My Mini Album Was Published!

My Mini Album Was Published!
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Last August, I was incredibly surprised and happy when someone from Northridge Publishing contacted me and asked if they could publish the mini album I made my husband for our anniversary! I’ve been a long-time customer of their magazines, so it was exciting to be tapped on the shoulder and discovered by them.

They requested that I package it up and mail it to them, along with step-by-step instructions and a (long) list of all the supplies used. Magazine deadlines are tight, so I had to work quickly to think about how I made the album so I could send everything to them in a couple of days. I didn’t want to part with my mini album because it was a gift for my husband and it was also a nice sample of what the Close to My Heart Cricut® Artbooking cartridge can do. It was a useful sales tool I could show customers. However, I was not going to pass up an opportunity to be published for the first time!

My Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking Mini Album

I packaged up my mini album in a box, mailed it and waited for the Cricut Mini Albums February 2014 issue to come out so I could see my project published. Finally, February 1st came and these gorgeous photos of my artwork hit the virtual newsstands! I say “virtual” because as of last August, they stopped printing these beautiful publications and they’re now available in digital format only. I sure wish they still printed them in paper format! I would have bought a lot of extra issues and my family and friends have asked where they can get a paper copy for me to sign.

So, here is the link to my original blog post, which I had to take offline between late August and the end of February: Make a Mini Album with the New CTMH Artbooking Cartridge. It includes my how-to video so that you can make one, too! Finally, here are the photos of my project published!

Cricut Mini Albums - Feb 2014  XOXO Cover XOXO Page 2 XOXO Page 3 XOXO Page 4 XOXO Page 5 XOXO Page 6 XOXO Page 7 XOXO Page 8

It’s crazy to see my mini album photographed by someone else! I love the texture and the way the presented my album for all to see. 🙂 For those wondering if I’ll get this back, yes. They’re returning it to me.

At the beginning of the year, the publisher asked me to send them a card I’d featured on my blog, so after it’s published in June, I’ll reveal which card was published!

Fine print: Paige from Northridge Publishing allowed me to blog about this and publish the photos of my art on my blog. I’m thankful she said it was OK to talk about it and share the professional photos!

Thank you for reading my blog and enjoy your day!

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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