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Monday, July 4, 2011

Altered Clipboard

Hi Everyone~

Well, there was quite a celebration at my house today as I just found out that I was published in Altered Arts Magazine's Summer Issue!

Paris Clipboard

As seen in Altered Arts Magazine

Graphics from The Graphics Fairy.

Matchbox Purse

As seen in Altered Arts Magazine at

(This was made from a large matchbox.)

This frame collection just went into my Etsy shop today!

This collection can fit in with many decor styles.

Here is one of my Etsy pieces--an altered book bundle.
I'm so thrilled that it was chosen for an Etsy treasury!

I am on the design team for Scrap for Help. The July challenge is to make something about friendship, so when I found the image with the 2 ballerinas from the Graphics Fairy, I couldn't wait to use them for this theme. If you would like to enter the challenge, just go to Scrap for Help--it's really fun!

As many of you know, my husband just returned from a buying trip. When he was gone, among other things, he purchased these vintage door handles. I just popped them into my Etsy shop!

And this is my personal assistant Jamie--He was having so much fun posing for me! lol He is so LOVABLE, which is my word for Alphabet Thursday.

I am on the design team at Dezinaworld and the owner June just did a feature on my work. I hope you'll take a peek over there--I was so moved when I read it, that I couldn't believe my eyes. Thank you, June!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Linking this to:


NanaDiana said...

Wow Cindy! I AM impressed but NOT surprised! Your work is phenomenal and your love of what you are doing just shines through every piece. You are talented. I LOVE that little matchbox purse! Is it really made out of a matchbox? Or does that just refer to the size of it? xo Diana

Dorthe said...

Cindy-congratulations, dear- ofcourse your beautiful art should be published-you so deserves it.
I also saw the feature that sweet Junee did on your lovely art, and loved it.
Have a wonderful day,-hugs-

Barbara Jean said...

congratulations Cindy. Not surprising to us at all, as you do such beautiful work.

blessings sweet girl

barbara jean

Cameron said...

Oh Cindy!

I'm so thrilled for you! That is exciting news...and well deserved :D
Your work is lovely....of course it will get noticed...a lot!!!

Great feature by June, too!
I'm so happy for you!

All my best,
Cameron :)

Cheryl said...

oh hun many many congratulations,could not have happened to a nicer,more talented lady just love your work hugs cherylxxxxx

craftattack said...

wooooooooohoooooooooooo for you! Well done, you deserve it! Hugs, Valerie

Diane said...

Congratulations Cindy!! A very well deserved recognition--Love your artwork!

Ira said...

Oh Cindy, WOW! I'm so proud of you! And happy, too, that you got published again! Love those new door handles, they way they look! And Jamie, well, you couldn't have a more jovial companion ;-) Hugs, Ira

Netty said...

Huge congratulations Cindy and so well deserved. xxx

Gisèle said...

BRAVO girl, what wonderful news...
so well deserved...Yahoo!!!
Hugs and kisses....

Zuzu's Blog said...

congratulations Cindy :)
Havent spoken to you in AGES... hope you are well. xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Cindy! How thrilling! You create such beautiful pieces I'm not surprised you've been published. : )

sissie said...

Congratulations Cindy!!! I'm so glad that you are getting the recognitiion that you deserve. You are a wonderful artist with so much passion for your work and life. Your enthusiasm is always felt here in Blogland and I adore you.

I know you are just over the moon eleated.

big hugs

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Cindy did you hear my big WHOOP OF JOY!!!!!!
I am over the moon for you. You deserve this and let me tell you, this will be the first of many.
Fabulous news.

Anonymous said...

well done my friend, they are so so beautiful.
hugs June xxxx

sarah said...

going over to read it Cindy and cheering for you....your designs are soo cool. My oldest has been checking out the itsy shop and loving it too.

jacirascrap said...

Que bolsa alterada de caixa de fósforos liiinda!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!!! You should be featured in every artistic magazine as far as I'm concerned. I was flipping through one at Barnes & Noble this weekend and thought how well your art would fit in.

Off to Dezinaworld to check out the feature there too.


Mic said...

Gorgeous! Congrats! Pam N.

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on being published wonderful showcase for your beautiful makes. XOXO zoe

Donna said...

A BIG congrats, Cindy! I am doing the happy dance right along with you! Your feature is wonderful, how exciting! Your work is gorgeous, so I am not in the least surprised that they wanted to feature you in the magazine:) And little Jamie makes the cutest assistant ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve the recognition.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Cindy huge congratulations ... so well deserved woohoo !! how exciting .. love love love this board ... exquisite .. hugz x

Kim B said...

Congrats!! What a honor! Beautiful items. Your pup looks just darling. Hugs, Kim

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Cindy!! So excited for you! But you already knew that!! You deserve to throw yourself a party girl :)!!

It is your time to truly shine!
Love you girl.

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Cindy,

Very impressive! Congratulations on this recognition of your talent.
Could you have your cute little assistant deliver those doorknobs to me, please? : )


Brenda Brown said...

How fabulous, many congratulations Cindy, so well deserved as your work is so inspiring.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Dolly Daydreams said...

My dear Cindy lots of lovely good news ! Am so pleased for you well and truly deserved. Jamie your assistant is so gorgeous perhaps he could give my two Bailey and Rosy a couple of tips on helping ! just popping over to June to see what she has to say.


The Answer Is Chocolate said...

While I am not at all surprised I am so excited for you! Congrats! And your assistant is absolutely adorable!

Linda M. said...

Congratulations on being featured in the Altered Arts magazine, I'll have to take a look at the article. Hugs, Linda

Terry said...

No surprise here, Cindy! Your art is amazing and inspiring! I think your little assistant is asking for a raise or maybe just a treat! Have a great week and congratulations!

Screaming Sardine said...

Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS!!!! You certainly deserve to be published. Heck have a whole magazine devoted to ya!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Daniella said...

You deserve all of it and more!! You are such a wonderful person and an amazing artist! Congratulations my friend!!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Congratulations Cindy!

OMG that is fantastic NEWS!!!!!!!


Jo said...

cindy, congrats on the publication and the feature!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Woohoo!! Big Congrats hugs to you Cindy, on your well deserved published work!!! I'm guessing there will be many more to come! Thanks so much for crediting me, you are such a dear!!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Wonderful news Cindy and congratulations on being published in Altered Arts. You bless so many people keep sharing your creative work.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Congratulations, Cindy!
Your work is fabulous and you rightly deserve the honor of its being in the magazine!!

Suz said...

What wonderful news! You are getting published all over the place.i am so pleased...and you are so deserving!
Love and hugs,
P.S, Your dog looks sooo much like my Sophie!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

that's awesome news :) :) You deserve to be recognized by everyone :) :) I'm so happy for you. When does that particular issue come out or is it already available for purchase ?

Love your assisant, Jamie, the little dog :) :) So cute :) :)

Have a great week, Cindy :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Michele said...

hooray for Cindy! such beautiful works... sending love. xo

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Cindy- congrats to you too on the Altered Arts :) I am also a fan of your blog! Great talent here for sure!

Judie said...

Cindy! Way to go! You are so gifted, that I am not at all surprised your are now published.
You deserve to be!

Donnie said...

That's wonderful Cindy. Congrats.

time worn interiors said...

Congratulations Cindy!


Vintage Amethyst said...

Happy White Wednesday!

ImSoVintage said...

Congratulations. That is so exciting. Just found and followed you through White Wednesday. Looking forward to your future posts.

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!!! You are sooo talented that I am not surprised. Your little helper is adorable;) I'll bet you will be celebrating today:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

WOW, Congratulations!!!

Love your assistant!! Too cutie!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Congratulations on the feature! I love the clipboard. Wonderful! ~Val

Our Back Porch said...

So exciting! Congrats! I just adore your personal assistant, Jamie. TOO CUTE! Happy White Wednesday! Drop by for a visit when you get the chance.

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Sara said...

Wow, congratulations on being published. I think your personal assistant is so cute. Hugs Sara

Sara said...

Wow, congratulations on being published. I think your personal assistant is so cute. Hugs Sara

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Congratulations on your feature. You are so deserving my friend.
Love your new items. I have all those frames in my house too.
Love them!
Your little assistant is darling.
Big hugs and continued happy creating!
Love ya,
Celestina Marie

Melody said...

Congrats Cindy! All your Blogpals know you're work is awesome and deserves all the noteriety and what an inspiration you are.
Your assistant is too cute.Hope it's not hot in New Orleans. Seems we're having your humis heat up here in Cincy. Upper 90's with almost the same humidity.
Type ya later,

Lovey said...

Congrats Cindy for so many wonderful blessings coming your are one in a million and I love ya sweetie!

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy for you!!!

RMC said...

Congratulations! You have such incredible pieces!!!

La said...

Congratulations! You are having a spectacular summer of celebrations! Hugs, La

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh Cindy! Congratulations to you!!!!! This is such wonderful news. :) Big hugs! Your new etsy items are gorgeous, as always. Thanks for sharing them! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

Marília Lopes said...

Congratulations Cindy!! Not surprising to us at all, as you do such beautiful work!!!
I loved his Assistant, he is gorgeous!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Cindy, I'm so HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations :) You deserve it. Thanks for linking up at the party.

The Cranky Queen said...

There is nothing like Louisiana Gals & you are proving that! I am so proud and excited for you. Congrats!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You and your assistant have gotten a lot of lovely things done! You work great as a team.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I don't know where to begin. This lineup of awesomeness (is that a word? smile) is outstanding. Your published art pieces are soooo is all your art, btw. Congratulations and thanks for sharing these stunning pieces for those of us who don't subscribe. Love what you do, Cindy. Hugs, Gayle.

bj said...

CONGRATULATIONS, lady...good job.

Sue said...

Congrats. You deserve it!


Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Cindi,
Congrats on being published. Your work is always amazing and now you get to share it with others! Your clipboards are beautiful. take care dearie, gerri

Dixie said...

Congratulations! Altered Arts Mag is one of my favorites! Now I've got to run out and grab the summer issue!

My first visit to your blog. So glad I stopped by!

Linda said...

A BIG congratulations, my friend! Oh the things I miss when I'm away! Good for you, Cindy!! XO

Jingle said...

lovely news.

Roselle said...

Hi Cindy:
I am so proud of you!!! What an honor to have your beauteous work published!!! You deserve it!!!
I am catching up on blogging and am loving all the goodies you are putting in your Etsy shop. WTG Ralph for his treasure score! You have trained him well ;)

Gerri Herbst said...

hi cindy,
just looking around the blog and saw this amazing matchbox purse. how do you do it...I adore this. thanks for commenting on my husbands cars. take care, gerri

Christine said...

Congratulations Cindy! Your work is so beautiful...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Congratulations Cindy!!!
Very well deserved.
Happy Brag Monday.

Rhissanna said...

Oooh! Found you on Graphic Fairy's Brag Monday. Congrats on the publishing. My, you make some lovely, lovely things.

Sheila A. said...

What more can I add to the wonderful words on the 77 comments before me! Just wanted to be included saying: CONGRATULATIONS!

Joanna said...

Congratulations! Love that clipboard, it's very beautiful.

Kristin said...

Cindy! What wonderful news! And how great to see your work featured - they are just beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and news with us, xo

Jenny said...

Of course you were published! It was just a matter of time before you were discovered! You're amazing.

How fun for us all to be able to say, "Yeah, I totally knew her when!"


Thanks for sharing your joy with us.