Sunday, November 27, 2011

As Seen in Southern Living...

Can you believe it??? My "Kiss My Grits" print was featured in the current December issue of Southern Living Magazine! My shop has been overwhelmed with orders and I couldn't be happier! Several people have asked how this all came about...

Two months ago, Southern Living contacted me via my Etsy shop and requested I send them some samples of my work. They said they were collecting ideas for the December gift guide and they liked my prints (gah!!!). I told them that most of the prints I sale are just JPEG or PDF files that I send to people to print out on their own, and just wanted to be sure they understood that. I explained to them the benefits of my digital prints and how they make quick, easy and affordable gifts. They were interested and liked the concept, so I sent the samples along, not getting my hopes up since it would need to go through the editorial team.

So I sat and waited...and waited...and waited...

About three weeks ago I received an e-mail from the wonderful folks at Southern Living that my print had made the December gift guide!! I'll admit, it still didn't feel real until I actually saw it in print..on page 45, to be exact...
The shop has been extremely busy and I appreciate all of the sweets shout-outs and links in blog land! I've wanted my creative abilities to turn into something real, and for now, this reality is pretty darn good.

So, check out the prints (I've added several more in the last week) and pick up a couple for a last minute, affordable gift! The sample above I sent to Southern Living was printed on my home color printer, and the frame came straight from Target! All-in-all, about a $16 investment, which would make great gifts for teachers, family, newlyweds, neighbors - almost anyone you could think of that has a love for the south (or is just plain sassy!!!)


To celebrate this exciting event and Cyber Monday, I'll be giving away five free digital Kiss My Grits prints, so leave me a quick comment here and you'll be entered! Winners will be announced Tuesday morning! 
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26 comments:

  1. I saw the print in Southern Living! Love it--and would love to win one :)

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  2. I saw your print in SL and loved it. I would definitly love to add alittle more southern flare and sass to my home.

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  4. I saw this in Southern Living! Congratulations! Isn't it all of our dreams to be featured in the magazine that describes the South?! I would love to win and put this up in my house!

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  5. I would love to win a print! So happy for you.

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  6. How awesome!! Glad I stumbled upon you. Looking forward to giving you some business!
    Jodibrewer at gmail dot com

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  7. That's so exciting that you were featured in Southern Living! I'm really loving this print, and I would be over the moon if I won one! I have a perfect spot for it right by my dressing table! Congrats again to you on the achievement!
    -Faison
    www.aboutfais.com

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  8. How cool is that! Good for you. Congrats!

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  9. That's so exciting!!!! What a great achievement!

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  10. I am so proud of you! You totally deserve it! I told all my inlaws about the achievement!

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  11. I've always loved that print and your shop! (It's a fav of mine!)

    Congrats on your recognition by Southern Living. What a dream!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS girly! That is so neat :-) very cute designs!!

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  13. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! I love this print.

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  14. Congratulations! I know it must be an awesome feeling to see your work in print!

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  15. Yay for you!!! That is so exciting!

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  16. Congratulations! I received my southern living a couple of weeks ago and remember seeing your print. I thought out was just adorable and would look amazing in my office!

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  17. that is so very exciting! happy for you!

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  18. Could not be happier for you friend! Btw, I love love the tutu print I got my niece's 1st birthday!

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  19. Congrats on getting featured in Southern Living, that is pretty impressive on the old resume! Love that magazine! You really have such cute designs!!! I'm going to check out the etsy store but I would LOVE to be in the running to win one!

    Happy Holidays!
    Jackie

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  20. That is seriously SO COOL! Congrats!

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  21. You go girl!!!! Love the concept, love the prints! I have a sign in my family room-A.S.A.P. As Southern As Possible.
    Would be another great print with the addition of your creativity!

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  22. Wendy we just wrote about your adorable print on Durham Magazine's blog. Congrats!

    http://www.durhammag.com/blogs/durham-magazine-blog/well-kiss-my-grits

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  23. oh my goodness! this is like the coolest thing ever!!! congratulations!!!

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  24. This is so exciting! I feel like I follow a celebrity! Congrats! :)

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