Some of my friends have been itching at the seams for a look at this... and finally I can show you.
Back in the spring, I got what is commonly referred to as "Happy Mail" for the very first time... a letter from one of the editors of Paper Crafts magazine, tell me that not one, but *two* of my projects had been accepted for this:
I literally screamed. I've never reacted that way to anything before in my life. I am just not that kind of gal. Usually, I am quiet, reserved, and almost under-react to great things. This time? I just about fell out of my chair.
Now, 2 projects is nothing, I know. But to me, this was huge. I set a goal at the start of the New Year to do whatever I could to give my best shot at being published. And I actually achieved it!
Here is how good my name looks in print... I had to track this puppy down for a week before I finally found one, and there I stood in the middle of the store, trying to find my stuff...
And for the record, my humble little offering is right next to a beauty created by Betsy Veldman. Um, she's *awesome*... so that's kind of cool!
Here's my photo of the card:
I know you see it all the time - someone wants to blog about their recent publication, and they tell you that the latest issue is so full of inspiration. And I will confess: I don't buy all the card mags all the time... I find so much inspiration online, sometimes I forget the old fashioned way of doing things. BUT... this publication really *is* full of inspiration. There are so many designers I'd never seen before (never noticed?), whose projects stood out so much, I've started a list of blogs to Google. Not to mention new-to-me products to go find... So... I really do think you should go find your copy of Holiday Cards and More, because there are TONS of great things to feast your eyes on! Oh, and because I have a whole other project waiting there for you to see!