Archive | December 20, 2012

Gallery Highlights | 12.20.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week! This week’s finds include a bunch of eclectic designs and styles – I love weeks like this when the galleries are just packed full of wonderful layouts! Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Single Mama Status by Nzingha

The off-center photo drew me into Ann’s layout right away but there are so many details in this layout that I love. She used a neutral chevron-patterned paper as the base for her layout and the subtle pattern is such a nice change from plain cardstock. She used very soft colors in the small pieces of patterned paper she used as accents and I love the way her journaling flows directly under her photos and her title under that. The stitching is the perfect final touch.

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Congratulations to the new Card Annex team!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our design team call for Card Annex! We had so many fabulous applications that it made the choice very difficult to select the team.

But we finally narrowed it down and it’s time to announce the talented new members of our team!

We’re proud to welcome the following members to the Card Annex team for 2013:

  • Britt Bass
  • Annette Allen
  • Sharon Callis
  • Yana Smakula
  • Evgenia Petzer
  • Kathy Martin
  • Deena Ziegler
  • Susie Moore
  • Terri Davenport
  • Carrie Walz
  • Corri Garza

Congratulations again to all our new team members, and welcome to Card Annex! We can’t wait to start sharing their work with you in the near future!


Layout | ‘Tis The Season

I have started documenting my holiday season via Instagram this year. I was late to the Instagram party, but like many other scrapbookers and paper crafters have found, the medium has quickly grown on me. It’s a fast and easy way to share snapshots of your life with family and friends.

In my layout today, I wanted to capture my early December holiday traditions – shopping, baking and deocorating – and paired my Instagram photos with Polaroid frames. The frame gave me room to add short descriptions to each photo and in doing so, there wasn’t a need for additional journaling on my layout.

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