Saturday, October 16, 2010

HAPPY, HAPPY Mail...

...LITERALLY.

I've been PUBLISHED-finally!-WOO HOO!... it was PRETTY DARN COOL to get this issue of Scrap&Stamp Arts in the mail.  Now, I knew about an upcoming publication that is using my card and that's coming in January, but in that case, I got an email telling me this.  So, it was MUCH to my surprise when this copy just showed up at my door the other day:

I KNEW I was in it, but I couldn't figure out WHERE and I tore through the issue so quickly that I had to go BACK a 2nd time to find my card, LOL!

They even spelled my name wrong, but I don't care ;)  There it was, my "Wishing You LOVE" card using Darling Sisters by The Greeting Farm!  Kinda fun, right?

Add to this HAPPY MAIL, I have some of the sweetest friends in the stamping biz, can I tell you?

I have to laugh when I think back to one of the first times I was getting ready to leave for a weekend to meet up w/ some stamping friends and knowing that my Dad and DH were both pretty leery of the idea... now, that's not to say there aren't some unfortunate "I told you so" cases, but such is life, right?

For the most part, the risk has been worth the reward.  Some of my closest friendships have been formed since I started stamping 7 years ago and I'm just happy to share my joy and gratitude in that!

Well, I got some HAPPY MAIL over the past few weeks speaking of those friends that I just wanted to share with you.

My sweet friend Margie Cortina sent me this adorable Alice card with this SUPER cute stamp (think she knows I love butterflies? :) and this adorable DP:

I was so surprised when I opened the envelope-there it all was, for no reason-just 'cuz.  I tell you there is NOTHING better than "just cuz".    THANK YOU so much, Margie!

Then a few days later?  I get this HUGE package from Tasha Beasley.  Now, I sort of knew this was coming, but not to such a LARGE extent!  Tasha completely SPOILED me w/ my favorite Tea from England, Clipper Teas, including my fave flavor, their Organic Orange/Coconut infusion and in addition, two BRAND NEW Alice in Wonderland edition teas, a Butterfly journal, a card, and some yummy chocolates.  Seriously can you say SPOILED?  Unfortunately the boxes got a bit beat up but it's SO SO SO much the thought that counts-THANK YOU Tasha!

Well, that's all for now but here's to HAPPY MAIL, good friends, and Tea w/ Alice :)  xoxo ~Jess

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27 comments:

margie c said...

Squee-ing for you!!! Congrats on getting published! Beautiful card! I'm so excited for you :)
I'm happy you like your goodies! Enjoy all of them!!!
hugs to you! :*)

donna mikasa said...

Yay, Jess! Doin' the happy dance for ya! Congrats on being pubbed!

Carisa said...

OMGOSH, *squeal*!!!! That is so suh-weet!!!! I am so excited for you - I must have that issue now. hehe. I love flipping thru mags and seeing names of famous stampers I KNOW! and wowee on the fun packages - you are supah sweet - have fun with your new stamps & tea. :)

Emma said...

Congrats Jess on getting Published! I am sooo excited for you, you deserve it!

Tasha said...

Congratulations Jess, that is so awesome! I am thrilled for you and it is so deserved, you are a crafting super star!

love tasha xx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Big congrtas to you!!!So happy for you your card is adorable!!!!

Patty said...

What a grand time you are having! Congratulations on your publicaton!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you- getting published and mail is a really great feeling. If possible could you tell us where Margie's Alice stamp came from? Very nice card. Thanks.

♥Rach♥ said...

Congrats Jess, that's so incredibly exciting! You rock girl :0)

Shaela said...

so so so fun to get that HAPPY MAIL!!! I was on cloud nine for months after my first publication, hahaha. And I totally agree about the friendships formed thing - I have met some amazing people and formed some of my closest friendships through stamping and blogging too. (and luckily all my meetups have been hunky dory and not unfortunate, lol).

Can't wait to see what you've got coming in January - I'll have happy mail NEXT month, *squeal!* :)

Sparkle said...

Congrats! So exciting!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on getting published! What an awesome card--and I LOOOOOOVE all your amazing mail! It must have been super fun opening your mail!! LOVE IT:)

Tammy said...

Oh Jess
This is such happy news!
I'm so proud of you for going for it and sending your card in.
I can't wait to buy the issue and see your wonderful card.
Congrats and Big Hugs!

Carolina said...

Huge congrats Jessica!!! No surprise here though, cause your stuff is amazing!

Elena said...

Hooray for Jessica! I am so glad that you have been published!!! Very very happy for you!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SOOOO happy for you!!!!

Erin said...

Congrats on being published! I'm just happy to not get a bill in the mail, I can't imagine getting this haul. You deserve it.

Peggy said...

Congrats on being published!! Woot Woot!
Just love getting "happy mail"!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Congrats chickadee!!! This is just tooo exciting! WOW!!!!!

~*Joni said...

Eeek! You go girl! For some reason I thought you had already been published beaucoup times before though...Does the TGF newsletter not count? lol!!
Wonderful card, and even happier mail for a well deserving person.

WickedPixie said...

Wow! Super congrats! I am doing a happy dance for you!! :-)Traci

Julie Masse said...

YEA!! Huge Congrats Jessica!! The card is just wonderful - of course they published it!! And many more to come!! :)

1CardCreator said...

Wow, that's awesome! Congrats on getting published! ~Diane

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wooo Hooo...congrats on being published!!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on being published, it is a big rush to get that magazine in the mail and come across your card.

Tanya Tahir said...

Congrats on the publication news - that is so exciting!

Lynne Phelps said...

What lovely goodies, there's nothing like RAKs with an Alice twist, LOL!!! Huge congratulations on being published, that is SO COOL! You rock!