I love receiving the magazine in the mail. To get the magazine delivered click here.
It really is a beautiful publication. The paper is high quality and glossy. Like a good Scrapbook page, the entire magazine seems to be laid out to guide you effortlessly through it from beginning to end.
Even though I am primarily a card maker, I look at every single page (including the ads) and read about each and every project. I would like to share with you what REALLY STOOD OUT in this issue.
- 'You had me at 'Hello'. Right from the beginning I was hooked by these 2 wonderful cards by Becky Fleck. I was intrigued by the cut out in the first and the sewing treatment. I like how beautifully she pulled the chevrons, stripes and houndstooth together.
2 Kelly's layout wowed me. I think it's beautiful and I love the circles. See page 18 in the magazine.
3. A regular feature is "10 most wanted" showcasing the latest and greatest items and ideas. What stood out for me? #five - Pixies from Doodlebug Design
and #three - Crate Paper's new Close Knit collection. I love the colour palette and interesting blending of various patterns.
4. Tips, Tricks & Techniques ( 3t's)
'In Stitches'-- 3t's is always an excellent feature and I really took my time looking at each page and appreciating each and every technique being used. People who know me KNOW I run in the other direction if a sewing machine walks into a room, but I have been getting inspired by recent articles and especially these tips, tricks and techniques.
The photos and instructions are very easy to follow.
'Page Maps'--- I dog-eared all 3 pages. Check out the Bonus page sketches and card sketches!
|What I loved about this layout: The diecut background, spraying the cardstock first, and the use of staples.|
This section also includes Great tips on photographing family nights and incorporating mementos into your page.
3. Check out the 'memories page starters' on p.44 --- some super ideas
In the Reader's Gallery, check out
p 50 - Nicole uses Black & White photography with her colour palette
p. 70 - Again, Patricia shows her mastery of the perfect page. I love her style.
p. 50 - Patricia's layout really grabbed my attention and I think it's beautiful.
'Stories with heart' on p. 55. It's poignant and powerful.
Here is a Thank You card I was inspired to make. ( no sewing machine was harmed in the making of this card)
Please let me know what you thought of my picks. What stood out for you? ~Roberta