Thursday, April 09, 2009

Shania is a cover girl!!!

I was so excited when I was invited to be on the cover of the Valentine's issue of Creative Paper. I totally had so much fun working on this project.  I had to do a layout, a mini album, a decorative/gift item and a card....and I really love the end result.  Shania is such a gorgeous cover girl and my fav has got to be the Scrapware birdhouses (available from my shop) or maybe the gorgeous layered hearts husband would say the chocolate bar wrapper next on the left hand side of the card.  It had yummy Cadbury moments choc in there.
Another exciting month for me as well as it's my first article in Scrapbooking Memories.  Bit of a challenge as not only do I come up with layouts and cards....but I have to write as well.'s been a while since I have had to write an essay.  But ...... at the end of it...I had a great time and such a fantastic learning experience. My article was on masking and reverse masking.  So the layout above is my Lil' Eastwood with masked round shapes and also used magic mesh to do some masking.    Then another layout of Miss Shania...Little Miss Bag Hag.  Photos are care of Bev!!!  Thanks Bev!!
Two cards with the masking technique...the above is a sunset card where the moon is masked.  And the card underneath is using the negative from die cut flowers to do masking.
More published projects.   Another one that I was absolutely thrilled to do.  A school related mini album using the funky Bella Back to school range.  I found these papers to be very Love  Elsie-ish...funky and I love the colourful embellishments and journalling blocks.
Back soon with a cards update.  I do cards monthly for Creative Cardmaking and papercraft magazine.  Yes, who would have thought I'd be doing cards monthly.  But I'm really really loving cardmaking at the moment.  

Does anyone still read my blog??  I have two raks to give away.....u know what to do....leave me a comment!!!  Thank you!


Jesse said...

Hi Ruey!

Loving all your creations. Your cards are fantastic. I check your blog all the time. Have a happy Easter.


brainybairn said...

I do! Your on my blog reader! Missed seeing your LOs!

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Anonymous said...

hi ruey, i like to read your blog but sometimes its a bit long between drinks!!!! love your work


Gina said...

Wow, I didn't realise this was yours on the cover..beautiful work! made me buy the mag for the first (actually only) time so far!
Love how you've masked the moon on your card too..gorgeous! "D Gx

Robyn W said...

always love dropping by....when you

KimA said...

Congrats on the cover Ruey! I still read your blog :o)

nic said...

Hiya Ruey!

I check to see if you have updated your blog weekly. So I was excited to see it was today.

Great work as usual


Lyndal said...

No, sorry Ruey, sad to say I don't read your blog anymore LOL!
Hope you had a great & relaxing easter :)