March 2, 2009

Creating Keepsakes Cover!

Remember this picture of Amerie last summer? :)

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

Well, have ya seen the cover of the new April 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes yet? :D

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

Yep, that’s her! The pic that I took! :D It was *crazy* how it happened! Brian, the editor in chief of Creating Keepsakes Magazine was surfing my blog!! :) First he found the free fonts and wanted to mention them in his “Top 5 Cool Things” article… Then he saw the picture of Amerie and wanted to use it on the cover! I said “OF COURSE!!!”. :)

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

I’ve been stalking the periodicals aisle of Barnes & Noble for weeks now (and I’ve gained 5 lbs from all the extra mochas I’ve been drinking), but last night after church I wandered in, fully expecting them *not* to have it… And there it was! :) It was down on the bottom shelf, so of course I had to move a couple up to eye level. ;) Sorry B&N employees, that was me. :D

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

Boy, I need a tan! If you flip a few pages to the table of contents they have the pic again, along with the photo credit.

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

And if you flip to the very back page, you’ll find Brian’s Top 5 article. It’s the Fonts for Peas page!! :)

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

Look what he said!! :)

Creating Keepsakes April 2009 cover photo by Amanda Bottoms Photography

Thanks Brian!! :) If you haven’t seen it yet, hurry to your nearest booksellers and check it out! :D Also, keep an eye out on this page: Alternate Covers. They will be posting two alternate covers using Amerie’s picture. I haven’t even seen them yet and I am dying to know what they look like! So help me stalk it!! ;)

Oh, and I promise haven’t forgotten about the last 14 fonts of February! :) With all the excitement, I’m a few days late and a few fonts short, but I will make it up to you. :) I promise! Just keep an eye out around here… You’ll find out! ;)

Thanks for looking!!! :)



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jodie March 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm

That is AWESOME! What an honor! I’m so so so excited for you!!! I would seriously have screamed if I’d seen one of my photos on the cover of a magazine!!!

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lori March 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm

you are totally famous!! To be mentioned in a magazine is a BIG deal (top 5-wahoo!!), but to have the photograph you took on the cover-AMAZING! Congratulations!!

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Natalie March 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Oh my goodness! The freakin’ cover!?!?!? Major congratulations are in order Amanda! And Brian is correct…..you do have many skills! =)

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terri March 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I’m so happy for you. Everything you do is great and this just proves it.

I’m proud of you!

Congratulations.

terri

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Doris T. March 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm

My copy of CK came today, I read that and thought that was your name! Congratulations – that is a great picture! Keep up the good work Amanda!
Doris

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Suzy March 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Wow. Good for you. I love everything that you do. I’m crazy about your website. You deserve the recognition!

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Brenda Smith March 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

YEAH!!!! That is soooo exciting! Congratulations. I am going to have to go buy it now. :) I was gonna anyway but now I can’t wait. :D

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Lisa S. March 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Congratulations! that is such a wonderful honor to have that on the cover of such a popular magazine!
Thanks again for the great fonts you continue to offer they are great! :)

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Carolyn March 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Amanda, you’ve been my hero since I found your fonts forever ago…it’s about time you get the recognition you deserve, darlin’…Congratulations. Your talents and skills set you apart from the rest of the pack and a cover doesn’t surprise me at all. Hugs, darlin’…a chubby little gray haired (soon to be gramdma!!!) in Texas is very proud of you…

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Robin March 2, 2009 at 8:09 pm

That is so awesome! And so deserved, you have incredible talent. I’ll be looking forward to picking up this issue. Congratulations!!

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H.J.Gadiyar March 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Congratulations for the wonderful recognition of yout talents.

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Adriana March 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Congratulations! You’re such a talented and wonderful person, you deserve it!
I’m in love with your site.

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Carla March 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

UHU!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you, you totally deserve it!!!!!!!! You are an example of hard and wonderful work, and yes, you are a lot of skills!! Love your pictures and I hope one day I can take some with the same quality as yours!!! I’m very happy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TracyF March 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Congrats – that is an adorable pic!

Tracy
http://www.HappyDaisyAZ.com

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Carla March 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

OPS… YOU have A LOT OF SKILLS :D

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Megan March 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm

CONGRATS! That’s sooo cool! And she is one of the prettiest girls I’ve ever seen! :)

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juls March 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm

woo hoo! love you blog, love the picture, and love your recipes.

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jacqui March 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm

wow the cover!! thats really awesome!! congratulations:) most people could only dream of this happening!!

http://www.jacquiandjeff.com

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jacqui March 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm

wow the cover!! thats awesome!! congratulations:) most people could only dream of something like this happening!!

http://www.jacquiandjeff.com

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Brooke March 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

That’s so awesome, your generosity is paying off!

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Mari March 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm

OMG! I’m so excited for you! THE COVER?! sheesh! :) that’s awesome :)!!

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Jynx March 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Yeah for you!!! Congrats!!!

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Tracy March 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Awesome!! Congrats!! I was hoping the notification was about the FONTS–I’m so selfish that way!!! :) Can’t wait to see MORE MORE MORE!!! :)

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HeatherB March 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Congrats Amanda, wowzers that is such an honour to get the cover with your photo (and what a sweet photo at that!). And congrats on more promotion of your free fonts. Yours was one of the first scrapping fonts places I ever found on the net, and I still check it out for more! :)

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Gina March 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Congratulations! That is so cool. BTW when are we going to see some layouts from you?

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Katie M March 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Yea, you!!!! That’s fabulous. You deserve props. :)

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Crystal March 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Amanda – Once again, you’re amazing! I do remember last year when you posted all those pictures and I remember thinking, what a cute girl! Congrats girl!!

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Denise March 2, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Congratulations! I really enjoy your site and
am happy to see you recognized. And in such a huge way!!!

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creole wisdom March 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm

CONGRATS! That is just awesome : ) : ) : ) And I think you look great, like your sweater btw! oh you must be on cloud 9!

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Lauren March 3, 2009 at 12:36 am

Congrats! That is such a great photo and your fonts are, as always, cute as a button. Thanks again for the awesome website.

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Morgan March 3, 2009 at 3:50 am

WOW!!! That is SOOOO exciting!! One of my fav magazines! Wowwww, I am so excited for you! Good for you girl!! You deserve it :)

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Elizabeth March 3, 2009 at 6:04 am

Congratulations !! Such a beautiful picture and looks fantastic on the cover, I’ll have to look for the magazine.
Love your blog, I check often.

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Alyssa Manno March 3, 2009 at 6:08 am

I knew it was just a matter of time before your
beautiful work was discovered! Congrats!

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Doris March 3, 2009 at 6:13 am

COOL! How neat! Hey, we know you have many talents. I’ve made many of your dishes and have used your fonts! I hope the article mentioned you were a good cook also! The picture is great! Can’t wait to read the article! CONGRAT.

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Jen@OurDailyBigTop March 3, 2009 at 7:12 am

Wow – congrats on the cover and the article. That is so exciting. You rock!

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Dana March 3, 2009 at 8:49 am

What an awesome feeling. I knew sooner than later your site would be public- You create beautiful fonts, tutorials and recipes! It’s all wonderful & I appreciate it! Keep it up!

http://simplysaidstudios.blogspot.com/

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Glynis March 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

Yeah! How awesome :) Congratulations!

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Barb DeSousa March 3, 2009 at 10:12 am

WAY TO GO AMANDA!! Woooohooo! How exciting! Congratulations!!!!

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Rebecca March 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

How awesome! I’m so excited for you!

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Katy March 3, 2009 at 12:14 pm

What a fun honor!!

Now you just might get really swamped with font requests because you’re famous!!!

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Colby March 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

How cool is that!?!?! Congrats! Now I can’t wait to get my issue in the mail!

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Canay March 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Congratulations. I don’t ever buy the magazine but I want to run out and get it. LOL…

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Alicia March 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Congrats Amanda! that picture is awesome! I want my issue NOW!

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Debra Lawrence March 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

What a dream this must be for you ! I can only imagine! Keep up the great creative work.

Congrats on a huge accomplishment!
All the best ~Debra

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Sg. March 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm
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donna meredith March 4, 2009 at 3:42 am

hey amanda, you did its great for you do wonder-ful work . that picture of that baby is just wonderful so sweet, and i thought you just did your dogs for fun, girl your great and am going to get the issue and keep it because i meet you here on the computer and when you get big and you well ill come meet you to get you to sign it and meet miley and howie, i show them to everyone, lol they are top boston in my book, girl keep up the good work, GOD IS SMELLING DOWN AT YOU ,take and ill keep chicking on how your doing all this have fun, say hi to your kevin for me, bye bye now.

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Nicole March 4, 2009 at 7:54 am

That is really cool… Congratulations! I love to see people rewarded for their generosity and talent! :)

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Elaine March 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

How wonderful to have your photograph on the cover! Congrats!

(hooviedoovie on woof)

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Malea March 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I saw that picture on the cover and thought “man that looks familiar” but didn’t even go to look at the credits. And I also saw the mention inside about your fonts… and was like “Hey! I know that site!”
Awesome photography skills! Congrats on being on the cover!

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Connie R. March 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Congratulations Amanda! I found your blog last year when we moved in our new home. I was looking for ideas for a scrap room and have been with you ever since. I loved that picture along with all the other ones you share. Not to mention your fonts. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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Alexes March 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I think this is AWESOME!!! You totally deserve all this press! Your blog is the cutest one out there! I totally LOVE all of your ideas… You are my idol :)

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Michelle March 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Congratulations to you and Kevin. God has surely blessed you! Keep up the good work. I hope to see more of your work published!!
Michelle

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Sharon March 5, 2009 at 5:18 am

I got my CK magazin a few days ago and was amazed by those sweet blue eyes. Sooo cool to see your stuff in a magazin.
Hugs
Sharon

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MaryEllen March 5, 2009 at 11:16 am

Amanda…you are soooo talented and am glad that you are getting some big time recognition. Have always admired your photography and the photo of Amerie is just wonderful. I imagine that you and her parents are buying up all the magazines they can find. Here’s to more fame!

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Lori March 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

How wonderful! That is really something special, and you should be proud. Congratulations! Oh- I used Pea Stacy for Ella’s 5th b’day invitations and it turned out so cute! I used Pea Jenny Script for her party favors. Just precious!

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Lindsey March 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Congratulations girl! You definitely deserve to be recognized for your talents & creativity! When you posted that picture a while back it made me want to learn more about photography. Great job!

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Laurie Peirick March 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm

So totally cool and well deserved….now whatcha gonna do??? Reach for the stars girl!!! I’ve turned into a Pea font junkie and everyone on my staff was dying to get their hands on my fonts…!!! Fantastic for you!

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Angie March 6, 2009 at 2:29 am

Congrates! I love your website, you deserve the recognition for some ofyour many talents. I consider this a GOD hug, he always takes care of us!

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Lynn March 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA!!!! What an awesome honor. I can’t wait to go get my personal copy…will you autograph it for me?? They should do a cover with your “boys” next. That would be really cute too.

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Patti March 7, 2009 at 7:24 am

Congrats Amanda!! That is fantastic!
^5 girl!!!!

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Christy March 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I just received my issue in the mail and was just saying how cute the little girl was! I saw your website in the top five and had to check it out… what can I saw, It’s AWESOME! Thank you for all the free fonts, I can’t wait till my son goes to sleep so I can start scrapbooking and playing with the new fonts! Thanks again and CONGRATS:)

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Kelly March 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

Congrats, Amanda! She is such a little cutie, and perfect for the cover!

I also love your website, and you truly deserve the recognition!

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Jaime March 9, 2009 at 7:16 am

Congrats to you! You definitely deserve the recognition for all of your creative and talented work. I will be picking up a copy of the magazine today. You go girl!

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Candy March 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Amanda,
This is fantastic. Congratulations on your achievements. I absolutely love the “Fonts for Peas”. I can see why he included it in the magazine.

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nicole green March 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

that’s SO great! :) congrats!

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Amanda H. March 13, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Wow! Congrats Amanda (that’s my name too), haha. I would only DREAM of this happening.

And thanks for the fonts! I love them :D

love.love.love.
-A-

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Desire' March 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm

That’s awesome! Congrats Amanda!! :)

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Jennifer March 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Congrats!! That’s very exciting!!!

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Erin Helmick March 19, 2009 at 7:17 am

Congratulations!

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Becky B. March 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I hopped over from 2 peas. I feel like I “know” someone famous now. So cool! I dream of getting published. But a cover – - wow!!

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Soffy from Colombia March 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

CONGRATS!!!! you are so talent!! and i am happy
your work was show at that magazine!!

thanks for your fonts!!!… i found them a month ago
and i have used many!!

thanks and a hug from Colombia
Soffy

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Kelly Goree April 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Hi Amanda!!

I have to admit I went hunting you down to link you up when I do my blog post about this cover. I am one of the lucky girls who had the opportunity to work with your beautiful photo and was even luckier that my layout was picked to be on the cover to showcase it :)

It was truly a pleasure and SOOOOO much fun to do a girlie page (I have all boys!) and I hope you feel I did it justice! All the best!

Kelly

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LollyChops May 3, 2009 at 6:36 am

HOW COOL! I recognized that picture immediately! I am doing the happy dance for you sweet friend!

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Briana May 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

WOW, congrats! Your website is getting HUGE! I know I love it. I learned about kevinandamanda.com from my professor, when I was taking a class specifically on children with special needs a few semesters ago. We were talking about ways to help kids with special modifications, and she suggested your site to turn the handwriting of kids with special needs and must type everything due to a disability into a font, so that when their peers produced handwritten work, they could theoretically do it, too! She also scrapbooks and said your website had much more stuff, too. So I got online, found you, and I’ve been in LOVE with the site ever since… I’ve started blogging myself, and although my blog is more like a journal and no where near as fun and helpful as yours, I’m loving it! Thanks for all your inspiration & CONGRATS!

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Grace Holzhauser September 20, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Hey there Amanda,

Congratulations! My name is Grace from Sunny Townsville Queensland Australia and guess what I have that Creating Keepsake Magazine that you are referring to. I actually followed that lay out (front cover) for my 2 year old’s picture. Amazing! Well keep up the good work and I love your site girl. God bless you and your family.

Grace from Down Under.

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Sarah January 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Hi, Amanda,
I stumbled upon your blog through a link from a friend’s blog. I have to say how amazingly inspirational you are. I began surfing through your blog yesterday and, for the past 24 hours, I cannot seem to pass the computer without sitting down to read more on your blog! I just love reading it. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with all of us. :)
Sarah

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Jennifer February 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Hi Amanda. I stumbled across your blog a few months back while looking for a camera bag. I have a bad habit of just throwing mine in my purse..OUCH. I have been addicted ever since! I purchased your BIG back pack & I love it! I just picked up the Understanding Exposure book this week. Very helpful!! Im going to Purchase the 24-70 lens this week. Im still learning to use my camera & REALLY want to be a better photographer. Your How To’s really help me learn how to navigate my camera.
Im just learning to cook so needless to say Ive gained a few pounds from your site (especially the creamed corn MY FAVORITE)
Needless to say your kinda an inspiration to me & I just wanted to say thanks for helping people like me!!

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