Monday, July 28, 2008
Friendships & A Book Giveaway!
This is a pic of myself and my friend Cheryl Waters, lead Fisk-a-teer, beautiful woman, and wonderful follower of Christ. Cheryl and I hit it off immediately as we have common interest in African missions, and we have become prayer warriors for one another. I was thrilled to meet Cheryl in person at CHA - it was the highlight of my trip!
I have to mention that the fabulous digital elements used above are created by Susan Blanton of Kjoi Studios. I love her curled and torn papers - LOVE dimension in my digital layouts! Thank you Susan! I've decided to create an 8x8 album of all the scrappy friends I meet through the years.
I have to say, the friends I have met through scrapbooking are some of the very best people I know. Last week I received a couple of unexpected packages. One from a friend who knew I was down about not getting the job, another just thanking me for the inspiration with an adorable turtle Cuttlekids die, and today I received a mystery package from Iowa. No note, and to my knowledge I haven't won anything (well, that's not entirely true, but..) The package contained a Cosmo blackboard album - I HEART those things, just love them! There were also some cool Hambly Xmas rub ons, and I love Hambly's rub-ons. Whomever sent the package - thank you!
Oh...on winning. Today Nikki Bester posted on the CFD blog that my name was drawn from the Fiskars certified demonstrators who demonstrated at CHA - woo hoo! I look forward to happy mail, and thanks to CJ for drawing my name! Thanks Nikki for taking charge of the CFD blog - you are the greatest! (And the sweetest gal in person!)
BUT wait...my day gets even better!! I just got an e-mail from Tracy Kyle (I have admired Tracy's work for a long time- she was a Hall of Famer in the 2nd scrapbook magazine/book I ever purchased when I began scrapbooking). Tracy is a contributing editor for Scrapbooks Etc. I love this magazine and it has been my goal for the past two years to have something published in there. (This past March a thumbnail of one of my layouts was in the magazine, a reader gallery feature...not a real pub., but I'll take what I can get!)
Tracy requested my "Santa Baby" serving tray that I had made last December. I made the tray to make life easier for our son, who prepares a plate of baby carrots for Santa and his reindeer each Christmas eve, along with a mug of cider. So PINCH me!! I can't believe at long last I have something going into SB Etc (the first public appearance for my tray and I can't wait to have it shared!), and requested by Tracy Kyle herself! To thank God for His many blessings, and to celebrate this momentous occassion for me, AND to celebrate all the wonderful friends I have through scrapbooking, I am giving away a copy of "Fabulous Friendships" signed by the authors themselves, Kitty Foster and Wendy McKeehan. It is the book on the left below.
All you need to do is leave a comment in this thread with your email so I can find you. Comments must be left by midnight on August 15 and a name will be drawn. And don't forget... you can still win papers from Piggy Tales by leaving a comment in the "Do you Piggy Tales?" thread below by July 31.