Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crafts 'n Things!

I am so excited to tell you about a wonderful publication I am now working with: "Crafts 'n Things"! I'm really excited about this magazine because it gives so much inspiration beyond cards: crafts of a huge variety of disciplines, many you can apply your stamping to, but also gorgeous projects that just make me want to try my hand at a new craft! Recipes, simple sewing and jewelry, there is something for everyone! Plus, it's all so pretty the non stamping projects inspire cards for me anyway, just like a beautiful picture would! I have two projects in their September /October issue (and will have projects in upcoming issues) both using my "What's in Your Tin? 1 and 2" sets! I was thrilled they were so enthusiastic about the versatility and practicality of these stamps for altering tins and am SO grateful it is introducing more crafters to these sets from Gina K Designs! :)
My first is a Back to School project on page 63, using "What's In Your Tin?" and my "Tee Talk" set....
The second is one of my favorite 3-D projects e-v-e-r (on their website, in the pic at top! can you see??? squint!!)! On page 91, it uses "What's In Your Tin?'' as well as Gina K's "Comfort & Peace" and "Hope is Faith". This inspirational tin is for a caregiver and I couldn't think of a better place to have it on display than next to the beautiful friend Carolyn King and her Mamo, with an article focusing Carolyn's grandmother's battle with Alzheimers and and profits from her stamp designs going to the Alzheimer's Association!
If you like to get your craft on, this is a magazine for you! My dear friend Donna Baker, crafty in more ways than one, saw this magazine at my house last week and her eyes lit up at all the wonderful projects they included, so she gives it the thumbs up, too! ;) I highly recommend you sign up for their FREE online newsletter, they have so many cool bonus projects, 30 minutes or less cards (I'll have some in them I created exclusively for them!) and articles They have a really great site, too, and you can get so much from it even if you don't subscribe to the hard copy, like tons of free craft supply giveaways (which I don't think I can enter since I am doing work for them, but YOU TOTALLY SHOULD!!!) Good luck with those! :)


Thanks for letting me share my news!!!

17 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

Congratulations, GF!!!! You so get all this recognition and more!!! Wow... fabulous that they put Kermmie next to your tins!!!! I'm thrilled you posted this.. I'm (lately) venturing into other crafts more and more. I just taught myself to knit and today... I ventured to watercoloring journals and canvas (thanks to Donna Downey.. hee hee). GREAT job!!! I'm off to subscribe! :-)

Tina Gilliland said...

Ooops.. meant you so deserve!! LOL

Casmiles said...

Sounds like a great magazine - will definitely have to look into it (you've got to promise it won't get me hooked on something else though lol).

Cheri said...

Congratulations, Melanie. How absolutely exciting for you! I think many of us have "crafty" backgrounds and fun doing all sorts of craft projects. I know I do. I loved your "what's in your tins" project. I've been saving Altoid tins for a long time and never knew exactly what to do with them. You're ideas were fantastic.

Jennie said...

Eeks, so excited for you Melanie!!! Just look at you introducing GKD to all sorts of new crafters. Love your tin, what a fab idea and will definitely pick up a copy of this magazine next time I am out.

Just thinking back to other posts of yours and all of the pain your hand was in... the Lord has really blessed in so many ways and opened doors for you to share this gift. Very excited for you dear friend...
HUGE congrats... happy, happy day :o)

Gloria Westerman said...

Congratulations!!!! It's well deserve.......I had seen this and knew it was your......how awesome is that......but mostly it's for a wonderful cause.......a big pat on the back from me.....

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- I am so happy for you. How blessed you are to share your talent with so many more people! Off to check it out online!

lisa808 said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your good news and the link--I just signed up.

NinaB said...

I saw those projects! How fun it was to see you and Cammie on my very first CNT purchase. Congratulations.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

We just never know where we will see you pop up next! Bravo, Melanie!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Congratulations, Melanie! What fantastic news! Love the projects you shared there! Off to check it out on-line and sign up!

Brenda said...

Oh congratulations Melanie!!! How exciting!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Congratulations Melanie on another incrediable opportunity! You do so deserve for all your hard work and talent!
I am so glad that you shared this with us otherwise I may not have heard about the magazine!
Off to check out the website!

Have a great weekend!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this magazine and love that you are IN it!!!! your tins are so adorable (-:

Betty Neville said...

YAY Melanie! It's great that you can share your wonderful talent and inspire even more crafters!

Nicole said...

I missed this post (sorry). I was just coming to get your email address off the site, or see if there were a place to leave you a message, to tell you I saw your wonderful tins in the mag, and in scrolling down the page, saw the front cover. LOL. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right?
Congrats, Mel. They look great!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Just got my copy and loved this project!! How very clever to alter the tin into a "Hope" candle holder. Love it!!