I love Mary Englebreit and her magazine. Besides an actual crafting magazine, it's my favorite. I actually took out an ad in the current issue. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time but there is a story behind it so let me tell you.
This year I was again accepted and invited to attend and show my work at the Candy Dance in Genoa NV. It's a huge show and I have traveled the 8 hours to attend it for the last 2 years. It's a cute little town at the base of the mountain filled with gorgeous Victorian homes, quaint little shops, and more. Shoppers come from all over to come shop including the Lake Tahoe area, Reno, Carson City, and more. Cars are literally lined up for miles to come into Genoa. Last year, I went to sell my wares and I did really well. It was awesome. The horrible thing was that I drove home on my 25th wedding anniversary. I cried over it about half the way home. Now Timm isn't normally a real sensative or romantic guy but this was a straw that about broke the camel's back...and I must say I can't blame him. So even though the whole event ends before my anniversary, I decided not to particpate this year. It was a difficult decision to make but I am trying to be a better wife and person when it comes to these kind of things.
So...anyway, instead of spending the money for the booth space at the Candy Dance, I spent it on an ad in Mary Englebreit's Home Companion magazine. Here is my ad, I put it together myself and I like how it turned out. Hopefully it will pay off. Look for it in the Artist's Gallery on page 127. Please consider my website when doing your holiday shopping this year, I'd like to continue to advertise in a few national formats this next year. ;)