Monday, February 7, 2011

some news & a giveaway

{note: I've updated some links since this morning now that the issue is available & I've added a sneak peek to the magazine as well!}

so a little while back I got an email from the very sweet amy of inspire & co. asking if I'd be interested in being part of her spring magazine...I was beyond flattered & said of course I would! I even did three new photos specially for the occasion:




to say I am excited & honored to be part of the magazine is a huge understatement! huge.

I got to see a sneak peek of the issue the other day & it is fabulous - there are more than 170 pages & 20 plus projects! and there are no ads so it's just project after project after lovely image after lovely image... the content is so inspiring! there are so many talented contributors, including mary englebriet - it's definitely worth the $3.30, so I hope you'll check it out. here's a little peek of my section:


and the cover:


if you'd like a little taste of what to expect here's what the xmas issue was like and here's a little peek at the spring issue itself:



as a way to share my excitement I'd like to do a little giveaway for one print from my shop...just leave a comment {about any old thing} on this post by 9pm cst sunday night {the 13th} & I'll announce the winner in next monday's post. oh, and there's no problem entering if you live outside the us - this giveaway is open to everyone :)

p.s. if you're visiting the blog for the first time via the magazine...hello & welcome, I hope you enjoy your time here :)

44 comments:

Care said...

Oooh, congratulations! The magazine looks beautiful and inspiring.

Danielle said...

I'm so happy for you! congrats!

mythoughtsonly said...

I found your blog a couple of months ago and love it. Congrats on the magzine feature.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

It must be so exciting to get your art in a magazine. Congratulations. Thanks for the giveaway, I already have one of your prints. People who visit my house, often ask me about it but nobody seems to understand why I have a picture of a plastic sheep against a paint by number background in my living room. ;)

Candy Pop said...

Congratulations!

The photographs are beyond cute!

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Love the new pictures, and I'll have to check out that magazine!

Your photos are always so cool and inspiring!

Meaghan said...

Congrats! You really are the most awesome. I'm glad more are going to have the chance to witness your awesomeness on parade! :-)

Kristin said...

Love the pictures, I found you because of embroidery but your prints are adorable too!

Katie said...

Congratulations! I love that first picture.

Brianne said...

Congrats!!!

Jeanne E. said...

Woohoo! Congratulations...Inspired Ideas is such a lovely thing! Though, is it as lovely as one of your prints...?? :)

Amy said...

Congratulations! I also enjoy seeing your latest artwork, and I'm sure everyone else will too. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! We've all known your fabulousness for quite some time and we are estatic that you are getting into mainstream print!

Hooray!

To much continued success,
Whit
www.knittywhit.blogspot.com

karen b said...

1) Congratulations!
2) I read through Google Reader which enables my dedication to lurkerdom, but I love seeing updates from your corner of the web. :)
3) Awesome giveaway; thanks for the opportunity!

happyfamily said...

SO cute! I could totally see the first on in my son's room. You're lucky to find som many cute vintage toys- I remember many of them from my childhood and wish I had them for my kids now!

RockStarCrafter said...

Been reading your blog for awhile now, it's pretty wonderful! Congrats!!

Leah Claire said...

This looks like the perfect remedy for the winter blahs. I just survived 4 snow days and am ready for some sunshine! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jamie said...

That is so exciting and awesome, congratulations! I love that the magazine doesn't have any advertisments and nothing but projects galore!!

Charlene said...

So exciting! Congrats! I'm not surprised though, your work is fabulous.

Laura-IH said...

Congrats, Gina! What an honor! Your photographs are always so lovely and inspirational. I love, love, love the little guy in the boat! : )

Julie said...

The magazine looks like such fun, I would love to win a copy!

Julie

All About Us. said...

ohhh congratulations on the magazine!! it is the most wonderful news.
p.s. i love the new pictures you took
x

millie said...

Love her magazines, and I love, love, love your blog! It's so fun to see what you've thrifted and created, and you even inspired me to go to my first estate sale. Thank you!

Digital Misfit said...

Congrats on the feature! I am going to have to check it out - it looks wonderful!
hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

julie (jane's apron) said...

beyond awesome!

Lori Shay said...

Congrats! I adore your pictures with the vintage Little People. So creative!

The Scone Gunman said...

I'm going to go order the issue now! Congrats!

Emily Anne said...

Love the sweet little peoples! Congratulations on your contribution.

jan said...

Congratulations! I love the "alpine" bunnies!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the great competition and thanks for opening it up to non-US readers. Love your blog. Congratulations on your inclusion in the magazine.

Little Green Doll said...

Congratulations!! It's a lovely magazine!! :)

sally said...

This is by far one of my favorite blogs. Probably because with three little kid we just don't have a lot of time to do all the thrifting we used to. I just love seeing all the great different things you find, they're right up my alley. Thank you for sharing.

next door Laura said...

Congratulations! Your delightful photos never fail to make me smile.

Queen Of Rats said...

Oh my gosh! I love little people! My mom still has mine up in the attic :)

Bekah said...

I just recently got into the world of crafts, and I have to say, your blog has been a help! Also, I SOOOO envy your thrifting opportunities... ;) Congrats on the magazine!

Sewing-Chick said...

Congrats :) Your work is really awesome! I really like the vintage truck prints for my son.

Justine said...

How exciting, to be published in a magazine!! Congrats! I stumbled upon your blog a couple weeks back, looking for embroidery ideas...I was AMAZED to say the least! I love all your vintage stuff, so awesome! Thanks for your inspiration!...and the giveaway!

indie said...

Congratulation on being published in a magazine! :)

Cassie said...

You've inspired a new love of paint by numbers! Thank you!

Corinne said...

Congratulations Gina!! :D

devorageller said...

Congratulations! You always have the most fabulous photographs of the most amazing things you have found while out and about. Really incredible. And I love the Little People prints!

AlwaysInspired said...

You pup pics always make me smile! Those little bunnies are super adorable too!

tishous said...

Congrats! I really love seeing all of your photos, so it's great they're being shared with even more people :)

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting. Can't wait to read your article.