Friday, October 21, 2011

I'm A Cover Girl!

It's my birthday this month and I couldn't have asked for a better present. My project made the cover of  Somerset Studio Nov/Dec issue, one of my favorite magazines!
I was so thrilled when I found out - it's a dream come true for me. I've been a crafter ever since I can remember, but it's just been this past year that I started submitting my work for publication and teaching workshops in my home. It's been very fulfilling for me, and I appreciate everyone's support.
Here's my article; it's about making art from recycled materials. The project on the cover was an old Papaya calendar page that I altered into a wall hanging. The other projects were a mini picture frame that I transformed and also some inexpensive gift cards that I embellished.
Thanks to the staff at Stampington for making me one happy birthday girl!

Today, I also went to my favorite scrapbooking store, Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, CA. Here's my purchases for today. Tim Holtz had a bunch of new product out that I couldn't resist. I love the subway sign tote (especially the over size grommets), new tissue paper, tape, & notebooks.
Here are my other goodies, some stamps, paper, & embellishments.
I'm really looking forward to this weekend. I've got a couple of classes lined up, stay tuned for updates.


  1. What an achievement! Congrats and I just know you will make many more covers - you're very talented and always have been since you were a little girl.

  2. happy birthday AND congratulations, gorgeous spread...what a lovely gift indeed! AND to come across such cool goodies. really diggin that school days black with white paper in the photo of the you on the mag cover. would love to get my hands on some also BUT i cannot read the website at the bottom. would you kindly post that site? thank you much :)

  3. The black school paper is from Jenni Bowlin, called "red black extension IV". Thanks for the kind words ;-)

  4. Congratultions Connie! Love your style, love your work!! And a very Happy Birthday to you too!
    xoxo, diana G.

  5. Congrats Connie and so very DESERVED!!!!
    Happiest Birthday Wishes!
    See you next Saturday
    :) Laura H

  6. Congratulations Connie!!! Well deserved. Happy Birthday too.

  7. Happy Birthday and Congrats Connie!

  8. OMG!!! this is a good omen! my birhtday was in august the big 50 and I was the cover girl! now it's your birthday and your the cover girl!!! congrats I am so excited for you!!! it's beautiful and I love the colors, can't wait to get back home and pick one up!! save a signature for me!! truly I am so excited for you!