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Happy Happy New Year!

January 8th, 2009 · 41 Comments · Creating Keepsakes, Publication, scrapbook


Aloha friends!  It certainly is a Happy Happy New Year! We are one week in and I am celebrating! I got a facebook chat window up yesterday from my friend Lynn and she said she got her February issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine and saw Jalen’s smiling face! I was so thrilled! I knew the issues came up earlier than the actual month, but wow, Feb in the first week of January!! I asked her if she could send me a picture because I had not seen the article yet.  She did one better, she scanned the article and emailed it to me.  and I have to tell you, if you didn’t already know, I am a sap.  I felt like my heart could stop and I was so excited and felt like tearing up all at once!   When Troy got home from work, we immediately went out to the Navy Exchange to check out the Magazine Rack–and there they were, a neat stack of Creating Keepsakes :)  We snapped a few shots in the store and brought a copy out to Chili’s where we celebrated my first official paper magazine publication- a day I have anxiously awaited for a while!

Thanks to all of you who have supported and cheered me on, I appreciate each and every one of you!!

Love Love- Joscie, rhymes with bossy!

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  • kaydrenth

    Okay so I’m really a sap! I totally got weepy reading this! I’m so happy for you! I know we have never met but I do think of you as a friend. In fact when you mentioned getting pub’d on facebook I totally squealed with delight! When the hubs asked me about it I told him “my friend Jocsie just got published!”

    Even he was excited. :)

  • Amy L

    Can’t wait to see it Joscie! I am looking forward to the same fun experience with the May issue :)!

  • Christie

    Congrats!!!! I always knew this day would come for you! Enjoy it!

  • Leea

    Woohoo! I am always one of later subs that get theirs, but can not wait to see it! You go Girl!

  • Evelyn Joloya

    I’m so happy for you Joscie! What a wonderful accomplishment. I know a lot of scrapbookers who dream of getting published. And now, it’s happened to you for real.

    If I were in your shoe, I probably would’ve bought every single CK magazine in the rack and framed at least one. How fun! Your kid must feel like a celebrity now, being in a magazine!!!

    I haven’t received mine in the mail yet, but I will definitely look for yours when I see it. If I only lived close (I’m in CA), I would probably get you to autograph it.

  • Chrispea from PGH

    Very cool!! I did the exact same thing, but your picture looks way better than mine did! I just got my magazine today, I’m going to grab it now and take a lookie loo… I’m so happy for you!!! {{{hugs}}}

  • cassie d'ambrosio

    I was hoping to open my mailbox today and find my February CK, but no such luck. I never get mine early. Congrats on your first publication. I’m sure it will be the first of many!

  • joscie

    Evelyn, I kinda wanted to buy the whole stack! Isn’t that funny?! I only bought one copy, and I am expecting my regular subscription one in the mail and two from CK. :) and I do feel special, but not a celebrity :)

  • Elizabeth P

    I got my copy today….I’m so excited for you!! Congrats!! :)

  • Jingle

    How fun! When I saw my stuff actually published I actually found that the little name in black type under my project got me even more excited than seeing my project! Oh…and don’t be surprised if your dear family members ask you to sign their copies! LOL! Congratulations!

  • Steph

    Congratulations! I knew your day would come – it just took some time! I can’t wait to get my mag and see it in person! Have fun celebrating. : )

  • corey

    Yay! That is awesome Joscie! Can’t wait to see it in person!!!! A HUGE congratulations!

  • Pastor Jim

    Woo-hoo! I think I’ll ask Jalen for his autograph in church on Sunday!

  • AndiD

    Congrats! I noticed him too and went looking for your name to make sure! Well deserved!

  • Veronica aka Miss Onigur

    What?! 1st week of January and FEBRUARY is out!? Where is mine? I wanna see!! Congrats! I’m very excited for you. There WILL be more! ;-)

  • noel culbertson

    i just got this in the mail today and saw jalen’s face before i even saw your name. i am so seriously thrilled for you! love, love, love it!!!

  • Jackie

    congrats to you Josie….whoopee

  • butterflyem4

    Congratulations Joscie!!!

  • lacey

    YAY!!!! I got mine a couple of days ago but haven’t had the chance to see it yet. CONGRATS!!!! So excited for you! **HUGGS**

  • Erica Hettwer

    I’m so excited for you! Especially since I know you’ve got a few more pubs in the next month or two! Yay!!! :D

  • Linda E

    Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

  • Cynthia

    I am so very proud of you! :)

  • Erika

    Congrats Joscie! You deserve the limelight. You’re very talented and have worked so hard :)

  • tina

    congratulations. i am sooooo proud of you! can’t wait to see the issue!!

  • detta

    hooray for you!

  • LouAnn

    Congrats Joscie! Can’t wait to get my copy. I’m planning a trip to the bookstore today. I might just have to hang out in the magazine section and take a peek.

  • Jing-Jing

    Huge congrats, HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

  • Eileen

    CONGRATULATIONS, JOSCIE!!!! I can’t wait to get my mag! This really proves you’re the BOSS!!!!


  • Jan

    The first of many I’m sure! Congrats and can’t wait to get my copy in the mail.

  • Kim Watson

    I am so excited for you my friend! That giddy feeling never goes away…every time it happens it feels just as good :o)
    I can’t wait to get my copy & see his adorable face in ‘person’.

  • Lisa

    Woohoo! I am so excited for you…long past due too. Can’t wait to see more of your work published.

  • Ericka

    YOu, my FRIEND, ROCK!! I knew it was gonna come soon…..here it is!! Congrats! so very VERY excited for you!!

  • Adrienne


    So now, you need to add a “press” tab to your blog!!!

    So, Jalen is now a supermodel? Will you have to roll out a red carpet when you drop the boys off at school?


    Ok now for the serious part, I am so proud of you! You are so amazingly talented, and I am so happy that you are getting the well deserved recognition! :)

  • mary D

    How EXCITING Joscie! Congrats for your first publication. I subscribe to Creating Keepsakes and will be looking for my issue to come soon ( I hope) . Not very fair. Subscribers should get them before the stores do. Can’t wait to see.

  • Martha

    I’m so excited for you!!! What a great photo…
    I hope I get my copy in the mail soon, usually comes around now!

  • Kylee

    Congratulations Joscie. I knew it would only be a matter of time… you are very talented, and deserve the recognition. Well done.

  • Sheri

    Congratulations Joscie! Wow! Now I have to go out and get a copy so I can see your publication. I’ve never submitted. Not ready, but you keep on doing it. Great job!

  • Kathy T

    I just saw your stuff in CK. Let out a little yelp at work. Congratulations!

  • Brooke

    Congrats Joscie!!! That is a great idea!!!

  • kristine

    soooo cute! love it!

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