I always go through every publication from Somerset/Stampington & Co. So I pick up The Stamper's Sampler and begin to flip though it. As I am about to put it down to look through another publication, something just told me to look through it again.
As many of you know, Somerset is coming out with a special Marie Antoinette issue in April. I have been counting down the months and am so excited about it. My biggest dream as an artist (which I still have trouble referring to myself as) is to have something I have created published in one of the Somerset magazines. I submitted a Marie Antoinette piece that I did and was very proud of. I received my postcard back that let me know they received it, but I had not heard anything else.
Wait a second... blink, blink, blink. Is that, wha, is that, OH MY GOSH! That's my piece of artwork! I look at my daughter with my jaw touching the ground and just turn the magazine to her and she takes one look and says, "Mommy, that's your art work!" We begin to jump for joy and high five one another right there in front of everyone standing in line with their weekly coupons. My eyes get little tears and I am just so happy! What a perfect gift during my crazy week.
They used my Marie to show what was coming up in the next Stampers' Sampler issue! Mine, oh my gosh! Maybe I can use the term artist now. I am assuming that they are going to use it now since they have it here. And with that one my name will even be there. It is such a happy accomplishment for me.
My husband was thrilled for me. He knows this is something I have wanted and my parents and friends have been happy and proud for me as well.
And here is a picture of my art that I took before I sent her off. So there you have it, my exciting news. I really can't wait for April now. Hope you are all well. I am sorry to be so behind on my posts. I still have so much to share of my own and of swaps I have been doing as well. I am slowly but surely catching up so please visit again soon and have a great day!