Thursday, June 30, 2011


It always takes me by surprise when I'm leafing through my latest scrappy magazine and I find one of my pages in there. I send them months and months in advance and as time passes I sort of forget that I had sent my layouts. I was surprised three times this month!

I'm in here:

with this page. It's for the Challenge column called "Who Inspires You?" They asked people to submit layouts that were inspired by another scrapper's style. I submitted this page, which was not inspired by another scrapper but by a graphic designer. I used a Work in Progress kit. 

I'm in here:

with this page, another one I made with a Work in Progress kit. It was for a Vintage call.

And I'm in here:

This page was the most surprising. Jen Lessinger commissioned me to make a heritage page using non-traditional (browns, etc.) for a column addressing reader questions, and here was the question:

I have a stash of photos of my great-grandparents, but I have no idea how to scrapbook them. I want the layouts to be as special as the photos. The problem is that I don’t have much information about the photos. Do you have any ideas?

My idea was to just look at the photo and write down your thoughts and questions.

Jen e-mailed me a few weeks after I had sent in my layout and said that column was being canceled by SBE, but that they might be able to find a way to include my layout elsewhere.

Well, months passed. Then a year. Then another year. I was wondering why they never sent my layout back if they weren't going to publish it--and I was just certain that they'd never publish it after all this time. After all, styles change so fast in scrapbooking, and my page would just seem like "old news" by now.

Well, imagine my surprise when I was leafing through my latest issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. and found this:

And I'll just throw this one out there because I never posted it on my blog. I was in here:

With this page. Jen Gallacher saw it at the 2Peas Gallery and peamailed me to ask if she could publish it in her "Stories to Tell" column about making layouts "shine." Nothing shiny on my layout, lol, but of course I said yes! It's another page using a Work in Progress kit. I've had good luck with those kits!

I've been lucky to have had my work published quite a few times, but I still feel a huge thrill seeing my pages in print! And it certainly makes it more fun when I happen upon my pages by surprise!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and reading about my pages!


Deb said...

Congrats on all the published pages! Enjoy seeing them on your blog as well as in the mags.

Unknown said...

These are great pages, Debi! I always get a big grin when I see my online friends in the magazines, especially when I recognize their work (or the people in their photos) before I see their name.

irene moira said...

Congrats, Debbi! great pages! love to see your works :)

Colleen said...

Congrats! More fabulousness as always!

Murphy's Law said...

Total congrats my friend. You really should be pub'd more AND you should be on one of those mag's teams. just saying. Your lo's always rock!

Marilyn said...

A Big Congratulations!!!!! Awesome!!!
Fabulous pages, Debbie!!!!
Hugs!!! :D

scrapbookertink said...

Congrats Debbi, so many publications I am pleased for you, I used to get that mag not sure if they still publish it over here haven't seen it in a while, well done you! x

Heather Jacob said...

mega congrats Debbi ... absolutely fabulous ... woohoo !!!! very exciting .. and so well deserved .. hugz x

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Congratulations, Debbi! So glad your great work is being recognized.

Jasmine S said...

Congrats Debbi. And I agree, it is just fab to see your work in print. It is sort of the final piece of the LO.

Karen said...

What a fabulous number of publications!! Congratulations Debbi!!
I really love the family vinatge layout. Very pretty! Your work is lovely and I feel very honoured to be joining your at CCG.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Congratulations...you are really a shining star in the publications:-)

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Congrats on all the published pages! Your work ALWAYS inspires me, so I know your work will inspire others also :)

Unknown said...

Oh my beautiful pages indeed! huge congrats!

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

Congrats on the pubs!! I am in there with you in the June and December issues - yippee :)

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