Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dreams and Gratitude with a RAK


I feel kind of weird posting this, but yet, so incredibly grateful and blessed, I really have to share. I cannot believe the dream that I am living in right now. To have projects in each of these magazines shown is completely surreal. And I find it so amazing to see where my life has moved in the past year or so, to a place that I never thought about, but am so thankful for. Isn't God amazing? He can take your broken dreams and replace them with bigger and better dreams. My heart and soul are filled with more joy than I think I can handle! :) To have a beautiful family and seeing the impossible become possible...well, I am going to enjoy and embrace every minute of it, as long as it lasts.
SO, with all this happiness and the fact that it is my birthday today, I am going to give away a GI-NORMOUS RAK! :) It has tons of paper, chipboard, ribbon, flowers, stickers, and more. I will also draw one other name to get a copy of the May/June issue of Paper Crafts.
Leave a comment here about what you are thankful for in your life. You have until midnight tonight. I will draw a winner later tomorrow.
thank you for stopping by, you know how much it always means to me!

Don't forget JustRite week at Stamper's Dream and the store just got all the new Spellbinders dies in, that includes the new Impressabilities!!! :)

92 comments:

Tammi said...

I saw your work in the cards mag Kimberly...congrats girl! You should be proud!!

melissa.flieg said...

Happy birthday. I just saw your cards in Cards Magazine last night as I was looking through my newest issue. They are fabulous you should be very proud.

Tracey said...

So well deserved Kim! Your work is gorgeous and everyone should get a chance to see it. Congrats on the pubs and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Oh, thanks for the shot at your giveaway!! As always, I am thankful first for my daughter and also for the rest of my family. It's been a tough year and I don't know where I would be without them. xx

Amy said...

wow, since you know my life right now, you know that I am finding it realllllly difficult to find something to be thankful for this week. But once I slap myself out of it, I will come to realize that even though life is incredibly tough right now, I have many things to be thankful for. That I can walk, I can talk, I can hear, I have the ability to be compassionate, I can create, and that I have two incredibly loveable, kind, caring, amazing, talented, sweet boys in my life that make the difficult days more bearable. In the end, I am the richest girl in the world. I am so happy for you and your successes Kim--they couldn't have happened to a nicer girl.

Hugs,
Amy

Amy said...

Oh, and I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday dear Kim!
May Jesus bless YOU!

Have a Terrific Tuesday! (:-) Celebrate!
Congratulations, too*****
sUSAn

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for the wonderful friends and family in my life. You do beautiful work Kim. I check out your blog daily.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Many thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Denise M

Anonymous said...

Wowzers! Happy Birthday to you! And fantastic news about 3 published creations in one month! I have been too scared to even post some of my cards/scrapbook pages in PTI gallery much less send in for publication. I am very envious of your creativity. Your blog is one of the first ones that I added to Google Reader ... just LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your love of art!

At age 41, my mother passed ... 3 months later one of two sisters passed ... and 1 more month later my father passed. I am now just a few years shy of 50 and the number one thing I am thankful for is my dear, dear sister! Her daughter passed 3 short years ago ... and to live through that with her and to come to realize how strong her faith is .. how strong she is .. and how she can still find happiness in everyday life is a true blessing and a lesson for me and everyone else around her! She is the best!

Hugs,
Kimberly Eagle

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow congrats it is an amazing feeling getting published and you deserve it your work is beautiful!! It goes without saying that I am always thankful for my wonderful family.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on being published! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

I am thankful that my husband is my best friend. He loves me despite my faults. We have two beautiful children, and I am thankful for them every day.

Brandi Parshley said...

Wow Kim, you have a wonderful story! It is amazing how we can think of one goal/dream and God has another in mind for us. I am thankful for so many things today, mainly a warm cup of coffee, a roof over my head, and a loving family.

GabrielaD said...

Congratulations on being published... I think that would be a dream come true. I am so glad for you, you truly deserve it.

I am thankful for my life.... all if it. Some days are great, other days suck... but every single minute of this crazy life is mine and I would not change it for anything else.

Knitty said...

How cool for you and how generous for some lucky readers! Be sure to autograph your spot in Paper Crafts. :)

Karen said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday.
I am thankful for each and everyday I wake up to see my family and friends and for another day that I am cancer free.
Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! And congrats!! I love your blog and look forward to seeing your new creations every day. I am most thankful for my husband, son, family and our health.

Mendi M

Sara said...

Happy Birthday & Congratulations!!!!

I look forward to reading your blog everyday and am so inspired by everything you share.

I am very thankful that I am privelaged to have a wonderful husband, family and friends; most of all I get to share my talent with everyone like you!

Thanks for the chance to win!

XOXO
Sara

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Congratulations!
Hugs, Mel

Theresa Forseth said...

God is good! Happy birthday and congratulations on your publications!!! I'm not surprised, though - you have such great talent and I love checking your blog every day to see what you've come up with next!!!

Congrats again!!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Congratulations! That is a huge acomplishment!

Right now I am just thankful for what I have, and for the destiny I know God has for me. It's a great day to be in this place.

Time of my Life... said...

Way to go!!! Way to live your dreams!!! I tell you keep your eye on God and make sure that everything you are doing is to God's glory and it will all fall into place.

I'm thankful for my healthy kids, my wonderful friends and my job! God IS good!!!

Pegg S said...

What a day to celebrate! Happy Birthday and congrats on all the publications!! You deserve it and I wish you continued success....
I'm thankful for my family and friends who support me in so many ways. I take them for granted sometimes, but am reminded how lucky I am. I am going to try to make sure they know how appreciated they are!

Cin Cin said...

Happy Birthday, Kimberly!!
I think it is FANTASTIC (and well deserved that you have gotten so many pubs, lately and SO thrilled for you!)
I am thankful for my loving and wonderful family (especially my strong as a rock and insanely funny DH and my super sweet-super Handsome Little Man)

Please skip my name for the scrappy Rak. I am sure there is someone more in need of it. I just wanted to say Happy Birthday!

Deanna said...

Kim I am so happy for you! You work is fabulous and you can truly see the time and effort you put into each and everything you make! Wishing you continued success! :) D

connie said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Your work is beautiful and your blog is filled with inspiration. I am thankful that I still have a job and my family is happy and healthy.

KATY826 said...

Congratulations on being published! You so deserve it.. I love your work! :)

I amthankful for my wonderful Fiance, his job, our two beautiful daughters.. Well, frankly the list could go on forever but i'll leave it at that!

Happy Birthday, Kim!!

Kryssi said...

i subscribe to papercrafts and smiled when i saw your name! happy for all your accomplishments!! :)

Harley Dee said...

I am thankful that I'm working right now.. I've been less-than-part-time for the last several months, and now i'm getting to work full-time for a while. Very thankful for that :)

Ronda C. said...

Happy Birthday! You are a truly talented person. I love your cards. I am very thankful for my family, my health, and that I have a job that is stable and secure.

Ronda C.

Gabriela said...

Kim - Sending warmest wishes for the happiest of birthdays! My hat's off to you in appreciation of your being published. What a marvelous accomplishment and so well deserved! I couldn't be any happier for you. I'm thankful for so much - so hard to specify. Thankful for life, for the air we breathe, for healthy minds, for the people in our lives, and for you my dear sweet fellow blogger.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kimberly!!! Congrats on being in those mags! Be proud!!!!!!

tammiejean

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend, and a huge congrats on all the pubs! I am not surprised in the least - you do amazing work! I'm thankful for so many things ... employment for my husband, the ability for me to stay home with our kids, GREEN grass instead of brown, this papercrafting hobby and the friends that have come with it, that my 2-year-old is finally talking, and on and on and on. Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!

Zarah said...

Honey - you deserve it all and then some!! You rock!!
CONGRATULATIONS!

...and - as far as I can tell: HAPPY BIRTHDAY-wishes are in order too? So here they are with a HUUUUUUGE hug.

Maria Gurnsey said...

Congrats!! Those are some amazing publications!! I'm most thankful for my kiddos. They always keep life interesting :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! And congrats on all the publications!!! So fabulous and well-deserved! I'm thankful for so many generous and talented designers who share so much great inspiration on their blogs. And I'm grateful for a wonderful family who makes the journey through life a blessed thing.

Anonymous said...

Wow-what an accomplisment to be published in 3 of the best publications on the market. Congratulations and Happy, happy birthday.

I am thankful for my beautiful grandchildren who bring such joy to our lives (and for their moms and dads too), I am thankful for the joy of creating and what that brings into people's lives when we share. Thank you for your sharing!
craftynanato3@gmail.com

jules p said...

First...Happy Birthday to you!
Second...Congrats on getting published. I wish I had those mags/book to see what you did.
Third...What am I thankful for?!-EVERYTHING! Which includes:my healthy hubby,my healthy kids, my home, my health, the worldly goods I don't deserve, my addicting hobby, and so much more!

Latisha said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly!!
I have Crohn's Disease, so I am so very thankful that I'm in remission and was able to take my children on vacation to make wonderful memories.
Huge congrats to you!!
you are awesome
hugs
latisha

Tessa said...

Congrats! When I got my cards magazine I went straight to the index to see who was published, and there you were!
I am so thankful for my beautiful family and that I am able to be a stay at home mom and be with them everyday.
Happy Birthday, have a great day!!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly and Congrats on being publish, I'm so excited for you!
I'm so thankful for our Health, Close Family and Great Friends.
Have a great day!
-Cher

Kacey Elliott said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And congrats on all the wonderful news! You have certainly accomplished a great deal this past year, and those magazines are just a small sampling of your talent :D I am always so inspired by your work! One thing I am thankful for is a renewed sense of who I am and how truly blessed I am to have my two beautiful kids and husband (sometimes that gets lost in the day to day stuff :D ).

Karen from PA said...

Happy Birthday!! and Congrats are your many accomplishments. God is so GOOD! And I guess that brings me to what I am thankful for, that I have a relationship with a Saviour who not only loves me and cares about my dreams but knows what is best for me.

Marcee said...

Happy Birthday to one of the most TALENTED paper crafters I know!! I hope this year is full of many more blessings:) Wishing you much joy, happiness and laughter!

What am I thankful for? The Lord's protection. He has moved in incredible ways in our lives of late and has provided for our family in ways only he can do.

jn said...

Hey Kim....
Happy Birthday to you!! I miss seeing you at the shop. Congratulations on your good news. You have worked very hard and certainly deserve the recognition.
Now what am I thankful?? Well you know what the past year has been like for me so I have to say that I am grateful that God has carried us thru each day and He continue to do so until we find answers.
Take care and God Bless, Hope to see you soon.
Janette

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly! I hope that your day will be filled with wonderful things! And congrats on your publishing success! You are a very talented artist! I am thankful for my wonderful family and beautiful sunshiny, spring weather!

apaintergirl said...

congratulations!!! and happy birthday!!! so exciting! your work is incredible, thank you for your inspiration!
i am so very grateful for so much in my life...even in hard times, i am blessed...i am thankful that i have God in my life...to have my Rock to lean on and hold my hand through it all...so very grateful for that!
chelle

Adela said...

Kimberly, when I wrote to you about seeing your card on PC mag, I didn't know about these other 2! WoW!! CONGRATS to you!

I am so thankful that I found a hobby that makes me happy and releases some of my stress. I'm also very grateful and blessed that God has given me friends (like you, missy!) in this crazy and awesome field of creativity!

Tara said...

Congratulations on your publications, and Happy Birthday!

I am very fortunate to have met a wonderful man that I am about to marry... I am so very thankful for him every day.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Morgaine said...

I am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life- my family, my husband, my friends, and all the great people in the online world that support me and my hobbies.
I'm glad to see your work in all the magazines- Congrats!
I hope someday to get stuff published, but I'm still a newbie, so I can wait till I get a little better. I'm glad things are working out so wonderfully for you. Congrats again.

Sara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's a great one. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm so grateful for many things -- God's love and protection, my family and my friends top the list.

jrhod711 said...

Thanks for the chance to enter. I'm grateful that God knows so much more about our lives than we do and makes the right choice for us.

Anya said...

Congratulations Kimberly! And Happy Birthday!

I am thankful for my family and friends - they are my support system and I am so grateful to have them.

Amy O said...

Congrats on all your publications! You are amazing at what you do, so I am not suprised. I think it's great that you are taking joy in these days and appreciating what God has given you. I am so thankful for my family. We all have good health, which is such a blessing. My husband has a job, which is another huge blessing in this economy. I've been given the privilege to stay home and watch my children grow. I could go on and on....

kristie sessions said...

Congrats on such wonderful achievements. I thought I saw your name in that wonderful papercraft mag. Great job! i too am grateful for God's endless blessings and tender mercies

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Happy Birthday Kim! And congrats on all your well deserved publications! I really hope to be right there with you in the next year. I am thankful for so many things, but right now I am thankful for blog friends like you who encourage me! You are priceless!
ps. don't even enter me in the drawing, give that stuff to some wonderful deserving papercrafter...I just wanted to leave you a little note:)!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and congratuations! Well deserved! I enjoying checking your blog and you are so inspirational.

I am thankful for my husband who is so supportive and can always make me smile! :)

Lila said...

Happy Birthday!! And congratulations on your publications - awesome!!

I am thankful for my family, I'm thankful that I was married to an incredible man who died 5 years ago....but I feel him with me every day. I'm thankful that I was raised by two loving parents. I'm thankful for friends. It's nice to be reminded to think about what we are thankful for.

Doris said...

Happy birthday! I'm thankful for my life and my family, wonderful world and nature

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on being published and Happy Birthday to YOU! I'm so thanksful for having God in my life, my family, and friends I've made in blogland that loves the same things I love doing. Thanks so much for a chance at this fabulous celebration candy.

katsk said...

Beautiful work and a lovely blog! Thank you for the chance to participate in your drawing. I am so thankful for a lot of things in my life some of which are my kids, my cats, my home, my job, and my love of art.

kathy

Carolyn King said...

Happy happy birthday sweet and talented friend. I am thankful for my health and the good health of my family....AND for awesome friends I have met through this zany creative world!

Hugs--have a great one!

Pat said...

Happy Birthday and a great big CONGRATS to you!

I am thankful for my loving family that is always there for me.

joann said...

Happy Birthday and congrats to you!
I am forever grateful for my family.

Karie B said...

Congrats and happy birthday! I can't imagine having one thing published, let alone three at the same time! You have a gift and we are thankful that you are willing to share it with us.

I am most thankful at this time for my family and good health. I am also very thankful for a wonderful husband who works so hard to keep me at home with our 2 year-old. I am very blessed!

Teresa said...

congratulations - it is a well deserved honour.
I am thankful for my family and for this wonderful hobby that makes me happy everyday in so many ways.

Stephanie said...

Add my voice to the chorus: CONGRATULATIONS!! Plus, "they say it's your birthday, Happy Birthday to yoo-ooo"!!

I am thankful for my family, three healthy grandchildren that I love so much, to be in good health myself, and to have discovered card making two years ago!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment! You are so right about being thankful, and every day I am grateful for my wonderful husband! He makes my life complete!
Nicole Leger

Scrapping Julie said...

woooohoooooo!!!!
happy birthday! and a big fat congrats!!!!
i have really enjoyed your creations. very
inspiring

Rox-Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you we love you!! Big congrats on the pubs. I am so proud of you. I am thankful for my family my wonderful hubby, my great boys, my wonderful DIL's whom I share hobbies with and a beautiful grandson whom I love beyond words!! Life is good.

ALLY said...

Congrats on the 3 pubs Kimberly! WOOHOO! Happy Birthday too!!! Hope you have a fabulous day! I am truly thankful for my wonderful husband. He treats me with nothing but respect, takes my son and entertains him when I need to get work finished and he's just all around a wonderful person! Thank goodness for him!

LeAnne said...

Aw, HB to you, Kim! I am just thankful for wonderful, creative people like you! You don't have to put my name in the drawing, I already won stuff from you--awesome stuff, I might add! Thanks again!
xoxox
LeAnne

Regina Easter said...

well you do wonderful work kimberly...isn't God great...I am so thankful that I have God in my life and he directs me each and every day to be able to enjoy the simpliest things in life...hugs

Amber said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Your cards are great and I love your blog, I check it out everyday.
Most of all I am thankful for my family,friends, and my wonderful boyfriend.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Congratulations on being published! I'm thinking that would be a fun experience some day!!! :-) As I read your post I was reminded how thankful I have been this week to read posts from people all over the world who share my faith. . . it is soooo encouraging and FUN! Blessings to you!

The Reno Family said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. I am so thankful this week for my wonderful husband and friends. I almost miscarried my baby last week and my husband took fantastic care of me and our son while our friends fought over who was going to bring us dinner. When I found that out I cried and said a prayer of gratitude.

createdbywendy said...

Happy Birthday! And congratulations on all of you published items!
I'm thankful for my family. Simple, but I can't imagine life without them!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations! I am thankful that I have been so blessed by God. I am healthy and my family is healthy. I am also thankful that you are giving us a chance to participate in your RAK. Thank you.

Trudy O said...

Happy Birthday! My mom's birthday is today also. I am so thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful that people like you give us a chance to win wonderful prizes.

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly! And WOW! Great job on the publications! God IS GOOD!! :)
And I know how good HE is! My dear hubby was blessed with a Kidney last year...we just celebtared one year! So, I am thankful for my husband and for GOD giving me my best friend and he is healthy and well!! :) Have a wonderful birthday girl!!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Kim! I am SOOOOOOOO happy for you!! I am so buying that Handmade mag since you are in it. But hey-----have you seen the APRIL issue of CARDS in person??? YOU AND I are side by side in the book!! The baby cards. THAT is what I was calling you about the other day cause I was freaking out with excitement about that!! How fun is that!

Kristy Vernon said...

Congratulations on your success! Your work is wonderful and definitely worthy of these magazines. Thanks for the RAK offer!

Anonymous said...

"Happy Birthday to You". Congratulations are in big order here gal. You are awe inspiring.

I am most thankful to just wake up each and everyday and be able to spend time with the most wonderful man in the world, my DH and family. You see, last year I had 3 heart attacks in a 2 month period and wasn't expected to make it. I thank God the first thing each day and the last thing each night before I close my eyes. I treasure every moment of every new day. Nothing is as bad as there is not a bright side to it. When I think of all that I could have lost and missed out on, I start to cry. My life had new outlook and meaning. I know it may sound mushy, but I really am the happiest person in the world right now and very thankful to be here to enjoy it. Life doesn't get any better than being with those you care about each and every day. The rest is just babble.

Have a happy stamping day! and Birthday!

Trish Hoffman

Rebecca Ednie said...

I am thankful for my kids of course. But also for beautiful scrapbooking goodies and my iPhone!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, what an accomplishment, you sure must be bursting with joy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many many more to come.
I am grateful for being able to do this great hobby of stamping and for every moment of the day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne Hurlburt

Lynne Phelps said...

Happy Birthday to you, and mmmmmaaany more! I am most grateful for my sister, who is also the person who started me on this stamping addition, my bff stamping buddy!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I just wanted to stop by and mention that I saw your card in Paper Crafts mag - congrats!! Oh, and a very happy (belated) birthday! You have a lot to celebrate!! You go girl!
Carol

Sharon said...

I am thankful that I'm a two year suvivor of breast cancer and that I had another day with my two year old grand daughter who is the light of my life and made me fight to live. Now I love to scrapbook about her.

Jane Wetzel said...

Congrats! Your work is totally awesome and I am thankful for my family...always...:) Jane W.

Terri ( Meterr) said...

Im thankful, after losing our home that we found one 100 times better! Life is good and God sent us here to this neighbourhood! Have a great bday! your my 5 yr olds bday twin! he was born march 31 2004

Diana said...

WOW, Kimberly. That is very incredible. Congraulations!!

Wati Basri said...

congrats Kim!

Beth M said...

Happy belated Birthday! Congrats on all the recent publications too!

Julie said...

Congratulations Kim! I'm so proud to say that I feel like I started this "journey" with you!! :) Let's get together soon!!!