Friday, January 1, 2016

New for 2016!

The holidays are behind us, the lights and decorations are back in the Rubbermaids, and I, for one, am ready to get back to my scrapbooking and card making.  For inspiration, I have turned to the new Seasonal Expressions 1 for 2016.  There are three new paper sets with coordinating stamps and embellishments.  New in this book are Thin Cuts dies that coordinate with our stamp sets.  They come packaged on magnetic sheets and  are nicely priced starting at $13.95 for a complete assortment.  Also new are Workshop Your Way sets that are replacing the Workshop on the Go sets...more paper with matching embellishments.  When you go to my website, you can download cutting guides and layout instructions for three layouts and 2-3 cards.

Today, I worked with new Charlotte Workshop Your Way.

I chose one of the three layout designs available for download.  This is how it is shown in the instructions:

You know by now that I can't leave well enough alone.  While I loved the layout and followed the design to the letter, I changed out some of the elements.  Some of the items just didn't go with the theme of my pictures. Here is my layout:

As I usually do, I left a thin white border on my pictures and then matted them on Whisper cardstock. Instead of using the zip strips, I cut 1/2" strips of the black floral paper.  I created my own title card with my Cricut instead of using the card from the Picture My Life sheet included in the paper set.  I did use the card with hearts on it, but only as a base for my computer journaling.  I also used the "Love" instead of the "Today" from the included sticker sheet.  As I have shared before, patterns are there for our inspiration, and goodness knows I couldn't be very creative without them.  But never be afraid to change things up to make a layout your own!

So with all this being said, I invite you to take a look at the new Seasonal Expressions on my website  While you are there, take a look at the Workshop Your Way sets and the downloadable instructions and cutting guides for the three new papers.  You will be seeing more from me in the next couple weeks as I share more projects.

Happy paper crafting,