I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Spring. It's been raining and trying to snow here for the last two days. It's hard to enjoy the tulips when they are covered in snow.
Until the sun comes out we have plenty of projects to get us ready for the warmer weather. This month the DT challenge was "Bloom Where You are Planted". Maya Road has many fabulous flowers. Our chip Blossoms, Petals, the new Journey East ribbons, of course-the floral stamps, ribbon slides and blossom albums. You name it-we have flowers. So I asked everyone to do something fun with them. I hope you enjoy all the projects.
Greetje made this wall hanging using the blossom coasters and chipboard Blossom IV.
Lisa's Projects. Notice how she used the flower coaster to make the base for her egg and vase.
Heather's project using the new stamps and velvet blossoms.
Kim's project using the new Vintage purse.
Fiona's Layout using the velvet trim, velvet blossom and stamps.
Aubrey's cute frame using lots of Maya Road product.
Suzy made this mini album using the Blossom book and some blossom coasters and lots of other Maya Road goodies.
Ranjini from Scrapologie (http://scrapologie.com) sent us some more pics of a project she did using her April kit.
I also included the information she posted on her website about the kit she used for her mini album. Enjoy!!
I wanted to take a moment to highlight our April Project Kit – Sakura. This beautiful project kit contains a wealth of goodies for you – including 19 handmade papers – many of them, Japanese silkscreenedchiyogami papers. These papers are stunning – if you haven’t seen chiyogami before you are in for a treat. Many of the papers have a bit of metallic gold decoration on them and they shimmer and glow beautifully. The papers have been cut down to a roughly 6”x 6”size to make them more affordable and to provide you with a greater variety, as they are very expensive in full sheets. We’ve also included two sheets of Asian themed collage images – including one of vintage Asian children – and a Maya Road chipboard book to complete the project. Additionally, the kit contains a wealth of ribbons and trim – 14 in all, plus some flowers we diecut for you from handmade lace paper, a Paper Source label, and a small “good luck box” PACKED with embellishments – plenty of Chinese coins, a silver charm that features a Japanese woman in a kimono from Frostcreek Charms, glass beads, butterfly sequins, pearlized heart stick pins, a milk glass bead in jade green, a wish ticket, some absolutely darling fruit charms (including a sweet pink jumbo cherry charm) we found for you and lots of other little goodies! You’ll also get a fun little Chinese fortune in your little good luck box.
For those of you who are interested in Asian scrapbooking papers, please be sure to check out Dove of The East http://www.doveoftheeast.com/– it’s a new company we found at CHA.
Happy April, and may spring be in your step and in your hearts as well! Ranjini
~It's a Beautiful Life~ mini album by Katie Watson
~Maddy Wall Garland~by Katie Watson ~Mini ALbum~ by Patti Hutch ~Box of Blossoms~ by Christine Penaflor
For their April kit, A Million Memories (http://www.amillionmemories.com/) used the Maya Road flat blossom book. Michelle sent me pics of some of the projects that the DT made with them. Thanks for sharing ladies!!