On being excited and daggy...

I have a card featured on the front cover of the current Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine (Vol 15 no 2 for those of you playing along at home)

Lookie....  The one at the top right is mine!

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It's part of a set of four that are featured within those very pages!

See....?!

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This has been the cause of much excitement for me as I have long been planning to submit to magazines and finally got around to it earlier this year.

Imagine my delight when I received an email less than a day after sending my submission off saying that they'd love to feature my cards!

Imagine my agony when, magazines requiring the drawn out putting together and editing process that they do, it would be 6 months until I saw my name in print for the very first time!

But here it is, and on the cover too!  I had no idea that was happening until my friend and fellow demonstrator Vanessa left me a message on Facebook to congratulate me for it!

Here are the cards a bit closer up...

So that's why I'm a teeny bit excited at the moment, and also encouraged to have another go at submitting soon!

The 'daggy' reference in my post title is.... well, it's a direct result of my excitement really, and I don't even have to even tell you I suppose.  I could keep it to myself and pretend that this publishing lark happens to me all the time, and being on the cover..?  Pfffft - ALL the time.

But in the words of my favourite blogger Pioneer Woman, that wouldn't be keepin' it real, so my friends I will admit to you that I have - on more than....several occasions - gone into whichever newsagent I happen past, even Borders in the city once when I found myself close by, to peer at my card on the cover.

Just this morning my big girl Hannah and I were at our local shopping centre and as we walked past one of the newsagents there, we popped in quickly.  Just to look, nothing more.  I think Hannah understands my excitement, bless her little heart!

So there you have it, my first foray into the world of published stampin' and a brief peek into the extreme dagginess that is me :)

"Embrace Life Published Card Set" Stamps: Embrace Life, Linen (retired) Paper: Ruby Red, River Rock (retired), Groovy Guava (retired), Ginger Blossom (retired) Ink: StazOn Black, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, River Rock (retired), Groovy Guava (retired) Accessories: Black Stampin' Write Marker, Earth Elements brads, White Gel Pen, River Rock double stitched ribbon (retired), Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals