Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Some Exciting News! (No, I am not pregnant!!)

Hi Everyone :)

School is finally getting into a groove for my little ones and I am finally sinking into the realization that I actually a moment to myself in the mornings! I have some exciting news to share! Julee (one of my idols and heros :) asked me to join the Divahood by becoming part of the Verve Design Team!!! OMGosh - I can't even tell you how loudly I whooped in pure joy!!! I have always admired Julee, her lovely sketches - her amazing designs and more than anything, how she  is always uplifting and encouraging! Thank you SOOO much Julee for this total honor!!! And a HUGE congrats to Teresa Kline and Mercy Kerin who are also joining the Divahood!!! Woo-hoo!!! Check out this sweeeeet welcome by Julee here! Thanks Juleeeeee! :) (seriously - I am still pinching myself!!!)

And Julee is just the sweetest! Check this out! In celebration of the addition to her DT, Julee is offering to YOU a 10% discount at Verve - from now through September 8th Tuesday! All you have to do is type the gift code: "SankariRocks"  (how cute is that - that she personalized the giftcodes!!! Julee you SO Rock!!!) 

And in addition -  something special! Tomorrow is my bday :) Woo-hoo :) I am giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to VERVE!!! So please leave a comment here and tell me about your favorite birthday!!! 

Here are two cards from Party Time stamp set that I had created a while ago to celebrate the news :) 

and I love this sentiment (the sketches are from Julee's Verve Release sketches from August)
I always get a little shy and nervous before my birthday - and its always a time of retrospection and setting goals for this year - More than anything, I feel this deep gratitude for the everyday blessings that are sometimes taken for granted. AND I am grateful to all of you who stop by and ready my blog and to all of you who comment and leave such sweeeet encouraging comments!!! Thank you from the heart deep!!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Huge thanks to Julee!!!!
And don't forget to leave a comment to win the $20 gift certificate to Verve and also you can use the 10% discount with the giftcode above!

Have a fantastico evening!!!
See you in the morning :)
HUGS!!!
Sankari :)

32 comments:

Ann said...

OMG, these are fantastic! Woohooo on your Verve Diva status! You're such a rock star, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore...unless you're still into mingling with the little people! LOL!


HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Sankari W. said...

OMGosh!!! WHatEVER Ann!!!! YOU are such the sweetest friend and I am so thankful that we met in blogland!!! Can't wait to meet in real life too!!!! Can't wait for you to have your long weekend soon!!!!
Big hugs Girlie!!!
lots of love,
Sankari :)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

OMG!!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! How BRILLIANT are you Sankari!!!! TOTALLY!!!! You're such a DIVA!!!!! hahahaha... But such a lovely one. Ooohh I may have to be with Ann here... are you sure you can still remain friends with us unDIVA folk... hahahaha.

Seriously though Sankari.... you so DESERVE this... you are an amazing, wonderful and KIND gal who to is also not too shabby well ok BRILLIANT at creating gorgeous cards. Oh and HAPPY HAPPY birthday to for tomorrow..... my fave bday... probably this year...I had my TWO beautiful girls and hubby with me...what more could I want.
Oooohhh I'm so excited for you and now that I've written a NOVEL here... I best leave some room for more comments... hahahha. SEnding HUGE HUGS your way.

xx SJK

Jen Tapler said...

Soooo excited the cat's finally out of the bag!! And you already know I'm THRILLED to have you join me as a Diva!! Seriously - you are going to be a perfect fit! So happy to get to work with you on yet another fabulous DT!! love ya babe!!

wendyp said...

OMGosh, Shawnie!!!! CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you! your work ROCKS!!!!

Jessica said...

Of course they would want you!!! You are a superstar, Sankari!!!! Congrats - and I hope you feel better... ((Hugs!!!))

Sankari W. said...

YOU GUYS are just the best!!! Thank you for all the sweet compliments!!! Wish I could reach out and hug each one of you!!! You are all an inspiration to me!!!
Hugs and LOVE!!!
Sankari :)

gale said...

Congratulations!! I'm so not surprised though-every time I look through a card magazine I always think yours would get snatched up so fast by them!

CathyRose said...

Congratulations on the DT and the birthday. You are so talented and so sweet, you deserve all the good things in life. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Radha said...

U should...u should... Julee knows what she is getting!!!
U the best of the best I still look at your work while my jaw drops open lol :)

I have to admit that I'm so honored that u a such a bright friend and also to see your sunshine almost each day!!!!!
Happy BD...OMG that is your present... the best of all:)

Jaimee said...

congratulations Sankari, your creations are always beautiful!

Ashley said...

Congrats Sankari! You're amazing and this doesn't surprise me at all. :)

My fave birthday was probably last year, my sweet 1.5 year old opened my presents and I spent the night playing board games with good friends that I've known forever.

Ashley said...

Sorry, I also meant to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

Radha said...

Dearest Sunshine
Hear is your Card I made JUST 4 u:)

http://pearltouch.blogspot.com/
Much love Radha!:)

Louise Forsyth said...

Congrats Sankari!!! Such awesome news. Love the bright gorgeous cards.
Will drop by tomorrow to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. FYI if you were here with me right now it would actually BE your birthday.

Martha said...

Congratulations Sankari!!!
And I am not surprised :) Your cards are a joy to look at, they are always amazing and so creative!!!
Have a nice day :)
Martha

scrapperjulia said...

Hi Sankari! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! You deserve being on the DT, you are so talented! I have my eye on some stamps at Verve so I think I will have to take advantage!

My favorite memories of my birthday are childhood birthdays. My Mom died when I was young but my Grandma always made me and my sister birthday cakes for our birthday and always took our pictures holding our cakes.

travelingmama said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! And CONGRATS!!! No surprise whatsoever! You are one talented chica and they are smart to grab you up! Yaaaaay!!!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations. You are so talented. Julee is so lucky to have you. Happy Birthday to you! My favourite birthday was my surprise 40th birthday party--7 years ago.

Justine said...

So So well deserved Congratulations. I am officially jealous but whatevah, I would be dillusional to think I could compete with anyone on the Verve Team (nope not fishing for compliments, just realistic). Verve has some of the TOP gals in this little world of ours and you definitely fit into that category. Happy Birthday!! Mine is tomorrow!! Yuk but this one is a biggie so it is hitting a wee bit hard, love your positive spirit. Hugz

Rebecca Ednie said...

You rock girl! You so deserve this. What an honour. I was thrilled when I won a mojo Monday once, I can't imagine being on the team! Congrats!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Oh crud, I am not fishing for another entry but I forgot to add that my favourite birthdays were when both my son's were born. The ultimate and truest birthdays ever! I can't ever remember feeling so thrilled, womanly, excited, proud, and truly happy all in one moment.

AUsome mom said...

WOO HOO!!! Congrats!!!! You are on a roll girl and it's so well deserved. Your projects are so inspirational to so many of us and I love hopping over here each day to see your newest masterpiece! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a very, very happy day :)

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations and one can see why you deserve your newly appointed DT spot, Congrats.
Hugs
Desire

elvira said...

Congratulations!! It is very exciting news!! And, a very Happy Birthday to you! My favorite birthday was when I was young and my Mom bought matching plates, hats and decorations with white kittens on a pink background. Still love cats today!
Wishing you a happy day!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOOOOOOT! I cannot think of a better addition to the Divahood! Congrats girlie! You are going to ROCK the Vervage for sure!!!

Anita Hovey said...

Happy Birthday! I dont' know if I'm too late for the blog candy or not, but I still came over to see yur fabbby creations...Love Dr. Seuss.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on becoming a Verve Diva and Happy Birthday! Love your cards. My favorite birthday was a few years ago when I got to spend it with my sister who I hardly ever see, it was great. Rosemary

kathy s said...

Congratulations on joining Verve Diva status- hope your birthday is great tomorrow My fave birthday was when DH gave me tickets for a week away with him to Tasmania- the first true hols we'd had together in about 15 years

Alyssa said...

Yowza! Congratulations!! Verve is amazing and so are you!!
Happy Birthday on top of that! I'm a September baby too - just a couple more weeks and I'll be 29...again! ;o) Hope your day was filled with everything that you wanted!!

Donna said...

WOW! I am not the least bit surprised at your news, you totally ROCK the Verve stamps~congratulations, my friend! I'm glad I looked back over your blog so I didn't miss this announcement, there are a few sets I've been wanting to buy and I think this is as good a time as any! thanks - oh my favorite b'day was 21 - I got 2 bouquets of 21 roses (one from my mom & sisters and one from my co-workers. About 15 of us went to lunch that day, that evening I think I went out with my mom & sisters. But that weekend, I went with my 2 BFFs for drinking and then went to Reno, NV on a bus trip with my mom, sister & uncle for gambling & drinking! I drank so many strawberry dacquiries that weekend, I came back with Hives! The following weekend, my other sister & her boyfriend took me out dancing to my first 21 and over club! woo - hoo! did you get your surprise from me yet?!?

Lori Craig said...

Was so excited to see that announcement. You and Verve are so good together. :) Congratulations!