Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 20



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It's MY Birthday MONTH and I'm living a dream!

My husband thinks I'm having an affair with the mailman as he delivers the best things that cause me to squeal with delight!!!!

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I've never been so proud of myself. (Well, besides graduating college, giving birth to the best son in the world and finding the perfect man of my dreams who makes me laugh everyday...you get the picture, right?) 

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For years I have flipped through the beautiful pages of all of the Stampington & Company  magazines and dreamed of  joining these talented women whom I so admire. I knew that one day when I "grew up", I wanted to be just like them.

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I am grown up. I am honored. I am humbled.

I am published in the November/December issue of Belle Armoire.

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In every issue, there is a featured article called the Art of Presentation written by Amanda Crabtree. And in this issue, she featured my one of a kind bookmarks wrapped in tea-dyed embroidered hankies, ready for gift giving.

Would someone pinch me please!

This is GOOD NEWS indeed!

Thank you for sharing it with me :)


You can read more about Belle Armoire here. It will be available in bookstores November 1st or you can order it online through Stampington and Company.


I think I'm going to faint! ;)


Gypsy Mermaid said...

WHOOOAAAA!!!! I am soooo excited for you! You deserve it luvbug and are so talented. I cant wait to run out and get the magazine! BIG hugs

ANestWithAView said...

Oh honey, I bow to you! Congratulations and enjoy, this is the good stuff...

Linda said...

Congratulations!!!! ♥

Belinda said...

Sis-in-law!!!!!!!! You are awesome. We are sooooo proud of you.Hope I get to read the article. LOVE YOU!!!!Bea

Lou Cinda said...

SHUT UP!!!! This is beyond exciting!!! BEYOND!!! I am so happy for you AND this is one great birthday present in your wonderful birthday month!!!!

AWESOME!!! Great talent...recognized!!

Lou Cinda :)

The French Bear said...

Awww, congratulations!!!!
Margaret B

Karen said...

GO AHEAD! FAINT! You are so totally allowed! WOW! Jodie I am so proud of you! I can't wait to get a copy!!! Everyone is always sending things in and I just have never worked up the guts . . .

PINCH! did ya feel that? Good! You are alive and yes indeed, published in Belle Armoire. WHOO HOOOOO!

AWESOME! Congratulations!

Hugs. Karen

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Jodie, this is wonderful! I'm so excited for you. And it couldn't have come at a better time for you! This magazine is gorgeous, can't wait to get my hands on it. Have a fabulous Day, dear!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh! I am sooooo excited!!! It's VERY well deserved I must say! Wow, I can say that I had one of those gorgeous bookmarks before you were discovered:). I am just so excited for you (I'd jump up and down but I'm at work right now and they already think-know-that I am crazy so let's not push the idea any further on that point:). I have always admired your aritistc talent and I am thrilled that you are receiving recognition for that talent in a magazine. I can't wait for it to be released!

Birthday Blessings and Congratulations!


trash talk said...

Yippee! I get to be famous by knowing someone famous!!! YOU are going to still be my friend, right? I mean, you're not gonna forget all us do-nothings for more talented friends, right?
I think this is so fantastic and I'm so proud for you and of you. What a wonderful middle to your birthday month.

Lori said...


congrats Jodie!!! that is wonderful...and i am so happy for you!!!

Lee said...

BRAVO AND CONGRATS! A special birthday month indeed... you won't forget this one. I just love God's surpises, they are the best.
Off to check it out.

vintage girl at heart said...

An affair with the mailman... wink wink..... love it!! I am so happy that you are having such a Birthday Ball all month!!!! I can just hear your squeals of joy all the way over here!!!
So happy that your sweet boy is okay after his bump and bruise fest!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats! What a fabulous month you are having. I've only seen your talents through your blog, so I know that everything you make must be even better in reality and that you deserve to be featured in such a magazine. Everything you do certainly seems to be done with love, attention and humor! all the best, Tammy

LiLi M. said...

Congrats to you, what a birthday gift, a dream come true!

miss lynn said...

ohmygoshyouareatotalcelebrity!!!! how cool is that, miss jodie!!!! i think you should sooooo be celebrating with a fancy dinner out!
yipppppeeeeee for you!

Jane said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited for you....that is the best birthday present ever. Congratulations on your well deserved publication...oh....I knew you when.....

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I've never seen those book marks. They sound wonderful, and congratulations. I couldn't be happier for anyone, your amazing.


Geralyn Gray said...

Your husband should know being published is way better than an affair with the mailman......and to think I knew you when AND I always cherished my Paris bookmark from you, but now I will have to keep this article close by so when I show people the bookmark they know that a magazine thought it was just as special....you deserve the attention---Jodie.......I think it is just the beginning----Congratulations!!!!!!

June said...

Jodie I couldn't be happier for you!!! Way to go girl!!! I can not wait to buy this issue and show it to Dale and tell him that I now know someone famous too!!!
Instead of a pinch, how 'bout a hug!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Thank you, Jodie, now you get to see "all of me".

bella said...

Jodie That is the best news! Congratulations! It couldn't have happened at a better time than birthday month. Sue

Wizard of Was said...

Well happy middle of the month birthday to you!!That is just so very awesome, Jodie! You are so very deserving of this. I can't wait to see the article!! and by the by...it is the same one and only Gina!! What a very very small world we live in!!!
My Best

Sares said...

Wow! How fantastic!!! And don't faint!!! What a Birthday month you're having girl!

Tina said...

Happy Dancin' for you girlfren!!! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

I've got to order this magazine!!!
Soooooo very happy for you Jodie!!!
You be famous girl!!! :)
your sis,