Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Carvé Diem

Over the last week or so, I've visited many blogs and seen many people's beautifully decorated for Halloween houses, front porches, gardens, etc...  Alas, we are not a decorating family. I cannot be bothered.  It's too hard.  We've lived in this house for five years, and there is a total of ONE thing hung up on the wall!

We did not even buy a pumpkin this year, LOL.  But three years ago, we did get a pumpkin.  After cutting out the top and realizing it was too small of a hole to reach in, DH cut a bigger hole. At that point, he realized that the top couldn't be placed on the pumpkin any more, it'd fall in :)  hee hee.

Here is a layout on pumpkin carving that was published in Scrapbooks Etc October 2010 issue.  This is my first and only publication with this delightful magazine.  I feel so incredibly lucky to have this project selected.  I haven't submitted anything to them since this because I just don't quite know how to go about doing it without specific calls from the magazine.  But I will seize the carver and rejoice over this one and say "hurray!"

33 comments:

Virginia L. said...

I'd say "hooray" for the pub-lication and pumpkin!! Congrats! Now there's all the more resaons to look for that issue now! Excellent choice of colors and LO!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, Jing-Jing, you are too funny! This is a fantstic LO. And hey, if you can make it in there once, I'm sure they would love to have you back. Can't wait to see this one in ink!

Sue said...

You have a way with titles Jing Jing! :)

Pearl said...

haahaha ! I can't believe the bare walls of your home !!!!

Congrats on the pub & a great memory recorded !!!

Alia said...

What a treat to see that you had stopped by my blog!! Thank you! I do love to follow yours!! :) Great design on this LO, as usual!! I must say, I AM the home decorating type, but bet those bare walls of yours are working out just fine!! :) hehe

Chantal said...

Oh wow I really love this layout!!! It's sooooooooooooooo awesomely gorgeous! Congrats and well deserved. :D

Charlene said...

Yeah!! How exciting!! A BIG congrats to you! Will you send me your E-mail address? I have a question :-) Thanks Char

Tanya Tahir said...

well that is one cute layout!! That is one mag I would love to appear in (yeah right) LOL...congrats :)

teacher jessy said...

Congrats on ur pub! Love how u kept it simple yet so beautifully done. Enjoy the orange color!!

Larajc said...

love this!

Colette Bate said...

Brilliant use of the G45 papers yet your page is contemporary and whimsical! Definitely inspiring! And ... another publication? Be careful .. keep this up and you'll have your OWN magazine soon!
xoxox

deana said...

Yep! I saw that beauty in there and i'm sure we'll see you in there again! Congrats!

Sarah Mullanix said...

congrats on the publication, that's a hard one to get into!!! :) I do think it's pretty funny that you are such a pro a decorating your scrapbook pages and projects but you only have one thing hung on your walls at home! LOL

curlyqmosaics said...

Super cute, unique layout. Love the colors and the random dots!

Shirley said...

Loved the layout when I saw it in my copy!

Stacy Cohen said...

Congrats on the pub!! It's a fabulous page!

ellen s. said...

haha!! that is the cutest title ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keri said...

Heh, love this experience with the pumpkin, too funny! No wonder this page was chosen for Etc...it's really REALLY well designed. Just perfect with the three vertical strips of G45, immaculate handwritten journaling, and felt accents with the occasional epoxy thrown in. Great placement, great photos, love it! :)

Fryne said...

fab, truly FAB design JJ! love it

Jennifer Larson said...

Oh, your title made me laugh! Congrats. I remember seeing it--so cute!

liana suwandi said...

Congrats on the pub, you're really such an inspirational.

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats and thanks for the giggle!
Ta page est géniale et sur du kraft: j'adore ;-)

Keshet said...

You should rejoice, this is lovely! I've also had no luck with SE!

Jocelyn said...

YAY.....congrats....this is just awesome...I adore the title!!!!! The colors and placement are perfect!!!

You are talented sweet friend...Have a great day!!!

jazsutra said...

CONGRATS My dearest friend for the pub!!! love the layout with the whole family in it...!!!cute title too ;)

xoxo
jaz

Christie Bryant said...

Congrats on another publication! You're on fire! I love this layout - fantastic!

Lisa H. said...

oooo! love this and congrats. this is the one scrapbook mag. I subscribe too-love it.

Nancy Damiano said...

Congrats on the pub! I love all of the little random circles. Great page!

Alice Wertz said...

no wonder they want it. it's fabulous! love the scattered dots and the design is wonderful as always. love it! congrats on the pub!! d=)

Belinda said...

Yay for the pub and fun LO! Hah, funny story about your pumpkin! :) My hubs don't do the initial hole cut... that's my job. But he's willing to carve -- until he realized what my standards for a carved pumpkin were... so now both the cutting into and carving is my job. Sigh.

Robin Gibson said...

I remember seeing this published Jing-Jing!! I LOVE this layout! And cute, cute story behind it:) Miss you!

LG said...

Fun layout! I LOVE IT to bits

Aubree said...

This has always been one of my faves of yours! I love that you used the G45 papers in such a fun manner!