Saturday, February 9

tickled pink!


this is the big smile that was on my face when i opened my mailbox and found a big padded envelope from stampington & co with this inside!


such a fun surprise before christmas when staci dumoski emailed me about featuring my blog in the next issue of artful blogging! ( it was a heart attack enough just seeing her name in my email inbox! )
i had a hard time waiting for my copy to arrive. i started seeing little peeks around blogland. i was ready to go buy a copy because i am so impatient, but my barnes and noble sold out in one day! lucky for me it arrived this week. ( i had plans to drive to the next barnes and noble 60 miles away :)
for the past two days i have been enthralled with the photos and text from all the inspiring blogs featured. right on the cover is a beautiful silver glitter star surrounded by roses by my art friend marilyn! her blog outside the lines is featured as well and shows such a lovely collection of her amazing photographs.



there is pink everywhere i look today! here is a stack of flocked hankies just waiting to be remade into some new project. the little heart is made from some vintage fabric i found at quilt market last spring and the tiny pearl beads are from a broken vintage necklace.



even more pink, here is the little card i made to go inside my art nest trades. i am having such a hard time printing off copies.
how do you do it??
i have tried scanning and printing, copying at the copy store, having the copy store scan and adjust the image and every time it comes out blurry because of the depth of the items i glued on. i dropped it off at the photo shop to have a digital image taken in a photo box but isn't there an easier way to get a nice image reproduced?
please share your tips. . .



then with all the pink happiness i've had this week the valentine fairy (my daughter hannah) stopped by and left this for me. she is sweet- the fairy and my hannah.
xo julie

41 comments:

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Congratulations on your article! I sat here with a cup of hot cocoa last night and enjoyed reading a few blog stories in the magazine. Yours is one of my favs!

xo Heather

Kate said...

I got my copy the other day and as I was perusing the pages I came accross your section and I thought I know her. How cool was that to see you in print when I was not expecting it. Fantastic pages. Congrats to you on that honor.

Kate

Maija said...

And such a beautiful face it is!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you again next week!

Maija said...

And, I take my originals to the copy place inside Office Max where they do it on the computer in their area. I use heavy weight paper, and it looks fabulous! They also have the ability to print multiple copies on one page!

Hannah is quite an artist!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Congrats! I've been looking everwhere and I can't find a copy! I guess I'll have to break down and subscribe!

sarahkeith said...

Just lovely as usual!

annie said...

i snatched up my copy at B & N...and enjoyed every page...was so excited to see yours in there...especially, since we'd just made a connection. very pretty...congrats.

shar said...

Congratulations on your article in the new 'Artful Blogging'; I enjoyed reading it very much. I love your work.

tapegirl said...

dude! i love that fairy.

Nerissa said...

I LOVED the article on you! I've added you to my "blogs I stalk" list hee hee :)
Thanks for visiting the other day & wishing me luck on my open house. I'll post with pics when it's over.

Take care
Nerissa

Alicia P. said...

Hi Julie, I just discovered your blog today through the magazine. You are absolutely adorable. What a great article you did. Thank you.

Heather said...

Love the sweet fairy my your Hannah. I have a Hannah too. I'd just take a good picture of your artwork and then reproduce that. It is hard to avoid the blurriness on any kind of scanner when scanning something dimensional. Its lovely!!

hollydoodledesigns said...

The fabric heart is gorgeous. I also love the card you made and the sweet fairy valentine. Have fun at ArtNest, I'm so jealous!

Whitney Johnson said...

I loved your article and your blog! You are inspiring! I'm a "baby blogger" (3 posts so far - ha!), and I finally have time and materials for all of my crafting dreams and endeavors. I just discovered Somerset, and art blogs... WOW! Will you be my mentor? :) I hope to be a part of your amazing art community someday!

Thanks for sharing.
Whitney

Anonymous said...

I literally just put down the mag. after reading with great enjoyment your article. I am feeling a little more hopeful after reading about the Post-its in the mag's as a way to reach other artists. I live in a rural, art blackhole and I too see that someone is buying those Somerset pubs. They must have similar interests....time to go make Post-it msgs!! Congrats and Thanx.

Debbie Schramer said...

Hello Julie,
I just found your wonderful blog and am so excited to read that you are from Utah!! So am I! I would love to meet you. My husband and I haven't lived here that long and would so like to meet other artists who live in the area. I absolutely love your blog and your art.....so beautiful! Hope you'll take a moment to see my creations, too. My blog is:
http://beautiful-art.blogspot.com
Thank you for sharing so much beauty!
Debbie

laura@layersofcolor.com said...

What an honor and thrill to be published in the second issue! Expect your blog to get swamped with visitors...that means your beautiful thoughts and art multiplied! Congratulations to a fellow artist!

Debbie Schramer said...

So nice to hear from you! I am so excited that you live in Springville! It would be wonderful to meet you and get together! You asked about the picture of the frayed flower on my blog. I am pretty sure that is from Manon Gignoux's site. She is an incredible clothing designer. She was featured in the newest issue of World of Interiors magazine...a wonderful article! There's also a video on Youtube about her; it is in French.
I will email you, soon!!
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

your work is delish girl! I LOVE this sweet card.

You're going to need to photograph the piece at a high res with a quality digital camera, then download the pic and if you're PS savvy, do your thing there with it. You'll be infinately more satisfied with the results if the artwork is photographed and then reproduced from the digital image.

Hope this is helpful.

I'll be peeking in on your world again.

Terri Conrad
Terri Conrad Designs
http://www.terriconraddesigns.typepad.com

Diane said...

Dear Blue Girl XO! :-) I am loving your whimsical touch with paper and ribbon, beads and baubles. The tiny heart is totally precious! Will you have tea with me? Bring your paper and scissors and snippets! I'll make cookies! I'm so glad I discovered the magazine and your blog. It makes my eyes happy.
Diane

Cathy said...

found you through the mag...I love your images of the birds...especially the one that is queen. makes me happy! :) I am so wishing an art group here! You gave me hope that it could happen. blessings and thanks for sharing your story!

Amy C said...

Congrats on your inclusion in Artful Blogging. I think the 2nd issue is so much better than the first - mostly because so many artists which aren't normally in the mag are included. Your art and your article were great! I'll check back often.
amy

dede warren said...

Well I have no idea how to copy things either, I always have the hardest time. In the end I always wind up paying to have it done. I can't tell you how DaRliNg your art nest insert is! Oh I hope you are able to make copies, as I would love to add that little gem to my art journal!

See you soonly, Dede

heidi said...

hey julie ~ congrats on the article, it is fabuouls! can't wait to see pics of the upcoming artnest retreat, one of these days i'll get to one!
also, instead of scanning, try taking a really good photo ~ works good when you've got all sorts of thickness'.
take it easy - xo

Deryn Mentock said...

Congrats! Loved your article!

lori said...

i learned about you from your article in the Artful Blogger... love your creative he{art}... thanks for sharing!! i am hooked.

xo lori

Claudia said...

Glad I found your site. Congratulations on the publication. I have also been trying to get a copy...sold out! I need to get a subscription! Love your blog...Can I link you?

Lisa said...

Just got my copy too. I looked up your Nov 07 Silver Bella post. I'm Lisa (I was in the pic with you, Jenny and Aaron. Such a fun class.
Glad to "see" you again. Loved your magazine spotlight.
Lisa Z

Candice said...

I saw your artwork in Artful Blogging. Love it! And those bottles of glitter actually look yummy, lol! Can't wait to see more!

Scottie Magro said...

Congrats on your article, I think your work is lovely

Dale said...

ooo! I absolutely love your art card here! I understand what you mean about having trouble getting good pics of your more 3Dish art... i've been wrestling with the same problem myself. Haven't found an answer yet. If you figure it out, you'll have to let us all know :)

I found your blog through the awesome article in Artful Blogging. I'll have to subscribe here, so that i can continue stalking your blog :)

strangerontheearth said...

Dear Julie, I just got my copy the other night, and read about your art group today. I am very interested in starting an art group in my hometown. Would you be willing to share more with me about how you got started, what you do at meetings, etc.? I like the Post-It Notes at Barnes & Noble approach, but hoping for more detail.

Please e-mail me at
sandral18706 AT yahoo.com

Thank you!!!

P.S. Love your work!

amy maisel said...

Julie--So nice to discover your blog!! I loooove your work and look forward to seeing more!

amy a.k.a. bagladyart

Jeanne said...

Oh that card is darling. Love those little birds you have on it. I would try taking a closeup photo of it and having that reproduced. Scanning is difficult when it is a dimensional object.
Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration!
xo jeanne

holly said...

Oh my gosh! I just read about your blog in Artful Blogging, came to your blogsite and here you are talking about the article. Thank you for the insights into your early struggles with blogging. I look forward to reading your blogs.

heidi said...

hey julie ~ i know you're kind of busy right now, at the nest, but i've been tagged, and now i've chosen you for the "you make my day" award! thanks ~ xo heidi

MarilynH said...

horray!! Julie--that picture doesn't look like you! :P

borrors said...

Congrats to you...I gobbled up the second edition of artful blogging and found you via that magazine. What a fun totally random thing...now I'll have to add you to my blog stalking list.

amy maisel said...

Julie, I love all your work.....and cannot wait for more to see! Very inspiring!!!!

amy....a.k.a. bagladyart

Pat said...

I'm glad I found out about you in Artful Blogging magazine! I look forward to reading your blog now that I've discovered you. Thanks for making me smile!

Distressing Delilah said...

Yes, congrats! I rev'd a copy yesterday and thus my visit to your site..great job!

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