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!