October 7, 2011

I'm Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine!

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to toot your own horn? 
"Toot Toot"...Oops....... I guess I'm going to!

In April I told you one of my projects was going to be published.  I was crazy excited, and finally.... here it is the "Make it" section of the November 2011 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine! The article is on making and using water slide decals.

All the details  on how to make and apply water slide decals is in my previous post HERE

Oh Look, a picture of the magazine with the chair, on the chair
This is the November Romantics Homes Holiday decorating issue
  Here is how I did the projects,
 I found this tin box for .50 at an estate sale

I painted it heirloom white, sanded it, then add water slide decals.  The graphics are all from the fabulous Graphics Fairy.  The beauty of water slide decals is they allow the beauty of the box to show through.  It looks almost like a painted effect.
Romantic Homes informed me the November magazine would be a holiday shopping issue and asked if I could incorporate some holiday projects, which was a stretch in April

A friend found this chair for me at an estate sale, it was a 100 year old choir chair from a church in Michigan

I dry brushed it in blue, sanded, and then added a water slide decal.  

OK, I admit it, I'm a brown nose, the name "Luc" is the editors sons name, I figured it couldn't hurt!  

Look how water slide decals allow you to still see the details of the wood 

I showed you photo's of how I did the photo shoot....Yep, it's all smoke and mirrors

....and now you know the rest of the story!

I've been holding out on you with many projects since this one and now I can share them, so stay tuned for future posts and I will show you some really fun uses for water slide decals beyond candles and soap.

Thanks for listening to me toot!... giggle

Happy Creating!
Linking with Miss Mustard Seed


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congratulations, Carol! No one could be more deserving to be featured in the magazine!!!

BECKY said...

YAY!! Too cool Carol! And what great projects! As far as I'm concerned you can toot away! I love that you shared it with us! Look forward to what's to come!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congratulations, Carol!!! No one could be more deserving of a feature in the magazine!!!

Debbiedoos said...

Congratulations my friend...well deserved indeed! Have a wonderful weekend.

Lululiz said...

Thats fabulous news, congratulations!

Debbie said...

Yay! I'll be heading to the local magazine stand just to look for it. (Unless my mom gets that magazine...she might.) I do remember your photo shoot. This would be the second feature, right? The first was the paper dolls??

Anyway, it all looks wonderful, and I'm now looking forward to more posty projects.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congrats Carol! I can't wait to get my copy!! Well done Sweetness!


ShabbyESP said...

Hello Carol,
I just got my Romantic Homes yesterday but I have not been able to sit down to read it.
Wow how exciting for you!!!
Looking forward to see your future posts to see what you have been hiding!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Of course you can toot your own horn and you deserve to! What a gorgeous project and it's no wonder they wanted it for their magazine. Your holiday accessories are so sweet tucked inside the box. I missed your post about the water slide decals. Just went over and read it and will be getting some to try out. Thanks so much for all the good tips. Congratulations.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

YEAAAAAA Of course you should toot your own horn! How exciting for you. It looks great:) I can't wait until my issue comes in so that I can see it in print.Congratulations to you!!!Toot Toot
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

You go right ahead and toot your horn girl! You deserve it. These ideas are wonderful and beautiful. I love Romantic Homes magazine!

Unknown said...

Congratulations!!! Everything looks so gorgeous! I love that you showed the background that you used too. That wood was perfect!!
Thanks again for giving me credit for the images!!

Anonymous said...

Carol I just got My Romantic Home magazine and saw you!!! How fun for you and how deserving!! So glad for you- Congratulations!!

bee blessed

Sherrie said...

Congratulations! What a treat! Can't wait to see your upcoming posts!

Elyse said...

warmest congrats, carol!!!

you know, i saw this and loved it and despite all the tell-tale signs, did not realize it was you! i'll have to go back and look at it again (and again) and order some decal paper while i'm at it!

beautiful work!


Unknown said...

That is sooooooo awesome! Yay, you! I remember one other time you were featured in a magazine. I was reading it at work and thought, by golly, I know who that woman is!!! It is so fun to see someone I know featured in a magazine. It's exciting! And I'm sure it really is for you! Congratulations!


Heart Vintage Design said...

Very cool Carol! I read a lot of blogs but none resonate with me as much as yours does. I live pretty close to you and fully intend to make it to your shop soon. The reason you made it is that you truly have a gifted eye and the talent to inspire. Congratulations. Kitty

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the magazine feature! I will have to go out and find that issue. I need to try this water slide decal thing....what a great idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news.

Carol Salisbury said...

Congratulations! Super Awesome!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Carol, you *go*, girl!!! I cannot wait to get my copy. :D Congratulations!!!

Ruth @ White Whimsy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. All of your projects are so beautiful. I am not surprised that some of them were chosen for the magazine.

debi said...

Toot away! How exciting for you! Your chair and other goodies are beautiful. Congratulations!

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

Toot away...and thanks for sharing!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Goodness girl you should toot and toot and toot some more ! that is fabyoulous news. I'll be snatchin' up a copy for sure.

Ruby Jean said...

Hello Aunt Carol,

Oh I am so VERY happy for you...Everything you do should be in Romantic Homes...It is all so fitting...Your photo shoot is beautiful and dare I say I know your Secret..... : )

I actually haven't been blogging very much as we have been very busy....but I just had to stop in and tell you CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! a 1000xs over...

Hugs and Kisses.....♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Old Time Cindy said...

Of course you are in a magazine! You have lots of talent and deserve the honor! Congrats!


"TOOT, TOOT, TOOT"!!!!!!!!
That is AWESOME, Carol!!!
Congrat;s to you. I have that magazine and sure had a huge smile on my face when I read the article.
Enjoy your "FAME"!!! You do have awesome ideas and thank you for sharing them!
deb :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
I'm so honored to be on a first name basis with such a celebrity as yourself! So, toot your horn, strut your stuff and sizzle!! You deserve it.
I can't wait to get this issue.

hugs and congratulations.


Rona Gregory said...

congrats dear friend! you deserve to blow your horn, love the things you make and love you for sharing all the how to's as well! you're a star! xx

Unknown said...

Congratulations Carol, of course you should too your own horn! That is wonderful news and what you created is great! Hugs Marilou

Rona Gregory said...

Oh and Carol you are very bad for me cos now I just had to search and buy some decal paper to have a go myself! Bad, bad, bad ahahaha!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, How exciting!! Congrats and you deserve to toot your own horn. Everything you do looks like a page out of Romantic Homes Magazine. I am so happy for you.

Tracy said...

That is fabulous - congratulations!

camp and cottage living said...

I'm not surprised at all that you would be featured in a magazine. You have so many great tutorials you've shared and the neatest ideas.
Congrats!! I would be tooting too.

Unknown said...

You have every right to be proud! Why, this is stunning! :D


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Congratulations. What an amazing achievement.
Glorious photography and adore all those fabulous ideas.

Unknown said...

congrats you deserve it I don't usually buy that mag but ai'll go get one just for you

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Congrats!! So well deserved because your creations are amazing and you are always willing to show us how you make them!!

Good for you!!


Vicki said...

This is WONDERFUL news and so well deserved! Your projects are always so fresh. I love coming to visit. Can't wait to see it for myself. So happy for you.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Congratulations Carol!!! You go ahead and toot that horn, you definitely deserve it!
I am excited for you and can hardly wait to see all the other ideas you have on the burner!
Have a wonderful weekend...
Tina xo

Lisa Russell said...


My Great Finds by Linda said...

Hi Carol,
Congratulation on being in the magazine! Love the decals and can't wait to try them on a project I've been stumped on how to do it and you answered that for me. Thank you for sharing.

Screaming Sardine said...

Toot, toot! That is a wonderful thing to share! I'm so glad for you, Carol. You're so awesomely talented, so it's only natural you'd be featured in such a lovely magazine.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Toot, toot! Way to go! Congratulations!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, I feel so excited for you! That is fantastic news! You are so deserving of recognition for your many talents. Just don't forget "we the little people". Hehe
I will be looking for more magazine worthy crafts made by my friend, Carol.

Sylvia said...

Wooooo Hoooo Carol...Congrats!!! I can't wait to see the magazine!! Although I am not surprised since you are one very talented lady!!


Katie said...

Toot Away!!! Can't wait until I get the magazine. Congratulations Carol. XoXo

Carol said...

Congratulations Carol!!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Huge Congratulations! You deserve it! The projects are way up there! I think RHomes will be coming back for more! They would if they're smart, you are most inventive and your personality can't be beat.

Keep it up, we look forward to more!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Congratulations Carol! I'm so happy for you!

I love the box and chair--so well done!

Have a great weekend.

Createology said...

Huge Congratulations Carol. How wonderful to be featured in this publication. Your work is so deserving of this recognition. Happy Tooting!!!

Gina said...

Hey, congratulations Carol! You go right ahead & toot 'til your heart's content!

Rhissanna said...

Seriously big, fat, juicy congratulations to you! With whipped cream and grated chocolate on top.

I'm delighted for you and it couldn't have happened to a nicer blogger. So toot away. Your creativity and your sweetness deserve to be recognised.

Ginger said...

Carol how wonderful for you. I will have to find that one I guess I missed it. Love all the projects but the chair is my favorite. You are so darn talented. Just beautiful

Ricki Treleaven said...

Carol, I got mine yesterday, and I must say that it is a wonderful feature!!!

bethkay said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this post! Congratulations! I especially love that you showed the "smoke & mirrors" pic. I think that is what I enjoy the most about your blog - you put it all out there!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Congratulations to you for the magazine feature and congratulations to me for finding your amazing blog. Now that I am so inspired to create, I will be up all night. Now just what to start with. Have a blessed one.

Nancy said...

Congratulations Carol!!! This is wonderful News! I am saving my RH to read on the trip this week. Can't wait to read your Article too!! I feel like the worst blogging friend, but I have been swamped preparing for this event. How was your Trip to DC? See, I have been here once or twice to read, but haven't had a minute to comment, so I am taking one now!! I promise to have some craft pics up on my Blog sometime this week, I do that in the car too(laptop love to travel too!! When you get a chance will you swing by and give me your opinion on my Seaside Fairy Cottage? it's in the Oct 3rd post~

Have a Super Day Carol!! I have missed you!!
Huggs, Nancy

Unknown said...

You are such an awesome crafter!! Im more than a follower of yours a fan of yours!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

Char said...

Congratulations Carol, you deserve this more than anyone I know, Char

Rhea said...

Awesome news! Congrats to you!

SueBee said...

Toot Toot!!!! And you should...
Can I come over and watch you someday? Please!!

The Painted Cottage Studio said...

Congrats, Carol!! I saw this featured, awesome!


kristiB said...

Congratulations on being published, gonna get that issue for sure! Your work is so excellent and you are so helpful, you definitely deserve to be published( more often). Your blog is one of the best out there and one of my favorites, thank you for sharing all you do !

Jane said...

Sorry I am so late in congratulating you!! This is wonderful news and I am very happy for you. The projects are fabulous and I love your photos!!
I now need to go out and find the magazine!

Darlene said...

Saw your published art work via Graphics Fairy. I just love the projects that you created.

Congratulations on appearing in Romantic Homes. I'm going to purchase that issue.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

This is such great news! Congrats! it all looks amazing :)
Fancy Frugal Life

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hi Carol,
I am a fairly new follower of your fantastic blog and am SO happy that I learned about the water slide decals!
Question...have you ever wanted to print something that was larger than the 8.5 x 11 size papers? If so, do you do it in sections or do you have it printed at your favorite office supply store?