Published (again!) and choices……

For today’s post and my Show and Tell for this week, I was thrilled to see my digital scrapbooking layouts in the latest edition of Scrapbooking Inspirations, a UK magazine.

My kids were equally delighted to find a tiny image of them on the front cover – my daughters think it is great to be “cover girls”!

I had 3 layouts included in this edition, including my first ever commission (yes – they will pay me!). The commission was this layout I made of my daughters on the beach and was a scrap lift of a specified layout. (A scraplift is an interpretation of a layout, using similar style or placement, but not a copy).

The other two layouts both used Weeds and Wildflower products.

This is my second time to be published, but I still got a thrill going into our local shop to buy it, and wanted to tell the cashier “Those are my kids….I did that!”…..but I restrained myself!

For more Show and Tell visit Kellie at There’s No Place Like Home.

Now on to the choices :

Do you ever struggle with choosing a colour of paint from those wee sample pots? I know I have found it tricky in the past, but this time it seems almost impossible. Here are some of the choices – who knew there would be so many!

I have threatened that we could just do a square of every shade for a patchwork effect!

If you are interested, we have opted for Sea Urchin 4 by Dulux, for the end wall of our madeover kitchen/family room. The rest of the walls will be Ivory, also by Dulux.

Online I discovered you can upload pics of your room to Dulux and “paint” your room.

Here it is now.

and how it will look after (allegedly!)

Come back soon to see the reality.

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  1. Congratulations! That’s spectacular to have so many pages published! I’m not surprised though as your layouts are always so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the finished product after you’re done painting! 🙂

  2. Congrats on being published (and to your kids for being on the cover of a mag!!)! The layouts are just gorgeous! Good choice on the paint color too! 🙂

  3. I totally would have told the cashier about everything…but good for you to show some self-restraint! 🙂 Congratulations!! The layouts are gorgeous!!

  4. those layouts are just gorgeous! I love the color of blue you’ve chosen — can’t wait to see the finished product!

  5. Congrats on being published – wow, that´s so fantastic!!! Love your blue colour(s)

  6. I would have told the cashier, and everyone else I passed on the way home.

    I would have walked so that I could pass more people.

    You are so much more modest that me;)


  7. Me too! I would have told the cashier, lol. Great, great pages and congrats on getting published!!

  8. Congrats on being published, your pages are beautiful and your ‘cover girls’ must be so proud.
    I can’t wait to see the finished kitchen walls, I love the colour you have chosen.

  9. WOO HOO for YOU!!! I could not be happier for you. Your children and husband, friends, family and all us out in bloggie land are SIMPLY thrilled for you! And to be paid – woot!

    LOVING the colors for your walls – the blue is so soothing and is perfect!

    Wow, you never have a dull day, do you girl? I can say I know a famous ‘published’ somebody now *wink*!

  10. hi janmary!! congratulations for being published…i dream of being published too…how do i do that? where do i submit…? i hope you can give me tips. i hope you get the room painted. happy weekend!!

  11. That is so interesting I would like to know how to scrapbook digitally. Congrats on being published and you should have bragged to the cashier. That paint your room on line sounds like a super idea too.

  12. Good luck with the paint job!!! I always like to redecorate a room with a new color. And your scrapbooking being published is just awesome. Congrats.

    My Show and Tell is Posted. Come on over to visit if you can find time today. Happy Friday.

  13. Huge congratulations on the publcations! It is always thrilling to see your work in a magazine, isn’t it?

  14. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my copy of SI and see your work. Love the blues, I am very decisive and always know when the colour is right, then I just have to convince everyone else lol!

  15. WOW, WOW and more WOW! Can I say, it enough? You are just one so talented lady! I can’t believe I actually am able to converse with someone so talented and soon to be even more famous! So grateful that I have something personal from you that I can cherish forever!
    I love the new colors too! Can’t wait to see it all done!

  16. How exciting! I would have been telling everyone who was slow enough to get caught by my eye contact.

    I can’t choose a paint color. That’s why my house is beige. And I didn’t choose it either. I saw it on a friend’s wall, asked her what it was and bought it.

  17. Congrats to you girl on being published…the layouts were beautiful….I would have told the cashier and everybody else in the store!!!! lol Good luck with the painting…I bet it will be beautiful!

  18. How wonderful! And congratulations! Thanks for sharing this with us and I love your scrapbook pages. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

  19. Congratulations! I can totally see why you were published.. your work is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful news.
    Have a Blessed weekend,

  20. Really CREATIVE, I have my own scrapbook of my daughter but its no way quarter as creative as yours. Getting some ideas just looking at the 3 pics. I also would have proudly announce to the store, its not bragging, its reality!! Greetings from Malaysia

  21. Of course you are published! You are amazing. I love all those blues.. I cannot wait to see the final product!!

    Many blessings-

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