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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Real Men Wear Pink Layout and Make It From Your Heart

Several months ago I was asked to create some artwork for the new publication called "Make It From Your Heart."  I was honored, and I admit, more than a little bit stressed about the project. I knew what I made would be going into a Close To My Heart how-to publication and I wanted to be sure my art was CTMH publication worthy. I was honored that four of my layouts (pgs. 17 {Twins}, 19 {both the Soulmates and Real Men Wear Pink layout}, and 31 {My Children...and no, that's not my family. I just made the layout}) as well as four of my cards (all 4 on pgs. 44-45) were chosen for the book.

I thought I'd begin sharing that artwork here on my blog a little at a time. Today I chose the "Real Men Wear Pink" layout because TOMORROW is the day that this son, Tannon comes home from his 2 year mission for our church to Spain. I haven't seen this kid in 2 whole years and am so excited to meet  him at the airport tomorrow and smother him with hugs.  I woke up this morning, got out of bed, and immediately began singing "Tomorrow" from Annie at the top of my lungs...much to Dan and Dawson's dismay (Sidenote: These dudes are not morning people. I am.).  I didn't even feel bad. Nope, not one little bit.

I didn't realize when I photographed this layout (top photo) that there was a bit of a glare on some of the tags.  These detail shots should fix that so you can read them. Feel free to click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. And don't worry, there is no glare on them in the "Make It From Your Heart" book.  CTMH's photographers are much better than mine (i.e. me).



Back to the publication, you know, that "Make It From Your Heart" publication I've been talking about. This little dandy can be  yours for only $7.95.  It includes 16 two-page layout patterns, 4 one-page layout patterns, and 12 card patterns.  That's 32 patterns for only $7.95, which comes down to only .25 per pattern.  What a bargain.  You can order it on my website here.

Be sure to check out my last post to see how you can get a $40 shopping spree from me!  Hurry because this offer ends at midnight on Saturday (Aug. 25).  Have a great day. I'm off to clean my house and sing "Tomorrow" some more.

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layout, I love pink and I do love seeing a guy in pink!

TINA said...

Congratulations!!! You get to be one of those crazy moms at the airport waving a sign! So happy for you... Tomorrow :)

denise said...

i can't wait to see your blog post after he returns. tomorrow...tomorrow...
ethan has to listen to me singing now too!

Brenda said...

This is one of my favorite layouts in the book. There is so much detail combine to make one great layout! I am very, very excited for you, and I wouldn't have felt bad for singing either!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Funny. I left you a comment recently telling you how much I loved this layout and how it made me smile whenever I looked at it. But alas, I am very happy for you that you will finally get to see your son tomorrow. I can only imagine how hard this must have been for your family but how proud of him you are, as well. Enjoy! (I know I'd be smothering my baby boy with kisses, too.)

Sarah Bright said...

I LOVE this layout! Congratulations from a fellow CTMH sister for being published in the new layout book! And enjoy your day tomorrow with your family!

Kelly Schelske said...

Great layout Karen! My son wears pink and is a little cowboy and Wrangler has a whole line of Tough Enough To Wear Pink clothing, it's awesome!

So happy you get to see your son tomorrow! My cousin went to Salt Lake on his mission and is still there...now with a beautiful family:-)

cnelson said...

Sooooo FABULOUS! ! I'm thinking of you today!!!! Soooooooo EXCITING!!!

Trisha Morton said...

What a neat tribute to an even greater son! Congrats on making so many appearances in Make It from Your Heart! I knew exactly who's mama made then as soon as I cracked it open! Love seeing those beautiful smiles "artistically rendered!"

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