Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cards published!!!

This morning, the car was booked in to get new brakes at Kmart auto in Chadstone.  It was nice, went there right after I dropped everyone off at school/station.  Dropped the car off and I walked across the road into Chadstone and got my errands done quickly.  Postoffice to mail out Kiti Q packages,  sheets to return, medicare refund and then.....I went looking for Charlie Brown.  Ros left a comment for me giving me the link to those Tummy Tuck jeans...and I googled and found that Chadstone Charlie Brown stocks them.  

Now...with all the renovation that is going on in that place, I was wondering if the store was going to be there.  Anyways....I found the store.......found the jeans!!!  And oooh I couldn't wait to try them on.  Since I was the only customer in the store, I had the undivided attention of the sales lady....who told me that I would probably need a size 6 or a size 8.  OMG.....Lady...I love you!!!  hehehe....turns out....the size 8 was waaay too big....oh boy...did that feel good.  So I tried on the 6 and it fitted tell the truth....with the size 6 on....I couldn't feel the benefits of any tummy tuck effect that the jeans promise.....I mean....Fat wasn't deported.  So I bravely asked to try on the size 4....hehehe....I know...was I game or what????  

Ok....they were a bit snug to pull on....but I could still button it up....and I let out a big breath
 half expecting the button fly off the jeans and ricochet around the store like a lethal weapon breaking mirrors.  But it stayed put.....yay!!!  I could sit, bend down....they were tight...but the sales lady said that after a few washes, it would stretch a little.    The tummy tuck flabby paunchy tummy...was butt was shaped....there was no gaping at the waist of my jeans....and no Lyndal...the fat didn't migrate from my tummy to my boobs....sadly...the boobs stayed a miserable B cup.  Sigh if only I got a tummy tuck and a boob job at the same time!! 

Ok..the price of the painfree tummy tuck was $247...or something like that....I spluttered and muttered something about thinking it over.   So ladies....would you pay that much for a pair of jeans?  Me.......I think the price is too steep.  Now that I know what size fits me....and which jeans  I like...I think I'll get them online.  

Ok..while I was at Chadstone, I stopped by Borders and hunted down a magazine.  This magazine. 
While I was in the process of buying Kiti Q, Jane referred me to the new editor of this magazine - Creative Cardmaking & papercraft.   The editor was none other than the previous editor of For Keeps - Julia Matthews!!  She needed someone to make some funky cards......and in return I would get a quarter page ad for Kiti Q!!    My first time getting cards published!!  I think it is the first time....hehehe...and I got 8 cards in the mag. Pretty pleased with how they turned out!  What do you think??

Anyways, if you have been meaning to try cardmaking, this magazine has plenty of variety and really clear instructions.  The supplies lists are detailed and the photography is amazing.  Julia Matthews, previously at For Keeps is now at Derwent Howard Media, and the new look for this magazine, has got her clean style all over it.  I also saw on Aussie Pub calls that she is looking for submissions and has made a call for a magazine DT.  It's past the deadline but she probably hasn't made any decision yet.  Send submissions to

Here's the press release from Julia:

Press Release
August 19 2008

We're very excited to be revamping Creative Cardmaking and Papercraft.  Our philosophy is simple.  We're filling the magazine with cards you will love to make and everything you need for foolproof results!

There's something for everyone and all levels of experience.  The spring issue is packed with projects, 50 cards to recreate plus scrapbooking layouts.  The magazine is beautiful to flick through but it's much more than a gallery, it's loaded with simple-to-follow instructions and many of the projects come with helpful 'step-by-step' photography to refer back to.  Each issue also features articles, interviews and reviews to enjoy leisurely over a cup of tea, and plenty of product reviews.  More than ever before, cardmakers can break out their supplies with total confidence, knowing that making great looking cards has never been easier!

Creative Cardmaking is onsale in newsagents nationally and in New Zealand.  Look out for free stickers on the cover!

Julia Matthews
Associate Publisher - Craft Division
Derwent Howard Media

Trust me, if you're a scrapbooker who wants to make it to save money, use up your stash or just for a bit of fun....this magazine is for you!!!

Toodles.....till later....does anyone still read my blog???


princess said...

I do!! Will look out for the magazine :)

jilly said...

YES I still read it!!!!! Cards look gorgeous!

Pandachu said...

yohoo, we're still here....(again) love those cards!! So kewt!

welcome to my world said...

love your work babe

Felicity said...

Wahoo congrats on your lovely cards. Will have to go and have a look for the magazine tomorrow.

hannie said...

Me too, I still read here!
I love those cards, they are colourful and pretty.
I started loving making cards as I can use my stash from my scrapbooking in good cause and I start falling in love with it too. :D

Angela said...

OMG at the price of those jeans. They do sound bloody good though. Congrats on the published cards. They look great.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo... my local newsie doesn't stock this mag. Probably give myslef an excuse to go to Chady now. Anyway, 1st time pop in the blog instead of reading it at bloglines & the new look is fab. Love the colours ;).

Vivs said...

beautiful cards ruey! and i noticed the white look blog...much clearer now!

Beate said...

Oh I just love you cards. Their stunning! :)

Michelle said...

Good to see updated posts!! :D

Congrats on the pub..

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Those cards are GREAT! I love the creativity and how they are all different!

About the jeans though...haha, I guess I would say "if the jean fits, buy it in every color!" =) Congratulations on being published!