Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Exciting News and Blog Candy

Today I finally can share with you my exciting news. Back in May Ruth Southorn the Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine contacted me stating that I had been "spotted" by the team at Papercraft inspirations magazine for a new section of the magazine. She would like to know if she can publish one of my cards in this new section. Well of course you can I said with total excitement. :0) I sent the needed information along with a photo of the card etc. and have patiently waited to share the news! This is what the front of the issue looks like.
The magazine is released today August 3rd in the UK and will hit the US shores in about 2 weeks. I can't wait to recieve my copy. I have seen a bit of what it will look like on page 88. This was a Christmas card I made using Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood, my original post is here if you would like to see the card.




In all the excitment of my first publication I am giving up some Blog Candy. This is chucked full of papers from Basic Grey, Memory Box, KnC Company, Prima, October afternoon, a large ribbon assortment to match the papers, Flourishes retired sets called Fine Herbs, An Easter set, Birthday Celebrations and Butterfly Moments. Along with some pearls, primas, stick pins, jewels and more. All you need to do is post a comment on this very post, you have till Sunday August 7th at 5 pm CST and I will announce the winner on Monday August 8th! Good Luck and thanks for stopping by.

72 comments:

petra,s cards said...

wauw stacy what a great news, congratulations!!!!! you mede wonderful cards!!!!!
and what a big stunning candy, thanks for this great chance!!!
have a nice day xxx petra

Debbie said...

Stacy..I am so happy for you.. Congratulations...your work should have been published years ago. I am happy it has finally been recognized for it's talent. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Once again congrats kiddo!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Lorraine said...

oh wow how exciting big congrats on your good news you must be so thrilled huni but totally understandable with the quality of your work its so beautiful and i love your style too,thankyou for the chance of winning your amazing candy too its such a beautiful prize xxx

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting congrats! Your work is gorgeous I'm so happy for you!

Cheryl said...

WOO-HOO Stacy, I'm SO happy for you girl! Total congrats! And LOVE your blog-candy too! : )

April said...

Congratulations! I know your card is wonderful! What a wonderful honor! Love your blog candy too.

Ujjwal said...

Wow, congratulations! That must have such a great surprise and looking forward to seeing your card actually published :)

Ravengirl said...

Congratulations on an honor well deserved!

Truth said...

Congratulations! You are so talented. : )

Cindy Coutts said...

Wow Stacy! Congrats and how exciting for you! This is an honor that's so well deserved by you. Thank you for offering your generous blog candy too and all that you do for Flourishes.

ecpiercy said...

Woohoo! Wonderful news Stacy! How exciting! Congratulations!

Gracie said...

Congratulations, Stacy! I have long admired your work. Your cards and projects are so pretty and creative without being over-the-top fancy. Just my style. Great blog candy, too!

Julie Hoffman said...

Congratulations Stacy! I'm so happy for you! What an awesome honor (well deserved too). You must be just beyond thrilled!!! Woo Hoo and big squishy hugs!

Allison Cope said...

Congrats Stacy! That's awesome! It's no wonder they wanted to promote your work... it's wonderful! Can't wait to see it in person! Congrats again!

Angel said...

OH MY GOODNESS! CONGRATULATIONS! That's awesome!!!!! Way to go, girlie!!!! Love the blog candy! And hey, I was chosen as the MFT guest designer for next month! Cool, huh?!!!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your being published! How exciting. Thanks for the chance on the great blog candy.

Marilyn said...

Whooo Hoooo for you!! That is super exciting. Thanks for the chance at the big draw.

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Congratulations! What an honor. Thanks for the chance to win some great eye candy. Love your projects - great blog.
Mary H.

Marisa said...

Was away on vacation for two weeks and what wonderful news to come back to :) A huge congrats to you (((Hugs)))!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies too :)

Amanda R said...

Congratulations! I can only imagine how excited you must have been to get that message. Very nice of you to include us with some great blog candy.

cdjcape521 said...

Awww, congratulations, you must be thrilled! Your work is stunning!

Natalie said...

Congratulations! How fun to be selected and what an honor! So sweet of you to share the news with a giveaway. Congrats again!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and the card is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it in print!

meemee48 said...

Congrats on getting published. Love your blog. It is one of my favorites. I get lots of inspiration here. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy and for being so generous!

KateP said...

Oh wow how exciting for you! I am going to be published soon for the first time and want to tell everyone but have to keep it a secret and it is just so hard because I am so excited! Beautiful work as usual! Would love to win some neautiful blog candy - would make my week a stand out!

Donna said...

Exciting news! Congratulations. When you get "spotted" it from something big. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

momof5sons said...

Stacy I have loved your style ever since I first discovered Flourishes. I've appreciated your very kind comments on my work and can think of no one more who deserves recognition more than you. Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy. Hugz

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Stacy!!! Congratulations Girl! That is so awesome...and how cool that you didn't have to go through the "submisssion" process ...you were spotted! WOW so awesome.

NinerDi said...

Congratulations, Stacy! I love your blog and can totally understand why you were picked!!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

That's pretty exciting! And I am not surprised, your cards are beautiful!!

bbsox55 said...

Congrats Stacy! What a great honor. Live your moment.

Christi said...

Wow! Congratulations Stacy! That is absolutely wonderful!

Theresa said...

WOW! What an honor. I'm sure you are totally on cloud 9. Congratulations. Can't wait to get the magazine to check it out. Your work is spectacular.

jjocarlson said...

Well Congratulations to you! Cant wait to see you in the magazine!

Joyce
jjocarlson@yahoo.com

Heather Jensen said...

Congrats to you Stacy. I think they were smart to choose you and your fabulous blog. No need to count me in for the goodies. I just wanted to congratulate you. :)
Hugs~

Sue D said...

Congratulations--what exciting news!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

gg nurse said...

Congratulations! I'm off to check out your card.

Oma said...

Wow! How exciting for you! Would love to win the candy - would be a really neat Birthday gift as my BD is on August 8th!

Benzi said...

Stacy, that is super news about the publication. I'm sure you are on cloud 9. Blog candy is always nice...thanks for a chance to win.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh WOW! I am so proud of you! This is fabulous. What is the new section of the magazine called? Oh I cant' wait to see your card in print. Congrats and big hugs to you!!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Stac, I am so stinkin' proud of you!!! Published! Yeah! Your work surely deserves recognition, and you stamp with your heart always- I love that! How sweet of you to allow us to celebrate in this way- you are too much my friend! Blog Candy, or not, see you Sat for coffee. Hugs.....

Psst...I don;t buy magazines as a rule, but I a sooo making an exception. Bless your heart!

Linda Carson said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations Stacy! I'm sure it was hard to keep such an exciting secret! I'll be watching for the magazine to hit the stands!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations!!! Super exciting and what an honor.

Thanks for the awesome blog candy chance.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WoooHooo!!!! Congrats!!!! So exciting and so very well-deserved as your designs are so fabulously gorgeous!!!!q

Karen W said...

Congratulations, that is so fabulous and exciting!!! Well deserved and they have a great eye for beautiful!!

Debbie D. said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news... a well deserved honor.Thanks for the blog candy opportunity.

Sue said...

Congratulations Stacy! That is wonderful news. Papercraft Inspirations is a great magazine as well.

Karenajo said...

Congratulations Stacy! Being 'published' is a great accomplishment ! Congratulations too for all you are doing for our troops - what an inspiration to others.

NancyK said...

Wow Stacy!!! Congratulations on being published! I'll be watching out for this issue!

Jo said...

Congrats Stacy!!

lizlincoln said...

This isn't big news, it's HUGE news. I can't think of a nicer or more talented person to earn this honour. I will buy the issue as soon as it's on sale and will say in a load voice in the store "I know her". Now you can add to your blog "published crafter". Big time congratulations Stacy.
Elizabeth aka I love rubber

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, congratulations. Mary L Schreiber

Riette said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome and something I aspire to. You're an inspiration.

Dee said...

Congratulations!!! What an honor, and well deserved!!

Eve said...

Great news, Stacy! Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you! wow, and your blog candy look so yummy ;-)

Sharon Peele said...

Congratulations Stacy! What a wonderful honor!! I can't wait to get my subscription!! wonderful job!!!

Karen Linarez said...

Congratulations Stacy! It would be soo wonderful to receive a call like that. I can only imagine how thrilled you must be. You are so generous with such a fabulous blog candy prize. Thanks for the chance.

Leslie Miller said...

Stacy, I just want to say a HUGE congrats on this honor! You've made so many beautiful cards. I'd love to see which one is featured. I believe you meant to provide a link, but there is no link to it. You're so nice to be giving blog candy to celebrate. I'm very proud of you, girl!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to get my hand on the hardcopy. Thanks for celebrating with us with your candy.

Shannon White said...

OMGosh Miss Stacy! What Fantastic News! How Exciting! I am so Happy for you! Congratulations! they obviously have Excellent taste! Your Creations are Fabulous! Can't wait to get that issue! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

marinemomof2 said...

WOW how exciting for you ! Congrats and God Bless

Misti said...

Congrats, Stacy!!!!! I'll have to find a copy of that magazine! Thanks for sharing your exciting news with us!!

dpkennedy said...

Woo hoo! Way to go! Big congrats girl!

Cindy Haffner said...

CONGRATS Stacy, your work is always AMAZING!!~

Joan V said...

Wow, congrats Stacy. I've picked up that magazine several times and I love what they do. Guess I am off to buy an issue when it hit our shelves.
Guess you need to frame that card as a wonderful memento of this occasion.
Have a great day.

Pat Jandacek said...

Congratulations on being published, Stacy. So glad I happened upon your blog following the Shades of Sunset Challenge and decided to look at more of your entries. Your poinsettia/boxwood card is beautiful and unique. I thought your coloring wonderful and the overall palette of the card very pleasing. I especially liked the gathering of the ribbon. Your blog candy is a magnificent way to give us a chance to also celebrate your good news. TFS

Mary Lou said...

Congrats to you! It's great when you get published when you didn't even enter a contest. Your blog is great. I love your creativity.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats on your publication...how exciting...you are now an INTERNATIONAL STAR....and so well deserved...enjoy your moment, gf

E. Marie said...

Congratulations!!! I know you are thrilled. The card is lovely and I look forward to seeing the magazine here in the USA. Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy.

Traci M said...

Congratulations, Stacey!! I am so excited to see you published...you have great ideas, beautiful projects, and always inspire! Enjoy!! And I know I'm late, just didn't want to miss the opportunity to tell you way to go!!

momandjack said...

wow .. what great candy!! Loving the posts. Sandi