Monday, February 21, 2011

Exciting News to Share!

Good Monday morning to everyone! I hope your weekend was wonderful! I am looking forward to today... my kids have school but my husband is off work so we are going to spend the day playing... a little shopping, a little lunch... who knows?! But I am looking forward to it!  :)

I have a few changes happening in my scrappy life that I wanted to share with all of you. I have stepped down from two of my design teams.... Sketches in Thyme and She's a Sassy Lady. I have truly enjoyed my time on both teams but with everything, there are seasons and for now it is time for me to try something new. I still love both blogs and will support them as much as I can. Both provide a ton of inspiration!

That leads me to my exciting news.... I have joined the staff at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!!!! I am so excited about this new opportunity and look forward to the direction it is taking me!! I think this new position is going to stretch me creatively and I am looking foward to the challenge!!


 
If you do not know what Scrapbook News and Review is, let me fill you in.... It is an online magazine that offers something for every kind of crafter! You will find scrapbooking tips and ideas, along with sketches and tutorials. There is a section for you card makers and stampers and for those of you who like to do mixed media projects.. there is something for you too! Some of the features on the site everyone can access. The magazine part you need to have a subscription to enjoy. I personally think it is worth every penny!! After all... you will be getting some of my  work in it now!!  lol!!

As part of the application process, we had to make a LO about ourselves. This is something I have never done before... never!!!! I couldn't believe how hard it was for me to put myself at the center of my LO.. and how hard it was to find a photo of just me!! I guess I now know that I need to make sure I have a few more photo ops so the kids will indeed know that I was on some of the vacations and at certain events!! lol!!

This is the LO I finally came up with.....

The picture is blurry but it was the only one I had that I remotely liked!!  Putting the page itself together was a lot of fun! I started with my good buddy, Fern's fabulous sketch!! Thanks Fern! It was perfect for what I was trying to do!! If you have not been to Fern's blog, you need to check it out!! Click HERE! She is starting to create her own sketches and we have used a few of them at Frosted Designs for our Sketch Along Tuesday challenges!!


I have had this peacock feather forever and could never figure out how I wanted to use it... but I really like how it looks on this LO!

I wish I would have taken a better photo but the border around the circle is a row of butterlies that I fussy cut one by one!! Wow!


I totally adore this beautiful butterfly!


Well... that is my big news! Be sure to stop over at SNR and check out the new staff! You can get there by clicking HERE! And while you are there, check out this month's magazine that was just released a few days ago!

28 comments:

Denise said...

Congratulations Barb!!! How exciting! Your layout is soooo beautiful, it's no wonder they choose you. I love the circle border! Have fun with your new team :)

Fern said...

Oh Barb, how exciting!! So happy for you.. I love the Magazine and I can't wait to see what the new team comes up with!!! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the sweet shout out for the sketch ~ You did a fabulous job with it!! so many beautiful details!!! Enjoy you day with hubby!!! Hugs!!

debbiebakk said...

This is exciting news!!!Congratulations on your new adventure and will miss you at Frosted Designs and Sketches in Thyme. I will have to go check out this new magazine and see some great inspiration that you will contribute. Have a great day shopping and spending time with your hubby.

~Patty~ said...

Congrats and awesome project !!!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Congrats Barb!
xoxo
Leila

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Congratulations Barb on your new venture. You will be missed at Shes A Sassy Lady.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Congrats Barb! What a great opportunity for you.. you'll fit right in w/ all of the other SNR staff.. I love that magazine.. I can't wait to see you over there. Just awesome.. cheers to you!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Congratulations!!!!! I know this is going to be fabulous for you!!!!!!

Debbie said...

Congrats Barb! Can't wait to see your contributions to the magazine!!! Your layout is amazing! Just love all of the embellishments!!!

Linda said...

congrats and your layout is beautiful. very talented lady !!!!!

Caro said...

That's great news! I'm sure you're going to do a great job at SNR!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, wow! This is super exciting news! I understand that it is a lot of work .. but I'm sure it will be fun to be "in the know" with the scrappy world. Sounds like a fabulous opportunity! Love your layout .. wow that was a bunch of fussy cutting .. but so worth the end result! Congrats to you!

Amanda said...

That's pretty exciting news for you. Congratulations, your just going to love the new venture that you have taken.

Amanda x

SCRAPLICA said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for comments. And this Layout is soo beautiful! The flowers, the butterfly, every thing is perfect!
I loved!!!
Hugs.
Lívia Andrade
Brazil

Jocelyn said...

Oh Barb...what exciting news...BIG CONGRATS!!!!!

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that LO...it turned out perfect!!! Love all the colors and textures!!!!

Wishing you the best in your new endeavor!! I am off to check you out!!!!

Tanya R said...

Congratulations! You will be missed at SIT, but I am a follower so I will certainly be able to keep in touch.

Love the layout, you are so happy, it is contagious, now I am smiling.
Hugs
Tanya

Brenda said...

COngratulations, Barb!! I am so excited for you and this new venture!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Woo Hoo....BIG CONGRATS TO YA! I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see your work for SNR. :)

Cassie said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. You will do great!

Lucy Chesna said...

COngrats and welcome to the team at SNR

Pat said...

Barb congrats!!! Your Lo is stunning! I love all the detail you gave to it.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats!! What wonderful news!

Beautiful lay-out!

Kim said...

Barb, I'm So Excited for you!!! What an Honor to be picked for the magazine!!!

Your LO is just Beautiful! I Love all the textures, butterflies, and the flowers!

I know I would have a hard time to do a page on just me too! I never am in many pictures, sometimes by choice. I have been trying to turn over the camera and get in a few photos!
~Kim

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS Barb, I'm so happy for you. Your layout is gorgeous and you look beautiful in that picture. I just might have to subscribe to that magazine now. ;)
Good Luck and keep us posted.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

This is really very exciting!
First off...I thought it was interesting that you scrapped about yourself because all day today I've been thinking of doing something like that, getting ideas in head and so seeing yours was super cool!
Congrats on the news and I hope this will be an exciting adventure for you!
I also hope you had a wonderful date with your hubby (I had one last friday while the in-laws were here and you'd never believe what I got while we were out...a new wedding ring! hehe!)

Sandy said...

Barb...how very exciting for you...congrats are so well deserved! i know that you will bring tons of inspiration to the lucky readers!! How fortunate they are to have you. the layout looks fab...wonderful photo...and every detail is luvly! Can't wait to see you continue to grow in your passion!!!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Congratulations on your new journey and well done on the layout. It is stunning! x

Becky B. said...

Congrats to you, Barb! How exciting! I can hardly wait to see your contributions to the magazine, which no doubt will make it even better!! :)

Also, what a beautiful scrapbook page! The colors and textures are just lovely!

I'm off to check out the online magazine...

 
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