Thursday, March 10, 2011

make it!


I am very excited to have another tutorial in Romantic Homes magazine.



A few weeks ago I was asked to write a how-to for April's The French Issue, and decided to feature a jar decorated with a printed and glittered French label (source: The Graphics Fairy; jar: Smucker's).



It's always fun to stage mini photo shoots and then write the corresponding text. I often use puns and am not sure if anyone "gets" my little jokes but me (words like: relishing -- as in a jar of relish; the title: French Dressing -- as in a bottle of salad dressing. Silly, I know).

Our blogs are like our own magazines, don't you think? A very heartfelt thank you to Romantic Homes for providing another opportunity for me to share in print.

xo
elyse

51 comments:

Into Vintage said...

How exciting for you! I'll be sure to check it out and many congrats to you :-)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Congratulations, Elyse! Yay! The article looks charming. :)

birdie blue said...

well done, you. can't wait to see the article. i, for one, love your puns.

xo
~molly

debi said...

How wonderful! Congrats on another beautiful article! I love your title...we 'get' you sweetie. hehe

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful, Elyse! Congrats on the article--you write so fabulously! I DO get the puns--love them!

Hoping your day is beautiful, my friend...

Julie

Lorrie said...

Congratulations, Elyse! I'll be on the lookout for the magazine.

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

That is a cute idea! Thank you!

Zuzu said...

Congratulations, Elyse! And BTW, I think your puns are fun!
:)
Zuzu

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Congratulations on the feature, it looks fabulous!



~ Gabriela ~

Claudia said...

Congrats, my friend!

xo
Claudia

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

those are sp pretty... and Elyse... i always get your humor! you are the only visitor that has ever commented on The Fonz... can you believe that? ... it's The Fonz!!!!!!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

oh and congrats on the mag tutorial! : )

She'sSewPretty said...

My hubby was laughing at me yesterday. I had eye surgery but when I was done I had to go to the store to see if they had the new RH. They did and I was trying to read with one eye. I'll be saving all of my jars now! I love the labels you used too. Well done Elyse!

Diane Mars said...

You are so inspiring, and such a lucky lady to be featured in so many different publications..... you must be giddy. Congrats oxox, Diane

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wonderful job Elyse! Pretty soon they will give you a column!

Theresa said...

Go Elyse, Congrats! You never cease to amaze me with all of your talent! BIG HUGS!

Lataina said...

Congratulations!!! =)

bikim said...

so cute!
well done!

lovely photos!
take care,
Rosa

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

hi elyse!
thank you for another super cute tutorial! Romantic Homes should have you be a contributor every month in my opinion ;)
your writing is great and i get your puns for sure...keep 'em coming!
XO

Suz said...

Elyse,
That is terrific!I Love the way you stage things. Just something that doesn't come naturally to me, though. I'll just keep watching you. I do think our blogs are like magazines, with the extra benefit of having all this feedback from people we now know. It is the best of worlds!

Angie said...

Awesome, Elyse!! I purchased my very first copy of Romantic Homes yesterday!!! I am so looking forward to the April issue...congrats and thanks for a lovely blog!!

Scrap for Joy said...

I just received my copy and saw your article! Yay Elyse!!he jars are charming and I have always loved your sense of humor.
xoxo
Joyce

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Gorgeous tutorial Elyse!!
I picked up a copy of the magazine today, and it looks fabulous! A thousand thank yous for mentioning my site as your source.
Your style is so lovely!!
Karen

fee @ chipper nelly said...

new to your blog - and loving it!
glad i had a little surf tonight...fee x
(love a pun too)

Stevie said...

Big Congrats! What a lovely article and choice of label! They have these red with white dot rugs at WalMart and I thought of you today! Can not wait for the mag! xo

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

Oh, how super exciting for you. I LOVE "Romantic Homes" magazine. When will the April issue be available on newstands? I'll make sure to buy it :) :) That project looks so beautiful :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

jeanetteann said...

How exciting and what a pretty label on that jar x

NanaDiana said...

Congrats Elyse. They know talent whent hey see it! ..I don't know how many people get puns...but I do and I love them...but then I am a bit "off kilter" anyway! lol Hugs, Diana

Shabbyfufu said...

You silly girl you! I love a good sense of humor and your are right that some people just don't get it. Congrats Elyse....xo, Janet

koralee said...

Yahooo my friend...you are on a roll and no wonder you ideas are amazing! Now I must pick up that copy. xoxoxoxo

Jeanne said...

Congrats Elyse and what a cute project to try on my ever-growing collection of glass bottles. Can't wait for my issue of Romantic Homes to arrive.
xo
jeanne

Anxiety Cures said...

What a very lovely post! Congratulations!

Anxiety Self Help said...

I love your article writing and style! Congrats on your article and more power.

Mary Ellen said...

I got my RH mag yesterday and meant to come over and say congratulations!! It probably seems like old hat to you being published!!
Love the jar!

bee blessed
mary

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How fun for you, Elyse! The jars look so sweet!

Jill said...

Congratulations, Elyse!! I'm so excited for you! I'm looking forward to reading your feature. I totally "get" your puns~ very clever!

Hugs,
Jill

Wanda Metcalf said...

HAHAhaha I get you!! oh how we would have a day ~

How fun so glad you got to do the article, I would love to write or do crafts... (singing voice) dreAaam JoooB! So funny that you say our blogs are like doing that. Kinda why I do it. Just like to write about stuff.

Love the jar. It's ready for some daisy's

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh oh oh! SO GORGEOUS!!! I'm Thrilled for you my dear!!

Vintage Home said...

What a great idea! Looking forward to the issue!

KatCollects said...

Congratulations, I can't wait to get the magazine and see the article. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday.
Hugs,
Kathy

Roselle said...

Woot Woot! You go girl :)
Looking foward to my issue with you in it! Love your sense of humor with your little descriptions (relish, etc.).
Have a great week!
Roselle

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Ohhhh I am so thrilled for you Elyse! You are so sweet and I am so happy these magazines are finding you. What pretty pictures too.

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Shabby soul said...

I like so much your blog, so full of nice ideas and gorgeous images!
I don't know if it's an Award free one, but I gave you one. If not don't mind it is a pleasure the same!! :)
Have a good day
Silvia

Amy C said...

yeahhh, that's fantastic congrats Elyse what a super fun tutorial too.
I love that magazine.

Lynn said...

Nicely done, I love the glitter accent! I'm your newest follower.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Elyse. I am going to look for that magazine on the stands. I love Romantic Home. I often think that the blogs are so beautiful and interesting, it's like we go to our mailboxes and receive thousands of magazines everyday. Yours is one of my favorites.
Karen

Auntie Bliss said...

not silly! adorable and enticing idea! this one got you in my sidebar links ;)

suchprettythings said...

Congratulations, Elyse! It's a lovely, lovely tutorial!
XOXO
Jessica

casapinka said...

You rock, Elyse - I'm going to have to start subscribing just so I can put your tutorials in my inspiration journal!!!

permanent magenta said...

You totally rock elyse! Glad more people get to enjoy your beautiful work and inspiration and puns;)

permanent magenta said...

uh, i just got to the end of the comments and realized i mirrored Pink's comment. soul sistas I guess:)