Friday, August 8, 2014

Another Wanderful Layout - A Workshop on the Go!

As you can imagine, the story of our flight was only the first of many from that trip. For this layout about an evening visit to Epcot, I decided to emphasize the world travel theme. The Wanderful Workshop on the Go was perfect!

Here are all of the items included in the workshop kit:
I love workshops on the go for many reasons. Here are the top four.
#1 The design is done for me!
I love the way the title, photos and journaling work together to tell the story on this layout. I modified the photo placement from the layout described in the brochure because I had different photos, butthe design still works! The paper elements on the layout laid a good foundation that made it easy for me to add my photos.

#2 Each workshop comes with a kit exclusive stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the papers!
I love the airplane, the journaling card that looks like notebook paper, the arrow, the title! All of these images were designed to coordinate with this paper and it works! Did I mention that this stamp also coordinates with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge? And the workshop kit is the only place to purchase this cool stamp!

#3 Each kit comes with more than one coordinating embellishment!
This kit included the Wanderful Assortment set of flair and the arrow washi tape which is quickly becoming my favorite. As with the stamp set, these products were designed to coordinate with the papers so they are easy to use and really help to tell the story!


#4 The workshop kit is a great value!
 Perhaps this should have been number one. Each workshop kit is a great value. You receive the paper pack, the exclusive stamps set, two coordinating embellishments and the brochure with measurements, full color artwork and additional ideas. Even after creating this layout, I have lots of paper left, about half of the flair and most of the roll of washi tape. Oh, and don't forget about the stamp that I will be able to use for as many projects as I like! I am sure you will see these products again!

This workshop on the go made it easy for me to tell my story of an evening at Epcot. I didin't have to agonize over pattern books or sketches to choose a design. I didn't have to dig through my stash to find stamps or elements that coordinated. All that I needed was to select my photos and tell my story! That is my kind of a layout!

What is your favorite workshop on the go in this idea book? If you don't know, why not check out the Annual Inspirations Idea Book online to see which one might help you tell your story! Don't forget to come back here and tell me which is your favorite! One lucky responder will win a prize!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Explore - Featuring new paper Wanderful

Each month I feature a particular paper pack for my layout club. This month, we are playing with Wanderful.This cheery travel-themed paper pack includes the new color Flaxen as well as Gypsy, Crystal Blue and Honey. Since blue and purple are two perennial favorites in my house, this paper is a sure favorite!

The travel theme of this paper inspired me to dig out photos from a trip two years ago. I used a pattern from Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 to create this layout about the plane trip.

We had a very early flight. I snapped these photos before the plane even took off. I love the contrast of the looks on my two kiddos faces.

The left side of this layout was perfect to feature these three photos. One of the things I love about using CTMH pattern books is that it is easy to adapt the layouts to my photos no matter what the size!

I didn't have any other photos of our flight or the preparations, but I had tickets! Using memorabilia helps to tell the story on my page. I don't have to include our destination or the specific time of the flight because it is on the tickets!
*Tip: One way to keep your photos safe when using memorabilia is to include them on two separate pages of the same layout.

The fun camera title is a stamp from the Wanderful Workshop on the Go combined with a Cricut cut from the Artbooking Cartridge. One of my favorite things about the Workshops on the Go kits is the exclusive stamp set. Even after the workshop is completed, I can use them again and again!
Do you see that Crystal Blue paper with the arrows? Background paper I created with another stamp from the Workshop set!

Check out this great new paper pack on my website. If you'd like to make this layout yourself, join us for layout club!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Annual Inspirations Idea Book is Live!

It is August and that means the new Annual Inspirations idea book is live!

This book features nine new My Reflections paper packs, nine new Workshops on the Go and five new exclusive colors!

In addition, there are three new My Crush books and five new Picture My Life sets .

There are also three new Designed Decor products, and three new styles of Base and Bling wearable crafts!

And don't forget the new Cut Above collections! Check back next week for more information about these simple kits!

I've been playing with these new products for a week now and I have say, one of my absolute favorites is this black arrow washi.
If you would like to see more of these fun products check out my website! If you would like to create something of your own, come to one of my events this month. You'll get a chance to play with the new products, and if you place a $30 order, you'll receive a complementary copy of the Annual Inspirations!

Check back tomorrow for artwork using Wanderful, my featured paper of the month!