Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Projects

Yesterday I had alot of things to do on my list... the first of which was GET MY HAIR DONE! I am really having fun with the new "dark" me, but the "do-it yourself" products just were not cutting it! They continued to keep fading out into a yucky color I cant even describe. So... I took some advice of a dear friend and hit up the "Designs by Tanya" Salon in Enon, Ohio. What a great little place! It has all the charm that I love and HEATHER did an amazing job! Thanks again Heather... and Allison for the recommendation.
I also had alot of ideas swirling around in my head... I couldn't wait to put them into use and onto paper. I have been designing alot with so many new things.... here is a sneak peek.

Love our NEW nesting fill. It is great for packaging, home decor and I even decided to create a little NEST on my latest page. Very simple! I just added a few pearls and wa-la... instant nest.

I have also been obsessed with folding tags over the edge of my layouts for a very sweet layering effect. I have especially been loving anything bronzy-gold and our new tags by twogirlzstuff... a local very talented designer, Aja. These will be in the shop very soon!

I think I mentioned before I love the new DEER trend. I have been using it quite a bit! Sweet little A.J is perfect for this little sentiment...what a dear heart. I also am very inspired by flocked paper, so very vintage.

Remember to layer lots of trims and ribbons on your page. I also threw a bit of fabric on this for some texture! This layout had LOTS of texture actually... between the flocked paper, trims and fabric scraps - it was tough to find a journaling surface!

These new flowers are bound to make several appearances on my pages... I watched the great little YouTube clip on Cosmo Crickets blog. I love making these... check out the link to their blog for instructions!

Velvet trims, gold crowns and painted cardboard scraps...
and of course as I said - those flowers!
Add a few pearls or rhinestones for a lovely center.

1 comment:

Vickie Allen said...

Hi Katie, I am following your blog! I created one also. It's a good outlet!

Hope to see you this weekend!