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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Big news!!!

I have some big news.

It's my birthday month. Yes, it is the month that I turn 30, but instead of mourning that my 20's are nearly complete, I'm going to celebrate all month long. (I haven't informed hubby of this yet, but I'm suuuure he will be totally on board. HA!)

But now to the most exciting news:

A few weeks ago, I auditioned (my musician brain calls it an audition, but I don't think that's the correct term. Just go with it.) for the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team. I was terrified. Now, in high school, I auditioned for the musical my first semester of my freshman year, didn't get chosen, and never auditioned again because I got my feelings hurt. Yes, it has been 15 years, and I still am a little heartbroken that I didn't get chosen. I have been afraid that if the same thing happened with paper crafting, I would have the same heartbroken feelings and the whole thing would lose its luster. (silly, I know) Then I told myself to grow up, that I will never know if I don't try. So try I did. 

And to my surprise and delight, I was one of the lucky chosen! Yay!! I can now officially announce that:

I am honestly over the moon thrilled and thankful that Vanessa was kind enough to give me a chance. The four other ladies chosen for the Design Team are incredible, so I really feel privileged to be among such talented company! Vanessa is an incredibly kind, industrious, fabulously fun person, and her shop is incredible! Great prices, and you can't beat her awesomely fast shipping. (Seriously, I ordered Wednesday afternoon and had my package Saturday, from New Hampshire to Illinois.) If you've never visited her shop, go check it out ASAP!!! Butterfly Reflections Ink store

I also hit another personal goal last week: 300 followers on Instagram! So many things for which I'm thankful.

To celebrate my milestone and because I'm in an awesome mood due to all of the good news (except for that whole "turning 30" thing...), I'm going to give away an unopened Altenew stamp set: Birthday Wishes! I will create an Instagram post, and in order to win, you must share my Instagram post AND be a follower on Instagram (I will check!!!). Find me on Instagram: my name is eamidgett. I will choose the winner from Instagram a week from today- Tuesday, September 8 at noon, centeral time. Good luck, and thank you to Vanessa for giving me this opportunity!


  1. Congrats Emily! I am a HUGE fan of your work and I'm super excited that you've joined te BRI family! Also, I did not know that you were a too!! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Jessica!! That means a lot coming from you. :) I haven't really done anything musical since I was pregnant.... My kiddos have kinda killed my voice! I love seeing the photos of your beautiful music room and seeing you talk about your teaching and students... Makes me miss teaching!

  2. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! You will be fabulous with the BRI team! I can't wait to see what you create!

    1. Thanks so much, Tonya! I hope I don't disappoint! And I've decided it's just going to be the anniversary of my 29th birthday haha. :)