Finally, I Can Share This!

Do you recognize this adorable little girl? A few months ago Creating Keepsakes emailed me and asked me if they could use a photo from this shoot that I did for their COVER LAYOUT!! I was so excited and just so honored that they wanted to use one of my photos!! I quickly emailed her parents to ask permission and they were of course thrilled too!

A couple of days after that Creating Keepsakes emailed me again and asked me if I would create two layouts with the photo. They wanted me to send both of them in and then they would choose their favorite to use on the cover of the issue!! I was again super excited and of course, I said yes! Man, was that pressure! I know I create layouts all the time and have been published a lot but this was a big deal! I don’t think I have ever been that nervous creating a layout before! I mean, what if I sent them in and they didn’t like either of them enough to put on the cover! Scary stuff!!

I was so excited to see this in my mailbox the other day! It is so fun to actually see it in print and to hold it in my hands! And, naturally, her parents were thrilled too! They are being a little modest about it, but I told them they should shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone! It’s not often that your daughter gets chosen to be on the cover of a magazine that gets mailed to people all around the world!

Unfortunately there was an editorial mistake and they accidentally removed the credit info and supply list at the last minute to move some things around and then it didn’t get put back on. Kind of a bummer, I know. The super nice folks at CK feel so bad! But, nonetheless, this is huge for me and I am so thrilled and honored!! You can see this layout up close and you can also view the alternate layout I created with the same photo at this link. The supply lists are there as well.

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me share this with you!! I am blessed to have had such amazing opportunities in my life!! Fun stuff!!!

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  • Shannon Brouwer
    February 26, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats Maggie! It is a beautiful layout and picture!

  • aliciaking
    February 26, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    way to go! I love this layout~and the picture awesome!

  • Jen K
    February 26, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Wow, Maggie, that is so awesome! Congrats. The picture and layouts are just awesome. I had no idea you did it and when I got it in the mail the other day I absolutely loved the cover. Great job!

  • christina
    February 26, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Oh Maggie, how exciting for you (and the parents)! How special that it covers two things you love – photography and scrapbooking. I am so happy for you 🙂

  • wendy sue
    February 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    woo-hoo! I was wondering who created that fun page – of course it was you!! :o)

  • Trista Prince
    February 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Wow Maggie what an honor. You are so talented and you deserve it!

  • Dawn McVey (dawnsing)
    February 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Oh Maggie! That is SOOOOO exciting!!! Congrats!! Love those layouts too – so cute and such an adorable little ‘model’!
    Good for you!

  • michelle guray
    February 26, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    congrats, maggie! that’s a gorgeous page and i’m so very happy for you!

  • Jessi
    February 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats Maggie!
    Beautiful picture and love the layout!!!! 🙂

  • Kristy
    February 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I’m glad you posted, I was afraid I’d forget and never see it in real life! Isn’t she the cutest!!

  • Becky T
    February 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Congratulations! I love your work always and am in love with your photography. You are very talented and very deserving of a cover! Way to go!

  • kelly
    February 26, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    i think it’s one of my favorite cover ever, maggie!!!
    congratulations and fabulous work 🙂

  • Anisa
    February 27, 2008 at 7:28 am

    As soon as I saw the cover of the magazine I recognized the picture of the little girl from your blog! What I was trying to figure out was if you had done the layout as well. I looked all over through the magazine and could not find out anything about the cover. I figured you must have done the layout as well. Now I know. I love your photography and I love your layout! This is very exciting!

  • Robyn W.
    February 27, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Yay Maggie! I knew it was your cover with the strips on the bottom – so you, so fresh and hip! So so happy for you! Congrats girl!

  • laura vegas
    February 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    huge congrats on this maggie!!! i thought that little girl looked familiar when i got it in the mail … and now i’m totally remembering her! and i always look for the cover credits too … i thought maybe i just wasn’t looking hard enough. lol! you did an awesome job on this layout … it’s totally you! off to check out your other version!

  • Tammy Maynard
    February 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I tore that magazine apart looking for the information on that LO!! I was so bummed when I couldn’t find it and now I am happy to see the creator!!!

  • Amy Yetter
    February 27, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Wow Maggie! That’s awesome! Beautiful layout, beautiful sweet girl.

  • Jana
    February 27, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats, that’s SO awesome!!!

  • Ali McLaughlin
    February 28, 2008 at 5:47 am

    It’s beautiful Maggie! Congrats!

  • fran heupel
    February 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Love your layout Maggie!
    It is so fresh and beautiful just like the little girl. Beautiful work as always.
    Kudos to you on a wonderful job.
    Fran H.

  • Jill
    February 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Oh my! Maggie, I SOOO knew it was yours! I tell ya, I leafed through that magazine at least three times looking for the credit, and was shocked that there wasn’t one. I knew it had to be you, and it bugged the heck out of me not knowing for sure. I’m crazy like that, it bugged me until I read your blog entry just now! Congrats, that is so very exciting 🙂

  • Jackie Pettit
    February 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Very cool Maggie- congrats!

  • melanie
    March 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    congrats, maggie – well deserved!

  • rubberbandgirl Cami S.
    March 3, 2008 at 10:35 am

    You definitely deserve this, Maggie.
    Your work is worth admiring.

  • Jessica
    March 4, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats! It was very eye catching when I first saw the cover! Great job!

  • Shelley
    March 5, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I read this issue. How exciting it is for you.

  • JenGallacher
    March 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I was searching and searching for the credit info but couldn’t find it. This is one of my favorite covers EVER!! Love the doily in the back of the photo. Total genius!! Congrats!

  • Carrie
    March 5, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Ah, very cool, Maggie! I finally got it yesterday and kept looking to see who made the layout. Beautiful. 🙂 Congrats!

  • Michelle Reitz
    March 6, 2008 at 9:06 am

    You are so talented! It’s been such a long time, and you look as fabulous as ever! Looks like you are busy busy. So fun to see what you are up to:)
    (Michelle Reitz aka Michelle Pettit…back in the day:))

  • Natasha
    March 6, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I was looking all over CK to find the credit for the cover. So fun to come here today and find my answer. Congrats! Love both pages!

  • melissa deakin
    March 6, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    i love this cover so much.
    that photo is amazing and the girl is gorgeous.
    so happy for you!
    congrats, maggie!

  • Michell hunsaker
    March 6, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I feel so honored to have Kauri on the cover!!! You have such a talent at bringing the best out of everyone. Kauri will be so greatful someday. We went to the store to buy a billion of them and she would tell the checker at every store “That’s me!!” and was so excited. Congrats Maggie!!

  • Bobbi in KY
    March 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! That’s great!

  • ShellyJ
    March 7, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Congrats! Love the fresh colors 🙂

  • heidi larsen
    March 12, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    i KNEW that was your layout! i couldn’t find in the magazine where they gave you credit though. darling.

  • Layle
    March 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

    WAHOO!!! WOnderful layout, Maggie! I loved it when I saw it, no wonder it was yours. The thing that struck me the most about it when I saw the magazine was that it was such a different layout than they usually have on the cover. Congrats!

  • Carla
    April 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Hi maggie,
    found your blog through laura vegas. congrats on the cover. I too was looking all over the magazine looking for the credits. this is really pretty!

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