Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Announcement, A Card, and a Vacation

I know. It seems like for ever since I've had any time either in my craft room or on my blog. I'm nearly done with moving things up and down stairs for DH, and he is making strides in his recovery, but these things are still taking up most of my day. My blogging time will, unfortunately, continue to take a back seat to everything else until the end of the month. On to my little announcement...

A while back, I submitted a card to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. Just one little card. And it was accepted for publication. You can see it on page 85 of the November issue if you'd like. Yeah, I'm 'tooting my own horn' a little bit, but it is pretty cool. Digital subscribers can click here to go to the magazine. Here's what it looks like:



So that's that, and we move on...


It's been over a week since I made a card for any reason. I knew I had to make something after seeing Vicki Dutcher's card at Muse.



And since I'm nearly out of time here, we'll go straight to the card:


It photographed really poorly. It's a black base but it looks dusty and like it has a tan strip and the neutral cardstock was probably the wrong background choice. Don't have time for a retake today....EZPZ though. I found some glittery gold stickers by Jen Hadfield while shopping with my sister. The flag is a bit of TH gold vellum, and PTI sentiment stamped with SU black and heat embossed with clear powder. I cut the flag with an MFT fishtail die.

And...I'm taking some time off to head up to see my son and his family next week, along with some much needed "hanging with my girlfriends" time too. I'll be getting home toward the end of the month, so you probably won't see me too much until then. I've got family staying here with DH as a precaution, but he's doing well and probably won't "need" them. With that, I really do have to run. Take care, and I'm thinking of you all. Happy dances everyone!!!

26 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

Great cards! And Congratulations to you! That news is really special!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...a BIG congrats to you! So excited and happy for you. Your card is fabulous and I love the glitter dots, so so fun. Enjoy your time with your family and girlfriends, I know you will have a blast!

Lynn said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip Bev. You deserve some rest and definitely girlfriend time! Love your published card and your MUSE inspired card...you go girl!

Bobby said...

How fabulous to have your card published. I love it! Your Muse card is lovely, too. Have a great time away. The caregiver ALWAYS needs to take care of themselves, too, and this will be your time to recoup. Enjoy and do lots of happy dancing.

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, of course you should toot your own horn! You have a very good reason for it! Woohoo! I am so proud of you! What an accomplishment! And the published card is fantastic!
Also love your take on the Muse! And now go and have some fun! You deserve it!

Jen said...

Congratulations to you on your publication. Well deserved! Enjoy your trip!

Hannelie said...

WOW! Well done Bev! So glad for you!
I love your take on Vicki's card! Beautiful shimmery texture!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Bevie! I can certainly see why your beautiful card was chosen! It is a mwah-mwah CAS card from the brilliant design to the impeccable execution!! I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy of that magazine! I love your take on Vicki's MUSE card, too!! Enjoy your time away and I hope your DH continues his steady recovery!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia W said...

Hi Bev, this is pretty - I guess it really sparkles in real life! Great take on the Muse card!

Geri said...

Can you hear me cheering for you all the way from the middle of Manitoba? I'm also waving my arms and doing a big happy dance for you! One look at this card was all I needed to see why they chose this beauty to grace the pages of the magazine!

IT IS GORGEOUS!!! What I love most is the design and how you have let two wee leaves sneak outside the box! Little touches like that send a card right off the charts! Congrats again...a well deserved honor!

Today's card - gloriously glitzy, graphic and golden! Yep - as in winner, winner golden!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome take from my card -- Thanks so much for joining in!!

Have a great vacation -- sounds fun and relaxing!!

Congrats on getting published -- AWESOME!!

Deepti said...

Congratulations on the Big announcement :) I am super happy for us :D I love u CAS take on Vicki's card. I love that u were symmetric :)

Brenda said...

That is so fabulous about your publication Bev!!! I'm so glad you decided to toot your horn cause if you hadn't some of us wouldn't have know. So very cool!!! I love your card, a great take on the inspiration card. I hope you have a fabulous time away too, it will help to recharge your batteries after taking such good care of DH. Hugs, Brenda

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow that is brilliant news aboutyour card being published !! well done you,and well done on this card so CAS and so elegant!.Enjoy your break x

~amy~ said...

Congrats on your pub, it's gorgeous.

Love your take on the Muse challenge...polkas, gotta love polkas!

icardeveryone01 said...

Yahoooo! Oh that is wonderful news all around! That must be the most wonderful feeling, Bev.

Have a safe drive, and wonderful time with DS and friends!!

=] Michele

Martha said...

Hi, Bev! Aww...A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on being published...so well-deserved! Your card is simply beautiful! And, so perfectly CAS!

Your black & gold card is also beautiful! It's an elegant combination! AND...polka dots...I also love! Well done!

Hope your husband makes a quick recovery.

Have a wonderful visit with your son and girlfriends.

(I'm your new follower through Bloglovin!.)



Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Congrats on the publication - gorgeous card and very well-deserved! And you just know that I love the orderly way you've interpreted the Muse - everything lined up perfectly in its place! I'm having a 'why didn't I think of that ' moment! Thanks for joining us this week!

Anita in France said...

I did lots of happy dancing before and I'm doing even more happy dancing again seeing this stunning published card, Bev ... no surprise it was chosen, it's soooo gorgeous! Crisp, clean, elegant and so beautifully chic! Oh my, your graphic circles ... how precision perfect, splendidly shimmery and gorgeously graphic ... fantastic! Happy and safe travelling, my friend, have a wonderful time! Anita :)

Patti said...

I'm doing the Happy Dance for you!! so excited for you that you've been published!! a well deserved honor for your beautiful card!

And I am so super happy to hear you'll be taking a little get away! we all need that friend. I pray you have a restful time full of happy dances.

Love your great take on Vicki's card : )

BIG (((Hugs))) friend.

Patti

Kylie said...

It was so thrilling to see your name jump out at me when I was reading the magazine! So proud of you! So happy for you! It's a big accomplishment and you definitely should toot your own horn!!

Love your card today. Simple and graphic. You have such flair!

Please rest and recuperate on your little trip away! It will do you the world of good! hugs!!

Neets B said...

Congrats on your publication, what a great feeling that must be..toot away! And I love your cards here, such a simple take on Vicky's card but really striking x

Connie said...

Hi Bev, I love your cards they are so fresh . . . maybe it has to do with how well you use your white space. I appreciate clean lines, so pretty. I also like what you wrote in your profile. I am doing my happy dance, just because I found your lovely blog.
Your newest follower,
Connie :)

Kim S said...

Congratulations!

I so hope you are enjoying your much-needed break!

Teresa Kline said...

congrats Bev on the pub...enjoy your time away!

sparkle & shine *~*

wienerhoneymooners said...

Great, I LOVE it when people show their piblished works!!!! Hooray Bev!! Your get together looks like it was FABULOUS!!!!!

Awesome cards, LOVE!