Monday, August 18, 2014

Reaaallllyy HUGE News, like REALLY...

I think it's no surprise to anyone that I think I make "weird" cards. On a good day, I like to call myself edgy and fresh, thank you Susan Opel for those adjectives.  That conclusion came after a long blogging journey of trying to self identify.

Who am I and what message am I sending out?

 I figured instead of trying to be clean and simple or layered and luscious, for which I adore both styles, I would instead focus on creating with a style instead of a category, so I try to keep those adjectives in mind when I create.  Many times I wanted to bail either because of disappointment or because of feeling like my designs didn't measure up to that of my peers, but I hung in there because I love it and because I adore the community and the friendships that have come from doing it. Those of you who blog understand what I am saying.

Slowly, I accepted the fact that my designs are not for everyone, but one that I am proud of. I am not sure if my style is distinct or exceptional, but they are made with love and lots of thought. I have appreciated you letting me sneak in thoughts about kids, and fashion, and funny things I have found in my internet parusings.

All throughout this journey, Hero Arts has been with me. And so it gives me great pleasure to announce that I have been asked to join the team.

ME. Me?

Yes! One of the biggest things I struggled with is worth. Am I worth this offering? Especially when I can name so many who are extraordinary in their creativity. But instead I will be thankful in the gift I was given and I hope you will be encouraging of my next journey with Hero Arts.

You can see the blog post HERE. 

55 comments:

  1. There's so much I could write here but I'll restrict myself to leaving you a big <3. Be proud of what you do because you're worth all the praise you're getting. I'm happy for you :)

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  2. You deserve it, Wida! No doubt there, girl. So happy for you. Huge congrats :)

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  3. SO HAPPY for you! I have been waiting for this announcement so I could gush about how cool you are and how proud I am of you :)

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  4. You are so incredibly talented and over-the-top creative - absolutely you are a great choice! Congratulations!

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  5. You will ROCK their products in your unique fresh and edgy way that only you can! The real question is, 'Are *they* worthy?'!

    Seriously so happy to see your journey bring you to so many amazing opportunities. I can't wait to see what you do with their products. <3

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  6. Congratulations on the super happy news :)

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  7. Amazing news!! What an honor. Congratulations you definitely deserve this!!

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  8. A huge congrats, Wida!! And yes, it is well-deserved; your designs are always fresh and unique.

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  9. HOORAY, Wida!!!! Congratulations!!! You are amazing and will be an awesome addition to the Hero Arts team! So excited for you, girl!!!

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  10. So well deserved, Wida! I can't think of a better fit for the Hero Arts DT! Embrace it girlie! xx

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  11. Huge congratulations, Wida! So excited for you!

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  12. Wow, congrats Wida, this is very very well deserved! :)

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  13. Guuuuurl, you will SO rock this ! Weird? Nah. Unique, thoughtful, awesome fab....Yeah, more like that.

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  14. Hi Wida - I love your style and your honesty. I found your blog by way of Laura (Doublestick Haven). I adore that you write what many of us may feel and that's where I find encouragement. Thank you for sharing your paper crafting journey.

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  15. Oh and congratulations!!! Have fun!!!

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  16. So pleased to hear this news, Wida! You will be a wonderful asset to Hero Arts! Big Congrats!!

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  17. Big huge congrats to you, my dear. What a huge deal, and a darn exciting one, too! So happy for you.

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  18. MASSIVELY huge news, so excited for you! So well deserved!!!

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  19. Wida we LOVE your style and think you're absolutely worthy - we're thrilled to have you join the Hero Arts team!

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  20. Wida this is such fantastic news! You should feel a huge sense of self worth because your designs are exactly edgy and fresh! You are so deserving of this! Congrats xoxo

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  21. Worthy? Only absolutely,Wida! Your cards are "you", your blog posts are "you", your comments are "you" - and you are worth receiving all the goodness possible, including this fabulous, well-deserved honour of joining HA! Congrats on this new opportunity that I know you'll embrace with your amazing "YOU-niqueness"!! Awesome for you; extra awesome for us!!
    Hugs~c

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  22. So proud of you! You are amazing and will do amazing things!! Congratulations!!!!! <3

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  23. Congratulations, Wida! I love your style and Hero Arts is definitely the winner here! Can't wait to see what you will be sharing on the HA blog!!

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  24. WORTH?! Your cards and style are worth more than gold baby.!
    Congratulations:)

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  25. Amazing and wonderful news you are such a great addition to the team and really worth it. Congrats.

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  26. AWESOME news, Wida!!! BIG Congrats!!! YAAAAY! :)

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  27. you are most definitely worthy my sweet friend. you rock. Just be you...that's who we have come to know and love. :) CONGRATS!!!

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  28. Oh Wida you crazy lady. You are definitely worth it! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you :)

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  29. So happy for you! I am not surprised though. Congrats!!!!

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  30. You so deserve this - huge congrats! I can't wait to see your fresh and edgy take on Hero Arts - what a great partnership :)

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  31. Yay, Wida! Did you see this coming two years ago? Congrats!!!!!!

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  32. Are you kidding? Of course you deserve it! You do have a distinct style, it is edgy and it is fresh and it's very Wida! Huge congratulations! :))

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  33. Big congrats to you! I think your style is awesome and a great fit for Hero Arts who has been showcasing more variety in their offerings lately. So they are blessed to have you, too!

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  34. Big congrats on such fabulous news! And yes you and your work are worthy!

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  35. Congrats, girl! You have an amazing team of fans and other Hero Arts DT members alongside you! Your designs will rock!
    xo

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  36. super huge congrats!!!! Soooo happy for you!

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  37. big congrats on your new design team gig.. you will rock it.. :)

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  38. Wida! We all win because we'll have even more opportunities to see your creative works of art!! Worth? Do you have any idea how many of us [meaning me] newbies want to grow up to be as awesome as you? Congratulations!!
    =] Michele

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  39. So excited for you and so well deserved!!! I love your style & I can't even fathom that you questioned if you were worth the honor - craziness! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  40. We don't need to live in little boxes that clasify who or what we do! Wida, you are so creative and positive. You're kind and gentle spirit shine through all your work and writing. You don't need to be labeled except by the words, "creative artist". Love your work, love you, and congrats - now I'll see even more of you in blogland!

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  41. It ought to read, Your kind and gentle spirit - I seriously need to preview before posting!

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  42. Yay, yay, yay!!! I'm not sure who wouldn't appreciate your creations...you're style is fabulous and inspiring. I love it!!!

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  43. No surprises here Wida. You're in a category all your own and it's a good place to be. Congrats from a friend and a fan!!

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  44. Woo-hoo! That is awesome news! Congrats - you deserve it! Love your approach to creativity!

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  45. Congratulations, Wida!! You deserve this and they are lucky to have you - you, the authentic you!! It should put to rest any nagging questions in your mind about your creative worth!!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  46. Congratulations, Wida! I'm so excited for you! And this is very well deserved! You are an amazing paper-crafter -- one of my favourites!

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