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Friday, January 13, 2012

Pion Design DT Announcement

I am so excited to share that I've been asked to return for another year on the Pion Design DT. Not only do I get to work with some of the amazing ladies from last year, but... the line-up of guest designers for 2012 is out of this world talented. All of our parcels are in the mail and you should be seeing a lot of Pion gorgeousness with the new "For Father" and "From My Heart" collections very soon. I can't wait to see what everyone creates! In a few months, a few of our guest designers will be asked to join the team for the rest of the year too. Congratulations to all (a special whooo-hoooo to my scrappy online buddies - you know who you are :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dream Layout (Green Tara/Pion Design)

My Pion Design and Green Tara projects just seem to be a match made in heaven. I truly feel blessed to be on such wonderful design teams that I can combine assignments for. There are always so many gorgeous projects posted on these manufacturer blogs too from the other designers... so be sure to check them out!

Here is a layout I made using TCR palette #92, along with a sketch that Nadia Cannizzo designed for the January C'est Magnifique challenge. The papers are from the Pion Design For Father collection and I used some Green Tara white petals, cream roses and apple blossoms, as well as some of their divine lace trim. I soooooo love their lace - thick and gorgeous!

The photo is of my son a few years ago asleep on the couch. I just can't seem to do a boy layout without flowers, LOL Here is a close-up of the beautiful Green Tara embellies:
This is the fantastic sketch that I rotated like so:
Here is TCR inspiration palette I used:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Guest Design for OUAS

I was thrilled when Nadia asked if I would have time to create a layout with her gorgeous sketch for the Once Upon A Sketch Jan 1st-14th challenge. The criteria along with the sketch is to share your thoughts/feelings or a memorable experience regarding New Year's Eve. For me it used to be about the party. Now that I have kids, it is usually a night we hang out and have a lot of fun together  - but this year was different. 2011 was an exhausting year for me and I wasn't feeling up to doing much celebrating. We spent a quiet evening watching a movie and after the kids went to bed I made my first New Year's resolution (first one ever!).

Here is my layout interpretation of the sketch and the journaling is on the back. I used a few Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and I made the flowers using Green Tara petals and lace, then added some bling. The papers are Bo Bunny (timepiece collection) and those gorgeous butterflies were a beautiful gift from:

Journaling reads: "This is me 3 years ago, the last time I didn't mind being photographed. As the years go by it is inevitable that more lines start appearing on our faces. I'd like to say that I have more laugh lines now... but the truth is the frown lines seem to be more prominent. My motto for 2012 is more laugh lines, less frown lines. This means some changes in my lifestyle will need to occur. I don't do well with change - but life is too short to not have the time to truly enjoy the moments that make you smile".

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

I rotated the beautiful sketch like so:
It's not too late to enter the challenge!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Farell to Scrap That!

As Scrap That! transitions to new ownership in 2012, I have decided to step down as a design team member as well as their kit design coordinator. After almost 2 years on the team, it is time for me to explore new opportunities and fulfill a few other scrappy goals. I have met so many wonderful ladies through the kit club/community and designed alongside some of the best designers in the industry - for that I am truly thankful. This is not goodbye as I plan on dropping in on the forum from time to time to catch up with everyone.

New Pion Design Collection!

Ohhh I just can't wait to get my little paws on this amazing Pion Design collection - "From my Heart 2". Pinks and browns and butterflies - oh my! It is available in 12x12 and 6x6 sizes too. Perfect for all those upcoming Valentines projects. My DT package just can't arrive fast enough, LOL.