It’s the 1st Sunday of the month and you should know by now that that means it’s time for a story or two over at Sian’s house. I wasn’t sure what to tell you about this month. In fact, I couldn’t think of anything remotely interesting/funny to tell you at all. However, as you know, I met Mel again earlier this week and I happened to mention to my mum that Mel had sent me a text recently when she saw a LO of mine in an old edition of the much missed Scrapbook Inspirations magazine.
Mum’s response was to tell me to talk about how I came to be “in print”, as she still had her copy of the magazine my layout appeared in, and she would take a photo of me posing with it.
So I will.
In January 2009, I began to take part in the Scrap Like You Mean It year-long challenge run by Shimelle for UKScrappers. Week 7’s challenge was to scrap an old photo and I chose a photo of a family wedding from 1949. I was chuffed to bits when Shimelle included it on her pick-of-the-week list.
I was even more chuffed when, in late February 2009, I received an email from Cheryl Johnson of Scrapbook Inspirations magazine asking me to submit my layout for inclusion in the Readers’ Gallery.
My layout appeared in print in the June 2009 edition, issue 54.
And it’s only now, a mere 2 years and 4 months later, that I have scrapped the story (with the journaling behind the photo, as befits telling the story behind the photo). Thanks Mel and Mum for the push. Even now, I still feel amazed that a Layout of mine was considered good enough for publication; I would never submit any work on spec, that’s not my style.