Friday, January 31, 2014

Anna Griffin's "Grace" Collection

I wanted to share Anna's newest collection. It's called Grace, and it's available on HSN. The collection if bright, fun and versatile! The colors are happy and Spring themed. There are title stickers, floral stickers, beautiful die-cuts and more.

Below are a few pages that I did with the collection.

On this first one, you can see some of the fun and pretty die cuts. Lots of journal cards are included also. And some pretty gold accents.

On this one I added some grograin ribbon in pink and a couple of Anna's dies from one of her Cricut sets.

And on this one I used part of one of the pretty lazer cut papers included in the collection. I focused on the brighter colors in the collection for this one. You can see just how versatile the collection is!
This is one of my favorite collections from Anna, it's fun and has lots of pieces to play with. I think you will like it, especially if you live in the South like me and have been dealing with snow and are ready for a breath of Spring!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Imaginarium Designs Chippies!!!

As some of you might remember I was on the Design Team for Once Upon A Sketch for several years. It was a wonderful experience, not only did I make lasting and wonderful friends, but I got to create with some awesome products as well. One of which was Imaginarium Designs chipboard!

I created some pages using some pieces that I had left over. These pages are more "traditional" and less embellished than my usual pages, but I wanted to focus on the chippies! And I think my style is changing or evolving for some reason, or either I'm stuck in a really big rut! LOL! Anyway, here are some pages using their awesome chippies.

This first one was a lot of fun!! I embossed the chippies with various colors of WOW embossing powders. I used some faux stitching and kept the page pretty simple! I really liked how this one turned out!

these are the Imaginarium chippies that I used for this page. The boy silhouette, capital alphas, gears and train! I love the little train!

On this page I wanted to use one of the beautiful title chippies, I only used a few small pieces besides that, I wanted to focus on the photo and the colors! Believe it or not, I just inked these pieces!

I painted the pieces on this page. I chose yellow and sky blue. I wanted to make a fun page, so I chose some really fun chippies for this, the clouds, and little birdies!!!

I used WOW embossing powders again on this page, using black and pink. Kept the colors simple and just a few embellishments here!

Here is another page where I used alcohol ink for coloring the chippies! It works really well on darker colors, especially if you want a more matt look to your items.

On this page I mixed different colors of embossing powder. I also used liquid pearls for the berries on the spray of leaves!!! Added pearls to the center for the body of the butterflies!

I love to use copper embossing powder, especially on elements that look architectural! These corners look wonderful with the copper!!! I used specialty powder on the title, it looks like glitter.

I stamped script on top of these once colored! The green stems are just drawn and cut from solid chipboard, I added the Imaginarium butterflies and some little blooms, and of course the fantastic title!!!

Here is a little birdhouse that I decorated with chippies! The roof trim, and the cute little birdies too!!!

And last, here is a frame that I made from solid chipboard, adding corner flourish and a key!!! I embossed stamped images in different colors on the frame. You can see the tiny little butterflie on the corner as well!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects using some of the gorgeous Imaginarium chippies. They are having a Design Team call, I would love to be chosen for the team, but I'm sure there will be tons of entries. Good luck to everyone who applies, you will love working with Imaginarium!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit, I really do appreciate it!!!