A few months ago I received a really sweet email from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Phyllis Strickland. She asked me if I had ever had any of my projects published. Well, I had never really given it much thought up until then. She encouraged me to choose my favorite magazine and submit some of my work.
After thinking about it and looking around, I decided that CARDS magazine is probably closest to my style of cardmaking and I think it is absolutely one of the most beautiful magazines on the market, so I decided to start out small by responding to their call for Valentine/Springtime tags. Well, guess what...one of the two projects I submitted was accepted on the first try. You could have knocked me over with a feather! I don't think the February issue has hit the craft store shelves yet, but my project is on page 101. I have an on-line subscription so I was able to view it there. They have asked me not to share the project on my blog until it has had an opportunity to complete the shelf-life of the magazine, so you will just have to go out and buy a copy. It is an absolutely gorgeous magazine, so you won't be disappointed. Honestly, the photography in this magazine is so beautiful that you might want to leave it out as a coffee table book. If I had a coffee table, that's what I would do...but I guess it will just have to go on the end table instead.
I can show you the tag that didn't make it into the magazine. It's been several months since I made this, so I can't recall everything about it. But basically I added some cork for the ground and some green felt ric-rac for grass that I cut with the Tasteful Trims die and the Big Shot. The crocheted flowers are from the 2010-11 Catalog. I stamped the XOXOXO from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set in Real Red ink.
Thanks for letting me share and have a blessed day!