holiday, this one, too, shall pass and once it
has ended, the roses have wilted and the
chocolates have all been, eaten how many of us
will also put away or forget about the people or
things that we love?
we will never forget about the people we love, I
mean how bare will our scrapbooks look if we did
that! But often we do forget about the supplies
that we love. Trends do change and we do tend
to change and be changed by them, but I want to
challenge you this year to not forget to use the
things you love on your pages, cards and altered
In a sense,
I want to challenge you to set your own trends
this year by reaching for the products that just
down right make you smile and you don’t want to
create without. Add a few new twist to those
products, but overall stick to what you love!
our readers to submit things that they couldn’t
scrap without and while their lists are all very
different…their projects are just beautiful! I
hope this inspires you to reach for what you
love the next time you sit down to create.
favorite items, that show up on every layout
I create, would be chalk ink and die cut
letters. I love chalk ink because I love
how this gives depth to my layouts and helps
to pop elements off the page. With die cut
letters, I love how you can mix and match
fonts and how you always have the right
color to match every layout.
What a view by Karen Shand. Supplies: Paper: Creative
Bazzill Basics Paper,
Adhesive: Helmar, Die Cut Letters: Cuttlebug Red Tag,
Ink: Clearsnap, Font: Arial Narrow,
HOT new products I LOVE to work with are
acrylic and lace paper. The combination
makes a HUGE impact. Acrylic is an
invaluable medium because of the ability to
add layers and lace paper maximizes this
two products together make for endless
First Time Flower Girls by Andrea Venn.
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, KI Memories,
Butterfly: Heidi Swapp, Flowers: Prima,
Album: Kits 2 Remember, Wire: Bind-It-All.
Journaling: Finally Flower Girls,
Rose Creek Cottage Pacific Beach California,
Perfect Day, Aunt Lydia Brides Maid, Annie
and Nick Wellmen.
As hard as I
try to be a simple scrapper, I just can't
keep myself from adding lots of layers and
piling on the embellishments. I love, and
can't seem to scrap without, my brown ink,
edge distresser and some flowers, lace or
ribbon and staples. These things tend
to find their way onto just about every one
of my layouts.
Angels Among Us by Becky Williams.
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper,
Imaginisce, Making Memories, Stickers:
American Crafts, Rub-ons: My Mind’s Eye,
Crate Paper, Flower: American Crafts,
Stamp: Scarlet Lime, Other: trims, pearls,
Journaling: I believe there are
angels among us, sent down to us in our time
of need. They come to you and me in our
darkest hours, to show us how to live, teach
us how to give, and guide us with the light
of love. Aimee is my little angel. October
2008, 11 months.