I'm Published!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My family does highs and lows at dinner each night, and my high yesterday was easy...one of my cards is published in a magazine!!! I can't even remember how long ago I submitted this Tiddly Inks card to Complete Cardmaking Magazine, but I found out it was accepted when I saw it in print for the first time yesterday! (Thanks for the pic, Lou!) 

Here's my photo of the card:
It's my typical card that has a lot going on, with coloring, sewing, fussy cutting, and, of course, my all-time favorite technique, distressing, but I created the entire background for the image on the computer. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. All the images came from Tiddly Inks, including the cool background. There are details in the magazine about how I made it. They are classifying this as an "advanced" card, but if you know your way around a photo editing program, or have worked with images in Word, it is really not that difficult to make.

And, here's the card in print:

The colors in the magazine don't look as vivid, but, see that little teal blue banner in the upper left corner of the picture? That's my name!!! Whoo Hoo! See...it's really my card! 

And, this is the magazine: Complete Cardmaking Issue 54. I have a copy ordered, but it's coming from the U.K., so it may be awhile before I see it for real. Joann's, or maybe Michael's or Hobby Lobby, may carry this magazine in the U.S., but I'm not sure about that. 

I haven't posted on my blog in over two weeks because I've been working on perfecting my bookbinding and boxmaking skills (I'll have pics of my projects soon!), but after today, I think I'm ready to get back to cardmaking, and this year, maybe I'll submit more often to magazines. This has been FUN, and what a fantastic way to kick off the new 2015 year!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Something New
613 Avenue Create Challenge #106: 2nd Annual Block Party--1001 Techniques
Sugar Pea Designs SPD12: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #215: Shiny and New
Fresh Brewed Challenge January: Favorites
Kit and Clowder January Challenge: Anything Goes


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Heather said...

A brilliant card Cheryl, a lovely design and colour scheme..........gorgeous background blending and distressing. I love your Tiddly Inks image and perfect details!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl ! the image and whole design is fabulous ! Congratulations on being published too, very well deserved ! I will try and get me a copy :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Karen Amidon said...

Congratulations Cheryl, this is fantastic! Always in awe of your coloring and your incredible design style. Good luck with your bookbindings, your books are already perfection to me!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design and your coloring is fabulous!

Congrats on your first publication!!! So exciting!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Conniecrafter said...

Congrats, that is terrific, I bet it was exciting to see it in print, you did a fabulous job. You can get alot of the UK mags at Barnes and Nobles too, will have to see if they sell this one :)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Isn't it awesome to see your very own card so beautifully displayed on that glossy page? Well done, Cheryl! Love the card -- unique and clever!

Aurora said...

Congratulations!! But I'm not surprised that they chose you! Your card is just brilliant! I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you again next week.

My Creative Therapy said...

Hi Cheryl! Congrats to you! You deserve to be in print, you work is fantastic! Well now we have a celebrity in the neighborhood ;) Love all of the techniques used and it works perfectly for this challenge. Don't forget to
link up on the Block Party page for some additional prizes :)

613 Avenue Create

Debora said...

Stunningly, fabulous card! And congratulations! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

A huge congratulations Cheryl, this is beautiful.

Desire Fourie said...

Cheryl this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

stampqueen said...

Awesome - its always fun to get published!!!! Great card - I find myself doing more and more steampunk!

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations! Your card is wonderful and what a wonderful feeling and accomplishment to have your card published! :) Jill