Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Local Girl Meets Target

I've been dreaming of writing the super-cheesy-headline above for months. More than a year ago I first started working on some items for Target. It's been my little secret. But now they are finally in stores and I am so excited!These three journals were produced by Innovative Designs using my collaged artwork. The general look and feel is based off of my Paris collage sheets, but for these we added a couple of other iconic images to round out the line--The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arc de Triomphe. While the designs look fairly simple, there's actually about 40+ Photoshop layers in each postcard. In the Pisa journal, for example, I used scans from four different vintage handwriting samples to create just one line.Needless to say, I'm quite thrilled with how they turned out. I think the maps on the back may be my favorite part. The overall quality turned out great, too. Thanks all for letting me gush a bit.

54 comments:

Live.Teach.Create said...

Congratulations on not only being in Target but also for keeping a secret for so long!

Stacey said...

How awesome is that!!! Congrats! gush all you want - it's well deserved! Woohoo!!

Meghan said...

How awesome! Totally deserved! I'm going to go around saying I bought stuff from you on etsy before you got famous! ;)

piddix said...

Thanks so much all! I love it.
-Corinna

mamaslittlebabies said...

What fantastic news! Your work is exquisite and I predict your work will be very well received. xo

susanc said...

Congratulations! I agree with Meghan! So well-deserved! :D

monicaKcampbell said...

How exciting! Congratulations to you!

Holle said...

Ahhhh, I knew you when...
This rocks girl!!!!! Good secrets are magic. Congratulations to you and yours. I can't wait to go check it out.
Local girl hits Target!
me ke aloha,
Holle

Janie said...

Gosh, congrats! Wishing you lots of sucess with them!

Jennifer Ford said...

How wonderful. Congratulations. I hope they come to Target in Australia as well.

Evelyn S. said...

Congratulations! I wish I lived somewhere near a Target!

Tiffany said...

What fabulous news! I've bought collage sheets from you in the past, and I really admire your work. You deserve it! xo

TWEED Editing said...

That's incredible! I will be on the lookout during my next trip to the Bullseye.

JennieGift said...

Awesome and I have a perfect person in mind that could use the Pisa journal for an up coming trip. Off to Target!

Seize The Night said...

Ah I'm going to have to go get one. This is so amazing! So happy for you!!!

Pam's Pieces Post said...

Congratulations - you work so hard. You deserve it!!!

Moira said...

Wait... this was a secret? You must have let it slip at some point, because I've been looking at Target for your work for months! I will definitely be buying the set. Congrats!

Simply Divine Creations said...

I am so happy for you Corinna ...Congrats girl you deserve it and you worked hard for it! You should be proud as a peacock right now! I can't wait to see them. You're still number one in my book and probably always will be. :)

Anne said...

Congrats! I'm going out to buy these tomorrow! I am so proud of you!

Len said...

Corinna,

Felicitations are in order!

I am so excited for you and me because now I can shop you via Etsy or Target!

You're a paper lover's dream.

Congrats!

:: Lindy :: said...

Wow - how exciting! Congratulations!

janieruth said...

I am so very happy for you! What a wonderful and exciting accomplishment! You go Girl!

flappergirlcreations said...

Congratulations! That is SO exciting! :) xoxo

Brie Oshiro said...

Congrats! I love your collages and these are just beautiful! You should do a whole stationary line :) Unless that's another secret...

kittyred said...

What a fabulous accomplishment! Congrats!

beadsoul said...

Wow! I am not surprised as you are super-talented, but wow!

Many congrats to you!

Suz said...

That's fantastic. I will look for them!
Fondly,
Suz

cookietimes said...

In a distant prechildren past I used to be a stationery designer and it is incredibly exciting when your designs hit the shelf, far more exciting than when they turn up in the warehouse. Even better is when the reorders and royalties start rolling in. I love the range - congratulations. I hope it is incredibly successful for you.

Karen Fabiano said...

THAT is super cool! I am so happy for you. CONGRAT!!

Diane Schwob Zubrick said...

wow! I am so happy for you! I used to work at Gibson greeting cards. It was always surreal to see my line of cards in the stores!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! Now if only there was a Target near me.....*sigh*

Catherine at Design Editor said...

A huge congratulations to you!I'm heading over to my store today and will check it out!

Knit Girl in Idaho said...

That is really cool...congratulations!!!

piddix said...

I am totally blown away by all of the very, very kind comments. You are all amazing. Thank you so much. It means the world to me.

It's fun to hear from some of you who have had similar experiences, too, working in the publishing or greeting card world. Such a talented group!

And I should warn any of you looking for the journals in your local stores that they're not everywhere yet. In Portland I think they're in about half the Targets so far, with the rest coming soon. They should be there for about a year but it may take a week or two for them to be everywhere.

Thanks again all. You've made my day!

Stacey said...

Congrats! That's so AWESOME!

solsticehome said...

Gush away!! that's fabulous!

Jansie said...

Wow!! Awesome!! You should gush, absolutely! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to go find them at my local Target.

Melissa said...

SO happy for you! That is wonderful!!! CONGRATS!!!

marionjoy said...

this is great .. well done, your hard work is paying off .. a household name ... piddix .. i will look in our target here in australia..we might have you here too... wow

marionjoy said...

this is great .. well done, your hard work is paying off .. a household name ... piddix .. i will look in our target here in australia..we might have you here too... wow

Darlene said...

WOW! Congratulations!!! You definitely deserve this honor due to all your hard work. The notebooks are beautiful - I'm definitely purchasing them.

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Jean Schell said...

Congrats on keeping it a secret!
Good luck in Target. I'll have to go take a look.
jean - dallas

BlossomStamps said...

Went to Target yesterday here in Michigan. Only 4 left on the shelf! Get them while you can! You go, girl!

Jacque said...

Sounds like a good excuse for me to go to Target - as if I needed one. That is one of my favorite places to shop. Congratulations!

Kate said...

Congratulations! You have worked very hard and now it's paying off.
Kate Smallwood, AKA ZeldaSnow

FOUND! Ann Arbor said...

that's terrific! congratulations on taking your business to a whole new level. much success to you!

Flora's Fancy said...

Wow - you are amazing! Can't wait to check it out next time I visit Target. Congratulations!!

Austin Modern said...

WOW and Congrats!
PLEASE write a post on HOW it happened!

I love hearing about success stories, but really really love hearing about how it actually came about -
Enjoy your success!

Aerides Designs said...

Very cool, congratulations!

willowonthewater.com said...

Read the good news on the Etsy forums! Congratulations!!!

Sherry said...

That's wonderful, congrats. They look stellar.

Fantastic Toys said...

I'm planning a trip to Paris.. I have to pick one up for notes.

SSC Photography & Prints said...

congrats! they are gorgeous! it's one of my dreams to have my work featured in a big store like this :)

piddix said...

You are all so lovely. Thank you so much. Your support and encouragement means a ton to me.

And "Austin Modern," I'll try to write up a bit more detail about how this all came about within the next month or two. Thanks for asking.