I've been PUBLISHED!!!

I am SUPER excited that I can finally share with you the card I created in January for the Paper Crafts Stamp It Cards Vol. 9 publication. 

I submitted four (4) cards for this publication, and was watching FB as always on the day they announce that emails are going out.  When I saw the "Newbie" e-mail from Susan Opel in February I was so happy. I screamed "Yahoo!!!", laughed, and then told my darling husband who was looking at me like I was a little crazy.  He asked which of my cards was chosen so I pulled it out and showed him.  He was very proud of me!

When I received my copy of the Stamp It Cards Vol. 9 last Thursday along with my card I immediately looked for my card in the publication.  It was pretty cool seeing something I designed in living color in the magazine. I'm still smiling!

My card is under the "Get Well" category located on page 84.

This adorable little guy is from the Wishes & Kind Thoughts stamp set from Avocado Arts which you can find here.  I paper pieced the adorable outfit, did a bit of coloring with my Copic Markers, added some Lemonade Twine from The Twinery to the raincoat, and gave him some googly eyes!  I put a slit between his right wing to put the handle through and popped the umbrella up with 3D Foam Squares.  The clouds were attached with Mini Glue Dots.

I will be picking up a Shadow Box to display both the publication and my card in.  It will be proudly displayed in my craft room.  ;o)

Thank you for the "congratulations" that have already been left on my blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!



Lesley said…
Right on Ruza!! That is awesome news! Your card is adorable!!! Congratulations!!!
Kate said…
That is awesome. Congratulations!!!

Tenia Nelson said…
Yay!!!! So so so proud of you dearie!!!! Love this super cute card by the way!!!! Congrats again!!!
Seleise said…
Congratulations!!! Super cute card!!!
Starla B. said…
Congrats, Ruza! That's awesome. Love that adorable card.
Ardyth said…
That's BIG! Congratulations! Love your adorable card!
Shari said…
So happy for you! You must be over the moon! Your card is absolutely adorable =)

CONGRATULATIONS, Ruza!!!! You totally deserve it. This card is too cute.
Soma said…
Jenny said…
congrats girl!!! :) :) :) SO CUTE!!!
Angela said…
This is great Ruza!!! Congrats!!!!
It's really a fabulous card!!!
Ellis said…
Congrats on being published, you made a great card! =)
Hugs, Elenor
Jasmine said…
Congrats! That is a great honor, and a really adorable card!
Grandma Jean said…
This is a darling card. I love umbrellas. Congrats on being published!
Shelby said…
A huge congratulations and I can see why they'd pick this absolutely adorable design. Great work

JenMarie said…
CONGRATS! And no wonder it was published...this is totally DARLING!