July 30, 2011

Exciting News!

The layout that I made for the magazine challenge for Enchanting Creations, won the giveaway and was published in their magazine! I just started doing layouts in May or June, so am beyond excited that they added my layout to their magazine! Here is an image of the page with my giveaway goodies and my layout!
I have done a few layouts this month...here is one I did for a challenge that wanted you to cut a photo in an interesting way...I made waves for this lake cruise layout!

Here is a second one I did for the same challenge...


I got a few cards done lately as well...





I did a bunch of gifts for people and made lots of simple vintage tags...




I received this gorgeous steampunk tag made from the top of an altoid tin!!

Since I am so new to papercrafting, I have only joined one forum, the one attached to my favorite store, The Flying Unicorn Store! I joined them because I was so excited to find a scrapping shop in the States with free International shipping for orders over $75 (and sometimes for lesser amounts on special sales!)  I have really appreciated the inspiration and challenges that the members of the forum and the design team and shop owner Alda have set up. They did a flower swap last month which I joined...I showed my flowers last month, but here is a photo of the gorgeous flowers I received!!


I have joined two swaps this month, due in August, a Butterfly embellishment swap, here is one of the ones I will make, a crocheted butterfly!


I've also joined a stick pin swap on the forum! I have had such fun doing these and am now waiting for some more pins and beads to finish up some more!


I got inspired this month and made this canvas as well...I used Lindy Stamp Gang stains and sprays, Tim Holtz goodies and stamps... I am pleased with how it turned out!


And I still managed some quilting! Two liberated checkerboard blocks for the Block Lotto.

 And two Lady of the Lake blocks for a swap that Katy and I have been doing, one for me and one for her!

I need to work on my double sided quilt some more and my Rouenneries quilt! I will do some hand sewing on a DJ lap quilt I am doing while we are on holidays...

Sorry I tend to do so many picture heavy posts... We head off to Cornwall this week with Katy and family and can't wait to see everything, but we have already researched some shopping sites too! 


4 comments:

Helen said...

Congrats. A new creative let-out. Hope to see more winners.

handstitch said...

Phew...for a moment, I thought this turns into a scrapbooking blog LOL Congratulation on winning the challenge...well deserved...it's gorgeous :D

Ruth's Place said...

It's a fabulous layout! Congrats on winning the challenge.

Heather Maria said...

Oh my goodness Cathi, do you ever sleep?! Loved seeing you gorgeous creations and the fun swaps! Big congrats on being published!