Friday, January 16, 2009

it's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away

so....


i'm a garden girl?

almost exactly 4 years ago, armed with one of those DCWV stacks that my mother gave me (it was the stack 3!), i decided to try my hand at scrapbooking. i'd dabbled in it before, but this time i was determined to use up the damn stack and make this hobby stick. looking for inspiration, i started searching for scrapbooking sites, and stumbled upon two peas in a bucket. i never looked back since, and became hopeless addicted to this thing called scrapbooking.

over the years, i've spent countless hours posting on the boards (i miss the late night threads in the pub!), gazing at the fabulous layouts in the gallery, and was always amazed by the inspiring layouts in the creating garden. oh, how i longed to be a garden girl myself. that dream seemed impossible...until today.

i'm truly shocked and honored to be a garden girl right now. of course, this news came with a bit of sadness for me, because it meant that i had to step down from my positions on the designer digitals and studio calico teams. it was a difficult decision to make, and one i thought hard about. i had an amazing time working with the people there, and they were both a huge part of my life the last few years. i will truly miss working with both sites, and am really sad to go, but at the same time, am excited at this new opportunity that has been presented to me.

studio calico hasn't been able to get rid of me quite yet, though! i will submit my final projects with the february kit, which will be revealed on the 27th.

it's been a crazy, crazy few days.

40 comments:

Jill said...

Caroline! I am SO happy for you! "Hyperstarre" is synonymous with my own early Two Peas days -- I think you were destined to be a GG!

luv2cre8 said...

Hi Caroline!

Congrats on becoming a Garden Girl! Here's wishing you the best (although I'm going to miss you tremendously at DD :( ). You are an amazing artist and a truly sweet woman.

Jill

Katrina said...

So, so happy for you!! You completely deserve this honor. Can't wait to see your work in the Garden!

em said...

Huge congrats to you!!! :)

Amy Coose said...

OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGosh!!!! I am so thrilled for you, and it's so very deserved. Can I just say, I hate that you're leaving SC???? I know you have to, but I'll miss ya there so much!

nadine jenine said...

wow! congratulations buddy! that is awesome news!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful news! Congrats! :)r

scrapcat said...

congrats caroline!!!!
i'm not a bit surprised ;)

emily kate said...

Congrats, Caroline! That's awesome!

jenjock1 said...

YAY! I'm so excited to see this Caroline! Congrats!

Flo W. said...

Hello,
Congratulations from France. A new experience to continue so good inspiration and a wunderful challenge for you, and lots of... lovely project to admire for me... kindest regards
Flo W.

island girl said...

Congrats Caroline...you are so deserving of being a GG!!

Ronda P. said...

huge congrats, although I am not surprised. You always inspire me!

Candi Tardio said...

CONGRATS caroline!!! so very happy for you!

Lucrecer said...

congratulations to you. I am so happy for you and not surprised at all!

nichole said...

i adore a girl!
congratulations on this awesome, awesome news!

nichole said...

^^that was supposed to say i adore *ya girl!
it's late & i'm sleepy! ;) ha.

amy lapi said...

wow! that is so freaking fantastic. you were my first friend on two peas four many years ago! :)
congrats. you deserve it.

Pound said...

congrats! dammit i should've called you today to go to fosselman's... pine sol be damned.

Séverine said...

So excited!
Congrats Girl!

Jen Gallacher said...

I hope you know how happy I am that you're a GG! Seriously giddy!! :)

Mary Jo said...

Congratulations!!!
I'll miss you in the SC gallery but glad we will still be able to find you in the garden :0)

Lyn said...

You are so very deserving and will be missed at Studio Calico, but know you will inspire us all as a Garden Girl! CONGRATS!

kilismom said...

soooo sooooo excited for you!!
sad to see you leave SC...but thankful we will be able to see your talents shine as a Garden Girl...you truly deserve this honor!! Congrats!!

Rachel Carlson said...

HUGE congrats caroline, i'm so proud of you! xoxo, rachel

chriselda said...

wow!
congrats kathy!

- mary

Queen of Paper said...

I'm so excited for you girl!!!! WOOHOO! CONGRATS! lol I ong for a spot as well. I can't wait to see your stuff there ;)

Kristii said...

Congratulations!!! I am sooo exited for you!!! I can't wait to see what you do with 2 peas!!

Breanne Crawford said...

my little girl is all grown up :)

*reyanna klein* said...

WOW! Seriously, I GASPED and my breath caught in my chest at the first sentence. I'm SO happy for you! I know this is a dream come true, and you SO deserve it! Awesome work!

That being said... I can't say that I didn't shed a little tear when you said you had stepped down from Studio Calico. I know you'll still be a presence there, and I hope you'll still amaze us with the use of their kits (I hope! I hope)!

I mean, it's seriously ALL because of you that I'm obsessed with and seriously STOKED about my new-found-friends and scrapbooking loveliness that is Studio Calico.

Okay, now that you've gotten some GREAT news... please tell me somebody celebrated by gifting you an iPod Nano?!?!?! ;)

Quietangelsb said...

Wowzers. Congratulations! Can't wait to see all of your garden seeds!

heidi said...

Congratulations, Caroline! The honor is so deserved!!

~Nancy~ said...

Congrats Caroline! I'm so happy for you! Just can't wait to you come up with as a GG! Have fun! XOXO

Tara said...

Congratulations! I'll miss you at SC but am glad that you're still very much "around".
p.s. I'm still working on that first DCWV stack from 5 years ago! I use them as scrap paper when I'm glittering or painting now. Gotta use them up somehow!

Rhonda said...

Big congrats! I am so excited to see you there. You are a great addition to the garden!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh Girl... how exciting is that!! OMG... I'm so darn happy for you! congrats!!

Mary Rogers said...

I miss the late night chats in the pub as well.

congrats carline! woo hoo!

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