Thursday, October 25, 2012

La Belle Vie 10 Page Layout Workshop


 Close To My Heart’s La Belle Vie paper collection brings to mind romance, vintage, shabby chic, beauty, and of course France.  I do love the romantic colors of black, mauve, and pink in this collection.  And the embellishments -  ooh la la – who wouldn’t love the pearls, tulle, bling, and stickers?  CTMH really has a vast array of accessories that coordinate very well with La Belle Vie.
 
This one was a step outside my comfort zone to “see” the possibilities.  I like clean lines in my scrapbook pages so getting into the clustering and layering is something I have to work harder to “see”.  This did prove that I will never be able to put together one of the beautiful shabby chic layouts that I so admire.  Just not going to happen.  Brain does not work that way, and I’ll just leave that to the pros.
 




 
One of the tags.


 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Avonlea 10 Page Workshop

Timeless.  Avonlea is one of those paper collections that can be taken in different directions, depending on the colors, and accessories used to complement the designs.  It is absolutely beautiful with heritage photos, a tribute to Mom layout, an album about yourself, or you can dress it up for wedding photos.  Using chocolate cardstock turns it into pefect papers for masculine layouts.  This collection has been a true joy to get creative ideas going.  The only problem with this one is that I ran out of papers before I ran out of inspiration.  And my favorite stamp set for Avonlea is the one that comes with the Workshop On The Go.  Great and versatile stamp set.  This one will never leave my collection.