Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Goodbye and Thank you to my favourite magazine



Well many of you may already know by now, I have resigned from my dream job that I have been doing nearly 11 years! What a BIG decision, yes, it was very hard, but it had to be done. It's time to move on and pursue my other dreams, even if they takes years. I'm excited!


After the magazine changed hands in May last year I have been the Technical Editor and Editor, if you asked me if I could or would do it six months ago I would have said no way!! But I did and I'm very proud I produced six issues!! I enjoyed it and was blessed that Emily McQueen the previous editor was so amazing and had taught me so much, plus I had the support of the talented contributors who made each issue great!!

Let's go back 11 years ago: I was teaching six classes a week in my home as a business, my beautiful friend Elaine Kelly who was the Technical Editor of the mag at the time put my name forward for her job, I certainly didn’t think I was qualified for it. In the interview I was extremely nervous and excited as it was my favourite cardmaking magazine that I had purchased since its beginning, I would devour every page and article, recreating projects and discovering the many joys of cardmaking! I could not contain my excitement when I actually started working for the magazine, even today I still smile when an issue goes on sale, and feel so humbled to think I had a little part in it.  It has given me so many fantastic opportunities, teaching abroad and around Australia, meeting so many talented and wonderful contributors, advertisers, and co-workers who many are now lifelong friends, I’m truly grateful for it all. But now, I shall go back to 11 years ago where I will stalk the postie for my issue, make a coffee, sit, open it and be blown away as always with the amazing contributors and their outstanding work. 

The magazine wouldn't be what it is today without the contributors, I want to thank them for all their endless talent and enthusiasm, my job would not have been so enjoyable without their exciting emails and phone calls, they all worked so hard on the themes that I threw at them and tackled those tight deadlines with gusto. I also want to thank the wonderful stamp companies who supported the magazine by sponsoring the Stampers Challenges, my Classroom and Copic Corner features and more, it has been such a delight and honour. What a wonderful journey I have had, each and every memory will be treasured forever!

Thank you to the team at Woodlands Publishing, I wish you all the best, may you have as many wonderful memories as I.

I still want to share techniques and cards I have made, so what better way than to be more interactive on my blog!

Thank you for reading and happy stamping!

Jane

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