Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm a "Two-hit" Wonder

Good morning friends!! Well, I thought it was time to reveal my two seconds of publishing fame. I don't know what got into me last summer, but I submitted some cards for the first time and 2 were chosen...and that's all. Oh, I will have a couple of cards in the upcoming Embellish on-line magazine, but nothing more has come of me trying to play with the "Big Girls." It's not something that I am really focussed on or am feverishly persuing...it was just something I thought would be neat...to see my name and a card in print. If I make something unique and it fits the category, I will submit, but that's not my purpose in card making. It is my hobby...a passionate one, but a hobby nontheless. So to see my name beside Company Designers and other such talents is satisfying in itself. These are my 2 cards that were in the February CARDS magazine...did you see it? If so, lucky you, because no one in my town carries this magazine consistently and I have not even received my subscription copy yet!! I got the March one on Friday, but no February or even January yet!! You can imagine my phone call to Customer Service 2 days ago. You'd think I live in a third world country with no regular postal service...I was so hoping to announce a Blog Candy celebration of my publications, but I wanted to include a copy of the magazine. So it will have to wait...ugh!!!!!!!! Anyways, I hope you have a great day and be on the lookout for some candy soon :)







15 comments:

Aimes said...

OMG! I know her, I know her, she's my bloggin buddy!!! Marueen this is AWESOME news!!!! Oh I'm SO happy for you!! I get that mag over here so I'll try to pick up a copy, I hope you get a copy yourself soon...!
I too wonder about submitting for publications...maybe I'll try it sometime but like you say, only if I've made something they're looking for, don't wanna take the fun outta our hobby ;D
Congrats again!
Aimes
x

Marisa said...

WELL DONE!!!! Congrats on being published!! What a wonderful experience. Should have asked me to pick up a copy for you as I'm sure I could have found one. May have to get a copy and get you to sign it :D Wonderful news - thanks for sharing it with us :D

Laural-Lee said...

Yahoo and congratulations!!! I wish we got the mag around here too. I've even checked chapters! I want a signed copy!!! Your publications were not a fluke and I am sure there will be more to come. I like your hobbyist approach :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Girl, these cards are so CUTE and just Alisha's style, no wonder they were chosen. You have an amazing eye for balance and design and your style is PERFECT for publication. You should consider submitting more!

TannyP said...

Wowzers! Look who's getting famous =) That's awesome...I'm not surprised because I've determined you must pretty much sweat talent ;)

Winter said...

Beautiful cards Maureen! It is so fun to see your blog friends' names in magazines! Hope you get your copy soon! :)

Nancy L. said...

beautiful cards! at least you submitted AND got published!! i have yet to submit! congratulations!!

Lynn said...

Maureen,
You cards are so wonderful...I'm not surprised at all you got published!!! I just submitted a few cards too...we'll see what happens, but I'm with you on it being a hobby...card making and scrapping is my relaxation outlet...just love it, love it, love it! And I am so happy for you!!!

Tilly (New Zealand) said...

Oh wow, congratulations! Your cards are always such a joy to behold and I look forward each morning to my blog-hopping-over-coffee time when I get to check on your latest creation. Keep 'em oomin'!

Heidi said...

Maureen this is wonderful news, and it is big girl news too! Well I think so anyways. Congrats. And your button card is just gorgeous!

heidi

Kristina said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How neat to have your name published alongside all those other ones. It's always fun to be reading along and recognize someone's name. And now that will be YOU! I love you first card... The colors, the stitching, those buttons! Gorgeous!

Congrats, again!

Studio M by Marian said...

Both are beautiful, CONGRATULATIONS!
xo, Marian

Vickie Z said...

Congrats!! What a wonderful month for you, GREAT B-DAY presents early!! Loved both cards...my heart really fell in love with the heart card LOL!!

Brooke S said...

Congrats... I know I always love every card you make.. It's hard not to pick your card even week for the Cinema challenge.. I totally know about the getting published thing and feeling like a famous superstar in your own mind... I live in UTAH for heaven sakes.. You think everyone would craft and scrapbook. But not the case... So it's fun that we have our blogs to share our little accomplishments with others that understand our passion... I will have to find the mag and look you up for sure.. And tell everyone that my adorable friend Maureen made this card...

{HUGS}
BROOKE

Ruth Morrison said...

Wow, that's fantastic, well done! I just happened to have purchased this exact magazine randomly online a few days ago, and I had been admiring your layered heart card! Was planning to try it out sometime soon too. (o:

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