Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hot Off The Presses

Feminine and romantic are not words that describe my home.  My Hubby (and incredibly wonderful man!) does not like flowers and frou frou and fluff.  In fact when I asked him if he had any preferences for my wedding dress, he said, "I don't like lace".  Do you know how hard it was to find a wedding dress without lace in 1998? I did.  Just a trim of lace at the bottom and he was okay with that.  So instead of "shabby chic", I'd say my home style is "shabby comfy".  It's only in my dreams that I have a room all to myself - robin's egg blue walls and white trim.  Rose covered fabrics, lace, damasks and brocades and soft feminine touches everywhere with antiques and re-purposed pieces and all orderly.  No one can bring Legos in the room or stuffed animals or found treasures from the backyard!  Well, one can dream, right?  I am perfectly content in my happily shabby home and with my family.  The feminine touches will need to pop in for my scrapbooking kits!

So with all my back issues of Victoria Magazine in mind, I created Cottage.

I've tried to create the same cottage style feel with a quilt paper, damask, plaids and flowers with "bits and bobs" to brighten up your feminine and lovely photo pages.

I think the papers are my favorite - I've tried to include more texture.  As an almost life long fabric enthusiast I wish some of these could be in my fabric stash!

Here you can see some of the elements.  In each kit I try to give you all the basics, plus a little surprise here and there.  The button in this kit was extracted from scans of my friend's grandmother's button collection and is an antique.

You might have noticed I include a lot of frames and journaling elements.  That is because even though I design kits, I still am of the opinion that our photos and written memories should take the center stage in the midst of our art.

As always, I would love to see what you create with my kits.  And I would like to thank all my loyal customers for their purchases over Digital Scrapbook Day weekend.  My family appreciates you!  Thank you!  Happy Scrapping!

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