Monday, August 15, 2011

Exciting News and $25.00 Gift Certificate


I have been giving you some hints that I would be announcing some exciting news today.
 About two months ago Laura Boetto from Papers and Pixels contacted me asking me the following question:

Here is part of her e-mai:
"My name is Laura and I am the editor in chief of Papers and Pixels on line magazine.  I am contacting you because I was enjoying your blog, your store and your beautiful cards. We, at Papers and Pixels, are always on the look out for store owners, crafters and anyone with wonderful new and different crafting ideas." 


Now, how exciting is that!  I was very honored to be chosen to be featured in Papers and Pixels  excellent on-line magazine of crafts that is full of wonderful articles.   Since Selma is my designer, she has done an awesome tutorial for the magazine on the partial view of the flower shown above.  Don't miss it.

 I hope you will go over and register here and  download to view all the wonderful information published in this monthly magazine.  I think you will enjoy the article and also the fabulous tutorial by Selma.

I am giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to a lucky winner chosen by a random drawing on September 1.  All you have to do is go over to the Papers and Pixels Magazine to find out how you can be the lucky winner.

30 comments:

paperpapier said...

I am eyeing the Spellbinder Butterfly die Wonderful Wings LF-006. I love Spellbinder dies, they cuts like butter. Thank you for the chance to win the $25 GC!
hugs, Heaney

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love the new Cheery Lynn Doily Dies that you are carrying! My wish list just gets longer and longer. Thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate! I totally enjoyed Selma's tutorial on Papers and Pixels.

MimiPatty said...

I am a big fan of Cheery Lynn Dies. I am just about ready to order as I have saved and saved. I really enjoy your blog and Selma's creations. I check every day for new and neat items. I know you will always have the newest and most unusual items.

Laura said...

We are thrilled to have you in Papers and Pixels, Joan! Your cards and projects are beyond gorgeous! Laura

Sharon Foster said...

I love the Martha Stewart border punches .... they add a lovely look to my cards and scrapbook pages, and come in lots of beautiful designs!

Gretchen Wilson said...

I'm now on the list for Papers and Pixels. Had a great time this weekend with you, hope to spend more time with you.
Hugs and God Bless

Cherie said...

What an honor for you to be chosen to be featured in P & P. I have been a member since Sep 2010! I love the Cheery Lynn Dies. They are so gorgeous. As are the wonderful creations that Selma keeps us inspired with! Thanks so much for all you do and share with us!

Sue D said...

I like all the spellbinders dies you carry. Selma's flower tutorials were wonderful.

Lynn said...

Oh my...a favorite? Well, I absolutey love the Cherry Lynn Dies. So intricate and delicate they add beautiful background for flowers made from Selma' tutorials.

Primitive Seasons said...

I so enjoyed your and Selma's contribution to Paper and Pixels this month. I have to say, along with so many others apparently, that I love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies. I don't own one yet and the decision is really hard but I simply must get one and try it. I'll be hooked I know! Thanks Joan for sharing so generously with all of us.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I think I love all the spellbinders that you carry - if I could, I'd get them all!! Thanks for a chance, and continued successes to you! How nice to get written up like that!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the link to Paper and Pixels. I am now a registered member and I love Selma's contribution. She is so talented. Congratulations on being chosen to be a part of Paper and Pixels.

Vickie Y said...

Hi Joan and Selma; love your contribution to Papers and Pixels emagazine. My favorite atjoansgardens item(s) are the cheerylynn dies and marianne dies/embossing. Actually, love it all Joan, especially the inspiration you and Selma provide.

Sharon Peele said...

Wow How awesome!! What an wonderful article!! both Selma and you deserve the recognition! I would have to say my favorite product that you carry would have to be the cheerylynn dies!! All tough I do not have any, I do love the way they look on Selma and your cards!!

KER said...

the article was awesome and so are the tutorials...i love the lilies!!!

i also love your entire inventory...lol...especially spellbinder's dies...their various Edgeabilities are wonderful

Evette K. said...

Tried to get to read the Pixels magazine, I even joined, but could not. How do u do that? So needless to say I could NOT sign up to try and win the $25 gift certificate. ???Help ekciampo@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I thought I was already a member of P&P but it turned out I wasn't. There was a learning curve to find the magazine. It wasn't intuitive but it was worth the search. Lots of wonderful tutorials in it and much to learn about. My list is really miles long but the money just isn't there for what I'd like to have. High on my list would be the Cheery Lynn doily dies. Selma has done some really amazing things with these. Thanks for the chance to win!

Oma said...

Read the article in Paper & Pixels magazine! Great article and I learned more about you Joan & Selma. Way to go! Would love to win a gift certificate!

Oma said...

Oops forgot to say that I love the Cheery Lynn dies! Must get some soon!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

SO THRILLED to see you & Selma showcased in this month's issue of Papers and Pixels. I've been reading that magazine since they started ... so jam packed with amazingly talented crafters and now two of the BEST have been added to the list!
WONDERFUL write up and the tutorials by Selma are PERFECT and so easy to follow!
Congratulations of being showcased ... FABULOUS!
As far as my favorite products ... that seems to change from season to season but recently I have truly enjoyed the Marianne and Cheery Lynn Designs products! Thanks for introducing me to them!!

Cindy Lou said...

What an awesome article about both you and Selma. The Products that I am most interested in and starting to collect are the Cheery Lynn Design products. They are so intricate and lets me do so much with each piece both as a whole and in parts! They are just too cool! Thanks for supplying them, and enabling me:)

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Hi Joan,
Congratulations to you and Selma on this awesome honor. Congratulations to both of you. Your store has fantastic Cheery Lynn dies and Selma creates fabulous designs. You both are perfect together. There are still some dies that I want to add to my collection.
Enjoy your spotlight right now!!

hugs
bobbi

disneylisa said...

Thanks for the great tutorials. Some of my favorite things here - border punches (of which I have quite a collection already) and spellbinder dies (which I have only recently been able to start getting.

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okienurse said...

AWESOME! I have been following P&P since last October and was happily surprised yesterday when I downloaded my copy to see you and Selma featured! Congrats. I really like the magazine and the format and plan to continue a subscription next month! The tutorial for making flowers was great Selma...so much work but such beautiful flowers! Thank you Joan for all the great products you carry for us. Love the paper pads and punches most of all! Vickie

Cherrie said...

I love your Blog and hope to be a winner as I would love to try some of your products!

Olga said...

Great tutorials. I love looking and learning from Selma, congrats, and you know me, I love spellbinder dies!!!

Donna said...

Joan, I love all that you carry!! As you can tell by what I order! I wonder if the girls from my local shop miss me!! :)

You always are on the ball with all new products, and I love all my Cherry Lynn Dies! Great company, as well as the Marianne Folders, they are a bit pricey,but so worth it!
And I love what you and Selma create, you both are the first two blogs I visit every day, you both are so talented and inspire me a lot!! Or at least get the fire under my butt going!!

Finally got all straightened out with Papers and Pixels and I love that magazine, downloaded it and they have so much in there, and so much to learn!! Congrats again, and thanks much for the chance to win.
I tell everyone about your blog!!
Thanks
Donna

Sherry said...

Hi, thanks for a chance to win the $25 gift card. I really like the cheery lynn and spellbinder dies! after that comes the punches, lol.

Sherry Lowmaster

Sheri S said...

Appears my first comment did not go thru, so here goes again. Since I just found your site, my favorite item is the first, and so far only purchase--the jungle branch die. I will be back for more for sure! Congratulations on being showcased in Papers and Pixels. Great article. Will be in contact soon. Sheri S