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Wow, big day. Little day but big day :)

Just home with the kids, cold and wet outside, cold and dry inside. Can't wait to get the ducted heating fixed, but that is another story. I did the dishes this afternoon, but that was it for housework - the rest of the day I just looked after the kids and scrapped. This first layout of Ben and his brother Toby is from the weekend at Ben's folks' place. One of my quickest layouts - about 45 minutes.

After lunch the postie came, and luckily I heard so my post didn't get too wet before I grabbed it. It included a lovely surprise from sweetie Vita, isn't this so cute and funky? A card and this felt photo folder, with one of Vita's owls on it. Love it. Thank you Vita!


Then just before 5 or about then, Kell dropped off a copy of the new Scrapbook Creations - issue 43. It came out officially today and neither of us could wait for our contributor's / advertiser's copies! I was nervous and excited to check out my very first article - well, the second one I wrote but the first published. The first one I wrote is actually in next month's SC, they got swapped. Anyhow, my article is called "Create an Echo" and the editorial and photography team did a fantastic job with the whole mag, my article included. It looks great.

I've included some photos of the article here, just humour me - this is all such a thrill for me. I promise I won't do it next month. Or maybe I will, LOL. Definitely not the month after.... I think. Hehe. There is also a pic of the mentions about next month's SC, where my article on using children's books illustrations for inspiration is being published. Just FYI, of course ;)

If you pick up the mag, check out Viv's articles - they are awesome. I am particularly inspired by the article on using pigments, it just made me want to go get some straight away and start playing. Would you believe, Viv, I checked that link you sent and they are apparently stocked by the LSS in Upwey! That is only a two minute drive, if that, ten minute walk. How cool. I hope they actually do have them in stock - will check in the next couple of days.

This last layout is from today, for the Aussie Dares blog, but mostly just for fun. Normally I might say that background is too full-on to have that text, or whatever, but it was fun and I like it. It's good not to forget that sometimes, you know, just to not worry about rules or end results, and just wing it. Scrapbooking is a hobby, it's fun, it's satisfying (usually). All good.

9 comments:

Sylvia said...

These layouts in the mag look awesome - from what I can see :-)) Lovely! Glad you had a great day!

vita said...

he he, glad you like your surprise. congrats on your article. i can relate for getting excited about your first. i can't wait for mine to be out next month on SM.

really must check yours out. i'll get SC when it hits the newstand.

Lusi :) said...

Hey Dan! Loved loved loved your article mate! Your art is so inspirational to me - thank you for sharing it with us all :) I got all excited when i saw it and was showing my hubby!
That felt purse looks so cute too -how lovely is Vita!
Well DQ, catch ya soon :)
Love and blessings,
Lus x

Paper Pesto said...

Congrats on your articles Danielle, you must be so stoked to see your hard work in print, good on you!

jilly said...

AWESOME article Danielle! You are a constant source of inspiration!
xxJillGG

leewoodside said...

Just got this mag today but havent had a chance to have a look yet. Congrats.

vivian said...

can't wait till i get my copy (yes... WA really is behind..)to see your stuff in print!! it looks awesome according to these pictures - thanks for showing! (totally understand your excitement) did you find the pigments? well done dq!

vita said...

he he, glad you like your surprise. congrats on your article. i can relate for getting excited about your first. i can't wait for mine to be out next month on SM.

really must check yours out. i'll get SC when it hits the newstand.

Paper Pesto said...

Congrats on your articles Danielle, you must be so stoked to see your hard work in print, good on you!