Hello blogging friends! Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? I sure hope so! We had a really great Christmas. A good time spent with family, beautiful Christmas music at church, lots of yummy food and great presents.
A few weeks ago I told you that I had a surprise and I couldn't wait to share it--well today is the day!
As a lot of you know I am from Minnesota and we have a local magazine that comes out bi-monthly. Guess who is one of the features for the Jan/Feb 2014 issue? Not only that but guess who the Cover Girl is?
I was so excited when they called to see if they could interview me. Drew Claussen is one of the contributing writers for the Albert Lea Magazine and he is the one who came over to do the interview. The photographer is Brandi Hagen. She is so fun and did a wonderful job on all of the photos! A couple of weeks after the interview and photos I received a call from Brandi and she was wondering if we could do another photo shot because to my surprise they wanted to put me on the cover! I thought maybe it would be a picture of my studio on the cover and she said no we want You on the cover!
Drew did a fantastic job on the article. I also have to say a huge Thank You to my aunt Gail because she went down to the newspaper and told them about me and what I do. She was hoping that at some point they would maybe do a newspaper article on me but better yet I was picked as a feature for the Albert Lea Magazine! If it wasn't for her I am sure this wouldn't have been possible! I am sure other designers will totally understand when I said a lot of people have no clue what I do as a designer. So many times people will say--Oh you like to do arts and crafts, right? I just smile and say yes I do LOL! But like the title of the story says--it's More than just a hobby. I have been truly blessed to work with some of the most amazing companies in the crafting industry and I am very grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities I have had through the years!!
I have a few copies of the magazine to giveaway so if you would like a chance to receive one of the magazines leave a comment below and I will do a drawing a week from today. So you have until midnight (CST) on January 2nd to leave a comment. Please be sure to leave a link back to a blog or an email--some way for me to reach you if I draw your name. You will also be able to view/read the magazine online if you would like. Once the link to the magazine is live I will post it.
If you live in Southern MN or Northern IA the Albert Lea Magazine is available in many different locations around the area so you can pick up your free copy.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my exciting news with all of you!
Hugs & Smiles,