Monday, December 29

ok, i had a bit of a heart attack today.....

so i am in my pjs still (hey, i am on vacation!) i threw on my big coat with the fur collar and my slippers and tried to sneak out to the mailbox this morning without my neighbors noticing. my box was stuffed clear to the top with envelopes, a little bit late padded mailers with things i ordered off etsy, and one big magazine from somerset. i could barely wiggle it all out. trying not to slip on the ice i sneaked back in the house and dumped the loot on the table.

envelopes, bills, the dvd i ordered-i think, and the new somerset life.
i tore off the plastic wrapping and let the paper cover fall to the floor and there it was.....the reason for my bit of a heart attack. i am on the cover of the new issue of somerset life!

**insert unabashed horn tooting here**



well, not me actually but my beautiful velvet valentine. noone breathed a word of this secret to me, this is the coolest surprise ever! it is one of the valentines i made for my little love notes article.

on page 34 here is my little dancing marie antoinette compact, and the tiny silver tinsel and felt kit i made in a vintage bird mold.





and here in the 'things we love' spread my love notes valentine kit.



this issue is packed with gorgeous photos of so many lovely, sweet things. you are going to love it. i heart mondays after today. xo julie

(all photos in this post are by somerset and can be found in the winter 2009 issue.)

36 comments:

cupcake studio said...

Congratulations! The valentine on the cover is just gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Cassondra W. said...

So cool Julie! You totally deserve all the attention, you are a truly talented artist! Can not wait to see the new magazine! Congrats!

Maija said...

I am so happy and proud!!!!
You rock!!
oxox

Vintage Flair said...

I know how you feel...I was the cover girl for the last issue and it is a wonderful feeling. CONGRATULATIONS. I am happy for you. I am stalking my mailbox for my issue. I can't wait to see it.
Lori

Jenn said...

Yes, you certainly do deserve to be on the front cover of that fabulous magazine! That valentine is one of my favs too... its just incredible. Congratulations Julie!!

paperbird said...

I have to say it is one of my favorite Somerset Life covers. The article and pictures are wonderful!

Stephanie Lee said...

Well, of course!! I'd be hard pressed to find any other sweet valentine that radiated more love than your little darling! It's PERFECT for the cover!
Congrats! :)

Deryn Mentock said...

Beautiful...congratulations!

Heather said...

Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations.

Kari said...

Huge congrats, Julie. How exciting. What gorgeous photos. Cannot wait to see this issue. Cheers to YOU!!!!!!!!
Kari

lori gardner said...

Way to go Julie dear! Somerset Life is my official FAVORITE magazine. It is my indulgence. I look forward to it and wait until I can go pick it up at Barnes and Noble...my favorite place on the earth (besides my studio). I cant wait to go out and get my own copy. You are just so FAMOUS! Big Hugs!

Jenny Doh said...

Surprise!
Many well-deserved congratulations to you, Julie. And happy new year. Thank you for all that you create and share.
Jenny :)

angel said...

Congrats Julie! Fabulous valentine...and I am still in my jammies too!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!- WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND ON THE COVER TOO!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Julie, Just a bed of roses in farmington got our copies yesterday and I was so happy for you being on the front cover...so I did a blog on the book and tooted your horn a bit for you too...a huge congratulations. I havent stopped by your blog in some time, I need to get really caught up on things with you. Keep up the awesome work!

Wanda said...

That is so cool and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. The cover...that is quite an achievement and a well deserved one at that.

Dale said...

Julie, i am so excited for you! The cover looks beautiful with your valentine there. Also, i really love your tinsel and felt kit! So charming. Congratulations :)

Lisa PN said...

Julie,
I just found your contact in this months issue of Somerset Life and came to your blog. I just wanted to say congrats and thank you for creating beautiful and wonderful pieces of art.
Thank you!

Diana said...

Congratulations, Julie!!! So well deserved. I love your creations. I'm headed for the store tomorrow to pick up my copy. Happy New Year!
Diana

cindy said...

Looks dreamy! Cant wait to see it all "fer reals"...hopefully will hit newstands this weekend. Congrats on the cover...heady indeed I would imagine! :D

c

Anonymous said...

Haven't gotten mine yet but have been swooning over that cover!!! You totally deserve it! Can't wait to see more! Congratulations and Happy New Year!

sassysinglemom said...

can hardly wiat to get this issue.....Wonderful!

When will you be posting valentines stuff on etsy.
Happy New Year

Barbara M said...

Congratulations, it is lovely. I can't wait to read it.

Katie said...

I have been enjoying this issue so much!...Loved all your stuff...Happy New Year...Katie

Marina said...

WAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! your the man. well, sorta.

Biotica said...

Wow Julie!!! How amazing is that?! Congratulations...front cover. Like I didn't have enough reasons to brag about you. :)

Little Pink Studio said...

Congratulations Julie!!
I loved your article, and all of your beautiful work in there!
xo, Cerri

Kel said...

Amazing! CONGRATS to you. It is a beautiful cover. You are an amazing talent.Kel

catworx said...

What an awesome tribute to your creativity!

I love all the beautiful pix of your art & kits that were offered up in this issue!!!

Hooray for you!

KathrynAntyr said...

Wow! I can see why your lovely artwork made it to the cover. Happy day!

Diane said...

Julie, this is my lst time here. I'm Diane, one of the participants in a Year of Color. Your creations are totally charming. Congratulations on the cover spot. Fabulous! In looking at your photos...the wee little box with the spool inside - just SO darling!
I'm enjoying your creations on the Year of Color blog.
Diane

Tammie Lee said...

Oh congratulations. I can see why they chose your lovely heart for the cover and so much of your lovely art inside. very exciting!

Mary said...

Julie,
You shouldn't be surprised. Your work is so, so, so amazing! I will be going out tomorrow to B&N to buy that magazine!

sandra said...

Just saw your article in Somerset, and had to come check out your blog. I've got to to back and read more...so glad to have discovered you. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, as are all the fabulous hearts in your article!!
A new fan,
Sandra B

Just be...... said...

Hurray!!! Yippee!!! That is so cool you were totally surprised about it!!!

M. Bloom said...

Congratulations!

MB

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