Happy Holidays from Featuring!

Everyone likes to color, right? It’s a great way to relax and unwind. What’s even better than that? When what you’re coloring is a card you can give to your loved ones, duh! ;)

As a way to thank you, the readers, for supporting both me and the rest of the Featuring team in all its endeavors, all contributors have designed their very own, free holiday printables for you! Mine is (of course) cat-themed, and I even created some accessories for you to color, cut out, and paste according to the holiday you celebrate. I hope you enjoy coloring and accessorizing as much as I did. :)

While you’re at it, preview issue #3 and pre-order it, too. The magazine will be available in January 2013, and it contains two articles of which I’m very, very proud and can’t wait for you to read, so hurry and go go go to the shop!

Have a good one, everybody, and thanks for supporting my designs and work! I’ll catch you soon.

Happy Holidays from Featuring!

Everyone likes to color, right? It’s a great way to relax and unwind. What’s even better than that? When what you’re coloring is a card you can give to your loved ones, duh! ;)

As a way to thank you, the readers, for supporting both me and the rest of the Featuring team in all its endeavors, all contributors have designed their very own, free holiday printables for you! Mine is (of course) cat-themed, and I even created some accessories for you to color, cut out, and paste according to the holiday you celebrate. I hope you enjoy coloring and accessorizing as much as I did. :)

While you’re at it, preview issue #3 and pre-order it, too. The magazine will be available in January 2013, and it contains two articles of which I’m very, very proud and can’t wait for you to read, so hurry and go go go to the shop!

Have a good one, everybody, and thanks for supporting my designs and work! I’ll catch you soon.

Hey dudes and dudettes, what’s the happs?

I’m checking in to let you know that there were a few delays with The Powers That Be, but rest assured, FEATURING #2 is coming soon! Really soon! Crazy soon!

I come bearing sneaks. The cover is a very beautiful blue this time around. Oh, and what’s that? Yup, I wrote the first article listed on it! It’s about a very distinctive young Belgian artist named Cédric De Smedt. You’ll see some of his work and get to read a whole lot about him. He was very forthcoming in answering my questions (thank you, Cédric!), so I think you’ll find the interview to be quite entertaining and insightful.

But wait! There’s more! (You can’t use that attention-getter enough, can you? Can you…?)

When you pre-order issue #2 before September 21st, you’re automatically entered to win space on the back of our third issue to display your very own inchie! There will be 30 lucky winners who’ll have the chance to show off their work on the back cover of FEATURING. Check out our latest back cover to see what the inchies look like once they all come together.

Be sure to check out featuringmagazine.com for more info on everything, as well as the announcement for our latest reader gallery theme and more sneaks on what you can expect to see in issue #2! I can’t wait for you to see the three articles I worked on this time around!

Want to win FEATURING's highly anticipated 2nd issue? Grab issue #1!


I know things have been quiet around these parts, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on some amazing material for everyone to see! ;) In fact, FEATURING’s second issue — which will be available later this month — is filled with some articles/projects I poured my soul into. I am eager for everyone to see what I and the other contributing editors have been working on, and I’m sure you’re quite intrigued as well.

So, how about an opportunity? When you purchase FEATURING’s debut issue, you’ll have a chance at winning the second by filling out a brief survey. We want to know your thoughts. Your honest opinions matter to us! FEATURING is nothing without its readers.

Still not swayed? Hanna of iHanna reviewed our first issue and had some incredibly nice things to say!

Seth Apter of The Altered Page had wonderful things to say, too!

You can also read an interview with Marit, our editor-in-chief, at Daisy Yellow. Tammy asked Marit some questions not only about the magazine, but also about Marit’s creative process and how to be inspired.

Our readers have had enthusiastic responses to FEATURING, and you can read some of them on our Facebook page:

Lorell R.
I got my copy yesterday and it’s awesome…great debut issue!

Sandee H.
Got mine today, and boy oh boy! I’m loving it!!!!!!!

Peg E.
I just received my copy and I LOVE IT! Congratulations to Marit and all of the contributors! This magazine is informative, thought provoking, and has plenty of beautiful and insightful artwork:) Will definitely recommend to my friends!

The Expressive Palette:
i love “featuring” magazine!

‘Nough said. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

sneaky-doo of my project for FEATURING's debut issue! 

pre-order • grab inchies • preview issue #1 • submit your work

sneaky-doo of my project for FEATURING's debut issue!

pre-ordergrab inchiespreview issue #1submit your work

Wanna see the article and project I've been keeping under wraps?


That’s your link straight to FEATURING’s online store, at which you can pre-order your copy of our very first issue. It will ship to your doorstep the second half of April.

If you want to see a preview of what you’ll be shelling out your hard-earned dollars (and euros) for (and why wouldn’t you? But be warned: Once you see how awesome it is, you’ll want to buy, like, 5 copies right away), check it out.

Looking awesome, right?

To top it all off, we are holding our second call for submissions. This time around, the theme is “The Road Ahead…”, and it’s to be taken literally, metaphorically, either/or, or even both. Do whatever you do, just be inspired. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2012, and you can find out more about how to submit right here.

Now, I have to ask Marit, our lovely editor-in-chief, if it’s okay for me to post a teensie, eensie-weensie little preview of my project as featured in issue #1… ;)

Seriously, I can’t wait for you guys and girls to see this. I am so proud of all we’ve accomplished. It’s going to blow your mind and melt your face off! In a good way, of course.

How’s it hangin’?

ScrapStreet's Winter 2012 issue is out now — take a look completely free of charge! I’m featured on page 8, which is an article that explores graffiti in scrapbook pages. 

While you’re there, be sure to pick up this issue’s free digital scrapbooking kit!

How’s it hangin’?

ScrapStreet's Winter 2012 issue is out now — take a look completely free of charge! I’m featured on page 8, which is an article that explores graffiti in scrapbook pages.

While you’re there, be sure to pick up this issue’s free digital scrapbooking kit!

What are your thoughts on Etsy? FEATURING wants to know!


Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful set of holidays and that your New Year’s celebration was off the chain! ;)

In the first issue of FEATURING, one of our contributing editors, Julie, will be focusing on Etsy. We’ve created a survey for anyone interested to fill out (it shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes), and you do not have to own an Etsy shop or have shopped there before to be eligible to take it! We’d simply love to hear your thoughts.

Please feel free to spread the word if you know anyone else who’d like to give us his/her input.

Thanks, everyone! Talk to you soon!

on the backburner: that thing which holds so much more than it should!


Hey everyone!

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to make sure to let all my followers (and lurkers!) know how very thankful I am that you continue to visit my blog and comment on my projects. It’s a crazy, humbling thing to know that somewhere out there, someone enjoys what you do for fun, a hobby that has turned into a passion.

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s been quiet around here since I’ve been focusing on redesigning my portfolio — something that is long overdue — and I’ve taken a short break from scrapping in the meantime. I do, however, have some news to share with you:

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lies-of-gypsies asked: i really like ur scrapbook layouts! where can i buy the kits?

Thank you so much! :) You can get the kits (I have designed with Bits & Bobs kits, but there are several others to choose from, including mini album kits and larger kits aimed at 12x12 layouts and the like) at www.magpieclub.com!

 Hey guys, 

 As I emerge from the web design cavern I’ve been hibernating in, I realize I have been much too quiet around these parts, and I’m planning on changing that soon! I’d wanted to share a sneak peek of my digital portfolio’s design with you, but I ended up re-doing it. I’m not much of a re-doer; I prefer to tweak what I’ve come up with, and while there was lots of tweaking involved, the design itself has taken on a whole new life. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s up so you can tell me what you think! 

 That said, I do come bearing scrap news: Enchanting Creations has featured my Thanksgiving-centric layout from last year (remember “Lucky Thankful Humbled”?) in its November 2011 issue — which is completely free and out now! You can view and/or download it here. I’m on page 20! The issue’s filled with lots of inspiration (I’m particularly fond of the vintage, rustic-looking pages featuring clocks), so be sure to check it out. 

 Talk to you soon!

Hey guys,

As I emerge from the web design cavern I’ve been hibernating in, I realize I have been much too quiet around these parts, and I’m planning on changing that soon! I’d wanted to share a sneak peek of my digital portfolio’s design with you, but I ended up re-doing it. I’m not much of a re-doer; I prefer to tweak what I’ve come up with, and while there was lots of tweaking involved, the design itself has taken on a whole new life. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s up so you can tell me what you think!

That said, I do come bearing scrap news: Enchanting Creations has featured my Thanksgiving-centric layout from last year (remember “Lucky Thankful Humbled”?) in its November 2011 issue — which is completely free and out now! You can view and/or download it here. I’m on page 20! The issue’s filled with lots of inspiration (I’m particularly fond of the vintage, rustic-looking pages featuring clocks), so be sure to check it out.

Talk to you soon!