Ok - it's not exactly "Vogue" but I made front cover of a mag. I had no idea whatsoever until Jo rang me up and told me. I said that I knew I was on the front cover of 12x12 - it was for the "Boing" layout I did of her little girl Anja (It was only a wee snippet on the corner - hardly worth shouting fromt he roof tops). She blurted out - "NO, not that one - A FULL PAGER!".
This mag now has a 5 strong UK Scrappers DT on board now and things are changing big style. You will see stuff from Anna, Jo (Rudishoes), Jakey, Boo and moi. The free papers are going to change with more elements thrown in to maximise use, more articles as opposed to layouts and lots of tried and tested pages. Scrapbites from America, reviews, in depth discussions taking you from the basics to advanced scrapping. Liz is taking great care and larger steps to getting this baby off the ground again and I hope we can help boost its focus and readership.
I went to a local school last Friday to help with the "Duke of Edinburgh" candidates for a 5 week course in crafting. I was chuffed to bits when the DOE teacher came to our offices and aksed for help. He wanted me to provide projects in which to develop their skills and initiative. So we started with card making. The kids are aged between 14 and 16 and they really and I mean REALLY were not that keen to be making cards. The boys were horrified. BUT!!!! I said to them that they didnt have to copy my examples and just go with the flow. BOY!! What a transformation. The girls put a lot of their own ideas into the cards and some of them were stonking!!!! Put me to shame they did. The teachers expressed their profound suprise at being able to turn some of the more roudiest and rebellious out of the kids into believers!!! The girl holding the card came into the class not wanting to start and ended up not wanting to leave. This week we are making CD holders - I cannot wait to see them get stuck in!