Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Busy Scrapper.

At the very first CHA I attended years ago (I won't even say how long!), I had the priviledge of meeting Courtney Walsh. Courtney and I had chatted online a few times and I was a huge fan of her and her work. After meeting her, I liked her even more. She's such a genuine, positive person and a pleasure to know. Over the years, we worked together on several projects, mostly through Memory Makers Magazine where she became a contributing editor. Working with Courtney was always a joy and a breeze, so when she asked me some 18 months ago to work with her on her latest book, I jumped at the chance. I was even more excited when I found out the topic was going to be about "busy scrappers" and how to find time to scrap when there was no time to be found.

Fast forward to well over a year later (it's been a long time coming, hasnt' it, Courtney?!), and The Busy Scrapper is now out and available for your purchase this holiday season. (I've linked you to the Amazon site, but it's available at local book stores as well). This book is a must have for you or any other busy scrapper or wanna-be scrapper you know. It's well written, has adorable graphics and if I do say so myself, some pretty kickin' layout samples! ;)And just to give you a quick feel for it, here's one of my favorite contributions to the book. This was Carson in the fall leaves last year. For this one, I used mostly cardstock as my base and then pulled elements out of my pictures to recreate as a design element. I even cut the leaves out of pieces of patterned paper so it was already done. Super quick for this one.

I hope you'll check out this awesome book for yourself. I think you'll love it. And to Ms. Courtney - congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you!

17 comments:

Susan Beth said...

Great layout! I've been waiting for that book to be available and am very excited about it!

Davinie said...

Super cute layout! That book looks like a must have.

fausta said...

whot so beautiful layout
congratulations for the book
fantastique

Sara said...

Yet another cool book to add to my Christmas wish list!

AmyInKy said...

Love your layout! I have some of that paper...

Katie said...

Super cute lo!! I have that book on my Christmas wish list!! I'm even more excited now that I know you are a contributor to it!!

lisa dickinson said...

ah, now i have one more thing to add to my wish list for santa. this book looks fabulous!

Wendy Sommers said...

Dang! I just checked here in Canada and it's not available yet. :( I guess I'll have to leave it off my Christmas list. Congrats on helping out with Courtney's book. I'm a big fan of both of your creations so I'm sure this book is a must-have. :)

Evelien said...

Great layout!!! super cute!!!
Cheers
Evelien.

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to Courtney AND to you, Kelly! This book looks great!

Pearl Maple said...

What a great theme for a book, everyone's lives seem so busy and unless we are focusing on what we want to be doing it is hard to find the time to do it.

Fun page, you have managed to squeeze in lots of details to make a special page.

Scrapper Mom said...

Hey from a fellow Kentuckian :) I always love your work and this layout is no exception!

sofyscrap said...

what a great LO !!!!

Kathy M said...

CONGRATS to both of you, Kelly! (and, as usual, your layout is WONDERFUL!) Happy Holidays!

Michon said...

I need this book!! Congrats on your reveal! Can't wait to see it!

Stephanie Howell said...

congratulations! and i love love that layout.

Courtney Walsh said...

Kelly, somehow I missed this post!? What sweet things you said about the book (and about me, I'm blushing!) :) Thank you so much for always being so wonderful to work with!! I miss you! :)