Thursday, November 04, 2010

giddy!

I am so excited to share this little bit of news with you today. I've been so blessed to regularly contribute scrapbook pages and projects to Creating Keepsakes magazine for the past two years and now I get to write for them too?! Somebody pinch me, because I must be dreaming! You can check out the entire list of 2011 Contributing Writers and Dream Team Members over on the CK blog. I'm so excited to be part of such a talented group of ladies! Thank you CK!

Even though it has been on my "to do" list...for. like. ever. I haven't had a CK layout share in a while and thought today was the perfect time for one! So here are some of my pages that were published in the last few issues of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

As seen in the July/August 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Ring of Fun was featured in CK Shows You How to Create Sandy Looks on Your Scrapbook Pages. You can get the steps and template to create your own sand castle on the CK website.

As seen in the July/August 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Grandville was featured in the CK Sketches column. For the fireworks accent, I hand-cut patterned papers into star burst shapes and layered them. I also machine stitched a trail coming from the star burst shapes. To curl the blue ribbon, I saturated the ribbon with fabric stiffener and wrapped it around a pencil and let it dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed the drying process along.  

As seen in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Beyond Scarves was featured in the Seasonal Solutions column on Lifelong Learning. I first learned to knit seven or eight years ago and it has been a learning process ever since! I love it though. This page features some of my knit creations. I even knit a sample block to include on my page. I love the texture that is adds! Plus, I got to do two of my favorite hobbies while creating this page...scrapbooking and knitting! 

As seen in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Math Geek? was featured in Mou Saha's article, Back to School in Style. I created a mini textbook with scrapbooking supplies, filled with blank pages for my daughter to journal her thoughts on math. Allan is helping her with her math homework in these photos. It's funny because she says she hates math and yet she gets A's in it! I don't blame her though...I've never loved math either.


As seen in the October 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Cleopatra was featured in CK Shows You How to Apply Metallic Leaf. I gave my title a metallic look by simply covering the chipboard letters with a gold leafing pen. Super easy and great results! 

As seen in the October 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Halloween Carnival was featured in Lori Fairbanks, Pretty Spooky article. I used one of Fancy Pants' gorgeous flocked transparencies to cover chipboard swirls that I first covered with orange patterned paper. I used lots of pretty vintage style products on this page to achieve my "pretty spooky" look. 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to pop over to the CK blog to check out the entire 2011 CK Team! Happy scrappin!
 

21 comments:

Joey said...

Wooho, Cindy! You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!

Kim Watson said...

Oh my eyes.... so much eye candy in one post!

You girl are ridiculous! I love every one of them!
Always such an inspiration!
X

Amy Peterman said...

Woo hoo! Awesome girl!!! So excited for you! I've always loved CK, but now I'm going to love it even more!

Deena Wuest said...

Yay, Cindy! Huge congrats to you, my friend! You have such a fabulous eye for design. Add to that a signature style and a amazing way with words and what do you get? Well, you. lol. You as a Contributing Writer, of course! I'm so happy for you and the honor is so well deserved! You're awesome! :)

JENNY K. said...

Cindy, That is such an amazing opportunity for you!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I know you must be thrilled! I absolutely adore all of your layouts as well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cindy! I'm so happy for you - livin' your dream!
I love seeing your work in CK. I especiallly love the layout on Harvest Fest. The cathedral type window shape and the colors are great!
~Julia

laura vegas said...

i'm so happy for you cindy! huge congrats on making contributing editor! you totally deserve it. your work in CK always rocks! love all these layouts .... but the scarves layout was one of my favorites of yours!

coffeewoman said...

Congrats!!! I always love seeing your layouts in CK. I love your style and I can't wait to read your articles.

Linda Barber said...

What a lovely surprise to come by and get lots of delish eye candy! And hey, you knit! Shall we be Ravelry friends? ;)

Kristin Hayne said...

CONGRATS HONEY!!! Couln't think of anyone better I'd like to read!!! You are my constant inspiration and you TOTALLY make the magazine THE most creative one out there!! CONGRATS AND ENJOY!!!!!!

liana suwandi said...

congrats Cindy!!!

Amy said...

CONGRATS Cindy!!!

suzyplant said...

You are the best Cindy - so well deserved and so happy we get to keep working together. I love your style and your creative mind! suzy

Kathy Martin said...

These pages ROCK so I'm not at all surprised to always see your work in print! Thanks for inspiring over the years! :)

Shannon Brouwer said...

So happy for you Cindy!!! You know how much I love your work :)

Danielle said...

congrats, Cindy, so well deserved! i always love your pages!

em said...

very cool and totally deserved! :)
your layouts are always some of my favorites in each issue!

piradee talvanna said...

a huge congrats!!!! and these pages are a just amazing!! you rock! :)

Irene said...

Great layouts! I linked to your CK snowflake tutorial from today's Examiner.com scrapbooking news article at http://exm.nr/dygIvN :) Have a wonderful week!

BabyBokChoy said...

Congrats!!!! so many eye candies in one post and I've seen them all in my CK's :) congrats!!

ApachesPrincess said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! I love the Cleopatra page, it's fabulous! The colors are perfect!

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