Mar 7, 2011

I can FINALLY show you!!

First, I want to thank Andrea Amu for being so nice and taking a picture of my very first paper magazine publication & sending it to me!! You see, when you get published by Northridge Media, they wait to send you your copies of the magazine you've been published in until they're ready to send back your project(s). Makes sense, of course, but it's just so hard to wait to see what they did with your project in the magazine!! I must say, the very first "official" Cricut Magazine, that I was so fortunate enough to get published in, must have been very popular, because I couldn't find one anywhere!! So again, I want to THANK YOU Andrea!!

To view a larger version of this picture, just click on the photo.

So, in case you can't read what this project really is, let me explain. It's actually pretty simple! This is a plate that I made into a dry erase "board" menu. Not only is it functional, but it's pretty too! I didn't know if they wanted the easel I used from the photo I submitted to them or not, so I went ahead & sent it & they used it too! However, I think I noticed an error in their instructions. It states that I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the letters, but I didn't. That's what the flourishes are made with. The letters are from Botanicals, I think. They switched the cartridges around for what was actually cut.

Now, there was a call for Disney scrapbook pages too & I had one of my layouts accepted for that, as well. I don't know if they didn't do a Disney section after all, because I had another friend tell me that my page wasn't in the magazine. I'm guessing that they didn't do Disney this time around, since I seen another call for that later. I don't know if they're saving my page for THAT publication or what. It would be so awesome if they did, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high for that, but one can dream, cant they? ;-)

Well, it's finally starting to warm up here for longer periods of time now, so I'm hoping that Spring really is right around the corner. Don't you? And, would you believe that our house is the ONLY house around that still has snow in the yard? WHAT is up with that????? But I have Hyacinths sprouting in one section of my landscape & I don't understand that either. They're not coming up anywhere else that I have them planted. My Daffodils are shooting up green leaves, but they're only up about 3-4 inches. It's supposed to get up to the 60's later this week & in the 50's all the other days, so I'm happy about that too.

That's all I have for you today.

God Bless & have a great day!!


Bram_fam said...

What a beautiful project Beth! Soooo exciting to see it published :). It looks so nice in the magazine. I bet you are just beyond excited to see your name in the magazine. On another note isn't it so exciting that it's finally going to be warming up around here? (I'm in Plymouth too :). Hope it stays that way! I've been waiting for this day since the 1st day of winter! lol

Tracy said...

Congrats on being published. You must be jumping with glee. so exciting.
We still have a few feet of snow, so nothing in bloom here :(

Monique said...

Huge congrats on your very first publication!! And that project is really cool and so creative!!! TFS!

Andrea Amu said...

You are most welcome for the picture! It is so hard to wait, but you are right, I have not seen a single issue in the stores either. I just looked in at Barnes & Noble and JoAnn's the other day for the second issue and haven't found that one either. Luckily I won a free issue of the second off of facebook so I should be getting that this week sometime. Are you in there? I'll take more pix for you if you are! I have a few things in there (at least I am supposed to).
And that's funny about them mixing up the cartridge info because I read that and was wondering. I didn't think that was the Ashlynn font, lol!
Again, congrats on such a cool project! I will get around to making one of those one day!

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

Congrats on being published. Such a great accomplishment!

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