Some of you may remember THIS CARD I posted a while ago that I had made for a friends birthday. I was so happy with how it turned out and funny thing was I wasn't the only one. It caught someone's eye and I ended up getting an e-mail asking if it could be featured in the UK magazine Papercraft Inspirations :).
TOTALLY made my day. The *only* issue was that they needed full resolution files in order to be able to put it in the magazine (b/c the ones I post on my blog I've edited down to save bandwidth) - and do you think I still had said files? Nope I'd deleted them from my computer. AND I didn't have the card anymore b/c I'd given it to my friend already (who doesn't live nearby of course).
So I ended up re-making the card so that I could re-photo it and all that fun stuff (so thankful this sort of card wasn't one with lots of detail coloring and embellishments that I only had one of sort of thing - that would normally be my luck LOL).
Anyway I did all that, sent the file and just got the e-mail today that the magazine has hit the stands in the UK! It will be available there until the 6th of May and then be available internationally for about 6 weeks after that? I've never come across this magazine here in Canada but then I've got a *really* limited selection of stamping/scrapbooking magazines to choose from here (my local grocery store carries a couple of the big issues like PaperCrafts etc, then Michaels has a better selection but I rarely get there).
Now I just need to get my hands on an actual issue :) I have a PDF of the page I'm featured on but it's not the same.
Cool eh? My first publication :). I've submitted here and there over the years but nothing's came of it and after a while I stopped (as I'd rather just "publish" everything on here LOL). Any of the magazines that require cards/samples to be mailed in are pretty much out for me b/c the shipping costs from Canada are insane if there's a tight deadline (heck they're expensive just to mail regular), and with online submissions you usually have to mail the card in on the chance it DOES get accepted, which again gets expensive. So I've just chosen to not submit and accepted that I'd prolly never get published.
But now I have been - and it feels pretty good *grin*.