February 13 , 2017
Hello Crafties, how have you been this Chingay weekend ?
Today Stacy and I have decided to spin things around a bit and show you what we love working with. Aside from designing and teaching at Made With Love, both Stacy and I design for manufacturers of scrapbook products and are very fortunate to receive previews of brand new supplies.
Stacy’s Favourites :
There are always many new things happening in Made With Love, and each week brings me new products which I fall in love with, again and again!
This week, I fell head over heels with the Simple Stories collection! Did you know that Simple Stories now manufactures the paper pad in 6×8”? This is the perfect size to document your stories in the Simple Stories 6×8 Designer Binder! Card makers will find this the perfect size for card making too!
Another tool that you really must have is the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons! The collection of colours is very versatile for all occasions! Regardless of shabby or vintage or sweet pastel looks, you can find a distress crayon suitable for your needs. Did you know that the distress crayons are available both in packs and in loose pieces at Made With Love ?
Recently, I have used the distress crayons with the American Crafts’s Shimelle Little by Little Collection on the layout you see above. Love how easy it came together!
Aida’s Favourites :
This card was made with paper by Jen Hadfield a favourite paper designer. Her designs are pretty and sweet, not overly girly.
Here’s a close look at the details. The layers are quite easy to achieve yet provide enough dimension to make it look attractive. If you are new to layering techniques, remember that *Less is More* !
I’m not a fan of lovey-dovey themes and prefer those of Family or with positive sentiments.
Sizzix is the die-cutting brand I cannot do without and honestly paper crafting with no dies is completely out of my comfort zone ! We all need titles to our projects and I LOVE how this Thin Sentiment Words Thinlits and there’s one for every occasion. It’s new out of Creativation 2017, so remember to watch out for it at the store’s New Arrivals Thursdays.
This Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Heart die is a Must-have, a real value item with 12 hearts in different shapes and sizes.
Doilies are wonderful layering shapes and this is by Lori Whitlock.
I hope you enjoyed a look into our favourite supplies ! This list changes from time to time simply because there is too much prettiness in the store. What are your favourites ? There must be plenty, happy scrapping ! Aida.