Sunday, April 25, 2010

Many New Things Ahead...

I am so thrilled to tell you several new and exciting things!  I have my new copy of Where Women Create and I am thrilled to be in the May issue along with my good friend Karen Valentine and Elizabeth Maxson who I admire so much and is on the cover. 






It is a lovely issue and I want to tell you a bit about the process of how I came to be in such a wonderful magazine. Jo Packham the chief editor was looking in the Chicago area to photograph some places for WWC and I was recommended by KC Willis. She was kind enough to point out my blog to her and Jo emailed me and asked if she could shoot my shop and studio. I said no problem...  Jo, her assistant and Dana who did the photography came last July and spent the day with me. We instantly clicked and had so much fun laughing and talking. I felt at ease the minute they got here but before they came I spent day and night cleaning and rearranging the shop and my studio. I only had two weeks so nothing major was done...my husband was thankful for that.
 I want to tell you that this is one of the rare magazines that truly encourages women in their art and business. Everything about each article is a true reflection of the artist. I chose the colors of my feature, the font, the pictures, the background and you can even write your own article if you wish to. I chose not to and I was interviewed by the lovely Sandra Evertson. I have met so many wonderful woman through this experience and I feel so grateful for having this opportunity to express myself. I have been truly blessed just by meeting and getting to know these lovely women associated with this great magazine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now I have an exciting announcement
I have been working with Karen at Valentine Design on a new BlogShop...


  
I have had my website all along but I wanted something where the pictures popped and it has the feel of a blog. I think it is more personal and more like walking into my shop. So tonight I am opening 



I will be putting new things up daily and I am still listing so there is more to come. And... a big give away to celebrate my new Shop opening!
Poor Karen has spent hours on the phone with me problem solving but she is terrific. All I had to do was give her some of my ideas and she put them into reality... and quickly I might add. She has the ability to read people and their style which is a rare talent.  
Thank you Karen for all your hard work and patience. 
If you want to freshen up your blog or design a new one please visit her new blog Valentine design you will be happy you did.
(Did that just sound like a paid announcement) ha 

Wishing you a great evening. Thanks so much for stopping by and I always love hearing from you!
Blessings
Rebecca

52 comments:

  1. Hi Rebecca, Congratulations on your amazing feature in WWC... you know I am a huge fan in all you do..your beauty & kindness shines right through the computer...& your new blog looks beautiful... sending great big wishes, Big Giant Blessings & hugs your way! xoxo Laura

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  2. Dear Rebecca,
    big congratulations to you,with the feature in this fantastic magazine,I think I have to order it, with you and Karen inside this number.I love visiting your blog, so would be so wonderfull seing your creative place.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  3. Sounds like a great mag. and congrats that you are featured as well. It is not here so....

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  4. Congrats on being featured in WWC and for your new blogshop - great design and feel!!
    You are always an inspiration!

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  5. Dear Rebecca,
    How wonderful to be in print. You must be so excited. You won't want to know us, now that you are famous !!!! haha.
    Your website looks terrific too. It's all systems go at your place, isn't it ?
    Every success to you, Rebecca. .... and, remember us lesser bloggers on your way to the top !! Haha. XXXX

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  6. Congratulations Rebecca on being in Where Women Create ~ that is so very exciting !! I cannot wait to see !!
    xoxo
    Lori

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  7. A Big Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! on being in WWC magazine. Its such a beautiful magazine and so inspiring. I'll have to pick up the current issue.

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  8. Congratulations, Rebecca!! I love seeing your name on the cover of the magazine. Thanks for telling us about the process of you becoming one of the featured artists. I am so happy for Karen as well. I have followed her blog for awhile now and even have a beautiful little birdhouse she made from her Etsy shop.

    Now I have to go visit your latest blog!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  9. Congratulations Rebecca! I am going to get a copy of the new issue so I can read all about you and see those lovely photos of where you create.
    I am excited about your new blog shop and I'll be checking it out!
    I am a new follower to yours and I enjoy everything about your blog. You are a beautiful person.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. Congrats Rebecca and I can't wait to check it out!! Happy Sunday.

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  11. Congratulations, Rebecca! Much deserved! I'll be buying this issue, haven't missed a one! But nice because I've "met" you here in Blogland!

    Blessings,
    Diane

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  12. Rebecca, thanks so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog. How nice of you to take the time as it is so obvious how busy you are!! Amazing at the amount of work you get done...I love your jewelry...very tempting!

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  13. Congratulations on being featured in Where Women Create. I bought the first "Where Women Create" book several years ago and love looking through it. Karen Valentine's "Where Bloggers Create" is what started my reading blogs, and your blog inspired me to start blogging. I will be buying the magazine.

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  14. congrats Rebecca! you are so talented and beautiful inside and out. you truly deserve it. off to get my copy and check out your new site.

    hugs,

    shelley

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  15. Hi Rebecca,
    Congratulations on the feature. I can't wait to see it up close! I'm walking to town this morning to see if they've got it at my local book store yet. I think the world of Karen and am off to look at your store (know it's gorgeous inside & out). Beautiful Sunday to you.
    ~Tracie

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  16. Hi Rebecca, Can't wait to see your creative space in WWC. Congratulations! Love, Penny

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  17. Me again... your shop is beyond beautiful simply upon gossamer wings.

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  18. Congratulations on being in WWC. Looking forward to your new blog shop. Good Luck!!!

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  19. Your blog shoppe looks absolutely stunning, I see a few things I'm not sure I can live without!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  21. Rebecca, you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much for that wonderful shout out!!! Working with you so great, and I loved reading your article. I'm so thrilled that we were in there together. Take care and have a wonderful week. I'm sure we will chat again soon!!
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage
    Valentine Design

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  22. Your new site is gorgeous Rebecca. I love it all but my favorites are the pillows. I wish you the best!

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  23. Hi Rebecca, Congratulations on being published! That's awesome! Karen did a great job with your blogshop, it looks just wonderful.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  24. Rebecca,
    I am so THRILLED for you! Oh to see yourself in a mag, the rush that must be. I can't wait!!! 2 months seems like forever. I can't wait to get my issue of WWC, will you sign it for me! lol Yes, Karen is such a talented & wonderful friend. I had her on the phone all night last night. I blogged today about the shop & mentioned yours too! I gotta go nose around your great shop now. Have a great week friend. Lisa

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  25. Hello my beautiful friend! Congratulations to you. WOW! That is so exciting and I am so proud of you. You go girl.
    xoxo

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  26. Hi Rebecca....

    Whoa........that's LOTS of great news for one day! I'm so thrilled for you. I'll be by to visit the new store... :-)

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  27. Hi Rebecca,

    How wonderful for you! Congratulations on having an article featured in Where Women Create.
    I will have to see if I can buy the magazine here.
    Also much luck with your new website, just off to have a look at that. Best wishes, dear friend.
    Blessings.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. I bought the magazine today while I was going thru town. Your layout is the best one. I'm a little predjudice:))lol I was drooling over every page. Even George looked at it and loved it.....that's saying a lot!!!
    I'm so happy that you are going to get the attention you deserve....about time!!!
    xxx
    Carole

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  29. Just had to come back Rebecca and say you shop is really beautiful and love everything there.
    Especially the beautiful Antique French linen and the jewelery. Much luck.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  30. Loved the article and pictures in the May/June/July issue of Where Women Create...and so I skipped on over to your blog and Vintage Living blog {to shop}. Alas, I wanted to purchase the fabulous embellished vine wreath but the PayPal link did not work. Is it still available?

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  31. Please email me at antqiuesatserendipity@gmail.com
    if the vine wreath is still available.
    Thank you!

    Cheryl

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  32. OMG..mistyped my email address.
    Should be antiquesatserendipity@gmail.com
    Hope to hear from you!

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  33. Rebecca:
    Congratulations on being published in WWC. I love their publication, and my fondest wish is to some day be published within their pages.

    I'm going to have to go visit Karen. All you gals availing yourselves of her services have me thinking about a new blog look, to be sure.

    Thanks so much for visiting Brynwood and leaving your sweet thoughts. I'm very grateful, and hope you'll visit again soon.

    Congrats again!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  34. I can not wait to get my issue! Congrats to a most serving creative woman!

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  35. Oh Rebecca, I can't wait to check it out! Congradutlations...you know I love your style and believe that your inner beauty really is a blessing to us all!
    My Best
    Gale

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  36. Hi Rebecca!
    Wow!
    This is such a blessing for you and your store!
    I am so excited for you!
    I love your new blog shop...it is amazing!
    Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!
    You know I love ya!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  37. Congratulations Rebecca, Found your site and blog through your comment. Love it! I am off to explore. BTW I love your comment about your favorite movies and how you "Guard your heart". I do the same but never knew how to put it into words. Thanks, Pam

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  38. Oh I am sooooo excited for you!!!!!!I am going out to get my copy today:)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  39. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine, love your shop and your blog header is tre, tres belle.

    A bientot,

    Leeann

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  40. Congratulations on being in such a wonderful magazine. I will have to go look for it today. I knew that Elizabeth was going to be in the upcoming WWC, and I just lover her style and have followed her blog for years. What a fun time you must of had! Looking forward to reading about your studio and such.
    Again, congrats on an amazing experience and honor.
    Gretchen
    http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  41. I'm just so darn excited for you that I can hardly stand it! Congratulations!! congratulations!! congratulations!!!!
    Karen had done a lovely job too! So much talent and I can't believe both of you are in this issue!! I'm so excited to get my copy!!!
    Hugs to you my friend!

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  42. Hi Rebecca! Congratulations again on the article -- it was just lovely. Thanks, too, for sharing about the process; that was very interesting. Come see us this weekend at Kane! xo P.S. Thanks, too, for the comments on our blog -- always appreciated.

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  43. Hi Rebecca,
    I sent you an email question regarding one of your lovely items yesterday morning, did you receive it? Let me know if I need to resend please. Thank you! ~Tracie

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  44. Oh, Rebecca,,It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Congratulations! The shop banner is wonderful,,Karen is supreme! I must get my copy this weekend.

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  45. I am so excited for you and now it is going to be so hard to wait to get my own copy. I am always impatient for the new one to come out, but now even more so. I couldn't be more thrilled for anyone than I am for you. I remember seeing your studio last year and drooling all over everything and thinking about what a wonderful place to sit and create. Now I am off to visit your shop!
    I hope all your dear family is well. Mine are all great and I had a wonderful weekend with my daughters, shopping and eating.
    hugs

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  46. Rebecca,

    Let me catch my breath so I am able to gush appropriately.

    I just completed reading of all of your Texas posts and I am thrilled with the quantity and quality of your photos. I will be going back for a second look see after I grab a second cup of coffee.

    I am thrilled to have visited here before I see your article in WWC. Now it will feel more like visiting a friend.

    I am so happy to have stopped by and I will be rapping on your blog door again and again.

    Suzan

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  47. Rebecca, this is such exciting news!!! I cannot wait to pick up this issue and see your beautiful studio featured. I happened to look for the latest issue of WWC recently, but the last issue was still out.
    Cindy
    www.sweetbeadstudio.com

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  48. I love that magazine. Congratulations for the spotlight.

    Teresa

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  49. Your pages in the magazine are priceless!!! I loved every picture and every word!! I showed everyone who walked through my door. I feel fortunate to be able to visit your shop and take classes. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Susan

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