Monday, July 25, 2011

Paper Posies August Guest Designer...

Last year when I tried out for the design at Paper Posies, I was a little disappointed when I didn't make it. I just kept reminding myself that they only added a couple new members. (My friend Melanie was one of them!) A couple weeks ago Paper Posies' owner contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in guest designing for them for August. My answer, of course, was YES! The next week, I had a full kit in front of me waiting to be used.
The kit contains Basic Grey's new paper line "Out of Print." At first glance, this line didn't seem to be my style, but then I realized that I LOVED most of the "b-sides" from the line. And, there was a wonderful STRIPE pattern that seemed to tie everything together perfectly. I think I used that stripe on every single project I completed this month!


Plus, the kit included a set of American Craft fabric Thickers and a 12x12 sheet of Basic Grey alphas with both black and white letters. Three alphas gave me so many possibilities.

I also love that Paper Posies kits come with two sheets of each color of cardstock. I fell in love with the Bazzill Atlantic (blue) cardstock. I used it to create a 2-page layout for Blake's album with photos from a recent photo shoot. One photo of Blake allowed me to continue my title directly on the photo.

Plus, I added some of the October Afternoon rub-ons to the page, too. I made a card, too!The week I received the kit, I had caught the old Vanilla Ice hit from 1991 on the radio and introduced my boys to "Ice, Ice Baby." So...when I saw a photo of them ICING cookies, I instantly had a title in mind!It's a simple page that used scrap strips. I outlined the white alphas with a black pen to make them pop off the page a bit.







I also worked in an Easter layout. Another simple page using only patterned paper, alphas, and rub-ons. It's rare for me to do such a "flat" page, but I really like it.
I have a couple additional projects that I completed with the kit, but since they are both for challenges, I'll share them later.


The kit went live today. Check it out!

7 comments:

Lynette said...

You really used this kit beautifully. Normally I don't like Basic Grey because it is so busy...but you really made me look at it with other eyes...B sides...I think I will do that too.

Lisa said...

I love your pages! The Photo shoot layout pics are awesome and I really like the way you used the rub ons on the Great Hunt page! You look like you are staying busy with all your design work!

Melanie said...

Fabulous layouts! Love the Glendale one...perfect photos!

Lindsey said...

Those are great LO's, Amy! I love how you journaled around the stickers on the Egg Hunt LO!

Amy said...

Adorable projects. I love what you did with these papers. I can't belive how big your boys have gotten.

Laura Evangeline said...

Beautiful!

Melanie said...

You know I love these! I'm impressed with how well you made this kit work for you. So talented! :)