Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Look at What's Coming in September

Today is the day we can finally let you see a little bit of what is coming for September!  First, we want to let you know that the September kit will feature paper from Riddersholm Designs a Danish manufacturer.   We have used them in the past and everyone loved working with their paper.  Their most recent collection is "Huntington Garden
and you will just love the colors!  If you're looking for just the paper, 
we have the collection available in our store.  Here, take a peek:

Our Flower Add-On for September includes flowers from Prima, Maya Road, 
KaiserCraft, and Manor House.  We have a few of these available in the store 
so if you want one, you need to get there fast.

Our Embellishment Add-On for September is made up of items that will compliment the kit.  Embellishments from the following manufacturers are in this add-on:  Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Prima, Want2Scrap, Bo Bunny, Zva Creative, and a spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  We also have a few of these in the store.  

Some of the items in these add-ons are also available for purchase separately.  Check out this section of the store for all our September kit products.

If you're interested in subscribing to our kits and be assured to receive one each month, visit our Join Page for all the details.  You can subscribe to the monthly add-ons, as well.

Now it's time to show you a layout from one of our designers using the September kit.   We hope you will take the time to read what Joyce has written about this layout.  It's a very moving story.

"An Unlikely Friendship" by Joyce Lawrence

 I so adored the color combinations in the kit of the lavender Kaisercraft flowers, periwinkle fabric flower, Prima flowers, and the Huntington Garden papers of cream, taupe and blue/lavender colors. There was so much loveliness included in the kit, and add-on’s and it was almost effortless melding each of these elements together on this page.

The Spray Burst mist was used on the white lace flowers in the kit and on the swirly 
Sizzix die cuts. The periwinkle fabric flower was disassembled and used as a 
scalloped border, a ribbon for the tag, and the remaining portion of the fabric flower was added to a flower cluster. A stencil was made out of an EK leaf punch and a 
Martha Stewart flower punch and were added to various parts of the upper
 and lower page to bring all the colors and elements together.

It was bittersweet creating this page of me and one of my closest school friends. 
She and I went to primary, middle and high school together. We were an unlikely 
pair of friends. During one of our high school classes we had together, the teacher 
used us as an example in one of his lectures and said: He would invite her out to the lake
 and a barbecue; and he would take me to a Broadway play and a five star restaurant. At the time, I was a little disappointed that he saw those differences in us and thought he had pegged us incorrectly. I loved being outside and going up to the lake. And, the idea of sitting in an auditorium with so many people for several hours didn’t appeal to me at such a young age. However, he was right. How did he know that? Over my lifetime, I have so enjoyed Broadway plays, opera’s, evenings at an art gallery, exhibits at museums, and five star restaurants. She was the more adventurous of the two of us and the risk taker too. 

In our youth, we did a lot of bicycling together and spent our summer weekends at the lake always tanning, drinking “Tab”, bowling together and double dated too. We shared our teenage wishes and dreams and one being that we did not want our mother’s lives of a SAHM, raising five kids and not fulfilling our own dreams. I set off to college and she got a job right out of high school, moved out of her parent’s home and got her own apartment. We drifted apart, but over the years, we could call each other and pick up right where we left off from the last conversation as if it was yesterday. She ended up living her mother’s life. Two years ago, she died of cancer. It was her destiny to marry young, have children and love and nurture them never knowing that she would have a short time on this earth. Sadly, I’m now the keeper of our secrets and the one left with the memories of our youth.

From the Flower Add-on:
KaiserCraft: Paper Blooms: Misty
Prima: Coventry: Tranquil

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Zva: Pearl Flourish


  1. absolutely beautiful ... both your layout and your story ... memories are so very precious Joyce and you will treasure them ... a special keeper of secrets ...

  2. Gorgeous kit and amazing LO and story! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. So pretty! These papers really are very beautiful. Lovely layout & touching story Joyce :)