Oh my goodness---I can FINALLY tell you!!! I have been keeping this secret since September and if I don't let it out I am going to burst.(this is just a little hint)
Back in September I received an excited e-mail from my friend, Joyce regarding a new magazine that was to premier in January. It was going to feature items created with the Cricut machine. She encouraged me.... " They are still looking for submissions. I think you should send something" So I thought sure why not--I will give it a try. Imagine my surprise when a few days later I received notification that they would be publishing two of my submissions in this wonderful magazine.
It hit the news stand today so I can finally show you the selected items.....
First was this sweet little sailboat card I created using the New Arrival cartridge. The above picture was one that I took and here is the page in the magazine.
The second item selected was this wedding cake gift card holder that I created for a friends wedding. Again this is my picture.....
And this is how it looks in the magazine......
If you look closely the sailboat card was created by "Mimi Panormios" while the wedding cake was created by "Maureen Panormios" A little confusing but we are one in the same. For those who don't know Maureen is my given name. No one usually calls me that except for my mother when I done something to drive her crazy which hopefully isn't often these days. :)
I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing publication and so excited to be able to finally share my excitement with you.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.