October 20, 2009

Can I toot my own horn for a moment?

Hello! I have some exciting news for you today - I need to toot my own horn for just a bit. I don't get to do this too often :) Today I got the November issue of Stampin' Success {a SU demonstrator magazine} in my mail box and look who is featured this month - little ol' me!

I've been busting from the seams not to tell anyone until now. Back in June, Stampin' Up! sent me an email asking me if I would like to be their featured stamper for November and I'd be a fool to turn that down! Over the next month, I was interviewed {btw, I am not very good with words, so you might get a laugh out of what I told SU in my interview.}, I was sent a brand new stamp set - Wandering Words {hot off the press even. They didn't have the labels stickers made yet!}, I made my samples, and mailed them in and finally I have my 2-page spread, haha!

Here is the layout ~


And here are the cards I sent in to publish ~




It was so much fun, and a little bit intimidating, to work with a stamp set that hadn't been released or pictured yet. I felt just a tad bit special, LOL!

Thank you so much for letting me ramble about myself this morning. I'll get back to business tomorrow, haha!

Have a wonderful day -
Karen


recipes -
sweet thoughts card
stamps: wandering words
paper: chocolate chip, old olive, ruby red, sahara sand, very vanilla card stock, the write stuff dsp
ink: sahara sand, close to cocoa, ruby red
accessories: chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, heart to heart, horizontal slot, and scallop edge punches, stampin' dimensionals

thinking of you card
stamps: thoughts & prayers, trendy trees
paper: sahara sand card stock, merry moments, tall tales dsp
ink: close to cocoa, old olive, ruby red
accessories: stampin' dimensionals

happy christmas card
stamps: wandering words
paper: old olive, very vanilla card stock, merry moments, tall tales dsp
ink: sahara sand
accessories: elementary ribbon originals, 5/16" neutrals jumbo brads


thankful card
stamps: wandering words
paper: chocolate chip, old olive, ruby red, very vanilla card stock, merry moments dsp
ink: sahara sand, old olive, ruby red
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, playground designer buttons, swirls scribbles sizzlits die, embroidery floss, stampin' dimensionals

53 comments:

  1. gorgeous and congrats!!! love these cards :D

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  2. OMG! TOOTING? I'd be SCREAMING!!! These are all STUNNING and what a fun thing to have happen-such an honor! I LOVE all of these, Karen! Congrats!

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  3. Congrats Karen!!! You are amazing!!! I would be screaming from the roof tops!!! So deserving!!

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  4. Congratulations! You should be able to toot your horn, this is such a big accomplishment and the cards are exquisite. Good For You!

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  5. You go girl :D Congrats on the two page spread. You have every right to be excited!! Great cards!

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  6. congratulations karen!! i love the cards you published for the magazine layout, great job!!

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  7. How fabulous - congratulations! I love your style, it's so clean & elegant. These cards are no exception - gorgeous!

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  8. Congratulations!! What an honor- and you totally deserve it! :)

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  9. Congratulations! Your cards are just perfect.

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  10. OMG:) congrats!! that is soooooo exciting!! your cards are fab!
    hugs

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  11. It's a terrific article! Hugest congrats!

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  12. That is WAY cool!! I just got my SS and had to leave a comment. Congrats Karen!!

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  13. Congratulations!! Your cards are amazing (as always)!!

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  14. Congrats! You go girl, toot your horn all you want.

    Great cards.

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  15. Woo Hoo!!! You're an amazing stamper Karen...no wonder they wanted to feature you, and the cards you created are spectacular!!!

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  16. Congrats Karen! You did an amazing job with those cards.

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  17. Congratulations Karen! Those cards are amazing! You did an excellent job considering you had very little to inspire you but the stamps themselves. I can't wait to get my copy this month and as I read it I'll be having a little chuckle knowing that they lost a demo who's a creative genius

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  18. Congrats, Karen! So well deserved!!

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  19. Congrats! It must have been so hard keeping your lips zipped for that long! Definitely well deserved recognition!

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  20. Yippee, way to go girl!! I'm so glad for you, you're an amazing cardmaker and it would be a shame if such talent was unnoticed by SU!
    Btw, looks like they want to keep you with them, lol!

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  21. Gorgeous cards and many congrats! You deserve it.

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  22. Congrats - how cool! I love your cards.

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  23. Woooo HOOO!!!! You can blow you own horn as much as you like. This is so AWESOME!!! You are AWESOME. A well deserved honour. And your card are AMAZING.

    x SJ

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  24. Karen,
    Wonderful! Wonderful! Gorgeous work - you should be so proud!

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  25. Congratulations! I just got my copy of SS in the mail today and happened upon your 2 page spread and said, "Hey, I know her (well not personally) but I recognized your picture and name from visiting your blog so often. Your cards were totally awesome!

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  26. I just got my SS yesterday and I was not surprised in the least to see you were the featured stamper! Well deserve....for sure! Congratulations!

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  27. These are gorgeous! You so deserve this---can't wait to get my SS in my hot little hands to see it up close & personal! Congrats!

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  28. Congratulations, Karen! Great use of the new stamps.

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  29. You GO GIRL! You are SO most deserving of this! It was fun to read and find out more about you. I have been following your blog every since Nancy R (iSTAMP) got me hooked. You are one talented gal! CONGRATS!

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  30. I was so excited to see a fellow Catty Cruiser featured in Stampin' Success! Fabulous cards. I am so excited for you.

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  31. L-O-V-E how you used the DSP for the rolling hills. Congrats on your article! I'll keep my eye out for my copy.

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  32. This is fantastic Karen! Congrats on your publication. :)

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  33. Way to go Karen!! I love the cards you submitted!! Congratulations!

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  34. Karen, You ROCK Girl! Scream & Shout!! You totally deserve to. Stampin' Up! was so smart to interview you and ask you to make these cards. I love them all, they are fabulous. OMG - the tree with the DSP hills, amazing!

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  35. congrats, karen-love these cards and your work

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  36. I got mine yesterday and was so excited to see someone who I follow on a regular basis in blogland!
    Congrats and toot toot!

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  37. I'd be 'tooting' to if I'd made cards HALF as good as these, never mind being showcased!
    TOTALLY justified as your cards are amongst the best.
    Viv xx

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  38. Congrats! And of course, your cards are beautiful!!! Really really great cards! Wish I could read the interview.

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS - you so deserve it; your work is amazing!!! You did a great job with a brand-new, unreleased stamp set (at the time); everyone will want that stamp set.

    Congratulations!

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  40. omgoodness! Go right ahead and toot your own horn--you deserve so much praise. The cards are beautiful and so perfectly made. TFS with us all of your pretty creations. :)
    Evelyn

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  41. Congrats - Karen!!! These cards are gorgeous!!! You rock!!! Hugs ~S~

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  42. Karen,
    Way to go. I'm so lucky that I'm been able to experience your talent for a long time as a sideline! I'm gonna miss ya. SU doesn't know what they're losing. Good luck in all of your future stamping!
    Steph

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  43. Congratulations Karen. Your cards are beautiful and your creativity is inspiring.

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  44. Congratulations.....you certainly deserve to toot your horn with this wonderful achievement. Your card creations are absolutely stunning.

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  45. what an honor Karen, a huge congratulations...I am very happy for you....toot, toot!

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  46. I think that the hillside to do is just wonderful.
    Congratulations to you ^ ^

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  47. What a fun surprise to see your cute face in the new S.S. mag... Congrats on the article... You are amazing.. Loved your projects..

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  48. WOW how exciting!!! Congrats! Now I can't wait to get the next Stampin' Success in the mail cause I know someone famous! :)
    I'm really happy for you, SU couldn't have picked a better person for the spread.

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  49. Not a "tad bit special" but a WHOLE lot special! Congratulations- what an honor! It was quite exciting to see a familiar face when I opened up my SS issue! Your cards are fabulous, BTW!

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  50. Congrats, Karen! It was great seeing your "spread" in SS! Love all your creations! ;)

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