Friday, March 29, 2013

Published in The Stampers' Sampler Spring 2013

Guess what is finally on the shelf?
The Spring 2013 issue of The Stampers' Sampler!

This issue is so impressively packed full of beautiful art and
distinctive techniques that can satisfy a variety of artistic styles--
I'm honored to be a part of it.

First of all, it made me so happy to be mentioned in the letter from the editor. 
(I've never had this honor before!)  And it's special to me to have a Table of Contents entry...


My work begins here and is staged beautifully:
All of the stamps are from Oxford Impressions Vintage Circus and Big Top collections.




All of these are "shaker" cards--I didn't know what else to call them.  They have a frame over a clear transparent sheet, then a foam liner.  Inside is chunky glass glitter, tiny glass balls,
and some also have hearts or stars.  It's a little bit difficult to see that they are 3D. When they are tilted, the "confetti" inside washes over the images--a little burst of excitement and festivity.

Here are the individual photos that I took before sending it in a year ago:

Love the tickets--so many uses, and they're a great size!

Those tickets again, and I LOVE the hat that's part of the banner. So versatile!

Blurry photo :-( but the banner rocks!  You could put any sentiment inside.


This is a wand with heart glitter inside. I'd love to see a little girl waving this around!

These curtains are amazing. Cut them into two panels to make them larger. 

Love the old ad.  Barnum was such a character.  So if he "says so..." it must be true!



So there it is... The culmination of a few weeks of work and a whole year of waiting and wondering.

These Vintage Circus and Big Top stamp collections from Oxford Impressions (here's my little ad)
are so versatile and could be used for quick party decorations
when stamped in one color and  then added to "spice-up" pre-made circus cards,
 crowns, bags, and other circus themed items that are now at Michael's craft shops
and will probably be everywhere soon.

 I just purchased some of these items at Michael's and have a whole new idea for
using these stamps with them for quick decorations with a lot of bang!
I'll either post them on my blog soon or submit to a Stampington publication--
in which case, I'll probably be waiting another year to show anyone!  :-)

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


I'm linking up with:
Your Gonna Love It Tuesdays
Wow Us Wednesdays
Weekend Showoff Party
Funky Junk
Share Your Cup Thursdays
Time Travel Thursday
Laura



9 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Congrats to you, Laura!!
Beautiful art work..you deserve to be published!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!!

Happy Easter!!

Hugs,
Debbie

PetraB said...

Hallo Laura, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog and the encouragement. Your projects are stunning, congratulations for being published! I haven't received my copy yet, it always takes a little while for the magazine to arrive in the UK. But now having seen your work, it is even more difficult to wait till it arrives! Happy Easter to you and your family. Petra.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Laura! Beautifully done. I love all the different images and the different elements you used on each.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Congratulations! I will definitely pick up the magazine!
Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

Shannon @ SMC by Design said...

How exciting--Congratulations!! These are really beautiful. I want to go find the magazine so I can see this in print--how fun!! I have to go find the banner stamp. I've been wanting that exact banner for some ideas I want to try. I am so impressed by your talent!

Jann Olson said...

Laura, if I had even an ounce of your talent I would feel so blessed. These cards are amazing! Congrats on being published. Well deserved I might add. This is really a fun stamp set. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats, Laura! Your work is amazing and I can see why it was published. I am your newest follower.

xx,
Sherry

Lynn Stevens said...

A HUGE CONGRATS Laura, I haven't gotten my copy yet. Had to email them and they are sending it but my GF brought over the magazine and I saw all your WONDERFUL artwork. Clap Clap Clap!!!!!! My girlfriend asked if I knew you? ... I said I sure do and she's so talented!!!
Hugs Lynn

Merissa Revestir said...

Aloha Laura, your work is amazing! I just purchased this issue at Barnes and Noble as part of a gift to my mother. As I flipped through the pages your work jumped out at me. I L-O-V-E your ideas and style! Now I have to go back and get an issue for myself. I'm so happy you have a blog so I can keep up with your creative adventures! Your work is fantastic! Congratulations with the publication. Your new fan from Hawaii xo