Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Monday...

Is this how you're feeling about the fact that it's Monday?? I am, too! This weekend was one of those weekends that needs another weekend to recover from. But here comes another week so get ready, get set, Go!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and feel excited about something this week. I am always happiest when I have something to look forward to and when I don't have something like that, I often make one for myself or ask James to.

This week I am looking forward to:
- Making a big dent in the projects I have on my desk.
- Getting some fun packages in the mail that I've ordered.
- Going to the high school football game with my family....this year is James' first year as a high school math teacher!
- Watching Emily play her first soccer game on Saturday.
- A mid-week evening out by myself....a little quality time with Michael, JoAnn and Joe (a.k.a. Michael's Crafts, JoAnn's Fabric and that soothing elixir they sell at that one place called Starbucks hehehe!).

And while I'm out by myself, "running the roads," as my friend Analise would say, I'm going to look in the bookstore, too, to see if the newest Somerset Life is out....because I'M IN IT!!! It's my first time truly being "published" in an art-related way, and it's very exciting. I got my advance copy last week and came screaming into the house from the mailbox and scared my four-year-old half to death! I took it to my mom's this past weekend and showed it to my extended family. So fun. :) It's the Fall issue so it should be on newsstands soon, I think.
Here's a peek at the beautiful article. I am so pleased with the amazing photos and such a lovely article! Wow! One of the editors wrote and asked me to submit an "art kit" in whatever style I would like. This is what I came up with....a "vanilla" kit...all whites, creams and ivories with touches of pink here and there. I included vintage lace, an old bisque doll, covered buttons I embroidered with bullion roses, old millinery flowers, an antique chalkware half-doll and lots more! It was such a joy to put together and I'm so glad Somerset liked it. Just LOOK at the two whole pages of beautiful photos! Wow...I'm so, so pleased! Christen Olivarez, one of the editors who wrote the article, did a fabulous job and I'm just so honored that she chose my kit for the article.

Today is my second tutorial for the Sweet Six Studio Online Art Retreat. I love this one and I hope all of you Sweet Six members do, as well. It's an Altered Hymnal Journal and I'm teaching how to make them from start to finish. It is such a satisfying, enjoyable and doable project. And it's not too late to register for the Art Retreat if you would like to and haven't! Go HERE if you are interested.
Here's what I'll be teaching in my tutorial...

In other news, I have finally put this sweet little "Just-Baked Cupcake" (with the sweet cupcake pin you see in the photos!) on my website and it is available for purchase! I showed it to you last week but forgot to list it! You can go here to find it.

Hope your week is a happy one!



The Rose Room said...

Congratulations Cheryl! Rachaelxo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl! Your little guy is such a cutie!

I know just how you feel about having something to look forward to. Being a stay at home mom, I HAVE to have something to look forward to or I get depressed, lol!

CONGRATULATIONS on being published!!! I will have to go and look for the magazine, how exciting!!

Big Hugs,

Kris said...

Congratulations Cheryl! I need to take a buzz down to Barnes & Noble to look for it. I love your munchkin--he's a doll! I just put a sweet one of mine on my blog.
I am so going to work on the Sweets project!

celestina marie said...

Hi Cheryl, Congrats to you. I can't wait to see that issue. So happy and excited for you and so deserved.
Your week sounds full and exciting. Enjoy!
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Kerryanne English said...

Big congratulations on being published for the first time. Beautiful looking article too.

I remember my first time...I kept opening the magazine up to the page every hour or so just to check it was really there...LOL

Fete et Fleur said...

How exciting Cheryl! I didn't receive an early issue so it's fun to see your photos! I can't wait to see it in person.


Holly said...

Oh, Cheryl! How exciting! Congratulations! Ha-ha! You scared your boy. :D

Beth Quinn said...

congrats cheryl !! i just had the same thing recently with my sommerset home ! soo exciting isn't it and fun!! my family was just excited !!
congrats !can't wait to see it !

twinkleshabbystar said...

The photos of Andrew especially the LAST one have MADE MY DAY! Big bucky!!! hee! hee!
I am BEYOND thrilled for you sweetie! A HUUUUUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS for you feature in Somerset! You are so deserving and I know how much this means to you!!! Truly gorgeous! Can not WAIT to get my hands on a copy! Loooove your hymn book. You are just over the "top" these days!!!
Have a wonderful week sweets! XOXO

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Cheryl! I can't wait to see you in the magazine.
Got a chuckle out of Michael,JoAnn
and Joe...I'm friends with those guys too!


Congrats on being published in one of my favorite magazines! said...

I got an advanced copy too and enjoyed seeing your work in there! congrats!

Pieceful Bits said...

Congrats Cheryl! That has to be so exciting.

Hey we have the same friends...go figure. Your little guy is handsome.

She'sSewPretty said...

How exciting to be "published"! I'll have to look for that magazine this weekend. Good for you!!
...your little boy is such a sweetie too. he make's me smile :o)

Cookie Sunshine said...

I'm loving everything that I'm seeing here. I mentioned you in my post today. Also, I'm making some changes on my blog. I'll email you later today. I think I'm finally ready to take a deep breath and get to work! "-)

Vintage Flair said...

Congratulations on your feature in SL.When I saw your art kit I thought it was truely beuautiful and inspiring.


Gabriella said...

That's great!! Well done!! I like all these beautiful handmade stuff!! Best as home decor!!

Allison said...

Congrats Cheryl!!! That is so awesome!!! I just love all of your ideas, I would never begin to know how to put together the sweet things you do!!!


Fete et Fleur said...

Your article is beautiful Cheryl! And the baby book above left me speechless. You are oozing talent my dear! Blessings to you!