Friday, September 14, 2012

Five for Friday

1. So, I started back to work yesterday. I had a fairly good day. Most of my classes were grade nine, so it was interesting to see what they'd try to get past me. It's funny because they think I'm new... but it's them that are new! LOL!

2. I got some happy mail yesterday: 4 of my cards got requested for publication in the February 2013 issue of Cards and 3 of my cards and 4 layouts got requested for the Create: Stamping issue. Then, I got an email from Susan Opel at Papercrafts Magazine, requesting two of my cards for the March/April 2013 issue! I was quite over the moon (& quite busy, too, packaging everything up to send away!)

3. Speaking of Papercrafts, this was posted on Facebook this week:


I'm not sure when it will be released, but there's my card on the cover!

Here's a close-up of it:


I'd used Papertrey Ink cardstock (pure poppy, rustic cream), stamps (happy day, bb: chevron stripes), buttons, twine and die (happy day).

4. I've been trying to squeeze in some time in my craft room this week, getting ready for my fundraising crop next weekend. I usually put water bottles out at each place, so I borrowed my friend, Mandy's wine bottle tag, thinking that I could dress them up a little and say thank you for coming at the same time. I decided to go with a fall theme, for the latest Papertrey Princess that Lauren posted. Here are the first three that I made:


I also used Papertrey Ink cardstock (classic kraft), patterned paper (dearest jane), stamps (leaf prints, counting my blessings) and dies (counting my blessings).

Here are some close-ups:




For this last one, I selectively inked part of a sentence from Wonderful Words Additions and then I cut apart my "I'm here for you" sentiment from Think Big Favorites #4 for this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: Cutting Stamps.

5. Well, tomorrow is Sage's birthday party, so I need to work on making a banner for her party and making her a cake shaped like a sewing machine.

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

Annheidel said...

Congrats on your card publications. I absolutely LOVE your leaf tags!!! I never thought I needed this die since I don't drink wine, but it looks great on water bottles too. Gee, thanks. lol Seriously, I really love them!

Joyce said...

Kudos to you, my famous friend. Enjoy your well deserved successes.

Sue Plote said...

Congrats, Leigh...and as always, your work is FABULOUS! I LOVE the bottle tags...okay I love everything you do!

Deb said...

Leigh, I am so thrilled for you and all of your recent card/layout publications. You a a fabulous cover girl! Now I can say I know someone famous!! Way to go!

Laura B. said...

Wow! Congrats on all you publications!!! Very exciting!

craftmates said...

Congrats on your publications Leigh! Love you water tags too. - Irma

frommycraftroom said...

Congratulations. Hope your going to post photos of that birthday cake! A sewing machine !!! I'm impressed.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, these are gorgeous and heaps of good wishes on your success!!

Karen C. said...

Congratulations on your good news this week, Leigh. I love all of the things you've done with the Leaf prints. Just stunning work!!

Tara Elias said...

A huge congratulations, Leigh! You so deserve it, your cards are beautiful :)

Deanna Jean said...

Congrats! Well deserved too. Your work is always amazing.

Suzanne D. said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Leigh!! Woo hoo!

Alyssa S said...

WooHoo! Congrats, Cover Girl!! Congratulations on all the other publications as well! That's what I call a roll! ;o)

Those water bottle tags are fantastic! I love the use of the wood grain IP with Leaf Prints! Perfection!

Jen said...

yea for you!! i'm so excited for you--isn't that the best feeling in the world!!? and to be a covergirl...yea!!

love these fancy bottles...perfect!!!

Jen Adcock said...

Oh Leigh, this is magnificent news! A cover girl. It suits you down to the ground. So proud of your ever so crafty self.

Now let me tell you that those water bottle tags are outrageously fabulous! What textural treats! I can see that I will be very busy CASE-ing your genius. Beyond awesome. Wish me luck! ;-)

Lauren said...

Congratulations on all your recent successes!!! Very well-deserved! :) I absolutely LOVE those water bottle tags....what an awesome take on the challenge! They are truly BEAUTIFUL!!