Friday, March 16, 2012

Simply Amazing (Super chatty)

Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful day! Today was a mixed bag for me. I was feeling RATHER sorry for myself after being sent back to the lab and X-ray after my doctor's appointment this morning. I'm spending more time at the doctor's office than anywhere but home.

I did however get FIVE projects accepted for publication today. It is so unreal and beyond anything I ever thought I would be capable of. My goal in my 30 Before 30 was to get 6 projects published this year. I'm not gonna lie. First I got goosebumps when I found out I was supposed to get an email and I couldn't find it. Then I wept a little. Then there was some jumping around and dancing and shouting. Brady asked me why I was being so crazy. I never thought the day. When I first started stamping, people told me that it would be a long shot to ever get published and work in the industry. That it felt like a pipe dream. I've overjoyed to be living my dream.

Ok, here's a card that didn't make the cut because let's just face reality, 90% of what I make is NOT accepted. Keep the faith people! This is actually from an older call and the more I look at it, the more I see how I can improve it. I might do it over again but these were borrowed stamps, so we'll see. I think the overall idea is fun, though the execution didn't go where I wanted it to. Ever have that happen to you? All the stamps are from WOW Embossing US.
Have a great weekend, friends!

6 comments:

Ryann Salamon said...

Congrats on the pubs, Ash! They are well deserved!!

~amy~ said...

congrats girlie!

Shannon Fralish said...

Go Ashley! Congrats on publication...can't wait to see the beauties. My fingers are crossed that your doc appointments will soon end and you'll be back to normal shortly. Keep up the good work!

Tenia Nelson said...

So lovin this card girlie!!! Congrats on your PC and CARDS pubs.....YOU deserve it SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!

Tessa said...

stunning!

Virginia L. said...

Good news all around, Ashley! You deserved to be published! So happy that you got the good news at the end! This card is fabulous-picked or not picked!