Monday, August 2, 2010

Cover Girl

I consider myself an average scrapper. I have pages that I make that I personally absolutely love, and others that I don't care for. The ones I don't care for are usually ones that I've made where I have been limited by the supplies I was able to use. Sometimes as a CT member we have to use supplies from one kit and one kit only. I don't mind so much because I am basically a kit scrapper, but every once in awhile I venture out and mix kits and designers.

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 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.


Donna said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserved. And your other layouts are lovely...of course. :-)

Heather T. said...

Congratulations!! I *love* your pages!

Jacinda said...

Wow, congratulations Holly! Girl that yinyang layout has me speechless. Oh, and for the record, I have yet to see any of those layouts you don't like so much. To me they're all really beautiful.

Lulutoo said...

Congratulations-they couldn't have featured a better scrapper for the cover artist! :)

Tina O'Flynn said...

Congrats! You're a super star!!