Well I must say, that I am super excited to welcome June 1 today, because I have SO MUCH good news to share!! I will get right to it!! First off, I am still in shock and disbelief, but I have been invited to join the first ever Creative Team for Get It Scrapped! with Debbie Hodge and Amy Kingsford, along with a mega-talented group of Ladies!! We will be posting multiple assignments each month, so make sure you come check out the site for great inspiration and tips for creating your layouts.
My second bit of good news involves Publication. Creating Keepsakes magazine has been my most favorite print publications, since I started Scrapbooking over 6 years ago. I have been a subscriber ever since, and only dreamed that I might one day have a layout published in one of the issues. Well, this year has been a banner year so far! I had a layout in the Special Seasons issue at the beginning of this year and a Reader's Gallery layout published in the May/June 2012 issue. So I am super excited to share that I have THREE layouts in the brand, spanking new July/August 2012 issue. I have a second Reader's Gallery layout appearing on page 30 and a double page spread on pages 68-69, in the "One For the Gallery Wall" article. The layouts for this article were given to me as an assignment and I was really nervous about creating for this, but I ended up loving the end result of both pages. I will post all of the layouts a little later, once the magazine has had time to hit the store shelves!!
And lastly, in other publication news...I have a layout published in ScrapStreet Magazine. This is a free publication and you can check out great inspiration each month and I encourage you to submit to the calls, also!
Well, with all of that said and done, I also wanted to share the new June Sketch It Out Challenge, that I host each month at Club CK. Club CK is a free Scrapbook Community, where you can join in on the Message Board, post in the Gallery, look for inspiration, join in CK and Member hosted challenges. It is a lot of fun!! If you have never visited Club CK, I highly encourage you to head over and check things out.
Here is our sketch and my sample layout for this month's challenge:
There are several great options for this Sketch. You can use 4 square photos like I used, or you can change them out to 2 portrait photos, 2 landscape photos, or one large photo. Just have fun with it! I also like to add in a little TWIST each month to go along with the Sketch. The twist isn't necessary for participation, but just a fun little extra that you might want to incorporate into your layout. This month's TWIST, is to use a Solid Color background. You can use white, black, kraft, or any color that you would like that fits in with your color scheme. And if you would like to, you can add misting or stamping to your solid background. I hope you will come play along with us in the Creative Challenges Forum. The challenge will remain open until June 30 and then I will chose a winner for a RAK.
Products Used: Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper: BoBunny; Thickers: American Crafts: Washi Tape: SEI; Buttons: Michael's; Embroidery Floss: Janlynn; Pens: Sakura & Sharpie; Brads: The Paper Studio & Heidi Grace Designs; Number Stickers: The Paper Studio