Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I've Been Published!! Create: Stamping

Pin ItOne of the items on my 'bucket list' is to have a card published in a print magazine. Since I never really submitted work, I figured it would never happen. Imagine my surprise when on February 19, 2011 (yes, I remember the exact date), Jennifer Gallacher contacted me via Two Peas to see if I was interested in creating a sample for an upcoming publication... for Northridge Publishing... the maker of CARDS... my favorite magazine!! I about flipped. I couldn't answer her back fast enough.

I found out it was for a stamping technique special issue and was given a choice of two techniques to try out. I hadn't heard of either one, but that was not going to stop me. I did some research (thanks Barbara for helping me out) and created a card using the Wax Resist technique. I have to say, once I had the supplies together (wax paper, distress ink, iron, Whimsie Doodles' Baby Joy stamp set), it was easy and the results were very fun.

Because I am a master procrastinator, I waited until the very last day to send in my photo via email for approval. 'Butterflies in my stomach' would have been an understatement that day... 'wild birds' would be a better fit. When the 'This is EXACTLY what I was looking for.' email came back, I'll bet the whole neighborhood heard the scream.

When the Create: Stamping issue arrived in my mailbox a couple weekends ago (I am a subscriber to the special issues too), I was still in denial that my card would be in there. I figured they got the card, realized I was an amateur and decided to go a different route. Then I saw it... on page 58... and screamed again.

If you're not a subscriber, I hope you will pick the issue up on your next crafty-shopping trip. There are tons of gorgeous samples and great techniques to try out.

ETA: It looks like if you buy it online, you get a special issue FREE with your purchase.


Melis said...

Congrats Alicia! I'm so proud of you! Fabulous card and technique!

Terri said...

Awesome. Congratulations!

Gloria said...

Congrats!!!! Your cards are Awesome!

Marie B. said...

WOOT WOOT! Congrats Alicia! And I surely don't think you're an amateur...silly woman! :)

Thanh Vo said...

Awesome! Congrats on your publication, Alicia.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! Well done!