Monday, August 11, 2008
Can I brag a little?
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I might have a card published in a magazine. Two and a half years ago when I was first introduced to the art of rubber stamping, coming up with my own ideas for a card layout seemed an impossible task. I so admired all those talented ladies out there who were creating their own cards and sharing their talent through classes and over the internet. Though I was unable to make my Stampin' Up! business a success, another door of opportuniy opened up to me. I discovered Technique Junkies and one thing led to another and, well, here I am.
When we were going through our Home Study, when we switched foster agencies, I was asked what my personal goals were. I had to think about that, but I realized that I really wanted to be on a Design Team for rubber stamp companies and I wanted to get my cards published in magazines. I didn't think it would happen quite this fast, but now both those goals have been reached. I was first asked to become a Guest Designer for Starving Artistamps several months ago, and then Innovative Stamp Creations. Then I answered the call of Artistic Outpost for a new designer and I got the appointment. I felt so humbled that these people even considered me good enough to design cards using their products. They also have encouraged me to send in my cards to various magazines for publicaton considerations.
Today I reached my second goal when I received two complimentary magazines from RubberStampMadness. I knew that they were going to publish three of my cards, but I never dreamed that they would do a three page layout on them. I am so excited to have my cards being published, that is such a great honor, but to have a three page layout just knocked my socks off. This afternoon I heard from my Techie friend Lisa Somerville that she had received her copy of Take 10 and I have a card publisherd in there also! I made it into the gallery of Scrap & Stamp so as you can well imagine, my head is in the clouds. I have 5 cards published in three different magazines Sept/Oct issues.