Hello, everyone! Wow! You all certainly have proven to us just how excited you are about this months release! We have pickers and packers that were already heading in early this morning to start getting your orders out, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for your goodies!
What do you have for plans for the rest of the weekend? I am heading out early this morning to fly into Kansas City to see my very dear friend, Dawn. Just for a few days. I am so looking forward to taking a few days off to hang out and allow Dawn to introduce *her world* to me. It should prove to be full of fun & laughter; I can hardly wait!
In the meantime, I was perusing the design team galleries this morning and I just couldn't let a few of the projects go without some love. Every single month these ladies use sets in ways I never could have imagined. Makes you just want to clear my schedule and get inky all day, doesn't it?!?!
Michelle Wooderson used one of my new favorite color combinations, Aqua Mist & Terracotta Tile. Aren't they SO pretty together? I also love how she use this large leaf from Turning a New Leaf paired with some of the small flowers & centers from Beautiful Blooms.
Dawn McVey makes a huge impact with the new Big & Bold Wishes set. I love how she used several punched circles to create a large scalloped circle. It makes for such a fun look, which I am just DYING to try out myself! You can see a subtle use of Background Basics: Diamonds in the back too.
Becky Oehlers kept it super simple with this little black& white card that features Dawn's new Signature Greetings. Just a little simple stitching reminds me that cards don't need to be overly complicated to get a beautiful statement across.
Betsy Veldman created this stunning folk-style project using elements from Christmas Friends. I love her choice of color scheme (as I always do), plus the different patterns and textures that are layered in strips at the bottom of the card, LOVE that! And is that a bit of Background Basics: Diamonds I see peeking out there?
Debbie Olson created some absolutely stunning pleats on this card, using Plum Pudding Ribbon. It helps to add emphasis to the already big sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes. Makes me want to get out some ribbon and buttons..how about you?
Here, Geny Cassady used Taking a New Leaf to create this amazing variegated card. I love the way she faded from Summer Sunrise to Orange Zest to the new Terracotta Tile. Almost reminds me of a sunset!
Heather Nichols used Christmas Friends to make these sweet little gift tags. Do you not just love when she makes those? The layering of Background Basics: Text Style II and Giga Guide Lines is SO pretty and provides such a nice back drop for that little bird!
Lauren Meader built an entire sled from paper and decorated it very simply with a label embellished with Christmas Friends. Sometimes I think there is truly nothing that this girl can make from paper!
Niki Estes paired the vine images from Turning a New Leaf with Beautiful Blooms to create her own elegant patterned paper. It was also nice to see the sentiment from Spiral Bouquet dusted off and used as well. Such a fresh color scheme!
Last, but certainly not least, Melissa Phillips used the spiral vine from Turning a New Leaf as a canvas for a few small embellishments. She really shines a light on why I love this set so much. It really acts as a springboard for so many applications and styles! And of course I can't forget the addition of one of the Signature Greetings sentiments either!
Well, there you have it! Some of my favorite team projects. If you haven't already done so, I hope you will take a look at What's New in the store and peruse through ALL of the design team members November projects. They are truly inspirational!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to stamp something today!