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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Exciting News and Blog Candy!!!


I have some really exciting news to share...  Have you seen the newest issue of magazine...eeks, I am in there three times!!!  I am obviously over the moon excited and can still hardly believe it.   I like to set goals or challenges for myself and as 2009 was ending I made a few paper crafting goals.  One of those goals was to be published in CardMaker magazine.  It is one of my favorites due to the variety and I  love the big pictures of the projects...just so you know AJ, Tami and Melanie are in this issue too!  I am amazed at how the Lord has blessed this little paper crafting hobby of mine.   I had no idea making a card way back in 2000 (at the time I didn't see the big deal) and then being officially bit by the stamping bug in 2005, would morph into the opportunities I have now.  AND next week I leave for CHA in California where I will be representing Layers of Color,  get to hang out with Nina, Jessica, and Janice, meet some amazing people, and even "ooohh and ahhh" over all of the new product coming to soon to those of us that paper craft!!  

Oh...you probably want to see a card right??  Well, here is one that I have in this issue...  I used Fairy Tales and originally created this card for a girl in our church...gave it away, and then wouldn't you know it...it got accepted so had to make another one.  :o) I learned from that one, lol!

On to some more exciting things...  I am giving away a copy of this newest issue of CardMaker magazine and the newest set by Tami Mayberry, Hopeful Hearts:

 All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me a paper crafting goal of yours...  It can be anything from big to hey, just clean up my table after I stamp (that's another one of mine..hee-hee).  You have until Sunday night at 11:59 pm to leave a comment and I will draw a random winner on Monday morning.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Blessings,

67 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

What totally awesome news... CONGRATULATIONS! You are so deserving with your wonderful talent! My goal in stamping is to learn to color better! Congrats again GF!

Lillian Child said...

How exciting, Jennie! So happy for you! My goal this year is to spend more time doing what I enjoy most - papercrafting! I haven't really done many challenges and only submitted ONE card last year, so you've inspired me to get my art out there! P.S. - your little froggie get well card is SO cute - great job!

MariLynn said...

Jennie, I am so excited for you. I love your little froggie card. One of my goals is to send the cards I make to encourage someone and bless their lives. The other goal I have is to be content. I do have to say with all the lovely LOC stamps, that makes the second goal harder to accomplish!

Lori said...

Congratulations Jennie!!! I am SO happy for you!! Fantastic card!!
A goal I have is to get published as well, I've tried a couple of times but I need to get more serious I think!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Hip, Hip, Hurray! Hip, Hip, Hurray! Hip, Hip, Hurray! (1 for each card)

Huge congratulatory hugs, Jennie!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Congrats!!! I did NOTICE your name in Cardmakers and said to self...OH I know that person!!! WAY to go!!! Wishes and dreams DO come true!! :-)))
MY goal is to actually USE as much as possible all of the treasures I pick up...tools, stamps, embellishments, ribbon, bling, paper, etc.etc...I have SO many treasures I just want to find the time to actually sit and USE and LEARN about them!!!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Congrats!! Great cards! My crafty goals are to use more of my rubber/cling stamps instead of just digis....and I also would love to be published atleast once in any magazine!! :)

Cathy said...

Congratulations. You are so deserving. Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful blog candy. My goal for 2011 is to be more organized and make all my cards well in advance of when I need them, rather than at the last minute.

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Congratulations. I got my copy of mag the other day and I need to go back and find your cards. How fabulous that must feel. My goal is to use the supplies I have and slow down on purchasing new things constantly.

Paige said...

Congrats Jennie! That is exciting news - and very well deserved to be published!
My goal is to do more challenges offered on blogs and an even bigger goal is to de-clutter my stamp room!

mitch1066 said...

Whats my goal?well to get better...im new to cardmaking.Ive had a cuttlebug for about a year and last week hubby surprised me with a cricut expression.If i could get a career out of this id be in heaven lol.

peggy wainman said...

Congratulations Jennie! I just got my issue the other day and saw your cards! I really like the Easter card. My goal is to win a contest/challenge with a card that is not just by random drawing. And also to clean my stamping space, lol

Shirley B said...

I am always so inspired by your work. I just started stamping and really enjoy it when I get the chance. I bought stamps last Spring but did not get to use them
until mid-December because of "life" and I was intimidated because I don't always think I can do it. One of my goals is to learn to color with copics and I am taking a class from Jennie Black in March. Since I am a single mom, with three children at home, I would like to be able to use my stamping to produce some income but also as a way to bless others.

Betty Benton said...

Big time congratulations, Jennie! And what an adorable card -- I can just hear the excitement in your writings! My goal for the next year is to get my craft room back and all my "stuff" out of the storage facility -- I had to move into a closet when we put the house on the market.

Joan said...

Congrats, Jennie! I'm gonna pick up my copy Friday while I wait for Pete at VA.
One of my goals is to reorganize my room...I'm never satisified with it and to also get back to entering the challenges.

whitneymaryann said...

So glad your giftedness is shared with others of us via magazines or blogs -- kind of us being blessed by your blessing! My crafting goal is to use what I have before going out and getting more. (Fortunately, I got a nice craft store gift card for Christmas that I will use when my discipline weakens!!)

Carol said...

My goal is to use some of the items that are currently unused in my craft room.

Brenda said...

Three big Cheers for you Jennie!!! Congrats! I can't wait until my copy gets here, maybe today. I have to agree with you that I would love to be able to clean up after each card. My biggest goal is to get published but I don't have the courage to try yet.

Olga said...

Congrats!!!! I got all excited just reading your blog LOL. Have fun and try not to miss us to much, LOL yeah right, love the card too!

Lovely Linda said...

Wahoo Jennie! COngratulations on not one but 3 cards published - how cool! I am celebrating with you! {{{hugs}}}

Gina said...

How exciting for you, and three time too! Congratulations. I love that frog, how fun is that!

JaniceAileen said...

Congrats, girl!! You are on fire!!!

Aimee said...

That is so cool, congratulations!! My goal is to make two cards per week! So far, so good :)

Theresa said...

Congratulations on the 3 cards in the one issue. You deserve this recognition for your great work. What a great start to the new year! One of my goals is to be copic trained and certified but no class seems to be near enough in the near future. Guess I will just keep trying to teach myself until I learn. Also would like to be published some day, some time, some year....will have work on that too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have had my copy for a couple days. Have not really read it yet, but I sure peeked through to see who the lucky designers were! I was so happy to see your work, Jennie! Love that magazine!

MaxineD said...

Hi Jennie,
A goal for me is to be a GD on a couple of sites I love, and to win a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! The later one seems to me to be the most difficult, but I have 48 weeks or so to keep trying :-)
Blessings
Maxine

rachelbg said...

Congratulations.My goal is to do more challenges offered on blogs.

Sandra said...

Congratulations - that is really fun ... three times!
one of my goals is to get my area in shape and start scrapbooking again.
Thanks for the chance!
Sandra ltb

Regena said...

Congrats..That sounds so exciting!!My goal is to use some of the items that are currently unused in my craft room...thanks for the chance

Kelly said...

Congratulations Jennie! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with! I just reorganized my stamping area. My goal is to see if I can keep it that way! :) Good Luck to me on that one!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations!

My current goal is to get my Christmas cards finished before Thanksgiving.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Congratulations. My goal is to get my craft room and supplies organized.

Valerie said...

I love that magazine. Congratulations! My goal is to do at least one challenge a week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on the publication! That is awesome:) A goal of mine--to stay focused. Why did I start crafting? That is the question I need to focus on!

Penne Jackson Norris said...

OH my Gosh! How exciting, Jennie! Congratulations to YOU! However, I am not surprised as you do beautiful work! As for my goals *laughing* I have two and one depends on the other. 1. I want to learn how to take decent photos of my work so I can post it on my blog. 2. Get my blog functional.I am so so happy for you, Jennie.

Carla S. said...

Huge congratulations to you, Jennie! Your work is always awesome - it's no wonder your cards were selected! I have a few crafting goals - get organized, stay organized and maybe one day have the nerve to submit something for publication. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Sharri said...

Jennie, Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! All of your work is fabulous so I am not at all surprised that your cards are being published!!I know you are going to have tons of fun at CHA. I have set two crafting goals for my self which are to be published, which just happened, and to be on a design team.
Thank you for the chance to win and I can not wait to hear what you think of CHA - Have fun!!

Alina said...

Congrats on being published in the magazine! It's a great thing! My goal would be to write a book about cardmaking since there are almost none in Romania... well... you somethimes find some but there are in english so I think it would be nicer to have also in romanian. But this is a big goal, I don't know if I will manage this challenge!

StampinDi said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you. I'm not surprised at all. You are so talented. My papercrafting goal for this year is to start scrapbooking. I have been making cards for over ten years, but for some reason have been intimidated to try scrapbooking. I have been buying paper to scrapbook for years. Hopefully this year I will get some pictures on my paper collection.

Carol said...

My goal is similar to yours. I had one card published last year and want to pursue that to a greater extent this year. I just found out that I will have 4 cards published in the new Cricut Magazine April/May 2011 Issue and that has given me a renewed energy.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Congrats, Jennie! I always knew you were a real rock star! One of my goals is to work up enough nerve to submit a card with the hopes of getting published. I came close once, but chickened out.

Lori said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting to be a published artist! I had this issue in my hand yesterday but ended up not getting it. Well, I want to go back and get it now. I love to see projects by people I 'know'. This is a very cute card, too. My goal is to give more cards. For occasions or just because or just gift them to a friend so she can use them. Hope CHA is a blast for you!

Michelle Forrest said...

Congratulation Jennie! That is sooooo wonderful and your card is just too cute! One of my many goals is to find a way to balance my time between those scrapbook re-do's and card making....Let's see how that works for me LOL

Congrats again!

Sue Bridges said...

I am not surprised that you are in the magazine. I have always been in awe of your work.
My goal in cardmaking is to become proficient enough to share locally.
I use cards to reach out to others, and as well as a stress relief.

Payne Holler Cards said...

i'm so happy for you - feel like a proud Mama up here LOL
sorry you havent heard from me - have been sick but still working and crafting and then falling into bed exhausted!
oh my goal!!! take down the Christmas tree LOL
hugs

shellpole said...

Congrats on being published Jennie....We don't get that magazine over here unfortunately...So I cannot see your stuff.

Laura said...

WTG Jennie!!! I saw that issue, and your 3 cards! Pages 32, and 34. I am so happy for you and your success!!!

Tessa said...

I have several crafty goals!
Get published! Be on a DT! Catch up on scrapbooking! Thanks for chance to win!

Barbara Hale said...

How very exciting for you to be in Card Maker mag three times - WOW! My goal right now in paper crafting is to use some of the things I have 'collected' and have not use in any project. Now that the holidays are over I have a chance to get started on this goal. Congratulations again.

Judy said...

Congratulations!! I'm sure you are ecstatic. My goal is to make better cards, and get noticed more. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Scraps of My Life said...

Congrats on being published! My goal is to find my niche in this huge paper crafting world!!
Julie

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Isn't this hobby of our just AMAZING?

Connie C said...

Jennie, How delightful! Congratulations on being published. I have a goal this year and that is to get a blog up and running where I can share cards, pages and paper crafting ideas with others who have this same addiction,... er, ah, hobby. :-) How generous of you to offer this wonderful blog candy!

Cynthia said...

Wow, congrats Jennie! My big goal for 2011 is to give my stamp room some additional organization. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Jan said...

Congrats! My goal is to create more cards & use the talent that I was blessed with. This all just way too much fun!

Betty Neville said...

Big congrats Jennie! I'm so glad you're getting the recognition you deserve - I love your cards! My goal this year is to try to color better. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristin said...

Congratulations and have fun at CHA!! It was my goal this year to just *submit*... that what I did earlier today! So, even if I do nothing else... at least I did that, right?? Hope to be published someday as well! Love your cards always!

Kary said...

Congratulations, Jennie!! So Happy for you!! I'll be at CHA and hoping to bump into you ;-)
I think my goal is to be more organised this year and really ink every stamp I own. Thanks!!

Grace said...

Hi Jennie! Congratulations my friend! I'm so happy for you! I need to go pick up a copy so I can see your cards! You certainly deserve it! God has blessed you greatly and you are using it for His glory! Love your cute froggy card! Your candy is wonderful too! Think I'll wait to buy that copy just a little longer! :) My craft goals like most... are to get better organized, use more of what I have, and expand my "style". I want to do all styles from elegant to vintage to cutesy and do them comfortably.
Thanks for the chance to win this aweseome set too!!!
hugs,
Grace

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congrats Jennie - THREE ENTRIES?!! That is something to celebrate! Right now my only goal is to be able to stamp again at all - I am recovering from spinal surgery and the recovery is loooong. I would also like ti finish my stamp index and organize my nestabilities in the future. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Dee said...

Congratulations Jennie!!!! Three cards is amazing to have published.My goal is to be able to color better with my Copics and win a set of stamps!

Olga said...

Doing the Happy Dance for you hon, and You so deserve it!!!! My goal is to stamp and scrapbook about 50-50. Not to forget those pictures like I have in the past! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Leppek said...

WOW You should be on cloud nine, that is so exciting! You so deserve to be in that magazine!
My card resolution is to make more and stamp more often and not let life get in the way so much!

Congrats again!

Nancy

Julie E said...

Congrats! Such a cute card! My goals are to send the cards I make and clean up after myself immediately so I do not end up with huge piles that topple :>)

Deb R. Moll said...

Congratulations....I have been looking through Cardmaker magazine this week and I saw YOU and the other designers cards....fantastic. You definitely deserve to be publishes...your talents and abilities are superior.

Darla said...

My goal this year is to teach some card classes. I have been offered the opportunity to teach 2 classes a month at my favourite local craft store plus a big class on using an electronic die cutter.
I am determined to actually get it together and do it!!
I'd make it a goal to clean my table every time I finish stamping but it hasn't happened yet and probably never will so rather than make a goal I won't keep I just Wong make that one. Lol

Melisa Waldorf said...

A big YOU GO GIRL to you Jennie! Your card is so very cute!