Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I've Been Published!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! I've been published for the very first time! I made a set of cards that reminded me of my grandparents' Hawaiin shirts in their closet from when we were kids, and on a whim I sent them to CardMaker Magazine. I never in a million years thought I would get published, I used to submit to magazines all the time and never once got picked. This time, though, they emailed me asking to publish 3 of the 6 I had sent them, and I was ecstatic! It's been a hard wait for this to come out, and I let a couple of close friends and my immediate family know, but nobody else. Today my friend Martha (who was one of the few who knew) posted a picture of the cover of the latest issue, and THERE WERE MY CARDS. ON THE COVER. OF THE FLIPPIN' MAGAZINE! I had no idea they chose them for the cover! I'm so excited right now, and I really want to pull out some more supplies and get to card making! The only problem is that shortly after I made these we put all of my papercrafting supplies in storage until the basement is done. Oh well, now I know what I am capable of, and I hope to have lots more designs show up in magazines someday! In case you were wondering,  here are the other 3 cards that didn't get chosen:

I can't wait to get my copy of the actual magazine in hand! The digital copy is now available for download, and the newsstand copy will be available June 4th. Blessings everyone!


  1. Congratulations! Your cards are beautiful - I'm sure they had a hard time choosing which ones to use because they all look wonderful.

  2. Girrrrl, I just picked up this CardMaker issue on a roadtrip... That cover sold me. I was like "Who is Emily Straw?! She's amazing!" I love Graphic 45, and what you did with this paper is amazing. Congratulations!!! When I read your blog, my jaw dropped and I did a scream for you. YOU GO GIRL!! Those cards and this blog post made me smile. I am glad I googled your name!! Man, first time being published and you made the cover!! How inspiring!!

    1. Wow, your comment completely just made my day! Thank you so much!!! <3 <3


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