I'm Going to be Published!

Oh man, I'm too excited. I learned this week that I'm going to be published in the April/May 2008 issue of Digital Scrapbooking magazine.

This is the first layout that I've ever had published, and I'm just tickled pink. I've been submitting since February, so you can imagine my relief in now knowing that my layouts are actually good, lol!

They are using my Gelato Fantastico layout, so make sure you look for it next spring! :) I can't put it up here because of the public-ness, but I promise, it's a cute one.

Sketch Challenge

Wanted to share this layout I did for a sketch challenge I was in charge of hosting last weekend. It was fun to host and also create the sketch.

But the best part was this funny layout. I was trying to think of some way to use these cute pics I had of Eli in a box, but couldn't come up with anything. Then I did this sketch and knew it was perfect for the photos.

I love it when a plan comes together! (That one's for you, honey.) :)

Make sure you click on the layout to see it full-sized!

Journaling: "There I was one day, just going along with work and things, when you became quiet. It was one of those “Uh-oh” moments when I hadn’t heard you for a while. So I went to go check on you and this is what I found. You had climbed inside our new salad spinner box and you were trying to shut the flaps on yourself. Before I could do anything else, I ran and got my camera and snapped some shots. Because I knew the minute you realized that this behavior was camera-worthy, then you’d be out of that box in a flash. And sure enough, as soon as the camera started going, you decided you had had your fun and you were getting out. What a little nut you are. I love you so dearly, my little bubbie."
So Eli has this thing where he loves to stand things up. Anything, anywhere. Sometimes it's fat puzzle pieces on my computer desk. Other times it's little men from his train set upstairs in his room.

This time it was a set of metal Christmas cookie cutters on our coffee table. He just loves doing that and I wanted to share. :)