Thursday, October 7, 2010

So excited!!

THIS is the cover of the magazine that I have some art published in!!  I was very excited when they contacted me to do a journal and card set early this summer.  Onyx Expressions provided the stamp for us and we were to create!  I used the Faux Designer Paper technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter for the background of the journal and the card.  There are a lot of great card pieces in this issue and Lisa Sommerville from our Technique Junkie group is in there as well.  You might consider grabbing a copy.  It will be on the shelves around the 12th of October.

Below is a picture of the journal that I submitted.  The card used the same image and background.  It is hard to see on this small picture but I cut out and bumped up the socks, chair and Santa to give it more interest.  I used a punch for the snowflakes.  The base is one of those inexpensive journals from the school supply section of most stores.

Here is a little blurb from Crafts N Things to give you a teaser of what is in this issue:

Let Crafts 'n things® show you how to make the 2010 holiday season your creative best! Hand-crafted holiday cards and gifts, quick-and-clever ornaments and dazzling décor ideas abound in the December issue. Check out the Budget-Savvy Gifts section for a dozen handmade gift ideas that fit your budget and don't scrimp on style. You don't need to spend a fortune to make your loved ones feel treasured! Be sure to say "hello" to some of our cutest Christmas friends ever, including a houndstooth holiday bear, recycled sock penguins, festive snowmen to sculpt, stitch or sew, and, of course, a jolly St. Nick or two. Go directly to the top of Santa's "Nice List" when you give homemade decadent treats -- from heavenly cappuccino truffles to beautifully packaged chocolate chip banana bread, every morsel packs a dollop of holiday happiness. Love decorating for the holidays? Discover the secrets to creating sophisticated holiday décor on a shoestring, then invite the girls over for a special night of Christmas cookie painting in our Girls' Night In spectacular. Creativity and food -- who can beat that?! New this year, don't miss our special 30-Minute Ornaments showcase. Whatever your style, you're sure to find at least one special addition for your tree. Happy Holidays!


Natalie said...

Congrats on the publication!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is as cool as can be Ann!!! Lovely creation!

Niki said...

Congrats! It's wonderful to "know" someone who's published. Your project is great, I can see why it's in the magazine.


Jackie L Watson said...

Congrats!! Your projects and cards are awesome.

Shar said...

Congrats, Ann! That is absolutely fabulous!!