Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Cover!


I've been crafting all my life and got into paper crafting in 2001; then in 2002 I started my own wholesale card business, Card-Blanc. For this reason I am an idea book junkie and subscribe to about every magazine in the industry. I LOVE looking at and drooling over all the gorgeous cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects and I often think that some of my creations could be in these magazines and idea books too.

This past New Year's Eve I made a resolution to get serious and start submitting my work. For some reason, I had thought that I would be discovered or something, that someone would just stumble across my work and publish it. Right! After submitting some of my cards I got a call for one of my Thanksgiving cards to be published by Scrapbook Trends magazine! I was so excited and couldn't wait until November when I would actually see my first card in print. However, a couple weeks later, the creative editor of CARDS magazine e-mailed to say that she had seen one of my Halloween cards in my galley over at Two Peas in a Bucket and wanted to know if I still had the card and if I'd send it in for publishing! Wow, sometimes you can be 'discovered' and now I had two cards that would be published! Hot dog!

Yesterday I thought it was close enough to October to see if CARDS had come out with their Halloween issue so I went to Archiver's to check. Imagine my surprise when there on the shelf was the issue I went looking for and my card was on the cover! I could hardly believe it or contain my enthusiasm! Thank you Alisha Gordon for recognizing my work and having faith enough in it to put it on the cover!

8 comments:

Jenna said...

Congrats! I apologize if this is a stupid question or rude, but besides the pride of seeing your work in print, what is the advantage of your work being discovered? Bragging rights, pay? I've often wondered.

Audrey Pettit said...

This card truly belongs on the cover, Kathy! Congrats my friend!

tina said...

Congratulations, Kathy! What an accomplishment :)

Barbra said...

You so deserve it. Your work is fabulous. Congrats!♥

Tonya Boone said...

congrats on your pub.. i am a fan of your cards.. i love them.. i just love your other creations too.. well done and well deserved.

Renee' Dezember said...

Congrats!!! That is so awesome that they sought you out AND you made the cover - I really love your work and just wanted to thank you for sharing it :) Just saw your star ornament at 2peas and I think I may just make a couple of thoses myself! (those are too cute)

A Cupcake Life said...

That is awesome! Congrats Kathy! Your work is amazing and deserves to be on the cover of magazines!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Congrats! Your work is amazing & you have every right to feel proud! You have inspired me to submit as well!

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