Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sharing My Joy

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to be the Guest Artist for the Summer Edition of Stampers Sampler.  The magazine is now available and as you can imagine, it was an absolute thrill for me and my family.  Stampington Company did a beautiful job of presenting my cards and I am most appreciative of this opportunity.  It almost does not seem real to me.  

I thought I would share with you a few of the other cards not shown on the first two pages shown above.  I originally auditioned for their magazine called Take Ten, so I tried to reduce the steps in each of my cards by utilizing background papers and keeping images and embellishments to a minimum.  

 I love this image and sentiment by Katzelkraft and thought it went well with the turn of the century background paper.  The horse shoe stickers represented to me the transition between horse drawn carriages and the automobile.
 For this card, I stamped an image I received from Crafty Individuals as a thank you for purchasing stamps.  The feather background paper seemed fitting and elegant.  I have had these feather buttons in my sewing box for several decades! The sentiment means "What's Up?" and is by Artistic Outpost.
For my final card, the background paper featuring beautiful upholstered chairs reminded me of this gorgeous image and accompanying sentiment by Artistic Outpost.  

It is Sunday here at the beach.  It has been a difficult first week of retirement for my dear husband who is struggling with a decade long health issue.  I hope wherever you are, it is a good week ahead.  I thank you for all your visits and words of encouragement. Love, Yvonne


butterfly said...

A fantastic and well-deserved feature, Yvonne - and three more great cards too!
Alison x

Ephemera said...

Brilliant cards and magazine article Yvonne, congratulations. xx

Dagmar said...

Congratulations - but these are absolutely great works from you!!

Brenda Brown said...

So happy to see you featured in this way Yvonne and so well deserved, gorgeous cards.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations, the cards are all gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Paper Profusion said...

Wow Yvonne - how impressive and well deserved! Don't your cards look wonderful in print like that - well done you! Wishing you and your dear hubby happy days this coming week. Nicola x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Yvonne,
Many congratulations to you, and well deserved you make stunning cards.
Smiles :-)

Fit Kitty said...

I saw your work in Stampers' Sampler and came to visit your blog. I love your cards - they're beautiful! I'm going to check out your blog some more.

KT Fit Kitty

Pia S said...

I love your work, Yvonne, and your cards definitely belong in a magazine for inspiration to others. Congrats on being published - well deserved!
I also like your black and white cards - love the elegant and vintage look of them, and I love them being rather clean and not too fussy - lovely work!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being published, wonderful cards :)