Sunday, October 4, 2009

you guessed it

October is a fun month with lots going on... despite all the busyness of our days it was completely delightful to take a night out with friends and learn how to knit. Rhonna, Jefra & I took Kelly McCaleb's knitting 101 class. This is a picture of my second knitting project and I am embracing all the dropped stitches and holes because I am learning and growing with each stitch. It's been nice to take a break mentally while I focus on how these needles make something so comfy and cute.

Thanks so much for all your comments about my secret project... Don't tell Collin I told you this, but he said he read the comments and got tears in his eyes. tears. Just keep that between you and me. ;)
Yep, you guessed it... It's a book!
I can vividly remember the day when my friend, Beth Opel, said that I might do a book. Could you imagine my excitement? me? a book? Needless to say I was over the moon excited and I knew there was a lot of work ahead of me. I was right, but it was completely worth it. So, more details:
It's a Challenges Book "52 more scrapbooking challenges" to be exact.
It's available November 1st.
I designed 52 pages then we needed some fabulous contributors who were also up for a challenge or two. That's when we put together this great team:
Cindy Tobey, Amanda Johnson, Keisha Campbell, Sheri Reguly, Kelly Purkey, Sasha Farina, Mou Saha, Shelley Aldrich & Beth Opel. They are all unique, have their own style & are super talented.

We will be setting up a 52 challenges group, blinkies for those of you who are up to the challenge & more fun stuff as we count down to the big book release. I think this calls for a party...

72 comments:

Hello there! said...

hi Lizzy,
I have been enjoying your column in CK mag so there's no doubt that I'm very excited to see a book from you coming out.

I have tried to preorder your book from the link on your site. However it said that the book is not available to preorder. Do you know what's the deal?

Thanks
Mia

Sara Ancich said...

Yay! hip hip hooray! release date?

Julia said...

out of stock already? :(

Tracy said...

As far as I can tell release date is November 1st but can we pre-order, Lizzy??

SAY YES SAY YES SAY YES ... tee hee ...

Just a thought - like I know you have sooo much time on your hands (NOT) but could you perhaps collaborate with CK and put together a Project 365??? - Just quickly maybe??? Becky's sold out so fast and I reckon you could put something awesome together???? PLEASE .... Just a thought ... tee hee ...

Can't wait for your new Book ... woooohoooo!!!! Please think of us way here in South Africa getting our hands on your book as we always seem to miss out ... pre-ordering would be awesome ....

Congrats on this awesome Chapter in your Life ... you will ROCK it!!!

Love, Tracy G

Tracey said...

I totally agree. I would love to be able to pre-order as I live in Western Australia and we don't always get stuff over here.

I am so excited about your book. I read your blog everyday, read your column in CK and I am about to do your first online class, you inspire me so much and to have a book by you would just add brightness to my day.

I totally love the idea (by Tracey G) for a project 365. Please, please, please I just know it would be awsome.

Thanks heaps for your inspiration and for sharing your ideas with us. congrats on the book and this next amazing phase of your life.

Again thanks heaps

Amy said...

So so so happy for you Liz! So that is the challenge book you were talking about in your sundae layout in your column!! What a great team of ladies to be able to work with, but I still hope most of the layouts in the book are yours!! :) Cannot wait to get my hands on this book. CK is so lucky to have you...

JessiW said...

Oh, great!! I absolutely adore your style and what a fabulous group of ladies you get to work with! I can't wait to be able to get it and join in the challenges:) Thanks for always being such an inspiration.
Love, Jess

Kimberly S. said...

I'm so very happy for you Liz! I love you blog, your column in CK mag, and all the inspiration you give me!

I can't wait for the book! I'm definitely going to be pre-ordering it!

Congrats!!!!!

Allison said...

Congrats! That's very exciting. Just saw it in my new issue. :) I will be picking it up for sure!

iamahoneybee said...

Oh I can't wait! I love your work so this will be fantastic!!

I would love to participate in the 52 challenges group!

Meghan said...

I am so excited and proud of you, and happy for ME... one of many future readers of your book... congratulations and wow, are you an inspiration...

my best wishes!!
Meghan

Claudia said...

This is just so so so awesome! Your blog is the first I visit each day and I'm always excited what to discover. It's fresh, inspiring, cute, ... I love how/ that you cover different mediums, since I mostly scrap in mini books. It's easy for me to adopt some great ideas when scrapping about my two little plum fairies. Can't wait to get my hands on the book - hope they printed enough!!!

Claudia said...

So I went to the link to preorder the book and it says that it's already out of stock. Any advise?

Linda E said...

Congratulations. Can't wait to see it in print.

Grace said...

Awesome congratulations! Great group of talented girls cant wait to take the challenge! Grace

Melanie said...

So excited for it to come out! It's gotta be awesome with all the great contributors!!

Michelle said...

So excited about this! Cait wait to get to work on my 52 scraplifts....love your inspiration. Good luck with the knitting....I can make dishclothes and scarves. haha

Stacy Milford said...

congrats ;o) This will be a gotta have it in my stash kinda thing...for sure!!!

Emily said...

OH WOW! Congrats and can't wait to dig into the book and the challenges.

Kelsey said...

I am SO SO SO excited! I can't wait to get a hold of it. You are my fav scrapbooker!

connie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to have a copy.

Jenny said...

Yay! I saw it in the November CK issue and I immediately ripped it out to see when/how I could buy it! Anxiously awaiting pre-order! SO happy for you!

:-)

Megan Barnes said...

I am so excited for your book!!! And I love that Shelly Aldrich is contributing! I met her at CKU-Provo 2008 and I just love her! I don't think you could have picked a better line up!!
(Also really excited to have my family pictures done with Collin on Oct 24th!)

Lisa Lew said...

U are such a cutie-pie.:) Congrats on your (first:)) book!

Scrapamum said...

ooooo I am so excited! I will be sending a note to hubby for an early Christmas present.

Brock Family said...

Awesome!!! I'm excited for you and having your first book published! (I'm sure it won't be the last either!) and I'm excited for everyone else (myself included) b/c we get to benefit from you and the other talented contributors!!! :-) Thanks!

Krista said...

i am actually beside myself with excitement right now! I have been waiting for an awesome scrapbook book to come out worth buying. i love your style so I'm glad that you've decided to take this venture! so awesome! can't wait to purchase it!!!

mrs.adrienneK said...

almost all my scrapping heroes in one book *swoon*

carrie said...

I will be hitting up Barnes n Noble & JoAnn's EVERY DAY starting Nov 1 until I hear the answer I want to hear from one of them! :) "Yes, we do have that in!" Soooo ready to sit on my comfy couch & indulge in this awesome book!

Just Rhonda said...

ooh exciting!!!!

Allison said...

Congradulations Liz!

I honestly had no idea you were doing this up until now. You are full of surprises. KC and I are so proud of you!

hiscrappergirl said...

oh I am so in!! congrats on the fabulous opportunity and I can't wait to get my hands on that pretty little fun book when it comes out!!

kaly said...

It's sold out already! Wow. I guess I'll have to wait patiently.

Congrats!

Jen said...

Congrats on the book! Can't wait to see it!

scrapcat said...

wow! i love everyone on that contributors list and of course you...can't wait to get this book! i love your column in CK so I can't imagine how yummy the book will be!
congrats!!!!

Stephanie said...

Huge Huge Congrats!!!
I cannot wait to see it!
I know it will be awesome!! :-)

Rebekah Williams said...

You are amazing, and I'm up for the challenge(s). Woo hoo!!!

Rebekah Williams said...

Clicked to pre-order and, yikes! Already out of stock!

Yay for you!!

Heather M. said...

congrats! that is so awesome! it's gonna be amazing! and the list of contributors is rockin'!

ginika said...

PARTY!!! This great and Congratulation to you and your contributors!!! Will we be able to buy the book in on your blog???

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

yowza! I haven't thought about buying a book in a looooong time. But one from you and your incredible contributors is TOPS on my list! Woooohoooo! Truly excited about some good scrapbook/reading/eye candy!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on the book Liz! I can't wait to get it. I've been following your blog for a while now and I have to tell you that I've been so inspired by you. I'm also a mom and trying to get my business up and running and I've doubted so many times if I can actually make it happen but then I get to hear from amazing women like you and I feel so motivated again :) I wish you all the luck in the world!!

Jill said...

So happy for you! Can't wait for the book seeing that when I get my ck mag, the first think I read is your column! Love your inspiration, thank you for sharing w/us!

Collin said...

On another note, my documentary book will be out in December, entitled "Andre the Giant: We Barely Knew Thee."

Anna said...

Collin, I'm movie/TV shows illiterate, so I don't get it. ('cause I'm sure it's supposed to be funny lol)

With this amazing new book, I've decided what type of project I'm doing for 2010! Must I wait two whole months to start....!!

kelly m said...

that is super cool- congrats!

Jennifer said...

Awesome awesome news!! Such an amazing team of artists too!! Congrats :D

brenda said...

I just wanted to let everyone know that I was able to pre-order this book (two copies!) from Amazon.

I am thrilled to see that Mou contributed to this book. I really don't know who would win if there was a throw-down (foodie speak for challenge) between Elizabeth and Mou. They both inspire me like crazy.

Carla said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, I can't believe that list of designers. Keisha's on there and Sasha...love them!

Life Made Creations said...

Congrats on this huge undertaking! And look at that team of contributors--love them!Can't wait to get my little paws on it. And Collin, if you're talking Andre of WWF fame, I'm all over it!!

Winter said...

Congrats! This sounds like so much fun! I have been checking out your blog for awhile, and I must say, I LOVE it! You are so talented and I love all of your flowers you wear in your hair! It makes me want to wear them too! Too cute! :)

Latrice said...

I would totally be up for the challenge. Let's do this!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Aaaaghhhhhh! (good scream) So, so, so excited for your book! I'm definitely purchasing it!

celine navarro said...

I need your book! :D

barbie_love said...

Hi Lizzy' So exciting that you wrote a book. Wish you well
Barbie

Anna Sigga said...

Woohoo - that is one book I must have!!

Just love your happy and creative style and the team is amazing!!

Congrats on your book!!!

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

How fabulous--for you and for me, since not only are you my favourite scrapbooker from whom I get loads of inspiration, but Mou Saha is also one of my favourite scrappers! And I like the work of Kelly Purkey a lot too. And Keisha Campbell. And all the other fantastic scrapbookers who've contributed.
I can't wait to get my copy -- I pre-ordered off amazon (thanks for the tip!) -- I know you work for CK but ordering stuff from them is a nightmare -- I bought two, as one is going as a Christmas gift to my scrapbooking friend.

Ashley said...

I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOUR BOOK! I saw the ad in CK November edition and your column on it yesterday, when I was on a plane and I scared the lady next to me because I was jumping up and down in my seat!! I have been waiting for a Lizzy K book since it feels like forever!!! I am SO excited!! I LOVED the challenges peak from CK and I am so very much looking forward to buying the book! You ALWAYS inspire me and are my favorite scrapper!!! HOORAY for you and your fantastic accomplishments!!

Aimee said...

Yours is the one blog I make time to check daily...I can't wait to get your book! How exciting for you and your family....I bet they are sooo proud.
I am SO up for the challenges you and your incredible team are gonna present and am already anticipating book two.
I and am packing my stuff now to camp outside the bookstore doors...lol.

Christina Smith said...

AWEsome!! When is the release date! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Wati Basri said...

great stuff!!! and congrats to those girls that are working along with you, especially to my babe, Sasha...you rock girl!

Rebecca said...

Can not wait to see it!!

Gretchen said...

congrats LizzyK!!

Gretchen said...

congrats LizzyK!!

Zarah said...

YAY for all of you! I really can't wait to get my hands on that book! :D

The Wooden Spool said...

Congrats! You have such amazing talent, and we are sooo thrilled for you! Can't wait to read through your new book! YAY!
Best wishes,
Laurie~

Raven said...

Ohhh, this is beyond exciting! I love every page you do, and you got some amazing contributers! Cannot wait for this book - and the challenge!

Simply Sarah said...

The 52 challenge sounds fun and doable. Cant wait to see it all!

Erin said...

sounds like an awesome book full of talented ladies! I can;t wait to check it out!

Karen said...

is that an owl ring in the pink dish? do tell where you got that from!

emily said...

congratulations on the book liz. that is so exciting!

Sasha said...

Awesome congrats to you all.