Saturday, July 18, 2009

So creative...

See, it pays to 'kiss up' to your designers...a couple posts ago, I did just that to Kathy...and see what all she sent me this week! I LOVE THEM ALL!! So, I just had to share...

First, check out this single Connector...

She's used one of our newest fact, we don't even have it online yet in the Mix & Match Collections -- but will in the next few days....and she mixed it with the dot print out of the Little Red Riding Hood papers. She's used the small center from the Rings sets of both groupings to layer on the flowers....LOVE this! And, see the 'tabs' on the top left side?? Those are slide mounts adhered to the BACK...oh, with another center circle from the Rings. I also like how, on the bottom picture, she mounted it on a white Stacker circle, then used a larger Ring around it, showing some of the background print of the Connector in between them. Ooohhh, she did the same thing on this page....

This page is GREAT at showing how versatile our Rings really are. She's used them on the top left and bottom right pictures to get "round" pictures WITHOUT use of a circle cutting tool...she adhered them to the TOP of her photos, then trimmed the edges with scissors. That's the whole reason we created this have round photos in a jiffy!
And, the bottom left fun with a Ring to accent a 4x6 photo, no cropping necessary...and on top of a Stacker, too. And, for the "journal" circle, she used a small Stacker circle and the right size Ring to look like it's matted.
Add a couple flowers and stamped slides, with words stamped in them or our vellum Slide Spots...voila! An adorable page in minutes!!
Oh, not enough??? How about this one? LOTS OF RINGS for fun...a couple of Stacker circles....a couple of XL slide mounts for frames...all around our newest addition, the Fold Out Frame. And, I like the hands 'holding' the frame! ( those are in our mouse die packs online)
And, don't you just love this Mix & Match pattern for Disney stuff?

Well, how about making a couple cards with the rest of the pieces of the Fold Out Frames pack, the Rings, and the Stackers!

And, don't forget, we have envelopes (with coordinating liners) to fit 6x6 cards like these. It's such a pack each of our pieces can do a whole mini album or lots of 12x12 layouts & extra cards. When you buy our stuff, we really want you to know how to use EVERY PIECE....otherwise, you won't get your money's worth!

From flowers & mud and boys....

There's just nobody better than Kathy & her ideas for our Connectors! Our frog has long been one of my favorites...but if at all possible, I love him more now!! Isn't he cute diving in & hopping around & through pieces on this wall hanging?!? And, only Kathy would think to use the patterns of the Little Red Riding Hood papers -- flowered print included -- for a BOYS project! I can't get over how great this works...and the Splats stamp on the slides is PERFECT! She also used some of our Ring Quotes inside the Rings...and all of this with our 4" letters...did I say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this?!?!

And....she's done it again....

She took more of our 4" letters and added them to TAGS this time! So why didn't I think of that?!? I also am digging the way she used the Stacker pieces as background pieces with the tags and chipboard haunted house (in our $1 section) just all WORKS, ya know??
Oh, and again, she's mixed paper groupings...the Trick or Treat collection with the Itsy Bitsy of the ones on sale 3 for $1, too! Kathy has such an amazing eye for color...mixes things that shouldn't work, but THEY DO. These collections are not even by the same company. Amazing.
OK, keep in mind, the best part of all this....WE CAN DO THIS, too! We can copy least learn from her. Keep lots of papers and pieces on hand. Mix it all up. Don't be limited by what is sold in one package together. Use prints & solids & squares & circles & tags & embellishments. Make it fast. Make it fun. Just make it.
Whew...I'm tired! Not from typing all this, but from thinking of all the fun things I want to go create. How 'bout you?? Ready to create??
Thanks, Kathy. Keep 'em coming. We love you! (and your ideas!!)

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