Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February Kit Reveal!

Our February kit is a few days late... we wanted to bring you some of the newest and best from Winter CHA, and thought it was worth waiting for - we hope you will too.

Simple Pleasures

Our February kit features brand new Prima Engraver, Kaisercraft Marigold, and The Paper Loft's Shades of Gray collections, and some fabulous embellishments!  (And let me tell you, you won't want to miss our Color and Creativity add ons this month - both featuring ART ANTHOLOGY!)  Stop by our website to see the full kit contents and add on kits.

And of course, what would a new kit month be without a new sketch by Suepup?  I hope you'll love this one and find it as inspirational as much as we do! 

Because of the late kit, the ladies on our Design Team also received their kits a little late, and are currently working hard to create some beauty to inspire you!  They will post their projects as they are completed, so make sure you follow their blogs (the links are on our sidebar) so you don't miss a thing! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

February's Kit Reveal Date

Just a quick note, because we didn't want you to think we forgot to do a February kit!

It's coming on Tuesday, February 19th, so be sure to stop back then, you won't want to miss it!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Design Team Reveal - Lovesong kit

The ladies on our team have done so many wonderful things with our February Lovesong kit that I can't share them all here today, but I thought I would share one from each designer, with a link to her blog, so that you can see details and the rest of their gorgeous work...

Robin Shakoor
Our February Guest Designer

Jennifer Snyder

Helena Johansson

Agnieszka Bellaidea

Evgenia Petzer

Sarah Bargo

Nadia Cannizzo

Escape Kitty

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, and that we've inspired you to Create Something Beautiful Today!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Double Album Cover Video Tutorial

Drycha has done a new video tutorial you won't want to miss!

She shows you how to make a double album cover, and have lots of fun with Pearl Ex, Lumiere Paint, masks, and stamps while you do it... check it out...

I don't know about you, but Drycha's got me thinking I might want to re-cover some of those old albums I have!  I hope you enjoyed her tutorial, and that she's inspired you to create something fun today!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Layering Paint Tutorial by Vivian Keh

Have you been to the Tutorials section of our website lately?  We are constantly adding wonderful new tutorials by our educators.

Today, I thought I'd share a fun new video tutorial Vivan Keh has done with our January kit...

Layering Paint

I hope you enjoyed the new tutorial, and that it's inspired you to try something new this weekend!

February Kit Reveal!

Love is in the air... Valentine's Day is coming! We've got the perfect kit for you to scrap all those sweet "love" pics you've been hoarding for just the right papers and embellishments to scrap them!


Our Lovesong kit includeds beautiful papers and embellishments from Fancy Pants Design's Love Note Collection, My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found 3 "Ruby" Collection, and Pink Paislee's Secret Crush Collection, and lots of other goodies, perfect for creating layouts of your sweetie, whether it's the love of your life or those adorable little ones we all love to scrap.

You can see the full kit and add ons on our website or in our store.

And of course, we have a gorgeous new sketch by Suepup to accompany the kit...

And... drumroll, please... we are thrilled to announce that the beautiful and talented Robin Shakoor will be guest designing for us with this month's kit!

I have been a paper crafter since February, 2008. I started shortly after a cruise I took with John Mayer. Yes, you read it right, John Mayer! My daughter is a huge fan and Mr. Mayer was brave enough to cruise the seas with a few hundred of his closest fans!
When we arrived home, we had over 1,000 photos. I remembered seeing a store called Scrapdoodles. I figured it was a scrapbook store, but I wasn't quite sure. One day I stopped in, took a look around, touched my first piece of patterned paper and I was hooked!
I have over 10 years experience as a floral designer and my love of flowers is reflected on most of my projects. I always have the urge to add a flower here or there. I truly love the art of design in all aspects of life.
If I had to define my style using one word it would be "Romantic." I love beautifully embellished projects with lots and lots of detail. I use die cutting, detail cutting, inking, paper piecing, punching, stamping and anything else you can do with paper.

I am honored to be a guest designer and thanks so much for having me.
I've been a big fan of Robin's work for years, now, and can't wait to see what she does with the kit! 
And you know, we always experience a few glitches in shipments around CHA, it's such a busy time for everyone in the industry, so our Design Team received their kits a little late.  We wanted to give them a little time to work their magic with the kit, so they will be revealing their projects on February 10th, so stay tuned...