Monday, March 09, 2009

i'm an american girl... AMERICAN CRAFTS girl, that is! :o) 

Rewind to about 18 months ago...I received an e-mail from American Crafts inviting me to be a part of their "local design team," of course I accepted the invitation and I've been able to create various projects for QVC and HSN using fun AC products.  A few weeks ago, we were informed that AC's contract with QVC is up and they would no longer be needing the services of a local team.

Of course, I was disappointed, but totally understood why they would no longer need this additional team.

Fast forward to last Friday afternoon...I received another invitation from American Crafts, inviting me to be a member of their REAL design team!  What an honor!  I am so excited for this opportunity.  I love American Crafts products and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the other amazing members of their existing design team (both in-house and contributing)!

So, that's my fun news today - I'm excited to get my first assignment and get busy creating.

Not that I need an assignment to get busy's a layout I made with some of the new AC stuff last week:


But wait, there's more...

We decided last week to take a spontaneous (kind of) trip this we're heading out to Disneyland tomorrow! 


The kids are so dang excited they haven't been able to sleep since we told them last Thursday.  We haven't been since Josh was 3 or 4, so he can't really remember it and the little boys have never been.  We have a billion DVDs ready to go, along with books, notebooks, toys, games, and snacks.  It'll be a long drive (one we've never made before - we've always flown in the past) - but hopefully it'll go by quickly (and quietly for the most part).  I can't wait to hit the road ...sunshine awaits! :o)


  1. huge congrats on making the official AC team wendy!!! i know you were hoping the local team would lead to something bigger ... and it did! you totally deserve it! and how cute is that layout! just love their fun, colorful products!

    hope you have a great time in disneyland! although i thought you were keeping it a secret from the kids?!?! i wouldn't have been able to keep that secret either!

  2. congrats deserve this. Cute LO! We went to Disneyland for the first time last year and loved it..from Chicago here so obviously, we flew. Have fun!

  3. Yay! I am so glad that you will be a permanent designer for AC! You do such great work. I am so jealous about your trip, mind if I pack myself in your suitcase? Have so much fun!

  4. Congreats! Have a great time at Disneyland!

  5. Congratulations on another DT gig! You'll be an amazing asset, I'm sure. :)

    Have fun in D-land! The weather should be perfect this time of year. The drive isn't too bad... a few movies, and you'll be there!

  6. Have fun! We LOVE Disneyland - been 3 times in the past 3 years!!! We always drive from Idaho and we love to do it! I get caught up on all my magazines and other reading, the kids get caught up on their movies and my hubby gets to listen to his XM radio the whole way!!

  7. CONGRATS Wendy! Love American Crafts products and you do an amazing job with them! :)

    Have fun in Disneyland!

  8. congrats Wendy! I love AC. Have a fun time in DL!!!

  9. Congrats! And to show my excitement, I tagged you for an award on my blog.

  10. i am so dang excited for you - you do fabulous things with their product. Have fun at disneyland with your family - i'm secretly jealous!! can't wait to hear about it!