I am OVERWHELMED with thankfulness for what I get to do. It is something that I love and that I am just simply PASSIONATE about. This line- well, I wanted to do a line that EVERYONE can relate to...it's what is most important to us. My collection is called....
Simply put- I wanted to do a line that focused and highlighted our families, our memories- I have a very cool new things debuting----- 6x12 paper. Actually it is a 12x12 paper in which I have two tags that are 6x12- a totally NEW concept. So some of the papers in this line are the large 6x12 tags.
Then I KNEW I needed to design new CHIPBOARD book covers this year that supported my NEW sizes. So debuting will be 7x13 chipboard File Folder and Scalloped books- these same books come in 5x7 as well. ****so today here is some visuals of what it looks like-
*family gratitude on the cover is a 6x12 tag cut from the 12x12 paper. Yes, the quote on the left side of this book is also a tag- as is the bracket that says FAMILY TIME. ***Do you want to know a secret???? This is ONE of my make n takes at CHA. Come early- you will get my NEW chipboard 7x13 book with the pages (6x12) and the pre-punched page protectors to go inside the book. ***YES, I have page protectors to fit my books. Note- come early to the booth if you want to make a 7x13 book because I have a feeling Ty and Stephanie will be extremely busy helping with these make n takes.
Another project using the papers and the line does have SIX 8x8 papers. I love them...all those words that you see- all come from ONE sheet of 8x8 FAMILY matters paper. This is a little flip up FAMILY book. You can see a few more of the papers too. I love this TAN with swirls and white dots....
This is a 12x12 FAMILY mural that I did with the FAMILY matters collection. There are FIVE of my new stamps on this page- 1.fleur de lis 2. FAMILY established 3. Count your blessings 4. GRATITUDE journal 5. Clocks (stamped on dots). All the little snippets of the papers are all NEW papers. I will be teaching this as a class this year too. *I'm so thrilled for this line. Can you tell?
Okay now, I had to show this page. First, I loved my DAMASK line and it is STILL selling like crazy. So I did one and changed up the colors to cream and distressed DAMASK and that is my 8x8 word- FAMILY matters paper. The FAMILY along the right side is cut out from one of my new ALPHABET papers. (hey, with the economy being as it is- I wanted to produce a very cost effective to journal. On one sheet of my alphabet papers- you can get about 200 letters)...more with these alphabet here- here is a layout with showing the alphabet cut out in a row versus individually. The stamps on this layout are 1. fleur de lis 2. REMEMBER THIS w/ stars (circle) 3. Exhibit A 4. Family established. You can see on the right side of the page the FAMILY matters quote paper- that I did on brown ledger paper with red accented quotes.
So I could show sooo many more- but I wanted to give you a feel for this line. I'm all about documented my FAMILY and am so thrilled to debut this line. My family is my life and I felt "inspired" to do this line. A line that is beautiful and meaningful at the same time. Well, it is beautiful to me. You will be seeing LOTS more of this line.
****update The RED BEE class this Saturday is SOLD OUT...but this morning, I was able to kit THREE more kits. I notified the store, and I know there is a waiting list, so please call the store. I can fit three more spots only. Sorry this is really all the kits that I have. I think you girls taking the class will be VERY HAPPY- if you get my hint. I have a little surprise....
Hey, if your on FACEBOOK- cute photos are being TAGGED everywhere from the cruise. I would LOVE it if you girls send me the photos to my email. Jennifer G., just don't post those photos of me in my bathing suit. HA!!!!!!
Also, Jamie Harper just emailed me and she posted some of her AMAZING projects on her blog today-
Trust me- you will LOVE what she did! Her post was beautiful in that she captured why we do what we do as scrapbookers. LOVE her FAMILY matters projects- so check them out!~
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and feedback. Have a GREAT MONDAY!!!