Sunday, January 31, 2010

February design team reveal for TSF

This month's design team kit had all kinds of snowy goodness from Fancy Pants. There were so many papers (hooray for double sided!) that the possibilities were truly endless. The kit had a sticker sheet, 2 large diecuts, pom pom ribbon, snowflake brads, a snowman Cricut diecut, blue flowers and buttons. So much to work with and many of the papers would work for non-snow layouts too.

Like last month's kit I had so much left over after creating my layouts that I came up with 4 cards and really could have kept going.

This little snowman card was the leftover half of a diecut sheet. I chopped down the Cricut snowman and added some buttons for the nose and well...buttons, lol. Googly eyes brought him to life. I used blue stickles on the band of his hat and here and there on the snow flakes. I cut out the 'brrrr' from one of the stickers provided. Inside I added a stamped sentiment, another sticker and a tiny touch of bling.

Playing up the snow theme and Valentine's day I did the 'I love u snow much card' in about five minutes! I used some red BoBunny dotted paper, matted one of the stickers on some white card stock, added some letter stickers and a snowflake from my stash. A little glitter on the heart and some pom pom ribbon finished it off.

Another super fast card using some odds and ends. I faux stitched the outside and added a Bella bauble (love that these just came in more colours to TSF) to add some sparkle to a simple card.

What I loved about this kit was how many colours there were to work with. Pinks, blues, reds, greens and even oranges. Even though the paper was snowflakes I went with a bright citrus theme for a Spring feel. I added the white buttons and ribbon from my stash.

For the "Got Snow?" layout I used a white/blue grid paper as my background which is a great way to get that popular 'white space' feel without it being all white. I added a felt snowflake border, some Karen Foster sparkly brads and the "how cool is this?" tag from My little yellow bicycle.

Here's my friend's daughter Mia, making her first snowman on Christmas Eve last year. I had to steal these pics when I saw what a perfect match her pink snow suit was to the papers. I added some pearls and bling and a piece of a laser cut snowflake sheet. I used a punch to make some coordinating snowflakes to place around the photos.

Lots of layers!

Can you think of a better title for this super sweet shot of my friend Darcy's daughters, Laura and Oceane?

I cut out the blue paper on the Cricut then put it on white with pink scalloped strips. I then added some strips of paper and a border punched pink strip.

The title is from Scrap f/x which I dipped in glue then added some pink sparkly Doodlebug sugar and covered in Glossy Accents ( I really do use GA all the time!). I took the plain brads and dipped them in glue and then in glamour dust. Lots of glitter going on here! I popped up the title to really make it stand out.

For the snowflake, I painted it white then, while the paint was still tacky, I sprinkled it with glamour dust and covered in Glossy Accents. I added a Zva pink swirl and a little button to reflect the feeling of the photo.

Once again I had a great time working with the kit and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone (as in I worked with Pink again!!!).

Please take a moment and go check out the gallery at TSF and see what all the other designers have come up with. If you feel inspired, the design team kits are on sale at TSF.

Thanks for taking a look!!


Bobbi said...

Gorgeous work!! Love your layering on the layouts, and terrific cards!!

Regan said...

gasp...its awesome

Laura said...

beautiful work this month Shelby, lots of attention to detail, thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks too!

Tracey said...

So gorgeous Shelby! I always love your work!

Deanna said...

Love it all Shelby! Gorgeous!

Joanne said...

Your designs are absolutely gorgeous Shelby! I am lovin' all the pink!

Samantha said...

Great work Shelby!!!