Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In 9 days, 6 hours and 22 minutes...

Ms. Laura and I are leavin' on a jet plane...sorry, I couldn't resist! Where are we going, you ask? CHA Winter 2009 in Anaheim, CA! That's right, we're venturing out in search of all the latest and greatest heading your way from your favorite manufacturers. I'm so excited I just can't wait! Not only will we be blogging from CHA, we'll have some great projects and VIDEOS from the DT to share with you as well.

I was really excited to see the Quickutz Confetti Border die in the January release. I mean, after all, you can use this for ANY type of celebration page or card. Look at this layout from PJ:

That's PJ's daughter who's birthday just happens to be Dec. 25 so PJ was excited to create a layout for her daughter's birthday without a Christmas theme. Look at that balloon bouquet she created and how she cut the border in smaller sections to fit where she wanted it! Those Cookie Cutter Nesting Balloons are just perfect for this layout! Speaking of balloons, look at this adorable card she made:

PJ used her Cuttlebug Embossing folders to add texture to the balloons then she adhered them with dimensional adhesive! The Crown and the Number Candles look great too and to finish it all off, she outlined each shape using the brush end of her black Copic marker. PJ found that the brush end makes it easier to get into all the corners.

Brenda made a great door banner for her daughter with her name on it.

To create this banner, Brenda cut out the 4x4 Revolution Pennants in various colors then she cut her daughters name in coordinating colors using the Bosskut Licorice Stick alphabet. She inked all the edges before she adhered it all then strung it across the door with some string. These Pennants have endless possibilities!

Jenn made this cute card using the Pin the Lips on the Frog Silhouette download.

This frog is soooo cute! Jenn added a quick, witty sentiment and "Get Well Soon" to the inside and that's it! Don't worry, if you don't have a Silhouette you can still get the Frog for the Revolution.

This quarter-size reference of the new Revolution Lanters was made for us by CraftyDeb.

To create the pleats in the shades, CrafbyDeb drew lines with her Gray Copic marker. Don't they look awesome?!

This next layout cracks me up. Not the actual layout itself but the story in the layout.
Tammy's daughter decided to dress up her brother's robot! Isn't that funny? I can totally see my daughter doing something like this to her brother's stuff! LOL! Tammy captured the moment perfectly! She journaled on the new 4x4 Rebolution Label and topped off her layers with the 12" Bead Border.

Veronica has us seeing stars...literally...with her awesome layout!

Veronica used her Spellbinders Star Nestabilities to cut and emboss the stars in various colors then she sprinkled them around her circle border. She used the largest star as her journaling spot. The title says "Melker's First Pair of Glasses!" He looks great in them, doesn't he?!

So much inspiration packed into one space! If you're like me your head is spinning with ideas. My suggestion, grab a notepad and keep it close. When you get ideas or are inspired by a project write your ideas down. I even sketch mine out even though I'm terrible at drawing! But, I have the reference to go back to when I'm ready to create. That's all I have for you today. Thanks for stoppin' by. We appreciate you! We'll see you back here on Friday with some more fabulous projects and who knows, we may even have a video ready for you too! Enjoy the rest of you week. Don't forget to send me your projects so you can join us on "With us Wednesday". Email them to me at See you later!


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