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11.11.2009

October 2009 CARDS Magazine

Original Post HERE

Never released on my blog, but on SCS, HERE

Original Post HERE

Original Post HERE

Hey there, Bleeps! It's November, which means I can now share my October 2009 CARDS Magazine published works! This is the first month since May that I have been published in CARDS. I had a bit of a dry spell there, but nothing to get the blues over, just more in tune and confident with my craft!

The October issue features handmade flowers, embossing, stamping, and much more! Please visit CARDS Magazine and subscribe to a paper and/or online subscription. I have both! Additionally, Sarah Martina's card is on the cover for the December issue, which is already released online! You've GOT to see Sarah's card(s). This is Sarah's first time submitting and she even made the cover!! How's that for a great time? So, you've got to submit ladies if you want to see your work in a magazine!

To start, you can hop on over to CARDS blog. This week, Paige is hosting a challenge for Thanksgiving place cards. She shared my place card that is published in the November 2009 issue. I made those place cards (others for my family not pictured) last Thanksgiving. I wanted to let you in on a little secret of mine! Sometimes, it is hard to step into the publishing world and create holiday cards/items in April and so forth. So, what I have started doing is saving my projects to wait until the call is right. Whether the call is seasonal or something as simple as 'woodgrain', you can have something to submit. Create at your heart's content, then submit what you have in your stash. I submitted 17 cards for the April 2010 issue and only about 3 cards were created within the last month for the actual call. This is just what I do and I thought I'd share that little secret with you all! The only thing is it requires a project storage area and be willing to rummage through it each month to pull related items! Once they are pulled, I keep them in a cubby until acceptance notifications are released, then I put them back where they can be given out, sold, or just there!

Anyway, I got sort of long-winded there, but I plan to create more Thanksgiving paper art for my table this year, including menus and place cards. I'll be sure to share with you, hopefully on that special day like I did last year in this post!

10 comments:

justyolie said...

Ah so pretty. Thank you for posting.

sarahmartina said...

Awesome work Ash! (As always!) Thanks so much for the mention. :-) This is such an exciting time for me, but I also know that ANYbody can experience the excitment... All you have to do is TRY! :-)

FresaBonita said...

Thanks for sharing Ashley.. I didn't make it to make cards for the April issue, I'm gonna start now so I can do the May call.. Your cards are stunning..!!

Courtney Baker said...

Beautiful cards. That last one has always been on my favorite list! I just love it.

Megan said...

I really love all of these cards. You are very talented.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work!! Congrats on the oh so well deserved pubs!

connie said...

beautiful cards! thanks for sharing.

Winter said...

So pretty! I LOVE the 3rd one! Thanks for the tips, I have been blessed to have a couple of cards published! Can't wait til' the mags come out! :)

Tiff said...

I love those flower cards! They're soooooo pretty and unique and extraordinary!

~kelly marie~ said...

These cards are gorgeous! Congrats, girl!

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