Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring has sprung challenge at Frosted Designs!

Hi everyone! Now that I'm back from the Big Island of Hawaii, I have a fun layout to share with you all!

Twice a month, Frosted Designs issues a fun challenge. Not only do they get you thinking outside your creative box but there's recognition to be earned if chosen as one of the Top 3 and there's always an awesome prize to be had by one lucky random winner!

Lisa has issued a fun challenge and I hope you'll play along with us for the chance to win a fabulous prize courtesy of Xyron!

The challenge: Spring has finally sprung! Incorporate 3 of the following words into your project in any creative way you choose. For example: Use the word Spring in your title, use the color yellow somewhere and use a "fluffy" embellishment such as a gesso, twine or pom poms! You can use any other items you wish just make sure at least 3 words are represented on your project in some way.

Here is my layout for the challenge. I used the color blue, hand-stitched clouds onto my background, added some sticker and paper flowers and also used a sticker of a birdcage with birds in it.

You have until noon (central time) Wednesday, May 7th to link up your project to the Frosted Designs blog!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Some exciting news and a reveal!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to finally be able to reveal some exciting news! I am now proud to say...

And today, I am sharing my first creations as a member of the Frosted Designs Team! I am thrilled to join such a wonderful group of ladies and grateful to Barb for giving me this opportunity!

So, onto my first reveal! When I saw the Glitz 77 collection in the store, I fell in love. See, I was born a couple decades too late. I am a huge fan of the 60s and 70s - the music, the culture, the history - and the 77 collection does an amazing job of capturing that 70s spirit but with a modern twist. The colors, patterns and various elements in the collection are amazing and it can really be used to scrap any topic. I have it planned for a couple travel layouts, some everyday moment layouts and it will probably show up among my Project Life spreads too since it comes with lots of sentiment stickers and a sheet of fun 4x6 and 3x4 cards.

First, I am sharing a travel layout with you. When I laid eyes on the puffy stickers and saw that old school VW van and the sentiment sticker with the title from one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, I knew right away what my layout would be. It's a sort of "photo essay" of our cross-country road trip as we just moved from Oregon to Wisconsin...

And here are some closeups featuring the fun embellishments found in this collection. I am totally in love with the puffy stickers and those big rhinestones! I also happened to pick up the Studio Calico Printshop heart wood veneers and thought they went perfectly with all the hearts found in the 77 collection...

And, because I just couldn't put this collection down, I have a second layout to share with you all! I love this shot of my husband and son taken during a recent family portrait session and when I saw the quote from John Lennon's Imagine, I knew I wanted to use it on a page with this photo. For this layout, I decided to take the orange found in the collection out of the equation altogether and I love the way the black, white, gray, teal and gold play together - especially with the black and white photo.

Now for some closeups! Again, I couldn't get enough of the puffy stickers and used three of them to create a visual triangle. And, of course, I had to include one of the giant rhinestones. Also, the Kaisercraft mini blooms in sea breeze matched this collection perfectly, so I added one of those for a little texture.

There you go! My first Frosted Designs reveal! Now, head on over to the store to pick up the Glitz 77 collection and lots of other fun new goodies!

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