Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm so published...

OK, so like, in the real world, I'm published all the time. Having a day job at a newspaper sorta takes the glam out of the experience of seeing your name in print. But, this week, it is something altogether different. I'm published. Yep. Little 'ol me.



It is Tracy's fault.

Go back in time about a year and sweet Tracy made me a stack of personal business cards. She also made some for Cindy and NolaMom. She went to this great Web site, designergals.com, and created a little miniature version of me. The site -- which you've simply got to check out -- is a great excuse to play paper dolls, all electroinc like, as a grown up. You can send e-cards, make stuff to print out or buy notepads and other cool stuff. The best part about it is that money raised on the site helps fund the Gal Foundation, a nonprofit org. that grants wishes to Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families. So, Tracy gave me these cards and I checked out the site and became hooked. A few months ago I entered a contest to make your "gal" and send in a quote you live by. And I was named a winner!

The quotes and gals are being used in a 2009 planner by Franklin Covey, who will give a portion of the sales of the calendar to the Gal Foundation. My gal and my quote are in there alongside such celebrities as Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Up Daisies), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and the most impresssive, Maxine Clark, the founder of Build-A-Bear. How cool is that?

Thanks Tracy!

By the way... my quote: Things fall apart so things can fall together.

6 comments:

Nola Mom said...

As always, I am a proud Mom. Congratulations and good job Carey!

Tracy said...

You are WELCOME!

...And I'd be honored to be
"at fault" for your creativity any time, dear friend.

tiennie said...

Very cool!!!

Lin said...

Very cool, well done!

NJStampinMom / "Lynn" said...

now how cool is THAT! Pretty awesome - I know someone "famous!" How ARE you my friend?

Chrissy said...

Carey-how cool! I thought you were 'Fresno famous' before but now you have gone global! Your saying is great. I have a similar one that probably wouldn't have made it. Mine goes, 'when things fall apart, buy a new one' :) Yours speaks to the heart, mine to the wallet. love ya-chrissy