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Monday, April 29, 2013

Ari & Toby Surprise!

Hello again, Friends!
I hope this finds your week starting off just right!

I have a surprise!  Well, it was a surprise to me so thought I would share it with you!  I was shocked Friday to find Ari & Toby were published in Whimsy Inspirations Issue 12 Magazine!!!  This magazine comes in hard copy or online.  The online version is free.  If you want to take a peek, I have that neat little blinkie over there on the left that will take you right to Whimsy's Issue 12.  I'm all the way back on page 56, but hey, I figure at least my card is in a magazine! LOL

Here is Ari & Toby:

This is actually a gate-fold card but I put the ribbon on wrong!   The ribbon ended up being just for looks and is useless as a closure!  Here is view with her partially open:

A close-up of just Ari & Toby:

This cutie of an image is from StampArt Design by Kathryne.  Isn't Ari sweet?  Kathryne's images are such a treat to color! Even the little butterflies are by Kathryne and come as a Bonus image with her Butterfly Border digi!

Kathryne is an artist for Whimsy StampsIf you check out StampArt's blog, you'll see that you can sign up for her daily emails, something you really want to do!  Monday is "Spread the Word," and Tuesday is "Talk About Tuesday."  On these 2 days, you get free work of art sentiments.  The other days of the week, she posts creations made by her customers.  So, if you do up one of Kathryne's fabulous digis, email her your creation, and she just might post you for a day!  On Facebook too!  Now how wonderful is all this???!!!

A long post but I hope you'll read about StampArt Design by Kathryne and check out her work because as you know, all our makes start with a great image, and she has em'!!!

Enough from me for todayThank you ever so much for taking a peek at my card and for listening to me boost!  You are the best!

Being in the magazine filled up my quota of Bright Spots for all of April and maybe into May!!! 


  1. Congratulations, Manderly, I'm so proud of you for being published! You deserve it. Your work is exceptional. I love what you did with Ari & Toby. Your colourings and shadings are gorgeous, as the whole layout of the card! It's very beautiful. The co-ordinating butterflies are so special too. Everything here makes me smile! Thanks for all your linkies and sweet comments. You're awesome! xx Kathy

  2. Congrats Manderly.... That is so awesome!!!! I love your work. Stunning card you created:) Impressive!

  3. Oh wow congrats on being published. You have an amazing creative eye for putting bright colours together without them competing, but complimenting each other.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Congratulations, I am not surprised, this is a lovely card.

    Cazzy x

  5. Hi hunni

    Outstanding card as always. Colours are great and I love the sentiment.

    Hope you are well.


  6. Beautiful Manderly...the colours are just amazing...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Gorgeous coloring! Love the bright colors and your beautiful design! Congrats on be published!!
    Ellen x

  8. Fantastic news Manderly - but so not surprising - your colouring skills are awesome and this is just another one of your fabulous creations! Big congratulations hun - I'm so proud of you Karen x


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