Well, I acted on a whim the other day (what's new) and entered my first design contest ever at www.minted.com , a global community of invitation designers. Take a look at my two entries in their latest contest: "The Books to Bottles Baby Shower Invitation Challenge."
I have always loved Minted not only for their beautiful and fresh designs, but also for the way they roll. Here's why they are totally awesome:
"We believe that great design lives and thrives in the hands of indie designers that people may not have access to through traditional retailers. Our goal is to use technology to allow our community to discover the work of great designers from all over the world. And at the same time, create a place where designers can get exposure and build their careers." - Minted
As I would love to win any one of their awards, I know there are many better designers than me, so I'm not getting my hopes up. But, if you would like to help me out, you can vote for my designs! I'm actually not sure when the voting starts, but for now, you can follow this link to my designer's profile, or click on the link in the side bar, and see my designer page. Feel free to comment, make suggestions, or "like" my designs. And I'll let you know when the voting has begun.