Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy with Candy

Oh my! I am so happy, excited, and grateful right now. First off, Holiday Cards and More Vol 5 from Paper Crafts officially goes on sale today and I have my first (and so far only) published card inside! Page 77 if you happen to have one! ;) I have yet to see it in an actual store. That is going to be really cool. :) I hope to show you my card soon, I just need to double check the rules and see if that's ok.

Second, and far more important, those sweet little feet in my profile picture are going to be 1 year old tomorrow! I can hardly believe it! He is a crazy little monkey, too! He sings and dances and screams like a happy little nazgul. ;) It seems like just yesterday we brought him home but I can hardly remember what life was like before him. Memory is so weird.

It's kind of full-circle that Holiday Cards and More goes on sale today. I took Vol 4 with me to the hospital to pass the time before my C-section. It still has the hospital tag on it so it could find its way back to my room. (Did you know they don't let you bring stuff into surgery?) So when everyone but me was sleeping I was flipping through the magazine instead of focusing on why the hospital would not bring me real food. (Next time I'm bringing my own cooler. For real.)

There are a million other things I'm grateful for and happy about ranging from the other two fabulous men in my life to scor-tape to all my online friends to Glee to toffee mocha lattes at Starbucks to a LOT of other things large and small. So to celebrate all this happiness, I'd like to have a little blog candy. :) I will give away a copy of Holiday Cards and More Vol 5 plus a $10 gift certificate to the winner's choice of Papertrey or GinaK. (Btw, this is not in anyway affiliated with any of the giveaways on Paper Craft Connections or Moxie Fab World, although you should totally check them out. I'll be going to Hobby Lobby or Barnes and Noble and buying a copy. The one in the pictures is mine and already much loved. Yours will be new and unfondled.) ;) To enter, just leave me a comment telling me something you're happy about! That's it! This will stay open until the 21st and I'll randomly pick a winner on the 22nd! Be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you - email, scs or stamptv user name - or remember to check back.
Thanks so much!

28 comments:

  1. It might be your first but I am sure it won't be your last publication! Congrats on the birthday of the little guy! They are growing up so fast!

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  2. Congratulations on being published. Can't wait for you to show us the awesome card!!

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  3. Congrats on being published Paula!! Can't wait to see your card.

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  4. Congrats on being published! Can't wait to see the card and will be scouring the stores once it's out. Happy birthday to your ds2! I'm happy that fall is coming so it is cooling down and the kids and I can play outside again.

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  5. I am so happy for you getting published! Yay!

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  6. CONGRATS Paula!!!! Wahoo girlie!

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  7. Congrats Paula! That is so awesome! I'm happy that I actually went to a MNO tonight AND that I had a really good time!

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  8. Paula, I'm happy to have you as a friend (better than many IRL ones!!) & I'm happy that you are giving blog candy away on my birthday. I hope this will be my birthday present! Fingers crossed.

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  9. Congrats Paula, can't wait to see it in print!

    I'm happy that the kids are back in school, learning again while having fun with their friends (and also for a little quiet time for me)!

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  10. CONGRATS PAULA! And Happy Birthday to the little Guy!

    I'm happy for coffee these days! :)

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  11. ahhhh!!! Congrats!

    I'm happy (thankful) that I have a job that I love and for family and friends!

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  12. Happy Birthday Ezra. I am happy that you were published and that you love your family and being such a great mom and wife. Now if that doesn't give me a shot at the blog goodies, I don't know what will. Shameless groveling!

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  13. Awesome, Paula! I loved seeing your card at BN! I am happy we're friends!!! ;) Happy Birthday to your little man! The days are so slow, but the years are fast!

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  14. Wow, congrats Paula!! How exciting! I'm happy it's FALL! :) I love the beginning of a new season. New routines as my girlies head back to school. And the settling into my fun indoor hobbies!

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  15. Congrats on being published!!!! How exciting!!! and what is it for which I am happy? that I have friends who are going places and getting to be famous!!!!!!!! and that my kids come home and love being here :)

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  16. That is fantastic Paula!! HUGE congrats!!!!!

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  17. Congrats on being published!!!! I should have gotten your autograph when you were here... at least I can tell everyone that you were in my house!!! :D :D Today, I am so happy for friends & for warm weather!! *wink*

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  18. Paula that is so awesome that you got published I can't wait to see the magazine! Soooo with that said, "Pick me! Pick me!" =)

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  19. I still can't believe Ezra will be ONE! Congrats, it goes by quickly! I can't wait to see your work in the mag... ;)

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  20. Congrats sweetie! I'm so happy for you!

    I'm happy to be living in our new house and not in the old one with all the stress anymore.

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  21. congrats on your publication! i love everything you create...you are one-talented-stamper! today, i am thankful for my baby girl! :)

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  22. Can't wait to see your card, Paula. You are super talented and so sweet. And today I am happy that my baby girl is fully potty-trained! I still can't believe it.

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  23. So awesome that you got published, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY EZRA! Time flies.

    Speaking of holidays, I'm happy that we get to go home in November and spend a holiday (and more!) with our family! The times we get to see them seem so far and few between I cherish every chance we get!

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  24. Happy birthday Ezra! Congrats on being published Paula! You are so talented!

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  25. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! And I love those little feet, too! I am happy that I can come visit all of your precious feet in an hour most days, and that GM now has a JOB! even if it is out of town. Love you!

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  26. Aw!!! Congrats on being published Paula! Where on earth did the time go?? I can't believe he'll be a year old already!

    I am happy that my kids are healthy. That is a true blessing.

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  27. My dear friend...I am happy to have you in my life! What would I do without our morning chats that turn into hours? I am also happy for my little feet that turn 1 tomorrow! I am so proud of you and just wanted to say, not only is your Hanukkah card AWESOME, but if anyone deserves to be published, it is YOU! Thank you for introducing me to this amazing and addicting hobby...but, since it is where all my money goes these days, I hope I win. :)
    Talk to you in the AM.

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  28. Well, CONGRATS, friend!!! I am pumped for you and your publishing endeavors!!! I've just recently started submitting for calls so we'll just have to see how that goes. :)

    Oh, something I am happy about...we just found out today that the transitory house we are staying at, that we thought we were going to have to move out of mid October, is going to be available to us through January! Which means, we don't have to move (again!) and are able to stay put until we leave overseas! Now that is something a momma of two little ones can be happy (thrilled!) about!
    Thanks for a chance at some fun goodies! :)

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