Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Catching Up...

Geez, I have gotten awful about updating this blog. I have been really distracted lately which is affecting all things creative, including the blog, but I promise to try and be better.

Today is my DT upload day over at the Croppers Cottage. Trace Industries were our sponsors this month and I wasn't sure what to expect since I wasn't really familiar with the company. Wow! I am a new fan!!! They have these incredible chipboard shapes and pieces that are really fun to work with. Lots of texture and really interesting patterns. There were a couple of products that I will admit that I wasn't really thrilled with, but then I started playing and fell in love! LOVE this stuff!!!

These gorgeous little file folders were part of my Trace Industries DT kit and I knew that they would be perfect for a journal. The swirl paper was originally black and white, but I sponged on the blue ink color as well as sponged the blue around all the edges of the chipboard.

Supplies used:
*Trace Industries Mini Chippers***
*Trace Industries Mini File Folders***
*Trace Industries Brackets***
*Trace Industries Natures Etchings Paper
*Technique Tuesday Petal Pushers Stamps***
*Heidi Swapp Schitzophrenic Alpha***

Trace Industries has a motto, Embracing the Past~Capturing the Present~Anticipating the Future, that they print on the bottoms of all their papers. The Embracing for the title on the journal was cut from this bottom bit of one of the papers.

***available from the Cottage


I apologize for the photo of this layout, but it was way too lumpy to scan without it all smudging.

I had a LOT of fun playing with these super-cool Trace products. When I opened my kit, one of the first things I saw was this beautiful embossed B and have since been trying to figure out what to do with it...so this is my neice, the Beautiful Ballerina. One of the fantastic things about Trace products are the awesome textures in them and I tried to highlight that on this layout by drybrushing everthing with the Making Memories Frost paint.

Supplies used:
*Trace Industries Perforated Paper- Antique Black***
*Trace Industries Embossed Monogram***
*Trace Industries Little Minis Chippers***
*Heidi Swapp Large Florals White***
*Biggie Brads

***available from the Cottage


This is a photo from Charleston, SC, but I could swear it is one of my photos from France. The styles are incredibly similar!!!


Supplies used:
*Trace Industries 12" Border Chippers***
*Trace Industries Canvas Postage Paper
*Trace Industries Mahogany Double Sided Paper
*Junkitz Long Bradz***
*Chatterbox Grafix Rub-ons***



I now have 34 of my layouts til new stash done.

BTW, if you were wondering, my crepes last week turned out amazing. They were so good...even DS ate them and he NEVER eats anything that I cook. LOL!

Happy Tuesday that feels like a MOnday!
smiles,
christi

11 comments:

sarah the kiwigirl said...

Awesome layouts!!! I have never heard of the company either but am loving their stuff!

Heather said...

More lovely work, Christi.

How do you cope with a child that won't eat what you cook?? Lucy's been a fussy eater since we started weaning her at 6 months, but I'm hoping she'll grow out of it!

jo said...

Gorgeous LOs Christi!

Mom said...

I can't believe this is the kind of work you do when you are not creative! It's all gorgeous!!

Ann(i)e said...

totally digging the file folder...how cool!!!
and now...I am craving crepes!!
xoxox

misteejay said...

Wow, real lovely LOs. The ballerina is so sweet and the effect is super. Mind you, love them all, Toni :o)

Julia said...

You did a beautiful job with all the Trace products Christi!!

Linda said...

Love what you did with the Trace products...I want to play more with them. Also, congrats on the crepes!!! You and I are french girls at heart!! lol

Hugs,
Linda

Mary Jo said...

Sigh...I love Charleston S.C. and your layout makes me want to go back! :)

Cami said...

that file folder journal is just beautiful! lovely lo's as well - you did a great job with those products!

Heather said...

Thanks for the birthday greeting (from you as well as from CC). :)

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