Celebrate With Me!

Since we are busy visiting with Kristin and Shawn and since it’s Labor Day weekend, how about a quick post sharing a little fruit of my labor with you? I ran across the exciting “fruit” above while we were in Estes Park in July. My poem “For My Amazing Mother” is the featured piece for the month of October in this 2012 Blue Mountain Arts calendar. The title piece! Cool, huh? :)

Many of you already know that Blue Mountain Arts uses my work from time to time on their greeting cards and in their gift book anthologies, and the poem they are using for this calendar has, in fact, already been used on at least a couple of their greeting cards.

What a thrill it was to discover some of my work while we were out and about shopping in Estes. As I showed my family and asked Kristin to take a picture, I explained to the shop clerks what was going on. Just so happens they LOVE Blue Mountain Arts products — as do their customers — and they promptly started treating me like a celebrity. What fun! :)

So if you’re looking for a 2012 mini wall calendar for your mom, you might keep an eye out for this one. You can find Blue Mountain Arts products in gift shops, sometimes Hobby Lobby, travel centers, and Cracker Barrel restaurants. You can also find the calendar on this BMA page as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (And fyi — I don’t earn money on each sale. I’m paid flat fees by BMA when I sell them all rights to a piece.)

Anyway, just thought I’d share so you can celebrate with me. Woohoo!!! :)

“. . . And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD . . .” Ezra 3:11


  1. That is very cool. I love Blue Mountain Arts! What fun to be treated so well by the people in the store. I love that. : )

  2. Very cool, Cheryl! I’ll keep my eyes open…


  3. So proud of you! What a great gift to be able to give to Mom.

  4. Congratulations! Job well done. Kudos!

  5. That’s so fun! I still get excited when I find my art on stuff, and that is locally, so I can imagine your level of excitement! Way to go, Cheryl!

  6. Thanks so much for being excited with me, gals. You make it even more fun for me! :)

  7. YAYAYAY! I’m so happy for you! I’m going to keep my eye out for your cards and calendars around here. I can say, “HEY! I know her!!!!” :)

    I’m really proud of you, Cheryl. This is so cool!

  8. Congratulations!! How wonderful to have your poem published!!!!! :)

  9. Wow Cheryl, I love it! How cool to unexpectedly spot something you wrote…and it’s so pretty, too! Congrats, my sweet writing friend!

  10. Thank you, Donna, Lynn, and Julie! So much fun to have other writers celebrate with me! :)

  11. how sweet .. very cool .. so happy for you ..

  12. What a thrill and congratulations! I will keep an eye out for your work dear friend.

  13. Shut! Up! Oh, and Hooray!! That is so cool. Who knew you were so famous? I am honored to know such a godly “real” writer. :)

  14. Thanks, Nancy and Kirsten! You make me smile :)

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