Thursday, June 28, 2012

A New Chapter


Hi everyone! Paula here...
I am finally back from one of my favorite places on earth, Australia!  What a wonderful experience teaching and spending time with friends...(more on that later in the week).  Thanks to Sande for guest blogging while I was away.  Sande always steps up whenever we need help here at One Lucky Day and we can’t thank her enough.

With that being said, I have a secret I've been keeping and it's finally time to share it...

About a month ago I made the decision to resign from the 7gypsies design team.
Hard to believe it has been 7 years since Deb asked me to create a project for the CHA show booth!  What great thanks I owe her for that opportunity because it opened the first of many doors, from teaching, creating the 7gypsies show booth, and product design.

As you know, when something ends, it creates room for something new.  That something new came in the form an email from a friend.  When I read it, I knew it might just be my “Lucky Day”.  Seriously better than the first parking space at Target.

(insert drum roll here)

I have accepted a job to work with Tim (and Mario) as Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands.
I know...pinch me...what a opportunity, right?

The Lucky Day opportunity doesn’t end there.  Tim also invited Debbie to be part of the team, so we will be going into this new adventure together.

Now rest assured, the gypsy girls are not going anywhere...you’ll still find us here at One Lucky Day, blogging about good junk, introducing new products and creating inspiring projects.  We’re excited to turn the page and see what’s in store in the next chapter of the journey.  It’s all about the journey, right?

For those of you going to CHA Summer in just a few short weeks, you will find us in the Idea-ology booth #323...so be sure to stop by and say Hi!
We’ll be the girls (and I use that term loosely) with the big smiles.

130 comments:

  1. Paula, so excited for you. I have admired your work for years and know you will have an awesome time working with Tim Holtz. See you at CHA.

    Michelle McCosh

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  2. Well this team up really is a No brainer! EVERY crafter knows that the Gypsy girls and Tim is just like PB&J!!
    Congratulations...can't wait to see what the team comes up with! :D

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  3. Congratulations!! What a wonderfully creative team :)

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  4. I am so very, very excited about this new journey!!! how lucky are we to have favorite people in the industry join together??? yay!!!! couldn't be happier for you!!!

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  5. Paula! and Debbie! Pretty sure that is now the ABSOLUTE dream team! Wishing all parties the very very best. And COME BACK TO SA, all of you!!

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  6. Wow, congratulations! What an amazing team... can't wait to see what ya'll manage to create. :-)

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  7. Congratulations on your fantastic news! Looking forward to an inspiring future!

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  8. Congratulations -- I'm sure this will be a wonderful new adventure. And a fantastic combination of creativity.

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  9. All I can say is - Tim has good taste! I am SO looking forward to seeing all the wonderful projects you will be creating!

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  10. How exciting for both of you ,and us!I'll look forward to wonderful thing to come! :)

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  11. I am so super excited for your new adventure! !

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  12. delighted for you - well done - excellent - how exciting. C x

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  13. Congratulations -what an amazing opportunity

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  14. I am very excited for both of you and can't wait to see what you create with my favorite products!!! And to work with Tim and Mario - can it get any better???

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  15. Well I think your blog name says it all really, this has been one lucky day for you both. Many, many congratulations to you both and to Tim and Mario for deciding to offer you the positions! Kind regards, Anne x

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  16. Talk about a match made in heaven! 7 Gypsies have always played well with Tim's. Congrats all around.

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  17. Congratulations! So excited for you both and for us! We all will definitely benefit from this new team!

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  18. Congratulations! So excited for the both of you, it's the perfect fit!

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  19. Congrats to you! I have always believed that things happen for a reason! Have a wonderful time with your new adventure!

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  20. This is FABULOUS!!!! Congrats to you!!!!

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  21. Awesome guys! Congrats to you and Debbie. What a blast it will be for you guys to continue to work together and join up with Tim and gang. Look forward to see what you guys venture into. Best wishes!

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  22. I'm over-the-moon excited for you gals. Congrats! I can't wait to see what this new venture brings. So exciting!

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  23. I am sure that the two of you will fit in really well and you will bring a new outlook to Idea-ology (not that it needs one) but new eyes,new minds who knows what creative wonders you will produce....loking forwards to seeing the outcome!

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  24. Well done I can see you doing a happy dance :)

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  25. I'm so happy for you!! I knew you'd land somewhere good and this is GREAT!! Congratulations!

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  26. Congrats!! I'm so excited for your new adventure!!

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  27. So excited for you ladies! Congrats on the new adventure :)

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  28. What an excellent opportunity for you both and for Tim and Mario! Congratulations!

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  29. Congratulations!
    It must be your "Lucky Day"
    Let the creative begin for one & all!
    So delighted for all of you!

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  30. Paula and Deb I am so excited for you. I can wait to see all the fun new things here on the blog.

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  31. Fantastic news! Congratulations to both of you on joining Tim and Mario : )

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  32. Congratulations Paula and Debbie, I know you are going to rock this position!! Wishing I could stop by the booth and give you a big hug to congratulate you in person, but a wedding bid for my attention this summer and won out - LOL! SO glad we will be able to continue to see your beautiful work!!

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  34. Congratulations Paula and Deb! What a fantastic opportunity and I can't think of anything more perfect than you both joining up with Tim and Mario!! And thanks for the assurance that you both will still be blogging at One Lucky Day --I treasure the inspiration I receive from you gals!

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  35. Congratulations! What a fabulous team! Can't wait to see what's coming our way.

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  36. So cool for you!!! I am glad to see that you will continue your blog...I love getting it via email! Good luck on your fab new adventure!

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  37. Congratulations Deb and Paula, what an exciting time ahead you have. I'm so glad you had a great trip to Australia Paula, Lorraine is the best hostess! See you at CHA.

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  38. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you will create with Tim and Mario!

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  39. congrats on your new adventure. what a lucky day!

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  40. Saw your good news on Tim's blog. Congrats!

    RJ

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  41. Huge congrats xox so excited to see what you do!

    Kaz x

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  42. Congratulations and enjoy this new chapter in your lives!

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  43. What a wonderful opportunity! I am just thrilled for all of you! I had goosebumps when I read your post! Congratulations!!

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  44. Awesome things! I'm also glad you'll continue with One Lucky Day - i love reading your adventures! Congrats!!!

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  45. Congratulations!!!! Lucky Day indeed!!!

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  46. Congratulations! I'm so excited to watch your journey...

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  47. Lucky you and US!!! I look forward to see what you come up with.

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  48. Congrats Ladies! What an amazing opportunity! I have always loved your 7Gypsies stuff, so I am sure everyone will love the stuff you will do for Tim’s product line. Enjoy the journey! I hope to meet you all at CHA.

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  49. There could not be a better match! Congratulations! I cant wait to see the results of this new "Super" Team!!! truly is one lucky day!

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  50. WOW! What a SUPER FUN opportunity! I am excited to see what's coming. I just found your blog from Tim's announcement. Now I have to excuse myself so I can go drool all over my computer as I browse through your creations :)

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  51. A HUGE congrats to you both!!! So excited to see what you 2 creative people come up with...will definitely stop by at CHA and say hi!

    Your Friend in ART,
    Linda

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  52. Congratulations!! So very exciting.

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  53. Just read this on Tims blog! Congratulations, I am really pleased you will have a ball!

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  54. Huge congratulations to you both and to Tim & Mario also. This is a fantastic opportunity for yourselves and Ranger. Looking forward to viewing your ideas/creations x hugs from Scotland x

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  55. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing your exciting creations

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  56. Congrats all the way 'round! Eager to see what lies ahead for you!

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  57. What great news for both you and Deb! I am looking forward to this great new team.

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  58. Better than being Queen of England!
    You girls are blessed with this great news! Nelda in TN

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  59. This is a match made in heaven!
    HUGE talents all working together.
    WOW!!!
    I can not wait to see what develops.

    HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

    See you soon!
    wendy

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  60. I'm so excited for both of you and I can't wait to see what's in store for the future. I thought there might be some changes in your futures and I can't wait to see what's coming. Congratulations to you both. You deserve it!

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  61. So happy for the two of you. I know working with Tim and Mario will be amazing and a great blessing. Have fun (I know you will!).
    Aloha, Kate

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  62. GOODNESS! This is great news! (jumping for Joy), WORKING WITH TIM AND MARIO!...Doesn't get any better than that... We will be on the edge of our seats until we see what is coming soon! Congrats to all!

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  63. OMG GASP!!! Congrats...I got the post from Tim Holtz's blog first and saw the surprise...You must be ecstatic! I am sooo very happy for you....Cannot wait to see what you come up with....Enjoy the journey!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  64. Yea!!!!! I am so crazy excited for you both and for us too!!! I can't wait to see the awesome things that come from this wonderful collaboration!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  65. awwwww!!!! I am so excited for you girls!!!! you will be super amazing as always and how lucky are they that they get you!!!!! yayyyyyy!!!!! Can't wait to see you girls again!!!

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  66. Congrats! I can't wait to see your Summer CHA creations. I hope you left 7Gs in some capable hands because it's my fave brand.

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  67. Cngratulations! Tim is very lucky to have you both !! I just discovered your blog about two weeks ago, and fell in love. Yep, when one door closes, another one opens !!!

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  68. Congratulations to you both! I can't wait to see what you and Tim dream up. I'm looking forward to some awesome projects!

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  69. So cool. I love 7 Gypsies, and am happy to hear that you both have decided to join in the Holtz madness. Looking forward to all that you will be dreaming up over there.
    Marcie

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  70. Just found your blog...Tim sent me. I'm loving what I'm seeing.

    Congratulations on joining the "Tim team"!! Can't wait to see what you guys will come up with...know it will be spectacular from what I've seen of your blog so far.

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  71. Congratulations, Paula and Deb! Can´t wait to see your new creations!

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  72. Wow, congratulations to both of you. What an amazing opportunity!

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  73. Congratulations! I just saw the post on Tim's blog. He seems to be very excited. I have been following your blog for some time now and love your work. Can't wait to see what you create next.

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  74. Congratulations Paula that would be a adream come true for so many crafty ladies enjoy.

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  75. Such great news....Love Tim Holtz products...and with your creativity, i believe it will enter a whole new world!!!!!

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  76. Yay! He's brilliant...you two are brilliant...it's a match made in HEAVEN. I have even more respect for him seeing that he had the good sense to hire the two of you. I'm so excited for you girls! You definitely deserve it.

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  77. Congratulations! I am anxious to see where this journey leads you.

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  78. I have to chime in to say that you two + Tim is the perfect match! I love your style so much and think it complements Tim's perfectly. I think this will bring great things for all of you, as well as all of us! :)

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  79. How exciting for you both .I love those boys to death and i love what you ladies do too.

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  80. Hugs Paula and Debbie, what a well earned opportunity. I know you guys will ROCK it!!

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  81. Congratulations!!! How exciting, and what a wonderful opportunity for you. Enjoy every minute of it, and have fun!!!

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  82. Welcome about the t!m train
    enjoy the journey

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  83. OMG, OMG, OMG THAT IS AWESOME! Three of my fav. designers together. I love it! And thank you again Paula for your class here in Sydney. I had a blast, you blow me away with your talent!

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  84. Oh...my...gosh! Congratulations to the both of you! I know you will continue to do great things with this team too. You guys are awesome . . . you know I am a fan.

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  85. I'm soooooo HAPPY for you and Deb, dear Paula!! This will be an absolutely awesome journey!!
    xoxo
    Karen

    PS - finally making the trip out to Pasadena next week for the RB Flea!

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  86. How exciting!!! Congratulations Paula and Deb!

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  87. Oh, what a lucky person you are! first 7 gypsies, then Tim Holtz! Yay you! I know you will have a great time and I'll look forward to your new endeavers!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  88. That is so cool. I just started reading your blog and I really enjoy it. Learned about it from Tim Holtz's blog. Can't wait to see and read more.

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  89. Wow! Congratulations to you both! What an exciting opportunity!

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  90. Congratulations! What an exciting new chapter!

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  91. Oh my goodness!! From absolutely fabulous to ... even more absolutely fantastical!! Congrats!!

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  92. So looking forward to seeing what new projects and ideas this new venture brings you both! Congrats on the change!

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  93. Tim shared his enthusiasm about the new creative team...I am so happy for all three of you (and our wonderful Mario)! This is going to be really great! Congratulations : )

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  94. Congratulations - I bet you are sooo excited!

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  95. WOW WOW WOW, some of my favorite people all creating together, it can only be lucky for all of us! Can not wait to see what your create!!! Enjoy!!!

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  96. Well of course I am Happy for you both at this wonderful opportunity but I am also SAD! I love your blog! I check it every day and your creations are so marvelous, Sigh.... It's hard to find inspiration that is close to my outlook.
    But cheers to you both!!!!!!!! Somehow I'll survive!
    THanks Paula and Deb!

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  97. Congrats!!!!I am so looking foward to everything new and exciting that I know will come!

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  98. congrats on your new job!! That's so exciting!!

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  99. Chris T -
    No worries...we are not going anywhere...we will still be blogging here at One Lucky Day!!
    paula

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  100. I think I'm going to pass out. That is waaay too exciting! HOORAY!!!! I am SO excited for you and also for Tim, Mario & Co! Congratulations to all of you!

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  101. oh my holy heck...all my faves in one place? Can I stand it???? YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  102. oh my holy heck...all my faves in one place? Can I stand it???? YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  103. Fabulous - you'll be in the best company. So excited for you both!
    Niki Zipp
    Paperchain South Africa

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  104. Creative co-ordinator, now that's quite a title, but for us in the UK, what exactly does it involve?

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  105. Congratulations! Truly a dream job with the dream team! Can't wait to see what creatives places the team takes us!

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  106. Tim and Mario are two of my fav
    orite peeps on this planet. Maybe now that you are a part of THEIR team, we can finally get you to come see us in St Pete at Whim So Doodle!!! Don't think I'm gonna quit buggin' the snot outta you just because you're changing teams! :)

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  107. My favorite creative brains all in ONE place!!!! Couldn't be better!!! Congrats to all of you I look forward to all the goodness you share with us...

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  108. Paula! So happy to hear your wonderful news! You are so wonderfully talented and for you to add your flair to Tim's team is a bit of great news! So excited for you!Big Hugs!

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  109. Wowzer!! Awesome news and Congrats to you and Debbie. So glad to hear One Lucky Day will continue!!!!

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  110. I have quietly followed your site for several years & am delighted to hear of your exciting new adventure! You both have inspired me many times over. I am glad to hear that One Lucky Day will continue & can't wait to see where you will take us next!

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  111. Sooo happy for you~ (and VERY jealous!!!) What an opportunity - I've followed both yours and Tim's blogs every day and have found great inspiration both places (and a few special xmas presents created along the way!) Can't wait to see what the future brings!

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  112. Congratulations to both of you! I can feel your excitment in your post! Wow..lucky ladies to work with those great fellows...Enjoy your journey1

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  113. Wow that's great. Thiws will be an magical combination. I love it.

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  114. Wow, it's indeed a lucky day for you. As long you two don't quit blogging and showing your awesome inspirations here, it will be my lucky day too. I was at first shocked thinking that I only discovered your blog 2 months ago and you are leaving me now. Thank God you are not. Working with Tim...hmmm...what a fantastic opportunity! Luck comes to those who believe in it and work hard!

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  115. very exciting looking forward to seeing your work...

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  116. Dear Paula and Deb,

    Congratulations!

    Now Tim is "The Lucky Guy," I am happy for you two wonderful gals because it sounds like you are happy and excited about this new adventure.
    I am relieved that you will still be "here" and I won't lose you.

    Blessings, Judy

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  117. congratulations! what a big and good news for you two!you will have a lot of fun with Tim!!

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  118. Congrats Paula ... what wonderful news. A big thank you for the wonderful class I attended when you were in Sydney. Absolutely love my project and was thrilled to meet you and learn some of your wonderful techniques. Joining up with Tim will be brilliant.
    Sandra

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  119. So very exciting!!! Congrats!!!

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  120. WOW ! That is exciting news !! And another step in a creative journey that we are so lucky to follow you on. Thanks for the wonderful blog & motivation. And all the best - I bet it will be a blast !!!!

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  121. I can't wait to see what you get up to over at Ranger! Welcome to the madness that is Tim Holtz!

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  122. Congratulations to you both on this new opportunity! I'm sure Tim and the Gypsy Girls will be a great combination.

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  123. Congratulations to you both on your new adventure! How lucky you are!!! Looking forward to following you all on this new chapter.

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  124. Congrats gals, you deserve this.

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  125. Exciting (and yet still sad for me) news! Congratulations on this new adventure! Enjoy the journey!

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