Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thrilled and Humbled!

Hola Peeps!!
*PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM – THERE’S BLOG CANDY TO BE WON!!
Oh my goodness!!  This has been such an amazing year for me in terms of my creative life.  I had my first card picked up for Paper Crafts Magazine, I made my first magazine cover (Card Ideas for Paper Crafters), and I was one of the 15 Stamping Royalty winners – all of these things were mind blowing experiences, and events that I’ll never, ever forget.

Moxie Fab Banner
If you’re a regular visitor here, you also know that I am a GINORMOUS fan of the Moxie Fab World blog and play along with Cath’s challenges on a regular basis.  I also follow the blog every single day because Cath has her finger on the pulse of all things trendy . . . when Cath speaks trends, paper crafters listen!!  Right?!  Needless to say, I was absolutely floored when I received an email from Cath Edvalson several weeks ago, asking if she could feature me as the Moxie Fabber of the Week.   And, of course, my answer was, “Ummmmm . . . DUH!!”  Well, I don’t think those were the exact words that I used, but something to that effect – you get the picture, right?!  Cath picks someone every Monday to feature, and so far each and every person that she’s chosen has been an absolute gem.  I feel honored and humbled to be included among them, and am so flattered that Cath thinks I am moxie fab enough to name me the Moxie Fabber of the Week this week.  Are you kidding me?!!

So, if you’re here because of the Moxie Fab World blog – welcome!!  If you’re a regular visitor – are you not shocked right along with me?!  I mean, come on!!  I’m just a little ole’ card maker who loves to stamp.  Thank you, Cath, from the bottom of my heart.  I know I’ve told you this before, but you’ve been instrumental in influencing the stamper/card maker that I’ve become.  I adore your challenges, I so admire your writing skills, and I am in awe of your ability to educate us on the trends and minute by minute goings on in the paper crafting world.  You’ve inspired me to think outside my proverbial box and gave me the courage to step out there and try new things. I cannot thank you enough, and am absolutely thrilled to bits that you’ve chosen me this week.
Lets Tock - Perpetual Bliss
For those that came for some card inspiration, I have two Paper Smooches samples that I haven’t shared with you yet.  The first one features the new September release called Perpetual Bliss.  I combined stamps from Perpetual Bliss and Alphadots to create the sentiment.  Love that about Paper Smooches, don’t you?!
Cheer Up Sunny Side Up
The second sample features images from Sunny Side Up.  Dee-LISH, right?!
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BLOG CANDY:  So, when Kim Hughes (the genius behind Paper Smooches and my sweet, sweet friend) was here visiting me a couple of weeks ago, she left behind two “extra” stamp sets and told me that I could give them away to two of my readers.  How sweet is that?!!  So I will choose two winners from the comments left here on today’s post.  (I’ll announce the two winners on Wednesday, September 21st here on my blog).  You can get extra chances to win if:
You don’t have to do all those things to win – the last two are totally optional.  But I know both Cath and Kim will appreciate it if you do.  Just sayin’ . . .

If you’ve made it to the end, you’re a saint!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for sharing this wonderful experience with me.  I hope your day is as Moxie Fab as mine has been!!
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73 comments:

pcrusberg said...

Just came over from Moxie Fab to congratulate you. I remember your card with the city scape and just love it. Your two cards today are so cute and creative. Thanks for sharing your story...it's a good one!

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on all your accomplishment. You deserve it. Love your cover page card and the cards on CAS-ual Friday (that's where I found your blog). Love these two cards too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Congrats on being Moxie Fab! Beautiful cards!

Lori Barnett said...

GIT-R-DONE!!!! I got on my computer this morning and started my day with THIS EXCITING NEWS!!!!!! Poor Mike thought I was having some sort of mental explosion! LOL!!!!! I am STILL smiling so big my face hurts! Hurry home sweet friend...so I can hug you in person. Maybe some of your greatness will rub off on me! LOL! And maybe I will be lucky enought to win one of Kim's sets! Can't EVER have enough Paper Smooches...right? (((MONDO HUG)))

AJ said...

YEA for you- CONGRATS on everything! It was so great to be able to meet you!! I may just follow you back to AZ if this weather keeps actin' up!!

Becky said...

You are a perfect pick to be a Moxie Fabber!!!
Darling projects, and love that clever combination on the sentiment!!
Enjoy your FAB week!!

B-

JenMarie said...

CONGRATS! And, no, I'm not surprised at all! You are so very talented my friend!

Kryssi said...

CONGRATS my friend!!!!! What a great feature and I enjoyed the read!!! :)))))

naturecoastcrafter said...

If you remember, I told you way back when that this would happen. There is more to come I am sure. Congratulations, Karo. You are talented and deserving of these accolades!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY for being Moxie Fab!! It's an honor--and I LOOOOOOOOVE each of your cards--love that kite! SOOOOO clever! Great interview--going to leave some love on MF now:)

THANKS for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

JustYolie said...

Congrats!!!! What fabulous accomplishments!!!

Dawn said...

Congrats on the well deserved MOXIE feature! And a great big THANK YOU for the Wplus9 shout out!

Billie Dee said...

Congratulations, Karolyn!

Jan Garber said...

I was not surprised at all when I opened my laptop this morning and saw you! I also go straight to Moxie Fab first thing in the morning while I make my first cup of tea! You so consistantly make the most adorable cards! You deserve the recognition! Congrats!

Jacilynn said...

Congrats girl!!! Well deserved honor. I love both these cards. I have been eyeing paper smooch stamps since they came out, every set is on my wishlist amd as soon as my spending freeze is over I intend on doing something about it!! ;) x

Karen B. said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations! I mean, you've been Moxie Fab from the start, but congratulations for being recognized! Left you some love on MFW, you total deserve it!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE Paper Smooches and I Adore kim Hughes....Always leave some loving on her blogs!! Would love to be the Winner....never enough of these adorable stamps!! thanks for the chance....Just LOVE your sweet cards!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats, off to go leave some love around the blog land...

Wikolia said...

Congrats, well deserved! You have a new blog follower and inspiree!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on being a Moxie Fab! I love the beautiful simplicity of your cards. You are so talented. thank you for sharing.
geneva1599@juno.com Marilyn in Magnolia, Texas

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Congrats Karolyn! All these accolades are deserved- you are a rockin' stamper! Hugs!

paperella said...

Big congrats Karolyn! You shouldn't be so surprised, you are truly Moxie Fab indeed! I'm thrilled I got to know you a bit better through the interview :D

~amy~ said...

ginormous congrats!!!!!!! sooo very deserved!

Margie said...

Congratulations! I love your cards!

Paper Smooches said...

I am soooooo excited for you Karolyn!! Great things happen to great people. Huge congrats :)

Nicki said...

You have had quite the year!! Congratulations on all of your creative success!

Annette said...

How exciting...Congratulations.. Your cards are always amazing and very Creative... I love your style. Thanks for sharing your excitement with us all and for the chance to win some awesome Paper Smooches stamps...

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations, Karolyn! I enjoyed reading all about you over at The Moxie Fab World. I hope you can bask in the glow all week long!! :)

Ruth S said...

Love your cards Karolyn - i'm in love with the houndstooth clouds ;)
Congrats on the well deserved moxie-fabby-ness!!
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

Anne B. said...

Congratulations!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Congrats on a year filled with wonderful things, Karolyn. I always enjoy your blog & it was fun to read your interview at Moxie Fab.

Robin said...

Congrats!! You are one of those gems as well... your cards are so inspiring!!
I am a sucker for the Paper Smooches as well.. you can't not be!
Robin

smahrty said...

I found your blog when you started filling in for Heather at Paper Smooches. Glad i did! I also follow MoxieFab and it is so cool you are featured there. AND...congrats on your cover! So many cool things for you all at once. I really like your style and think i will "lift" your Cheer Up card--it is so cute.

Brandi said...

How fun! I love Paper Smooches!

Lillian Child said...

I am a HUGE fan of Cath's!! She was nice enough to spotlight my blog on Moxie Fab finds a while back. So I know the "out of the box" feeling you must have felt! Congrats!! And Paper Smooches??!! Hello! Talk about sweet creativity! Would LOVE to win me one of Kim's creations. Thanks for the chance!

Audrey said...

Girl, you are on fire! Enjoy every minute of it! :) I just recently dove into Paper Smooches, and LOVE every set that I have. So much fun to stamp with!!

Stephanie Y. said...

Huge fan of moxiefab and papersmooches!! Love your cards, great mix of pattern and color!

Sereknitty said...

My first visit here, but it won't be my last. Congratulations on your recent success! I'm a big fan of paper smooches and would love to win some new stamps! On my way over to check out moxiefab ... :)

Heather said...

Congrats my fellow Mill Creeker! Isn't Cath's blog the best and I do love Paper Smooches too!

Cheryl B. said...

Congratulations on your many accomplishments this year. Ilove paper smooches stamps. And the two of you together...fabby!

Hope G. said...

Just came from Paper Smooches blog and you have a lot going on huh? = ) congrats on all the great accomplishments! Your cards are so cute and fun! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm headed over to Cath's blog now....it's on my daily stop list anyway, but it's nice to know you're all tied in together!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments this year! That is SO exciting!!!

I love the Moxie Fab blog and visit and comment regularly! I love the challenges, too! I just came from the Paper smooches blog, too! YAY!

kingstonmama said...

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. Well deserved . . . your cards are wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win! :) Ann

Tracy said...

Congrats, your cards are fantastic. I LOVE paper Smooches stamps, thanks for the opportunity :)

*Alison* said...

Congrats on all the amazing, wonderful, crafty goodness.. I can totally see why :) lol.. :) you are crazy talented.. I just adore your creations.. thanks so much for the chance to win! hugs

*Alison* said...

Oh I left love for Cath.. :)

*Alison* said...

I just left some love on Kim's blog too :) hugs

JoeMari said...

I just LOVE the PS stamps and love your cards for today! Super sweet!

Jenny said...

Congrats to you Karolyn, sounds like a super year :)
Love the kite card, what a cool idea :)
Jenny x

pixie sparkle said...

Love your Sunny Side Up card, love what you did to the kite!

Kim Marie said...

Love love all you create! And your love our craft and fellow crafters is wonderful :) blessings :)
Kim Marie

Sandi said...

Love Paper Smooches stamps....I only have one set and could use more! I absolutely LOVE what you do with them too. I am very inspired by your work.

Sandi said...

I went over to the Paper Smooches Facebook page and left Kim love from you and me.

Chrisd said...

I read about you accomplishments on Moxie Fa Blog and came for a visit. Just loved your card and of course I'm crazy about Paper Smooches. Kim has the best creations!Thanks for the opportunity for a treat.

Donelda said...

wow, your name is popping up everywhere .. I just saw you over on Moxie Fab World and then on Paper Smooches! You're famous!! LOL!! I am dying to get my hands on some Paper Smooches stamps ... pick me, pick me!! LOL!!

Dana said...

Awwww! So sweet how you're sharing the love! Thanks for the chance!

Dana said...

Left Cath some love on Moxie Fab! ;)

Dana said...

Left Kim some love on Paper Smooches! ;)

Judy1223 said...

Karolyn, I am not surprised at all by your recent honors, publications, and successes! You deserve it ALL!! Congratulations...enjoy! Off to leave some love at Moxie Fab World and Paper Smooches...two awesome blogs!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! Your cards are so cute and clever.

Carolyn

Julie E said...

Congratulations!!! You have such a sweet whimsical style that always brings a smile :>)

Moosisk said...

I just LOVE Cath's Moxie Fab blog. :D Congrats on getting "featured"! I also LOVE Smooches stamps. Thanks for a chance to win. :D
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Gabby said...

I did find your through your great Moxie Fab interview! Congrats on your achievements this year. Kim's adorable designs are priceless and I love all of the possibilities of mixing and matching. I started collecting her stamps via CHF. I was so glad when she started PS. Thanks for the opportunity to win PS blog candy--and to Kim for leaving them behind at your house! :)

MaryAnn said...

congrat's on being featured.
Love your cards, clean and simple and gorgeous.

Jill W. said...

Loved reading about you on Moxie Fab which led me here. So happy I am! I love how you wrapped the twine around the branch...too cool!

Annheidel said...

Congratulations! I followed a link from the Paper Smooches blog and your two cards are adorable! Off to explore more of your blog....

danni reid said...

HUGE congrats, so deserving, your cards are fantastic love them!

Aunt Min said...

Wonderful! Your cards are so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing your news with us and giving us a chance to win. I LOVE "paper smooches" stamps.

Lisa Petrella said...

Congrats on all of your accomplishments!!! So well-deserved! You are a fantastic designer and I LOVE your work! The cards you shared today are super duper cute! LOVE the creative sentiment on the first one and the way you have the kite tangled up in the tree branch on the second one! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Maria Matter said...

these are adorable Karolyn! love the kite wrapped around the branch...too fun!
hugs & blessings

Virginia L. said...

LOOOOK at these comments, Need I say more? YOU rock, Karolyn! I can't think of anyone more Moxie Fab than you!! CONGRATS!! I am absolutely thrilled for you and your success! More publication will come, I am sure!

Erin Smetak said...

SHUT UP! OMG! Congrats Karolyn! That is SO awesome! And I LOVE your cards today too!!!

Marina said...

Hi Karolyn, glad I found you through CAS-sual Fridays, you've got amazing inspiration here! Congrats and looking forward to more exciting creations :)