Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Here they are...

My CHA Releases. It's been a long three months - lots of things to do, lots of things going on and now - here they are! I have to say - I'm really excited about them. It's a different direction for me - one that I've been wanting to take for a while now. I wanted to do something a little more "froo-froo" and I also wanted to do some vintage stuff. I think I have the best of both worlds right now and it's nice - I'm getting to express myself a bit more.

As You Wish


Get Into My Car


I wanted to take a moment and tell you why I did what I did on some of these lines. With As You Wish -I had been wanting to play with a different direction for a while. I also (as I had mentioned in the IP Blog) wanted to do a line that was centered around a "Book of Me" approach. Something that would inspire a scrapper to fill things out about themselves. What's nice is that the embellishments can be used for other people too. (If you're scrapping your child, etc.) I think the labels are my favorite - probably because I love filling out questions.



The "Get Into My Car" (anyone know the movie by the way?) line was something that I had been wanting to do for a while. I wanted that vintage "Garage" looking car line but with more primary colors. For three shows now, I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate primary colors into a line and could never do it. Finally - it clicked. Or, at least in my mind I like to think that it clicked. I LOVE street signs - any way they come and the stickers in the line make me happy! LOVE these!



I'm also pretty excited about the coasters - it is sort of "me". Quirky and fun and a little out of the norm. I envisioned people being able to use these in a "tongue-in-cheek" sort of way. Besides, Old School is one of my favorite movies and I had to do a coaster with that in there!



Finally - I have to tell you about Project Essentials. Emily (Adams) and I collaborated on this effort. It was a meeting of the minds that has really opened me up artistically. I definitely am a more "straight-laced" person when it comes to fonts, etc. Emily likes stuff that's all over the place. What's funny is that we began to see traits of each other as this line was coming together. We thought about items that we would want to use when scrapbooking and that's how it all came to be. Each and every piece was carefully thought out - down to minute details. Here are some rough peeks of Office Supplied. It's a line that's full of fun products that resemble office supplies. After a particularly hectic day, Emily made me the sticker that said "Bang Head Here". I'm sure we've all had days like that. Might as well scrap them.




I'd love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginger! I'll be the first to post! :) I LOVE the As You Wish line. Great colors!

Can't wait to get my hands on some of the Office Supplied stuff. WOW!

Mindy (from Wheeling, WV)

{change in plans} said...

Ginger,
I love these new lines! Can't wait to see them in person. As You Wish is my favorite!

Angie said...

Good grief, it's about time! Don't you know I have kits to plan? :P

wendy said...

ginger,

i've been thinking about you. i hope you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now.

your new lines are great. i love as you wish and i can see so many uses for the office line.

the street signs will also be a big hit i'm sure. they are so fun! well done. can't wait to see them in person at the show.

Jenn said...

Love the "As You Wish"! Is that from Princess Bride?

Anonymous said...

Love the Penmanship Practice and office Supplied stuff. Can't wait to have in my hands.

Barb

Christie Wildes said...

I love it all!! As usual, Gin-X is on the list of must haves for me. I love all the paper, the stickers, and everything else!!! Ginger, you rock and I will definitely be buying it all up. :)

Tina Kenney said...

Uuummmm, yeah, all of those Saturday's that we needed you to come in and work REALLY PAID OFF!!!
; )
Well done Ginger- I LOVE it ALL. It's so you- and that my friend is a really good thing.

Love ya bunches!!
T.

Jamie said...

WOW I can not wait to get my hands on this stuff, LOVE IT

Angela said...

I love it all, as usual lol! GREAT JOB! I do think my favorite is As You Wish. LOVE that movie....LOVE Wesley....**sigh**

Stephanie said...

WOW!!
I LOVE the new lines!!
Cannot wait to play with them!

Amy McCarty said...

Awesome new lines! I've got a son starting to drive - perfect. I love the alphabet and the steno type pads!!!

Alicia said...

They are all awesome! Love that last one! WOW! You always have some GREAT stuff!

tanyawebster said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the office supply stuff...love it all really but that one is my fave!! :) T

Michael and Erin said...

I LOVE the new Gin-X - ecspecially the Office Supplied line. I can't wait to get my hands on it - I've already got ideas for pages in my head, hope it ships to my lss soon! :)

BrandyLogan said...

OMG gal, you never cease to amaze me. I can't wait to get my hands on these new lines! You ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

The new stuff looks great! I'm sure you had lots of inspiration to pull from for a certain line :)
Miss You Tons! Stacy

Joanna Bolick said...

I love the labels and the grid the most! Cool, Ginger! Have a wonderful show!

Tracey said...

This stuff is AWESOME!!! I want to play, play, play! And ditto on the straight-laced thing...I'm right there with you on that one. ;) Fab job! Thanks for the peeks!

Angie Pedersen said...

Just gotta comment on the "As You Wish" line -- first, that's one of my "Everyday Movies" (as in, I could watch it everyday and not get sick of it). And the fact that it's meant for a "Book of Me"? Well, you had me at "As You Wish"! LOL Hey -- a Book of Me...somebody should write a book! ;) It all looks great, and I'm sorry I won't be there to see it in person at CHA! You're gonna do fabulous -- let me know how I can help. Maybe we could collaborate on class content... ;)