Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamp It! Excitement

Have y'all gotten your hands on the newest copy of Stamp It! yet?
If you have it, go check out page 69 (heh) and you'll spot this card:
I love my Puppy Love set from There She Goes, and since my dad loves dogs as much as I do, I thought this image would be perfect for a father's day card.  Then that Verve sentiment matched so perfectly and everything just fell into place!

So speaking of publications, I've been a bit behind in my book reports, and I've been reading quite a lot on my Kindle (much to the detriment of my bank account).  Click on the pic to be taken to the book's amazon page.

 Losers is about the 1996 Republican presidential race.  I'm a fan of Michael Lewis, and this may be one of his best books (Moneyball being the best, of course).  It's funny, insightful, and makes you love John McCain.

22 Britannia Road, for all of the hype, did not impress me.  There's better World War II stories out there. 

Before I go to Sleep was quite the page turner!  A woman loses her memory every morning, but starts to keep a journal to help her remember. 

 Big Girl Small was a book I noticed in a Canadian bookstore.  This was probably my favorite book of my vacation.  I just loved Judy!  Highly recommended!!

Ok, so if Losers was one of Michael Lewis's better books, The Blind Side is not.  I'm not a football fan at all, so I admit that was some of the problem.  I wanted to know more about Michael Oher, not about some old NFL player.  Not a bad book, just an ok one.
This book sadly showed the limits of the Kindle.  This is the start of a new YA series based on odd photographs the author has found, except the photographs are quite small and hard to appreciate on the Kindle.  The book was fairly entertaining, though, in a Harry Potter way.

Believe the hype: Unbroken is that good.  I've been reading it to my husband in the car for the last month and we both loved it. Laura Hillenbrand spent seven years researching and writing the story of a WWII pilot who survived a plane crash and an amazing survival at sea, only to be taken as a Japanese POW.  HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended!


Cheryl said...

Congrats on being published! Your cards are fabulous and should be show cased.

Thank you for the book reviews. I am looking for some new reads.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Angela said...

Girl, don't you know I'm already knee-deep in summer reading? You are evil. And Big Girl Small is on my wishlist.

Ok the card: fab! Love the cute lil' pup and his pop, and the sentiment is spot-on (ha). No surprise it's in a magazine, now, is it? Excellent choice!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a darling card and Congrats on being published in Stamp It! One of these days I am going to get with it enought to submit something!

krafting kelly said...

I really enjoy your blog, so I’m passing this award along to you. Congratulations!

Emily Keaton said...

Well, a BIG congratulations on being published in Stamp It!! That card is just adorable--it is SO deserving. I hope you are still enjoying your warm, fuzzy feeling of seeing it in print. :) Have a great holiday weekend!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations to you, Meg! I love this card. And it still thrills me when people tell me I remind them in some small way of my dad. :)
Books to add to the book list! (And thanks for Unbroken, that can go on my list of bday gift ideas for the husb. (Speaking of WWII books, have you read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society?)

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your published card, Meg, and Damian noticed it right away as we were flipping through the issue together! He said, "Wook, Mommy, wook! Two wo-wo!" So cute!

Don't worry, I stopped scrolling as soon as I saw the top of the house. :P

Emily Leiphart said...

P.S. Thanks for the book reviews! I'll be buying Unbroken.

onecraftymama said...

I really love how you've done the clouds & scene panel - adds so much dimension! And congrats BIG TIME on being published, even if they did stick you on p. 69 (your heh made me LOL, for reals. LOL!)
I've got a few of these on my wish list at the library - just finished "The Help" after a marathon late-night read as I couldn't put it down.

susan opel said...

totally chuckled at the 'heh'. I used to teach seniors. enough said.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Congrats on the publication!! Well deserved!! I love the card!!!!!

Thanks for all the reviews!! I will write down a few of your suggestions :)

Erin said...

OOO how fun, I just got a Nook Color and was looking for suggestions. Before I go to Sleep has been added to my wish list! THX