Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My First Time

I'm always telling my friend Debbie that it's my goal to at least send in a card to one of the paper crafting publications. I finally did it last week. I jumped right in and submitted to my all-time favorite publication: CARDS! Don't you love their stuff?! I DO! I've been subscribed to their monthly book for over two years now. I can't live without it. I waited on pins and needles to hear back from them. I didn't know what they'd say or even if they would respond to me at all. Last Friday when the clock hit 1600 I gathered my things to go home for the day, but not before hitting the refresh button on my email server. Ooo! A new email... it was from "them"! I was so excited I couldn't really read the entire email. I only got through the first "Congratulations!" before I yelled across the office for the other two girls to come and see. We printed out the six-page email with complete directions on how to get my card to them. I only had until the following Wednesday to get it in their hands. That didn't leave me much time. I carefully measured and wrote directions on how to remake my project, kissed it goodbye, and handed it over to the mail man. Thankfully, this morning I received another email from "them" saying my project arrived safely. Yes! They also made it clear that although they've accepted my project for consideration, it doesn't mean I've made it in the book. Now I just have to WAIT until SEPTEMBER to see if I'm in. Ugh! That's FOREVER away. I don't know if I can stand it!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo!!!! Can you here the clapping in Washington??

Congratulations Laura!

Many Blessings,
M.

Estivalia said...

that is just SOOOOOOO cool! and yes, September seems like a long time to wait, but I'm sure you will make it into the final publishing :D

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

whooooooooowhoooooooooo....you KNOW I am proud!!!....OK.....next????...keep submitting...the Card world NEEDS you!!!.....creative blessings, ME!!!

roree said...

Congrats on the CARDS pub! Can't wait to see it in the September issue. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Hope you have a great day!

Alexandra said...

Congrats Laura - that is FABULOUS!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...

congratulations that is wonderful.

jayne said...

WAY TO GO!!!!! cAN'T WAIT FOR THAT ISSUE! You WILL make it, We are proud of you!!!

jayne

precious scraps said...

Hey girl I am so PROUD of you. I can't wait to see your card. I will have to have you autograph my copy of the magazine next time I see you. Did you catch the great My Mind's Eye Sale I am having on my blog ??? I'm getting there............

Michelle said...

WOOHOO! How could they resist the work of a Screamin' Eagle. Congratulations Laura, make sure you keep on submitting..

Michelle

grace said...

Hi Laura, I did not know that you had a blog, your blog is so cooool and your cards are just the best, I will try one of them. I also read your moving post about you being sick, I am so so sorry to hear about that. I will be praying for you. I pray that you are doing okay. You seem to be doing okay. Take care, I love you...your buddy

~*~Dena~*~ said...

Congrats Laura!
I am so happy for you. Gosh September does sound far off but it will fly by before ya know it.
I know you will get into the book.
No doubts!
Your so talented!
Clapping and yellin for ya in Texas.:)

Melanie Welch said...

OMGosh!! That is so exciting!!! I've never had the nerve to send anything in for publication either!! Glad you did it!! You're gonna be famous!!! ;)

Leslie Miller said...

Well, that alone is quite an achievement! Congratulations, Laura!

Marie said...

I can't wait to find out if it makes it into the magazine!!! Congrats Laura on getting this far on your first try!!!

Bee said...

Good luck and congrats on already making it that far! I hope to see more of your creations soon!!! :-)