Thursday, July 3, 2008

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Office Accoutrement Retiring & a Publication Toot!

I've been a blog slacker lately, so sorry! I've just had so many social engagements! lol! DH asked if I needed the car Thursday (we share and carpool during school), and I said, "Heavens no! I've been out two days in a row and I'm exhausted!" lol!

I just *cranked out* this card as quickly as I could with one of my all-time favorite sets, Office Accoutrement! I really am boo-hooing over the retirement of this one! I used it for a lot of my Artisan Award projects last year, so I've always considered it my lucky charm! It will definitely be staying with me.

For the design, I used Laura's Sketch 3 from the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. I know I've told you before, but y'all definitely need to participate in this one! They have great prizes...I can't wait to get my Sakura Metallic pens from last week! Go check it out!

What is this next picture you ask?

This little project has also kept me busy...a stamping friend decided she didn't want her Clip It Up, so she gave me a good deal on it! The Upper Tier rack that goes with it is on my birthday wish list, if I can wait and not order it myself sooner! lol! If you google it, you'll see different websites that carry it and different sales prices (I had been looking!). The best deal I saw recently was from this quilting website, but I haven't checked in a few days.

My other big news you may have noticed from the title: I have a publication toot! I submitted a few things to Paper Crafts magazine last week and they picked up one of the cards to be published in the January/February issue! I had three cards published in Take Ten magazine several years ago, so I had kind of checked that off my "to do list" and moved on, but decided that submitting cards to Paper Crafts would be one of my summer projects.

Now, the next project...painting the living room, dining room, and hallway. I'm getting sore just thinking about it! lol! And it's going to be tough to get started as my new Stampin' Up! fall catalog sneak peek pre-order is arriving Thursday! Whoo! Hoo! That means new samples arriving soon!

Oh no, the dog is puking. Guess that's my cue to go. Talk about a crash from that last Whoo! Hoo! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Stamps: Office Accoutrement.
Cardstock: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Office Notations II DSP.
Ink: Brown Staz-On.
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, On Board Blossoms & Basic Chipboard, Sanding Block, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 3/4" and 1" Circle Punch, Spiral Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals.


Tina said...

Congrats on being published! My my, you're painting ~ the pup is puking ~ where does it all end? yikes!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Gorgeousness! This is cranked out? Congrats on being published. That ROCKS! :0)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Holy smokes this is so very adorable. I can't stop looking at it. Congrats on getting published. How exciting for you!

Wendy Schoonhoven said...

Love your take on Laura's sketch and congrats on being published!!xxxWendy.

B said...

Very cute card! :-) And congrats for being published!!!! That's awesome!

Silli said...

congrats...Angie...:-) Have a nice day...:-) Your card is beautiful!

Michelle Tech said...

1. You crack me up! We have a cat that pukes here, so I know your reaction.
2. Congratulations on your pubbie!
3. No way! You got a Clip It Up? Is your friend nuts to not like it?
4. Wish I had submitted my order earlier in the day so I could have it NOW!
5. I hate painting, but I refused to have white walls in my new house, so I had to paint them all a different color. Funny thing is, I couldn't decide on what fabulous paint job to give my craft room so it's...white! Have fun (snirk).

kathleenh said...

Congratulations on your publication! You do have a way with this office accoutrement set. It's gorgeous! I was sad to see this set retire too. I haven't really used it as much as I would have liked.

Laura Davis said...

Love this the green & cantaloupe are perfect together!
Great take on my sketch:)

Denise G said...

Congratulations on the publication! That is so exciting.

Great score on the clip it up organizer. I got one a few months ago and LOVE it. I want to order the upper level as well, but haven't found any great prices on them. Let me know if you find a killer deal! You are such an enabler!

Thanks for sharing.
Denise G

Donna Baker said...

fabulous card! I never got into this set - congrats on the publications! woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Too too funny on your "62" and my "65" cards. This is GREAT! :) Oh, I LOVE your Clip It Up too. I saw it at Archivers and guess where my next coupon is going towards :)

I have the same projects too, painting. I actually bought the paints already but they're just sitting there. I need to paint though... I really do! Ahh...

Too funny... great exit lady... hope the dog's ok. My cocker use to puke all the time :)

Have a happy 4th!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, congrats on the publication!!! Whoohoo!!!! I can't wait to see my first ones this Sept. and Oct. One of my wishes come true. More pubs? Oh, who knows. Not for me. I just want to say I did it :)

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, your Office Accoutrement card is FANTASTIC! That is the retiring set that I will miss the most too!

Congrats on the publication! I'm not the least bit surprised! You're awesome !!!!

Peet said...

I love your card Angie congrats on the publications!!!

Chris said...

Congrats on the publication! Love that collection you used on the card. Beautiful card.

Tara said...

CONGRATS!!! so cool you are getting published! toot away! love this card...I like this set...I just never used it that much, maybe it's time to pull it out! :)

Erin McKinney said...

CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to see the issue with your project!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, it's Renee form Simply Renee, the makers of the Clip it Up. I just saw your comments about the Cip it Up and your interest in a Upper Tier. Just wanted to tell you that the upper tier is on sell on our website for 40% if you don't find it cheaper somewhere else!
I'm glad to see you like your Clip it Up

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Wow!! Loving your card! And the Clip It Up. I may be wrong, but I don't think we've seen that in the UK yet. Looks really useful!

Congrats on being published! :o)

Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Angie!! Your card is great! Congrats on being published...that's awesome news!!
and you can get your top tier for 40% off right now! You have some kind of mojo girl - Way to Go!! :)

Anonymous said...

This card is fantastic! I love it.

Congrats on your Publication! I started submitting stuff, had a few cards picked up and then stopped submitting. Maybe you'll push me to do it again.

Lea L. said...

That card is fabulous!! I love the office looking edge you used! Great job with the sketch!

Congrats on your publication request...that is always so fun!


chloe said...

Love love love what you did with the 2sketches4you sketch this week! Beaut colours!!
I am so envious of you clip it up: they rock!
And yayyayyayay on another publication for you!! Well done!!

Simply said...

Congrats on being published! We're the makers of the Clip it Up and I just wanted to say that I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Thanks for mentioning us!