Wednesday, June 23


I'm buried deep in projects, first of which is my awesome Paper Cowgirl gig!
Don't tell anyone, but I think I bit off more than I could
I work best under pressure though.
So yesterday, while standing in a sea of lace, covered in glue, kids screaming for something more than a Pop Tart to eat, & I'm just about to throw one Texas size hissy fit..........
the doorbell rings......

I've waited 8 months for this!  My work published at last!

I even kinda made the cover!

And yes Sissie, I wet my pants!
It's a real honest to goodness layout, (5 pages, but who's counting) accompanied by my own words. 
 I set some serious goals for myself this year & after a lot of hard work it's so gratifying to see my dreams coming true. 
My idea... to have a small home business up & operating by the time my kids start kindergarten.
Nothing big, just enough to contribute to the family.
Opening a blog shop, teaching workshops, selling my art, & now being featured in my favorite publication!
 It's all happening & I'm overwhelmed.
Thank you all for giving me the encouragement & confidence to go forward.  You brought me here!
One of my favorite quotes is from a poem by Thoreau,
When it's time to die let us not discover that we have not lived.
 Spidy 1, 2 & PPP asked me to say thanks for visiting our little studio.   I'm working my way down the WBC list, there are so many AMAZING rooms to see! 
 I'm off to Paper Cowgirls tomorrow, I'll be back Monday to reveal my soapbox & so much more.  For those of you participating in my art challenge, I'll have
Mr Linky up Sunday night.
Wish me luck on everything!


Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Congratulations! I have just signed up for the soap box challenge, can't wait to see what everyone creates. I have set similar goals for myself, it's always gratifying to see that someone accomplished there dreams! I will be looking for the magazine when it hits the shelf, Theresa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lisa!!! Doin' cartwheels in the tiny house here for ya. CrashBamThunk.
You know, when you succeed at your dreams, you inspire others to go after theirs! :)
Big Texas-sized Hug,

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh wow Lisa...congrats! I'm so proud of you & honored to be your friend. What issue is it in? Wonder if it's hit the newstands yet? I could maybe squeeze in a trip to Barnes & Nobles after Noah goes home today.

KClark Photography said...

Congratulations! I can wait to go out and find the magazine. Woo Hooo!


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Lisa, congratulations!!!! Yay for you!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Oh my...CONGRATULATIONS on being published! I would have wet my pants too ( no..wait..i DID just sharing in YOUR excitement!) well-deserved! YOU GO GIRL! :)

P.S. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy and tell the world: "I know this girl!"

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Very excited for you! This is fantastic. Whether you know it or not, you are inspiring other women to make their dreams happen, too.

Best wishes on a lifetime of dreams come true for you!!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! How exiting!! I'm so happy for you- the cover, too!!

Grace said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful time at Paper Cowgirl can't wait to see all the pictures! Grace xoxo

The Vintage Attic said...

OMGosh Congratulation!!! I bet you are just beside your self. I think I would broke something doing a happy dance along with wetting my pants. I have to say you deserve it, you are a fabulous artist! I must get one of these magazines.
Soak it in and enjoy every moment of this..


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Awesome Lisa! Well you are so super-dooper talented, it's time for the world to see! Just please don't forget us 'bloggers'..LOL
Have fun at the Paper'll all be wonderful, I'm sure.
Blessings and Congrats!

Leanne said...

Congrats! But what magazine is it?

Lululiz said...

Congratulations on being published, thats awesome.

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations! I am so impressed you set those goals and now they are coming true. Very inspirational you will be an encouragment to many others.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Congratulations on getting published. That is such an honor. Those are wonderful journals and I would give my eyeteeth to ever get published.

Is wetting your pants a Texas thing like having a hissy fit:-)


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hip Hip, Hooray! Congratulations, Lisa! Couldn't happen to a more talented, sweeter person. Have fun at Paper Cowgirls this weekend.Hugs to you and your posse (the kidlets).

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

CONGRATS, Lisa!!! So well deserved!!

I know the feeling when you see your art published, over the moon!!!


peggy gatto said...

Well, I am having a "hissy fit" of happiness for you!!!!!!!!!!
congratulations, it looks fabulous!!!!!
You should be so proud!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Lisa, Congrats on being featured, how exciting!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Honey Lamb and I said...

Congrats Lisa! i am on my way to Borders today to check it out! 5 pages?!?! Holy Smoke that is big time!~Shelley

Diane said...

Lisa! A BIG TEXas sized Congratulation! I can hardly wait to see your 5-page spread! Your work is sooooo beautiful, I must get the magazine to see it in print! And, I so want to come visit Sissy....and would love to come meet you and your 3 pumpkins! They are adorable, and your WBC post was by far MY favorite!!

Sandy Navarro said...

OMG Lisa! Congrats to you! I've been drooling over your bottles ever since you posted about them. They are totally on my list of must dos. I'm running out to get a copy of the mag as soon as it hits the stands!

Too funny that Stampington's offices are just the next city over from my office!

Rebecca said...

Yea! It looks fabulous... Congratulations sweetheart! You so deserve it! When does it come out, so I can run out and get me some.
You should be proud of yourself for all that you have accomplished and done while being a loving mother. I love how you incorporate your art with your family, you are true to yourself and to your family and God will bless the work of you hands for it!
Many blessings today


Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! How every exciting!!! I can't wait to get my copy - I will turn to your article first!

stefanie said...

see DREAMS do come true!!!

Lynn said...

Way to go!!! Happy for you!

cindy said...

The article is amazing. I picked the issue up yesterday at Hastings and it just blew me away. The minute I saw the bottles I knew they were yours. I'm so very happy and proud for you! Well deserved my fren, well deserved! Fabulous! I just did a little post over at the Paper Cowgirl blog!


Netty said...

Huge Congratulations Lisa, Brilliant. Annette x

The Lone Dollier said...

WOO HOO!! You go girl!



Inspired-Simplicity said...

It's is such a blast watching you go girl! I couldn't be more proud of you. Loved the fact you got Moms picture in the article. I can't wait to get close enough to really see it.
Best of Luck,
P.S Have a great weekend. Miss me.

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Congratulations! may this be just one of many more publications for you! Love your blog, so happy to see you accomplishing your goals and dreams!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Congratulations, fellow Texan! I love it when women set goals for themselves, aim for their own business while still being home to nurture their children after school, and get published!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

!!Lisa!! What WONDERFUL news! Anyone who has followed your work for any length of time isn't one bit surprised about your latest success! I wish you many, many more! My collection of Stampington mags go all the way back to 2001- but they have become even more personal/special to me as I see more and more of the blogs I enjoy reading have their work published. Xo, Sue
p.s. I was your first Etsy client and I still remember the sweeeet note and little extras you tucked in my package!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh My little sweet sista...

I know this is something you've been wanting and it came true! woooo hoooo!

I'm so proud of you Lisa!!!!

I'm so happy that I have a FAMOUS friend.
That makes me famous through association, right? ;)

I still didn't get my copy yet. I wanted so badly to get it before I left for Texas so that you could sign it for me. You know I would have been your first groupie in line, waiting for you with my meager little Sharpie in hand :)

Are you sure I can still hang out with you this weekend? I mean, like, you are all famous and stuff...will you still know me?

I wanted to post your good news so bad early this morning...I almost couldn't hold it in...but I did. I wanted the glory to be ALL yours, (but I'm just excited as you are!) it was hard for me to keep that secret!!!!

Congratulations girl, I'm so happy that your ART is out there for the WHOLE world to will change some lives!!!!

your #1 groupie, fan, stalker, lurker, sista, friend, auntie to my fav chillllrrren in the whole wide world :) are famous! :)))))

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet girl...I am SO, SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!! It's such an amazing feeling to see your artwork published! You're an amazing artist...I'm so glad too that you were brave and sent them your creations!!!! I knew, I knew...that they would love your work ~ I can't wait to get my issue and look forward to the next issue you'll be in!!!! You have done well little grasshopper..... hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

Jane said...

Congratulations! You must be very excited!! I can't wait to see the magazine and read the article myself.
I'm glad your dreams are coming true!

Diane said...

Oh, Lisa this is SO damn cool!!but inevitable--there was never any doubt that you would be published--just awesome!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I am sooooo proud and happy for you. It's really something to do the things you do and raising not one, but three little ones and still getting the stars that you are reaching for. You go girl, you can have anything your heart desires, because you set out to create it and it happens. That's the way it's done girl, and you found out the secret early. The sky's the limit now. Just keep those dreams coming and share them all with us. We all love you and your talent. I'm just very proud to call you my friend.
Love and hugs, Pat

Lori said...

Lisa, that is so wonderful!!! i am very happy for you:) you must be over the moon excited...i am excited for you!!!

Dorthe said...

Oh sweetest Lisa,
This is a real WOW, congratulations from my heart, dear.You realy reached your goals, and it makes me so happy for you. I`m not surprised at ,all, about the publishing, as I know about your fantastic art creations, that are so beautifull, and special.
It is wonderfull,and I`m over the top exited for you.
Happy Paper Cowgirl trip, also, --They will be so loving you and your art, --just like me.
Love and blessings,

Linda said...

Lisa~ this post makes me SO happy! It is so inspiring to see you go after your goals and accomplish them! You deserve your success and I can't wait to see the magazine!! XO

DeeDee said...

Congrats Lisa....your deserve to be published your work is awesome....good luck in your future adventures....very happy for you

Claudia said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations, Lisa! You are so gosh darn talented and I couldn't be happier for you. I'm setting some goals myself and I love seeing my blogging friends get published!


Rustique Gal said...

How wonder for you Lisa! I'll go out and buy it this weekend. I love these mags and can't get enough. Have a great, exciting week! Sherry

Robin said...

Congrats Lisa! Your work is beautiful and always publication worthy!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I'm so happy for you Lisa!!! Congratulations!!!! You are so,so talented....I can't wait to get this book...will you sign mine too? Love Ya! Ann

Calsidyrose said...

Congratulations! I sure wish my issue of Somerset Studios could arrive before Paper Cowgirl--I'd get you to autograph the article!

Can't wait to meet you and I'm so looking forward to your class at Paper Cowgirl

Beth Leintz said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on being published- and not just a picture but a whole article- I'm sure its the first of many! Enjoy your success, you've earned it!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Well, I know now that your kids told the truth about you being on the phone a lot. I had tried to call you a couple of times to congratulate you personally but the line was busy all the time, lol. We'll talk on another day :-).

CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!!!! I'm so happy for you and it's so very well deserved! It was high time that your gorgeous art was published in a magazine. What a successful year for you, girl. It's fantastic that you have reached so many goals! Lucky me that I own one of your now even more famous bottles. I'll tell everybody that it was made by a published and well-known artist. I'll refuse any offers to buy it from me though. All mine, all mine :-).

Now, sleep well, have a save ride and a lot of fun with the other Cowgirls. Since Jodie had allowed me to play with the soap box, I'll have a little bit of fun as well while you both are gone ;-).

Mega huge hugs,

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, congratulations! what exciting news!

Linda M. said...

Congratulations Lisa! Beautiful layout!! What is the name of the magazine I missed that in your post, I'll go back and check again. Good luck.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lisa,
congratulation on beeing published.
That's exciting.Have a wonderful day.

luverlie said...

Congratulations to you!

vicki said...

How wonderful for you dear Lisa! See - you are famous! Your creative designs leave us all longing! Your beautiful blog is a wonderful place to come for inspiration!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhhh Lisa !!! I am sooo thrilled and excited for you ~ You ROCK girlfriend !!
I am excited to start some Lisa classes soon :)

Karen Valentine said...

Lisa, my dear friend,I am soooo happy and proud of you! This is only the first in many, many stories about you and your art I am sure! I can't wait to go get my issue! I may even frame the article and hang it in my studio!!! LOL! Have a wonderful time at Paper Cowgirls. I know you are going to be fabulous! Just be yourself and everyone will love you!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cool! Congratulations! Mimi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is super terrific! and So Inspiring. I will be watching for a link here so that I can see the real article. See you soon.

June said...

Have a wonderful time at PC Lisa. You will be great!!! I am so darn excited about you making the cover and congrats on your feature!
I cannot wait to read it for myself.

Erica said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't wait for my issue to arrive. And - you must autograph it the next time I see you!!! I see many more workshops in your future :)

Best wishes this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! God Bless you, and your family, for always sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. I appreciate the tutorials that you have posted, and have learned so much from you, and I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful things that you will continue to create.
shirley said...

I didn't know you hadn't been published before. Your work is so interesting, I'm surprised this is your first. At least we know it will be the first of many!Congrats.

Wish I was going to TX for the crafty hoe down. Have fun! I'll make an effort to be at the next one.

Romeo said...

A huge CONGRATS!!!! That is awesome! And the cover too?!?! So good to see your goals fulfilled and then some!!! Looking foward to seeing you in print!


Romeo and "her"

Beth A. said...

yay!!! Way to go girl! Your art is so beautiful so it is no surprise to us that it is published! So very happy for you! Can't wait to get my copy.

At Home in English Valley said...

Talented people do not need luck, you've got what it takes. Congratulations. You inspire me, and so many others. Enjoy every minute of your success, you deserve it. Love, Penny

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! In the best mag ever!! You definately deserve it! You are such as creative, hardworking artist! You truly are an inspiration to all of us. You go girl!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Ask me if I'm surprised. NO! You go, girl!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Big congratulations to you! I set the same goals 7 years ago and have also accomplished them all :) It feels good, but now I need to set NEW goals! That's what you'll need to do now as well *wink wink and a huge smile*

See you Sunday evening!

Kathryn said...

Hi Lisa! I'm new to your site thru Paper Cowgirls. I'm sooo happy for you and look forward to seeing the article (in my fav magazines). Your work is super and inspiring! I too have set my goals for publication this year. Thanks for showing me that it can be done! Sincere congrats to you!!

trash talk said...

Whew! Had to stand in line forever just to say congrats and what a huge thrill it was to get to have lunch with a rock/paper/scissors star!
This is just the beginning kiddo...onwards and UPwards!

Anji Johnston said...

Congratulations!!! It's about time we all get to see your work published - sooooo overdue! Enjoy the moment!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Yippee, and congrats dear Lisa!! And not only for the published part, but for the fact that your dreams are coming true... Wonderful!! You're a great talent and so deserving of your accomplishments. Loved talking to you last weekend! I SO wish I could have been there!

Storybook Woods said...

Congratulations, I remember the ureal feeling of being published. It was soo amazing and weird. To wlak into a store and see the mag and know I was in it, overwhelming. But I am not one bit suprised and think you will be featured a lot more xoxox Clarice

Crazy4Art4U said...

Congratualations Lisa!!!! You are so incredibly talented you deserve every cudo you get. I am grabbing your link and posting it on my blog so others may gain from your amazing creativity. Thanks for this most recent challenge it was a lot of fun...when is the next one? LOL.

Cottage Panache said...

Congrats Lisa, I'm sorry that I hadn't gotten a chance to comment sooner. What a creative soul you are and how awesome to get that recognition that you truly deserve! Can't wait to go pick up a copy. Wish I could have done the soap box challenge. Maybe next time, Maureen

Miss Sandy said...


I can't think of a more deserving person than you to see your dreams come true! A hearty congratulations on all your success! I am looking forward to seeing where your dream takes you.

Keely Yowler said...

Congrats, Lisa! I loved meeting you at Paper Cowgirl. Your class was fabulous. I'm playing with transfers tonight. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

rustandruffles said...

Amazing Lisa...congrats...which Stampington Publication is it! I want to get a copy!!

Gaby Bee said...

Congrats on being published, that's gorgeous! I'm glad your dreams are coming true! Enjoy it!
Have a wonderful art filled week!
Gaby xo

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