Saturday, August 28, 2010
It felt so blah and unfinished ...
So I tore it apart and came up with this ...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
I think they represent a great mix of styles and will provide wonderful inspiration in the coming months.
Without further adieu, help me in welcoming ....
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The big windows in front went in late last week. Sigh. Windows. Mine are the two on the far left and that gaping cavern next to them will be the common entrance to the building.
I know it doesn't look like much, but it's come a long way in the last month. We're looking at getting in after Labour Day at this point and hopefully being opened mid- to late September.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I've managed to work on a few layouts so far, but am itching to do more :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Greta has a way of using the kit to give a completely different feel.
One of the things I love about the We R Memory Keepers papers that are included in the kit, is that the backside is divided into 4 small scale patterned papers measuring 6x6. Perfect for cards or mini albums, but Greta uses one as a side border for her photo (the multi-coloured houndstooth pictured below).
Another way to customize your embellishments is spray ink. Greta spritzed the white felt scalloped trim pink for her layout.
This one is such a fun gathering of pretty bits. I also spy the canvas tag from the March kit peeking out from behind her photo :) I hadn't even thought of mixing in the March kit, but now that I see the way the tag works, a lot of the turquoise items could be carried through to mix with this August kit.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Back in June, Up The Street sponsored The Color Room challenge blog. Every week, The Color Room provides a color palette and an array of gorgeous layouts for inspiration. The design team is crazy talented, and if you've never visited the site, I insist that you do so now :)
Thanks so much for sharing Keri! I'm glad that you did :)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I've gotten one card out of the way and one left to do. This one uses the Lotza Paper Boyz kit and although it's a little on the masculine side, I think it's general enough to suit just about age.
I recently purchased a Big Shot for when I get the crop area set up in my store front, and am finding myself using it all of the time. I wish I'd gotten one years ago. I've had a Silhouette for several years, but I love that you can cut shapes from Grungeboard, wood veneer, felt or fabric with the Big Shot.The "Happy" and kraft label are both Sizzix dies and I used a Martha Stewart border punch for that fun double loop border.
Off to finish my edibles! Have a great weekend and stay cool :)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rather than use the book rings to bind her album, she has left it "flashcard" style and holds it together with the vintage clothespin included in the kit.