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Friday, February 18, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - "Paisley"

Good morning and welcome to another Fantabulous Friday!
I'm so happy that you stopped by today and hope you will enjoy today's exploration of.....
This week's challenge here at FCCB is going to be fun:
Weather Forecast:
Make a project featuring your favorite seasonal weather (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter).
After reading this, all I could think was SPRING, SPRING, SPRING!
I am soooo ready for spring!
Living here in LA...(ok, so it's really Lower Alabama), we don't actually get a lot of "spring".
Our longest season seems to be summer...which here in LA is hot and humid...make-up melting humid!
Fall is great while it's here, but it usually doesn't cool off enough to feel like fall until about mid-October.
Colder winter weather doesn't arrive until late December or January and is usually rainy and wet.
Then...finally...SPRING arrives!
Keeping this week's challenge in mind, I looked through my cartridges to see what put me in a "spring-time" frame of mind. Once I picked up my Paisley cartridge, the search was over! The images on the box just shout SPRING with all their bright colors and cute details!
This is a fun cartridge to work with and has some fun Creative Features:
*Word/Word Blackout
*Shadow/Word Shadow
Ok...let me show you a sweet card I made using this cartridge...
For this card, I used the sweet little umbrella on page 48, cut at 4 1/2 inches. I love the butterfly! Adding some stitching lines with a gel pen and a bit of bling really gives the card a finished look...easy peasy!
My next project using the Paisley cartridge incorporates more of the Creative Features...
I love all the bright, cheerful, spring-time colors in this layout!

*On this page, I used the Word Feature and the Word Shadow Feature to create my "beautiful" title.
*The little butterfly is from the Button Feature on page 49. I cut it twice at 1 inch and 1 /14 inches and layered it to add a bit of dimension.
*And I love, love, love these mushrooms! How cute are they? I used the Shadow Feature on these cuts along with some pop-dots to make them stand out against the page...

On to the second page....

*Again, I used the Word Feature and the Word Shadow Feature to create my "fabulous" title.
*After putting that cute little snail together, I used the Shadow Feature to pop him up.
*I used the Button Feature from page 38 to create that gorgeous flower on the journaling pocket.
I cut the flower 3 times and layered it all together. I love how it turned out!
And the dragonfly....

How cute is he?
*This little guy can be found on page 26. Using the Shadow Feature, some pop dots and a bit of bling has him just dancing through the air!
I also came across a wonderful video that really helped me understand how to use the Card/Tab
Creative Feature on this cartridge.
Take a look at this lovely card...
Christina at Creations With Christina, does a terrific job of explaing this feature.
You can find this great card and the video HERE.
Ok...that about wraps things up for this Fantabulous Friday! Get busy with those weather related projects and post them in this week's challenge. I always love seeing what you create!
Until next time,
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  1. I love your layout!!! This is one of my favorite cartridges :)

  2. So gorgeous!!! Beautiful color choices, too!

  3. Love, love, LOVE the colors you used. They sure made me think of Spring! Thanks for the tutorial too, really enjoyed watching it!

  4. Thanks for reviewing the Paisley cartridge. I haven't used it for a while and think I will dust it off!

  5. Wow! Tanya, you just made me want this cartridge! I love your layout and your card is really cute.

  6. Adorable card and I LOVE the layout! :o)

  7. Such a great idea! I don't have this cart, but I think I can still "scraplift" this idea! Thanks for the in depth video!

  8. Beautiful card and layout! The pretty colors and images shout spring! I am ready for Spring, too! Thanks for sharing this cartridge!

  9. Great card!! Love the colors they defenitly make ya smile.

  10. What great projects! I actually haven't used this cartridge in ages, but pulled it out this weekend for a couple of projects. It really does have some fabulous cuts!

  11. Your projects turned out wonderful! I especially love your scrapbook layout. I am definitely going to put Paisley on my wish list!!!


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