Nothing like a little shout out from Creating Keepsakes for one Elizabeth Gardner. (Picture me brushing the imaginary crumb off my shoulder.) Ha! Last night on facebook they posted a link to my hand made lollipop accent with a tutorial. Check it out....scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll see my name. Accent by: Elizabeth Gardener (so, they added an "e," ain't no thang.) ha!
Not sure what the code is here on showing you the layout I made with the accent on it since technically they now "own" the accent. So after I figure out how to show off that magical layout without breaking any golden rules I will do so. They did not publish it in the mag like originally intended. But, I feel really happy seeing the tutorial link on facebook. Any way I can get my name out there is great. I'll take it, extra "e" and all!
Also, you may or may not have already noticed (I'm guessing not, since you're not a freak like me)...I have a layout published in the October issue of Creating Keepsakes. It's in the "CK Sketches" column. I am in the process of asking for permission to post this one to my blog as well. --Don't want to step on any toes here!
I can not tell you how amazing it is to see one of my pages in this magazine. It is a goal that I set for myself about seven months ago...and deep down I guess I wasn't really sure it would ever happen. Even so, I just went for it because I have always felt that in life it is better to try than not. Now here I am actively pursing more and more publication opportunities...and I even have a couple more on the way (Pinch me!). It feels so good to be recognized and placed amongst a community of people that I respect and admire so much (Not that I am even close to being on par with them, but at least now I can say I have shared the same pages as them).
I have actively followed this hobby for years and now am trying to make it something of a career. I feel so honored to have things just clicking...and I feel that the pages I have been making as of late are getting better and better. So, it's all good stuff happening! And hopefully I will get permission to blog the photos of this stuff soon!