Thursday, January 15, 2009

so much inspiration!

Never in a million years did I think I would be in Somerset Life! Many times I've thought of submitting something but at the last minute would back out due to insecurity. When I received an email from Jenny Doh, back in October, I was in utter shock!!!! I was shocked in general but even more shocked because the ATC's that she asked me about were the last thing I ever thought she would want! And an article!!?? I haven't written anything like this since I was in college. I am not only pleased with the way it came out but I am proud of myself to be a part of a magazine, or anything for that matter, that is associated with such talent! This picture is the original that I posted about the ATC swap I was in. I have to admit, after I took this picture and sent them off, I never gave them much thought. After reading so many blog posts this past year about having your work published, I could only imagine how it must have felt. Now I know and boy, it feels good! Now, is it me or does there seem to be an abundance of inspiration in blogland since the new year began? Everywhere I look...It's just wonderful!
My first swap for 2009 is this one... Dede Warren's Vintage Valentine journal swap. Here is a preview of mine so far...











It's due next week and I'm only about half way done. I'll show more when it's complete.
Also there is Heather's matchbox swap. This is right up my alley!
And look...even more inspiration!

What blogs, swaps, tutorials are inspiring you? I would love to know!

19 comments:

cindy said...

Congrats on the article! I had not even noticed it yet, but will go back and look again...course I'm in a cough syrup fog. LOL. I'm so happy for you! And what you are doing now? Simply divine! You rock!

:D

c

Becky said...

Congrats on your article. I will have to go out and find that issue. It is hard to find here.
Hugs and Love

Monica said...

Congrats on your article girl!
Thats fantastic ! I am sure you will have many more to come:)
I haven't see a Somerset since I left the states ..wha..lol!
Hope your having a great week sweetie. Stop by my blog when you get a chance I left you an award and ENTER my give away!!!

Oh and I did enter my 1st swap of the year Karlas puppy Love tag swap ...had to start out simple!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Jennifer!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Your work is so perfect for Somerset Life! You go girl.....you are so right, there is inspiration everywhere right now ~ I'm so happy for you! xxoo, Dawn

Julie Collings said...

this article is amazing, i loved each little card all so different and charming. i have to agree all together they look like magic.
all the best, julie

Lisa Cook said...

Congrats on your art and article! It is truly satisfying to be recognized and to have your work affirmed. I LOVE your style and I know I have been at your Etsy store on my browsings. I also have to hit Tinsel Trading when I visit my daughter in NYC once a year. Did you get to the new location this trip? I think the silvery bits you picked out are wonderful and I wish I had seen them this past summer. : ) But they were already starting the move and things were a bit apart. I did get some nice trims in their "flea market" section.
I am part of the Year of Color Blog as well and have started visiting the blogs. I have you bookmarked and I will be back!

Becky said...

Congratulation. That is so awesome. Your work is beautiful and so deserving of a magazine
Becky

T=ME said...

You go girl ...you are where many of us have dreamed. Congrats! Terri

KatCollects said...

Congratulations on your article, how fun!
Kathy

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Congratulations! That is just wonderful! Your pieces are beautiful, and give up those insecurities, your work is amazing! Keep telling yourself that! Never look back!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Congrats...that is sooo cool! Cherry

dede warren said...

Look at you go!! You are on inspiration overload, and it's a good thing. I love all the work you're doing, and BIG ConGraTs on being published!!

Diane said...

Oh, these are lovely! Simple and lovely!
Diane

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Congrats on the article!! You are so talented girl... it is only right you are in there! I just got my copy this week and I love your article... and the whole book is really lovely.

xo Heather

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

how exciting! Congrat! I'm also in the Valentine fat book swap. I love the pages you've created!

sashagirl said...

Oh my, I saw your article in Somerset, I loved it!!! I am in Dede's Vintage Valentine Round Robin too, and soooo excited about it!!! Your art is gorgeous, so cool that I will have some of your artwork, yay!!! So glad I found your blog! Nice to meet you.
Milli (sashagirl on flickr)

Barb said...

Just found you and enjoyed seeing your wonderful designs.

I'm fairly new to all this blogging,
and love all the ideas, and nice people.

Have a wonderful week.

Barbara Jean

PS Keep hearing about the Somerset magazines, but have been unable to find them here. Are they by Subscription only??

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

I just saw your article in Somerset Life, Congratulations!! I can only imagine how exciting it must be for you.

My hubby and I are going to NYC next month and visiting TTC is at the top of my list.

Sarah said...

OK! I'm so behind on blog reading and actually leaving comments. There is not a Barnes & Noble by me and the Michaels by me only stocks the Somerset magazine every so often. So I was there today and saw both of the new Valentine issues. I went to find your article first!!! Yeah for you! I love all you pictures/projects and the article itself. It was a little bit of a treat because I completely forgot that you included a little "shout out" to me....so that was a little exciting to! Congratulations!
Sarah
Vintage Lily