Monday, February 8, 2010
Have you seen the latest papers from Anna Griffin? I bought both new lines - Isabelle and Valentina - from the HSN special (BTW - my first purchase ever on HSN!). They are delightful - a welcome change from some of her lines from last year (I wasn't a huge fan of either Flora line or the Riley line) but I do love these newest papers.
This layout design is right off her website showcasing the Valentina craft projects. I had to cut the rose petals free hand from a self-made template. I tore apart a silk rose I bought at the floral department of a craft store to create the template. I made some smaller than others to recreate the look. I used the card stock version of the red flocked damask paper to better fold and bend the paper into looking like a flower. I also used my bone folder to crease the veins into the leaves. I'm quite happy with my scraplift. There's a couple of other layouts on her site I want to try. I got some great shots of my boys tussling in the snow this weekend that would look perfect on the "Valentine Be Mine" block layout!
Pam K. is teaching a class at Scrapbooks-Plus using this line. Check it out on her blog. It is completely different take on using these cheery, red papers. I haven't signed up for the class yet since the store has been closed due to all the bad weather, but will do my best to get on the list before it sells out.
With all the bad weather here in the DC area, I can't think of a better way to brighten things up than making happy, colorful Valentines. I think I'll start on my cards next!