Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My First TOBY Award!!!

I still can't believe it!  I'm just in awe!  I thought my family was going to have to scrape me OFF of the FLOOR when I found out that I won a 2011 TOBY Industry Choice Award for Livvy!  Unbelievable!!


This was the FIRST time I had ever entered the TOBYs and I'm absolutely SHOCKED that Livvy won in the Small Artist Bear, Undressed Category.  Just shocked!  I've known for a couple of days now and I still can't believe it!  Felicia Hymer (the Bear Scout who represents my work) emailed me early Sunday morning to tell me the good news--she attended the awards ceremony on Saturday evening in California. 

I thought of telling you the good news on Sunday, but I just wanted to see the official list from "Teddy Bears and Friends" before I did.  I know I was being overly cautious--but I still just couldn't believe it!  There are a lot of different awards in the teddy bear world, but the TOBY awards are one of the most prestigious, if not THE most prestigious.  So to win the first time I've ever tried just astounds me!

Well, I guess I have to say that 2011 is off to a pretty good start!!!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

25 comments:

  1. Wow. Thats really wonderful news. Huge congrats to you.
    A x

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  2. That is so well deserved!!!!! Yay! Your bears have so much character the judges would have been bowled over.

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  3. Well Done Cheryl, congrarulations!

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  4. AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!OMG OMG CHERYL! This is incredible news! Im so so happy for you!!!! I must say that Livvy is just amazing and you deserve this award! Amazing...just amazing :)

    Zhanna

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  5. Hi Cheryl~~~~*****Congragulations!~~~~*****what wonderful news,I'm soooo happy for you!Your sweet little bear deserves it as does his creator!biggest hugs~~~~Sharie

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  6. Thank you SO much, everyone! You are all so sweet! I think it's going to take awhile for this to sink in!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  7. Oh Cheryl,

    HOW EXCITING. Congratulations. I am so thrilled for you. Am I surprised? NO - your creations are all award worthy.

    Hugs
    Joyce

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  8. Livvy is beaming just as much as you are. Congratulations! And like some others said, it certainly isn't a surprise that you won! Enjoy the moment!

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  9. Congratulations, Cheryl, for winning a TOBY.
    So well deserved, Livvy is adorable!

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  10. NOT unbelievable, Cheryl. Livvy has the sweetest face!

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  11. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are all the BEST!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  12. I am not surprised that you won this award Cheryl, your little bears are adorable beyond words. Congratulations and hugs from Vermont, Judi

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  13. I'm not at all surprised, she's wonderful

    Hugs

    Katy

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  14. Congratulations! It is definitely well deserved. Your work is amazing and I'm so happy for you!

    Hugs,
    Tyler

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  15. So thrilled for you! Livvy is so adorable, i'm not surprised you won at all! Congratulations! :o)

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  16. A BIG congratulations to you Cheryl! You'll be walking on air all year! Enjoy your grand success!
    Love and hugs,
    Donna

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  17. What a good news! Congrats Cheryl, 2011 will be a good year for you =)

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  18. I congratulate you on winning the contest!

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  19. Congratulations!!! That's awesome.

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  20. Congratulations Cheryl! Livvie is one of the sweetest bears I have ever seen, really. You have such an appealing bear making style. It is so great it has been recognized.

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  21. Oh, GOODNESS! You guys are going to overwhelm me!!! Thank you again and again and again--your support really means SO much to me!!!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  22. I am over the moon for you Cheryl, I was so happy yesterday when I saw you name on the list! You deserve this as your work is simply stunning.
    Big Hugs
    Elanor x

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  23. I LOVE Livvy, I am so happy you won a TOBY, your bears captured my heart the first time I saw one last year. I keep hoping to own a Bingle bear some day.

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  24. YEAH!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU CHERYL...WAY TO GO.

    hugs, Doreen

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