When we were choosing our 2012-2013 Design Team back in September, we had a few additional designers that we just weren't ready to pass up. So just like last year, we decided to invite these designers to join our team this year as On-Going Guest Designers. They will be sharing projects with us every other month, and we are excited to share their work with you.
“Cool Shades”, by Jodi Wilton.
I fell in love with the cute pair of sunglasses on the cute cuts page, and knew I had to do a layout about my daughter's obsession with sunglasses. I love how girlie this collection can be and decided to keep pink as main color, and compliment it with the other colors in the collection.
Sand & Surf: Borders, Flying High, Paradise, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Hot Pink; Flags: Girl, Sand & Surf; Sienna Chipboard Alphabets: Punch; Button Market: Pink Flowers
“Buried At The Beach”, by Jodi Wilton.
After creating a very girly layout, I wanted to show the versatility of this line, and created a layout about my son on the beach (or should I say in the sand). I love all the browns, oranges, and yellows in this line! I layered some chipboard for the embellishments, and added a sticker to one of the photos to really draw your eye to the photos.
Sand & Surf: Under the Coconuts, GPS, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures, Chipboard Icons; Flags: Sand & Surf; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Orange
“Vacation Time”, by Jodi Wilton.
This line is perfect for using your beach photos from vacation or the summer time! I focused on using the surf's up paper, to really bring out the blue in my daughter's swimsuit!
Sand & Surf: Surf's Up, GPS, Paradise, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons, Miniatures, Just Write Journaling Stickers
“Let's Ride”, by Juliana Michaels.
I was inspired by the Design Teams recent Designer Tape projects so I wanted to incorporate more than one or two tapes into my layout. Each strip of tape was backed with white cardstock to make the colors more bold since the tapes tend to be slightly transparent.
Birthday Girl: Celebrate, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Surf N Turf; Kiss Me: Love Notes, Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron, Pickle Juice Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Teal Stripe, Pickle Juice Dot; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia
Designer Tape Easter Eggs, by Juliana Michaels.
I was again inspired to create something using the Designer Tapes. These are paper mache eggs from my local craft store. I painted them with acrylic paint and allowed them to dry. Once dry I attached a strip of punched patterned paper around each egg. I applied the Designer Tape to thin white cardstock to make the colors more bold and attached the strip around the center of the punched strip. The flowers were created using my die cut machine and punches. I tied embroidery floss around each egg and then hot glued the flower to the egg.
Birthday Girl: Sugar Rush; Birthday Boy: About A Boy, Eat Cake; Kiss Me: Bouquet; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Chlorine; Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron, Pickle Juice Chevron, Pink Stripe, Teal Stripe, Gulf Dot, Orange Stripe