I was thrilled to hear the great response yesterday with the Daily Stories sneak peek. I promise to keep showing more and more projects prior to CHA. I also have winners to pick- so stayed tuned for this announcement. I really appreciate all of you that are following me on facebook and instagram too.
I am filming sixteen new shows tomorrow for my weekly MONDAY show on www.mycraftchannel.com. I have so enjoyed doing these shows each week and love that I get to share so much of the behind the scenes of my inspiration. I love that anyone can watch the shows for free. This is important so that everyone can get inspiration from any place in the world at any time of the day.
So today I wanted to share another brand new CHA collection that I designed. It is called
HELLO MY NAME IS
I want to tell you why I did this particular line. Even before they told us that my husband had cancer, I knew something was not right with his health for many months. It was just a feeling of unease even though I had no idea why. I remember one night it was late and it was time that I needed to design a line for this coming show. I woke up and KNEW exactly what I needed to do. I felt strongly that I needed to do a collection that would be very gender neutral and tell the story of WHO a person was. What is their life story? Where are they from? What was their childhood like? I often do this. I dream about collections and designs. So I immediately started designing this line as if I was going to do a book for Tyler and for myself for our children of our life.
I did a line several years ago called DOCUMENTED that was similar themed to this and it was a strong seller and sold out. I got so many requests to reprint it. Now, I have a NEW LINE that helps you tell the story...
This collection is for ANY age or gender. (products shown: Hello my name is paper, wood pieces, red gems, brads, chipboard)
Just like for Maxson, I used the same line for my sweet Zellie. The colors are kraft, tan, red, white and black.
This layout shows the papers, the photo overlays, gems, and the TINY alphabet's debuting at CHA.
I actually did layouts for each member of my family with this collection for the show.
You can see the papers, photo transparency, clear gems, wood pieces, brads, chipboard and tiny alpha stickers in this one layout of Gentry.
Then I did a book about me. I wanted to do a book within a box.
The box opens up to reveal a book about ME and who I am.
My book was so big that I've kept it closed with a rubber band. Of course, I tied ribbon to the rubber band to make it pretty. I simply LOVE this line. I love designing lines that have a purpose. I know all too well if we do not write things down, they will be forgotten.
In this photo, you can see the collection papers, chipboard, tags, epherma die cuts, stickers, and file folders.
Yes, you may recognize this little girl... it's ME! (HELLO is the decorative tape).
One of the very baby photos that I have of myself. I am so passionate about creating meaningful and keepsake projects. This is what brought me into this industry and drives my need to create. I hope you love the sneak peek. I hope this line is one that will inspire YOU to tell the story of YOU, or someone you love.
I can't wait to show you my other collections. Watch for more soon. Have a GREAT day!