Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bead-it-today and other things

Hello friends!!  I am so very excited.  I am in the premiere issue of Bead-It-Today.  It's a cool magazine by the same publishers of Knit 1.2.3, Sew It Today, etc.  This is my first time being published in a magazine and to say I am thrilled is an understatement.  The magazine came out yesterday and is available at craft stores and Walmart. AND lots of my friends are in this issue too!!  

Onto other projects......

I have been working on learning Photoshop Elements.  I bought a set of tutorials from Scrapbookgraphics and they are THE BOMB.  It's  mixed media and art journaling tutorials using PS. It is geared towards Photoshop and CS but I have had no problems adapting what they are teaching to use in PSE.  

This is one of my first collage projects using the tutorials.  The circus poem in the background is a poem by Australian poet Graeme King. I am really enjoying the tutorials and and getting a lot out of them.  

One of the coolest things so far is learning about shadowing.  What a difference using shadows makes to a digital collage. 

I am also working on some more bead magazine submissions and orders.  I have  bunch of new pieces that I need to photograph and list on Etsy.  

I hope everyone is having a great week. TTFN ta ta for now.  PS:  Go buy Bead-it-Today :)


  1. That is so exciting! Now you can say you are a published designer. It's a beautiful bracelet, too! What a fun collage, too. I can see that adding a shadow gives the individual pieces extra dimension.

  2. WOW! Linda! Great job....this is really impressive! The bracelet is just beautiful! I'll be sure to get that magazine. My sister-in-law makes a lot of jewelry out of different types of stones and metals. She made two beautiful dog collars for my two girls, out of copper with garnet and amethyst stones. CONGRATS!


  3. Congrats Linda!!!!!! Love the piece in the mag!!!!! I love to see what you are learning in you PSE......self education. Very fun!

  4. Congrats on being published. I'm very happy for you. The cuff looks fabulous. Rock on!

  5. How can I get the February issue of Bead-it Today, June 2013 issue? Thanks, Lisa

    P.S. Also, Bead-it Today magazine is gone. I loved it and am sad they are no longer publishing. I am trying to get the issues I am missing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks again!