Monday, November 19, 2007

Hot off the press

...January's CK! I think they only made me a copy with this cover. You guys may receive something different!;)

The craziness all began about a year ago when Collin and I decided to set some personal goals. One of my scrapbooking goals was to have one layout published in CK- that's all, just one layout. And I am happy to say it's officially achieved! But be careful what you wish for because it's amazing the power your goals have when you write them down.

I am so excited for Thanksgiving because it means a whole day devoted to yummy food, family, no work, and more food! Mmmmm pumpkin pie!! (Try it with a few drops of peppermint oil in the whipped cream-soooo good!)

If you are like my family, every year we go around the table and say what we are grateful for, but everyone usually says the same thing: family, my health, my children... That's why I love these place cards from Pottery Barn. They each have a fun, thought provoking question for everyone to answer. Now I just need Nicole LaRue to design some really cute ones!!

PS Some of you have been asking me about the cover. It was taken at my house in our TV room. I am sitting on an old console I bought at a thrift store and painted. The lamp is from Ikea:)

29 comments:

kathleen said...

Huge congrats Lizzy! Love your work and can't wait to see more of it in CK : )

KC & Holly said...

YEAH!!!! I can't wait to get my copy.

Latrice said...

The place card idea is so cute!! We usually get the same old answers too. I may have to whip up something like this before thursday!! You look like you're having fun with the Jan CK. Look for my name in one of the new columns!! I think it was about how many LO's i'll do in 08!!

Have a great thanksgiving!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

how awesome, awesome, awesome... Have a happy thanksgiving!

Ingunn said...

I'm so happy for you!! :D

Latrice said...

No you've got me totally ecited to get my issue!! My husband didn't find out that I'd even responded till last week. I think he was a little shocked that I was picked. He's finally figuring out how much I love scrapbooking!! LOL.

I was going to ask you for you address. I would love to add you to my christmas card list. You can email me at uniquelg@msn.com. You don't have to if you don't want to give out your address though. I've added a few of the top 10 SOY ladies to my list. Now I can say I know some famouse gals!!

* You don't have to post this in you blog.

Latrice ;)

Collin said...

Fine, I guess I'll take the credit for this...now can you please clear your paper off the ping-pong table?

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I've been so excited to see the new issue of CK!! HUGE congrats to you!! I loved what you said about setting goals. My goal was to get one card published in Cards Magazine and I recently found out that I'll have cards in the Mar and Apr '08 issues! Your success is a huge inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Candi said...

soooooooo exciting.....wheres my copy???? didn't come to my lss today :(
CONGRATS!!!!

Rob, Lacy and Isabel said...

Congrats!! That is so awesome. What an accomplishment.

Lindsey & Ben said...

Liz that is so exciting! I am going to have to go to the scrapbook store and get a copy with you on the front! That is awesome! Congrats!

noel joy said...

you are so cute! i went to 3 stores today to see if they had january! but no luck!

i love those pottery barn place cards... and that table cloth... i could just live at the pottery barn store!

it's amazing what you can accomplish when you set goals for yourself! congratulations!!!

love ya!

Chris and Triana Ord said...

You can get those conversation cards at a cute little store in Riverwoods called Kaleidoscope, and if you come in on Monday or Saturday... you will see a familiar face!!! And congrats on the cover, you're amazing!

Tina said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your SOY title. I can't wait to get my copy of this magazine. I hope it come soon!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Tina

Candi said...

got it :) came in today at my lss!!!!!!! can't wait to read it tonight!!! the cover looks great!!!

noel joy said...

i just got my jan ck!!! the girls were so excited to see "my friend liz" on the cover... they told me i should email you and tell you. :)

i love the new format... and i'm going to do a page with the color combo on the cover! i love it! :D

Christiane said...

Congratulations!! I loved your cover photo and am dying to ask you about the dress you are wearing, it is beautiful and I would love to know where you got it if you don't mind!

Meegan said...

Congrats on the cover of CK! Although I love the console and lamp, I would really love to know where you got your outfit. It's so cute! Would you mind sharing where you got it?

Jennifer said...

Hi there. I would love to know where you purchased the dress you are wearing on the cover :)

Congrats!

elizabeth said...

I got my dress at Nordstroms, but I'm not sure if they still carry it!

elizabeth said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!!

Christiane said...

Thank you for the info on your dress! I'm embarassed to ask, but when you see a great dress, I'm not above being humiliated...If you have a spare minute, would email me the manufacturer's name offline or put it in your comments?
Sorry, I PROMISE won't bug you again! :^) Thank you!
chriswig@nwlink.com

Rachel said...

Congrats!! Haven't gotten the issue yet but love the cover! You look darling.

Priscilla said...

Hey- I got the January issue today (well, it's the first time I checked the mail in 5 days so who knows how long it was in the mailbox!) :) Love the new changes!

kim brimhall said...

love your blog!!! so inspiring. caught you on scrapnstyle tv. congrats on your award.

Fackrell Fam said...

Elizabeth, I got my copy of CK yesterday and read all about you! Congratulations on being the Scrapbooker of the year. I loved reading how you and your husband talked about goals and how you just wanted 1 of your pages to be published in the magazine! I am excited to see your work in the magazine this year! Congratulations again!
-Andrea Fackrell
(a reader of CK magazine & avid scrapbooker in Utah!)
www.fackrellfam.blogspot.com

Lisa J. said...

Congratulations! The cover looks great!

Douglass Family said...

I seriously need to frame my copy Liz! I love that I can say at one point you designed for me! So happy for your success!

Leash42 said...

All set...found the dress. Thanks again....Your pages are great! Your so talented.