Friday, August 1, 2008

Acceptance and a Toot!

Noel hosted a really cool challenge this week based on the "Where the Hell is Matt?" video. Click on the link if you haven't seen it.....it's pretty inspiring! The DT had to create a LO inspired by this video. I walked away from it with the theme of acceptance. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if we all just accepted each other? With all of our differences and all? My daughter and her friends live in a world where love knows no bounds. They all have varying disabilities and levels. They could absolutely care less! They love and accept each other unconditionally! It really tugs at your heartstrings when you see them together. I am truly blessed to have these girls and their moms in my life!~
I am going to do a bit of tooting, for fear that this may never happen again! I was published for the very first time ever! (Yep, I was a pubbed virgin!) I created this victorian cornet a looooong time ago and it got picked up by Paper Trends!

I even made the Cover! (Ok, not actually me....but my cornet did!) Thanks for letting me self-indulge!

Have a great weekend everyone!

36 comments:

Lauren said...

Fabulous job!

~amy~ said...

I *love* the Matt video...you've done such a fabulous job on your take of the vid..great layout.

Oh my goodness....your victorian cornet is absolutely jaw-dropping g*o*r*g*e*o*u*s!!! CONGRATS!!!!

CraftyLyra said...

What a beautiful and meaningful LO. It think you captured the spirit of the video perfectly! And congrats on your cornet!! That's awesome.

Sharon said...

Toot, Toot!! I'm tooting your horn for you,too, Michele!! The layout of the girls is awesome, they sure do have fun together.

Ronda S. said...

Congrats on the pub! I can see why the picked it up, its gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

what a super wonderful page - those kids look so terrifically happy! and congrats on being published!!! I love that beautiful cornet!

Margie H said...

OMGosh, Michele!!!
A huge TOOT-TOOT for you!
Your creation is just BEAUTIFUL!
Congrats!!

Jessica said...

Ohhh, I remember that gorgeous cornet! LOVE it and congratulations on making the cover. Sweet!
I'm so glad your daughter has such good friends. Everyone needs friends like that! A very precious page.

Mary said...

Toot away! I know what a thrill it is to be published your first time. I am so excited for you. Your Victorian project is gorgeous It is very easy to see why it was chosen. Congratulations. have a feeling that there will be many more magazines picking up your lovely designs. :) Your lay out is awesome!

Mary

Marlou said...

well done Michelle on getting published , im delighted for you, you deserve it :) love the layout!!! and love the beautiful card in post below this one, have a great weekend :) xx

Lynda said...

As a proud MIL I can only say "it's about time". You are so talented as a papercrafter and so devoted as a mother.
Luv'ya'

Michelle said...

Congratulations on being published! You really deserve it! And I love the layout. Such a beautiful smile on your daughter, and she looks so happy with all her friends.

Marci Knecht said...

Wow, first time and the COVER no less! Rock on with your bad self! Congrats!!!

Deanna said...

Wow congrats on being published! And the cover... toot away girl!

Julie Masse said...

Oh Michelle I saw your project and forget to email you - it's GORGEOUS!! The magazine spread is so great - CONGRATS!!! love your page too - just so inspiring!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

I love your layout of the girls together Chele! Your comment about the page is even more touching... (((hug))). Congrats again on being published. Toot away! You deserve it.

Sasha said...

Congrats girl BOUT TIME love it ... love it ..

noelmignon said...

Oh goodness...i went to the bookstore tonight and looked high and low for it and couldn't find it. Congratualtions!!! that is so huge! And you know how much I love your acceptance LO...it is so honest and I just smile when I think about it! Have a great weekend.

Denise Bryant (imchatty) said...

Toot Away Girl! That is so awesome and well deserved. It won't be long before you are a regular in all the magazines! WTG..congrats.

Korin said...

Woohoo girl! That is AWESOME! You have every right to toot :)! Congrats!

Linda SS said...

What a HAPPY post:) CONGRATS to you on the awesome publication!!! It's obvious by the beautiful big smiles that Cortney's party was a blast. What a fabulous layout and a beautiful message for each of us. Thanks for sharing such a delightful blog post.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an awesome page, Michele!

Abra Leah Cross said...

AWESOME!! That is SO darn cool! :)

Deborah said...

These children have it figured out beautifully! Love your LO! Big congrats on your vigie pub! That must feel so good! Frame the cover for sure! Deb

Deborah said...

These children have it figured out beautifully! Love your LO! Big congrats on your virgie pub! That must feel so good! Frame the cover for sure! Deb

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Congrats on your first pub! I'm in there too - I'll have to check it out when my mag gets here.

Ashley Bowen said...

OMGosh!! I love that scrapbook page and I LOVE that cornet!!! AMAZING! CONGRATS! Hus, Ash~

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous layout ... huge congats on being published ... I love your creations ... check out my blog for an award.

Wife2TJ said...

That's WONDERFUL. Your project is absolutely Beautiful!!! Congratulations on getting published. Maybe one day I will get to be. You go girl!!!

Erica Payne said...

Congrats on being published. That's exciting! I'm still waiting on my day!
Both the layout and the cornet are beautiful!

joslyn said...

congrats on your pub. it is so exciting!!

Pinky said...

your FAMOUS!!!!!!! woohooo!

Regan said...

woo hoo- nice project and...glad to see you found a copy of the mag!!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

HOLY COW! congrats!!! how awesome and even on the cover!!! i'm going to check it out during my errands today! how come you never mentioned???

Tracy.H said...

Congrats!! And toot away...you deserve it. :0)

Diane Davies said...

Well I'm a little late but congrats!! I'd be tooting away too if I got published! Yeah you!!