Thursday, February 5, 2009

sharing my good news

permission to share has been granted! while at cha, vivian and i had the privilege of visiting one night with these two ladies, kerry mcrorie and catherine tachdjian, editor and publisher of scrapbook and cards today out of toronto. somehow the topic turned to grammar and my idiosyncratic way of anwering the question, "how are you?" if i ever ask you that, say well not good. it's the whole adverb/adjective thing...
anyway, if you have not seen this magazine, published quarterly, distributed for free by your LSS, please start hunting for it. or if your LSS is no longer L or they don't carry it, you need to download a copy of it from the website.
i could go on and on about how classy this magazine is, these two just know how to make a designer feel like they are the most amazing thing in the world, the paper they use is nice and thick, the way your layout gets a lot of white space around it, the fact you get a personal note of thanks when they return your artwork, it all adds up to make it one of the best publications i've seen in the scrapbooking industry. and i'm not just saying that because


they asked me to write a column for every issue called "I Spy with Emily" that focuses on trends in the scrapbooking industry!


i am beside myself with joy! i majored in english, focusing on editing/writing
and minored in linguistics and computers. i love the english language and now i have an excuse to dust off the difference between lay and lie! i'm so happy to pull out my english usage book that i saved from college. and to combine my obsession for scrapbooking with my love for writing is a dream come true! so thank you catherine and kerry for thinking of and putting your trust in me.

my first article will be coming out in the spring issue, which goes to press on march 1st, so be looking for it soon after. yay! i'm so excited.

68 comments:

Rachel Carlson said...

i just knew it would be something like this em. HUGE congrats to you!

Tara said...

Congrats! Love that magazine. And not just because of the price! Ha. Can't wait to see your articles!

Alison said...

Congratulations!! You'll be great!

Jody said...

Congrats, there is no one more deserving!!!
See...some of the most wonderful opportunities happen when we're not even looking!
I am sooooo happy for you :)

Amanda said...

Hip, hip, hooray! So excited for you, Emily!! Can't wait to see it!

julie.schellin said...

I just received a copy at my LSS two weeks ago, and LOVED it! Trust me, I'll be back to the store, and I'll keep an eye out for your column!

Kelly Jo said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah! I'm so excited for YOU! Congrats!

Red_Inc. said...

It is such a great publication! You'll be awesome at that column!! Congrats!

em said...

That is AWESOME!!! Huge congrats!!

lisa said...

congrats - that is so awesome!!

bcre8uv said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! :)

mari said...

congrats!!! that is so cool!!
havn't read the magazine, but I bet it's good! And now its getting even better!!!:)

xoxo
Mari

Marti said...

Emily!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!! I am so happy for you. I can't wait to read your column. Huge congrats!

kerry lynn said...

YAY!!!
so happy and excited for you em!
xoxo

Laura Achilles said...

Good for you Em! Congrats!

Natasja said...

WAUWSERS!!! You go girl!! Congrats!
xo
Nat

tina cockburn said...

That's HUGE! Mega congrats on this amazing opportunity. YAY!!!!

Kimber-Leigh said...

so excited for you emily!

Houston said...

GO EM!!!!!!!!

Close To Home said...

that is superb news!!!!!!!!!!!! you will be awesome!!! yeah!

Tracey said...

Congrats Emily! Love this magazine! Can't wait to see your first column.

erin m said...

Congrats, that's big news!

*Paula* said...

woot woot! you, ahem, very smart person you.

AK2CO Girl said...

so proud of you, you'll be amazing and those other 'pubs' will be so sad they missed your boat.

The Squared One said...

huge congrats !!!!!

Christine Campbell said...

HUGE CONGRATS again my dear friend!!
So excited for you and I can't wait to read every single word. :)

Heather Prins said...

So excited for you Em!!!!! I love that mag

ducky said...

you're a ROCK STAR!! it was nice seeing you for lunch today :)

Aly D said...

humongous congrats! i'm so excited for you...perfect fit!! ...things always happen for a reason. =)

Norma Kennedy said...

Huge Congrats....How exciting !

Queen of Paper said...

WHAT???!!!! THIS IS GREAT NEWS! LUCKY! I'm so happy for you! I just love this magazine! WOOHOO SISTA!

melanie said...

Em, what did I tell you? There's a reason for everything. :)
Congrats to you! I love that magazine ( it's Canadian, of course I do! ;p ) and I can't wait read your stuff in there soon.

Vivian said...

As you know, I am thrilled for you! Catherine and Kerry were very smart to snap you up! :)

Candice said...

Woohoo! So exciting, Em!

Jill said...

Congrats, Emily!

Becky said...

Wonderful news!
You are sos talented, and they are so amazing, that the combination will be perfect!!!
Woot!
B-

Summer Fullerton said...

Kerry and Catherine are lucky to have you sweetie CONGRATULATIONS

lisa d said...

see now, the silver lining is revealed! YAY! you go girly! :)

Anonymous said...

how wonderful Emily. congratulations - hera

Francine said...

Huge congrats Emily!!!

Debby said...

I'm so excited for you Emily. Congratulations!

denine zielinski said...

How super exciting! Congrats!

Terri Davenport said...

Congratulations to you!

HL0517 said...

Emily that is so amazing for you!! I haven't seen that mag but will definately keep my eyes out for it and check out the on-line version.

Barb said...

Congratulations, Emily! I love that magazine... I think I have every issue since they first started. I can't wait to see your first column in there. YAY!

Kimber McGray said...

you KNOW how thrilled i am for you!
you will be a great addition to the magazine!!!

Amy Coose said...

Congrats, girl!!! This is totally right up your alley! Can't wait to read your first article.

Debi said...

YOU GO GIRL :)
SO haooy for you, now I gotta try to get my hands on that AWESOME magazine :)

gillian said...

Congratulations, Emily!!! What a great opportunity! I will definitely be on the lookout for the mag...can't be missing your debut! :)

Very happy for ya, friend!

g

Sande Krieger said...

That is AWESOME! Hooray for you! But I'm not surprised ;o) !

Heather said...

I could not be happier for you!! You will be great, I have no doubt. xoxo

Brenda Hurd said...

Congratulations Emily! That is such great news. You'll do great. It was so nice meeting you at CHA by they way!

Katie Watson said...

OH Miss EM!! I am so excited for you!! You are perfect for that! Can't wait to see it in print!!

*reyanna klein* said...

I am so totally excited about this! Can't wait to read it!! :D Congratulations!

Caroline said...

that's soooooo exciting!!! can't wait to read your column!! whoo hoo :)

Anna-Marie said...

Wow! that's super fun and exciting news - I've never seen that magazine - now I'd better hunt one down - it sounds so fabulous!

cindy said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS EMILY! that is exciting news!!!

milkcan said...

That is awesome, awesome, awesome! And so well deserved! Yay!

Sonda T said...

wooohooo chicka! That is fabulous! CONGRATS!

Deanna Kroll said...

Em, that is so fantastic!!! Congrats to you girl!

Mary Kay said...

You already know how completely thrilled I am about this. Mazel tov!

Sarah Hodgkinson said...

Awesome, Emily!!!! Huge congrats, my dear!!!!!

joanne (spagirl) said...

emily!!
that's just awesome!
i think that mag is just great and i can't wait to see your column you trendsetter you!!
so nice to finally "meet" you too!!

Angela W said...

That is so very cool for you! Congrats! I have never seen it so I willdownload it! Thanks for sharing your great news!

Julie said...

First, congratulations, you big English nerd :)! I am thrilled for you. Second, HOLY CRAP--63comments?!?

Anonymous said...

Hey Em! This is just F A N T A S T I C news! I'm so happy for you, and just thrilled that I'll get to read your article each issue! Hey MK, another reason to stop by SD as soon as the issue comes in. I think this calls for a "magazine signing" with purchase! What do you think Em and MK?????? So happy for you Emily! CONGRATULATIONS!

Roxane Apple

Sarah said...

Congrats on the gig!

Kendra said...

So I am far behind in my blog reading. I love you for using well and good, lie and lay properly. And I'm proud of you for your success!