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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lot's of exciting things going on around here!

 I'm so excited to announce that I'm going to be flying to Texas to teach a class at this Spring's Paper Cowgirl event in March. I have been wanting to do this for a couple of years now, and I finally decided to do it!!! For this event I will be showing my students how to create this vintage inspired journal made from lace, buttons, pearls, paper flowers and a sweet vintage image.

 The book is perfect for journaling, keeping important notes, writing random thoughts or keeping track of those great post ideas!!! It gets finished beautifully on both front, back and even the insides.

  Not only will there be 2 days of friendships and crafting there will be one fabulous day of shopping provided by Petticoats on the Prairie!
Please go on over to the Paper Cowgirl blog and check out the event. If you are in the area I would love to meet you!!!  I will be in the company of some amazing teachers including:

Cindy Mayfield - Yapping Cat
Dawn Edmonson - The Feathered Nest
Karla Nathan - Karla's Cottage
Lisa McIlvain - Tarnished and Tattered
Sandra Feazel  - 7th St. Studio
Beth Leintz - Gathering Dust
Donna Goss - Art Studio 522

And now for some more exciting news!!!

My blog is being featured in one of Cindy Adkins great kindle books available on Amazon!!  Just like myself, Cindy loves to share what she has learned about Blogging with other women who may not have yet experienced all the fun that having a blog can bring to their lives. Cindy has written several of these great little Kindle books and this one features several  bloggers who share their knowledge and stories with it's readers.
It was really fun to see my name and  blogs listed in the description on Amazon!!
(I know, I'm easily amused... :) 

The other gals included in the book are Sonia Crouse, of Creating Vintage Charm magazine, Pat Winter, of Pat Winter Gatherings and Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazine
Liz Perry from The Brambleberry Cottage, Soraya Julian from Homemaker on a Dime,
Debbie Manno from Debbiedoos, and Debra Germain and Nicole Germain-Perez from Capers of the Vintage Vixens.

I hope you will all go check out these great blogs and say hi!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Karen!!! Your journal is just GORGEOUS!!! I so in love with all of the lace and embellishments....it's beautiful girl. I've been wanting to teach a class for a long time too and am finally taking the plunge! I can't wait to meet you sweet friend....and congratulations on the Kindle book, that is WONDERFUL! see you soon!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a beautiful photo to begin your post. Congrats on all your fun events. But must of all thanks for sharing all the great information.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Karen,
WOW, your journal is gorgeous and this will be a fantastic event!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

I am so happy to have you be an integral part of this book and I hope that your story will inspire so many women to become a super-blogger like you are!!!

Thank you again for the beautiful button--Your talent is purely amazing!!!

Unknown said...

Karen You have been one busy girl, love that you are in Cindy's book and teaching a class at Paper Cowgirl. You will have so much fun and you book is beautiful, I can't wait to hear all about it upon your return. Hugs Marilou

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Karen,
I saw on the Paper Cowgirl blog that you were teaching, I wish I could be there. One day I'll fly over the Atlantic and join in.
Have a great time.
Hugs, Angela.

Judith Tetley said...

Congratulations on both accounts Karen, I can feel your happiness vibes all the way over here in Australia! I am in love with the journal you are going to teach a class on...wish I was there to join in.
Kind Regards

Jen said...

Hello Karen! Wow everything is happening in your part of the world up above. Congratulations on being featured in the Kindle book and how exciting teaching a class at that event.Your vintage journal is beautiful.

Karen B. said...

Hi Karen,

I love your journal!! I so wish I could be there with you and all the other ladies creating! Well maybe another time!! Have a great time!! Also congrats on the kindle book!! That is so neat!
Karen B.~ Todolwen

Pepi said...

Hi Karen! I'm Pepi from Greece. I visited your blog and I liked very much! You have a lot of beautiful things to show. Bravo!!

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Congratulations Karen. I really believe that blessings come your way when you share information the way that you do here. Enjoy yours, and thank you for all the tips and tutorials that you post. I don't often comment but I read and enjoy them all.

Rhonda said...

The laces are so beautiful on your journal, dreamy, in fact. Very gorgeous journal, Karen.

Alba Linea said...

just can say lovley! the lacecovered book is sooooo pretty! have a great week! di

Sandy said...


As I was reading this post I was thinking back to when you found yourself without a job wondering what in the world you were going to do. Little did you know what a wonderful path lay ahead of you by the removal of something vital. It has been such a joy, a pleasure, and an encouragement to watch your journey and see how your life has changed and how much joy you have and with what generosity you share. You inspire me!

Congrats on teaching at Paper Cowgirls! Your journal is amazing!!! So beautiful!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Congratulations Karen!!!! You are always an inspiration:) And Cindy is amazing for including us in her newest book. Love your gorgeous journal.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I wanted to take your class, but the timing is off for me, durn it! What a pretty, pretty book.

I sure look forward to meeting you!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I am not at all surprised that you will be teaching at the Paper Cowgirl event or that you were a part of Cindy's newest book. Your special talents and giving spirit SHOULD get recognition, Karen. And I am so thrilled to be included in a book with such wonderful women like you! ;)

Hugs and blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Lisa Graham said...

That sounds so great! Congratulations and Happy Teaching!!

Monica said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! What incredible news... I'm so very happy for you, dear Karen! Will stay here waiting for you to share more!

Sandra Kaye said...

I know you will have a great time!! I wish I could go! Your journal is just delightful!!. All your students are going to love it!!. Hugs

StasaLynn said...

How exciting to be teaching in Texas! Your students will be blessed and your shopping will be lots of fun.

Becky Voth said...

Wow! Karen, so exciting! I have been stalking the Paper Cowgirl retreat since last year & wish I could go in March to take your lovely class!!

Also, big congrats on the being in the Kindle book! I'll have to check that out!

Becky V.

Linda M. said...

Congratulations Karen on being featured in Cindy's new book. Your journal cover is breathtaking. If only I could jump in a plane a fly to Texan and be a Paper Cowgirl. Sounds like too much fun. I'll be back later to read more posts. Have a super week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

The Jule Box Studios said...

Congrats on this teaching adventure Karen! You will ROCK this!! I really wish I could go...I would love to meet you:) Your so sweet and talented and always inspiring to me! Big xoxo to you!! Jules:)

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a wonderful class making your gorgeous journal! It sounds like a fun~filled time for all with classes & shopping! I love Cindy Adkins & her e~books. Congrats on being in her newest!

Romeo said...

Congratulations Karen!!!!! With your awesome talent none of this is surprising but rather well deserved I'd say! Your book will be a hit and one I am certain everyone will treasure - better get ready for the stampede! These things happen when you combine Karen and Texas :)

Again - two paws up for a fine job on both counts!

"Her" and Romeo

Charlene said...

I'm signed up for your class & can't wait for all the fun we'll have while you are here. Cindy & I were talking today (while we were working on our project for the Swaps for Tiffany's) & we were just wondering what all we will get into for those fun days. Where all we should go & what all we'll see & buy. Hee Hee! I'm so glad you're coming out & I KNOW we'll have a blast. HUGS!

Carol said...

The journal is SWEET. I could have made one with some old photos I had, but I sold them out of my garage this past weekend to a charming brunette and her sweetie:) Ah well. So be it.
So happy to hear of the good things happening for you.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

congratulations on wonderful things! the class is sure to be a blessing in the lives of all who take it.

Vicki Boster said...

Karen - I am so proud of you and so excited for your accomplishments - so well deserved for sure!

I would love, love, love to be a part of your class - too bad I cant travel to Texas right now. Those ladies are going to love having you for an instructor. The journal is beyond beautiful - the vintage laces are fabulous as you have used them. It is a truly amazing creation.

I believe that in this world - you really do get what you give - and you give so much to others - to help us all with our blogs. I am so happy that your generosity and your experience are giving you some well deserved rewards!


Teresa said...

How awesome! Obviously, I won't be in Texas.

I would definitely attend if you did something right here in AZ....Please????? I have been really wanting to learn how to do that vintage journal type of thing. I've seen so many of them on the internet. I'll be ready with glue-gun in hand whenever you are! ;)

Unknown said...

Oh what fun you will have! Congratulations on all the adventures! With your talent, its obvious people want to see and learn! :) I love your crafts and designs! :D


Susan Freeman said...

Congrats! It sounds like a fun class and I know you will be a great teacher. Your journal is beautiful!

Susan and Bentley

fairyrocks said...

Congratulations, you are going to knock the cowgirl boots right off those ladies!!
Keep smiling and creating

Marlynne said...

Congratulation on both the teaching opportunity in Texas and being part of a new book on blogging. They will love you and your work, I'm sure!

Vivi Magoo said...

Congratulations on all of your big news Karen! How exciting ~ and what a way to begin 2012! My best to you this year ~ and thanks for helping me launch Vivi Magoo Presents.com ~ I’m expecting big things for both of us this year ;o}

Unknown said...

Hi Just joined your wonderful blog. I am amazed at all the wonderful content. I can hide there all day lol! Hugs Vee xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats on everything, Karen. Thank you for stopping by.

Pretty Things said...

I have to get to one of these one day! I'll be totally intimidated, but happy!

Heaven said...

Oh! Beautiful DIY <3

I invite you to

Karen Paul-Burges said...

Your journels are very beautiful and inspiring. I don't journal as I should, but always scrible and type, just never very orgainzed about it. I will try to do better, I promise! Thank you, Karen

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, thank you so much for linking up this precious treasure...It is breathtaking!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Karen, that journal is so gorgeous - it takes my breath away! Congratulations on teaching the class and being in Cindy's book!!
Hugs from "the other Cindy Adkins"

Donna Heber said...

Congrats Karen! I hope you have a wonderful time and your journal is stunning.

Your Craft Book said...

Joining your through Cindy's link party, wonderful altered art and mixed media creation. Have fun teaching the class, Maureen.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Congratulations on the book feature and upcoming class! The journal looks gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Karen!! Such exciting news..
Please tell my friend, Cindy from Yapping Cat hello from me!
Paper Cowgirl looks like it will be a blast!

Carol Salisbury said...

Oh my goodness, your lacy journal is gorgeous! I love it! Have fun in Texas!
I just hopped over from Cindy Adkins blog!

Chris said...

Hi Karen, wow, this journal is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. You did a wonderful job. Have fun in Texas teaching. If they make one half as gorgeous as yours they will do very well. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Karen that line up looks amazing and if I didn't live on the otherside of the globe I would be there too.
Congrats on being published in Cindy's new book!
Cindy has this week featured me in her new Link Party that will be featured each week!
I have no choice but to follow you right now being another journal artist!
I see my blog on your sidebar!!!
With thanks too sweet woman,
Warm wishes,

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