Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Pub and a Reject!

 

Hi Peeps!

 

Happily Ever After

Popping in today to share with you my very first EVER published card.  Getting published was a goal that I set for myself when I started this blog in December, 2008.  A very sweet friend of mine has been instrumental in mentoring me and sharing her expertise and critical eye.  Her guidance has been so incredibly helpful.  So after a few tries with no luck, I was finally successful in having a card picked up for publication by CARDS Magazine.  This card appeared in the July, 2010 issue.  I don’t think I can even articulate the enormous thrill I felt when I found out that I was finally going to be published.  Since that lucky day, I’ve submitted several other cards.  Some have been picked up (September 2010 CARDS, and January, 2011 CARDS), and others have not.  But with every card that I create for submission is a great learning experience.

Welcome Little One

This is a card that I submitted last month for a CARDS Magazine call for New Arrival cards.  It didn’t get picked up, but it was super fun to make!!  New My Mind’s Eye DP and a sweet onesie template designed by the talented friend mentioned above and I’ve got myself a pretty darned cute New Arrival card.  Honestly, when this one didn’t get picked up, I wasn’t sad at all because it meant that I could give it away.  My daughters’ friends are having a baby every day, it seems!!  LOL

 

That’s it for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day, and that you’ll stop by again real soon.

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10 comments:

Holly said...

Both cards are wonderful! Congratulations on reaching a goal. I'm so glad you share your cards with us here on your blog - you are full of inspiration!

Eva said...

Karolyn, congratulations on your beautiful card being published and your baby card is just adorable...keep sending them in, and if it doesn't work in one place, it might work at another one... Hugs...

JenMarie said...

CONGRATS!!! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the wedding one...so perfect for wedding! :)

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

that baby card is adorable! The other one is fab, too, but I've probably told you that already! Congrats again on getting published!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh Karolyn, the card that was picked up is absolutely gorgeous! It so deserved to be picked up! I also love the baby card too! How cute is that?! I can't believe that one wasn't picked up?! Fickle people! ;)

Terri said...

You are the last person that needs menitoring, but whatev's. I am one of your biggest fans and although I am way behind in my blurfing, you know that I still love your stuff, right?!

I can't believe that baby one didn't get picked up...adorable. WTH do they know anyway?!

Justine said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO, This brought tears to my eyes. I am beyond thrilled and super jealous for you/of you. When those publications come out I will definately be knocking people out of my way to purchase a copy. I agree with Erin, I don't get why the second one was not picked up. I would much rather see that than another "same card, different day from all the same designers"!!!!

One Paper Heart said...

Congratulations on getting published Karolyn it must feel great. The Wedding card is really gorgeous and love the bub one too.

Dawn said...

Congrats girl! Both are gorgeous...and I agree, the baby card is most definitely publication worthy too! Love em both. ;o)

And BTW...did you know CARDS has a call for April 2011 for New Arrivals, Baby Announcements, and Baby Shower Invites open until 11/1????