Friday, February 20, 2009

Good news !

It's been a great day - the house is clean and I had time to scrap a layout for my next Keeping It Simple Article. For those who regularly visit my blog, I used a photo from my Grandmother's 95th birthday (which actually turned out later on to be her 94th ... but that's another story). I asked her heaps of questions, some of which were suggested by you and that is featured on the layout. Sadly, you'll need to wait until Issue 67 before you get to see how it turned out. I can't wait to show her on Sunday. When I asked my grandmother if I could ask her some questions and interview her, I explained that it would be published in a magazine and people would read about her. I asked her if that would be OK and she replied in her gorgeous broken english ...
"You think they want to read about me?" - how cute hey!

I also received 2 layout acceptances from Scrapbooking Memories today, so that was great.

And a couple of days ago, I received my copy of Simple Scrapbooks (USA) in the mail - this was no ordinary issue for me. I'm pretty excited actually. I'm a huge fan of SS and I was so excited when they accepted a layout from me to be featured in this issue. It is so sad that this will be the second last issue that goes to print - they cease printing after the next one- so very sad!

Here are some pics of the magazine - and if you get a copy you'll find 2 other aussies in there (nicole and dianne) as well as a few other well known US and Canadian scrappers that I'm fortunate to be friends with - way to go girls!







All in all a good day for scrapping news!

13 comments:

:) Tiff said...

big congrats Leanne. no wonder you're excited.
well done on your SM pickups too!
you are on a roll.
;)

sandra said...

congratulations Leanne.. so deserved.
Can't wait to see that layout of your grandmother!

Lisa said...

congrats, Leanne! Love those layouts! ;)

Jody said...

I love your layout and especially loved seeing it in the SS mag with so many other "friends"/scrappers :)

KatherineB said...

WOW Leanne - you have been busy - well done. I love that Easter tradition LO. You are so lucky that all the little people in the family are all around the same age. There is a 7 yr age gap between my boys and the lastest additions.

Diane H said...

I'm totlayy feeling your excitement leanne. I may be a tad bias but I think this is one of the best issues I have sen in a while. SOOOOOO many great pages in it!! WooHoo! Way to go Aussie girls!!

moon said...

yes, i saw this in my simple and thought "oh, there's leanne's layout! i know her!"
:)
congrats

melanie said...

Your page looks great Leanne, a huge congrats to you!! I also know the girl whose page is below yours- she's on the DT for the store I work in. Small world eh? ;)

Danielle said...

Congrats, Leanne ! I can feel your excitement and feeling of pride !
I love the latest SS. So sad that it will soon no longer exist. I treasure even more all of my SS copies !

Love reading your blog ! Always looking forward to seeing your photos and your LOs.

Danielle

nicole s said...

Oh please, your house is ALWAYS clean, Miss Type A! I can tell by your photos. Sorry I hadn't seen you in the ss mag, as I haven't had a chance to properly look through it yet - I LOVE your layout. Love all those teeny pics!

Anonymous said...

A very good day indeed! :) Love the layout :) I too would know it was yours without even looking at your name - very you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that was me - Rach!

Séverine said...

this layout looks fantastic leanne!
Congrats!