Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Wait until you hear this awesome story!

I post regularly on a thread meant to promote blog hopping on the Split Coast Stampers website. The idea is that you leave a response on the thread, then visit the blog belonging to the person above you. Time after time after time, I found that I was posting after the same great lady. Her name is Bonni Rose, and she has some GREAT stuff on her blog. Just moments after leaving my latest comments on her blog, I received an amazingly sweet email from her. She told me that she had forwarded my blog address to Patti Olson, the owner of the online store Paper Maniac, because she had been looking for a Tim Holtz product educator for her design team. Bonni insisted that I too contact Patti if I was interested in the position.

At first, I was a little hesitant because I had been so focused and excited about being a Master Designer with Above Rubies Studio, but I didn't have anything to lose by contacting Patti, so I did. The rest is history.

I was asked to be the Tim Holtz Product Educator for the Paper Maniac Design Team! I am SO super stinkin' excited! I'll be posting projects several times a month for Paper Maniac, focusing on the distressed and altered art style of paper crafting!

If I don't already, I will soon have links to all of the other girls on the team on my sidebar. Be sure to check out Bonni's blog to hear her side of the story, and her awesome news, and then visit Paper Maniac and sign up for her bi-weekly newsletters!

Be sure to check the post below for my giveaway!


  1. Yea!!!!!!!!!! Your our little designer queen... Now when does the teachings begin??

    I'm so proud of you....

  2. Awesome! Congrats to you.

  3. Welcome to the PM team, Courtney! Your blog is amazing and I look forward to learning more about those TH products and how to use them!


    Emily Niehaus

  4. Welcome to the team!!!I cannot wait to work with you and hopefully learn something myself you are going to be a great addition to the team!!!Love your work!!!

  5. Congratulations! I just read the post on Bonni Rose's blog and came to give you some blog love. You must be so thrilled. Good luck!

  6. Congrats on your new design team! I'm going to check out their blog and products now!

  7. Congratulations! I know how much you love Tim's products so they couldn't have picked a better person! Have fun!

  8. Actually I found you through Bonnies blog. I call her the Card Queen.

  9. Congrats! You should teach this at Lonestar!


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