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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I knew it was in the works, but last week my Artist Comp copy of Somerset Memories Spring 2010 arrived in the mail.  Back in November 2008, I submitted a project in response to their call for art with the theme "With One Image".  It was a group project by the Hannah Grey Design Team.  We used a beautifully gnarled lonely tree image taken in Tanzania by one of the team members, Karine Ardault.  It was part of a collage sheet she had done & it was sold on the Hannah Grey Curiosities & Drygoods website run by artist Shoshanah Jennings

To participate, the members who were interested created a postcard using that one tree image.  All the postcards were mailed to me & I created an altered cigar box to hold them.  I tied them up with brown silk ribbon, as if they were a bundle of old love letters & submitted our project. 

The article turned out wonderfully & I'm quite happy with it.  The photos below are ones I took before I mailed the project in...if you're in the stores & see the issue, take a look at pages 24-26 & you'll see great photos of some of the postcards as well as my cigar box. Or you could buy the issue if you're so inclined...it's beautifully done with lots of great eye candy & 8 free sheets of scrapbook paper designed specifically for the magazine.

The "Tree" postcard on the top of the bundle was created by my dear friend & talented artist, Tracy Tatro.  She doesn't have a blog, but her art has been published in manay of the Stampington & other pubs as well as a book or two.  I'll have to work on her for that blog thing!!! 


  1. Congrats Debbie...this is a gorgeous project. I'm going to look for this issue next time I'm at B&N!

  2. Debbie this is fabulous! It needed to be published.

  3. I LOVE this box! You did an excellent job! I'll have to look for the magazine! Keep on keepin' on!

  4. So glad to find you today, Debbie! You create some lovely things--and congratulations on being published! What a thrill!!!

    I'm your newest follower & I'll be back often to say hello...hope you're having a wonderful day!

  5. Hey, Kitten! What a great project. Beautifully done, as always. Your team really complemented each other's work.


  6. Congratulations! How exciting for you. Your box is fabulous. Great creating!

  7. I'm a little behind on the blog thing. :) What a great post to start the catching up with - congrats! I'm not sure where the nearest B&N is to our new location, but now I have a reason to find out.

    Something funny...I knew that top postcard had to have been done by Tracy! :)


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