7/28/2013

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

Hello! I have something so very very special that I would like to share with all of you. Ready? I have had my first publication!!! Yep, I took the plunge and submitted a few cards a few months ago. First time ever ~ fingers crossed, but wasn't holding my breath! The day has finally come and the August issue is out. But wait, it gets better. I have two cards in the August issue of Create: Stamping!!! Hold on, hold on...it gets even better.


  I'm a COVER GIRL!!!!! 

HOLY COW I made this card!!!
My other card is featured on pages 24 & 25!

I have to say I have been floating on air for quite awhile now. I told my husband, son and daughter-in-law, but swore them to secrecy so that I could surprise my parents when the publication came out. Well that's not going to happen exactly the way I would have liked. They are no longer publishing the book in paper form. BOO, they have gone digital. Shucks, I sure wanted to give my parents a surprise copy with a big lush bow wrapped around it. I don't know about you, but I would much rather look at a book or magazine flipping through the pages in real life instead of on the computer screen. I like the look, feel and even smell of something in print. So I do have a wee sinking feeling in my stomach, but that's the way it goes. Anyway...I'm over the moon with joy and happiness. 

You want to know what else makes this the most special. My son. When I told him he gave me the biggest longest hug and told me how proud he was of me. Oh good grief I love just him so much!!! Now when I look at the sentiment on the front of this card I think of my Joey.



Thanks for sharing in my joy! Take care and have a blessed Sunday. ~Lisa

43 comments:

Marybeth said...

Lisa!!!!!!!! Can you feel the floor move? I am jumping with joy!!! Oh my gosh the COVER! and two cards I am so proud of you! Not surprised but very proud! Too bad it just went digital the book would be so fun to have with your gorgeous card on the cover! Its stunning!
I so know that hug…. it says it all when they give us that big long hug…. We are so blessed. I say we because we are on the same page with our sons!
Congrats Lisa I am truly very happy for you my friend! Hugs!

Tracy Ercole said...

That's wonderful Lisa, what a gorgeous cover card! And congrats on the two cards, how exciting. I know what you mean about them going digital only. I am disappointed by that myself but we will all get to see your beautiful cards on our screens still x

Kara said...

Congratulations!! I'm surprised this is your first!! Love your cards!!

Michelle said...

Wow.... so, SO exciting! Congratulations COVER Girl!

Lin said...

WOW, girl, CONGRATS!! Wonderful news!

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sending you a huge congratulations hug, Lisa! So well deserved--can't believe it's your first actually! Of course they wanted this beauty on the cover! I totally agree with you--digital only doesn't cut it with me--they're making a big mistake in my opinion.

laughadaisy said...

Awww. ;-) I would've given you a big, long hug, too!

I haven't been blogging or commenting in weeks, but I just had to log on to say Congratulations! I love your cards, Lisa, and I'm sure it is thrilling to see them 'in print.' I am with you on this. I'd rather have the actual book/magazine to look at. Maybe that's just because I don't have all the latest technological gadgets to surf the internet! But I am such a book worm, I would always, always rather have a book instead of a computer screen.

So proud of you, girl. ;-) I'm so happy for you!!! Way to go!

Geri said...

Wow, Lisa...I know I have a lot of catching up to do but, I saw this little thumbnail and thought...can't wait on this one!!! Congratulations!!! That cover is a beauty my dear!!! (Isn't it even better to see your card on their pretty little 'set'???...dreamy!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Linda McClain said...

Lisa! Congratulations. It's an amazing, amazing card. What an incredible feeling to know your card will be displayed in the magazine racks all over tarnation! Fantastic news and so deserved.

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Your card is stunning, it deserves to be on the cover. I agree, I would rather have a magazine in hand than online.

Sue Lelli said...

I am OVER THE MOON for you Miss Covergirl! Holy Cow, GF! Not one ut two and the COVER no less! Well deserved and I am so GLAD you submitted! Told you so! CONGRATS!

Silke Ledlow said...

WAY TO GO LISA...AND CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's amazing and I'm so excited for you! The card is pure gorgeousness..and definitely needed to be showcased on the front page!!! Can't wait to see more...no pressure :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Kim S said...

How absolutely wonderful!!! Congratulations! It's a beautiful card and worthy of the attention!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations and so deserved!!

chucksusan said...

Lisa: Congratulations on your publication(s)!!! I've been following you for quite some time but don't always leave comments. You are on my "favorites" list! This may be only the beginning.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am so proud of you!!! And I am not surprised, you talented girl! Your card is GORGEOUS !!!!!

Dyane said...

Wow Lisa! Congratulations!!!! Way to go! So proud of you too. You deserved it!:)

Jinny Newlin said...

YAY! You rock, girl! I can't believe this is your first! Keep up the good work. I'm sure it's just the beginning ;). Congratulations!

Laura Strack said...

Yay, Lisa!! How Exciting for you!! Very happy for you, as well. Way to go.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Your excitement and your love of your Joey seeped right off the screen and into my heart! I'm over the moon for you!

Maybe you can email the magazine and ask for a print copy or for a way to download a copy so you can have it printed by a print shop. Unless it's terribly expensive, it would be worth the money to present a hard copy to your parents and to Joey and to keep one for yourself! In any event, a digi publication is still a HUGE HUGE HUGE honor! To be on the cover, too, WOWZA! Well done!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is WONDERFUL Lisa - sooo HAPPY for you - and your card is AMAZING (so no wonder - but still!!!)
Big congrats hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Eeeek Lisa! Hear my screaming? See what I missed on the weekend. I am so so excited for you and of course you are a cover girl because that cad rocks! I will get getting that issue, I knew her when. No idea how happy I am for your my friend!

Mona Pendleton said...

yipeee Lisa! Congrats! So well deserved! Whether it's in print or digital, you still got published by a reputable and well respected publisher :) That is AWESOME!!!!

Paulina said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am jumping up and down (on the inside) for you, Lisa! So exciting that you not only got published, but that you made the cover! This card is so stunning and I'm sure the others are too! :) Congratulations, sweet friend!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

No kidding, that card is FABULOUS so I can see why they picked you. Big congrats, you rock!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Congratulations. This card is lovely! Deserving of a cover!

Clare T said...

That is AMAZING!!! What a beautiful card!! I'm so happy for you! I wish they hadn't gone digital only too - maybe you could get the cover printed up real slick so you could frame it/wrap it up for your parents...?

cghundley said...

Well congrats to you!
How wonderful to be in
the book and get the
cover also! Enjoy the
feelings!
Carla from Utah

Mynnette said...

That is AWESOME news!!!!! And I see it's a card you shared with us at Inkspirational, too! LOVE it and I'm so proud of YOU!!! Congrats dear friend! :)

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa! I am super thrilled for you getting published!! I bet you are still floating on cloud nine :)
It's a gorgeous card for sure!! It's a shame you don't get to have an honest to goodness paper copy in your hands, but I guess it's the way of the world today.

BIG congrats and hugs!!! XXX

Maria said...

Wow!!! I just have to congratulate you on this wonderful news!!! Two cards and being on the cover is absolutely amazing! Very well deserving since your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Barb Murphy said...

I'm not surprised at all!
#1 - that you've been pubbed
#2 - that you've been double-pubbed
#3 - that you're a COVER GIRL!!!

EEEK!!! So happy for you!!!

Tracy said...

No great mystery why they picked this card for their cover. It's beautiful! Congratulations! I especially like the added felt flowers. Happy crafting Lisa!

Joan B said...

beautiful card and beautiful story

Brenda said...

Sending you the hugest congratulations hugs Lisa! What an awesome cover card! Yippee!!!!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop!!! Big huge congrats on your first publications, Lisa! Your card is gorgeous and 100% cover girl material! I can't believe they're not doing a physical copy though! That sucks! I am totally with you on loving the feel and smell of books and magazines. You just can't beat that.

Kelly Griglione said...

Lisa!!! Way to go, girl!!! How on Earth have you been able to keep this news to yourself all this time?!?!

So well deserved, my friend. Your gorgeous card looks right at home on the cover. Bummer with the timing on switching to digital. Will be very interesting to see how that pans out for them (vs. Paper Crafts' direction of still having a smaller version of the magazine in print).

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aaaaaaaaaah! Soooooooooo happy for youuuuuuuuuuuu! Wow! What a pretty card, and wow, first time and you get on the cover! It IS a bummer that this mag is no longer in paper form. I agree with you there. Oh, so proud of you, Lisa!

Michelle said...

HUGE congrats, Lisa! You sooooo deserve this!!! Many more will come!
Beautiful card!!!!! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats! You deserve this beyond words and I am glad you took the plunge. I never have and I also was sad to see that Northbridge stopped print publication. boo is right!

You are a beautiful cover girl! :-)

Ivana Camdzic Stoicescu said...

Oh Lisa! Congratulations!!!!! Your card is too beautiful for words and deserves every bit to be on the cover!!! It's so sad that the magazine will no longer be in print, I agree with you completely! You asked where I get my felt - and I just wanted to let you know that the pic on my blog is mostly of PTI felt colors, with one or two of my own dyed felt bits. I use very little color to dye my felt, and it comes out pastel. I hope that helps, and please let me know if you have questions about how to dye your own felt! Another BIG congrats! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG~~OVER the MOON HAPPY for you!! You DESERVE it though you ROCK!! I feel the same way about the Digital Magazine!! I'd rather read it in my hands than on a screen, but I guess we're stuck in the era of Old fashion and we need to catch up to the Digital age!! Mixed feeling forsure, but SO EXCITED for you! Have a FABULOUS WEEK and here's to many more publications in your future!! LOL!! =)

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my gosh Lisa!!! How the heck did I miss this!!!! I am so happy and excited for you! This is sooooo wonderful and well deserved! And I love the story about your son's hug! That is the best!! Shutterfly makes wonderful books - I wonder if you could save the images from the digital pictures and put them into your own personal magazine copy? I like you MISS my cards magazines! It is a HUGE change! :). Congratulations again my dear!! It is so well deserved!!!