Summer Publication

I am published! CSM Summer16 Did you hear the news? I had several projects published in the Summer edition of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! This is the second time I’ve had layouts picked up for publication with them and it is such a thrill! Flipping through and seeing your own work in a magazine that is on the shelf at the grocery store is an amazing experience.

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In order of appearance in the magazine they are …

1. Love X Three

Love X Three by Alison Day Designs

Sometimes when you set out to create a layout that is special you fail big time. Sometimes you succeed. This was one of the latter instances. I loved this layout from the moment I started it! Having amazing photos helps (Schurman Photography) and an amazing supply of products too (Gossamer Blue kits).

I used a sketch from another magazine submission site (shh!) to get my major elements into place. Then I just had fun creating little stories for each daughter. Marley is my eldest so she got more grown up images. Paige is my artist so she got the colour swatch palette and the pencil crayon washi strip.

Love X Three left page by Alison Day Designs

Christine as the youngest got the key to my heart and the camera washi strip because she’s always asking me to take and post photos of her! Such a drama queen! Beside the photo of all three of them I placed a quote card that is worth remembering.

Love X Three right page by Alison Day Designs

2. Tickleberries

Tickleberries 12x12 layout by Alison Day

Then there are those layouts that you think “what the heck!” Part of the summer call was for layouts about ice cream and I had this goofy, not great photo of the girls taken at a famous ice cream spot in the Okanagan (in fact, there are two layouts in this issue about Tickleberries, it’s that famous!) I decided to jazz it up by making a giant ice cream cone. The scoop shapes are a cut file from the Silhouette Store and the cone part is made with pieces of Kraft card stock that have been embossed with a texture similar to a cone. All in all a fun layout for an equally fun memory from last summer.

3. Happy Birthday Ice Cream Cone Card

Ice Cream cone Happy Birthday Card by Alison Day

While I had my Silhouette primed with the ice cream cut file, I made this card. To add interest to the scoop – and to mimic the idea of sprinkles or pieces of fruit or candy in the ice cream – I added enamel dots over some of the polka dots already on the paper. What kid doesn’t want to receive an ice cream shaped birthday card?

There you have it! I’m working on submissions for their Winter issue (somehow missed the Fall issue deadline – doh!) so stay tuned!

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