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!