"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Never Give Up

I spent the weekend visiting this little guy and got in alot of grandmotherly loving and cuddling! He is almost a month old now and is so much more alert. I even got some real smiles while I was there.

When I returned Monday night, my "complimentary" copy of the current Stampington Catch Up Issue magazine was in my mail.  What??  I thought it was a mistake so proceeded to look through the issue page by page.  I haven't bought this for awhile and it was fun browsing the pages.

Imagine my surprise when my name popped out at me on Page 91! There at the top left was a card I made ages ago.  It even lists my address as Keller and we haven't lived there for six years!  I have only submitted cards once for publication - about 6 or 7 years ago I sent 3 cards for the Take Ten magazine. Several months later one card was published in Stampers' Sampler and I soon forgot about the others.  And now this one...they have actually hung onto this card for at least 6 years!! I truly can't believe it, but I'm not complaining. It's always fun to see your work published.

Here's a closer look at the card. As far as I remember I had used a resist technique, stamping the floral collage stamp with clear embossing powder and then applying color (watercolors?) over the image.  The clear powder resists the color and gives you a beautiful look with very little effort.  I do remember that I intended this card to be vertical, but they have photographed it horizontal.

So, I guess the moral of my story is to never give up!  Send in your work to be published and you never know when they will actually use it!  It was a fun surprise - and I always enjoy getting free magazines!


Elaine Akers said...

A nice surprise indeed. Lovely card. Your new little one is so precious. Enjoy!

Robin said...

What a cutie pie he is!! Oh, and congrats on being published, even though it's been a long time in coming.


Linda Manning Findley said...

congrats .... this happened to me also mine was a 7 years to get in the magazine .... lol ... nice to know we had the stuff back then and now ....... ;-)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Awwww! Your grandson is adorable! Congratulations on the publication too!

Tracy :) said...

How amazing is that?!?!

Little Guy sure is cute!!!