I know I've mentioned that I'm on the Just Write team for the Artisan Notebook. My monthly layout for each month's new challenge is usually the hardest layout I make each month. I am not limited by designer or kit. I just have to use designs from The Digichick because I am their representative for the column. Sometimes I do stay with only one kit, but most times I have at least mixed kits if not designers as well.
I just now downloaded the August edition of The Artisan Notebook. I saw the preview image on facebook, I saw it again on the AN download page and yet it wasn't until I opened up the magazine pdf on my screen that I really saw it. I saw my layout, on the cover. Talk about being floored and excited. I squealed and my daughter had to come rushing in to see what was the matter. When I told her that my layout had made cover of the magazine, I got another reward -- a big hug from my babe.
The challenge for August was "Less is More"or "More is More." We were to choose between minimalism or clustering on a page and to design a layout to support our choice. I like to make layouts using both styles so I didn't want to choose just one. Call it indecisiveness or call it the rebel in me, but I chose both. I chose to make a page with an overall simple and balanced design, but to fill the layout with hundreds of elements. Just how did I manage that, you ask? Yinyang.
In other news, I also have three layouts appearing in the August issue of Scrapbooking.com Magazine in the Creating with Kits feature. I was thrilled when the editor contacted me and asked to use not one, but three of my layouts. Yipee!
I also have a few other pages from this past week. Orange seems to be the color of choice recently. Maybe because it just feels so summery. I got a few more pages done for my daughter's kitty album as well.
using A Perfectly Ordinary Day by Sugarplum Paperie and Lauren Grier
page template from Gimme Clusters by Nikki Epperson
using Friends are Forever by Creations by Rachael
and Easy Breezy pt 9 by Busy Bee Designs
using Color Me Happy by Jennifer Labre Designs
and Easy Breezy pt 2 by Busy Bee Designs
using Easy Breezy pt 9 by Busy Bee Designs
and Flutterby by Creashens
using Repository 2 by Studio Gypsy
As always, thank you so much for stopping by.