Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Is In The Air Magazine Challenge

Magazine Cover Creativity

Happy Valentines Day! I hope your day is filled with joy, love and sweet treats that bring you happiness! Today, I am having some fun with my creative side by joining in with Katherine of Katherine's Corner to do a magazine challenge. 

The challenge she gave us was to create a magazine cover about Valentine's Day. The cover could be one that was inspired by a magazine that we like or we could create a magazine exactly as we would if we had a magazine of our own. I decided to go with the latter. This is a "tour" challenge so make sure to visit the other blogs on the tour to see all of the great ideas everyone came up with. There is no voting for this challenge. But Katherine is drawing a name at random (via random.org) and the winner will receive a hard copy or kindle copy of the book, The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by MyQuillyn Smith.  

Always up for a challenge, I decided to join the festivities and give it a try! First off, I needed to figure out just how one goes about creating a magazine cover? Luckily, I had recently completed an online writing and publishing course which had introduced me to a free publishing site called Canva.com. I searched the possibilities on this site and voila...they did indeed provide the graphics for magazine covers. If you have never heard of Canva, you may want to check it out. The choices for graphics are wonderful and can be used for all types of designs and presentations from social media to ebooks and online book publications. I'm not receiving any compensation from Canva to promote them, I just have enjoyed using their graphics and am still in process with learning all of what they offer. There are certain graphics which involve a small cost, but I stuck with the free choices of which there are many. If you enjoy blogging, writing or just designing creative posters, business cards or flyers, you might want to check Canva for great ideas!

For my magazine cover, I used lots of pinks and reds and incorporated a tablescape vignette from last year's Valentines post. If you missed that post you can check it out here. I hope you enjoy the magazine cover I created and please make sure to hop on over to Katherine's Corner to check out all the other folks who joined in the challenge! Have a great day everyone!

Until Next Time,


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Katherines Corner said...

Your magazine is lovely my friend Thank you for participating in the fun. xo

Sharon said...

How fun to design your own magazine cover! Your cover is beautiful and eye-catching. Occasionally I receive an email from a quilting magazine asking readers to choose the next magazine cover from a choice of two. I'm always drawn to those creative challenges and choices.

Vintage Whimsy Studio said...

Hi Debbie - stopping by from the "Love is in the Air" magazine challenge and blog tour . . . love the reds and pinks in your magazine cover! It is so fun to be part of such a creative group of bloggers, and I'm looking forward to another magazine challenge and blog tour in the future. Hope you have a great week and I'll look forward to connecting with you again soon as I'm out and about in the blogosphere! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

Janelle said...

Love the red! My favorite color! I am enjoying hopping through the magazine challenge and seeing everyone's covers. Have a great day!


Hello Debbie,
Your choice for red velvet is just perfect for Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Hugs. Monika

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your magazine cover is wonderful! Love the beautiful red hues! Happy Valentine's Day!

Debby Goes Shabby said...


Beautiful magazine cover.


Karen said...

Great cover photo! I especially like the reference about how to show love to your pets. Hands down, my pets have been the best "valentines" I've ever had over the years. Okay, not counting my sons! ; )

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you all, sweet ladies, for your kind comments about my magazine cover. It was a fun challenge!