Monday, November 2, 2009


The birthday's over and the dust has settled...I'm 22 now and full of new ideas and really going places in my life I think.

Halloween was brilliant! Ian and I went as Dr. Gregory House and a dying patient. It was good times, good fun with friends at parties, and Ian made a SUPERB House.

I got to don fake blood, an authentic hospital gown, and an IV bag full of Hawaiian Punch. :]

On another note, I've been in the re-vamping mood. Today I decided to FINALLY make my fall garland that I've been needing to make since September. I feel upset though because I only get to have it up for...a month? :[ it makes me REALLY sad that fall is only a month from being over. So i made a little garland for my desk area and also re-accented my little quote board.

Check out these gloves I made getting inspiration from THIS tutorial. The pattern she gave didn't really work for what I wanted, so I re-vamped it a little bit. I looooove the outcome. The gloves even match the neck warmer I had previously made, so now I have a nice little set that I love.

Some quick wardrobe fun! THis is what Elaine Read wears to a 9-year-old's birthday party on a November Sunday. haha

black shirt:Old Navy
plaid shirt: thrifted
scarf: Wal-Mart!
Jade necklace: Forever 21
Gold necklace: some mall store
shoes: Natural Selections fur-lines moccasins
handbag: Kangol

and last but not least...
I have news that I've been waiting since JUNE to share!


Beth Opel from Crating Keepsakes Magazine e-mailed me back in June asking me if I would be interested in designing for the December issue and of COURSE I said YES! I designed 2 pieces for a feature on gift tags in the latest issue of CK. It came out to newsstands yesterday and it was SO fulfilling to see my work in national print. I almost cried when I saw it, I'm telling you. It has just been an AMAZING first publication experience for me! So check out page 76 of the newest issue of Creating Keepsakes and you'll see my fresh face icon and fun gift tags! :]

I'm so excited that its November despite the fact that fall is coming to a close. Now I'm faced with one important decision:

December Daily or not?


PaperCameraScissor said...

congrats on the pub!!
great outfit--looks so cute

Jeans said...

that is so awesome about the publication!!! :) Wow!! I'm going to have to go check it out for real.

About the December Daily.
You better do one! I'm so loving them right now!! I've started mine, and I'll be blogging about it soon. :)

Have a great day!

aninspiredpeace said...

Congrats, Elaine! That is SO awesome! :D

Tiff said...

First of all, a HUGE congrats to being published.
I saw that graph paper index card, the happy tape,
and the funky design and immediatly searched
for your blog. I can't wait to see some of your work
full sized! (I'm on my phone right now.) hope your night
is filled with creative goodness, and I'll be coming
back to gawk at your happy art.
**tiff reed

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