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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Checking In and News

Hi Blogging Friends!  Most of you know I haven't been in blogland very much for the last month or so because I've been really busy with my sister's wedding (see previous post).  Now that the wedding is over; I'm trying to start getting caught up on the many things that went to the wayside.  So, I thought I'd let you know how the wedding went and also pass along a couple pieces of news too!

So first.....the wedding.  It was fantastic!!  I was just telling a couple of my Sparkle N Sprinkle friends; I can't believe how many projects we did for the wedding!  My sister is an etsy and pinterest nut and she wanted everything she saw!  And I can't say "no" LOL!  We did so much stuff & I worked crazy long hours - but it was so worth it!  Everything looked so beautiful and we had such a wonderful time!  I'm really happy I could be so involved and do my part to make it such a special day.  And I'm so happy for the two of them!!  Here's a pic of my family at the wedding with my mother-in-law.  I was Matron of Honor, my daughter was a Junior Bridesmaid, my son Ring Bearer, and my husband was an usher.

 For those of you that have seen a picture of me before; I know that doesn't even look like me -- I guess I clean up pretty nice for a farm girl LOL!

Hopefully I'll be able to share some of the wedding projects I did with you soon.  We kept most things pretty simple  because of the quantity we needed to produce of each item.  But it's nice to see what people come up with for even simple projects!

Other updates in my world include two very important pieces of news.  The first is a bit sad.  I made the decision to leave the SNS Design Team as of the end of September.  It was a really hard decision for me (I really didn't want to leave - Can you sense my frowny face?)  But.... I've been feeling a bit like I've been neglecting some things with the family & definitely around the house for awhile now; so I made the tough decision that this was something I needed to do.  Or at least for now - we'll see how things go once I get some of the things I need to "back in order".  That being said though, still expect to see a lot of SNS stuff from me........1- because I really do love their products; so I know you're still going to see lots of SNS stuff in my projects; 2- I still have LOTS of SNS projects that I just never had the time to share with you & would love to do that as time allows; 3- I'm also hoping to pop back in with the SNS team for a guest spot here or there sometime in the future!  So I guess leaving the team is going to be bittersweet - at least I know I'm still going to have a strong connection there.

The second piece of news is BIG news!  While I was off buried in wedding projects, my very first cards to be accepted for publication came out!  Whoo Hoo!!!!  Even though I was so busy with the wedding; I was soooo excited when it came out!  When I saw the magazine for the first time; I was out picking up wedding stuff (of course!) and got so excited when I spied it; I just wanted to grab someone (anyone) and tell them my cards were in there.  I know, I know - super silly! - but I was just so thrilled to be published for the first time!  Ok, so I didn't end up grabbing some stranger in the store to show them; but I did show every family member and friend that would look! 

The Cardmaker special edition that my cards are in is pictured at left.  If you haven't had a chance to see this special "Creative Color" edition yet; you'll definitely want to check it out!  Not only is there tons of great techniques; but lots of the cards are from several of the girls from the Sparkle Team too.  And......they're featuring our cards from the special edition on the SNS Blog right now; so you can check them out there if you haven't had a chance to see the magazine yet.  My cards will be featured tomorrow; so be sure to go check it all out on the SNS Blog.  See some of the older blog posts to see what the other SNS ladies had published and check out tomorrow's (Thurs) SNS Blog post to see my cards.

I'll be back late tomorrow with a little recap on my Creative Color card's too; so I hope to see you back here again as well!  Hope you have a great day!!

Until next time,