Friday, 29 March 2013

Let's end the month with lots of great news!! {a preview, a feature, a couple of publications and a new Design Team term!}





I still have a whole other kit to share with you from My Creative Scrapbook!  As well as the March 2013 Main kit I was also sent their Limited Edition kit to work with this month too!!  It was sooooooo nice...full of new Kaisercraft & Webster's pages goodies. 


 I made tons & tons with it - 3 layouts, a DOUBLE {I know!!  How long has THAT been?!?} a Valentine's card {listen, it's never too early - this year hubby had to get an ecard from me - that was baaaad - hanging head in shame...}  & a couple of oversized tags, which by the way, could become my new thing as they are super fun to make!!  {not to mention super fast too hehehe...}

If you want a sneakie peekie of what's to come next week CLICK HERE! but I will still be sharing each  creation with you here as always!!  You can see I was busy there this month huh?!

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I was so excited to see that I had this layout featured up at PRIMA!!!!  this month!! I REALLY wanted to create with that sketch but sadly time ran out for me last month, BUT I did get to the Product Pick, remember this one?!?  You can see the announcement HERE.


I loooooove this page!  You know sometimes when you make something then look at it and think "how the #$%! did I manage that?!?"   It's all thanks to Mr. Huey Calico White - #cannotlivewithoutthestuffandthatwasthelastofitohboy

So many of my lovely online friends featured there too - woohoo!!  Imagine if we were all together & could go out for a cocktail?!?  
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The next bit of exciting news is that I have TWO layouts on display in ONE issue of a magazine!  Now that is a FIRST for me!!  This is the latest (April/May 2013) issue of Scrap 365 in which they appear. ..


 I just received it myself earlier this week, along with my layouts already returned - those guys are super efficient!  I'm still pouring over everything in there - it's a GREAT mag packed with interesting & useful information & inspirational work from scrapbookers around the world. Check out their blog HERE & consider subscribing to this fab UK publication!

One of my layouts in there was commissioned for their 'Shake it Up' Cocktail Challenge so it got a FULL PAGE - wooooo!!  It's never appeared online but I can't share it online JUST yet :)

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Lastly, I am happy to say {okay I'm ECSTATIC to say!} that I am staying on at Purple Pumpkin for another term!!  So I will be there until the end of September - another 6 months!

I just LOVE it there, I love how my layouts turn out when those Purple Pumpkin embellishment work their magic on them, and I just love Vicky Varvadouka, the DT co-ordinator there.

She is so sweet & funny & we have been very good friends for a very long time.  We have been on so many design teams together I've actually lost count!  Oh and of course she is one HUGELY talented scrapbooker too!!

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Happy Easter Everyone!  Enjoy your long weekend!!
Today is my birthday!  I have my daughter home from university too, so I am one very happy mumma.  My plan for this weekend is to take a scrapbooking break & enjoy every minute with my family.

 Sometimes making memories is more important than recording them.



23 comments:

Lynn Le5 said...

Sweet! Congrats and Happy Birthday!!!
Have a great weekend with your family.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Blushing.................!!!xxxx
Thank you so much my friend for your kind words!!! You made my day!!!! I needed that given the circumstances...!!! You are a huge scrapbooking star and person yourself!!!! I am blessed to call you a friend!!!!
Congrats on your accompliments!!! I wish you have (and you will) many more!!!!xx

sandi said...

Wow Helen congrats on your feature and publication! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!! Great to hear that you will have another term at a site that you like so well! That kit looks so pretty....can't wait to see all that you've created. Love that gorgeous lo that you did...it's a no wonder that they wanted to so it! Fabulous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HUGE CONGRATS on all the happy news!!! You totally deserve it all Helen ... you are so amazing and talented!!! Noting but the best for you!!!!

Kathy Skou said...

You're on a roll!!! Congrats on all the good news, Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Helen!!! So excited for you with the publications (so deserved!) and the continuing DT at Purple Pumpkin. Have a very happy birthday too!! (it's my middle child's bday today too! :) )

Svjetlana said...

Happy Birthday Helen and congratulations on all your recent success!

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Helen...and congrats on all the other good stuff!
Alison xx

Keren Tamir said...

Congrats congrats and more and more congrats. So so happy for you my friend!

Would love for you to check out my blog. I've posted my first video. Let me know what you think. I figured I'd venture into the next step.
Hugs
K

Nicole Doiron said...

Happy Birthday Helen!!! And Congrats on all your scrapbooking feats this month! :)

Denise Price said...

I'm just catching up on your blog, and my goodness, what an exciting post! Congratulations on EVERYTHING, and have a Happy Birthday & Easter!

Bellaidea said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!

Mrs Frizz said...

Well ... that was a wonderful post to read ... go you !!! Congratz on the published layouts, the DT gig and here goes ... are you ready ...
1 ... 2 ... 3 ...
Hap-py birthday to you
Hap-py birthday to you
Hap-py birthday dear Helen
Hap-py birthday to you!!!
and more importantly, I sung it in tune ...

Lizzy Hill said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time making memories with your family - Lovely to have your DD home, too...& WOW!!!! Amazing work, achievments & recognition going on here!!! Absolutely fantastic for you:):):) Dunno how you manage it all, but good on you...maybe its the super organisation like the Valentine's Day card [heehee!!!] & that Prima LO IS really stunning - very evocative...great news:):):):)

Lynnda said...

Maybe im a little late... Tell ya what... Helen!! I miss coming over here.... Sweet! Congrats and Happy Birthday!!!Have a great weekend with your family....hugs...xoxo

Lynette said...

So much good news. Congratulations Helen...and have a fantastic birthday.

Fi said...

Congrats Helen and such a great lead up to your Birthday, gorgeous page as well love the soft pink tones. Hope you have a fantastic day creating memories that we will forward to seeing you scrap.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Congratulations on all your achievements, Helen! So happy for you :) Can't wait to see piccies of your bday celebration!

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout Helen and congrats on the pubs and your design team extension! I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend with your family all home :)

Linda Eggleton said...

Yay for all the good news! Huge congrats on the feature, publications and extended term with PP, Helen ! Can't wait to see what you've done with that kit :)

Enjoy your Easter weekend...especially with your girl home!

yyam said...

Well, March is your month Helen. Congratulations on your fabulous news!!! And I'm sure more to come!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats on your feature at Prima...it was a real stunner! Those pinks are just so beautiful and soft! Congrats on the layouts in Scrap 365...can't wait to get the new copy in my hands...but CNA still has the previous one! It's always so great to see names of people you know in the mags and features!!! Congrats girl!

Eila Sandberg said...

Always love our little chats, even more so on the phone when I can hear your voice! Congrats again on all your amazing achievements, there is no stopping you darling!!! Mwah mwah mwah!