 17 years and married for 15. We’ve been separated due to deployments for close to 4 years of that time. We’ve moved 7 times and are about to move again. We have three lovely children who we love to spend time with. Marriage is hard work. Being in the military strains a family. Life isn’t always pretty. But through it all I’ve had my best friend and my husband to live through this adventure.

    Amazing release this month!!!! Can’t wait to start shopping.

  • 43
    Kristie G. says:

    Homeschooling my 4 children!! πŸ™‚

  • 44
    Rose A says:

    My family no doubt. My relationship with my hubby and my wonderful children
    The year I am also starting my stationery and Jewry business..I’m super proud of that too!

  • 45
    Michele Lou. says:

    My proudest moment to date is the ability to recognize the need to take time to reflect and appreciate what I have and grow from my experiences.

  • 46
    Seldeyak says:

    I think it would have to be getting my Master’s Degree and also raising two young boys to be kind and respectful.

  • 47
    KristaT says:

    From a personal perspective, it’s been raising four children to be caring, happy and successful. From a work perspective, it’s been developing a program to help unemployed youth start careers in IT in Haiti, Kenya, and Rwanda.

  • 48
    Michele F says:

    My proudest moment beyond motherhood, was graduating from Culinary school, with honors, at age 52!
    =] Michele

  • 49
    Nancy Penir says:

    My children! 5 wonderful, productive, beautiful (adults now!) kids! Praise God! Gotta throw the 11 grandchildren too! Amazing release ladies!

  • 50
    Carol b says:

    Having a wonderful family with a caring husband and two children who have grown into two remarkably people!
    Carol b(Cln crs)

  • 51
    heidi field says:

    I am proudest of learning to accept my dad for who he is and building a relationship with him. it has taught me so much of forgiveness and opened the way for The Lord to bring so much growth and grace to my life.

  • 52
    Thanh D. says:

    My proudest achievement is raising my children and teaching them to alway help others who are less fortunate. They are the love of my life.

  • 53
    Manda says:

    Swimming my first ocean race a few years ago, having been talked into it by my sister-in-law.

  • 54

    Having my son, and watching him continue to grow and develop.

  • 55
    annheidel says:

    Raising my four children. It’s my life’s work.

  • 56
    debbooks says:

    My proudest achievement is that I lost 70 pounds and kept (most of)the weight off for six years now.

  • 57
    Kathy D says:

    Definitely children. So proud of them.

  • 58
    Kelly says:

    My career has definitely been by proudest accomplishment. But, now that I am pregnant, I am looking forward to updating my list!

  • 59
    Kara Lynne says:

    Training my daughters every step of the way!

  • 60
    JulieZ says:

    My children – they throw some challenging stuff at me all the time (it’s been a really tough couple of weeks around here to say the least) – but the reality is that I’m still so very proud of everything I’ve helped them accomplish so far.

  • 61
    Allison T. says:

    Making it through graduate school!

  • 62
    SentSue says:

    It would be easy to say my children or 31 years of wedded bliss but what has truly been an achievement for me was not giving up after a life changing surgery. I kept pushing to try to be normal again. A new normal. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 63
    Terri E. says:

    Raising intelligent, creative, independent thinking girls is a huge achievement, but not mine alone. My proudest personal achievement is when God provided me the opportunity to start my new career and I listened!

  • 64
    Pat H says:

    My proudest achievement has been raising my four beautiful children to adulthood.

  • 65
    Beatrice Lawson says:

    Graduating from the MBA program… It was a long, hard, expensive two years, and it changed my life completely, and I had to start it all from scratch, away from family and friends, after a divorce… So yes, going through that whole process was difficult, and I was immensely proud at the end.

  • 66
    Teresa beg says:

    My proudest moments so have been raising my daughters. They are awesome girls!

  • 67
    Maggie Carter says:

    Raising three wonderful boys!

  • 68
    Lori W. says:

    My baby girls of course! (Now 7 & 13)

  • 69
    VikkiCH says:

    my grandchildren – love my two sons dearly but the grands are the best!

  • 70
    Maria C F says:

    Surviving the first years of my twins lives:-)

  • 71
    laura mm says:

    Such gorgeous projects!
    Being able to spread a little joy in someone’s life through my cardmaking brings a continual sense of joy & achievement…
    Thank you for the constant inspiration!

  • 72
    Tee Tee says:

    My family!

  • 73
    Bonnie says:

    My greatest achievement was raising 3 daughters (with God’s help) who are kind, compassionate, loving people.

  • 74
    Karen says:

    My family is my proudest achievement.

  • 75
    Erin Bigler says:

    Being MOM to my daughter & son, of course!

  • 76
    Pippa67 says:

    My proudest achievement is having my kids and enjoying them with the love of my live. Every single day.

  • 77
    berryblue says:

    Being a mother to my three precious children is the “accomplishment” that matters most to me in the world!

  • 78
    Colleen B. says:

    Raising two children and watching them experience their own achievements.

  • 79
    Kate says:

    My proudest achievement was putting myself through college while working full-time to help my mom run the household. Crazy and trying times but I graduated, got a good job but the best part is that my mom and I are so much closer for it.

  • 80
    Jenelle T says:

    My proudest accomplishment is working through the difficult times with my husband and coming out stronger because of it.

  • 81
    LindaM says:

    My biggest achievement in my life has been my successes in my job. I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am today.

  • 82

    My daughter, she is just such a great kid.

  • 83
    Karen L. says:

    My proudest achievement is raising my two children. One is a st in college and one a sr in high school. I am so proud of them and I can take at least a little credit for their accomplishments!

  • 84
    S. Molinari says:

    Raising my son. He and his daddy had something to do with how he turned out too. But Moms are important πŸ˜‰

  • 85
    Amy McCue says:

    I think raising three nice kids would be the answer for me. They are not perfect, but they are good kids.

  • 86
    Pam Sparks says:

    The most current achievement was just this past Friday! Memory Box Inc. made a ‘look book’ of cards that I made for them with their latest January 2015 release! Thanks for another great release and beautiful inspiration!

  • 87

    I don’t think I have one thing … but many small things — becoming a teacher and still loving it 30 years later. Marrying the best man and raising 2 boys into men. Having really nice relationships with my daughters-in-law. Enjoying my extended family also.

  • 88
    SueB says:

    Getting my Pilot’s License.

  • 89
    Diane Anthony says:

    My proudest achievement to date would have to be earning my Masters Degree in Education.

  • 90
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    My husband and I would both have to answer our daughter. She is currently a sophomore in high school. She is in honors classes, has earned a letter and we are mostly proud of her values and the care she shows for others. Twice she has served on a Mission trip to Mexico to build homes for those in need. I truly believe that we have raised someone that will continue to give herself to care for others and be a contributing member of society during her lifetime. We couldn’t be more proud of her.

  • 91
    Kim G says:

    Raising three girls, having three good son-in laws, and having six grandchildren. Love them all in good times and in in rough times! I make all their birthday cards, etc and I wouldn’t even have to sign our names as they know now those type card are made by Grandma!!

  • 92
    Susan B says:

    Being blessed to having grandchildren. They are my greatest JOY!

  • 93
    Bonnie W. (Cardm8kr63) says:

    I would have to say that my greatest achievement would have to be raising my two sons.

  • 94
    Lissa says:

    My proudest achievement next to having my son, is the confidence both he and his future wife had in me when they asked me to design and illustrate their Ketubah, their Jewish wedding license, this gave me the boost to start my journey into art. It is proudly hanging in their home for all to see. Randy and Eliana you make me feel good every day
    L

  • 95
    Rebecca B. from Florida says:

    My children are my greatest achievement. Not for actually bearing them….any animal can have babies….but for how they have improved me. Through them I have achieved (or am trying to achieve) patience, selflessness, a deeper creativity, a deeper dependence on Jesus, a deeper bond with my husband, new ways to encourage others, a better appreciation for my parents. Yep, my kids are my greatest achievement.

  • 96
    Rita says:

    It’s interesting to reflect on this question and know that I am so grateful for many, many things: Becoming a teacher who made a difference. Becoming a writer…who knew I could? If I had to pick an achievement that I am most thankful for every day: Being a friend…the kind that has brought me a circle of friendships that continues to bloom and grow.

  • 97
    Sydney Grace says:

    My proudest achievement has been and continues to be helping those in need and serving my community.

  • 98
    theCook says:

    My proudest achievement to date is getting my PhD.

  • 99
    Julie Pike says:

    I am most proud of the amazing young adults my children have become. I can’t take credit for all of that, so for me personally, it would be the research I’ve done for my family history. It has been a fabulous and life changing experience.

  • 100
    Nancy Ward says:

    My proudest achievment to date would be my two adult children. Watching them grow has been the blessing of my life.

  • 101
    Kristii says:

    My proudest achievement is raising three amazing children! They are the light of my life and being a mom is my favorite!

  • 102
    Angela Lemmons says:

    I’m very, very proud of my sweet daughters and also that my husband and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage on 3/18!!

  • 103
    laura1972 says:

    My kids for sure but more than that is taking steps to put my needs and health first so that what is important became clearer in focus.

  • 104
    Keri says:

    By God’s Grace alone I have been married to a wonderful man for almost 24 years and he has been very supportive of my passion for stray, feral and sometimes sick kitties. It has been a huge undertaking, with many sacrifices and sadness, but especially pure joy and love.

  • 105
    AOK says:

    Being a wife to my wonderful husband and being a mum to my incredible sons. I’m blessed.

  • 106
    Leigh Penner says:

    The first thing that popped into my head was the birth of my three amazing children. It’s been such a blessing to raise them and see them grow into incredible people!

  • 107
    Kimberly Rendino says:

    That’s a difficult one!!! The easy answer is my children, but if I dig a little deeper it’s probably when I lost a bunch of weight a few years ago.

  • 108
    Jen Carter says:

    My proudest achievement has been my children! What a joy and blessing they are in our lives!

  • 109
    Cristina says:

    Moving to USA with my husband and daughter, raising her in a different culture and watching her doing a good job with her own family now. Also, having my own business and how it has been growing all this time with our hard work!

  • 110
    Julie Cade says:

    That my husband and I followed our dream and opened an independent bookstore. After 4 years we closed the business due to multiple reasons, still, we feel that our venture made a positive impact and touched the lives of many! I am immensely proud of what we did. Taking a calculated risk to pursue our passion was beyond rewarding!

  • 111
    Melissa Sibert says:

    Besides helping to raise my two sons and watching them grow up grounded in their faith in Jesus, and seeing them learn at home as we homeschool, my greatest achievement would be my pastry business I started before my sons were born. I have put that on hold, but God still allows me to use the gifts he gave me in that area to bless others.

  • 112
    Laura F. says:

    Being married to a GREAT man for 27yrs.

  • 113
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Pulling myself together and buying my own house after my divorce.

  • 114
    Deb says:

    Being the first woman in my family to graduate college. Great release this month!!

  • 115
    Jeni says:

    My son! He is growing up so fast but is becoming such a sweet & caring little boy.

  • 116
    susan h. says:

    My proudest achievement has been being a good, loving parent to our kids. God blessed me with two wonderful children to love. What has been your proudest achievement PTI? Many thanks for the chance to win!

  • 117
    Terri W says:

    My proudest achievement is raising my son and watching him become the man I knew he could be. Very proud mom here!

  • 118
    Sue in grapevine says:

    Being the first person in my family to earn a college degree.

  • 119
    Sue says:

    I would have to say that raising happy children both at home and at the school where I taught would have to be my greatest accomplishment and joy.

  • 120
    Shelly says:

    Raising our children and watching them become the caring,loving, responsible young women that God created them to be.

  • 121
    Bev says:

    My son and grandson are my proudest achievements and blessings.

  • 122
    Natalie says:

    I have many proud achievements, but the latest is ripping out my front lawn and turning it all into garden! All the neighbours comment on the ever changing blooms. I have noticed that some of them have even planted more in their gardens as well.

  • 123
    Julene says:

    I would have to say raising our 4 wonderful children. And even though that is a combined effort with the family, it is still what I am most proud of!

  • 124
    Karen Flynn says:

    My proudest achievement has been raising my three kiddos. My oldest graduates High School in June!

  • 125
    Carolyn Stoenner says:

    Having our two daughters and watching them grow up and become lovely young ladies.

  • 126
    Natasha Kara says:

    Taking care of our family.

  • 127
    Felicia says:

    Improving my health by working out and changing my eating habits.

  • 128
    Betty H. says:

    I’ve had many personal achievements throughout my life that I’m proud of but my proudest overall achievement has got to be raising my son.

  • 129

    My proudest achievements are my two wonderful, loving , caring, hard working children and watching them become the fabulous young adults they are!

  • 130
    Linda Gorman says:

    My greatest achievements are first raising three children to become successful adults and second following my dream and being able to make time for me to craft and just be who I want to be.

  • 131
    Vicki A. says:

    My proudest achievement is to have raised a son and daughter, along with my husband, that have both graduated from universities and now have successful lives with their families. My husband traveled quite a bit for his work while they were growing up, so a lot of time I was a ‘single parent’ working full time and covering both parental roles.

  • 132
    Donna Gourley says:

    My three children (now all grown).

  • 133
    Marion Taylor says:

    Being a mom and having great children!

  • 134
    Joy G says:

    My proudest achievement would be raising my kids! I had my first at 18, when I was a child myself! And now he is almost 21 and is thriving and becoming an responsible adult! πŸ™‚ The other two are following in their big brothers footsteps! πŸ™‚

  • 135
    Tami says:

    I would have to say raising our Son. He’s become such an amazing man, able to conquer anything while keeping a positive attitude. He’s a great husband and wildly creative!

  • 136
    Julie Fiehler says:

    Losing 150 pounds!

  • 137
    Teresa F. says:

    Raising two wonderful children who work hard, love others, and continue to inspire me.

  • 138
    Penelope Tucker says:

    Since I don’t have children I’ll have to say my education. I fought long and hard for decades to pursue my dream of higher learning. And the rewards have been many. But there were definite trade offs.

  • 139
    Penny J. says:

    Wow, tough question. My proudest though, would have to be my lifestyle changes for my health. It hasn’t been easy, but I haven’t felt this good in years!!

  • 140
    Lynne S in GS says:

    I am so proud of my scrapbooks, and the life we’ve documented with them. From our wedding, children, birthdays, holidays, to simple, ordinary days , even tough ones that I love to “scrap”. We live, love and spend a great deal of time with family, friends and community, and I’m capturing it as we go!

  • 141
    Janet Goshorn says:

    Graduating with my MSN and working as an ARNP

  • 142
    Sue D says:

    Proudest achievement is raising my 4 boys to be fine young men.

  • 143
    LindaCC says:

    Proudest achievement would have to be traveling to India alone on two occasions. Once for a Christian Veterinary Mission trip in the foothills of the Himalayas and once with Made By Survivors in Kolkata.

  • 144
    Janet Sisk says:

    My proudest achievement to date has to be the births of my daughters. I know that is pretty cliche, but it’s true. I love my girls who are now 25 and 24. They have grown into such lovely young women and that makes me proud. πŸ˜€ Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 145
    Bonnie T. says:

    Being a loving wife and mother to my three beautiful children not only makes me feel proud, but incredibly blessed! My family means so much to me!

  • 146
    Raquel Unruh says:

    My greatest achievement would be just becoming the mother and wife I am. Slowly becoming the person I want and was meant to be! And getting organized thanks to Moments Inked!!!!

  • 147
    Ally Victor says:

    My proudest moment so far is definitely having my children and trying to raise them to be the best they can be.

  • 148
    Nita K. says:

    That’s a tough question. One of them is going to grad school while working full time and having children. It was hard hard but I did it with lots of support.

  • 149
    Leslie L. says:

    My proudest personal achievement is my honesty. It is not easy to speak the truth in some of my work situations, and it certainly does not make me friends, but those who know me appreciate that I am not lying to them or sugar coating things. I have been told by many that they appreciate my honesty (that is after they are done being upset with me).

  • 150
    Sheryl W says:

    I would have to say living an honest, loving, productive life that has led to two wonderful children, three amazing grandchildren and my husband of 40+ years!

  • 151
    Beth says:

    My 3!beautiful children and making it throught the first of the teenage years!!

  • 152
    Julia Aston says:

    Tops would be having my son – next would be surviving some pretty emotional years and coming out at the other end happier than I was.

  • 153
    Dawn says:

    Completing Marine Corps basic training.

  • 154
    Gina Kozuch says:

    My proudest achievement is by far my son he is a great Attorney, loving husband and great father I am so very proud of him.

  • 155
    Joan K says:

    A lot of hard work that lead to achieving my annual sales goal!

  • 156
    Jackie L says:

    My proudest moment is having an only child who turned out to be the most unselfish person I know.

  • 157
    adele says:

    I can’t exactly say that raising two awesome children has been “my” achievement when I have a wonderful husband who had an equal part in it but looking back on my life, there is nothing I am more proud of than our boys, who are now parents of fine children themselves!

  • 158
    Kathy W says:

    My proudest achievement to date is earning my masters degree and teaching license. Going back to college after being out for 20 years was hard, but I made it!

  • 159

    Raising 2 amazing kids with my husband of almost 18 years is my greatest achievement. We are blessed (in our marriage) beyond measure. We have children that are kind, funny, empathetic, giving, creative, and loving.

  • 160
    Alanna says:

    Other than raisingy family, passing the CA exam is one of the things I am most proud of.

  • 161
    Renee says:

    My children will always be my greatest achievement.

  • 162
    Gina Florencia says:

    Raising my kids to be successful, independent and kind! they love their college and sports, one is going to be a physical therapist and my son is studying to be sports psychiatrist!
    Thanks for the chance on wining such a fabulous prize….Gina F

  • 163
    Diane from MN says:

    Building our own house and then paying off the mortgage – debt free!

  • 164
    Lee Anne says:

    My proudest achievement to date has been raising my son to be a kind and compassionate young man.

  • 165
    Edie says:

    My greatest achievement has been raising a fabulous daughter who is not only my best friend but a fabulous person. She is so accomplished in her own life but also a very giving loving person in her own right. I am so very proud of her!

  • 166
    Ohhh Snap says:

    Giving my child roots and wings, even when it would have been easier to just do things myself lol.

  • 167
    Raechelle Bellus says:

    I have so many, but I recently began homeschooling my 15 year old daughter who has missed more school than she has attended due to a chronic disease. It is a huge decision and one that I researched for months prior to taking the leap of faith. It takes a lot time and dedication on my part, but to watch her grow and learn the skills that she has been struggling to master for years right before my eyes is incredibly heartwarming. I will say that this is my proudest achievement as far as being able to believe in myself and my ability to do something I never deemed myself capable of.

  • 168

    My ability to take the challenges life has thrown my way and still find happiness.

  • 169
    Beth says:

    There is a rather elite stamp/swap group in my city – just ten ladies, who join by invitation only. I was a sub for a while and then, about 5 years ago, I was invited to join as a regular member when someone dropped out. I was so excited – not just because of the cards I’d be getting every month but because this is a really neat group of friends who do much more together than stamp. I’m pretty introverted and most all of my friends are stampers so this was a wonderful group for me to get into.

  • 170
    laura j says:

    my most recent achievement that I am most proud of is getting healthier! -cutting sugar from my diet and getting diabetes under control!!

  • 171
    Sarae says:

    Creating a healthy and happy life together with my fiancΓ©.

  • 172
    Deb Else says:

    My proudest achievement to date was raising 2 beautiful daughters to be the wonderful women they are today, both happily married, with homes of their own, and working at careers they love.

  • 173
    erin says:

    Having children is certainly at the top of the list, but really just appreciating some of the every day moments that they achieve makes me be proud to be their parent.

  • 174
    Cnixon says:

    Well, I am not done growing yet but, so far, my greatest accomplishment has been reinventing, or discovering who I am after my divorce.

  • 175
    Greta H says:

    My proudest achievement was getting my college degree & RN license–first one in my family to graduate from college.

  • 176
    Kailash says:

    My proudest achievement is being a mom. It definitely is a blessing and feel fortunate to raise my son:-)

  • 177
    Marcia Hill says:

    Raising three beautiful (on the inside as well as the outside!) daughters that God entrusted to me has been my proudest achievement! :0)

  • 178
    Danny says:

    Would love to win this for my wife who is a PTI fan. Our proudest achievement is raising our kids together.

  • 179
    jeni allen says:

    I would say watching my kids grow into good people!!

  • 180
    Dolly says:

    My proudest achievement to date? Well it’s probably not my achievement but my DD’s, the day that I realized she could read. I got a new book and she read it! when she read her older books I just thought she had memorized them after six gazillion readings. LOL So knowing those six gazillion readings were all worth it…that was my greatest achievement.

  • 181
    Sarah T. says:

    Building a life in a “foreign” country so we all now call it home.

  • 182
    Terri Bills says:

    My proudest achievement is my wonderful son Owen. He is a smart and loving boy.

  • 183
    MimiDR says:

    My growing family. There are new challenges everyday and “exciting” developments everyday. That we try to face with grace.

  • 184
    Polly Lemire says:

    My proudest moments happen when we get together for a family celebration and I get to see my 4 grown-up children joking and laughing with each other. Each is successful in their own way and they enjoy their relationship with each other as well as with me.

  • 185
    Ruth F. says:

    Making it to my second career and loving it as much as my first!

  • 186
    schnypsel says:

    My proudest achievement is probably that I helped my parents while my father had a stroke. It was a really hard time for them.

  • 187
    Donna Phelan says:

    Of course raising our daughter into a wonderfully compassionate young woman….who is getting married this Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I have bought your Uncorked, Through The Trees, and Love & Marriage specifically to create all things for her wedding. So far the Escort cards use all 3, she is getting married at a Vineyard here on Cape Cod. Your sets have been so helpful! Thank you!

  • 188
    Lori B says:

    Stepping outside my box and running for an office in a group I belong to & getting it. No big deal to most people, but it involves speaking in front of others, which terrifies me! I’ve spoken a few times, and so far so good!

  • 189
    Debbi J says:

    Being able to truly forgive those who caused me great pain in my life — to be able to honestly let go of all the hurt and the anger, and to move forward with no regrets. It took a long time, and it was a hard lesson well learned.

  • 190
    Sherry G says:

    I’m proud of being able to face and survive breast cancer with God’s help and the loving support of my husband, children and friends

  • 191
    Ruby Naz says:

    Yay release day – my proudest moment is getting through this graduate program πŸ™‚

  • 192
    Stephanie says:

    Picking up someone else’s uncooperative child and running, in heels, down an airplane tarmac towards a shelter while it was being bombed.

  • 193
    MZahra says:

    Hmm proudest achievement would be to become self-employed

  • 194
    Marcia says:

    My personal achievement has been and will continue to be serenity. I’m in a 12-step program that has saved me and changed me on a daily basis. There is a lot of personal growth yet to come, but it so wonderful to discover myself again after being “lost.”

  • 195
    StephInOK says:

    My greatest achievement in life has been the raising of my two sons, as a single mom, into two fine young men who are educated, compassionate and loving individuals. I am very, very proud of them!

  • 196
    Debs says:

    Graduating from medical school as a single mom is high on the list…but I’m proudest of my two daughters because their sacrifices and encouragement helped me get there.

  • 197
    MaryAnn N. says:

    My proudest achievement is my two children. I never thought I would have children when I was younger but watching them now as adults with families of their own , I am so proud of their life achievements that I am taking ownership of getting them to this point.
    I love you J & D.

  • 198
    Noelle says:

    At the moment it is when people tell me how good my children were and how well they are reading and writing. That encourages me in my decision to stay home with them and also homeschooling them. I thank God for the opportunity to do this and His stength to do it in!

  • 199
    Julie Ann L says:

    To answer your question, I would say is being able to forgive and let go.

  • 200
    Hanne E. Jensen says:

    Finishing med school and working everyday as a surgeon, putting effort in the little details. I Think crafting supports that, paying attention to the detail.

  • 201
    Dgolly says:

    my greatest accomplishment is watching my daughter grow into a wonderful adult

  • 202
    Pat Whitley says:

    I think being caregiver for my 90 year old Mom. It’s hard and rewarding with precious little alone time, but most important, she gets to stay in the home my Daddy built and raised their family.

  • 203

    I am proud of the fact that I pursued a career and succeeded in it even though I didn’t qualify at the time πŸ™‚

  • 204
    Lisa R. says:

    My job working as a librarian in a public library

  • 205
    Shirley L. says:

    I am proudest of the influence I have had on my elementary students in my 37 years of teaching. Art has always been a part of my classroom as I’ve watched children grow in confidence and knowledge. It’s been fun seeing so many of them as adults introducing me to their children and wishing I was still teaching. I am so proud that I played a small part in their growth. Teaching was the perfect profession for me.

  • 206
    Tiffany says:

    Watching my son growing into the man he will be. That is my proudest achievement.

  • 207
    janelle says:

    I think my greatest achievements have been the births of my kids and building our house with my husband.

  • 208
    Laura Holt says:

    My proudest moments are seeing or hearing about something that my kids or grandkids have done for someone else that reminds me again how great they are.

  • 209
    Alisyn says:

    My proudest achievement is having given birth to and raising my three children. They are each still a work in progress, but are the most important things in my life and I’m so grateful for the blessing of being their mother πŸ™‚

  • 210
    Judy says:

    My biggest achievements are my three children. They all love the Lord and are raising their children to know Him and love Him.

  • 211
    Debi W says:

    Seeing what a kind and wonderful mother my daughter is. And now having a grandson who I get to spend time with on a regular basis.

  • 212
    Linda says:

    My proudest achievement is by far raising my independent, productive and happy grown children. They are a blessing every day.

  • 213

    I would have to say helping my children to become the best that they can be, including being generous, loving and compassionate adults.

  • 214
    Janet Pufall says:

    My family has always made me proud. They are strong, loving, and giving. They hold family values high. I am lucky and very proud to have them.

  • 215
    Iris Shubert says:

    My daughter, Melissa πŸ™‚ She is a good momma and a hard worker.I’m very proud of her.

  • 216

    My children and the amazing young adults they’ve grown into are one of my best achievements.

  • 217
    Chris L. says:

    This has been a fabulous release! My proudest achievement is helping my kids grow up to be wonderful adults. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Chris L.

  • 218
    abrash says:

    My family and kids are my proudest achievement. I have a high school senior who is turning out to be a great person!

  • 219
    Carol R says:

    My proudest achievement has been watching my two children become wonderful adults and awesome parents.

  • 220
    Annette Snyder says:

    Raising my children with my husband!

  • 221
    Sue says:

    I have many proud moments and I just can’t pick one. My first, graduating from college, marrying my best friend and have 3 amazing children. My next proudest moment will come in August when one of my children walk down the aisle and take an amazing woman for his wife! I owe all my proudest moments to God, without him, these moments wouldn’t have been possible!

  • 222
    Linda Sodano says:

    My proudest achievement has been having my daughter and watching her grow into a responsible and great woman!

  • 223
    Cassi says:

    That is an impossible question! I am so absolutely proud of my children but don’t quite consider them “my achievement”. I would say taking on a completely new life when I began staying home with my kids. I had to learn a million new things (a lot all at once) and start doing almost everything myself. I just need to work on cooking, but I would always rather be paper crafting instead.

  • 224

    My proudest achievement is my work. I started at the very bottom rank and work my way up by learning everything. And now, I get to help run the company I work at and able to spoil my mom and take her on various awesome trip.

  • 225
    Becky P. says:

    Having my two kids and being a good role model for them.

  • 226
    Sandra Carroll says:

    I don’t have children, so I guess that being there for my mom – to the end – helping her navigate thru the terrible pathway that Alzheimer’s disease brings.

  • 227
    Lauren A. says:

    My proudest achievement to date…probably my son. πŸ™‚ He is turning into a super sweet little guy and that makes me super happy. πŸ™‚ I know it’s not just my achievement (thank you hubby lol!) but its the best thing ever! πŸ™‚

    Lauren

  • 228
    peggy s says:

    Being a Mom. I’m not saying every moment of my mothering is something I’m proud of, but overall it’s my most significant accomplishment.

  • 229
    Marilyn says:

    I believe my proudest moment is seeing my three children graduate from college loving and serving Jesus!

  • 230
    Noreen says:

    I’m getting so old, that I can’t remember anything I have done! So, in 2013 I ended up with a very rare autoimmune disease. Was unable to walk, drive, use my hands. After treatment, I am recovering. My achievement, if you can call it that, is that I have pushed through this and maintained a positive attitude. (It has been a joy this past year to regain use of my hands and fingers and to create cards again!)

  • 231
    Elizabeth S. says:

    The day I married my husband and raising four wonderful children together. Now watching them raise their families and seeing what they have accomplished.

  • 232
    RedGem says:

    I’m looking forward to the new release, there are so many wonderful products. I have many achievements, like getting up each morning!

  • 233
    Ruth G says:

    My proudest achievement to date is probably my degree. It took 10 years of college for me to figure out what kind of degree I wanted and achieve the five year professional Bachelor of Architecture. I learned so much about myself and about the world in that period of time that even though I don’t use my degree itself in my daily life, I still am proud to call it mine.

  • 234
    Danielle taebel says:

    I think it would be finishing college. It took me 18 years, but I finally got my Associates Degree and my paralegal certification.

  • 235
    cindy c says:

    My proudest achievement (other than my 2 wonderful sons!) has been quitting smoking. Never, ever thought I could do it! But I quit when I found out I was pregnant & never turned back. That was now almost 13 years ago & I’m so proud that is now in the past! More healthier now & image all the money I’ve saved by quitting!

  • 236
    jan metcalf says:

    All time proud of giving my children the tools to learn and thrive, and feel loved!!

  • 237
    Sherry says:

    Definitely raising my six children to be happy, well adjusted, wonderful adults.

  • 238
    Brandi R says:

    Super fabulous release!

    My proudest achievement thus far is my son! Not sure anything could top it, to be honest πŸ˜‰

  • 239
    Amy R says:

    Having a long marriage and sweet children!

  • 240
    lady gray says:

    Helping others build confidence and achieve the things they want to live a great life. Bringing fun into their days in creative and thoughtful ways.

  • 241
    Beth says:

    My nephew, who is a soldier in the US Army, was promoted to Specialist. I’m so proud of him, not only is he one of the two greatest nephews in the world, but is protecting this country that I love!

  • 242
    Barbara Ann Cowan says:

    I have a three-way tie! Marrying my husband of almost 22 years and raising our kids to become the incredible 19 year old woman and 18 year old man that they are today!

  • 243
    jen says:

    I am proudest that in my parenting I have begun to learn when to hold my babies close and when to encourage separation and risk-taking…not easy for a Mama Bear.

  • 244
    April W says:

    I would have to say the decision to get healthy. In January I started Weight Watchers and so far I’ve lost 20lbs! It feels great. πŸ™‚
    – April W

  • 245
    jeannine j. says:

    i am so proud of my 3 adult children & my 5 yr. old grandson. also, i survived a major stroke when i was 40, although that was mostly due to my excellent doctor.

  • 246

    My biggest achievement is being the best dog mom ever. πŸ™‚ Well, that and being the “Voice” for a former employer for our training DVDs. LOL

  • 247
    Irene S says:

    Having my daughter is my proudest achievement.

  • 248
    Carole says:

    Walking this earth for many years now I would have to say my proudest accomplishment was helping my daughter give birth to my first grandchild. It was amazing to assist in his birth and when I held him in my arms I fell in love. This beautiful little guy captured my heart 26 years ago and continues to do so. Even though he is all grown up, that connection of love remains.

  • 249
    karen b says:

    By far my children are my proudest achievement, they are fantastic people and I am more than proud of them! Every day they amaze me with their talents and their ability to make their dreams come true. It truly has been an honor to be their mom.

  • 250
    Sandy C says:

    I think my proudest achievement was my time in the USAR. I learned a lot of things that most people don’t experience. I got a small taste of what war would be like and what wartime soldiers go through.

  • 251
    ConnieG says:

    Without a doubt, as many of the comments suggest, is my children.I just bask in the glory of their accomplishments and realize what wonderful independent men they have become. I am so blessed.

  • 252
    Carol D. says:

    Raising a lovely, intelligent, caring, empathetic and courageous daughter. She’s also become my best friend.

  • 253
    Pai says:

    My Son for sure. and learning that i can survive divorce and help my son through it is pretty awesome too.

  • 254
    c says:

    Being a high school English teacher for over 30 years is one of my greatest accomplishments. My life intersecting with those of the many students I had the privilege of teaching: priceless and enriching! Thank you for the gift opportunity.
    ~c

  • 255
    Leanne S says:

    My ability to face a croud & give a speech.

  • 256
    Karen Bryan says:

    Surviving Scleroderma for 15 years. Enough said!

  • 257
    Amanda says:

    I had to think about this one. There are many things I’ve done that I am proud of…being the first in my family to earn a college degree, making unpopular choices because that was best for my family, serving my country, moving to another country and choosing to become part of the community instead of relying on the other Americans, and so many more, but when you say the proudest…well, that’s asking me to choose one. And I think that one made the others possible. The thing I’m most proud of is staying true to myself and having the strength to do it even when there were other roads that would have been so much easier.

  • 258
    kimgyu says:

    My proudest achievement is leading a group of colleagues to take over 5 classrooms full of students after our colleague/friend died suddenly. He died two weeks before the semester ended and we all stepped up to make sure those students completed their coursework successfully.

  • 259
    Noreen says:

    Raising my children to be independent responsible adults. It’s not an easy thing to do, but often filled with joy at their successes and accomplishments.

  • 260
    Susan says:

    Oh wow! What an amazing countdown! I am in love with the new dies for card fronts and the new flower set! I can’t wait to order! My proudest moment –any time I get a compliment about how wonderful my twin girls are. Just last week a mom from school stopped me to tell me how polite and kind my girls are and I love to hear that. As a mom I am always second guessing myself – always wondering if I could be a better parent- always wondering if I am doing the right thing with them. And when I hear that, it is like getting a good review at work. As a stay at home mom, those are priceless and proud moments for me!!!

  • 261
    lisa808 says:

    I would say it was graduating high school with honors at 16.

  • 262
    Kylie Z says:

    Pursuing my dream of an education.

  • 263
    Alisha S says:

    I succeeded in baking a cake at my first attempt.

  • 264
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    I would say that finding my “artistic” side is on of my proudest achievements. I literally felt so lost in art class growing up and thought I was artistically challenged. But I started scrapbooking and card making and now feel like I am an artist! πŸ™‚

  • 265
    Penny P. says:

    Raising my three wonderful children!

  • 266
    Pat Q says:

    I’ve made over 4,000 cards for Operation Write Home. Most of the cards are made with PTI stamps, dies, and papers.

  • 267
    Susan K says:

    Beyond the normal things I do for and with my family, friends, and at work, I’d have to say it’s the volunteer work I do at a local cat shelter. It’s a lot of work and very time consuming and many times I’d rather be making cards but the cats we help really need our time and attention. So I thinks it’s an important activity for me to continue to do.

  • 268
    Donna K says:

    Living my own life, supporting myself, paying for my home, having many friends and a close family. All these things feel like accomplishments.

  • 269
    Shelly Greybeck says:

    My greatest achievement was completing my MBA at the age of 40 with 3teens at home, a husband and working full-time throughout my BA and MBA schooling. It was a tough road, but I made it!

  • 270
    Kristina says:

    I know this might sound lame and clichΓ© but honestly my greatest achievement to date is raising 9 hard working, smart, talented, thoughtful children.

  • 271
    Anika F says:

    I think my proudest achievement to date has been finishing University and paying off my student loans.

  • 272
    Helen F. says:

    My proudest achievement has to be maintaining a healthy lifestyle and moving in a forward direction in life since losing my soulmate.

  • 273
    Sandy in Epping says:

    Taking a second try at marriage, and now hoping that we can celebrate our 40th anniversary in good health.

  • 274
    Manisha S says:

    Wow… That’s deep… For me it would have to be the fact that I’ve been able to move to another country so far away from mime, settling down and assimilating into the new culture, embracing new traditions and expanding my own horizons!!!

  • 275
    Linda says:

    Raising my children, watching them get married and being married myself for 40 years.

  • 276
    Caren B says:

    Getting my Master’s degree while working full time.

  • 277
    Mindy says:

    I’d say my proudest achievements would be my kids (our dd will finish her graduate degree in May and our ds is doing well in college with intentions of going to grad school) and my degree /profession.

  • 278
    Joan B says:

    Overcoming my fear of flying (with drugs of course!)

  • 279
    Nancy G says:

    My achievement would also have to be having and raising 3 wonderful children with a wonderful husband, its a joy everyday!!!

  • 280
    Laurel says:

    My proudest achievement in life is the reality that I’ve overcome so many obstacles in my youth to become who I am today and that I’ve managed to do so while staying kind.

  • 281
    Deann Donohue says:

    My proudest achievement is my recent cancer recovery!!! πŸ™‚ I have made it through surgery & treatments all while raising a kindergartner & 3 year old!

  • 282
    Erin says:

    Raising my daughter by myself and hearing from multiple different people what a wonderful, caring and friendly little girl she is!

  • 283
    Candice L. says:

    My proudest achievement is rescuing my puppy 2 years ago from local rescue group and spent 2 months nursing her to health. It was a huge undertaking given my long work hours but I managed to make it work with a petsitter and a wonderful vet. It was a gratifying experience though I don’t know if I can ever do it again!!

  • 284
    OmaGloria says:

    My proudest achievement so far is that I have not lost my optimistic outlook on life after everything my family has endured.

  • 285
    Megan Carroll says:

    Being able to balance work and bring mom. I am happy that I can do both!

  • 286
    Monika Davis says:

    Having my children. God was good to me and I was able to bring 2 innocent darlings to the world. While giving birth is a natural process to most of us, it is still wondrous and something that will amaze me for the rest of my life.

  • 287
    Linda Lander says:

    To see the success our two children have had throughout their lives and now seeing those same children being dedicated parents and community members, giving back as well as receiving. (a close
    second to all of this; teaching reading to first graders for 27 years and creating the love of learning in those same kiddos.)

  • 288
    Jan G says:

    Raising two young ladies which are both great human beings and great Moms!

  • 289
    Celia Sturges says:

    Successfully staying married for 10+ years to my high school sweetheart.

  • 290
    Cindy Hanson says:

    Raising three sons to happy adulthood is my most satisfying achievement, but I was most proud of myself when I bought my first house on my own and realized I was a strong, capable woman, able to take care of herself.

  • 291
    loricabo says:

    My proudest achievement has been adopting and raising my 2 children. While some days can be challenging (they are teenagers now!), they are also my greatest blessing.

  • 292
    Lori Weinberg says:

    Raising my three boys.

  • 293
    LSN says:

    My proudest achievement has to be raising my two boys! They are my legacy and are turning into two of the most amazing people that I know. They are 13 and 11 so still “works in progress'” but aren’t we all?

    Linda

  • 294

    Mine is all about family! My marriage of 27 years that is still strong and wonderful to a great guy that I’m still crazy in love with and our two grown, successful children that are the light of our lives!

  • 295
    Erin C. says:

    Hmmm, this is a tough one! I’d have to say taking care of my 3 beautiful furbabies (after getting through the loss of my first-very sick-furbaby), and being there for my mom like she’s always there for me, or at least trying to! ^_^

  • 296
    Dana Kirby says:

    Definetly my family! Thanks for another great release PTI!

  • 297
    Lea Ann H. says:

    My proudest achievement to-date has been in helping my parents live out their final years in the way they wished. I so appreciate the years we all lived together as an extended family, and the gift of the generations that my daughter was able to experience.

  • 298
    Donna says:

    My proudest achievement to date is that I am the proud mother of two amazing grown human beings. You have a lot of control over your children when they are little but when they grow up to be people you are proud of without you constantly telling them what to do and how to behave that is a true achievement.

  • 299
    maeghan d.m. says:

    Going straight through college and graduate school-and doing very well at both!!!

  • 300
    Jessica Monte says:

    my proudest achievement to date has been raising my most beautiful darling daughter who is 11 years old. crafting wise I always seem to amaze myself

  • 301
    Dawn Y. says:

    My proudest achievement has been being a teacher for 35 happy years! Sharing the the joys of learning with my young students Several of my students have grown up to become teachers, too! Imagine the joy I feel now, when I receive invitations to their weddings! Counting my blessings! β™‘

  • 302
    Jamie Greene says:

    I am proudest of my kids and the people that they are because of how my husband and I have raised them.

  • 303
    Valia says:

    Raising my teenage son as a single mother and maintaining my mental peace while being unemployed for almost four years. I have to admit that card and soap making helped a lot on that!!

  • 304
    Karen says:

    Raising four wonderful children.

  • 305

    Simple answer: sharing raising our two children together with my awesome husband!

  • 306
    Kris says:

    Raising two responsible, respectful, talented, beautiful daughters is by far my biggest accomplishment!

  • 307
    Donna C says:

    My adult children are both men of integrity. My husband and I devoted ourselves to their characters and it paid off and gives us great joy.

  • 308
    Amanda says:

    My family has to be my greatest achievement.

  • 309
    Carrie_Crafts says:

    My proudest achievement has been working hard to get a good education and a good job in which I was able to support myself and be independent. And then, the strength and courage it took to give that all up to be a stay-at-home mom, raising three wonderful, smart, and talented kids!

  • 310
    MTPatB says:

    Seems like it is always hard to brag about ourselves–especially for women. Upon reviewing my life, 61 years and most of it being single, I’d say learning to use power tools and making my own home repairs is a proud achievement for me.

  • 311
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    My proudest achievement was watching my son’s retirement ceremony from the USAF this past Friday after 22+ years of service. I always knew he made sacrifices for his country, but didn’t realize the full extent until I heard some of the highlights of his career. I am truly blessed.

  • 312
    Pam says:

    My proudest achievement has been being able to bring up my three sons on my own. To watch them grow into outstanding young men is my finest achievement.

  • 313
    Craftyfield says:

    My proudest moment was graduating from university, the hard work and sleepless nights paid off!

  • 314
    Patty J says:

    Still married after over 21 years. Ha!

  • 315
    Teri says:

    Raising my children.

  • 316
    Shannon N. says:

    Seeing my daughter grow up into a talented, hard-working adult who is responsible and makes good choices.

  • 317
    Kiesa Salazar says:

    I’d have to say my proudest achievement to date is keeping my sanity while staying at home with my three children. Lol!!

  • 318

    Hard question! Marrying the right person 45 1/2 years ago is my greatest achievement! He was 20 & I was 19. Our families were against it but we proved them wrong. Everything wonderful in my life has flowed from it. We have 3 loving, successful, & morally strong sons that make us proud everyday. I am so blessed that I had the good sense to marry this amazing man.

  • 319
    Jen W. says:

    I’ve never been very good at sticking to things especially if I wasn’t good at it from the get go. Cardmaking is the one exception to that. I look back at my early creations and see how much I’ve learned and how my creativity has grown over the last few years and I’m proud that that is a product of hard work and sticking with it!

  • 320
    Angela Yu says:

    Finding the balance to be involved and engaged in my family affairs, work, and crafting.

  • 321
    StephH says:

    Raising my two sons on my own, has brought me the most pride in my life. They grew up to be educated, outstanding young men, both of whom contribute positively to society today. Folks always ask me how I did it, and I tell them that God (and a little luck) played the biggest role in seeing me through those years. And me paying close attention to who my sons chose for friends. Looking back, it was not easy, but you do what you have to do. I thank God every day for the gifts of my education and good-paying job that allowed me to support my sons during those years.

  • 322
    Sherry Baxter says:

    I guess one of my proud achievements is after all the health issues I keep chugging along. Back fusion, 7 foot surgeries, both hands carpal tunnel surgeries, and So many more….πŸ˜€

  • 323
    Niki says:

    My proudest achievement is when I planned and organized the Children’s Art division for my stepsons’ entire school. Each class needed an art piece for the auction with each child’s contribution indicated in the project. With help from my husband (my sister in law, my original partner, had gotten ill), we were able to plan times for each class to make their project pieces – it ended up being a total of over 550 contributions to be made into 21 projects. It took me 3 weeks to build them all, but they all auctioned for the top bid and the grand total was $6500! It was exhilarating and stressful at the same time; I am such an introvert and this was WAY out of my comfort zone. But I am so glad I did it!

  • 324
    sarita says:

    My children are my greatest accomplishment.

  • 325
    Victoria Nelson says:

    Beating cancer 7 years ago is my proudest accomplishment.

  • 326
    Kristi Lewis says:

    Oh man, I think being 38 and being a stay at home mom, going back to college this year has been a challenge for me. But I know when I graduate in October, it will definitely be one of my greatest achievements.

  • 327
    Deepa M. says:

    Wow – what an amazing question to ask! I think my proudest achievement to-date was earning my Ph.D. – it was a very difficult process and I realyl grew as a person during that ordeal. It’s been an amazing release this month and I’m counting the minutes until I can have it all!!

  • 328
    Karen C says:

    Watching my three children grow into three wonderful human beings, each individual and better and stronger than I could ever be.

  • 329
    Kelly says:

    Becoming a healthier person. Deciding to make a major change and challenge myself to run distances I didn’t think we’re possible for me.

  • 330
    Bunnyc says:

    Giving birth and raising my son. it wasn’t always easy but worth every minute of it.

  • 331
    Geri G says:

    Nurturing our two now grown children to become responsible, honest, respectful, kind, caring, hard working individuals.

  • 332
    Nancy N says:

    My proudest achievement would be having my beautiful daughter and watching her grow into a kind, compassionate, successful and caring woman.

  • 333
    Cathy Yamashita says:

    I don’t have children, so can’t use that one. But the proudest event in my life was when the dean handed me my engineering diploma in 1984!

  • 334
    Judy Stiles says:

    Raising two children who have grown up to be amazing individuals with families of their own!

  • 335
    Kathryn A says:

    My proudest achievement was to graduate university, with honours!

  • 336
    patonslate says:

    Continuing working at my middle school as a volunteer, bringing crafts to students. This week we did counted cross stitch which most were able to do with no problem.

  • 337
    Joni says:

    My proudest achievement to date has been going back to school and receiving my B.S. degree, in my 50″s!

  • 338
    Kathy says:

    It may be a bit cliche, but my greatest accomplishment is my daughter. I’d like to think my husband and I have had something to do with her becoming the wonderful, young woman she has become. So thoughtful, caring and a good head on her shoulders! She’ll be going to college in the Fall and I’ll miss our hanging out time everyday (she keeps me “cool” and up on the trends!), but we’re so very proud of her.

  • 339

    My proudest achievements were getting my honours degree, professional qualifications and post grad … while working more than full time! Anita πŸ™‚

  • 340
    BRIDGET PARKER says:

    I would have to say giving birth to my beautiful daughter. Whom I’m now planning a wedding for. All of the new releases are AWESOME. Can’t wait to order tonight.

  • 341
    Lercy says:

    30+ years ago, I was the victim of a horrible crime. Not only did I survive, I have thrived in my life. I refuse to hand over to anyone the power to take my joy from me. Thank you, Mom, for raising me to believe I am priceless!

  • 342
    Sara Mac says:

    Raising my daughters is by far my best achievement. Still working at it and enjoying every moment!

  • 343
    Janice Marcham says:

    My daughter. She is my best friend, a wonderful and generous person, and someone I am so proud of!

  • 344
    Kari Linder says:

    Graduating from business school with a double major in Marketing & Advertising Management

  • 345
    Pat from sd says:

    Raising my special needs child has been my greatest achievement.

  • 346
    Wendy K says:

    The decision to go back to college and complete my bachelor’s degree in computer science (I’m 3 courses away!).

  • 347
    Susan says:

    Top of the list would be my four beautiful children (I know…I had help with that). So many blessings in my life that I could also be proud of, but I had help with all of that too.

  • 348
    Laura C says:

    Being a great daughter, sister, wife and friend to the most important people in my life.

  • 349
    Pat A. says:

    My proudest achievement is my 44 year marriage. We’re both happy, healthy and in love with each other. And very, very lucky.

  • 350
    Cindy H. says:

    My proudest moments are my husband’s and my job achievements. We both worked very hard to reach our goals.

  • 351
    Leslie S. says:

    Celebrating 22 years with my DH! After all these years he’s still my best friend!

  • 352
    Emma S. says:

    Taking care of my two sick parents and knowing that I did everything possible to be there for them. They took care of me when I was a child, so all I was doing was paying it forward. I miss them both!

  • 353

    My proudest achievement is my 3 sons. They are amazing men. They have helped me through my darkest hours.
    I have been so blessed.

  • 354
    Jelenzini says:

    Definitely my two children! They have turned out to be loving independent adults. πŸ™‚

  • 355
    Patty says:

    One of my greatest achievements have been just raising my family to be the best they can be, despite our everyday challenges.

  • 356
    Sandy Phu says:

    Completing my Masters degree.

  • 357
    D.AnnC says:

    As always, there’s plenty to love in your new releases and my wishlist grew ever longer!
    My proudest achievement so far were the 9 years I was able to spend doing a missionary work in South America… would still be there had I not taken ill.

  • 358
    Peege04 says:

    Raising my two wonderful children into caring, wise adults.

  • 359
    Char says:

    Beautiful and wonderful kids!! Their responsible , happy, and all around wonderful people!! And my beautiful grandkidsπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • 360
    Laraine R says:

    My proudest moment is my children. To see them grow and become amazing adults! Now they are having children, and to see them interact with there kids is amazing! It is amazing the adults they have become! Great release!

  • 361

    My proudest achievement is becoming the main breadwinner for my family and still being able to find the time to create and maintain a balanced lifestyle. I also am proud of all the little day-to-day achievements: running my first 5k, dancing my first solo, each time I create and finish a scrapbook page that I’m proud to show off to the whole world.

    -Silhouette Angelika

  • 362
    Chirstina says:

    My proudest achievement is having three beautiful daughters and wonderful 15 year marriage.

  • 363
    Kathy Mc says:

    My proudest achievement has to be marrying my DH over 30 years ago and owning a lake home. Not only does everyone else love him, but he is SO supportive and caring of me. We have been there to help care for my folks, his folks, and his brother up until their passings and to this day often visit friends/relatives with failing health. We are enjoying retirement and working together maintaining our lovely home and yard to keep it looking like a park.

  • 364
    Dana says:

    I’m not sure I have a proudest moment for myself, but I have never been prouder than when my husband, who has a learning disability, graduated a post-secondary institution with his current designation!

  • 365
    connie fisher says:

    ThAt is tough…but having my stepsons accept me as their second mom and truly loving me means the world to me! It wasn’t always easy, but we made it. Love my boys and I’m so proud of the men they have become

  • 366
    Kim P says:

    My kids. Best things that ever happened to me…EVER!

  • 367
    Caroline says:

    Being a mom to 3 girls and being able to volunteer with their activities.

  • 368
    Kris says:

    Besides my 3 awesome kids, the moment I stepped across the finish line of my first marathon race was humbling and exhilarating. I’ve since gone on to run many other races but that first time was amazing.

  • 369
    diana says:

    Family and friends! πŸ˜‰

  • 370
    Diana K says:

    My proudest achievement is watching my children raise their children. The circle of life.

  • 371
    Carolee McCaslin says:

    My proudest moment to date is raising two wonderful children who have grown up into wonderful adults!!

  • 372
    Jen says:

    I’d say my proudest achievement is graduating with my Master’s Degree.

  • 373
    Deborah S says:

    My three children as a divorced, single parent; they are smart, talented, entrepreneurial, self sufficient, incredible young adults.

  • 374
    Kim Faucher says:

    I think raising my two kids is an ongoing experience but nothing makes me prouder. Seeing two people you love navigate the world, begin to make decisions and open their hearts to others. It is the greatest thing!

  • 375
    Imke Ludwig says:

    The renovation of our house. That was a lot of time and effort – but it was worth it !!!

  • 376
    Linda S. says:

    I think my proudest achievement is raising two wonderful boys that have turned into such fine young men.

  • 377
    Sue McRae says:

    Taking care of my family.

  • 378
    Manuela says:

    got my degree and to have 2 wonderful children and a caring husband

  • 379
    Kathiep says:

    My proudest achievement is two fold, my three sons and daughter-in-laws being good, compassionate , productive members of society. And my 14 grandchildren following in their footsteps.

  • 380
    Julie C says:

    Helping to start a charity 5K at my college, and making plans to go up in two weeks to help the new students celebrate the 10th annual event. I organized the 3rd and 4th annual races with my husband, and we are so proud that the school and our organization have kept this event alive and strong for so long!

  • 381
    Nancy Sisti says:

    Being there for my parents as they aged. I was there for them, not only as a daughter, but as their friend. They were my best friends!

  • 382
    Linda in St Chuck says:

    I have 2 awesome children that are now impressive adults, but that is not an achievement on my own. I truly believe it takes a village. MY proudest achievement Is completing my bachelors degree while working full time and being a full time mom. It was a long 12 years, but worth it.

  • 383
    Karen Stein says:

    For me it would be first my family and first grandchild and then it would be how far I’ve progressed in my current occupation when a High School Degree meant something!

  • 384
    Lizzie T says:

    My proudest accomplishment is being the first in my family to get a college degree but I’m also proud of raising an amazing son!

  • 385
    Nancy L. says:

    My family!! To teach my kids what my parents taught me.

  • 386
    Michelle Laulu says:

    My proudest accomplishment has been giving birth to my 3 beautiful kids! I will forever be amazed that my body created, carried, delivered, and raised 3 human beings. I love them so much!

  • 387
    Hanne says:

    Overcoming many many obstacles while being disabled and keep on dealing with every curve-ball my body is throwing at me.

    I am partially paralyzed at one side of my body, but I am a single mom, a home-owner, I have a great job and I have a pretty great life.
    A hard life, but a good life.

    And I know that is because I never ever give up, because I never refuse to change, to grow, to change my goals.

  • 388
    Ingrid says:

    Being the best mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend that I could possibly be.

  • 389
    Roxann says:

    While I know it is more God’s gift than my accomplishment, I have to say my daughters. I am so proud of the young women they are.

  • 390
    Dorothy Hodgson says:

    For me, being a parent is by far my greatest accomplishment. Watching my kids learn and grow is my greatest joy!

  • 391
    Marty says:

    Raising our children to be loving, responsible adults where God & family come first. Its a constant blessing…

  • 392
    Carolanne says:

    Raising a daughter and a son that I not only love, but I also like and respect.

  • 393

    Raising my children and teaching them that they can do whatever they set their minds to by setting an example. I have come a long way in my career and still was able to be a Mom and homemaker.

  • 394
    Mary M. says:

    Relearning French after forgetting my high school French.

  • 395
    Rachel says:

    Wow, I never thought about this. I will say it would be running my own business for the last 27 years.

  • 396
    Lemalie says:

    While I could list off so many things, including graduating from school, serving a mission, buying a house, and getting married, I have to say that having and raising our kids is my greatest and proudest accomplishment.

  • 397
    Laura Norris says:

    Raising my two kids has been my proudest achievement !

  • 398
    Sandy N. says:

    My proudest achievement would be my 2 step-sons that I helped raise from a very young age. Today, they are a wonderful job raising my 4 grandchildren.

  • 399
    betty lou says:

    I’m so proud of my grown sons!

  • 400
    Suzanne A. says:

    My proudest achievement is, and will always be, my three children and the wonderful, loving young adults they have become. Sappy, but true πŸ™‚

  • 401
    Janet J says:

    This was a difficult question. There are so many changes in life. I guess I’d have to say going back to college and finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the age of 50. Teaching a teenage neighbor how to sew. Taking art classes. Making cards for Operation Write Home.

  • 402
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Being first in my family to graduate from college, and my physical therapy career for the past 27 years.

  • 403
    Patti says:

    Raising a family with my husband is my proudest achievement. What a blessing!

  • 404
    Bev H says:

    My greatest accomplishment is raising three beautiful children, basically on my own to be happy, healthy, responsible adults.

  • 405
    pat phillips says:

    It is difficult to answer, but I can say being an overcomer thru the difficult times, like cancer, and seeing how the Lord turned these times into blessings as I trusted in Him.

  • 406
    Beth M. says:

    My proudest achievement has been the raising of two lovely dogs, whom I believed were angels from above.

  • 407
    merryf says:

    that’s a difficult question. My proudest achievement is developing a love of hiking. I didn’t grow up very athletic and only in my 30s did I discover how much I love to be outdoors. When I was 41 I took 3 months of sabbatical from work and hiked New Zealand. I’m still very proud of myself for having the courage to try something like that.

  • 408
    Joyce M. says:

    Raising two wonderful daughters.

  • 409
    Lynn Hardy says:

    My lovely daughter! Also having some of my stamped artwork featured in a book.

  • 410
    Jill says:

    My proudest achievement would be raising my children to be the responsible, loving adults they are now.

  • 411
    Lorraine says:

    Easy one, lol. Having my son! I am so blessed!

  • 412
    Laura Jane says:

    Raising my six amazing kids has been my greatest achievement. I could never have done it without the help and leadership of such a godly husband.

  • 413
    Katie says:

    My proudest achievement was going back to school after 20 years, and graduating summa cum laude from nursing school. While taking care of my mom on hospice.

  • 414
    Cele Schaffer says:

    Raising two wonderful children!

  • 415
    gunner001@q.com says:

    I would have to say my children. They make life better.

  • 416
    Keysha Sain says:

    My proudest achievement is my son – he has grown into an awesome young man! I am so proud of him and proud of the type of young man and father he has become!

  • 417
    Viki says:

    Being a mother and wife.

  • 418
    Sharon D says:

    I don’t know that “proud” is the right word for it, but being able to make someone else laugh and feel good makes me happy–I’m glad I can do that.

  • 419
    Kim Heggins says:

    Graduating from college is my proudest achievement, took me several years to do but what a wonderful feeling to be finished with school.

  • 420
    Lori Cullen says:

    My proudest achievement is working with my husband to face our children’s special needs together. It could have torn us apart.

  • 421
    Julie says:

    Being the mother of 3 amazing children (who are now adults) – they will forever be my greatest blessings and joy.

  • 422
    Janet W says:

    Having and raising my son, who has become a wonderful and successful man will always be the proudest achievement of my life. As a single mother, it wasn’t always easy; but not a day went by that it wasn’t rewarding. How blessed I am..

  • 423
    poppystamps says:

    I’ve had a lot of milestones in my life that I am so proud of, but one of my most recent was completing my Masters Degree and graduating. It was tough being a grad student as a married woman in my 40’s, surrounded by so many very young students. But when I walked down that aisle in my hood and honors cords, hearing my family cheer me on, I think my heart burst with love and pride at that moment!

  • 424
    Karen B. says:

    My family. πŸ™‚

  • 425

    I really try not to be “proud” because it’s not me; it’s all by the grace of God, but I’d say my greatest accomplishment is my 30-year marriage to God’s match for me, my sweet husband, D.T.

    Blessings,
    Karen

  • 426
    Kai Pfeifer says:

    I don’t know, if family can be named as an achievement, but indeed, I’m absolutely proud of my lovely husband, our 11 years old son and our little baby Emma. I hope, I can give everything they need to all the three of them so that they will be proud of me in return.

  • 427
    Haley says:

    My greatest achievement is marrying my high school sweetheart at a young age, having a beautiful daughter together and still married for 16 years !

  • 428
    Michele H. says:

    I’ve had a lot of accomplishments in my life that I’m really proud of, but one of my most recent was enrolling in graduate school and earning my Masters Degree! It was hard being a grad student as a married woman in my 40’s, surrounded by so many young students. But when I walked down that aisle in my hood and honors cords, hearing my family cheering me on, I think my heart almost burst with love and pride!

  • 429
    Amy Kolling says:

    My family is my best achievement. It’s tough work and enjoyment all in one!

  • 430

    My proudest achievement should be being a mom and wife, but if I’m being truthful I would admit I’m not sure I’m doing such a good job. πŸ˜‰ I think my proudest achievement is pursuing a series of creative opportunities and putting myself out there whether I succeed or fail. πŸ™‚

  • 431
    LynneZ says:

    Raising our son to achieve everything you can while putting God as your biggest priority in your life. Hoping God is always the foundation of his life!

  • 432
    Holly F. says:

    I think my achievement last year in my personal growth in my faith.

  • 433
    Carolyn says:

    Homeschooling our four children and seeing them thrive in life even though there are trials.

  • 434
    Becky b says:

    Starting my own sewing business and designing my own site on wix!

  • 435
    Tracy L. says:

    I would have to say… Seeing my first stamping article published in my favorite stamping magazine.

  • 436
    Ann Lind says:

    Our proudest achievement would have to be making arrangements to move our son and his fiancee home. They lived with us for 4 months until the place I had put in an application for became available we were also able to find a doctor willing to take them as patients. Our son was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago and is now in a wheel chair. It is so good to see them settled in a wheel chair accessable place and close enough that we can help with what ever they need.

  • 437
    Haley says:

    My greatest achievement is marrying my high school sweetheart and having a beautiful daughter together at a young age and still married for 16 yrs!

  • 438
    Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    My proudest and toughest achievement was getting through law school, passing the bar exam.

  • 439

    My proudest moment to date is being the mother of two grown sons who have turned out to me wonderful young men.

  • 440
    Teresa B says:

    Besides raising my boys, I would have to say taking care of my mother and my husbands grandmother when they were living their final years.

  • 441
    Mary K says:

    My boys are the obvious answer, but I’m secretly still really proud of my summer scholarship from the San Francisco Ballet Co. at age 13.

  • 442
    Sally C says:

    My Family

  • 443
    Alanna C. says:

    My proudest moment to date happened a few years ago when I changed my eating and exercise habits. I was able to lose 91 pounds and achieved a weight and fitness level that I never thought possible.

  • 444
    Loly Borda says:

    My husband died when our son was 2 years old, so I raised him by myself (of course with a lot of help from my family and my mother in law), seeing him today as a 28 y.o. young man, wonderful person that’s my proudest achievement. Thanks for the chance!

  • 445
    kimer says:

    Being able to teach others all my tips and tricks, and inspiring them to create something is my proudest achievement!

  • 446
    conny w says:

    IΒ΄m proud of my family, especially of my two daughters.
    WeΒ΄re proud of our oldest daughter, when she got a “Fulbright” scholarship.

  • 447
    Sandy Vincent says:

    A long and happy marriage….36 years and counting!

  • 448
    Tonya Jastad says:

    Raising a wonderful loving and caring son. He is the light of my life.

  • 449
    Charmaine says:

    I would have to say it was making the decision to move away from family and friends in the town I grew up in. I accepted a new job and it was 2000 miles away from everything I’ve always known. But I did it and survived. It was tough without any family support nearby…but i lived away for seven years…met my husband and we moved back!

  • 450
    Lennie says:

    Proudest achievement was graduating college. Great colors this month and great designs!

  • 451
    LR says:

    Finding a wonderful husband!

  • 452
    Marianne M says:

    So proud of my sons and daughters and the wonderful men and women they’ve become! All other accomplishments pale in comparison.

  • 453
    Jackie says:

    Caring for cancer children and adults. Proud to see my niece follow in my footsteps.

  • 454

    My proudest achievement is me! I strive to be a better person everyday and I’m happy with what the result have turned out to be πŸ™‚

  • 455
    teresa says:

    Just came here to study and met my hubby 25 years ago.

  • 456
    Beata K says:

    Other than my children…my proudest achievement to date has been the purchase of our house
    For years we thought we were doomed to live out our days in our small overcrowded condo. After much work (and financial organization), we finally bought a house where our children can grow up and play in a yard and have their own rooms.

  • 457
    Mayela says:

    My biggest achievement … My son Alexandro

  • 458
    Maureen W. says:

    It would be a string of events – going to law school, passing the bar, becoming a prosecutor, and winning a jury trial!!

  • 459
    Judy says:

    My proudest achievement is my family.

  • 460
    Kalyn Kepner says:

    My proudest accomplishment was completing a half marathon in 2011. It was the hardest physical challenge I’ve ever faced, but so worth it in the end. Thanks for the chance to win – love this release!

  • 461
    Cynthia Myers says:

    I am proud of being a source of support for my family. Whether it be doing everything possible to raise well-adjusted, kind, hard-working kids and give them as many possibilities to excel as I can, or working two jobs to help support my husband in his business ventures or helping my siblings out when needed.

  • 462
    Emily M. says:

    My own personal proudest moment would be a tie between being the soprano soloist at a choral festival at the Kennedy Center in DC and our twin babies… Though that has been 16 months of continuous proud moments.

  • 463
    Cindy Aguirre says:

    My family. Having great responsible and kind boys! πŸ™‚

  • 464
    Cynthia says:

    25 years this year of marriage with my wonderful husband!

  • 465
    Penny H says:

    having my son and him growing to be a loving young man πŸ™‚

  • 466
    Christine R says:

    Thankful for so many things throughout life but I just finished my first half marathon this morning, came home and saw this wonderful release! Proud day for me and then a fun release to look forward to!

  • 467
    Cheryl I says:

    I have enjoyed many things in life, but the joy and reward of our 3 (now grown) children is at the top of the list! It’s not all been easy, but it’s been amazing.

  • 468

    Being married going on 14 years

  • 469
    Tammy Waschbisch (milwaukite) says:

    After being a Navy wife for 20 years, raising 3 awesome children and being the SAHM while hubby was away on many cruises, I started to attend college for the first time in my life at the age of 46. I graduated after 5 semesters with a 4.0 GPA (woo hoo, I DID still have a brain after being a SAHM!) and received an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. It was the best thing I had ever done for ME! (Being married almost 32 years and our 3 incredible adult children are also another great achievement that my husband and I did TOGETHER!)

  • 470
    chelsey schweitzer says:

    Marrying my high school sweatheart… starting a family… living an adventurous life full of love and faith… Never letting my dreams out of sight.

  • 471

    Wow, that is a hard question. Off the top of my head, it would have to be when I completed my first Tough Mudder. Now I’ve completed 5 and am signed up for the 6th in 2 1/2 months!

  • 472
    Jayell says:

    My kids – although I’m a great believer in the old adage that it takes a whole village to raise a child!

  • 473
    Lisa says:

    I’d like to say my proudest achievement is raising two boys who have become wonderful men, but I certainly can’t take the credit for that. (Well, maybe I can take a little credit.) I am pleased that in my sixties I took the leap to go back to school for further training and managed to start a new career, successfully launching my own freelance editing business. Neither of these accomplishments would have been possible without the grace of the Lord Jesus and the support of a wonderful husband.

  • 474
    Jean R-T says:

    It has to be our two children! They are wonderful!

  • 475
    Cherie says:

    I would say marriage and family…the challenges it brings as well as the overwhelming joy.

  • 476
    Bobby says:

    I’d have to say my proudest achievement is raising four children who went on to become responsible, compassionate adults who are raising wonderful children of their own.

  • 477
    Susan P says:

    As many others have said, my proudest achievement has been raising my three children. What a blessing they have been in my life!

  • 478

    As my baby is starting her post secondary education and my son finishing up his second year I would have to say loud and clear that my two awesome children are my proudest achievements! xoxo

  • 479
    Rhonda H says:

    Raising sons who love the Lord is what I consider to be my greatest accomplishment.

  • 480
    Beverly Perdue says:

    Having my two sons is my proudest achievement.

  • 481
    Anne B says:

    I think my proudest achievement would have to be taking care of my Mum when she got older and needed more support.

  • 482
    Eileen M says:

    Last May, I celebrated the gift of my career, 40 years as a physical therapist. It has been my great joy to assist people on their journeys of recovering from illness or injury.

  • 483
    Carrie T says:

    When I was younger, I would have said that earning my master’s degree was my proudest accomplishment, but now I would say raising my children to be responsible loving people.

  • 484
    Tracy says:

    The first thing that popped into my head was my children, although I know this is probably a common answer, but I am proud of how they are growing and becoming wonderful young women. Next, I would say all the labs that I have help set up and become functional operations over the course of my career.

  • 485
    Colleen F says:

    Every month is just such a joy to see the wonderful things YOU ALL create for us. I am in awe of your talent and thank you for sharing it with us! wonderful release!

  • 486
    Sallie says:

    Guess having a loving family and faithful friends. Just not one “to toot my own horn”.

  • 487
    Tanis Scott says:

    Well, it’s hard to pick one thing, but I guess I’d have to choose getting my pilot’s license because it’s something very few people will do.

  • 488
    Cheryl B. says:

    I suppose I’m most proud of my 30+years marriage. He is my best friend and a great guy. This is my great achievement, even more so than graduating from WSU med school!

  • 489
    isabel says:

    My 3 wonderful children!

  • 490
    Adoree says:

    My marriage is my best achievement. My husband has been my lover, my best friend and my soulmate! We are opposites but that’s what makes life so much fun!

  • 491
    Martha says:

    Marrying my sweet husband!

  • 492
    jengd says:

    Proudest achievement… getting my masters degree? At the end of this year, if everything goes according to plan, getting my taekwando black belt.

  • 493
    Diane says:

    Being the best wife and mother I can be, with the Lord’s help!

  • 494
    Kimberly P says:

    I would say starting and finishing nursing school while being a new mom and keeping my relationship as great as it was before I started. It was tough and trying at times but I am a much better person.

  • 495
    Tosha says:

    My proudest achievement has been staying married for more than 35 years to the same loving man. Next would be teaching myself violin during some of the most difficult times in my life, which by the way helped my mind and spirit, music is indeed a great medication, as is any art.

  • 496
    Susan in AK says:

    Wow. That’s a difficult one. One of my proudest achievements is raising my children while watching them become the wonderful people they are.

  • 497
    Carol Ann Ater says:

    Proudest achievement to date was to quit smoking. It has been 17 years and is was an accomplishment for me.

  • 498
    Diana F says:

    Giving birth to six beautiful children, nuturing them, and watching them grow into six wonderful adults. I could not be more proud than when I look at them and can say you are mine.

  • 499
    Rosemary D says:

    lots have already said this, but being a mom is my great achievement to date.

  • 500
    F Bond says:

    I think having my children, I think is my greatest achievement. Two girls. I must have done something right because they call and visit often…who knew? And the second that I am still with my husband after 38 years and we still like each other. Honestly I knew he loved me and I loved him, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to wake up to the same face for forever. So for the past 13,870 days – the same face…WOW…LOL

  • 501
    Mary Jo Stewart says:

    I am most proud of the fine adults my children have become. They are self reliant, intelligent human beings and I hope that I am responsible for a part of their success.

  • 502
    Becky Carafa says:

    My two beautiful children!

  • 503
    Janet Swofford says:

    Together with my husband,we have raised two wonderful children that are now two wonderful adults!!!

  • 504
    Gina says:

    Homeschooling four kiddos while working full time.

  • 505
    Audrey says:

    My proudest achievement is being able to help care for my mother who is 94 yrs old while being away from home 6-7 months of the year.

  • 506
    Michaela says:

    Oh, my! I think that’s a hard question to answer simply. Well, I am just starting to realize that my biggest achievement was to leave my native Country alone (at 18) with no English, one suitcase and a heart full of hope and dreams.

  • 507
    Darlene Placito says:

    My proudest achievement was being there for my parents whenever they needed me.

  • 508
    Quyen says:

    It would be the decision moving to the US and start my new life with my husband and my son.

  • 509
    Michelle (abzzymom) says:

    My proudest achievement is raising four happy children with my amazing husband and still have time for myself.

  • 510
    Laura L says:

    Hmmmm… it seems the biggest achievements I’ve seen in my life have been when I’ve stepped back and said, “God, I can’t do this, but You can…” And He’s done it each time! So I guess I’m proud of HIS amazing achievements and the chance to have a small part in what He’s doing… Like raising amazing kids, learning to braid my Haitian daughter’s hair, and being blown away by what He does with whomever is handy and willing. AWESOME!

  • 511
    Candy Robinson says:

    Sharing my cardmaking skills and products w/others in a positive surprising way.

  • 512

    Love all the products this month! Tough question. I am honored to be given the opportunity to raise two wonderful boys, proudest achievement occurs each day that they thrive in their pursuits. But, it’s all with God’s grace.

  • 513
    Marie Mielke says:

    A very hard question indeed! Raising our 2 kids and now seeing them “love on ” their own children. They make me proud!

  • 514
    Oreet says:

    The birth of my beloved son. Though for most this wouldn’t necessarily be deemed an achievement, due to my inherent difficulties it most certainly was for me. I am chronically ill with a slew of super rare and debilitating diseases. I was thought to be infertile and to our surprise I became pregnant! Rather than being met with congratulations our family, friends and doctors were terrified. They feared I would not survive the pregnancy let alone the delivery…and I nearly didn’t. But now, 4 and a half years later, I look at my breathing, giggling sweet miracle that is my son and know there is no greater achievement than giving him life.

  • 515
    Jan Olson says:

    My first thought was raising 2 kind daughters and of course that would probably always be my answer. But I am very proud of going back to school in my mid forties( this was 13 years ago ) to become a Registered Nurse. I was a single Mom and waited for my girls to get in college. And then I went to college. It was a wonderful learning experience in so many ways and set a good work ethic for my kids.

  • 516
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My proudest achievement is being a “Grammy”. Nothing could compare to being loved and cherished like I am by my grandsons.

  • 517
    Flo says:

    Raising 3 children and seeing the successful adults they have become. This monthe release is great. Thanks.

  • 518
    AnitaR says:

    I love my kids and I played a major part in their development, I”m sure, but I love that I always thought of myself as having no artistic ability, and now I’m a card maker, and people seem to like my creations. It’s been a great joy in my life.

  • 519
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    Helping my husband to regain some quality of life after five massive strokes. He is the love of my life and God has blessed me by leaving Jimmy with me and through him I have learned so much about appreciating the small things in life!

  • 520
    Laura says:

    Being a mom and a wife with the love of my life!

  • 521
    jany-b says:

    Running the Bay to Breaker marathon.

  • 522

    Now that my husband has retired from the military and my children are in school I have the chance to fully pursue my nursing degree. Earning my R.N. has been a long time goal for me and completing this milestone will be one of the greatest achievements in my life.

  • 523
    Fiona Cullen says:

    My greatest achievement is definitely my son – although I can’t take all the credit as he has a wonderful Daddy. I am in awe of how amazing he is and feel so blessed to have him in my life.
    Today is Mother’s Day in the UK so it’s a perfect time to give thanks for the gift of motherhood.

  • 524

    I would probably have to say my kids!

  • 525
    Erin Rosar says:

    I am proudest of the person I’ve become. I am single but have a home, nice car and can afford to live without credit or debt.

  • 526
    Silver says:

    My proudest accomplishment is my family, which consist of my husband and 2 wonderful kids. I am proud that I am able to juggle my career, my family, and still find time to enjoy my crafting hobby.

  • 527
    Anne G says:

    Raising my daughter and watching her become an adult with children of her own.

  • 528
    Jamie Vanskiver says:

    Of course my 3 beautiful children! Raising 3 children as a single mother is something I’m very proud of but doing so with a disability has it’s challenges and I’ve faced them head on, which I am very proud of πŸ™‚

  • 529
    Julie Rae says:

    Easy–our three children! One is working on his degree and the older two are utilizing their degrees in their chosen fields. Oh–and then there are the two grandchildren…yaaay,if we’d known they were going to be this wonderful, we would have started with them first!

  • 530
    crestajune says:

    Learning how to embrace and enjoy life while living with a life-altering injury and chronic pain. It took a long time to figure that one out.

  • 531

    Having a son at the age of 40, and doing a fine job at raising him. He is a wonderful, sweet and kind little boy!

  • 532
    Wendy P says:

    Having my kids and helping them follow their dreams. My oldest actually turned 18 today. What an adventure for him.

  • 533
    Cathie Gillespie says:

    Our son – helping him to be a wonderful young gentleman.

  • 534
    C Flood says:

    Always learning and striving to be a better person.
    I was very proud the first time I made a PTI stamps set card!

  • 535
    Suzanne mooney says:

    I have 3 amazing kids that I have raised more or less by myself. My eldest graduates High School this year and just got a scholarship for college and my other two are so well grounded it never ceases to amaze me. They are without a doubt by best achievement.

  • 536
    Brenda Hall says:

    Our kids and the amazing adults they have become. But I really feel that God deserves all the credit and glory; as He guided my husband and I in our parenting!

  • 537
    Nadia K says:

    My greatest achievement is being a mom and role model to my daughter.

  • 538
    Becs Attwood says:

    My proudest achievement to date is my marriage of 13.5 years (and counting) – as a child of divorced parents I am proud to have worked hard to build a solid relationship and not repeat the mistakes I saw my parents make.

  • 539
    April Z. says:

    Being mom to my four kids.

  • 540
    Nora says:

    I would say having my daughter but that really isn’t my achievement. I think coming back from depression and finishing my college degree. It was really hard but I am so happy that I was able to push myself to complete it.

  • 541
    D. Maas says:

    I think my greatest achievement is letting go of what I thought was expected of me and learning to listen to my inner voice and I hope to instill this in my children as well. That they have 1 life to live and it’s up to them to enjoy it and live it to the max.

  • 542
    Diane says:

    My proudest achievement has been surviving motherhood and raising 2 amazing children. I do give a ton of credit to how my children turned out to my husband, but I know I had a lot to do with it to! Having grown up in a completely dysfunctional/abusive home myself I marvel at my kids and how loving, competent, and well adjusted they are.

  • 543
    Lynne G says:

    Having a baby at 40 after many unsuccessful attempts!

  • 544
    Nancy M says:

    My proudest and most humbling achievement is raising a daughter who is loving and kind toward others. I adore her.

  • 545
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Raising my daughters.

  • 546
    Maureen D. says:

    My proudest achievement this far has been obtaining a Masters Degree in education. I felt like my undergrad experience was for others, what was expected. The masters program was for me, what I wanted. I loved every minute of it!

  • 547
    Melanie Ann MacKenzie says:

    My proudest achievement was when my husband and I built our own home, with out own hands! Cheers.

  • 548
    Leslie B. says:

    Family seems to be the universal achievement and I have to agree because it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to keep your family safe and help your children grow and become successful human beings. I want my son to become someone I am happy to send out into the world. I love my husband and my son very much!

  • 549
    Julia L. says:

    My proudest achievement is graduating college and earning a bronze grand champion with my dog, Gable!

  • 550
    Sally K says:

    Being a grateful Mom to my two incredible sons.

  • 551
    Christine B. says:

    My wonderful happy children!

  • 552
    Merritt says:

    Adopting rescue dogs and giving them a fur-ever home.

  • 553
    Betty Cash says:

    I would have to say my greatest achievement has probably been raising two wonderful sons…with the help of God and their dad, of course!

  • 554
    Susan Gosman says:

    Becoming a great grandmother!!!

  • 555
    Michelle O. says:

    My education! My undergrad and grad degrees have taken me places I would have never been without them!

  • 556
    k.martinsen says:

    Without a doubt, it has to be my family. Not that I have accomplished this solely on my own, but I am so very proud of the two daughters we have raised. They are both kind, generous and successful individuals in their chosen fields…..and add to that, they are wonderful role models to the 6 grandchildren they have blessed me with.

  • 557
    Jill A says:

    Very hard question. I would have to say going to college–becoming an RN then going on to receive my certification.

  • 558

    Having children…. there is nothing like it in the world.

  • 559
    Sue McW says:

    My two sons and the wonderful young men they have become!!

  • 560
    Elaine (lainey) says:

    That’s a really hard question. Lots of achievements in my lifetime, but to narrow it down to the “proudest” one would take some time to think about.

  • 561
    conil says:

    My daughter, hands down although I was only in at the beginning and she’s turned into such a lovely woman.

  • 562
    Carol S says:

    I’m proudest of being a wife of 41 years and a mother to 3 wonderful human beings. I’m also really pleased that I have have found this amazing hobby and have grown in my skills and creativity.

  • 563
    Terri says:

    Can’t wait to shop!

  • 564
    Lisa HR says:

    My proudest achievement is having raised two thoughtful, caring, independent, and adventuresome sons. All the hard work (and worry) paid off!

  • 565
    himmelsengelkind says:

    Is it cheesy to say, “my child”? πŸ™‚

  • 566
    Laura B says:

    Other than the Miss America answers, I’m going with my career!

  • 567
    LauraO' says:

    I’m proud of myself for moving to another country & surviving! πŸ™‚

  • 568

    The uber cute card I just made!

  • 569
    LillyB says:

    My family!

  • 570
    Linda Reilly says:

    My proudest achievement was watching my daughters graduate.

  • 571
    LauraR says:

    Going back to college

  • 572
    Julie G. says:

    Running a marathon.

  • 573
    Betty Sue says:

    Having four children who are great, responsible adults who all went to college and have Faith in God! I’m truly Blessed!

  • 574
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Definitely my children!

  • 575
    Joyce says:

    I am most proud of my family, we raised a beutiful daughter whom we just put of an airplane this morning to begin her new job several states away. It’s been a tearful but proud parenting day.

  • 576
    Laura says:

    My proudest achievement was returning to college at age 55 and finishing my degree – three years before retiring!

  • 577
    Di Ayers says:

    I think for me…within a very happy and fortunate life that has been blessed on so many levels…my private and innermost sense of pride has been in my maturing generosity of spirit and real kindness that I now feel. I really had to work hard at being less critical both to myself and others…but it has really paid off for me and I know I am a much happier person for the effort.

  • 578
    Monica B says:

    Definitely giving birth to to beautiful daughters who continue to make me proud every single day.

  • 579
    Robbin Clements says:

    Raising my three children on my own and having them turn out as happy, healthy, and independent adults with wonderful children of their own! This makes me feel like I accomplished something wonderful! πŸ™‚

  • 580
    Nicki Scheck says:

    This is probably very cliche, but my proudest achievement is successfully carrying, birthing, caring for, and raising my twin boys. Although they are still very, very young, they are such good boys, and I feel so proud when others compliment on how well behaved they are. That brings so much joy to me as a parent, and makes those stressful times seem not so bad πŸ˜‰

  • 581
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    Graduating from college with honors is my biggest achievement! Great release!!!!!

  • 582
    see mary stamp says:

    A happy and loving family – a wonderful husband, kids who are caring and work hard to do the right thing and two amazing grandsons, with grandbaby #3 on the way. I can’t really take credit for the grandbabies other than being a doting grandma.

  • 583
    Linda Lipford says:

    My 20 years of service in the United States Air Force and retirement. It was wonderful!

  • 584
    Amber R. says:

    Thats a hard one. I think my proudest achievement would have to be the first time one of my projects got published. I had been crafting for few years and and never really submitted any of my projects and then one day I said why not and before I knew it I had a card in a magazine.

  • 585
    Michelle says:

    Mine would be getting my Masters degree in education this past year!

  • 586
    Missy says:

    Being a mom. Nothing gives me greater joy, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

  • 587

    My family is definitely the first that comes to mind. Constantly switching “roles” to accommodate everyone in the household, including myself, of course, takes a lot of effort…and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am proud of myself for putting that much value and dedication toward my husband and our children. Thanks again for a chance to win yet another awesome release!!

  • 588
    mitzimink says:

    I think it would have to be learning to swim as an adult. I guess that sounds a little silly to most people but for me I had an irrational fear of the water and was able to conquer it.

  • 589
    Donna M. says:

    Hard question… Is raising a son an achievement? My son makes me very proud. He’s obtained a master’s & is working in surgery to support his wife & 4 kids. I love those 4 little people!

  • 590
    E Lily says:

    My two wonderful children.

  • 591
    Claire A says:

    I think raising two happy and anxiety free kids is my greatest achievement so far – especially as we are so far away from any family support!

  • 592
    Roula says:

    My proudest achievement so far is definitely the way I brought up my children to be independent, compassionate, happy adults!!!

  • 593
    cindy Holshouser says:

    My proudest achievement is my career. Starting with making it through an accelerated nursing program in college. I now work as a nurse educator. I work closely with new nurses teaching basics of caring for patients and also working with regional educators to teach components of the regulatory stuff nurses have to complete each year.

  • 594
    Carolyn S says:

    Raising children to do their best in spite of mental illness and other challenges they were sent with.

  • 595
    Mary L says:

    My greatest achievement has been to raise two really incredible women. My daughters are both loving, caring and strong people. I couldn’t be more proud of them.

  • 596
    Catherine Milne says:

    We have no children but I was a high school teacher for over 30 years so in a sense, I had many, many children. I think my proudest achievement is when I was voted by my colleagues as Teacher of the Year for our school and then by the CSF students as their Teacher of the Year. Those were such unexpected honors and that recognition meant the world to me.

  • 597
    Luanne Ford says:

    My children must top the list. They have all become wonderful adults and have awesome spouses. I couldn’t be more blessed!

  • 598
    Gaby says:

    Raising a healthy, wonderful and productive member of society daughter while working and studying full time to be the first and only woman in my family to earned graduate degrees.

  • 599
    QP Levingston says:

    Raising 2 children with the help of God and my family.

  • 600
    Teresa Porter says:

    Being married to a great man of God for over 36 years and raising our 3 children!

  • 601
    AllysonA says:

    Well, I suppose my proudest achievement would be delivering twins! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the fun week of inspiration. Can’t wait to have some new PTI supplies in my stash!

  • 602
    Rema Timm says:

    Raising my children on my own and watching them grow into the adults they are today has been my proudest achievement…

  • 603
    Stephanie Walter says:

    As many others have said – Family and being there for what I call my 2 Mom’s – My Mom at 86 and my Mother in Law at 92 – I was able to arrange work – so I still can be productive and yet still have time to be caregiver to these two wonderful ladies

  • 604
    LouAnn V says:

    My three children is my proudest achievement.

  • 605
    Laurie Hunt says:

    To date I would say it is the advancement in my career. I chose not to have children so my career was my “family” or “baby”. I will say that when the career is over I find family stays with you and the work does not.

  • 606
    Janet B from WV says:

    I’m not married, have no kids, & just a plain old job. However I am proud that I’ve finally learned that it is ok to put myself first sometimes.

  • 607
    Judy Bohne says:

    My husband and family, and now my grandchildren are my greatest achievements and happiness. Plus, I am going to be a great-grandmother! I enjoy learning new things too and being able to complete a project (of any kind) is exciting and gives a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 608
    vintagestampr says:

    Having my children thank me for always being there for them.

  • 609
    Sofia says:

    Definitely raising my two wonderful children is my proudest achievement!!

  • 610
    Kim Badelt says:

    For me myself gaining resilience in dealing with the curve balls life sends you sometimes and looking from outside my self I would say my children they are treasures and are treasured!

  • 611
    Kristinkat2 says:

    I think living a life well is an achievement. There are many things that haven’t happened to and for me that were disappointments. But that hasn’t stopped me from being content in all circumstances. I am happy, working hard, doing my best with every undertaking, and trying to positively impact the people I meet. Life is a blessing; enjoying it is an achievement.

  • 612
    Leslie Scholes says:

    Raising 2 kids who have become happy successful people and both have healthy happy families of their own. And I get to be involved in their lives!!!

  • 613

    I am proud of many things! I guess lately, something that I’m proud of is that I took up a hobby that I NEVER thought I would: running! I started about 9 months ago with just walking, eventually incorporated some running intervals (could only go about 30 feet that first day, lol!) and now I have run a few 5Ks and lost about 35 lbs. I have a lot more to go, but I’m seeing progress, feeling healthier, and doing something to help me be around to see my kids and someday grandkids, grow up!

  • 614
    Cindy Otto says:

    My proudest moment has to be raising my four successful sons; a college English professor, a six time Salesman of the Year for a manufacturing company, and twins who are Orthopeadic Surgeons. And now I can enjoy my 13 adorable grandchildren!!!!!!!

  • 615
    Melissa says:

    I am the first person in my family to graduate college and choose my career.

  • 616
    Deb Hudson says:

    Raising two boys to adulthood healthy, prosperous, and happy. One to have a baby this August, the other to be married this August. My marriage and my growth

  • 617
    linda says:

    My greatest achievement has been raising 4 children who have grown up to be responsible hardworking adults.

  • 618
    Jennifer T. says:

    Raising two wonderful sons!

  • 619
    Melanie P says:

    Homeschooling my son through high school. It has not always been easy but I made the right choice for him.

  • 620
    Sheri Elmont says:

    Starting my own business back in 2007 that is still going. Lots of ups and downs but I am sticking through it. I have grown a lot through the challenges.

  • 621
    Tammy Hanson says:

    Going back to college as an adult and completing my degree. All while raising 3 very active girls, working full time and trying (most of the time) to keep up on daily household duties. I cooked when I could. Just sayin’.

  • 622
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My proudest achievement is raising my daughter with my husband and our marriage – going on 34 years!

  • 623
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    It would have to be watching my sons grow into two wonderful young men. πŸ™‚

  • 624
    Teresa Currie says:

    Not my achievement alone, but with my husband, raising our family and watching our children come into their own, finding their own direction and moving forward through challenges. What a wonderful journey this is, this life. πŸ™‚

  • 625
    marion says:

    Probably raising two beautiful, loving and intelligent daughters, with a lot of help from my husband. Passing my driving test many years earlier was also also a moment to be proud of!!

  • 626
    Melissa friedrich says:

    My proudest achievement is my family: a wonderful hubby and three children. Though our kids are now grown up at least beyond their teens and scattered around the U.S., we are still a loving and supportive family.

  • 627

    Just one? Maybe graduating college? First one on my moms side of the family to do so.

  • 628
    Julie Carlisle says:

    My family is what I am most proud of and love so much!

  • 629
    Donna says:

    My greatest achievement is seeing how teaching and encouraging children through music has shaped beautiful hearts in these children and young adults.

  • 630
    Debbie P says:

    My scariest moment was when I quit a stable job of 24 years to start up a new internet company with three friends. My proudest achievement was when we were able to sell our successful company to a much larger corporation after 10 years. I can’t believe I did it.

  • 631
    Anne C says:

    My proudest achievement is doing what my mother had done for me by taking care of her the last 17+ years of her life.

  • 632
    Rosy Newlun says:

    Becoming baptized as a Christian when I was 21, and sticking to the “cramped and narrow road” for decades since.

  • 633
    Betty says:

    I think my greatest achievement is graduating from university. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 634

    I feel like I am still working on the child-raising accomplishment! So I will say that what I have already accomplished is getting my Master’s Degree and working as a speech pathologist for my 20th year this year!

  • 635
    Janet Mack says:

    I don’t know about achievements but I am proud that I am a child of God and that my husband and I have been together for 33 years.

  • 636
    tiffany says:

    Having my children and family

  • 637
    Marchelle says:

    I think helping my Mom and Dad after many surgeries each and they are scheduled for more. I love them dearly.

  • 638
    Marybeth says:

    When my grandchildren make their First Holy Communion!

  • 639
    Jennifer Stewart says:

    Being a mom!

  • 640
    Jennifer Tatham says:

    Seeing my four children grow up happy and successful.

  • 641
    Leora says:

    This one is easy…my proudest achievement is raising two happy and healthy boys…one is now 22 and one is almost 18. Time flies

  • 642
    Simplyshaz says:

    Mine is very bittersweet. My proudest achievement is having my four children. Nothing has ever made me prouder than seeing how brave my 15 year old son daniel was when he was batling cancer, it was a fight he never won, but he was the bravest person i have ever known right until the end. Nothing ever has or ever will make me prouder than what he made me. I just hope he knew just how proud i was of him.

  • 643
    Sharron A. says:

    My proudest achievement has been to watch my two daughters grow up to become productive members of this world. They have families of their own now and are both extremely happy! I am extremely proud of them!!!

  • 644
    Amy says:

    My proudest accomplishment has been seeing my mom through an illness that nearly ended her life. Six months in a hospital and I was there for her through it all as well as the recovery afterwards. It’s been a long road but I am happy to say that two years later she is happy and healthy and still here with her family.

  • 645
    Anja Bytyqi says:

    My proudest achievement to date are my two children. They mean the world to me β™‘ Hopefully I’m able to raise them to be nice and great adults in the future.

  • 646
    Meagan says:

    I would say my patience and understanding. I know that sounds like more of a quality but trust me most days it’s an amazing achievement.

  • 647
    Tanja S. says:

    Difficult question, it is not something i think about. My eldest son has left home recently to live close to the Uni (college) he is attending for an engineering course. My husband and i, and our close friends and relatives are proud of the young man he has grown up to be. We thank God for him and our other children and His help in raising them.

  • 648
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Oh I am so proud of how we have raised our children in our God loving family AND that they have also made us just as proud!

  • 649

    Definitely having my daughter! She’s 17 months old and is the light of my life!

  • 650

    i guess my greatest achievement is raising two amazing kids – who are wonderful, interesting and talented (not to mention crazy funny) in their own right, but also who are grateful, kind and thoughtful people. They’re always there for us (as we were there for them growing up) and I think that’s pretty darned wonderful.

  • 651

    Having 3 kids and raised them into responsible adults got to be an achievement!

  • 652
    MarΓ­a Alba NegrΓ³n says:

    Hi Nichole,

    My greatest achievement by far was having the courage to get away from the abusive man that was my husband for 8 years, I did not know, never would I have imagined that I had the resilience and the courage to do it and never look back or doubt my decision. There were hard times specially since he was a lawyer and knew the in’s and out’s of the court system and left me with a meager alimony for three children. After that I did not shy away from telling people who asked why did I divorced him, I always believed that he was the one to feel ashamed and not me. I raised my children with values and by my example and today they are good members of society with productive lives.
    That is why this new world that opened for me when I started with the idea of making each of them a photo album and realized that it bored me to death doing Scrapbooking, but that I could use the tools and papers to make cards and mix media,has been very important, it has been a wonderful ride in which I have found that although it is not considered art by the snobs, I realized that each and everyone of us is an artist in our own and unique way, you do not have to place a paint brush to canvas to feel art or be an artist, and it has fulfilled me and given me an outlet to be creative and passionate about something! I have also had the privilege to “meet” wonderful and sweet people as your designers and others that I follow religiously. Having the fortune to “talk” to Melissa and for her to answer me back is a treasure.
    So, keep us inspired with your wonderful creations, your creative and ingenious minds and your translation to those creations painted on card stock and copics and inks instead of canvas and paintbrushes and paint, for art as beauty is subjective and is always in the eye of the beholder!

    CariΓ±os,
    MarΓ­a Alba

  • 653
    Janice Badger says:

    getting my graduate degree in pharmacology and having a career i love.

  • 654
    Lynne Phelps says:

    I was my mother’s primary care caregiver during her final battle with pancreatic cancer. This wonderful and terrible experience started me back on a journey of faith. My greatest achievement has been becoming an active Christian, joining a church, even teaching an adult Sunday school class. In some ways I think this was my mother’s last gift to me, I still miss her so!

  • 655
    Sharon W. says:

    Being wife and mother for 43 plus years!

  • 656
    Nancy Wilcox says:

    My family comes to mind first. But for just me it’s going back to school and getting my Master’s degree.

  • 657
    Marianne says:

    Starting my own business as a translator, which has enabled us to move to Greece and to live the life we love.

  • 658
    Jennifer K says:

    Obtaining my PE (professional engineer) license.

  • 659
    Barbara Schmidt says:

    Raising 3 children to adulthood who have good marriages, children and jobs.

  • 660
    Rosa C says:

    Haber disfrutado de mi trabajo como maestra y jubilarme.
    Pero quiero emprender algo mas… aun estoy planeando.

  • 661
    Melynn says:

    My proudest achievement was the day i graduated from college when I was 39. It took me 8 long years of going to school part time and summers while I worked a full time job. I started college at 18, quit school at 19 and went back to school at 31. That degree and all the work that went into it was (and still is) a big deal.

  • 662
    Liz R says:

    I’m so proud of my children. When I see them being so caring and loving, makes my heart swell.

  • 663
    Kara says:

    How can I not say my kids!! They amaze me every day, sometimes just with the fact I haven’t sold them after a rough trip to the store ☺ I’m honored I have been given this amazing chance to be their mom.

  • 664
    linda w says:

    My proudest achievement is definitely my 3 boys all of whom have grown into responsible wonderful adults…

  • 665
    Natashaa says:

    I’d say my proudest creative achievement was the first time I had a card chosen for publication. That was a pretty amazing feeling! My proudest academic achievement was when I graduated university at the top of my class. I even got a gold medal for having the highest GPA (4.15) in my faculty!

  • 666
    Janet Buswell says:

    My proudest achievement is becoming clearer this year as my oldest child is getting ready to graduate. All the time we spend teaching, nurturing, loving, feeding, kissing boo boos, mothers really put so much of themselves on hold to do life’s biggest job…raising good human beings. As my daughter is just months away from using those wings we have fluffed for her, my heart soars at what the future holds. My Children are my proudest achievement (and constant work in progress) Now, I need to order some of these sweet graduate pieces. Perfect timing!!!

  • 667
    TamiB says:

    That IS a toughie! I’d say my proudest achievement to date is embarking on a profession that is predominantly male (Information Technology) and enjoying it so thoroughly that I’ve influenced several nieces and nephews to go into the field as well! In fact, I think my success has encouraged my whole family to fearlessly explore/embrace the dynamic nature of technology.

    Crafting is my much needed creative outlet. πŸ˜‰

  • 668
    Teresa Grau says:

    Graduating from college and getting a job using my degree. Very rewarding and something that I won’t ever loose.

  • 669
    Jennifer L. says:

    Raising two children has been my proudest achievement, and they’re still young. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 670
    Annette P. says:

    Being who I am, grounded and realistic.

  • 671
    Kristen :-) says:

    My proudest achievement was finishing the shamrock shuffle last year (5miles)… 3 years ago I couldn’t run longer than 30seconds without walking, to be able to run the entire 5 miles was a huge achievement!

  • 672
    Alice Roushia says:

    I would have to say that my proudest moment would be having my daughter. She has brought tears to my eyes both good and ba, but she is my pride and joy no matter what.

  • 673
    Amy O says:

    My proudest achievement is my three children — watching them as they grow to be strong in their faith, good students, and good friends to others. I have been so blessed!

  • 674
    Amy G says:

    My little guy makes me so proud — but I’m not sure how muchase credit I can take. I’m pretty sure he falls in the “blessing” category. He makes me feel pretty accomplished , anyway.

  • 675

    I HAVE SEVERAL!! I have LIVED a LIFE that was supposed to NOT be!!?? After surviving a Rare Battle and being told that they weren’t sure how LONG I had left!!?? I have LIVED EVERYDAY to the FULLEST and have DONE ALOT of things on my Bucket List!! =) I would have to say Graduating H.S and College, Getting Married and having my 2 Boys!! Now I’m LIVING EACH Day to the FULLEST and I can TRULY say I HAVE BEEN BEYOND BLESSED!! =)

  • 676
    cindy says:

    No question – it is my children and having homeschooled them. Also being married for 34 years!

  • 677
    LaurieD says:

    Raising my children and becoming a grandmother!

  • 678
    Jennifer says:

    my children!

  • 679
    Michelle Benoit says:

    Nothing I have done, but being held by the Lord: Isaiah 42:5 “I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee.”

  • 680
    Linda says:

    My two amazing kids. I am so proud of who they have become.

  • 681
    Mutzy Mia says:

    Planning and implementing wedding details with each of my daughters. Each day was just beautiful.

  • 682
    Shelley J says:

    My five grandsons, they are the best ever!!

  • 683
    Lisa S. says:

    We made a major move to another country and spent three years there. It was so difficult to uproot a family with 4 children but we did it and ended up loving our experience outside the US. We’re back in the US now but so much richer for our time away. I’m truly proud we had the courage to do something so hard for us.

  • 684
    Kay Tillman says:

    My proudest moment to date is the gift of my 4 children. 3 here with me and one in heaven. My life would be so empty without them.

  • 685
    Mary B. says:

    My proudest achievement was becoming an Occupational Therapist. Helping others get through the healing process to resume meaningful & productive lives, has made my life worthwhile.

  • 686
    Laurie says:

    I’ve been so blessed to have had many opportunities for achievement. My finest seems to be the one I’m in the middle of at the time. Praise God for all His blessings.

  • 687
    Glorie Alvarez says:

    Being a mom to my daughter and wife to my husband in the light of my illness.

  • 688
    Jane Rakonczay says:

    My proudest achievement was going back to school to become a teacher after my husband became a paraplegic and I still had 3 teenagers at home. It was hard, but well worth it. I am so proud that I made it happen.

  • 689
    Donna Gibson says:

    I think my proudest accomplishment to date is learning to rely on myself more. In the past several years I’ve been braver and learned that I can do more things on my own than I thought I could. I’ve stripped wallpaper, repaired and textured drywall, and repaired toilets. I was even able to repair my front-load washing machine by replacing the pump! I think I learned to not be afraid to TRY. You can always ask for help if you need it.

  • 690
    Amy s K. says:

    Raising my sons.

  • 691
    Vickie D says:

    My proudest achievement to date has to be my children. I have 2 young professionals who have wonderful spouses. All share our strong faith in God.

  • 692
    Michele says:

    I think my proudest achievement is my son talking. He has Apraxia and was in Kindergarten before he was able to communicate verbally.

  • 693
    Chasm says:

    Cultivating a close and loving relationship with my daughter is what I consider the most important achievement.

  • 694

    By far giving birth to my wonderful daughter who is now a mother, also of a daughter!

  • 695

    When I went for a painting certification course, and I’m self taught because no teachers lived near me in semi-bush Alaska, I passed the three day certification and became a painting teacher!

  • 696
    Audrey says:

    I would say my twin sons are my proudest achievement

  • 697
    Laura says:

    My greatest achievement is raising 5 children to love God and be well adjusted, productive and helpful members of this wonderful American society.

  • 698
    Crisanne D. says:

    My proudest achievement is really one of humility. My children are gaining their own testimonies of God, and our Savior Jesus Christ.

  • 699
    Victoria in OHio says:

    Giving birth to one daughter and adopting our 2nd daughter from China. By far hands down.. both of those are my greatest accomplishments!

  • 700
    Brenda Kuder says:

    My proudest achievement has been by successful marriage of 32 years and counting. Also, my evolution as a card maker,

  • 701
    Susan Hoey says:

    Graduating from University.

  • 702
    Denise Bryant says:

    Proudest achievement to date… watching my daughter grow into the beautiful young woman she is!

  • 703
    Evan says:

    Coming up with an exercise routine and sticking with it to supplement better eating habits.

  • 704
    marcy says:

    Being a mother to my 3 children and now a grandma!

  • 705
    Pam says:

    My proudest achievement was the birth of my only child.

  • 706
    peggysue says:

    Family. Raising three kids so far to adulthood and they are all doing well, serving in their communities, working responsibly and starting to raise families of their own. That tops everything else.

  • 707
    Leona says:

    I would have to say marrying my husband and best friend.

  • 708
    JosieDeeDee says:

    My proudest achievement has been instilling the importance of family to my two daughters and living the life that exemplifies this everyday. I have 11 siblings and I love them all and I am able to lean on them when I need to. I love how close my girls are to their cousins….the family just continues to grow.

  • 709
    Amber P says:

    My proudest achievement has been watching my son grow from a tiny little peanut to a handsome teenage boy! Each day offers another moment to feel proud of my boy. πŸ™‚

  • 710
    blaquilts says:

    My proudest achievement without a doubt is my daughter! She is everything I could wish for and more. I count my blessings every single day.

  • 711
    Anne Sasko says:

    I teach special Ed preschool and just last Friday I took my class on a field trip. On of my kiddos, who in October and again in November had major meltdowns on field trips, made it through the the entire trip. I was so proud of him!

  • 712
    Melinda Bream says:

    My biggest achievement is having my two beautiful children, and teaching them to appreciate all the beautiful things about life!

  • 713
    LaFaunB says:

    Proudest achievement – earning a graduate degree and teaching others as they pursue a higher education. I love commencement exercises and graduations!

  • 714
    Joybells says:

    Raising my two kids as a single mom was very difficult and challenging but rewarding also.

  • 715
    Sandy Kay says:

    My two beautiful daughters (inside & out!)

  • 716
    P.J. says:

    It’s hard to name one proudest achievement. Through each season of my life there have been various moments: graduating college, medical school, marrying my husband, nursing school, two wonderful daughters, making friends through several moves, and now I’m just waiting for the next adventure!!

  • 717
    Cathy Max says:

    My proudest achievement would have to be my five children and marrying my wonderful, hardworking husband. I am blessed and I forget that at times…..thank goodness for the amazing planner do I can write it down πŸ™‚

  • 718
    Karen Ramsey says:

    My greatest achievement has been raising such a wonderful son. He is a grown man with a family of his own and is an amazing husband and hands on father of two boys.

  • 719
    Christine N. says:

    I would definitely say having and raising my two wonderful boys!

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