Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's HERE!!


It was so hard last week, listening to our readers talk excitedly about our Fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker, while I was impatiently waiting for my copy!

Sure, you may think that this should not be as exciting for me, since it's been five years that I've been writing for the magazine, but in actuality, each time I see my name in print, I feel a thrill!  It amazes me and I thank my lucky stars every day that I'm blessed to be doing something that I love to do, with amazing editors and a talented team who astound me each issue.

This issue is especially dear to me, for several reasons:

  1. I wrote a feature article, For the Love of Pink, on a topic that has touched me deeply, after my sister, Liz, and my dear friend, Amanda, were both diagnosed with breast cancer within a month of each other, late last year.
  2. One of my sister's layouts about her journey with breast cancer was published in this issue - her first publication!  Way to go, Liz!
  3. As mentioned before, this issue is the first issue that my name has been featured on the front cover!
Because the layouts chosen for the article were full of amazing stories of strength and courage, we have published the layouts on the website here in larger format so you can read their compelling journaling.

Here's my layout:

Supplies:  Crate Paper patterned paper; KI die cut paper; Bazzill Basics cardstock; Skribblz Art vinyl designs (dandelions); Basic Grey letter stickers; Crate Paper diet cuts; Jenni Bowlin mini bingo card; Prima bling flourishes and wing; McGill tab punch; felt butterfly, ribbon, feathers (unknown)

Thanks for looking - I have an extra copy of the Fall 2010 issue that I'd love to share with someone.  Just leave me a comment with your favourite... hmmm. let's see... your favourite scrapbooking snack!  I'll randomly choose a winner on September 10th!


  1. Your article was fabulous and the layouts were amazing tributes to the lives of wonderful amazing women fighting with strength and dignity!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. I love your LO and would love to read the magazine (we can't get it here in the UK).
    My favourite snack? Honey smoked nuts.
    Sue xx

  3. I already get the magazine and was happy to see your name. I haven't read the article yet..anything with breast cancer I find difficult to deal with..my mom died Sept 25/09 from it..we didn't know she had cancer and it had spread to her liver.
    Congrats on having your NAME on the cover.

  4. Your layout out is beautiful Sue and all those Pink layouts are amazing just as the women that are fighting through breast cancer. Congrats on getting your name on the cover.

  5. Such a beautiful layout Sue and such a lovely tribute as well. We have been touched by cancer alot over the last 5 years and see the courage and strength it takes to fight it.
    As for my fav snack... I love cashews. I am a little nutty... so it just fits!!

  6. Gorgeous LO Sue! Snack... hmm... well its not necessarily a snack, but a Red Bull usually gets me motivated =)

  7. Sue, awesome layout! I think it is amazing and a beautiful tribute / awareness for those with breast cancer!

    Congrats on having your name on the cover!

    My favorite snack while scrapping? - hmm, peanut m&m's if they are in the house!

  8. Gorgeous layout! I'd love the read your article Sue! That's my niece on the front cover too! I don't eat at my desk so I don't really have a favourite scrappy snack.

  9. love the orange and Pink was a super combo for colours. I'm not a scrap snacker, but I do enjoy a nice glass of wine while scrapping!

  10. Congratulations! Wonderful article and layout! I know exactly how you feel. I get excited whenever I see one of my pictures published. That is my daughter on the cover. I don't need to win a copy, but just wanted to leave you a comment.

  11. oh how cool is this.. I really need to go pick up this magazine this weekend.. Are you going to be at Scrapfest? I am going to be there would love to meet you Sue!!

  12. Your article was wonderful and everyone's layouts were amazing! I especially enjoyed the layouts published about courage as I just lost my mom in June to ovarian cancer. This issue is especially dear to me as well as I had two of my own layouts published in it for the first time as well :)

  13. My favorite scrap snack... a bowl of m'ms. half dark chocolate and half peanut butter. I'm excited to find some pretzle ones and add those as well.

    Side note, you CAN fit the cropper hoppers in the expedite. I can send pics and instructions if you want them.


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