No matter what you do, whether it's working as a garbage collector, an office clerk, a medical professional, or a top level executive, being recognized by your peers is very important. But to be recognized by the experts in your field, the people who really know about what it is you do ... well, that is just an incredible thing, and makes you want to keep on doing what you do, and do it to the best of your ability. When what you do is a hobby or art or whatever your passion may be, to be recognized by those experts is equally amazing and special.
And yes, it has been one amazing week for me!
First up, I had one of my cards published! Paper Crafts Magazine, January/February, 2012 issue, page 77 - what an honor! The magazine hit the streets on 12/13 - Tuesday of this week, and yes, I bought two copies! This was my first card to be published, but I hope there will be many more.
Second, I made the Design Team at online paper crafting retailer The Hens' Den for 2012. And the owner of the company and the Design Team leader have both been so complimentary of my talents, and made me feel so welcome - I am really looking forward to the next year of working with them.
And then, today, possibly the biggest of all, my card was featured by Cath Edvalson (Paper Crafts Magazine's Trends Editor) on her 'Five for Friday' post on her blog 'Moxie Fab World'. Now, to me this is huge! There were probably close to 200 cards published in that magazine, many by some of the most talented paper crafters EVER! And out of all of those cards, my card was chosen as one of her five favorite cards in the magazine. AND ... to top it off, one of the cards out of the five was by one of my card making heroes ... Betsy Veldman, I love your special talent!!! You are one amazing card maker!
So, it has indeed been an amazing week. I feel so honored, blessed and grateful, and to God goes all the glory! You see, I believe that I am a child of a loving God, and that He made me, and He gave me any gifts or talents that I may have - they are not from me, but from Him. I just work hard to put them to good use.
Blessings everyone, Becky
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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.
While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!