Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stamp & Scrap Arts

Ooo! I'm on a roll! I just got an email from Stamp & Scrap Arts magazine asking for a short bio and head shot for a feature in their magazine. Does anyone subscribe or read that publication? I admit I just happened to pick it up at our local Walmart one day while Vince was looking at woodworking and handyman type magazines. I figured it was a wild shot since I'm not really a "stamper". I know, I know... I'm the "Stampin' Soldier", but I just don't stamp much these days. I really don't know what my handle should be any more. I'm not going to be a Soldier much longer anyhow either, so then my blog name really won't represent me. It's weird thinking that I'm getting closer and closer to the edge of feeling like I don't know who I'm supposed to be in this world. I don't know how to explain the upheaval that's going through me right now. It's like grieving the loss of a loved one, only the one I'm loosing is me.

14 comments:

Karin said...

Congrats on the feature!!! My first card is published in their December issue. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet commment.

Estivalia said...

woo, you are really on a roll girl, I'm so happy for you! :D

Sharon Marie said...

So exciting! I know what you mean about losing yourself when you get out of military. Maybe it will just take some time to readjust. The VA has some great counsellors if you find you need to talk to one to help you readjust to civilian life. Sounds like you're going to be doing great! Good luck to you :)

Jennifer E. said...

Congrats on being selected to be in SSA! I am familiar with that mag and I love it! I look forward to seeing you in there!

Marie said...

Trust me, I understand. It simply breaks down to you are losing, or at least changing, the way you identify yourself to the world. I was an Officer in the Air Force, and it was the only job I had ever had, and it was my life. But, my children became my life. While I knew that for me it was the right decision, it still felt like a part of me was being ripped away by my choice. But, you will find a new way to identify who you are, and your new career or whatever you choose to do with your time will eventually become the way you see yourself. The hard part for me now, is that it has been so long since I was in, I feel like I still identify, but the people actually IN the military world don't necessarily consider you one of them anymore. Yeah, I'm a veteran, but it's not the same. Anyway, just know that I understand, and I hope that your transition will be a smooth one and you will be able to be happy in whatever you do!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

You are blossoming...I am so very proud of you!!!!....I think its time to open that store now!!!!....missing you...me

Cindi said...

first off, congrats!!! how exciting!! and second..wow, Karin visits your blog to?? lol we are on a DT together..lol.small world!
isn;t it funny how as life goes on we have to stop and reflect on who we are? whoever you decide you are keep on creating and posting as I love your blog!
:)

Mamma has spoken said...

congrads!!
My catchpa says survisti, I think this fits you and your post. You will survive and you will come out of this a better person...

get scrappy said...

That's awesome! Congratulations. Although I was never in the military I feel your pain with losing yourself. I haven't worked in ten years and still haven't come to grips with just being a stay at home mom. Still trying to find a balance between me and the family life all the time. Its always a work in progress around here. But with good support of family and friends life goes on and you will come out on top.

Michelle said...

CONGRATS! To the nod from the maggie! That's awesome.. As to the finding yourself again. I can totally relate! My moiker on splitcoast is ArmyWife2Sam well.. come Sunday he is officially retired! I was thinking the same thing.. should I rename.. what to do what to do.. I am still undecided.. maybe RetiredArmyWife2Sam LOL! Don't fret.. that sweet little angle will ground you.. Hope all is well with Ethan.

Regards,
Mishy

Tarida said...

Wow, it's fantastic!!!They love your art as I do! :)
I think your big change it'll be a good chance.Life is a great mistery and we all have to be ready to live it totally!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!

Jan Scholl said...

Hey Laura. I read Scrap and Stamp Arts and its printed here in Michigan. The corporate offices are in Livonia I think. I had a two year subscription as of right now.

PS. thanks for stopping by. Always nice to see friendly faces.

Jan Scholl said...

SSA is published 8 times a year so maybe every six-7 weeks. But they have double issues sometimes. It's weird. I will watch for it. Now go ink something.

Guess what chickie:even when you get older, like me, you still don't know who you are sometimes. Hubby retired (actually lost his job in the bankruptcy) and after all those years by myself, I have a 2year old again. Take it all one day at a time. Make up somebody you want to be (I wanna be an astronaut this week). Just be. Everyday is a winding road...have a gander at it.

Belinda said...

Oooooh, congrats on being a feature! How cool!