Thursday, 4 April 2013

Some very exciting news! Working for Scrap 365 Magazine & Featured at Once Upon a Sketch!





Hi everyone!  Things around here are on a bit of a go slow for me this week as all my kids are on school holidays & my daughter is home from university.  I have to make the most of my time with her whilst she is around & be available for my kids in the evenings as they almost always have teenage plans! I've decided to just enjoy this week & get back to work on all my scrapbooking commitments next week when they are at home doing their homework in the evenings, keeping me company whilst I scrap!

I will be announcing my giveaway winner soon - I am just tallying up comments & checking up on ya :)

The really exciting news I have is that I have been invited to join the design team at Scrap 365 - the English magazine!  You can read the official announcement HERE on their blog & scroll down their sidebar to view the list of their entire design team.  
WOW, I am overwhelmed to be grouped together with some very talented ladies!!  If you visit their sister blog, Sketchbook 365, you will see that they have a DESIGN TEAM CALL on right now, which may be of interest to some of you...

One of my goals for 2013 was to make more of an effort to get layouts published & try my best in the "publication" arena so I am very happy to be on track with that one :)  Thank you so much to Morag & Katy at Scrap 365 for this amazing opportunity!

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I was delighted to see that my entry at Once Upon a Sketch was featured last month!




I was on the original design team at Once Upon a Sketch & spent a wonderful year working alongside Nadia & her lovely team so it will always be a very special site to me.

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Lastly, I'm sharing a video of a song those two handsome guys in the layout above collaborated on! My son Jack is a talented rapper & song writer & my other son Reilly is a talented DJ & music producer.  Their tiny bedroom is full of microphones, mixers & decks & these boys certainly can spin a tune. 


 This one brought tears to my eyes - written solely by Jack - please give it a listen & if you know of anyone (your kids perhaps) who are interested in meaningful rap music please recommend him to them - he'd love more subscribers to his You Tube channel.  Thank you for visiting my blog :)




24 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Congratulations Helen....so thrilled and excited for you.....love Scrap365 magazine, can't wait to see your newest creations. Fab news with being featured on OUAS. Love that LO!!! Rap...hmmmm...out of curiosity, off to watch...if you like, I will attempt lol

juscrap said...

Congratulations Helen! I realy love your work my friend. Your son is very talented. Congrats!xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo excited about all of your good news!! Your son's song is awesome!! I have subscribed to his page!!!!

Lynnda said...

Hey Helen!... Congratulations!!! And you know I love your creations!... hugs..x

Fi said...

WOW Helen this is really wonderful. I think his words are so spot on, I think as parents we always hope that our kids are going to be there for each other but for a lot of families this is so not the case. Its nice to hear some nice rap rather than the crap a lot of our kids are subjected to. Awesome!!!

Fi said...

Ooops forgot to congratulate you on the feature over at OUAS, was to busy sharing the song...lol

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Wonderful news for ya, Helen! Congratulations!! Awesome layout! Life gets busier for us, huh. But we have pledged not to stop scrapping! LOL!

yyam said...

Oh wow. Awesome news on Scrap 365. Congratulations!

You have some talented boys. :)

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Huge congrats Helen!!! Great news!!! As for your boys....I wish I was 17 again! LOL!!!! Loved the song! You must be sooo proud!!!xx

elainec said...

I did listen to Jack's song , the wording is just lovely & he raps it well. x

Adriana B said...

congrats Helen, so happy for you, fabulous news :)

Irini said...

Helen what can I say you must be very proud as parents and as a family!....I was so moved and yes I cried...your boys and particular Jack are very talented.!! i will get my 18yr to subscribe as will I.
On a scrappy not Huge congratulations fabulous news! keep up the fabulous work!!
hugz
iirni

Carin McDonough said...

Oh wow Helen that song had me totally blubbing! Your son is so talented with song writing. What amazing children you have, you are so blessed and they are so blessed to have you and your hubby as parents, I am sure you are amazing parents. I will definitely get my kids to subscribe (as will I) as they could learn a thing or two from Jack. Congrats on the mag design team, very much deserved as your work is always gorgeous! Love, love, love that layout and congrats on the feature.

sandi said...

Congrats Helen! Fabulous lo!

Cindy Keogh said...

Congratulations Helen!

Tracey said...

Your layout is gorgeous but the music video really steals your thunder in this post! What an amazing song! You have a couple of very talented boys!!

Marelize said...

Woohoo! That's awesome Helen! Huge congrats to you!
Your boys' music video is fantastic. I have recommended it to both my kids and have sent them the link. xx

Alison said...

Many congrats Helen....I hadn't realised your other son helped with the music ...you must be very proud of both of them!
Alison xx

Lynette said...

Congrats Helen, I am so excited to see you ticking off your goals ;-) I hope to see you towards the end of April when we will be in Durban and Margate for a week.

Kelly Foster said...

Big congrats, Helen, awesome news!!!!! I watched the video, how sweet...very well written and he has a nice voice!! I bet you are proud :) He seems to be a great big brother for the younger ones to look up to.

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm watching tv atm, so will listen to your boys music later...BIG CONGRATS re: 365. Totally awesome & sooo well deserved!!!! And also for OUAS...S. that was an amazing LO :):) have a lovely week with your family. Ours have just left....was VERY busy, but total fun:):):):)

jeanie g said...

Congratulations Helen, I saw your 365 page as I'm a subscriber. So happy for you and your children are amazing. Loved the you tube video. Will definitely pass it on to my GD's. Hugs to you and healing hugs to your kids too.xxx

topkatnz said...

Wow Helen. Jack has an amazing voice. Love his words and I think the support and love he feels for his siblings is so very cool. You must be so proud.xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Helen, this is so very cool and such an affirmation of your beautiful work and talent! Congrats, congrats...so awesome!;-)