Friday, January 27, 2012

Celebrating a Success!

I recently shared about seeing Maggie Rudy's MousesHouses diorama at Green Bean Books. It was an amazing experience, for several reasons. After viewing the diorama, my husband and I started chatting with the owner, Jennifer Green. She and I both expressed our love for Maggie's book, The House That Mouse Built, and my hubby bought me this adorable plushy finger puppet, Daisy, from Green Bean's plushy-dispensing machine:

Daisy the finger puppet plush

Then my husband whispered to me, "Give her one of your business cards." I resisted a couple of times (too shy!), but finally I sheepishly pulled out my business cards and said something like, "I make plushies too, with little story vignettes, and now they're greeting cards." I'm sure it was more jumbled than that, but by then two people (including Jennifer) had gathered around my business cards oohing and ahhing, and a third person came out of nowhere and said, "Can I have one of your cards too?"

Jennifer Green, owner of Green Bean Books

I was so embarassed that I was blushing, especially after Jennifer said, "I might want to carry your cards in my shop." Wow! I'd sold a bunch of my greeting cards to friends and family, but so far never in a brick and mortar shop. It was the next step I wanted to take with my cards, but I hadn't pursued it. As I left, I said that I would call to set up a time to show her my cards.

One week went by (how embarassing!), and I got an email from Jennifer. She'd looked at my blog and wanted to know if I'd be interested in selling her some cards for her shop AND if I'd be interested in doing a diorama in the store "like the box Maggie Rudy's display was in." OMG!!! A diorama in the box where the MousesHouses diorama just was?! What an honor and a thrill! I think you can imagine how I felt! :-DDD

See my cards?! 

Here's the bottom line: My greeting cards are now available at Green Bean Books, AND my miniature diorama will be featured at Green Bean Books for six weeks starting in March!!! Woohoo!

Daisy and Snoop getting to know each other!

P.S. Daisy now has a boyfriend named Snoop! Aren't they an adorable couple? ;-) Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

P.P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to enter my New Giveaway! The prize includes a secret miniature and all five of my greeting cards!


74 comments:

  1. exciting!!!!!! wonderful chance for you! Many Greetings!

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  2. That's great, many congrats! :D You're very talented, and surely you deserve this! :) Good luck Jennifer!

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  3. I am very happy for you!
    x Margot

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  4. Hey jen,
    congratulations on the greeting cards making it into a shop!!
    Such exciting news, we all knew how great your cards were already though! I still appreciate my cards and often look at them!
    Ur blogger friend
    Kate ;)

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  5. Congratulations!1
    Daisy and Snoop are wonderful.
    Bye Faby

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  6. Congrats Jennifer!! This is a terrific success and a real boost to your new business! I am so happy for you!!! :)

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  7. Wow! I'm so so so happy for you! You're probably super happy too :)Who said that dreams wouldn't come true?! :D And Daisy and Snoop are a cute couple, congrats for them too ;)

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  8. CONGRATS Jennifer!!!!!! Well deserved!!! Happy for you!!
    Hugs

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  9. Congratulations! It is the best things happen like this.
    Geneviève

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  10. Thank you, anna! I appreciate your support! :-) Jennifer

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  11. Thank you, mijbil! That is very kind of you to say! It's great hearing from you--thank you for your support! :-) Jennifer

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  12. Thank you, Margot! It is great to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a supportive comment! :-) Jennifer

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  13. Hi Kate, my blog friend! Thank you very much--that is very kind of you to say! I'm glad you enjoy my cards--that makes me feel good! :-) Jennifer

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  14. Hi Fabiola! Thank you very much--I appreciate your support! Aren't Daisy and Snoop cute? Jennifer Green at Green Bean Books is so very talented! :-) Jennifer

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  15. Hi Jeni! Thank you for all of your support! Your photography is very inspiring, and I'm glad I re-connected with you, old friend! :-) Jennifer

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  16. Thank you, Dinsku! Your supportive comment is much appreciated. Yes, it does seem that dreams can come true! :-) Don't Daisy and Snoop make a cute couple? :-) Jennifer

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  17. Thank you, The Old Maid! Your support means so much! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  18. Jennifer, I'm so happy for you! Hope you sell hundreds of cards!!! :))) Sanne

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  19. Thank you, Genevieve! I think I know what you mean. There was no effort, everything just flowed beautifully--I'm very happy! Thank you for your precious comment! :-) Jennifer

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  20. Thank you, Sanne! That is very kind of you to say! Yes, I hope so too! :-) Jennifer

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  21. That's great, congratulations Jennifer!
    Ina :)

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  22. Thank you, Ina! I really appreciate your support! :-) Thank you for leaving a lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  23. Congratulations! So excited for you!! :-)

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  24. I just knew it! Remember I asked you for signed cards? Congratulations! They'll sell like hot buns (We say here).
    Daisy and Snoop are adorable.
    Hugs

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  25. What wonderful news Jennifer!!! I'm already looking forward to seeing your diorama, your head must be full of all the possible little scenes :0)
    I'm so glad your husband gave you that nudge to hand over your business card. Your greeting card designs are so lovely - you deserve success!!
    Daisy and snoop make me smile, what fun :)
    Hugs, and keep giving out those business cards :0)
    vicky xxxx

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  26. Thank you, Angela! That is so sweet of you to say--I appreciate that very much! :-) Jennifer

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  27. Thank you so much, Drora! I often remember what you said! You believed in me before I even believed in myself! Thank you for your ongoing support! :-D Glad you like Daisy and Snoop too! ;-) Jennifer

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  28. Thank you for your lovely comment, Vicky! You're right, I'm playing with some fun ideas for the diorama. Yes, my husband is a great supporter and nudge(r)! ;-) Thank you for your sweet words! Aren't Daisy and Snoop a hoot! I have them under my computer monitor, and they make me smile. :-) OK, will do! My business cards are at the ready! ;-) Thanks again for your precious comment! :-D Jennifer

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  29. Te lo mereces!!! Esa tienda tiene que estar encantada de tener tus preciosas tarjetas.
    Felicidades y millones de besos.
    Julia.

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  30. Wow!!! Thank you very much, julia! That is SO very kind of you to say--you are so sweet! :-D Jennifer

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  31. Congratulations Jennifer! I think your cards are perfect for Green Bean Books. How exciting to be asked to display your diorama :) Are you making one to display or do you have one finished?

    Your plushies are darling :)

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  32. Felicidades Jennifer, te lo mereces!! Y muchas gracias por tu ayuda.
    Besitos

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  33. Congratulations Jennifer. I am super happy for you. Wishing you all the best of luck. Daisy and Snoop are so cute.
    Hugs Maria

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  34. Que "bichitos" más graciosos.
    Tus postales se ven muy bien ahí.Felicidades y que se vendan todas prontito.
    Besos.

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  35. Thank you, Victoria! I'm going to create a diorama for the box at Green Bean books. It's in the works! ;-) Thanks for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  36. Hola Cote! Thank you very much--that is so nice of you to say! You are very welcome--it was my pleasure! :-) Jennifer

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  37. Thank you, Maria! That is so sweet of you to say. I appreciate your comment of support so much. Don't Daisy and Snoop make you smile? They sure do me! :-) Jennifer

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  38. Hola teviro! Daisy and Snoop look like bugs, eh?! Very funny idea! Thank you for your good thoughts on the sale of my cards at Green Bean. Yes, hopefully they will sell fast! :-D Jennifer

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  39. Hi Jennifer,this is so exciting!!
    Your husband must be your biggest fan,that he supports you so lovely.
    Your cards are so adorable ;) I wish you all the luck of the world !!!!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  40. Hi Mieke! It is so nice to hear from you! Yes, my husband is a great supporter of my work. Thank you for your sweet words. Yes, please send some luck my way--thanks! ;-) Jennifer

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  41. ¡Muchas felicidades Jennifer!!
    Y muchísimo ,pero muchísimo éxito!!! Que seguro lo tendrás , porque tus tarjetas son maravillosas!!!
    Un beso
    Flor

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  42. You left out the last sentence - let me help: And Daisy and Snoop and Jen and her hubby lived happily ever after... all fairytales have to end this way, don't they? And what happenend to you is like a fairytale - and I'm so very happy for you. What great circumstances - and how lucky the other Jennifer is a lady of very good taste to discover your talent! Best wishes for a very good sale of your cards (as Drora said: Like hot buns) and have lots of fun building that box. I can't wait to see what it will become!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  43. Thank you, Flor! That is so very sweet of you to say! Thank you for your thoughtful comment--I appreciate it so much! :-) Jennifer

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  44. Wow! Thank you, Birgit! You are so very thoughtful and kind. What a precious comment you have left for me. We say "like hot cakes." Like hot buns is very descriptive too--and so cute! You've given me a nice giggle and a warm feeling in my heart. Thank you very much! :-) Jennifer

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  45. Congratulations! Your work looks like a perfect fit for the wonderful Green Bean;one of my favorite bookstores. I'll be sure to visit your diorama...and thank you for your kind words about mine!

    Best wishes,
    Maggie

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  46. OMG!!! Maggie Rudy!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello! What an honor! Thank you for your kind words. I might have to live at the Green Bean 24/7, so I can say hi when you visit my diorama! ;-) It is my pleasure to introduce others to your work. As you can tell, I am a great fan of it. :-D Jennifer

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  47. Querida Jenny, me alegro mucho por este paso de éxito, seguramente habrá más, sus creaciones son encantadoras y con mucho mensaje e imaginación, así como sus historias.
    Cheers for your success!!!
    Besos

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  48. Wow! Thank you, Rosamargarita! What a sweet message--thank you so much! I always love hearing from you, my blog friend! :-) Jennifer

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  49. Congratulations, Jennifer, that's awesome! :-)

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  50. Thank you, Brae! It means so much that you would leave a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  51. Hi alcicalese! Thank you so much for leaving a comment--that means a lot! :-) Jennifer

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  52. Thank you, Carmen! I appreciate your good wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  53. Enhorabuena Jennifer, muchas felicidades es una gran noticia y mucha ilusión. Los muñequitos son graciosísimos.

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  54. Enhorabuena Jennifer,seguro que tendras mucho exito.
    besitos ascension

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  55. Hola Eloisa! Thank you so much! I appreciate your good wishes, and I'm glad you think my "cartoons are hilarious." I had a friend call my photo vignettes "three-dimensional cartoons." Your comment reminded my of that. Thank you! :-) Jennifer

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  56. Hola Ascension! Thank you for your kind wishes--I appreciate them so much! :-) Jennifer

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  57. Congratulations! I hope Daisy and Snoop and have fun!

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  58. Hi Kathy! Great to hear from you! Aren't Daisy and Snoop adorable? Good advice--have fun! Thanks so much! :-) Jennifer

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  59. Felicidades Jennifer, tus tarjetas se ven muy bonitas.

    Besos, Narán

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  60. I`m so happy for you, how fun and exciting!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  61. Thank you, Naran! How very nice of you to say! :-) Jennifer

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  62. Thank you, Mona! That is so kind of of you! I really appreciate your support! :-) Jennifer

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  63. What a great chance. Congratulations Jennifer.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  64. Thank you, Craftland! Yes, Jennifer at Green Bean has given me a wonderful opportunity. :-) Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  65. Congratulations! Good for your husband, who lovingly prodded you to pass along your card. Whoo hoo1

    xo
    Claudia

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  66. Thanks, Claudia--great to hear from you! Yes, I am very grateful to my husband--he's a real blessing in my life! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  67. Jennifer! How awesome is that ???!!!! I am really happy for you, my friend!

    Just love reading great stories like this one.

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  68. Thank you, Sans! That is so sweet of you to say! I really appreciate your support, my friend! :-) Jennifer

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  69. Wonderful!!! Congratulations, Jennifer, I'm happy for you, as well! :o))

    Hugs
    Tine

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  70. Thank you, Tine! That is very kind of you! :-) Jennifer

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  71. Thank you, Maribel! I appreciate your support! :-) Jennifer

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