Have to share (now that I found out for sure I can) my VERY exciting news from last week. No, it's not the Alaska trip, although that WAS very exciting news from last week! This is different, something I had barely even let myself dream, it was so big. And once again, Stampin' Up makes a dream come true.
I've been proud of my business accomplishments. I work hard at the business side of this incredibly fun job, and the rewards have been SO sweet. But part of me always longed to be recognized for more than just being a decent business person, know what I mean? I'd love to be recognized for artistic abilities, too. But part of the reason I don't go blog-surfing very much is that there are sooooooo many more talented ladies out there than little old me, and I lose my nerve to submit to contests and try for the artistic awards!
Well, Shelli Gardner (pictured here with daughter Sara at the Workshop of a Lifetime) is apparently a fairy godmother in disguise, because....
I'm going to be the featured artist in the October issue of Stampin' Success magazine!!! I'll be sent a top secret stamp set from the next Holiday Mini Catalog and I have to create four extra-awesome projects for the spread (no pressure there). There will also be a picture of me and a little article. I am SO excited (the petrifying, mojo-killing fear has not seeped into my consciousness yet).
I think this calls for some Celebrating with a capital C! Don't you? I think that translates to "put in a gigantic new catalog order today when ordering begins at noon." : ) Ok! Don't have to tell me twice! Come to my new Katalog Kickoff party at 6:30 on July 9th and see all the fun prizes I awarded to myself. RSVP today by email or when you come to pick up your new catalog! see you soon!
Congratulations Lyssa! I can't wait to see the article:)
Posted by: Julie A. | 07/01/2010 at 11:46 AM
Congrats Lyssa! Your hard work is being rewarded
Posted by: Kandi | 07/01/2010 at 11:53 AM
WOW - what an honor. You will really be famous now! Congratulations!
Posted by: Amy Rogers | 07/01/2010 at 11:55 AM
Way to go Lyssa! Have fun!!!! ; )
Posted by: Cathy Bruening | 07/01/2010 at 11:55 AM
Fantastic! Can't wait to see the article and the projects!
Posted by: Sue H | 07/01/2010 at 11:56 AM
Behind every wildly successful, beautiful and artistic child is a . . .
Posted by: Dad | 07/01/2010 at 12:00 PM
Oooo, Lyssa! That is SOOOO exciting! You deserve this honor! Congratulations! And your daddy is proud of you, too - that's so sweet! I will be looking forward to the Oct SS -- YOU ROCK!!
Posted by: Debbie West | 07/01/2010 at 12:08 PM
Lyssa, that is such great news! I can't wait to see what you do. I know it will be magnificent!
Posted by: Theresa | 07/01/2010 at 12:11 PM
Posted by: rhondag | 07/01/2010 at 01:10 PM
You are on a roll, Lyssa! Can this year get any better for you??!!!! And a very big congrats on earning the Alaska trip as well.
Posted by: Jane B | 07/01/2010 at 01:30 PM
Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see your fabulous creations!
Posted by: Yapha | 07/01/2010 at 02:04 PM
CONGRATULATIONS LYSSA!!!!! What a great honor. It is even cool to say "I know her"
Posted by: Bonnie Waterman | 07/01/2010 at 02:25 PM
Awesome, can't wait to see what you come up with!
Posted by: Julie Anderson | 07/01/2010 at 03:53 PM
Lyssa, this is wonderful news. I check your blog everyday and enjoy it so much. You certainly deserve the recognition. Congrats!
Posted by: Nancy Powell | 07/01/2010 at 04:46 PM
Congratulations! This is awesome!
Posted by: Sara Mattson-Blume | 07/01/2010 at 05:22 PM
Lyssa - what wonderful news! And...you are TOOOO humble. You should have had a banner and balloons for us to see as we picked up catalogs! Congratulations! Hoping you will share the magazine, and the projects with all of us! Feeling pressured? Relax and have fun - and let your unique talents shine!
Posted by: Marilin | 07/01/2010 at 09:47 PM
Way to go! You really are deserving of this honor, plus much more! I will not be surprised when you are part of Founder's Circle and Artisan Award some day! Congratulations to a fantastic friend!
Posted by: Lori B | 07/01/2010 at 11:31 PM
Holy Macaroni Lyssa!! You are SO DESERVING of this, I'm so happy for you!! Way to go, and SEE YOU AT CONVENTION!!
Posted by: Lorri | 07/01/2010 at 11:57 PM
This is great news, Lyssa. I have been following your blog for quite a while and enjoy your projects. I can totally understand why you were chosen. Congratulations!
Posted by: Debbie Flattum | 07/02/2010 at 12:14 AM
Yeah Lyssa! I can not wait to see what you come up with! You are an amazing demonstrator!
Posted by: Kristen | 07/02/2010 at 01:39 PM
Congratulations! That is very exciting and you deserve it!
Posted by: Betsy Rouw | 07/02/2010 at 04:39 PM
A big huge congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you! What an honor! Love your blog! Lot's of talent here!
Posted by: Dee in N.H. | 07/05/2010 at 05:14 PM
OMG! This is so cool! Congratulations! You can do it! :-D
Posted by: Melissa Martin | 07/06/2010 at 12:26 PM
Oh congrats Lyssa!!! That is so so exciting! :)
Posted by: Sarah N. | 07/07/2010 at 12:26 PM