Saturday, February 23, 2008

Good News and Bad News

First the bad news...
I'm not going to be teaching at Michaels anymore after my March lineup. Nobody will be teaching classes at Michaels. It was decision handed down from Corporate. I think it is a bad decision, but nobody asked me. I'm actually thinking about writing to Corporate, and even if it's ignored, I will voice my opinion.

And now the good news...
You are looking at the newest Web Artist for Hero Arts! I'm so excited.

Edited to Add more details: So sorry, I should have said what a Web artist is. My bad...
You can go to http://heroarts.com/ for card making and scrapbooking ideas. They also have a newsletter that is sent out through email with a card of the week. The web artists design the cards and scrapbook pages etc that are used in those places. I think their regular artists design for the catalog as well.

My youngest son took this for me yesterday. I think it's weird because I hate getting my picture taken, and here I am with a new picture twice in six months.

I know all of you know who Hero Arts is so I don't have to explain how incredible this news is and why I'm so excited. When I told my family, it took a while just to explain what a "Hero Arts" is (LOL) but I think you will understand my excitement.

My son thinks this is a better deal anyway, because I won't have to go out at night to teach my classes.

Look at God. Even before I got the bad news about Michaels, Jehovah Jireh had already prepared the way for me to have this new job.
Remember that my Bible study is called " Lord I Want to Know You" written by Kay Arthur. We are learning the attributes of God and what His names mean. Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our provider, means plainly that the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants.

To my prayer warriors: I'm having a hard time with something in my life involving my family right now-- that is my family that includes my siblings not my kids and husband. I would appreciate your prayers that I would handle myself in a God honoring way. God will provide....

Have a blessed weekend!!

26 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

OMG....this is such great news. One door closes and another opens. Congratulations and do tell (more details) what you will be doing with Hero Arts. BTW, your pic is great!!!

Amy said...

Fabulous! Congratulations! But I really want to know exactly what a Web Artist is? Please share!!!!!

Hugs,
Amy

marciad said...

Wonderful news. I think that HA was probably the first stamp company that I used when I started out stamping. Look forward to seeing your HA creations.

Anonymous said...

Jacki, Sorry to hear about Michael's but maybe the Hero Arts gig will be a better fit. Especially with your up coming surgery, you can work at home, right?? Will keep you in my prayers. sandie994
ps Love the picture!!

Melissa said...

WOW!! What wonderful news...like they say when one door closes another opens. Congrats to you!

Great photo too! :)

Dot said...

Congratulations on becoming a web artist for Hero Arts!!! God will always provide! He might close one door but will open another!

You are in my prayers. God knows the situation and will be there for you to carry you through!

Dot

Trish D said...

Wow, you're a bona fide stamping rock star!! :) Congrats on this achievement - and how awesome that God is providing you with something that's more flexible!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacki, I am so happy for you in this new opportunity. Do tell us more. Nice you can work from home, at least I am assuming you can.

I Love your picture.

Have a blessed weekend.

Jan W.

Kathy W said...

Jacki, my prayers will be with you. As I read the beginning of your email, I thought "oh, no!" about Michaels, because your classes sounded wonderful, and you are providing such a gift to those who are your students. Then, as I read on, I started to smile; I just had the opportunity to get several new clear Hero Arts sets (3 came in the mail today!), and I am so excited that I'll be able to take advantage of your Hero Arts contributions. And I think your son is right; it will be nice that you can be home in the evenings (at least I dislike going out at night away from my family). Congrats on the new opportunity, and BTW, I love your latest picture. :)

Staci M. said...

Well, I'm sorry to hear that the Michael's classes are over. But, that is SO awesome about the Hero Arts gig!! Do I click that link to sign up for the newsletter?

What a GREAT pic of you! Kudos to the budding photographer!

Jackie said...

Congratulations!! Hero Arts is a better company to work for than Michaels anyway. I don't know what the honchos at Michaels are thinking most of the time - that place aggravates me to no end! I am looking forward to seeing your work on the HA website!

Julie Koerber said...

Holy cow! You are big time now girl! Hope you still remember all of us "little folk" here in blogland!! hee-hee! Seriously, that is too exciting for words! So, does that mean that we'll get some sneak peaks of Hero stuff here? Woo-hoo! You'll have to fill us in on how this came about- that is too cool!

Juanita B said...

Your situation calls to mind that famous saying "when one door closes another one opens", that sure is evident in your case. I'm happy that you won't have to go out at night also.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I'll be praying for you and your siblings.

KardKrazy said...

Well your family may not realize how huge it is, but we do....so congratulations for getting on board with Hero Arts. Their stamps coming out are more and more amazing, so you are going to have lots of cool stuff to work it. They are lucky to have you...best of luck with that endeavor, Jacki!

Cindy H. said...

Your son took a wonderful picture of you. So sorry about Michaels but I think that HA sounds like a wonderful opportunity (I love HA)and your work is wonderful so it is definitely well deserved. Kudos to you!!!!

Sandy Knecht said...

Congratulations!Hero Arts was the first stamps I used. I love them. God Bless you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers. Sandy

ReneeK said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Jacki! On your Hero Arts assignment. I'll look forward to getting those newsletters once again! As for that new photo - GORGEOUS!

I'll keep your family in my prayers - and I hope your health issues will soon be behind you, too.

Thank you for a very inspiring blog. I love seeing your cards but I also love reading about your family and seeing the pictures you share with us.

R.

seamom said...

Oh Jackie!
Bigtime CONGRATULATIONS on the Hero Arts appointment. They have chosen very well.....
Nice photo! You are as beautiful on the outside as you are inside. It is my great pleasure to have met you through your blog.
Extended family issues are unique. He will hear the prayers and show you His best way to go. I will add mine to the others.
Still stamping,
Mary

Sharon in NE said...

Great picture! Congrats on the Hero Arts position. They have wonderful images and I can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm happy you'll have more evenings at home with the fam. God knows best and it's always exciting to see what wonderful plans He has in mind.
I will keep your extended family concerns in my prayers. Unfortunately, that issue has arisen here too.

Su Davis said...

So pleased to hear about your good news! Congratulations and I can't wait to see you on the HA site and read more about it on your blog. I am sure the bad news will work out more than fine for you when you look back.
Thinking and praying for you re. family and forthcoming surgery.
Su

Dawn Bibbs said...

Ok, how long has it been since I've been to your blog? WOW...sorry! Now, I knew about this FABULOUS news. And I did SO well not to tell anyone. NOW, I can say...HOORAY FOR YOU!!!! I'm so happy for you. Your cards are AMAZING! I'm so happy for you. You deserve it.

Sorry about the situation woth Michaels...but like you said, it didn't happey by accident. Again, good for you.

Cute picture, by the way! See you soon.

asela said...

Congratulations!!! That's such exciting news. Hero Arts is awesome.

Kathleen (KJF) said...

Congrats. Your blog is one of my favorites, so I know you will do well. :)

Wanda said...

jacki - that is a gorgeous picture. Glad you son took it. Congrats on your new job. Know you'll do well.

Princess Pat said...

Oh, that is great that you were able to get a connection with H.A. They are one of my very favorite stamp companies. I have had this stamping name for 20 years but am also a Child of God. Praise Him. Like we say in Church every Sunday "God is Good All the Time; All the Time God is Good" Looking forward to seeing your H.A. creations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jacki! I love Hero Arts so will look forward to seeing your work. Sheila (Jellystamp)