The Morning After…

By March 15, 2011The Day After

As tradition holds, I always like to stop by the morning after the release to share my favorite design team creations with you.  I hope you enjoy this month's picks and perhaps you will leave inspired to go make something beautiful today yourself!

Betsy Veldman created this stunning piece using the new Flower Fusion #2 in a bit of an unconventional way.  She used the stems to create a frame and then added in the flowers and leaves to create this beautiful pattern.  Almost a bit folk-art in nature.  Can't wait to try this out myself!

Danielle Flanders made an adorable project with the Tiny Envelope die along with bits and pieces from Sending You, Ribbon Tails & Background Basics: Twinkle.  The background combination in Smokey Shadow is just amazing.  And I have to mention how clever her felt flower creation is with the combination of Flower Fusion #2 die for the petals and a scrap of Harvest Gold felt for the center.  So pretty!

Dawn McVey used Tag-its #2 as her focal point paired up with Label Basics.  I love the way she layered everything with the Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies and the new Turning a New Leaf die.  The background she created with Background Basics: Twinkle really helped to balance the project out and provide a wonderful backdrop for her focal point.

Debbie Olson created this beautiful vintage piece using the new Postmarks stamp set & patterned paper collection.  I love how she was able to echo the accents in the patterned paper onto her little stamped postcard.  Her layering of both papers and stamps is, as always, simply amazing.

Erin Lincoln made this simple little card by pairing up Turning a New Leaf & Ribbon Tails.  I love her layered sentiment using the frames from Label Basics as well.  And I can't forget to mention the balance she achieved by adding the postage in the upper corner.  She also used Background Basics: Twinkle on her actual card layer to add just the perfect little something.

Heather Nichols used Background Basics: Twinkle as well on this wonderful masculine project.  I love the sentiment layers she was able to create with the Ribbon Tails, Postmarks paper and Label Basics.  And the banner created with the Double Ended Banner die?  Amazing!!!


Jessica Witty created this bright & bold card suing Flower Fusion #2 & think Big Favorites #2.  So incredibly simple in design, yet so much to keep the eye interested.  The colors just pop from the page, making you smile!  The layering of her sentiment by using a clear cardstock overlay is simply genius as well!

Lisa Johnson made me fall in love with Flower Fusion #2 all over again with this spectacular project.  I love her color scheme using the new Postmarks paper pad as well a the simplicity of all those flowers lined up in a row.  The balance she created with the sentiment block using Label Basics is just the perfect finishing touch!

Maile Belles used her new set, Modern Basics, to perfection with this project.  I love how amazing these flowers turned out.  The clean lines with the simple stitched button detail is just fabulous.  And I also love how she created "grass" with one of the border stamps turned horizontally.  Perfection!

Melissa Phillips created a stunning pocket card using Think Big Favorites #2 & Ribbon Tails.  The leaf paper she chose is from last month's Pacific Vineyard collection.  I love the "tails" she created on the flower by die-cutting sheet music with the Double Ended Banner die.  So pretty!

Michelle Wooderson made this spring-like care using Sending You paired up with a Beautiful Blooms die.  I love the combination of her Background Basics: Gingham background and the Ribbon Tails border.  They complement each other perfectly!  And I can't forget to mention her background paper!  She stamped images from Sending You onto Bitty Dot paper to create this custom look!  Will definitely have to try this!

I hope you enjoyed all of these amazing creations that the team made this month!  As always, they leave me itching to get a bit inky!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!  And don't forget. our new Make It Monday Challenge & Video went live yesterday and we would love to see you play along sometime this week!!!!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • 1
    Kristen says:

    So many beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • 2
    Janelle says:

    Love your choices, Nichole. Thanks to you and the entire team for another fun release!

  • 3
    BeverlyBL says:

    All that was shown during release and everybody has more amazing creativity to share.

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    The inspiration was amazing this month, as well as the stamp sets! Lovely to see the gorgeous projects coming around again, love them all! My friend got up really really early this morning, here in the Netherlands, to be among the firsts to order our selection and she did it!! Wihoe, happy dance! Hope the airplane and the mailman hurries to get them to us here!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 6
    Dee in N.H. says:

    Wow, wow and holy smokes!!! Some incredible samples!

  • 7
    kate cordero says:

    I love all the inspirational projects. I can’t wait to get my order!

  • 8
    Helen F. says:

    Beautiful projects from you and the DT this release, Nicole. Fabulous new products too!

  • 9
    Bee says:

    It was a wonderful release! Can’t wait to receive my new goodies1 😀

  • 10
    Cynde says:

    Outstanding inspiration and samples this month from everyone…Loved all of it! Kudos to all of you very talented artists.

  • 11
    Connie Gregoire says:

    I love it when you do this Nichole. You point out things on each card that always teaches me something about design!! What a great collection of projects and as always, an amazing release!! Thanks for taking the time to do this every month.

  • 12
    Leora says:

    These are great! I’d love to know more about how Jessica made her card.

  • 13
    Sue Prather says:

    While the samples are great and the products are wonderful, if you don’t have the inventory to fill orders – why bother? I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to have the “item not avaialable” message pop up month after month after month. Sorry, but it’s very poor customer service. You need to track how many orders you are NOT getting because you don’t have the inventory to fill the order. By the time they are available, they are no longer new… It’s very sad.

  • 14
    Nancy says:

    What absolutely gorgeous designs! I love the inspiration from your blog!

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    Ahauna says:

    I agree, what’s the point of oogling over the designs when we can’t buy everything because it’s sold out? You might want to think about expanding production – your business is growing and you need to be able to grow with it.

  • 16

    I have found it really useful.

  • 17

    Thanks for taking the time to chat about this, I feel fervently about this and I benefit from learning about this subject.

  • 18

    Beautiful samples and I love how different they are from each other! Gorgeous!

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