09/23/15

With 92 days until Christmas…and the reveal of our NEW Holiday collection a few weeks ago, WISH SEASON, I thought I’d whet your appetite while we wait in anticipation for the product to arrive & share another page I created, capturing some fun family photos from a Christmas past.

Christmas Memories by Kim Watson 

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My need to use some of the large, die-cut letters, is what sparked the page design; they make a crafty heart so happy LOL. I wanted them to be bold & unhindered by other page elements, so I designed this page utilising the rule of thirds. I arranged the word ‘Memories’ along the bottom of the page like a border. Taking the idea of borders one step further, & added horizontal bands. A design like this can be tricky if the mix of papers & tension of elements isn’t planned properly, but with everything in the Wish Season collection co-ordinating so well…I didn’t have a problem.

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Having the versatility of the super journal cards to co-ordinate with the patterned papers, ephemera & puffy sticker sheets…really gave my page depth. The selection made layering so much fun with the different textures & paper types. I adore how the puffy stickers give this whole embellishment cluster such cool dimension.

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NEW Fancy Pants Designs Wish Season diction stickers

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I tried something different with the layout, in that I switched the orientation of the photos within the design from what I usual do & mixed ephemera in between the photos. This created a little scene of sorts using the super, cute houses & trees die-cuts. Black anchor points in a visual triangle, balance the page, & yet there is still enough space to breathe within the design, even though heavy with accents. I adore this page & will definitely be using the concept again.

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We know you are going to love our new collections as much as we do, so get ready & watch the press for details. Expect to see these lovely products hit stores in October-November!  If you love them & want to see them in your LSS them, please let your LSS stores know so that they are on our list…we have super limited quantities on these seasonal collections this year!

STORES: We will be shipping based on order placement and will have LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS RELEASE! If you would like an order form prior to the shoppe update, please contact us and we will be happy to help you! We chose to ship these lines at a later date due to the limited quantity we will have available for the season… so don’t miss out!

Collection used: WISH SEASON 

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